Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
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 petitions or their final disposition.
Civil Supersonic Aircraft Panel Discussion
This notice advises interested persons that the FAA is conducting its fourth public meeting on civil supersonic aircraft research. The public meeting will include presentations on current research programs and a question and answer session for attendees. The purpose of the meeting is to raise public awareness of the continuing technological advancements in supersonic aircraft technology aimed at reducing the intensity of sonic boom.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Columbus Lawson AAF, GA
This action would modify Class D and Class E airspace at Lawson Army Airfield (AAF), Columbus, GA, by removing the reference to the Columbus Metropolitan Airport Class C airspace area from the description. Controlled airspace at Columbus Metropolitan Airport is being downgraded due to decreased air traffic volume. This action is necessary for the safety and management of air traffic within the National Airspace System. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the Columbus Lawson AAF.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lakeland, FL
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Lakeland, FL. The Plant City Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Airworthiness Directives Legal Interpretation
The Federal Aviation Administration published a proposed airworthiness directives legal interpretation for comment. In response to several requests, we are extending the comment period to allow additional time for comment. Comments from the public are requested to assist the agency in developing the final legal interpretation.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation Safety Approval Performance Criteria
The FAA issued Zero Gravity a safety approval, subject to the provisions of Title 51 U.S.C Subtitle V, ch. 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: Zero Gravity applied for, and received, a safety approval for its capability to provide a reduced gravity environment using a Boeing 727 aircraft. The performance criteria for this safety approval are applicant developed per 14 CFR 414.19 (a)(4). Zero Gravity is capable of replicating three reduced gravity levels associated with suborbital space flight. The reduced gravity levels are:
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 757 Airplanes
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would require the installation of new relays adjacent to two of the spoiler control modules that would prevent the deployment of certain spoiler pairs when landing flaps are selected. For certain other airplanes, this proposed AD would require torquing the bracket assembly installation nuts and ground stud nuts, and doing bond resistance tests between the bracket assemblies and the terminal lugs on the ground studs. This proposed AD is prompted by numerous reports of unintended lateral oscillations during the final approach, just before landing. We are proposing this AD to reduce the chance of unintended lateral oscillations near touchdown, which could result in loss of lateral control of the airplane, and consequent airplane damage or injury to flight crew and passengers.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to the products listed above. The service information reference in paragraph (g)(7) in the Actions section of the AD is incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.