Federal Aviation Administration April 11, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Conditions: Diamond Aircraft Industry Model DA-40NG; Diesel Cycle Engine
Document Number: 2011-8547
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Diamond Aircraft Industry (DAI) GmbH model DA-40NG the Austro Engine GmbH model E4 aircraft diesel engine (ADE) using turbine (jet) fuel. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the installation of a diesel cycle engine utilizing turbine (jet) fuel. 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.
Commercial Space Transportation Safety Approval Performance Criteria
Document Number: 2011-8534
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
NASTAR was issued a safety approval, subject to the provisions of Title 51 U.S.C. subtitle V, chapter 509, and the orders, rules and regulations issued under it. Pursuant to 14 CFR 414.35, this Notice publishes the criteria that were used to evaluate the safety approval application. Background: NASTAR applied for, and received, a safety approval for the ability of its Space Training System: Model 400 (STS-400) to replicate G levels. The performance criteria for this safety approval are applicant developed per 14 CFR 414.19 (a)(4). NASTAR's STS-400 suborbital space flight simulator (a multi-axis centrifuge) is capable of replicating the G forces associated with suborbital space flight within the following parameters: Manned flight profiles up to 12 Gz and 8 Gx, with an onset rate up to +/- 8 G/Sec and an accuracy in Gz and Gx axis of +/- 0.1 G. Criteria Used to Evaluate Safety Approval Application: The STS-400 was evaluated by the FAA as a component of a flight crew training process. The evaluation included the FAA's assessment of the STS-400's ability to accurately replicate the specified G levels. NASTAR submitted the following data to show that the STS-400 complies with the criteria: Acceptance Test Plan. Launch and reentry profiles demonstrations, and G level accelerometer and tachometer test results.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Burnet Municipal Airport, Burnet, TX
Document Number: 2011-8297
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Burnet Municipal Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).