Federal Aviation Administration October 6, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Model PA-28-161 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-25208
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper) Model PA-28-161 airplanes equipped with Thielert Aircraft Engine GmbH (TAE) Engine Model TAE-125-01 installed per Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. SA03303AT. This proposed AD would require installing a full authority digital engine control (FADEC) backup battery, replacing the supplement pilot's operating handbook and FAA approved airplane flight manual, and revising the limitations section of the supplement airplane maintenance manual. This proposed AD results from an incident where an airplane experienced an in-flight engine shutdown caused by a momentary loss of electrical power to the FADEC. We are proposing this AD to prevent interruption of electrical power to the FADEC, which could result in an uncommanded engine shutdown. This failure could lead to a loss of engine power.
Eighty-Third Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System (GPS).
Document Number: 2010-25205
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
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).
First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 224: Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 2010-25203
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 224: Airport Security Access Control Systems.
Proposed Modification of Class D and E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Flagstaff, AZ
Document Number: 2010-25200
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class D and E airspace at Flagstaff, AZ, to accommodate aircraft departing and arriving under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) at Flagstaff Pulliam Airport. This action also would remove Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or E surface area at Flagstaff Pulliam Airport. This action, initiated by the biennial review of the Flagstaff airspace area, would enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Transport Category Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-25124
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to revise an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to transport category airplanes that have one or more lavatories equipped with paper or linen waste receptacles. The existing AD currently requires installation of placards prohibiting smoking in the lavatory and disposal of cigarettes in the lavatory waste receptacles; establishment of a procedure to announce to airplane occupants that smoking is prohibited in the lavatories; installation of ashtrays at certain locations; and repetitive inspections to ensure that lavatory waste receptacle doors operate correctly. This proposed revision to the AD would extend the time an airplane may be operated with certain missing ashtrays. This proposed revision to the AD was prompted by the determination that certain compliance times required by the existing AD could be extended and still address fires occurring in lavatories caused by, among other things, the improper disposal of smoking materials in lavatory waste receptacles. The proposed revision to the AD would continue to prevent possible fires that could result from smoking materials being dropped into lavatory paper or linen waste receptacles.
Airports/Locations: Special Operating Restrictions
Document Number: 2010-25102
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is amending its airports and locations special operating restrictions regulation to clarify a minor discrepancy in terminology. This amendment standardizes the language used to describe the altitude at which aircraft operating within 30 nautical miles of the listed airports are required to be equipped with an altitude encoding transponder. This action is not making any substantive changes to the regulation.
Establishment and Modification of Class E Airspace; Deer Park, WA
Document Number: 2010-24804
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish and amend existing Class E airspace at Deer Park, WA, to accommodate aircraft using the existing Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Deer Park, WA. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Arco, ID
Document Number: 2010-24801
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will amend Class E airspace at Arco, ID. Decommissioning of the Arco-Butte County Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) at Arco-Butte County Airport has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would adjust the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Modification of Class E Airspace; San Clemente, CA
Document Number: 2010-24799
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will amend Class E airspace at San Clemente, CA. Decommissioning of the San Clemente Island Non-Directional Radio Beacon (NDB) at San Clemente Island NALF (Frederick Sherman Field) has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also makes a minor adjustment to the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Pendleton, OR
Document Number: 2010-24792
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will amend Class E airspace at Pendleton, OR. Decommissioning of the Foris Non-Directional Radio Beacon (NDB) at Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at Pendleton has made this necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also reflects the new name of the airport.