Federal Aviation Administration June 6, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Van Nuys, CA
Document Number: 2018-12079
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status from the legal description of the Class E airspace area designated as an extension at Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, CA, and adds NOTAM part-time status information to Class E surface area airspace. These actions bring the airspace descriptions in line with the airspace hours listed in the applicable Chart Supplement. Also, an editorial change is made to the Class D airspace legal description replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.
Special Conditions: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI), Model 525 Helicopters; Flight Envelope Protection
Document Number: 2018-12077
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the BHTI Model 525 helicopter. This helicopter will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with fly-by-wire flight control system (FBW FCS) flight envelope protection. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI), Model 525 Helicopters; Control Margin Awareness
Document Number: 2018-12076
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the BHTI Model 525 helicopter. This helicopter will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the fly-by-wire flight control system (FBW FCS) in the area of pilot awareness of the control margins remaining while maneuvering the helicopter. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.