Federal Aviation Administration January 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

NextGen Mid-Term Implementation Task Force
Document Number: E9-1976
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the NextGen Mid-Term Implementation Task Force.
Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: E9-1974
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA participated as a cooperating agency with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) in preparation of the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 Launch Vehicle Program (Falcon Launch Vehicle Program) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Florida, November 2007. The Falcon Launch Vehicle Program is a commercial venture by Space Exploration Technologies, Inc. (SpaceX) to put spacecraft into orbit and supply the International Space Station (ISS) once the Space Shuttle is retired. The Proposed Action analyzed in the EA includes launching two space launch vehicles, the Falcon 1 and the Falcon 9 from Space Launch Complex (SLC) 40, while utilizing the Solid Motor Assembly and Readiness Facility (SMARF) building as a vehicle support facility, and the reentry and recovery of the Dragon reentry capsule in the ocean. The EA analyzed the environmental consequences of conducting up to twelve Falcon 1 launches per year and up to twelve Falcon 9 launches per year starting in 2008 for the next five years from SLC 40 at CCAFS. Two alternative locations, SLC 37 and 47, were considered for the launch of the Falcon vehicles. The EA also analyzed the environmental consequences of reentry/recovery of the Dragon reentry capsule. Additionally, the EA analyzed infrastructure improvements proposed at CCAFS to support the proposed launch activities. The USAF signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on December 21, 2007, which stated that the Proposed Action should not have a significant environmental impact on the human environment. SpaceX is required to obtain a launch license from the FAA to conduct launches of the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 launch vehicles with commercial payloads. SpaceX also is required to obtain a reentry license from the FAA for the reentry of the Dragon capsule. The FAA is using the EA to support its environmental determination for a launch license for SpaceX to launch Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 vehicles at CCAFS and a reentry license for the Dragon capsule. From its independent review and consideration, the FAA has determined that the Proposed Action addressed in this FONSI, to issue a launch or reentry license for Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 launch vehicle activities, is substantially the same as the actions analyzed in the Falcon Launch Vehicle Program EA and that FAA's comments and suggestions have been satisfied (see 1506.3(c) and FAA Order 1050.1E, 518h). The FAA formally adopts the EA and hereby incorporates the analysis to support future decisions on license applications. After reviewing and analyzing currently available data and information on existing conditions, project impacts, and measures to mitigate those impacts, the FAA has determined that its action is not a Federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required and the FAA is issuing this FONSI. The FAA made this determination in accordance with all applicable environmental laws. For a Copy of the EA or FONSI Contact: Questions or comments should be directed to Mr. Daniel Czelusniak; FAA Environmental Specialist; Federal Aviation Administration; 800 Independence Ave., SW.; AST-I00, Suite 331; Washington, DC 20591; (202) 267-5924.
Seventy-Eighth Meeting-Special Committee 159-Global Positioning System (GPS)
Document Number: E9-1741
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System (GPS).
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review; Destin-Ft. Walton Beach Airport Destin, FL
Document Number: E9-1531
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by Okaloosa County for Destin-Ft. Walton Beach Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR Part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed Noise Compatibility Program that was submitted for Destin-Ft. Walton Beach under Part 150 in conjunction with the Noise Exposure Map, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before July 13, 2009.
Special Conditions: Model C-27J Airplane; Interaction of Systems and Structures
Document Number: E9-1327
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Alenia Model C-27J airplane. This airplane has novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology described in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. These design features include electronic flight-control systems. These special conditions pertain to the effects of novel or unusual design features such as effects on the structural performance of the airplane. We have issued additional special conditions for other novel or unusual design features of the C-27J. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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.
Noise Exposure Map Notice for Modesto City-County Airport, Modesto, CA
Document Number: E9-1315
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by City of Modesto, California for Modesto City-County Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR Part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Notice of Intent to Rule on Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Application 09-09-C-00-PHX, To Impose and Use PFC Revenue at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, AZ
Document Number: E9-1313
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use PFC revenue at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, 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).
Airworthiness Directives; Polskie Zaklady Lotnicze Spolka zo.o Model PZL M26 01 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-776
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-320
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. 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:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, and 702) Airplanes; CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) Airplanes; and CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. 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:
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-26
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. 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:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: E9-23
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. 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:
Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Operations
Document Number: E9-1448
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice discusses comments received on proposed revisions to Operations Specification A021, pertaining to Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operations, and Operation Specification A050, pertaining to Helicopter Night Vision Goggle Operations (HNVGO) and changes made to the proposed revisions based upon comments received.
Twelfth Meeting-Special Committee 215-Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services, Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment
Document Number: E9-1342
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 215, Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services, Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment.
Advisory Circular 35-1, Certification of Propellers
Document Number: E9-1177
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the issuance of Advisory Circular (AC) 35-1, Certification of Propellers. This AC provides guidance and describes acceptable methods, but not the only methods, that may be used to demonstrate compliance with provisions of the requirements of part 35 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR part 35).
Airworthiness Directives; Lycoming Engines IO, (L)IO, TIO, (L)TIO, AEIO, AIO, IGO, IVO, and HIO Series Reciprocating Engines, Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) LTSIO-360-RB and TSIO-360-RB Reciprocating Engines, and Superior Air Parts, Inc. IO-360 Series Reciprocating Engines With Certain Precision Airmotive LLC RSA-5 and RSA-10 Series, and Bendix RSA-5 and RSA-10 Series, Fuel Injection Servos
Document Number: E9-1047
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Lycoming Engines IO, (L)IO, TIO, (L)TIO, AEIO, AIO, IGO, IVO, and HIO series reciprocating engines, TCM TSIO-360-RB reciprocating engines, and Superior Air Parts, Inc. IO-360 series reciprocating engines with certain Precision Airmotive LLC RSA-5 and RSA-10 series fuel injection servos. That AD currently requires inspecting servo plugs for looseness and damage on fuel injection servos that have a servo plug gasket, part number (P/N) 365533, installed, and if loose, inspecting the servo regulator cover threads for damage, inspecting the gasket for damage, reinstalling acceptable parts, and torquing the servo plug to a new, higher torque to maintain the proper clamp-up force between the plug and cover. This AD requires the same inspections, except if the plug is found loose, servo plug gasket, P/N 365533, must be replaced with a new, improved gasket, P/N 2577258. This AD also requires replacement by December 31, 2009, of servo plug gaskets, P/N 365533, manufactured and made available on or after August 22, 2006, as mandatory terminating action to the repetitive inspections required by this AD. This AD also prohibits the installation of any servo plug gasket, P/N 365533. This AD also clarifies the TCM engine model applicability, and adds Bendix RSA-5 and RSA-10 series fuel injection servos to the applicability. This AD results from Precision Airmotive LLC introducing the installation of a new improved servo plug gasket, P/N 2577258, to the affected Precision Airmotive LLC RSA-5 and RSA-10 series, and Bendix RSA-5 and RSA-10 series, fuel injection servos. We are issuing this AD to prevent a lean running engine, which could result in a substantial loss of engine power and subsequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arriel 2B and 2B1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E8-31396
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued 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:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-31395
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 series airplanes. This AD requires a one-time general visual inspection of frames between body station (BS) 360 and BS 907 to determine if certain support brackets of the air conditioning (A/C) outlet extrusions are installed; medium- and high-frequency eddy current inspections for cracking of the frames around the attachment holes of the subject brackets; and repair if necessary. This AD also requires installing new, improved fittings for all support brackets of the A/C outlet extrusions between BS 360 and BS 907. This AD results from numerous reports of multiple cracks in the frames around the attachment holes of certain support brackets of the A/C outlet extrusions. We are issuing this AD to prevent frame cracking, which, if not corrected, could lead to a severed frame that, combined with cracking of the skin lap splice above stringer 10, could result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E9-327
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-22
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes 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 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: E9-324
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes 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 safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Arrius 2F Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E9-1186
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca S.A. Arrius 2F turboshaft engines that have not incorporated Turbomeca Modification Tf75. That AD currently requires replacing the O-ring on the check valve piston in the lubrication unit at repetitive intervals. This proposed AD would require the same repetitive replacements and would require incorporating Modification Tf75 as terminating action to the repetitive O-ring replacements. Modification Tf75 replaces the check valve piston with a piston design not requiring an O-ring. This proposed AD results from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Turbomeca S.A. mandating the incorporation of Modification Tf75. We are proposing this AD to prevent an uncommanded in-flight shutdown of the engine, which could result in a forced autorotation landing and damage to the helicopter.
Crewmember Requirements When Passengers Are Onboard
Document Number: E9-1140
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Currently, during passenger boarding and deplaning, all flight attendants are required to be on board the airplane. This rulemaking would allow one required flight attendant to deplane during passenger boarding, and conduct safety-related duties, as long as certain conditions are met. In addition, this rulemaking would allow a reduction of flight attendants remaining on board the airplane during passenger deplaning, as long as certain conditions are met. The FAA has determined that these revisions to current regulations can be made as a result of recent safety enhancements to airplane equipment and procedures. These changes have mitigated the risks to passengers during ground operations that previously required all flight attendants on board the airplane during passenger boarding and deplaning.
Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation Route Q-42; East-Central United States
Document Number: E9-1112
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish a high altitude area navigation (RNAV) route, designated Q-42, extending between the New York-Philadelphia area and the Kirksville, MO, very high frequency omnidirectional range/tactical air navigation (VORTAC) aid. The route would streamline RNAV procedures in the east-central United States by creating a route parallel to the existing Jet Route J-80. The new route would help alleviate departure delay issues for westbound aircraft flying from the New York and Philadelphia areas.
Proposed Amendment of the South Florida Low Offshore Airspace Area; Florida
Document Number: E9-1111
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the altitude floor of the South Florida Low Offshore Airspace Area, located off the east coast of the United States (U.S.). This action would lower the floor of the area from 2,700 feet above mean sea level (MSL) to 1,300 feet MSL. The change would provide additional altitudes for air traffic control to vector aircraft on arrival to various east coast airports, ensuring the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Amendment of the Atlantic Low Offshore Airspace Area; East Coast United States
Document Number: E9-1108
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the altitude floor of the Atlantic Low Offshore Airspace Area, located off the east coast of the United States (U.S.). The FAA is proposing to lower the floor of the area from 5,500 feet above mean sea level (MSL) to 1,700 feet MSL. This action would provide additional altitudes for air traffic control to vector aircraft on arrival to Atlantic City, NJ, ensuring the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace within the National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; McCauley Propeller Systems Propeller Models B5JFR36C1101/114GCA-0, C5JFR36C1102/L114GCA-0, B5JFR36C1103/114HCA-0, and C5JFR36C1104/L114HCA-0
Document Number: E9-1028
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for McCauley Propeller Systems propeller models B5JFR36C1101/114GCA-0, C5JFR36C1102/L114GCA-0, B5JFR36C1103/114HCA-0, and C5JFR36C1104/L114HCA-0. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPI) and eddy current inspections (ECI) of propeller blades for cracks, and if any crack indications are found, removing the blade from service. That AD also mandates a life limit for the blades. This proposed AD would require the same inspections, add a visual inspection, and would further reduce the propeller blade life limit. This proposed AD would also require removing blades with more than 10,000 operating hours time-since-new (TSN), before further flight. This proposed AD would also require removal from service of all the propeller blades and the propeller hub if one or more propeller blades have been found cracked on a propeller assembly. This proposed AD would also require removing from service all C-5963 split retainers. This proposed AD results from 8 reports of propeller blades found cracked since May of 2006. We are proposing this AD to detect cracks in the propeller blade that could cause failure and separation of the propeller blade and loss of control of the airplane.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E9-866
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of 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.
Petitions for Exemption; Summaries of Petitions Received
Document Number: E9-865
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains summaries of two petitions seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summaries is intended to affect the legal status of the petitions or their final dispositions.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Natchitoches, LA
Document Number: E9-822
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Natchitoches, LA. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Natchitoches Regional Airport, Natchitoches, LA. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Natchitoches Regional Airport.
Seventh Meeting, Special Committee 211, Nickel-Cadmium, Lead Acid and Rechargeable Lithium Batteries
Document Number: E9-819
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 211, Nickel-Cadmium, Lead Acid and Rechargeable Lithium Batteries.
Operating Limitations at New York's LaGuardia Airport; Notice of Order
Document Number: E9-817
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is amending its December 12, 2006 Order, which temporarily capped the scheduled operations at New York's LaGuardia Airport (LaGuardia) pending the implementation of a longer-term regulation to manage congestion there. In particular, we are amending the Order to move toward an hourly limit of 71 operations from 6 a.m. through 9:59 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, and 12 noon through 9:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on Sunday. To move toward this new hourly limit, we do not through this amendment force air carriers to relinquish Operating Authorizations at the airport. Instead, the FAA will accept voluntary flight reductions for the duration of the Order, whereupon the FAA will retire the surrendered Operating Authorizations until an hourly average of 71 scheduled operations is achieved. In the event that the current final rule takes effect, that rule would impose a reduction in scheduled service using the air carriers' base of operations during the week of September 28, 2008. The FAA published that rule on October 10, 2008, and it is presently stayed pending judicial review. If it proves necessary to require a reduction in scheduled operations through a future amendment of the Order, air carriers that voluntarily surrender Operating Authorizations under this initiative will be credited with voluntary schedule reductions that they commit to on or before February 2, 2009. The FAA will accept voluntarily offered schedule reductions through February 2, 2009, and expects air carriers to suspend service at LaGuardia under this arrangement on or before May 31, 2009. The FAA separately extended the Order's expiration until 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on October 24, 2009.\1\
Use of Additional Portable Oxygen Concentrator Devices On Board Aircraft
Document Number: E9-790
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Special Federal Aviation Regulation 106 (SFAR 106), Use of Certain Portable Oxygen Concentrator Devices On Board Aircraft, to allow for the use of the Delphi Medical Systems' RS- 00400 and Invacare Corporation's XPO2 portable oxygen concentrator (POC) devices on board aircraft, provided certain conditions in the SFAR are met. SFAR 106 was previously amended to add three additional POC devices to the original SFAR. Today's action is necessary to allow all POC devices deemed acceptable by the FAA to be available for use in air commerce to the traveling public in need of oxygen therapy. With this Final Rule, there will be a total of seven different POC devices the FAA finds acceptable for use on board aircraft, and passengers will be able to carry these devices on board the aircraft and use them with the approval of the aircraft operator.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-46-350P and PA-46R-350T Airplanes
Document Number: E9-728
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-46-350P and PA-46R-350T airplanes. This proposed AD would require an inspection to verify the 35-amp and 250-amp current limiters are installed in the proper locations and would require a correction to the installation if the current limiters are not installed in the proper locations. This proposed AD would also limit operation to ``only under day visual flight rules (VFR)'' until the current limiter installation is inspected and corrected. This proposed AD results from three reports of incorrectly installed current limiters. We are proposing this AD to detect incorrect installation of 35-amp and 250-amp current limiters, which could result in failure of the 35-amp current limiter if installed in the 250-amp location. This failure could lead to a total loss of electrical power.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E9-711
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of 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.
Noise Exposure Map and Noise Compatibility Program Notice for General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: E9-535
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by General Mitchell International Airport under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96-193) and 14 CFR Part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for General Mitchell International Airport under Part 150 in conjunction with the noise exposure map, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before June 21, 2009.
Proposed Modification of the Atlantic High and San Juan Low Offshore Airspace Areas; East Coast, United States
Document Number: E9-501
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the boundaries of the Atlantic High and San Juan Low Offshore Airspace Areas located off the east coast of the United States. The implementation of the West Atlantic Route System Plus (WATRS Plus) project modified the boundaries of the Miami Control Area (CTA)/Flight Identification Region (FIR), the San Juan CTA/FIR, and the New York Oceanic CTA/FIR. This action proposes to modify the Atlantic High and San Juan Low Offshore Airspace Area boundaries to coincide with the CTA/FIR changes.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Alamosa, CO
Document Number: E9-325
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will amend Class E airspace at Alamosa, CO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman Field. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the new RNAV GPS SIAP at San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman Field, CO.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Bethel, AK
Document Number: E9-518
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and E airspace at Bethel, AK to provide to address magnetic variation changes with the Navigation Aids at the Bethel Airport. This action amends Class D and E airspace upward from the surface, and from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Bethel Airport, Bethel, AK.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Houston, TX
Document Number: E9-516
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Houston, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Lone Star Executive Airport, Conroe, TX. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Lone Star Executive Airport.
Second Meeting-Special Committee 219-Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS)
Document Number: E9-491
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 219 meeting: Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS).
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA) and Section 4(f) Evaluation; Notice of Alaska National Interests Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) Section 810 Evaluation; and Notice of Public Comment Period and Schedule of the Public Informational Meeting, Final EA Public Hearing, and ANILCA Section 810 Hearing for the Proposed Airport Improvement Project for the Barter Island Airport, Kaktovik, AK
Document Number: E9-479
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR Part 1500-1508), and FAA Orders 1050.1E and 5050.4B, the FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Final EA and Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Barter Island Airport Improvements has been prepared and is available for public review and comment. An ANILCA Section 810 evaluation is included in the Final EA. The purpose and need for the proposed project is also disclosed in the Final EA. Reasonable, prudent, and feasible alternatives are being considered, including the no-action alternative. Written requests for copies of the Final EA can be submitted to the individual listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Written comments on the Final EA should be submitted to the address listed in the section titled ``Written Comments Should be Sent to''. A public hearing will be held on February 17, 2009. The public comment period will commence on January 20, 2009 and will close at 5 p.m. (ADT) on February 24, 2009. Public Comment and Public Hearing: The public comment period on the Final EA will start on January 20, 2009 and will end at 5 p.m. (ADT) on February 24, 2009. One combined public information meeting, Final EA public hearing, and ANILCA Section 810 hearing will be held on February 17, 2009 at the Kaktovik City Hall, 2051 Barter Island Avenue, Kaktovik, AK 99747. The meeting and hearing will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm (ADT) with a 30-minute informational presentation beginning at 6:15 pm and the public and ANILCA Section 810 hearing beginning at 7 p.m. A court reporter will be present during the hearing to formally record public comment.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Omaha, NE
Document Number: E9-478
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Omaha, NE. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Blair Municipal Airport, Blair, NE. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Blair Municipal Airport. This action also would make minor changes to the geographic coordinates of the existing airports in the Omaha, NE, airspace area.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Battle Creek, MI
Document Number: E9-477
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Battle Creek, MI. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at W.K. Kellogg Airport, Battle Creek, MI. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at W.K. Kellogg Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, and A340-200, -300, -500 and -600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-458
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed 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: Several cases of corrosion and damage on the Down Drive Shafts (DDS), between the Down Drive Gear Box (DDGB) and the Input Gear Box (IPGB), on all 10 Flap Tracks (5 per wing), have been reported by AIRBUS Long Range Operators. Investigations have revealed that corrosion and wear due to absence of grease in the spline interfaces could cause [DDS] disconnection which could result in a free movable flap surface, potentially leading to aircraft asymmetry or even flap detachment.The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-456
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed 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:
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E9-384
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of 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: E9-383
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of 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: E9-382
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of 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: E9-381
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of 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: E9-380
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of 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.