Federal Aviation Administration April 12, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Newcastle, WY
Document Number: 2011-8743
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Newcastle, WY, to accommodate aircraft using the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Mondell Field Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. The airport name also would change to Mondell Field Airport.
Fourteenth Meeting: Joint RTCA Special Committee 213: EUROCAE WG-79: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS)
Document Number: 2011-8740
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Joint RTCA Special Committee 213: EUROCAE WG-79: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS).
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Madison, SD
Document Number: 2011-8615
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Madison, SD to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Madison Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Campbellton, TX
Document Number: 2011-8613
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Campbellton, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at 74 Ranch Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Ninth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications
Document Number: 2011-8611
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-12
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.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Kutztown, PA
Document Number: 2011-8538
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E Airspace at Kutztown, PA. The Kutztown Airport has been abandoned and therefore controlled airspace associated with the airport is being removed.
Notice of Approval of the Supplemental Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision for the Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) for Proposed Changes to the Construction of a New Land-Based Airport in Akutan, AK
Document Number: 2011-8529
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is announcing the approval of the Supplemental Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) for changes proposed to the construction of a new land-based airport in Akutan, AK. The Supplemental FONSI/ROD provides final agency determinations and approvals for the proposed development.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. LTS101 Series Turboshaft Engines and LTP101 Series Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2011-8470
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD requires removing certain power turbine rotors from service using a specific drawdown schedule. This AD was prompted by reports of fatigue cracks in the airfoil of the power turbine blades. We are issuing this AD to prevent fracture of the power turbine blade airfoil, which could result in sudden loss of engine power and prevent continued safe flight or safe landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 768-60 and Trent 772-60 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2011-8469
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for RR RB211-Trent 700 series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires, for the step aside gearbox (SAGB), repositioning of the oil metering jet up into the oil distributor within the bevel gearshaft, followed by initial and repetitive visual inspections of the magnetic chip detector (MCD). Since we issued that AD, RR has demonstrated that the repositioning of the oil metering jet eliminates the need for the repetitive inspections. This AD changes the applicability from RB211- Trent 700 series turbofan engines, to RB211-Trent 768-60 and Trent 772- 60 turbofan engines. This AD also eliminates the visual inspections of the MCD from the AD requirements. This AD was prompted by RR demonstrating that the repositioning of the oil metering jet eliminates the need for the repetitive inspections, by the need to correct the AD applicability, and by the need to eliminate the visual inspections of the MCD. We are issuing this AD to prevent in-flight engine shutdowns caused by SAGB driving bevel gearshaft ball bearing failure.