Federal Aviation Administration May 26, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Conditions: Boeing Model 747-8/-8F Airplanes, Interaction of Systems and Structures
Document Number: 2011-13022
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions amend Special Conditions No. 25-388- SC for the Boeing Model 747-8/-8F airplanes. These special conditions were previously issued July 29, 2009, and became effective September 10, 2009. These special conditions are being amended to include additional criteria addressing the Outboard Aileron Modal Suppression System. The 747-8/-8F will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features include their effects on the structural performance. 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. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the 747-8/-8F airplanes.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-535 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2011-13014
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-26
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) issued 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; General Electric Company (GE) GE90-110B1 and GE90-115B Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2011-13013
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above, with certain part number (P/N) high-pressure compressor (HPC) stages 2-5 spools installed. This proposed AD would require eddy current inspection (ECI) or spot fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) of the stages 1-2 rotating seal teeth of the HPC stages 2-5 spool for cracks and would prohibit installation of HPC stator stage 1 interstage seals that are not pregrooved to prevent heavy rubs. This proposed AD was prompted by an aborted takeoff and two shop findings of cracks in the stages 1-2 rotating seal teeth. We are proposing this AD to detect cracks in the HPC stages 1-2 rotating seal teeth due to heavy rubs, which could result in failure of the stages 1- 2 rotating seal of the HPC stages 2-5 spool, uncontained engine failure, and damage to the airplane.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Palmdale, CA
Document Number: 2011-12991
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace at Palmdale, CA, to accommodate aircraft using Instrument Landing System (ILS) Localizer (LOC) standard instrument approach procedures at Palmdale Regional Airport/USAF Plant 42. This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also corrects the name of the airport.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Special Awareness Training for the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area
Document Number: 2011-12985
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. This collection of information is required of persons who must receive training and testing under 14 CFR 91.161 in order to fly within 50 nautical miles (NM) of the Washington, DC omni-directional range/distance measuring equipment (DCA VOR/DME). For a person to enroll in the FAA's ``Washington, DC Area Training Program,'' the rule requires persons to electronically furnish their names, residence addresses, and pilot certificate numbers.
Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Proposed Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project (HHCTCP) Segment at Honolulu International Airport (HNL), Honolulu, HI
Document Number: 2011-12983
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that it has issued a ROD for the construction and operation of a 3-mile segment at HNL for the proposed Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project on Oahu, Hawaii.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Kenbridge, VA
Document Number: 2011-12858
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Kenbridge, VA, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures that have been developed for Lunenburg County Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the Airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Brunswick Malcolm-McKinnon Airport, GA
Document Number: 2011-12846
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Brunswick, GA. The McKinnon Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have been developed for Malcolm-McKinnon Airport. The geographic coordinates for the airport are adjusted. Also, reference to the Glynco Jetport in the airspace designation is removed. This action enhances 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: 2011-12731
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-26
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2011-12730
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-26
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.