Proposed Flight Standardization Board Report, The Boeing Company 737, Revision 17 and The Boeing Company 737 Airplane Flight Manual Airspeed Unreliable Non-Normal Checklist, 63641-63642 [2020-22381]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 196 / Thursday, October 8, 2020 / Notices Frequency: n/a. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 2 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,000 hours annually. 200,000 respondents × 2 minutes each = 400,000 minutes. 400,000 minutes/60 minutes in an hour = 6,666 hours annually. Issued in Oklahoma City, OK on September 24, 2020. Ryan C. Smith, Airman Knowledge Testing Program Manager, Airman Testing Standards Branch (AFS–630). [FR Doc. 2020–22292 Filed 10–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2020–0936] Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Survey of Industry’s Response to Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 17007 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 for a new information collection. The collection involves survey responses from U.S. operator (Part 121 and Part 135) employees who lead departments responsible for Operations and Standards, Training, and Safety to understand how industry has addressed recommendations from SAFO 17007 and to inform future guidance on manual flight skill proficiency in future en-route and terminal environments. This information collection is necessary, as no other information sources have been identified that would provide the required information. Operator policies and procedures are not publicly shared; therefore, this is the only reliable method to gather anonymous information from a representative industry sample. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by December 7, 2020. ADDRESSES: Please send written comments: By Electronic Docket: www.regulations.gov (Enter docket number into search field). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Oct 07, 2020 Jkt 253001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victor Quach by email at: victor.k.quach@faa.gov; phone: 202– 267–3585. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–XXXX. Title: Survey of Industry’s Response to Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 17007. Form Numbers: Not applicable. Type of Review: New information collection. Background: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is developing guidance materials on maintaining manual flight skill proficiency in future en-route and terminal environments where pilots will have less opportunities to practice manual flight knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) in a highly automated environment. The FAA is conducting this survey of U.S. operators (Part 121 and Part 135) to determine how the organizations have incorporated the recommendations in SAFO 17007 into line operations and training. SAFO 17007 (linked below) encourages the development of training and line-operations policies to ensure that proficiency in manual flight operations is developed and maintained for pilots. https://www.faa.gov/other_ visit/aviation_industry/airline_ operators/airline_safety/safo/all_safos/ media/2017/SAFO17007.pdf. An invitation to complete a one-time electronic survey will be sent to U.S operators (Part 121 and Part 135) employees who lead departments responsible for Operations and Standards, Training, and Safety. These personnel are responsible for implementing the SAFO’s recommendations into line operations and training. All data provided will be kept private to the extent possible by law. To preclude the identification of individual responses, all respondents will be given a participant code that does not identify them or their organization. Only the project leaders will have access to the coding key, which will be destroyed after data PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63641 analyses are complete. Only analyses and reports of aggregate data will be produced and released. Failure to collect data on industry incorporation of SAFO 17007 recommendations will impact the quality of future FAA guidance provided to address manual flight operations. As such, it may also jeopardize future manual flight operations in an increasingly automated environment. SAFO 17007 encourages operators to practice manual flight in an operational environment; however, increased use of flight deck automation from NextGen National Airspace improvements will limit practice opportunities resulting in an increased need to make other improvement, which may be addressed through future FAA guidance. Respondents: 1,224 U.S. Part 121 and Part 135 operator employees who lead departments responsible for Operations and Standards, Training, and Safety. Frequency: One time. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 30 minutes per respondent, 612 total burden hours. Victor K. Quach, Scientific and Technical Advisor. [FR Doc. 2020–22352 Filed 10–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2020–0928] Proposed Flight Standardization Board Report, The Boeing Company 737, Revision 17 and The Boeing Company 737 Airplane Flight Manual Airspeed Unreliable Non-Normal Checklist Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: The FAA announces the availability of the draft Flight Standardization Board (FSB) Report, The Boeing Company 737, Revision 17 including an addendum describing potential refinements to The Boeing Company 737 Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) Airspeed Unreliable Non-Normal Checklist, which applies to The Boeing Company Model 737–8 and 737– 9 (737 MAX) airplanes. The FAA invites public comment. DATES: The FAA must receive comments on these proposed documents by November 2, 2020. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 63642 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 196 / Thursday, October 8, 2020 / Notices You may send comments identified by docket number FAA– 2020–0928 using any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Fax: 202–493–2251. Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy: DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. Docket: You may examine the docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2020– 0928; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The street address for Docket Operations is listed above. Comments will be available in the docket shortly after receipt. ADDRESSES: For questions on the FSB Report, contact James F. Kline, Aircraft Evaluation Division, telephone 206–231–3950, email 9-AVS-AFS-110@faa.gov. For questions on the AFM non-normal checklist, contact Paul Bernado, Compliance and Airworthiness Division, telephone 206–231–3500, email 9-FAA-SACO-AD-Inquiry@ faa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Authority for This Action Section 44701(a)(5) of title 49 of the U.S.C. requires the Administrator to promulgate regulations and minimum standards for other practices, methods, and procedures necessary for safety in air commerce and national security. Consistent with this authority, the Administrator publishes FSB Reports for use by FAA employees who approve training programs, FAA employees and designees who certify airmen, and aircraft operators and training providers, to assist them in developing their flightcrew member training, checking, and currency. Additionally, the Administrator publishes this notice consistent with this same authority. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Oct 07, 2020 Jkt 253001 Background In September 2020, the FAA completed an operational evaluation of proposed operating procedures (checklists) and pilot training as a result of The Boeing Company Model 737–8 and 737–9 (737 MAX) design changes. The operational evaluation identified potential refinements to this Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) non-normal checklist Airspeed Unreliable. This AFM non-normal procedure was referenced in the NPRM Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes (85 FR 47698). The FAA has posted the draft Boeing 737 FSB Report and an addendum to the Boeing 737 FSB Report, describing the potential refinements to the non-normal checklist at https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/draft_ docs/fsb/. Comments Invited The FAA invites public comments on the draft FSB Report, The Boeing Company 737, Revision 17, including the FSB Report addendum. Ricardo Domingo, Executive Director, Flight Standards Service, AFX–1. [FR Doc. 2020–22381 Filed 10–6–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2020–0124] Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: FAA Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) Survey Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 for 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 February 4, 2020. The collection involves a survey of Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) holders and ODA program applicants to document and assess FAA certification and oversight activities. The information to be collected is necessary because it is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 required of the FAA per Section 213 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by November 9, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Busto by email at: robert.busto@ faa.gov; phone: 816–329–4143. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. OMB Control Number: 2120–XXXX. Title: FAA Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) Survey. Form Numbers: None. Type of Review: New information collection. Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on February 4, 2020 (85 FR 6528). Section 213 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 requires FAA to establish an Expert Panel comprised of ODA holders, aviation manufacturers, safety experts, and FAA labor organizations. The Panel is instructed in the Act to conduct a survey, ‘‘of ODA holders and ODA program applicants to document and assess FAA certification and oversight activities, including the use of the ODA program and the timeliness and efficiency of the certification process.’’ The survey’s purpose will be to provide information of whether ODA processes and procedures function as intended, and such information will be incorporated into the Expert Panel’s report of assessment and recommendations. To accomplish this survey, the FAA will use an online survey, rather than a paper-based system, to reduce the burden on respondents and ensure centralized protection and control of the responses. Respondents taking the survey can do so anonymously. E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 196 (Thursday, October 8, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63641-63642]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-22381]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0928]


Proposed Flight Standardization Board Report, The Boeing Company 
737, Revision 17 and The Boeing Company 737 Airplane Flight Manual 
Airspeed Unreliable Non-Normal Checklist

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FAA announces the availability of the draft Flight 
Standardization Board (FSB) Report, The Boeing Company 737, Revision 17 
including an addendum describing potential refinements to The Boeing 
Company 737 Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) Airspeed Unreliable Non-Normal 
Checklist, which applies to The Boeing Company Model 737-8 and 737- 9 
(737 MAX) airplanes. The FAA invites public comment.

DATES: The FAA must receive comments on these proposed documents by 
November 2, 2020.

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ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by docket number FAA-2020-
0928 using any of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Docket Operations, 
M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE, Washington, DC 20590.
    Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Privacy: DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any 
personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as 
described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL- 14 FDMS), which can 
be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy.
    Docket: You may examine the docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2020-
0928; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The street address for 
Docket Operations is listed above. Comments will be available in the 
docket shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on the FSB Report, 
contact James F. Kline, Aircraft Evaluation Division, telephone 206-
231-3950, email [email protected]. For questions on the AFM non-
normal checklist, contact Paul Bernado, Compliance and Airworthiness 
Division, telephone 206-231-3500, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority for This Action

    Section 44701(a)(5) of title 49 of the U.S.C. requires the 
Administrator to promulgate regulations and minimum standards for other 
practices, methods, and procedures necessary for safety in air commerce 
and national security. Consistent with this authority, the 
Administrator publishes FSB Reports for use by FAA employees who 
approve training programs, FAA employees and designees who certify 
airmen, and aircraft operators and training providers, to assist them 
in developing their flightcrew member training, checking, and currency. 
Additionally, the Administrator publishes this notice consistent with 
this same authority.

Background

    In September 2020, the FAA completed an operational evaluation of 
proposed operating procedures (checklists) and pilot training as a 
result of The Boeing Company Model 737-8 and 737-9 (737 MAX) design 
changes. The operational evaluation identified potential refinements to 
this Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) non-normal checklist Airspeed 
Unreliable. This AFM non-normal procedure was referenced in the NPRM 
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes (85 FR 47698). 
The FAA has posted the draft Boeing 737 FSB Report and an addendum to 
the Boeing 737 FSB Report, describing the potential refinements to the 
non-normal checklist at https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/draft_docs/fsb/.

Comments Invited

    The FAA invites public comments on the draft FSB Report, The Boeing 
Company 737, Revision 17, including the FSB Report addendum.

Ricardo Domingo,
Executive Director, Flight Standards Service, AFX-1.
[FR Doc. 2020-22381 Filed 10-6-20; 4:15 pm]
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