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Airworthiness Directives; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-18562
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 75- 16-20, which applies to all Mitsubishi Model MU-2B, MU-2B-10, MU-2B-15, MU-2B-20, MU-2B-25, MU-2B-26, MU-2B-30, MU-2B-35, and MU-2B-36 airplanes. AD 75-16-20 requires repetitive inspections of the propeller pitch control (PPC) lever for security and proper rigging. Since the FAA issued AD 75-16-20, the FAA received additional reports of the PPC lever linkage disconnecting at the engine. In addition, Mitsubishi has type certificated additional airplanes that are subject to the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would require modification and repetitive inspections of the PPC lever linkage. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-18541
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that certain central wing box (CWB) fasteners had rotated inside the fastener holes due to insufficient friction for the application. This proposed AD would require replacement of the affected fasteners, 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.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-18540
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-03- 06, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2019-03-06 required installing lanyard assemblies on the passenger service units (PSUs) and, for certain airplanes, on the life vest panels. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that the PSUs became separated from their attachments during several survivable accident sequences, and by the determination that additional actions are necessary for five airplanes. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2019-03-06 and also requires installation of lanyard assemblies on the life vest panels on those five airplanes. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-18539
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A310 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking found at certain fuselage frames. This AD requires repetitive inspections for discrepancies of certain locations in and around the fuselage and applicable 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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kotzebue, AK; Correction
Document Number: 2020-18538
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on July 23, 2020. The rule modified Class E airspace designated as a surface area. The rule also modified Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Ralph Wien Memorial Airport. The final rule inadvertently included spelling errors within the airport's name in several sections of the Final Rule. This action corrects the spelling errors throughout the final rule document.
Airworthiness Directives; GA8 Airvan (Pty) Ltd Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-18492
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GA8 Airvan (Pty) Ltd Models GA8 and GA8-TC320 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as a design change to the fuselage strut pick up ribs No. 5 and 6 that requires a reduced life limit. The FAA is issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-18491
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-8 and -8F series airplanes, and Model 787-8, -9, and -10 airplanes. This AD requires removing Kathon FP 1.5 biocide from the fuel tanks and engines, installing a fuel limitation placard, and revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to prohibit operation of the airplane with Kathon FP 1.5 biocide in a fuel tank or engine. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that Kathon FP 1.5 biocide added to fuel and running through the engines can lead to significant engine anomalies. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-18489
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A319-115 and -153N; A320-214, -216, -232, - 251N, -252N, -271N, and -273N; and A321-211, -231, -251N, -253N, -271N, -272N, -251NX, -252NX, -253NX, and -271NX airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of fuel leaks at the interface of the low pressure shut off valves on the pylon areas of engines 1 and 2 due to improperly installed parts during production. This AD requires a one-time detailed inspection of each low pressure shut off valve on the pylon areas of engines 1 and 2 for correct installation, and replacing the O-rings and torqueing the mounting bolts within specified values as applicable, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2020- 0148, 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: 2020-18488
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 900, FALCON 900EX, FALCON 2000, and FALCON 2000EX airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of loose or missing nuts on the pilot and co-pilot ventral seat belt attachment points. This AD requires a detailed inspection of certain seat belt attaching point nuts for any loose or missing nuts and replacement, 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; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-18487
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model DC-10-10 and DC-10-10F airplanes, Model DC-10-15 airplanes, Model DC-10-30 and DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC- 10) airplanes, Model DC-10-40 and DC-10-40F airplanes, Model MD-10-10F and MD-10-30F airplanes, and Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracked floor beams and floor beam supports in the area of the overwing exit doors located at certain stations (STA). This proposed AD would require an inspection of the overwing floor beams for any repair, repetitive inspections of the overwing floor beams and floor beam supports at certain STA on the left and right sides for any crack, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arrano 1A Turboshaft Engine Model; 30-Minute All Engines Operating Power Rating
Document Number: 2020-18614
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A. (Safran Helicopter Engines), Arrano 1A turboshaft engine model. This engine model will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for aircraft engines. This design feature is a 30-minute All Engines Operating (AEO) power rating. 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; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-18448
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes with wing lightning protection panels installed. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as insufficient electrical bonding of the wing lightning protection panels. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Harrison, AR
Document Number: 2020-18379
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Boone County Airport, Harrison, AR, due to the decommissioning of the (HRO) RWY 36 Outer Marker (OM) and Compass Locator and cancellation of associated approaches. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. This action also updates the airport's designator by removing the city from the second line of the header.
Waiver of Aeronautical Land Use Assurance: Jim Kelly Field Airport (LXN), Lexington, Nebraska
Document Number: 2020-18365
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal from the Lexington Airport Authority (sponsor), Lexington, NE, to release a 6.92 acres 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.
Notice of Request To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2020-18364
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release and sale of two parcels of land at the Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport (LBL), Liberal, Kansas.
MilSpec Products, Inc. Supplemental Type Certificates SA03105AT, SA03108AT, SA03109AT, SA03066AT, SA03084AT, SA03110AT.
Document Number: 2020-18324
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that MilSpec Products, Inc. has surrendered to the FAA supplement type certificates SA03105AT, SA03108AT, SA03109AT, SA03066AT, SA03084AT, and SA03110AT. This action is intended to inform all aircraft owners who may possess a product affected by these surrendered certificates.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Killdeer and New Town, ND
Document Number: 2020-18284
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Dunn County Weydahl Field, Killdeer, ND, and New Town Municipal Airport, New Town, ND. This action is the result of the new public instrument procedures being established at these airports.
Revocation, Amendment, and Establishment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes Due to the Decommissioning of the Greene County, MS, VOR
Document Number: 2020-18253
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Jet Route J-590, amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-11 and V-70, and establishes Area Navigation (RNAV) routes T-362 and T-365. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Greene County, MS (GCV), VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Greene County VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-354; Northcentral United States.
Document Number: 2020-18252
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-354 in the northcentral United States. The modified T-route expands the availability of RNAV routing in support of the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) modernization efforts to transition the National Airspace System (NAS) from a ground-based to satellite- based Performance Based Navigation (PBN) system. The RNAV route T-325 modifications proposed in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) require additional coordination and flight inspection activities. As such, the T-325 modifications are removed from this rule.
Amendment and Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Northeastern United States
Document Number: 2020-18046
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends low altitude RNAV route T-300, and establish low altitude RNAV routes T-391, T-393, and T-395 in the northeastern United States. The changes reduce the dependency of the National Airspace System (NAS) on ground-based navigational systems, and assist with the transition to a more efficient Performance Based Navigation (PBN) route structure. This action also provides RNAV routing in support the FAA's VOR Minimum Operating Network (VOR MON) program.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-17733
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-20
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: 2020-17732
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-20
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.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Notice of Public Workshops and Hearings for the Proposed LaGuardia Access Improvement Project at LaGuardia Airport (LGA), New York City, Queens County, New York
Document Number: 2020-18163
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice under the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, to announce the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed LaGuardia Airport (LGA) Access Improvement Project and its connected actions (the Proposed Action). The Proposed Action would provide direct access between LGA and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Mets- Willets Point Station and the New York City Transit (NYCT) 7 Line Mets- Willets Point Station. FAA is the lead federal agency in the preparation of the EIS, with cooperating agencies including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Department of Transportation, and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The Draft EIS was prepared to disclose the potential environmental impacts resulting from the Proposed Action, including real property transactions under the New York State Eminent Domain Procedures Law. This notice announces the beginning of public comment period to solicit public comments on the Draft EIS. FAA plans to hold two public meetings and three public hearings concerning the Proposed Action and information contained in the Draft EIS.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification: Mechanics, Repairman, Parachute Riggers
Document Number: 2020-18119
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-19
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 requirements for mechanics, repairmen, parachute riggers, and inspection authorization. The information to be collected will be used to determine applicant eligibility for certification or authorization.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Vintage Aviation LLC
Document Number: 2020-18104
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-19
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; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-18026
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-23-05, which applies to all Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 900 airplanes. AD 2019-23-05 requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2019-23- 05, the agency 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.
Airspace Designations; Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2020-18048
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 relating to airspace designations to reflect the approval by the Director of the Federal Register of the incorporation by reference of FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points. This action also explains the procedures the FAA will use to amend the listings of Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas; air traffic service routes; and reporting points incorporated by reference.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-17986
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as the outer race of bearing migrating out of the aileron pivot fork on the control column. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-17983
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) AD 2018- 04-09 for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as incorrectly marked and annunciated low oil- pressure indication warnings. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment, Establishment, and Revocation of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Waukon, IA
Document Number: 2020-17982
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-2, V-77, V-138, V-218, V-246 and V-398; amends low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-251; establishes low altitude RNAV route T-348, and removes VOR Federal airway V-411 in the vicinity of Waukon, IA. The Air Traffic Service (ATS) route modifications, establishment, and removal are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Waukon, IA, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Waukon VOR provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS routes and is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of V-55, V-271, T-217, and T-265, and Revocation of V-215 and V-450 in the Vicinity of Muskegon, MI
Document Number: 2020-17981
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-55 and V-271; amends Area Navigation (RNAV) routes T-217 and T-265; and removes VOR Federal airways V-215 and V-450 in the vicinity of Muskegon, MI. The air traffic service (ATS) route amendments are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Muskegon, MI, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID) which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS routes. This VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-17954
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-14-05 for Airbus Helicopters Model SA330J helicopters. AD 2017-14-05 required replacing certain right-hand (RH) hydraulic pumps and was prompted by reports of broken screws that attach the cover of the hydraulic pump. This new AD requires replacing certain left-hand (LH) and RH hydraulic pumps. This AD was prompted by reports of broken bolts that attach the cover of the hydraulic pump. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment Equal Land Swap of .64 Acres at Tweed-New Haven Airport, New Haven, CT Withdrawal
Document Number: 2020-17930
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is withdrawing a Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment for the City of New Haven, CT to exchange a .64 acre parcel of land with an adjacent land owner of equal size and value at Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport. The exchange of land will provide the airport with the necessary land to build an extension of a parallel taxiway and vehicle service road that will serve the end of Runway 20. A Federal Register notice is not required for this specific action. The Notice, Document Number: 2020-17150, 85 FR 47838, Page 47838, was published in the Federal Register on August 6, 2020 and is currently on public inspection.
Airworthiness Directives; Aviat Aircraft Inc.
Document Number: 2020-17904
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Aviat Aircraft Inc. Models A-1, A-1A, A-1B, A-1C-180, and A-1C-200 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the forward horizontal stabilizer support assembly and the rear horizontal stabilizer support tube and reporting information to the FAA. This AD was prompted by field reports of complete failure of both the forward support assembly and the rear support tube due to fatigue. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Aspen Avionics, Inc.
Document Number: 2020-17902
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. The AD applies to certain Aspen Avionics, Inc., Evolution Flight Display (EFD) EFD1000 Emergency Backup Display, EFD1000 Multi-Function Display, and EFD1000 Primary Flight Display systems installed on various airplanes. As published, the docket number and product identifier in the Comments Invited section of the preamble are incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same; however, for clarity, the FAA is publishing the entire rule in the Federal Register.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-17900
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Viking Air Limited Models DHC-2 Mk. I and DHC-2 Mk. III airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracks reported on the forward and aft float strut wire pull fittings. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee: Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-17898
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee for September 14, 2020.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-17894
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A helicopters. This AD was prompted by two incidents of erroneous low oil pressure caution cockpit indications and unintended actuation of the main gearbox (MGB) auto bypass valve. This AD requires installing auxiliary circuit breaker modification (MOD) kits and inserting a Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) Supplement into the existing RFM for your helicopter. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Redding, CA
Document Number: 2020-17875
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace, extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Benton Field Airport. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Continental Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Continental Motors, Inc.) Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2020-17874
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Continental Aerospace Technologies, Inc. model GTSIO-520-C, GTSIO-520- D, GTSIO-520-H, GTSIO-520-K, GTSIO-520-L, GTSIO-520-M, GTSIO-520-N, IO- 550-G, IO-550-N, IO-550-P, IO-550-R, IOF-550-N, IOF-550-P, IOF-550-R, TSIO-520-BE, TSIO-550-A, TSIO-550-B, TSIO-550-C, TSIO-550-E, TSIO-550- G, TSIO-550-K, TSIO-550-N, TSIOF-550-D, TSIOF-550-J, TSIOF-550-K, and TSIOF-550-P reciprocating aviation gasoline (AvGas) engines with a certain cross-flow cylinder assembly installed. This AD was prompted by reports of in-flight engine failures due to fractured cross-flow cylinder assemblies. This AD requires visual inspection and, depending on the results of the inspection, modification or replacement of the cross-flow cylinder assembly. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-17865
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as inadvertent fuel shut-off to the engine during the operation of the flaps due to the fuel and flap control levers being located too closely together. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-17864
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as nose landing gear (NLG) and main landing gear (MLG) attachment bolts without dual retaining devices. The FAA is issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Fallon, NV
Document Number: 2020-17842
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Fallon NAS (Voorhis Field) Airport, by revoking the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. This action also proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Further, this action proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. Lastly, this action proposes numerous administrative amendments to the airspaces' legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-17837
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-18-08, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2013-18-08 requires repetitive inspections for cracking of certain upper and lower skin panels of the fuselage, and of the fuselage skin along certain chem- milled lines, and corrective actions if necessary. AD 2013-18-08 also includes a terminating action for the repetitive inspections of certain modified or repaired areas only. Since the FAA issued AD 2013-18-08, there have been reports of additional cracking in certain horizontal and vertical chem-milled step locations outside of those identified in AD 2013-18-08. This proposed AD would continue to require repetitive inspections for cracking of the fuselage skin along certain chem-milled lines and applicable on-condition actions, and would expand the inspection area. This AD would continue to provide terminating action for repetitive inspections of certain modified or repaired areas. This proposed AD would also add airplanes to the applicability. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce plc) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-17822
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co KG (RRD) Trent XWB-75, Trent XWB-79, Trent XWB-79B, and Trent XWB-84 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by reports of a lack of weld fusion on the resistance welding during manufacturing, which could result in air leakage through the low-pressure turbine (LPT) rear support seal panel assembly (``LPT seal panel''). This AD requires replacement of the LPT seal panel. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2020-17783
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. PT6A-34, -34B, -34AG, -114, and - 114A model turboprop engines. This proposed AD was prompted by several reports of low-time fractures of compressor turbine (CT) blades resulting in loss of power or in-flight shutdown of the engine. This proposed AD would require replacement of certain CT vanes. This proposed AD would also require removal from service of certain CT blades when these blades have been operated with certain CT vanes. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-17779
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-02-06 for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. AD 2016-02-06 required inspecting certain tail rotor (T/R) pitch link bearing bores for corrosion and pitting. AD 2016-02-06 also required a repetitive inspection of the sealant and repeating the inspections for corrosion and pitting if any sealant is missing. This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2016-02-06, expands the applicability, and adds a repetitive inspection. This AD was prompted by an FAA determination that additional part-numbered T/R pitch link assemblies (links) are affected by the same unsafe condition and that an additional repetitive inspection is necessary to address the unsafe condition. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Delavan, WI
Document Number: 2020-17762
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revoke the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lake Lawn Airport, Delavan, WI, due to the cancellation of the instrument procedures at that airport and the airspace no longer being required.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Waterloo, IA
Document Number: 2020-17761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D and Class E airspace at Waterloo Regional Airport, Waterloo, IA. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the closure of runway 6/24 at Waterloo Regional Airport. The names and geographic coordinates of the airport and navigational aids would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of the Class E Airspace; Hartford, KY
Document Number: 2020-17760
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-14
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 Ohio County Airport, Hartford, KY. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Central City VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.