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Thirty Seventh RTCA SC-216 Aeronautical Systems Security Plenary
Document Number: 2017-22669
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Thirty Seventh RTCA SC-216 Plenary. This is a subcommittee to RTCA.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-22557
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600-2A12 (CL- 601 Variant), and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604 Variants) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of fractured rudder pedal tubes on the pilot-side rudder bar assembly. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the rudder pedal tubes for cracking and corrective actions if necessary. Replacement of both pilot-side rudder bar assemblies is terminating action for the inspections. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2017-22503
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-19
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: 2017-22501
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-19
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: 2017-22499
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-19
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: 2017-22497
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-19
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20930
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-22-15, which applies to all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and Mark 0100 airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by proposing to require incorporating new airworthiness limitations into the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable. We are proposing this 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 proposed changes.
Special Conditions: TTF Aerospace Inc., Boeing Model 767-300F Series Airplane; Installation of Main-Deck Crew-Rest Compartment
Document Number: 2017-22544
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 767- 300F series airplane. This airplane, as modified by TTF Aerospace Inc., 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 a crew-rest compartment located in a Class E cargo compartment on the main deck of the airplane. 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: Bombardier Inc. Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 Airplanes; Airplane Electronic-System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal Access
Document Number: 2017-22525
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects an error that appeared in Docket No. FAA-2015-6359, Special Conditions No. 25-633-SC, which was published in the Federal Register on August 22, 2016. The error is an incorrect word in the title of the final special conditions document.
Special Conditions: ALOFT AeroArchitects, Boeing Model 737-800 Airplanes; Aircraft Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2017-22415
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 737- 800 airplane. These airplanes, as modified by ALOFT AeroArchitects (ALOFT), 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 a Wireless Access Point (WAP), and connection of an improved Wireless Quick Access Recorder (WQAR) to the satellite communications (SATCOM) system, to provide in-flight access to information, in the WQAR, to ground personnel. 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
Document Number: 2017-22407
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-17
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.
Amendment of Restricted Areas R-3004A and R-3004B and Establishment of R-3004C; Fort Gordon, GA
Document Number: R1-2017-20435
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the restricted areas at Fort Gordon, GA to further subdivide the vertical limits of the airspace. The designated altitudes for R-3004A and R-3004B are realigned and a new subarea, designated R-3004C, is established above R-3004B. The FAA is taking this action to allow for more efficient use of the airspace during periods when military activities only require restricted airspace below 3,500 feet MSL. The modifications are fully contained within the existing lateral and vertical boundaries of the restricted airspace.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; The Boeing Company
Document Number: 2017-22376
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Onida, SD
Document Number: 2017-22238
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Onida, SD. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new special instrument approach procedures developed at Onida Municipal Airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hebron, NE
Document Number: 2017-22236
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hebron Municipal Airport, Hebron, NE. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Hebron non- directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approach. This action enhances the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-20, V-31, V-33, V-308, and V-433; and Revocation of V-379; in the Vicinity of Nottingham, MD
Document Number: 2017-22235
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-20, V-31, V-33, V-308, and V-433; and remove V-379; in the vicinity of Nottingham, MD. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Nottingham, MD, VORTAC navigation aid, which provides navigation guidance for portions of the above routes. The Nottingham VORTAC is being decommissioned as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Clarinda, IA
Document Number: 2017-22234
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Schenck Field, Clarinda, IA. This action is required due to the decommissioning of the Clarinda non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and the cancellation of the associated instrument approach procedures. This action enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Charles City, IA
Document Number: 2017-22233
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Northeast Iowa Regional Airport, Charles City, IA. The FAA is proposing this action due to the cancellation of the instrument approach procedures associated with the decommissioned Charles City non-directional radio beacon (NDB). Additionally, the name of the airport would be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action would enhance the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Canadian, TX; and Wheeler, TX
Document Number: 2017-22232
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hemphill County Airport, Canadian, TX, and Wheeler Municipal Airport, Wheeler, TX. This action is due to the decommissioning of the Sayre co-located VHF omnidirectional range and tactical air navigation system (VORTAC) facility, which provided navigation guidance for the instrument procedures to these airports. The VORTAC is being decommissioned as part of the VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. Additionally, the geographic coordinates of the airports are being adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Notice of Release and Permanent Closure of the St. Clair Regional Airport, St. Clair, Missouri
Document Number: 2017-22231
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is publishing this notice of a pending action required by statute. Public Law 113-285 requires the FAA to release the City of St. Clair, Missouri, from all restrictions, conditions, and limitations on the use, encumbrance, conveyance, and closure of the St. Clair Regional Airport upon the satisfaction of certain conditions of the St. Clair Regional Airport (K39). On August 1, 2017, the City of St. Clair, Missouri provided written notice to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of its intent to permanently close the St. Clair Regional Airport (K39), in St. Clair, Missouri. The City of St. Clair provided this notice to the FAA in excess of 30 days before the permanent closure. The FAA hereby publishes the City of St. Clair's notice of permanent closure of the St. Clair Regional Airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Medford, WI and Waupaca, WI
Document Number: 2017-22119
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Taylor County Airport, Medford, WI and Waupaca Municipal Airport, Waupaca, WI, to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Medford and Waupaca non directional radio beacons (NDB), and cancellation of NDB approaches. Also, an error in the geographic coordinates of Waupaca Municipal Airport and Taylor County Airport are corrected. This action enhances the safety and management of IFR operations at these airports.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Elizabeth City, NC
Document Number: 2017-22118
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
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 Elizabeth City CGAS/Regional Airport, Elizabeth City, NC, and adds NOTAM part-time language information to Class E surface area airspace. This action brings the airspace descriptions in line with the airspace hours listed in the applicable Chart Supplement. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport and the Woodville non-directional radio beacon (NDB) in the associated Class D and E airspace. Also, an editorial change is made to the Class D and E surface area airspace legal descriptions, replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.
Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From All Terms, Conditions, Reservations and Restrictions of a Quitclaim Deed Agreement Between Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority and the Federal Aviation Administration for the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, Sarasota, FL
Document Number: 2017-22121
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release certain airport properties 6.49 acres at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, Sarasota, FL from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a Quitclaim Deed agreement between the FAA and the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority, dated December 16, 1947. The release of property will allow Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority to dispose of the property for other than aeronautical purposes. The property is located 1361 West University Parkway in Manatee County. The parcel is currently designated as commercial/industrial land. The property will be released of its federal obligations for commercial development. The fair market value of this parcel has been determined to be $1,265,000. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and the FAA Airports District Office.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Division Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-21558
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) PW4052, PW4056, PW4060, PW4062, PW4062A, PW4152, PW4156A, PW4158, PW4460, and PW4462 turbofan engine models, including engines identified with suffixes -1C, -1E, -3, -3A, or -3B. This proposed AD was prompted by the discovery of multiple cracked 4th stage low-pressure turbine (LPT) air seals in the fleet. This proposed AD requires removal from service of certain air seals. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-21445
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, and -200C series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of incidents involving fatigue cracking in transport category airplanes that are approaching or have exceeded their design service objective and a structural reevaluation that was conducted by the manufacturer. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to add supplemental inspections. This AD also requires inspections to detect cracks in each structural significant item (SSI), and repair of any cracked structure. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-21444
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that supplemental inspections are required for timely detection of fatigue cracking for certain structural significant items (SSIs). This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to add supplemental inspections. This AD also requires inspections to detect cracks in each SSI, and repair of any cracked structure. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-21443
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Model P-180 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as disbonding of the upper and lower metal skin from the honeycomb core on the elevator assembly and other flight control surfaces. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Airlines for America
Document Number: 2017-21913
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
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 Suspending Implementation of the Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for the Philadelphia International Airport Capacity Enhancement Program
Document Number: 2017-21880
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is suspending further implementation of the December 2010 ROD for the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) CEP. Due to unforeseen changes in operations at PHL, several of the airfield capacity enhancing components identified in the CEP ROD are not needed at this time. When the CEP ROD was issued, operations at PHL were forecasted to reach 555,112 in 2016 and 699,799 in 2025. PHL was consistently ranked as one of the most delayed airports in the nation. Delays at PHL contributed to delays throughout the region and across the nation and were resulting in substantial costs in time and money for passengers and airlines. However, unforeseen changes in the aviation industry and aircraft activity have resulted in considerably less activity at PHL. Actual operations at PHL in 2016 were 394,022, nearly thirty percent lower than originally forecasted. PHL is no longer experiencing severe congestion or significant delays. Over recent years, there has been no indication or reason to believe that forecasted operations and associated delays at PHL will reach the level experienced at the time FAA approved the CEP ROD. Since there is no longer a foreseeable need for additional capacity at PHL, the airport sponsor, the City of Philadelphia, has elected to postpone several of the major components of CEP, including construction of the new southern runway and the extension of Runway 8/26. In support of this decision, the FAA is suspending the ROD for the PHL CEP. Projects currently underway will continue to completion. As circumstances change and new projects are proposed, environmental analyses for those projects will be conducted in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Request for Emergency Processing of Collection of Information by the Office of Management and Budget; Emergency Clearance To Revise Information Collection 2120-0768, Part 107 Authorizations and Waivers
Document Number: 2017-21878
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
FAA hereby gives notice it is submitting the following Information Collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Emergency processing under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations. FAA requests that OMB authorize the proposed collection of information identified below on, or before October 16, 2017, for a period of 180 days.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, Big Timber, MT
Document Number: 2017-21788
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Big Timber Airport, Big Timber, MT, to accommodate the development of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations under standard instrument approach and departure procedures at the airport, for the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System.
Establishment of Class E Airspace and Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Kaunakakai, HI
Document Number: 2017-21785
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies airspace designations at Molokai Airport, Kaunakakai, HI. The FAA establishes an area of Class E airspace designated as a surface area; modifies Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or E surface area; and modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Also, this action updates the airport's geographic coordinates for the associated Class D and E airspace areas to reflect the FAA's current aeronautical database and removes references to the Molokai VHF omnidirectional range/tactical air navigation (VORTAC). These changes enhance safety and support instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sunriver, OR
Document Number: 2017-21783
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Sunriver Airport, Sunriver, OR, to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Airspace Designations; Incorporation by Reference Amendments
Document Number: 2017-21782
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action incorporates certain amendments into FAA Order 7400.11B, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, for incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-21374
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600-2A12 (CL-601 Variant), and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A and CL-601-3R Variants) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of laminated shims that may have been improperly installed at a certain wing tie beam. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate certification maintenance requirement tasks that introduce revised checks of the tie beam. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-21369
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes), and Model A310 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of unreliable airspeed indications that were caused by pitot heater resistance shorted to ground. This AD requires replacement of certain parts. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-21224
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A319 series airplanes, Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, - 232, and -233 airplanes, and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, - 213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a runway excursion due to an unexpected thrust increase leading to an unstable approach performed using the current flight management and guidance computer (FMGC) standard. This AD requires identification of potentially affected FMGCs, replacement of any affected FMGC, and applicable concurrent actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Establishment of Restricted Area R-2603; Fort Carson, CO
Document Number: 2017-21794
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes restricted area R-2603 within the existing Fort Carson, CO, Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS), near Trinidad, CO. The U.S. Army requires additional restricted airspace because the restricted area ranges at Fort Carson are not large enough to meet all training requirements. R-2603 will provide increased ground-to-air, air-to-ground, and air-to-air battle space to increase training capacity and relieve training congestion at Fort Carson.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Helicopter Association International
Document Number: 2017-21780
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-10
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.
Seventy First RTCA SC-135 Environmental Testing Plenary
Document Number: 2017-21718
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Seventy First RTCA SC-135 Environmental Testing Plenary.
Ninety Ninth RTCA SC-159 Navigation Equipment Using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Plenary
Document Number: 2017-21717
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Ninety Ninth RTCA SC-159 Plenary. SC-159 is a subcommittee to RTCA.
Seventeenth RTCA SC-209 Plenary Session Joint With EUROCAE WG49
Document Number: 2017-21716
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Seventeenth RTCA SC-209 Plenary Session Joint with EUROCAE WG49.
Thirty First RTCA SC-217 Aeronautical Databases Plenary Joint With EUROCAE WG-44
Document Number: 2017-21715
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Thirty First RTCA SC-217 Aeronautical Databases Plenary Joint with EUROCAE WG-44.
Twelfth RTCA SC-233 Addressing Human Factors/Pilot Interface Issues for Avionics Plenary
Document Number: 2017-21714
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Twelfth RTCA SC-233 Addressing Human Factors/Pilot Interface Issues for Avionics Plenary.
Fifth Drone Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-21694
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Fifth DAC Meeting.
Transport Airplane and Engine Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2017-21693
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) Transport Airplane and Engine (TAE) Subcommittee to discuss TAE issues.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Battle Creek, MI
Document Number: 2017-21627
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class D and removes the Class E airspace designated as an extension at W.K. Kellogg Airport (formerly W.K. Kellogg Field), Battle Creek, MI. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Battle Creek collocated VHF omnidirectional range and tactical air navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid, and cancellation of the VOR approaches. The Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is also modified due to the redesign of the instrument landing system (ILS) approach, thereby removing reference to the BATOL navigation aid and Battle Creek ILS localizer. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport, and makes an editorial change replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the associated Class D and E airspace areas. This action enhances the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Evansville, IN
Document Number: 2017-21509
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Evansville Regional Airport, Evansville, Indiana. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Evansville non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approach, and it enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport. The amendment adjusting the coordinates of Evansville Regional Airport in Class C airspace is removed from this rule, and will be forthcoming in a separate rulemaking.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Augusta, AR
Document Number: 2017-21507
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Augusta, AR. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new special Instrument approach procedures developed at Woodruff County Airport, for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Redmond, OR
Document Number: 2017-21506
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area at Roberts Field, Redmond, OR, by removing the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status, and modifying Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at the airport. Also, the geographic coordinates for Roberts Field in the associated Class D and E airspace areas are amended to match the FAA's aeronautical database. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. Also, an editorial change is made to the Class D and Class E airspace legal descriptions replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.