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

Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2011-19221
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-29
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.
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: 2011-19167
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-29
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. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 26, 2011, vol. 76, no. 102, page 30753. This collection of information is required of persons who must receive training and testing under 14 CFR 91.161 in order to fly within 60 nautical miles (NM) of the Washington, DC omni-directional range/ distance measuring equipment (DCA VOR/DME).
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Allakaket, AK
Document Number: 2011-19164
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Allakaket AK. The amendment of one standard instrument approach procedure at the Allakaket Airport has made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Consensus Standards, Light-Sport Aircraft
Document Number: 2011-19163
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of one new and two revised consensus standards to previously accepted consensus standards relating to the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule issued July 16, 2004, and effective September 1, 2004. ASTM International Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft developed the revised standards with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) participation. By this notice, the FAA finds the new and revised standards acceptable for certification of the specified aircraft under the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Northway, AK
Document Number: 2011-19162
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Northway AK. The amendment of one standard instrument approach procedure at the Northway Airport has made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Bumpass, VA
Document Number: 2011-19159
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Bumpass, VA, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures serving Lake Anna Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Nahunta, GA
Document Number: 2011-19158
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Nahunta, GA to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures serving the Brantley County Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Special Conditions: Cessna Aircraft Company, Model LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, and LC42-550FG; AmSafe Inflatable Three-Point Restraint Safety Belt With an Integrated Airbag Device
Document Number: 2011-19157
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the installation of an inflatable three-point restraint safety belt with an integrated airbag device at the pilot, co-pilot and passenger seats on the Cessna Aircraft Company airplane models LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, and LC42- 550FG. These airplanes, as modified by the installation of these inflatable safety belts, will have novel and unusual design features associated with the upper-torso restraint portions of the three-point safety belts, which contain an integrated airbag device. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. TPE331-10 and TPE331-11 Series Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2011-19048
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed an airworthiness directive (AD) supersedure, applicable to Honeywell International Inc. TPE331-10 and TPE331-11 series turboprop engines. That action would have required adding 360 first stage turbine disk serial numbers (S/Ns) to the applicability. Since we issued that NPRM, we decided not to supersede AD 2009-17-05, but instead to issue a new NPRM for those additional 360 parts. Accordingly, we withdraw the proposed rule.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Nephi, UT
Document Number: 2011-18953
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Nephi UT, to accommodate aircraft using new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Nephi Municipal Airport. This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Alturas, CA
Document Number: 2011-18949
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Alturas Municipal Airport, Alturas, CA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Alturas Municipal Airport. This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Modification of Class D and E Airspace; Fort Huachuca, AZ
Document Number: 2011-18947
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D and Class E airspace at Fort Huachuca, AZ, to accommodate aircraft departing and arriving under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) at Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista Municipal Airport-Libby Army Airfield. This action, initiated by the biennial review of the Fort Huachuca airspace area, enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action also updates the airport name.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Glasgow, MT
Document Number: 2011-18946
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Wokal Field/Glasgow International Airport, Glasgow, MT. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the airport name.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Kayenta, AZ
Document Number: 2011-18944
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Kayenta, AZ. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Kayenta Airport. This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Petition for Waiver and Other Relief
Document Number: 2011-18939
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On May 23, 2011, Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Delta) and US Airways, Inc. (US Airways) (together, the Joint Applicants or the carriers) submitted a joint request for the Department of Transportation (the Department) to waive a prohibition on purchasing operating authorizations (slots) at LaGuardia Airport (LGA). The carriers requested the waiver to allow them to consummate a transaction in which US Airways would transfer to Delta 132 slot pairs (265 slots) at LGA. In exchange, Delta would transfer to US Airways 42 slot pairs (84 slots) at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), convey route authority to operate certain flights to Sao Paulo, Brazil, and make a cash payment to US Airways. The Department (the Office of the Secretary and the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA) has evaluated the proposed transaction and tentatively determined that it affords significant benefits to the public. At the same time, we recognize that the transaction will result in an increase in market concentration that could negatively impact consumers. As a result, we have tentatively determined that the divestiture of a number of slots by the carriers is necessary for us to allow the transaction to proceed. We have tentatively concluded that the divestiture of 32 slots at LGA and 16 slots at DCA will reduce adverse impacts on consumers at DCA and LGA to a degree sufficient for us to conclude that the requested waiver is in the public interest. This Notice prescribes rules and procedures for the divestiture of those slots by the carriers to new entrant and limited incumbent carriers.
Notice of FAA Intent To Carry Over Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Entitlement Funds
Document Number: 2011-18943
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
By 12 p.m. prevailing local time on Friday, August 12, 2011, airport sponsors eligible to receive entitlement funds under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) must notify, in writing, the designated representative in the appropriate FAA Regional or Airports District Office if they intend to submit a final grant application in support of eligible projects with their fiscal year 2011 and/or prior- year entitlement funds. This notice must address all entitlement funds apportioned for fiscal year 2011, regardless of whether the FAA has authority to obligate those funds. After that deadline, the FAA will carry over all remaining entitlement funds, and the funds will not be available again until at least the beginning of fiscal year 2012. This notification requirement does not apply to non-primary airports covered by the block-grant program.
Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision (ROD) and Order for a Written Reevaluation of Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Development and Expansion of Runway 9R-27L and Associated Projects at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Document Number: 2011-18815
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that it has issued a ROD and Order for a written reevaluation of the FEIS for the Development and Expansion of Runway 9R-27L and Associated Projects at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Broward County, Florida. The FEIS for the runway expansion project was issued in June 2008. The FAA issued a ROD for this Federal action in December 2008. The runway expansion and other associated airport projects are currently undergoing final engineering and design. Construction activities are scheduled to begin in the summer of 2011. The Broward County (the Airport Sponsor) has submitted a request to the FAA for approval of the engineering and design refinements that are minor changes to the previously approved project. The ROD and Order approves the engineering and design refinements to the previously approved project disclosed in the written reevaluation and as shown on a revised Airport Layout Plan (ALP) that has been submitted to the FAA. Subsequent to this ROD and Order, the FAA will approve the revised ALP.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 747 Airplanes and Model 767 Airplanes Equipped With General Electric Model CF6-80C2 or CF6-80A Series Engines
Document Number: 2011-18747
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to advise the flightcrew to use certain procedures during descent in certain icing conditions. This AD was prompted by reports of several in-flight engine flameouts, including multiple dual engine flameout events and one total power loss event, in ice-crystal icing conditions. We are issuing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew has the proper procedures to follow in certain icing conditions. These certain icing conditions could cause a multiple engine flameout during flight with the potential inability to restart the engines, and consequent forced landing of the airplane.
Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2011-18464
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Application of Regulations on Fuel Venting
Document Number: 2011-18191
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document advises the public of a recent decision by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) concerning the application of certain provisions of the regulations regarding fuel venting requirements.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 747-8 Series Airplanes; Overhead Flight Attendant Rest Compartment
Document Number: 2011-18668
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Boeing Model 747-8
Removal of Class D and E Airspace; Willow Grove, PA
Document Number: 2011-18667
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes the Class D and Class E airspace areas at
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Gordonsville, VA
Document Number: 2011-18666
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at
Establishment of Class E Airspace; New Market, VA
Document Number: 2011-18665
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at New
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cleveland, MS
Document Number: 2011-18662
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Cleveland,
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fayette, AL
Document Number: 2011-18660
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Fayette, AL,
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model GVI Airplane; Limit Engine Torque Loads for Sudden Engine Stoppage
Document Number: 2011-18654
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are for the Gulfstream GVI airplane.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mobridge, SD
Document Number: 2011-18181
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for Mobridge, SD, to
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Orangeburg, SC
Document Number: 2011-18173
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Orangeburg, SC, to
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Denton, TX
Document Number: 2011-18167
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace for Denton, TX, to
Amendment of Class E Airspace; El Dorado, KS
Document Number: 2011-18132
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for El Dorado, KS.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Harrisonville, MO
Document Number: 2011-18121
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for Harrisonville, MO, to
Launch Safety: Lightning Criteria for Expendable Launch Vehicles
Document Number: 2011-18586
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date of July 25, 2011, for the direct final rule issued June 8, 2011. No comments were received on this final rule. This action amends flight criteria for mitigating against naturally occurring lightning and lightning triggered by the flight of an expendable launch vehicle through or near an electrified environment in or near a cloud. These changes also increase launch availability and implement changes already adopted by the United States Air Force.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: General Operating and Flight Rules
Document Number: 2011-18468
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
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. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 25, 2011, vol. 76, no. 101, page 30421-30422. Part A of Subtitle VII of the Revised Title 49 U.S.C. authorizes the issuance of regulations governing the use of navigable airspace. Information is collected to determine compliance with Federal regulations. Respondents are individual airmen, state or local governments, and businesses.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification of Airmen for the Operation of Light-Sport Aircraft
Document Number: 2011-18467
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-22
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. Regulation generates a need for new designated pilot examiners and designated airworthiness representatives to support the certification of new light-sport aircraft, pilots, flight instructors, and ground instructors.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Talkeetna, AK
Document Number: 2011-18451
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Talkeetna, AK, to accommodate the amendment of four Standard Instrument Approach Procedures and the Obstacle Departure Procedure at Talkeetna Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the Talkeetna Airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ava, MO
Document Number: 2011-18185
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for Ava, MO. Decommissioning of the Bilmart non-directional beacon (NDB) at Ava Bill Martin Memorial Airport, Ava, MO, has made this action necessary to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Ranger, TX
Document Number: 2011-18179
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace for Ranger, TX, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Cook Canyon Ranch Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hearne, TX
Document Number: 2011-18175
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace for Hearne, TX, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Hearne Municipal Airport. 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; Drummond Island, MI
Document Number: 2011-18135
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for Drummond Island, MI, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Drummond Island Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Yakutat, AK
Document Number: 2011-17973
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at the Yakutat Airport, Yakutat, AK. The amendment of eight Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) has made this action necessary to enhance safety and air traffic management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Spearfish, SD
Document Number: 2011-18476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Spearfish, SD. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Black Hills Airport- Clyde Ice Field. The geographic coordinates of the airport also would be updated. 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; Evansville, IN
Document Number: 2011-18470
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Evansville, IN. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Evansville Regional 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; Bryan, OH
Document Number: 2011-18458
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Bryan, OH. Decommissioning of the Bryan non-directional beacon (NDB) at Williams County Airport, Bryan, OH, has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Williams County Airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Valley City, ND
Document Number: 2011-18452
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Valley City, ND. Decommissioning of the Valley City non-directional beacon (NDB) at Barnes County Municipal Airport, Valley City, ND, has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sturgis, SD
Document Number: 2011-18370
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Sturgis, SD. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Sturgis 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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Staunton, VA
Document Number: 2011-18169
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E surface airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport, Staunton, VA. The Bridgewater Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for the airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fulton, MO
Document Number: 2011-18139
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for Fulton, MO. Decommissioning of the Guthrie non-directional beacon (NDB) at Elton Hensley Memorial Airport, Fulton, MO, has made this action necessary to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hannibal, MO
Document Number: 2011-18134
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for Hannibal, MO. Decommissioning of the Hannibal non-directional beacon (NDB) at Hannibal Regional Airport, Hannibal, MO, has made this action necessary to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also changes the airport name and updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.