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Notice of Release From Federal Surplus Property and Grant Assurance Obligations at Charles M. Shulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS), California
Document Number: 2018-02334
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a land use change of approximately 14.5 acres of airport property at the Charles M. Shulz Sonoma County Airport (STS), Santa Rosa, California from the conditions for aviation use contained in the Surplus Property Deed and Grant Assurances because the parcel of land is needed for other than airport operational purposes. The parcel is located outside the airport's Active Operations Area (AOA) and separated from the AOA by the airport's perimeter fence. The 14.5 acres of airport land is presently being utilized by Sonoma County, the owner of STS, as a mitigation preserve and is identified as a suitable location for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) required 2.0 acres mitigation for the STS Runway Safety Area (RSA) Improvement Project. The County proposed non-aeronautical use will be compatible with the airport and will not interfere with the airport or its operation.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: General Aviation and Air Taxi Activity and Avionics Survey
Document Number: 2018-02311
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. This information will be used by FAA for safety assessment, planning, forecasting, cost/benefit analysis, and to target areas for research.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Advanced Qualification Program (AQP)
Document Number: 2018-02310
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Advanced Qualification Program uses data driven quality control processes for validating and maintaining the effectiveness of air carrier training program curriculum content.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park
Document Number: 2018-02309
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The FAA will use the information it collects and reviews to monitor compliance with the regulations regarding air tours in the Grand Canyon National Park.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Reporting of Information Using Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin
Document Number: 2018-02308
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The FAA issues Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins (SAIBs) to alert, educate, and make recommendations to the aviation community and individual aircraft owners/operators on ways to improve products. They may include requests for reporting of results from requested actions/inspections.
Notice of Modification to Previously Published Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2018-02132
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is publishing this notice to advise the public of a modification to the Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) and notice of opportunity for public comment published in the Federal Register on April 21, 2014, at 79 FR 22177. Specifically, FAA is withdrawing Wildlife Fence Project from the scope of the EA, and the project will be subject instead to a discrete environmental review.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Amendment of Class D Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Tacoma, WA
Document Number: 2018-02021
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Tacoma Narrows Airport, Tacoma, WA. This proposal also would remove Class E airspace designated as an extension at Tacoma Narrows Airport. Additionally, this action would update the geographic coordinates of the airport in Class D airspace, and make an editorial change to the Class D description replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement. These changes 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 E Airspace; for the Following Ohio Towns; Millersburg, OH and Coshocton, OH
Document Number: 2018-02017
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Holmes County Airport, Millersburg, OH; and at Richard Downing Airport, Coshocton, OH due to the decommissioning of Tiverton VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) and Distance Measuring Equipment (DME), cancellation of the VOR approaches, and implementation of area navigation (RNAV) procedures have made this action necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. Additionally, the geographic coordinates at Richard Downing Airport and Holmes County Airport would be adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Casper, WY
Document Number: 2018-02013
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend controlled airspace at Casper/ Natrona County International Airport, Casper WY. After a biennial review, the FAA proposes to enlarge Class D airspace; remove Class E airspace designated as an extension, reduce Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and remove Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. Also, this action would update the airport's name and geographic coordinates for the associated Class D and E airspace areas to reflect the FAA's current aeronautical database. These proposed changes would enhance safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Atwater, CA
Document Number: 2018-02012
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Castle Airport, Atwater, CA, to accommodate airspace redesign due to the decommissioning of the El Nido VHF Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) as the FAA transitions from ground-based to satellite-based navigation. Also, this action would update the airport's geographic coordinates to match the FAA's aeronautical database. This action also would make an editorial change to the Class D airspace legal description replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement''. These actions are necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California
Document Number: 2018-02014
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is requesting public comment on Los Angeles World Airports' (LAWA) request to change approximately 5 acres of airport property from aeronautical use to non- aeronautical use. The property is located at the northeast intersection of Westchester Parkway and Falmouth Avenue. The property is currently vacant land with no structures onsite. LAWA requests to develop the land with the Argo Drain Sub-Basin Facility. The Sub-Basin Facility is primarily an underground storm water treatment facility designed to potentially allow open space uses on the surface. The Sub-Basin Facility also includes two above-ground elements: A pump facility and blower building. Documents reflecting the LAWA's request are available, by appointment only, at the FAA Los Angeles Airports District Office.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVII-G500 Airplanes; Operation Without Normal Electrical Power
Document Number: 2018-01963
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GVII-G500 airplane. 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 an electronic flight-control system, the functions of which are dependent upon the airplane's electrical power generation and distribution systems. 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; Textron Aviation Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-01923
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Textron Aviation Inc. Models 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172RG, F172N, F172P, FR172K, R172K, 182E, 182F, 182G, 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N, 182P, 182Q, 182R, T182, F182P, F182Q, F182RG, R182, TR182, 206, P206/TP206, U206/TU206, 207/T207, 210-5 (205), 210-5A (205A), 210B, 210C, 210D, 210E, 210F, and T210F airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of cracks found in the lower area of the forward cabin doorpost bulkhead. This proposed AD would require repetitively inspecting the lower forward doorpost at the strut attach fitting for cracks and making all necessary repairs. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2018-01900
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) model 250-C turboshaft engines. This proposed AD was prompted by several reports of engine power loss, one of which resulted in a fatal helicopter accident. This proposed AD would require removal of the bearing assembly, part number (P/N) 2544198, in the power turbine governor (PTG) and its replacement with a bearing assembly eligible for installation. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Class D and E Airspace, and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Austin, TX
Document Number: 2018-01796
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, and amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Austin Executive Airport, Austin, TX. The FAA conducted an airspace review and determined that airspace redesign is necessary due to the establishment of an air traffic control tower at the airport. This action would enhance the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operation at the airport. An editorial change also would be made removing the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designation.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Kansas City, MO; and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Kansas City, MO
Document Number: 2018-01795
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, Kansas City, MO; remove Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport; and amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kansas City International Airport, Kansas City, MO, and Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. The FAA is proposing this action due to the decommissioning of the Riverside VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) facility, which provided navigation guidance for the instrument procedures to Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. The VOR has been decommissioned as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. This action also would amend the airspace designations of Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for these airports. Additionally, the geographic coordinates and airport name are being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Carrabassett, ME
Document Number: 2018-01679
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Carrabassett, ME, due to the new arrival procedure established for Sugarloaf Regional 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 the airport.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration System (sUAS)
Document Number: 2018-01800
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on November 3, 2017. Aircraft registration is necessary to ensure personal accountability among all users of the national airspace system. Aircraft registration also allows the FAA and law enforcement agencies to address non-compliance by providing the means by which to identify an aircraft's owner and operator. This collection also permits individuals to amend their record in the registration database.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Aircraft Registration
Document Number: 2018-01797
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. The information collected is used by the FAA to register aircraft or hold an aircraft in trust. The information required to register and prove ownership of an aircraft is required from any person wishing to register an aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-01704
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-20- 06, which applies to certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) AS907-1-1A turbofan engines. AD 2017-20-06 requires a one-time inspection of the second stage low-pressure turbine (LPT2) blades and, if the blades fail the inspection, the replacement of the blades with a part eligible for installation. Since we issued AD 2017-20-06, we determined the need to clarify the Applicability and Compliance sections of AD 2017-20-06. This proposed AD would continue to require a one-time inspection of the LPT2 blades and, if the blades fail the inspection, the replacement of the blades with a part eligible for installation. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Cable Union Airport, Cable, Wisconsin
Document Number: 2018-01675
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change parcel 41 (15.144 acres) and parcel 45 (1.704 acres) of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at Cable Union Airport, Cable, WI. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The Cable Union Airport is owned by the Towns of Cable, Drummond and Namakagon, WI, and operated by the Cable Union Airport Commission. The airport is located off Telemark Road approximately 2.5 miles east of the Town of Cable. The parcels of airport property that this notice is addressing are described as parcel 41 and 45. The parcels are located near the west end of turf runway 8/26 at the Airport. Parcels 41 and 45 are not serving aeronautical purposes for the airport. Pending the release from aeronautical obligations of parcels 41 and 45 the sponsor anticipates disposing of the land and using the proceeds for aeronautical purposes.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-01573
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the main rotor blade (MRB) tip cap for disbonding. This AD is prompted by a report of the in-flight loss of an MRB tip cap. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these helicopters.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-01572
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-07-02 for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model 269D and Model 269D Configuration A helicopters. AD 2017-07-02 required reducing the life limit of and inspecting certain drive shafts. This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2017-07-02 and requires repeating the inspections. The actions of this AD are intended to detect and prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
One Hundredth RTCA SC-159 Navigation Equipment Using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Plenary
Document Number: 2018-01562
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of One Hundredth RTCA SC-159 Navigation Equipment Using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Plenary.
Thirty Eighth RTCA SC-216 Aeronautical Systems Security Plenary
Document Number: 2018-01561
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Thirty Eighth RTCA SC-216 Aeronautical Systems Security Plenary.
Thirty Second RTCA SC-217 Aeronautical Databases Joint Plenary With EUROCAE Working Group #44
Document Number: 2018-01560
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Thirty Second RTCA SC-217 Aeronautical Databases Joint Plenary with EUROCAE Working Group #44.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-01317
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that operation of fuselage doors was interrupted due to corrosion in certain door roller bearings. This AD requires a one-time detailed inspection of the bearings for corrosion, and replacement if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-01310
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-08-06 for British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Models HP.137 Jetstream Mk.1, Jetstream Series 200, Jetstream Series 3101, and Jetstream Model 3201 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 the need for airworthiness limitations for critical components in the main and nose landing gear assemblies. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Twenty Third Meeting of the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC)
Document Number: 2018-01481
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Twenty Third Meeting of the NextGen Advisory Committee. The NAC is a subcommittee to RTCA.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-01197
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-02-01, which applied to certain Airbus Model A320-211, -212, and -231 airplanes. AD 2016-02-01 required repetitive inspections to detect cracks of the pressurized floor fittings at a certain frame, and renewal of the zone protective finish or replacement of fittings with new fittings if necessary. AD 2016-02-01 also provided an optional modification that was terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2016-02-01, and requires accomplishment of the modification that was optional in AD 2016-02-01. This AD was prompted by the results of an additional fatigue analysis of cracking of the pressurized floor fittings and a determination that the optional modification should become a required action. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-01196
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350D, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, AS355NP, EC130B4, and EC130T2 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the main rotor (M/R) mast jet oil lubrication hose (oil hose). This AD is prompted by a report of a blocked oil hose. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these helicopters.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
Document Number: 2018-01195
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Bell) Model 212, Model 412, and Model 412EP helicopters. This proposed AD would require replacing the emergency flotation system (EFS) tube assembly. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of an EFS tube assembly failure. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these helicopters.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-01194
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain serial numbered Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (BHTC) Model 429 helicopters. This proposed AD would require marking a serial number on life-limited forward spars and actuator fitting assemblies. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-01171
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-26
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-01170
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-26
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: 2018-01169
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-26
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-01167
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-26
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.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Bolton Field Airport, Columbus, OH
Document Number: 2018-01301
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 2.128 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the lease of airport property located at Bolton Field Airport, Columbus, OH. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The property is located in the northeast corner of the airport adjacent to the existing Columbus State Community College Building. The property is currently designated as aeronautical use for future hangar development. The proposed non-aeronautical use of the property is for the expansion of the Columbus State Community College Campus for the construction of a Fire Science Training Facility.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turboprop and Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2018-01228
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TPE331 turboprop and TSE331 turboshaft engines. This AD was prompted by reports that combustion chamber case assemblies have cracked and ruptured. This AD requires inspection of the affected combustion chamber case assembly, replacement of those assemblies found cracked, and removal of affected assemblies on certain TPE331 and TSE331 engines. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2018-01124
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. M601D-11, M601E-11, M601E-11A, M601E-11AS, M601E- 11S, M601F, H80, H80-100, H80-200, H75-100, H75-200, H85-100, and H85- 200 turboprop engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a review by the manufacturer that identified the possibility of a power turbine (PT) rotor overspeed and the uncontained release of PT blades. This proposed AD would require installing a modified engine outlet system. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems
Document Number: 2018-00951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal for Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems (formerly known as Air Cruisers) fusible plugs installed on emergency evacuation equipment for various transport category airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by extending the proposed compliance time, clarifying the applicability, and clarifying certain proposed requirements. We are proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions would impose an additional burden over those in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these changes.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kane, PA
Document Number: 2018-01172
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kane Community Hospital Heliport, Kane, PA, by correcting the geographic coordinates of the heliport and point in space coordinates. This action does not affect the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Eighty Seventh RTCA SC-147 Plenary Session
Document Number: 2018-01131
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Eighty Seventh RTCA SC-147 Plenary Session.
Special Conditions: Preferred Improvements, LLC, Boeing Model DC3C Airplanes; Rechargeable Lithium Batteries
Document Number: 2018-01102
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Boeing Model DC3C airplanes as modified by Preferred Improvements, LLC. These airplanes 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 rechargeable lithium ion backup battery packs installed on the airplanes. 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; Piper Aircraft, Inc.
Document Number: 2018-01059
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-28-140, PA-28-150, PA-28-151, PA-28-160, PA-28-161, PA-28-180, PA-28-181, PA-28-236, PA-28-201T, PA-28R-180, PA-28R-200, PA-28R-201, PA-28R-201T, PA-28RT-201, and PA-28RT-201T airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the fuel tank selector cover to verify the left and right fuel tank selector placards are located at the proper positions and replacing those that are improperly located with new placards. This AD was prompted by a quality control issue at the manufacturer that resulted in the installation of the fuel tank selector covers with the left and right fuel tank selector placards improperly located. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Atwater, CA
Document Number: 2018-01026
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Castle Airport, Atwater, CA, to accommodate airspace redesign due to the decommissioning of the El Nido VHF Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) as the FAA transitions from ground-based to satellite-based navigation. Also, this action would update the airport's geographic coordinates to match the FAA's aeronautical database. This action also would make an editorial change to the Class D airspace legal description replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement''. These actions are necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Division Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-00999
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) PW4074, PW4074D, PW4077, PW4077D, PW4084D, PW4090, and PW4090-3 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by the discovery of multiple cracked outer diffuser cases. This AD requires initial and repetitive inspections to detect cracks in the outer diffuser case and removal from service of cases that fail inspection. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2018-00986
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-22
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, this aspect of the FAA's regulatory activities. 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2018-00985
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-22
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, this aspect of the FAA's regulatory activities. 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.