Federal Register Proposed Rules, Rules and Notices for August 19,2013

August 19,2013

RULES

Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments [FR DOC# 2013-19466] SUMMARY: This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes 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 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 [FR DOC# 2013-19465] SUMMARY: This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes 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 safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.

Final Additional Airworthiness Design Standards: Night Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Under the Special Class (JAR-VLA) Regulations; AQUILA Aviation by Excellence GmbH, Model AT01 [FR DOC# 2013-20151] SUMMARY: This document is an issuance of Final Airworthiness design criteria for night visual flight rules (VFR) expansion and substantiation for the Aquila GmbH AT01. These additional provisions are expansions of the existing JAR-VLA (Joint Aviation Requirements–Very Light Aircraft) and CS-VLA regulations to include Night-VFR. The current regulations only allow Day-VFR, but the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is expanding the VLA regulations for this type of airplane through EASA special conditions. These FAA design criteria are being proposed to be the same as the EASA Special Conditions. The original certification of the aircraft was done under the provisions of 14 CFR part 21, Sec. 21.29, as a 14 CFR part 21, Sec. 21.17
(b), special class aircraft, JAR-VLA, using the requirements of JAR-VLA Amendment VLA/92/01 as developed by the Joint Aviation Authority, and under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations and two additional design criteria issued on September 2, 2003 (68 FR 56809).

Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines [FR DOC# 2013-20097] SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) model GEnx-2B67B turbofan engines with booster anti-ice (BAI) air duct, part number (P/N) 2469M32G01, and support bracket, P/N 2469M46G01, installed. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the BAI air duct. This AD requires initial and repetitive visual inspections of the BAI air duct, removal from service of the BAI air duct if it fails inspection and, as a mandatory terminating action, the installation of new BAI air duct support brackets. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the BAI air duct, resulting in an in-flight shutdown of one or more engines, loss of thrust control, and damage to the airplane.

Amendment of Class E Airspace; Point Thomson, AK [FR DOC# 2013-20018] SUMMARY: This action modifies the airspace at Point Thomson, AK, by establishing Class E Airspace at Point Thomson Airstrip Airport, Point Thomson, AK. New Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures have been established at the airport. This action enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.

Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lexington, OK [FR DOC# 2013-20016] SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace at Muldrow Army Heliport, Lexington, OK. Changes to military mission requirements require conversion of the Class E surface area to a Class E transition area. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight
Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.

Special Conditions: Cessna Aircraft Company, Model J182T; Diesel Cycle Engine Installation [FR DOC# 2013-20152] SUMMARY: These special conditions are issued for the Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model J182T airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the installation of an aircraft diesel engine (ADE). 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.

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