Federal Aviation Administration April 23, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Consensus Standards, Light-Sport Aircraft
Document Number: 2012-9743
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of three new and three revised consensus standards relating to the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule issued July 16, 2004, and effective September 1, 2004. ASTM International Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft developed the new and revised standards with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) participation. By this notice, the FAA finds the new and revised standards acceptable for certification of the specified aircraft under the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule.
Notice of Release From Federal Grant Assurance Obligations for Sacramento International Airport (SMF), Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2012-9741
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-23
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 two parcels of land comprising approximately 6.50 acres of airport property at the Sacramento International Airport, California. The County of Sacramento proposes to release the 6.50 acres for sale to the California's Reclamation District 1000 at fair market value. The two parcels of land are occupied in their entirety by a storm water drainage canal and pumping plant owned and operated by Reclamation District 1000 and do not serve any aviation purposes. The property serves as a regional drainage canal and pumping plant to support facilities for transporting storm water away from developed and undeveloped property, including part of the Sacramento International Airport in the southwest section of the Natomas Basin.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance Former Willmar Municipal Airport, Willmar, MN
Document Number: 2012-9735
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to authorize the release of 90 acres of airport property at the former Willmar Municipal Airport, Willmar, MN. The land will be used for an industrial park. The FAA issued a Categorical Exclusion on February 12, 2012. The City of Willmar built a new airport in 2006, therefore the acreage being released is not needed for aeronautical use. The 90 acres are on the East side of the former Willmar Municipal Airport, more specifically East of County Road 5 and north of Willmar Avenue SW. The acreage was originally acquired with City of Willmar funds. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. The fair market value of this land is $1,700,000 and will be applied to the new Willmar Municipal Airport for operating and maintaining the airport and/or improvements. 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. 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.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Marshfield Municipal Airport, Marshfield, WI
Document Number: 2012-9678
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to authorize the release of 24.89 acres of the airport property at the Marshfield Municipal Airport, Marshfield WI. The WisDOT issued a Categorical Exclusion for the release on March 25, 2011. The acreage being released is not needed for aeronautical use as currently identified on the Airport Layout Plan. The acreage comprising of parcels 38 and 39 were originally acquired under Grant Nos. ADAP 7-55-0039-01. The City of Marshfield (Wisconsin), as airport owner, has concluded that the subject airport land is not needed for expansion of airport facilities. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. The airport will receive the appraised fair market value of $68,000 for the land in addition to Parcels 40 and 41 as identified on the Exhibit A Property Map. 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.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, OH
Document Number: 2012-9677
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the Rickenbacker International Airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the swap of the airport property. The proposal consists of the swap of improved land owned by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) for land owned by the United States Navy (Navy). The CRAA has requested from FAA a ``Release from Federal agreement obligated land covenants'' to swap 18.320 acres of property acquired by the CRAA without Federal funding from the United States Air Force via Deed dated July 11, 2001, for 24.447 acres owned by the Navy. The above mentioned land is not needed for aeronautical use, as shown on the Airport Layout Plan. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the CRAA to dispose of the property. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the 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 Amendment of Air Traffic Service Routes; Southwestern United States
Document Number: 2012-9675
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Jet Route J-2, and VOR Federal airways V-16, V-66, and V-202 in southern Arizona and New Mexico. The FAA is proposing this action due to the scheduled decommissioning of the Cochise, AZ, VHF omnirange tactical air navigation aid (VORTAC) which currently forms segments of the routes. This would enhance enroute navigation within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Southwestern United States
Document Number: 2012-9673
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish two new low-altitude RNAV routes, designated T-306 and T-310, in southwestern United States. The new routes would expand the availability of RNAV within the National Airspace System (NAS) and provide substitute route segments for portions of VOR Federal airways V-16 and V-202.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Plentywood, MT
Document Number: 2012-9671
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Plentywood Sher-Wood Airport, Plentywood, MT. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Plentywood Sher-Wood Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-9576
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-23
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 Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called A300-600 series airplanes), and Model A310 series airplanes. The agency docket number specified throughout the final rule is incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.