Federal Aviation Administration October 10, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Establishment of Restricted Area R-2603; Fort Carson, CO
Document Number: 2017-21794
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes restricted area R-2603 within the existing Fort Carson, CO, Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS), near Trinidad, CO. The U.S. Army requires additional restricted airspace because the restricted area ranges at Fort Carson are not large enough to meet all training requirements. R-2603 will provide increased ground-to-air, air-to-ground, and air-to-air battle space to increase training capacity and relieve training congestion at Fort Carson.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Helicopter Association International
Document Number: 2017-21780
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-10
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.
Seventy First RTCA SC-135 Environmental Testing Plenary
Document Number: 2017-21718
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Seventy First RTCA SC-135 Environmental Testing Plenary.
Ninety Ninth RTCA SC-159 Navigation Equipment Using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Plenary
Document Number: 2017-21717
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Ninety Ninth RTCA SC-159 Plenary. SC-159 is a subcommittee to RTCA.
Seventeenth RTCA SC-209 Plenary Session Joint With EUROCAE WG49
Document Number: 2017-21716
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Seventeenth RTCA SC-209 Plenary Session Joint with EUROCAE WG49.
Thirty First RTCA SC-217 Aeronautical Databases Plenary Joint With EUROCAE WG-44
Document Number: 2017-21715
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Thirty First RTCA SC-217 Aeronautical Databases Plenary Joint with EUROCAE WG-44.
Twelfth RTCA SC-233 Addressing Human Factors/Pilot Interface Issues for Avionics Plenary
Document Number: 2017-21714
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Twelfth RTCA SC-233 Addressing Human Factors/Pilot Interface Issues for Avionics Plenary.
Fifth Drone Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-21694
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Fifth DAC Meeting.
Transport Airplane and Engine Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2017-21693
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) Transport Airplane and Engine (TAE) Subcommittee to discuss TAE issues.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Battle Creek, MI
Document Number: 2017-21627
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class D and removes the Class E airspace designated as an extension at W.K. Kellogg Airport (formerly W.K. Kellogg Field), Battle Creek, MI. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Battle Creek collocated VHF omnidirectional range and tactical air navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid, and cancellation of the VOR approaches. The Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is also modified due to the redesign of the instrument landing system (ILS) approach, thereby removing reference to the BATOL navigation aid and Battle Creek ILS localizer. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport, and makes an editorial change replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the associated Class D and E airspace areas. This action enhances the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Evansville, IN
Document Number: 2017-21509
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends 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, and it enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport. The amendment adjusting the coordinates of Evansville Regional Airport in Class C airspace is removed from this rule, and will be forthcoming in a separate rulemaking.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Augusta, AR
Document Number: 2017-21507
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes 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 D and Class E Airspace; Redmond, OR
Document Number: 2017-21506
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area at Roberts Field, Redmond, OR, by removing the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status, and modifying Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at the airport. Also, the geographic coordinates for Roberts Field in the associated Class D and E airspace areas are amended to match the FAA's aeronautical database. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. Also, an editorial change is made to the Class D and Class E airspace legal descriptions replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.
Airworthiness Directives; Stemme AG Gliders
Document Number: 2017-21226
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-10- 11 for Stemme AG Model Stemme S10-VT gliders (type certificate previously held by Stemme GmbH & Co. KG). This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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 certain propeller front transmission gear wheels having insufficient material strength because of improper heat treatment during manufacturing. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products and to add Stemme AG Model Stemme S 12 to the applicability.