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Notice of Nonavailability Waiver of Buy America Requirements for the Nevada Department of Transportation To Purchase Certain High-Speed Rail Components
Document Number: 2024-11467
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is issuing a waiver of its Buy America requirements to the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) for high-speed rail components that are not produced in the United States for use in the Brightline West High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail System between Las Vegas, NV and Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Project). FRA selected the Project for funding under the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Program (FSP Program), and therefore FRA's Buy America requirements apply to the Project. FRA's Buy America requirements include: FRA's statutory requirements, which require 100 percent of the manufactured products, steel, and iron used in an FRA-funded project to be produced in the United States; and the Build America, Buy America Act (BABA), which requires all construction materials used in the FRA-funded project to be produced in the United States. FRA is not waiving the applicable BABA requirements for construction materials, and therefore this waiver does not apply to the construction materials used in the Project. Brightline West, the project sponsor, has selected Siemens as its preferred rolling stock vendor, and requested that FRA proceed with finalizing the Buy America waiver request for the Siemens trains and other components as included in the previously submitted documentation. Therefore, FRA is waiving its requirements for the first two Siemens trainsets, car shells, signal systems, high-speed rail turnout, and fire alarm systems based on the domestic nonavailability of these components, as described in the proposed waiver. NDOT and Brightline West estimate that more than 95 percent of the total direct dollar expenditures for the Project will be spent on domestically sourced products and labor, including 100 percent of the civil infrastructure costs.
Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee (AAAC); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2024-11440
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces multiple meetings of the AAAC.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2024-11491
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-24
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2024-11490
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-24
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
Document Number: 2024-11420
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Textron Canada Limited Model 429 helicopters. The FAA previously sent this AD as an emergency AD to all known U.S. owners and operators of these helicopters. This AD was prompted by multiple reports of tail rotor (T/R) blade abrasion strip cracks. This AD requires repetitively inspecting and checking the T/R blade abrasion strip on certain T/R blades and, depending on results, replacing or marking the T/R blade. This AD also prohibits installing affected T/R blades on any helicopter. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Type Certificate Previously Held by C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP); Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-11410
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Canada Limited Partnership Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by the determination that reliance on design assurance level (DAL) D software for flight-critical fly-by-wire (FBW) rigging functions may result in undetected inaccurate positioning of the primary flight control surfaces. This AD requires the use of specific issues of the aircraft maintenance publication (AMP) for electrical rigging procedures, and an electrical rigging confirmation check of primary flight control surfaces for certain airplanes, as specified in a Transport Canada AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; FMVSS No. 305a Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electric Powertrain Integrity Global Technical Regulation No. 20, Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2024-11404
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects the DATES and ADDRESSES sections to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on April 15, 2024, regarding Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 305a Electric- Powered Vehicles: Electric Powertrain Integrity. The proposed rule included establishing new reporting and record retention requirements and, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), NHTSA sought public comment on these new proposed information collections. The corrections add text under the DATES and ADDRESSES sections to include instructions for submitting comments regarding the new information collection requirements proposed in the NPRM.
Hazardous Materials: Adjusting Registration and Fee Assessment Program
Document Number: 2024-11391
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-24
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In order to account for increased transport of hazardous materials as well as the burdens such transport places on first responders, PHMSA proposes overdue updates to the registration fees under the statutorily mandated registration and fee assessment program for persons who transport, or offer for transportation, certain categories and quantities of hazardous materials. PHMSA's proposal would increase the annual fee to be paid by those registrants qualifying as a small business or not-for-profit organization by $125 to $375 and by those registrants not qualifying as a small business or not-for-profit organization by $425 to $3,000. Actions such as fee adjustments are necessary to fund PHMSA's Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness grants program at newly authorized levels in accordance with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Pub. L. 117-58). PHMSA also proposes to implement an electronic-only registration fee payment process. Finally, PHMSA proposes to revise requirements to clarify that a certificate of registration may be carried in either electronic or paper form for both motor carriers and those who transport hazardous materials by vessel.
Modification of Class D and E Airspace; McClellan-Palomar Airport, Carlsbad, CA
Document Number: 2024-11296
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class D and Class E airspace designated as a surface area at McClellan-Palomar Airport, Carlsbad, CA. Additionally, this action makes administrative modifications to update the airport's existing Class D and Class E airspace legal descriptions. These actions will support the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) and visual flight rules (VFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-11214
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A319-111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -131, -132, -133, -151N, and -153N airplanes; A320 series airplanes; and A321-211, -212, -213, -231, -232, -251N, -252N, -253N, -271N, -272N, -251NX, - 252NX, -253NX, -271NX, and -272NX airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that a damage-tolerance and fatigue reassessment of nose landing gear (NLG) repairs is necessary for certain parts fitted on airplanes approved for operation in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). This proposed AD would require repair and replacement of all affected parts, and introduces restrictions for the installation of affected parts, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Criteria: Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Archer Aviation, Inc. Model M001 Powered-Lift
Document Number: 2024-11192
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces the special class airworthiness criteria for the Archer Aviation, Inc. (Archer) Model M001 powered-lift. This document sets forth the airworthiness criteria the FAA finds to be appropriate and applicable for the powered-lift design.
Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing Program and Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Program Regulations
Document Number: 2024-11139
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-24
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
In this final rule, the Department of Transportation (Department) amends the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing and Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program regulations to implement provisions of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and make other necessary updates.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Greenville and Vandalia, IL
Document Number: 2024-11344
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace at Greenville, IL, and Vandalia, IL. This action is the result of an airspace review conducted due to the decommissioning of the Vandalia very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimum Operating Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airports are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action brings the airspace into compliance with FAA orders to support instrument flight rule (IFR) operations.
CG Railway, LLC-Operation Exemption-Rail Ferry Service
Document Number: 2024-11343
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Type Certificate Previously Held by C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP)) Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-11163
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Canada Limited Partnership Model BD-500-1A10 and BD- 500-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that the pylon-to-wing area motive flow flexible fuel line assemblies may have been installed incorrectly. This proposed AD would require inspecting the motive flow flexible fuel line assemblies and corrective actions, as specified in a Transport Canada AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-11162
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of excessive thickness of the trailing edge of certain ailerons, which may affect the assembly of the rear spar with the lower and upper skins. This proposed AD would require a one-time ultrasonic or visual inspection of the aileron rear spar and trailing edge areas, and applicable corrective actions, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent to Designate as Abandoned Dennis Air Service Supplemental Type Certificate No. SA4-1306
Document Number: 2024-11268
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the FAA's intent to designate Dennis Air Service Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. SA4-1306 as abandoned and make the related engineering data available upon request. The FAA has received a request to provide engineering data concerning this STC. The FAA has been unsuccessful in contacting Dennis Air Service concerning the STC. This action is intended to enhance aviation safety.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Practices of Household Goods Brokers
Document Number: 2024-11316
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-23
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. FMCSA requests OMB's renewed approval to the ICR titled "Practices of Household Brokers," which applies to household goods (HHG) brokers who are procured by the public (HHG shippers) to arrange the transportation of the shipper's household goods by HHG motor carriers. This renewal updates wage related costs that have changed since the last approval and revises the previous information collection total respondent hourly and cost burden. FMCSA received two comments in response to the 60-day Federal Register notice.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Airbus Canada Limited Partnership
Document Number: 2024-11314
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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.
FY 2024 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning
Document Number: 2024-11305
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-23
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $10,496,164 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 funding under the Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning (TOD Pilot Program). As required by Federal public transportation law and subject to funding availability, funds will be awarded competitively to support comprehensive planning or site-specific planning associated with new fixed guideway and core capacity improvement projects. FTA may award additional funding that is made available to the TOD Pilot Program before the announcement of project selections.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; White Sulphur Springs Airport, White Sulphur Springs, MT
Document Number: 2024-11304
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at White Sulphur Springs Airport, White Sulphur Springs, MT. This action would support the airport's transition from visual flight rules (VFR) operations to instrument flight rules (IFR) operations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2024-11302
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-23
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 a generic information collection. As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, FAA has an approved Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): "Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery".
Modification of Class E Airspace; Hollister Municipal Airport, Hollister, CA
Document Number: 2024-11293
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the Hollister Municipal Airport, Hollister, CA due to the newly developed Area Navigation (RNAV) (Global Positioning System [GPS]) Runway (RWY) 13 approach. This action supports the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads
Document Number: 2024-11337
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Engines
Document Number: 2024-11326
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding four airworthiness directives (ADs) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Model RB211-535E4-37, RB211-535E4-B-37, and RB211-535E4-C-37 engines. The superseded ADs required recalculating the cyclic life for certain engine life-limited rotating parts and replacing those parts that have exceeded their cyclic life limit within specified compliance times. Since the FAA issued those ADs, the manufacturer has revised the engine time limits manual (TLM), introducing new and more restrictive instructions. This AD requires revising the airworthiness limitations section (ALS) of the existing approved maintenance or inspection program, 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.
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board-Acquisition Exemption-San Mateo County Transit District
Document Number: 2024-11325
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2024-11276
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-23
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 28 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Commercial Driver's License: Covenant Transport Inc. and Landair Transport Inc. Jointly d/b/a Covenant Logistics; Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2024-11275
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-23
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from Covenant Transport Inc. and Landair Transport Inc., jointly doing business as Covenant Logistics, requesting an exemption to allow commercial learner's permit (CLP) holders who have passed the commercial driver's license (CDL) skills test but have not yet received a CDL document to drive a Covenant Logistics' commercial motor vehicle (CMV), without being accompanied by a CDL holder in the passenger seat. FMCSA requests public comment on the applicant's request for exemption.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2024-11273
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-23
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for six individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have "no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV." The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Foreign Air Operator Certificates Issued by a Regional Safety Oversight Organization
Document Number: 2024-11253
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Current FAA regulations require that foreign applicants for operating specifications must hold a valid air operator certificate issued by the State of the Operator. Some International Civil Aviation Organization Contracting States have joined together to form Regional Safety Oversight Organizations. These organizations may provide a uniform regulatory structure for safety oversight and provide technical assistance and the execution of safety oversight functions on behalf of their member States. Regional Safety Oversight Organizations have been established in many parts of the world. These organizations may be formed based on a variety of differing arrangements among member States. The institutional structures of these organizations range from highly formalized intergovernmental organizations established on the basis of formal legal agreements, to less formalized organizations established under the International Civil Aviation Organization Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Program. States participating in Regional Safety Oversight Organizations may delegate various functions or tasks to these organizations based on the extent of delegated legal authority stipulated in the Regional Safety Oversight Organization's formation documentation. One of the functions member States may delegate to some of the highly formalized and more fully resourced Regional Safety Oversight Organizations is the issuance of air operator certificates on behalf of the State of the Operator. This regulation change would allow the FAA to review and, if acceptable to the Administrator, recognize as valid air operator certificates issued by the Regional Safety Oversight Organization to foreign air carriers on behalf of the State of the Operator for purposes of evaluating foreign applicants for operating specifications.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Part 65-Certification: Airmen Other Than Flight Crewmembers, Subpart C-Aircraft Dispatchers and Appendix A to Part 65-Aircraft Dispatcher Courses
Document Number: 2024-11213
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-22
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. This collection involves the information that each applicant for an aircraft dispatcher certificate or FAA approval of an aircraft dispatcher course must submit to the FAA. These applications, reports and training course materials are provided to the local FAA Flight Standards District Office that oversees the certificates and FAA approvals. The collection is necessary for the FAA to determine qualification and the ability of the applicant to safely dispatch aircraft. Without this collection of information, applicants for a certificate or course approval would not be able to receive certification or approval. The collection of information for those who choose to train aircraft dispatcher applicants is to protect the applicants by ensuring that they are properly trained.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-11143
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper) Model PA-28-181, PA-28R-201, PA- 34-220T, and PA-44-180 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a double-drilled bolt hole of the rear wing spar attachment fitting found during an unscheduled inspection of an airplane due to a ground collision with an automobile. This AD requires inspecting the rear wing spar attachment fitting and, if discrepancies are found, inspecting the forward wing spar attachment fitting, accomplishing corrective actions as required, and reporting to the FAA when corrective actions are required. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-10965
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-2A12 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that the pivot door pressure seals on the thrust reverser fixed structure were found disbonded or missing on several airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting the pivot door pressure seals and accomplishing applicable corrective actions. This proposed AD would also require a functional test of the thrust reversers. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-10964
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-25-13, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100- 1A10 (Challenger 300) airplanes. AD 2009-25-13 requires the deactivation of the left-hand (LH) baggage bay heater mat. Since the FAA issued AD 2009-25-13, Bombardier developed a new design solution for the potential uncontrolled heating of the baggage bay sidewall heater mat. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2009- 25-13, and would also require modifying the baggage bay sidewall interior panel, heater mat, and water tank heater installation, and doing functional testing. Upon the completion of the new actions, the retained requirements of AD 2009-25-13 would terminate. This proposed AD would also revise the applicability and prohibit the installation of affected parts. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Aerospace Design & Compliance, LLC (ADC), Textron Aviation Inc. Model 550, 560, and 560XL Airplane; Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal Access
Document Number: 2024-10500
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation, Inc. (Textron) 550 (Bravo), 560 (Ultra Encore), and 560XL (Excel) series airplane as modified by Aerospace Design & Compliance, LLC (ADC). These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. This design feature is the installation of a digital system that contains a wireless and hardwired network with hosted application functionality that allows access, from sources internal to the airplane, to the airplane's internal electronic components. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Aerospace Design & Compliance, LLC (ADC), Textron Aviation Inc. Model 550, 560, and 560XL Airplane; Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2024-10498
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation, Inc. (Textron) 550 (Bravo), 560 (Ultra Encore), and 560XL (Excel) series airplanes as modified by Aerospace Design & Compliance, LLC (ADC). This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. This design feature is the installation of an electronic networks system architecture that will allow increased connectivity to and access from external network sources to the airplane's previously isolated electronic assets (networks, systems, and databases). The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-11172
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all ATRGIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-500 and Model ATR72 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of heavy corrosion on one of the two lugs of the travel limiting unit (TLU) lever assembly. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the TLU lever assembly for corrosion and, depending on findings, a conductivity test and applicable corrective actions, and prohibits the installation of affected parts, 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.
Special Conditions: Bell Textron Inc. (Bell) Model 525 Helicopter; Static Longitudinal Stability Compliance
Document Number: 2024-11158
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Bell Model 525 helicopter. This helicopter will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category helicopters. This design feature is a four-axis full authority digital fly-by-wire (FBW) flight control system (FCS) that provides for aircraft control through pilot input or coupled auto pilot modes. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB
Document Number: 2024-11140
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-21
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), as amended, this notice announces the Department of Transportation's (Department or DOT) intention to renew Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 2105-0561 for the collection and posting of certain aviation consumer protection-related information from U.S. carriers and foreign carriers. The subject information collections relate to requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for the development and auditing of carrier customer service plans, reporting of tarmac delays, display of on-time performance, and the posting of various consumer protection documents on carrier websites. The Control Number is set to expire on August 31, 2024, unless renewed.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2024-11138
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Leonardo S.p.a. Model AW169 helicopters. This AD was prompted by manufacturing defects in certain forward and aft float assemblies. This AD requires replacing certain aft float assemblies or, as an alternative, deactivating the emergency flotation system (EFS). This AD also prohibits installing certain forward and aft float assemblies. These actions are 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.
Certification of Signal Employees
Document Number: 2024-09958
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is prescribing regulations for certification of signal employees, pursuant to the authority granted in section 402 of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA).
July 22, 2024 Certification of Dispatchers
Document Number: 2024-09957
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is establishing regulations for the certification of dispatchers, pursuant to the authority granted in section 402 of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA).
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-11002
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2021-17-02, which applies to all ATRGIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-200, -300, and -320 airplanes. This action revises the NPRM by proposing additional modification of the affected wiring for certain airplanes. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions would impose an additional burden over those in the NPRM, the FAA is requesting comments on this SNPRM.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Upper Mill Creek Canyon Road Improvement Project Along Mill Creek Canyon Road in the State of Utah
Document Number: 2024-11029
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-20
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final. This final agency action relates to a proposed highway project, the roadway widening of Mill Creek Canyon Road, modifications to parking areas, establishment of a bicycle lane, and drainage improvements to the upper 4.6 miles of Mill Creek Canyon Road near Millcreek, Utah. The FHWA's Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) provides details on the Selected Alternative for the proposed improvements.
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Maryland Transit Administration Baltimore Red Line Project
Document Number: 2024-11003
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-20
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The FTA, as lead Federal agency, and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), as local project sponsor and joint lead agency, issue this notice to advise other Federal, State, and local agencies, Tribes, and the public that a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) will be prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the Red Line Project ("the Project"). The Project, a proposed high-frequency, high-capacity, approximately 14-mile transit line for the Baltimore Region, will fill a major gap in east-west transit service between Woodlawn and Bayview, through downtown Baltimore, Maryland.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-10645
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating cracks in the frame inner chord and web at station (STA) 727. This proposed AD would require an inspection for any repair, repetitive inspections of the frame inner chord and web at STA 727 for any crack, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-10507
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of operators receiving No. 1 flight compartment windows that may not meet type design requirements for withstanding a bird impact. This proposed AD would require replacing affected No. 1 flight compartment windows and would prohibit the installation of affected windows. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Lewisburg, WV
Document Number: 2024-10967
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
A final rule was published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2024, amending Class D surface area and Class E airspace for Greenbrier Valley Airport, Lewisburg, WV, as the BUSHI non-directional beacon (NDB) was removed from the airspace descriptions. This action corrects the Class D airspace description by changing the ceiling of the airspace from 4,000 feet to 4,800 feet.
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