Federal Aviation Administration April 20, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 757 Airplanes, and Model 767-200, 767-300, and 767-300F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-9524
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to the products listed above. The existing AD currently requires revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM) to advise the flight crew of procedures to follow to ensure that a fuel filter impending bypass condition due to gross fuel contamination is detected in a timely manner. Since we issued that AD, a new design change has been developed that will correct an error in the operating program software (OPS) of the engine indication and crew alerting system (EICAS). This proposed AD would require installing new OPS (Version 7) of the EICAS in the EICAS computers. This proposed AD would also require various concurrent actions, depending on the airplane configuration, including installing a certain EICAS OPS version, making wiring changes, replacing the audio accessory unit, replacing certain handsets and EICAS computers, changing EICAS computer connector keying, and loading Operational Program Configuration (OPC) software. This proposed AD also retains the existing AD provision that relieves certain airplanes (those equipped with certain EICAS OPS versions) from the proposed requirements. Accomplishment of the new proposed actions would terminate the requirements of the existing AD. We are proposing this AD to prevent malfunction and thrust loss on both engines, which could result in a forced off-airport landing.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2011-9520
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-20
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.
Fifty Seventh Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 135, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
Document Number: 2011-9499
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 135: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment.
Fifty-Fourth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)
Document Number: 2011-9491
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent SurveillanceBroadcast (ADS-B).
Ninth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 221: Aircraft Secondary Barriers and Alternative Flight Deck Security Procedures
Document Number: 2011-9490
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 221: Aircraft Secondary Barriers and Alternative Flight Deck Security Procedures.
Sixteenth Meeting: EUROCAE WG-72: RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical Systems Security (Joint Meeting)
Document Number: 2011-9489
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of EUROCAE WG-72: RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical Systems Security (Joint Meeting).
Third Meeting RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC)
Document Number: 2011-9488
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC).
Second Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 225: Rechargeable Lithium Batteries and Battery Systems-Small and Medium Sizes
Document Number: 2011-9487
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 225: Rechargeable Lithium Batteries and Battery SystemsSmall and Medium Sizes.
Tenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 220: Automatic Flight Guidance and Control
Document Number: 2011-9486
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 220: Automatic Flight Guidance and Control.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cable Union, WI
Document Number: 2011-9405
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for Cable Union, WI. Decommissioning of the Seely non-directional beacon (NDB) at Cable Union Airport, Cable Union, WI, has made this action necessary to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. The geographic coordinates for the airport also will be adjusted.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Indianapolis Executive Airport, IN
Document Number: 2011-9404
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for the Indianapolis Executive Airport, IN, area, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Clarian North Medical Center Heliport, Carmel, IN, and Methodist Hospital of Indiana Heliport, Indianapolis, 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; Carizzo Springs, Glass Ranch Airport, TX
Document Number: 2011-9403
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for the Carizzo Springs, Glass Ranch Airport, TX, airspace area, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Faith Ranch Airport, Carizzo Springs, TX. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Raton, NM
Document Number: 2011-9396
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Raton, NM, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Raton Municipal Airport/Crews Field, Raton, NM. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kokomo, IN
Document Number: 2011-9392
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Kokomo, IN, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Kokomo Municipal Airport and Regional Health System Heliport, Kokomo, IN. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Minor adjustments to geographic coordinates and an airport name change to Logansport Municipal Airport also will be made.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kenton, OH
Document Number: 2011-9389
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Kenton, OH, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Hardin County Airport, Kenton, OH. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bedford, IN
Document Number: 2011-9387
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Bedford, IN, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Bedford Medical Center Heliport, Bedford, 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; Point Lookout, MO
Document Number: 2011-9381
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Point Lookout, MO, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at M. Graham ClarkTaney Field Airport, Point Lookout, MO. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Terre Haute, IN
Document Number: 2011-9378
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Terre Haute, IN, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Union Hospital Heliport, Terre Haute, IN. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the heliport.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Model 340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B Airplanes Modified in Accordance With Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST00224WI-D, ST00146WI-D, or SA984GL-D
Document Number: 2011-9279
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD requires inspecting the fuselage surface for corrosion and cracking behind the external adapter plate of the antennae installation, and repair if necessary. This AD was prompted by a report of a crack found behind the external adapter plate of the antennae during inspection. Similar cracking was found on two additional airplanes, and extensive corrosion was found on one airplane. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion and cracking behind the external adapter plate of the antennae of certain damage-tolerant structure, which could result in reduced structural integrity and consequent rapid depressurization of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, and Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-9278
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for all Model A330 and A340 series airplanes. 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:
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Houma Terrebonne Airport, Houma, LA
Document Number: 2011-8749
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Houma Terrebonne Airport, Houma, Louisiana. The property consists of two small parcels of land, together with all the improvements situated thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining. This land is located approximately 4,700 feet west of the Houma Terrebonne Airport, of Houma, Louisiana. The land in question was acquired by the Terrebonne Parish on June 17, 1958, through provisions of the Federal Property Administrative Services Act of 1949 (63 Stat. 765), the Surplus Property Act of 1944 (58 Stat. 765) as amended thereby. As airport owner, the Terrebonne Parish has requested to release two parcels in an effort to obtain additional funding for airport improvement at the Houma Terrebonne Airport. As part of this release, this parcel will change from aeronautical to non-aeronautical use and be limited to some type of commercial or industrial use under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).