Federal Aviation Administration March 26, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: C1-2012-5859
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Special Conditions: Airbus, A350-900 Series Airplane; Passenger Seats With Non-Traditional, Large, Non-Metallic Panels
Document Number: 2012-7235
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus A350-900 series airplane. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with seats that include non-traditional, large, non-metallic panels that would affect survivability during a post-crash fire event. 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.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Jackson Municipal Airport, Jackson, MN
Document Number: 2012-7233
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to authorize the release of 18 acres of the airport property at the Jackson Municipal Airport, Jackson MN. The City is proposing a land swap to exchange this 18 acre parcel for another parcel of 24.72 acres. The acreage being released is not needed for aeronautical use as currently identified on the Airport Layout Plan. The acreage comprising this parcel was originally acquired in 1976 with an Airport Development Aid Program (ADAP) grant (76-5-27-0045-01). In exchange for the 18 acres the airport will receive a new parcel of land in the approach to the crosswind runway 4/22. The appraised fair market value of the proposed release parcel is $130,500, the fair market value of the proposed acquire parcel is $165,000. The FAA approved a Categorical Exclusion for environmental requirements on May 13, 2010. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. 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.
Proposed Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Bellingham, WA
Document Number: 2012-7232
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class D and Class E airspace at Bellingham, WA, to accommodate aircraft departing and arriving under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) at Bellingham International Airport. This action also would remove Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or E surface area at Bellingham International Airport. This action, initiated by the biennial review of the Bellingham airspace area, would enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hastings, NE
Document Number: 2012-7104
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Hastings, NE. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Hastings Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Memphis, TN
Document Number: 2012-7103
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Memphis, TN, as the West Memphis Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at Memphis International Airport. This action also would remove West Memphis Municipal Airport, West Memphis, TN from the existing airspace surrounding Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; West Memphis, AR
Document Number: 2012-7096
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at West Memphis, AR. Separation of existing Class E airspace surrounding West Memphis Municipal Airport from the Class E airspace of Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN, has made this action necessary to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Special Conditions: XtremeAir GmbH, XA42; Acrobatic Category Aerodynamic Stability
Document Number: 2012-6837
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the XtremeAir GmbH XA42 airplane. The XA42 airplane has a novel or unusual design feature associated with its static stability. This airplane can perform at the highest level of aerobatic competition. To be competitive, the aircraft was designed with positive and, at some points, neutral stability within its flight envelope. Its lateral and directional axes are also decoupled from each other providing more precise maneuvering. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. 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. These special conditions are only applicable to aircraft certified solely in the acrobatic category.