Federal Aviation Administration March 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-06098
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-243, -243F, -341, -342, and -343 airplanes. This AD requires an inspection to determine if affected hydraulic pressure tube assemblies are installed, and replacement with serviceable hydraulic pressure tube assemblies if necessary. This AD also requires repetitive replacements of serviceable hydraulic pressure tube assemblies. This AD was prompted by a determination that cracks can develop on the ripple damper of the hydraulic pressure tube assembly and reports of failure of the ripple damper of the hydraulic pressure tube assembly. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; M7 Aerospace LLC Models Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05857
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain M7 Aerospace LLC Models SA226-T, SA226-AT, SA226-T(B), SA226-TC, SA227- AC (C-26A), SA227-AT, SA227-BC (C-26A), SA227-CC, SA227-DC (C-26B), and SA227-TT airplanes. This AD was prompted by detachment of the power lever linkage to the TPE331 engine propeller pitch control. This AD requires repetitively inspecting the propeller pitch control for proper torque, with corrections as necessary until required replacement or rework of the PPC assembly to have a threaded hole in the splined end of the shouldered shaft and installation of a secondary retention device is done. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Meggitt (Troy), Inc. Combustion Heaters
Document Number: 2017-05234
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 81-09-09 for certain Meggitt (Troy), Inc. (previously known as Stewart Warner South Wind Corporation and as Stewart Warner South Wind Division) Model Series (to include all the variants) 921, 930, 937, 940, 944, 945, 977, 978, 979, 8240, 8253, 8259, and 8472 combustion heaters. AD 81-09-09 required repetitive inspections of the combustion heater; repetitive installation inspections of the combustion heater; and, for combustion heaters having 1,000 hours or more time-in-service (TIS), overhaul of the combustion heater. This new AD requires detailed repetitive inspections, repetitive pressure decay tests, and disable/removal of the combustion heater if necessary. This AD was prompted by an airplane accident and reports that the heater was malfunctioning. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2017-06295
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of ARAC.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2017-06294
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-30
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.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance
Document Number: 2017-06293
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 42.29 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use of property located at Lake Superior CollegeEmergency Response Training Center, 11501 MN Highway 23, Duluth, MN 55808. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance
Document Number: 2017-06292
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 5.593 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Detroit, Michigan. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use.
Special Conditions: General Electric Company, GE9X Engine Models; Incorporation of Composite Fan Blades
Document Number: 2017-06277
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the General Electric (GE) GE9X turbofan engine models. These engine models will have novel or unusual design features associated with composite fan blades. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-06269
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of applicable Federal regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the 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: 2017-06268
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the 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: 2017-06260
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the 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; Rolls-Royce Corporation Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2017-06174
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-02- 22, which applies to certain Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) model 250 turboprop and turboshaft engines. AD 2015-02-22 currently requires repetitive visual inspections and fluorescent-penetrant inspection (FPIs) on certain 3rd-stage and 4th-stage turbine wheels for cracks in the turbine wheel blades. Since we issued AD 2015-02-22, we determined that it is necessary to remove the 4th-stage wheels at the next inspection. We are also proposing to revise the applicability to remove all RRC turboprop engines and add additional turboshaft engines. This proposed AD would require repetitive visual inspections and FPIs of 3rd-stage turbine wheels while removing from service 4th-stage turbine wheels. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2017-06117
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action changes the effective date of a final rule published in the Federal Register on February 27, 2017, amending area navigation (RNAV) routes Q-39 and Q-67 in the eastern United States. The FAA is delaying the effective date to coincide with the expected completion of associated enroute and terminal procedures.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Arcata, CA; Fortuna, CA; and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Arcata, CA, and Eureka, CA
Document Number: 2017-05993
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E surface area airspace, modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet, and establish Class E airspace designated as an extension at Arcata Airport, Arcata, CA. The action also proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet at Rohnerville Airport, Fortuna, CA, and establish stand-alone Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet at Murray Field Airport, Eureka, CA, to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. Additionally, this proposal would update the geographic coordinates of these airports.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Willits, CA
Document Number: 2017-05992
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital Heliport, Willits, CA, to support the development of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations under standard instrument approach and departure procedures at the heliport, for the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Amendment of Class C and Class E Airspace; Evansville, IN
Document Number: 2017-05991
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Evansville Regional Airport, Evansville, Indiana. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Evansville non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approach. This action would also update the geographic coordinates of the airport, as well as Skylane Airport, listed with Evansville Regional Airport in Class C airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Cessna Aircraft Company) Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05771
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Model 680 airplanes. This AD was prompted by Textron's report of a manufacturing defect that affects the durability of the aft canted bulkhead metallic structure. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the aft canted bulkhead; repair if necessary; and a modification, which would terminate the repetitive inspections. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05768
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the horizontal stabilizer lower skins. This AD requires inspections for cracking of the horizontal stabilizer lower skin, and corrective actions if necessary; and also provides actions that would terminate certain repetitive inspections. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05766
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319 and A320 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that fatigue cracking could appear at certain fastener locations in the longeron area below the emergency exit cut-outs. This AD requires the modification of certain fastener locations in the longeron area below the emergency exit cut-outs. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2017-05967
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model 269D and Model 269D Configuration A helicopters. This AD requires reducing the life limit of and inspecting certain drive shafts. This AD is prompted by four incidents involving failure of a drive shaft. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace; Kingsville, TX
Document Number: 2017-05803
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class D airspace extending up to 2,500 feet above the surface at Kingsville Naval Air Station (NAS), Kingsville, TX. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Kingsville radio beacon (RBN), and cancellation of the RBN approach, and would enhance the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action would also update the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Elmira, NY
Document Number: 2017-05802
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and E airspace at Elmira, NY, as the ERINN Outer Marker (OM) has been decommissioned requiring airspace reconfiguration at Elmira/Corning Regional Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport, and eliminates the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status of the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area. Also, the FAA found the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a class D surface area description was inaccurate. This action corrects the error.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05770
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that supplemental inspections are required for timely detection of fatigue cracking for certain structural significant item (SSIs). This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to add supplemental inspections. This proposed AD would also require inspections to detect cracks in each SSI, and repair of any cracked structure. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05769
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, and -200C series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of incidents involving fatigue cracking in transport category airplanes that are approaching or have exceeded their design service objective and a structural reevaluation that was conducted by the manufacturer. We have determined that supplemental inspections are required for timely detection of fatigue cracking for certain structurally significant items (SSIs). This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to add supplemental inspections. This proposed AD would also require inspections to detect cracks in each SSI, and repair of any cracked structure. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05524
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of interior emergency lights remaining ``ON'' following routine operational checks of the emergency light system. This AD requires changing the wiring gauge for the affected emergency lights power supplies wiring to prevent overheating in the wires. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05521
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that the fire block in the closets and video control stations, and fire blocking tape in the floor panel opening in the forward and aft main passenger cabin, might be missing on some airplanes. This AD requires installing a fire block in the closets and video control stations, as applicable, and installing fire blocking tape in the floor panel openings in the forward and aft main passenger cabin. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, Manti, UT
Document Number: 2017-05447
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 4.7-mile radius of Manti-Ephraim Airport, Manti, UT, with segments extending north and southwest of the airport, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures developed for the airport. This airspace is necessary for new Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for standard instrument approach procedures and to support the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace, Trinidad, CO
Document Number: 2017-05446
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Perry Stokes Airport, Trinidad, CO. Airspace redesign is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at the airport due to the decommissioning of the Trinidad Non-Directional Radio Beacon (NDB) and cancellation of associated approaches. This action ensures the safety, efficiency, and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Additionally, the airport's geographic coordinates are updated to match the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05233
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model DC-6, DC-6A, C-118A, R6D-1, DC-6B, and R6D-1Z airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a fuel leak in a Model C-118A airplane that resulted from a crack in the wing lower skin. This AD requires repetitive radiographic, electromagnetic testing high frequency (ETHF), and electromagnetic testing low frequency (ETLF) inspections for cracking of the wing lower skin, and repairs if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05231
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 B4-603, B4-620, and B4-622 airplanes; Model A300 B4- 605R and A300 B4-622R airplanes; and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes. This AD was prompted by an in-service detection of cracks in the fuselage skin lap joints. This AD requires an ultrasonic inspection of certain skin lap joints, and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Disposal of 41.63 Acres of Airport Land at Igor Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, CT
Document Number: 2017-05888
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the City of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT, to dispose of a 33.98 acre parcel and 7.65 acre parcel of airport land that were identified for disposal in the Runway Safety Area Project Igor Sikorsky Memorial Airport Intergovernmental Agreement (``Intergovernmental Agreement'') at Igor Sikorsky Memorial Airport dated November, 2012 and signed April 17, 2013 by the Town of Stratford, City of Bridgeport, Connecticut Department of Transportation, Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, and the Federal Aviation Administration. There are two subject parcels identified in the Intergovernmental Agreement. The first property is the Long Beach Parcel that is located to the southwest of the end of Runway 6 and is 33.98 acres. The second property known as Parcel 16, is located to the northwest of Runway 11 and is 7.65 acres. The two parcels will be transferred to the Town of Stratford, CT at a fair market value of $486,600. The parcels will be transferred with easements to protect the airport. Given the location of the two parcels, the disposal of this property will have no effect on aviation land nor future development opportunities for the airport. The proceeds of the disposal, per the Intergovernmental Agreement, will be used to reduce the overall Runway Safety Area project grant amount and fund a portion of the City's match for the Runway Safety Area project.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Joby Aviation LLC
Document Number: 2017-05887
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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; NaturChem Inc.
Document Number: 2017-05886
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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; Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Document Number: 2017-05885
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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; Hood Tech Corp Mechanical Inc.
Document Number: 2017-05884
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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; Mahdad Emadipour
Document Number: 2017-05883
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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; Logistic Gliders
Document Number: 2017-05879
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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; Skyyfish
Document Number: 2017-05878
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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.
Notice of Availability of the Federal Aviation Administration Written Re-Evaluation, Adoption, and Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision of Department of Navy's Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Navy's Environmental Assessment for the Mariana Islands Range Complex Airspace
Document Number: 2017-05800
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its decision to adopt the Department of the Navy's (DoN) Environmental Assessment/Overseas Environmental Assessment (EA/OEA) for the Mariana Islands Range Complex Airspace. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (``NEPA''), the Council on Environmental Quality's (``CEQ'') regulations implementing NEPA, and other applicable authorities, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, paragraph 8-2, and FAA Order JO 7400.2K, ``Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters,'' paragraph 32-2-3, the FAA has conducted an independent review and evaluation of the DoN's Final Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC) Airspace EA/OEA dated June 2013. As a cooperating agency with responsibility for approving special use airspace the FAA provided subject matter expertise and closely coordinated with the DoN during the environmental review process, including preparation of the Draft EA/OEA and the Final EA/OEA. Based on its independent review and evaluation, the FAA has determined the Final EA/OEA, including its supporting documentation, as incorporated by reference, and other supporting documentation incorporated by reference for FAA's Written Re-Evaluation and Adoption of Final EA/OEA, adequately assesses and discloses the environmental impacts of the for Mariana Islands Range Complex Airspace, and that adoption of the Final EA/OEA by the FAA is authorized by regulation. FAA included the Written Re-Evaluation as part of the Adoption and FONSI-ROD because the DoN's FONSI is more than three years old. Accordingly, the FAA adopts the Final EA/OEA, and takes full responsibility for the scope and content that addresses the proposed changes to Special Use Airspace for MIRC.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05520
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the equipment racks were not designed to support the weight of all the equipment and the secondary direct current power centers. This proposed AD would require modifying the equipment racks. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05519
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of fatigue cracking found in a certain fuselage frame common to the water tank support intercostal clip located between certain stringers. This proposed AD would require inspections for any cracking of a certain fuselage frame, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Soldotna, AK
Document Number: 2017-05514
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Soldotna Airport, Soldotna, AK. After review of the airspace, the FAA found redesign is necessary due to procedure modifications. The FAA also proposes to remove the reference to the Soldotna nondirectional radio beacon (NDB) in the legal description. This action would enhance the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-05238
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the 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; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05235
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 airplanes and FALCON 2000 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that during ground maintenance, a Model FALCON 2000 airplane experienced a loss of hydraulic pressure affecting both hydraulic systems due to damage to both brake hoses on the main landing gear (MLG). This proposed AD would require an inspection for certain brake hoses, installation of protective wraps or installation of certain brake hoses, and replacement of certain brake hoses. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace Areas, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Bishop, CA
Document Number: 2017-05172
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E surface area airspace, and modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bishop Airport (formerly Eastern Sierra Regional Airport), Bishop, CA. The FAA proposes also to establish Class E surface area airspace designated as an extension at this airport. After a review, the FAA found these modifications are necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules aircraft operations at the airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2017-04997
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) 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: 2017-04995
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05251
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-10-03 for all Airbus Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes; and Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by adding a replacement of certain main landing gear (MLG) with MLG that have an improved bogie beam. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions impose an additional burden over those proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Airworthiness Directives; CFE Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-05242
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain CFE Company (CFE) turbofan engines that published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2017. The proposed action that published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2017 was a duplicate of an NPRM, Directorate Identifier 2016-NE-21-AD, that published in the Federal Register on January 3, 2017. Accordingly, we withdraw the proposed rule that published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2017.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05163
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-22
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 BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model 4101 airplanes. As published, the Product Identification line of the regulatory text contains an error. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.