Civil Supersonic Aircraft Panel Discussion, 7092 [E9-2997]

Download as PDF 7092 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 28 / Thursday, February 12, 2009 / Notices Total Annual Burden: 518,000 hours. Abstract: Public Law 101–604 (entitled the Aviation Security Improvement Act of 1990, or ‘‘ASIA 90,’’ and later codified as 49 U.S.C. 44909) requires that certificated air carriers and large foreign air carriers collect the full name of each U.S. citizen traveling on flight segments to or from the United States and solicit a contact name and telephone number. In case of an aviation disaster, airlines would be required to provide the information to the Department of State and, in certain circumstances, to the National Transportation Safety Board. Each carrier would develop its own collection system. The Passenger Manifest Information, Final Rule (14 CFR 243) was published in the Federal Register, Vol. 63, No. 32 (February 18, 1998). The rule was effective March 20, 1998. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether this collection of information (third party notification) is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including through the use of automated techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Todd M. Homan, Director, Office of Aviation Analysis. [FR Doc. E9–3067 Filed 2–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Civil Supersonic Aircraft Panel Discussion pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of meeting participation. SUMMARY: This notice advises interested persons that the FAA is participating in a panel session on civil supersonic aircraft research. The session will include presentations on current research programs and a question and answer session for attendees. The FAA is seeking to raise public awareness of the continuing technological advances in supersonic aircraft technology aimed at reducing the intensity of sonic boom. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:03 Feb 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 DATES: The public session will take place on Sunday, March 1, 2009. The panel discussion is from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in Palm Springs, CA. ADDRESSES: The symposium is sponsored by the University of California Davis Air Quality Research Center and it will be held at the Hilton Palm Springs Hotel, 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA. Attendance is open to all interested parties, and there are no fees to attend this session. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurette Fisher, Office of Environment and Energy (AEE–100), Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; facsimile (202) 267–5594, telephone (202) 267–3561. Background: Since March 1973, supersonic flight over land by civil aircraft has been prohibited in the United States. The Concorde was the only civil supersonic airplane that offered service to the United States, but that airplane is no longer in service. The interest in supersonic aircraft technology has not disappeared. Current research is dedicated toward reducing the impact of sonic booms as they reach the ground, in an effort to make overland flight acceptable. Recent research has produced promising results for low boom intensity, and has renewed interest in developing supersonic civil aircraft that could be considered environmentally acceptable for supersonic flight over land. The FAA led its first panel discussion entitled, ‘‘State of the Art of Supersonics Aircraft Technology—What has progressed in science since 1973,’’ in Chicago, IL on Friday, October 24, 2008, as part of the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission Symposium. The FAA’s second presentation and panel discussion will take place on Sunday, March 1, 2009, as part of the Annual University of California Symposium on Aviation Noise and Air Quality. It will be held at the Hilton Palm Springs Hotel, 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California. The purpose of this panel session is to raise public awareness on advances in supersonic technology, and for the FAA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and industry to get feedback from interested persons. Public involvement is essential in any future definition of an acceptable new standard that would allow supersonic flights over land. We anticipate that this will be the second of many meetings informing the public on developments in the research of shaped sonic booms PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and other technical and environmental challenges that need to be addressed in developing a new supersonic airplane. More information about the University of California Symposium can be found at: http:// www.cevs.ucdavis.edu/Cofred/Public/ Aca/ConfHome.cfm?confid=392. Issued in Washington, DC, on February 6, 2009. Carl E. Burleson, Director of Environment and Energy. [FR Doc. E9–2997 Filed 2–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration RTCA Special Committee 147 Sixty Eighth Plenary: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of RTCA Special Committee 147 meeting. SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 147: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment. DATES: The meeting will be held March 12, 2009 from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at RTCA, Inc. 1828 L Street, Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: RTCA Secretariat, 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036; telephone (202) 833–9339; fax (202) 833–9434; Web site http://www.rtca.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), notice is hereby given for a Special Committee 147 meeting and Working Group 75. The agenda will include: March 12: • Opening Plenary Session: (Welcome and Introductory Remarks, Review/ Approval if minutes from 67th SC–147 meeting, Review Agenda). • Surveillance Working Group: Request to consider/approve for final review and comment (FRAC) Change 1 to DO–300. • Requirements Working Group: Request to consider/approve for FRAC Change 1 to DO–185B. • EUROCAE WG–75: Status of current activities. E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 28 (Thursday, February 12, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Page 7092]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-2997]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Civil Supersonic Aircraft Panel Discussion

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of meeting participation.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises interested persons that the FAA is 
participating in a panel session on civil supersonic aircraft research. 
The session will include presentations on current research programs and 
a question and answer session for attendees. The FAA is seeking to 
raise public awareness of the continuing technological advances in 
supersonic aircraft technology aimed at reducing the intensity of sonic 
boom.

DATES: The public session will take place on Sunday, March 1, 2009. The 
panel discussion is from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in Palm Springs, CA.

ADDRESSES: The symposium is sponsored by the University of California 
Davis Air Quality Research Center and it will be held at the Hilton 
Palm Springs Hotel, 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA. 
Attendance is open to all interested parties, and there are no fees to 
attend this session.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurette Fisher, Office of Environment 
and Energy (AEE-100), Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; facsimile (202) 267-5594, telephone 
(202) 267-3561.
    Background: Since March 1973, supersonic flight over land by civil 
aircraft has been prohibited in the United States. The Concorde was the 
only civil supersonic airplane that offered service to the United 
States, but that airplane is no longer in service.
    The interest in supersonic aircraft technology has not disappeared. 
Current research is dedicated toward reducing the impact of sonic booms 
as they reach the ground, in an effort to make overland flight 
acceptable. Recent research has produced promising results for low boom 
intensity, and has renewed interest in developing supersonic civil 
aircraft that could be considered environmentally acceptable for 
supersonic flight over land.
    The FAA led its first panel discussion entitled, ``State of the Art 
of Supersonics Aircraft Technology--What has progressed in science 
since 1973,'' in Chicago, IL on Friday, October 24, 2008, as part of 
the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission Symposium.
    The FAA's second presentation and panel discussion will take place 
on Sunday, March 1, 2009, as part of the Annual University of 
California Symposium on Aviation Noise and Air Quality. It will be held 
at the Hilton Palm Springs Hotel, 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm 
Springs, California.
    The purpose of this panel session is to raise public awareness on 
advances in supersonic technology, and for the FAA, the National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and industry to get 
feedback from interested persons.
    Public involvement is essential in any future definition of an 
acceptable new standard that would allow supersonic flights over land. 
We anticipate that this will be the second of many meetings informing 
the public on developments in the research of shaped sonic booms and 
other technical and environmental challenges that need to be addressed 
in developing a new supersonic airplane.
    More information about the University of California Symposium can 
be found at: http://www.cevs.ucdavis.edu/Cofred/Public/Aca/
ConfHome.cfm?confid=392.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 6, 2009.
Carl E. Burleson,
Director of Environment and Energy.
 [FR Doc. E9-2997 Filed 2-11-09; 8:45 am]
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