Federal Aviation Administration September 7, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Conditions: Diamond Aircraft Industries, Model DA-40NG; Electronic Engine Control (EEC) System
Document Number: 2011-22890
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Diamond Aircraft Industries (DAI), model DA-40NG airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with an electronic engine control (EEC), also known as a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC). The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. 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.
Proposed Establishment of Class D and E Airspace and Amendment of Class E; Brooksville, FL
Document Number: 2011-22881
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D and E airspace and amend existing Class E airspace at Brooksville, FL. to accommodate a new air traffic control tower at Hernando County Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the support of air traffic operations at Hernando County Airport and would enhance the safety and airspace management at the airport. This action also would make a minor adjustment to the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A.; Model EMB 505; Single-Place Side-Facing Lavatory Seat Dynamic Test Requirements
Document Number: 2011-22880
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer S.A., EMB 505 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the installation of a single-place side- facing seat. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not provide adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. In order to provide a level of safety that is equivalent to that afforded to occupants of forward and aft facing seating, additional airworthiness standards, in the form of special conditions, are necessary.
Procedures for Protests and Contracts Dispute
Document Number: 2011-22842
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action updates, simplifies, and streamlines the current regulations governing the procedures for bid protests brought against the FAA and contract disputes brought against or by the FAA. It also adds a voluntary dispute avoidance and early resolution process. This action ensures the regulations reflect the changes that have evolved since they were first implemented in 1999. The intended effect of this action is to further improve the protest and dispute process.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-22710
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would supersede an existing AD. 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:
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2011-22450
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2011-22444
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Copperhill, TN
Document Number: 2011-22315
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Copperhill, TN, to accommodate the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures serving Martin Campbell Field Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.