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Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2020-09944
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PT6B-37A model turboshaft engines with engine serial number PCE-PU0289 and earlier. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of contamination from galvanic corrosion between the fuel control unit (FCU) aluminum body and the steel union fitting causing the loss of engine control, resulting in an engine over-speed condition and subsequent in-flight shutdown (IFSD). This proposed AD would require replacing the FCU with a part eligible for installation. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Jackson and Lakeview, MI
Document Number: 2020-10006
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Jackson County Airport-Reynolds Field, Jackson, MI, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lakeview Airport- Griffith Field, Lakeview, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of airspace reviews caused by the decommissioning of the Jackson and Muskegon VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aids, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airports and the name of Jackson County Airport-Reynolds Field would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Survey of Unmanned-Aircraft-Systems Operators
Document Number: 2020-10139
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-12
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 for a new information collection. This survey is necessary to prepare and plan for the integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the national airspace system (NAS), as required by Section 376 under the FAA Reauthorizations Act of 2018.
Notice of Request To Release Airport Property for Land Disposal at the Ankeny Regional Airport (IKV), Ankeny, Iowa
Document Number: 2020-10080
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Ankeny Regional Airport (IKV), Ankeny, Iowa.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-10048
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) GE90-110B1 and GE90-115B model turbofan engines with a certain interstage high-pressure turbine (HPT) rotor seal installed. This AD requires initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections (USIs) of the interstage HPT rotor seal and, depending on the results of the inspection, replacement of the interstage HPT rotor seal with a part eligible for installation. This AD also requires the removal of the interstage HPT rotor seal at the next engine shop visit. This AD was prompted by investigative findings from an event involving an uncontained interstage HPT rotor seal failure that resulted in debris penetrating the fuselage and the other engine. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-10007
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-12
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-10005
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-12
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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sweetwater, TX
Document Number: 2020-09901
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Avenger Field Airport, Sweetwater, TX. This action is the result of airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Sweetwater non-directional radio beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautic database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tahlequah, OK
Document Number: 2020-09900
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Tahlequah Municipal Airport in Tahlequah, OK. This action is the result of airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Tahlequah non-directional radio beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Alpine, TX
Document Number: 2020-09899
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, Alpine, TX. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Brewster County non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approach. It enhances the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. Additionally, the geographic coordinates are being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pratt, KS
Document Number: 2020-09895
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Pratt Regional Airport, Pratt, KS. This action is the result of airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Pratt non-directional beacon (NDB), which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport. This amendment also updates the airport name and the geographic coordinates to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Rockford, IL
Document Number: 2020-09893
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace and Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth at Chicago/Rockford International Airport (formerly Greater Rockford Airport) in Rockford, IL, based on the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the GILMY locator outer marker (LOM). The GILMY LOM and Greater Rockford ILS localizer are no longer needed in the description of the Class D and E-5 airspace. This amendment also updates the airport name to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Commercial Air Tour Operator Reports
Document Number: 2020-09898
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-08
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 collection involves information from commercial air tour operators on the numbers and types of air tours over national park units. The information to be collected will be used by the FAA and the National Park Service to track air tour operations over national parks and as background information in the development of air tour management plans and voluntary agreements for purposes of addressing any potential significant impacts from commercial air tour operations on the natural or cultural resources or visitor experience at the parks.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Application
Document Number: 2020-09833
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves the FAA's administration of the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) program. The information to be collected will be used to authorize public agencies to impose PFCs and use PFC revenue on airport-related projects and to ensure compliance with PFC program requirements.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ada, OK
Document Number: 2020-09824
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ada Regional Airport, Ada, OK. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Ada VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport. The name of the airport is also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Winner, SD
Document Number: 2020-09823
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-08
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 Winner Regional Airport, Winner, SD. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Winner VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, Revocation of Class E Airspace, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Multiple Ohio Towns
Document Number: 2020-09822
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace at Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH, and Wilmington Air Park, Wilmington, OH; revoke the Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D and Class E surface area at Wilmington Air Park; and amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Dayton-Phillipsburg Airport, Dayton, OH; Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport, Dayton, OH; Greene County-Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport, Dayton, OH; James M. Cox Dayton International Airport, Dayton, OH; Wright-Patterson AFB; Grimes Field, Urbana, OH; and Wilmington Air Park; and establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport, Springfield, OH. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of airspace reviews caused by the decommissioning of the Springfield VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program, and the decommissioning of the Springfield localizer and glideslope which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport. The names of Dayton-Phillipsburg Airport, Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport, and Greene County-Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport, and the geographic coordinates of Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport, Greene County-Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport, and Grimes Field would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Baudette, MN
Document Number: 2020-09821
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-08
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 Baudette International Airport, Baudette, MN. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Baudette VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Big Rapids, MI
Document Number: 2020-09820
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Roben-Hood Airport, Big Rapids, MI. This action is the result of airspace review caused by the cancellation and revision of the instrument procedures at this airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautic database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Greenville and Madisonville, KY
Document Number: 2020-09819
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Muhlenberg County Airport, Greenville, KY, and Madisonville Regional Airport, Madisonville, KY. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Central City VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. Additionally, the name of Madisonville Regional Airport and the geographic coordinates of both airports are being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Webster City, IA
Document Number: 2020-09818
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-08
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 Webster City Municipal Airport, Webster City, IA. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Webster City non-directional beacon (NDB) which provided navigation information to the instrument procedures at this airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautic database.
Airworthiness Directives; AERMACCHI S.p.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-09730
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for AERMACCHI S.p.A. Models F.260, F.260B, F.260C, F.260D, F.260E, and F.260F airplanes. 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 describes the unsafe condition as cracks on the body of the flap actuators. The FAA is issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-09698
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-19-24, which applies to certain Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -131, -132, and -133 airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. The FAA also proposes to supersede AD 2018-16-04, which applies to Airbus SAS Model A320-216, -251N, and -271N airplanes; and Model A321-251N, -253N, and -271N airplanes; as well as the models in AD 2017-19-24. Those ADs require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. Since AD 2018-16-04 was issued, 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 will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-09640
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 10 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of hydraulic fluid on the ground near the main landing gear (MLG) brake assembly. The hydraulic leakage started in a cracked hydraulic pipe, with the crack likely due to chafing between two hydraulic pipes or between hydraulic pipes and structure. This proposed AD would require an inspection for chafing or interference of certain hydraulic pipes and certain rib passage holes, and, depending on findings, modification or repair, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Yaborã Indústria Aeronáutica S.A. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Embraer S.A.)
Document Number: 2020-09633
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Yabor[atilde] Ind[uacute]stria Aeron[aacute]utica S.A. Model ERJ 190- 300 and ERJ 190-400 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a failure propagation test, which revealed that when complete loss of the electrical digital current (DC) essential bus 2 was induced, the smoke detection system of the forward and aft electrical bays erroneously indicated the presence of smoke via the respective engine indication and crew alerting system (EICAS) messages. This AD requires revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) procedures associated with messages of smoke in the electronic bays presented on the EICAS, as specified in an Ag[ecirc]ncia Nacional de Avia[ccedil][atilde]o Civil (ANAC) Brazilian AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kotzebue, AK
Document Number: 2020-09593
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace, designated a surface area, by removing the extensions to the east and west of the airport. This action also proposes to properly size the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. The area should be reduced east of the airport to properly contain arriving IFR aircraft descending below 1,500 feet above the surface. Additionally, this action proposes to properly size the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface by reducing the area from a 74-mile radius of the airport to a 45-mile radius of the airport. Further, this action proposes to remove the Kotzebue VOR/DME Navigational Aid from the airspace legal descriptions. Lastly, this action proposes numerous administrative corrections to the airspace legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sitka, AK
Document Number: 2020-09588
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace, designated a surface area, at Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, Sitka, AK. To properly size the area, the extension southwest of the airport should be reduced. The extension northwest of the airport is not required and should be removed. This action also proposes to establish a Class E airspace area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, northwest of the airport. Additionally, this action proposes to properly size Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. The extension southwest of the airport should increase in size and the extension northwest of the airport is not required and should be removed. Further, this action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. This area is wholly contained within the Alaska southeast en route area and duplication is not necessary. Lastly, this action proposes numerous administrative corrections to the airspace legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D & E Airspace; Las Vegas, NV
Document Number: 2020-09587
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace by adding an area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. The proposed area would be added to the northwest of the airport. This action also proposes to make several administrative corrections to the airspace legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; McGrath, AK
Document Number: 2020-09586
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace, designated a surface area, at Mc Grath Airport, McGrath, AK. To properly size the area, it should be reduced from a 7.6-mile radius to a 5.6-mile radius of the airport. This action also proposes to properly size Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. The extension north of the airport should increase in size to contain arriving and departing IFR aircraft. The extension to the southeast of the airport is not required and should be removed. Additionally, this action proposes to properly size Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. The area should be reduced from a 74-mile radius to a 45-mile radius of the airport. Lastly, this action proposes numerous administrative corrections to the airspace legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kountze/Silsbee, TX
Document Number: 2020-09476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
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 Hawthorne Field, Kountze/ Silsbee, TX. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Hardin County non- directional beacon (NDB) which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Athens, TX
Document Number: 2020-09475
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
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 Athens Municipal Airport and Lochridge Ranch Airport, Athens, TX. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of airspace reviews caused by the decommissioning of the Athens non-directional beacon (NDB) which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports. The geographic coordinates of the Lochridge Ranch Airport and the name of the Crossroads NDB would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Ness City, KS
Document Number: 2020-09474
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ness City Municipal Airport, Ness City, KS. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of new public instrument procedures being developed at this airport. Airspace design is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Alton/St. Louis, IL
Document Number: 2020-09473
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace and Class E airspace area designated as an extension to a Class D surface area and establish a Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at St. Louis Regional Airport, Alton/St. Louis, IL. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the outer marker to runway 29 at St. Louis Regional Airport which provided navigational information to this airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Decorah, IA
Document Number: 2020-09468
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
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 Decorah Municipal Airport, Decorah, IA. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Waukon VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aids, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name of the Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah, IA, would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of the Class D and Class E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Erie and Corry, PA
Document Number: 2020-09466
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field, Erie, PA; revoke the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to Class D and Class E surface area at Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field; and amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Corry-Lawrence Airport, Corry, PA. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of airspace reviews due to the decommissioning of the Tidioute VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program.
Proposed Amendment of the Class E Airspace; Hazard, KY
Document Number: 2020-09465
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
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 Wendell H. Ford Airport, Hazard, KY. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Hazard VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Revocation of Jet Route J-105 and Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-15, V-63, V-272, and V-583 in the Vicinity of McAlester, OK
Document Number: 2020-09266
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Jet Route J-105 and amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-15, V-63, V-272, and V- 583 in the vicinity of McAlester, OK. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the McAlester, OK, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The McAlester VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-09663
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes, Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes; and all Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C11 (Regional Jet Series 550) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of fractured rudder primary feel unit shafts; a subsequent investigation determined that the fractures in the shafts are consistent with fatigue damage. This AD requires replacement of the rudder primary feel unit shaft. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Revocation and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Williston, ND
Document Number: 2020-09591
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revokes Class E airspace at Sloulin Field International Airport, Williston, ND, due to the airport's closure. This action also amends Class E airspace at Williston Basin International Airport, Williston, ND. The action establishes Class E airspace designated as a surface area. Additionally, this action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by adding two extensions, one to the southeast and one to the north of the airport. Further, this action adds a Class E airspace area extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. Lastly, this action implements an administrative correction to the Class E5 airspace legal description's text header by updating the airport's geographic coordinate to match the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of the Class D and Class E Airspace; Meridian, MS
Document Number: 2020-09479
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on January 30, 2020, amending the Class D airspace at Joe Williams NOLF, Meridian, MS; Key Field, Meridian, MS; and NAS Meridian/ McCain Field, Meridian, MS; the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to Class D airspace at Key Field; and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Key Field, Joe Williams NOLF, and NAS Meridian/McCain Field. A cardinal direction was inadvertently omitted from the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Key Field. This action corrects that omission.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sedalia, MO
Document Number: 2020-09464
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
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 Sedalia Regional Airport, Sedalia, MO. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Sedalia non- directional beacon (NDB) which provided navigation information to the instrument procedures at this airport. The name of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautic database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; St. Louis, MO
Document Number: 2020-09463
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace and the Class E surface airspace at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, St. Louis, MO, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, St. Louis, MO, Spirit of St. Louis Airport, and St. Charles County Smartt Airport, St. Charles, MO, which is contained within the St. Louis, MO, airspace legal description, and removing St. Louis Regional Airport, Alton/St. Louis, IL, which is contained within the St. Louis, MO, airspace legal description. The FAA is proposing these actions as the result of airspace reviews caused by the decommissioning of the Cardinal VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program; and the decommissioning of the outer markers for runways 12R, 24, and 30L at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The names of St. Louis Lambert International Airport and the Spirit of St. Louis: RWY 25L-LOC would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-09437
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) GEnx-1B64, 1B64/P1, -1B64/P2, - 1B67, -1B67/P1, -1B67P2, -1B70, -1B70/75/P1, -1B70/75/P2, -1B70/P1, - 1B70/P2, -1B70C/P1, -1B70C/P2, -1B74/75/P1, -1B74/75/P2, -1B76/P2, and -1B76A/P2 model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of combustor case burn-through. This proposed AD would require installation of electronic engine control (EEC) software, version B205 or later. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-09396
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the necessary sealant was not applied to the side of body (SOB) slot as a result of a production drawing that provided unclear SOB slot sealant application instructions. This proposed AD would require a general visual inspection for insufficient sealant in the SOB slot, and related investigative and corrective actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.