Federal Aviation Administration February 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-2317
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee.
Acceptance of Noise Exposure Maps and Request for Review of Noise Compatibility
Document Number: 05-2316
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by the American Samoa Government, Department of Port Administration for Pago Pago International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et. seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 150, are in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed Noise Compatibility Program that was submitted for Pago Pago International Airport under part 150 in conjunction with the noise exposure map, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before July 27, 2005.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 05-08-C-00-MSP To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minneapolis, MN
Document Number: 05-2315
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites pubilc comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).
Proposed Amendment to Class E Airspace; Harrisburg, PA
Document Number: 05-2314
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to amend the Class E airspace area in the Harrisburg, PA metropolitan area. The development of multiple area navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) for numerous airports within the Harrisburg, PA metropolitan area with approved Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations and the resulting overlap of designated Class E-5 airspace have made this proposal necessary. The proposal would consolidate the Class E-5 airspace designations for ten airports and result in the rescission of seven separate Class E-5 descriptions through separate rulemaking action. The area would be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Rolla, MO
Document Number: 05-2232
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR 71) by revising Class E airspace at Rolla, MO. A review of controlled airspace for Rolla Downtown Airport revealed it does not comply with the criteria for 700 feet above ground level (AGL) airspace required for diverse departures. The area is modified and enlarged to conform to the criteria in FAA Orders.
Noise Exposure Map Notice for Scottsdale Airport, Scottsdale, CA
Document Number: 05-2231
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by City of Scottsdale for Scottsdale Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requlirements.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-2230
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Establishment of VOR Federal Airway V-623
Document Number: 05-2229
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Federal Airway 623 (V-623) between the Sparta, NJ, Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and the Carmel, NY, Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME). The FAA is taking this action to enhance the management of aircraft transiting from the New England area to airports in the Newark, NJ, area.
Revision of Colored Federal Airway; AK
Document Number: 05-2228
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Colored Federal Airway Green 16 (G-16), in Alaska. This action adds to the instrument flight rules (IFR) airway and route structure in Alaska by extending G-16 from Put River, AK, to Barter Island, AK. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations in Alaska.
Proposed Establishment of Class E2 Airspace; and Modification of Class E5 Airspace; Ankeny, IA
Document Number: 05-2227
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a notice of proposed rulemaking that was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, January 19, 2005, (70 FR 2991) [FR Doc. 05-969]. It corrects an error in the legal description of the proposed Class E airspace area designated as a surface area at Ankeny, IA.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Perryville, AK
Document Number: 05-2226
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish new Class E airspace at Perryville, AK. A new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) and Departure Procedure are being published for the Perryville Airport. There is no existing Class E airspace to contain aircraft executing the new instrument approach at Perryville, AK. Adoption of this proposal would result in the establishment of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Perryville, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Kalskag, AK
Document Number: 05-2224
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise the Class E airspace at Kalskag, AK. Two new Standard instrument approach procedures (SIAP's) and a new Textual Departure Procedure are being published for Kalskag, AK. Additional Class E airspace is needed to contain aircraft executing instrument approaches at Kalskag Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in additional Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Kalskag, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; St. Michael, AK
Document Number: 05-2223
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise the Class E airspace at St. Michael, AK. Two new Standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) and a new Textual Departure Procedure are being published for St. Michael, AK. Additional Class E airspace is needed to contain aircraft executing instrument approaches at St. Michael Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in additional Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at St. Michael, AK.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-2222
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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.
Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation Routes (RNAV), FL
Document Number: 05-2221
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish eight area navigation (RNAV) routes in Florida in support of the High Altitude Redesign (HAR) project. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance safety and to improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 05-07-00-ABE To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Lehigh Valley International Airport, Allentown, PA
Document Number: 05-2219
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Lehigh Valley International Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1931
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 airplanes. This AD requires a one-time general visual inspection to detect wire chafing damage and to determine adequate clearance between the disconnect panel structure and the wires above the aft left lavatory; and corrective actions, if necessary. This new AD revises the applicability of the existing AD. This AD is prompted by the determination that certain airplanes unaffected by the existing AD are subject to the unsafe condition, and certain other airplanes should be removed from the applicability. We are issuing this AD to prevent damage to certain wires due to contact between the wires and the adjacent structure, which could result in electrical arcing and consequent smoke and fire in the cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1805
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes. That AD currently requires examination of maintenance records to determine if Titanine JC5A (also known as Desoto 823E508) corrosion inhibiting compound (``C.I.C.'') was ever used; inspection for cracks or corrosion and corrective action, if applicable; repetitive inspections and C.I.C. applications; and modification of the aft trunnion area of the outer cylinder, which terminates the need for the repetitive inspections and C.I.C. applications. This new AD also requires, for certain other airplanes, repetitive inspections for cracks or corrosion, corrective action if necessary, and repetitive C.I.C. applications. This AD is prompted by a report that JC5A was used on more airplanes during production than previously identified. We are issuing this AD to prevent severe corrosion in the main landing gear (MLG) outer cylinder at the aft trunnion, which could develop into stress corrosion cracking and consequent collapse of the MLG.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: 05-2024
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to FAA's rulemaking provisions governing the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for exemption, part 11 of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), this notice contains a summary of a certain petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: 05-2023
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to FAA's rulemaking provisions governing the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for exemption, part 11 of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), this notice contains a summary of a certain petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of and participation in this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: 05-2021
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to FAA's rulemaking provisions governing the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for exemption, part 11 of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), this notice contains a summary of a certain petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company Beech 100, 200, and 300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: C5-716
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Model Hawker 800XP Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1925
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Model Hawker 800XP airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting to detect damage of certain wiring in the flight compartment, performing corrective actions if necessary, modifying certain wiring connections, and revising the airplane flight manual. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of miswiring in the power distribution system. We are proposing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew is aware of the source of battery power for certain equipment, and to prevent damage to wiring and surrounding equipment that could result in smoke or fire on the airplane.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Key West International Airport, Key West, FL
Document Number: 05-1922
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Key West 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).
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program; Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport; Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 05-1921
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On February 19, 2004, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida under part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On January 14, 2005, the FAA approved the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport noise compatibility program. Most of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Rolla/Vichy, MO
Document Number: 05-1920
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR 71) by revising Class E airspace areas at Rolla/Vichy, MO. A review of the Class E airspace surface area and the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above ground level (AGL) at Rolla/ Vichy, MO reveals neither area complies with criteria for extensions nor reflects the current Rolla National Airport airport reference point (APR). Also, the legal descriptions of both area are not in proper format. These airspace areas and their legal descriptions are modified to conform to the criteria in FAA Orders.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Ardmore Municipal Airport, Ardmore, OK
Document Number: 05-1919
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at Ardmore Municipal Airport under the provisions of Title 49 United States Code, Section 47153.
Deadline for Notification of Intent To Use the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Sponsor, Cargo, and Nonprimary Entitlement Funds for Fiscal Year 2005
Document Number: 05-1918
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces May 1, 2005, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA that it will use its fiscal year 2005 entitlement funds to accomplish projects identified in the Airports Capital Improvement Plan that was formulated in the spring of 2004.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, CO
Document Number: 05-1917
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Pueblo Memorial Airport under the provisions of section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Advisory Circular (AC) 23.1523, Minimum Flight Crew
Document Number: 05-1916
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the issuance of Advisory Circular (AC) 23.1523. This Advisory Circular (AC) sets forth one method that may be used to show compliance to the requirements contained within 14 CFR, part 23, 23.1523, which prescribes the certification requirements for minimum flight crew on part 23 airplanes. This AC is one method that can be used to determine workload factors and issues for normal, utility, acrobatic and commuter category airplanes. Material in this AC is neither mandatory nor regulatory in nature and does not constitute a regulation. This material is a reference for part 23 airplane manufacturers, modifiers, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) design evaluation engineers, flight test engineers, engineering flight test pilots [Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), and Flight Standards, and Manufacturers] as well as human factors engineering evaluators. This material may be used by FAA authorized designees to perform workload evaluations. This AC encourages participation and coordination from all the test community participants described above. This AC is consistent with the flight test guidance and workload factors described in the minimum flight crew evaluation sections and workload factors described in AC 23-8B. This AC is an acceptable means of showing compliance for part 23 on flight tests and pilot judgments. The draft advisory circular was issued for Public Comment on July 2, 2004 (69 FR 40451). When possible, comments received were used to modify the draft advisory circular.
Commercial Aviation Safety Team Safety Enhancements
Document Number: 05-1915
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is designating information provided to the agency from approved voluntary compliance with safety enhancements recommended by the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) as protected from public disclosure in accordance with the provisions of 14 CFR part 193. Under 49 U.S.C. 40123, the FAA is required to protect the information from disclosure to the public, including disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) or other laws. The designation is intended to encourage sharing of information between the FAA and operators implementing the CAST safety enhancements.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211-524 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-1799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to Rolls Royce plc (RR) RB211-524 series turbofan engines with certain part number (P/N) intermediate pressure (IP) compressor stage 5 disks installed. That proposal required new reduced IP compressor stage 5 disk cyclic limits. That proposal also required removing from service affected disks that already exceed the new reduced cyclic limit, and removing other affected disks before exceeding their cyclic limits, using a drawdown schedule. That proposal resulted from the discovery of cracks in the cooling air hole areas of the disk front spacer arm. This Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) revises the proposed rule by correcting certain cycle life limits specified in Table 3 of that AD and by clarifying certain inspections. We are proposing this AD to prevent IP compressor stage 5 disk failure, which could result in uncontained engine failure and possible damage to the airplane.
Aging Airplane Safety
Document Number: 05-1756
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action adopts the interim final rule published on December 6, 2002, as a final rule with changes. The IFR imposed statutory requirements from the Aging Aircraft Safety Act of 1991 for certain airplanes to undergo inspections and records reviews after their 14th year in service and at specified intervals after that. Also, the rule imposed a requirement to include supplemental inspections by specified deadlines in the maintenance programs for these airplanes. With this action, the FAA responds to comments to the IFR, further clarifies parts of the rule language, and substantially revises the supplemental inspection requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1724
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Boeing Model 747 series airplanes, that requires repetitive inspections of the nacelle strut-to-wing attachment structure, and repetitive overhaul of the diagonal brace and spring beam load paths, to maintain damage tolerance requirements and ensure long-term structural integrity; and follow-on and corrective actions if necessary. This action is necessary to ensure the structural integrity of the strut-to-wing load path and prevent separation of the strut and engine from the airplane. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Corporation, Ltd. Model 750XL Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1723
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pacific Aerospace Corporation, Ltd. (Pacific Aerospace) Model 750XL airplanes. This AD requires you to replace any type TLP-D or TLED rivets on the aileron pushrod ends and elevator control pushrod ends. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for New Zealand. We are issuing this AD to replace the above identified rivets on the aileron pushrod ends and elevator control pushrod ends, which, if not replaced, could result in loose mechanical elements in the control systems. This could lead to control anomalies and loss of airplane control.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes; and Model 757-200 and -200CB Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1722
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes; and Model 757-200 and -200CB series airplanes, that requires inspection of the applicable body station frames for open body station frames and related investigative/corrective actions; and installation of lanyard hook brackets and lanyard assemblies under the air conditioning overhead ducts, as applicable. This action is necessary to prevent loosened or disconnected overhead ducts from causing ceiling panels to drop below the minimum height of the evacuation zone for the passenger cabin, which could result in inadequate height for safe exit in the event of an emergency evacuation. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Aerospatiale Model ATR42-200, -300, and -320 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1809
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Aerospatiale Model ATR42-200, -300, and -320 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require doing repetitive inspections of the upper arms of the MLG side braces for missing or inadequately bonded identification plates; replacing the upper arm if necessary; and replacing the side brace assembly with a modified part. This proposed AD is prompted by an operator who reported experiencing an unlock warning for the MLG on the right side of the airplane. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracking of the upper arms of the side braces of the MLG, which could result in failure of the MLG during landing and possible damage to the airplane and injury to the flightcrew and passengers.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and -315 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1808
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, - 311, and -315 airplanes. The subject of this proposed AD is the pilot's static system. This proposed AD would require revising the airplane flight manual to include applicable procedures to follow when the flightcrew receives abnormal indications of airspeed, altitude, or vertical airspeed. This proposed AD would also require modifying the static system. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of a leak in the static pressure system, which could result in loss of the static systems and consequent erroneous data displayed on the pilot's flight instruments. We are proposing this AD to advise the flightcrew of applicable procedures in the event of abnormal indications of airspeed, altitude, or vertical airspeed; and to prevent leaks in the static system, which could result in the loss of critical flight information that could result in reduced controllability of the airplane or controlled flight into terrain.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 and -145 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1807
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135 and -145 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections for surface bruising of the main landing gear (MLG) trailing arms and integrity of the MLG pivot axle sealant, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also provide for optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of a fractured axle of the trailing arm of the MLG due to corrosion of the axle. We are proposing this AD to prevent a broken trailing arm and consequent failure of the MLG, which could lead to loss of control and damage to the airplane during take-off or landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330, A340-200, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1806
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting to determine the part number and serial number of the left- and right-hand elevator assemblies, performing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary, and re-protecting the elevator assembly. This proposed AD is prompted by reports that areas on the top skin panel of the right-hand elevator have disbonded due to moisture penetration. We are proposing this AD to prevent disbonding of the elevator assembly, which could reduce the structural integrity of the elevator and result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-120 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1795
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain EMBRAER Model EMB-120 series airplanes that would have required initial and repetitive calibration testing of potentiometers to detect noisy signals and replacement of only those with noisy signals. This new action revises the proposed AD by reducing the compliance time for the repetitive calibration testing of the potentiometers and adding the requirement for reporting results of the calibration tests of the potentiometers and the readouts of the flight data recorder (FDR) to the airplane manufacturer. The actions specified by this new proposed AD are intended to prevent the potentiometers that provide information on the positions of the primary flight controls to the FDR from transmitting noisy signals or becoming improperly calibrated, resulting in the transmission of incomplete or inaccurate data to the FDR. This lack of reliable data could hamper discovery of the unsafe condition that caused an accident or incident and prevent the FAA from developing and mandating actions to prevent additional accidents or incidents caused by that same unsafe condition. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1794
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747-100, -200, - 300, and 747SP series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires certain inspections to find missing or alloy-steel taperlock fasteners (bolts) in the diagonal brace underwing fittings, and corrective actions if necessary. For airplanes with missing or alloy-steel fasteners, the existing AD also mandates replacement of certain fasteners with new fasteners, which constitutes terminating action for certain inspections. This proposed AD would expand the applicability to include additional airplane models and would require a new inspection to determine fastener material and to find missing or broken fasteners, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by reports indicating that cracked fasteners made of A286 material were found on airplanes that had only fasteners made of A286 material installed in the area common to the diagonal brace underwing fittings. We are proposing this AD to prevent loss of the underwing fitting load path due to missing or damaged alloy-steel or A286 taperlock fasteners, which could result in separation of the engine and strut from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab Model SAAB 2000 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1793
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Saab Model SAAB 2000 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection to detect a broken terminal stud on a main relay of the electrical power generator, and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by disconnection of an electrical power generator during an inspection flight, which was caused by a broken terminal stud on the main relay. We are proposing this AD to prevent a broken terminal stud on the main relay of an electrical power generator, which could reduce the redundancy of electrical power systems, result in increased pilot workload, and contribute to reduced controllability of the airplane.
Performance-Based Operations Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 05-1757
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces a public meeting in which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and members of the Performance-Based Operations Aviation Rulemaking Committee (PARC) will discuss the activities of the PARC since the Federal Aviation Administrator chartered the group in February 2004.