Federal Aviation Administration October 22, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airline Transport Pilot and Type Rating for Airplane Airman Certification Standards
Document Number: 2018-23013
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the availability of the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) and Type Rating for Airplane Airman Certification Standards (FAA-S-ACS-11) for public comment.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Latitude Engineering, LLC
Document Number: 2018-23012
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
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.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Disposal of Aeronautical Property at Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, Murfreesboro, TN
Document Number: 2018-23011
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on a request by the City of Murfreesboro, to release approximately 1.28 acres of land at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport from federal obligations. The request consists of 1.28 acres of parcel ``1'' as shown on the Approved Exhibit A property map. The parcel is situated westward from the terminal area, lying along the south side of the main access road to the airport from Memorial Boulevard (US Highway 231). Parcel ``1'' was acquired by the City of Murfreeboro by Deed dated May 26, 1947, which included 237.25 acres of the original airport. This request will release 1.28 acres of this property from federal obligations.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Sprayt Robotics
Document Number: 2018-23010
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal 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.
Correction to Notice of Availability (NOA) for Consensus Standards, Light-Sport Aircraft, Notice No. NOA-18-01
Document Number: 2018-23009
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action for NOA-18-01 corrects the designation for one of the consensus standards. NOA-18-01 announced the availability and requests comments on two new and two revised consensus standards relating to the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company (Boeing), Model 777 Series Airplanes; Dynamic Test Requirements for Single Occupant Oblique Seats, With or Without Airbag Devices or 3-Point Restraints
Document Number: 2018-22933
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These amended special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 777 series airplanes. These special conditions are for oblique (side-facing) seats, installed in Boeing Model 777 series airplanes, at an angle of 18 to 45 degrees to the airplane centerline and which may include a 3-point or airbag restraint system, or both, for occupant restraint and injury protection. This amendment adds a note and one special condition to the Special Conditions section. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features are oblique (side-facing) single-occupant passenger seats equipped with or without airbag devices or 3-point restraints. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Corvus Airlines dba Ravn Alaska
Document Number: 2018-22932
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
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.
Special Conditions: Bombardier, Inc., BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 Airplanes; Multiple-Place Side-Facing Seats With Active Leg-Flail Restraint Device and Shoulder-Belt Airbags
Document Number: 2018-22929
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier, Inc., (Bombardier) BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 airplanes, marketed respectively as Global 7000 and Global 8000. These airplanes, as modified by Bombardier, will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. These design features are multiple-place side-facing seats with active leg-flail restraint devices and shoulder-belt airbags. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVII-G500 Airplanes; Airbag Systems on Multiple-Place and Single-Place Side-Facing Seats
Document Number: 2018-22928
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes amended special conditions for the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GVII-G500 airplane. This amendment changes an error in a reference to a special conditions number and adds one special condition. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. This design feature is airbag systems on multiple-place and single-place side-facing seats. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Bombardier Inc.; Correction
Document Number: 2018-22927
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA published a document in the Federal Register on October 5, 2018, requesting comments on a petition for exemption seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The document contained one incorrect reference to the petitioner.
Special Conditions: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Model MRJ-200 Airplane; Passenger Seats With Non-Traditional, Large, Non-Metallic Panels
Document Number: 2018-22922
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Model MRJ-200 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features include passenger seats that incorporate non-traditional, large, non-metallic panels in lieu of the traditional metal frame covered by fabric. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-22414
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are publishing a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. This AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these helicopters as Emergency AD 2018-16-51, dated July 26, 2018, which superseded Emergency AD 2018-15-51, dated July 20, 2018. This AD requires inspecting the tail rotor (T/R) gearbox installation, inspecting the T/R gearbox retaining hardware and support attachment point areas, and replacing each nut. This AD is prompted by two reports of T/R gearbox assemblies loosely attached to the gearbox support. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-22274
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-22270
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.