Federal Aviation Administration May 10, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Funding Opportunity for Environmental Mitigation Pilot Program
Document Number: 2021-09856
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Section 190 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 authorizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to carry out an Airport Environmental Mitigation Pilot Program. This program provides grants to sponsors of public-use airports. The pilot program is open to environmental mitigation projects that will measurably reduce or mitigate aviation impacts on noise, air quality, or water quality at the airport or within five miles of the airport. FAA may fund up to six projects at public-use airports. The purpose of this notice is to solicit pre-applications from eligible airports and consortia.
Proposed Amendment and Establishment of Class E Airspace; York, PA
Document Number: 2021-09815
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E surface airspace at York Airport, York, PA. An airspace evaluation of the area determined the additional airspace is necessary to accommodate operations at the airport. This action would also update the name of York Airport (formerly York County Airport), York, PA. This action also establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at York Airport, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Wellstone York Hospital Heliport, York, PA, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving the heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-09789
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-841 and -941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of missing or disbonded pressure seals on two thrust reverser (TR) translating cowls. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of each thrust reverser for damage, seal bonding rework, and replacement of translating cowl pressure seals if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-09761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by significant changes, including new or more restrictive requirements, made to the airworthiness limitations (AWLs) related to fuel tank ignition prevention and the nitrogen generation system. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-09760
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that applied to certain Airbus Helicopters Model EC225LP helicopters. This action revises the NPRM by revising the required actions paragraph such that the required actions apply to all helicopter models specified in the applicability. The FAA is proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions would impose an additional burden over those in the NPRM, the agency is requesting comments on this SNPRM.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Agusta S.p.A.) Helicopters
Document Number: 2021-09759
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-18-52 for certain Agusta S.p.A. (now Leonardo S.p.a.) Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters. AD 2011-18-52 requires revising the life limit for certain part-numbered tail rotor (T/R) blades, updating the helicopter's historical records, repetitively inspecting each T/R blade for a crack or damage, and depending on the results, replacing the T/R blade. Since the FAA issued AD 2011-18-52, the manufacturer developed improved T/R blades using different materials and established life limits for each improved blade. This proposed AD would retain certain requirements from AD 2011- 18-52, revise certain requirements from AD 2011-18-52, and expand the applicability to include the newly-designed T/R blades. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Area Navigation (RNAV) T-348 and Establishment of T-409; Northcentral United States
Document Number: 2021-09757
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend one RNAV route and establish one new RNAV route, in the northcentral United States. The proposal would expand the availability of RNAV routing in support of transitioning the National Airspace System (NAS) from ground-based to satellite-based navigation.
Proposed Amendment of V-36 and V-316, and Revocation of V-180 Due to Planned Decommissioning of the Elliot Lake and Dryden Non-Directional Beacons (NDBs) Ontario, Canada
Document Number: 2021-09756
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend 2 VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways and remove one VOR Federal airway in the northeastern United States. The airway amendments are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Elliot Lake, Ontario, NDB and the Dryden, Ontario, Canada, NDB. Both NDBs are being decommissioned as part of NAV CANADA's navigational aid (NAVAID) Modernization Program.
Proposed Amendment of V-37 and V-270; Removal of V-43 in the Vicinity of Erie, PA
Document Number: 2021-09668
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend two VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways and remove one VOR Federal airway in the vicinity of Erie, Pennsylvania. The FAA proposes this action due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Erie, PA, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) that these airways utilize for navigation guidance. The Erie VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pocahontas, IA
Document Number: 2021-09480
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
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 Pocahontas Municipal Airport, Pocahontas, IA. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Pocahontas non- directional beacon (NDB).
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Standish, MI
Document Number: 2021-09477
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revoke the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Standish Industrial Airport, Standish, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the closing of the Standish Industrial Airport and associated instrument procedures no longer required.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Port Huron, MI
Document Number: 2021-09476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revoke the Class E surface airspace at St. Clair County International Airport, Port Huron, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Remote Communications Outlet (RCO) frequency at St. Clair County International Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-09345
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that shimming requirements were not met during the assembly of certain structural joints, which can result in reduced fatigue thresholds and cracking of the affected structural joints. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of certain areas of the aft wheel well bulkhead (AWWB) body chord and AWWB side fitting and failsafe straps, and repair of any cracking found. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Saratoga, WY
Document Number: 2021-09339
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Shively Field Airport, Saratoga, WY. This action also proposes to remove the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface, and the Saratoga NDB and the Cherokee VOR/DME from the airspace's text header and description. Lastly, this action proposes administrative updates to the airspace's legal description. This action would ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment and Removal of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2021-09311
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend three jet routes, and remove four jet routes, in the eastern United States. This action is in support of the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Route Project to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) and reduce dependency on ground-based navigational systems.