[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 116 (Monday, June 19, 2017)]
[Page 27949]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12692]



Federal Aviation Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Performance 
and Handling Requirements for Rotocraft

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: 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 a previously approved 
information collection. The FAA requires that certain performance 
information be provided in the Rotorcraft Flight Manual in order to 
show compliance to the regulatory requirements. The flight manual, by 
regulation, must be furnished with each aircraft.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by August 18, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ronda 
Thompson, Federal Aviation Administration, ASP-110, 800 Independence 
Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronda Thompson by email at: 
[email protected]; phone: 202-267-1416.

    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for FAA's performance; (b) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the 
quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) 
ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of 
the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include 
your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information 
    OMB Control Number: 2120-0726.
    Title: Performance and Handling Requirements for Rotocraft.
    Form Numbers: There are no FAA forms associated with this 
    Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.
    Background: In order to determine that a rotorcraft is a safe 
vehicle, an applicant for a type certificate must show compliance to 
specific minimum requirements. In order to show compliance, an 
applicant must substantiate the type design through analysis, testing, 
design limitations, and other acceptable means. This substantiation 
requires that certain performance information for safe operation of the 
rotorcraft be presented, in the form of tables, diagrams, or charts, in 
the flight manual. FAA engineers and designated engineers review the 
required data submittals to determine that the rotorcraft complies with 
the applicable minimum safety requirements for rotorcraft performance 
and that the rotorcraft has no unsafe features.
    Respondents: Approximately 4 normal or transport category 
rotorcraft certification applicants.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2 hours.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 5, 2017.
Ronda L. Thompson,
FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Performance, Policy, and 
Records Management Branch, ASP-110.
[FR Doc. 2017-12692 Filed 6-16-17; 8:45 am]