Federal Aviation Administration March 15, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace; Appleton, WI
Document Number: 2018-05194
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class D airspace at Appleton International Airport (formerly Outagamie County Airport), Appleton, WI. The FAA is proposing this action due to the decommissioning of the GAMIE locator outer marker (LOM) and collocated outer marker (OM) which provided navigation guidance to the airport. This action would enhance the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. Also, the airport name and geographic coordinates would be adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Additionally, this action would replace the outdated term ``Airport/ Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'' in the legal description, remove the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designation.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Altoona, PA
Document Number: 2018-05052
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Altoona-Blair County Airport, Altoona, PA. This action would accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of Altoona VHF omnidirectional range navigation system (VOR) and cancellation of the VOR approaches. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Twin Falls, ID
Document Number: 2018-05050
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace designated as an extension, and modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional Airport, Twin Falls, ID. Also, the part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status is removed from Class E airspace designated as an extension. Additionally, an editorial change is made to the Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, and Class E extension airspace legal descriptions replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement.'' Also, this action removes the words ``Twin Falls'' from the airport name in the airspace designations for Class D and E airspace. These actions are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Lewiston, ID
Document Number: 2018-05049
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This actions amends controlled airspace at Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, Lewiston, ID, by enlarging Class D airspace, and Class E surface airspace, and reducing Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Also, this action removes the part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status from Class E airspace designated as an extension. Additionally, an editorial change is made to the legal descriptions replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement''. This action enhances safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, Yuma, CO
Document Number: 2018-05047
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Yuma Municipal Airport, Yuma, CO, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Massena, NY
Document Number: 2018-05045
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Massena, NY, as the Massena collocated VHF omnidirectional range tactical air navigation system (VORTAC) has been decommissioned, requiring airspace reconfiguration at Massena International-Richards 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 this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mesquite, NV
Document Number: 2018-05043
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Mesquite Airport, Mesquite, NV, by enlarging the area southwest of the airport and updating the airport's geographic coordinates to match the FAA's aeronautical database. These changes are necessary to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-05021
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variant) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of in-flight uncommanded rudder movements on airplanes with an installation similar to the installation on certain Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variant) airplanes. This AD requires modification of the wiring harness for the yaw damper control system. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-05018
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-18-16, which applied to certain Airbus Model A310-203, -204, -221, -222, -304, -322, -324, and -325 airplanes. AD 2009-18-16 required an inspection for cracking of certain fastener holes on certain frames, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary; and modification of certain fastener holes. This new AD reduces the compliance times. This AD was prompted by the identification of a structural modification that falls within the scope of the work related to the extension of the service life of the affected airplanes and widespread fatigue damage evaluations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-05015
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the side panel-to-frame attachments and frames of the aft cargo compartment are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires an inspection of the side panel-to-frame attachments and frames to verify that certain modifications have been done, and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Correction
Document Number: 2018-04581
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA published a document in the Federal Register of February 27, 2018, concerning requests for comments on its intent to rule on request to release airport property at the Northeast Philadelphia Airport, Philadelphia, PA. The document contained incorrect dates.