Federal Aviation Administration May 11, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Rule on a Land Release Request at Hamilton Municipal Airport (VGC), Hamilton, NY
Document Number: 2020-10018
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a release of approximately 14.59 acres of federally obligated airport property at Hamilton Municipal Airport, Hamilton, Madison County, NY, from conditions, reservations, and restrictions contained in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants that would restrict the use of said land to aeronautical purposes. This acreage is composed of portions of seven parcels that were acquired by the Village of Hamilton though AIP Grants 3-36-0192-01-1995 and 3-36-0192-02-1998. It is proposed that 12.69 acres, composed of portions of seven parcels, would be released by the FAA for sale. The land is not needed for aeronautical purposes. The use of the land after the release will be compatible with the airport and will not interfere with the airport or its operation. The Federal share of the proceeds from the sales of land would be dedicated to a future AIP eligible airport effort. It is also proposed that the remaining 1.90 acres, composed of three parcels, would be released from grant obligations to permit the non-aeronautical use of the property. Concurrently, it is requested that FAA approval be given for the three currently existing long-term non-aeronautical leases on the aforementioned three parcels. The land is not needed for aeronautical purposes and the revenue from the leases is dedicated for use in operating the airport.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority Launch Site Operator License
Document Number: 2020-10010
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is announcing the availability of the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority (TCAA) Launch Site Operator License (Final EA and FONSI). The FAA has prepared the EA to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the FAA issuing a Launch Site Operator License to TCAA for the operation of a commercial space launch site at the Space Coast Regional Airport (TIX) in Titusville, FL. TCAA proposes to offer the launch site for launches of horizontal reusable launch vehicles and construct facilities related to launches.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Type Certificate Previously Held by Eurocopter France) Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-09947
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-12-07 for Eurocopter France (now Airbus Helicopters) Model SA-365C, SA-365C1, SA-365C2, SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, and SA-366G1 helicopters. AD 2011-12-07 required repetitively inspecting the adhesive bead between the bushings and the Starflex star (Starflex) arms and the Starflex arm ends. This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2011-12-07 while omitting helicopters with an improved Starflex installed from the applicability. This AD was prompted by the development of the improved Starflex by Airbus Helicopters. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Type Certificate previously held by C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP); Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-09946
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-25- 04, which applied to certain C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 airplanes. AD 2018-25-04 required repetitive inspections for any dislodged blow-out panel in the forward and aft cargo compartments, reporting of the inspection findings, and reinstallation if necessary. This new AD continues to require repetitive inspections, with a revised inspection interval, for affected panels that have not been replaced. This new AD also requires the replacement of affected blow-out panels with redesigned panels, which terminates the inspection requirement. This new AD also revises the applicability by removing certain airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of dislodged cargo compartment blow-out panels. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Weatherly Aircraft Company
Document Number: 2020-09938
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Weatherly Aircraft Company (Weatherly) Models 201, 201A, 201B, 201C, 620, 620A, 620B, 620B-TG, and 620TP airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of fatigue cracking of the center wing and outer wing spar hinge brackets due to corrosion pitting. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the wing hinge brackets, pins, and wing spar structure with repair or replacement of parts as necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Shenandoah, IA
Document Number: 2020-09892
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Shenandoah Municipal Airport, Shenandoah, IA. This action is the result of airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Shenandoah non-directional radio beacon (NDB), which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.