Federal Aviation Administration September 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Airworthiness Directives; G ROB-WERKE Model G120A Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-23377
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-22
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 Eurocopter France (ECF) Model SA-365N1, AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, EC 155B, and EC155B1 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-23098
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified ECF model helicopters. This AD results from a mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) AD issued by the aviation authority of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The MCAI AD reports the separation and loss of a stainless steel ring (75 millimeter (mm) in diameter) from a tail rotor blade (blade) sleeve resulting in severe, high-frequency vibrations, which can lead to damage to the fenestron blades, loss of yaw control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-120, -120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-22849
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-22
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; Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) AE 3007A Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-22370
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for RRC AE 3007A series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires performing an eddy current inspection (ECI) or surface wave ultrasonic test (SWUT) inspection on each affected high-pressure turbine (HPT) wheel. This AD requires removing or performing initial and repetitive ECIs or SWUT inspections on HPT stage 2 wheels for cracks. This AD also reduces the approved life limits of certain HPT stage 2 wheels. This AD results from reports of cracked HPT stage 2 wheels. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the HPT stage 2 wheel and damage to the airplane.
Modification of Class B Airspace; Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2010-23470
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Chicago, IL, Class B airspace area by expanding the existing airspace area to ensure containment of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft conducting instrument approach procedures within Class B airspace, and segregating IFR aircraft arriving/departing Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Visual Flight Rules (VFR) aircraft operating in the vicinity of the Chicago Class B airspace area. The additional Class B airspace will support simultaneous instrument approach procedure operations to ORD's triple parallel runways today, as well as the three additional parallel runways (six total) planned for the near future. This action enhances safety, improves the flow of air traffic, and reduces the potential for midair collision in the Chicago terminal area, further supporting the FAA's national airspace redesign goal of optimizing terminal and en route airspace areas to reduce aircraft delays and improve safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS).
Amendment to Class D Airspace; Miami Opa Locka Airport, FL, and Hollywood, FL
Document Number: 2010-23399
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace at Opa Locka Airport, Miami, FL; and Hollywood, FL, by correcting the geographic coordinates of the airport to aid in the navigation of our National Airspace System.
Establishment of Class E Airspace and Amendment to Class D Airspace; Troutdale, OR
Document Number: 2010-23397
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace and amend existing Class D airspace at Troutdale, OR, to accommodate aircraft using Non- directional Radio Beacon (NDB) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Portland-Troutdale Airport. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also amends the geographic coordinates of the Class D airspace area at the airport.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Willcox, AZ
Document Number: 2010-23394
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will amend existing Class E airspace at Willcox, AZ, to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Cochise County Airport. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Toledo, WA
Document Number: 2010-23392
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace at Toledo, WA, to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Ed Carlson Memorial Field-South Lewis County Airport. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Fillmore, UT
Document Number: 2010-23387
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace at Fillmore, UT, to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Fillmore Municipal Airport. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arriel 1 Series Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2010-23100
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-21
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:
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Bamberg, SC
Document Number: 2010-23400
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Bamberg, SC, to accommodate the additional airspace needed for the Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) developed for Bamberg County Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: 2010-23390
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-20
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 any petition or its final disposition.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Crewe, VA
Document Number: 2010-23389
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Crewe, VA, to accommodate the additional airspace needed for the Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) developed for Crewe Municipal Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Pilot, Flight Instructor, and Pilot School Certification
Document Number: 2010-23283
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making minor technical changes to a final rule published in the Federal Register on August 21, 2009. That final rule revised the training, qualification, certification, and operating requirements for pilots, flight instructors, ground instructors, and pilot schools. Through this technical amendment, we are clarifying the intent of Sec. 141.5(d) and reinserting language that was inadvertently removed pertaining to special courses of training under appendix K of part 141.
Public Notice for Sale of Airport Property at Houlton International Airport, Houlton, ME
Document Number: 2010-22872
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requesting public comment on the Town of Houlton, Maine's request to sell (.73 acres) of Airport property. The property was acquired from the United States Government under Surplus Property Deed dated July 14, 1947. This property was sold to a fixed based operator. The request for release is to correct a compliance finding. Section 125 of The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21) requires the FAA to provide an opportunity for public notice and comment to the ``waiver'' or ``modification'' of a sponsor's Federal obligation to use certain airport property for aeronautical purposes. The revenue generated from the disposal of airport property was used in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999.
Airworthiness Directives; Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated Model S-64F Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-23097
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (Erickson Air-Crane) Model S- 64F helicopters. The AD would require, at specified intervals, certain inspections of the rotating swashplate assembly (swashplate) for a crack. If a crack is found, this AD would also require, before further flight, replacing the swashplate with an airworthy swashplate. This proposal is prompted by a report from the manufacturer of a swashplate cracking during fatigue testing. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent loss of a swashplate due to a fatigue crack, loss of control of the main rotor system, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC)
Document Number: 2010-23071
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA published a Notice in the Federal Register on September 3, 2010 (75-FR-54221), concerning a Notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee. The Agenda in that notice has been revised.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 2010-22959
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-16
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.
Suspension of Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement for the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, TX
Document Number: 2010-22869
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise federal, state, and local government agencies and the public that the FAA has suspended preparation of the EIS for the proposed airport improvements at IAH. The Houston Airport System (HAS), the sponsor of the proposed project, has advised the FAA that significant changes in the aviation industry and at IAH warrant suspension of the on-going EIS in order to reevaluate development needs for the airport. HAS has determined that reevaluation of the Airport Master Plan (AMP) assumptions will provide the most current and reliable information on which to base decisions regarding future proposals for airport development.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-22829
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-15
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-22828
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-15
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.
Fourteenth Meeting: EUROCAE WG-72: RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical Systems Security (Joint Meeting)
Document Number: 2010-22879
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of EUROCAE WG-72: RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical Systems Security (Joint Meeting).
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-22847
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive testing of the stabilizer takeoff warning switches, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports that the warning horn did not sound during the takeoff warning system test of the S132 ``nose up stab takeoff warning switch.'' We are proposing this AD to detect and correct a takeoff warning system switch failure, which could reduce the ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane.
22nd Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206: EUROCAE WG 76 Plenary: AIS and MET Data Link Services
Document Number: 2010-22824
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 206: EUROCAE WG 76 Plenary: AIS and MET Data Link Services.
Draft Re-Evaluation for Environmental Impact Statement: Sikorsky Memorial Airport, Stratford, CT
Document Number: 2010-22823
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Draft Re-Evaluation for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been prepared for Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, Connecticut.
Public Meeting/Working Group With Industry on Volcanic Ash
Document Number: 2010-22822
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting hosted by the FAA's Aviation Weather Group in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The meeting is to identify operational needs for Volcanic Ash information in support of aviation from stakeholders.
Flightcrew Member Duty and Rest Requirements
Document Number: 2010-22626
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is proposing to amend its existing flight, duty and rest regulations applicable to certificate holders and their flightcrew members. The proposal recognizes the growing similarities between the types of operations and the universality of factors that lead to fatigue in most individuals. Fatigue threatens aviation safety because it increases the risk of pilot error that could lead to an accident. The new requirements, if adopted, would eliminate the current distinctions between domestic, flag and supplemental operations. The proposal provides different requirements based on the time of day, whether an individual is acclimated to a new time zone, and the likelihood of being able to sleep under different circumstances.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Models SA330F, SA330G, and SA330J Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-22775
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-13
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:
The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) Subcommittee on Financing; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-22694
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-13
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
The Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation, announces a meeting of the FAAC Subcommittee on Financing, which will be held at the corporate headquarters of United Airlines, 77 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. This notice announces the date, time, and location of the meeting, which will be open to the public. The purpose of the FAAC is to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation to ensure the competitiveness of the U.S. aviation industry and its capability to manage effectively the evolving transportation needs, challenges, and opportunities of the global economy. The Subcommittee on Financing will address the need for a stable, secure, and sufficient level of funding for our aviation system and make recommendations to the Secretary for action. This is the third meeting of this subcommittee.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-200 and DHC-8-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-22680
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-13
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; The Boeing Company Model 737-700 (IGW) Series Airplanes Equipped With Auxiliary Fuel Tanks Installed in Accordance With Configuration 3 of Supplemental Type Certificate ST00936NY
Document Number: 2010-22679
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 737-700 (IGW) series airplanes. This AD requires deactivation or modification of PATS Aircraft, LLC, auxiliary fuel tanks. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. 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; Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW4000 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-21869
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for PW PW4052, PW4056, PW4060, PW4062, PW4062A, PW4074, PW4077, PW4077D, PW4084D, PW4090, PW4090-3, PW4152, PW4156A, PW4158, PW4164, PW4168, PW4168A, PW4460, and PW4462 turbofan engines. This AD requires initial and repetitive fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPI) for cracks in the blade locking and loading slots of the high-pressure compressor (HPC) drum rotor disk assembly. This AD results from reports of cracked locking and loading slots in the HPC drum rotor disk assembly. We are issuing this AD to detect cracks in the locking and loading slots in the HPC drum rotor disk assemblies, which could result in rupture of the HPC drum rotor disk assembly and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-76A, S-76B, and S-76C Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-21596
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-76A, S-76B, and S-76C helicopters. This AD requires an initial and recurring inspections of the tail rotor vertical stabilizer aft spar assembly (aft spar assembly) for a crack, loose or working fasteners, and corrosion, and, if any are found, further inspections of the vertical stabilizer forward spar assembly (forward spar assembly). Repairing or replacing any unairworthy part before further flight is also required. This AD also requires a recurring track-and-balance of the tail rotor. Finally, this AD requires installing a vertical stabilizer modification kit, which is terminating action for the requirements of the AD. This AD is prompted by 26 reports of fatigue cracks in the aft spar assembly web and outer caps. The actions specified by this AD are intended to detect and correct an unbalanced or out-of-track tail rotor, which could lead to increased vibrations, a fatigue crack, loss of a portion of the vertical stabilizer and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues
Document Number: 2010-22631
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) to discuss transport airplane and engine (TAE) issues.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-22595
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-10
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.
Airspace Designations; Incorporation By Reference
Document Number: 2010-22564
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-10
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 7400.9U, 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.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, DFW Airport, TX
Document Number: 2010-22542
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the request for permanent easement at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Air Park South Airport (2K2), Ozark, MO
Document Number: 2010-22541
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Air Park South Airport (2K2) under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: NOTAM Realignment User Survey
Document Number: 2010-22554
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. In accordance with FAA Order JO 1030.4, ATO SysOps Services SMS Oversight, the FAA ATO System Operations Management, Safety Assurance Group (SAG) is conducting a comprehensive assessment of the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) Realignment Phase 1 (NRP-1) process to determine if unacceptable hazards exist within the National Airspace System (NAS). Essential to the assessment is a survey of airline and corporate pilots and dispatchers as well as airport operators and general aviation pilots. The SAG survey will be compared with results of a similar survey conducted in 2008 by the FAA Office of Safety (AJS).
Airport Improvement Program (AIP): Policy Regarding Access to Airports From Residential Property
Document Number: 2010-22095
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend and clarify FAA policy concerning through-the-fence access to a Federally obligated airport from an adjacent or nearby property, when that property is used as a residence and permits continuation of existing access subject to certain standards. This action also proposes to modify sponsor grant assurance 5, Preserving Rights and Powers, to prohibit new residential through-the-fence access to a Federally obligated airport. Current FAA policy discourages through-the-fence access to a Federally obligated airport from an off-airport residence. Owners of properties used both as a residence and for the storage of personal aircraft, sometimes called ``hangar homes,'' have urged the agency to permit an exception to through-the-fence policy for residents who own aircraft. The FAA proposes to modify Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant assurance 5, Preserving Rights and Powers, to clarify that airport sponsors are prohibited from permitting new through-the-fence access from residential properties. Pursuant to applicable law, the Secretary of Transportation is required to provide notice in the Federal Register and an opportunity for the public to comment upon proposals to modify or add new AIP assurances. The agency recognizes that there are airports at which residential through-the-fence access already exists. The FAA will not consider sponsors of these airports to be in violation of current grant assurances if the airport sponsor meets certain standards for control of airport operations and development; self- sustaining and nondiscriminatory airport rates; and compatible land use. At present, there are 75 airports in the continental U.S. where residential through-the-fence access is known to exist. This represents less than 3 percent of the 3,300 airports listed in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) and eligible for Federal investment. While the vast majority of airport sponsors do not have residential through-the-fence access, due to the increasing number of requests to establish such access, particularly at general aviation airports, the agency has revisited the policy in order to establish clear guidance for the future.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-21939
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-09
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: 2010-21909
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-09
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; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 and A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-22275
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would supersede an existing AD. 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:
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, Brownsville, TX
Document Number: 2010-22240
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the City of Brownsville, Texas for Brownsville South Padre Island International 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier-Rotax GmbH 912 F Series and 912 S Series Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2010-22147
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-08
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:
Sixth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications
Document Number: 2010-22238
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property Associated With Wiscasset Municipal Airport, Wiscasset, ME
Document Number: 2010-22110
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requesting public comment on the Town of Wiscasset, Maine's, request to change 1.38 acres of fee interest from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to abandon .15 acres of an easement. The property is located on Route 27 in Edgecomb, Maine (Map R2 Lot 12). The property was for a non-directional beacon the FAA has decommissioned. The Town proposes to lease or sell the 1.38 acres in fee. Section 125 of The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21) requires the FAA to provide an opportunity for public notice and comment to the ``waiver'' or ``modification'' of a sponsor's Federal obligation to use certain airport property for aeronautical purposes. The Town acquired the land FAA ADAP Project No. 7-27-0049-01. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Portland, OR
Document Number: 2010-22099
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Portland International Airport, Portland, OR. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using the Localizer/Distance Measuring Equipment (LOC/DME) for Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Portland International Airport, Portland, OR. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC)
Document Number: 2010-22098
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC).