Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Model PA-31-350 airplanes. The wing locations of engine TIO-540-J2B and LTIO-540-J2B in table 1 of the Applicability, paragraph (c), section are incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same; however we are publishing the entire rule in the Federal Register.
Notice of Request To Release Airport Property
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Ankeny Regional Airport, Ankeny, Iowa, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Ralph Wenz Field, Pinedale, Wyoming
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at Ralph Wenz Field under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), now 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Notice of Policy on Evaluating Disputed Changes of Sponsorship at Federally Obligated Airports
This document clarifies the FAA's legal authority and policy for addressing disputed changes of sponsorship at federally obligated, publicly owned airports. This document also explains the requirements for state or local government entities to coordinate with the FAA when contemplating actions that may impact an airport's ownership, sponsorship, governance, or operations.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace for the Following Oklahoma Towns: Antlers, OK; Oklahoma City, OK; Oklahoma City Wiley Post Airport, OK; and Shawnee, OK
This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as surface areas, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Antlers Municipal Airport, Antlers, OK; El Reno Regional Airport, Oklahoma City, OK; Wiley Post Airport, Oklahoma City Wiley Post Airport, OK; and Shawnee Regional Airport, Shawnee, OK. The decommissioning of non-directional radio beacons (NDB) and/or cancellation of NDB approaches due to advances in Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities have made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the above locations. This action also updates the airport names of University of Oklahoma Westheimer Airport, Norman, OK; David Jay Perry Airport, Goldsby, OK; El Reno Regional Airport; Shawnee Regional Airport; Chandler Regional Airport, OK; and Sundance Airport, Oklahoma City, OK, to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Additionally, this action updates the geographic coordinates for Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, OK; El Reno Regional Airport; Wiley Post Airport; Antlers Municipal Airport; Sundance Airport; Seminole Municipal Airport, OK; Prague Municipal Airport, OK; Chandler Regional Airport, OK; Tilghman NDB; Cushing Municipal Airport, OK; Cushing NDB; and Cushing Regional Hospital Heliport, OK, to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Clovis, NM
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Portales Municipal Airport, Clovis, NM. Decommissioning of the Portales non-directional radio beacon (NDB), cancellation of NDB approaches at Portales Municipal Airport, and implementation of area navigation (RNAV) procedures have made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates for Portales Municipal Airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Modification of Class D Airspace; Peru, IN
This action proposes to modify Class D airspace at Grissom Air Reserve Base (ARB), IN, to allow for a lower Circling Minimum Descent Altitude, where Instrument Flight Rules Category E circling procedures are being used. This action would increase the area of the existing controlled airspace for Grissom ARB, IN. Additionally, this action would add Peru, Grissom ARB, IN to the subtitle of the airspace designation.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Previously Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH) (Airbus Helicopters)
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model EC135P1, EC135P2, EC135P2+, EC135T1, EC135T2, and EC135T2+ helicopters. This AD requires reducing the life limit of certain parts and removing each part that has reached its life limit. The actions of this AD are intended to reduce the life limits of certain critical parts to prevent failure of a part and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes; Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes; and Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. The NPRM proposed to require modifying the cockpit door frame structure, installing bonding-leads to the upper cockpit door frame, and modifying the upper cockpit door plate cover. The NPRM was prompted by reports of chafed wiring at the upper left corner of the cockpit door. The affected wire bundle was not grounded on the cockpit door frame. This action revises the NPRM by also requiring, for certain airplanes, installing a noise-reduced cockpit door locking system (CDLS). We are proposing this supplemental NPRM (SNPRM) to prevent electrical shock injury to persons contacting the cockpit door. Since these actions impose an additional burden over those proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.