Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is requesting public comment on Los Angeles World Airports' (LAWA) request to change approximately 5 acres of airport property from aeronautical use to non- aeronautical use. The property is located at the northeast intersection of Westchester Parkway and Falmouth Avenue. The property is currently vacant land with no structures onsite. LAWA requests to develop the land with the Argo Drain Sub-Basin Facility. The Sub-Basin Facility is primarily an underground storm water treatment facility designed to potentially allow open space uses on the surface. The Sub-Basin Facility also includes two above-ground elements: A pump facility and blower building. Documents reflecting the LAWA's request are available, by appointment only, at the FAA Los Angeles Airports District Office.
Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment
In a decision served on January 29, 2018, the Surface Transportation Board adopted as final its calculation of the productivity adjustment, with the linking factor for the year 2015, proposed in its September 29, 2017 decision in the same docket. See R.R. Cost Recovery ProceduresProductivity Adjustment, EP 290 (Sub-No. 4), slip op. at 4 (STB served Sept. 29, 2017). The productivity change for 2015, based on changes in input and output levels from 2014, is 0.939, which is a decrease of 7.8% from the rate of productivity growth in 2014 relative to 2013 (1.018). Incorporating the 2015 value with the values from 2011-2014 period produces a geometric average productivity growth of 0.994 for the five-year period 2011-2015, or -0.6% per year.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVII-G500 Airplanes; Operation Without Normal Electrical Power
These special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GVII-G500 airplane. 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 an electronic flight-control system, the functions of which are dependent upon the airplane's electrical power generation and distribution systems. 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; Textron Aviation Inc. Airplanes
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Textron Aviation Inc. Models 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172RG, F172N, F172P, FR172K, R172K, 182E, 182F, 182G, 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N, 182P, 182Q, 182R, T182, F182P, F182Q, F182RG, R182, TR182, 206, P206/TP206, U206/TU206, 207/T207, 210-5 (205), 210-5A (205A), 210B, 210C, 210D, 210E, 210F, and T210F airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of cracks found in the lower area of the forward cabin doorpost bulkhead. This proposed AD would require repetitively inspecting the lower forward doorpost at the strut attach fitting for cracks and making all necessary repairs. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation Turboshaft Engines
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) model 250-C turboshaft engines. This proposed AD was prompted by several reports of engine power loss, one of which resulted in a fatal helicopter accident. This proposed AD would require removal of the bearing assembly, part number (P/N) 2544198, in the power turbine governor (PTG) and its replacement with a bearing assembly eligible for installation. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Class D and E Airspace, and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Austin, TX
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, and amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Austin Executive Airport, Austin, TX. The FAA conducted an airspace review and determined that airspace redesign is necessary due to the establishment of an air traffic control tower at the airport. This action would enhance the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operation at the airport. An editorial change also would be made removing the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designation.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Kansas City, MO; and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Kansas City, MO
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, Kansas City, MO; remove Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport; and amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kansas City International Airport, Kansas City, MO, and Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. The FAA is proposing this action due to the decommissioning of the Riverside VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) facility, which provided navigation guidance for the instrument procedures to Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. The VOR has been decommissioned as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. This action also would amend the airspace designations of Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for these airports. Additionally, the geographic coordinates and airport name are being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Carrabassett, ME
This action amends Class E airspace at Carrabassett, ME, due to the new arrival procedure established for Sugarloaf Regional Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.