Federal Aviation Administration October 31, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Revision of Class D and Class E Airspace; Hawthorne, CA
Document Number: 2011-28166
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class D and E airspace at Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport, Hawthorne, CA. Additional controlled airspace is needed to accommodate aircraft departing and arriving under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) at the airport. Also, the airspace designations would be revised to show a new city location. This action is a result of the FAA's biennial review, along with a study of the Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport airspace area that would further enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2011-28145
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sturgis, SD
Document Number: 2011-27960
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for Sturgis, SD, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Sturgis Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Evansville, IN
Document Number: 2011-27948
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for Evansville, IN, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Evansville Regional Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Valley City, ND
Document Number: 2011-27940
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for Valley City, ND. Decommissioning of the Valley City non-directional beacon (NDB) at Barnes County Municipal Airport, Valley City, ND, has made this action necessary to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Jacksonville, NC
Document Number: 2011-27930
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Jacksonville, NC, to accommodate the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures serving Albert J. Ellis 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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bryan, OH
Document Number: 2011-27926
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for Bryan, OH. Decommissioning of the Bryan non-directional beacon (NDB) at Williams County Airport, Bryan, OH, has made this action necessary to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fayette, AL
Document Number: 2011-27805
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Fayette, AL, as the Fayette Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at Richard Arthur Field. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the airport's geographic coordinates and notes the name change to Richard Arthur Field.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. Model 204B, 205A, 205A-1, 205B, 210, 212, 412, 412CF, 412EP Helicopters
Document Number: 2011-27769
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are publishing in the Federal Register an amendment which was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators that supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHT) Model helicopters with certain tail rotor blades (blades). The superseded AD requires, before further flight, replacing certain blades with airworthy blades. This AD retains the requirements of the superseded AD but adds new blade part numbers (P/Ns) and serial numbers (S/Ns) to the applicability. This AD was prompted by another incident in which the blade tip weight separated from a blade during flight, causing vibration. This incident led to the determination that additional blades could be affected, and should be added to the applicability. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of the blade tip weight, loss of a blade, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.