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Forty-Ninth Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)
Document Number: E9-22841
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E9-22736
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-22
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Teledyne Continental Motors O-470, IO-470, TSIO-470, IO-520, TSIO-520, IO-550, and IOF-550 Series Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: E9-22287
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) O-470, IO-470, TSIO-470, IO-520, TSIO-520, IO-550, and IOF-550 series reciprocating engines with TCM EQ3 cylinders installed. This AD requires initial and repetitive visual inspections of TCM EQ3 cylinders for cracks. This AD also requires removal of all EQ3 cylinders as terminating action to the repetitive visual inspections. This AD results from reports of 35 EQ3 cylinders found cracked. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of engine power due to cracks in the cylinder head, possible engine failure, and fire in the engine compartment.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-21922
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the fuselage frames in section 41, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of cracking in fuselage frames made of 2024 aluminum alloy that were installed during previous modification of the frames in section 41 and during production. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct frame cracks, which could result in cracking of the adjacent fuselage skin and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McCauley Propeller Systems Propeller Models B5JFR36C1101/114GCA-0, C5JFR36C1102/L114GCA-0, B5JFR36C1103/114HCA-0, and C5JFR36C1104/L114HCA-0
Document Number: E9-21919
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding 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 AD requires the same inspections, adds a visual inspection, and mandates a new propeller blade life limit. This AD also requires removing propeller blades with more than 10,000 operating hours time-since-new (TSN), before further flight. This AD also requires 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 AD also requires removing from service all C-5963 split retainers. This AD results from eight reports of propeller blades found cracked since May of 2006. We are issuing 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300, A310, and A300-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-21033
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A300 and A310 series airplanes. That AD currently requires replacement of the nose landing gear drag strut upper attachment pin. This new AD requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) to require additional life limits and/or replacements for certain main landing gear and nose landing gear components, and also expands the applicability. This AD results from revisions to the ALS of the ICA to include new or more restrictive life limits and/or replacements. We are issuing this AD to ensure the continued structural integrity of these airplanes.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2-1C, B2-203, B2K-3C, B4-103, B4-203, B4-2C Airplanes; Model A310 Airplanes; and Model A300 B4-601, B4-603, B4-605R, B4-620, B4-622, and B4-622R Airplanes
Document Number: E9-22667
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-21
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:
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-500 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-22642
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-21
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: It has been found the possibility of elevator mass balance fasteners becoming slack under certain conditions. The loose of at least two fasteners may lead to an unbalance condition, which may induce flutter on airplane elevators.
Airworthiness Directives; ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH & Co KG Model LZ N07-100 Airships
Document Number: E9-22641
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-21
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: The manufacturer has advised of receiving a report that during start up on ground a RH propeller gear box (PGB) on the airship has failed resulting in free rotation of the propeller. Investigation performed by the manufacturer revealed that the bevel gear in the propeller gearbox had cracked near the hub area. During an extensive metallurgical investigation of the cracked bevel gear some different manufacturing deviations outside of the specifications were detected. Deviations in the heat treatment, wall thickness of the bevel gear near the hub area, and score marks caused during the production process have been established as causal factors for this failure.
Airworthiness Directives; Vulcanair S.p.A. Models P 68, P 68B, P 68C, P 68C-TC, and P 68 “OBSERVER” Airplanes
Document Number: E9-22640
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 85-08-04, which applies to certain Vulcanair S.p.A. (Vulcanair) Models P 68, P 68B, P 68C, P 68C-TC, and P 68 ``OBSERVER'' airplanes. AD 85-08-04 currently requires you to repetitively visually inspect the front and rear wing spars for cracks. If cracks are found, AD 85-08-04 requires you to modify the wing spars. The wing spar modification terminates the repetitive inspection AD action and may be installed before cracks develop. Since we issued AD 85-08-04, the manufacturer revised the modification kit and identified additional airplane serial numbers that require the inspection and/or modification. Consequently, this proposed AD would retain the actions of AD 85-08-04, allow you to install the revised modification kit, and add additional serial numbers to the Applicability section. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the front and rear wing spar, which could result in the wing separating from the airplane. This failure could lead to loss of control.
Fifteenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 203/Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Document Number: E9-22636
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 203, Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Falcon 10 Airplanes; Model Fan Jet Falcon Airplanes; Model Mystere-Falcon 200 Airplanes; Model Mystere-Falcon 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 Airplanes; Model Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX Airplanes; and Model Mystere-Falcon 50 and 900, and Falcon 900EX Airplanes
Document Number: E9-22576
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-21
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:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727-281 Airplanes Equipped With Auxiliary Fuel Tanks Installed in Accordance With Supplemental Type Certificate SA3449NM
Document Number: E9-22575
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 727-281 airplanes. This AD requires deactivation of Rogerson Aircraft Corporation auxiliary fuel tanks. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer, which identified potential unsafe conditions but has not provided associated corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: E9-22580
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes. The existing AD currently requires a one-time inspection to determine if metallic transitions are installed on wire harnesses of the tail tank fuel transfer pumps, and to determine if damaged wires are present; and repair, if necessary. This proposed AD would require modifying the case grounding for the alternate fuel pump of the tail tank, the leak detection thermal switch grounding for the number 2 engine, and wire braid grounding in the empennage and number 2 engine inlet. This proposed AD would also remove one airplane from the applicability of the existing AD. This proposed AD results from reports that the wire assembly for the alternate fuel pump is missing a case ground wire, and the lightning protection wire braid for wire assemblies located in the empennage and number 2 engine inlet are grounded improperly. We are proposing this AD to prevent insufficient grounding of the fuel pump, which in combination with an electrical failure within the fuel pump and a compromised electrical bond could cause a fuel tank ignition, resulting in consequent fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes Equipped With General Electric CF6-45 or -50 Series Engines, or Equipped With Pratt & Whitney JT9D-3 or -7 (Excluding -70) Series Engines
Document Number: E9-22577
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracks and fractures of the strut front spar chord assembly (including the forward side) at each strut location, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD would add a one-time inspection for cracking of the forward side of the front spar chord assembly on the inboard and outboard struts, installation of a cap skin doublers for certain airplanes, and repair if necessary. These actions would terminate the repetitive inspections of the forward side of the strut front spar chord assembly; the inspections of the aft side assembly continue as specified in the existing AD. This proposed AD results from a report of a fractured front spar assembly for strut No. 3, which resulted in the loss of the strut upper link load path. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks and fractures of the nacelle strut front spar chord assembly. Fracture of the front spar chord assembly could lead to loss of the strut upper link load path and consequent fracture of the diagonal brace, which could result in in- flight separation of the strut and engine from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH (TAE) Model TAE 125-01 Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: E9-22314
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-17
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) 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; Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH (TAE) Model TAE 125-01 Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: E9-22313
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-17
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) 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:
Amendment to Restricted Areas R-5103A, R-5103B, and R-5103C; McGregor, NM
Document Number: E9-21263
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the airspace description of Restricted Areas R-5103A, R-5103B, and R-5103C; McGregor, NM. In a final rule published in the Federal Register on November 3, 1994, (59 FR 55030), an error was made in the airspace description to the time of designation for Restricted Areas R-5103A, R-5103B, R-5103C and R-5103D (R-5130D was subsequently revoked on January 20, 2005 (69 FR 72113)). Specifically, the time of designation stated ``0700-2000 local time, Monday-Friday, other times by NOTAM'' instead of ``0700-2000 local time Monday-Friday; other times by NOTAM''. This action corrects that error.
Proposed Modification of the New York, NY, Class B Airspace Area; and Proposed Establishment of the New York Class B Airspace Hudson River and East River Exclusion Special Flight Rules Area
Document Number: E9-22344
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to make a minor modification to the New York, NY, Class B airspace area by adjusting the floor of Class B airspace above a portion of the Hudson River to 1,300 feet above mean sea level (MSL). Additionally, this action proposes to establish a Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) over the Hudson River and East River to mandate certain pilot operating practices for flight within the Hudson River and East River Class B airspace Exclusions. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety of flight operations in the New York Class B airspace Exclusion areas.
Flightcrew Alerting; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: E9-22343
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On July 9, 2009, the FAA published an NPRM to amend the airworthiness standards for flightcrew alerting and invited comments for a 60-day period. The comment period closed on September 8, 2009; however, the FAA is reopening the comment period for an additional 15 days in response to requests from The Boeing Company; the Air Line Pilots Association, International; the General Aviation Manufacturers Association; and Airbus. All of the requestors stated that reopening the comment period is needed to permit them additional time to develop comments responsive to Notice No. 09-05. Reopening the comment period will allow the requestors and others additional time to review and comment on the proposal.
Requirements for Amateur Rocket Activities
Document Number: E9-22341
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is making an editorial change to the amateur rocket regulations. This action corrects an unintentional error in the difference between statute and nautical miles. The intent is to ensure the regulations are clear and accurate.
Issuance of Final Report of the 2008 Amateur-Built Aircraft Aviation Rulemaking Committee.
Document Number: E9-22339
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the issuance of the final report of the 2008 Amateur-Built Aircraft Aviation Rulemaking Committee (2008 ARC). The report provides the 2008 ARC's recommendations regarding the disposition of (1) public comments received on the proposed changes to Order 8130.2F and AC 20-27G; (2) the definition of ``fabrication'' as it differs from ``assembly'' within the scope of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 21, Certification Procedures for Products and Parts, Sec. 21.191(g), Operating amateur-built aircraft; and (3) a process to minimize the impact of the proposed policy on amateur-built kits evaluated by the FAA before February 15, 2008.
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: E9-22152
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
By Federal Register notices (See 74 FR 16442; April 10, 2009 and 74 FR 33014, July 9, 2009) the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invited interested persons to apply to fill vacant position on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). These notices invited interested persons to apply to fill two vacancies representing environmental and Native American tribal concerns due to the incumbent member's completion of their three-year term appointments on October 9, 2009. This notice informs the public of the persons selected to fill the vacancies on the NPOAG ARC.
Airport Privatization Pilot Program
Document Number: E9-22144
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed its review of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) preliminary application for participation in the airport privatization pilot program received under 49 U.S.C. 47134. The preliminary application is accepted for review, with a filing date of August 5, 2009. The City of New Orleans, the airport sponsor, may select a private operator, negotiate an agreement and submit a final application to the FAA for exemption under the pilot program. 49 U.S.C. 47134 establishes an airport privatization pilot program and authorizes the Department of Transportation to grant exemptions from certain Federal statutory and regulatory requirements for up to five airport privatization projects. The application procedures require the FAA to publish a notice in the Federal Register after review of a preliminary application. The FAA must publish a notice of receipt of the final application in the Federal Register for public review and comment for a sixty-day period. The MSY preliminary application is available for public review at http://www.regulations.gov. The docket number is FAA Docket Number 2009-0830.
Proposed Modification of Restricted Areas and Other Special Use Airspace; Fallon, NV
Document Number: E9-22139
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the time of designation and using agency of nine restricted areas located in the vicinity of the Fallon Naval Air Station (NAS), Fallon, NV, as part of a Department of the Navy initiative to standardize the operating hours throughout the Fallon Airspace Complex. The times of use are being expanded to meet the critical need of the Navy for additional nighttime training, and the using agency changes are administrative in accordance with a Navy realignment of functions. Additionally, this action would modify the times of use of the four military operation areas (MOAs) in the Fallon Airspace Complex. Unlike restricted areas, which are designated under 14 CFR part 73, MOAs are not rulemaking airspace actions. However, since the MOAs form an integral part of the Fallon Airspace Complex the FAA is also seeking comment on the proposed MOA changes through this NPRM. The MOA changes described here will also be published in the National Flight Data Digest (NFDD). The Navy requested these airspace changes to provide additional night training time to meet combat readiness requirements currently being carried out in accordance with 14 CFR 99.7.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E9-22117
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-15
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-22081
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive external non-destructive inspections to detect cracks in the fuselage skin along the chem-mill step at stringers S-1 and S-2 right, between station (STA) 827 and STA 847, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report of a hole in the fuselage skin common to stringer S-1 and S-2 left, between STA 827 and STA 847 on an airplane that diverted to an alternate airport due to cabin depressurization. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the fuselage skin panels at the chem-milled steps, which could result in sudden fracture and failure of the fuselage skin panels, and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Eighth Plenary Meeting, Special Committee 214/EUROCAE: Standards for Air Traffic; Data Communication Services, Working Group 78 (WG-78)
Document Number: E9-22026
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 214, Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services.
Eighth Plenary Meeting, Special Committee 214/EUROCAE: Standards for Air Traffic; Data Communication Services, Working Group 78 (WG-78)
Document Number: E9-22025
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 214, Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Sarasota, FL
Document Number: E9-21896
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class E airspace at Sarasota/ Bradenton International Airport in Sarasota, FL. After the Sarasota VORTAC was moved, it was determined that the Class E airspace at the airport should be modified to facilitate a more efficient operation. This rule increases the safety and management of the National Airspace System (NAS) around Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Clayton, GA
Document Number: E9-21892
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Clayton, GA. Airspace is needed to support new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) that have been developed for Heaven's Landing Airport. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual flight Rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAP. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Heaven's Landing Airport, Clayton, GA.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Saluda, SC
Document Number: E9-21878
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Saluda, SC. Airspace is needed to support new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) that have been developed for Saluda County Airport. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual flight Rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAP. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Saluda County Airport, Saluda, SC.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hertford, NC
Document Number: E9-21876
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Hertford, NC. Airspace is needed to support new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) that have been developed for Harvey Point Defense Testing Activity. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual flight Rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAP. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Harvey Point Defense Testing Activity, Hertford, NC.
Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace, Establishment of Class E Airspace; Binghamton, NY
Document Number: E9-21839
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date of a direct final rule published in the Federal Register (73 FR 17901) that modifies the Class D and E airspace at Binghamton Regional/Edwin A. Link Field Airport in Binghamton, NY. The development of specific Approach Procedures (APs) for the airfield required that the Class D and E surface airspace be reviewed and subsequently modified to facilitate a more efficient operation at Binghamton Regional/Edwin A. Link Field Airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tompkinsville, KY
Document Number: E9-21833
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Tompkinsville, KY. Airspace is needed to support new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) that have been developed for Tompkinsville-Monroe County Airport. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAP. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Tompkinsville-Monroe County Airport, Tompkinsville, KY.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Lewisport, KY
Document Number: E9-21813
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Lewisport, KY. Airspace is needed to support new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) that have been developed for Hancock Co.Ron Lewis Field. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAP. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Hancock Co.Ron Lewis Field, Lewisport, KY.
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Model HP.137 Jetstream Mk.1, Jetstream Series 200 and 3101, and Jetstream Model 3201 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-21741
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that will supersede an existing AD. 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:
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E9-21060
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-14
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: E9-21036
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-14
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.
Notice of Availability of Draft Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C166b for Extended Squitter Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast and Traffic Information Service-Broadcast Equipment Operating on the Radio Frequency of 1090 Megahertz (MHz)
Document Number: E9-21953
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is announcing the availability of and requesting comment on proposed TSO-C166b. The Avionic Systems Branch of the Aircraft Engineering Division, Aircraft Certification Service, FAA has presented a proposed revision of existing TSO-C166a. RTCA, Inc. Special Committee (SC)-186 is revising RTCA Document DO-260A, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for 1090 MHz Extended Squitter Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) and Traffic Information-Broadcast (TIS-B), which will become the Minimum Performance Standard (MPS) for the proposed TSO-166b. Proposed TSO- C166b can be found at http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/draftdocs/. Comments may be filed electronically following instructions on the
Notice of Availability of Draft Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C154c for Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Equipment Operating on Frequency of 978 MHz
Document Number: E9-21951
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is announcing the availability of and requesting comment on proposed TSO-C154c. The Avionic Systems Branch of the Aircraft Engineering Division, Aircraft Certification Service, FAA has presented a proposed revision of existing TSO-C154b. RTCA, Inc. Special Committee (SC)-186 is revising RTCA Document DO-282A, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B), which will become the Minimum Performance Standard (MPS) for the proposed TSO- 154c. Proposed TSO-C154c can be found at http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/ draftdocs/. Comments may be filed electronically following instructions on the Web page. Comments may also be filed using the
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E9-21848
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-11
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.
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee-Open Meeting
Document Number: E9-21905
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The meeting will take place on Thursday, October 29, 2009, starting at 8 a.m. at the Marriott Metro Center Hotel, 775 12th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. This will be the 50th meeting of the COMSTAC.
Notice of Approval of the Record of Decision for Proposed Development at the Port Columbus International Airport, Columbus, OH
Document Number: E9-21897
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is announcing approval of the Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement, Section 303c Evaluation, and Section 106 Evaluation for proposed development at the Port Columbus International Airport, Columbus, Ohio.
Fourth Meeting-RTCA Special Committee 220/Automatic Flight Guidance and Control
Document Number: E9-21853
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 220/Automatic Flight Guidance and Control.
Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-21809
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee (ATP AC) will be held to review present air traffic control procedures and practices for standardization, revision, clarification, and upgrading of terminology and procedures.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Altus, OK
Document Number: E9-21767
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace for the Altus, OK area. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Altus/Quartz Mountain Regional Airport, Altus, OK. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Altus/Quartz Mountain Regional Airport.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Streamlining the Processing of Experimental Permit Applications
Document Number: E9-21765
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500- 1508), and FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, the FAA is announcing the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Streamlining the Processing of Experimental Permit Applications (PEIS). The FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation is the lead Federal agency for the development of the PEIS. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Air Force are cooperating agencies.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, Sparta, TN
Document Number: E9-21704
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on the release of land at the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, Sparta, TN.
Airspace Designations; Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: E9-21484
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 relating to airspace designations to reflect the approval by the Director of the Federal Register of the incorporation by reference of FAA Order 7400.9T, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points. This action also explains the procedures the FAA will use to amend the listings of Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas; air traffic service routes; and reporting points incorporated by reference.