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Establishment of Class E2 Airspace; and Modification of Class E5 Airspace; Ankeny, IA
Document Number: 05-4654
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes a Class E surface area at Ankeny, IA. It also modifies the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ankeny, IA. The effect of this rule is to provide appropriate controlled Class E airspace for aircraft departing from and executing instrument approach procedures to Ankeny Regional Airport and to segregate aircraft using instrument approach procedures in instrument conditions from aircraft operating in visual conditions.
Noise Exposure Map Notice: Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review
Document Number: 05-4653
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by Montgomery Airport Authority for Montgomery Regional 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 requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program update that was submitted for Montgomery Regional Airport under part 150 in conjunction with the noise exposure map, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before August 27, 2005.
Establishment of Class E2 Airspace; and Modification of Class E5 Airspace; Ames, IA
Document Number: 05-4652
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes a Class E surface area at Ames, IA. It also modifies the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ames, IA by eliminating extensions to this airspace area. The effect of this rule is to provide appropriate controlled Class E airspace for aircraft executing instrument approach procedures to Ames Municipal Airport and to segregate aircraft using instrument approach procedures in instrument conditions from aircraft operating in visual conditions.
Establishment of Class E2 Airspace; and Modification of Class E5 Airspace; Newton, KS
Document Number: 05-4651
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes a Class E surface area at Newton, KS. It also modifies the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Newton, KS by correcting discrepancies in the extension to this airspace area. The effect of this rule is to provide appropriate controlled Class E airspace for aircraft executing instrument approach procedures to Newton-City-County Airport and to segregate aircraft using instrument approach procedures in instrument conditions from aircraft operating in visual conditions.
Special Conditions: AMSAFE, Incorporated; Mooney Models M20K, M20M, M20R, and M20S; Inflatable Three-Point Restraint Safety Belt With an Integrated Airbag Device
Document Number: 05-4649
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the installation of an AMSAFE, Inc., Inflatable Three-Point Restraint Safety Belt with an Integrated Airbag Device on Mooney models M20K, M20M, M20R, and M20S. These airplanes, as modified by AMSAFE, Inc., will have novel and unusual design features associated with the lap belt portion of the safety belt, which contains an integrated airbag device. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney JT9D-59A, -70A, -7Q, and -7Q3 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-4562
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT9D-59A, -70A, -7Q, and -7Q3 turbofan engines. That AD currently requires fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) of high pressure turbine (HPT) second stage airseals, part numbers (P/Ns) 5002537-01, 788945, 753187, and 807410, knife-edges for cracks, each time the engine's HPT second stage airseal is accessible. This AD requires replacing each existing HPT second stage airseal with an improved design HPT second stage airseal and modifying the 2nd stage HPT vane cluster assembly and 1st stage retaining blade HPT plate assembly at next piece-part exposure, but no later than five years after the effective date of this AD. These actions are considered terminating action to the repetitive inspections required by AD 2002- 10-07. This AD results from the manufacturer introducing an improved design HPT second stage airseal and modifications to increase cooling. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HPT second stage airseal due to cracks in the knife-edges, which if not detected, could result in uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Eagle Aircraft (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Model Eagle 150B Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4554
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Eagle Aircraft (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Model Eagle 150B airplanes. This AD requires you to modify or replace the co-pilot rudder pedal assembly. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Malaysia. We are issuing this AD to prevent binding of the co-pilot rudder pedal assembly due to premature wear of the bushing, which could result in loss of co-pilot rudder and brake control. This failure could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 and -145 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4551
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135 and -145 series airplanes. This AD requires modification of the mid, aft, and forward upper liners in the baggage compartment. The modification involves replacing the plastic lens protection grids on all upper liners with new, light metal lens protection grids. This AD is necessary to prevent the plastic lens protection grids from breaking away and exposing the lens as a source of fire, which could lead to fire damage to the aircraft systems and structure, and expose the passengers and crew to hazardous quantities of smoke. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Trent 875, 877, 884, 884B, 892, 892B, and 895 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-4561
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to revise an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 875, 877, 884, 884B, 892, 892B, and 895 series turbofan engines with certain part number (P/N) low pressure compressor (LPC) fan blades installed. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections of the fan blade dovetail roots and defines a specific terminating action to the repetitive blade inspection requirements. This proposed AD would require the same actions but would clarify the terminating action. This proposed AD results from a request by an operator to clarify the terminating action in the existing AD. We are proposing this AD to prevent multiple LPC fan blade failures due to cracks, which could result in uncontained engine failure and possible damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Kelly Aerospace Power Systems Part Number (P/N) 14D11, A14D11, B14D11, C14D11, 23D04, A23D04, B23D04, C23D04, or P23D04 Fuel Regulator Shutoff Valves (formerly owned by ElectroSystems, JanAero Devices, Janitrol, C&D Airmotive Products, FL Aerospace, and Midland-Ross Corporation)
Document Number: 05-4556
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to revise Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2004- 25-16, which applies to aircraft equipped with a fuel regulator shutoff valve part number (P/N) 14D11, A14D11, B14D11, C14D11, 23D04, A23D04, B23D04, C23D04, or P23D04 used with B1500, B2030, B2500, B3040, B3500, B4050, or B4500 B-Series combustion heaters. AD 2004-25-16 currently requires you to repetitively inspect the fuel regulator shut shutoff valve (visually or by pressure test) for fuel leakage and replace the fuel regulator shutoff valve with an improved design replacement part with a manufacturer's date code of 02/ 02 or later if fuel leakage is found. AD 2004-25-16 also allows you to disable the heater as an alternative method of compliance. Since we issued AD 2004-25-16, we received several comments requesting a revision to paragraph (e)(2). Consequently, this proposed AD retains the actions required in AD 2004-25-16 and revises the requirements in paragraph (e)(2) to remove a required action. We are issuing this proposed AD to prevent failure of the fuel regulator shutoff valve, which could result in fuel leakage in aircraft with these combustion heaters. This failure could result in an aircraft fire.
Notice of Intent To Request Renewal From the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of Three Current Public Collections of Information
Document Number: 05-4528
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the FAA invites public comment on three currently approved public information collections which will be submitted to OMB for renewal.
Public Notice for Wavier of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance, Chippewa County International Airport, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Document Number: 05-4527
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of the airport property. The proposal consists of 2 parcels of land, totaling approximately 17.89 acres. Current use and present condition is undeveloped land compatible with local commercial zoning classification. The land was acquired under the Military Installation Conversion Program, Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, Surplus Property Act of 1944. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. Subject parcels may provide good commercial development opportunities for the community and are well outside airport perimeter fence limits. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant- in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of the airport property will be in accordance FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance Austin Straubel International Airport Green Bay, WI
Document Number: 05-4131
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of the airport property. Brown County, Wisconsin, as airport sponsor, is seeking release of 5.08 acres of land (hereafter referred to as the ``parcel'') from compliance with assurances attached as conditions to Federal grant agreements. The parcel is located north of State Trunk Highway No. 172, and directly east of and adjacent to lands owned by the Oneida Nation. The parcel is presently undeveloped. The parcel was originally acquired by Brown County in fee simple from a private seller in 1958 using local airport revenue sources. No Federal or State dollars were used in the acquisition. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. The Oneida Nation, as prospective purchaser of the parcel, intends to utilize the parcel to allow for continued development of their existing convention facility. Approval does not constitute a commitment to the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant- in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Models RB211 Trent 768-60, Trent 772-60, and Trent 772B-60 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-4076
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) models RB211 Trent 768-60, Trent 772-60, and Trent 772-60 turbofan engines. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive surge margin testing of engines. This AD requires the same actions but at updated intervals. This AD also requires installation of updated software for the engine electronic controllers (EECs), and adds a terminating action for the surge margin testing requirement. This AD supersedure results from RR requiring EEC software to be revised, and extending the repetitive interval for surge margin testing for engines that have incorporated the software update for the EECs. This AD also results from RR introducing a stage 1 high pressure (HP) compressor casing and intermediate case outer location ring with wear-resistant coating, to reduce wear to prevent reduction in surge margin. We are issuing this AD to prevent a possible dual-engine in- flight surge, which could result in dual engine power loss.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all EMBRAER Model ERJ 170 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting the engine fire handles of the overhead panel in the cockpit, and replacing the engine fire handles if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of failure of the internal circuit of the engine fire handles of the overhead panel in the cockpit. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the internal circuit of the engine fire handles, which could result in failure of the fuel shut-off valves to close and failure of the fire extinguishing agent to discharge in the event of an engine fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A320 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4408
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A320 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require post-maintenance bleeding of accumulated air from, or ground functional testing of, the ram air turbine (RAT) system; modifying and reidentifying the airborne ground check module of the RAT system; and replacing the RAT reducer assembly if applicable. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of unsuccessful in-flight RAT tests during which a deployed RAT failed to pressurize the blue hydraulic circuit of the RAT system. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the RAT during an in-flight emergency, which could lead to loss of hydraulic and electrical power and reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and -315 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4407
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-08
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. This proposed AD would require operators to install torque tube catchers on the control columns of the flight controls. This proposed AD is prompted by the discovery that a single malfunction of the torque tube could result in both flight control columns being supported by only one self-aligning bearing. We are proposing this AD to prevent the torque tube from fouling against the underfloor control cables, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model EC 155B, EC155B1, SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2, and AS 365 N3 Helicopters
Document Number: 05-4406
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model EC 155B, SA-365N and N1, AS-365N2, and AS 365 N3 helicopters. That AD currently requires inspecting the hydraulic brake hose (hose) for crazing, pinching, distortion, or leaks at the torque link hinge and replacing the hose, if necessary. That AD also requires inspecting the hose and the emergency flotation gear pipe to ensure adequate clearance, and adjusting the landing gear leg, if necessary. This action would require the same actions as the existing AD and would add a model to the applicability. This proposal is prompted by notification by the manufacturer and the European Authority that another affected model helicopter, the Model EC155B1, may have the same unsafe condition and should be added to the existing AD. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent failure of a hose, resulting in failure of hydraulic pressure to the brakes on the affected landing gear wheel, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter during a run-on landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Model A109E Helicopters
Document Number: 05-4405
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A109E helicopters. This proposal would require, within 5 hours time-in-service (TIS), locating relay K7212 and its associated cable in the overhead panel assembly and visually inspecting the electrical cable in the splice area for arcing or burns. If arcing or burns are found, this proposal would require, before further flight, replacing an unairworthy cable with an airworthy cable kit. This proposal is prompted by an overhead panel inspection report of incorrect crimping of the pins on the cable that connects to the relay. An electrical cable fault during assembly could result in arcing or burning of the cable junction at a relay in the overhead electrical panel. The actions specified by this proposed AD are intended to detect arcing or burns of the cable or relay and to prevent burning of the cable junction at a relay, a fire in the cockpit, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: 05-4363
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-07
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.
Government/Industry Aeronautical Charting Forum Meeting
Document Number: 05-4288
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the bi-annual meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration's Government/Industry Aeronautical Charting Forum (ACF) to discuss informational content and design of aeronautical charts and related products, as well as instrument flight procedures policy and development criteria.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-4287
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of the currently approved collection. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on August 25, 2004 page 52324.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Macon, MO
Document Number: 05-4286
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-07
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 Macon, MO. A review of controlled airspace currently titled Macon-Fower, MO revealed it does not conform to proper format, does not reflect the correct name of the airport nor its correct airport reference point (ARP) and does not comply with criteria for 700 feet above ground level (AGL) airspace required for diverse departures. The area is renamed, modified and enlarged to conform to the criteria in FAA Orders.
Proposed Establishment of Class E2 Airspace; and Modification of Class E5 Airspace; Monett, MO
Document Number: 05-4285
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to create a Class E surface area at Monett, MO. It also proposes to modify the Class E5 airspace at Monett, MO.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100B SUD, -200B, -200C, -200F, and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4246
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting airworthiness directive (AD) 2005-04-51 that was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of certain Boeing Model 747-100B SUD, -200B, -200C, -200F, and -300 series airplanes by individual notices. This AD requires repetitive external detailed inspections for cracked skin or loose or missing fasteners of the body skin between body stations (BS) 420 and 460 inclusive and between stringers S-8 and S-12 inclusive on the left and right sides of the airplane, and a high frequency eddy current inspection for cracked frames if necessary. This AD also requires repair of any cracked frame or skin, and replacement of any loose or missing fastener. This AD is prompted by reports of large cracks common to fuselage frames in the upper deck area and severed or nearly severed adjacent frames. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks in the frames and body skin at BS 420, 440, and 460 between stringers S-8 and S-12 inclusive, which could lead to severed frames, and consequent rapid decompression and loss of the structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Precise Flight, Inc. Models SVS I and SVS IA Standby Vacuum Systems
Document Number: 05-4239
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all airplanes equipped with Precise Flight, Inc. (Precise Flight) Models SVS I and SVS IA standby vacuum systems (SVS) installed under certain supplemental type certificates or through field approval. This proposed AD would require you to replace the airplane flight manual supplement (AFMS) in the airplane flight manual with the appropriate revision and install placards as defined in the AFMS, upgrade the Model SVS I or SVS IA SVS to the Model VI SVS, and add the instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) to the maintenance schedule for the aircraft. This proposed AD results from several reports of failed shuttle control valves of the standby vacuum system (SVS) and one report of an airplane crash with a fatality in which improper use of the SVS was a factor. We are issuing this proposed AD to correct problems with the SVS before failure or malfunction during instrument flight rules (IFR) flight that can lead to pilot disorientation and loss of control of the aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-300, AT-301, AT-302, AT-400, AT-400A, AT-401, AT-402, AT-602, AT-802, and AT-802A Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4238
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Air Tractor, Inc. (Air Tractor) Models AT-300, AT-301, AT-302, AT-400, AT-400A, AT-401, AT-402, AT-602, AT-802, and AT-802A airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to repetitively tighten the four eyebolts that attach the front and rear spar of the horizontal stabilizer to the respective stabilizer strut to the specified torque, and repetitively replace at specified intervals any eyebolts that attach the front and rear spar of the horizontal stabilizer to the respective stabilizer strut. An option for replacing the steel brace assembly inside the stabilizer with a new steel brace assembly with larger bushings and stronger eyebolts that increases the interval for replacement of eyebolts for AT-602, AT-802, and AT-802A airplanes is also included in this proposed AD. This proposed AD results from reports of failures of the subject eyebolt. We are issuing this proposed AD to detect, correct, and prevent future fatigue failure in any eyebolt that attaches the front and rear spar of the horizontal stabilizer to the respective stabilizer strut. Failure of the eyebolt could lead to an abrupt change or complete loss of pitch control and/or the airplane departing from controlled flight.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2 Turbofan Engines; Correction
Document Number: 05-4072
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2004-22-07. That AD applies to GE CF6-80C2 turbofan engines with certain part number (P/N) high pressure turbine stage 2 nozzle guide vanes (HPT S2 NGVs) installed. That AD was published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2004 (69 FR 62571). The phrase ``5.0 or more cycles per flight leg'' in the Compliance section is incorrect. This document corrects that phrase. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation Instrument Flight Rules Terminal Transition Routes (RITTR); Charlotte, NC
Document Number: 05-4138
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish four Area Navigation (RNAV) Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Terminal Transition Routes (RITTR) in the Charlotte, NC, terminal area. RITTR's are low altitude Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes, based on RNAV, for use by aircraft having IFR- approved Global Positioning System (GPS)/Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) equipment. The purpose of RITTR is to expedite the handling of IFR overflight traffic through busy terminal airspace areas. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance safety and to improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace in the Charlotte, NC, terminal area.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, CO
Document Number: 05-4137
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-03
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).
Consensus Standards, Light-Sport Aircraft
Document Number: 05-4136
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of certain consensus standards relating to the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule issued July 16, 2004, and effective September 1, 2004. ASTM International Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft developed these standards with FAA participation. By this Notice, the FAA finds these standards acceptable for certification of the specified aircraft under the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule.
Notice to the Public on Proposed Cancellation of Non-Directional (NDB) Instrument Flight Procedures
Document Number: 05-4135
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is continuing to expand the availability and capability of area navigation (RNAV) to improve safety and efficiency within the National Airspace System (NAS). A major enhancement is the introduction of Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) capable RNAV instrument approach procedures that provide for near-precision vertical guidance. The number of instrument approach procedures available to the public has nearly doubled over the past decade and will continue to grow with the public's demand for new WAAS procedures. The cost of maintaining the existing ground-based navigational infrastructure while expanding new RNAV capability is challenging to the FAA's projected budget over the next five years. Maintenance of existing ground-based procedures places the greatest strain on limited FAA resources. To meet the public's demand for WAAS capable RNAV procedures, the FAA must manage the growth in the number of instrument approach procedures by eliminating redundant ground-based procedures. Specifically, the agency has identified NDB procedures for cancellation at runway ends that are also served by an RNAV procedure and a second ground-based procedure (i.e., a ground-based procedure other than the NDB). The FAA resources currently used to maintain these NDB procedures will be applied to the development of new WAAS capable RNAV procedures in the NAS.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Neosho, MO
Document Number: 05-4130
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-03
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 Neosho, MO. A review of the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above ground level (AGL) at Neosho, MO revealed it is not in compliance with established airspace criteria. The area is modified and enlarged to conform to the criteria in 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 Neosho Hugh Robinson Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4080
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting for damage of the ground brackets, ground wires, and terminal lugs of the auxiliary power unit (APU) battery and the APU start transformer rectifier unit (TRU) as applicable; and corrective and related investigative actions. This proposed AD is prompted by reports indicating that, during inspections on two airplanes, the ground brackets for the APU battery were found damaged. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct a damaged electrical bonding surface of the APU battery and APU start TRU ground connections, which could cause overheating of the ground connections and lead to possible consequent ignition of the adjacent insulating blankets.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4079
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require replacing the water drain valves in the forward and aft cargo doors with new valves. This proposed AD is prompted by a report indicating that, during a test of the fire extinguishing system, air leakage through the water drain valves in the forward and aft cargo doors reduced the concentration of fire extinguishing agent to below the level required to suppress a fire. We are proposing this AD to prevent air leakage through the water drain valves, which, in the event of a fire in the forward or aft cargo compartment, could result in an insufficient concentration of fire extinguishing agent and consequent inability of the fire extinguishing system to suppress the fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2-203 and B4-203 Series Airplanes; Model A310 Series Airplanes; Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600)
Document Number: 05-4078
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus transport category airplanes. This proposed AD would require an inspection to determine if the suspect part numbers (P/N) and serial numbers of certain Thales Avionics equipment is installed, and replacement of any suspect part with a modified part having a new P/N. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of loss of the digital distance radio magnetic indicator and subsequent loss of both very high frequency omnidirectional range indicators, both distance measuring equipment, and one centralized maintenance computer. We are proposing this AD to prevent loss of navigation indications on the primary flight display requiring continuation of the flight on emergency instruments, which could lead to reduced ability to control the airplane in adverse conditions.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777-200, -200ER, and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4073
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200, -200ER, and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require modification of the splice plate assemblies installed under the floor panels at the forward and aft edges of the cabin aisle. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of cracking of the aluminum splice plates under the floor panels in the cabin aisle. We are proposing this AD to prevent loss of the capability of the cabin floor and seat track structure to support the airplane interior inertia loads under emergency landing conditions. Loss of this support could lead to galley or seat separation from attached restraints, which could result in blocking of the emergency exits and consequent injury to passengers and crew.
Airworthiness Directives; Aerospatiale Model ATR 42-200, -300, and -320 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-3787
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Aerospatiale Model ATR 42-200, -300, and -320 series airplanes. This AD requires inspecting to determine the part and serial number of the swinging lever of the main landing gears (MLG) and replacing the swinging lever if necessary. This AD is prompted by a report that, on an airplane lined up for takeoff, the swinging lever of the left MLG collapsed when engine power was applied. We are issuing this AD to prevent fracture of the MLG swinging lever, which could result in collapse of the swinging lever and reduced structural integrity and possible collapse of the MLG during operations on the ground.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-3786
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-02
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 and Avro 146-RJ series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of the center and rear fuselage skin including all the lap joints at stringers 2, 10, 19, and 30, and repair if necessary. This AD is prompted by evidence of cracking due to fatigue along the edges of certain chemi- etched pockets in the rear fuselage upper skin. We are issuing this AD to prevent a possible sudden loss of cabin pressure and consequent injury to passengers and flightcrew.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-3785
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-02
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 a general visual inspection in the electrical/electronics (E/E) compartment for damage of the wire bundle and aft right radio rack structure at station 160.000, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires modifying the radio rack structure and wire bundle routing. This AD is prompted by a report indicating that burnt wiring was discovered in the wire bundle at station 160.000 in the E/E compartment. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct chafing of the wire bundle at station 160.000 against the support bracket located on the aft right radio rack, which could lead to shorted or burnt wires and consequent smoke and fire in the E/E compartment.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-3784
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757 series airplanes. This AD requires identification of the part number for the cable assembly for the lower anti-collision light, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD is prompted by a report of damage caused by an electrical arc in a connector on the cable assembly for the lower anti-collision light. We are issuing this AD to prevent an electrical arc in the cable assembly for the lower anti-collision light, which could result in a fire in a flammable leakage zone of the airplane.
Licensing and Safety Requirements for Launch
Document Number: 05-3916
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is making available a draft of changes to the commercial space transportation regulations governing licensing and safety requirements for launch. We intend the changes to identify, codify, and maintain the successful safety measures that have been implemented at the federal launch ranges belonging to the Department of Defense and NASA. We are also establishing clear safety requirements for launches from non-federal launch sites. We will hold a public meeting on March 29-31, 2005, to give stakeholders an opportunity to get information about, and provide comments on, the draft regulatory language.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-12 and PC-12/45 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-3634
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-12 and PC-12/45 airplanes. This AD requires you to do a one-time inspection of the windshield de-ice wiring system for heat damage and incorrect wire sizes and to replace any wires that are damaged or the incorrect size. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Switzerland. We are issuing this AD to detect and replace windshield de-ice wiring of the incorrect size, which could result in heat damage of the windshield de-ice wiring. This failure could lead to possible fire in the overhead panel of the flight compartment.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Falcon 2000EX and 900EX Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-3559
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Model Falcon 2000EX and 900EX series airplanes. This AD requires prohibiting dispatch with certain equipment inoperative; and revising the airplane flight manual to facilitate recovery of the cockpit display units in the event of an avionics standard communication bus (ASCB) failure and to inform the flightcrew what equipment is inoperative during an ASCB failure. This AD also requires doing an integrity check of the ASCB for any faults and corrective action if necessary, and installing an avionics software update to the Honeywell Primus Epic system. This AD is prompted by a report that an analysis and tests of the Honeywell Primus Epic systems installed on the Model Falcon 2000EX and 900EX series airplanes revealed that all information displayed on the cockpit display units could become invalid during flight. We are issuing this AD to prevent a loss of data from all four of the cockpit display units, and loss of all radio communications (with the exception of VHF emergency frequency and last frequency used), primary navigation instruments, autopilot, auto- throttle, central alerting system, aural alarms, and normal braking (on Model Falcon 2000EX series airplanes only). These losses could reduce the flightcrew's situational awareness, increase flightcrew workload, and consequently reduce the ability to maintain safe flight and landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 Series Airplanes; A300 B4-600, B4-600R and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600); and A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-3279
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4, A300-600, and A310 series airplanes. That AD currently requires identification of the part number and serial number of the parking brake operated valve (PBOV); and, if necessary, inspections of the PBOV, including a functional check of the PBOV, and follow-on and corrective actions. That AD also provides for optional terminating action for the requirements of that AD. This new AD requires modification of all affected PBOVs, or replacement with new, non-affected PBOVs, which would terminate the requirements of the existing AD. This AD is prompted by a decision by the FAA and a civil airworthiness authority to require modification or replacement of all affected PBOVs. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of the yellow hydraulic system, which provides all the hydraulics for certain spoilers; elements of the hydraulics for flaps, stabilizer, pitch and yaw feel systems, pitch and yaw autopilot, and yaw damper; and elevator, rudder, and aileron.