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

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Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hearne, TX
Document Number: 2011-9379
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Hearne, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Hearne 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 Amendment of Class E Airspace; El Dorado, KS
Document Number: 2011-9377
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at El Dorado, KS. Decommissioning of the El Dorado non-directional beacon (NDB) at Captain Jack Thomas/El Dorado Airport, El Dorado, KS, has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Captain Jack Thomas/El Dorado Airport.
Potential Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Runway 13 Extension and Associated Actions for the Devils Lake Regional Airport in Devils Lake, ND
Document Number: 2011-9227
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA has issued the final EA and FONSI/ROD for the proposed Runway 13 extension and associated actions for Devils Lake Regional Airport. The EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, FAA Orders 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures'' and FAA Order 5050.4B, ``NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions''. Point of Contact: Ms. Patricia Dressler, Environmental Protection Specialist, FAA Bismarck Airports District Office (ADO), 2301 University Drive, Building 23B, Bismarck, North Dakota, 58504. Telephone number (701) 323-7380.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2011-9263
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-18
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Dowty Propellers Type R321/4-82-F/8, R324/4-82-F/9, R333/4-82-F/12, and R334/4-82-F/13 Propeller Assemblies
Document Number: 2011-9258
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to revise an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to the products listed above. The existing AD currently requires initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections of propeller hubs, part number (P/N) 660709201. Since we issued that AD, Dowty Propellers introduced a new hub assembly P/N. This proposed AD would revise that AD by introducing as an optional terminating action for the initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections of that AD, replacement of propeller hub P/N 660709201 with a new propeller hub, P/N 660717226. We are proposing this AD to prevent that same propeller hub failure due to cracks in the hub, which could result in loss of control of the airplane, and to introduce an optional terminating action.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2011-9221
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Interpretation of Duty and Rest Provisions for Maintenance Personnel
Document Number: 2011-9236
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This draft letter of interpretation addresses a request by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) to rescind a letter of interpretation issued May 18, 2010 which clarified what activities may constitute duty for maintenance personnel and the application of the rest provisions under 14 CFR 121.377. The FAA requests comment on the May 18, 2010 proposed response to United Technologies Corporation.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Florence, OR
Document Number: 2011-9233
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Florence Municipal Airport, Florence, OR. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Florence Municipal Airport, Florence, OR. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue; Policy Regarding Airport Rates and Charges: Petition of the Clark County Department of Aviation To Use a Weight-Based Air Service Incentive Program
Document Number: 2011-9229
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice requests comments on a petition to accept an air service incentive program at McCarran International Airport (Airport) as consistent with Federal law and policies on the use of airport revenue and on airport rates and charges. The petitioner Clark County Department of Aviation is the owner and operator of the Airport. The petitioner is the recipient of Federal grants under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), and is subject to obligations under AIP grant agreements, including Federal law and policy on the use of airport revenue and on airport rates and charges. The FAA has interpreted these policies, and the underlying Federal statutes, to permit a temporary waiver of standard airport fees for carriers that provide new air service at an airport, as an incentive to begin or expand air service. The agency recently issued the Air Carrier Incentive Program Guidebook to provide specific guidance to airport operators on the use of air service incentive programs. That guidance restates FAA's previously issued opinions regarding what constitutes new service as characterized in the FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue (Revenue Use Policy) (64 FR 7696). Since the inception of the Revenue Use Policy in 1999, the FAA has defined new air service as: (a) Service to an airport destination not currently served, (b) nonstop service where no nonstop service is currently offered, (c) new entrant carrier, and/or (d) increased frequency of flights to a specific destination. The FAA's interpretation has not permitted an airport operator to offer an incentive program that provides discounts based on increased aircraft weight or an increased number of seats on existing flights. The petitioner proposes an incentive program that would reward air carriers for an increase in landed weight. An increase in landed weight could result from an increase in the size of aircraft used, or ``upgauging,'' on existing flights as well as from added flights. The petitioner requests that the FAA amend existing guidance to make clear that its proposed incentive plan is consistent with Federal law and general agency policies on the use of airport revenue and on airport rates and charges. The FAA is publishing this notice of the petition for public comment on whether agency guidance should be interpreted or amended as requested.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Lincoln, OR
Document Number: 2011-9225
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Lincoln, OR. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Heliport, Lincoln, OR. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the heliport.
Noise Exposure Map; Louisville Interntional Airport, Louisville, KY
Document Number: 2011-9224
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by Louisville Regional Airport Authority for Louisville International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et. seq (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cocoa, FL
Document Number: 2011-9223
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Cocoa, FL, as the Merritt Island Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at Merritt Island Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2011-8934
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2011-8930
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Airworthiness Directives; Univair Aircraft Corporation Models (ERCO) 415-C, 415-CD, 415-D, E, G; (Forney) F-1 and F-1A; (Alon) A-2 and A2-A; and (Mooney) M10 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-9091
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to Univair Aircraft Corporation Models (ERCO) 415-C, 415-CD, 415-D, E, G; (Forney) F-1 and F-1A; (Alon) A-2 and A2-A; and (Mooney) M10 Airplanes. The existing AD currently requires an inspection of the aileron balance assembly and ailerons for cracks and excessive looseness of associated parts with the required repair or replacement of defective parts as necessary. Since we issued that AD, we received a report of a Univair Aircraft Corporation Model ERCO 415-D Ercoupe that crashed after an in-flight breakup due to possible aileron flutter. This proposed AD would add airplanes to the Applicability section and require inspections of the ailerons, inspections of the aileron balance assembly and aileron rigging for looseness or wear with a required repair or replacement of parts as necessary, and a reporting of the inspection results. We are issuing this proposed AD to prevent failure of the aileron assembly and associated parts, which could result in loss of control.
Proposed Airworthiness Directive Legal Interpretation
Document Number: 2011-8972
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is considering issuing a legal interpretation on various provisions in the regulations applicable to airworthiness directives. Comments from the public are requested to assist the agency in developing the final legal interpretation.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-1, V-7, V-11 and V-20; Kona, HI
Document Number: 2011-8286
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action delays the effective date for the amendment of four VOR Federal airways in the vicinity of Kona, HI; V-1, V-7, V-11 and V-20. The FAA is taking this action due to procedural changes requiring additional flight inspection.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2011-8857
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-13
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.
Safety Enhancements, Certification of Airports; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2011-8838
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA published a proposed rule on February 1, 2011, to 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. This proposal would require a certificate holder to conduct pavement surface evaluations to ensure reliability of runway surfaces in wet weather conditions. This proposed action would also require a Surface Movement Guidance Control System (SMGCS) plan if the certificate holder conducts low visibility operations, facilitating the safe movement of aircraft and vehicles in low visibility conditions. Finally, this proposal 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. This action reopens the comment period.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-8411
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-13
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:
Special Conditions: Eurocopter France Model AS350B Series, AS350D, and EC130 Helicopters, Installation of a Hoh Aeronautics, Inc. Autopilot/Stabilization Augmentation System (AP/SAS)
Document Number: 2011-8294
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the modification of the Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) model AS350B series, AS350D, and EC130 helicopters. These model helicopters 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A340-541 and -642 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-8278
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-13
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; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) Airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) Airplanes, and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-8196
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-13
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; Fokker Services B.V. Model F.27 Mark 050 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-8065
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-13
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; Fokker Services B.V. Model F.27 Mark 050 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-7743
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-13
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:
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.
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).
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes); and Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-8416
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-08
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; 328 Support Services GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by AvCraft Aerospace GmbH; Fairchild Dornier GmbH; Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH) Model 328-100 and -300 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-8414
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-08
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; Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Model SAAB 2000 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-8412
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-08
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: * * * * * A report has been received of an incident where one of the two bolts attaching the actuator mounting bracket to the MLG [main landing gear] Shock Strut was found loose, leading to failure of the other attachment bolt, subsequently resulting in failure of the bracket. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could prevent the MLG to extend to the full down-and-locked position, possibly resulting in MLG collapse upon landing or during roll-out, with consequent damage to the aeroplane and injury to the occupants. * * * * * The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE SYSTEMS (Operations) Limited Model 4101 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-8410
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-08
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:
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A320-214, -232, and -233 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-8409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-08
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 757 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-8407
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Model 757 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness by incorporating new limitations for fuel tank systems to satisfy Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 88 requirements. That AD also requires the initial inspection of certain repetitive AWL inspections to phase- in those inspections, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD would require actions that were provided previously as optional actions, and would require a certain initial inspection to be accomplished for a revised AWL. This proposed AD results from a report that an AWL required by the existing AD must be revised. We are proposing this AD to prevent the potential for ignition sources inside fuel tanks caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bozeman, MT
Document Number: 2011-8311
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Gallatin Field Airport, Bozeman, MT, to accommodate aircraft using Instrument Landing System (ILS) Localizer (LOC) standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action also would adjust the geographic coordinates of the airport for the Class D and E airspace areas, and would update the airport name.
Public Meeting/Notice of Availability, Review, and Comment on Preliminary Alternatives for the Development of an Air Tour Management Plan for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI
Document Number: 2011-8282
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an error in the notice of public meeting, request for comments, and availability of preliminary alternatives published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, announcing the availability of preliminary air tour alternatives and announcing meetings hosted by the National Park Service, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the FAA's Air Tour Management Program. This document corrects two Web sites for public comments.
Orders Limiting Scheduled Operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, and Newark Liberty International Airport; High Density Rule at Reagan National Airport
Document Number: 2011-8281
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action denies a request by the Air Transport Association of America (ATA) for a waiver of the requirements to use slots at Washington's Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Operating Authorizations (slots) at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-8276
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-07
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 an inspection of the No. 2 and No. 3 windows on the left and right sides of the airplane to determine their part numbers, related investigative and corrective actions if necessary, and repetitive inspections of single pane windows. Since we issued that AD, we have determined that terminating action for the repetitive inspections is necessary. This proposed AD would add a requirement to install dual pane No. 2 and No. 3 windows. This proposed AD also removes certain airplanes from the applicability. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the fail-safe interlayer of certain No. 2 and No. 3 glass windows, which could result in loss of the window and consequent rapid loss of cabin pressure. Loss of the window could also result in crew communication difficulties or incapacitation of the crew.
Notice of Intent to Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE), Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2011-8268
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Northeast Philadelphia Airport, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania under the provisions of Section 47125(a) of Title 49 United States Code (U.S.C.).
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Bradford Regional Airport (BFD), Bradford, PA
Document Number: 2011-8267
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on the Bradford Regional Airport Authority's request to change 35.46 acres of airport property from aeronautical use to non- aeronautical use. The parcel is located at Bradford Regional Airport (BFD) in Lafayette Township, McKean County, PA. The property is currently depicted on the Airport Layout Plan of record as airport property and consists mostly of wooded undeveloped land bound by State Highway Rt. 59 and the Airport Access Road. More specifically, the 35.46 Acre tract is positioned east of the airport access road and north of State Highway Rt. 59 at their intersection. The airport is proposing redesignating this area as available for non-aeronautical use. The requested change is for the anticipated purpose of permitting the Airport Owner to lease commercial space to tenants for commercial and light industrial development that is compatible with airport operations. This action will allow the redesignation of the 35.46 area as land available for non-aeronautical use on the Airport Layout Plan (ALP). Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Bradford Airport Manager's office and the FAA Harrisburg Airport District Office.
Pilot, Flight Instructor, and Pilot School Certification; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2011-8226
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a final rule published on August 21, 2009 (74 FR 42500). In that rule, the FAA amended its regulations to revise the training, qualification, certification, and operating requirements for pilots, flight instructors, ground instructors, and pilot schools. This document reinstates two paragraphs that were inadvertently removed in one section, and amends an out-of-date cross reference in another section.