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

Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Texas Towns; Pampa, TX and Seminole, TX
Document Number: 2017-15873
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Perry Lefors Field, Pampa, TX and Gaines County Airport, Seminole, TX. Decommissioning of non-directional radio beacons (NDB) and cancellation of NDB approaches makes it necessary to implement new area navigation (RNAV) procedures for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace, Dixon, WY
Document Number: 2017-15864
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Dixon Airport, Dixon, WY, to support the implementation of new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport for the safety and management of controlled airspace within the national airspace system.
Special Conditions: L-3 Communications Integrated Systems; Boeing Model 747-8 Series Airplanes, Large Non-Structural Glass in the Passenger Compartment
Document Number: 2017-15919
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects an error that appeared in Docket No. FAA-2015-3324, Special Conditions No. 25-650-SC, which was published in the Federal Register on March 17, 2017 (82 FR 14111). This error was the inadvertent inclusion of an erroneous word in the special conditions wording of the final special conditions document.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-15918
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation 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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, Willits, CA
Document Number: 2017-15869
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes 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 Establishment of Class D and Class E Airspace, Amendment of Class E Airspace; Truckee, CA
Document Number: 2017-15868
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace, and Class E airspace designated as an extension, and modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Truckee-Tahoe Airport, Truckee, CA. This airspace redesign is necessary to support standard instrument approach and departure procedures under instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport due to the commissioning of the Truckee-Tahoe Airport Non-Federal Contract Tower. This proposal would enhance the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace Areas, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Bishop, CA
Document Number: 2017-15867
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-28
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 Bishop Airport (formerly Eastern Sierra Regional Airport), Bishop, CA. This action also establishes 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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace, Colorado City, AZ
Document Number: 2017-15866
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Colorado City Municipal Airport, Colorado City, AZ, to support the implementation of new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. In addition, it removes the Class E airspace area extending upward from 1,200 feet. Also, this action updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to match the FAA's current aeronautical database. This action enhances the safety and management of controlled airspace within the national airspace system.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace and Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Kaunakakai, HI
Document Number: 2017-15865
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes changes to airspace designations at Molokai Airport, Kaunakakai, HI. The FAA proposes to establish an area of Class E airspace designated as a surface area; modify Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or E surface area; and modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Also, this action would update the airport's geographic coordinates for the associated Class D and E airspace areas to reflect the FAA's current aeronautical database and remove references to the Molokai VHF Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC). These proposed changes would enhance safety and support Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-15806
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-13- 14, for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. AD 2016-13-14 requires an inspection to determine if certain left and right main landing gear (MLG) retract actuator rod ends are installed and repetitive liquid penetrant inspections (LPIs) of affected left and right MLG retract actuator rod ends, and corrective actions if necessary. Since we issued AD 2016-13-14, we have determined that replacement of the left and right MLG is necessary to address the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the actions specified in AD 2016-13-14 and add a replacement of the left and right MLG retract actuator rod ends. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, Del Norte, CO
Document Number: 2017-15619
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Astronaut Kent Rominger Airport, Del Norte, CO, to support the development of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations under standard instrument approach and departure procedures at the airport, for the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System.
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group
Document Number: 2017-15489
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) are inviting interested persons to apply to fill three current openings on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG). The openings represent environmental interests. The selected members will serve 3-year terms.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-15558
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 B4-600R series airplanes; Model A300 B4-603, B4-620, and B4-622 airplanes; Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes; and Model A300 F4-605R airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that the top stringer joints at rib 18 are an area of uniform stress distribution, which indicates that cracks may develop in adjacent stringers at the same time. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the upper wing skin and top stringer joints, and modification of the stringer joint couplings if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-15554
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of fatigue cracking found in a certain fuselage frame, which severed the inner chord and web. This proposed AD would require inspecting the fuselage frame for existing repairs, repetitive inspections, and applicable repairs. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-15553
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) AD 2016- 20-11, for certain Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes); and Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. AD 2016-20-11 requires repetitive inspections of the external area of the aft cargo door sill beam for cracking, repetitive inspections for fatigue cracking of the cargo door sill beam, lock fitting, and torsion box plate, and repair if necessary. Since we issued AD 2016-20-11, we have determined that reinforcement of the aft cargo door sill beam area is necessary to address the unsafe condition, which constitutes terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD would retain the inspections for cracking, and repair if necessary; and require reinforcement of the aft cargo door sill beam area. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited
Document Number: 2017-15552
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. This AD requires reducing the life limit of certain landing gear parts and is prompted by a stress analysis. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-15224
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Model HP.137 Jetstream Mk.1, Jetstream Series 200 and 3101, and Jetstream Model 3201 airplanes that would supersede AD 97-10-05. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracks in the main landing gear (MLG) fitting at the pintle to cylinder interface, which could cause failure of the MLG during takeoff and landing. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Document Number: 2017-15222
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A helicopters. This AD requires an inspection and reduces the retirement lives of certain landing gear components. This AD is prompted by a revised analysis of the fatigue life of the landing gear. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-14589
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of aileron and rudder control cables that may have tensions that are beyond allowable limits. This AD requires a revision to the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate certification maintenance requirement tasks that introduce functional tests of the control cable tension. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Mychal Will
Document Number: 2017-15703
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation 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.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Issuing a License to Virgin Orbit (LauncherOne), LLC for LauncherOne Launches at the Mojave Air and Space Port, Kern County, California
Document Number: 2017-15702
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations, and FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, the FAA is announcing the availability of the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Issuing a License to Virgin Orbit (LauncherOne), LLC for LauncherOne Launches at the Mojave Air and Spaceport, Kern County, California (Final Environmental Assessment [EA]).
Eleventh RTCA SC-233 Addressing Human Factors/Pilot Interface Issues for Avionics Plenary
Document Number: 2017-15606
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Eleventh RTCA SC-233 Addressing Human Factors/Pilot Interface Issues for Avionics Plenary.
Twentieth RTCA SC-227 Standards of Navigation Performance Plenary
Document Number: 2017-15605
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Twentieth RTCA SC-227 Standards of Navigation Performance Plenary. SC-227 is a subcommittee to RTCA.
Thirtieth First RTCA SC-225 Rechargeable Lithium Batteries and Battery Systems Plenary
Document Number: 2017-15604
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Thirtieth First RTCA SC-225 Rechargeable Lithium Batteries and Battery Systems Plenary.
Fifty First RTCA SC-224 Standards for Airport Security Access Control Systems Plenary
Document Number: 2017-15603
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Fifty First RTCA SC-224 Standards for Airport Security Access Control Systems Plenary
Twenty Third RTCA SC-223 IPS and AeroMACS Plenary
Document Number: 2017-15602
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Twenty Third RTCA SC-223 IPS and AeroMACS Plenary.
Thirty Fourth RTCA SC-213 Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS) Plenary Joint With EUROCAE WG-79
Document Number: 2017-15601
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Thirty Fourth RTCA SC-213 Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/ Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS) Plenary Joint with EUROCAE WG-79.
Forty Eighth RTCA SC-206 Aeronautical Information and Meteorological Data Link Services Plenary
Document Number: 2017-15600
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Forty Eighth RTCA SC-206 Aeronautical Information and Meteorological Data Link Services Plenary. SC-206 is a subcommittee to RTCA.
Eighty Fifth RTCA Meeting of Special Committee 147 (Joint Plenary Session With EUROCAE WG-75)
Document Number: 2017-15599
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Eighty Fifth RTCA Meeting of Special Committee 147 (Joint Plenary Session with EUROCAE WG-75). SC-147 is a subcommittee to RTCA.
Seventieth RTCA SC-135 Environmental Testing Plenary
Document Number: 2017-15598
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Seventieth RTCA SC-135 Environmental Testing Plenary.
Aircraft Certification Service Organizational Changes
Document Number: 2017-15573
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice informs the American public and aviation industry of organizational changes in the Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) of the FAA Aviation Safety Office (AVS). AIR is eliminating product directorates, and will be composed of six functional divisions: The Organizational Performance Division (AIR-300), the International Division (AIR-400), the Policy and Innovation Division (AIR-600), the Compliance and Airworthiness Division (AIR-700), the System Oversight Division (AIR-800) and the Enterprise Operations Division (AIR-900).
Removal of References to Obsolete Navigation Systems; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2017-15517
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is removing references to the obsolete navigation systems Loran, Omega and Consol that currently appear in FAA regulations.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-15485
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of fatigue damage in the structure for the door stop fittings on certain fuselage frames (FR). This proposed AD would require repetitive rototest inspections for cracking of the fastener holes in certain door stop fittings, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-15481
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319 series airplanes; and Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that the lower rib foot angle of the center wing box did not match with the bottom skin panel inner surface. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the external bottom skin in certain areas on the left and right wings, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also provides an optional terminating modification for the repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2017-15434
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2017-04-51 for all Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arriel 1A1, 1A2, 1B, 1C, 1C1, 1C2, 1D, 1D1, 1E2, 1K1, 1S, and 1S1 turboshaft engines. AD 2017-04-51 required inspecting, wrapping, and replacing the affected drain valve assembly (DV) installed on these Arriel 1 engines. This AD requires inspecting and wrapping affected DVs and replacing those DVs found to be defective. This AD eliminates the terminating action that existed under AD 2017-04-51 and reduces the population of affected parts. This AD was prompted by reports of additional fuel leaks originating from the DV on certain Arriel engines. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment and Removal of VOR Federal Airways in the Vicinity of Lansing, MI, and Pontiac, MI
Document Number: 2017-15390
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-2, V-26, V-84, V-218, and V-510 in the vicinity of Lansing, MI, and to remove airway V-410 in the vicinity of Pontiac, MI. The proposed modifications are required due to the planned decommissioning of the Lansing, MI, VHF Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and the Pontiac, MI, VORTAC navigation aids which provide navigation guidance for portions of the above routes. Three additional VOR Federal airways impacted by the planned Lansing VORTAC decommissioning (V-45, V-103, and V-233) were proposed for amendment previously in a separate NPRM.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-15213
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 69-13-03 for all Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-23, PA-23-160, PA-23-235, PA-23-250, PA-E23-250, and PA-30 airplanes. AD 69-13-03 required inspection of the heater exhaust extension, replacement of the extension as necessary, and overhaul of the combustion heater assembly. This AD retains the inspection of the heater exhaust extension with replacement of the extension as necessary and removes the overhaul requirement of the combustion heater assembly. This AD was prompted by a recently issued AD that applies to the Meggitt (Troy), Inc. combustion heaters, and the combustion heater AD incorporates corrective actions for the heater that contradict the overhaul requirement of AD 69-13-03. We are issuing this AD to continue to address the unsafe condition on these products and avoid potential contradiction of actions.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-14923
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-13-16 for all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, A330-300 series airplanes; and all Airbus Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. AD 2013-13-16 required repetitive inspections for discrepancies of the ball-screw assembly of the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA), repetitive greasing of the THSA ball-nut, and replacement of the THSA if necessary; and modification or replacement (as applicable) of the ball-nut assembly, which ends certain repetitive inspections. This new AD requires an inspection, corrective actions if necessary, lubrication of the ball-nut, modification of the THSA, and removal of certain airplanes from the applicability. This AD was prompted by a determination that a modification that automatically detects failure of the ball-screw assembly is necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-15317
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation 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; Phoenix Air UNMANNED, LLC
Document Number: 2017-15314
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation 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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Medford, OR
Document Number: 2017-15290
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or E surface area, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removes Class E airspace upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Rogue Valley International- Medford Airport, Medford, OR. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the PUMIE locator outer marker and removal of the Rogue Valley VHF Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) from the airspace description as the FAA transitions from ground-based navigation aids to satellite-based navigation. Also, this action updates the airport's geographic coordinates for the Class D and E airspace areas to reflect the FAA's current aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Albany, GA
Document Number: 2017-15289
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area by eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part time status for Southwest Georgia Regional Airport, Albany, GA. This action corrects differences between the descriptions of Class D airspace and Class E surface areas and their associated Class E surface area extensions. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, Elizabeth City, NC
Document Number: 2017-15288
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status from the legal description of the Class E airspace area designated as an extension at Elizabeth City CGAS/Regional Airport, Elizabeth City, NC, and add NOTAM part-time language information to Class E surface area airspace. This proposal would bring the airspace descriptions in line with the airspace hours listed in the applicable Chart Supplement. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport and the Woodville non-directional radio beacon (NDB) in the associated Class D and E airspace. Also, an editorial change would be made to the Class D and E surface area airspace legal descriptions replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Morgantown, WV
Document Number: 2017-15286
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area by removing the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status at Morgantown Municipal Airport-Walter L. Bill Hart Field, Morgantown, WV, and updating the airport's geographic coordinates. Also, this action updates the geographic coordinates of the airport listed in Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E 700 foot airspace. This action enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Augusta, AR
Document Number: 2017-15285
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Augusta, AR. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new special instrument approach procedures developed at Woodruff County Airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fayetteville, TN
Document Number: 2017-15284
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Fayetteville, TN, as the Kelso non- directional radio beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned, requiring airspace reconfiguration at Fayetteville Municipal 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Seward, NE
Document Number: 2017-15283
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending up to 700 feet above the surface at Seward Municipal Airport, Seward, NE., to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Seward non directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of NDB approach, and would enhance the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Ashburn, GA
Document Number: 2017-15276
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ashburn, GA, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Turner County Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Clarinda, IA
Document Number: 2017-15275
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Schenck Field, Clarinda, IA. The FAA is proposing this action due to the decommissioning of the Clarinda non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and the cancellation of the associated instrument approach procedures. This action would enhance the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Laurel, MS
Document Number: 2017-15274
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Laurel, MS, as the Tallahala non-directional radio beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned, requiring airspace reconfiguration at Hesler-Noble Field Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.