Federal Aviation Administration June 3, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Conditions: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI), Model 525 Helicopters; Crew Alerting System (CAS)
Document Number: 2016-13148
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose special conditions for the BHTI Model 525 helicopter. This helicopter will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the electronic CAS. 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.
Public Notice For Waiver for Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance at Pleasanton Municipal Airport, Pleasanton, TX
Document Number: 2016-13147
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-03
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 1.6 acres to be used for a fire station. Additionally, the change-in-use of 0.19 acres from aeronautical to non- aeronautical use, approved in 1999 for a fire station that was never constructed, will now revert back to aeronautical use. The property was acquired in 1973 by grant funds. 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 a fire station. 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.
Public Notice For Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Former Willmar Municipal Airport Willmar, MN
Document Number: 2016-13143
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to authorize the release of approximately 482.21 acres of the airport property at the Former Willmar Municipal Airport, Willmar MN. The acreage being released is not needed for aeronautical use as the City built a new replacement airport that became operational in 2006. The acreage was originally acquired with local, State of Minnesota, and federal funds. The federal funds associated with the land came from a Federal Aid to Airports Grant in 1957 (Grant Number 9-21-040-5702). The FAA approved a Finding of No Significant Impact for the release of the former Willmar Municipal Airport on September 20, 2013. 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Falcon Skydiving Team
Document Number: 2016-13076
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-03
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; Aviation Systems Engineering Company: Extension
Document Number: 2016-13075
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-03
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 extend the comment period 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; AeroLogix Consulting Inc.: Correction
Document Number: 2016-13074
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a corrected 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Ameri-King Corporation Emergency Locator Transmitters
Document Number: 2016-12852
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Ameri-King Corporation emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) as installed on various aircraft. This proposed AD was prompted by multiple reports of ELT failure. This proposed AD was also prompted by a report of noncompliance to quality standards and manufacturer processes related to Ameri-King Corporation ELTs. Failure to adhere to these standards and processes could result in ELTs that do not function. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the ELT for discrepancies; repetitive checks, tests, and verifications, as applicable, to ensure that the ELT is functioning; and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also allows for optional replacement of affected ELTs and, for aircraft on which an ELT is not required by operating regulations, optional removal of affected ELTs. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct nonfunctioning ELTs, which could delay or impede the rescue of the flightcrew and passengers after an emergency landing.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12849
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the grounding jumper between the environmental control system (ECS) bracket and the current return network (CRN) strap near passenger 1 left and 1 right entry doors was not bonded correctly during manufacturing. This proposed AD would require changing the configuration of the grounding jumpers connecting the ECS brackets and CRN straps; measuring the bond resistance; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to prevent an incorrectly bonded jumper between the ECS bracket and the CRN strap, which does not provide proper grounding to the door frames at door 1 left and 1 right. If a fault occurs, an electrical shock hazard can exist to passengers and flight crew and could result in personal or fatal injury.
Airworthiness Directives; BLANIK LIMITED Gliders
Document Number: 2016-12608
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2000-20-11 for BLANIK LIMITED Models L-13 Blanik and L-13 AC Blanik gliders (type certificate previously held by LET Aeronautical Works). This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued 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 insufficient material strength of the tail-fuselage attachment fitting. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.