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Rules and Regulations Federal Register


Vol. 72, No. 110

Friday, June 8, 2007

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER ‘‘Light-Sport Aircraft’’ (LSA). Since we continually review LSA consensus
contains regulatory documents having general adopted that rule, the FAA has been standards.
applicability and legal effect, most of which working with the LSA industry in
are keyed to and codified in the Code of Conclusion
evaluating the overall LSA program. The
Federal Regulations, which is published under past two years have seen remarkable After consideration of the comments
50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. submitted in response to the Direct
growth in the overall LSA program.
The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by Over 600 new factory-built airplanes, Final Rule, the FAA has determined that
the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of powered parachutes, and weight-shift no further rulemaking action is
new books are listed in the first FEDERAL control aircraft have received necessary. Amendment 1–56 remains in
REGISTER issue of each week. airworthiness certificates. The effect as adopted and is effective June 4,
exceptions to this rapid growth are 2007.
lighter-than-air (LTA) LSA and LSA Issued in Washington, DC, on June 4, 2007.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION intended for operation on water. John J. Hickey,
In the first area, the FAA determined Director, Aircraft Certification Service.
Federal Aviation Administration the current LTA LSA maximum takeoff
[FR Doc. 07–2835 Filed 6–7–07; 8:45 am]
weight (MTW) of 660 pounds (300
14 CFR Part 1 kilograms) precluded the desired effect BILLING CODE 4910–13–M

[Docket No. FAA–2007–27160; Amendment of industry design and development of


No. 1–56] safe LTA LSA. The Direct Final Rule DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
RIN 2120–AI97 increased the LTA MTW to 1,320
pounds. In the second area, the FAA Federal Aviation Administration
Changes to the Definition of Certain determined the physical differences
Light-Sport Aircraft between LSA intended for operation on 14 CFR Part 158
water (amphibious LSA) and land-based
AGENCY: Federal Aviation LSA justify allowing retractable landing [Docket No. FAA–2006–23730; Amendment
Administration (FAA), DOT. gear for amphibious LSA. No. 158–4]
ACTION: Disposition of comments on The Direct Final Rule containing RIN 2120–AI68
direct final rule; confirmation of these changes were issued April 9, 2007,
effective date. and was published on April 19, 2007 Passenger Facility Charge Program,
(72 FR 19661). The public comment Debt Service, Air Carrier Bankruptcy,
SUMMARY: On April 19, 2007, the FAA
period closed May 21, 2007. and Miscellaneous Changes
published a Direct Final Rule to amend
the definition of a light-sport aircraft Discussion of Comments AGENCY: Federal Aviation
(LSA) in two areas. The changes permit Administration (FAA), DOT.
The FAA received two comments
development of lighter-than-air (LTA) ACTION: Final rule; correction.
from individuals in response to the
LSA, and allow retractable landing gear
Direct Final Rule. SUMMARY: When the FAA issued a final
for LSA intended for operation on
water. One commenter suggested the rule which amended FAA regulations
regulation be amended to restrict the dealing with the Passenger Facility
ADDRESSES: The complete docket for the use of LSA to only unpopulated areas.
Direct Final Rule on the LSA definition Charge (PFC) program to add more
This rulemaking is limited to the eligible uses for revenue, protect such
may be examined through the definition of LSA and changing the
Department of Transportation’s Docket revenue in bankruptcy proceedings, and
areas where LSA may operate is clearly eliminate charges to passengers on
Management System at http:// beyond the scope of the Direct Final
www.dms.dot.gov. Use the Simple military charters, we erroneously stated
Rule. a paragraph reference in the regulatory
Search selection and type in the docket The other commenter fully supports
number, 27160. text. This correction removes the
the revised definition and erroneous paragraph reference and
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: recommended consideration of design replaces it with the correct paragraph
Larry Werth, ACE–114, Small Airplane changes to facilitate egress from LSA reference.
Directorate, Aircraft Certification should they crash and submerge
Service, Federal Aviation inverted. The FAA has determined that DATES: This correction is effective June
Administration, 901 Locust, Room 301, this comment has merit; however, it is 22, 2007.
Kansas City, MO 64106; telephone (816) also beyond the scope of this FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For
329–4147; fax: 816–329–4090; e-mail: rulemaking. technical questions concerning this final
larry.werth@faa.gov. Committee F37 of ASTM International rule, contact Sheryl Scarborough,
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (originally formed as the American Airports Financial Analysis and
Society for Testing and Materials) Passenger Facility Charge Branch, APP–
Background developed the LSA design consensus 510, Federal Aviation Administration,
On July 27, 2004, the FAA issued the standards. We will share the 800 Independence Avenue, SW.,
jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES

‘‘Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for commenter’s design change Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202)
the Operation of Light-Sport Aircraft’’ recommendations with the LSA 267–8825; facsimile: (202) 267–5302; e-
final rule (69 FR 44772). That rule industry through Committee F37 which mail: sheryl.scarborough@faa.gov. For
established a definition for the term has an ongoing responsibility to legal questions concerning this final

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