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Amendment of Area Navigation Routes Q-75 and Q-475, Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Routes; Northeastern United States
Document Number: 2020-04420
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes Q-75, and Q-475 in the northeastern United States. This action supports the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Route (NEC ACR) Project. The modified routes were developed to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS), expand the availability of area navigation (RNAV) routing, and reduce dependency of the NAS on ground- based navigational systems.
Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route V-165; Western United States
Document Number: 2020-04419
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends one domestic Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-165 in the western United States. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of Clovis, CA, VOR portion of the VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS route. The Clovis, CA, VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-159 in the Vicinity of Hamilton, AL
Document Number: 2020-04418
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-159 due to the planned decommissioning of the Hamilton, AL, VORTAC navigation aid which provides navigation guidance segments of the route. The Hamilton VORTAC is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route V-187; Western United States
Document Number: 2020-04417
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend one domestic Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-187 in the western United States. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of McChord, WA, VOR portion of the VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS route. The McChord, WA, VOR is being decommissioned due to ongoing maintenance problems.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-04416
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum enroute authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Dillon, MT
Document Number: 2020-04409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace area, designated as a surface area, by reducing the radius of the airspace and adding an extension to the northeast of the Dillon Airport, Dillon, MT. Also, this action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, by reducing the circular radius of the airport and adding extensions to the southwest and north of the airport. Additionally, this action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface, by significantly reducing the dimensions of the area and sizing it to properly contain IFR arrivals and departures. Further, this action proposes an administrative correction to the airport's legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-04175
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-05
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: 2020-04174
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-05
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.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 777-9 Series Airplane; Interior Design To Facilitate Searches Above Passenger Cabin High Wall Suites
Document Number: 2020-03474
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 777-9 series airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features are passenger cabins with high wall suites (HWS). The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Notice of Intent To Rule on a Land Release Request at Bay Bridge Airport (W29), Stevensville, MD
Document Number: 2020-04415
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on Queen Anne's County's request for a land release and sale of 8.111 acres of federally obligated airport property at Bay Bridge Airport, Stevensville, MD, to accommodate a commercial development. This acreage was originally purchased with federal financial assistance through the Airport Improvement Program. The proposed use of land after the sale will be compatible with the airport and will not interfere with the airport or its operation.
Notice of Intent To Rule on a Land Release Request for Change in Use From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical at Bay Bridge Airport, Stevensville, MD
Document Number: 2020-04413
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on Queen Anne's County's request to change 7.663 acres of federally obligated airport property at Bay Bridge Airport, Stevensville, MD from aeronautical to non-aeronautical use. This acreage was originally purchased with federal financial assistance through the Airport Improvement Program. The proposed use of land after the sale will be compatible with the airport and will not interfere with the airport or its operation.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Pilots Convicted of Alcohol or Drug-Related Motor Vehicle Offenses Subject to State Motor Vehicle Administrative Procedure; Correction
Document Number: 2020-04388
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-04
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 collection involves receiving and maintaining correspondence required to be sent to the FAA from pilots who have been involved in a drug or alcohol related motor vehicle action. The information to be collected will be used to and/or is necessary because the FAA is concerned about those airmen abusing or dependent on drugs or alcohol in regard to the safety of the National Airspace System. Correction is being submitted to correct the docket number, Respondents, and Frequency information.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Rifle, CO
Document Number: 2020-04262
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Rifle Garfield County Airport, Rifle, CO. The action increases the circular radius of the Class E airspace, designated as a surface area, to the west and northwest of the airport. Also, this action amends the Class E airspace by adding an airspace area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, to the east of the airport. Additionally, this action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by increasing the radius of the airspace around most of the airport and reducing the radius to the north and northeast of the airport. This action also removes the extensions from this airspace area. Lastly, this action makes several administrative corrections to the airspace legal descriptions for the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Missoula, MT
Document Number: 2020-04260
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area at the Missoula International Airport, Missoula, MT. This action also amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 above the surface at the airport. Additionally, the action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 above the surface at the airport. Further, this action removes the Missoula VORTAC from the legal description. Lastly, the action makes administrative updates to the Class D and Class E2 legal descriptions.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Gunnison, CO
Document Number: 2020-04259
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, Gunnison, CO. The action increases the circular radius of the Class E airspace designated as a surface area and adds an extension to the west of the airport. Also, this action amends the Class E airspace by adding an airspace area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, to the southwest of the airport. Additionally, this action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by significantly reducing the area around the airport, except to the west and southwest of the airport. Furthermore, this action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface by removing this area. This area is wholly contained within the Denver Class E6 en route airspace area and duplication is not necessary. Lastly, this action makes several administrative corrections to the airspace legal descriptions for the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Astoria, OR
Document Number: 2020-04258
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Astoria Regional Airport, Astoria, OR. The Class E Surface area will be reduced to contain published IFR departure and arrival procedures. This action also adds two Class E airspace areas, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. Additionally, this action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 or more above the surface by reducing dimensions of the airspace. The airspace reduction will properly size the airspace to contain IFR arrivals descending below 1,500 feet above the surface and IFR departures until reaching 1,200 feet above the surface. Further, this action makes several administrative corrections to the airport's legal description.
Proposed Revocation and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Williston, ND
Document Number: 2020-04257
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revoke the Class E airspace at Sloulin Field International Airport, Williston, ND, due to the airport's closure. This action also proposes to amend Class E airspace at Williston Basin International Airport, Williston, ND. The action proposes to add an area designated as a surface area. This action also proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by adding two extensions, one to the southeast and one to the north of the airport. Additionally, this action proposes to add a Class E airspace area extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. Lastly, this action proposes an administrative correction to the airspace legal description's text header by updating the airport's geographic coordinate to match the FAA's aeronautical database. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company Model 787-10 Series Airplanes; Dynamic Test Requirements for Single-Occupant Oblique Seats With Pretensioner Restraint Systems
Document Number: 2020-04180
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 787-10 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is single-occupant oblique seats equipped with pretensioner restraint systems. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company Model 777-300ER Series Airplanes; Dynamic Test Requirements for Single-Occupant Oblique Seats With Pretensioner Restraint Systems
Document Number: 2020-04179
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for Boeing Model 777- 300ER series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is single-occupant, oblique seats equipped with pretensioner restraint systems. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996/Pilot Record Database
Document Number: 2020-04172
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-02
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 December 26, 2019. This collection involves the pilot/ applicant's name, home address which is provided by the applicant, and his/her FAA certificate number. In most cases, the certificate number is one that has been assigned by Airmen Certification. The information collected is imperative to be able to identify the airman in order to process the required background check for the potential hiring air carrier employer.
Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant Assurances
Document Number: 2020-04139
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA has updated the AIP grant assurances to reflect recent legislative provisions in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 as well as recently issued executive orders.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-04043
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model EC 155B and EC155B1 helicopters. This proposed AD would require modifying the wiring of the attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) connector. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of wiring of the AHRS contrary to approved design specifications. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-03547
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2000-17-09, AD 2008-04-19 R1, and AD 2015-26-09; and to terminate all requirements of AD 2018-18-05, which applies to ATRGIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-200, -300, and -320 airplanes. AD 2018-18-05 requires updating the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations and terminates the relevant requirements of AD 2000-17-09, AD 2008-04-19 R1, and AD 2015-26-09. Since AD 2018-18-05 was issued, the FAA has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require 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 will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company Model 777-9 Series; Overhead Flight Attendant Rest Compartment
Document Number: 2020-03475
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 777-9 series airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is associated with the installation of an overhead flight attendant rest (OFAR) compartment. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation: Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for SpaceX Falcon Launches at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Document Number: 2020-04039
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations, and FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, the FAA is announcing the availability of and requesting comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for SpaceX Falcon Launches at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Draft EA).
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; The Boeing Company
Document Number: 2020-04037
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-03968
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of loss of retention of the regulator inlet filter retainer on certain crew oxygen cylinder assemblies. This AD requires an inspection of the crew oxygen cylinder assembly for any discrepancy and replacement of an affected crew oxygen cylinder assembly with a serviceable part, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-03967
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-24-04, which applied to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes, Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. AD 2015-24-04 required repetitive inspections of the cage assembly for damaged or detached window louver panel assemblies (WLPAs) and blowout panels (BOPs), and corrective actions if necessary. This AD requires one-time inspections of the WLPAs and BOPs, corrective actions if necessary, and a revision of the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new airworthiness limitations, which would terminate the inspection requirement. This AD was prompted by a determination that new airworthiness limitations, as well as additional actions, are necessary to address the unsafe condition. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-03966
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A321-211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of erroneous positioning of affected parts on the skin of the fuselage during the pre-drill phase, which could result in unwanted drill-starts. This AD requires inspections for the presence of unwanted drill-starts on affected parts, and an inspection for cracks and corrective action if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-03965
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-03964
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of fatigue cracking at certain frame tie rod locations of the wing. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the left- and right-side frame tie rod assemblies and stub beam upper chords, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-03936
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-03935
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-19-08 and AD 2018-19-02, which applied to Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model C-212-CB, C-212-CC, C-212-CD, C-212-CE, and C-212-DF airplanes. AD 2018-19-02 required repetitive inspections of the rudder pedal control system support box and shaft and applicable corrective actions; accomplishing those actions terminated the requirements of AD 2017-19- 08. This AD continues to require repetitive inspections and applicable corrective actions; and also requires a modification of the rudder pedal adjustment system; as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by a determination that a modification must be done in order to address the unsafe condition. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-03934
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that a fouling condition was found between the generator power cables and the support brackets of the auxiliary-aft fuel tank during production. This AD requires a visual inspection of the generator power cables for damage, installation of protective conduits and edging grommets, and applicable corrective actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-03932
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposal for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 and Model MBB-BK 117 D-2 helicopters. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by changing one of the required actions. The FAA is proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, the FAA is reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-03904
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-21-08, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. AD 2012-21-08 requires inspecting for part numbers of the operational program software (OPS) of the flight control computers (FCCs) and installing and testing an updated version of the FCC OPS. Since the FAA issued AD 2012-21-08, the FAA has determined that there is a new unsafe condition which must be addressed by an updated version of the FCC OPS. This proposed AD would retain the requirement to inspect for part numbers of the OPS of the FCCs, and add a new requirement to update the version of the FCC OPS if necessary. This proposed AD would also expand the applicability to include The Boeing Company Model 737-900ER series airplanes. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc, Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-03924
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that main landing gear (MLG) trailing arm assemblies were found with compromised paint finish and corrosion on the axle bore inner diameters due to improper removal of contaminants during manufacturing. This AD requires a one-time inspection to determine if an affected MLG trailing arm assembly is installed, repetitive detailed inspections of the inner diameter of the affected MLG trailing arm assembly axle bore for surface finish discrepancies, corrective actions if necessary, and eventual replacement of primer and paint and application of corrosion preventive compound on the inner diameter of all affected MLG trailing arm assembly axle bores, which terminates the repetitive inspections. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Sloulin Field International Airport, ISN, Williston, North Dakota
Document Number: 2020-03870
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 788.93 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at the former Sloulin Field International Airport, ISN, Williston, ND. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use because the new Williston Basin International Airport, XWA, Williston, ND is open and available for public aeronautical use. The former Williston Airport, ISN, site is located primarily on the west side of Highway 2, north of 26th Street in the City of Williston with 7.25 acres located on the east side of Highway 2. The airport's prior aeronautical use was for commercial and general aviation flying. The proposed non-aeronautical use of the property will be for commercial and residential development.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-03864
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-8 and 737-9 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that certain exterior fairing panels on the top of the engine nacelle and strut (the thumbnail fairing and mid strut fairing panels) may not have the quality of electrical bonding necessary to ensure adequate shielding of the underlying wiring from the electromagnetic effects of lightning strikes or high intensity radiated fields (HIRF), which could potentially lead to a dual engine power loss event from a critical lightning or HIRF exposure event. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection of the thumbnail fairing panels and mid strut fairing panels for excessive rework of the metallic (aluminum foil) inner surface layer, replacement of any excessively reworked panels, and modification of the thumbnail fairing assembly to ensure adequate bonding. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-03851
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell) Model 214ST helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by the discovery of bolts with nonconforming external thread root radii. This proposed AD would require removing the affected bolts from service and would prohibit installing an affected bolt on any helicopter. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-03840
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. Model AW189 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the hydraulic fluid level on each tail rotor (T/R) damper and depending on the inspection results, removing the T/R damper from service and reporting information or repetitively inspecting the T/R damper. This AD is prompted by reports of major leakage of hydraulic fluid in T/R dampers. This condition could result in degradation of T/R damper performance; multiple leaking T/R dampers could result in T/R damage and subsequent loss control of the helicopter. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-03829
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to all The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. As published, the reference for revising the existing maintenance or inspection program specified in the regulatory text is incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-03828
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet series 100 & 440) airplanes. As published, paragraph (h)(2) of that AD specifies an incorrect service information reference for performing the inspection. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment To Dispose of 3.97 Acres at Bangor International Airport, Bangor ME
Document Number: 2020-03781
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the City of Bangor, MA to Dispose of 3.97 Acres at Bangor International Airport, Bangor, ME. The land is no longer needed for aviation purposes and can be disposed without affecting future aviation needs of the airport. The revenue generated by the disposal will be placed into the airport's operation and maintenance fund.
Proposed Amendment of the Class E Airspace; Greenville and Madisonville, KY
Document Number: 2020-03780
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-26
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 Muhlenberg County Airport, Greenville, KY, and Madisonville Regional Airport, Madisonville, KY. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the Central City VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. Additionally, the name of Madisonville Regional Airport and the geographic coordinates of both airports would be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Big Rapids, MI
Document Number: 2020-03779
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-26
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 Roben-Hood Airport, Big Rapids, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the cancellation and revision of the instrument procedures at this airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautic database. Airspace design is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Port Angeles, WA
Document Number: 2020-03580
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish a Class E surface area, Class E airspace as an extension to the surface area and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Port Angeles CGAS, Port Angeles, WA. Following a review of the airspace serving Port Angeles CGAS and William R Fairchild International Airport, the FAA found it necessary to provide Port Angeles CGAS with airspace independent of the airspace for William R Fairchild Airport. A microclimate at Port Angeles CGAS causes weather patterns to vary from the weather at William R Fairchild Airport. The difference in weather between the two locations can negatively impact operations at Port Angeles CGAS, impeding training and mission accomplishment. This action would establish new airspace for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Port Angeles CGAS, Port Angeles, WA.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Harlowton, MT
Document Number: 2020-03564
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at the Wheatland County at Harlowton Airport, Harlowton, MT. The FAA proposes to establish two Class E airspace areas. The first area extends upward from 700 feet above the surface and the second area extends upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. The establishment of the Class E airspace will, to the extent possible, contain the new area navigation (RNAV) approach procedure and instrument flight rules (IFR) departures. The new procedures facilitate the airport's transition from visual flight rules (VFR) to IFR operations. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.