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Sixty-Third Meeting: Subcommittee 186 (SC 186)
Document Number: 2015-12956
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the sixty-third meeting of Subcommittee 186.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-12858
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 707 airplanes, and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked midspar fittings on the inboard and outboard nacelle struts. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the inboard and outboard midspar fittings of the nacelle struts and of the torque bulkhead, midspar chords, drag fitting, and front spar support, and doing applicable related investigative and corrective actions; replacing the midspar fittings; and doing other specified actions. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the midspar fittings of the inboard and outboard nacelle struts, which could result in the loss of the structural integrity of the midspar fitting. This condition could cause an unsafe separation of the engine and consequent wing fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-11393
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-09-05, for certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. AD 2014-09-05 required repetitive inspections of certain sidestay upper cardan pins of the main landing gear (MLG) and associated nuts and retainer assemblies, and pin replacement if necessary. This AD was prompted by a determination that a previously optional measurement is necessary to address the identified unsafe condition. This new AD continues to require a detailed inspection for visible chrome of each affected MLG sidestay upper cardan pin, associated nuts, and retainer assembly, and pin replacement if needed, and adds new requirements for measuring cardan pin clearance dimensions (gap check), doing corrective actions, and reporting all findings. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct migration of the sidestay upper cardan pin, which could result in disconnection of the sidestay upper arm from the airplane structure, and could result in a landing gear collapse and consequent damage to the airplane and injury to occupants.
Special Conditions: Pratt and Whitney Canada, PW210A; Flat 30-Second and 2-Minute One Engine Inoperative Rating
Document Number: 2015-12986
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Pratt and Whitney Canada PW210A engine model. This engine will have a novel or unusual design featurean additional one engine inoperative (OEI) rating that combines the 30-second and 2-minute OEI ratings into a single rating. 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.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2015-12866
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2015-12865
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2015-12864
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-12859
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model 188 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that a certain circumferential fuselage splice is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require an inspection for corrosion and previous repairs, severed stringers, cracking, and loose or distressed fasteners of the forward and aft ends of the stringer splices of certain stringers, inspection for cracking and modification of certain fastener holes common to the stringer and splice member at the forward and aft ends of the splice, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to prevent loss of residual strength of a certain circumferential fuselage splice, which could lead to rapid decompression of the cabin and potential loss of the airplane.
Changes to the Application Requirements for Authorization to Operate in Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum Airspace
Document Number: 2015-12816
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action would revise the FAA's requirements for an application to operate in Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) airspace. This proposal would eliminate the burden and expense of developing, processing, and approving RVSM maintenance programs. As a result of this proposed revision, an applicant to operate in RVSM airspace would no longer be required to develop and submit an RVSM maintenance program solely for the purpose of an RVSM authorization. Because of other, independent FAA airworthiness regulations, all aircraft operators would nevertheless continue to be required to maintain RVSM equipment in an airworthy condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2015-12654
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2014-01-01 for all Turbomeca S.A. Arrius 2F turboshaft engines. AD 2014-01-01 required a one-time inspection of the ejector assembly nozzle of certain serial number (S/N) lubricating devices and, if a discrepancy was found, removal and replacement of the affected ejector assembly nozzle with a part eligible for installation. This AD requires the same action as AD 2014-01-01 and expands the list of affected S/N lubricating devices. This AD was prompted by the determination that additional lubricating devices, identifiable by S/N, may have an incorrect bonding of the nozzle on the ejector assembly. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the ejector assembly nozzle, which could lead to an in- flight shutdown (IFSD) of the engine, damage to the engine, and damage to the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Lycoming Engines Reciprocating Engines (Type Certificate Previously Held by Textron Lycoming Division, AVCO Corporation)
Document Number: 2015-12651
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Lycoming TIO-540-AJ1A reciprocating engines. This AD was prompted by several reports of cracked engine exhaust pipes. This AD requires inspection of the engine exhaust pipes for cracks and replacement of the turbocharger mounting bracket. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the exhaust system due to cracking, which could lead to uncontrolled engine fire, harmful exhaust gases entering the cabin resulting in crew incapacitation, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Zodiac Seats France (Formerly Sicma Aero Seat) Passenger Seat Assemblies
Document Number: 2015-11392
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-20-11, for Zodiac Seats France 9140, 9166, 9173, 9174, 9184, 9188, 9196, 91B7, 91B8, 91C0, 91C2, 91C4, 91C5, 91C9, 9301, and 9501 series passenger seat assemblies. AD 2014-20-11 required a general visual inspection for cracking of backrest links; replacement with new links if cracking is found; and eventual replacement of all links with new links. This AD was prompted by a determination that a model designation specified in paragraph (c)(1) of that AD was incorrect. This new AD identifies the correct model designation. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the backrest links, which could affect the structural integrity of seat backrests. Failure of the backrest links could result in injury to an occupant during emergency landing conditions.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Aerospace, Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11; Electronic Flight Control System: Lateral-Directional and Longitudinal Stability and Low-Energy Awareness
Document Number: 2015-12699
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Aerospace Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 series airplanes. These airplanes 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 a fly-by-wire electronic flight control system that provides an electronic interface between the pilot's flight controls and the flight control surfaces for both normal and failure states. The system generates the actual surface commands that provide for stability augmentation and control about all three airplane axes. 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.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Aerospace, Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Series Airplanes; Operation Without Normal Electrical Power
Document Number: 2015-12698
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Aerospace Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 series airplanes. These airplanes will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features are electrical and electronic systems that perform critical functions, the loss of which could be catastrophic to the airplane. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Chehalis, WA
Document Number: 2015-12570
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at ChehalisCentralia Airport, Chehalis, WA, to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Toledo, WA
Document Number: 2015-12569
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ed Carlson Memorial Field- South Lewis County Airport, Toledo, WA. The FAA found modification of the airspace necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kelso, WA
Document Number: 2015-12568
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Southwest Washington Regional Airport, Kelso, WA, to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Santa Rosa, CA
Document Number: 2015-12567
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa, CA. The FAA found modification of the airspace area above 1,200 feet is no longer needed for standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. This action is necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Electronic Applications for Licenses, Permits, and Safety Approvals
Document Number: 2015-12556
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Currently, an application for a license or experimental permit, or for a safety approval must be submitted to the FAA in paper form. This rule will make the application process more flexible and efficient by providing applicants with an option to submit these applications to the FAA electronically (either via email or on an electronic storage device) rather than submitting a paper application.
Airworthiness Directives; Slingsby Aviation Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-12448
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Slingsby Aviation Ltd. Models T67M260 and T67M260-T3A airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as failure of a brake master cylinder pivot pin. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2015-12068
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-09-09 for all International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2500-A1, V2525-D5, and V2528- D5 turbofan engines, and certain serial numbers (S/Ns) of IAE V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2530-A5, and V2533-A5 turbofan engines. AD 2012-09-09 required cleaning, eddy current inspection (ECI) or fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI), and initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections (USIs) of certain high-pressure compressor (HPC) stage 3 to 8 drums, as well as replacement of the drum attachment nuts. This new AD expands the affected population for initial and repetitive USIs of the HPC stage 3 to 8 drum, revises the inspection intervals, requires performing ECI or FPI, requires removal of the affected attachment nuts and any HPC stage 3 to 8 drum found cracked, and adds a mandatory terminating action. This AD was prompted by the discovery that additional attachment nuts for certain HPC stage 3 to 8 drums are affected. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HPC stage 3 to 8 drum, which could result in uncontained drum failure, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane.
Modification of Restricted Areas R-4501A, R-4501B, R-4501C, R-4501D, R-4501F, and R-4501H; Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Document Number: 2015-12627
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the designated altitudes of restricted area R-4501B, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, by raising the restricted area ceiling from 1,500 feet mean seal level (MSL) in the north and 2,200 feet MSL in the south to a single altitude of 4,300 feet MSL across the entire restricted area. This action also adds exclusions to the boundaries of R-4501C, R-4501F, and R-4501H to address overlapping restricted areas. Finally, this action makes administrative changes to the R-4501A and R-4501B titles and to R-4501A-D, R-4501F, and R-4501H using agency information to standardize the format and information describing these restricted areas of the Fort Leonard Wood restricted area complex.
Public Meeting: Four Dimensional Trajectory Demonstration (4DT) Project Industry Day
Document Number: 2015-12526
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is hosting an industry day to introduce the Four Dimensional Trajectory Demonstration (4DT) project to the aviation community and to provide detailed instructions on how the community may participate in project activities.
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-12450
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Model Jetstream Model 3201 airplanes. 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 the in- service special detailed inspection technique required for the Jetstream 3200's life extension program was delayed; consequently, the in-service special detailed inspection technique is not formally part of the life extension program and may therefore not be accomplished as intended. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Eufaula, AL
Document Number: 2015-12359
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Eufaula, AL as the Eufaula VORTAC has been decommissioned, requiring airspace redesign at Weedon Field Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Clarksburg, WV
Document Number: 2015-12357
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Clarksburg, WV, as the Clarksburg VOR/DME has been decommissioned, requiring airspace redesign at North Central West Virginia Airport, formerly Benedum Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Jupiter, FL
Document Number: 2015-12356
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an error in the title of a final rule published in the Federal Register on May 1, 2015, amending Class D Airspace at William P. Gwinn Airport, Jupiter, FL. It should read Class D Airspace, not Class E Airspace, and the word Proposed is removed.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Lexington, TN
Document Number: 2015-12354
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E Airspace at Lexington, TN, as the Franklin Wilkins Airport has been abandoned, and controlled airspace is no longer required. This action enhances the safety and airspace management around the Lexington, TN, area.
Fifteenth Meeting: RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC)
Document Number: 2015-12517
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the fifteenth meeting of the RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Lewistown Municipal Airport, in Lewistown, MT
Document Number: 2015-12373
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47153(d), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from Fergus County, MT, and the City of Lewistown, MT, to waive the surplus property requirements for approximately 5.82 acres of airport property located at Lewistown Municipal Airport, in Lewistown, MT. Approximately 3.43 acres of the subject parcel is currently part of the right of way for West Main Street. An additional 0.84 acres is proposed for right of way along West Main Street, and 1.55 acres is proposed for right of way along Airport Road. These portions of the subject parcel are currently vacant. It has been determined through study and master planning that the subject parcel will not be needed for aeronautical purposes. The proceeds of the sale will be used exclusively for developing, improving, operating, or maintaining the Lewistown Municipal Airport.
Special Conditions: Cirrus Design Corporation Model SF50 airplane; Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) System; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2015-12262
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a previously published document granting special conditions for the Cirrus Design Corporation model SF50 airplane. We are withdrawing Special Condition No. 23-246-SC through mutual agreement with Cirrus Design Corporation.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2015-12123
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) 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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2015-12111
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) 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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2015-12110
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes 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 for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2015-12108
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes 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 for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tekamah, Nebraska
Document Number: 2015-12105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Tekamah Municipal Airport, Tekamah, NE. A Class E extension is no longer required due to the decommissioning of the Tekamah VHF Omni-directional radio range (VOR) facility and its associated standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs). This would enhance the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2015-12039
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Turbomeca S.A. Arrius 2F turboshaft engines with a certain part number oil pump installed. This proposed AD was prompted by cases of deterioration of the gas generator front bearing due to a link loss between the pump driver and the oil pump shaft. This proposed AD would require inspection, and if necessary, replacement before further flight of the oil pump driver assembly and/or the oil pump shaft, or the oil pump itself. We are proposing this AD to prevent link loss between the pump driver and the oil pump shaft, which could lead to an engine in- flight shutdown, forced landing, and damage to the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Previously Eurocopter France) Helicopters
Document Number: 2015-12004
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters (previously Eurocopter France) Model AS365N3, EC155B, and EC155B1 helicopters with an external life raft in the footsteps with certain part-numbered junction units. This AD requires inspecting the junction units of the external life raft deployment system for corrosion, removing any corrosion, and performing certain measurements to determine whether the junction unit must be replaced. This AD is prompted by failure of a life raft deployment test and corrosion damage inside the left-hand junction unit. These actions are intended to prevent failure of an external life raft to deploy preventing evacuation of passengers during an emergency.
Notice of Intent To Release Airport Property From Quitclaim Deed; Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2015-12260
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release approximately 64.32 acres of airport property at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Fort Lauderdale, FL, from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a Quitclaim Deed agreement between the FAA and the City of Fort Lauderdale, FL, dated March 11, 1947. The release of property will allow the City of Fort Lauderdale to dispose of the property for other than aeronautical purposes. The property is located within Tract 1 of F-X-E Plat (Parcels 19B, 25, 26 and 27) at the northwest corner of W. Commercial Boulevard (S.R. 870) and NW. 12th Avenue. The parcels are currently designated as non-aeronautical land use. The property will be released of its federal obligations for commercial land use. The fair market value of these parcels have been determined to be $12,085,000.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; The Boeing Company
Document Number: 2015-12114
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Gus Christopher Toulatos
Document Number: 2015-12089
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Prohibition of Fixed-Wing Special Visual Flight Rules Operations at Washington-Dulles International Airport; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2015-12047
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a previously published direct final rule that would have prohibited fixed-wing special visual flight rules operations at Washington-Dulles International Airport. The FAA is withdrawing this action because it has received an adverse comment.
Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace; Pasco, WA
Document Number: 2015-12019
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class D and Class E airspace at Tri- Cities Airport, Pasco, WA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. This action, initiated by the biennial review of the Pasco, WA, enhances the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2015-11913
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2015-11912
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; American Airlines, Inc.
Document Number: 2015-11882
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues
Document Number: 2015-11881
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) Transport Airplane and Engine (TAE) Subcommittee to discuss TAE issues.
Airworthiness Directives; The Enstrom Helicopter Corporation
Document Number: 2015-11732
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are publishing a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Enstrom Helicopter Corporation (Enstrom) Model F-28A, 280, F-28C, F- 28C-2, F-28C-2R, 280C, F-28F, F-28F-R, 280F, 280FX, and 480 helicopters. This AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these helicopters and supersedes Emergency AD (EAD) 2015- 04-51, dated February 12, 2015. This AD requires inspecting certain main rotor spindles (spindles) for cracks and reporting the inspection results to the FAA. This AD is prompted by a fatal accident and reports of spindles with cracks. The actions specified in this AD are intended to detect a crack in a spindle and prevent loss of a main rotor blade and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Noise, Fuel Burn, and Emissions Modeling Using the Aviation Environmental Design Tool Version 2b
Document Number: 2015-11803
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides a statement of FAA policy concerning the required use of the Aviation Environmental Design Tool version 2b (AEDT 2b) to analyze noise, fuel burn, and emissions for FAA actions. The policy statement is intended to ensure consistency and quality of analysis performed to assess noise, fuel burn, and emissions impacts of such actions under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2015-11659
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to fund, construct, and operate a new Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and Base Building at the General Wayne A. DowningPeoria International Airport (PIA), Peoria, Illinois. The FAA's preferred alternative is to construct the ATCT at a location approximately 1,000 feet east of the PIA terminal building. The purpose of the proposed project is to improve operational efficiency, meet existing and future operational and administrative expansion requirements, and accommodate state-of-the-art equipment upgrades. The need for the project is to provide a replacement ATCT, as the existing ATCT was constructed as part of the original terminal building, which is planned to be demolished. A new ATCT and Base Building at PIA would be able to meet these needs. The FAA has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) in conformance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and FAA Order 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures. The DEA analyzes the potential environmental impacts that may result from construction and operation of the proposed new ATCT and Base Building at the proposed site, as well as the no action alternative (i.e., not constructing and operating the new ATCT).