RTCA Federal Advisory Committee
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the renewal of the RTCA Charter (FAA Order 1110.77V) for two years, effective April 1, 2015. The administrator is the sponsor of the committee. The FAA and seven other government agencies use RTCA as a federal advisory committee. On January 2, 1976, the FAA, the major government user of RTCA products, assumed sponsorship on behalf of all government agencies. RTCA brings together representatives of the government and industry to form special committees and steering committees to provide advice and recommendations on key operational and technological issues that impact the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) implementation and the Air Traffic Management System. The Secretary of Transportation has determined that that information and use of committee are necessary in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the FAA by law.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program Update, Key West International Airport, Key West, Florida
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the Noise Compatibility Program Update submitted by the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On December 19, 2013, the FAA determined that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On March 11, 2015, the FAA approved the Key West International Airport Noise Compatibility Program Update. All of the recommendations of the program that requested FAA approval were approved. No program elements relating to new or revised flight procedures for noise abatement were proposed by the airport operator.
Special Conditions: Cessna Aircraft Company Model 680A Airplane, Pilot-Compartment View Through Hydrophobic Windshield Coatings in Lieu of Windshield Wipers
These special conditions are issued for the Cessna Model 680A 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. This design feature is hydrophobic windshield coatings in lieu of windshield wipers. 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 Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.