Airborne Supplemental Navigation Equipment Using the Global Positioning System (GPS), 50808-50809 [2011-20812]

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[FR Doc. 2011–20917 Filed 8–12–11; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 8120–08–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Airborne Supplemental Navigation Equipment Using the Global Positioning System (GPS) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent to cancel Technical Standard Order (TSO)–C129a, AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Airborne Supplemental Navigation Equipment Using the Global Positioning System (GPS), and request for public comment. This notice announces the FAA’s intent to cancel TSO–C129a, Airborne Supplemental Navigation Equipment Using the Global Positioning System (GPS). The effect of the cancelled TSO will result in no new TSO–C129a design or production approvals. However, cancellation will not affect production according to an existing TSO authorization (TSOA). Articles produced under an existing TSOA can still be installed according to existing airworthiness approvals and applications for new airworthiness approvals will still be processed. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 15, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Kevin Bridges, AIR–130, Federal Aviation Administration, 470 L’Enfant Plaza, Suite 4102, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone (202) 385–4627, fax (202) 385–4651, e-mail to: kevin.bridges @faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Comments Invited You are invited to comment on the cancellation of the TSO by submitting written data, views, or arguments to the above address. Comments received may be examined, both before and after the closing date at the above address, weekdays except Federal holidays, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Director, Aircraft Certification Service, will consider all comments received on or before the closing date. Background On September 21, 2009, the FAA published TSO–C196, Airborne Supplemental Navigation Sensors for Global Positioning System Equipment Using Aircraft-Based Augmentation; an updated minimum performance standard for GPS sensors not augmented by satellite-based or ground-based systems (i.e., TSO–C129a Class B and Class C). The FAA has also published two GPS TSOs augmented by the satellite-based augmentation system (TSO–C145c, Airborne Navigation Sensors Using the Global Positioning System Augmented by the SatelliteBased Augmentation System; and, TSO– C146c, Stand-Alone Navigation Equipment Using the Global Positioning System Augmented by the SatelliteBased Augmentation System). TSO–C145c, TSO–C146c, and TSO– C196 incorporate more stringent standards that make the GPS equipment more accurate and robust than sensors E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 158 / Tuesday, August 16, 2011 / Notices built to the minimum requirements in TSO–C129a. Two examples of these improvements are: (1) A requirement for the receiver to properly account for satellite range error if it is reflected in the User Range Accuracy index (commonly referred to as being ‘‘Selective Availability aware’’); and, (2) requirements to ensure performance is not degraded due to an increasing radio frequency noise environment as other satellite systems become available. Since 1995, there has been one application for TSOA for TSO–C129a. Therefore, we believe that it is appropriate to cancel TSO–C129a, given the eventual obsolescence of TSO– C129a equipment, and the lack of industry interest in new TSO–C129a product designs. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 1, 2011. Susan J.M. Cabler, Assistant Manager, Aircraft Engineering Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2011–20812 Filed 8–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. 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Ancillary actions that would be taken in order to maintain optimal operational characteristics include replacement of the current Runway 25 Localizer (LOC) antenna and shelter with a Mark 20 or Mark 20A LOC antenna and shelter, and relocation of the Runway 25 LOC antenna array to a location 1,070 feet outward from the Runway 07 threshold, relocation of the Moving Target Indicator reflector and the upgrade of electronics for the Runway 25 Glide Slope. The DEA is available for public review during a 30–day public comment period at Swanton Pubic Library, 305 Chestnut Street, Swanton, Ohio 43558. Ms. Virginia Marcks, Manager, Infrastructure Engineering Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018. Telephone number: 847–294–7494. Email: virginia.marcks@faa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois, August 9, 2011. Virginia Marcks, Manager, Infrastructure Engineering Center, Chicago, AJW–C14D, Central Service Area. [FR Doc. 2011–20750 Filed 8–15–11; 8:45 am] Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Eleventh Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 220: Automatic Flight Guidance and Control Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Correction of Notice of RTCA Special Committee 220 meeting: Automatic Flight Guidance and Control. AGENCY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 220: Automatic Flight Guidance and Control DATES: The meeting will be held September 13–15, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless stated otherwise. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at RTCA, Inc., 1150 18th Street, Suite 910, NW., Washington, DC, 20036. For hotel information please view the following website: https://www.rtca.org/directions/ directions.asp#hotels. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 158 (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-20812]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Airborne Supplemental Navigation Equipment Using the Global 
Positioning System (GPS)

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of intent to cancel Technical Standard Order (TSO)-
C129a, Airborne Supplemental Navigation Equipment Using the Global 
Positioning System (GPS), and request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the FAA's intent to cancel TSO-C129a, 
Airborne Supplemental Navigation Equipment Using the Global Positioning 
System (GPS). The effect of the cancelled TSO will result in no new 
TSO-C129a design or production approvals. However, cancellation will 
not affect production according to an existing TSO authorization 
(TSOA). Articles produced under an existing TSOA can still be installed 
according to existing airworthiness approvals and applications for new 
airworthiness approvals will still be processed.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 15, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Kevin Bridges, AIR-130, Federal 
Aviation Administration, 470 L'Enfant Plaza, Suite 4102, Washington, DC 
20024. Telephone (202) 385-4627, fax (202) 385-4651, e-mail to: 
kevin.bridges@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    You are invited to comment on the cancellation of the TSO by 
submitting written data, views, or arguments to the above address. 
Comments received may be examined, both before and after the closing 
date at the above address, weekdays except Federal holidays, between 
8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Director, Aircraft Certification Service, 
will consider all comments received on or before the closing date.

Background

    On September 21, 2009, the FAA published TSO-C196, Airborne 
Supplemental Navigation Sensors for Global Positioning System Equipment 
Using Aircraft-Based Augmentation; an updated minimum performance 
standard for GPS sensors not augmented by satellite-based or ground-
based systems (i.e., TSO-C129a Class B and Class C). The FAA has also 
published two GPS TSOs augmented by the satellite-based augmentation 
system (TSO-C145c, Airborne Navigation Sensors Using the Global 
Positioning System Augmented by the Satellite-Based Augmentation 
System; and, TSO-C146c, Stand-Alone Navigation Equipment Using the 
Global Positioning System Augmented by the Satellite-Based Augmentation 
System).
    TSO-C145c, TSO-C146c, and TSO-C196 incorporate more stringent 
standards that make the GPS equipment more accurate and robust than 
sensors

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built to the minimum requirements in TSO-C129a. Two examples of these 
improvements are: (1) A requirement for the receiver to properly 
account for satellite range error if it is reflected in the User Range 
Accuracy index (commonly referred to as being ``Selective Availability 
aware''); and, (2) requirements to ensure performance is not degraded 
due to an increasing radio frequency noise environment as other 
satellite systems become available.
    Since 1995, there has been one application for TSOA for TSO-C129a. 
Therefore, we believe that it is appropriate to cancel TSO-C129a, given 
the eventual obsolescence of TSO-C129a equipment, and the lack of 
industry interest in new TSO-C129a product designs.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 1, 2011.
Susan J.M. Cabler,
Assistant Manager, Aircraft Engineering Division, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-20812 Filed 8-15-11; 8:45 am]
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