Federal Aviation Administration July 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-16132
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-243, -243F, -341, -342, and -343 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that cracks can develop on the ripple damper weld of the hydraulic pressure tube assembly and reports of failure of the ripple damper of the hydraulic pressure tube assembly. This proposed AD would require replacement of the affected hydraulic pressure tube assembly or modification of both engines, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-16130
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, 382G, C-130A, C-130B, C-130BL, C130E, C- 130H, C 130H 30, C130J, C130J-30, EC130Q, HC130H, KC 130H, NC-130B, NC130, and WC-130H airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that two elevator booster assemblies experienced significant hydraulic fluid leaks, caused by fatigue cracks in the actuator cylinder. This proposed AD would require an inspection to determine the part number of the elevator booster actuator, repetitive ultrasonic inspections of the actuator to detect cracking, and replacement of cracked elevator booster assemblies. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2019-14101
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Maritime Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, this final rule provides the 2019 inflation adjustment to civil penalty amounts that may be imposed for violations of certain DOT regulations.
Airworthiness Directives; AmSafe Inc. Seatbelts
Document Number: 2019-16127
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) that would have applied to all AmSafe Inc. seatbelts, as installed in, but not limited to, various airplanes and rotorcraft. The NPRM was prompted by reports of multiple failed keepers on seatbelt hook assemblies. The NPRM would have required an inspection for affected parts, repetitive general visual inspections of the seatbelt hook assembly for damage, repetitive functional checks, and replacement of all affected parts. Since issuance of the NPRM, the FAA has determined that a significant portion of the affected seatbelt hook assemblies have been replaced. The FAA has also determined that the majority of the affected parts have exceeded their typical replacement cycle and are likely no longer in service. The FAA performed a new risk assessment based on this data and determined there is now an acceptable level of risk. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn.
Airworthiness Directives; B/E Aerospace Fischer GmbH Common Seats
Document Number: 2019-15985
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain B/E Aerospace Fischer GmbH (B/E Aerospace Fischer) Common Seats 170/260 H160. This AD was prompted by the discovery during testing that the energy absorber (EA) may not function as intended during emergency landing. This AD requires removing and replacing the EA assemblies on the affected seats. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-115, V-184, V-188, and V-542 in the Vicinity of Tidioute, PA
Document Number: 2019-15940
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-115, V-184, V-188, and V-542 due to planned decommissioning of the Tidioute, PA, VORTAC navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes. The Tidioute VORTAC is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Tecumseh, MI
Document Number: 2019-15938
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Meyers-Divers' Airport, and Tecumseh Products Airport, Tecumseh, MI. This action is due to the cancellation of the instrument procedures; and the airspace is no longer required.
Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace; Los Angeles, CA
Document Number: 2019-15936
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to correct a clerical error in the Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA legal description to remove the language establishing the airspace as part time. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Walden, CO
Document Number: 2019-15935
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Walden-Jackson County Airport, Walden, CO, to accommodate a new area navigation (RNAV) procedure at the airport. Additionally, this action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within 4 miles each side of the 342[deg] bearing extending from the 5 mile radius to V-524 northwest of the airport. This action would ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. Additionally, this action proposes to update the geographic coordinates of the airport to match the FAA's data base.
Notice of Request To Release Airport Property for Land Disposal
Document Number: 2019-15931
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Ottumwa Regional Airport, Ottumwa, Iowa.
Expansion of R-3803 Restricted Area Complex; Fort Polk, LA
Document Number: 2019-15930
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of July 16, 2019, that expands the R-3803 restricted area complex in central Louisiana by establishing four new restricted areas, R-3803C, R-3803D, R-3803E, and R-3803F, and makes minor technical amendments to the existing R-3803A and R-3803B legal descriptions for improved operational efficiency and administrative standardization. This action corrects a typographical error listed in the effective date of that rule.
IFR Operations at Locations Without Weather Reporting
Document Number: 2019-15840
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is amending a regulation to allow helicopter air ambulance (HAA) operators to conduct instrument flight rules departure and approach procedures at airports and heliports that do not have an approved weather reporting source. This rule applies to HAA aircraft without functioning severe weather detection equipment (airborne radar or lightning strike detection equipment), to permit instrument flight rules departure and approach procedures when the pilot in command reasonably determines that the operation will not encounter severe weather at the destination, the alternate destination, or along the route of flight. This amended rule also updates requirements to address the discontinuance of area forecasts and certain requirements concerning HAA departure procedures.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-15821
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive fuel airworthiness limitations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Beeville-Chase Field, TX
Document Number: 2019-15758
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chase Field Industrial Airport, Beeville- Chase Field, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures developed at Chase Field Industrial Airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-15757
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A helicopters. This AD was prompted by fatigue analysis indicating stress concentrations, as well as the discovery of a helicopter with a crack in the station (STA) 362 frame and skin. This AD requires inspecting the main transmission forward and aft frame assemblies and adjacent skins for a crack and loose fasteners, and establishing life limits for certain frame assemblies. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-15582
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2006-11-11, which applies to all The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. AD 2006-11-11 requires incorporating a new revision to the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions of Continued Airworthiness to mandate certain repetitive inspections for fatigue cracking of principal structural elements (PSEs). Since AD 2006-11-11 was issued, the FAA has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Removal of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route Q-106; Southern United States
Document Number: 2019-15642
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes RNAV route Q-106 which extends between the SMELZ, FL, waypoint (WP) and the GADAY, AL, WP. With the implementation additional Q routes by the Florida Metroplex Q-route Project, the FAA has determined that Q-106 is no longer required.
Airworthiness Directives; Trig Avionics Limited Transponders
Document Number: 2019-15630
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Trig Avionics Limited TT31, Avidyne Corporation AXP340, and BendixKing/Honeywell International KT74 Mode S transponders. This AD was prompted by the discovery that the retaining cam that engages in the mounting tray may not withstand g-forces experienced during an emergency landing. This AD requires one-time inspection of the transponder installation and, depending on the findings, removal of the affected transponder for modification. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Western United States
Document Number: 2019-15526
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies two jet routes (J-65 and J-110) and two domestic VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways (V-23 and V- 230) in the Western United States. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of Clovis, CA, VOR portion of the VOR/ Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Clovis, CA, VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program. Federal airway V-165, published in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, requires more coordination and is removed from this rule.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Cortland, Elmira, Ithaca, and Endicott, NY
Document Number: 2019-15525
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes 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 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.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-15519
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that the nose landing gear (NLG) retracted while the airplane was on the ground with weight on wheels, due to the installation of a NLG downlock pin in an incorrect location. This proposed AD would require installing an insert to prevent installation of the pin in the incorrect location. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-15518
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that structural fatigue cracks can develop in certain aluminum pressure module check valves prior to the design limit. This AD requires an inspection to determine the part numbers of the four hydraulic systems A and B pressure module check valves and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; NetJets Aviation, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-15652
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Leading Edge Associates, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-15651
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Disposal of Aeronautical Property at Asheville Regional Airport, Asheville, NC (AVL)
Document Number: 2019-15533
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on a request by Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority, to release of land (0.76 acres) at Asheville Regional Airport from federal obligations.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport, Westfield, Massachusetts
Document Number: 2019-15527
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps for Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport, as submitted by the City of Westfield, Massachusetts, under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979, are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG TAY 650-15 and TAY 651-54 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-15486
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) TAY 650-15 and TAY 651-54 turbofan engines with low-pressure compressor (LPC) fan blade module M01300AA or M01300AB, installed. This AD was prompted by reports of LPC fan blade retention lug fractures on engines with a high number of dry- film lubrication (DFL) treatments. This AD requires determining the number of DFL treatments applied on each LPC fan blade, and removing from service and replacing the affected LPC fan blades if the DFL treatment limit is exceeded. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Voyageur Aerotech Inc., Bombardier DHC-8-100, DHC-8-200, DHC-8-300 and DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes; Installed Rechargeable Lithium Batteries
Document Number: 2019-15478
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Bombardier Model No. DHC-8-100, DHC-8-200, DHC-8-300, and DHC-8-400 series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Voyageur Aerotech Inc. (Voyageur), will have novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is a rechargeable lithium battery pack inside the Emergency Backup Power Supply. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Streamlined Launch and Reentry Licensing Requirements; Notice of Availability and Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2019-15465
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces the availability of the FAA's first set of clarifications to commenters' questions regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ``Streamlined Launch and Reentry Licensing Requirements,'' which published in the Federal Register on April 15, 2019; a due date for submitting clarifying questions; and an extension of the comment period to allow commenters sufficient time to review the FAA's clarifications.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-15447
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR72 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of the Class D and Class E Airspace, Establishment of Class E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Louisville, KY
Document Number: 2019-15445
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace at Bowman Field, Louisville, KY; establish Class E surface airspace designated as an extension to a Class C surface area at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, Louisville, KY; revoke the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area at Bowman Field Airport; and amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport and Bowman Field Airport. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the Bowman VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; La Crosse, WI
Document Number: 2019-15444
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and establish a Class E airspace area designated as an extension to Class D and Class E surface areas at La Crosse Regional Airport, La Crosse, WI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the La Crosse VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of La Crosse Regional Airport and the name of La Crosse Regional Airport and Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare, La Crosse, WI, would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Alpena, MI
Document Number: 2019-15443
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace, the Class E surface airspace, the Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D and Class E surface airspace, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Alpena County Regional Airport, Alpena, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Au Sable VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name of MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, Alpena MI, would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; St. James, MN
Document Number: 2019-15442
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at St. James Municipal Airport, St. James, MN. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Fairmont VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Ipeco Pilot and Co-Pilot Seats
Document Number: 2019-15413
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2017-22-02, which applies to certain Ipeco Holdings Limited (Ipeco) pilot and co-pilot seats. AD 2017-22-02 requires modification and re- identification of the affected seats. Since the FAA issued AD 2017-22- 02, Ipeco has received reports that the tracklock spring modification required by AD 2017-22-02 does not adequately address the issue of unexpected seat movement during takeoff and landing and the FAA also determined the need to add additional seat part numbers (P/Ns) to the applicability. This proposed AD would continue to require modification and re-identification of the affected seats. This proposed AD would also require initial and repetitive inspections of the affected tracklock springs and, depending on the findings, replacement of the tracklock springs with a part eligible for installation. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-15360
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports indicating there is a possibility of excessive error in the signal generated by the angle of attack (AOA) transducer. This AD requires replacing certain AOA transducers. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-15358
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in the lower lobe skin panel assemblies of the fuselage and an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that these assemblies are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires replacement of lower lobe skin panel assemblies, detailed inspections for scribe lines, and applicable on- condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: FAA Airport Master Record
Document Number: 2019-15302
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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 May 2, 2019. The collection involves aeronautical information that the FAA uses to carry out agency missions related to aviation flying safety, flight planning, airport engineering and federal grants analysis, aeronautical chart and flight information publications, and the promotion of air commerce as required by statute. The information to be collected will be used for airspace studies conducted under 49 U.S.C. 329(b) and will be published in flight information handbooks and charts for pilot use.
Revision to Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Equipment and Use Requirements
Document Number: 2019-15248
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This interim final rule modifies the requirement that all aircraft equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) must transmit at all times. This rulemaking provides an exception to ADS-B requirements, removing the transmission requirement for sensitive operations conducted by Federal, State and local government entities in matters of national defense, homeland security, intelligence and law enforcement. The changes provide relief to those Federal, State and local government agencies that operate aircraft equipped with ADS-B Out but need the ability to terminate the transmission signal when conducting sensitive national defense, homeland security, intelligence and law enforcement missions that could be compromised by transmitting real time identification and positional flight information over ADS-B. This rulemaking also allows the FAA to except certain aircraft from operating a transponder or transmitting ADS-B Out, when doing so would jeopardize Air Traffic Control (ATC) functions.
Notice of Intent To Rule on a Request To Release Surplus Property at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, Christiansted, US Virgin Islands
Document Number: 2019-15224
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a request from the Virgin Islands Port Authority to waive the requirement that 84.61 acres of surplus property located at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport be used for aeronautical purposes. Currently, the ownership of the property provides for the protection of FAR Part 77 surfaces and compatible land use which would continue to be protected with deed restrictions required in the transfer of land ownership.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-15126
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-18
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: 2019-15125
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-18
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.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-15238
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Proposed Establishment of Restricted Area R-7202; Guam, GU
Document Number: 2019-15121
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing the NPRM published in the Federal Register on March 5, 2019, proposing to establish Restricted Area R- 7202 on the island of Guam, GU. The FAA does not establish restricted areas for small arms gun ranges.
Removal of Jet Route J-147; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2019-15118
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes jet route J-147 which currently extends between Beckley, WV, and Casanova, VA. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Greenbrier, WV, VOR/DME navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the route. The Greenbrier VOR/DME is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Omaha, NE
Document Number: 2019-15117
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is amending three jet routes and seven VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways in the vicinity of Omaha, Nebraska, to correct the state abbreviation for the Omaha VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Omaha VORTAC is located in Mineola, Iowa; however, the state abbreviation for the location of the Omaha VORTAC included in the Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes is listed as ``NE''. Specifically, this action changes the state abbreviation for the Omaha VORTAC listed in the jet route J-21, J-41, and J-151, and VOR Federal airway V-6, V-8, V-138, V-159, V-172, V-181, and V-307, descriptions from ``NE'' to ``IA'' to match the information contained in the FAA's aeronautical database and the charted ATS route depictions on the associated charts. No air traffic services are affected by this action.
Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route T-331; Western United States
Document Number: 2019-15116
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-331 in the western United States. The modification is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Clovis, CA, VOR portion of the VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of affected ATS route V-23. The decommissioning has rendered portions of V-23 unusable and amending T-331 helps overcome affected portions of V-23. The Clovis, CA, VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, Boulder City, NV
Document Number: 2019-15114
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Boulder City Muni Airport, NV. This action supports 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 Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Ithaca, NY
Document Number: 2019-15113
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-423, and V-428 due to the planned decommissioning of the Ithaca, NY, VOR/DME navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes. The Ithaca VOR/DME is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment and Revocation of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Berlin, NH
Document Number: 2019-15112
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-104, and modify V-322, due to the planned decommissioning of the Berlin, NH, VOR/DME navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes. The Berlin VOR/DME is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.