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Extension of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in Specified Areas of the Sanaa Flight Information Region (FIR) (OYSC)
Document Number: 2021-26521
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) prohibiting certain flights in the specified areas of the Sanaa Flight Information Region (FIR) (OYSC) by all: U.S. air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except when the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. The FAA finds this action necessary to address hazards to persons and aircraft engaged in such flight operations due to significant, continuing safety-of-flight risks to U.S. civil aviation operations in that airspace associated with the ongoing conflict between the Saudi Arabian-led Coalition and Iranian- aligned Houthi forces. The FAA extends the expiration date of this SFAR from January 7, 2022, until January 7, 2025. Additionally, the FAA republishes the approval process and exemption information for this SFAR, consistent with other recently published flight prohibition SFARs.
Coastwise Endorsement Eligibility Determination for a Foreign-Built Vessel: HOTEL CALIFORNIA (Motor); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2021-26511
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to issue coastwise endorsement eligibility determinations for foreign-built vessels which will carry no more than twelve passengers for hire. A request for such a determination has been received by MARAD. By this notice, MARAD seeks comments from interested parties as to any effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. Information about the requestor's vessel, including a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Coastwise Endorsement Eligibility Determination for a Foreign-Built Vessel: LA VIE DASANTE (Sail); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2021-26510
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to issue coastwise endorsement eligibility determinations for foreign-built vessels which will carry no more than twelve passengers for hire. A request for such a determination has been received by MARAD. By this notice, MARAD seeks comments from interested parties as to any effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. Information about the requestor's vessel, including a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Coastwise Endorsement Eligibility Determination for a Foreign-Built Vessel: 2 AUSTINTATIOUS (Sail); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2021-26509
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to issue coastwise endorsement eligibility determinations for foreign-built vessels which will carry no more than twelve passengers for hire. A request for such a determination has been received by MARAD. By this notice, MARAD seeks comments from interested parties as to any effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. Information about the requestor's vessel, including a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Coastwise Endorsement Eligibility Determination for a Foreign-Built Vessel: BRIE (Sail); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2021-26508
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to issue coastwise endorsement eligibility determinations for foreign-built vessels which will carry no more than twelve passengers for hire. A request for such a determination has been received by MARAD. By this notice, MARAD seeks comments from interested parties as to any effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. Information about the requestor's vessel, including a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information Collection: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Candidate Application for Admission
Document Number: 2021-26507
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on August 5, 2021.
Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Maritime Administration Annual Service Obligation Compliance Report
Document Number: 2021-26506
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on August 17, 2021.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-26497
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Model MBB-BK 117 D-2 helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of chafing marks on a wiring harness near the locking washer of the lateral control rod. This AD requires an inspection of the wiring harness and the routing of the wiring harness and corrective actions if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-26496
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as chafing of the engine fuel feed line hoses. This AD requires inspecting the engine fuel feed line hoses and the electrical wiring and rerouting all fuel lines. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-26495
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as insufficient separation of ground terminations for individual power sources and static grounds. This AD requires inspecting and separating, if applicable, the battery and generator common ground connections on the airframe. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Release From Federal Grant Assurance Obligations and Land Exchange San Bernardino International Airport, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California
Document Number: 2021-26488
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal and invites public comment on the application for release of 10.306 acres of airport property from federal Grant Assurance obligations and land exchange at San Bernardino International Airport, San Bernardino, California. San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) is requesting a total release from federal obligations on 10.306 acres of SBIAA property, and to authorize an acre-for-acre land exchange between SBIAA and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (SMBMI). The property is located approximately 600-feet south of E 3rd Street, north of W St., and approximately 300-feet east of Victoria Street and west of U St.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program
Document Number: 2021-26457
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice details the application requirements and procedures to obtain grant funding for eligible projects under the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program (Partnership Program). This notice solicits applications for Partnership Program funds made available by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The opportunity described in this notice is made available under Assistance Listings Number 20.326, ``Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification of Airports, Part 139
Document Number: 2021-26426
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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 to renew an information collection. Part 139 establishes certification requirements for airports serving scheduled passenger-carrying operations of an air carrier operating aircraft configured for more than 9 passenger seats, as determined by the regulations under which the operation is conducted or the aircraft type certificate issued by a competent civil aviation authority; and unscheduled passenger-carrying operations of an air carrier operating aircraft configured for at least 31 passenger seats, as determined by the regulations under which the operation is conducted or the aircraft type certificate issued by a competent civil aviation authority. This part does not apply to: Airports serving scheduled air carrier operations only by reason of being designated as an alternate airport; airports operated by the United States; airports located in the State of Alaska that only serve scheduled operations of small air carrier aircraft and do not serve scheduled or unscheduled operations of large air carrier aircraft; airports located in the State of Alaska during periods of time when not serving operations of large air carrier aircraft; or heliports.
Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-26424
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hampton, GA
Document Number: 2021-26418
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Atlanta Speedway Airport (formerly Clayton County-Tara Field) by updating the airport's name and updating the geographical coordinates to coincide with the FAA's database. Also, during a review of the airspace, it was determined that an increase in the radius was needed. This action would also remove excessive verbiage from the legal description of the airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Streamline and Update the Department of Transportation Acquisition Regulation (TAR Case 2020-001)
Document Number: 2021-24421
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-07
Agency: Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) is proposing to amend and update its Transportation Acquisition Regulation (TAR). Under this initiative, all parts of the regulation were reviewed to streamline the regulation, to revise or remove policy that has been superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove procedural guidance that is internal to DOT and move it to the Transportation Acquisition Manual (TAM) as appropriate, and to incorporate new regulations or policies required to implement or supplement the FAR to execute DOT's unique mission and responsibilities. The TAM will incorporate portions of the internal procedural guidance removed from the TAR, as well as other internal agency acquisition policy. This rulemaking revises the entire TAR.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Approval of an Information Collection Request: Commercial Driver Licensing and Test Standards
Document Number: 2021-26410
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The FMCSA requests approval to revise and renew an ICR titled, ``Commercial Driver Licensing and Test Standards,'' due to an increase in the number of commercial driver's license records. This ICR is needed to ensure that drivers, motor carriers and the States are complying with notification and recordkeeping requirements for information related to testing, licensing, violations, convictions, and disqualifications and that the information is accurate, complete, transmitted, and recorded within certain time periods as required by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 (CMVSA), as amended.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-26394
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A319-111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -131, -132, and -133 airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and - 233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that during re- engineering of galley G5, a 9G forward full scale qualification test was performed, and the door of the waste compartment opened before the required load was reached. This AD requires modifying the waste compartment door of each affected galley, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-26393
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that shimming requirements were not met during the assembly of certain structural joints, which can result in reduced fatigue thresholds of the affected structural joints. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of certain areas of the front spar pickle fork and front spar outer chord and repair of any cracking found. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-26392
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that shimming requirements were not met during the assembly of certain structural joints, which can result in reduced fatigue thresholds and cracking of the affected structural joints. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of certain areas of the aft wheel well bulkhead (AWWB) body chord and AWWB side fitting and failsafe straps, and repair of any cracking found. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-26391
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of erratic electrical system status on the push button annunciators (PBAs) and the engine instrument and crew alerting system (EICAS). This AD requires revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to incorporate procedures to be applied during erroneous electrical status indication conditions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Galesburg, IL
Document Number: 2021-26370
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace at Monmouth Municipal Airport, Monmouth, IL, contained within the Galesburg, IL, airspace legal description. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Galesburg very high frequency (VHF) omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimal Operational Network (MON) Program.
Airworthiness Directives; Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG Propellers
Document Number: 2021-26365
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-25-05 for all Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG (Hoffmann) model HO-V 72 propellers. AD 2020-25-05 required amending the existing aircraft flight manual (AFM) with abnormal propeller vibration instructions. AD 2020-25-05 also required visual inspection and non-destructive test (NDT) inspection of the propeller hub and, depending on the results of the inspections, replacement of the propeller hub with a part eligible for installation. AD 2020-25-05 also required replacement of the propeller hub before exceeding 30 years since the date of manufacture. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks at different positions on two affected propeller hubs and subsequent manufacturer revision of the service information, which showed that the 30-year life limit of the propeller hub is no longer needed. This AD requires amending the existing AFM by inserting abnormal propeller vibration instructions, visual inspection and NDT inspection of the propeller hub and, depending on the results of the inspections, replacement of the propeller hub with a part eligible for installation. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-26334
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.a. Model AW109SP helicopters. This AD was prompted by reports of an ineligible hydraulic pump being installed on Model AW109SP helicopters. This AD requires inspecting each hydraulic pump for damage and, depending on the inspections results, removing parts from service and accomplishing other corrective actions. This AD also requires removing certain parts from service before they exceed their life limits. The corrective actions are required to be accomplished as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-26333
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.a. Model A109E helicopters. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in the center fuselage frame assembly in the intersection of the lateral pylon and floor spar at station (STA) 1815 on the left- and right-hand sides. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the intersection of the lateral pylon and floor spar at STA 1815 for cracking and, depending on the findings, repair, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-26332
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), Model 369D, 369E, 369F, 369FF, 369H, 369HE, 369HM, 369HS, 500N, and 600N helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of a spiral crack in the pilot-to-copilot tail rotor torque tube (torque tube). This AD requires a one-time visual and recurring borescope inspections of the torque tube and depending on the results, removing the torque tube from service. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-26331
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet Inc. Model 45 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a fuel leak due to a cracked fuel line between the engine fuel control and the engine fuel flow meter. This AD requires replacing the existing fuel flow meter bracket assembly with a redesigned bracket assembly and reporting information to the FAA. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-26330
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet Inc. (Learjet) Model 45 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of corrosion found on the upper surface of the lower center wing mid spar splice plate. This AD requires repetitively inspecting the center wing area for corrosion and deterioration of protective treatments, removing any corrosion, and treating any deteriorated areas. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; ASI Aviation (Type Certificate Previously Held by Reims Aviation S.A.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-26329
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-16-07 R1, which applied to certain Reims Aviation S.A. (type certificate now held by ASI Aviation) Model F406 airplanes. AD 2015-16-07 R1 required inspecting the left-hand and right-hand rudder control pedal torque tubes and replacing with a serviceable part as necessary. Since the FAA issued AD 2015-16-07 R1, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) superseded its mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) to correct an unsafe condition on these products. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2015-16-07 R1, expands the applicability, and requires repeating the inspections using updated procedures. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders
Document Number: 2021-26326
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH Model Ventus-2a and Ventus-2b gliders. This proposed AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as severe corrosion on the inboard flaperon actuation push rods and ball bearing connecting the flaperon push rod to the bell crank inside the wing. This proposed AD would require inspecting the affected parts of the flaperon control in the wings and taking corrective actions if necessary. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Rulemaking-Railroad Consolidation Procedures-Exemption for Emergency Temporary Trackage Rights
Document Number: 2021-26239
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is adopting a final rule establishing a new class exemption for emergency temporary trackage rights. The final rule also makes certain other related changes to the class exemptions for trackage rights and temporary trackage rights.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2021-26286
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPS) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2021-26283
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
U.S. DOT Strategic Plan
Document Number: 2021-26266
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-03
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary of Transportation invites the public to comment on the draft DOT Strategic Framework, which includes draft strategic goals and strategic objectives to accomplish each strategic goal. The strategic goals and strategic objectives will be included in the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Strategic Plan for fiscal years (FY) 2022-2026.
Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Fort Worth and Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Document Number: 2021-26260
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace at Fort Worth, TX, and the Class E airspace at Dallas-Fort Worth, TX. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review due to the cancellation of the instrument procedures and implementation on new instrument procedures at Granbury Regional Airport, Granbury, TX, contained within the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, Class E airspace legal description. The geographic coordinates of the Fort Worth Spinks Airport, Fort Worth, TX, would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Fulton, KY
Document Number: 2021-26237
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Fulton Airport, Fulton, KY, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving this airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Broadband Infrastructure Deployment
Document Number: 2021-26231
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-03
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
FHWA amends its regulations governing the accommodation of utilities on the right-of-way (ROW) of Federal-aid or direct Federal highway projects to implement requirements of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, for broadband infrastructure deployment. The requirements, which will apply to each State that receives Federal funds under Chapter 1 of title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.), aim to facilitate the installation of broadband infrastructure.
Airport Compliance Program
Document Number: 2021-25936
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Standardized Curricula Part 135 Delivered by Part 142 Training Centers, Aircraft Master Schedule
Document Number: 2021-26217
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of the proposed aircraft master schedule for the standardized curricula for certain air carriers and operators whose pilots receive training from FAA- certificated training centers. The FAA invites public comment.
Proposed Standardized Curricula for Part 135 Delivered by Part 142 Training Centers, Instructor/Check Pilot Qualification Curriculum
Document Number: 2021-26216
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of the proposed standardized curricula for instructor and check pilot qualifications for certain air carriers. This curriculum may be delivered by FAA- certificated training centers. The FAA invites public comment.
Amendment Class D and Class E Airspace; Ardmore, OK
Document Number: 2021-26187
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects typographic errors in the final rule published in the Federal Register on October 26, 2021, amending the Class D and Class E airspace at Ardmore, OK.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2021-26147
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt eight individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act Request for Information
Document Number: 2021-26145
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-01
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
FHWA seeks public input on the implementation of the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act.
Proposed Establishment and Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Key Largo, FL
Document Number: 2021-26113
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E surface airspace to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Ocean Reef Club Airport. This action also proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Ocean Reef Club Airport by updating the geographic coordinates of the airport and correcting the descriptor by replacing AL with FL. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-26110
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, -300, and -900 series airplanes; and Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that during the frame of flight test clearance process, a detailed analysis of air data reference (ADR) failure scenarios led to the identification that compliance requirements for loads and handling qualities throughout the flight envelope could be impaired in case of dispatch with one ADR inoperative (master minimum equipment list (MMEL) item 34-10-01) during the maximum interval allowed by the current MMEL. This AD requires revising the operator's existing FAA-approved minimum equipment list (MEL) for the air data/inertial reference system, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-26109
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited Model DHC-8-401 and - 402 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of loss of hydraulic fluid and annunciation of the check fire detect light. This AD requires doing a detailed visual inspection for chafing and proper clearance of the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) main landing gear (MLG) primary zone advanced pneumatic detector (APD) sensing lines, the hydraulic tube assemblies, and the surrounding structure, and doing all applicable corrective action. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Support and Services (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-26108
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Saab AB, Support and Services Model SAAB 340B airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that the circuit breaker for the emergency cabin lighting tripped without fault in the system. This AD requires replacing a certain circuit breaker with a part having a higher rating, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH and Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders
Document Number: 2021-26042
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-1000T gliders and Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH Model Duo Discus T gliders with a Solo Kleinmotoren GmbH Solo Model 2350C or 2350D engine installed. This proposed AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as failure of the bearing of the upper pulley of the belt driven reduction gear resulting in separation of the propeller from the engine. This proposed AD would require replacing a certain hex-nut and would establish a lift limit for the ball bearing assembly. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; True Flight Holdings LLC Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-26041
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all True Flight Holdings LLC Model AA-1, AA-1A, AA-1B, AA-1C, AA-5, AA-5A, and AA-5B airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by the report of an accident of an airplane with bondline corrosion and delamination of the horizontal stabilizers. This proposed AD would require inspecting the wings, fuselage, and stabilizers for bondline separation, corrosion, and previous repair. This AD would also require repairing or replacing parts and applying corrosion inhibitor as necessary. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-26037
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Model AS332L2 and EC225LP helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of loss of tightening torque on the nut that attaches the tail gear box (TGB) bevel wheel. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections (measurements) of the angular clearances of the TGB, and, depending on the findings, replacement of the TGB with a serviceable TGB, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). This proposed AD would also provide terminating action for certain repetitive inspections. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.