Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Amazon Prime Air, 11804-11805 [2022-04349]

Download as PDF 11804 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 41 / Wednesday, March 2, 2022 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Availability, Notice of Industry Day Meeting, and Request for Comment on the Draft Engineering Brief 105 for Vertiport Design Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of availability, notice of industry day meeting, and request for comment. AGENCY: The FAA’s Office of Airports is announcing the availability of and requesting comments on the draft Engineering Brief (EB) 105 for Vertiport Design. This draft EB provides interim safety standards for aviation facilities that electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) type aircraft utilize for take-off and landing. These types of aviation facilities are commonly referred to as ‘vertiports’. Draft EB 105 is posted on the FAA website at: https:// www.faa.gov/airports/engineering/ engineering_briefs/drafts/. A comment matrix is also posted at this website for members of the public to utilize to submit written comments. DATES: Comments on the draft EB 105 for Vertiport Design must be received on or before April 18, 2022. The FAA will hold a virtual industry day meeting on the draft EB 105 on March 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. ET. ADDRESSES: Please submit comments or questions regarding the draft EB 105 by email to the Federal Aviation Administration at vertiports@faa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Bassey, Office of Airports, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20591, phone: (202) 267–7605, email: Robert.Bassey@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA developed draft EB 105 to provide interim safety standards for the design and operation of aviation facilities that electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) type aircraft utilize for take-off and landing. These take-off and landing facilities for eVTOL aircraft are commonly referred to as ’vertiports’. The agency is aware of a variety of eVTOL aircraft designs currently under development within the aviation industry. These new types of eVTOL aircraft, as well as vertiports utilized by these aircraft, are often referred to as components of a new and emerging sector of the aviation system known as Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). For additional general information on AAM, see: https://www.faa.gov/uas/advanced_ lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Mar 01, 2022 Jkt 256001 operations/urban_air_mobility/ and https://www.faa.gov/uas/programs_ partnerships/advanced_aviation_ advisory_committee/. The draft EB is based on research conducted by the FAA on the performance characteristics of various aircraft designs, currently under development, that will utilize vertiport facilities. The draft guidance contains a discussion of a composite aircraft (or reference aircraft), and the recommended safety standards contained in the draft guidance are only applicable to vertiports used by this composite aircraft or by any aircraft within the range of performance characteristics as this composite aircraft. The draft safety standards are not applicable for vertiport facilities that will be utilized by other types of aircraft outside the performance characteristics of this composite aircraft. The FAA will hold a virtual industry day meeting on the draft EB 105 on March 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. ET. During this meeting, the FAA will provide an overview of the draft EB 105, discuss some critical aspects of the draft currently under consideration and provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions about it. Interested parties who wish to participate in the industry day meeting will need to register and can access information on how to register on the web page where the draft EB is posted. Requests for accommodations to a disability must be received by March 18, 2022. The FAA is seeking public comments on the draft EB for Vertiport Design to help inform the development of the final EB. The draft EB is posted on the FAA website at: https://www.faa.gov/ airports/engineering/engineering_briefs/ drafts/. Members of the public should utilize the comments matrix provided at the above website to submit comments on the draft EB. Completed comment matrices should be submitted to the email address listed in the ADDRESSES section. The FAA will not accept comments during the industry day meeting. The FAA would like to publish a final EB 105 for Vertiport Design later this year, following the adjudication of comments received during the public comment period. The FAA may update this EB as necessary to reflect the continuing development of eVTOL aircraft and as the agency learns more about these new types of aircraft. Additionally, the FAA intends to publish a new Advisory Circular (AC) on Vertiport Design in the future to provide additional guidance in this area. The FAA cancelled the previous PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Vertiport Design AC (AC 150/5390–3) in 2010 due to a lack of compatible aircraft use. See: https://www.faa.gov/ regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/ index.cfm/go/document.information/ documentID/23096. Issued in Washington, DC, on February 24, 2022. John Dermody, Director, Office of Airport Safety & Standards. [FR Doc. 2022–04351 Filed 3–1–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No.: FAA–2019–0573; Summary Notice No. –2022–14] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Amazon Prime Air Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion nor omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. DATES: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before March 22, 2022. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2019–0573 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, West Building, Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at (202) 493–2251. Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 41 / Wednesday, March 2, 2022 / Notices public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to https://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at https://www.dot.gov/ privacy. 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 20590–0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nia Daniels, (202) 267–7626, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC. Timothy R. Adams, Deputy Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2019–0573. Petitioner: Amazon Prime Air. Sections of 14 CFR Affected: §§ 61.3(a), 61.23(a)(2), 61.113(a), 61.133, 91.7(a), 91.113(b)–(f), 91.119(b) and (c), 91.121, 91.151(a), 91.151(b), 135.25(a)(1) and (a)(2), 135.63(c) and (d), 135.65(d), 135.93, 135.95(a), 135.149(a), 135.161(a)(1)–(3), 135.203(a), 135.203(b), 135.209(a), 135.209(b), 135.243(b)(1) and (b)(2). Description of Relief Sought: Amazon Prime Air (Amazon) seeks to amend its existing exemptions (Exemption Nos. 18601 and 18602), which permit operations under a part 135 air carrier operating certificate with an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), to enable the petitioner’s commercial delivery operations using UASs. Amazon requests that the FAA amend these exemptions to cover the MK27–2 drone system and to modify the conditions and limitations of the exemptions to reflect the upgraded capabilities and enhanced safety of the MK27–2. Specifically, Amazon seeks to remove several conditions and limitations that the FAA imposed based on the capabilities of Amazon’s original MK27. Amazon also seeks to remove the requirements for each pilot-incommand, check pilot, and flight instructor to hold a private pilot certificate issued under part 61 and a VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Mar 01, 2022 Jkt 256001 second class medical certificate in accordance with § 61.23(a)(2). Amazon states that the purpose of the amendments is to reflect enhancements to Amazon’s UAS and operating procedures. [FR Doc. 2022–04349 Filed 3–1–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. –2022–15] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Mr. Adam Aboueid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion nor omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. SUMMARY: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before March 22, 2022. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2021–0996 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at (202) 493–2251. Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11805 https://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at https://www.dot.gov/ privacy. 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 20590–0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nia Daniels, (202) 267–7626, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC. Timothy R. Adams, Deputy Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2021–0996. Petitioner: Adam Aboueid. Section of 14 CFR Affected: 65.65. Description of Relief Sought: Mr. Adam Aboueid seeks relief from Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations § 65.65 that would allow him to be able to facilitate the practical aspects of aircraft dispatching training remotely for an indefinite trial period. It will still be interactive and facilitated in real-time by a qualified instructor. [FR Doc. 2022–04350 Filed 3–1–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2020–0862] COVID–19 Related Relief Concerning International Operations at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, New York LaGuardia Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and San Francisco International Airport for the Summer 2022 Scheduling Season Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed extension of a limited, conditional waiver of the minimum slot usage requirement for international operations only. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

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[FR Doc No: 2022-04349]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No.: FAA-2019-0573; Summary Notice No. -2022-14]


Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Amazon 
Prime Air

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief 
from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The 
purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and 
participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of 
this notice nor the inclusion nor omission of information in the 
summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its 
final disposition.

DATES: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket 
number and must be received on or before March 22, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA-2019-0573 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30; U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12-140, 
West Building, Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket 
Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at (202) 493-2251.
    Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments 
from the

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public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these 
comments, without edit, including any personal information the 
commenter provides, to https://www.regulations.gov, as described in the 
system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
https://www.dot.gov/privacy.
    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 20590-0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nia Daniels, (202) 267-7626, Office of 
Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue 
SW, Washington, DC 20591.
    This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85.

    Issued in Washington, DC.
Timothy R. Adams,
Deputy Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking.

Petition for Exemption

    Docket No.: FAA-2019-0573.
    Petitioner: Amazon Prime Air.
    Sections of 14 CFR Affected: Sec. Sec.  61.3(a), 61.23(a)(2), 
61.113(a), 61.133, 91.7(a), 91.113(b)-(f), 91.119(b) and (c), 91.121, 
91.151(a), 91.151(b), 135.25(a)(1) and (a)(2), 135.63(c) and (d), 
135.65(d), 135.93, 135.95(a), 135.149(a), 135.161(a)(1)-(3), 
135.203(a), 135.203(b), 135.209(a), 135.209(b), 135.243(b)(1) and 
(b)(2).
    Description of Relief Sought: Amazon Prime Air (Amazon) seeks to 
amend its existing exemptions (Exemption Nos. 18601 and 18602), which 
permit operations under a part 135 air carrier operating certificate 
with an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), to enable the petitioner's 
commercial delivery operations using UASs. Amazon requests that the FAA 
amend these exemptions to cover the MK27-2 drone system and to modify 
the conditions and limitations of the exemptions to reflect the 
upgraded capabilities and enhanced safety of the MK27-2. Specifically, 
Amazon seeks to remove several conditions and limitations that the FAA 
imposed based on the capabilities of Amazon's original MK27. Amazon 
also seeks to remove the requirements for each pilot-in-command, check 
pilot, and flight instructor to hold a private pilot certificate issued 
under part 61 and a second class medical certificate in accordance with 
Sec.  61.23(a)(2). Amazon states that the purpose of the amendments is 
to reflect enhancements to Amazon's UAS and operating procedures.

[FR Doc. 2022-04349 Filed 3-1-22; 8:45 am]
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