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

Establishment of Class E Airspace; Bumpass, VA
Document Number: 2011-25249
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Bumpass, VA, to accommodate the new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures serving Lake Anna Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program; Kissimmee Gateway Airport, Kissimmee, FL
Document Number: 2011-25155
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the Noise Compatibility Program Update (NCP) submitted by the City of Kissimmee under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On December 11, 2009, the FAA determined that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by the City of Kissimmee under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On September 23, 2011, the FAA approved the Kissimmee Gateway Airport Noise Compatibility Program Update. Some of the recommendations of the Program were approved.
Noise Exposure Map Update for Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Buffalo, NY
Document Number: 2011-25154
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the updated noise exposure maps submitted by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA), for Buffalo Niagara International Airport, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR Part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Northway, AK
Document Number: 2011-25150
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Northway, AK, to accommodate the amendment of one Standard Instrument Approach Procedure at the Northway Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the Northway Airport. This action adjusts the geographic coordinates for the Northway Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-24746
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. That AD currently requires replacement of the power control relays in the P91 and P92 power distribution panels for the fuel boost and override pumps with new, improved relays having a ground fault interrupter (GFI) feature, or installation and maintenance of universal fault interrupters (UFIs) using a certain supplemental type certificate. This new AD continues to require the actions of the existing AD and also specifies which relays may be replaced by GFIs or UFIs. This AD was prompted by a need to clarify which relays may be replaced by installation of UFIs. We are issuing this AD to prevent pump housing burn-through due to electrical arcing, which could create a potential ignition source inside a fuel tank. This condition, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2011-25067
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-29
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-25008
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-23, PA-23-160, PA-23-235, PA-23- 250, PA-23-250 (Navy UO-1), PA-E23-250, PA-31, PA-31-300, PA-31-325, PA-31-350, PA-31P, PA-31P-350, PA-31T, PA-31T1, PA-31T2, PA-31T3, PA- 42, PA-42-720, and PA-42-1000 airplanes that are equipped with a baggage door in the fuselage nose section (a nose baggage door). That AD currently establishes life limits and replacement requirements for safety-critical nose baggage door components and repetitive inspections and lubrication of the nose baggage door latching mechanism and lock assembly. This new AD removes the requirement for the nose baggage door compartment interior light inspection and retains the other requirements from AD 2009-13-06, Amendment 39-15944. This AD was prompted by further investigation and a request for an alternative method of compliance (AMOC). We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-25006
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Model P-180 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:
Airworthiness Directives; BRP-Powertrain GMBH & CO KG 914 F2, 914 F3, and 914 F4 Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2011-24842
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed 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:
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2011-24718
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues
Document Number: 2011-24592
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) to discuss transport airplane and engine (TAE) issues.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-24748
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the aft pressure bulkhead at station (STA) 1582, repair or replacement of any cracked bulkhead, and eventual replacement of the aft pressure bulkhead at STA 1582 with a new bulkhead. Accomplishing the replacement would terminate the repetitive inspections specified in this proposed AD. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of multiple site damage cracks in the radial web lap and tear strap splices of the aft pressure bulkhead at STA 1582 due to fatigue. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the aft pressure bulkhead, which could result in rapid decompression of the airplane and possible damage or interference with the airplane control systems that penetrate the bulkhead, and consequent loss of controllability of the airplane.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST); Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for Issuing an Experimental Permit to SpaceX for Operation of the Grasshopper Vehicle at the McGregor Test Site, Texas
Document Number: 2011-24717
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 United States Code 4321-4347 (as amended), Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500-1508), and FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, the FAA is announcing the availability of and requesting comments on the Draft EA for Issuing an Experimental Permit to SpaceX for Operation of the Grasshopper Vehicle at the McGregor Test Site, Texas. The Draft EA was prepared in response to an application for an experimental permit from Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX). Under the Proposed Action, the FAA would issue an experimental permit to SpaceX to conduct suborbital launches and landings of the Grasshopper Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) from the McGregor test site in McGregor, TX. The Grasshopper RLV is a vertical takeoff and vertical landing vehicle. The McGregor test site is located within the city limits of the City of McGregor, TX in Coryell and McLennan Counties, approximately 20 miles southwest of Waco, TX. The Draft EA addresses the potential environmental impacts of implementing the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative of not issuing an experimental permit to SpaceX. The FAA has posted the Draft EA on the FAA/AST Web site at http:// www.faa.gov/about/officeorg/headquartersoffices/ast/. In addition, copies of the Draft EA were sent to persons and institutions on the distribution list (see Chapter 8 of the Draft EA). A paper copy of the Draft EA may be reviewed for comment during regular business hours at the following location: McGinley Memorial Library, 317 Main Street, McGregor, TX 76657.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Manassas, VA
Document Number: 2011-24692
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and Class E airspace areas and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension at Manassas Regional Airport/Harry P. Davis Field, Manassas, VA. A Standard Instrument Approach Procedure has been cancelled. Therefore modification to the airspace areas is required for the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also notes the name change of the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Lebanon, PA
Document Number: 2011-24690
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Lebanon, PA, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures that have been developed for Keller Brothers Airport. This action also corrects a typographic error in the latitude coordinates of the airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Gordonsville, VA
Document Number: 2011-24665
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Gordonsville, VA, to accommodate the new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures serving Gordonsville Municipal Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2011-24641
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee (ATPAC) will be held to review present air traffic control procedures and practices for standardization, revision, clarification, and upgrading of terminology and procedures.
Proposed Establishment of Class D and E Airspace and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Punta Gorda, FL
Document Number: 2011-24640
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D and E airspace and amend existing Class E airspace at Punta Gorda, FL, to accommodate the new air traffic control tower at Punta Gorda Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would change the airport name and update the geographic coordinates of the Punta Gorda Airport.
Fifty Eighth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 135, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
Document Number: 2011-24637
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 135: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
Ninth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 224: Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 2011-24635
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-26
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. (EMBRAER) Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-23768
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Empresa Brasileira de Aeron[aacute]utica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-505 airplanes. 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:
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Use of Certain Personal Oxygen Concentrator (POC) Devices on Board Aircraft
Document Number: 2011-24465
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-23
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. A Special Federal Aviation Regulation requires passengers who intend to use an approved POC to present a physician statement before boarding. The flight crew must then inform the pilot-in-command that a POC is on board.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Notice of Landing Area Proposal
Document Number: 2011-24459
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-23
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. FAA Form 7480-1 (Notice of Landing Area Proposal) is used to collect information about any construction, alteration, or change to the status or use of an airport.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Aircraft Registration Renewal
Document Number: 2011-24458
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-23
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. Aircraft owners are required to complete the Aircraft Registration Renewal to verify the registration information and renew registration triennially. The information collected on an Aircraft Re- Registration Application, AC Form 8050-1A will be used by the FAA to verify and update aircraft registration information collected for an aircraft when it was first registered.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: New England Region Aviation Expo Database
Document Number: 2011-24457
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-23
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 New England Region Aviation Expo database performs conference registration and helps plan the logistics and non-pilot courses for the expo.
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: 2011-24456
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-23
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 July 22, 2011, vol. 76, no. 141, page 44080-44081. 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. This submission removes reported burden associated with this collection but previously approved by OMB under existing control numbers 2120-0018, 2120-0022, 2120-0033, and 2120-0042.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604 Variants) Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-24432
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. 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:
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Burlington, VT
Document Number: 2011-24349
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace areas at Burlington, VT, to accommodate the additional airspace needed for the Standard Instrument Approach Procedures developed for Burlington International Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. This action also makes a minor adjustment to the geographic coordinates of the airport and recognizes the name change of the Burlington VOR/DME.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 800 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2011-24282
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to RR RB211-Trent 875-17, RB211-Trent 877-17, RB211-Trent 884-17, RB211-Trent 884B-17, RB211-Trent 892-17, RB211-Trent 892B-17, and RB211-Trent 895-17 turbofan engines. The compliance instructions in the regulatory section paragraphs (e)(3) and (e)(5) are partially correct and do not fully meet our original intent. This document corrects those errors. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes) and A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-24203
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-23
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) 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:
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-24202
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-23
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) 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:
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-24356
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747- 200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes, without a stretched upper deck or stretched upper deck modification. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections for cracks of each affected tension tie and of the surrounding structure, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also require, for certain airplanes, modifying the tension tie structure or tension tie and frame structure at certain stations; and a post-modification inspection of the modified area and post-modification repetitive inspections of the unmodified area, and repair if necessary. Doing the modification would terminate the repetitive inspection requirements in the existing AD. This proposed AD would reduce the compliance time and add inspections for certain airplanes. This proposed AD results from reports that certain airplanes have tension ties that are susceptible to widespread fatigue damage. This proposed AD also results from reports of cracks on the forward and aft tension tie channels at station (STA) 740 and STA 760, and a determination that initial inspection intervals need to be reduced. We are proposing this AD to prevent tension ties from becoming severed or disconnected from the frames, which could lead to rapid in-flight decompression.
Notice of Opportunity To Participate, Criteria Requirements and Application Procedure for Participation in the Military Airport Program (MAP)
Document Number: 2011-24350
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In anticipation of Congress enacting a reauthorization of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) the FAA is publishing this annual notice. This notice announces the criteria, application procedures, and schedule to be applied by the Secretary of Transportation in designating or redesignating, and funding capital development annually for up to 15 current (joint-use) or former military airports seeking designation or redesignation to participate in the MAP. While FAA currently has continuing authority to designate or redesignate airports, FAA does not have authority to issue grants for fiscal year 2012 MAP, and will not have authority until Congress enacts legislation enabling FAA to issue grants for fiscal year 2012. The MAP allows the Secretary to designate current (joint-use) or former military airports to receive grants from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The Secretary is authorized to designate an airport (other than an airport designated before August 24, 1994) only if: (1) The airport is a former military installation closed or realigned under the Title 10 U.S.C. Sec. 2687 (announcement of closures of large Department of Defense installations after September 30, 1977), or under Section 201 or 2905 of the Defense Authorization Amendments and Base Closure and Realignment Acts; or (2) the airport is a military installation with both military and civil aircraft operations. The Secretary shall consider for designation only those current or former military airports, at least partly converted to civilian airports as part of the national air transportation system, that will reduce delays at airports with more than 20,000 hours of annual delays in commercial passenger aircraft takeoffs and landings, or will enhance airport and air traffic control system capacity in metropolitan areas, or reduce current and projected flight delays (49 U.S.C. 47118(c)).
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Wrightstown, NJ
Document Number: 2011-24348
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for the Wrightstown, NJ, area, by changing Allaire Airport to Monmouth Executive Airport, Belmar, NJ. This action also updates the airspace descriptions to be in concert with the FAAs aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cumberland, MD
Document Number: 2011-24347
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Cumberland, MD, as the Cumberland Non-Directional Beacon (CBE) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have been developed at Greater Cumberland Regional Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Springfield, TN
Document Number: 2011-24346
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace in the Springfield, TN area. Aydelotte Airport has been abandoned and controlled airspace is no longer needed. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary for the continued safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the Springfield, TN airspace area.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Oneonta, AL
Document Number: 2011-24345
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Oneonta, AL, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Robbins Field. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model L-1011 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-24270
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model L-1011 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the wing rear spar and upper surface zones, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD results from a damage tolerance analysis conducted by the manufacturer indicating that fatigue cracking could occur in those areas. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such fatigue cracking, which could result in cracking that grows large enough to reduce the wing strength below certificated requirements and possibly cause fracture of the rear spar, resulting in extensive damage to the wing and possible fuel leaks.
High Density Traffic Airports; Notice of Determination Regarding Low Demand Periods at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Document Number: 2011-24262
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action announces an FAA determination that 6 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. no longer is a low demand period at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). As a result of this determination, the FAA will allocate available slots in that period on a temporary basis subject to recall, and the FAA may conduct a lottery in the future to allocate available slots in that period.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-23709
Type: Unknown
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model DC-8-11, DC-8-12, DC-8-21, DC-8-31, DC-8-32, DC-8- 33, DC-8-41, DC-8-42, and DC-8-43 airplanes; Model DC-8-50 series airplanes; Model DC-8F-54 and DC-8F-55 airplanes; Model DC-8-60 series airplanes; Model DC-8-60F series airplanes; Model DC-8-70 series airplanes; and Model DC-8-70F series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive high frequency eddy current or repetitive low frequency eddy current inspections for cracks on the area around certain fasteners of the access opening doubler on the left and right wing center spar lower cap, and repair, if necessary. This AD was prompted by reports that cracks in the center spar lower cap and, in some cases, the web of the spar, have been found at stations Xrs = 168.00, Xrs = 251.00, and Xrs = 358.00. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the area around certain fasteners of the access opening doubler on the left and right wing center spar lower cap, which could compromise the structural integrity of the wing structure.
Airworthiness Directives; 328 Support Services GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by AvCraft Aerospace GmbH; Fairchild Dornier GmbH; Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH) Model 328-100 and -300 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-22032
Type: Unknown
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to the products listed above. This 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:
Airworthiness Directives; WYTWORNIA SPRZETU KOMUNIKACYJNEGO (WSK) “PZL-RZESZOW”-SPOLKA AKCYJNA (SA) PZL-10W Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2011-23930
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-19
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:
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 2011-23885
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Amendment and Establishment of Air Traffic Service Routes; Northeast United States
Document Number: 2011-23839
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends five existing Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes and establishes four new ATS routes. The existing routes being amended are Q-42, J-60, V-16, V-229 and V-449. The new routes are Q-62, Q-406, Q-448 and Q-480. The FAA is taking this action to increase National Airspace System (NAS) efficiency, enhance safety and reduce delays within the New York metropolitan area airspace.
Seventy-Third Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment
Document Number: 2011-23699
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 147: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment Agenda for the 73rd meeting.
Thirteenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 214: Working Group 78: Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services
Document Number: 2011-23698
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 214: Working Group 78: Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services.
RTCA Program Management Committee
Document Number: 2011-23696
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the RTCA Program Management Committee.
Restrictions on Operators Employing Former Flight Standards Service Aviation Safety Inspectors; Correction
Document Number: 2011-23805
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a final rule published on August 22, 2011 (76 FR 52231). In that final rule the FAA prohibited any person holding a certificate from knowingly employing, or making a contractual arrangement with, certain individuals to act as an agent or a representative of the certificate holder in any matter before the FAA under certain conditions. This document corrects an amendment number.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER Series Airplanes; Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Installations
Document Number: 2011-23720
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 737- 600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Electronic Cable Specialists, Inc., will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the installation of a dual Class 3 electronic flight bag (EFB) system that contains rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. 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.
Special Conditions: Cessna Aircraft Company Model M680 Airplane; Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Installations
Document Number: 2011-23718
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Cessna Aircraft Company Model 680 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with lithium-ion batteries. 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.