Special Condition: Robinson R44 Helicopters, Section 27.1309, Installation of an Autopilot (AP) Stabilization Augmentation System (SAS) That Has Potential Failure Modes With Criticality Categories Higher Than Those Envisioned by the Applicable Airworthiness Regulations
This proposed special condition is issued for the modification of the Robinson Model R44 helicopter. This modification will have novel or unusual design features associated with installing a complex Autopilot/ Stabilization Augmentation System (AP/SAS) that has potential failure modes with more severe adverse consequences than those envisioned by the existing applicable airworthiness regulations. This proposal contains the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to ensure that the failures and their effects are sufficiently analyzed and contained.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model LP 1125 Westwind Astra Airplane; High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
These special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream Model LP 1125 Westwind Astra airplane modified by Duncan Aviation, Inc. This airplane will have novel and unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. 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 provided by the existing airworthiness standards.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
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. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Newburgh, NY
This action amends Class E airspace at Newburgh, NY. The development of multiple area navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) for numerous airports within the Newburgh, NY geographical area with approved Instrument Flight Rules (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 ten airports and results in the rescission of four Class E-5 descriptions through separate rulemaking action. The area will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference.
Availability of Record of Decision for the Environmental Impact Statement, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that it has published a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that evaluated proposed Master Plan improvements at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Harrisburg, PA
This action corrects a rule that was published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2005, (70 FR 18295-18296). It corrects an error in the legal description of Class E airspace for Harrisburg, PA.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Wenatchee, WA
This proposal would revise the Class E airspace at Wenatchee, WA. This additional Class E airspace is necessary to accommodate the new Standard Instrument Landing System (ILS) Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Wenatchee/Pangborn Memorial Airport. This change is proposed to improve the safety of IFR aircraft executing the new Standard ILS SIAP at Wenatchee/Pangborn Memorial Airport, Wenatchee, WA.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Newburgh, NY
This action removes the description of the Class E airspace designated for Joseph Y. Resnick Airport (N89), Ellenville, NY; Sullivan County International Airport (MSV), Monticello, NY; Monticello Airport (N37), NY; Stewart International Airport (SWF), Newburg, NY; Orange County Airport (MGJ), NY; Randall Airport (06N), NY; Dutchess County Airport (POU), Poughkeepsie, NY; Sky Acres Airport (44N), NY; Stormville Airport (N69), NY; Wurtsboro-Sullivan County Airport (N82), Wurtsboro, NY. The affected Class E-5 airspace for the airports included in these descriptions will be consolidated into the amended Newburgh, NY airspace description contained in Docket No. FAA-2005- 20673, Airspace Docket No. 05-AEA-06, effective September 1, 2005.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Marana Northwest Regional Airport, AZ
This notice proposes to establish a Class E airspace area at Marana Positioning System (GPS) Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) RNAV (GPS) to Runway 3, 21, 12, and 31 IAP and a Nondirectional Radio Beacon (NDB) IAP to RWY 12 and 30 at Marana Northwest Regional Airport, Tucson, AZ has made this proposal necessary. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) RWY 3, 21, 21, and 30 and a NDB IAP RWY 12 and 30 at Marana Northwest Airport. The intended effect of this proposal is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Marana Northwest Regional Airport, Tucson, AZ.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Nome, AK
This action corrects an error in the airspace description contained in a Final Rule that was published in the Federal Register on Monday, May 2, 2005 (70 FR 22590). Airspace Docket No. 05-AAL-06.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 747SP; NASA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA); Cryogenic Systems Using Liquid Nitrogen and Liquid Helium
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 747SP airplane. This airplane, as modified by L-3 Communications/Integrated Systems, of Waco, Texas, will have novel and unusual design features associated with cryogenic systems using liquid nitrogen and liquid helium. 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.
Advisory Circular 25.783-1A, Fuselage Doors and Hatches
This notice announces the issuance of Advisory Circular 25.783-1A, ``Fuselage Doors and Hatches.'' The advisory circular provides guidance for showing compliance with revisions to the design standards for fuselage doors and hatches recently adopted by Amendment 25-114 on May 3, 2004 (69 FR 24496).
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Marion, KY
This notice proposes to establish Class E airspace at Marion, KY. Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) Runway (RWY) 7 and RWY 25 have been developed for Marion-Crittenden County Airport. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAPs and for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Marion-Crittenden County Airport. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAPs.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Model A109E Helicopters
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A109E helicopters that requires, 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 AD requires, before further flight, replacing an unairworthy cable with an airworthy cable kit. This AD 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 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Mystere-Falcon 50 and 900 Series Airplanes, and Model Falcon 2000 and 900EX Series Airplanes
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Dassault Model Mystere-Falcon 50 and 900 series airplanes, and Model Falcon 2000 and 900EX series airplanes. This proposal requires temporary changes to the Airplane Flight Manual to prohibit the use of certain functions depending on whether or not the operator chooses to deactivate the global positioning system (GPS). For airplanes on which the GPS is deactivated, this proposal requires installing a deactivation locking collar on certain circuit breakers. For certain airplanes, this proposal also requires modifying the wiring of the global positioning/inertial reference system. This action is necessary to prevent the erroneous cockpit display of ground speed, wind velocity and direction, flight path angle, and true track angle when using certain autopilot and/or flight management system functions. Erroneous cockpit displays could cause the pilot to lose situational awareness, and possibly lose control of the airplane. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-12 and PC-12/45 Airplanes
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. (Pilatus) Models PC-12 and PC-12/45 airplanes. This AD requires you to insert a temporary revision into the Limitations Section of the Pilot Operating Handbook (POH). This AD also requires you to replace the pitch actuator with an improved design pitch actuator and make the necessary wiring and circuit breaker changes, as applicable. Installing the improved design pitch actuator terminates the need for the temporary revision in the POH. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Switzerland. We are issuing this AD to prevent an out-of-trim condition from occurring when the flaps are at a 40-degree flight phase and the pilot disconnects the autopilot. This condition could lead to reduced ability to control the airplane.