Federal Aviation Administration December 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2016-30001
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-29683
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-13- 16, which applies to all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, A330-300 series airplanes, and all Airbus Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. AD 2013-13-16 currently requires repetitive inspections for discrepancies of the ball-screw assembly of the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA), repetitive greasing of the THSA ball-nut, and replacement of the THSA if necessary; and modification or replacement (as applicable) of the ball-nut assembly, which ends certain repetitive inspections. Since we issued AD 2013-13- 16, we have determined that a modification that automatically detects failure of the ball-screw assembly is necessary. This proposed AD would require an inspection, corrective actions if necessary, lubrication of the ball-nut, modification of the THSA, and removal of certain airplanes from the applicability. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2016-29679
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2016-13- 05, which applies to all General Electric Company (GE) GE90-76B, GE90- 77B, GE90-85B, GE90-90B, and GE90-94B turbofan engines. AD 2016-13-05 requires eddy current inspection (ECI) of the high-pressure compressor (HPC) stage 8-10 spool at each shop visit for all affected engines and ECI or ultrasonic inspection (USI) for certain affected engines. Since we issued AD 2016-13-05, we determined that the risk of the failure of an HPC stage 8-10 spool was excessive without repetitive USI prior to shop visit. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive on- wing USIs of the HPC stage 8-10 spool for certain engines prior to shop visit and ECI of all affected engines at each shop visit. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-29511
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-17-05, for certain Airbus Model A300 B2-1C, A300 B2-203, A300 B2K-3C, A300-B4- 103, A300 B4-203, and A300 B4-2C airplanes. AD 2011-17-05 required repetitive inspections in sections 13 through 18 of the fuselage between rivets of the longitudinal lap joints between frames (FRs) 18 and 80 for cracking, and repair or modification if necessary. This new AD requires a revised repetitive inspection program of all longitudinal lap joints and repairs between FRs 18 and 80 to address widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD was prompted by an evaluation done by the design approval holder indicating that certain sections of the longitudinal lap joints are subject to WFD; therefore, a revised inspection program is necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Qualification, Service, and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers; Related Aircraft Amendment
Document Number: 2016-30211
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule allows air carriers to seek a deviation from the flight simulation training device (FSTD) requirements for related aircraft proficiency checks. As a result, this rule will eliminate an inconsistency that currently permits carriers that have obtained FAA approval to modify the FSTD requirements for related aircraft differences training, but not for corresponding proficiency checks. In doing so, it corrects an inadvertent omission from the Qualification, Service, and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers final rule.
Notice of Release From Quitclaim Deed and Grant Assurance Obligations at Reno Stead Airport, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
Document Number: 2016-30210
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a land release of approximately 0.58 acres of airport property and associated 15-foot- wide access easement owned by Reno Stead Airport, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada from the airport use provisions of the Grant Agreement Assurances since the land is not needed for airport purposes. The subject property is located approximately 0.5 miles from the Reno Stead Airport and has no identified airport-related purpose. The airport will be compensated for the fair market value of the released property. Reuse of the property will not interfere with the airport or its operation, thereby protecting the interests of civil aviation.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2016-30065
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 875-17, RB211-Trent 877-17, RB211- Trent 884-17, RB211-Trent 884B-17, RB211-Trent 892-17, RB211-Trent 892B-17, and RB211-Trent 895-17 turbofan engines. This AD requires machining and inspecting parts related to the high-pressure compressor (HPC) and replacing HPC parts found defective. This AD was prompted by inspection of RR Trent 800 engines returned from service that revealed flame erosion and axial cracking on the stage 3 disk rim of the HPC stage 1-4 rotor disks shaft. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2016-30064
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2530-A5, V2533-A5, V2525-D5, V2528-D5, and V2531-E5 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by nine in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs) that resulted from premature failure of the No. 3 bearing. This AD requires inspections and corrective actions for bearing damage. This AD also requires removal of the No. 3 bearing from service at the next engine shop visit. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-30038
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive general visual inspections for broken battery retaining rods and replacement if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-30036
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319-115 and -132 airplanes, and Model A320-214, -232, and -233 airplanes. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to include information that introduces a fuel limitation for certain types of fuel and a fuel gravity feed ceiling procedure for airplanes equipped with jet pumps. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that certain modified airplanes do not have electrical ground wires on the fuel level sensing control unit (FLSCU), which adversely affects gravity feeding operation. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-29815
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This AD requires an inspection for discrepancies of the attachment points of the links between the engine rear mount assemblies, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that during maintenance, an engine mount pin was found backed out of the rear mount link, and the associated retaining bolt was also found fractured. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-29676
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A321 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination from fatigue testing on the Model A321 airframe that cracks could develop in the cabin floor beam junction at certain fuselage frame locations. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking in the cabin floor beam junction at certain fuselage frame locations, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-29671
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of interruptions in the airstair door operation. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections and modification of the handrail hardware. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-29670
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
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 indicating that during an airplane inspection in production, the variable frequency starter generator (VFSG) power feeder cables were found to contain terminal lugs incorrectly installed common to terminal blocks located in the wing front spar. This proposed AD would require a general visual inspection of the wings, section 16, terminal lugs at the terminal power block of the VFSG power feeder cable for correct installation and if required, applicable corrective actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class D Airspace for St. Petersburg, FL
Document Number: 2016-29634
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the ceiling of the Class D Airspace area at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, St. Petersburg, FL. This would allow the Tampa International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) to carry out Letter of Agreement procedures between St. Petersburg Air Traffic Control Tower and Tampa Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) for the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs), and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations in the area.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2016-29429
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-29251
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of the accumulation of very fine particle deposits in the power control unit (PCU) electro-hydraulic servo valves (EHSVs) used in the flight control system; this accumulation caused degraded performance due to reduced EHSV internal hydraulic supply pressures, resulting in the display of PCU fault status messages from the engine indication and crew alerting system (EICAS). This AD requires installing markers to limit the hydraulic system fluid used to a specific brand, doing hydraulic fluid tests of the hydraulic systems, replacing hydraulic system fluid if necessary, and doing all applicable related investigative and corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-29249
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-13-12 for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. AD 2014- 13-12 required identifying the part number and serial number of each passenger oxygen container, replacing the oxygen generator manifold of any affected oxygen container with a serviceable manifold, performing an operational check of the manual mask release, and doing corrective actions if necessary. This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2014- 13-12, and requires replacing the oxygen generator manifold of any affected DAe oxygen container with a serviceable manifold. This AD was prompted by reports of silicon particles inside the oxygen generator manifolds, which had chafed from the mask hoses during installation onto the generator outlets. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-28802
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-17-09 for all Airbus Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes; and AD 2012-25-12 for all Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes. The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposed to require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or revised airworthiness limitation requirements. The NPRM was prompted by revisions to certain airworthiness limitations items (ALI) documents, which specify more restrictive instructions and/or airworthiness limitations. This action revises the NPRM by proposing to require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate more restrictive, instructions and/or airworthiness limitations that the manufacturer has recently issued. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-28669
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-22- 15 for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and Mark 0100 airplanes. AD 2012-22-15 currently requires revising the maintenance program to incorporate the limitations, tasks, thresholds, and intervals specified in certain revised Fokker maintenance review board (MRB) documents. Since we issued AD 2012-22-15, we received new revisions of airworthiness limitations items (ALI) documents, which introduce new and more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to prevent the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Notice of Landing Area Proposal
Document Number: 2016-30012
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. FAA Form 7480-1, Notice of Landing Area Proposal, is used to collect information about any construction, alteration, or change to the status or use of an airport.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Aircraft Registration
Document Number: 2016-30011
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. The information collected is used by the FAA to register aircraft or hold an aircraft in trust. The information required to register an prove ownership of an aircraft is required by any person wishing to register an aircraft.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Aviation Research Grants Program
Document Number: 2016-30010
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. The FAA Aviation Research and Development Grants Program establishes uniform policies and procedures for the award and administration of research grants to colleges, universities, not for profit organizations, and profit organizations for security research. The collection of data is required from prospective grantees in order to adhere to applicable statutes and OMB circulars.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Aging Aircraft Program (Widespread Fatigue Damage)
Document Number: 2016-30007
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. The ``Aging Aircraft Program (Widespread Fatigue Damage)'' final rule amended FAA regulation pertaining to certification and operation of transport category airplanes to preclude widespread fatigue damage in those airplanes.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations
Document Number: 2016-29996
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. On February 21, 2014, the FAA published a final rule entitled, ``Helicopter Air Start Printed Page 58673 Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and part 91 Helicopter Operations'', to address helicopter air ambulance operations and all commercial helicopter operations conducted under part 135. The FAA also established new weather minimums for helicopters operating under part 91 in Class G airspace.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Commercial Aviation Safety Team Safety Enhancements
Document Number: 2016-29995
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. The FAA is collecting safety-related data regarding the voluntary implementation of Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) safety enhancements (SEs) from certificate holders conducting operations under 14 CFR part 121 and parts 121/135.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Performance Requirements To Support Air Traffic Control (ATC) Service
Document Number: 2016-29993
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. The final rule titles ``Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Equipage Mandate to Support Air Traffic Control Service'', requires performance requirements for certain avionics equipment on aircraft operating in specified classes of airspace within the United States national Airspace System. The rule facilitates the use of ADS-B for aircraft surveillance by FAA air traffic controllers to accommodate the expected increase in demand for air transportation.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Drone Seed, Co.
Document Number: 2016-29780
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. 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.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance
Document Number: 2016-29773
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 162.71 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at the former Bowman Municipal Airport, BPP, Bowman, ND. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use because the new Bowman Regional Airport, BWW, Bowman, ND is open and available for public aeronautical use. The former Bowman Airport BPP site is located one mile west of the City of Bowman, ND and parallel to the north of U.S. Highway 12. The airport's prior aeronautical use was for general aviation and recreational flying. The proposed non-aeronautical use of the property will be converted to industrial use by the local economic development group.
Airport Privatization Pilot Program: Preliminary Application for Westchester County Airport, White Plains, NY
Document Number: 2016-29772
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA has completed its review of the Westchester County Airport (HPN) preliminary application for participation in the Airport Privatization Pilot Program. The preliminary application is accepted for review, with a filing date of November 4, 2016. The County of Westchester, the airport sponsor, may select a private operator, negotiate an agreement and submit a final application to the FAA for exemption under the pilot program.
Special Conditions: DAHER-SOCATA, Model TBM 700; Inflatable Four-Point Restraint Safety Belt With an Integrated Airbag Device
Document Number: 2016-29769
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the installation of an inflatable four-point restraint safety belt with an integrated airbag device at the pilot and copilot seats on the DAHER-SOCATA, Model TBM 700 airplane. These airplanes, as modified by the installation of these inflatable safety belts, will have novel and unusual design features associated with the upper-torso restraint portions of the four-point safety belts, which contain an integrated airbag device. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.
Twenty Seventh RTCA SC-225 Rechargeable Lithium Batteries and Battery Systems Plenary
Document Number: 2016-29760
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Twenty Seventh RTCA SC-225 Rechargeable Lithium Batteries and Battery Systems Plenary.
Twenty Sixth RTCA SC-214 Standards for Air Traffic Data Communications Services Plenary
Document Number: 2016-29759
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Twenty Sixth RTCA SC-214 Standards for Air Traffic Data Communications Services Plenary.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Elmira, NY
Document Number: 2016-29632
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area at Elmira/Corning Regional Airport, Elmira, NY, as the ERINN Outer Marker has been decommissioned, requiring airspace reconfiguration at the airport. This action also would eliminate the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part time status of this Class E Airspace area. Additionally, this action would update the geographic coordinates of the airport for the Class D and Class E airspace areas listed in this proposal, and would enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Revisions to Operational Requirements for the Use of Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) and to Pilot Compartment View Requirements for Vision Systems
Document Number: 2016-28714
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Prior to this final rule, persons could only use an Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) in lieu of natural vision to descend below the decision altitude, decision height, or minimum descent altitude (DA/DH or MDA) down to 100 feet above the touchdown zone elevation (TDZE) using certain straight-in landing instrument approach procedures (IAPs). This final rule permits operators to use an EFVS in lieu of natural vision to continue descending from 100 feet above the TDZE to the runway and to land on certain straight-in IAPs under instrument flight rules (IFR). This final rule also revises and relocates the regulations that permit operators to use an EFVS in lieu of natural vision to descend to 100 feet above the TDZE using certain straight-in IAPs. Additionally, this final rule addresses provisions that permit operators who conduct EFVS operations under parts 121, 125, or 135 to use EFVS-equipped aircraft to dispatch, release, or takeoff under IFR, and revises the regulations for those operators to initiate and continue an approach, when the destination airport weather is below authorized visibility minimums for the runway of intended landing. This final rule establishes pilot training and recent flight experience requirements for operators who use EFVS in lieu of natural vision to descend below the DA/DH or MDA. EFVS-equipped aircraft conducting operations to touchdown and rollout are required to meet additional airworthiness requirements. This final rule also revises pilot compartment view certification requirements for vision systems using a transparent display surface located in the pilot's outside field of view. The final rule takes advantage of advanced vision capabilities, thereby achieving the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) goals of increasing access, efficiency, and throughput at many airports when low visibility is the limiting factor. Additionally, it enables EFVS operations in reduced visibilities on a greater number of approach procedure types while maintaining an equivalent level of safety.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-28622
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-16-02 for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600- 1A11 (CL-600) airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by reducing the compliance time to modify the thrust reversers, and adding new modification procedures. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-28060
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-24-06. AD 2011-24-06 applies to all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model Bae 146-100A, -200A, and -300A airplanes; and Model Avro 146-RJ70A, 146-RJ85A, and 146-RJ100A airplanes. This action revises the NPRM by adding airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Flight Options, LLC
Document Number: 2016-29640
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
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.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review, Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB), Melbourne, FL
Document Number: 2016-29639
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps (NEM's) submitted by the Melbourne Airport Authority (Authority, Melbourne, FL) for the Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB), Melbourne, FL under the provisions of 40 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) that was submitted for the Orlando Melbourne International Airport under Part 150 in conjunction with the Noise Exposure Maps, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before May 30, 2017.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Louisville, GA
Document Number: 2016-29631
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Louisville, GA, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Louisville Municipal Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the heliport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Kill Devil Hills, NC
Document Number: 2016-29630
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Kill Devil Hills, NC, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving First Flight Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the heliport.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-29257
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model G-IV airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that the G-IV gust lock system allows more throttle travel than was intended and could allow the throttle to be advanced to reach take-off thrust. This proposed AD would require modification of the gust lock system, and a revision of the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate functional tests. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-29246
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-22-02 for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-400, -400D, and -400F series airplanes. AD 2012-22-02 required measuring the web at station (STA) 320 and, depending on findings, various inspections for cracks and missing fasteners, web and fastener replacement, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD requires, for certain airplanes, replacement of the web, including related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by a determination that there were no inspection or repair procedures included in AD 2012-22-02 for airplanes with a certain crown frame web thickness. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-29243
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of cracking in a certain section of the secondary structure of the wing. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the trailing edge rib, and corrective action if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-28597
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination by the manufacturer that shims might not have been installed between certain longerons and longeron joint fittings. This AD requires various repetitive and detailed visual inspections of the affected areas and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also provides terminating action for certain repetitive inspections. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Grand Chenier, LA
Document Number: 2016-29430
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Grand Chenier, LA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new special Instrument Approach Procedures developed at Little Pecan Island Airport, for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Type Certificates 3A2 and A-772
Document Number: 2016-29432
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice requests that the current holder(s) (or their heirs) of TCs 3A2 and A-772 come forward and identify themselves; otherwise, the FAA will declare the TCs as abandoned. This notice is issued in accordance with Sec. 302 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012,\1\ partially codified as Title 49 of the United States Code (49 U.S.C.) Sec. 44704(a)(5).
Special Conditions: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI), Model 525 Helicopters; Interaction of Systems and Structures.
Document Number: 2016-29431
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the BHTI Model 525 helicopter. This helicopter will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with fly-by-wire flight control system (FBW FCS) functions that affect the structural integrity of the rotorcraft. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.
Airworthiness Directives; M7 Aerospace LLC
Document Number: 2016-29242
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all M7 Aerospace LLC Models SA226-AT, SA226-T, SA226-T(B), SA226-TC, SA227-AC (C-26A), SA227-AT, SA227-BC (C-26A), SA227-CC, SA227-DC (C-26B), and SA227-TT airplanes. This AD was prompted by corrosion and stress corrosion cracking of the pitch trim actuator upper attach fittings of the horizontal stabilizer front spar. This AD requires repetitive inspections with replacement of fittings as necessary. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-28602
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-102, -103, and -106 airplanes, Model DHC- 8-200 series airplanes, and Model DHC-8-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by several occurrences of loss of airspeed data on both pilot and co-pilot air speed indicators due to the accumulation of ice on the pitot probes caused by inoperative pitot probe heaters. This AD requires replacing the existing circuit breakers in the pitot heater system. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.