Federal Aviation Administration April 20, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Third Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) Meeting
Document Number: 2017-07945
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Third DAC Meeting.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-07944
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petitions 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 petitions or their final disposition.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Del Norte, CO
Document Number: 2017-07791
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Astronaut Kent Rominger Airport, Del Norte, CO, to support the development of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations under standard instrument approach and departure procedures at the airport, for the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, and Amendment of Class E Airspace; St. George, UT
Document Number: 2017-07790
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class E surface area, establish Class E en route airspace, and modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at St. George Regional Airport (formerly, St. George Municipal Airport), St. George, UT. After a review of the airspace, the FAA found redesign necessary to support new instrument flight rules (IFR) standard instrument approach procedures and en route operations where the Federal airway structure is inadequate, for the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. Also, this action would update the airport name from St. George Municipal Airport, to St. George Regional Airport, in the associated Class D and Class E airspace areas.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, Denver, CO
Document Number: 2017-07788
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E en route airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface to accommodate instrument flight rules (IFR) aircraft under control of the Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), Denver, CO. Establishment of this airspace area is necessary to ensure controlled airspace exists in those areas where the Federal airway structure is inadequate.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace for the Following Texas Towns; Sherman, TX; and Temple, TX, and Establishment of Class E Airspace, Temple, TX
Document Number: 2017-07786
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to: amend Class D airspace at North Texas Regional Airport/Perrin Field, Sherman, TX; amend Class E surface airspace at Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport, Temple, TX; amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at North Texas Regional Airport/Perrin Field and Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport; and establish Class E airspace designated as an extension at Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport. Cancellation of standard instrument approach procedures at these airports has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations. Additionally, geographic coordinates, names of airports, and a navigation aid would be adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Establishment, Modification and Revocation of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Western United States
Document Number: 2017-07784
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies three jet routes and four VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways; removes two VOR Federal Airway routes, and establishes four and modifies three low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) routes (T-routes) in the western United States. The FAA is taking this action due to the scheduled decommissioning of the Manteca, CA, and Maxwell, CA, VOR facilities, which provide navigation guidance for portions of the affected routes. This action enhances the safety and management of aircraft along these routes within the National Airspace System (NAS). The VOR Federal airway, V- 244, published in the notice of proposed rulemaking, requires more coordination and is not being finalized in this action.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hebron, NE
Document Number: 2017-07783
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hebron Municipal Airport, Hebron, NE. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Hebron non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approach. This proposed change would enhance the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Arkadelphia, AR
Document Number: 2017-07782
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field Airport, Arkadelphia, AR. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Arkadelphia non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approach. This proposed change would enhance the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. The FAA also proposes to update the airport name in the legal description from Arkadelphia Municipal Airport to Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer)
Document Number: 2017-07748
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Model EMB-135ER, - 135KE, -135KL, -135LR, -145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of airplanes with modified gust lock levers that prevented the thrust lever's full excursion, thus limiting the engine power. This proposed AD would require replacing a certain gust lock lever. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Siemens S.A.S. Smoke Detectors
Document Number: 2017-07675
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Siemens S.A.S. smoke detectors installed on various transport category airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the affected smoke detectors failed an acceptance test. This proposed AD would require inspection and replacement of the affected smoke detectors. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-06712
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of cracking at fastener holes located at a certain frame on the lower shell panel junction. This AD requires repetitive inspections of certain fastener holes, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.