Federal Aviation Administration August 5, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review
Document Number: 2020-17014
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for San Carlos Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act,'' by the County of San Mateo. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps for San Carlos Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective April 23, 2019. The proposed 2019 noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before January 26, 2021.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-16989
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-6, PC-6/350, PC-6/350-H1, PC-6/350-H2, PC-6/A, PC-6/A-H1, PC-6/A-H2, PC-6/B-H2, PC-6/B1-H2, PC-6/B2-H2, PC-6/ B2-H4, PC-6/C-H2, PC-6/C1-H2, PC-6-H1, and PC-6-H2 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 rudder shaft assemblies with incorrect rivet configurations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Petersburg, WV
Document Number: 2020-16921
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Grant County Airport, Petersburg, WV, due to the decommissioning of the Kessel VHF Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) and cancellation of associated approaches. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. This action also would update the airport's geographic coordinates.
Proposed Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Northcentral United States
Document Number: 2020-16920
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend nine VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V-15, V-26, V-55, V-78, V-100, V-159, V-175, V- 219, and V-307, and two Area Navigation (RNAV) routes, T-285 and T-354, in the Northcentral United States. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME); Sioux City, IA, VOR/ Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC); and Huron, SD, VORTAC navigation aids (NAVAIDs). The NAVAIDs provide navigation guidance for segments of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The VORs are being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Norway, ME
Document Number: 2020-16919
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Norway Heliport, Norway, ME, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving this heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-16405
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-76C helicopters. This AD was prompted by reports of inaccurate main gear box (MGB) indications in flight. This AD requires updating the remote data acquisition unit (RDAU) software and re-identifying the RDAU and, for certain helicopters, updating the software of the display unit (DU) and re- identifying the DU. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Limited Extension of Relief for Certain Persons and Operations During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency
Document Number: 2020-16060
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a final rule published on June 29, 2020 in which the FAA amended regulatory relief originally provided in the Relief for Certain Persons and Operations during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) final rule. The FAA inadvertently listed incorrect amendment numbers for the final rule. This document corrects that error.