Federal Aviation Administration December 16, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tulsa, OK
Document Number: E8-29755
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Tulsa, OK. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at William R. Pogue Municipal Airport, Sand Springs, OK. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at William R. Pogue Municipal Airport.
Revision of Restricted Areas 4806W, 4807A&B, and 4809; Nevada
Document Number: E8-29754
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action changes the using agency of Restricted Area 4806W (R-4806W), Las Vegas; 4807 (R-4807 A & B), Tonopah; and 4809 (R-4809) Tonopah, NV, from ``U.S. Air Force, Commander, Tactical Fighter Weapons Center, Nellis AFB, NV'' to ``USAF Warfare Center, Nellis AFB, NV''. The FAA is taking this action in response to a request from the United States Air Force to reflect an administrative change of responsibility for the restricted area. This action does not change any boundaries, times of designation, or activities conducted in the restricted airspace area.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc., T5313 and T5317 Series Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E8-29712
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc., T5313 and T5317 series turboshaft engines. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive visual inspections and initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections. This proposed AD results from eight instances of cracks in combustion chamber housings (CCHs). Two of the instances resulted in an engine shutdown during flight. We are proposing this AD to detect cracks in the CCH, which could result in rupture of the CCH, leading to loss of engine power and damage to the helicopter.
Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules Area
Document Number: E8-29711
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action codifies special flight rules and airspace and flight restrictions for certain aircraft operations in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. The FAA takes this action in the interest of national security. This action is necessary to enable the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Defense (DOD) to effectively execute their respective constitutional and Congressionally-mandated duties to secure, protect, and defend the United States.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: E8-29522
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.