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

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Best Equipped Best Served
Document Number: 2012-5304
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is conducting a public meeting to seek technical input on proposed operational incentive scenarios for possible implementation in the 2012-2014 timeframe. The discussion will be limited to technical and operational implications of these selected scenarios. The candidate proposals for discussion have been designed to deliver on the best equipped, best performing, best served concept for implementation in the 2012-2014 timeframe. The proposed scenarios target use of the following NextGen technologies: ADS-B Out and In and RNAV/RNP 0.3 with and without RF Legs. This meeting is focused on technical considerations; before implementation of any potential scenario the FAA would conduct the necessary reviews and opportunities for public notice and comment as appropriate.
Notice of a Non-Aeronautical Land-Use Change Effecting the Quitclaim Deed and Federal Grant Assurance Obligations at Blythe Airport, Blythe, CA
Document Number: 2012-5299
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a non-aeronautical land- use change for approximately 829 acres of airport property at Blythe Airport, Blythe, California, from the aeronautical use provisions of the Quitclaim Deed and Grant Agreement Assurances since the land is not needed for aeronautical purposes. The property will be leased for its fair market value and the rental proceeds deposited in the airport account for airport use. The reuse of the land for a solar farm represents a compatible land use that will not interfere with the airport or its operation, thereby protecting the interests of civil aviation and contributing to the self-sustainability of the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Airplanes Equipped With a Certain Supplemental Type Certificate (STC)
Document Number: 2012-5290
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to all Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Models 95-C55, D55, E55, 58, and 58A airplanes equipped with a certain STC. The description of the affected STCs in the first sentence of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, Discussion section, is incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Underwater Locating Devices (Acoustic) (Self-Powered)
Document Number: 2012-5213
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This is a confirmation notice for the planned revocation of all Technical Standard Order authorizations issued for the production of Underwater Locating Devices (Acoustic) (Self-Powered) manufactured to the TSO-C121 and TSO-C121a specifications. These actions are necessary because the planned issuance of TSO-C121b, Underwater Locating Devices (Acoustic) (Self-Powered), minimum performance standard (MPS) will increase the minimum operating life of Underwater Locating Devices from 30 days to 90 days.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-5180
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-400 and 747-400D series airplanes. That NPRM proposed installing aluminum gutter reinforcing brackets to the forward and aft drip shield gutters of the main equipment center (MEC); and adding a reinforcing fiberglass overcoat to the top surface of the MEC drip shield, including an inspection for cracking and holes in the MEC drip shield, and corrective actions if necessary. That NPRM also provided for an option to install an MEC drip shield drain system, which, if accomplished, would extend the compliance time for adding the reinforcing fiberglass overcoat to the top surface of the MEC drip shield. That NPRM was prompted by a report of a multi-power system loss in flight of 1, 2, and 3 alternating current electrical power systems located in the MEC. This action revises that NPRM by revising the locating dimensions of the brackets and changing the routing of the forward drain tubes. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent water penetration into the MEC, which could result in the loss of flight critical systems. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Jacksonville, NC
Document Number: 2012-5126
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Albert J. Ellis Airport, Jacksonville, NC, by updating the geographic coordinates of the airport to aid in the navigation of our National Airspace System. The airport dimensions and operating procedures remain the same.
Rules of Practice for Federally-Assisted Airport Enforcement Proceedings (Retrospective Regulatory Review)
Document Number: 2012-4993
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action would update, simplify, and streamline rules of practice and procedure for filing and adjudicating complaints against federally-assisted airports. It would improve efficiency by enabling parties to file submissions with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) electronically, and by incorporating modern business practices into how the FAA handles complaints. This amendment is necessary to reflect changes in applicable laws and regulations, and to apply lessons learned since the existing rules were implemented in 1996.
Airworthiness Directives; Robinson Helicopter Company Helicopters
Document Number: 2012-4604
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) Model R22, R22 Alpha, R22 Beta, R22 Mariner, R44, and R44 II helicopters. The paragraph reference in paragraph (b) of the Compliance section is incorrect. Paragraph (b) references paragraph (d), when it should reference paragraph (c). This document corrects that error. Additionally, the word ``inspection'' has been added in paragraph (b) for clarification. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-4498
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200 series airplanes; Model A330-300 series airplanes; Model A340-200 series airplanes; and Model A340-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that three failures of the retraction bracket occurred during fatigue testing before the calculated life limit of the main landing gear (MLG). This AD requires repetitive replacement of the affected retraction bracket of the MLG. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the retraction bracket, which could result in a MLG extension with no damping, and consequent structural damage of the MLG.
Notice of Release From Federal Grant Assurance Obligations at Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fresno, CA
Document Number: 2012-5167
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a release of approximately 16.02 acres of airport property at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fresno, California from all conditions contained in the Grant Assurances since the parcels of land is not needed for airport purposes. The land is located approximately 5,000 feet from the end of runway 11L in the northwest corner of the airport property. The property will be sold for its fair market value to the California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) and the proceeds deposited in the airport account. CALTRANS will continue to use the land as passive wetlands, which will keep the property vacant and compatible with the airport to ensure it does not interfere with the airport or its operation, as well as continuing to serve the interest of civil aviation.
Land Release for Penn Yan Airport
Document Number: 2012-5166
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on the Penn Yan Airport (PEO), Penn Yan, New York, Notice of Proposed Release from Aeronautical Use of approximately 10.00 +/- acres of airport property, to allow for non-aeronautical development. The parcel is located on the northwest corner of the Penn Yan Airport. The tract currently consists of 10.00 +/- acres of land and it is currently vacant. The requested release is for the purpose of permitting the airport owner to sell and convey title of 10.00 +/- acres for construction of a boat storage and maintenance facility by Land and Sea Properties. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Office of the Yates County Legislature and the FAA New York Airport District Office.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Dubois Regional Airport, Reynoldsville, PA
Document Number: 2012-5162
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of 11.47 acres of land at the Dubois Regional Airport, Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania under the provisions of Section 47125(a) of Title 49 United States Code (U.S.C.).
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Wilkes-Barre, PA
Document Number: 2012-5132
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
A notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2011, establishing Class E airspace at Wilkes- Barre/Wyoming Valley Airport, Wilkes-Barre, PA, is being withdrawn. Controlled airspace already exists for area airports under this city designator. A new proposal amending the existing airspace will be submitted under a separate rulemaking.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tullahoma, TN
Document Number: 2012-5130
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Tullahoma, TN, as the Arnold Air Force Base has been closed and therefore controlled airspace associated with the airport is being removed. This action also would update the geographic coordinates at Tullahoma Regional Airport/Wm Northern Field. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations in the Tullahoma, TN area.
Meeting: RTCA Program Management Committee
Document Number: 2012-5129
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the RTCA Program Management Committee.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney (PW) Division Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2012-5094
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain PW4000 series turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of 3rd and 4th stage vane fractures in the low pressure turbine (LPT) of certain PW4000-94'' and PW4000-100'' turbofan engines. These fractures caused an uncontained engine failure, an LPT case puncture, and multiple in flight shutdowns. We are proposing this AD to prevent 3rd and 4th stage vane fractures in the LPT, which could damage the LPT rotor and lead to an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-5086
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Models 58 and G58 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by installation of oversized clamps on fuel vapor return and/or fuel vent lines in the outboard sections of the left and right wings. This proposed AD would require inspecting for oversized or deformed fuel hose clamps and replacing as necessary. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-4931
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This proposed AD would require modifying the fuel quantity indication system (FQIS) wiring or fuel tank systems to prevent development of an ignition source inside the center fuel tank. We are proposing this AD to prevent ignition sources inside the center fuel tank, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company (GE) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2012-4747
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all GE CF6-80C2 model turbofan engines, including engines marked on the engine data plate as CF6-80C2B7F1. This AD was prompted by a report of a supplier shipping a batch of nonconforming No. 3 bearing packings that had incorrect cooling holes and by subsequent reports of nonconforming No. 3 bearing packings being installed on engines in service. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the No. 3 bearing packing for an incorrect cooling hole size and, if it is found nonconforming, removing the packing and removing certain engine rotating life-limited parts (LLPs), if they were operated with unacceptable rotor bore cooling flow for a specified number of cycles. We are issuing this AD to prevent an uncontained failure of the high-pressure compressor (HPC) rotor or the low-pressure turbine (LPT) rotor, or both, which could cause damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Rotax Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2012-4746
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for BRP- Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Rotax 912 S2, 912 S3, and 914 F2 reciprocating engines. This AD requires performing a one-time inspection of the oil system for leaks and a torque check of the oil pump attachment bolts, and if leaks are detected, performing a one-time inspection of the oil pump and engine valve train, on certain serial number (S/N) BRP- Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Rotax 912 S2, 912 S3, and 914 F2 reciprocating engines. This AD was prompted by the discovery that during engine production, some engines may not have had the oil pump attachment bolts torqued to specification. We are issuing this AD to prevent oil leaks, which could result in an in-flight engine shutdown and forced landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Division Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2012-4745
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney PW4050, PW4052, PW4056, PW4060, PW4060A, PW4060C, PW4062, PW4062A, PW4152, PW4156, PW4156A, PW4158, PW4160, PW4460, PW4462, and PW4650 turbofan engines, including models with any dash number suffix. This AD was prompted by an engine overspeed event that occurred during taxi and resulted in a high-pressure compressor surge and tailpipe fire. This AD requires replacing Pratt & Whitney fuel metering units (FMUs), part numbers (P/Ns) 53T335 (HS 801000-1), 55T423 (HS 801000-2), and 50U150 (HS 801000-3) at the next shop visit after the effective date of this AD. We are issuing this AD to prevent engine overspeed on these engines, which could result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2012-4692
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes 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 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: 2012-4638
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes 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 safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.