Age 60 Aviation Rulemaking Committee; Request for Comments
In November 2006, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will adopt an amendment to increase the ``upper age limit'' for airline pilots up to age 65 provided another crewmember pilot is under age 60. On September 27, 2006, Administrator Blakey established an Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) on the Age 60 issue. One of its tasks is to recommend whether the United States should adopt the new ICAO standard. The FAA and the ARC are requesting comments from the public about whether the FAA should adopt the ICAO standard and any issues surrounding adopting or not adopting the standard.
Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From All Terms, Conditions, Reservations and Restrictions of a Quitclaim Deed Agreement Between the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority and the Federal Aviation Administration for the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, Sarasota, FL
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release certain airport properties 7.8392 Acres at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, Sarasota, FL from the aeronautical use restriction as contained in a Quitclaim Deed agreement between the United States of America, acting through the War Assets Administrator and the Sarasota Manatee County Airport Authority, dated December 16, 1947. The release of property will allow the Sarasota Manatee County Airport Authority to lease the property for other than aeronautical purposes. The property is located in the Northeast quarter of Section 1, Township 36 South, Range 17 East, Sarasota County, Florida. The parcel is currently designated as aeronautical use. The property use designation will change to non-aeronautical use for the purpose of revenue generation. The fair market value of the property has been determined by appraisal to be between $0.17 and $0.18 per square foot. The airport will receive fair market value for the property, which will be subsequently reinvested in the operating and maintenance of the airport. 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.
RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent SurveillanceBroadcast (ADS-B).
Proposed Revision of Class D Airspace; Mesa, AZ
This action proposes to revise Class D airspace at Mesa, AZ, Falcon Field Airport. The airspace would be modified to accommodate general aviation pilots transitioning the Phoenix area as described in the forthcoming proposed Phoenix Class B airspace redesign. Revising the Falcon Field airspace will provide a wider corridor for general aviation pilots to transition north and south beneath the proposed Phoenix Class B airspace and remain west of the Falcon Field Airport Class D airspace.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Williamsburg, KY
This notice proposes to establish Class E airspace at Williamsburg, KY. Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning system (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach procedures (SIAPs) Runway (RWY) 02 and RWY 36 have been developed for WilliamsburgWhitley County Airport. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAPs and for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at WilliamsburgWhitley County Airport. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual Flight rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAPs.
Notice of Opportunity To Participate, Criteria Requirements and Application Procedure for Participation in the Military Airport Program (MAP); Correction
The FAA is issuing a correction to the Notice of Opportunity To Participate, Criteria Requirements and Application Procedure for Participation in the Military Airport Program (MAP), which was published in the Federal Register on October 16, 2006 (71 FR 60791). That Notice announced the criteria, application procedures, and schedule to be applied by the Secretary of Transportation in designating or redesignating, and funding capital development annually for up to 15 current (joint-use) or former military airports seeking designation or redesignation to participate to the Military Airport Program (MAP). These corrections change the year from ``2006'' to ``2007'' and change available slots from ``6 slots'' to ``4 slots''.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-10 Series Airplanes; DC-9-20 Series Airplanes; DC-9-30 Series Airplanes; DC-9-40 Series Airplanes; and DC-9-50 Series Airplanes
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain McDonnell Douglas transport category airplanes. That AD currently requires, among other things, revision of an existing program of structural inspections. This new AD requires implementation of a program of structural inspections of baseline structure to detect and correct fatigue cracking in order to ensure the continued airworthiness of these airplanes as they approach the manufacturer's original fatigue design life goal. This AD results from a significant number of these airplanes approaching or exceeding the design service goal on which the initial type certification approval was predicated. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking that could compromise the structural integrity of these airplanes.