Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 05-04-C-00-SAT To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at San Antonio International Airport, San Antonio, TX
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at San Antonio International Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).
Special Conditions: Raytheon Model 4000 Horizon; Side-Facing Single-Occupant Seats
These special conditions are issued for the Raytheon Model 4000 Horizon airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with side-facing single-occupant seats. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
This amendment establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, -100B, -100B SUD, -200B, -200C, -200F, and -300 Series Airplanes; and Model 747SP and 747SR Series Airplanes; Equipped With Pratt & Whitney JT9D-3 and -7 (Except -70) Series Engines or General Electric CF6-50 Series Engines With Modified JT9D-7 Inboard Struts
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing airplanes listed above. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of the midspar web of the inboard and/or outboard struts for cracking, disbonding, or buckling; repetitive detailed inspections of the midspar stiffeners for any crack or fracture; related investigative actions; and corrective actions, if necessary. This AD is prompted by reports of cracking in the midspar web. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the midspar assembly, which could result in the loss of the midspar assembly load path, and could, combined with the loss of the nacelle station 180 bulkhead load path, lead to the separation of the engine from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Model 1329 Series Airplanes
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Lockheed Model 1329 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections to detect crack damage in the front spar cap assembly of the lower vertical stabilizer; reworking the spar cap doublers if no crack damage is found during any inspection; and repairing if any crack damage is found during any inspection. This AD is prompted by reports of cracks in the front spar cap assembly of the lower vertical stabilizer at box beam station 24 on the aft side of the 25% chord line. We are issuing this AD to find and fix cracks in the front spar cap assembly of the lower vertical stabilizer, which could result in rapid crack propagation and failure of the front spar cap. Failure of the front spar cap could lead to loss of rudder control and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A319 and A320-200 Series Airplanes
This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Airbus Model A319 and A320-200 series airplanes, that currently requires repetitive inspections to detect loose, missing, or discrepant rivets in specified areas of the door frames of the overwing emergency exits; measurement of the grip length of all rivets in the specified areas; and corrective action if necessary, which terminates the repetitive inspections. This new amendment also requires an inspection for correct dimensions of the interior countersinks of the rivet holes, and related corrective action. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent loose, missing, or discrepant rivets, which could lead to reduced structural integrity of the door frames of the overwing emergency exits. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-215-6B11 (CL215T Variant) and CL-215-6B11 (CL415 Variant) Series Airplanes
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-215-6B11 (CL215T variant) and CL-215-6B11 (CL415 variant) series airplanes. This AD requires replacing the mounting pad studs of the auxiliary feather pump with new, longer studs, and installing a pressure relief valve. This AD is prompted by a few incidents of external oil leaks from the oil pump of the power control unit due to a malfunction of the pressure regulating valve. We are issuing this AD to prevent fracturing of the pump body, which could result in loss of engine oil, and consequent inability to maintain engine oil pressure and to feather the propeller.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-223, -321, -322, and -323 Airplanes
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-223, -321, -322, and -323 airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the firewall of the lower aft pylon fairing (LAPF), and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of cracking of the LAPF firewall. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct this cracking, which could reduce the effectiveness of the firewall and result in an uncontrolled engine fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 and -145 Series Airplanes
The FAA is correcting a typographical error in an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2004 (69 FR 71339). The docket number of the final rule was incorrectly cited as FAA-2004-19767. This AD applies to all EMBRAER Model EMB-135 and -145 series airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection of each passenger service unit (PSU) to determine the serial number of the printed circuit board (PCB) installed in each PSU, replacement of the PCB if necessary, related investigative actions, and other specified actions.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation (formerly Allison Engine Company, Allison Gas Turbine Division, and Detroit Diesel Allison) 250-B and 250-C Series Turboprop and Turboshaft Engines
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) 250-B and 250-C series turboprop and turboshaft engines with certain part numbers (P/Ns) of compressor adaptor couplings manufactured by Alcor Engine Company (Alcor), EXTEX Ltd. (EXTEX), RRC, and Superior Air Parts (SAP) installed. This AD requires operators to remove from service affected compressor adaptor couplings. This AD results from nine reports of engine shutdown caused by coupling failure. We are issuing this AD to reduce the risk of failure of the compressor adaptor coupling and subsequent loss of all engine power.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, and 747SR Series Airplanes Equipped with General Electric (GE) CF6-45 or -50 Series Engines
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, and 747SR series airplanes, equipped with GE CF6-45 or -50 series engines. This proposed AD would require modifying the side cowl assemblies on the engines by replacing existing wear plates with new extended wear plates and installing new stop fittings. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of a gap at the interface of the lower portion of the side cowl and the aft flange of the thrust reverser. We are proposing this AD to prevent an excessive quantity of air from entering the fire zone that surrounds the engine, which in the event of an engine fire, could result in an inability to control or extinguish the fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F Series Airplanes
This document corrects an error that appeared in airworthiness directive (AD) 2004-22-25, which was published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2004 (69 FR 64839). The error resulted in the incorrect reference to cable spacers. This AD is applicable to certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection for discrepancies of all wire bundles, including certain power feeder cables, of the electrical system in the forward cargo compartment ceiling at certain stations; and corrective actions if necessary.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab Model SAAB SF340A and SAAB 340B Series Airplanes
This document corrects a typographical error that appeared in airworthiness directive (AD) 2004-24-06 that was published in the Federal Register on November 30, 2004 (69 FR 69505). The typographical error resulted in incorrect reference to certain main landing gear (MLG) part numbers as retract actuator bracket attachment bolt (RABAB) part numbers. This AD is applicable to certain Saab Model SAAB SF340A and SAAB 340B series airplanes. This AD requires replacement of the RABAB of the MLG with a new RABAB; reidentification of the MLG shock strut; an inspection for corrosion, fretting, or other damage of certain RABABs; and applicable corrective actions.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Model 222, 222B, 222U, 230, and 430 Helicopters
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Bell Helicopter Textron (BHTC) model helicopters. This action requires certain checks and inspections of the tail rotor blades. If a crack is found, before further flight, this AD requires replacing the tail rotor blade (blade) with an airworthy blade. This amendment is prompted by three reports of cracked blades found during scheduled inspections. The actions specified in this AD are intended to detect a crack in the blade and prevent loss of a blade and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Cape Town Treaty Implementation
The FAA is revising the regulations concerning registering aircraft and recording security documents. The Cape Town Treaty establishes a new International Registry for registering interests against certain aircraft and aircraft engines. Section 4 of the Cape Town Treaty Implementation Act of 2004 requires the FAA to make certain changes. This action will enable persons to transmit information to the new International Registry concerning certain aircraft and aircraft engines by making the FAA Aircraft Registry the U.S. authorizing entry point to the International Registry. We are also making unrelated technical changes to other portions of the regulations in this document.