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

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IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-7211
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-11
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.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Washington, KS
Document Number: 05-7197
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-11
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 Washington, KS. A review of the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above ground level (AGL) at Washington, KS revealed it is not in compliance with established airspace criteria. This airspace area is enlarged and its extension 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 Washington County Memorial Airport. The area is modified and enlarged to conform to the criteria in FAA Orders.
Policy Statement on Acceptance of a Component Method To Demonstrate Compliance With § 25.562(c)(2) for placement Seat Bottom Cushions
Document Number: 05-7196
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the availability of proposed policy on a component method for demonstrating that a seat with a replacement bottom cushion complies with Sec. 25.562(c)(2). This policy addresses non-flotation monolithic (single layer) cushions.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A320 Airplanes; Child Restraint System
Document Number: 05-7195
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These amended special conditions are for Airbus Model A320 airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by AMSAFE Inc., will have the novel and unusual design feature of a child restraint system that attaches to the existing passenger lap belt. Special Conditions No. 25- 255-SC were issued for this novel and unusual design feature on December 8, 2003. These special conditions contained dynamic test requirements. AMSAFE subsequently applied to amend those special conditions so that the requirements would be applicable to and appropriate for the certification basis of the Airbus A320 airplane. The A320 type certification basis requires only static testing for seats. The applicable airworthiness regulations, including those contained in Special Conditions No. 25-255-SC, do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the appropriate (i.e., static testing) safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards for the A320 airplanes.
Replacing Restraint Systems on Forward and Aft Facing Seats
Document Number: 05-7194
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the availability of proposed policy on Replacing Restraint Systems on Forward and Aft Facing Seats.
Certification of Power Supply systems for Portable Electronic Devices on Part 25 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-7193
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the availability of final policy on certification of power supply systems for portable electronic devices on part 25 airplanes.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A318 Airplanes Equipped With Pratt and Whitney PW6000 Engines; Sudden Engine Stoppage
Document Number: 05-7192
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes special conditions for Airbus Models A318-121 and A318-122 airplanes equipped with Pratt and Whitney PW6000 engines. These airplanes will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes, associated with engine size and torque load, which affects sudden engine stoppage. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Harrisburg, PA
Document Number: 05-7191
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Harrisburg, PA. 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 Rule (IFR) operations and the resulting overlap of designated Class E-5 airspace have made this action necessary. This action consolidates the Class E-5 airspace designations for nine airports and results in the rescission of seven Class E-5 descriptions through separate rulemaking action. The area will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Harrisburg, PA
Document Number: 05-7190
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes the description of the Class E airspace designated for Millard Airport, Annville, PA; Carlisle Airport, Carlisle, PA; Muir AAF, Fort Indiantown Gap, PA; Lancaster Airport, Lancaster, PA; Donegal Springs Airpark, Marietta, PA; Decks Airport, Myerstown, PA; Keller Brothers Airport, Lebanon, PA; York Airport, York, PA. The affected Class E-5 airspace for the airports included in these descriptions will be consolidated into the amended Harrisburg, PA airspace description contained in Docket No. FAA-2005-20057, Airspace Docket No. 05-AEA-01, effective July 7, 2005.
Proposed Amendment to Class E Airspace; Newburgh, NY
Document Number: 05-7189
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
this notice proposes to amend the Class E airspace area in the Newburgh, NY geographic area. The development of multiple area navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) for numerous airports within the Newburgh, NY 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 four separate Class E-5 descritions through separate rulemaking action. The area would be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference.
RTCA Special Committee 193/EUROCAE Working Group 44: Terrain and Airport Databases
Document Number: 05-7188
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 193/EUROCAE Working Group 44: Terrain and Airport Databases.
RTCA Special Committee 172: Future Air-Ground Communications in the Very High Frequency (VHF) Aeronautical Data Band (118-137 MHz)
Document Number: 05-7187
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 172: Future Air-Ground Communications in the VHF Aeronautical Data Band (118-137 MHz).
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, -100B, 100B SUD, -200B, -200C, -200F, and -300 Series Airplanes; and Model 747SP and 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-7156
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding two existing airworthiness directives (ADs) that apply to certain Boeing Model 747-100, -100B, 100B SUD, - 200B, -200C, -200F, and -300 series airplanes; and Model 747SP and 747SR series airplanes. One of those ADs currently requires inspections for cracked body frames, skin, and other internal structure in fuselage section 41; and repair of any cracked frame, skin, or other internal structure. For certain airplanes, the other AD currently requires inspections for cracked skin or loose or missing fasteners of the body skin between body stations 420 and 460 and between stringers S-8 and S- 12; an inspection for cracked body frames if necessary; and repair of any cracked frame or skin and replacement of any loose or missing fastener. This new AD adds inspections and removes a one-time deferral of an inspection. 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 body frames, skin and other internal structure in fuselage section 41, which could lead to rapid decompression and loss of the structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, -100B, -100B SUD, -200B, and -300 Series Airplanes; and Model 747SP and 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-7155
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracks in various areas of the fuselage internal structure, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of additional areas of the fuselage internal structure, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also would remove certain requirements from the existing AD. This proposed AD is prompted by the results of fatigue testing of the fuselage structure of a Boeing Model 747SR series airplane. We are proposing this AD to prevent the loss of the structural integrity of the fuselage, which could result in rapid depressurization of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, -100B, 100B SUD, -200B, and -300 Series Airplanes; and Model 747SP and 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-7154
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100, -100B, 100B SUD, -200B, and -300 series airplanes; and Model 747SP and 747SR series airplanes. This proposed AD would replace certain requirements of an existing AD. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections to detect cracks in various areas of the upper deck floor beams, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by the results of fatigue testing that revealed severed upper chords of the upper deck floor beams due to fatigue cracking. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the upper chords of the upper deck floor beams. Undetected cracking could result in large deflection or deformation of the upper deck floor beams, resulting in damage to wire bundles and control cables for the flight control system, and reduced controllability of the airplane. Multiple adjacent severed floor beams could result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Various Transport Category Airplanes Manufactured by McDonnell Douglas
Document Number: 05-7153
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to revise an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to various transport category airplanes manufactured by McDonnell Douglas. The existing AD currently requires a one-time test of the fire extinguishers for the engine and auxiliary power unit (APU), as applicable, to determine the capability of the Firex electrical circuits to fire discharge cartridges, and troubleshooting actions if necessary. This proposed AD would remove certain transport category airplanes from the applicability of the existing AD. This proposed AD is prompted by reports indicating that fire extinguishers for the engine and auxiliary power unit had failed to discharge when commanded. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the fire extinguishers to fire discharge cartridges, which could result in the inability to put out a fire in an engine or in the APU.
Airworthiness Directives; Aviointeriors S.p.A. (formerly ALVEN), Series 312 Box Mounted Seats
Document Number: 05-7152
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Aviointeriors S.p.A. (formerly ALVEN), series 312 box mounted seats. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive inspections of the seat attachments for cracks, and if necessary, replacing the attachments. This proposed AD results from 10 reports of cracked attachments of series 312 box mounted seats. We are proposing this AD to prevent series 312 box mounted seats from detaching from the passenger compartment floor, which could result in injury to the occupant of the seat, and prevent evacuation of passengers in the event of an emergency.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-200F and -200C Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-7000
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Boeing Model 747-200F and -200C series airplanes, that currently requires repetitive detailed inspections or a one-time open-hole high frequency eddy current inspection to detect cracking of certain areas of the upper deck floor beams, and corrective actions if necessary. This amendment requires new one-time inspections for cracking of the web, upper chord, and strap of the upper deck floor beams. This action also requires modifying or repairing the upper deck floor beams, as applicable, which eventually necessitates accomplishment of new repetitive inspections for cracking of the upper deck floor beams. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent fatigue cracks in the upper chord and web of upper deck floor beams and the resultant failure of such floor beams. Failure of a floor beam could result in damage to critical flight control cables and wire bundles that pass through the floor beam, and consequent loss of controllability of the airplane. Failure of the floor beam also could result in the failure of the adjacent fuselage frames and skin, and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab Model SAAB 2000 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6915
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Saab Model SAAB 2000 series airplanes. This AD requires 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 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 issuing 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 Series Airplanes; Model A300 B4-600, A300 B4-600R, A300 C4-605R Variant F, and A300 F4-600R (Collectively Called A300-600) Series Airplanes; and Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6914
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 series airplanes; Model A300 B4-600, A300 B4-600R, A300 C4-605R Variant F, and A300 F4-600R (collectively called A300-600) series airplanes; and Model A310 series airplanes. That AD currently requires replacement of the transformer rectifier units (TRUs) in the avionics compartment with new, improved TRUs. This new AD requires replacement of the TRUs installed according to the existing AD with different TRUs that are improved. This AD is prompted by analysis that has revealed that certain diodes installed in the TRUs are the main factor contributing to the continuing TRU failures. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the TRUs. Failure of multiple TRUs could result in loss of the thrust reversers, autothrottle, flaps, and various systems (wing/ cockpit window anti-ice, trim tank pumps, and windshield wipers) on the airplane; or display of incorrect information to the flightcrew.
Airworthiness Directives; Aviointeriors S.p.A. Series 312 Seats
Document Number: 05-6912
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), that is applicable to Aviointeriors S.p.A. (formerly ALVEN), series 312 seats. That AD requires initial and repetitive inspections of the seat central crossmember for cracks, and if necessary, replacing the crossmember with a new crossmember. This ad requires the same actions and adds other crossmember part numbers for inspection. In addition, this AD replaces the original design crossmembers with reinforced design crossmembers as optional terminating actions to the repetitive inspections. This AD results from reports of 88 cracked seat central crossmembers and 60 aisle side crossmembers, to date; and, from the introduction of reinforced optional seat crossmembers by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent the loss of the structural integrity of the seat due to cracks in seat crossmembers, which could lead to passenger injury.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Falcon 10 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6911
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Model Falcon 10 series airplanes. This AD requires revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM) to include a statement prohibiting flight into known or forecasted icing conditions, and installing a placard in the flight deck. In lieu of the AFM revision and placard installation, this AD allows identifying the part number of each flexible hose in the wing anti-icing system, performing repetitive detailed inspections of each hose for delamination, and performing corrective actions if necessary. This AD is prompted by a report of delamination of the internal wall of a flexible hose in the wing anti-icing system. We are issuing this AD to prevent collapse of the flexible hoses in the wing anti-icing system, which could lead to insufficient anti-icing capability and, if icing is encountered in this situation, could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 Series Airplanes Equipped With Rolls Royce Model RB211 TRENT 800 Engines
Document Number: 05-6903
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the thrust reversers for damage of the insulation blankets, the inner wall, and the compression and drag link fittings; and repair if necessary. This AD also requires applying sealant to certain areas of the thrust reverser. This AD is prompted by two reports of thrust reverser failure; investigation revealed that the inner wall of the thrust reversers had collapsed from exposure to hot engine core compartment air. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of a thrust reverser and adjacent components and their consequent separation from the airplane, which could result in a rejected takeoff (RTO) and cause asymmetric thrust and consequent loss of control of the airplane during reverse thrust operation. If an RTO does not occur, these separated components could cause structural damage to the airplane or damage to other airplanes and possible injury to people on the ground.
Airworthiness Directives; the Cessna Aircraft Company Models 208 and 208B Airplanes
Document Number: 05-7052
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-07-01, which was published in the Federal Register on March 25, 2005 (70 FR 15223), and applies to all the Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 208 and 208B airplanes. We incorrectly referenced the affected airplane models as C208 and C208B throughout the document. The correct airplane models are 208 and 208B. This action corrects the regulatory text.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS350B, BA, B1, B2, B3, D, and AS355E Helicopters
Document Number: 05-6917
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (ECF) model helicopters. This proposal would require replacing the hydraulic fluid at a specified time interval when operating in cold weather. This proposal is prompted by reports of ice forming due to condensation in some parts of the hydraulic system during cold weather operation. The actions specified by this proposed AD are intended to prevent ice from forming in the hydraulic system resulting in an unintended movement of the flight controls and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604) Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6916
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-07
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 Bombardier Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604) series airplanes. The proposed AD would have required replacing the side-brace fitting shafts of the main landing gear (MLG) with new, improved side-brace fitting shafts; inspecting for corrosion of the MLG side-brace fitting shafts; and replacing the nut, washer, and cotter pin of the MLG side-brace fitting shafts with new parts; as applicable. Since the proposed AD was issued, we have received new data that the actions that would have been required by the proposed AD have already been accomplished on all of the affected airplanes. Accordingly, the proposed AD is withdrawn.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, MD-10-30F, MD-11, and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6910
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas airplanes identified above. This proposed AD would require repetitive functional tests for noisy or improper operation of the exterior emergency control handle assemblies of the mid, overwing, and aft passenger doors, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also would provide for optional terminating action for the repetitive tests. This proposed AD is prompted by a report that the exterior emergency control mechanism handles were inoperative on a McDonnell Douglas MD-11 airplane. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the passenger doors to operate properly in an emergency condition, which could delay an emergency evacuation and possibly result in injury to passengers and flightcrew.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6909
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 series airplanes. This AD requires revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual to advise the flightcrew to make sure the correct instrument landing system (ILS) identifier is included on the flight management system (FMS) flight plan before the flightcrew initiates an approach to landing with the autopilot engaged. This AD is prompted by reports that the airplane's autopilot may apply large- amplitude control inputs while following ILS guidance to a runway that is not included on the FMS flight plan. We are issuing this AD to prevent hazardous maneuvers close to the ground, which could result in an impact with an obstacle or terrain.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6763
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracks in the fuselage skin, doubler, bearstrap, and frames surrounding the main, forward, and aft cargo doors; and repair of any cracking. This AD also requires inspections of certain existing repairs for cracking, and related corrective action if cracking is found. This AD is prompted by reports of multiple fatigue cracks in the fuselage skin and bonded skin doubler, bearstrap, and doorway frames surrounding the forward and aft cargo doors. We are issuing this AD to find and fix fatigue cracking in the fuselage skin, doubler, bearstrap, and frames, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the frames, possible loss of a cargo door, and consequent rapid decompression of the fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6762
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This AD requires installing and testing an updated version of the operational program software of the flight control computers. This AD is prompted by a report of an airplane pitching up with rapidly decreasing indicated airspeed after the flightcrew set a new altitude into the autopilot. We are issuing this AD to prevent anomalous autopilot operation that produces a hazardous combination of airplane attitude and airspeed, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-300 and -400ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6689
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-300 and -400ER series airplanes. This AD requires replacing the in-flight entertainment cooling card, located in the P50 card file in the main equipment center, with a new, improved cooling card. This AD is prompted by a report of an improperly designed component on the in-flight entertainment (IFE) cooling card, which may cause the IFE cooling system to incorrectly interpret signals from airplane system interfaces. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the IFE cooling card to configure itself correctly in response to input signals from airplane system interfaces during a forward cargo fire, which could result in the IFE cooling fan causing smoke to penetrate occupied areas of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6688
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed and eddy current inspections to detect cracking of the frame web around the cutout for the doorstop intercostal strap at the aft side of the body station 291.5 frame at stringer 16R, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD is prompted by reports of fatigue cracks in the web of the body station 291.5 frame near the forward galley door. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the aft frame and frame support structure of the forward galley door, which could result in a severed fuselage frame web, rapid decompression of the airplane, and possible loss of the forward galley door.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and -315 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6687
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and-315 airplanes. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual to include applicable procedures to follow when the flightcrew receives abnormal indications of airspeed, altitude, or vertical airspeed. This AD also requires modifying the static system. This 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 issuing 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; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6686
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 and 440) airplanes. This AD requires modification of the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) cooling air exhaust. This AD is prompted by reports of incomplete drainage of the APU enclosure. We are issuing this AD to prevent a negative pressure condition from developing in the APU enclosure when the APU is operating on the ground, which could create a potential fire hazard if flammable liquid leakage occurs inside the APU enclosure and cannot be drained overboard.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6685
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD requires an inspection of the spoiler servo control for certain part numbers, and corrective action if necessary. This AD is prompted by a report of a broken piston rod bearing of the spoiler servo control. We are issuing this AD to prevent breakage of the piston rod bearing, which could cause loss of the associated hydraulic system and spoiler extension, and could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-400ER, 777-200, and 777-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6684
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-400ER, 777-200, and 777-300 series airplanes. This AD requires replacing, with new parts, the existing tie-down fitting studs that secure galleys, purser work stations, and closets to the seat tracks. This AD is prompted by a report that tie-down fitting studs were found damaged. We are issuing this AD to prevent a galley, purser work station, or closet from detaching from the tie-down fitting studs during an emergency landing, which could injure passengers or crewmembers, or obstruct escape routes and impede emergency evacuation.
Airworthiness Directives; Hartzell Propeller Inc. (Formerly TRW Hartzell Propeller) Models HC-B3TN-2, HC-B3TN-3, HC-B3TN-5, HC-B4TN-3, HC-B4TN-5, HC-B4MN-5, and HC-B5MP-3 Turbopropellers
Document Number: 05-6778
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD), that is applicable to Hartzell Propeller Inc. (formerly TRW Hartzell Propeller) models HC-B3TN-2, HC-B3TN-3, HC-B3TN-5, HC-B4TN-3, HC-B4TN- 5, HC-B4MN-5, and HC-B5MP-3 turbopropellers. That AD requires, before further flight, that all new propellers being installed and all serviceable propellers being reinstalled, are attached using part number (P/N) B-3339 bolts and P/N A-2048-2 washers, and that the bolts are properly torqued. That AD also requires a onetime torque-check of P/N A-2047 bolts that are already installed through propellers and replacement of those bolts if necessary, with P/N B-3339 bolts and P/N A-2048-2 washers. This AD requires the same actions, and includes the use of other equivalent FAA-approved serviceable bolts and washers. This AD results from the need to make nonsubstantive wording changes and additions to clarify that terminating action is achieved by attaching propellers with P/N B-3339 bolts and P/N A-2048-2 washers or other equivalent FAA-approved serviceable bolts and washers, to the engine flange, as instructed in the compliance section of this AD. We are issuing this AD to preclude propeller attaching bolt failures or improperly secured propellers, which could lead to separation of the propeller from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH Propellers
Document Number: 05-6777
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH variable pitch and fixed pitch propellers with serial numbers (SNs) below 95000, which have not been overhauled since April 1994. This proposed AD would require you to perform initial and repetitive visual inspections of those propeller blades. Further, this proposed AD would require you to remove all propeller blades from service with damaged erosion sheath bonding or loose erosion sheaths and to install any missing or damaged polyurethane protective strips. This proposed AD results from reports of stainless steel leading edge erosion sheaths separating from propeller blades and reports of propeller blades missing or without polyurethane protective strips due to insufficient inspection procedures in older MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH Operation & Installation Manuals. We are proposing this AD to prevent erosion sheath separation leading to damage of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems “FASTprop” Propeller De-icers
Document Number: 05-6776
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems ``FASTprop'' propeller de- icers, part numbers P4E1188 series, P4E1601 series, P4E2200 series, P4E2271-10, P4E2575-7, P4E2575-10, P4E2598-10, P5855BSW, P6199SW, P6592SW, P6662SW, and P6975-11, installed. This proposed AD would require inspection, repair, or replacement of those ``FASTprop'' propeller de-icers that fail visual checks before the first flight each day. This proposed AD results from reports of Goodrich ``FASTprop'' propeller de-icers becoming loose or debonded, and detaching from propeller blades during operation. We are proposing this AD to prevent Goodrich ``FASTprop'' propeller de-icers from detaching from the propeller blade, resulting in damage to the airplane and possible injury to the passengers and crewmembers.
Airworthiness Directives; Teledyne Continental Motors GTSIO-520 Series Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 05-6775
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) GTSIO-520 series reciprocating engines. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive visual inspections of the starter adapter assembly and crankshaft gear. This proposed AD would also require unscheduled visual inspections of the starter adapter assembly and crankshaft gear due to a rough-running engine. This proposed AD would also require replacement of the starter adapter shaft gear needle bearing with a certain bushing. Also, this proposed AD would require installation of a certain TCM service kit at the next engine overhaul, or at the next starter adapter replacement, whichever occurs first. Also, this proposed AD would require adding a certain placard to the instrument panel before further flight. This proposed AD results from six service difficulty reports and one fatal accident report received related to failed starter adapter assemblies. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the starter adapter assembly and or crankshaft gear, resulting in failure of the engine and possible forced landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Artouste III Series Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 05-6774
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca Artouste III series turboshaft engines. This proposed AD would require modification of the engine air intake assembly. This proposed AD results from a report of an in-flight shutdown and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter due to ice ingestion into the engine. We are proposing this AD to prevent ice ingestion into the engine, which could lead to an in-flight shutdown and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Dornier Model 328-100 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6773
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dornier Model 328-100 and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require operators to install colored identification strips on the pulley brackets, fairlead bracket assemblies, operational assemblies, and flight control cables. This proposed AD is prompted by a report that the flight control systems do not have elements that are distinctively identified. We are proposing this AD to prevent the incorrect re-assembly of the flight control system during maintenance, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6772
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 airplanes. This proposed AD would require the overhaul of certain auxiliary components installed on the main landing gear (MLG) and nose landing gear (NLG). This proposed AD is prompted by manufacturer determination that overhaul limits need to be imposed for certain auxiliary components of the MLG and NLG. Components that exceed the established overhaul limits could fail due to fatigue, wear, and age. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the MLG or NLG, and consequent damage to the airplane and injury to flightcrew and passengers.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0100 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6771
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0100 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require an inspection to determine the part number of the passenger service unit (PSU) panels for the PSU modification status, and corrective actions if applicable. This proposed AD is prompted by reported incidents of smoke in the passenger compartment during flight. One of those incidents also included a burning smell and consequently led to emergency evacuation of the airplane. We are proposing this AD to prevent overheating of the PSU panel due to moisture ingress, which could result in smoke or fire in the passenger cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and -315 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6770
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-06
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 revising the airworthiness limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness by incorporating new and revised structural inspection procedures and new and revised inspection intervals for the longitudinal skin joints in the fuselage pressure shell. This proposed AD would also require phase-in inspections and repair of any crack found during any phase-in inspection. This proposed AD is prompted by a report indicating that visual inspections were not adequate for detecting fatigue cracking in portions of the longitudinal skin joints in the fuselage pressure shell. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the longitudinal skin joints in the fuselage pressure shell, which could affect the structural integrity of the airplane, and result in loss of cabin pressurization during flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6768
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require modifying the wiring of the autopilot pitch torque limiter switch. This proposed AD is prompted by several reports of pitch trim disconnect caused by insufficient length in the wiring to the pitch torque limiter lever. We are proposing this AD to prevent possible trim loss when the flightcrew tries to override the autopilot pitch control, which could result in uncontrolled flight of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Model 23, 24, 24A, 24B, 24B-A, 24C, 24D, 24D-A, 24E, 24F, 24F-A, 25, 25A, 25B, 25C, 25D, 25F, 28, 29, 31, 31A, 35, 35A (C-21A), and 36 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6767
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet Model 23, 24, 24A, 24B, 24B-A, 24C, 24D, 24D-A, 24E, 24F, 24F-A, 25, 25A, 25B, 25C, 25D, 25F, 28, 29, 31, 31A, 35, 35A (C-21A), and 36 airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the center ball of the aileron control cable or cables for a defective swage, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by a report indicating that an aileron cable failed on one affected airplane when the cable underwent a tension check. We are proposing this AD to prevent severe weakening of the aileron cable, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6766
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require modifying the parking brake system to automatically restore the normal parking brake if the parking brake pressure decreases below a certain threshold. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of failure of the parking brake while the airplane was on the holding point of the runway before takeoff, leading to a runway departure. We are proposing this AD to ensure normal braking is available to prevent possible runway departure in the event of failure of the parking brake.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6765
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitively replacing and testing a certain relay of the passenger oxygen release system in the forward cabin. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of a failed relay of the passenger oxygen release system. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the relay, which could result in the oxygen masks failing to deploy and deliver oxygen to the passengers in the event of a rapid decompression or cabin depressurization.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-400, -401, and -402 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-6764
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-400, -401, and -402 airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the Airworthiness Limitation section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness of the Dash 8 400 Series (Bombardier) Maintenance Requirements Manual to reduce the life limits of the main landing gear (MLG) orifice support tube, upper bearing, and piston plug; and to reduce the threshold for initiating repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the engine isolator brackets. This proposed AD is prompted by the discovery of fatigue failures, during type certification fatigue testing, at the engine isolator bracket and at the orifice support tube, upper bearing, and piston plug in the shock strut assembly of the MLG, which are principal structural elements. We are proposing this AD to prevent the development of cracks in these principal structural elements, which could reduce the structural integrity of the engine installation and the MLG. Reduced structural integrity of the engine installation could result in separation of the engine from the airplane, and reduced structural integrity of the MLG could result in collapse of the MLG.