Federal Aviation Administration March 13, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-use Assurance; Seymour (Freeman) Municipal Airport, Seymour, IN
Document Number: 2012-6012
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use at the Seymour (Freeman) Field Municipal Airport in Seymour, Indiana. The proposal consists of 871 acres located outside of the fenced in portion of airport property. This land is currently being farmed. The entire 871 acres is part of Quitclaim Deed from the United States Department of Defense in 1941. It is the intent of the Seymour Airport Authority, as owner and operator of Seymour (Freeman) Municipal Airport (SER) to lease or sell the entire 871 acres as an industrial park. This notice announces that the FAA is considering the release of the subject airport property at Seymour (Freeman) Municipal Airport, from all federal land covenants. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination that all measures covered by the program are eligible for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. In accordance with section 47107(h) of Title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Launch and Reentry of SpaceShipTwo Reusable Suborbital Rockets at the Mojave Air and Space Port
Document Number: 2012-6000
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 United States Code Sec. 4321-4347 (as amended), Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508), and FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, the FAA is announcing the availability of and requesting comments on the Draft EA for the Launch and Reentry of SpaceShipTwo Reusable Suborbital Rockets at the Mojave Air and Space Port. The Draft EA was prepared to analyze the potential environmental impacts of issuing experimental permits and/or launch licenses to operate SpaceShipTwo Reusable Suborbital Rockets and WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California. Under the Proposed Action, the FAA would issue experimental permits and/or launch licenses to multiple operators for the operation of SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo at the Mojave Air and Space Port. Both WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo would be piloted during operations. The Mojave Air and Space Port comprises an area of approximately 3,000 acres in Kern County, California, and is east of the unincorporated town of Mojave. The Draft EA addresses the potential environmental impacts of implementing the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative of not issuing an experimental permit and/or launch license for the operation of SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo at the Mojave Air and Space Port. The FAA has posted the Draft EA on the FAA/AST Web site at http:// www.faa.gov/about/officeorg/headquartersoffices/ast/environme ntal/ review/permits/. A paper copy of the Draft EA may be reviewed for comment during regular business hours at the following locations:
Public Meeting With Interested Persons To Discuss the Proposed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Draft Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C199 Establishing the Minimum Performance Standard (MPS) for Low Powered Surveillance Equipment (LPSE)
Document Number: 2012-5926
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be holding a public meeting to discuss issuing a new Technical Standard Order (TSO). This TSO will define a minimum performance standard (MPS) for avionic surveillance equipment, for aircraft that are currently exempt from using ATC transponder and altitude reporting equipment or automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B Out) equipment as defined in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Sec. Sec. 91.215 and 91.225. Meeting Dates and Location:
Airworthiness Directives; Burl A. Rogers (Type Certificate Previously Held by William Brad Mitchell and Aeronca, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-5864
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Burl A. Rogers (type certificate previously held by William Brad Mitchell and Aeronca, Inc.) Models 15AC and S15AC airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of intergranular exfoliation and corrosion of the upper and/or lower wing main spar cap angles found on the affected airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the upper and lower main wing spar cap angles for cracks and/or corrosion and installing inspection access panels. This AD also requires replacing the wing spar cap angles if moderate or severe corrosion is found and applying corrosion inhibitor. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-5859
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding two existing airworthiness directives (AD). One existing AD is for Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes without Airbus modification 26017. That AD currently requires replacing the flight warning computers (FWCs). The other existing AD is for Airbus Model A320 and A321 series airplanes on which Airbus modification 24612 or Airbus Service Bulletin A320-31-1080 has not been accomplished. That existing AD currently requires revising the limitations section of the airplane flight manual. This new AD requires replacing both FWC units with certain FWC units. This AD was prompted by in-service events of thrust lever mismanagement and a manufacturer analysis on the failure to follow procedure or heed existing cockpit cues. The analysis of the thrust lever management issue showed two categories of scenarios that could lead to thrust asymmetry during landing, with controllability and deceleration consequences. We are issuing this AD to prevent thrust asymmetry conditions which could result in loss of control of the airplane during landing.