FAA pulls several rulemaking notices

 - August 6, 2008, 5:42 AM

The FAA has withdrawn several previously published rulemaking proposals because the planned actions have been overcome by events, are no longer relevant or will be addressed in future rulemaking. Withdrawn proposals include a 1988 notice calling for improved water-survival equipment and a 1990 proposal to amend Part 77 (the rules covering the construction of objects affecting navigable airspace). Also dropped from the FAA’s docket is a 1989 policy statement on the implementation of the microwave landing system (MLS) as the new precision-approach technology of the future. GPS technology has evolved and has proved to have a “greater potential to improve National Airspace System capacity, efficiency and safety than MLS,” the FAA said.