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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Durant, OK
Document Number: 2021-10211
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Durant Regional Airport-Eaker Field, Durant, OK. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Texoma VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aids as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographical coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hebbronville, TX
Document Number: 2021-10209
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Jim Hogg County Airport, Hebbronville, TX. This action is the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Hebbronville non-directional beacon (NDB).
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Wellsville, NY
Document Number: 2021-10208
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Wellsville Municipal Airport/Tarantine Field, Wellsville, NY. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Wellsville VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aids as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographical coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class D and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Gila Bend, AZ
Document Number: 2021-10207
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class D airspace and revokes the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Gila Bend AF Aux Airport, Gila Bend, AZ. This action is the result of a biennial review of the airspace. The geographic coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2021-10206
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2021-10205
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPS) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Agusta S.p.A.) Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-10191
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-25-04 for Agusta S.p.A (now Leonardo S.p.a.) Model A109A and A109A II helicopters. AD 2015-25-04 required inspecting the slider assembly pitch control (slider) for play and replacing the slider if the play exceeds certain limits. This AD was prompted by further investigation that led to the determination that the play was caused by a manufacturing issue. This AD retains certain requirements of AD 2015- 25-04, requires replacing certain part-numbered sliders as a terminating action for the inspections, and prohibits installing the affected part on any helicopter. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-10183
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force (YIATF).
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request for Disposal of 5.1 Acres of Land at Dillant-Hopkins Airport, Swanzey, NH
Document Number: 2021-09994
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the City of Keene, NH to dispose of 5.1 acres of land Dillant- Hopkins Airport, Swanzey, NH. The notice is required under the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act, Airport Improvement Program. The land is not required for aeronautical use. Given its location, the disposal of land will not affect existing or future aviation development at the airport. An avigation easement will be placed on the property to ensure conformance with airport airspace requirements. The regulations require that 90% of the proceeds be reinvested in federal grant program. The remaining 10% will be placed in the airport's operating and maintenance fund.
Drone Advisory Committee (DAC); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-10135
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Drone Advisory Committee.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-10068
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Model Avro 146-RJ series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that during a routine battery capacity check on the emergency light power units, the printed circuit boards (PCBs) for certain power units were found to show signs of burning. This AD requires replacing each Honeywell emergency light power unit having a certain part number with a serviceable emergency light power unit. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request to Disposal of Former Air Force Industrial Building at Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH
Document Number: 2021-10053
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Pease Development Authority to dispose of a former Air Force industrial building at Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2). The building is no longer needed by the Pease Development Authority and can be sold to a company. The proceeds of the sale of the building will be placed in the airport operations and maintenance account. The land upon which the building lies will be retained by the Pease Development Authority for long term non-aeronautical lease revenue generation.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-10015
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-23-13, which applies to all ATRGIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-200, -300, and -320 airplanes. AD 2020-23- 13 requires a one-time inspection for discrepancies of the wire bundles between the left- and right-hand angle of attack (AOA) probes and the crew alerting computer, and, depending on findings, applicable corrective actions. Since the FAA issued AD 2020-23-13, a wiring modification for the captain stick shaker has been developed, along with an update to the aircraft flight manual (AFM). This proposed AD would continue to require the actions in AD 2020-23-13. This proposed AD would also require, for certain airplanes, modifying the captain stick shaker wiring, and for all airplanes, revising the existing AFM and applicable corresponding operational procedures to incorporate procedures for the stick pusher/shaker, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is proposed for incorporation by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-09992
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.a. (Leonardo) Model A109S and AW109SP helicopters with a certain part-numbered vertical fin vibration absorber installation installed. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the vertical fin vibration absorber installation and the surrounding structure and depending on the inspection results, removing certain parts from service. This proposed AD would also prohibit installing certain part-numbered vertical fin vibration absorber installations. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of cracks and damage detected on the vertical fin absorber installation and surrounding structure during scheduled inspections. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Dispose 10.3 Acres of Land at Dillant-Hopkins Airport, Swanzey, NH
Document Number: 2021-10060
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the City of Keene to dispose of 10.3 acres of land at Dillant- Hopkins Airport, Swanzey, NH, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2). The land is no longer needed for aviation purposes and may be disposed of by the airport. Ninety percent of the proceeds will be returned to the Federal Aviation Administration and used for a future airport grant. The remaining ten percent will be remitted to the City of Keene and placed in the airport's operation and maintenance fund. An avigation easement will be placed over the property to ensure compatibility with airport operations and airspace protection.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Release and Sale of Land Acquired With Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Assistance at Evergreen Municipal Airport, Evergreen, Alabama
Document Number: 2021-09952
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the City of Evergreen, Alabama to sell 1.76 acres of airport property, previously purchased through an AIP grant for the runway protection zone, to be used by the state highway department as right-of-way for the widening of US Highway 84.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-09876
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, A321, A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, A330-300, A330-800, A330-900, A340-200, A340-300, A340-500, A340-600, and A380-800 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that repetitive disconnection and reconnection of certain batteries during airplane parking or storage could lead to a reduction in capacity of those batteries. This proposed AD would require replacing certain nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries with serviceable Ni- Cd batteries, or maintaining the electrical storage capacity of those Ni-Cd batteries during airplane storage or parking, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Cessna Aircraft Company) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-09871
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) (Type Certificate previously held by Cessna Aircraft Company) Models 210N, 210R, P210N, P210R, T210N, T210R, 177, 177A, 177B, 177RG, and F177RG airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by the in-flight break-up of a Model T210M airplane in Australia, due to fatigue cracking that initiated at a corrosion pit, and subsequent corrosion reports on other Model 210- series and Model 177-series airplanes. This proposed AD would require visual and eddy current inspections of the carry-thru spar lower cap, corrective action if necessary, application of a protective coating and corrosion inhibiting compound (CIC), and reporting the inspection results to the FAA. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Federal Aviation Administration Policy: Review of Solar Energy System Projects on Federally-Obligated Airports
Document Number: 2021-09862
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document establishes FAA policy for proposals by sponsors of federally-obligated airports to construct solar energy systems on airport property. FAA is publishing this policy because it is in the public interest to enhance safety by analyzing ocular impact of proposed solar energy systems on airport traffic control tower personnel. The policy applies to proposed on-airport solar energy systems at federally-obligated towered airports. This policy replaces the Interim Policy published on October 23, 2013.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for Environmental Mitigation Pilot Program
Document Number: 2021-09856
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Section 190 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 authorizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to carry out an Airport Environmental Mitigation Pilot Program. This program provides grants to sponsors of public-use airports. The pilot program is open to environmental mitigation projects that will measurably reduce or mitigate aviation impacts on noise, air quality, or water quality at the airport or within five miles of the airport. FAA may fund up to six projects at public-use airports. The purpose of this notice is to solicit pre-applications from eligible airports and consortia.
Proposed Amendment and Establishment of Class E Airspace; York, PA
Document Number: 2021-09815
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E surface airspace at York Airport, York, PA. An airspace evaluation of the area determined the additional airspace is necessary to accommodate operations at the airport. This action would also update the name of York Airport (formerly York County Airport), York, PA. This action also establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at York Airport, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Wellstone York Hospital Heliport, York, PA, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving the heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-09789
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-841 and -941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of missing or disbonded pressure seals on two thrust reverser (TR) translating cowls. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of each thrust reverser for damage, seal bonding rework, and replacement of translating cowl pressure seals if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-09761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by significant changes, including new or more restrictive requirements, made to the airworthiness limitations (AWLs) related to fuel tank ignition prevention and the nitrogen generation system. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-09760
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that applied to certain Airbus Helicopters Model EC225LP helicopters. This action revises the NPRM by revising the required actions paragraph such that the required actions apply to all helicopter models specified in the applicability. The FAA is proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions would impose an additional burden over those in the NPRM, the agency is requesting comments on this SNPRM.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Agusta S.p.A.) Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-09759
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-18-52 for certain Agusta S.p.A. (now Leonardo S.p.a.) Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters. AD 2011-18-52 requires revising the life limit for certain part-numbered tail rotor (T/R) blades, updating the helicopter's historical records, repetitively inspecting each T/R blade for a crack or damage, and depending on the results, replacing the T/R blade. Since the FAA issued AD 2011-18-52, the manufacturer developed improved T/R blades using different materials and established life limits for each improved blade. This proposed AD would retain certain requirements from AD 2011- 18-52, revise certain requirements from AD 2011-18-52, and expand the applicability to include the newly-designed T/R blades. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Area Navigation (RNAV) T-348 and Establishment of T-409; Northcentral United States
Document Number: 2021-09757
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend one RNAV route and establish one new RNAV route, in the northcentral United States. The proposal would expand the availability of RNAV routing in support of transitioning the National Airspace System (NAS) from ground-based to satellite-based navigation.
Proposed Amendment of V-36 and V-316, and Revocation of V-180 Due to Planned Decommissioning of the Elliot Lake and Dryden Non-Directional Beacons (NDBs) Ontario, Canada
Document Number: 2021-09756
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend 2 VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways and remove one VOR Federal airway in the northeastern United States. The airway amendments are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Elliot Lake, Ontario, NDB and the Dryden, Ontario, Canada, NDB. Both NDBs are being decommissioned as part of NAV CANADA's navigational aid (NAVAID) Modernization Program.
Proposed Amendment of V-37 and V-270; Removal of V-43 in the Vicinity of Erie, PA
Document Number: 2021-09668
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend two VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways and remove one VOR Federal airway in the vicinity of Erie, Pennsylvania. The FAA proposes this action due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Erie, PA, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) that these airways utilize for navigation guidance. The Erie VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pocahontas, IA
Document Number: 2021-09480
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Pocahontas Municipal Airport, Pocahontas, IA. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Pocahontas non- directional beacon (NDB).
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Standish, MI
Document Number: 2021-09477
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revoke the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Standish Industrial Airport, Standish, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the closing of the Standish Industrial Airport and associated instrument procedures no longer required.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Port Huron, MI
Document Number: 2021-09476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revoke the Class E surface airspace at St. Clair County International Airport, Port Huron, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Remote Communications Outlet (RCO) frequency at St. Clair County International Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-09345
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that shimming requirements were not met during the assembly of certain structural joints, which can result in reduced fatigue thresholds and cracking of the affected structural joints. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of certain areas of the aft wheel well bulkhead (AWWB) body chord and AWWB side fitting and failsafe straps, and repair of any cracking found. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Saratoga, WY
Document Number: 2021-09339
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Shively Field Airport, Saratoga, WY. This action also proposes to remove the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface, and the Saratoga NDB and the Cherokee VOR/DME from the airspace's text header and description. Lastly, this action proposes administrative updates to the airspace's legal description. This action would ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment and Removal of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2021-09311
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend three jet routes, and remove four jet routes, in the eastern United States. This action is in support of the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Route Project to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) and reduce dependency on ground-based navigational systems.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-09299
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that shimming requirements were not met during the assembly of certain structural joints, which can result in reduced fatigue thresholds of the affected structural joints. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of certain areas of the front spar pickle fork and front spar outer chord and repair of any cracking found. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2021-09291
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company GE90-110B1 and GE90-115B model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by an in-service occurrence of loss of engine thrust control resulting in uncommanded high thrust. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive replacement of the full authority digital engine control (FADEC) integrated circuit (MN4) microprocessor. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Textron Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited) Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-09278
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Textron Canada Limited (type certificate previously held by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited) Model 206L series helicopters. This AD was prompted by a manufacturing flaw that could cause low fuel level detector switch units (switch units) to hang in the high position and fail to indicate a low fuel condition. This AD requires removing certain switch units from service and prohibits installing those switch units. This AD also requires accomplishing an operational test of certain other switch units, and depending on the results, removing the switch unit from service. This AD also prohibits installing those certain other switch units unless they pass an operational test. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-09243
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GVII- G500 airplanes. This proposed AD results from flap yoke fittings with design features that cause decreased fatigue life. This proposed AD would require replacing the flap inboard and outboard yoke fitting assemblies and establishing a 20,000 flight cycle life limit for the fittings. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Bar Harbor, ME
Document Number: 2021-09226
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E surface area and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, Bar Harbor, ME. This action would also update the geographic coordinates of Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, Bar Harbor, ME. In addition, this action would also establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Bar Harbor Heliport, Bar Harbor, ME. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-08929
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that during an inspection of the flight deck escape hatches it was found that they were difficult to open from the inside, and several hatches were found impossible to open from the outside. Subsequent investigation revealed corrosion on the flight deck escape hatch mechanism due to condensation penetrating inside the mechanism. This proposed AD would require replacing all affected flight deck escape hatches with serviceable hatches, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Textron Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited)
Document Number: 2021-08922
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that applied to certain Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (now Bell Textron Canada Limited) Model 206A, 206B, 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3, and 206L-4 helicopters. This action revises the NPRM by revising the format, rearranging certain paragraphs, converting a certain table to paragraph format, and removing certain language. The FAA is proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since the NPRM was issued, a significant amount of time has elapsed requiring the FAA to reopen the comment period to allow the public a chance to comment on the proposed actions.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Type Certificate Previously Held by Eurocopter France)
Document Number: 2021-08897
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising a SNPRM for all Eurocopter France (now Airbus Helicopters) Model SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, and SA-366G1 helicopters. The SNPRM retained the proposed requirements in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and added recurring inspections and references to an engineering report that lists approved U.S. alternative fasteners and materials that may be used in any required repairs. The FAA is reopening the comment period because a significant amount of time has elapsed since the SNPRM was published. This proposed AD would require measuring the 9-degree frame flange (frame) for the correct edge distance of the four attachment holes for the stretcher support and inspecting for cracks, and repairing the frame, if necessary, as specified in two Direction G[eacute]n[eacute]rale de l'Aviation Civile (DGAC) ADs, which are proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). This action also revises the SNPRM by updating the type certificate holder's name and estimated cost information. The FAA is proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions would impose an additional burden over those in the SNPRM, the agency is requesting comments on this SNPRM.
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group
Document Number: 2021-09561
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) invite interested persons to apply to fill one current and one upcoming vacancy on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG). This notice invites interested persons to apply for the openings. The current opening is for a representative of Native American tribes. The upcoming opening is for a representative of air tour operator concerns.
Notice of Submission Deadline for Schedule Information for Chicago O'Hare International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and San Francisco International Airport for the Northern Winter 2021/2022 Scheduling Season
Document Number: 2021-09535
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under this notice, the FAA announces the submission deadline of May 13, 2021, for Winter 2021/2022 flight schedules at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International, S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2021-09507
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain CFM International, S.A. (CFM) LEAP-1B model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by multiple reports of pressure sub-system (PSS) unit faults due to pressure transducer corrosion following extended storage periods. For an engine in service, this AD requires checks for engine maintenance messages related to the pressure transducer and, depending on the results of the check, replacement of the PSS unit before further flight. The AD requires this repetitive check for faults prior to each flight until the PSS has accumulated at least 15 hours of electrical power. For an engine not in service, this AD requires applying electrical power to the PSS unit before further flight. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-08852
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-07- 16, which applied to certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. AD 2020-07-16 required revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations; as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-08849
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-22- 10, which applied to all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. AD 2019-22-10 required repetitive inspections for cracking of the left- and right-hand side outboard chords of frame fittings and failsafe straps at a certain station around eight fasteners, and repair if any cracking is found. For certain airplanes, this AD reduces the compliance time for the initial inspection, and for all airplanes this AD reduces the repetitive interval. This AD was prompted by a determination that the initial inspection threshold and repetitive inspection interval are inadequate to address the cracking in a timely manner. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Advanced Qualification Program (AQP)
Document Number: 2021-09232
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on November 16, 2020. The Advanced Qualification Program uses data driven quality control processes for validating and maintaining the effectiveness of air carrier training program curriculum content.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Survey of Industry's Response to Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 17007
Document Number: 2021-09201
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on October 8, 2020. The collection involves survey responses from U.S. air carrier (Part 121 and Part 135) employees who lead departments responsible for Operations and Standards, Training, and Safety to understand how industry has addressed recommendations from SAFO 17007 and to inform future guidance on manual flight skill proficiency in future en-route and terminal environments. This information collection is necessary, as no other information sources have been identified that would provide the required information. Operator policies and procedures are not publicly shared; therefore, this is the only reliable method to gather anonymous information from a representative industry sample.
Women in Aviation Advisory Board; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-09200
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Women in Aviation Advisory Board (the Board).