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

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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Springhill, LA
Document Number: 2012-12165
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for Springhill, LA. Decommissioning of the Springhill non-directional beacon (NDB) at Springhill Airport has made this action necessary to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport also are adjusted.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Monahans, TX
Document Number: 2012-12163
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Monahans, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Roy Hurd Memorial Airport. The airport's geographic coordinates also are adjusted. 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 D Airspace; Sault Ste Marie, ON
Document Number: 2012-12162
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace at Sault Ste Marie, ON. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to coincide with the Canadian control zone over Sault Ste Marie Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kerrville, TX
Document Number: 2012-12161
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Kerrville, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Kerrville Municipal Airport/Louis Schreiner Field. The airport's geographic coordinates would also be adjusted. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lemmon, SD
Document Number: 2012-12159
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Lemmon, SD. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Lemmon Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport. Geographic coordinates of the airport also would be updated.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Battle Creek, MI
Document Number: 2012-12157
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Battle Creek, MI. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at W. K. Kellogg Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport. Geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sweetwater, TX
Document Number: 2012-12155
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Sweetwater, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Avenger Field Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport. Geographic coordinates would also be updated, as well as the airport name.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Pender, NE
Document Number: 2012-12104
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Pender, NE. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Pender Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Branson West, MO
Document Number: 2012-12103
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Branson West, MO, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Branson West Municipal-Emerson Field Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Eldon, MO
Document Number: 2012-12102
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Eldon, MO. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Eldon Model Airpark. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; New Philadelphia, OH
Document Number: 2012-12101
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at New Philadelphia, OH. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Harry Clever Field. The geographic coordinates of the airport also are updated. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Houston, MO
Document Number: 2012-12085
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Houston, MO. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Houston Memorial Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Leesville, LA
Document Number: 2012-12084
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Leesville, LA. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Leesville Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Red Cloud, NE
Document Number: 2012-12082
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Red Cloud, NE. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Red Cloud Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Ninth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 222, Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services
Document Number: 2012-12057
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Ninth meeting of RTCA Special Committee 222, Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Michael J Smith Field, Beaufort, NC
Document Number: 2012-12053
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47153(c), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Beaufort-Morehead City Airport Authority to waive the requirement that approximately 7.5 acres of airport property, located at the Michael J Smith Field, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Repair Stations
Document Number: 2012-11984
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action would amend the regulations for repair stations by revising the system of ratings, the repair station certification requirements, and the regulations on repair stations providing maintenance for air carriers. This action is necessary because many portions of the existing repair station regulations do not reflect current repair station aircraft maintenance and business practices, or advances in aircraft technology. These changes would modernize the regulations to keep pace with current industry standards and practices.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-11957
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that environmentally friendly de-icing agents used on certain electrical connectors and braids could cause corrosion damage. This AD requires performing, in certain locations, a detailed inspection for corrosion of the electrical and electronics installation, and if corrosion is found repairing each affected harness braid or replacing each affected component and/or wiring harness. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion of critical system wiring, which could result in arcing and, in combination with other factors, a fire and consequent damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-11954
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an in-flight failure of the hydraulic control panel, which resulted in the absence of pressure and quantity indication of the hydraulic system and accompanying alerts for ``hydraulic system 1 low quantity'' and ``hydraulic system 2 low quantity.'' This AD requires implementing new abnormal procedures for hydraulics in the airplane flight manual (AFM). We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of control of the airplane due to incorrect hydraulic system failure information being provided to the flightcrew, followed by application of inappropriate procedures.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-11944
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company Models 210G, T210G, 210H, T210H, 210J, T210J, 210K, T210K, 210L, T210L, 210M, T210M, 210N, T210N, P210N, 210R, T210R, and P210R airplanes. This AD requires an inspection(s) of the left and right wing lower main spar caps for cracks and either replacing cracked wing lower main spar caps, wing spars, or wings (as applicable) with serviceable spar caps, spars, or wings that are found free of cracks or incorporating an FAA-approved modification. This AD also requires reporting the results of the inspections to the FAA. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks found in the wing lower main spar caps on the above-referenced airplanes with cantilever metal wings. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-11869
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections for cracks of the fuselage skin lap splice between body station (BS) 400 and BS 520 at stringers S-6L and S-6R, and repair if necessary. This new AD shortens the interval for the repetitive inspections, requires modification for certain airplanes, and requires certain post-modification inspections for other airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of multiple adjacent cracks on an airplane, and a recent fleet-wide evaluation of widespread fatigue damage of skin lap joints, which indicated the need for revised procedures and reduced compliance times. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the fuselage skin lap splice between BS 400 and BS 520 at stringers S-6L and S-6R, which could result in sudden loss of cabin pressurization and the inability of the fuselage to withstand fail-safe loads.
Twelfth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 217, Joint with EUROCAE WG-44, Terrain and Airport Mapping Databases
Document Number: 2012-12100
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twelfth meeting, RTCA Special Committee 217, Joint with EUROCAE WG-44, Terrain and Airport Mapping Databases.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Commercial Space Transportation Licensing Regulations
Document Number: 2012-12099
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-18
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 information will determine if applicant proposals for conducting commercial space launches can be accomplished according to regulations issued by the Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Flight Simulation Device Initial and Continuing Qualification and Use
Document Number: 2012-12098
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-18
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 collection of this information is necessary to ensure safety of flight by ensuring complete and adequate training, testing, checking, and experience is obtained and maintained by those who conduct flight simulation training.
74th Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147, Minimal Operations Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment
Document Number: 2012-12097
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the 74th meeting of RTCA Special Committee 147, Minimal Operations Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment.
Fifteenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 214, Joint With EUROCAE WG-78, Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services
Document Number: 2012-12083
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the fifteenth meeting of RTCA Special Committee 214, Joint with EUROCAE WG- 78, Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services.
Rules of Practice for Federally-Assisted Airport Enforcement Proceedings (Retrospective Regulatory Review); Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2012-11988
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action reopens the comment period for an NPRM that was published on March 5, 2012. In that document, the FAA proposed to update, simplify, and streamline rules of practice and procedure for filing and adjudicating complaints against federally-assisted airports. The Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), an association representing the local, regional and state governing bodies that own and operate the principal airports served by scheduled air carriers in North America, has requested additional time to complete its review and coordinate comments received from members that would be impacted by the proposed changes.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2012-11987
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2012-11986
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-11812
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Models 58 and G58 airplanes. This 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 AD requires inspecting for oversized or deformed fuel hose clamps and replacing as necessary. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-11492
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus 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 a report of corrosion found on the main fitting of the nose landing gear (NLG) leg in the vicinity of the dowel pin bushes retaining the lower steering flange. This AD requires modifying the NLG main fitting by adding primer paint to the cadmium around the dowel bush holes. We are issuing this AD to prevent NLG main fitting rupture, which could result in an NLG collapse.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-11490
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319-111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -131, -132, and -133 airplanes; Model A320-111, -211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and - 233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, and -131 airplanes; equipped with an additional center tank (ACT). That AD currently requires identifying the part number of the ACT and, for certain ACTs, replacing the outer ACT manhole cover and seal. This new AD requires modifying certain ACTs by replacing the manhole seal with a new seal; adding certain ACT equipped airplanes to the applicability; and removing Model A320-111 airplanes from the applicability. This AD was prompted by reports that the modification required by the current AD was not fully effective. We are issuing this AD to prevent fuel and/or vapor leakage, which could result in a combustible fuel vapor/air mixture in the cargo compartment, and consequent fire risk.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-11463
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of fractured and missing latch pin retention bolts that secure the latch pins on the forward cargo door. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections for fractured or missing latch pin retention bolts, replacement of existing titanium bolts with new Inconel bolts, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fractured and missing latch pin retention bolts, which could result in potential separation of the cargo door from the airplane and catastrophic decompression of the airplane.
Flightcrew Member Duty and Rest Requirements; Correction
Document Number: 2012-11592
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting the final flightcrew member duty and rest rule published on January 4, 2012. In that rule, the FAA amended its existing flight, duty and rest regulations applicable to certificate holders and their flightcrew members operating certain domestic, flag, and supplemental operations. This document corrects the effective date and several errors in the codified text of the final flightcrew member duty and rest rule.
Operations in Class D Airspace
Document Number: 2012-11593
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is removing the provision describing an abbreviated taxi clearance. Previously, air traffic controllers issued abbreviated taxi instructions to aircraft en route to their assigned departure runway, which allowed pilots to cross all runways that intersected the taxi route to their departure runway. The FAA no longer uses these abbreviated taxi clearances and is removing the provision of the regulation that describes this clearance. This action aligns the regulation with current air traffic control practice and responds to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Safety Recommendation Numbers A-00- 67 and -68.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Omaha, NE
Document Number: 2012-11549
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Omaha, NE. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Eppley Airfield. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Decatur, IL
Document Number: 2012-11540
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Decatur, IL. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Decatur Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport are also adjusted.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2012-11475
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A helicopters, which requires inspecting the tail rotor (T/R) pylon for a loose or missing fastener, a crack, damage, or corrosion and adding an internal doubler to the aft shear deck tunnel assembly. This proposed AD is prompted by the discovery of cracks in T/R pylons. The proposed actions are intended to detect a loose or missing fastener, a crack, damage, or corrosion on the T/R pylon and, if present, to repair the T/R Pylon and install a doubler on the aft shear deck tunnel assembly or to replace the T/R pylon and install the doubler on the aft shear deck tunnel assembly to prevent failure of the T/R pylon or other T/R components, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tullahoma, TN
Document Number: 2012-11409
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace in the Tullahoma, TN area, as the Arnold Air Force Base has been closed and controlled airspace associated with the airport is being removed. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary for the continued safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the Tullahoma, TN airspace area. This action also makes a minor adjustment to the geographic coordinates of the Tullahoma Regional Airport/Wm Northern Field.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Cocoa Beach, FL
Document Number: 2012-11399
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an error in the legal description of a final rule; technical amendment, published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2012 that amends Class D airspace at Cocoa Beach, FL.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2012-11398
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and E airspace at Martin State Airport, Baltimore, MD. The geographic coordinates of the Baltimore VORTAC are being adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database, which show the correct coordinates. This does not affect the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-11029
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of multiple site damage cracks in the radial web lap and tear strap splices of the aft pressure bulkhead at station (STA) 1582 due to fatigue. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the aft pressure bulkhead at STA 1582, repair or replacement of any cracked bulkhead, and eventual replacement of the aft pressure bulkhead at STA 1582 with a new bulkhead. Accomplishing the replacement terminates the repetitive inspections required by this AD. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the aft pressure bulkhead, which could result in rapid decompression of the airplane and possible damage or interference with the airplane control systems that penetrate the bulkhead, and consequent loss of controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-11027
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319-111, -112, and -132 airplanes; Model A320-111, -211, -212, -214 and -232 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -211, -212, and -231 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that corrosion was found on the overwing refueling aperture on the top wing skin, and that for certain airplanes, repairs made using primer coating may prevent proper electrical bonding provision between the overwing refueling cap adaptor and the wing skin. This AD requires performing an electrical bonding test between the gravity fill re-fuel adaptor and the top skin panels on the left-hand and right-hand wings, and if necessary performing a general visual inspection for corrosion of the component interface and adjacent area, and repairing the gravity fuel adaptor if any corrosion is found. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion and improper bonding, which in combination with a lightning strike in this area, could create a source of ignition in a fuel tank, resulting in a fire or explosion, and consequent loss of the airplane.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee-Continuing a Task
Document Number: 2012-11302
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA assigned the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) a continuing task to provide advice and recommendations to the FAA about implementing a process for prioritizing rulemaking projects. This task addresses, in part, one of the Department of Transportation's Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) recommendations. This notice informs the public of a continuing ARAC activity and does not solicit membership for the existing Rulemaking Prioritization Working Group (RPWG).
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 2012-11231
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2012-11017
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Access to Aircraft Situation Display to Industry (ASDI) and National Airspace System Status Information (NASSI) Data
Document Number: 2012-11251
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On December 16, 2011, the FAA published a notice of an interim policy, instructing aircraft owners and operators on how they can limit the FAA's dissemination of their aircraft data via the FAA's ASDI program. The notice indicated that the FAA would later propose specific procedures by which aircraft owners and operators can in the future express their preference on the FAA's release of their aircraft data to the public via ASDI. This document is the FAA's proposal and the FAA's invitation to the public to comment on any aspect of it. Until the FAA publishes a document that sets forth the FAA's final decision on the ASDI blocking process, the FAA will continue to operate under the interim policy that the FAA described in the notice published in December 2011.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Commercial Air Tour Operator Reports
Document Number: 2012-11228
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-09
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 for full clearance an information collection that has been granted emergency clearance. The commercial air tour operational data provided to the FAA and NPS will be used by the agencies as background information useful in the development of air tour management plans and voluntary agreements for purposes of meeting the mandate of the National Parks Air Tour Management Act (NPATMA) of 2000.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Suspected Unapproved Parts Notification
Document Number: 2012-11225
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-09
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 information collected on the FAA Form 8120-11 is used by those who wish to report suspected unapproved parts to the FAA for review. The information is used to determine if an unapproved, part investigation is warranted.
Land Release for Dunkirk Airport
Document Number: 2012-11212
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on the Dunkirk Airport (DKK), Dunkirk, New York, Notice of Proposed Release from Aeronautical Use of approximately 2.666 +/- acres of airport property, to allow for non-aeronautical development. The 2.666 +/- acres of land are proposed to be transferred to the Town of Sheridan for use as public right-of-way for the relocation of Newell Road. The released lands will be exchanged for the 2.006 acres +/- of the existing Newell Road right-of-way currently owned by the Town of Sheridan. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Office of the Chautauqua County Executive and the FAA New York Airport District Office.