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Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Jacksonville, NC
Document Number: 2011-21288
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Jacksonville, NC, as new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at Albert J Ellis Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pelion, SC
Document Number: 2011-21287
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Pelion, SC, as new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at Lexington County Airport at Pelion. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would recognize the airport name change to Lexington County Airport at Pelion.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Forest, VA
Document Number: 2011-21284
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Forest, VA, to accommodate the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures serving New London Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Activation of Ice Protection
Document Number: 2011-21247
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises the operating rules for flight in icing conditions. For certain airplanes certificated for flight in icing, the new standards require either installation of ice detection equipment or changes to the airplane flight manual to ensure timely activation of the airframe ice protection system. This action is the result of information gathered from icing accidents and incidents. It is intended to increase the level of safety when airplanes fly in icing conditions.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-21152
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
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:
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2011-21053
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
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: 2011-21052
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-500 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-20775
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
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:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702), Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-20673
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
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 Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), DC-9-87 (MD-87), and MD-88 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-20672
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the lower rear spar caps of the wings, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires repetitive inspections of certain repaired areas. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking of the wing rear spar lower cap at the outboard flap and inboard drive hinge at station Xrs=164.000; the cracking is due to material fatigue from normal flap operating loads. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct such fatigue cracking, which could result in fuel leaks, damage to the wing skin or other structure, and consequent reduced structural integrity of the wing.
Notice of Release From Quitclaim Deed and Federal Grant Assurance Obligations for Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Mesa, AZ
Document Number: 2011-21085
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-18
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 1,727 square feet of airport property at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, Mesa, Arizona, from all conditions contained in the Quitclaim Deed and Grant Assurances since the parcel of land is not needed for airport purposes. The property will be sold for its fair market value and the proceeds deposited in the airport account. The reuse of the land for a roadway improvement project by the State of Arizona represents a compatible land use that will not interfere with the airport or its operation, thereby protecting the interests of civil aviation.
Notice of Release of an Easement Restriction at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Mesa, AZ
Document Number: 2011-21082
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-18
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 a U.S. Air Force easement restriction covering 52.6 acres of property abutting Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, Mesa, Arizona, from all conditions contained in a grant of an easement, since the easement is not needed for civilian airport purposes. In exchange for the easement, the airport will receive 19 acres of land and a new avigation easement. Reuse of the land under the easement will remain compatible and not interfere with the airport or its operation. The interest of civil aviation is properly served by the release.
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee-Open Meeting
Document Number: 2011-21072
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The meeting will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, October 14, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the National Housing Center, 1201 15th Street NW., Washington, DC, 20005. This will be the 54th meeting of the COMSTAC. The proposed agenda for October 13 features meetings of the working groups as follows:
Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST); Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)/AST To Issue, Renew, or Modify Launch Operator Licenses for Atlas V Launch Vehicles Covered Under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Program From Space Launch Complex-3 East (SLC-3E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California
Document Number: 2011-21048
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-18
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 FONSI for the FAA/AST action to issue, renew, or modify Launch Operator Licenses for Atlas V launch operations from SLC-3E at VAFB. The FONSI is based on the analysis and findings of the 2003 United States Air Force (USAF) Final Environmental Assessment for the Atlas V System at SLC-3E (2003 EA). In 1998, the USAF issued the 1998 Final Environmental Impact Statement for the EELV Program (1998 EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the development, deployment, and operation of EELV systems (later known as the Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicle families). In 2000, the USAF prepared the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the EELV Program (2000 SEIS) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of adding up to five solid-propellant strap-on rocket motors to the Atlas V launch vehicle and larger solid- propellant strap-on rocket motors on the Delta IV vehicle. The FAA participated as a cooperating agency in preparation of both the 1998 FEIS and 2000 SEIS. In 2003, changes in USAF programs resulted in a need for SLC-3E at VAFB to be used for Atlas V launches rather than SLC-3W as originally planned, and therefore the USAF prepared the 2003 EA. The EA supplemented and updated the previous NEPA evaluation of implementing the Atlas V program as analyzed in the 1998 FEIS and 2000 SEIS. The 2003 EA analyzed the environmental impacts associated with the proposed action of modifying existing facilities and roadways and launching the Atlas V up to four times annually from SLC-3E at VAFB. The 2003 EA tiered its analyses from the 1998 FEIS and 2000 SEIS, and therefore both documents were incorporated by reference into the 2003 EA. The FAA did not participate as a cooperating agency with the USAF in preparation of the 2003 EA. Under the FAA's Proposed Action as stated in the FONSI, FAA/AST could issue, renew, or modify Launch Operator Licenses for Atlas V launch operations from SLC-3E at VAFB. A Launch Operator License would authorize launches of Atlas V vehicles over the five-year term of the license. In accordance with the requirements of FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, paragraph 410, the FAA has independently evaluated the information contained in the 2003 EA and has verified the continued validity of the analysis contained in the EA. The FAA has determined that the discussion of Atlas V launch operations in the 2003 EA sufficiently addresses the concerns of the FAA and complies with FAA requirements for implementing NEPA as stated in FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1. The FAA has determined that there is no new information or analysis that would require preparation of a new or supplemental EA or EIS according to the CEQ Regulations (40 CFR 1502.9(c)(1)). Therefore, the FAA issued the FONSI concurring with the analysis of impacts and findings in the 2003 EA and formally adopts the launch operations discussion in the EA in compliance with the requirements of 40 CFR 1506.3 to support the issuance, renewal, or modification of Launch Operator Licenses for Atlas V launch operations from SLC-3E at VAFB. The 2003 EA is incorporated by reference and is summarized as necessary in the FONSI. The FAA has posted the FONSI on the Internet at http://www.faa.gov/ about/officeorg/headquartersoffices/ast/.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST); Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)/AST To Issue, Renew, or Modify Launch Operator Licenses for Launch Vehicles Covered Under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Program, Which Include Atlas V and Delta IV Vehicles, From Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Florida and Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California
Document Number: 2011-21045
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 United States Code U.S.C. 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 its ROD for the FAA/AST to issue, renew, or modify launch operator licenses for launch vehicles covered under the EELV Program from CCAFS and VAFB. The ROD was prepared to document FAA/AST's decision to issue, renew, or modify launch operator licenses for launch vehicles covered under the EELV Program from CCAFS and VAFB. The FAA participated as a cooperating agency with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) in the preparation of the 1998 Final Environmental Impact Statement for the EELV Program (1998 FEIS) and the 2000 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the EELV Program (2000 SEIS). The 1998 FEIS preferred alternative analyzed a maximum of 30 combined FAA/ AST-licensed launches and non-FAA/AST licensed launches of Atlas V and Delta IV in one year from VAFB and CCAFS, combined. The 2000 SEIS analyzed the environmental impacts of up to five solid-propellant strap-on rocket motors (SRMs) on the Atlas V medium lift vehicle and larger SRMs on the Delta IV vehicle. In addition, the 2000 SEIS considered a maximum of 33 combined FAA/AST-licensed launches and non-FAA/AST licensed launches of Atlas V and Delta IV occurring in one year from VAFB and CCAFS, combined. The USAF issued RODs based on the findings of the 1998 FEIS and the 2000 SEIS. In 2003, changes in USAF programs resulted in a need for SLC-3E at VAFB to be used for Atlas V launches rather than SLC-3W as originally planned. In 2003, the USAF prepared a Final Environmental Assessment for the Atlas V System at SLC-3E (2003 EA). The EA supplemented and updated the previous NEPA evaluation of implementing the Atlas V program as analyzed in the 1998 FEIS and 2000 SEIS. The 2003 EA analyzed the environmental impacts associated with the proposed action of modifying existing facilities and roadways and launching the Atlas V up to four times annually from SLC-3E at VAFB. The FAA did not participate as a cooperating agency with the USAF in preparation of the 2003 EA, but has independently evaluated the information contained in the 2003 EA and has verified the continued validity of the analysis contained in the document. The FAA has therefore, adopted the 2003 EA and issued a Finding of No Significant Impact. The analysis from the 2003 EA and the FAA's findings on that analysis are incorporated by reference in the ROD, and therefore references from the 1998 FEIS and 2000 SEIS to SLC-3W at VAFB have been revised to read ``SLC-3E'' throughout the ROD. Under the FAA's Proposed Action, FAA/AST could issue, renew, or modify launch operator licenses for Atlas V and Delta IV operations at CCAFS and VAFB. The 1998 FEIS and 2000 SEIS analyzed the full potential scope of the operations that could be covered under a launch operator license for Atlas V and Delta IV at CCAFS and VAFB. The FAA's Proposed Action has been identified as the Preferred Alternative. Under the No Action Alternative, the FAA would not issue, renew, or modify launch operator licenses for Atlas V or Delta IV expendable launch vehicles at CCAFS and VAFB. Without a license, there could not be any FAA/AST-licensed commercial launches of Atlas V or Delta IV vehicles from CCAFS or VAFB; however, non-FAA/AST licensed or government launches of these vehicles could continue from both locations. The ROD addresses the potential environmental impacts of the FAA's Proposed Action and the FAA's No Action Alternative. In accordance with the requirements of FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, paragraph 515, the FAA has independently evaluated the information contained in the 1998 FEIS and 2000 SEIS and has verified the continued validity of the analysis contained in both documents. Through this re- evaluation, the FAA has determined that the 1998 FEIS and 2000 SEIS sufficiently address the concerns of the FAA and comply with FAA requirements for implementing NEPA as stated in FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1. The FAA has also determined that there is no new information or analysis that would require preparation of a new or supplemental EIS according to the CEQ Regulations (40 CFR 1502.9(c)(1)). The FAA is therefore adopting the 1998 FEIS and 2000 SEIS, and is using these documents to support its decision as stated in the ROD. The FAA has posted the ROD on the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation Web site at http://www.faa.gov/about/officeorg/headquartersoffices/ ast/. Additional Information: Under the Proposed Action, the FAA/AST could issue, renew, or modify launch operator licenses for Atlas V and Delta IV operations at CCAFS and VAFB. The 1998 FEIS and 2000 SEIS analyzed the full potential scope of the operations that could be covered under a launch operator license for Atlas V and Delta IV at CCAFS and VAFB. The 1998 FEIS analyzed the operation of both medium and heavy lift expendable, orbital ``concept vehicles'' (later known as the Atlas V and Delta IV families of vehicles) from CCAFS and VAFB. Delta IV launches would occur from Space Launch Complex-37 (SLC-37) at CCAFS and from SLC-6 at VAFB; the Atlas V launches would occur from SLC-41 at CCAFS and from SLC-3E at VAFB. Under the preferred alternative in the 1998 FEIS, a maximum of 30 combined FAA/AST-licensed launches and non- FAA/AST licensed launches of Atlas V and Delta IV would occur in one year from VAFB and CCAFS, combined. Under the No Action Alternative, the USAF would not proceed with the development and deployment of the EELV program, and Atlas IIA, Delta II, and Titan IVB launch vehicles would continue to be used to support space launches to meet the requirements of the government. Under the Proposed Action in the 2000 SEIS, up to five solid- propellant strap-on rocket motors (SRMs) would be added to the Atlas V medium lift vehicle and larger SRMs would be used on the Delta IV vehicle. The Atlas V vehicle would launch from SLC-41 at CCAFS and SLC- 3E at VAFB, and the Delta IV vehicle would launch from SLC-37 at CCAFS and SLC-6 at VAFB. While use of SRM-assisted vehicles was considered in the 1998 FEIS, the 2000 SEIS considered a higher proportion of vehicles using SRM-assisted vehicles than the 1998 FEIS. Under the Proposed Action in the 2000 SEIS, a maximum of 33 combined FAA/AST-licensed launches and non-FAA/AST licensed launches of Atlas V and Delta IV would occur in one year from VAFB and CCAFS, combined. Under the No Action Alternative, the EELV program would continue, except that SRMs would not be added to the Atlas V launch vehicles and smaller SRMs would be used on Delta IV launch vehicles. The FAA has determined the analysis of impacts presented in the 1998 FEIS and 2000 SEIS represents the best available information regarding the potential impacts associated with the FAA's regulatory responsibilities described in the ROD. The 1998 FEIS and 2000 SEIS are therefore incorporated by reference and summarized as necessary in the ROD. Resource areas were considered to provide a context for understanding and assessing the potential environmental effects of the FAA's Proposed Action, with attention focused on key issues. The resource areas considered in the ROD include air quality; biological resources; cultural resources; geology and soils; land use and section 4(f) resources; noise; physical resources (Water Resources [Surface Water, Ground Water, Floodplains], Hazardous Materials, Pollution Prevention, and Solid Waste); and socioeconomics, environmental justice, and children's environmental health and safety. Potential cumulative impacts of the Proposed Action are also addressed in the ROD.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2011-21007
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-17
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.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Release of Federally Obligated Property at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, College Park, GA
Document Number: 2011-20749
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47153(c), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the City of Atlanta, Department of Aviation to waive the requirement that a 4.5-acre parcel of federally obligated property, located at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; be used for aeronautical purposes.
Airworthiness Directives; M7 Aerospace LP Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-20127
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain M7 Aerospace LP Models SA226-T, SA226-T(B), SA226-TC, and SA226-AT airplanes. This AD requires repetitive replacement and inspection of certain elevator, rudder, aileron, and aileron-to-rudder interconnect primary control cables, and checking and setting of flight control cable tension. This AD was prompted by a report of a failure of a rudder control cable. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-20820
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain SOCATA Model TBM 700 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:
Airborne Supplemental Navigation Equipment Using the Global Positioning System (GPS)
Document Number: 2011-20812
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the FAA's intent to cancel TSO-C129a, Airborne Supplemental Navigation Equipment Using the Global Positioning System (GPS). The effect of the cancelled TSO will result in no new TSO-C129a design or production approvals. However, cancellation will not affect production according to an existing TSO authorization (TSOA). Articles produced under an existing TSOA can still be installed according to existing airworthiness approvals and applications for new airworthiness approvals will still be processed.
Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-20807
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment for a Proposed Airport Traffic Control Tower and Base Building, Toledo Express Airport, Swanton, OH
Document Number: 2011-20750
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to fund, construct, and operate a new Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and Base Building at the Toledo Express Airport (TOL), Swanton, Ohio. The existing TOL ATCT and collocated Terminal Radar Approach Control facility are outdated and outmoded. The FAA's preferred alternative is to construct the ATCT at a location located near the airport terminal building and approximately 1,000 feet west of the existing ATCT facility. The purpose and need of the proposed project is to improve visibility of airport surfaces, provide adequate space to improve operational and administrative efficiency, increase the efficient functionality of the facility, and have the capability to meet future operational and administrative expansion requirements. The FAA has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) in conformance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and FAA Order 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures. The DEA analyzes the potential environmental impacts that may result from construction and operation of the proposed new ATCT and Base Building at the proposed site, as well as the no action alternative (i.e., not constructing and operating the ATCT). Ancillary actions that would be taken in order to maintain optimal operational characteristics include replacement of the current Runway 25 Localizer (LOC) antenna and shelter with a Mark 20 or Mark 20A LOC antenna and shelter, and relocation of the Runway 25 LOC antenna array to a location 1,070 feet outward from the Runway 07 threshold, relocation of the Moving Target Indicator reflector and the upgrade of electronics for the Runway 25 Glide Slope. The DEA is available for public review during a 30-day public comment period at Swanton Pubic Library, 305 Chestnut Street, Swanton, Ohio 43558.
Seventeenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 205/EUROCAE WG-71: Software Considerations in Aeronautical Systems
Document Number: 2011-20748
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 205/EUROCAE WG-71: Software Considerations in Aeronautical Systems Agenda for the 17th meeting.
Seventeenth Meeting: EUROCAE WG-72: RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical Systems Security (Joint Meeting)
Document Number: 2011-20747
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of EUROCAE WG-72: RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical Systems Security (Joint Meeting).
Eighth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 224: Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 2011-20746
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
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.
Seventh Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 219: Attitude and Heading Reference System
Document Number: 2011-20745
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 219: Attitude and Heading Reference System.
Eleventh Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 220: Automatic Flight Guidance and Control
Document Number: 2011-20744
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 220: Automatic Flight Guidance and Control
Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-20165
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for SOCATA Model TBM 700 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:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-20141
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-15
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; Lycoming Engines (L)O-360, (L)IO-360, AEIO-360, O-540, IO-540, AEIO-540, (L)TIO-540, IO-580, and IO-720 Series Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2011-20519
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to the products listed above. The existing AD currently requires replacing certain crankshafts. Since we issued that AD, Lycoming Engines discovered that the start date of affected engine models in Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) No. 569A, is incorrect. This proposed AD would correct that start date. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the crankshaft, which will result in total engine power loss, in-flight engine failure, and possible loss of the aircraft.
Proposed Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Frederick, MD
Document Number: 2011-20504
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D and E airspace at Frederick, MD, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Frederick Municipal Airport. This action would enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-20361
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-12
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; Airbus Model A320-214, -232, and -233 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-20359
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-12
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; Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-20168
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-12
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:
Advisory Circular 20-24C, Approval of Propulsion Fuels and Lubricating Oils
Document Number: 2011-20324
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the issuance of Advisory Circular (AC) 20-24C, Approval of Propulsion Fuels and Lubricating Oils. This AC provides guidance on regulations and policy applicable to adding fuels and oils to type certificates as engine, aircraft, or auxiliary power unit (APU) operating limitations. It also provides acceptable methods, but not the only methods, that may be used to approve aircraft, engines, or APUs to operate with specified propulsion fuels and lubricating oils.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; South Bend, IN
Document Number: 2011-20307
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace in the South Bend, IN area. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Jerry Tyler Memorial Airport, Niles, IN. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport. The geographic coordinates for South Bend Regional Airport also would be adjusted.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; North Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2011-20305
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D and Class E airspace at Northeast Philadelphia Airport, North Philadelphia, PA, due to the closing of Willow Grove Naval Air Station and Warminster NAWC. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations in the North Philadelphia, PA airspace area.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Corpus Christi, TX
Document Number: 2011-20303
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects the geographic coordinates in the regulatory text of a final rule that was published in the Federal Register June 2, 2011, amending Class D airspace at Cabaniss Navy Outlying Field (NOLF), Corpus Christi, TX.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Palmyra, PA
Document Number: 2011-20302
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Palmyra, PA, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Reigle Field. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Umiat, AK
Document Number: 2011-20260
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Umiat, AK. The cancellation of two special Instrument Approach Procedures at Umiat Airport has made the 700 ft transition area no longer necessary.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tatitlek, AK
Document Number: 2011-20258
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Tatitlek, AK. The creation of a standard instrument approach procedure at the Tatitlek Airport has made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Nuiqsut, AK
Document Number: 2011-20254
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Nuiqsut AK. The amendment of two standard instrument approach procedures at the Nuiqsut Airport has made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. TPE331-10 and TPE331-11 Series Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2011-20170
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD would require inspecting certain serial number (S/N) first stage turbine disks, part number (P/ N) 3101520-1 and P/N 3107079-1. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of an uncontained failure of a first stage turbine disk that had a metallurgical defect. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the first stage turbine disk and damage to the airplane.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2011-20009
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-09
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; Diamond Aircraft Industries Powered Sailplanes
Document Number: 2011-20038
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Diamond Aircraft Industries Model H-36 ``DIMONA'' powered sailplanes. 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; Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Model P2006T Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-20037
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-08
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; Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model L-1011 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-19968
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to Model L-1011-385-1, L-1011-385-1-14, and L-1011- 385-1-15 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires implementation of a Supplemental Inspection Document (SID) program of structural inspections to detect fatigue cracking, and repair, if necessary, to ensure continued airworthiness of these airplanes as they approach the manufacturer's original fatigue design life goal. Since we issued that AD, an evaluation by the manufacturer of usage and flight data provided additional information about certain Structurally Significant Details (SSDs) where fatigue damage is likely to occur. This proposed AD would add airplanes to the applicability, change certain inspection thresholds, add three new SSDs, and remove an SSD that has been addressed by a different AD. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking that could compromise the structural integrity of these airplanes.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2011-19507
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-08
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: 2011-19495
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-08
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.
Aviation Fuel and Oil Operating Limitations; Policy Memorandum
Document Number: 2011-19913
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the issuance of policy memorandum for Aviation Fuel and Oil Operating Limitations. This policy memorandum provides guidance for Aircraft Certification Offices (ACOs) and the Engine Certification Office (ECO) when evaluating compliance with the standards for aviation fuel and oil operating limitations. This policy does not create any new requirements, and is not specifically limited to new model type certification.