Department of Transportation 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Proposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route T-333; Western United States
Document Number: 2018-25711
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T- 333 in the western United States. The modification is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of Priest, CA, VOR navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of affected ATS route V-485. The decommissioning has rendered portions of V-485 unusable and amending T-333 will overcome affected portions of V-485. The Priest, CA, VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route T-331; Western United States
Document Number: 2018-25710
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T- 331 in the western United States. The modification is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of Clovis, CA, VOR portion of the VOR/ Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of affected ATS route V-23. The decommissioning has rendered portions of V-23 unusable and amending T-331 helps overcome affected portions of V-23. The Clovis, CA, VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of E Airspace; Flippin, AR
Document Number: 2018-25706
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Marion County Regional Airport, Flippin, AR, and Baxter County Airport, Mountain Home, AR, which is contained within the Flippin, AR, airspace legal description. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the Flippin VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the Marion County Regional Airport and name of Baxter County Airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25663
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, and A330-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a revision of a certain airworthiness limitations item (ALI) document, which specifies new or more restrictive maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations, and a determination that those maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25662
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that filters, which are integral to certain T-unions in the landing gear hydraulic control system, disconnected from their housing and, in some cases, migrated. This AD requires replacing certain T- unions with an integral filter with T-unions without an integral filter. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25661
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50, MYSTERE-FALCON 900, and FALCON 900EX airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked reinforcing straps (doublers) on the ailerons of airplanes equipped with blended winglets. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the upper and lower reinforcing straps on the ailerons, and replacement if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25394
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747-8 and 747-8F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that flightcrew oxygen masks did not function as designed during flight testing. This AD requires an inspection to determine if certain oxygen masks/regulators are installed, and replacement if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25392
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 series airplanes; Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes; and Model A330-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by revisions to certain airworthiness limitation item (ALI) documents, which specify more restrictive instructions and/or airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive instructions and/or airworthiness limitation requirements. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2018-24930
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Maritime Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, this final rule provides the 2018 inflation adjustment to civil penalty amounts that may be imposed for violations of certain DOT regulations. This rule also finalizes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's and the Office of the Secretary's catch-up inflation adjustment interim final rules required by the same Act.
Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With International Standards
Document Number: 2018-24620
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to maintain alignment with international regulations and standards by incorporating various amendments, including changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, air transport quantity limitations, and vessel stowage requirements. These revisions are necessary to harmonize the HMR with recent changes made to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, the International Civil Aviation Organization's Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, and the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous GoodsModel Regulations. Additionally, PHMSA proposes several amendments to the HMR that would allow for increased alignment with the Transport Canada, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: 2018-25823
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: 2018-25822
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Expansion of R-3803 Restricted Area Complex; Fort Polk, LA
Document Number: 2018-25707
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to expand the R-3803 restricted area complex in central Louisiana by establishing four new restricted areas, R-3803C, R-3803D, R-3803E, and R-3803F, and make minor technical amendments to the existing R-3803A and R-3803B legal descriptions for improved operational efficiency and administrative standardization. The proposed restricted area establishments and amendments support U.S. Army Joint Readiness Training Center training requirements at Fort Polk for military units preparing for overseas deployment.
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, Gas and Liquid Pipeline Safety Program Certification
Document Number: 2018-25652
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is preparing to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the renewal, without change, of the information collection covering the Gas and Liquid Pipeline Safety Program Certifications currently approved under OMB control number 2137-0584. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments from affected agencies and members of the public on the information collection detailed below.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana
Document Number: 2018-25578
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 131.227 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The 131.227 acres is located along High School Road between Sam Jones Expressway to the south and the CSX railroad to the north. The land formerly served as parking areas for Indianapolis International Airport. The proposed use of the property is to be used for corporate development.
Public Notice for Intent To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2018-25577
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Palmer Municipal Airport, Palmer, Alaska.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Madison, MN
Document Number: 2018-25576
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending up to 700 feet above the surface at Lac Qui Parle County Airport, Madison, MN, to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. The FAA is taking this action due to the decommissioning of the Madison non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the associated approach. This enhances the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Carrizo Springs, TX
Document Number: 2018-25575
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Dimmit County Airport, Carrizo Springs, TX. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of the decommissioning of the Dimmit non-directional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, and Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Dothan, AL
Document Number: 2018-25569
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E surface airspace at Dothan Regional Airport, Dothan, AL. The Class E surface airspace is established for the safety of aircraft landing and departing the airport when the air traffic control tower is closed. Also, this action amends Class D airspace by updating the airport's name and geographic coordinates, as well as replacing the outdated term `Airport/Facility Directory' with `Chart Supplement'. Additionally, the geographic coordinates of the airport and Wiregrass VORTAC are adjusted in the associated Class E airspace to match the FAA's aeronautical database; as well as removing the part-time status of the airspace for Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Schenectady, NY, Ithaca, NY, and Albany, NY
Document Number: 2018-25564
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Schenectady County Airport, Schenectady, NY, and Albany, NY by updating the geographic coordinates of this airport, Saratoga County Airport, Hunter NDB, and Cambridge VORTAC. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also would replace the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace of Schenectady County Airport, Schenectady, NY, and Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-25497
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for MDHI Model 369A, 369D, 369E, 369FF, 369H, 369HE, 369HM, 369HS, 500N, and 600N helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting each main rotor blade (MRB) for a crack. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of cracked MRBs. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these helicopters.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25495
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that certain fuel probes indicated misleading fuel quantities on the engine indicating and crew alerting system (EICAS). This proposed AD would require a functional check of certain fuel probes, and replacement with a serviceable part if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25494
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 93-14-19, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes. AD 93-14-19 required inspections for disbonding of the trailing edge wedge of the leading edge slat; and repair, if necessary. We issued AD 93-14-19 to prevent the loss of a trailing edge wedge, which could result in reduced maneuver margins, reduced speed margins to stall, and unexpected roll before stall warning, all of which would adversely affect the controllability of the airplane. Since we issued AD 93-14-19, an updated stability and control analysis showed that the worst-case scenario of a trailing edge wedge disbond in-flight would not adversely affect the controllability of the airplane. Accordingly, AD 93-14-19 is removed.
Ithaca Central Railroad, LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2018-25550
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Watco Holdings, Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Ithaca Central Railroad, LLC
Document Number: 2018-25549
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Pilot Program for Collaborative Research on Motor Vehicles With High or Full Driving Automation; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-25532
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In response to a request from the public, NHTSA is announcing a two-week extension of the comment period on the ANPRM on a Pilot Program for Collaborative Research on Motor Vehicles with High or Full Driving Automation. The comment period for the ANPRM was originally scheduled to end on November 26, 2018. It will now end on December 10, 2018.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2018-25510
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for five 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.
Advisory Committee on Aviation Consumer Protection Matters; Subcommittee on In-Flight Sexual Misconduct
Document Number: 2018-25508
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Transportation (``Department'') has reestablished the Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee (``ACPAC'' or ``Committee''), formerly known as the Advisory Committee on Aviation Consumer Protection, as a Federal advisory committee. The Department has also established a National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force (``Task Force'') as an ACPAC Subcommittee. The Task Force will develop recommendations for the ACPAC's consideration on best practices and protocols for air carriers relating to training, reporting, and data collection of sexual assault onboard commercial aircraft. The Department anticipates the first meeting of the ACPAC will be held on January 16, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Media Center (located on the lobby level of the West Building) at the U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters,1200 New Jersey Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20590. Three topics will be discussed at that meeting (1) establishment of the Task Force (including the tasks to be carried out by the Task Force); (2) transparency of airline ancillary service fees; and (3) involuntary changes to travel itineraries.
Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2018-25484
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on this information collection pertaining to hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request renewal from the Office of Management and Budget.
Airworthiness Directives; Zodiac Seats France Cabin Attendant Seats
Document Number: 2018-25436
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Zodiac Seats France 536 Series Cabin Attendant Seats. This AD was prompted by cracks found in a highly concentrated stress area of the seat pan hinges. This AD requires repetitive inspections and replacement of the seat pan. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25387
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes, Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by defects found during production tests of ram air turbine (RAT) units; investigation revealed that the defects were due to certain RAT hydraulic pumps having an alternative manufacturing process of the pump pistons. This AD requires replacing any defective RAT hydraulic pump with a serviceable part and re- identifying the RAT module part number. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25386
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of an overheat failure mode of the hydraulic engine-driven pump (EDP), and a determination that the affected EDP needs to be replaced with an improved EDP. This proposed AD would require replacement of a certain EDP with an improved EDP. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25385
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON, and FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations and maintenance requirements are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations and maintenance requirements. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems (also known as Air Cruisers Company)
Document Number: 2018-25003
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems (also known as Air Cruisers Company) fusible plugs installed on emergency evacuation equipment for various transport category airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports indicating that affected fusible plugs activated (vented gas) below the rated temperature. This AD requires an inspection of the fusible plugs to determine the part number and lot number, and replacement of all affected fusible plugs. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-24486
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A318 and A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, A320- 212, A320-214, A320-216, A320-231, A320-232, and A320-233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, A321-112, A321-131, A321-211, A321-212, A321-213, A321-231, and A321-232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of missing assembly hardware on the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA). This AD requires repetitive inspections and checks of the lower and upper THSA attachments and applicable related investigative and corrective actions; a one-time inspection of the THSA lower attachment and replacement as applicable; and, for certain airplanes, activation of the electrical load sensing device (ELSD) and concurrent modifications. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
KET, LLC-Operation Exemption-Lines of Railroad in Benton County, Wash.
Document Number: 2018-25418
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Paul Didelius-Continuance in Control Exemption-KET, LLC
Document Number: 2018-25413
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Lease-Western and Atlantic Railroad
Document Number: 2018-25388
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
This decision accepts for consideration the application by CSX Transportation, Inc. to continue to lease approximately 137.33 miles of rail line of the Western and Atlantic Railroad from the State of Georgia. The Board determines that this is a minor transaction as defined by the Board's regulations and adopts a procedural schedule.
Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-25380
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-21
Agency: Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Document Number: 2018-25364
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-21
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 or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Special Conditions: Garmin International, Textron Aviation Inc. Model 560XL; Airplane Electronic-System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal Access
Document Number: 2018-25363
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Model 560XL, formerly known as, prior to July 29, 2015, the Cessna Model 560XL. This airplane, as modified by Garmin International (Garmin), 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 Garmin G5000 avionics that allow internal connection to previously isolated data networks, which are connected to systems that perform functions required for the safe operation of the airplane. 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: Garmin International, Textron Aviation Inc. Model 560XL; Airplane Electronic-System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2018-25362
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation (Textron) Model 560XL, formerly known as, prior to July 29, 2015, the Cessna Model 560XL. This airplane, as modified by Garmin International (Garmin), 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 Garmin G5000 avionics that allow external connection to previously isolated data networks, which are connected to systems that perform functions required for the safe operation of the airplane. This feature creates a potential for unauthorized persons to access the aircraft- control domain and airline information-services domain, and presents security vulnerabilities related to the introduction of computer viruses and worms, user errors, and intentional sabotage of airplane 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification of Airports
Document Number: 2018-25361
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-21
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. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on July 31, 2018. The collection involves FAA Form 5280-1, Application for Airport Operating Certificate. Every airport that wants to become a certificated airport must complete this form, as well as provide a draft Airport Certification Manual (ACM). In addition, currently certificated airports must maintain their ACM, as well as keep and maintain records related to training, self-inspection, and other requirements. These records allow the FAA to verify compliance with regulation safety and operational requirements to ensure that the airports meet the minimum safety requirements, which in turn enhances the safety of the flying public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Pilot Certification and Qualification Requirements for Air Carrier Operations
Document Number: 2018-25360
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-21
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. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on July 31, 2018. The collection involves FAA review of Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certification Training Program (CTP) submittals to determine that the program complies with the applicable requirements. It also involves FAA review of an institution of higher education's application for the authority to certify its graduates meet the minimum regulatory requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Report of Inspections Required by Airworthiness Directives
Document Number: 2018-25359
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-21
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. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 19, 2018. Airworthiness Directives are regulations issued to require corrective action to resolve an unsafe condition in aircraft, engines, propellers, and appliances. Reports of inspections are often needed when emergency corrective action is taken to determine if the action was adequate to correct the unsafe condition. The respondents are aircraft owners and operators.
Amendment of Class E Airspace, Mountain City, TN; and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Elizabethton, TN
Document Number: 2018-25329
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Mountain City, TN, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving Johnson County Airport. In addition, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is established in Elizabethton, TN, to accommodate area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Elizabethton Municipal Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Amendment of Class D Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tyndall AFB, FL
Document Number: 2018-25328
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E surface airspace at Tyndall Air Force Base, (AFB), FL, for the safety of aircraft landing and departing the airport when the air traffic control tower is closed. Also, this action amends Class D airspace by updating the geographic coordinates of this airport, as well as replacing the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with ``Chart Supplement''. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Passenger Equipment Safety Standards; Standards for Alternative Compliance and High-Speed Trainsets
Document Number: 2018-25020
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends FRA's passenger equipment safety standards using a performance-based approach to adopt new and modified requirements governing the construction of conventional- and high-speed passenger rail equipment. This final rule adds a new tier of passenger equipment safety standards (Tier III) to facilitate the safe implementation of nation-wide, interoperable high-speed passenger rail service at speeds up to 220 mph. While Tier III trainsets must operate in an exclusive right-of-way without grade crossings at speeds above 125 mph, these trainsets can share the right-of-way with freight trains and other tiers of passenger equipment at speeds not exceeding 125 mph. This final rule also establishes crashworthiness and occupant protection performance requirements in the alternative to those currently specified for Tier I passenger trainsets. Together, the Tier III requirements and Tier I alternative crashworthiness and occupant protection requirements remove regulatory barriers and enable use of new technological designs, allowing a more open U.S. rail market. Additionally, the final rule increases from 150 mph to 160 mph the maximum speed for passenger equipment that complies with FRA's Tier II requirements.