Federal Aviation Administration October 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Airworthiness Directives; AERO Sp. z o.o. Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-21932
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for AERO Sp. z o.o. (AERO) Model AT-3R100 airplanes with an ELPROP 3-1-1P propeller. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as cracks in the propeller hub. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-275; Bethel, AK
Document Number: 2021-21861
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-275 in the vicinity of Bethel, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-21832
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200, -300, -800, and -900 series airplanes; and Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that the instructions on the doghouse door lock placard are unclear and incomplete. This proposed AD would require replacing the placard with an improved instruction placard, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference. This proposed AD would also prohibit the installation of affected parts under certain conditions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-21831
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination 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, 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.
Proposed Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-267; Nome, AK
Document Number: 2021-21813
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-267 in the vicinity of Nome, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Airworthiness Directives; MHI RJ Aviation ULC (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-21830
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for MHI RJ Aviation ULC Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702), CL-600-2C11 (Regional Jet Series 550), CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900), and CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports and a design review indicating that there could be possible corrosion on the main landing gear (MLG) outer cylinder at the interface with the gland nut on the shock strut installation and on the forward and aft trunnion pins in the MLG dressed shock strut assembly. This AD requires detailed inspections for corrosion on the MLG outer cylinder assemblies, certain MLG dressed shock strut assemblies, and the MLG outer cylinder at the gland nut threads, thread relief groove, and chamfer; a detailed inspection for the presence of corrosion-inhibiting compound (CIC) on the MLG forward and aft trunnion pins and grease adapter assemblies; applicable corrective actions; application of primer, paint, and CIC as applicable; re-identification of certain part numbers; and marking of the MOD STATUS field of the nameplate of certain parts. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Extension of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in Specified Areas of the Dnipro Flight Information Region (FIR) (UKDV)
Document Number: 2021-21797
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends and extends the Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) prohibiting certain flights in the specified areas of the Dnipro Flight Information Region (FIR) (UKDV) by all: U.S. air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except when the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. The FAA finds this action necessary to address hazards to persons and aircraft engaged in such flight operations due to the continuing hostilities along the line of contact between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists and heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine. The FAA extends the expiration date of this Special Federal Aviation Regulation from October 27, 2021, until October 27, 2023. Additionally, the FAA republishes the approval process and exemption information for this SFAR, consistent with other recently published flight prohibition SFARs, and makes minor administrative revisions.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-21787
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-06
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, 787-9, and 787-10 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 SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-21786
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A300 series airplanes; Airbus SAS Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes); and Airbus SAS Model A310 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of incorrect installation of the fire shut- off valves (FSOV) actuator, which was found to rotate around its pivot axis. This proposed AD would require a one-time detailed inspection of the FSOV actuator for rotation around its pivot axis, and replacement 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; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2021-21643
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-20-13, which applies to certain General Electric Company (GE) CF6- 80A and CF6-80C model turbofan engines. AD 2020-20-13 requires ultrasonic inspection (UI) of high-pressure turbine (HPT) stage 1 and stage 2 disks and replacement of any HPT stage 1 or stage 2 disk that fails the inspection. Since the FAA issued AD 2020-20-13, the manufacturer determined that the requirement to perform UI of affected HPT stage 1 and stage 2 disks should be expanded to include an additional population of affected HPT stage 1 and stage 2 disks. This proposed AD would retain the required UI while expanding the population of affected HPT stage 1 and stage 2 disks. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Portsmouth, NH
Document Number: 2021-21631
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace and Class E airspace for Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, Portsmouth, NH, due to the decommissioning of the PEASE Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range Collocated with Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) and cancellation of the standard instrument associated approach procedures (SIAPs). This action also updates the airport's name and geographic coordinates. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Merck & Co., Inc.
Document Number: 2021-21641
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-05
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 nor 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; Insitu, Inc.
Document Number: 2021-21640
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-05
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 nor omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-21627
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A310 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From All Terms, Conditions, Reservations and Restrictions of a Release Agreement Between the City of Fernandina Beach and the United States of America for a Parcel Previously Included in the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport Property, Fernandina, FL
Document Number: 2021-21621
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release 2.63 acres near the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, Fernandina Beach, FL from the restrictions and reservations as contained in a Release Agreement between the United States of America and the City of Fernandina Beach, dated Novermber 24, 1954. The subject parcel is located on the Northwest Corner of Amelia Island Parkway and Amelia Road, north of the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport in Nassau County. The subject parcel is defined as Nassau County, Florida, Parcel #06-2N-28-0000-0001-0010.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-21620
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-500 and ATR72- 212A airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports indicating that certain Thales global positioning system (GPS) satellite based augmentation system (SBAS) receivers provided, under certain conditions, erroneous outputs on aircraft positions. This AD requires replacing affected GPS SBAS receivers with new, improved receivers, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Submission Deadline for Schedule Information for Chicago O'Hare International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and San Francisco International Airport for the Summer 2022 Scheduling Season
Document Number: 2021-21675
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under this notice, the FAA announces the submission deadline of October 7, 2021, for Summer 2022 flight schedules at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Special Conditions: Boeing Commercial Airplanes Model 777-9 Airplane; Operation Without Normal Electrical Power
Document Number: 2021-21540
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Commercial Airplanes (Boeing) Model 777-9 series airplane. This airplane will have a 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 electrical and electronic systems that perform critical functions, the loss of which could be catastrophic to the airplane. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Chester, SC, Lancaster, SC, Waxhaw, NC, and Lincolnton, NC
Document Number: 2021-21494
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Chester Catawba Regional Airport, Chester, SC; Lancaster County-McWhirter Field Airport, Lancaster, SC; JAARS- Townsend Airport, Waxhaw, NC; and Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport, Lincolnton, NC. The FAA is making this action as a result of the Charlotte Class B Biennial Review. This action updates the airport names of Chester Catawba Regional Airport, JAARS-Townsend Airport, and Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport. In addition, this action updates the geographic coordinates of Lancaster County-McWhirter Field Airport and Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport to coincide with the FAA's database. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Support and Services (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics) Airplanes
Document Number: 2021-21480
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-07-17, which applies to all Saab AB, Support and Services Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. AD 2020-07-17 requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2020-07-17, 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, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Renewal of AVIATOR (Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral) Customer Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 2021-21476
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-04
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 February 2, 2021. Note, the publication is referenced under ``OMB-0076'' in error; it should have indicated ``OMB-2120- 0699''. The collection involves on-line, electronic applicant (customer) answers to standard survey questions. The questions are presented as multiple-choice selections and free-form text areas where applicants can choose their desired answer and, if they wish, add additional comments. The information to be collected will be used to and is necessary to gage the level of user satisfaction with the AVIATOR (Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral) system. Additionally, the surveys are used to obtain benchmarking and feedback to ensure quality.
Amendment of J-107, J-515, and V-181; Establishment of T-407; and Revocation of the Humboldt, MN, Domestic Low Altitude Reporting Point; Northcentral United States
Document Number: 2021-21475
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Jet Routes J-107 and J-515, and VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airway V-181; establishes low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) route, T-407; and revokes the Humboldt, MN, Domestic Low Altitude Reporting Point, in the northcentral United States. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Humboldt, MN, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC). The Humboldt VOR, which provides navigation guidance to portions of the affected Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes, is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) program.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2021-21470
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-04
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2021-21469
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-04
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.
Airspace Designations; Incorporation by Reference Amendments
Document Number: 2021-21351
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action incorporates certain airspace designation amendments into FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, for incorporation by reference.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Commercial Space Transportation Licensing Regulations
Document Number: 2021-21394
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-01
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 January 13, 2021. The collection involves information used to make a safety determination on proposed modifications and renewals of expendable launch vehicles. The information to be collected will be used to make licensing determinations.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bangor, ME
Document Number: 2021-21348
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Bangor, ME by establishing airspace for Eastern Maine Medical Center Heliport, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving this heliport. Also, this action amends the existing Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bangor International Airport by omitting the Bangor VORTAC from the airport description.
Revocation of Class E Airspace: Standish, MI
Document Number: 2021-21232
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA published the same final action twice, on August 31, 2021, and again on September 8, 2021. The FAA is withdrawing the first publication.
Revocation of Class E Airspace: Port Huron, MI
Document Number: 2021-21227
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA published the same final action twice, on September 1, 2021, and again on September 9, 2021. The FAA is withdrawing the first publication.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pocahontas, IA
Document Number: 2021-21226
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA published the same final action twice, on August 31, 2021, and again on September 7, 2021. The FAA is withdrawing the first publication.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Scott City, KS
Document Number: 2021-21225
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA published the same final action twice, on August 31, 2021, and again on September 8, 2021. The FAA is withdrawing the first publication.
Update to Investigative and Enforcement Procedures
Document Number: 2021-19948
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends the procedural rules governing FAA investigations and enforcement actions. The revisions include updates to statutory and regulatory references, updates to agency organizational structure, elimination of inconsistencies, clarification of ambiguity, increases in efficiency, and improved readability.