Federal Aviation Administration May 6, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

2016 Meetings of the Equip 2020 Plenary and Working Groups
Document Number: 2016-10751
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the 2016 meetings of the Equip 2020 Plenary and Working Groups. Equip 2020 is a joint FAA and Industry group tasked with moving forward significantly on ADS-B Out implementation. Formed as a result of the Call to Action held October 28, 2014, Equip 2020 was given 32 tasks, reflecting barriers to implementation, which forms the basis of our agendas and discussions.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ash Flat, AR
Document Number: 2016-10556
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the airspace designation and airport name in Class E airspace by changing the designation from Cherokee Village Airport, AR, to Ash Flat, AR; and changing the airport name from Cherokee Village Airport to Sharp County Village Airport, Ash Flat, AR. These changes reflect the current information in the FAAs aeronautical database.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Slaton, TX
Document Number: 2016-10555
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Slaton, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures developed at Slaton Municipal Airport, for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Linton, ND
Document Number: 2016-10554
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E en route domestic airspace in the Linton Municipal Airport, Linton, ND area, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and efficiency of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System (NAS).
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Platte, SD
Document Number: 2016-10553
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E en route domestic airspace in the Platte Municipal Airport, Platte, SD area, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and efficiency of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System (NAS).
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Harvey, ND
Document Number: 2016-10552
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E en route domestic airspace in the Harvey Municipal Airport, Harvey, ND area, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and efficiency of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-10404
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the bilge barriers located in the forward and aft cargo compartments for disengaged decompression panels, and reinstalling any disengaged panels. This AD was prompted by several reports of disengaged decompression panels found on in-service airplanes. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct disengaged decompression panels from the bilge barriers located in the forward and aft cargo compartments. In the event of a cargo compartment fire, this condition would provide a path for smoke and Halon to enter the flight compartment and passenger cabin, which could result in the inability to contain and extinguish a fire.
Opportunity to Comment on the Draft Advisory Circular 150/5360-14A, Access to Airports by Individuals With Disabilities
Document Number: 2016-10343
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the availability of draft Advisory Circular, (AC) 150/5360-14A, Access to Airports by Individuals with Disabilities, for public review. This AC will provide guidance and recommendations for ensuring access to airports by individuals with disabilities. The draft AC substantially revises and incorporates regulatory updates and recommendations for Service Animal Relief Areas (SARA) at airports. The draft AC was rewritten to improve readability, and to simplify and clarify the regulations for airport operators regarding airport access by individuals with disabilities. Additionally, the FAA is interested in public input regarding the use of wayfinding technologies and other technology innovations at airports.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Type Certificate Previously Held by Eurocopter France)
Document Number: 2016-10286
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-08-17 for Airbus Helicopters Model SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, and SA-366G1 helicopters. AD 2013-08-17 required initial and recurring inspections of the 9-degree fuselage frame for a crack and repairing the frame if a crack exists. This new AD modifies the compliance times and expands the inspection area of the 9-inch frame. The actions of this AD are intended to detect a crack in the 9-degree frame to prevent loss of structural integrity and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-10215
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of airspeed indication discrepancies while flying at high altitudes in inclement weather. This AD requires replacing certain pitot probes on the captain, first officer, and standby sides with certain new pitot probes. We are issuing this AD to prevent airspeed indication discrepancies during inclement weather, which, depending on the prevailing altitude, could lead to unknown accumulation of ice crystals and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-10159
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-10-10 R1 for all Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes). AD 2007-10-10 R1 required revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new limitations for fuel tank systems. This new AD requires revising the maintenance program or inspection program to incorporate revised fuel maintenance and inspection tasks. This AD was prompted by issuance of more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.