Federal Aviation Administration August 2, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Temporary Flight Restrictions in the Proximity of Launch and Reentry Operations; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2017-16198
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a previously published NPRM that proposed to revise the temporary flight restriction (TFR) provision for space flight operations to make the restrictions applicable to all aircraft including non-U.S. registered aircraft, instead of only U.S. registered aircraft or aircraft flown by pilots using a FAA pilot certificate. The NPRM also proposed to amend language for consistency with other TFR provisions and commercial space regulations and definitions by replacing ``space flight operations'' with ``launch, reentry, or amateur rocket operations.'' The intended effect of the proposed action was to further enhance the safety in the affected airspace and improve the readability of the TFR requirements. After further review of this action and the changing technology and scope of new flight operations, the FAA determined that a better assessment of TFRs in the National Air Space (NAS) is needed to address present day operations; therefore, it is withdrawing this NPRM.
Proposed Modification and Revocation of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Northcentral United States
Document Number: 2017-16174
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend and remove multiple VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways in northcentral United States to reflect additional amendments to several Federal airways impacted by the decommissioning of the Tiverton, OH, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid. The route changes would be made as part of the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) efforts to safely improve the overall efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS).
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-16148
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honeywell International Inc. AS907 series turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by two loss-of-thrust-control events, and two in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs) of new production, low-time engines attributed to water intrusion of the engine electronic control unit (ECU). This proposed AD would require applying sealant to identified areas of the ECU and requires inserting a copy of certain airplane operating procedures into the applicable flight manuals. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2017-16104
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-02
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2017-16100
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures 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 for the 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: 2017-16052
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-21- 04, which applies to all Airbus Model A300 series airplanes; Model A310 series airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes). AD 2012-21-04 currently requires repetitive inspections for, and replacement of, any cracked hood halves of fuel pump canisters. Since we issued AD 2012-21-04, we allowed inspections of the outer tank and trim tank fuel pump canister hood halves to be terminated. However, we have received reports of new in-service events of outer tank fuel pump canister hood cracking. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2012-21-04, reinstate the terminated inspections, and add optional terminating actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-15556
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2002-19-01 for SOCATA Model TBM 700 airplanes. 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 the flight control wheel traveling beyond normal roll control limits and jamming in a position that could cause loss of control. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.