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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).
Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2021-09198
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the ARAC.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International, S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2021-08747
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-26-01, which applies to all CFM International, S.A. (CFM) CFM56-3 and CFM56-7B model turbofan engines with a certain accessory gearbox assembly (AGB) not equipped with a handcranking pad oil dynamic seal assembly. AD 2013-26-01 requires an independent inspection to verify re-installation of the handcranking pad cover after removal of the pad cover for maintenance. Since the FAA issued AD 2013-26-01, a dual- engine oil loss event occurred, prompting CFM to revise its service information to provide procedures for reworking and reidentifying the AGB. The FAA has also evaluated the requirement to install a redesigned handcranking pad oil dynamic seal assembly in response to the dual- engine oil loss event. This proposed AD would continue to require independent inspection to verify re-installation of the AGB handcranking pad cover after maintenance. This proposed AD would require the replacement of the affected AGB as a terminating action to the inspection requirement. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2021-08224
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Maritime Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, this final rule provides the 2021 inflation adjustment to civil penalty amounts that may be imposed for violations of certain DOT regulations. In addition, this rule amends the Federal Aviation Administration regulations to set forth the new civil penalties established in Division V, Title I of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The rule also corrects a rounding error in an FAA penalty.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-09221
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-8 and 737-9 airplanes. This AD was prompted by manufacturing design changes to certain metallic support panel assemblies installed in the flight deck, which resulted in insufficient electrical bonding of the panels and consequent insufficient electrical grounding of installed equipment. This AD requires modification of the electrical bonding of these assemblies to provide sufficient electrical grounding for equipment installed in the flight deck. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-09082
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a potential quality issue in the fuel pump that includes a locking key of the impeller drive shaft found loose in the cavity under the impeller. This AD requires replacement of affected fuel pumps, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Inspection Authorization Refresher Course Acceptance Form AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
Document Number: 2021-08972
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. The collection is from persons or entities that desire to provide Inspection Authorization (IA) refresher courses for the purpose of IA renewal. The course providers complete FAA Form 8610-6 to substantiate their courses and administrative procedures are acceptable to the Administrator as required by 14 CFR 65.93(a)(4).
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Type Certificate Previously Held by Eurocopter France) Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-08782
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2003-25-01 which applies to certain Eurocopter France (now Airbus Helicopters) Models AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, AS332L1, AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350D, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, and AS355N helicopters. AD 2003-25-01 requires modifying and re- identifying the hoist operator control unit and replacing certain fuses. Since the FAA issued AD 2003-25-01, Airbus Helicopters has identified multiple errors in the applicable service information for the AS350-series and AS355-series helicopters. This proposed AD would retain certain requirements of AD 2003-25-01, revise the applicability, and propose to require using the corrected service information. This proposed AD would also require reporting certain information and prohibit the installation of an affected hoist until the required actions are accomplished. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-08781
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-08-20 for certain Airbus Helicopters (previously Eurocopter France) EC130B4 and EC130T2 helicopters. AD 2016-08-20 required repetitively inspecting the tail boom to Fenestron junction frame (junction frame) for a crack. This new AD continues to require inspecting the junction frame with the horizontal stabilizer removed, and expands the applicability, revises the compliance time and the inspection procedures for inspecting the junction frame, adds inspection procedures for certain helicopters, allows repair of the junction frame, and requires modifying and then repetitively inspecting the junction frame and reporting certain information. This AD was prompted by additional cracks and the availability of a design change that modifies the junction frame. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Cape Girardeau, MO
Document Number: 2021-08740
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D and Class E airspace and to revoke Class E airspace at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, Cape Girardeau, MO. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Marion VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name of the localizer would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Gulkana, AK
Document Number: 2021-08727
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Class E airspace, designated as a surface area, at Gulkana Airport, Gulkana, AK. This action also proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface. Additionally, this action also proposes to remove the Gulkana VORTAC and the Glenallen NDB from the Class E2's text header and airspace description. Further, this action proposes to remove the Gulkana VOR/DME from the Class E5's text header and airspace description. Lastly, this action proposes administrative updates to the Class E2 and Class E5 text headers and the Class E2 airspace description. This action would ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Type Certificate Previously Held by C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP); Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-08760
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to certain Airbus Canada Limited Partnership Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 airplanes. As published, two references to a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) AD number specified in the regulatory text are incorrect. This document corrects those errors. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Over People
Document Number: 2021-08676
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-27
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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. The collection involves operators and owners of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) issued an airworthiness certificate under Part 21, and mandates that these entities must retain records of all maintenance performed on their aircraft and records documenting the status of life- limited parts, compliance with airworthiness directives, and inspection status of the aircraft. These records are used to validate that aircraft are maintained in a manner that ensures the reliability associated with having an airworthiness certificate and that the operations-over-people privileges afforded to category 4 operations continue to be appropriate. The owner or operator may keep these records electronically or by paper.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land Use Assurance; Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport, Medford, Oregon
Document Number: 2021-08667
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a proposal from the County of Jackson Airport Director to change certain portions of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use at Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport, Medford, Oregon. The proposal consists of portions of certain parcels on the northeast and southeast parts of the airfield.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-08568
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS332L2 helicopters. This AD was prompted by the discovery of a main gearbox (MGB) with worn ramps and broken roller cages. This AD requires installing a placard on the pilot instrument panel and replacing certain MGBs. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Wing Aviation, LLC
Document Number: 2021-08649
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
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 Canada Limited Partnership (Type Certificate Previously Held by C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP); Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-08622
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Canada Limited Partnership Model BD-500-1A10 and BD- 500-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that following an in-service engine shutdown during taxi, water was found to be dripping into the forward avionics bay; the water caused a short circuit and tripped a circuit breaker. This proposed AD would require replacing the forward galley slotted drain covers with solid blanking plates and modifying the associated drain tubing to block water. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Type Certificate Previously Held by C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP); Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-08620
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Canada Limited Partnership Model BD-500-1A10 and BD- 500-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a design review that identified rib 0 of the center wing box (CWB) as an area where a single failure of a clamshell type refuel/defuel line coupling could lead to the accumulation of dangerous levels of electrostatic charges within the fuel tank. This proposed AD would require replacing the clamshell type refuel/defuel line coupling in the CWB at rib 0 with a threaded type fuel coupling, and installing an additional support bracket and clamp in the CWB at rib 0, as specified in a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request for Change in Land Use From Aeronautical to Non Aeronautical for 16.2 Acres of Land at Pittsfield Municipal Airport, Pittsfield, MA
Document Number: 2021-08594
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Town of Pittsfield, MA to change 16.2 acres of land from aeronautical to non-aeronautical use for non-aeronautical revenue generation at Pittsfield Municipal Airport, Pittsfield, MA. The airport has two projects. The fire project is the installation of a solar farm and the second is a municipal water tank that will service the airport. The solar facility will be built on three on airport sites, totaling 15.5 acres, and will produce 6 mW of energy. The power produced will go into the electrical grid, however, the airport will have a long term land lease with the solar utility, generating a long term revenue stream for the airport. The lease revenue will be placed in the airport's operating and maintenance fund. The municipal water tank will serve the community as well as the airport, significantly enhancing the existing airport water system and serve future development on the airport as well. The tank and access road requires approximately .73 acres and will not interfere with future development of the airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2021-08591
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-26
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: 2021-08590
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-26
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; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-08577
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A320-271N, A321-211, and A321-271N airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of missing overhead stowage compartment (OHSC) X-fixation brackets or brackets that were incorrectly installed during assembly. This AD requires a special detailed inspection of the OHSC X-fixation brackets for missing or incorrectly installed brackets, and installation or replacement the OHSC X-fixation brackets if necessary; or modification of each OHSC; as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-08575
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319-111, A319-112, A319- 113, A319-114, A319-115, A319-131, A319-132, and A319-133 airplanes; Model A320-211, A320-212, A320-214, A320-216, A320-231, A320-232, and A320-233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, A321-112, A321-131, A321-211, A321-212, A321-213, A321-231, and A321-232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that certain oxygen supply solenoid valves are a potential source of increased flow resistance within the flightcrew oxygen system. This AD requires a detailed inspection (flow test) of certain solenoid valves, and replacement if necessary, as specified in European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) ADs, which are incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-08569
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH MBB-BK 117 A-1, MBB-BK 117 A-3, MBB-BK 117 A-4, MBB-BK 117 B-1, MBB-BK 117 B-2, and MBB-BK 117 C-1 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of sudden severe vibrations and a cracked open blade trailing edge caused by a loosened lead inner weight. This proposed AD would require inspections to determine if any bolted main rotor blades are installed, and replacement of the affected main rotor blades. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; PZL Swidnik S.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-08567
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for PZL Swidnik S.A. (PZL) Model W-3A helicopters. This AD requires repetitive inspections of a certain part-numbered stainless steel cable (cable) installed on a certain part-numbered hoist assembly, and depending on those inspection results, removing certain parts from service and reporting the results. This AD also prohibits installing the affected part unless it is inspected per the AD requirements. This AD was prompted by wear of and damage to the cable near the swaged terminal due to movement of the hook assembly. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-08564
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Helicopters Model SA341G and SA342J helicopters. This AD was prompted by the determination that a new life limit was necessary for certain tail rotor blades (TRBs). This AD requires replacing certain TRBs, re-identifying certain TRBs, and repairing certain other TRBs, 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; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-08574
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-17- 02, which applied to certain Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model EC135P1, EC135P2, EC135P2+, EC135P3, EC135T1, EC135T2, EC135T2+, and EC135T3 helicopters. AD 2019-17-02 required inspecting certain part-numbered actuators for corrosion, removing them as necessary, and reporting certain information. This new AD continues to require inspecting certain part-numbered actuators, removing them as necessary, and reporting; and extends the compliance time for the initial inspection, expands the applicability, and includes new requirements for repetitive replacement of affected actuators; as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by a hard landing of a helicopter and the discovery of a ruptured and displaced tie bar inside the piston of the longitudinal single-axis actuator of the main rotor actuator (MRA). The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Austro Engine GmbH Engines
Document Number: 2021-08558
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Austro Engine GmbH E4 and E4P model diesel piston engines. This AD was prompted by reports of an oil pump blockage on E4 model diesel piston engines. This AD requires replacing a certain oil pump as well as the oil filter and engine oil. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-08508
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by crack indications found in the lower aft wing skin bolt holes where the flap tracks attach to the track support fitting. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the left and right wing, lower aft wing skin aft edge, at certain flap track locations, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Establishment and Revocation of Class E Airspace; North Dakota, ND
Document Number: 2021-08464
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes a Class E airspace area extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface over the State of North Dakota and removes the enroute domestic airspace areas at Harvey and Linton, ND. This action is at the request of Salt Lake Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) and Minneapolis ARTCC to simplify and close gaps in the existing class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface over the State of North Dakota; provide transitional airspace to support instrument flight rule (IFR) operations to and from the terminal and enroute environments within the state; and to improve air traffic control services over the state of North Dakota.
Proposed Establishment of Class E airspace; Mountain Home, ID
Document Number: 2021-08445
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E domestic en route airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Mountain Home, ID. This airspace would facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft and it would properly contain IFR aircraft operating on direct routes under the control of Salt Lake City Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of IFR operations within the National Airspace System (NAS).
Proposed Establishment and Amendment of Area Navigation Routes, Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Routes; Northeastern United States
Document Number: 2021-08373
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify three existing high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes (Q-routes), and establish one new Q- route, in support of the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Route (NEC ACR) Project. This proposal would improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) by expanding the availability of RNAV routing and reducing the dependency on ground-based navigational systems.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Williston, ND
Document Number: 2021-08358
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Class E airspace, designated as a surface area, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Williston Basin International Airport, Williston, ND. The proposed airspace modifications support the establishment of new instrument procedures for runways 04 and 22. This action also proposes to update the geographic coordinates in the Class E2 and Class E5 text headers. This action would ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Uninsured United Parachute Technologies, LLC Parachutes
Document Number: 2021-08460
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Uninsured United Parachute Technologies, LLC (UPT) parachutes. This AD results from reserve pin covers (RPCs) catching on the parachute container flaps and preventing the reserve parachute from deploying. This AD requires modifying the RPC before the next parachute jump and replacing the RPC at the next reserve parachute packing. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Calais, ME
Document Number: 2021-08349
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Calais Regional Heliport, Calais, ME. The FAA discovered that necessary language was inadvertently omitted to the description of the airspace that excluded airspace outside of the United States.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2021-08327
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-04-15 for all Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT9D-3A, JT9D-7, JT9D-7A, JT9D-7AH, JT9D- 7F, JT9D-7H, JT9D-7J, JT9D-7Q, JT9D-7Q3, JT9D-7R4D, JT9D-7R4D1, JT9D- 7R4E, JT9D-7R4E1, JT9D-7R4E4, JT9D-7R4G2, JT9D-7R4H1, JT9D-20, JT9D- 20J, JT9D-59A, and JT9D-70A (JT9D) model turbofan engines. AD 2012-04- 15 required revisions to the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the manufacturer's Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) to include required enhanced inspection of selected critical life-limited parts at each piece-part opportunity. AD 2012-04-15 also required additional revisions to the ALS of the manufacturer's ICA for JT9D model turbofan engines. This AD requires revising the required inspections of selected critical life-limited parts specified in the ALS of the manufacturer's ICA and, for air carriers, to the existing continuous airworthiness air carrier maintenance program (CAMP). The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment, Establishment, and Revocation of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Neosho, MO
Document Number: 2021-08284
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Jet Route J-181 and VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-13, V-14, V-15, and V- 307; establish Area Navigation (RNAV) routes T-411 and T-413; and remove VOR Federal airway V-506. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Neosho, MO (EOS), VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Neosho VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-08202
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-12-13, which applies to certain Airbus SAS Model A320-212, -214, - 232, and -233 airplanes. AD 2017-12-13 requires repetitive low frequency eddy current inspections or repetitive high frequency eddy current inspections of the pocket radius at certain areas of the fuselage frame, and repair if necessary. Since the FAA issued AD 2017- 12-13, it was determined that cracks can initiate and develop between certain other fuselage frames of the pocket radii and additional airplanes are subject to the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would require new repetitive inspections at the left- (LH) and right-hand (RH) sides of the fuselage skin at certain frames for any cracking, and repair if necessary, 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.