Federal Aviation Administration June 30, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Relief for U.S. Military and Civilian Personnel Who Are Assigned Outside the United States in Support of U.S. Armed Forces Operations
Document Number: 05-12930
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule replaces Special Federal Aviation Regulation 100 (SFAR 100). SFAR 100 allowed Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO) to accept expired flight instructor certificates, expired inspection authorizations for renewals, and expired airman written test reports for certain practical tests from U.S. military and civilian personnel (U.S. personnel) who are assigned outside the United States in support of U.S. Armed Forces operations. This action is necessary to avoid penalizing these U.S. personnel who are unable to meet the regulatory time limits of their flight instructor certificate, inspection authorization, or airman written test report because they are serving outside the United States. The effect of this action is to give these U.S. personnel extra time to meet the eligibility requirements under the current rules.
Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) Executed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Evaluation of Environmental Impacts Associated With a Proposed Extension of Runway 10R/28L for the Capital City Airport Located in Lansing, MI
Document Number: 05-12885
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is making available an EA and FONSI/ROD for the evaluation of environmental impacts associated with a proposed extension to runway 10R/28L executed by the FAA, for the Capital City Airport located in Lansing, Michigan. Point of Contact: Mr. Brad Davidson, Environmental Protection Specialist, FAA Great Lakes Region, Detroit Airports District Office, 11677 South Wayne Road, Suite 107, Romulus, MI 48174 (734) 229-2900.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection.
Document Number: 05-12884
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the FAA invites public comment on one new public information collection which will be submitted to OMB for approval.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace Limited Partnership (GALP) Model G150 Airplane; Windshield Coating in Lieu of Wipers
Document Number: 05-12883
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Gulfstream Aerospace Limited Partnership (GALP) Model G150 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with use of a hydrophobic coating, rather than windshield wipers, as the means to maintain a clear portion of the windshield during precipitation conditions, as required by the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. 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.
Special Conditions; Diamond Aircraft Industries, EFIS and Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) on the Diamond DA-42; Protection of Systems for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-12882
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued to Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH, N.A. Otto-Strasse 5, A-2700 Wiener Neistadt, Austria; telephone: 43 2622 26 700; facsimile: 43 2622 26 780, as part of the FAA Type Validation of the Diamond Aircraft Industries Model DA-42. This airplane will have novel and unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisaged in the applicable airworthiness standards. These novel and unusual design features include the installation of a Garmin Model G-1000 electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) display, and digital engine controls. The applicable regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate airworthiness 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 the airworthiness standards applicable to these airplanes.
Special Conditions; Raytheon Model King Air H-90 (T-44A) Protection of Systems for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-12879
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued to ARINC Inc., 1632 S. Murray Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80916 for a Supplemental Type Certificate for the Raytheon Model King Air H-90 (T-44A) airplane. These airplanes will have novel and unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisaged in the applicable airworthiness standards. The novel and unusual design features include the installation of the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Avionics System. This system includes Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS), electronic displays, digital Air Data Computers (ADC), and supporting equipment. The applicable regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate airworthiness 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 the airworthiness standards applicable to these airplanes.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727 Airplanes, Equipped With an Auxiliary Fuel Tank Having a Fuel Pump Installed
Document Number: 05-12844
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Boeing Model 727 airplanes equipped with an auxiliary fuel tank having a fuel pump installed. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual to include limitations on operating the fuel pumps for the auxiliary fuel tank. This AD is prompted by a design review of the fuel pump installation, which revealed a potential unsafe condition related to the auxiliary fuel tank(s). We are issuing this AD to prevent dry operation of the fuel pumps for the auxiliary fuel tank, which could create a potential ignition source inside the auxiliary fuel tank that could result in a fire or explosion of the auxiliary fuel tank.