Airworthiness Criteria: Glider Design Criteria for Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Models ASG 32 & ASG 32 Mi Gliders, 42049-42050 [2017-18846]

Download as PDF 42049 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 171 Wednesday, September 6, 2017 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 21 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0863] Airworthiness Criteria: Glider Design Criteria for Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Models ASG 32 & ASG 32 Mi Gliders Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed design criteria. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on the proposed design criteria for the Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. models ASG 32 & ASG 32 Mi gliders. The administrator finds the proposed design criteria, which make up the certification basis for the ASG 32 & ASG 32 Mi gliders, acceptable.These final design criteria will be published in the Federal Register. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2017–0863 using any of the following methods: b Federal eRegulations Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. b Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC, 20590–0001. b Hand Delivery of Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. b Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: The FAA will post all comments it receives, without change, nlaroche on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:53 Sep 05, 2017 Jkt 241001 to https://regulations.gov, including any personal information the commenter provides. Using the search function of the docket Web site, anyone can find and read the electronic form of all comments received into any FAA docket, including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement can be found in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–19478), as well as at https://DocketsInfo.dot.gov. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at https://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jim Rutherford, AIR–692, Federal Aviation Administration, Policy & Innovation Division, Small Airplane Standards Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, MO 64106, telephone (816) 329–4165, facsimile (816) 329– 4090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite interested people to take part in this rulemaking by sending written comments, data, or views. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the design criteria, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. We ask that you send us two copies of written comments. We will consider all comments received on or before the closing date for comments. We will consider comments filed late if it is possible to do so without incurring expense or delay. We may change these airworthiness design criteria based on received comments. Background On August 23, 2016, Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. submitted an application for type validation of the ASG 32 glider and ASG 32 Mi powered glider in accordance with the Technical Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness and Environmental Certification Between the FAA and the PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Revision 5, dated September 15, 2015. Both models will be documented on a single type certificate. The model ASG 32 is a two-seat, midwing, glider constructed from carbon-, glass-, and synthetic-fiber reinforced plastic and features a 65.6 foot (20 meter) wingspan with flaps, doublepanel Schempp-Hirth airbrakes on the upper wing surface, winglets, water ballast tanks in the wing, and optional tanks in the fuselage. The glider also features a retractable landing gear with hydraulic disc brakes and a conventional T-type tailplane. The model ASG 32 Mi adds a retractable engine and fixed pitch propeller mounted in the center fuselage behind the cockpit which allows the glider to be self-launching. Both glider versions have a maximum weight of 1,874 pounds (850 kilograms). The EASA type certificated the ASG 32 and ASG 32 Mi gliders under Type Certificate Number (No.) EASA.A.599 on February 11, 2016. The associated EASA Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS) No. EASA.A.599 defined the certification basis Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. submitted to the FAA for review and acceptance. The applicable requirements for glider certification in the United States can be found in FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 21.17–2A, ‘‘Type Certification—FixedWing Gliders (Sailplanes), Including Powered Gliders,’’ dated February 10, 1993. AC 21.17–2A has been the basis for certification of gliders and powered gliders in the United States for many years. AC 21.17–2A states that applicants may utilize the Joint Aviation Requirements (JAR)–22, ‘‘Sailplanes and Powered Sailplanes,’’ or another accepted airworthiness criteria, or a combination of both, as the accepted means for showing compliance for glider type certification. Type Certification Basis The applicant proposed a Certification Basis based on EASA Certification Specification (CS)–22, ‘‘Sailplanes and Powered Sailplanes’’, amendment 2, dated March 05, 2009. In addition to CS–22 requirements, the applicant proposed to comply with other requirements from the certification basis referenced in EASA TCDS No. EASA.A.599, including special conditions and equivalent safety findings. E:\FR\FM\06SEP1.SGM 06SEP1 42050 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 6, 2017 / Proposed Rules The Proposed Design Criteria The Coast Guard proposes to establish a recurring special local regulation for navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of the Fort Lauderdale for the Grand Prix of the Seas. The Fort Lauderdale Grand Prix of the Seas race course is located east of South Beach Park and North of the Port Everglades inlet. Approximately one hundred high-speed personal watercraft are expected to participate in this annual event. The special local regulation is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards during the race event. All vessels and persons in the regulated area must follow the direction of Coast Guard personnel, law enforcement, and race officials. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before October 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2017–0552 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email Petty Officer Mara J. Brown, Sector Miami Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (305) 535–4317, email Mara.J.Brown@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: high speeds of the participants during the races would be a safety concern for anyone who would enter the race area. The purpose of this rulemaking is to ensure the safety of vessels and the navigable waters within the established race area, marked with buoys. The Coast Guard proposes this rulemaking under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1233. I. Table of Abbreviations A. Regulatory Planning and Review Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits. Executive Order 13771 directs agencies to control regulatory costs through a budgeting process. This NPRM has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, the NPRM has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. This regulatory action determination is based on the size, location, and timeof-year of the special local regulation. Vessel traffic will be able to safely transit around this regulated area, which will impact a small designated area of the Atlantic Ocean in Fort Lauderdale, SUMMARY: Applicable Airworthiness Criteria under § 21.17(b). Based on the Special Class provisions of § 21.17(b), the following airworthiness requirements form the FAA Certification Basis for this design: 1. 14 CFR part 21, effective February 1, 1965, including amendments 21–1 through 21–98 as applicable. 2. EASA CS–22, amendment 2, dated March 05, 2009. 3. EASA Special Condition No. SC– A.22.1.01, ‘‘Increase in maximum mass for sailplanes and powered sailplanes.’’ 4. EASA Equivalent Safety Finding to CS–22.335(f)—Alternate method to calculate the Design Maximum Speed (VD) using the Organisation Scientifique ´ et Technique Internationale du Vol a Voile (OSTIV), Airworthiness Standards for Sailplanes, dated July 1997. 5. EASA Equivalent Safety Finding to CS–22.585(a)—Alternate basis for lower towing loads and subsequent lower lauching hook attachment loads. 6. ‘‘Standards for Structural Substantiation of Sailplane and Powered Sailplane Parts Consisting of Glass or Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics,’’ Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA) document no. I4–FVK/91, issued July 1991. 7. ‘‘Guideline for the analysis of the electrical system for powered sailplanes,’’ LBA document no. I334– MS 92, issued September 15, 1992. 8. Operations allowed: VFR-Day 9. EASA Type Certificate Data Sheet No. EASA.A.599, Issue 02, dated March 17, 2016. 10. Date of application for FAA Type Certificate: August 23, 2016. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri on August 28, 2017. William Schinstock, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–18846 Filed 9–5–17; 8:45 am] CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard nlaroche on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket Number USCG–2017–0552] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulation; Atlantic Ocean, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:53 Sep 05, 2017 Jkt 241001 II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis On June 7, 2017, the company Powerboat P1–USA, LLC notified the Coast Guard that it will be conducting the Ft. Lauderdale Grand Prix of the Seas annually. This event will occur yearly on one weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in November. The race course will be located directly east of South Beach Park in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The special local regulation is intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment. The Captain of the Port Miami (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 III. Discussion of Proposed Rule The COTP proposes to establish a special local regulation for this event occurring annually on one weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in November. The special local regulation would cover all navigable waters within the established race area, marked with buoys, approximately one mile north of the Port Everglades inlet. The duration of the zone is intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the navigable waters Fort Lauderdale Grand Prix of the Seas race event. Only those vessels participating in the event may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area, and all vessels and persons in the regulated area must follow the direction of Coast Guard personnel, law enforcement, and race officials. The proposed regulatory text appears at the end of this document. IV. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and Executive orders and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. E:\FR\FM\06SEP1.SGM 06SEP1

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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 6, 2017 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 21

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0863]


Airworthiness Criteria: Glider Design Criteria for Alexander 
Schleicher GmbH & Co. Models ASG 32 & ASG 32 Mi Gliders

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed design criteria.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of and requests 
comments on the proposed design criteria for the Alexander Schleicher 
GmbH & Co. models ASG 32 & ASG 32 Mi gliders. The administrator finds 
the proposed design criteria, which make up the certification basis for 
the ASG 32 & ASG 32 Mi gliders, acceptable.These final design criteria 
will be published in the Federal Register.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 6, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA-2017-0863 
using any of the following methods:
    [square] Federal eRegulations Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
    [square] Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30, U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room 
W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC, 20590-0001.
    [square] Hand Delivery of Courier: Take comments to Docket 
Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    [square] Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.
    Privacy: The FAA will post all comments it receives, without 
change, to https://regulations.gov, including any personal information 
the commenter provides. Using the search function of the docket Web 
site, anyone can find and read the electronic form of all comments 
received into any FAA docket, including the name of the individual 
sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, 
business, labor union, etc.). DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement can 
be found in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 
19477-19478), as well as at https://DocketsInfo.dot.gov.
    Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at 
https://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions 
for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12-140 
of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jim Rutherford, AIR-692, Federal 
Aviation Administration, Policy & Innovation Division, Small Airplane 
Standards Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, MO 64106, 
telephone (816) 329-4165, facsimile (816) 329-4090.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    We invite interested people to take part in this rulemaking by 
sending written comments, data, or views. The most helpful comments 
reference a specific portion of the design criteria, explain the reason 
for any recommended change, and include supporting data. We ask that 
you send us two copies of written comments.
    We will consider all comments received on or before the closing 
date for comments. We will consider comments filed late if it is 
possible to do so without incurring expense or delay. We may change 
these airworthiness design criteria based on received comments.

Background

    On August 23, 2016, Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. submitted an 
application for type validation of the ASG 32 glider and ASG 32 Mi 
powered glider in accordance with the Technical Implementation 
Procedures for Airworthiness and Environmental Certification Between 
the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Revision 5, 
dated September 15, 2015. Both models will be documented on a single 
type certificate. The model ASG 32 is a two-seat, mid-wing, glider 
constructed from carbon-, glass-, and synthetic-fiber reinforced 
plastic and features a 65.6 foot (20 meter) wingspan with flaps, 
double-panel Schempp-Hirth airbrakes on the upper wing surface, 
winglets, water ballast tanks in the wing, and optional tanks in the 
fuselage. The glider also features a retractable landing gear with 
hydraulic disc brakes and a conventional T-type tailplane. The model 
ASG 32 Mi adds a retractable engine and fixed pitch propeller mounted 
in the center fuselage behind the cockpit which allows the glider to be 
self-launching. Both glider versions have a maximum weight of 1,874 
pounds (850 kilograms). The EASA type certificated the ASG 32 and ASG 
32 Mi gliders under Type Certificate Number (No.) EASA.A.599 on 
February 11, 2016. The associated EASA Type Certificate Data Sheet 
(TCDS) No. EASA.A.599 defined the certification basis Alexander 
Schleicher GmbH & Co. submitted to the FAA for review and acceptance.
    The applicable requirements for glider certification in the United 
States can be found in FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 21.17-2A, ``Type 
Certification--Fixed-Wing Gliders (Sailplanes), Including Powered 
Gliders,'' dated February 10, 1993. AC 21.17-2A has been the basis for 
certification of gliders and powered gliders in the United States for 
many years. AC 21.17-2A states that applicants may utilize the Joint 
Aviation Requirements (JAR)-22, ``Sailplanes and Powered Sailplanes,'' 
or another accepted airworthiness criteria, or a combination of both, 
as the accepted means for showing compliance for glider type 
certification.

Type Certification Basis

    The applicant proposed a Certification Basis based on EASA 
Certification Specification (CS)-22, ``Sailplanes and Powered 
Sailplanes'', amendment 2, dated March 05, 2009. In addition to CS-22 
requirements, the applicant proposed to comply with other requirements 
from the certification basis referenced in EASA TCDS No. EASA.A.599, 
including special conditions and equivalent safety findings.

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The Proposed Design Criteria

    Applicable Airworthiness Criteria under Sec.  21.17(b).
    Based on the Special Class provisions of Sec.  21.17(b), the 
following airworthiness requirements form the FAA Certification Basis 
for this design:
    1. 14 CFR part 21, effective February 1, 1965, including amendments 
21-1 through 21-98 as applicable.
    2. EASA CS-22, amendment 2, dated March 05, 2009.
    3. EASA Special Condition No. SC-A.22.1.01, ``Increase in maximum 
mass for sailplanes and powered sailplanes.''
    4. EASA Equivalent Safety Finding to CS-22.335(f)--Alternate method 
to calculate the Design Maximum Speed (VD) using the 
Organisation Scientifique et Technique Internationale du Vol [aacute] 
Voile (OSTIV), Airworthiness Standards for Sailplanes, dated July 1997.
    5. EASA Equivalent Safety Finding to CS-22.585(a)--Alternate basis 
for lower towing loads and subsequent lower lauching hook attachment 
loads.
    6. ``Standards for Structural Substantiation of Sailplane and 
Powered Sailplane Parts Consisting of Glass or Carbon Fiber Reinforced 
Plastics,'' Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA) document no. I4-FVK/91, issued 
July 1991.
    7. ``Guideline for the analysis of the electrical system for 
powered sailplanes,'' LBA document no. I334-MS 92, issued September 15, 
1992.
    8. Operations allowed: VFR-Day
    9. EASA Type Certificate Data Sheet No. EASA.A.599, Issue 02, dated 
March 17, 2016.
    10. Date of application for FAA Type Certificate: August 23, 2016.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri on August 28, 2017.
William Schinstock,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
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