Twenty Fourth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 203, Unmanned Aircraft Systems
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twenty third meeting of RTCA Special Committee 203, Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
33rd Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206, Aeronautical Information and Meteorological Data Link Services
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the thirty-first meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 206, Aeronautical Information and Meteorological Data Link Services.
Deadline for Notification of Intent To Use the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Primary, Cargo, and Nonprimary Entitlement Funds for Fiscal Year 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces May 1, 2013, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA whether or not it will use its fiscal year 2013 entitlement funds available under Section 47105(f) of Title 49, United States Code, to accomplish Airport Improvement Program (AIP)-eligible projects that the sponsor previously identified through the Airports Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) process during the preceding year. The sponsor's notification must address all entitlement funds apportioned for fiscal year 2013, as well as any funds unused from prior years. After Friday, July 26, 2013, the FAA will carry over all remaining entitlement funds, and the funds will not be available again until at least the beginning of fiscal year 2014. This notification requirement does not apply to non-primary airports covered by the block-grant program.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Boulder Municipal Airport, Boulder, CO
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at Boulder Municipal Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), now 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Special Conditions: Turbomeca Ardiden 3K Turboshaft Engine
We are issuing these special conditions for the Turbomeca Ardiden 3K model engines. This engine model will have a novel or unusual design feature that is a 30-minute all engines operating (AEO) power rating for hovering at increased power (HIP). This rating is primarily intended for high-power hovering operations that are normal mission functions. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the FAA considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Sikorsky Memorial Airport, in Bridgeport, CT
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. 47153(d), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from Sikorsky Memorial Airport, in Bridgeport, CT to waive the surplus property requirements for approximately 11 acres of airport property located at Sikorsky Memorial Airport, in Bridgeport, CT. The subject parcels have been used for non-aeronautical purposes for over 25 years under temporary, partial release of surplus property requirements. It has been determined through study and master planning that the subject parcels will not be needed for aeronautical purposes, rather the proceeds of the sale will be used as the sponsors share of needed safety area improvement projects. Full and permanent relief of the surplus property requirements on this specific parcel will allow the airport to make the necessary aviation-safety improvements on the airfield.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model EMB-550 Airplanes; Flight Envelope Protection: High Speed Limiting
This document corrects an error that appeared in Docket No. FAA-2012-1215, Special Conditions No. 25-12-482-SC, which was published in the Federal Register on February 19, 2013 (78 FR 11562). The error was an extra number, ``12,'' in the number of Special Conditions. To avoid confusion, the special conditions published as Docket No. FAA- 2012-1215, Special Conditions No. 25-12-482-SC, has been renamed Docket No. FAA-2012-1215, Special Conditions No. 25-482-SC. The heading of this correction also reflects the correct Special Conditions No. 25- 482-SC.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF34-8C and CF34-8E turbofan engines with certain part numbers (P/N) of operability bleed valves (OBV) installed. This AD was prompted by three failure events of ring lock fuel fittings on the OBV. Two of those events led to an engine fire. This AD requires the affected OBVs be removed from service and replaced with OBVs eligible for installation. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of OBV ring lock fuel fittings, engine fuel leakage, uncontrolled fire, and damage to the airplane.
Modification of VOR Federal Airways V-68, V-76, V-194, and V-548 in the Vicinity of Houston, TX
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-68, V-76, V-194, and V-548 in the vicinity of Houston, TX. The FAA is taking this action to correct the airway descriptions contained in Part 71 to ensure they match the information contained in the FAA's aeronautical database and depicted on the associated aeronautical charts.