Federal Aviation Administration August 17, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Ninety-Sixth Meeting Special Committee 159 Global Positioning System
Document Number: 2016-19604
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of NINETY-SIXTH MEETING Special Committee 159 Global Positioning System.
Proposed Amendment of Class C Airspace; El Paso International Airport, TX
Document Number: 2016-19556
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class C airspace at El Paso International Airport, El Paso, TX, by removing a cutout from the Class C airspace area that excludes the airspace within a 2-mile radius of West Texas Airport and the airspace beyond an 8-mile arc from the El Paso International Airport beginning at the 115[deg] bearing from the airport clockwise to the Rio Grande River. Additionally, this proposal would update the El Paso International Airport geographic coordinates to reflect the current airport reference point (ARP) information in the FAA's aeronautical database and remove the West Texas Airport and geographic coordinate references from the Class C airspace description. The FAA is proposing this action to enable more efficient operations at El Paso International Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-19487
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that the fire block in the video control station and closets, and fire blocking tape in the floor panel opening in the forward and aft main passenger cabin, might be missing on some airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing fire block in the video control station and closets, as applicable, and installing fire blocking tape in the floor panel openings in the forward and aft main passenger cabin. We are proposing this AD to prevent propagation of a fire in the lower lobe cheek area outboard of a video control station and closet. Such propagation could result in an increased risk of smoke and/or fire propagation into the passenger cabin.