Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Airplanes
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Model P-180 Airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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 insufficient sealing of a steering select/ bypass valve installed in the nose landing gear (NLG) manifold. The FAA is proposing this AD to require actions that address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of disconnections of certain hinge arms of the bulk cargo door (BCD) due to disbonding of the hinge arm bushes. This proposed AD would require either modifying and re-identifying affected BCDs or replacing affected BCDs, as specified in an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fort Payne, AL
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Isbell Field Airport, Fort Payne, AL, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Fort Payne non-directional radio beacon and cancellation of the NDB approach. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also updates the airport name and geographic coordinates. In addition, this action updates the name and geographic coordinates of Dekalb Regional Medical Center Heliport, which is contained within the legal description of the Isbell Field Airport airspace.
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) invite interested persons to apply to fill one current and two upcoming vacancies on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG). This notice invites interested persons to apply to fill the openings. The current opening represents Native American tribal concerns and the two upcoming openings represent air tour operator interests and environmental concerns, respectively.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Cortland, Elmira, Ithaca, and Endicott, NY
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Cortland County Airport-Chase Field, Cortland, NY, Elmira/Corning Regional Airport, Elmira/Corning, NY, Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY and Tri-Cities Airport, Endicott, NY to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving these airports. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Removal of Check Pilot Medical Certificate Requirement
This action would update regulatory text so as to remove inconsistencies applicable to check pilots and flight instructors in domestic, flag, and supplemental operations and flight instructors in commuter and on demand operations so that check pilots and flight instructors can continue to perform their functions in aircraft without a medical certificate, unless they are serving as required flightcrew members. The FAA also proposes to remove the medical certificate requirement for check pilots in commuter and on demand operations who perform their functions in aircraft and are not serving as required flightcrew members. Removing the medical certificate requirement would enable pilots who are otherwise qualified, to function as check pilots in aircraft.