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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 226 / Friday, November 24, 2006 / Notices • Presentations: Pending • Breakout meetings of Subgroup 1 and Subgroup 2 • December 5: • Subgroup 1 and Subgroup 2 Meetings • December 7: • Subgroup 1 and Subgroup 2 Meetings • December 8: • Subgroup 1 and Subgroup 2 Meetings • Closing Session (Other Business, Date and Place of Next Meeting, Closing Remarks, Adjourn) Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairmen, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing to present statements or obtain information should contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Dated: Issued in Washington, DC on November 7, 2006. Francisco Estrada C., RTCA Advisory Committee. 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PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67951 • Final Draft, Revised DO–294A, Guidance on Allowing Transmitting Portable Electronic Devices (T–PEDs) on Aircraft, RTCA Paper No. 261–06/ PMC–485, prepared by SC–202. • Final Draft, Change 1 to DO–293, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Nickel-Cadmium and Lead Acid Batteries, RTCA Paper No. 262–06/PMC–486, prepared by SC– 211. • Discussion: • EUROCAE WG68—Altimetry • Review EUROCAE Initiative and Status • Special Committee Chairman’s Reports • Action Item Review: • Synthetic Vision Systems (SVS)— Discussion—Possible New Committee Request—Status • SC–147—Traffic Alert & Collision Avoidance System—Discussion— Discussion • FAA Update on activities that affect the work of SC–147 • EUROCAE WG–75 TCAS Activity • PMC Ad Hoc Subgroup Report • SC–203—Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)—Discussion—Status Review • SC–205—Software Considerations— Discussion—Status Review • Cabin Management Systems— Discussion—Status • Closing Session (Other Business, Document Production, Date and Place of Next Meeting, Adjourn) Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairman, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing to present statements or obtain information should contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2006. Francisco Estrada C., RTCA Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. 06–9367 Filed 11–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration RNP SAAAR Approval Consultant Opportunities Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for applications. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 67952 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 226 / Friday, November 24, 2006 / Notices that it is seeking to identify qualified industry consultants to assist 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91, 121, 125, 129, 135 applicants as they pursue approval to conduct ‘‘Required Navigation Performance Special Aircraft and Aircrew Authorization Required’’ (RNP SAAAR) approaches. Provisions for gaining those approvals are contained within FAA Advisory Circular 90–101, ‘‘Approval Guidance for RNP Procedures with SAAAR.’’ Applicants who meet certain qualifications will be permitted to enter into an agreement with the FAA to be listed as RNP SAAAR Approval Consultants. Formal letter of application must be received on or before December 31, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Vincent Chirasello, Federal Aviation Administration, AFS–400 Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, 470 L’Enfant Plaza, Suite 4102, Washington, DC 20024, (202) 385–4586. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RNP SAAAR procedures provide an opportunity to improve safety, efficiency and capacity. Safety is improved when RNP approaches replace visual or non-precision approaches, and efficiency is improved through more repeatable and optimum flight paths. Capacity can be improved by de-conflicting traffic during instrument conditions. RNP SAAAR procedures provide an unprecedented flexibility in construction of approach procedures. RNP SAAAR procedures build upon the performance based National Airspace System (NAS) concept. The performance requirements to conduct an approach are defined, and aircraft are qualified against these performance requirements. RNP approaches include unique characteristics that require special aircraft and aircrew capabilities and authorization similar to Category (CAT) II/III ILS operations. The AC 90–101 RNP SAAAR approval process is complex and the success of the process depends on the quality of the application. Although the FAA is committed to providing approval services, a reduced budget and increase in attrition leaves fewer resources available to assist new entrants in the approval process. In an effort to address this new RNP SAAAR entrant need, the FAA will develop and maintain a list of qualified AC 90–101 RNP SAAAR Approval Consultants to assist in the approval process. This process will benefit the general public by helping expedite new entrant applications. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:24 Nov 22, 2006 Jkt 211001 (a) Eligibility Requirements: To be identified as an FAA-qualified RNP SAAAR Approval Consultant, the following qualifications must be met: (1) Have understanding of AC 90–101, as revised, to include the individual appendices. This includes a thorough understanding of the approval process. (2) At least 2 years experience working with RNP SAAAR or equivalent procedures. (3) Upon selection for the program, successfully complete an RNP SAAAR Approval Process Seminar. (4) Have operations and airworthiness personnel qualified through training, experience, and expertise in 14 CFR part 91, 121, 125, 129 and/or 135 operations, or equivalent experience. (b) Required Documentation: An applicant to become RNP SAAAR Approval Consultant must submit a formal letter of request in addition to the following documents: (1) Statement substantiating that the RNP SAAAR Approval Consultant applicant meets eligibility requirements as stated in item 1 above. (2) Supplemental statement including the names, signatures, and titles of those persons who will perform the authorized functions, and substantiating that they meet the eligibility requirements. (3) RNP SAAAR Approval Consultant Operations Manual. (4) References. (5) Certification that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, the persons serving as management of the organization have not been convicted of, or had a civil or administrative finding rendered against, them for: commission of fraud, embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, or receiving stolen property. (c) How to Apply: An RNP SAAAR Consultant applicant must submit all required documents for consideration before being identified as an FAAqualified RNP SAAAR Approval Consultant to: Mr. Vincent Chirasello, Federal Aviation Administration, AFS– 400 Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, 470 L’Enfant Plaza, Suite 4102, Washington, DC 20024. (d) Application Process: Upon receipt of the application, AFS–400, will: (1) Ensure the RNP SAAAR Approval Consultant application package contains all the required documents as listed in item 2 above. (2) Evaluate documents for accuracy. (3) Ensure the RNP SAAAR consultant application package contains all the eligibility requirements as listed in item 1 above. (4) Contact the applicant’s personal references. PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (5) Conduct a personal interview with the applicant; including those persons within organizations, if any, who will perform authorized functions. Auhority: The FAA is authorized to enter into this Agreement by 49 U.S.C. 106(1), (6) and (m). Issued in Washington, DC on November 9, 2006. John M. Allen, Director, Flight Standards Service. [FR Doc. 06–9245 Filed 11–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2006–26125] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for New Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCIES: SUMMARY: The FHWA and the NHTSA invite the public to comment on our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a new information collection. This collection is summarized below under Supplementary Information. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 226 (Friday, November 24, 2006)]
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[Pages 67951-67952]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


RNP SAAAR Approval Consultant Opportunities

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for applications.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today

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that it is seeking to identify qualified industry consultants to assist 
14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91, 121, 125, 129, 135 
applicants as they pursue approval to conduct ``Required Navigation 
Performance Special Aircraft and Aircrew Authorization Required'' (RNP 
SAAAR) approaches. Provisions for gaining those approvals are contained 
within FAA Advisory Circular 90-101, ``Approval Guidance for RNP 
Procedures with SAAAR.'' Applicants who meet certain qualifications 
will be permitted to enter into an agreement with the FAA to be listed 
as RNP SAAAR Approval Consultants.

DATES: Formal letter of application must be received on or before 
December 31, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Vincent Chirasello, Federal 
Aviation Administration, AFS-400 Flight Technologies and Procedures 
Division, 470 L'Enfant Plaza, Suite 4102, Washington, DC 20024, (202) 
385-4586.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RNP SAAAR procedures provide an opportunity 
to improve safety, efficiency and capacity. Safety is improved when RNP 
approaches replace visual or non-precision approaches, and efficiency 
is improved through more repeatable and optimum flight paths. Capacity 
can be improved by de-conflicting traffic during instrument conditions. 
RNP SAAAR procedures provide an unprecedented flexibility in 
construction of approach procedures. RNP SAAAR procedures build upon 
the performance based National Airspace System (NAS) concept. The 
performance requirements to conduct an approach are defined, and 
aircraft are qualified against these performance requirements. RNP 
approaches include unique characteristics that require special aircraft 
and aircrew capabilities and authorization similar to Category (CAT) 
II/III ILS operations.
    The AC 90-101 RNP SAAAR approval process is complex and the success 
of the process depends on the quality of the application. Although the 
FAA is committed to providing approval services, a reduced budget and 
increase in attrition leaves fewer resources available to assist new 
entrants in the approval process. In an effort to address this new RNP 
SAAAR entrant need, the FAA will develop and maintain a list of 
qualified AC 90-101 RNP SAAAR Approval Consultants to assist in the 
approval process. This process will benefit the general public by 
helping expedite new entrant applications.
    (a) Eligibility Requirements: To be identified as an FAA-qualified 
RNP SAAAR Approval Consultant, the following qualifications must be 
met:
    (1) Have understanding of AC 90-101, as revised, to include the 
individual appendices. This includes a thorough understanding of the 
approval process.
    (2) At least 2 years experience working with RNP SAAAR or 
equivalent procedures.?>
    (3) Upon selection for the program, successfully complete an RNP 
SAAAR Approval Process Seminar.
    (4) Have operations and airworthiness personnel qualified through 
training, experience, and expertise in 14 CFR part 91, 121, 125, 129 
and/or 135 operations, or equivalent experience.
    (b) Required Documentation: An applicant to become RNP SAAAR 
Approval Consultant must submit a formal letter of request in addition 
to the following documents:
    (1) Statement substantiating that the RNP SAAAR Approval Consultant 
applicant meets eligibility requirements as stated in item 1 above.
    (2) Supplemental statement including the names, signatures, and 
titles of those persons who will perform the authorized functions, and 
substantiating that they meet the eligibility requirements.
    (3) RNP SAAAR Approval Consultant Operations Manual.
    (4) References.
    (5) Certification that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, 
the persons serving as management of the organization have not been 
convicted of, or had a civil or administrative finding rendered 
against, them for: commission of fraud, embezzlement, theft, forgery, 
bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false 
statements, or receiving stolen property.
    (c) How to Apply: An RNP SAAAR Consultant applicant must submit all 
required documents for consideration before being identified as an FAA-
qualified RNP SAAAR Approval Consultant to: Mr. Vincent Chirasello, 
Federal Aviation Administration, AFS-400 Flight Technologies and 
Procedures Division, 470 L'Enfant Plaza, Suite 4102, Washington, DC 
20024.
    (d) Application Process: Upon receipt of the application, AFS-400, 
will:
    (1) Ensure the RNP SAAAR Approval Consultant application package 
contains all the required documents as listed in item 2 above.
    (2) Evaluate documents for accuracy.
    (3) Ensure the RNP SAAAR consultant application package contains 
all the eligibility requirements as listed in item 1 above.
    (4) Contact the applicant's personal references.
    (5) Conduct a personal interview with the applicant; including 
those persons within organizations, if any, who will perform authorized 
functions.

    Auhority: The FAA is authorized to enter into this Agreement by 
49 U.S.C. 106(1), (6) and (m).

    Issued in Washington, DC on November 9, 2006.
John M. Allen,
Director, Flight Standards Service.
[FR Doc. 06-9245 Filed 11-22-06; 8:45 am]
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