Federal Aviation Administration January 24, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model EMB-550 Airplane, Dive Speed Definition With Speed Protection System
Document Number: 2013-01457
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Embraer S.A. Model EMB-550 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features include a high-speed protection system. 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 Amendment of Class E Airspace; Easton, PA
Document Number: 2013-01382
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Easton, PA, as the Allentown VORTAC has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have been developed at Braden Airpark. 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's name change and update the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2013-01381
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
By Federal Register notice (See 77 FR 27835-27836, May 11, 2012 and 77 FR 48201, August 13, 2012) the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invited interested persons to apply to fill one upcoming opening on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). The notice invited interested persons to apply to fill a vacancy representing environmental concerns due to the incumbent member's completion of a three-year term appointment on October 9, 2012. Since the previous notices did not draw enough responses from individuals for the open environmental vacancy, NPS and FAA are using this notice to invite other interested individuals to apply for the environmental opening. If you responded to either of the initial notices for the environmental opening, you will still be under consideration and need not re-apply. This notice also informs the public of another upcoming opening to represent commercial air tour operator interests due to an incumbent member's completion of a three-year term appointment on May 19, 2013.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model EMB-550 Airplanes; Flight Envelope Protection: General Limiting Requirements
Document Number: 2013-01379
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Embraer S.A. Model EMB-550 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s), specifically new control architecture and a full digital flight control system which provides flight envelope protections. 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.
32nd Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206, Aeronautical Information and Meteorological Data Link Services
Document Number: 2013-01378
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the thirty-second meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 206, Aeronautical Information and Meteorological Data Link Services.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Lakeview, OR
Document Number: 2013-01365
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Lakeview, OR. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Lakeview County Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Lakeview County Airport. This would also correct the airport name.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2013-01364
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-24
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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Wilkes-Barre, PA
Document Number: 2013-01363
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Wilkes-Barre, PA, creating controlled airspace to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Wilkes-Barre Wyoming Valley Airport. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary for the continued safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the Wilkes-Barre, PA, area. This action also recognizes the name change of Hanover Township Fire Station 5 Heliport. The BARTY LOM navigation aid is removed, as this navigation aid has been decommissioned.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2013-01362
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-24
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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Savoonga, AK
Document Number: 2013-01359
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Savoonga, AK, to accommodate aircraft using Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Savoonga Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. An editorial change is made by removing reference to Class E surface airspace entered in error.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-01358
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 970-84, 970B-84, 972-84, 972B-84, 977- 84, 977B-84, and 980-84 turbofan engines. This AD requires replacement of the fuel oil heat exchanger (FOHE). This AD was prompted by a report of an in-flight increase of N2 intermediate pressure rotor vibrations resulting in an engine surge and pilot shut down of the engine. We are issuing this AD to prevent rotor bearing oil starvation, uncontained engine failure, and damage to the airplane.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Omak, WA
Document Number: 2013-01357
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Omak Airport, Omak, WA. Decommissioning of the Nondirectional Radio Beacon (NDB) has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Caldwell, NJ
Document Number: 2013-01317
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D and Class E Airspace at Caldwell, NJ, as the Paterson Non-Directional Radio Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at Essex County 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; Reno, NV
Document Number: 2013-01310
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Reno/Tahoe International Airport, Reno, NV. Decommissioning of the Compass Locator at the Instrument Landing System Middle Marker (LMM) and the Middle Marker (MM) has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would adjust the geographic coordinates of the airport.