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

Underwater Locating Devices (Acoustic) (Self-Powered)
Document Number: 2011-21536
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the planned revocation of all Technical Standard Order authorizations (TSOA) issued for the production of Underwater Locating Devices (Acoustic) (Self-Powered) manufactured to the TSO-C121 and TSO-C121a specifications. These actions are necessary because the planned issuance of TSO-C121b, Underwater Locating Devices (Acoustic) (Self-Powered), with a minimum performance standard (MPS) that will increase the minimum operating life of Underwater Locating Devices from 30 days to 90 days.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Canada Ltd. Model BO 105 LS A-3 Helicopters
Document Number: 2011-21472
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Canada Ltd. Model BO 105 LS A-3 helicopters. That AD currently requires establishing a life limit for certain tension-torsion (TT) straps. This action would require reducing the ``number of flights'' life limit and providing a time-in-service (TIS) life limit for those TT straps. This proposal is prompted by a recalculation by the manufacturer and subsequent changes to the service information related to the retirement time of the TT strap initially adopted as a result of an accident in which a main rotor blade (blade) separated from a Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH (ECD) Model MBB-BK 117 helicopter due to fatigue failure of a TT strap. The same part-numbered TT strap is used on Model BO 105 LS A-3 helicopters. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent fatigue failure of a TT strap, loss of a blade, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport, Bowling Green, KY
Document Number: 2011-21426
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on request by the Bowling GreenWarren County Airport Board to change a portion of airport property from aeronautical to non-aeronautical use at the Bowling GreenWarren County Regional Airport, Bowling Green, Kentucky. The request consists approximately of 4.66 acres of fee simple release. This action is taken under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Proposed Establishment of Class C Airspace for Long Beach, CA; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2011-21424
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces two fact-finding informal airspace meetings to solicit information from airspace users and others, concerning a proposal to establish Class C airspace at Long Beach, CA. The purpose of these meetings is to provide interested parties an opportunity to present views, recommendations, and comments on the proposal. All comments received during these meetings will be considered prior to any issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation Notice of Intent To Publish Current and Future Launch, Site, and Reentry Licenses and Permits and Their Orders Online
Document Number: 2011-21423
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is changing the way the Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) makes its permits, licenses, and all accompanying orders (authorizations) available to the public. The FAA intends to post all current and future authorizations online on the AST Web site \1\ beginning on October 24, 2011. The FAA will not publish license or permit applications or evaluations. The FAA has determined that posting authorizations online will allow it to more effectively and efficiently inform the public of its commercial space transportation permit and license determinations.