Proposed Revisions to Advisory Circular 25-7A, Flight Test Guide for Certification of Transport Category Airplanes, 75234-75235 [05-24156]

Download as PDF 75234 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 242 / Monday, December 19, 2005 / Notices Interested parties are invited to submit, in duplicate, comments relative to this proposal on or before January 18, 2006 to Charles Esser, Office of International Energy and Commodities Policy, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520. The application and related documents that are part of the record to be considered by the Department of State in connection with this application are available for inspection in the Office of International Energy and Commodities Policy during normal business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Esser, Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy (EB/ESC/ IEC/EPC), Department of State, Washington, DC 20520; or by telephone at (202) 647–1291; or by fax at (202) 647–4037. DATES: Dated: December 13, 2005. Stephan J. Gallogly, Director, Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy, Department of State. [FR Doc. 05–24222 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–07–M OFFICE OF THE TRADE REPRESENTATIVE 2005–2006 Allocations of the TariffRate Quotas for Raw Cane Sugar Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of additional countryby-country allocations of the in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota for imported raw cane sugar beginning on October 1, 2005 and ending on September 30, 2006. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 19, 2005. ADDRESSES: Inquiries may be mailed or delivered to Sharon Bomer Lauritsen, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Office of Agricultural Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Bomer Lauritsen, Office of Agricultural Affairs, 202–395–6127. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 5 to chapter 17 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), the United States maintains a tariff-rate quota for imports of raw cane sugar. Section 404(d)(3) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3601(d)(3)) authorizes the President to allocate the in-quota quantity of a tariff- VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:59 Dec 16, 2005 Jkt 208001 rate quota for any agricultural product among supplying countries or customs areas. The President delegated this authority to the United States Trade Representative under Presidential Proclamation 6763 (60 FR 1007). The in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota for raw cane sugar for the period October 1, 2005–September 30, 2006, was increased by the Secretary of Agriculture by 300,000 short tons, raw value (272,155 metric tons). This quantity is being allocated to the following countries: FY 2006 Additional Allocation (metric tons) Country Argentina .............................. Australia ................................ Barbados .............................. Belize .................................... Bolivia ................................... Brazil ..................................... Colombia ............................... Costa Rica ............................ Dominican Republic .............. Ecuador ................................ El Salvador ........................... Fiji ......................................... Guatemala ............................ Guyana ................................. Honduras .............................. India ...................................... Jamaica ................................ Malawi ................................... Mauritius ............................... Mozambique ......................... Nicaragua ............................. Panama ................................ Peru ...................................... Philippines ............................ South Africa .......................... Swaziland ............................. Taiwan .................................. Thailand ................................ Trinidad-Tobago ................... Zimbabwe ............................. 11,797 22,771 1,920 3,018 2,195 39,781 6,584 4,115 48,286 3,018 7,133 2,469 13,169 3,292 2,744 2,195 3,018 2,744 3,292 3,567 5,761 7,956 11,248 37,037 6,310 4,390 3,292 3,841 1,920 3,292 These allocations are based on the countries’ historical shipments to the United States. The allocations of the raw cane sugar tariff-rate quota to countries that are net importers of sugar are conditioned on receipt of the appropriate verifications of origin. Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons. Rob Portman, United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. E5–7479 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W5–P PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Proposed Revisions to Advisory Circular 25–7A, Flight Test Guide for Certification of Transport Category Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed advisory circular and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice requests comments regarding proposed revisions to Advisory Circular (AC) 25–7A, ‘‘Flight Test Guide for Certification of Transport Category Airplanes.’’ Advisory Circular 25–7A provides guidance on acceptable means, but not the only means, of demonstrating compliance with the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The proposed revisions would remove the guidance material associated with certification for flight in icing conditions. This material is addressed in NPRM No. 05–10, ‘‘Airplane Performance and Handling Qualities In Icing Conditions’’ and the guidance material proposed in AC 25.21–1, ‘‘Performance And Handling Characteristics In The Icing Conditions Specified In Part 25, Appendix C.’’ This notice provides interested persons an opportunity to comment on the proposed revisions to AC 25–7A. DATES: Your comments must be received on or before February 2, 2006. ADDRESSES: You should send your comments to the Federal Aviation Administration, Attention: Don Stimson, Airplane & Flight Crew Interface Branch, ANM–111, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service, 1601 Lind Ave., SW., Renton, WA 98055–4056. You may also fax your comments to 425–227– 1149, or you may send your comments electronically to: don.stimson@faa.gov. You may review all comments received at the above address between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Stimson, Airplane & Flight Crew Interface Branch, ANM–111, at the above address, telephone 425–227– 1129, facsimile 425–227–1149, or by email at don.stimson@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited You are invited to comment on the proposed revisions to AC 25–7A by submitting written comments, data, or views. You must identify the AC title and submit your comments in duplicate E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 242 / Monday, December 19, 2005 / Notices to the address specified above. We will consider all comments received on or before the closing date for comments before issuing the revision to AC 25–7A. You may obtain an electronic copy of the proposed AC at the following Internet address: http:// www.airweb.faa.gov/rgl. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may request a copy by contacting Don Stimson at the address, phone number, or e-mail address listed above. Discussion Since AC 25–7A only provides one acceptable means of compliance with the regulatory standard, applicants will continue to have the option of proposing the use of another means of compliance. Proposed Revisions to AC 25–7A The revisions proposed in this notice address guidance material that is now covered in NPRM No. 05–10, ‘‘Airplane Performance and Handling Qualities In Icing Conditions’’ and proposed AC 25.21–1, ‘‘Performance And Handling Characteristics In The Icing Conditions Specified In Part 25, Appendix C.’’ The FAA proposes removing this material from AC 25–7A. 1. Remove the following paragraphs: Paragraphs 20a(3), 20e, 29d(2)(viii), 31b(2)(ii), 231, and 232. 2. Renumber the following paragraphs: Renumber existing paragraph 20a(4) as 20(a)(3). Renumber existing paragraph 20f as 20e. Renumber existing paragraph 29d(2)(ix) and (x) as 29d(2)(viii) and (ix), respectively. Renumber existing paragraph 233 through 242 as 231 through 240, respectively. 3. Revise the paragraphs referenced in renumbered paragraph 20e(2)(iii)(C) from 20f(2)(iii)(A) and (B) to 20e(2)(iii)(A) and (B), respectively, to read as follows: (C) In flight tests to satisfy paragraphs 20e(2)(iii)(A) and (B) the load factor should be increased until either: * * * 4. Revise existing paragraph 31b(2)(i) and (ii) by moving the text of paragraph (i) into paragraph b(2), and removing paragraph (i) and (ii) to read as folllows: (2) Section 25.251(b). The airplane should be flown at VDF/MDF at several altitudes from the highest practicable cruise altitude to the lowest practicable altitude. The test should be flown starting from trimmed flight at VMO/ MMO at a thrust setting not exceeding maximum continuous power. The airplane gross weight should be as high as practicable for the cruise condition, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:59 Dec 16, 2005 Jkt 208001 with the c.g., at or near the forward limit. High drag devices should also be deployed at VDF/MDF (spoilers and speed brakes); thrust reversers, if designed for inflight deployment, should be deployed at their limit speed conditions. 5. Revise paragraph 15a by removing the last two sentences of paragraph 15a to read as follows: 15. CLIMB: GENERAL—§ 25.117 a. Explanation. This section states the climb requirements of §§ 25.119 and 25.121 must be complied with at each weight, altitude, and ambient temperature within the operational limits established for the airplane and with the most unfavorable center of gravity for each configuration. 6. Revise the Table of Contents to reflect the paragraph and page number changes above. Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 9, 2005. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–24156 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Proposed Advisory Circular 25.21–1X, Performance and Handling Characteristics in the Icing Conditions Specified in Part 25, Appendix C Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed Advisory Circular (AC) 25.21– 1X and request for comments; extension of comment period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the extension of the comment period for Notice of availability of proposed Advisory Circular (AC) 25.21–1X, and request for comments, which was published in the Federal Register on November 4, 2005 (70 FR 67303), and closes on January 3, 2006. In that notice, the FAA invited public comment on a proposed AC which provides guidance on a means, but not the only means, of compliance with the proposed certification requirements for performance and handling characteristics of transport category airplanes affected by flight in the icing conditions defined in appendix C of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 25. This extension of the comment period is necessary to give all interested persons an opportunity to present their views on the proposed AC. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75235 Comments must be received on or before February 2, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send all comments on the proposed AC to: Federal Aviation Administration, Attention: Don Stimson, Airplane and Flight Crew Interface Branch, ANM–111, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98055–4056. Comments may be inspected at the above address between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Stimson at the above address, telephone (206) 227–2143; facsimile (425) 227– 1320; or e-mail at: don.stimson@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed AC by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Commenters should identify AC 25.21– 1X, and submit comments, in duplicate, to the address specified above. The Transport Standards Staff will consider all communications received on or before the closing date for comments before issuing the final AC. The AC can be found and downloaded from the Internet at: http://www.airweb.faa.gov/ rgl under ‘‘Draft Advisory Circulars.’’ A paper copy of the proposed AC may be obtained by contacting the person named above under the caption FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Background This proposed AC sets forth acceptable methods of compliance with the provisions of 14 CFR 25.21 and related regulations dealing with the certification requirements for performance and handling characteristics of transport category airplanes affected by flight in icing conditions defined in appendix C. It is one means, but not the only means, of complying with the revisions proposed in Notice No. 05–10 entitled ‘‘Airplane Performance and Handling Qualities in Icing Conditions,’’ published in the Federal Register on November 4, 2005 (70 FR 67278). Issuance of AC 25–21–1 is contingent on final adoption of the proposed revisions to part 25. Other methods of compliance with the requirements may be acceptable. In addition, a separate Notice of availability of proposed revisions to AC 25–7A, ‘‘Flight Test Guide for Certification of Transport Category Airplanes,’’ will be published in the Federal Register when issued. In that proposed AC, the FAA proposes E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 242 (Monday, December 19, 2005)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Proposed Revisions to Advisory Circular 25-7A, Flight Test Guide 
for Certification of Transport Category Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed advisory circular and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice requests comments regarding proposed revisions to 
Advisory Circular (AC) 25-7A, ``Flight Test Guide for Certification of 
Transport Category Airplanes.'' Advisory Circular 25-7A provides 
guidance on acceptable means, but not the only means, of demonstrating 
compliance with the airworthiness standards for transport category 
airplanes. The proposed revisions would remove the guidance material 
associated with certification for flight in icing conditions. This 
material is addressed in NPRM No. 05-10, ``Airplane Performance and 
Handling Qualities In Icing Conditions'' and the guidance material 
proposed in AC 25.21-1, ``Performance And Handling Characteristics In 
The Icing Conditions Specified In Part 25, Appendix C.'' This notice 
provides interested persons an opportunity to comment on the proposed 
revisions to AC 25-7A.

DATES: Your comments must be received on or before February 2, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You should send your comments to the Federal Aviation 
Administration, Attention: Don Stimson, Airplane & Flight Crew 
Interface Branch, ANM-111, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft 
Certification Service, 1601 Lind Ave., SW., Renton, WA 98055-4056. You 
may also fax your comments to 425-227-1149, or you may send your 
comments electronically to: don.stimson@faa.gov. You may review all 
comments received at the above address between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. 
weekdays, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Stimson, Airplane & Flight Crew 
Interface Branch, ANM-111, at the above address, telephone 425-227-
1129, facsimile 425-227-1149, or by e-mail at don.stimson@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    You are invited to comment on the proposed revisions to AC 25-7A by 
submitting written comments, data, or views. You must identify the AC 
title and submit your comments in duplicate

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to the address specified above. We will consider all comments received 
on or before the closing date for comments before issuing the revision 
to AC 25-7A. You may obtain an electronic copy of the proposed AC at 
the following Internet address: http://www.airweb.faa.gov/rgl. If you 
do not have access to the Internet, you may request a copy by 
contacting Don Stimson at the address, phone number, or e-mail address 
listed above.

Discussion

    Since AC 25-7A only provides one acceptable means of compliance 
with the regulatory standard, applicants will continue to have the 
option of proposing the use of another means of compliance.

Proposed Revisions to AC 25-7A

    The revisions proposed in this notice address guidance material 
that is now covered in NPRM No. 05-10, ``Airplane Performance and 
Handling Qualities In Icing Conditions'' and proposed AC 25.21-1, 
``Performance And Handling Characteristics In The Icing Conditions 
Specified In Part 25, Appendix C.'' The FAA proposes removing this 
material from AC 25-7A.
    1. Remove the following paragraphs:
    Paragraphs 20a(3), 20e, 29d(2)(viii), 31b(2)(ii), 231, and 232.
    2. Renumber the following paragraphs:
    Renumber existing paragraph 20a(4) as 20(a)(3).
    Renumber existing paragraph 20f as 20e.
    Renumber existing paragraph 29d(2)(ix) and (x) as 29d(2)(viii) and 
(ix), respectively.
    Renumber existing paragraph 233 through 242 as 231 through 240, 
respectively.
    3. Revise the paragraphs referenced in renumbered paragraph 
20e(2)(iii)(C) from 20f(2)(iii)(A) and (B) to 20e(2)(iii)(A) and (B), 
respectively, to read as follows:
    (C) In flight tests to satisfy paragraphs 20e(2)(iii)(A) and (B) 
the load factor should be increased until either: * * *
    4. Revise existing paragraph 31b(2)(i) and (ii) by moving the text 
of paragraph (i) into paragraph b(2), and removing paragraph (i) and 
(ii) to read as folllows:
    (2) Section 25.251(b). The airplane should be flown at 
VDF/MDF at several altitudes from the highest 
practicable cruise altitude to the lowest practicable altitude. The 
test should be flown starting from trimmed flight at VMO/
MMO at a thrust setting not exceeding maximum continuous 
power. The airplane gross weight should be as high as practicable for 
the cruise condition, with the c.g., at or near the forward limit. High 
drag devices should also be deployed at VDF/MDF 
(spoilers and speed brakes); thrust reversers, if designed for inflight 
deployment, should be deployed at their limit speed conditions.
    5. Revise paragraph 15a by removing the last two sentences of 
paragraph 15a to read as follows:
    15. CLIMB: GENERAL--Sec.  25.117
    a. Explanation. This section states the climb requirements of 
Sec. Sec.  25.119 and 25.121 must be complied with at each weight, 
altitude, and ambient temperature within the operational limits 
established for the airplane and with the most unfavorable center of 
gravity for each configuration.
    6. Revise the Table of Contents to reflect the paragraph and page 
number changes above.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 9, 2005.
Ali Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 05-24156 Filed 12-16-05; 8:45 am]
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