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Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-00585
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-400, -400D, and -400F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of burned Boeing Material Specification (BMS) 8-39 urethane foam, and a report from the airplane manufacturer that airplanes were assembled with seals throughout various areas of the airplane (including flight deck and cargo compartments) made of BMS 8-39 urethane foam, a material with fire- retardant properties that deteriorate with age. This AD requires replacing the system tube/wire seals made of BMS 8-39 urethane foam in certain areas of the airplane. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-00584
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the frame splice between certain stringers is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires an inspection of certain fuselage frame splices for existing repairs, repetitive inspections of certain fuselage frame splices for cracking, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment Class E Airspace; Bonham, TX
Document Number: 2022-00571
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace at Bonham, TX. This action is the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Bonham non-directional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Columbus, OH
Document Number: 2022-00568
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class D airspace at Columbus, OH, to update references to the Columbus, OH, Class C airspace which has recently been updated. The geographic coordinates of Bolton Field Airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action does not change the airspace boundaries or operating requirements.
Proposed Amendment of the Class E Airspace; Watonga, OK
Document Number: 2022-00567
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace at Watonga, OK. The FAA is proposing this action due to an airspace review conducted as part of the decommissioning of the Kingfisher very high frequency (VHF) omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimal Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hereford, TX
Document Number: 2022-00566
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace at Hereford, TX. This action is the result of airspace reviews due to the decommissioning of the Hereford non-directional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the Hereford Municipal Airport, Hereford, TX, are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International, S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2022-00509
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all CFM International, S.A. (CFM) LEAP-1A23, LEAP-1A24, LEAP- 1A24E1, LEAP-1A26, LEAP-1A26CJ, LEAP-1A26E1, LEAP-1A29, LEAP-1A29CJ, LEAP-1A30, LEAP-1A32, LEAP-1A33, LEAP-1A33B2, and LEAP-1A35A model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by the detection of melt-related freckles in the billet, which may reduce the life of certain compressor rotor stages 6-10 spools, high pressure turbine (HPT) rotor interstage seals, HPT rotor stage 2 disks, low pressure turbine (LPT) stage 1 disks, LPT stage 2 disks, LPT stage 3 disks, and LPT stage 4 disks. This proposed AD would require revising the airworthiness limitations section (ALS) of the applicable CFM LEAP-1A Engine Shop Manual (ESM) and the operator's existing approved continuous airworthiness maintenance program (CAMP) to incorporate reduced life limits for these parts. This proposed AD would also require the removal of certain LPT stage 4 disks identified by serial number (S/N) prior to their new life limits. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: FedEx Express, Airbus Model A321-200 Airplanes; Installation of an Infrared Laser Countermeasure System
Document Number: 2022-00505
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Airbus Model A321-200 airplane. This airplane, as modified by FedEx Express (FedEx), 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 a system that emits infrared laser energy outside the aircraft as a countermeasure against heat- seeking missiles. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-00748
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-92A helicopters. This AD was prompted by a cracked main rotor stationary swashplate assembly (swashplate assembly). This AD requires visually inspecting the swashplate assembly at specified intervals and depending on the results, removing the swashplate assembly from service. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Elkton, MD
Document Number: 2022-00498
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Claremont Airport, Elkton, MD, as an airspace review found the airspace radius required an increase, as well as updating the airport's name. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-768; Northcentral United States
Document Number: 2022-00459
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish area navigation (RNAV) route T-768 in the northcentral United States (U.S.). The new T-768 would compensate for the removal of VOR Federal airway V-242 due to the decommissioning of the Atikokan, Ontario (ON), Canada, Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) navigational aid (NAVAID) as part of NAV CANADA's Airspace Modernization Program. The new T-768 in U.S. airspace would also connect to NAV CANADA's existing T-768 RNAV route to support cross border connectivity. Additionally, the new route would expand the availability of RNAV routing in support of transitioning the National Airspace System (NAS) from ground-based to satellite-based navigation.
Amendment, Establishment, and Revocation of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Neosho, MO
Document Number: 2022-00458
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Jet Route J-181 and VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-13, V-14, V-15, and V-307; establishes Area Navigation (RNAV) routes T-411 and T-413; and removes VOR Federal airway V-506. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Neosho, MO, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigational aid (NAVAID). The Neosho VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-170, V-175 and V-250; Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-400; in the vicinity of Worthington, MN
Document Number: 2022-00457
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-170, V-175, and V-250; and establishes RNAV T-route T-400, in the vicinity of Worthington, Minnesota. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Worthington, MN, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME), which provides navigational guidance for these Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes. The Worthington VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) program.
Proposed Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-370; Kenai, AK
Document Number: 2022-00438
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-370 in the vicinity of Kenai, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-00358
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Model MBB-BK 117 D-3 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of a main rotor (M/R) blade lead-lag damper in a tilted position. This proposed AD would require inspecting the Flex Control Unit (FCU), and corrective actions if necessary, as well as rework and re-identification of the bearing pin, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Rifle Garfield County Airport, CO
Document Number: 2022-00337
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
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 Rifle Garfield County Airport, Rifle, CO. This action would ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment to Area Navigation (RNAV) T-302; Midwestern United States
Document Number: 2022-00289
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends RNAV route T-302 by extending it further to the east from its current endpoint. This action supplements the National Airspace System (NAS) enroute structure, as well as provides additional RNAV options in the Midwest. Additionally, this action supports the FAA's Next Generation (NextGen) Air Transportation System efforts to transition the NAS from ground-based to space-based navigation.
Amendment of V-37 and V-270; Removal of V-43 in the Vicinity of Erie, PA
Document Number: 2022-00288
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-37 and V-270, and removes VOR Federal airway V-43, in the vicinity of Erie, Pennsylvania. The airway amendments are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Erie, PA, VOR/ Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC), which provides navigational guidance for these airways. The Erie VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Inyokern Airport, CA
Document Number: 2022-00280
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class E airspace at Inyokern Airport, Inyokern, CA. This action also proposes two administrative updates to the Class E5 text header. This action ensures the safety and management of instrument flight rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace; China Lake NAWS (Armitage Field) Airport, CA
Document Number: 2022-00279
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class D airspace at China Lake NAWS (Armitage Field) Airport, China Lake, CA. This action also modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Additionally, this action removes the China Lake (Navy) TACAN from the Class E5 text header and airspace description. Lastly, this action implements numerous administrative updates to the Class D and Class E5 text headers and the Class D airspace description. This action ensures the safety and management of instrument flight rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2022-00232
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-18-14, which applies to certain Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) 250 model turboshaft engines. AD 2017-18-14 requires repetitive visual inspections and fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPIs) of the 3rd- stage turbine wheel and removal from service of the 4th-stage turbine wheel. Since the FAA issued AD 2017-18-14, the manufacturer redesigned the 3rd-stage turbine wheel. This proposed AD would require replacement of the 3rd-stage and 4th-stage turbine wheels. This proposed AD would also revise the applicability to add an additional turboshaft engine model. 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: 2022-00164
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-20-06, which applies to certain Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (now Bell Textron Canada Limited) Model 429 helicopters. AD 2020-20-06 requires repetitive inspections of certain cyclic and collective assembly bearings. Since the FAA issued AD 2020-20-06, the collective and cyclic bellcrank assemblies have been upgraded with corrosion resistant steel bearings. This proposed AD would retain some of the requirements of AD 2020-20-06 and depending on the inspection results, would require removing certain parts from service and installing the upgraded cyclic and collective bellcrank assemblies. This proposed AD would also require installing the upgraded collective and cyclic bellcrank assemblies on certain helicopters if not already installed, and would prohibit installing certain bellcrank assemblies. The FAA is proposing 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: Financial Responsibility for Licensed Launch Activities
Document Number: 2022-00606
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-13
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 information to be collected will be used to determine if licensees have complied with financial responsibility requirements for maximum probable loss determination (MPL) analysis as set forth in FAA regulations. The FAA is responsible for determining MPL required to cover claims by a third party for bodily injury or property damage, and the United States, its agencies, and its contractors and subcontractors for covered property damage or loss, resulting from a Commercial space transportation permitted or licensed activity. The MPL determination forms the basis for financial responsibility requirements issued in a license or permit order.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Covington, GA
Document Number: 2022-00071
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Covington Municipal Airport, Covington, GA. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the ALCOVY Non-directional Beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the associated approaches. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Proposed Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-369; Bethel, AK
Document Number: 2022-00005
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-369 in the vicinity of Bethel, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Proposed Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-367; St. Mary's, AK
Document Number: 2022-00004
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-367 in the vicinity of St. Mary's, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-00127
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Helicopters Model SA330J helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by a review of Model EC225LP helicopter data that revealed potential tightening torque loss of the attachment screws of the upper deck fittings of the three main gearbox (MGB) suspension bars. Due to design similarities, the MGB right-hand (RH) rear fittings and MGB RH rear fitting attachment screws on Model SA330J helicopters could also be affected. Additional analysis confirmed that the service life limit (life limit) (SLL) for these affected MGB RH rear fittings needs to be reduced for helicopters on which these affected parts were operated concurrently with metallic main rotor blades installed. This proposed AD would require determining the damage value and SLL of each affected MGB RH rear fitting, replacing each affected MGB RH rear fitting with a new part, and replacing the MGB RH rear fitting attachment screws, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Iuka, MS
Document Number: 2022-00076
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Iuka Airport, Iuka, MS. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Airworthiness Directives; Stemme AG Gliders
Document Number: 2022-00348
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Stemme AG Model Stemme S 10-VT and Stemme S 12 gliders. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as unintended slipping of the freewheel clutch with overheating (burnishing) of the friction pads inside of the clutch. This AD requires removing the affected freewheel clutch from service. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-00057
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-23-07, which applies to certain Leonardo S.p.a. Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters. AD 2020-23-07 requires removing certain life raft reservoirs (reservoirs) from service, inspecting the reservoirs and actuator cables, and depending on the inspection results, replacing the reservoir or adjusting the actuator cable. Since the FAA issued AD 2020-23-07, additional serial-numbered reservoirs were identified as also being affected by the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain certain requirements of AD 2020-23-07, expand the required actions to include additional serial-numbered reservoirs, and update applicable service information. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-28510
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A300 series airplanes Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes). This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracking in the main landing gear (MLG) support rib 5 lower flange. This proposed AD would require a one-time detailed inspection (DET) of the affected area, and applicable corrective actions, 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.
Special Conditions: Learjet, Inc.; Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2022-00390
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for a supplemental type certificate on certain transport category airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Learjet, Inc. (Learjet), 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 the installation of a system that allows connection to airplane electronics and networks, and access from aircraft external sources (e.g., operator networks, wireless devices, internet connectivity, service provider satellite communications, electronic flight bags, etc.) to the previously isolated airplane electronic assets (networks, systems, and databases). 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Textron Inc. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.) Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-00351
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2021-15- 51, which applied to Bell Textron Inc. (type certificate previously held by Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.) Model 204B, 205A, 205A-1, 205B, and 212 helicopters. AD 2021-15-51 required removing certain main rotor hub strap pins (pins) from service and prohibited installing them on any helicopter. Since the FAA issued AD 2021-15-51, it was determined that a defective pin could also be installed on Bell Textron Inc. Model 210 helicopters. This AD continues the required actions in AD 2021-15- 51 and expands the applicability to add Model 210 helicopters. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2022-00414
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pratt & Whitney (P&W) PW1500G and PW1900G model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by an analysis of an event involving an International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2533-A5 model turbofan engine, which experienced an uncontained failure of a high-pressure turbine (HPT) 1st-stage disk that resulted in high-energy debris penetrating the engine cowling. This AD requires removing certain HPT 1st-stage and HPT 2nd-stage disks from service and replacing with parts eligible for installation. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection(s): Safety Management Systems for Part 121 Certificate Holders
Document Number: 2022-00471
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
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 reinstate with change an information collection used to support the analysis of safety data as part of the Safety Management System requirement for part 121 certificate holders. The information collected will be used to identify hazards and show ongoing compliance with part 5, Safety Management Systems.
Waiver of Aeronautical Land Use Assurance: Kansas City International Airport (MCI), Kansas City, MO
Document Number: 2022-00287
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal from the City of Kansas City, MO, to release a 13.94 acre parcel of land from the federal obligation dedicating it to aeronautical use and to authorize this parcel to be used for revenue- producing, non-aeronautical purposes.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-28579
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-25- 16, which applied to certain Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model CN- 235, CN-235-200, and CN-235-300 airplanes. AD 2018-25-16 required revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2018-25-16, the FAA has determined that additional new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, including inspections for discrepancies (cracking) of certain structural elements, are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate additional new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, and repetitive inspections for discrepancies (cracking) of certain structural elements and corrective actions; 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: 2021-28567
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-1A11 (600), CL-600-2A12 (601), and CL-600-2B16 (601-3A, 601-3R, and 604 Variants) 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; Vulcanair S.p.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-00056
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain km, Vulcanair S.p.A. Model P.68C, P.68C-TC, P.68 ``OBSERVER,'' P.68 OBSERVER 2, P.68R, and P.68TC OBSERVER airplanes. This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as a damaged stabilator trim control cable. This AD requires inspecting the stabilator trim control cables and replacing if necessary. This AD also requires reporting the results of each inspection to Vulcanair S.p.A. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2022-00049
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) GE90 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by two separate in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs) resulting from failure of the transfer gearbox (TGB) radial bevel gear (TGB radial gearshaft). This AD requires visual inspection of the TGB radial gearshaft and, depending on the results of the inspection, replacement of the TGB radial gearshaft. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-00038
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of damage to the thrust reverser (TR) translating sleeve secondary sliders due to contact between the slider and the slider track liner. This damage could reduce the fatigue life of the slider below its full design life for the TRs installed on certain engines. This AD requires determining the serial number of the TR and performing applicable on-condition actions; or replacing the TR with a serviceable TR. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-00031
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-03- 26, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, - 700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. AD 2019-03-26 required modifying the passenger service units (PSUs) and life vest panels by replacing the existing inboard lanyard and installing two new lanyards on the outboard edge of the PSUs and life vest panels; measuring the distance between the hooks of the torsion spring of the lanyard assembly; replacing discrepant lanyard assemblies; and re-identifying serviceable lanyard assemblies. This AD was prompted by a determination that certain airplanes are listed in the wrong configuration and certain PSUs have not been correctly re-identified. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2019-03-26, and, for certain airplanes, requires an inspection to determine if the re-identified PSU part number is correct, and further re-identification if necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-28597
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a discovery that a lockwire may not have been installed on the side stay actuator pin nut of the main landing gear (MLG). This AD requires inspecting the left-hand and right-hand MLG side stay actuator assembly pin nut for the presence of a lockwire, and installing a lockwire if necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Support and Services (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-28580
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-07- 17, which applied to all Saab AB, Support and Services Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. AD 2020-07-17 required revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2020-07- 17, it has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2020- 07-17 and 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. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Saline County Regional Airport, Benton, Arkansas
Document Number: 2022-00241
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Saline County Regional Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Special Conditions: Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 6X Airplane; Hydrophobic Windshield Coatings in Lieu of Windshield Wipers
Document Number: 2022-00129
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These amended special conditions are issued for the Dassault Model Falcon 6X 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 hydrophobic windshield coatings in lieu of windshield wipers. 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.
Special Conditions: Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services USA, Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B2 and AS350B3 Helicopters; Stability Augmentation System and Automatic Flight Control System
Document Number: 2022-00096
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Helicopters (Airbus) Model AS350B2 and AS350B3 helicopters. These helicopters, as modified by Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services USA (Vector), will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for helicopters. This design feature is the installation of a stability augmentation system and automatic flight control system (SAS/AFCS). 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
Document Number: R1-2021-28089
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Textron Canada Limited Model 429 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by in-service reports of the loss of display and subsequent recovery of certain display units (DUs). This proposed AD would require revising the existing rotorcraft flight manual supplement (RFMS) for your helicopter and disabling the traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) POP-UP feature for certain DUs. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group
Document Number: 2022-00098
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-07
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 two upcoming vacancies 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 openings are for another representative of Native American tribes and a representative of general aviation concerns.
Notice of Availability, Notice of Public Comment Period, and Request for Comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Sierra Space Dream Chaser Vehicle Operator License at the Shuttle Landing Facility, Brevard County, Florida
Document Number: 2021-28329
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is announcing the availability of and requesting comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Sierra Space Dream Chaser Vehicle Operator License at the Shuttle Landing Facility, Brevard County, Florida (Draft EA).