Federal Aviation Administration July 12, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Fort Garland, CO
Document Number: 2012-16948
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Trinchera Ranch Airstrip Airport, Fort Garland, CO. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Trinchera Ranch Airstrip Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Public Notice for Waiver for Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance at Tulsa International Airport, Tulsa, OK
Document Number: 2012-16863
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to nonaeronautical use and to authorize the conversion of the airport property. The proposal consists of two parcels of land containing a total of approximately 120.46 acres located to the northeast and southeast of the intersection of East 36th Street North and North Mingo Road. These parcels were originally acquired under the following grants: Airport Development Aid Program (ADAP) No. 6-40-0099-15 in 1978; Federal Aid to Airports Program (FAAP) Nos. 9-34-032-C312 in 1962 and 9-34-032-C514 in 1964; portions of these parcels were acquired with non-grant funds. The land comprising these parcels is outside the forecasted need for aviation development and, thus, is no longer needed for indirect or direct aeronautical use. In addition, these parcels have no access to the airfield. The Airport wishes to develop this land for compatible commercial, nonaeronautical use. The income from the conversion of these parcels will benefit the aviation community by reinvestment in the airport. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the conversion of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the conversion 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.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-16333
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This AD was prompted by several reports of electrical arcs at terminal ``A'' of the electrically heated flight deck window 1. This AD requires repetitive inspections for damage of the electrical connections at terminal ``A'' of the left and right flight deck window 1, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also allows for replacing a flight deck window 1 with a new improved flight deck window 1 equipped with different electrical connections, which would terminate the repetitive inspections for that window. We are issuing this AD to prevent smoke and fire in the cockpit, which could lead to loss of visibility, and injuries to or incapacitation of the flight crew.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-15893
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, -300ER, and 777F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that a fire originated near the first officer's area, which caused extensive damage to the flight deck. This AD requires replacing the low-pressure oxygen hoses with non-conductive low-pressure oxygen hoses in the flight compartment. We are issuing this AD to prevent electrical current from passing through the low-pressure oxygen hose internal anti-collapse spring, which can cause the low-pressure oxygen hose to melt or burn, and a consequent oxygen-fed fire in the flight compartment.