Federal Aviation Administration February 20, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

FAA Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for Hawthorne Municipal Airport, Hawthorne, California
Document Number: 2018-03425
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the City of Hawthorne, California. On April 11, 2014, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the City of Hawthorne were in compliance with applicable requirements. On December 18, 2017, the FAA approved the Hawthorne Municipal Airport Noise Compatibility Program. All 11 of the recommendations of the program were approved. No program elements relating to new or revised flight procedures for noise abatement were proposed by the airport operator.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Stevens Point Municipal Airport Stevens Point, WI
Document Number: 2018-03423
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 47.634 acres known as Parcels 55 and 57 of airport land from aeronautical use to non- aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at Stevens Point Municipal Airport, Stevens Point, WI. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The 47.634 acres of airport property stretches along the entire North East quadrant of the airport property. Starting at the far north edge where the property meets State Highway 66, around to the northeast corner of the Runway 30 Runway Protection Zone. This property does not currently serve an aeronautical purpose. Portions of this property are currently not being used for any purpose and portions along the East edge are being used as an access road for the Izaak Walton League and as part of the Green Circle Trail system. If the airport receives permission from the FAA to release the property from aeronautical obligations, it intends on transferring this property to the community for continued use. The continued use of the land as access and trail will only occur once the relocation of the access and recreational trail has happened.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation: Millennium Engineering and Integration Company Safety Approval Performance Criteria
Document Number: 2018-03399
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This is notification of criteria used to evaluate the Millennium Engineering and Integration Company (MEI) safety approval application. This Notice publishes the criteria that the FAA used to evaluate the safety approval application pursuant to FAA regulations. Background: MEI applied for, and received, a safety approval for its ability to provide its Flight Analyst Workstation (FAWS) as a component of the process to build flight rules, generate the Mission Data Load (MDL), and verify the MDL prior to loading it onto a launch vehicle's autonomous flight safety unit (AFSU). The FAA issued MEI the safety approval, subject to the provisions of Title 51 U.S.C. Subtitle V, ch. 509, and the orders, rules and regulations issued under it. This Notice is published pursuant to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR 414.35). MEI may offer FAWS as a component of the process of generating and verifying MDLs for AFSUs to a prospective launch or reentry operator to meet the applicable requirements of 14 CFR 417.123(b), (d), and (e), and Sec. 417.309(h). Criteria Used To Evaluate Safety Approval Application: The performance criteria used to evaluate the FAWS as a component of the process of generating and verifying MDLs for AFSUs included the following FAA regulations, NASA standard, U.S. Air Force manuals or instructions, industry standard, and MEI-developed standards: 14 CFR 417.309(h) Flight Safety System AnalysisSoftware and Firmware and 14 CFR 417.123 Computing Systems and Software. NASA-STD-8719.13C Software Safety Standard. AFSPCMAN 91-710 (v1) Range Safety Policies and Procedures, AFSPCMAN 91-710 (v2) Range Safety User Requirements Manual, Volume 2Flight Safety Requirements, AFSPCMAN 91-712 Launch Safety Software and Computing System Requirements, and 45 SWI 91-701 45th Space Wing Launch Safety Software Management. CMMI-Dev (ML3) Capability Maturity Model Integration. MEI-000071 Configuration Management, MEI-000120 Requirements Development and Management, MEI-000124 Technical Solution, MEI-000149 Agile Software Development Process, and MEI-000125 Verification and Validation.
Sixth Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) Meeting
Document Number: 2018-03373
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Sixth DAC Meeting.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-03329
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Viking Air Limited Models DHC-6-1, DHC-6-100, DHC-6-200, DHC-6-300, and DHC-6- 400 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and address an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as aileron cable wear; fouling at the wing root rib, fuselage skin, and wing root rib fairlead; and/or fraying of the cable from the root rib fairlead. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-03212
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-07- 07, for certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. AD 2017-07-07 requires repetitive inspections of certain fastener holes, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. Since we issued AD 2017-07-07, we have determined that certain other airplanes could also be affected by the unsafe condition specified in AD 2017-07-07. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2017-07-07 and expand the applicability. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.