Federal Aviation Administration February 1, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-601, B4-603, B4-605R, C4-605R Variant F, and F4-605R Airplanes, and A310-204 and -304 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-2173
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-01
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; The Boeing Company Model 777-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-2172
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 777-200 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing a new circuit breaker, relays, and wiring to allow the flightcrew to turn off electrical power to the in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems and other non-essential electrical systems through a switch in the flight compartment, and doing other specified actions. The actions include removing the cabin system control panel (CSCP) core partition software, the cabin area control panel (CACP) operational program software (OPS), the zone management units (ZMU) OPS, and the cabin system management unit (CSMU) OPS; installing OPS for the CSCP, CACP, ZMU, and CSMU; and installing the new configuration database (CDB). This proposed AD would also require installing a new CSCP; installing a new cabin management system (CMS) CDB; and installing new OPS for the CSCP, ZMU, passenger address controller, cabin interphone controller, CACP, speaker drive module, overhead electronics units, and seat electronics unit. This proposed AD results from an IFE systems review. We are proposing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew is able to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and other non-essential electrical systems through a switch in the flight compartment in the event of smoke or flames. The flightcrew's inability to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and other non-essential electrical systems in the event of smoke or flames could result in the inability to control smoke or flames in the airplane flight deck or passenger cabin during a non-normal or emergency situation.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 777-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-2171
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 777-200 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing a new circuit breaker, relays, and wiring to allow the flightcrew to turn off electrical power to the in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems and other non-essential electrical systems through a switch in the flight compartment, and doing other specified actions. The actions include replacing the cabin area control panels; changing the wiring; modifying the purser station or the A-4 galley, as applicable; installing new cabin system management unit, cabin area control panel, overhead electronics unit, and zone management units operational software, as applicable; and making a change to the cabin services system (CSS) configuration database and installing the new database in the CSS components. This proposed AD would also require changing the wiring at the cabin management system in the purser station. This proposed AD results from an IFE systems review. We are proposing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew is able to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and other non-essential electrical systems through a switch in the flight compartment in the event of smoke or flames. The flightcrew's inability to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and other non-essential electrical systems in the event of smoke or flames could result in the inability to control smoke or flames in the airplane flight deck or passenger cabin during a non-normal or emergency situation.
Safety Enhancements Part 139, Certification of Airports
Document Number: 2011-2164
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend the airport certification standards in part 139. This action would establish minimum standards for training of personnel who access the airport non-movement area (ramp and apron) to help prevent accidents and incidents in that area. A certificate holder would be required to conduct pavement surface evaluations to ensure reliability of runway surfaces in wet weather conditions. This action would also require a Surface Movement Guidance Control System (SMGCS) plan if the certificate holder conducts low visibility operations. The plan would facilitate the safe movement of aircraft and vehicles in low visibility conditions. Finally, this action would clarify the applicability of part 139 and explicitly prohibit fraudulent or intentionally false statements in a certificate application or record required to be maintained.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Medical Standards and Certification
Document Number: 2011-2074
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-01
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 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 66422-66423. The information collected is used to determine if applicants are medically qualified to perform the duties associated with the class of airman medical certificate sought.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; La Porte, IN
Document Number: 2011-2062
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at La Porte, IN, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at La Porte Hospital Heliport, La Porte, IN. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the heliport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; New Hampton, IA
Document Number: 2011-2058
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at New Hampton, IA, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Mercy Medical Center Heliport, New Hampton, IA. 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; Richmond, IN
Document Number: 2011-2055
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Richmond, IN, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Reid Hospital Heliport, Richmond, 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; Greensburg, IN
Document Number: 2011-2050
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Greensburg, IN, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Decatur County Memorial Hospital Heliport, Greensburg, IN. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the heliport.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-6, PC-6-H1, PC-6-H2, PC-6/350, PC-6/350-H1, PC-6/350-H2, PC-6/A, PC-6/A-H1, PC-6/A-H2, PC-6/B-H2, PC-6/B1-H2, PC-6/B2-H2, PC-6/B2-H4, PC-6/C-H2, and PC-6/C1-H2 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-33332
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing 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: