Federal Aviation Administration March 22, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Public Notice For Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance Mankato Regional Airport, Mankato, MN
Document Number: 2016-06464
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to authorize the release of 2.35 acres of the airport property at the Mankato Regional Airport, Mankato MN. The City is proposing a land swap to exchange this 2.35 acre parcel for another parcel of 2.0 acres. The acreage being released is not needed for aeronautical use as currently identified on the Airport Layout Plan. The acreage comprising this parcel was originally acquired in 1982 and funded with an Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant (3-27-0055-05-87). In exchange for the 2.35 acres the airport will receive a new parcel of land in the Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) to Runway 33. The FAA approved a Categorical Exclusion for environmental requirements on May 30, 2014. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2016-06373
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A109A, A109A II, A109C, A109E, A109K2, A109S and AW109SP helicopters. This proposed AD would require visually inspecting the tail rotor drive shaft assembly (drive shaft) for a crack. This proposed AD is prompted by the discovery of three cracks on the drive shaft of a Model A109S helicopter. The proposed actions are intended to detect a crack on the drive shaft to prevent failure of the driveshaft, failure of the tail rotor, and subsequent loss of helicopter control.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2016-06372
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Turbomeca S.A. Makila 2A and 2A1 turboshaft engines. This AD requires tightening the nut attaching the swivel union to the engine power turbine module M04. This AD was prompted by two occurrences of commanded in-flight shutdown following low oil pressure warning. We are issuing this AD to prevent loosening of the nut and oil leakage from the low-pressure oil system, which could lead to in-flight shutdown of the engine and forced landing.
Public Notice For Waiver for Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance at Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport, Big Spring, TX
Document Number: 2016-06322
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to nonaeronautical use and to authorize the conversion of the airport property. The proposal consists of one parcel of land containing a total of approximately 120.4 acres and one parcel of land containing a total of approximately 86.0 acres. Ownership of the associated property transferred Webb Air Force Base to the City of Big Spring via an ``Indenture'' between the United States of America and the City of Big Spring, Texas on October 6, 1978. The land comprising this parcel is outside the forecasted need for aviation development and, thus, is no longer needed for indirect or direct aeronautical use. The airport wishes to develop this land for compatible commercial, nonaeronautical use. The income from the conversion of this parcel will benefit the aviation community by reinvestment in the airport. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the conversion of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the conversion of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with Section 47107(h) of Title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of Decision (ROD) for a Proposed Airport Traffic Control Tower and Base Building at Peoria International Airport, Peoria, Illinois.
Document Number: 2016-06321
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that the FAA has prepared, and approved on December 15, 2015, a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of Decision (ROD) based on the Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA) for a Proposed Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) with Associated Base Building at Peoria International Airport (PIA), Peoria, Illinois. The FAA prepared the Final EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the FAA's regulations and guidelines for environmental documents and was signed on September 25, 2015. Copies of the FONSI/ROD and/or Final EA are available by contacting Ms. Virginia Marcks through the contact information provided below.
Notice of Request To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2016-06320
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Humboldt Municipal, Humboldt, Iowa, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).