Federal Aviation Administration June 23, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Shell Lake Municipal Airport, Shell Lake, WI
Document Number: 2011-15744
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to authorize the release of 0.101 acres of the airport property at the Shell Lake Municipal Airport, Shell Lake, WI. A recently-completed boundary survey of the airport found that a privately-owned structure encroaches onto land owned by the airport. This finding has resulted in a proposal to transfer the affected parcel of airport land to the neighboring owner in exchange for that owner transferring a parcel of its own land to the airport. Release of the 0.101 acre parcel from land assurances would allow the encroaching structure to remain standing. The parcel to be acquired by the airport in the land exchange (0.021 acres) would give the airport ownership of a key parcel of land located within the 14 CFR part 77-defined, primary surface of Runway 14/32. A categorical exclusion for this land release action was prepared by Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation-Bureau of Aeronautics and issued on February 28, 2011. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use, as shown on the Airport Layout Plan. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. The parcel to be released was originally acquired with local funds in 1961. To compensate for the uneven exchange of land area (0.101 acres to be released by the airport vs. 0.021 acres to be acquired by the airport), the airport will receive $1,000 in additional compensation to be used at the airport for maintenance and/or improvement purposes. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Clarification of Prior Interpretations of the Seat Belt and Seating Requirements for General Aviation Flights
Document Number: 2011-15709
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to clarify prior interpretations of the seat belt and seating requirements of 14 CFR 91.107(a)(3). These prior interpretations state that the shared use of a single restraint may be permissible. The proposed clarification states that the use of a seat belt and/or seat by more than one occupant is appropriate only if: The seat belt is approved and rated for such use; the structural strength requirements for the seat are not exceeded; and the seat usage conforms with the limitations contained in the approved portion of the Airplane Flight Manual. The proposed clarification also emphasizes that the proper restraint method for children during operations conducted under part 91 relies on the good judgment of the pilot, who should be intimately aware of the capabilities and structural requirements of the aircraft that he or she is operating.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model GVI Airplane; Design Roll Maneuver Requirement for Electronic Flight Controls
Document Number: 2011-15708
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream GVI airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with an electronic flight control system that provides roll control of the airplane through pilot inputs to the flight computers. 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.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model GVI Airplane; Operation Without Normal Electric Power
Document Number: 2011-15707
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Gulfstream GVI airplane will have numerous electrically operated systems whose function is needed for continued safe flight and landing of the airplane. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These proposed 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.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model GVI Airplane; Electronic Systems Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2011-15706
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream GVI airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features associated with the architecture and connectivity capabilities of the airplane's computer systems and networks, which may allow access by external computer systems and networks. Connectivity by external systems and networks may result in security vulnerabilities to the airplane's systems. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. 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.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model GVI Airplane; Electronic Systems Security Isolation or Protection From Unauthorized Passenger Systems Access
Document Number: 2011-15705
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream GVI airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features associated with connectivity of the passenger domain computer systems to the airplane critical systems and data networks. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. 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.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model GVI Airplane; Interaction of Systems and Structures
Document Number: 2011-15704
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream GVI airplane. This airplane 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 systems that affect the structural capability of the airplane. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. 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.
Modification of Restricted Areas R-4401A, R-4401B, and R-4401C; Camp Shelby, MS
Document Number: 2011-15702
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies restricted areas R-4401A, R-4401B, and R- 4401C, at Camp Shelby, MS, to ensure that aircraft remain within the confines of restricted airspace during high altitude munitions delivery and to enhance the efficient use of airspace in the vicinity of Camp Shelby, MS.
Qualification, Service, and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2011-15690
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the comment period for an SNPRM that was published on May 20, 2011. In that document, the FAA proposed to amend the regulations for crewmember and aircraft dispatcher training programs in domestic, flag, and supplemental operations. This extension is a result of requests for extension of the comment period. One request for extension was from the Air Transport Association of America, Cargo Airline Association, Air Carrier Association of America, Regional Airline Association, National Air Carrier Association, Boeing Company, and Airbus Americas. The second request for extension was from the Air Line Pilots Association. The third request for extension was from the International Air Transport Association.