Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: B4UFLY Smartphone App
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 an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 14, 2019. The collection involves the B4UFLY smartphone app that provides situational awareness of flight restrictionsincluding locations of airports, restricted airspace, special use airspace, and temporary flight restrictionsbased on a user's current or planned flight location. In order to maintain NAS safety in proximity to airports, authorization is now required from recreational Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) pilots to operate in controlled airspace The data collected will assist the FAA with determining the best processes to authorize recreational UAS pilots and inform air traffic control personnel of a UAS pilot's intended flight in order to assess whether the UAS may disrupt or endanger manned air traffic.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewal of an Information Collection: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Rebate System
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the FAA invites public comments about its intention to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a renewal of an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 12, 2019. The FAA has launched a rebate program to emphasize the urgent need for pilots to comply with Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Out requirements ahead of the January 1, 2020, compliance deadline. This program is defraying costs associated with the ADS-B equipment and installation for eligible general aviation (GA) aircraft, and helps ensure general aviation aircraft with ADS-B Out equipage.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2000-03- 20 R1, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A300 B4-601, B4-603, and B4-620, Model A300 B4-600R series, and Model A300 F4-605R airplanes. AD 2000-03-20 R1 requires repetitive ultrasonic inspections to detect cracks on the forward fittings in the radius of a certain frame, adjacent to the tension bolts in the center section of the wings, and various follow-on actions. Since we issued AD 2000-03-20 R1, we have determined that the existing compliance times must be reduced. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2000-03-20 R1, add new airplanes to the applicability, and introduce new compliance times for the required inspections as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment and Revocation of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Manistique, MI
This action modifies one VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway (V-78) and removes one VOR Federal airway (V-224) in the vicinity of Manistique, MI. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Schoolcraft County, MI, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS routes. The Schoolcraft County VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-18, V-102, and V-278 in the Vicinity of Guthrie, TX
This action modifies VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-18, V-102, and V-278 in the vicinity of Guthrie, TX. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Guthrie, TX, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Guthrie VORTAC is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Cirrus Design Corporation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Cirrus Design Corporation (Cirrus) Model SF50 airplanes. This AD was sent previously as an emergency AD to all known U.S. owners and operators of these airplanes. This AD requires replacing the angle of attack (AOA) sensors with improved AOA sensors. This AD was prompted by three incidents on Cirrus Model SF50 airplanes of the stall warning and protection system (SWPS) or Electronic Stability & Protection (ESP) System engaging when not appropriate. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Aviat Aircraft Inc. Airplanes
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Aviat Aircraft Inc. Models A-1C-180 and A-1C-200 airplanes equipped with a Rapco part number RA1798-00-1 fuel vent check valve installed on either wing or both. This AD was prompted by a report that the fuel tank vent check valves are sticking in the closed position causing fuel starvation to the engine. This AD requires revision of the airplane flight manual (AFM) to add a pre-flight check of the fuel vent check valves for proper operation and replacing any inoperative fuel vent check valve with an airworthy part. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.