Removal of the Part 67 Requirement for Individuals Granted the Special Issuance of a Medical Certificate to Carry Their Letter of Authorization While Exercising Pilot Privileges; Confirmation of Effective Date
This action confirms the effective date of the direct final rule published on March 22, 2012. The rule removes a regulatory provision under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) medical certification standards that requires individuals granted the Special Issuance of a Medical Certificate (Authorization) to have their letter of Authorization in their physical possession or readily accessible on the aircraft while exercising pilot privileges.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Helicopters
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A119 and AW119 MKII helicopters. The existing AD currently requires inspecting the pilot and copilot engine rotary variable differential transformer (RVDT) control box assemblies to determine if the control gear locking pin is in its proper position. Since we issued that AD, Agusta has developed a terminating action for this inspection. The proposed actions are intended to prevent failure of an RVDT control box assembly, loss of manual control of the engine throttle, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Recommendations from Airman Testing Standards and Training Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC)
This notice announces the availability of a report from the ARC, which presents recommendations to enhance the content, process, and methodology for development of aeronautical knowledge testing and training materials.
Draft Parachute Landing Area Standards
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), invites the United States Parachute Association, skydiving businesses, airport operators, airport consultants, industry representatives and all other interested parties to review and comment on the draft ``Parachute Landing Area Standards'' contained in Change 19 to the Airport Design Advisory Circular (``AC''), AC 150/5300-13. This change establishes new standards and recommendations for parachute landing areas on airports. This action proposes to clarify the FAA policies and standards concerning access to federally obligated airports for parachute landing activities. It also proposes to clarify Grant Assurance No. 22, ``Economic Nondiscrimination,'' which is required of a sponsor as a condition of receiving a grant under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), to incorporate these standards.