Federal Aviation Administration July 2, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2021-14268
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2527- A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2530-A5, and V2533-A5 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by a review of investigative findings from an event involving an uncontained failure of a high-pressure turbine (HPT) 1st-stage disk that resulted in high-energy debris penetrating the engine cowling. This AD requires an ultrasonic inspection (USI) of affected HPT 1st-stage disks and HPT 2nd-stage disks and, depending on the results of the USI, removal of the affected HPT 1st-stage and HPT 2nd-stage disks from service. The FAA previously sent an emergency AD to all known U.S. owners and operators of these engines and is now issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent To Rule on a Land Release Request at Ellington Field, Houston, Texas
Document Number: 2021-14229
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at Ellington Field under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Establishment of Class D Airspace and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Nashville, TN; Correction
Document Number: 2021-14164
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on December 1, 2020, establishing Class D and E airspace for John C. Tune Airport, Nashville, TN. This action corrects the legal description of the Class D airspace by amending the ceiling to 2,500 feet, adding the Class E extensions to the Class D description, and adjusting the extension bearings. In addition, this action removes the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, established in the final rule.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-170, V-175 and V-250; Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-400; in the Vicinity of Worthington, MN
Document Number: 2021-14092
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend three VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways and establish a new RNAV T-route, in the vicinity of Worthington, Minnesota. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Worthington, MN, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME), which provides navigation guidance to portions of the affected Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes. The Worthington VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) program.
Proposed Amendment and Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Concord, NC
Document Number: 2021-14077
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, establish Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, and amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, Concord, NC. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of the Charlotte Class B Biennial Review. This action would also update the airport's name to Concord- Padgett Regional Airport, (formerly Concord Regional Airport). In addition, this action would also update the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's database. This action would also make an editorial change replacing the term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) in the area.
Proposed Amendment to Area Navigation (RNAV) T-302; Midwestern United States
Document Number: 2021-14076
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend RNAV route T-302 by extending it further to the east from its current endpoint. The proposal would supplement the National Airspace System (NAS) enroute structure, as well as provide additional RNAV options in the Midwest. Additionally, this proposed action supports the FAA's NextGen efforts to transition the NAS from ground-based to space-based navigation.