Federal Aviation Administration August 16, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-20820
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes. 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:
Airborne Supplemental Navigation Equipment Using the Global Positioning System (GPS)
Document Number: 2011-20812
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the FAA's intent to cancel TSO-C129a, Airborne Supplemental Navigation Equipment Using the Global Positioning System (GPS). The effect of the cancelled TSO will result in no new TSO-C129a design or production approvals. However, cancellation will not affect production according to an existing TSO authorization (TSOA). Articles produced under an existing TSOA can still be installed according to existing airworthiness approvals and applications for new airworthiness approvals will still be processed.
Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-20807
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment for a Proposed Airport Traffic Control Tower and Base Building, Toledo Express Airport, Swanton, OH
Document Number: 2011-20750
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to fund, construct, and operate a new Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and Base Building at the Toledo Express Airport (TOL), Swanton, Ohio. The existing TOL ATCT and collocated Terminal Radar Approach Control facility are outdated and outmoded. The FAA's preferred alternative is to construct the ATCT at a location located near the airport terminal building and approximately 1,000 feet west of the existing ATCT facility. The purpose and need of the proposed project is to improve visibility of airport surfaces, provide adequate space to improve operational and administrative efficiency, increase the efficient functionality of the facility, and have the capability to meet future operational and administrative expansion requirements. The FAA has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) in conformance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and FAA Order 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures. The DEA analyzes the potential environmental impacts that may result from construction and operation of the proposed new ATCT and Base Building at the proposed site, as well as the no action alternative (i.e., not constructing and operating the ATCT). Ancillary actions that would be taken in order to maintain optimal operational characteristics include replacement of the current Runway 25 Localizer (LOC) antenna and shelter with a Mark 20 or Mark 20A LOC antenna and shelter, and relocation of the Runway 25 LOC antenna array to a location 1,070 feet outward from the Runway 07 threshold, relocation of the Moving Target Indicator reflector and the upgrade of electronics for the Runway 25 Glide Slope. The DEA is available for public review during a 30-day public comment period at Swanton Pubic Library, 305 Chestnut Street, Swanton, Ohio 43558.
Seventeenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 205/EUROCAE WG-71: Software Considerations in Aeronautical Systems
Document Number: 2011-20748
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 205/EUROCAE WG-71: Software Considerations in Aeronautical Systems Agenda for the 17th meeting.
Seventeenth Meeting: EUROCAE WG-72: RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical Systems Security (Joint Meeting)
Document Number: 2011-20747
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of EUROCAE WG-72: RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical Systems Security (Joint Meeting).
Eighth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 224: Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 2011-20746
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 224: Airport Security Access Control Systems.
Seventh Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 219: Attitude and Heading Reference System
Document Number: 2011-20745
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 219: Attitude and Heading Reference System.
Eleventh Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 220: Automatic Flight Guidance and Control
Document Number: 2011-20744
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 220: Automatic Flight Guidance and Control