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Airports and Airspace - September/October 2021
The September/October 2021 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on airports and airspace, which are integral parts of the National Airspace System's (NAS) infrastructure. Articles in this issue explore the value of our nation's vast array of public-use airports and their importance to the communities they serve. We also highlight some critical "rules of the sky," explore nearly a century of evolution in the NAS, and review some best practices for communicating with air traffic control.
SOME SOUTH-CENTRAL FLORIDA METROPLEX PROCEDURES TOOK EFFECT APRIL 22 and ARE NOW UPDATED as of AUGUST 12
The 54 new satellite-based procedures will include arrivals and departures for five commercial airports and 16 general aviation airports. Of those, 37 procedures will be effective right away; the remaining 17 procedures will be subject to notams delaying their availability until August 12 because of the need for automation upgrades and additional training of air traffic controllers which are now complete.
In October 2020, we upgraded the search capabilities on our website. We have developed a new query tool, CAROL (Case Analysis and Reporting Online), which enhances the website's search capabilities for our investigations and safety recommendations. Future enhancements will include improved access to docket items as well.
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The Dynamic Regulatory System (DRS) combines more than 65 document types from more than a dozen different repositories into a single searchable application. This comprehensive knowledge center centralizes the FAA’s aviation safety guidance material from the Flight Standards Information System (FSIMS) and the agency’s Regulatory Guidance System (RGL).
Each guidance document includes a link to the Code of Federal Regulations provision on which the document is based. DRS contains more than 2 million regulatory guidance documents, which can be browsed or searched. A search engine allows for basic or advanced searches and different ways to sort and view the results. The system includes pending and current versions of all documents along with their revision history. Information in the DRS is updated every 24 hours
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The FAA announced plans to put visual navigation and planning charts on a 56-day publication cycle early next year, streamlining the process of updating charted information and causing some charts now in use to become obsolete earlier than their published expiration dates.
Would Serve As A National, Independent Forum To Facilitate Collaboration And Cooperation Between All Sectors Of Aviation
U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) have introduced S. 3360, a bill to establish the National Center for the Advancement of Aviation.
The National Center for the Advancement of Aviation would serve as a national, independent forum to facilitate collaboration and cooperation between all sectors of aviation and aerospace stakeholders and related partners, with a particular focus on aviation and aerospace workforce development. It would allow these sectors to coordinate, promote, and support the future of aviation and ensure that the United States remains a global aviation and aerospace leader.
“I am proud to introduce this bill to establish the National Center for the Advancement of Aviation with Sen. Duckworth,” Inhofe (pictured)said. “In the more than 100 years since Wilbur and Orville Wright conducted their historic flights at Kitty Hawk, our nation has seen aviation in the United States grow, powered by the individual passions of pilots, aviators and countless others. To continue this legacy, our bipartisan legislation would create an independent, stakeholder-led national center where all aviation and aviation-related stakeholders can work in concert to address the demands and challenges associated with a safe and vibrant national aviation system. As a national forum for cross-disciplinary collaboration, this center would: support aviation and aerospace education and curriculum efforts; leverage industry expertise to develop and deploy the needed workforce of trained and qualified pilots, engineers and maintainers; and serve as a central repository of economic and safety data for all stakeholders. The NCAA will advance a collaborative process to promote aviation in the United States and assist in the development of the next generation of aviation and aerospace workers. I appreciate all the input and support from stakeholders across the aviation community that have made today’s legislation possible.”
“As a pilot, I know that investing in aviation-focused education and workforce development programs helps attract and retain the best talent and keeps our nation at the forefront of global aviation innovation,” said Duckworth. “I’m proud to introduce the National Center for the Advancement of Aviation Act with Sen. Inhofe to support the development of next-generation aviators and foster collaboration in the aviation and aerospace industries to help meet the demands and challenges of tomorrow.”
This legislation is strongly supported by a large cross-section of stakeholders representing hundreds of thousands of individuals, companies, schools and other entities involved in all segments of aviation and aerospace.
NBAA joined with more than 130 aviation trade and advocacy groups, commercial airlines, fractional and charter operators, pilots unions, state and airport representatives and other aviation stakeholders, representing hundreds of thousands of individuals, companies, schools and other entities involved in all segments of aviation and aerospace, in a letter expressing their support for the measure.
“Sens. Inhofe and Duckworth are proven aviation champions, and their support for this important bill underscores their commitment to ensuring the industry’s future is bright,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. “We are proud to support this legislation and look forward to doing all we can to ensure its passage.”
On December 30, 2019, the FAA published its latest revision to Advisory Circular (AC) 90-114 (Revision B), Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Operations which provides comprehensive guidance on ADS-B operations in the National Airspace System (NAS) in accordance with ADS-B regulations (14 CFR sections 91.225 and 91.227). Of note in this revision is the clarification of certain operational policies like aircraft that are exempt from 91.225 (Section 3.2), ADS-B Out operations during formation flying activities (Section 4.3.1) and during aerobatic flight (Section 188.8.131.52.2), and inoperative ADS-B procedures (Section 184.108.40.206).
The AC also provides a helpful overview of the ADS-B system architecture, the various forms of available equipment, broadcast services available to ADS-B users, and operational considerations with regard to equipment performance requirements and airspace restrictions.