Department of Transportation October 4, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, -200B, -200F, -200C, -100B, -300, -100B SUD, -400, -400D, and -400F Series Airplanes; and Model 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19876
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding two existing airworthiness directives (AD), which apply to certain Boeing transport category airplanes. One AD currently requires doing certain inspections to detect cracks and corrosion around the lower bearing of the actuator attach fittings of the inboard and outboard flaps; repairing if necessary; and either overhauling the fittings or replacing them, which ends certain repetitive inspections. The other AD currently requires certain other inspections to detect discrepancies of the actuator attach fittings of the flaps, and follow-on and corrective actions if necessary, which ends the repetitive inspections of the first AD. For certain airplanes, this AD requires new inspections for discrepancies of the actuator attach fittings of the flaps, and follow-on and corrective actions if necessary, which ends the repetitive inspections of both existing ADs. For all airplanes, this AD requires repetitive overhaul/replacements of the actuator attach fittings of both the inboard and outboard flaps. This AD results from reports of cracks of the actuator attach fittings of the trailing edge flaps. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracking and other damage of the actuator attach fittings of the trailing edge flaps, which could result in abnormal operation or retraction of a trailing edge flap, and possible loss of controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Sicma Aero Seat (Formerly Farner); Cabin Attendant Seat Series 150 Type FN and Series 151 Type WN
Document Number: 05-19873
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sicma Aero Seat (formerly Farner) cabin attendant seat series 150 type FN and series 151 type WN. This proposed AD would require installing two protection fairings over the upper seat structure to cover the gap between the upper and lower seats and prevent any contact with the bottom seat folding mechanisms. This proposed AD results from a child catching its fingers in the folding mechanism of the bottom of the attendant seat. We are proposing this AD to prevent injury resulting from contact with the bottom folding mechanism.
Special Conditions: Dassault-Aviation Mystere-Falcon 50 Airplanes; High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-19860
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Dassault-Aviation Mystere-Falcon 50 airplanes modified by Premier Air Center. These modified airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification incorporates the installation of Universal Avionics EFI-890 Electronic Flight Displays and Rockwell Collins AHS-3000A Attitude Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) that perform critical functions. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Raytheon Model BH125 Series 400A and 600A Airplanes; High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-19859
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Raytheon Model BH125 Series 400A and 600A airplanes. These airplanes will have novel and unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification incorporates the installation of dual Honeywell Model AM-250 digital altimeters. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that provided by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 720B; High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-19858
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 720B airplane. The airplane will have novel and unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification incorporates the installation of dual Honeywell AM-250 digital altimeters. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that provided by the existing airworthiness standards.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review, Request for Comments; Clearance of a New Information Collection Activity, Air Carriers Listing of Leading Outsource Maintenance Providers
Document Number: 05-19857
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for a new information collection. The FAA will use the data from the proposed collection to determine satisfaction of customers receiving services resulting from a contract with Lockheed Martin.
Proposed Amendment to Jet Route J-158; ID
Document Number: 05-19856
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise a segment of Jet Route J-158 between the Malad City, ID, Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) and the Muddy Mountain, WY, Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC). Specifically, the FAA is proposing to realign the route from Malad City, ID, to Big Piney, WY, VOR/DME to Muddy Mountain, WY. This proposed action would replace the sector taken out of service, reduce controller workload, and enhance the National Airspace System.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hana, HI
Document Number: 05-19855
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes a Class E airspace area at Hana, HI. The establishment of an Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP) RNAV (GPS) to Runway (RWY) 26 IAP and a RNAV Departure Procedure (DP) at Hana Airport, Hana, HI has made this action necessary. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing this RNAV (GPS) IAP and RNAV DP. The intended effect of this action is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules operations at Hana Airport, Hana, HI.
Port Pelican LLC Deepwater Port License Application; Fabrication Site Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 05-19854
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) announce the cancellation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) that they previously planned as a follow-up to MARAD's approval of the license application for the Port Pelican LLC Deepwater Port in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana. The EA would have assessed the environmental impact of related shoreside fabrication site activities in Texas. The Coast Guard and MARAD are canceling the EA, due to Port Pelican LLC's decision to defer these fabrication site activities indefinitely.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Trent 875, 877, 884, 884B, 892, 892B, and 895 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-19845
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 875, 877, 884, 892, 892B, and 895 series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires repetitive application of dry film lubricant (DFL) to low pressure compressor (LPC) fan blade roots. This AD requires the same actions but at more frequent intervals than the existing AD. This AD also adds the Trent 884B engine to the list of engine models affected, adds a fan blade part number (P/N) to the affected list of fan blades, and relaxes the initial DFL repetitive application compliance time for certain fan blades that have never been removed from the disk. This AD results from discovering DFL in worse condition than anticipated on fan blades fitted to disks previously run for a significant period. This AD also results from the need to update the list of engine models affected, and to update the list of fan blade part numbers affected. We are issuing this AD to prevent LPC fan blade loss, which could result in an uncontained engine failure and possible aircraft damage.
Certification; Importation of Vehicles and Equipment Subject to Federal Safety, Bumper and Theft Prevention Standards; Registered Importers of Vehicles Not Originally Manufactured To Conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Schedule of Fees Authorized by 49 U.S.C. 30141
Document Number: 05-19843
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds to a petition for reconsideration of the August 24, 2004 final rule that amended regulations pertaining to the importation by registered importers (RIs) of motor vehicles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety, bumper, and theft prevention standards. The agency is not adopting the changes requested in the petition, except for one asking the agency to allow RIs to import motor vehicles that have been modified to comply with the Theft Prevention Standard and one asking the agency to allow an imported nonconforming motor vehicle to be operated on public roads prior to bond release solely for the purpose of conducting required EPA testing. Also, the agency has decided to eliminate the requirement for applicants for RI status to submit to the agency the social security numbers of its principals.
Record of Decision: City of St. Louis and St. Louis County, MO
Document Number: 05-19828
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise interested parties that a Record of Decision has been signed for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for an Interstate reconstruction project in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County, Missouri.
Notice of Meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 05-19785
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Park Service (NPS) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in accordance with the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, announce the next meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee (NPOAG ARC. This notice informs the public of the date, location, and agenda for the meeting. Dates and Location: The NPOAG ARC will meet November 8-9, 2005, at the Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, 333 Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2005.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-19745
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment amends Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, addition of new obstacles, or changes in air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 05-19725
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model ATP Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19437
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model ATP airplanes. This AD requires doing an inspection of each bolt attaching the aft isolators to both engine subframes and replacing bolts if necessary. This AD results from reports of failures of the bolts attaching the aft isolators to the engine subframe. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the bolts attaching the aft isolators to the engine subframe, which may result in an engine separating from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-243, -341, -342, and -343 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19436
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-243, -341, -342, and -343 airplanes. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual to provide the flightcrew with new, ground ice-shedding procedures during long taxi periods in certain icing conditions. This AD results from reports of engine damage to the blades of the first stage of the intermediate pressure compressor due to ice accumulation. We are issuing this AD to prevent engine damage due to ice accumulation, which could result in an engine shutdown and cause the flightcrew to divert to the nearest available airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19333
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-300 series airplanes. This AD requires reinforcing the structure of the center fuselage by installing external stiffeners (butt straps) at frame (FR) 53.3 on the fuselage skin between left-hand and right-hand stringer 13, and related investigative actions. This AD results from a report that, during fatigue tests of the fuselage, cracks initiated and grew at the circumferential joint of FR53.3. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the fuselage, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the fuselage.