Federal Aviation Administration October 2, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Siemens S.A.S. Smoke Detectors
Document Number: R1-2017-20425
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Siemens S.A.S. smoke detectors installed on various transport category airplanes. This AD requires inspection and replacement of the affected smoke detectors. This AD was prompted by a report that the affected smoke detectors failed an acceptance test. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Establishment of Restricted Area R-2306F; Yuma Proving Ground, AZ
Document Number: C1-2017-20590
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Thirty Sixth RTCA SC-216 Aeronautical Systems Security Plenary
Document Number: 2017-21057
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Thirty Sixth RTCA SC-216 Plenary.
Notice of Submission Deadline for Schedule Information for Chicago O'Hare International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and San Francisco International Airport for the Summer 2018 Scheduling Season
Document Number: 2017-21045
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under this notice, the FAA announces the submission deadline of October 5, 2017, for summer 2018 flight schedules at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO), in accordance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Worldwide Slot Guidelines (WSG). The deadline coincides with the schedule submission deadline for the IATA Slot Conference for the summer 2018 scheduling season.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-21022
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
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. 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.
Twenty-Fourth RTCA SC-223 IPS and AeroMACS Plenary
Document Number: 2017-20968
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Twenty-Fourth RTCA SC-223 IPS and AeroMACS Plenary. SC-223 is a subcommittee to RTCA.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Pulaski, WI
Document Number: 2017-20959
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Carter Airport, Pulaski, WI. The FAA is proposing this action due to the cancellation of the instrument procedures into the airport, resulting in the airport no longer qualifying for controlled airspace.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Centerville, MD
Document Number: 2017-20958
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Centerville, MD. Because the Maryland State Police Trooper 6 Heliport has moved, controlled airspace is no longer required at this location. Another rulemaking will be forthcoming establishing controlled airspace at the heliport's new location.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Wellsboro, PA
Document Number: 2017-20957
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Wellsboro, PA, as the airspace surrounding Wellsboro Johnston Airport was inadvertently removed from the airspace description. This action enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Columbia, MS
Document Number: 2017-20956
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Marion General Hospital Heliport, Columbia, MS, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving Marion General Hospital Heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the heliport.
Establishment of Temporary Restricted Area R-5602; Fort Sill, OK
Document Number: 2017-20954
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes temporary restricted area R-5602, over the Fort Sill, OK, R-5601 restricted area complex, to support the U.S. Army Maneuver & Fires Integration Experiment (MFIX) 2018 scheduled for December 2017. MFIX 2018 is planned to exercise hazardous laser operations conducting counter unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) activities. The temporary restricted area will be in effect from December 4 through December 15, 2017.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Wellington, KS
Document Number: 2017-20850
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Wellington Municipal Airport, Wellington, KS. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Wellington non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approach, and enhances the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Windsor Locks, CT
Document Number: 2017-20848
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Windsor Locks, CT, by removing the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status at Bradley International Airport under Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class C surface area. This change enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at Bradley International Airport under these Class E airspace designations. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; New Bern, NC
Document Number: 2017-20845
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and Class E airspace at Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (formally Craven County Regional Airport), New Bern, NC. The Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status is removed from Class E airspace designated as an extension. Also, under Class E surface airspace, the segment using the New Bern VHF omnidirectional range/distance measuring equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid used to describe the northeast and southwest extensions to the airport is removed. 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, updates the airport's name, and makes an editorial change replacing Airport/ Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace. Also, the docket number for this rule is corrected to FAA-2017-0230.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Ellendale, ND
Document Number: 2017-20843
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Ellendale, ND. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new special instrument approach procedures developed at Ellendale Municipal Airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hot Springs, VA
Document Number: 2017-20841
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Hot Springs, VA, by adding controlled airspace for Bath Community Hospital Heliport to the Ingalls Field Airport airspace designation. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the heliport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of Ingalls Field Airport in the associated Class E airspace. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20831
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-17-01, which applied to certain Gulfstream Model G-IV, GIV-X, GV-SP airplanes and Model GV airplanes. AD 2009-17-01 required an inspection for sealant applied to the exterior of the auxiliary power unit (APU) enclosure (firewall), and a revision of the airplane flight manual (AFM), as applicable. This AD requires revising the AFM and revising the applicability to include additional airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that the type design sealant applied to the APU enclosure failed certain tests. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20824
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
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 the failure of the fire control amplifier (FCA), which was likely caused by an electrical short in a discharged squib for a fire extinguishing bottle. This AD requires replacing certain circuit breakers. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20691
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This AD was prompted by a review showing that inadequate clearance may exist between certain electrical wiring and nearby structures. This AD requires an inspection of certain electrical wiring bundles and feeders, modifications, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20689
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-01-15, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes. AD 2011-01-15 required repetitive inspections for cracking of the fuselage skin of the crown skin panel along the chem-milled step at certain stringers, and repair if necessary. This AD adds repetitive inspections for cracking in additional areas, and repair if necessary; removes airplanes from the applicability; adds an optional skin panel replacement, which terminates all inspections; adds an optional preventive modification, which terminates certain inspections; and reduces the compliance time for certain inspections. This AD was prompted by reports of the initiation of new fatigue cracking in the fuselage skin of the crown skin panel along locally thinned channels adjacent to the chem-milled steps. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by significant changes made to the airworthiness limitations (AWL) related to fuel tank ignition prevention and the nitrogen generation system. This proposed AD would require revision of the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include the latest revision of the AWLs. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.