Federal Aviation Administration July 9, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Brunswick Executive Airport in Brunswick, ME
Document Number: 2013-16462
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. 47153(d), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority to waive the surplus property requirements for approximately 3.47 acres of airport property located at Brunswick Executive Airport in Brunswick, ME. It has been determined through study and master planning that the subject parcel will not be needed for aeronautical purposes and would better serve the airport if used for aviation compatible, non- aeronautical revenue generation. Full and permanent relief of the surplus property requirements on this specific parcel will allow the airport and its tenant on this parcels to enter into a long-term lease and begin making infrastructure improvements. All revenues through the leasing of the parcel will continue to be subject to the FAAs revenue- use policy and dedicated to the maintenance and operation of the Brunswick Executive Airport.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Application 11-05-C-00-SFO to Impose and Use PFC Revenue at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California
Document Number: 2013-16453
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use PFC revenue at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (Title 14 CFR part 158).
Noise Exposure Map Notice for Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Hawaii
Document Number: 2013-16451
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by Hawaii State Department of Transportation, Airports Division (HDOT-A), for Hilo International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et. seq (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Amendment of Restricted Areas R-2504A & R-2504B; Camp Roberts, CA, and Restricted Area R-2530; Sierra Army Depot, CA
Document Number: 2013-16449
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the descriptions of restricted areas R- 2504A and R-2504B, Camp Roberts, CA, and restricted area R-2530, Sierra Army Depot, CA, by removing the abbreviation ``PST'' from the time of designation. This amendment does not change the dimensions of, or activities conducted within, R-2504A, R-2504B, and R-2530.
Airworthiness Directives; Vulcanair S.p.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-16394
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Vulcanair S.p.A. (type certificate previously held by Partenavia) Models P 68, P 68B, P 68C, P 68C-TC, P 68 ``OBSERVER,'' P68TC ``OBSERVER,'' and P68 ``OBSERVER 2'' airplanes that would supersede AD 2008-24-11, Amendment 39-15751. 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 cracking and/or corrosion of the wing spar, which could result in structural failure of the wing. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland (Eurocopter) Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-16388
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Model MBB-BK117 A-3, MBB-BK117 A-4, MBB-BK117 B-1, and MBB- BK117 C-2 helicopters with a Metro Aviation (Metro) vapor-cycle air conditioning kit installed in accordance with Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. SH3880SW. This AD requires repetitively inspecting the air conditioning drive pulley (pulley) for looseness and properly installed lockwire, and also requires reinstalling the pulley. This AD is prompted by two reports of the pulley detaching from the rotor brake disc on the tail rotor (T/R) driveshaft. These actions are intended to prevent separation of the pulley, damage to the T/R driveshaft, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Various Restricted Category Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-15946
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various restricted category Model HH-1K, TH-1F, TH-1L, UH-1A, UH-1B, UH-1E, UH- 1F, UH-1H, UH-1L, and UH-1P helicopters with certain main rotor hub inboard strap fittings (fittings) installed. This AD requires a magnetic particle inspection (MPI) of the fittings for a crack, and if there is a crack, replacing the fitting with an airworthy fitting. This AD is prompted by reports of cracked fittings on Bell model helicopters and the determination that these same part-numbered fittings may be installed on various restricted category helicopters. These actions are intended to detect a crack in a fitting, which may lead to failure of a fitting, loss of a main rotor blade, and subsequent loss of helicopter control.