Federal Aviation Administration September 6, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Modification to Previously Published Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2017-18920
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is publishing this notice to advise the public of a modification to the Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) and notice of opportunity for public comment published in the Federal Register on April 21, 2014. Specifically, FAA is withdrawing a Terminal Area Apron Expansion Project from the scope of the EA, and the project will be subject instead to a discrete environmental review.
Airworthiness Criteria: Glider Design Criteria for Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Models ASG 32 & ASG 32 Mi Gliders
Document Number: 2017-18846
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on the proposed design criteria for the Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. models ASG 32 & ASG 32 Mi gliders. The administrator finds the proposed design criteria, which make up the certification basis for the ASG 32 & ASG 32 Mi gliders, acceptable.These final design criteria will be published in the Federal Register.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance
Document Number: 2017-18845
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 22.111 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The future use of the property is for commercial and industrial development. The land is located on the northwest corner of Ronald Reagan Parkway and Stafford Road. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the Indianapolis Airport Authority to dispose of the property.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-18624
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Models DA 42, DA 42 M-NG, and DA 42 NG 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 crack formation on the flap bell crank, which could cause the flap bell crank to fail. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.; Canadair Limited) Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-17838
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-03-08, which applied to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-215-1A10 (CL-215), CL-215-6B11 (CL-215T Variant), and CL-215-6B11 (CL-415 Variant) airplanes. AD 2011-03-08 required an inspection to determine the number of flight cycles accumulated by certain accumulators installed on the airplane, and repetitive inspections of the accumulators for cracks, and replacement if necessary. This AD retains those inspections and the accumulator replacement if necessary, and adds a new terminating action to address the identified unsafe condition. This AD was prompted by the development of a terminating action for the repetitive inspections. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-16667
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-23-09, which applied to all Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, and - 100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes. AD 2012-23-09 required revising the maintenance program to incorporate certain modifications in airworthiness limitations. This new AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate certain modifications in the airworthiness limitations to include new inspection tasks and their respective thresholds and intervals. This AD was prompted by our determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.