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

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Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-5016
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 airplanes. This AD requires replacing, with improved parts, certain existing fluorescent light lamp holders located in the ceiling panels and life raft ceiling support housings, and behind the overhead stowage compartments in the main cabin. This AD is prompted by reports of failure of fluorescent light lamp holders in the main cabin. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing of the lamp holder power wire against the mounting bracket, and moisture intrusion into the lamp holders, which could result in failure of the lamp holders and consequent smoke and fire in the airplane cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-5015
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200 series airplanes. This AD requires modifying the wiring of the test ground signal for the master dim and test system circuit in the flight compartment. This AD is prompted by a report that the master dim and test system circuit does not have wiring separation of the test ground signal for redundant equipment in the flight compartment. We are issuing this AD to prevent a single fault failure during flight, which could result in test patterns instead of the selected radio frequencies showing on the communications panel. These conditions could adversely affect voice and transponder communication capability between the flightcrew and air traffic control, which could result in increased pilot workload.
Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Alaska
Document Number: 05-5094
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish eight area navigation (RNAV) routes in Alaska to support the Alaskan Region's Capstone Program. The Capstone Program is a Safety Program which seeks near term safety and efficiency gains by accelerating the implementation and use of modern technology. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance safety and to improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace in Alaska.
First Joint Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 205/Software Considerations
Document Number: 05-5093
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 205, Software Considerations.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Galaxy and Gulfstream 200 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-5014
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Galaxy and Gulfstream 200 airplanes. The proposed AD would have required repetitive inspections for damage of the flexible supply lines of the pilot and copilot oxygen mask boxes, and eventual replacement of the lines with new rigid tubes. Since the proposed AD was issued, we have received new data that 100% of the affected worldwide fleet has accomplished the hardware replacement in accordance with the service bulletin specified in the proposed AD. Accordingly, the proposed AD is withdrawn.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab Model SAAB SF340A and SAAB 340B Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-5013
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Saab Model SAAB SF340A and SAAB 340B series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive detailed inspections of the windshield wiper assembly for discrepant conditions, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also would require a detailed inspection of the left and right wiper arm assemblies for damage, and corrective/related investigative actions if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by an additional incident of a windshield wiper blade separating from the wiper arm. We are proposing this AD to prevent separation of a wiper arm from the airplane, which could result in damage to the fuselage skin and propeller.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-7 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-5012
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-7 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions of Continued Airworthiness to include a new lower life limit for lower wing skins. This proposed AD is prompted by the discovery that during the manufacture of the lower wing skins, score marks may have been accidentally inscribed around the edge of the lower wing skin doublers. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracks from developing at the score marks in the lower wing skins, which could result in the structural failure of the wing.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-5011
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Model F.28 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the area underneath the auxiliary power unit (APU) enclosure to determine if drain tubes in the area are correctly installed and to detect damaged wiring, and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of a fire under the APU enclosure. We are proposing this AD to prevent fuel from accumulating under the APU enclosure, which, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 05-06-C-00-BTR To impose and Use the Revenue from a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Baton Rouge, LA
Document Number: 05-4982
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-14
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 Baton Rouge Metropolitan 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).
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Mifflintown, PA
Document Number: 05-4981
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Mifflintown, PA. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain aircraft operating into Mifflintown Airport, Mifflintown, PA, under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).
Amendment to Class E Airspace; Presque Isles, ME
Document Number: 05-4980
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises the Class E airspace area at Presque Isle, ME (PQI) to increase the controlled airspace in the vicinity of the Northern Main Regional Airport (PQI), the Caribou Municipal Airport (CAR), and the Loring International Airport (ME16). This action is necessary to accommodate aircraft arriving at Loring International Airport using the new Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach to that airport.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Rolla/Vichy, MO
Document Number: 05-4979
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at Rolla/Vichy, MO.
Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-4912
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Modification of Class E Airspace; Coffeyville, KS
Document Number: 05-4911
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at Coffeyville, KS.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Craig Field Airport, Selma, AL
Document Number: 05-4910
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49 U.S.C. 47153(c), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Craig Field Airport and Industrial Authority to waive the requirement that a 0.969- acre parcel of surplus property, located at the Craig Field Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Proposed Revision of VOR Federal Airway 363; CA
Document Number: 05-4909
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise VOR Federal Airway 363 (V-363) between the Mission Bay, CA, Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range/ Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and the Pomona, CA, VORTAC. Specifically, the FAA is proposing this realignment to provide a southwestern route structure to circumnavigate the Camp Pendleton, CA, range complex.
Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation Routes (RNAV), Alaska
Document Number: 05-4908
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish 39 low altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes in Alaska to support the Alaskan Capstone Program. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance safety and improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace in Alaska.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4829
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed, low frequency eddy current, and high frequency eddy current inspections of the webs of the aft pressure bulkhead at body station 1016 for cracks, and corrective action if necessary. This AD is prompted by a report of cracks found, during fatigue testing, at several of the fastener rows in the web lap splices at the dome apex of the aft pressure bulkhead. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks in the webs of the aft pressure bulkhead, which could result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-622R and A300 F4-622R Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4828
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 B4-622R and A300 F4-622R airplanes. This AD requires doing a one-time inspection to determine if lower guide fittings for the forward doors are installed in the correct positions, and corrective action if necessary. This AD is prompted by reports that lower guide fittings for the forward doors were found installed in the wrong positions at frames 14 and 16A. We are issuing this AD to prevent difficulty opening the forward doors, which could impede an emergency evacuation and result in injury to passengers or crewmembers.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes Modified In Accordance With Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST00127BO
Document Number: 05-4827
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes modified in accordance with STC ST00127BO. This AD requires installation of bonding straps to the safe side harnesses of the digital transient suppression device of the fuel quantity indicating system. This AD is prompted by the results of fuel system reviews conducted by the STC holder. We are issuing this AD to prevent unsafe levels of current or energy from entering the fuel tank, due to hot short faults or threat conditions associated with the safe side harness assembly, which could result in a fire or explosion of the fuel tank.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model EC 155B and EC 155B1 Helicopters
Document Number: 05-4807
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model EC 155B and EC 155B1 helicopters that requires inspecting the chamfer of the stop on the cabin sliding doors (doors) and installing an airworthy stop if the chamfer exceeds a certain length; and prior to each flight, visually checking the door to determine if it is correctly locked in the open position before flying with the doors open, and checking the locking indicator light and the position of the door handles before flying with the doors closed. This amendment also requires revising the Limitations Section of the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) to prohibit the opening or closing of a cabin sliding door at airspeeds of 40 or greater knots indicated airspeed (KIAS). This amendment is prompted by a report of a door separating from a helicopter during flight. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent separation of a door during flight and damage to the helicopter, resulting in a forced landing or loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. TFE731-2 and -3 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-4686
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc. (formerly AlliedSignal Inc. and Garrett Turbine Engine Co.) TFE731-2 and -3 series turbofan engines with certain part number (P/N) low pressure turbine (LPT) stage 1 disks installed. This AD requires for TFE731-2 and -2C series engines, initial and repetitive measurements and calculations to determine acceptance, and adjustment or replacement if necessary, of the LPT stage 1 nozzle assembly. This AD also requires for TFE731-3, -3A, -3AR, -3B, -3BR, and -3R series engines, replacement of LPT stage 1 disks with serviceable disks. This AD also allows replacement of the LPT stage 1 disk with a disk having a part number not listed in the AD as optional terminating action to the repetitive actions. This AD results from a report of an uncontained failure of the LPT stage 1 disk installed in a TFE731-3-1H turbofan engine. We are issuing this AD to prevent additional uncontained failure of the LPT stage 1 disk, and possible damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Dornier Model 328-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4413
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dornier Model 328-300 series airplanes. This AD requires performing repetitive inspections for discrepancies of the heat pack rotor assembly and rotor drive clips of the brake unit of the main landing gear (MLG), and replacing the assembly if any discrepancy is found. This AD is prompted by reports of cracking and breakage of the heat pack rotor assemblies. We are issuing this AD to find and fix discrepancies of the heat pack rotor assembly of the brake unit of the MLG and consequent loss of braking capability, which could result in the airplane overrunning the runway during take-off or landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc., (Formerly AlliedSignal, Inc., Formerly Textron Lycoming) T5309, T5311, T5313B, T5317A, T5317A-1, and T5317B Series, and T53-L-9, T53-L-11, T53-L-13B, T53-L-13BA, T53-L-13B S/SA, T53-L-13B S/SB, T53-L-13B/D, and T53-L-703 Series Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 05-4404
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is reopening the comment period of a proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc., (formerly AlliedSignal, Inc., formerly Textron Lycoming) T5309, T5311, T5313B, T5317A, T5317A-1, and T5317B series turboshaft engines, installed on, but not limited to, Bell 205 and Kaman K-1200 series helicopters, and T53-L-9, T53-L-11, T53-L-13B, T53-L-13BA, T53-L-13B S/ SA, T53-L-13B S/SB, T53-L-13B/D, and T53-L-703 series turboshaft engines, installed on, but not limited to, Bell AH-1 and UH-1 helicopters, certified under Sec. 21.25 or 21.27 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR 21.25 or 14 CFR 21.27). The proposed AD would require operators to remove from service affected compressor, gas producer, and power turbine rotating components at reduced life limits, and would require use of replacement drawdown schedules for components on certain engine models that exceed the new limits. Since issuing the NPRM, we have determined that the comment period for NPRM, Docket No. FAA-2004-18038 (69 FR 33599, June 16, 2004) should be reopened and the public should have additional time to comment.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4826
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 727 airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive detailed inspections to detect cracking, corrosion, and existing stop-drilled repairs of cracking in the upper chord of the rear spar of the wing; and repair if necessary. This new AD requires new repetitive inspections to detect cracks, corrosion, minor surface defects, and existing stop-drilled repairs of cracks in the upper and lower chords of the front and rear spars of the wing; and repair if necessary. This AD is prompted by our determination that further rulemaking action is necessary to require additional actions specified in the referenced service bulletin. We are issuing this AD to prevent structural failure of the wing and fuel leaks in the airplane due to stress corrosion cracking of the wing spar chords.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4825
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a typographical error in an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register on February 11, 2005 (70 FR 7174). The error resulted in an incorrect AD number. This AD applies to certain Boeing Model 767 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed and eddy current inspections of the aft pressure bulkhead for damage and cracking, and repair if necessary. This AD also requires one-time detailed and high frequency eddy current inspections of any ``oil-can'' located on the aft pressure bulkhead, and related corrective actions if necessary.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330, A340-200, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4824
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects a typographical error that appeared in airworthiness directive (AD) 2005-03-12 that was published in the Federal Register on February 14, 2005 (70 FR 7386). The typographical error resulted in an incorrect AD number. This AD is applicable to certain Airbus Model A330, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. This AD requires initial and repetitive inspections of certain frame stiffeners to detect cracking and replacement of any cracked stiffener with a new, reinforced stiffener. Replacement of the stiffener constitutes terminating action for certain inspections. This AD also requires a one-time inspection of any new, reinforced stiffener; and repair or replacement of the new, reinforced stiffener if any cracking is found during the one-time inspection. This AD also provides for an optional terminating action for certain requirements of this AD.
Notice of Extension of the Public Comment Period for the O'Hare Modernization Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 05-4800
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice advises the public that the comment period for the O'Hare Modernization Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, is extended.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-4751
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
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.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Ketchikan, AK
Document Number: 05-4749
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Ketchikan, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Special Instrument Approach Procedures. This Rule results in additional Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Ketchikan, AK.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Point Lay, AK
Document Number: 05-4748
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Point Lay, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing three new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). This Rule results in new Class E airspace upward from 1,200 feet (ft.) above the surface at Point Lay, AK.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Angoon, AK
Document Number: 05-4747
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Angoon, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Special Instrument Approach Procedures. This Rule results in new Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Angoon Seaplane Base, AK.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Beluga, AK
Document Number: 05-4746
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Beluga, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Special Instrument Approach Procedures. This Rule results in new Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Beluga Airport, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Nome, AK
Document Number: 05-4650
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise the Class E airspace at Nome, AK. New Standard instrument approach procedures (SIAP's) are being published for Nome, AK. Additional Class E airspace is needed to contain aircraft executing instrument approaches at Nome Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in additional Class E surface area and Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Nome, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4414
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of the aft fuselage frames for any discrepancies, and any applicable corrective actions. This AD is prompted by reports of corrosion found on the aft fuselage frames due to the ingress of water or liquid. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion of the aft fuselage frames, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4412
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the elevator ``G'' weight support structure, and repairs if necessary. This AD also provides for an optional terminating action. This AD is prompted by reported cracking of the elevator ``G'' weight support structure. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the elevator ``G'' weight support structure with possible consequent jamming of the right-hand elevator servo tab and reduced controllability of the airplane.
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 and Whitney Model JT9D-3 or -7 (Except -70) Series Engines
Document Number: 05-4411
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing transport category airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections to detect cracking of the aft and forward surfaces of the bulkhead web at nacelle station 180, and repair if necessary. This AD is prompted by reports of cracking of the web bulkhead at nacelle station 180. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the web bulkhead, and consequent loss of the load path of the bulkhead at nacelle station 180, which when combined with the loss of the midspar load path, could result in the in-flight separation of the engine and strut. Such separation may result in secondary damage to the airplane and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100B SUD, -300, -400, and -400D Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4410
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100B SUD, -300, -400, and -400D series airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection for discrepancies of the fuselage frame to tension tie joints at body stations (BS) 1120 through 1220 and to determine if steel splice plates are installed on the fuselage frames, and related investigative and corrective actions. This AD is prompted by reports indicating that severed tension ties were found at the fuselage frame joints at BS 1120 and 1140. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the fuselage frame to tension tie joints, which could result in severing of the tension ties and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane fuselage.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace; Front Airport, Denver, CO
Document Number: 05-4134
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to establish Class D airspace at Front Range Airport, Denver, Co. An Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) is being constructed at Front Range Airport, Denver, CO which will meet criteria for Class D airspace, Class D airspace is required when the ATCT is open, and to contain and protect Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action would establish Class D airspace extending upward from the surface to 8,000 feet Mean Sea Level (MSL) within a 5.1 nautical mile radius of the airport.
Modification to Class E Airspace; Mena, AR
Document Number: 05-4132
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises the direct final rule; request for comments that was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 (69 FR 74953) (FR Doc. 04-27459). It changes the effective date for the revision of the Class E airspace area at Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport, Mena, AR (M39) to provide adequate controlled airspace for the redesigned Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) and the new Instrument Landing System (ILS) and Localizer (LOC) SIAPs.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600); and Model A310 Series Airplanes; Equipped With Certain Honeywell Inertial Reference Units (IRU)
Document Number: 05-4070
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called A300-600); and Model A310 series airplanes; equipped with certain Honeywell inertial reference units (IRUs). This AD requires revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual to prohibit the use of CAT 2 and CAT 3 automatic landing and rollout procedures at certain airports. This AD is prompted by a report that some magnetic deviation tables in the IRU database are obsolete and contain significant differences with the real magnetic deviations. We are issuing this AD to prevent an airplane from deviating from the runway centerline, and possibly departing the runway.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: 05-4752
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-10
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 certain petitions seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR, dispositions of certain petitions previously received, and corrections. 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.
Amendment of Class D, E2 and E4 Airspace; Columbus Lawson AAF, GA, and Class E5 Airspace; Columbus, GA; Correction
Document Number: 05-4750
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document contains a correction to the final rule (FAA- 2003-16596; 03-ASO-20), which was published in the Federal Register on March 23, 2004 (69 FR 13467), amending Class E5 airspace at Columbus, GA. This action changes the Lawson 127[deg] localizer (LOC) course to the 145[deg] LOC course.
Special Conditions: Cessna Aircraft Company; EFIS on the Cessna 172R and 172S; Protection of Systems for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-4745
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Cessna Aircraft Company, Model 172R and 172S airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Cessna Aircraft Company, will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the installation of a Garmin G1000 electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) and the protection of this system from the effects of high intensity radiated field (HIRF) environments. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. 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.
Policy for Propeller Ice Protection Equipment
Document Number: 05-4744
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the availability of policy for Propeller Ice Protection Equipment.
Establishment of Class E2 Airspace; and Modiciation of Class E5 Airspace; Newton, IA
Document Number: 05-4659
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes a Class E surface area at Newton, IA. It also modifies the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Newton, IA. The effect of this rule is to provide appropriate controlled Class E airspace for aircraft departing from and executing instrument approach procedures to Newton Municipal Airport and to segregate aircraft using instrument approach procedures in instrument conditions from aircraft operating in visual conditions.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Mountain Grove, MO.
Document Number: 05-4658
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR part 71) by revising Class E airspace at Mountain Grove, MO. A review of the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above ground level (AGL) at Mountain Grove, MO revealed it is not in compliance with established airspace criteria. This airspace area is enlarged and modified to conform to FAA Orders. The intended effect of this rule is to provide controlled airspace of appropriate dimensions to protect aircraft departing from and executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) to Mountain Grove Memorial Airport. This rule also amends the Mountain Grove Memorial Airport reference point (ARP) in the legal description to reflect current data. The area is modified and enlarged to conform to the criteria in FAA Orders.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Hibbing, MN
Document Number: 05-4657
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Hibbing, MN. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Chisholm-Hibbing Airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing these approaches. This action modifies the area of existing controlled airspace for Chisholm-Hibbing Airport.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Mount Comfort, IN
Document Number: 05-4656
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Mount Comfort, IN. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Mount Comfort Airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing these approaches. This action modifies the area of existing controlled airspace for Mount Comfort Airport.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Muskegon, MI
Document Number: 05-4655
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to modify Class E airspace at Muskegon, MI. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Grand Haven Memorial Airpark, Grand Haven, MI. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing these approach procedures. This action would increase the area of existing controlled airspace for Grand Haven Memorial Airpark.