Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program: Eligibility of Ground Access Projects Meeting Certain Criteria
The FAA is extending the comment period on its notice of proposed policy published on May 3, 2016, that proposes to amend its ``Notice of Policy Regarding the Eligibility of Airport Ground Transportation Projects for Funding Under the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program,'' regarding the requirement for PFC funding of on- airport, rail access projects.
Noise Exposure Map Notice for Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), Charlotte, NC
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps (NEMs) submitted by the City of Charlotte for Charlotte Douglas International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act (hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'')) and 14 CFR part 150 (hereinafter referred to as ``Part 150'') are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace for the following Tennessee Towns; Jackson, TN; Tri-Cities, TN
This action corrects final rule published in the Federal Register of March 29, 2016, amending Class E Airspace designated as an extension at McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport, Jackson, TN, and Tri- Cities Regional Airport, Tri-Cities, TN. This action corrects the geographic coordinates for McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport. Also, the geographic coordinates for McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, are updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. The airport name also is corrected in the Class E 700 feet airspace area. Additionally, Class D Airspace is added to the title.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Harlan, KY
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Harlan, KY, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Tucker-Guthrie Memorial Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes equipped with General Electric engines. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in barrel nuts on a forward engine mount of Model 747-8 airplanes, which shares a similar design to the forward engine mount of Model 787- 8 and 787-9 airplanes. This AD requires, for certain airplanes, replacement of the four barrel nuts of the forward engine mount on each engine. For certain other airplanes, this AD requires an inspection to determine if any forward engine mount barrel nut having a certain part number is installed; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the forward engine mount barrel nuts. Such cracking could result in reduced load capacity of the forward engine mount and could result in separation of an engine from the airplane and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, A340- 300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by the results of endurance qualification tests on the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA), which revealed a partial loss of the no-back brake (NBB) efficiency in specific load conditions. This AD requires inspecting certain THSAs to determine the number of total flight cycles the THSA has accumulated, and replacing the THSA if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct premature wear of the carbon friction disks on the NBB of the THSA. Such a condition could lead to reduced braking efficiency in certain load conditions and, in conjunction with the inability of the power gear train to keep the ball screw in its last commanded position, could result in uncommanded movements of the trimmable horizontal stabilizer (THS) and loss of control of the airplane.