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Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Disposal of 41.63 Acres of Airport Land at Igor Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, CT
Document Number: 2017-05888
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the City of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT, to dispose of a 33.98 acre parcel and 7.65 acre parcel of airport land that were identified for disposal in the Runway Safety Area Project Igor Sikorsky Memorial Airport Intergovernmental Agreement (``Intergovernmental Agreement'') at Igor Sikorsky Memorial Airport dated November, 2012 and signed April 17, 2013 by the Town of Stratford, City of Bridgeport, Connecticut Department of Transportation, Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, and the Federal Aviation Administration. There are two subject parcels identified in the Intergovernmental Agreement. The first property is the Long Beach Parcel that is located to the southwest of the end of Runway 6 and is 33.98 acres. The second property known as Parcel 16, is located to the northwest of Runway 11 and is 7.65 acres. The two parcels will be transferred to the Town of Stratford, CT at a fair market value of $486,600. The parcels will be transferred with easements to protect the airport. Given the location of the two parcels, the disposal of this property will have no effect on aviation land nor future development opportunities for the airport. The proceeds of the disposal, per the Intergovernmental Agreement, will be used to reduce the overall Runway Safety Area project grant amount and fund a portion of the City's match for the Runway Safety Area project.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Joby Aviation LLC
Document Number: 2017-05887
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; NaturChem Inc.
Document Number: 2017-05886
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Document Number: 2017-05885
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Hood Tech Corp Mechanical Inc.
Document Number: 2017-05884
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Mahdad Emadipour
Document Number: 2017-05883
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Logistic Gliders
Document Number: 2017-05879
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Skyyfish
Document Number: 2017-05878
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal 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.
Notice of Availability of the Federal Aviation Administration Written Re-Evaluation, Adoption, and Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision of Department of Navy's Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Navy's Environmental Assessment for the Mariana Islands Range Complex Airspace
Document Number: 2017-05800
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its decision to adopt the Department of the Navy's (DoN) Environmental Assessment/Overseas Environmental Assessment (EA/OEA) for the Mariana Islands Range Complex Airspace. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (``NEPA''), the Council on Environmental Quality's (``CEQ'') regulations implementing NEPA, and other applicable authorities, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, paragraph 8-2, and FAA Order JO 7400.2K, ``Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters,'' paragraph 32-2-3, the FAA has conducted an independent review and evaluation of the DoN's Final Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC) Airspace EA/OEA dated June 2013. As a cooperating agency with responsibility for approving special use airspace the FAA provided subject matter expertise and closely coordinated with the DoN during the environmental review process, including preparation of the Draft EA/OEA and the Final EA/OEA. Based on its independent review and evaluation, the FAA has determined the Final EA/OEA, including its supporting documentation, as incorporated by reference, and other supporting documentation incorporated by reference for FAA's Written Re-Evaluation and Adoption of Final EA/OEA, adequately assesses and discloses the environmental impacts of the for Mariana Islands Range Complex Airspace, and that adoption of the Final EA/OEA by the FAA is authorized by regulation. FAA included the Written Re-Evaluation as part of the Adoption and FONSI-ROD because the DoN's FONSI is more than three years old. Accordingly, the FAA adopts the Final EA/OEA, and takes full responsibility for the scope and content that addresses the proposed changes to Special Use Airspace for MIRC.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05520
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the equipment racks were not designed to support the weight of all the equipment and the secondary direct current power centers. This proposed AD would require modifying the equipment racks. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05519
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of fatigue cracking found in a certain fuselage frame common to the water tank support intercostal clip located between certain stringers. This proposed AD would require inspections for any cracking of a certain fuselage frame, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Soldotna, AK
Document Number: 2017-05514
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Soldotna Airport, Soldotna, AK. After review of the airspace, the FAA found redesign is necessary due to procedure modifications. The FAA also proposes to remove the reference to the Soldotna nondirectional radio beacon (NDB) in the legal description. This action would enhance the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-05238
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the FAA's regulatory activities. 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: 2017-05235
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 airplanes and FALCON 2000 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that during ground maintenance, a Model FALCON 2000 airplane experienced a loss of hydraulic pressure affecting both hydraulic systems due to damage to both brake hoses on the main landing gear (MLG). This proposed AD would require an inspection for certain brake hoses, installation of protective wraps or installation of certain brake hoses, and replacement of certain brake hoses. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace Areas, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Bishop, CA
Document Number: 2017-05172
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E surface area airspace, and modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bishop Airport (formerly Eastern Sierra Regional Airport), Bishop, CA. The FAA proposes also to establish Class E surface area airspace designated as an extension at this airport. After a review, the FAA found these modifications are necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules aircraft operations at the airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2017-04997
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2017-04995
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
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 Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05251
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-10-03 for all Airbus Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes; and Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by adding a replacement of certain main landing gear (MLG) with MLG that have an improved bogie beam. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions impose an additional burden over those proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Airworthiness Directives; CFE Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-05242
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain CFE Company (CFE) turbofan engines that published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2017. The proposed action that published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2017 was a duplicate of an NPRM, Directorate Identifier 2016-NE-21-AD, that published in the Federal Register on January 3, 2017. Accordingly, we withdraw the proposed rule that published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2017.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05163
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model 4101 airplanes. As published, the Product Identification line of the regulatory text contains an error. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05161
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0100 airplanes equipped with Rolls-Royce TAY 650-15 engines. This AD was prompted by reports of uncontained engine fan blade failures in Rolls-Royce TAY 650-15 engines. This AD requires installation of a caution placard in the flight compartment. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Office Relocation
Document Number: 2017-05517
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On November 1, 2016, the FAA Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA), which is now part of the FAA Office of Adjudication, relocated to a new address different from the one listed in its Procedural Regulations. This rule updates the address for ODRA filings by hand delivery, courier or other form of in-person delivery and the address for ODRA filings by U.S. Mail. The telephone and facsimile numbers are unchanged.
Extension of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Tripoli (HLLL) Flight Information Region (FIR)
Document Number: 2017-05515
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the prohibition of flight operations in the Tripoli (HLLL) Flight Information Region (FIR) by all U.S. air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating a U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except operators of such aircraft that are foreign air carriers. The extension of the expiration date is necessary due to continued hazards to persons and aircraft engaged in such flight operations. This Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) will now remain in effect until March 20, 2019.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05162
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-03-04, which applied to all The Boeing Company Model 737-500 series airplanes. AD 2017-03-04 required inspections to detect cracks in the fuselage skin panels, permanent repairs of time-limited repairs, skin panel replacement, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD reduces the applicability of AD 2017-03-04. This AD was prompted by a determination that airplanes were inadvertently included in the applicability of AD 2017-03-04. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05160
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD. Model PC-12/47E airplanes. This proposed 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 describes the unsafe condition as an error within the flight management system caused by installing Primus APEX software Build 10 or 10.9, which could cause deviation from the correctly calculated barometric vertical navigation nominal glide path. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Avionics Design Services Ltd., Textron Model 550/S550/560/560XL Airplanes; Rechargeable Lithium Batteries and Battery Systems
Document Number: 2017-05334
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Textron Model 550/ S550/560/560XL airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Avionics Design Services Ltd., 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 rechargeable lithium batteries and battery systems installed in the airplanes. 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: Textron Aviation Inc. Model 700 Airplane; Isolation of Airplane Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal Access
Document Number: 2017-05333
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Model 700 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 airplane electronic systems and networks that allow access, from aircraft internal sources (e.g., wireless devices, Internet connectivity), to the airplane's previously isolated, internal, electronic components. 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: Textron Aviation Inc. Model 700 Airplane; Airplane Electronic-System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2017-05332
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Model 700 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 airplane electronic systems and networks that allow access from external sources (e.g., wireless devices, Internet connectivity) to the airplane's internal electronic components. 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: Lufthansa Technik AG; Boeing Model 747-8 Series Airplanes, Large Non-Structural Glass in the Passenger Compartment
Document Number: 2017-05331
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 747-8 airplane. This airplane, as modified by Lufthansa Technik AG (Lufthansa), 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 large, non-structural glass panels in the cabin area of an executive interior occupied by passengers and crew. 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: L-3 Communications Integrated Systems; Boeing Model 747-8 Series Airplanes, Large Non-Structural Glass in the Passenger Compartment
Document Number: 2017-05330
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 747-8 airplane. This airplane, as modified by L-3 Communications Integrated Systems (L-3 Communications), 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 large, non-structural glass panels in the cabin area of an executive interior occupied by passengers and crew. 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.
Definition with High-Speed-Protection System
Document Number: 2017-05329
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer, S.A., (Embraer) Model ERJ 190-300 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 a high-speed-protection system. 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: Embraer S.A. Model ERJ-170 Airplanes; Seats With Large, Non-Traditional, Non-Metallic Panels
Document Number: 2017-05328
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects an error that appeared in Federal Docket no. FAA-2014-0078, Special Conditions no. 25-543-SC, which was published in the Federal Register on March 3, 2014 (79 FR 11679). The error is in the type-certificate number referenced in the Background and Type Certification Basis sections of the special conditions. It is being corrected herein.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Inc., Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 Series Airplanes, Electronic Flight Control System: Lateral-Directional and Longitudinal Stability, and Low-Energy Awareness
Document Number: 2017-05327
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. This design feature is lateral- directional and longitudinal stability, and low-energy awareness, provided through an electronic flight-control system (EFCS). 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: The Boeing Company Model 787-10 Airplane; Aeroelastic Stability Requirements, Flaps-Up Vertical Modal-Suppression System
Document Number: 2017-05326
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 787-10 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 a flaps-up vertical modal-suppression system, which is in lieu of traditional methods of improving airplane flutter characteristics. 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: Aerocon Engineering Company, Boeing Model 777-200 Airplane; Access Hatch Installed Between the Cabin and the Class C Cargo Compartment To Allow In-Flight Access to the Cargo Compartment
Document Number: 2017-05325
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 777- 200 airplane. This airplane, as modified by Aerocon Engineering Company (Aerocon), 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 an access hatch, installed between the cabin and the Class C cargo compartment, to allow in-flight access to the Class C cargo compartment. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: AmSafe; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: 2017-05198
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for a supplemental type certificate for installing an inflatable restraint system with non-rechargeable lithium batteries on seats in certain transport category airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by AmSafe, 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 non-rechargeable lithium battery. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Robinson Helicopter Company Model R22 BETA Helicopter; Installation of Helitrak Autopilot System
Document Number: 2017-05268
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) Model R22 BETA helicopter. This helicopter as modified by Helitrak, Incorporated (Helitrak) will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with an autopilot (AP) system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that ensured by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model ERJ 190-300 Series Airplanes; Flight Envelope Protection: Pitch, Roll, and High-Speed Limiting Functions
Document Number: 2017-05200
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190-300 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is an electronic flight control system that contains fly-by-wire control laws, including flight envelope protection functions that impose pitch-angle, bank-angle, and high- speed limits during normal operation. 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; Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2017-05236
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arriel 1A1, 1A2, 1B, 1C, 1C1, 1C2, 1D, 1D1, 1E2, 1K1, 1S, and 1S1 turboshaft engines. Emergency AD 2017-04-51 was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these engines. This AD requires inspecting, wrapping, and replacing the affected drain valve assembly (DV) installed on these Arriel 1 engines. This AD was prompted by reports of fuel leaks originating from the DV on certain Arriel engines. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Deadline for Notification of Intent To Use the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Primary, Cargo, and Non-Primary Entitlement Funds Available to Date for Fiscal Year 2017
Document Number: 2017-05176
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces May 1, 2017, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA whether or not it will use its fiscal year 2017 entitlement funds available under Section 47114 of Title 49, United States Code, to accomplish Airport Improvement Program (AIP) eligible projects that the airport sponsor previously identified through the Airports Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) process during the preceding year. The airport sponsor's notification must address all entitlement funds available to date for fiscal year 2017, as well as any entitlement funds not obligated from prior years. After Friday, July 7, 2017, the FAA will carry-over the remainder of currently available entitlement funds, and these funds will not be available again until at least the beginning of fiscal year 2018. Currently, the AIP has approximately 56 percent of the entitlements available through April 28, 2017. If congressional action is taken which provides for additional entitlements, the FAA will then work with airport sponsors to adjust accordingly. This notification requirement does not apply to non-primary airports covered by the block-grant program.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Alternative Pilot Physical Examination and Education Requirements
Document Number: 2017-05175
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-15
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 establish 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 December 27, 2016. The information collected is used to verify that pilots in command meet the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 (FESSA). The new information collection is in response to implementation of the medical certification of certain small aircraft pilots section of FESSA. This section of FESSA established a new voluntary program of physical examination and education requirements for certain pilots in command in lieu of those pilots holding a medical certificate.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Medical Standards and Certification
Document Number: 2017-05174
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-15
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 and revise a previously approved information collection. The information collected is used to determine if applicants are medically qualified to perform the duties associated with the class of airman medical certificate sought. The FAA is announcing its intent to reduce the burden associated with this information collection in response to its implementation of section 2307 of Public Law 114-190. Section 2307 of Public Law 114-190 established a new voluntary program of physical examination and education requirements for certain pilots in command in lieu of those pilots holding a medical certificate.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the South Texas Regional Airport at Hondo in Hondo, Texas
Document Number: 2017-05018
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Sweetwater Municipal Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Airworthiness Criteria: Glider Design Criteria for Stemme AG Model Stemme S12 Powered Glider
Document Number: 2017-05000
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These airworthiness criteria are issued for the Stemme AG model Stemme S12 powered glider. The Administrator finds the design criteria, which make up the certification basis for the Stemme S12, acceptable.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Representatives of the Administrator
Document Number: 2017-05017
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
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 a previously approved information collection. The collection of information is for the purpose of obtaining essential information concerning the applicant's professional and personal qualifications. The FAA uses the information provided to screen and select designees who act as representatives of the FAA Administrator in performing various certification and examination functions described in the Federal Aviation Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Dealer's Aircraft Registration Certificate Application
Document Number: 2017-05016
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
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 a previously approved information collection. AC Form 8050-5 is an application for a dealer's Aircraft Registration Certificate which, under, may be issued to a person engaged in manufacturing, distributing, or selling aircraft.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Tallahassee International Airport
Document Number: 2017-05015
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on a request by the City of Tallahassee to change a portion of airport property from aeronautical to non-aeronautical use at the Tallahassee International Airport, Tallahassee City, Florida. The request consists of approximately 119.6 acres. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Tallahassee International Airport and the FAA Airports District Office.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of Light-Sport Aircraft
Document Number: 2017-05014
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
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 a previously approved information collection. Information is maintained by owners and operators of light-sport aircraft and is collected to be used by FAA safety inspectors in determining whether required maintenance actions have been accomplished on light-sport aircraft. The information is also used when investigating accidents.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification and Operation FAR 125
Document Number: 2017-05012
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
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 a previously approved information collection. 14 CFR 125 prescribes requirements for issuing operating certificates and for appropriate operating rules. In addition to the statutory basis, the collection of this information is necessary to issue, reissue, or amend applicant's operating certificates and operations specifications.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Domestic and International Flight Plans
Document Number: 2017-05011
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
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 a previously approved information collection. Flight plan information is used to govern the flight of aircraft for the protection and identification of aircraft and property and persons on the ground.