Federal Aviation Administration February 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Release of Federally Obligated Property at Gwinnett County Airport, Lawrenceville, GA
Document Number: 2011-4225
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47153(c), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Gwinnett County Airports Authority to waive the requirement that a 0.46-acre parcel of Federally obligated property, located at the Gwinnett County Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance Holmes County Airport, Millersburg, OH
Document Number: 2011-4224
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of the airport property. The proposal consists of the sale of vacant land, containing trees, brush, wetland, and streams owned by the Holmes County Airport Authority. Parcel 8A is approximately 14.000 acres. The land was acquired under grant 3-39-0056-0607. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. The proposed land for release is vacant, not required for future development, safety, or compatible land use. The intended land use is to remain vacant. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of the 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. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model GVI Airplane; Electronic Systems Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2011-4232
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Gulfstream GVI airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features associated with the architecture and connectivity capabilities of the airplane's computer systems and networks, which may allow access by external computer systems and networks. Connectivity by external systems and networks may result in security vulnerabilities to the airplane's systems. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. 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.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model GVI Airplane; Electronic Systems Security Isolation or Protection From Unauthorized Passenger Systems Access
Document Number: 2011-4231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Gulfstream GVI airplane. This airplane may have novel or unusual design features associated with connectivity of the passenger domain computer systems to the airplane critical systems and data networks. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. 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.
Special Conditions: Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Model 407 Helicopter, Installation of a Hoh Aeronautics, Inc. Autopilot/Stabilization Augmentation System (AP/SAS)
Document Number: 2011-4229
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the modification of the Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) model 407 helicopter. This model helicopter will have novel or unusual design features when modified by installing the Hoh Aeronautics, Inc. (Hoh) complex Autopilot/Stabilization Augmentation System (AP/SAS) that has potential failure conditions with more severe adverse consequences than those envisioned by the existing applicable airworthiness regulations. These special conditions contain the added safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to ensure the failures and their effects are sufficiently analyzed and contained.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Overhead Flightcrew-Rest Compartment Occupiable During Taxi, Takeoff, and Landing
Document Number: 2011-4228
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 787-8 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features associated with an overhead flightcrew-rest (OFCR) compartment, which is proposed to be occupiable during taxi, takeoff, and landing (TT&L). The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Overhead Crew-Rest Compartment
Document Number: 2011-4223
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 787-8 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features associated with installation of an overhead crew-rest (OCR) compartment. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 767-200, -300, -300F, and -400ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-4200
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to The Boeing Company Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires inspections to detect cracking or corrosion of the fail-safe straps between the side fitting of the rear spar bulkhead at body station 955 and the skin; and follow-on and corrective actions. Since we issued that AD, we have received additional reports of cracks in 51 fail-safe straps on 41 airplanes; we have also received a report of a crack found in the ``T'' fitting that connects the fail-safe strap to the outboard edge of the pressure deck. This proposed AD would expand the applicability, and would add an inspection for cracking in the fail-safe strap, and repair or replacement if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking or corrosion of the fail-safe straps and the ``T'' fittings, which could result in cracking of adjacent structure and consequent reduced structural integrity of the fuselage.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2011-4102
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-24
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: 2011-4101
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-24
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.
Special Conditions: Embraer Model EMB-135BJ (Legacy 650) Airplanes, Limit Engine Torque Loads for Sudden Engine Stoppage
Document Number: 2011-4072
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer Model EMB- 135BJ (Legacy 650) airplanes, modified in accordance with design-change application (DCA) 0145-000-00020-2008/FAA (the most current FAA- approved revision; hereafter referred to as ``the DCA''). This Model EMB-135BJ airplane, as modified by the DCA, is commonly referred to as the Legacy 650 airplane. It will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with engine size and the potential torque load imposed by sudden engine-stoppage conditions. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes and Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-4041
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-24
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 757 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-4013
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. That AD currently requires sealing the fasteners on the front and rear spars inside the left and right main fuel tanks and on the rear spar and lower panel of the center fuel tank. That AD also requires inspections of the wire bundle support installations to verify if certain clamps are installed and if Teflon sleeving covers the wire bundles inside the left and right equipment cooling system bays, on the left and right rear spars, and on the left and right front spars; and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD also requires sealing the additional fasteners on the rear spar inside the left and right main fuel tanks. This AD was prompted by a fuel system review conducted by the manufacturer. We have received reports from the manufacturer that additional fasteners in the main fuel tanks must be sealed for lightning strike protection. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct improper wire bundle support installation and sleeving and to prevent improperly sealed fasteners in the main and center fuel tanks from becoming an ignition source, in the event of a fault current or lightning strike, which could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-4012
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to 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; Viking Air Limited (Type Certificate No. A-815 Formerly Held by Bombardier Inc. and de Havilland, Inc.) Model DHC-3 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-3926
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD requires repetitively inspecting the elevator control tabs for discrepancies and, if any discrepancies are found, taking necessary corrective actions to bring all discrepancies within acceptable tolerances. This AD also requires reporting certain inspection results to the FAA. This AD was prompted by an evaluation of revisions to the manufacturer's maintenance manual that adds new repetitive inspections of the elevator control tabs. To require compliance with these inspections for U.S. owners and operators we are mandating the inspections through the rulemaking process. We are issuing this AD to add new repetitive inspections of the elevator control tabs. If these inspections are not done, excessive free-play in the elevator control tabs could develop. This condition could lead to loss of tab control linkage and severe elevator flutter. Such elevator flutter could lead to possible loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A Model PIAGGIO P-180 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-3923
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-24
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; Learjet Inc. Model 45 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-3534
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD requires a general visual inspection for damage of wiring (including chafing, pinched wires, and exposed wires) and correct routing of wires in the left and right circuit breaker panels, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of wire damage on the pilot and copilot circuit breaker panels caused by a short circuit between chafed wiring and the circuit breaker panel forward mounting bracket. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damaged or misrouted wires, which could result in a short circuit and the loss of systems associated with the wiring (including fire suppression function for one engine and essential avionics systems).
Airworthiness Directives; B/E Aerospace, Continuous Flow Passenger Oxygen Mask Assembly, Part Numbers 174006-(), 174080-(), 174085-(), 174095-(), 174097-(), and 174098-()
Document Number: 2011-4046
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above, except for those that are currently affected by similar action through any of five ADs applicable to Boeing products. This proposed AD would require an inspection/records check to determine the manufacturer and part number of the oxygen mask assemblies installed, an inspection to determine the manufacturing date and modification status if certain oxygen mask assemblies are installed, and corrective action for certain oxygen mask assemblies. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that several oxygen mask assemblies with broken in-line flow indicators were found following a mask deployment. We are proposing this AD to prevent the in-line flow indicators of the oxygen mask assembly from fracturing and separating, which could inhibit oxygen flow to the masks. This condition could consequently result in occupants developing hypoxia following a depressurization event.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-4011
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-23
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:
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Henderson, KY
Document Number: 2011-3944
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects errors in the legal description of a final rule published in the Federal Register on December 20, 2010 that amends Class E airspace at Henderson, KY.
Removal and Amendment of Class E Airspace, Oxford, CT
Document Number: 2011-3943
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E surface airspace as an extension to Class D airspace, and amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet at Oxford, CT. Decommissioning of the Waterbury Non- Directional Beacon (NDB) at the Waterbury-Oxford airport has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Easton, MD
Document Number: 2011-3940
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E surface airspace and airspace 700 feet above the surface, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace at Easton, MD. The Easton Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have been developed for Easton Airport/ Newnam Field. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Charleston, WV
Document Number: 2011-3939
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Charleston, WV, to accommodate the additional airspace needed for new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) developed at Yeager Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2011-3938
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
By Federal Register notice (See 75 FR 68023; November 4, 2010) the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invited interested persons to apply to fill two vacant positions 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 concerns due to the incumbent member's completion of their three-year term appointments on May 30, 2011. This notice informs the public of the persons selected to fill the vacancies on the NPOAG ARC.
Airworthiness Directives; Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH Models TAE 125-02-99 and TAE 125-02-114 Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2011-3917
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-23
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:
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2011-3837
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-22
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.
Feathering Propeller Systems for Light-Sport Aircraft Powered Gliders
Document Number: 2011-3777
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date of the final rule published on January 3, 2011. The final rule amends the definition of light-sport aircraft by removing ``auto'' from the term ``autofeathering'' as it applies to powered gliders. This amendment will allow both manual and autofeathering propeller operation for powered gliders that qualify as light-sport aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. ARRIEL 2B and 2B1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2011-3684
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-18
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 of Prohibited Area P-56; District of Columbia
Document Number: 2011-3666
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Special Use Airspace Prohibited Area P-56 in the District of Columbia to correct inaccuracies in the description of Area A (P-56A). This amendment does not change the actual geographic position of the prohibited area. The boundary description of Area B (P- 56B) is not affected by this action.
Fifth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 224: Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 2011-3665
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-18
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.
Airworthiness Directives; BURKHART GROB LUFT-UND Model G 103 C Twin III SL Gliders
Document Number: 2011-3660
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-18
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; Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-802 and AT-802A Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-3653
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document incorporates the FRFA for Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-17-18, which applied to these products: Air Tractor, Inc. (Air Tractor) Models AT-802 and AT-802A airplanes. We have since revised AD 2010-17-18, which requires you to repetitively inspect (using the eddy current method) the two outboard fastener holes in both of the wing main spar lower caps at the center splice joint for cracks and repair or replace any cracked spar, and changes the safe life for certain serial number (SN) ranges. Our initial analysis indicated that a FRFA was necessary for AD 2010-17-18. We issued AD 2010-17-18 without the FRFA to immediately address the unsafe condition. This action presents the FRFA for AD 2010-17-18, which is required to be published in the Federal Register.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-3651
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. That AD currently requires inspecting to determine if certain carriage spindles are installed, repetitive inspections for corrosion and indications of corrosion on affected carriage spindles, and if necessary, related investigative and corrective actions. That AD also provides an optional terminating action. This new AD mandates the optional terminating action, which eliminates the need for the repetitive inspections. This AD results from reports of corrosion found on carriage spindles that are located on the outboard trailing edge flaps. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion of the carriage spindle, which could result in fracture. Fracture of both the inboard and outboard carriage spindles, in the forward ends through the large diameters, on a flap, could adversely affect the airplane's continued safe flight and landing.
Notice of Meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2011-3558
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS), in accordance with the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, announce the next meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). This notification provides the dates, location, and agenda for the meeting. Dates and Location: The NPOAG ARC will meet on March 9-10, 2011. The meeting will take place in Salon 5 at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. The phone number is (888) 800-2174. The meetings will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 9-10, 2011. This NPOAG meeting will be open to the public.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Idaho Falls, ID
Document Number: 2011-3557
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D and Class E airspace areas at Idaho Falls, ID, by changing the name of the airport to Idaho Falls Regional Airport, and adjusting the geographic coordinates of the airport. This action also would add additional Class E airspace necessary to accommodate aircraft using new Area Navigation (RNAV) Required Navigation Performance (RNP) standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. This action would enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model GVI Airplane; Electronic Flight Control System: Control Surface Position Awareness
Document Number: 2011-3556
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Gulfstream GVI airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features include an electronic flight control system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: NOTAM Realignment User Survey
Document Number: 2011-3555
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-17
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. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 9, 2010, vol. 75, no. 174, pages 54942-54943. 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 an 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Aviation Medical Examiner Program
Document Number: 2011-3551
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-17
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 to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on October 28, 2010, vol. 75, No. 208, page 66422. The collection of information is for the purpose of obtaining essential information concerning the applicants' professional and personal qualifications. The FAA uses the information to screen and select the designees who serve as aviation medical examiners.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Martinsville, IN
Document Number: 2011-3550
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Martinsville, IN, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Morgan Hospital Heliport, Martinsville, IN. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the heliport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Muncie, IN
Document Number: 2011-3549
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Muncie, IN, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Ball Memorial Hospital Heliport, Muncie, IN. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the heliport.
Airworthiness Directives; DASSAULT AVIATION Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-3532
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-16
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:
Explosive Siting Requirements
Document Number: 2011-3487
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to abandon its separation requirements at launch sites for storing liquid oxygen, nitrogen tetroxide, hydrogen peroxide in concentrations equal to or below 91 percent, and refined petroleum-1 (RP-1) unless they are within an intraline distance of another incompatible energetic liquid, or will be co-located on a launch vehicle. The FAA's current separation requirements for storing these energetic liquids unnecessarily duplicate the requirements of other regulatory regimes. The FAA also proposes to reduce the separation distances required for division 1.1 explosives and liquid propellants with trinitrotoluene (TNT) equivalents of less than or equal to 450 pounds. The revised separation requirements reflect protection against fragment hazards, the main hazard at these quantities. The FAA would impose a new formula for determining distances to public areas containing a member of the public in the open. Finally, the FAA would reduce the separation distances for division 1.3 explosives as well. The proposed rule would increase flexibility for launch site operators in site planning for the storage and handling of explosives.
Removal of Expired Federal Aviation Administration Regulations and References
Document Number: 2011-3467
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making minor technical changes to its regulations by removing expired Special Federal Aviation Regulations (SFARs) and cross-references, as well as other expired or obsolete regulations. None of these changes are substantive in nature since the regulations in question have expired and are not currently in effect. This technical amendment is necessary to update our regulations. The rule will not impose any additional burden or restriction on persons or organizations affected by these regulations.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2011-3463
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-16
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.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Poplar, MT
Document Number: 2011-3413
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Poplar Municipal Airport, Poplar, MT. The airport was moved 1.5 nautical miles (NM) to the northeast. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Poplar Municipal Airport, Poplar, MT. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Poplar Municipal Airport, Poplar, MT. This will also correct the airport name from Poplar Airport.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model GVI Airplane; Automatic Speed Protection for Design Dive Speed
Document Number: 2011-3412
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Gulfstream GVI airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features include a high speed protection system. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Lycoming Engines, Fuel Injected Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2011-3349
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain fuel injected reciprocating engines manufactured by Lycoming Engines. The existing AD currently requires inspection, replacement if necessary, and proper clamping of externally mounted fuel injector fuel lines. That AD also exempts engines that have a Maintenance and Overhaul Manual with an Airworthiness Limitations Section that requires inspection and replacement, if necessary, of externally mounted fuel injector lines. This proposed AD would require the same actions. Since we issued that AD, Lycoming Engines revised their Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) to add engine models requiring inspections. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the fuel injector fuel lines that would allow fuel to spray into the engine compartment, resulting in an engine fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney JT8D-209, -217, -217A, -217C, and -219 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2011-3347
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT8D-209, -217, -217A, -217C, and -219 turbofan engines. That AD currently requires revisions to the engine manufacturer's time limits section (TLS) to include enhanced inspection of selected critical life-limited parts at each piece-part opportunity. This new AD modifies the TLS of the manufacturer's engine manual and an air carrier's approved continuous airworthiness maintenance program to incorporate additional inspection requirements. This AD was prompted by PW developing, and the FAA approving, improved inspection procedures for the critical life-limited parts. The mandatory inspections are needed to identify those critical rotating parts with conditions, which if allowed to continue in service, could result in uncontained failures. We are issuing this AD to prevent critical life-limited rotating engine part failure, which could result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Clarification of Reciprocal Waivers of Claims for Multiple-Customer Commercial Space Launch and Reentry
Document Number: 2011-3313
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action clarifies a reciprocal waiver of claims requirement for an FAA authorized launch or reentry in which a licensee or permittee has multiple customers. There has been confusion about whether all customers must sign or whether one customer can sign such an agreement on behalf of all customers. This action eliminates any confusion by clarifying that a reciprocal waiver of claims requires each customer to enter into a waiver with the U.S. Government and the licensee or permittee. However, this action does not change the existing practice for government customers, which is that the FAA signs on their behalf.
Safe, Efficient Use and Preservation of the Navigable Airspace; OMB Approval of Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-3312
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) approval of the information collection requirements in the final rule, published on July 21, 2010, entitled Safe, Efficient Use and Preservation of the Navigable Airspace.