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

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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Harrisburg, PA
Document Number: C5-7191
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Special Conditions: Cessna Aircraft Company Model 650 Citation III Airplanes; High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-9306
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Cessna Aircraft Company Model 650 Citation III airplanes modified by Pro Star Aviation, LLC. These airplanes will have novel and unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification incorporates the installation of Honeywell Primus Epic Control Display System (CDS)/Retrofit Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) system, and a second air data computer. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high-intensity- radiated fields (HIRF). 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.
Noise Exposure Map Notice for McClellan-Palomar Airport, Carlsbad, CA
Document Number: 05-9305
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the County of San Diego for McClellan-Palomar 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.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 05-05-C-00-DAY To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Dayton International Airport, Dayton, OH
Document Number: 05-9304
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Dayton International Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International CFM56-5, -5B, and -5C Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-9275
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for CFM International CFM56-5, -5B, and -5C series turbofan engines. This AD requires removing certain part number (P/N) air turbine starters from service. This AD results from several reports of uncontained failures of air turbine starters where high-energy particles were not contained within the containment feature of the starter. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained failures of air turbine starters, which could result in damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200 and 767-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-9272
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200 and 767-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require performing a general visual inspection to determine the part number of the I-beams of the center overhead stowage bin modules to identify I-beams having 9.0g (gravitational acceleration) tie rods attached and to determine the configuration of the center overhead stowage bin modules; and, for certain center overhead stowage bin modules, installation of support straps. This AD was prompted by the results of tests conducted by the airplane manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the attachment of the 9.0g tie rods to the center overhead stowage bin modules. This failure could result in collapse of those stowage bin modules, and consequent injury to passengers and crew and interference with their ability to evacuate the airplane in an emergency.
Airworthiness Directives; CENTRAIR 101 Series Gliders
Document Number: 05-9271
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document incorporates corrections to clarify the intent of Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-08-06, which was published in the Federal Register on April 19, 2005 (70 FR 20271). AD 2005-08-06 applies to all CENTRAIR 101 series gliders. This action clarifies the applicability to point out that the affected hinge pins were installed at manufacturer on serial numbers 101A600 through 101A637 and could be replaced on other serial number gliders with hinge pins that Centrair delivered between February 20, 1995, and February 28, 2001. We are re- issuing the AD in its entirety to help eliminate any confusion that this AD may have created.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Model HS.125 Series 700A Airplanes, Model BAe.125 Series 800A Airplanes, and Model Hawker 800 and Hawker 800XP Airplanes
Document Number: 05-9189
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Model HS.125 series 700A airplanes, BAe.125 Series 800A airplanes, and Model Hawker 800 and Hawker 800XP airplanes. The original NPRM would have required an inspection to determine the current rating of the circuit breakers of certain cockpit ventilation and avionics cooling system blowers; and replacing the circuit breakers and modifying the blower wiring, as applicable. The original NPRM was prompted by a report indicating that a blower motor seized up and gave off smoke. This action revises the original NPRM by clarifying the compliance time and removing a reporting requirement. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent smoke and fumes in the cockpit in the event that a blower motor seizes and overheats due to excessive current draw.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-14, DC-9-15, and DC-9-15F Airplanes; and McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-20, DC-9-30, DC-9-40, and DC-9-50 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-9188
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all transport category airplanes listed above. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracks of the main landing gear (MLG) shock strut cylinder, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by two reports of a collapsed MLG and a report of cracks in two MLG cylinders. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks in the shock strut cylinder of the MLG, which could result in a collapsed MLG during takeoff or landing, and possible reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, and -200C Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-9187
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-100, -200, and -200C series airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time detailed inspection for cracking of the lugs of the inboard attach fittings of the wing leading edge slat tracks at slat numbers 2 and 5; prior or concurrent actions for certain airplanes; repetitive high-frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracking of the lug surfaces of those inboard attach fittings if necessary; and replacement of the attach fittings with new, improved fittings. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of damage to the lugs of certain inboard attach fittings of the leading edge slat tracks. We are proposing this AD to prevent a lifted slat, which, if the airplane performs any non-normal maneuver during takeoff or landing at very high angles of attack, could lead to the loss of the slat and reduced control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL600-1A11 (CL-600), Model CL-600-2A12 (CL-601), and Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604) Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-9186
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL600-1A11 (CL-600), Model CL-600-2A12 (CL-601), and Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604) series airplanes. This proposed AD would require operators to assign serial numbers or part numbers to certain landing gear parts; and to establish the number of landings on the parts, if necessary. This proposed AD also would require operators to revise the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to reflect the new life limits of the landing gear parts. This proposed AD is prompted by reports that landing gear parts that have safe-life limits but do not have serial numbers or part numbers can be removed from one landing gear and re-installed on another, making tracking difficult. We are proposing this AD to prevent life-limited landing gear parts from being used beyond their safe-life limits, which could lead to collapse of the landing gear.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-9185
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-09
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 repetitive detailed and specialized inspections to detect fatigue damage in the fuselage, replacement of certain bolt assemblies, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by a review of primary airframe fatigue test results and Maintenance Steering Group 3 (MSG-3) analysis. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue damage of the fuselage, door, engine nacelle, empennage, and wing structures, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Model A119 Helicopters
Document Number: 05-8953
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A119 helicopters that requires visually inspecting each main transmission support fitting (fitting) attachment bolt (bolt) for a fracture, a crack, or looseness, and verifying the torque on each fitting bolt. This amendment is prompted by two incidents of fatigue failure of the bolts that secure the transmission rear support fittings to the helicopter. The actions specified by this AD are intended to detect a fracture, a crack, or looseness of a fitting bolt, and prevent fatigue failure of a fitting bolt and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Model A109E Helicopters
Document Number: 05-8952
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A109E helicopters that requires visually inspecting each main transmission support fitting (fitting) attachment bolt (bolt) for a fracture, a crack, or looseness, and verifying the torque on each fitting bolt. This amendment is prompted by two incidents of fatigue failure of the bolts that secure the transmission rear support fittings to the helicopter. The actions specified by this AD are intended to detect a fracture, a crack, or looseness of a fitting bolt, and prevent fatigue failure of a fitting bolt and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model EC120 Helicopters
Document Number: 05-8951
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model EC120 helicopters that requires inspecting the tail rotor drive shaft (drive shaft) damper half-clamps (half-clamps) to determine if they are centered on the friction ring, and if not correctly positioned, centering the half-clamps on the friction ring. This amendment is prompted by the discovery of half- clamps that were incorrectly positioned. The actions specified by this AD are intended to detect incorrect positioning of the drive shaft half-clamps, and to prevent interference of the half-clamps with the drive shaft, which could result in scoring on the drive shaft, failure of the drive shaft, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Aging Airplane Safety; Correcting Amendment
Document Number: 05-9138
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes corrections to the Aging Airplane Safety final rule; disposition of comments published in the Federal Register on February 2, 2005 (70 FR 5518). In that document errors in the amendatory language caused certain subparagraphs in sections 121.368 and 129.33 to be inadvertently retained.
Petitions for Exemption; Dispositions of Petitions Issued
Document Number: 05-9137
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
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 the disposition of certain petitions previously received. 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.
Advisory Circular (AC) 23-17B, Systems and Equipment Guide for Certification of Part 23 Airplanes and Airships
Document Number: 05-9042
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This advisory circular (AC) sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, of showing compliance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), part 23, for the certification of systems and equipment in normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter category airplanes and airships. The policy in this AC is considered applicable for airship projects; however, the certifying office should only use specific applicability and requirements if they are determined to be reasonable, applicable and relevant to the airship project. This AC applies to Subpart D from Sec. 23.671 and Subpart F. This AC both consolidates existing policy documents, and certain ACs that cover specific paragraphs of the regulations, into a single document and adds new guidance. This revision has added preamble material, in italics, under the applicable rule and amendment level. Material in this AC is neither mandatory nor regulatory in nature and does not constitute a regulation. The draft AC was issued for Public Comment on September 29, 2004 (69 FR 58213). No comments were received.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 05-09-C-00-CVG To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Covington, KY
Document Number: 05-9041
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).
RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-9040
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee.
Modification and Revocation of Federal Airways; AK
Document Number: 05-9039
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revokes Jet Route 711 (J-711), modifies Jet Routes 133 and 889R (J-133 and J-889R), and modifies two colored Federal airways (B-25 and A-1) in Alaska. The FAA is taking this action to remove all airways and routes off the Hinchinbrook, AK, Nondirectional Radio Beacon (NDB) in preparation for the NDB's eventual decommissioning from the National Airspace System (NAS).
Revision of Jet Route 94
Document Number: 05-9038
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action realigns a segment of Jet Route 94 (J-94) between the Oakland, CA, Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and the Mustang, NV, VORTAC. Specifically, the FAA is taking this action to realign the current route segment between the Oakland VORTAC and the Mustang VORTAC that is unusable for navigation. This action will enhance air safety, simplify routings, and reduce controller workload.
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: 05-8884
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising 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 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 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 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-300 and -400ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: C5-6689
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-8939
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-05
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 Requests (ICR) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of the currently approved collections. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden. The Federal Register Notices with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information were published on February 17, 2005, pages 8132-8133, with the exception of the notice for 2120-0574, which was published on August 25, 2004, page 52324.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Monett, MO
Document Number: 05-8938
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at Monett, MO.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Mountain Grove, MO
Document Number: 05-8937
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at Mountain Grove, MO.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Macon, MO
Document Number: 05-8936
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at Macon, MO.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Neosho, MO
Document Number: 05-8935
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at Neosho, MO.
Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS) Handbook
Document Number: 05-8934
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice corrects the ``How To Obtain Copies'' Web address published April 11, 2005 (70 FR 18452) that announced the availability of and requested comments for a proposed plan to manage the Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS) Handbook which has replaced the now cancelled ``Department of Defense Handbook: Metallic Materials and Elements for Aerospace Vehicle Structures,'' (MIL-HDBK-5) and our intention to make the MMPDS Handbook the primary source of metallic materials and fastener allowable properties demonstrated to comply with FAA airworthiness requirements.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Perryville, AK
Document Number: 05-8933
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Perryville, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing a new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) and Departure Procedure. This rule results in new Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Perryville, AK.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Kalskag, AK
Document Number: 05-8932
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Kalskag, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and a new Textual Departure Procedure. This Rule results in new Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Kalskag, AK.
Revision of Class E Airspace; St. Michael, AK
Document Number: 05-8931
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at St. Michael, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and a new Textual Departure Procedure. This Rule results in new Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at St. Michael, AK.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 05-08-C-00-DSM To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Des Moines International Airport, Des Moines, IA
Document Number: 05-8930
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Des Moines International Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).
Notice of intent To Rule on Application 05-06-U-00-ALO To Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Waterloo Municipal Airport, Waterloo, IA
Document Number: 05-8929
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to use the revenue from a PFC at Waterloo Municipal Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).
Class E-2 Airspace
Document Number: 05-8928
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to establish Class E-2 airspace designated as a surface area for Hancock County-Bar harbor Airport, Bar Harbor, Maine. The airport is served by an RNAV/GPS RWY 4 Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP), an Instrument Landing System (ILS) RWY 22 SIAP, and a Localizer (LOC)/DME RWY 4 SIAP. This proposed action would accommodate these SIAPs and provide additional controlled airspace for aircraft operating under Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations to the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80A1/A3 and CF6-80C2A Series Turbofan Engines, Installed on Airbus Industrie A300-600 and A310 Series Airplanes; Correction
Document Number: 05-8883
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-06-07. That AD applies to GE CF6-80A1/A3 and CF6-80C2A series turbofan engines. We published AD 2005-06-07 in the Federal Register on March 21, 2005, (70 FR 13365). A service bulletin number in the compliance section is incorrect. This document corrects that service bulletin number. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-8881
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding two existing airworthiness directives (ADs); both apply to the same certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 airplanes. The superseded ADs currently require a one-time general visual inspection to detect wire chafing damage and to determine adequate clearance between the disconnect panel structure and the wires above the aft left lavatory; and corrective actions, if necessary. This new AD retains those requirements and clarifies certain requirements for recording AD compliance. This AD is prompted by the determination that the form of the existing ADs could result in confusion to operators in recording compliance with the potentially conflicting requirements. We are issuing this AD to prevent damage to certain wires due to contact between the wires and the adjacent structure, which could result in electrical arcing and consequent smoke and fire in the cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-400 and 747-400D Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-8761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-400 and 747-400D series airplanes. This proposed AD would require an inspection for corrosion and cracks of the station 980 upper deck floor beam, and repair and related investigative actions if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of corrosion under the cart lift threshold at the station 980 upper deck floor beam. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such corrosion, which could result in a cracked or broken floor beam, extensive damage to adjacent structure, and possible rapid decompression of the airplane.
Revision of Incorporation by Reference Provisions
Document Number: 05-8728
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule removes the incorporation by reference of certain FAA orders and terminal aeronautical charts from the Code of Federal Regulations. The previous IBR of these materials inappropriately designated them as regulatory. Instead, the FAA is incorporating by reference the instrument procedures and weather takeoff minimums that are documented on FAA forms. This change ensures that the appropriate material is incorporated by reference into the FAA's regulations.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-8725
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, addition of new obstacles, or changes in air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Millville Municipal Airport, Millville, New Jersey
Document Number: 05-8724
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requesting public comment on the proposed release of approximately 140 acres of airport property on the south side of Millville Municipal Airport to permit its sale and development of a motorsport park. The airport land was deeded to the City of Millville under a quitclaim conveyance form the United States. It was later transferred to the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA). FAA's action is to release the land from the deed provisions requiring aeronautical use of the property. The DRBA has stated that it has no aeronautical use for the parcel now or in the near future, according to the approved Airport Layout Plan. It will also be released from a reverter clause in the quitclaim deed. The Fair Market Value for the land as determined by appraisals will be paid to the DRBA for the maintenance, operation and capital development of the airport. The motorsport park will consist of 4 racecourses, 2 paddock areas, 2 motels, 2 hotels, clubhouses, etc. Any comments the agency receives will be considered as a part of the decision.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Nome, AK
Document Number: 05-8723
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Nome, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP). This Rule results in additional Class E surface area and Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Nome, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), DC-9-87 (MD-87), and MD-88 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-8657
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas airplane models, that would have required a one-time inspection for chafing or signs of arcing of the wire bundle for the auxiliary hydraulic pump, and other specified and corrective actions, as applicable. This new action revises the proposed rule by referring to revised procedures for performing the corrective and other specified actions. The actions specified by this new proposed AD are intended to prevent shorted wires or arcing at the auxiliary hydraulic pump, which could result in loss of auxiliary hydraulic power, or a fire in the wheel well of the airplane. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-8656
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 airplanes. The existing AD requires operators to determine the number of flight cycles accumulated on each component of the main landing gear (MLG) and the nose landing gear (NLG), and to replace each component that reaches its life limit with a serviceable component. The existing AD also requires operators to revise the Airworthiness Limitations section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness in the aircraft maintenance manual to reflect the new life limits. This proposed AD would require revising the ALS to incorporate extended and more restrictive life limits for structurally significant items. This proposed AD is prompted by engineering analysis of fleet operations which resulted in more restrictive life limits. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of certain structurally significant items, including the MLG and the NLG, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-8655
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727 airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the lower lobe frames of body section 43 to find open holes between stringers 17L and 17R; repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracks of all open holes; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. The proposed AD also would include the optional terminating action of installing rivets in all open tooling holes and all unused lining holes, which would terminate a repetitive open-hole HFEC inspection once a hole is plugged with a rivet. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of cracks at open tooling holes in the lower lobe frames of body section 43. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the frames, which could result in cracks in the skin panels and rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-8654
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the aft pressure bulkhead web for fatigue cracks, crack indications, discrepant holes, and corrosion, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of fatigue cracks in the aft pressure bulkhead web. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such fatigue cracks, which could result in a rapid decompression of the airplane.