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

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Establishment of Class E Airspace; Chinle, AZ
Document Number: 2011-23700
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Chinle Municipal Airport, Chinle, AZ, to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Chinle Municipal Airport. This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Miles City, MT
Document Number: 2011-23693
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Miles City, MT, to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Frank Wiley Field. Additionally, the geographic coordinates for Frank Wiley Field are being adjusted. This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-23468
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-16
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:
Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST); Notice of Availability of the Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)/AST To Renew Launch Site Operator License (LSO 01-005) to Spaceport Systems International (SSI) for the Continued Operation of the California Spaceport at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), CA
Document Number: 2011-23694
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-15
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 a SEA and FONSI for the FAA/AST to renew Launch Site Operator License (LSO-01-005) to SSI for the continued operation of the California Spaceport at VAFB, California. The SEA supplements the U.S. Air Force February 1995 EA for the California Spaceport (1995 EA) and was prepared to address the potential environmental impacts of the FAA/AST's Proposed Action to renew SSI's Launch Site Operator License for the continued operation of the California Spaceport. The Launch Site Operator License would be valid for 5 years. The 1995 EA analyzed the potential environmental impacts of construction and operation of a commercial launch facility (which is now the California Spaceport) at VAFB, California. Activities addressed in the SEA include launches of a variety of vertically-launched launch vehicles (Minuteman and Castor 120 derivative boosters) at the California Spaceport over the 5-year term of the license. Since 1996 when FAA issued SSI its first Launch Site Operator License, SSI has supported eight commercial launches. Although the terms of the license do not specify the number of launches allowed, FAA selected a conservative value of up to 15 launches per year has been considered for the purposes of the SEA's environmental analysis. The largest launch vehicle proposed to launch from the California Spaceport is the Athena III, consisting of a two-stage Castor 120 solid-propellant rocket motor with the addition of up to six Castor IVA or Castor IVXL rocket motors strapped to the first stage. The 1995 EA analyzed the potential environmental impacts of construction and operation of a commercial launch facility (which is now the California Spaceport) at VAFB, California. The analysis considered operation of variety of vertical launch vehicles, including the Athena III. The proposed activities at the California Spaceport remain consistent with those analyzed in the 1995 EA and are incorporated by reference in the SEA. The SEA summarizes the data and environmental analysis presented in the 1995 EA where the data and analysis remains substantially valid. In addition, the SEA provides new data and analysis where information presented in the 1995 EA is outdated. The resource areas considered in the SEA include air quality; biological resources (fish, wildlife, and plants); noise; land use (including coastal resources); historical, architectural, archaeological, and cultural resources; Department of Transportation Section 4(f) Properties; geology and soils; hazardous materials, pollution prevention, and solid waste; health and safety; socioeconomics, environmental justice, and children's environmental health and safety; and water quality (including floodplains and wetlands). Potential cumulative impacts of the Proposed Action were also addressed in the SEA. Alternatives analyzed in the SEA included the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative. Under the No Action Alternative, the FAA would not renew the Launch Site Operator License to SSI for continued operation of the California Spaceport at VAFB. Existing USAF activities would continue at VAFB. After careful and thorough consideration of available data and information on existing conditions and potential impacts, the FAA has determined that there will be no significant short-term, long-term, or cumulative impacts to the environment or surrounding populations from the renewal of the Launch Site Operator License for continued operations of the California Spaceport at VAFB. The Proposed Action is consistent with existing national environmental policies and objectives as set forth in Section 101 of NEPA and other applicable environmental requirements and will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment within the meaning of NEPA. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Action is not required and the FAA issued a FONSI. The FAA has posted the SEA and FONSI on the Internet at https:// www.faa.gov/about/officeorg/headquartersoffices/ast/.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Glendive, MT
Document Number: 2011-23299
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Dawson Community Airport, Glendive, MT, to accommodate aircraft using Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures. This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class D and Modification of Class E Airspace; Grand Junction, CO
Document Number: 2011-23298
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Grand Junction, CO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) traffic from Grand Junction Regional Airport to en route and enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action also amends Class D and Class E airspace to update the airport name from Grand Junction, Walker Field.
[Docket No. FAA-2011-0490; Airspace Docket No. 11-AWP-5]
Document Number: 2011-23297
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Tonopah, NV, to accommodate aircraft using new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Tonopah Airport, NV. This action also makes a minor adjustment to the geographic coordinates of the airport, and corrects geographic coordinates in the regulatory text. This rule improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2011-23187
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-15
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: 2011-23182
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-15
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.
Notice of Submission Deadline for Schedule Information for O'Hare International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Newark Liberty International Airport for the Summer 2012 Scheduling Season
Document Number: 2011-23514
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under this notice, the FAA announces the submission deadline of October 13, 2011, for Summer 2012 flight schedules at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD), New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in accordance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Worldwide Slot Guidelines. The deadline coincides with the schedule submission deadline for the IATA Schedules Conference for the Summer 2012 scheduling season.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes; Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes; Model A340-500 and -600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-23470
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-14
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:
Airworthiness Directives; Lycoming Engines Model IO-720-A1B Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2011-22244
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain model IO-720-A1B Lycoming Engines reciprocating engines. This AD requires a crankshaft inspection for certain parts that may be installed. This AD was prompted by the failure of a crankshaft due to incorrect parts installed. We are issuing this AD to prevent engine crankshaft failure and damage to the airplane.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Driggs, ID
Document Number: 2011-23289
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Driggs-Reed Memorial Airport, Driggs, ID. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Driggs-Reed Memorial Airport, Driggs, ID. This action also would note the airport name change and adjust the geographic coordinates of the airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Driggs-Reed Memorial Airport, Driggs, ID.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Anaktuvuk Pass, AK
Document Number: 2011-23288
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Anaktuvuk Pass, AK. The creation of two standard instrument approach procedures at the Anaktuvuk Pass Airport has made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-23131
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would supersede an existing AD. 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; Airbus Model A330-201, -202, -203, -223, and -243 Airplanes, Model A330-300 Series Airplanes, Model A340-200 Series Airplanes, and Model A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-22635
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-13
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; Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-22468
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-13
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; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, and Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-22380
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-13
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; Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-22278
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-13
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:
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mercury, NV
Document Number: 2011-23191
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-12
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Mercury, Desert Rock Airport, Mercury, NV. Decommissioning of the Mercury Non- Directional Beacon (NDB) at Mercury, Desert Rock Airport has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Notice of Release From Federal Grant Assurance Obligations for Livermore Municipal Airport, Livermore, CA
Document Number: 2011-23190
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a release of approximately 4.5 acres of airport property at the Livermore Municipal Airport, Livermore, California. The City of Livermore proposes to release 4.5 acres of airport land in order to acquire a parcel of equal size that is currently privately-owned. This exchange is necessary in order to commence development of flood control improvements designed to remove the airport's property from the 100-year floodplain.
Special Conditions: Pratt and Whitney Canada Model PT6C-67E Turboshaft Engine
Document Number: 2011-23189
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Pratt and Whitney Canada (PWC) model PT6C-67E engines. The engine model will have a novel or unusual design feature which is a 30-Minute All Engines Operating (AEO) power rating. This rating is primarily intended for high power hovering operations during search and rescue missions. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the added safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Orangeburg, SC
Document Number: 2011-23188
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects the geographic coordinates and state abbreviation of a final rule published in the Federal Register of July 25, 2011, that amends Class E airspace at Orangeburg Municipal Airport, Orangeburg, SC.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 2011-22891
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-09
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-22277
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-09
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; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-22028
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-09
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; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-21622
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-09
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 Standards; Rotor Overspeed Requirements; Correction
Document Number: 2011-23025
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an unintentional error in the preamble of the final rule, Airworthiness Standards; Rotor Overspeed Requirements, published on July 18, 2011 (76 FR 42020). The final rule established uniform rotor overspeed design and test requirements for aircraft engines and turbochargers certificated by the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This document corrects an error in the preamble.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-22933
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific Aerospace Limited Models FU24-954 and FU24A-954 airplanes modified with an unapproved hopper lid modification. 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 D Airspace; Eglin AFB, FL
Document Number: 2011-22876
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D Airspace in the Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), FL airspace area. The Destin Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approaches have been developed for Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport that enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also corrects the geographic coordinates of Eglin AFB, Duke Field, and Hulbert Field.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Shelby, NC
Document Number: 2011-22313
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Shelby, NC, to accommodate the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures serving Shelby-Cleveland County Regional Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. This action also changes the airport name.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Rutherfordton, NC
Document Number: 2011-22312
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Rutherfordton, NC. The Rutherford Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Rutherford County-Marchman Field. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport and changes the airport name. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
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.
Special Conditions: Dassault Falcon Model 900 and 900EX Airplanes; Interaction of Systems and Structures
Document Number: 2011-22631
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Dassault Falcon Model 900 and 900EX airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Aviation Partners Incorporated (API), will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the interaction of systems and structures regarding installation of an automated wing-load-alleviation system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. For the Dassault 900 and 900EX models with winglets, failure of the wing-load- alleviation system can result in a factor of safety (FS) below 1.5 as required. 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.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, St. Louis, MO
Document Number: 2011-22607
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the St. Louis Airport Authority under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (formerly the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 150 (hereinafter referred to as ``Part 150''). On April 5, 2011, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the St. Louis Airport Authority under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On August 26, 2011, the FAA approved the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport noise compatibility program. All of the recommendations of the program were approved. No program elements relating to new or revised flight procedures for noise abatement were proposed by the airport operator.
Airworthiness Directives; Dowty Propellers Type R321/4-82-F/8, R324/4-82-F/9, R333/4-82-F/12, and R334/4-82-F/13 Propeller Assemblies
Document Number: 2011-22566
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections of propeller hubs, part number (P/N) 660709201. This new AD requires introducing a new hub assembly P/N as an optional terminating action to the repetitive hub inspections. This AD was prompted by the need to introduce an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. We are issuing this AD to prevent propeller hub failure due to cracks in the hub, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Clemson, SC
Document Number: 2011-22314
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Clemson, SC, as a runway extension requires amended Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Oconee County Regional Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. This action also changes the airport name.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hawaiian Islands, HI
Document Number: 2011-22243
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for the Hawaiian Islands, HI. The FAA is taking this action in response to a request from the Honolulu Control Facility (HCF) to better clarify the legal description of controlled airspace designated as Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface for the Hawaiian Islands, HI. This action enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations.
Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of Decision (ROD) for a Proposed Airport Traffic Control Tower and Base Building at University of Illinois Willard Airport, Savoy, IL
Document Number: 2011-22463
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that the FAA has prepared, and approved on August 8, 2011, a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of Decision (ROD) based on the Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA) for a Proposed Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) with Associated Base Building at University of Illinois Willard Airport (CMI), Savoy, Illinois. The FAA prepared the Final EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the FAA's regulations and guidelines for environmental documents and was signed on July 18, 2011. Copies of the FONSI/ROD and/or Final EA are available by contacting Ms. Virginia Marcks through the contact information provided below.
26th Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206: Aeronautical Information and Meteorological Data Link
Document Number: 2011-22460
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 206: Aeronautical Information and Meteorological Data Link Services.
Fourth Meeting RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC)
Document Number: 2011-22458
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC).
Fourth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 225: Rechargeable Lithium Batteries and Battery Systems-Small and Medium Sizes
Document Number: 2011-22455
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 225: Rechargeable Lithium Batteries and Battery SystemsSmall and Medium Sizes.
Sixteenth Meeting: Joint RTCA Special Committee 213: EUROCAE WG-79: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS)
Document Number: 2011-22452
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Joint RTCA Special Committee 213: EUROCAE WG-79: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS).