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

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Notice of Intent to Rule on Application 05-03-I-00-GRR to Impose a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, MI.
Document Number: 05-12557
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose a PFC at Gerald R. Ford International Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 185).
First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 207/Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 05-12532
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a the initial meeting of RTCA Special Committee 207, Airport Security Access Control Systems. The FAA is holding this meeting to provide interested individuals an opportunity to participate.
First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206/Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) Data Link
Document Number: 05-12531
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the initial meeting of RTCA Special Committee 206/Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) Data Link. The FAA is holding this meeting to provide interested individuals an opportunity to participate.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Model AB412 Series Helicopters
Document Number: 05-12419
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model AB412 Series helicopters. This action requires inspecting each affected tail rotor blade (blade) forward tip weight retention block (tip block) and the aft tip closure (tip closure) for adhesive bond voids, and removing any blade with an excessive void from service. This AD also requires modifying certain blades by installing shear pins and tip closure rivets on all affected blades. This amendment is prompted by reports of in-flight loss of tip blocks and tip closures resulting in minor to substantial damage. The actions specified in this AD are intended to prevent loss of the tip block or tip closure, loss of a blade, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model EC 155B, EC155B1, SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2, and AS 365 N3 Helicopters
Document Number: 05-12418
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model EC 155B, SA-365N and N1, AS-365N2, and AS 365 N3 helicopters. That AD currently requires inspecting the hydraulic brake hose (hose) for crazing, pinching, distortion, or leaks at the torque link hinge and replacing the hose, if necessary. That AD also requires inspecting the hose and the emergency flotation gear pipe to ensure adequate clearance, and adjusting the landing gear leg, if necessary. This amendment requires the same actions as the existing AD and adds another model helicopter to the applicability. This amendment is prompted by notification by the manufacturer and the European Authority that another affected model helicopter, the Model EC155B1, may have the same unsafe condition and should be added to the existing AD. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent failure of a hose, resulting in failure of hydraulic pressure to the brakes on the affected landing gear wheel, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter during a run-on landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 2B Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 05-12415
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 2B turboshaft engines with Modification TU62A incorporated. This AD results from several reports of the hydromechanical unit (HMU) acceleration controller axle sticking. This AD requires initial and repetitive inspections, cleaning, lubrication, and checks for proper operation of the HMU acceleration controller axle. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of control of engine fuel flow in manual control mode or mixed control mode, leading to engine overspeed and in-flight engine shutdown, or uncommanded in-flight engine shutdown.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-200, -200C, -300, -400, -500, -600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12315
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-200, -200C, -300, -400, -500, -600, -700, - 700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This AD requires a one-time detailed inspection for discrepancies of the secondary fuel vapor barrier of the wing center section, and related investigative/ corrective actions if necessary. This AD is prompted by reports that the secondary fuel vapor barrier was not applied correctly to, or was missing from, certain areas of the wing center section. We are issuing this AD to prevent fuel or fuel vapors from leaking into the cargo or passenger compartments and coming into contact with a possible ignition source, which could result in fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12313
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 airplanes. This AD requires replacing existing dual anti-skid control manifolds (DACM) with new, improved or reworked and reidentified DACMs; inspecting the inlet filters and other components of the DACMs for damage; replacing any damaged DACM components with new or serviceable components; and flushing/cleaning the braking system prior to replacing the inlet filters. This AD is prompted by reports of multiple incidents of blown tires on landing while using maximum autobrake. We are issuing this AD to prevent metallic fibers from the first stage filter of the servo valves inside the DACM from becoming lodged in the first stage nozzle of the servo valve, which could lead to tire failure during high speed/high energy braking and possible subsequent runway departure.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12312
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD requires replacing the cargo ventilation extraction duct at frame 65 with a new duct, and relocating the temperature sensor in the aft cargo compartment. This AD is prompted by a report indicating that, during a test of the fire extinguishing system, air leakage around the temperature sensor for the aft cargo compartment reduced the concentration of fire extinguishing agent to below the level required to suppress a fire. We are issuing this AD to prevent air leakage around the temperature sensor for the aft cargo compartment, which, in the event of a fire in the aft cargo compartment, could result in an insufficient concentration of fire extinguishing agent, and consequent inability of the fire extinguishing system to suppress the fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-400, -400D, -400F; 767-200, -300, -300F; and 777-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12311
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-400, -400D, -400F; 767-200, -300, -300F; and 777-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD requires installing a jumper wire between the wiring of the fire extinguisher switch and the fuel shutoff switch for each engine, and other specified actions. This AD is prompted by a certain combination of conditions, which could cause the fuel spar shutoff valves to remain partially open. We are issuing this AD to prevent a latent open circuit that could leave the fuel spar shutoff valve in a partially open position when the engine fire switch is activated, which could result in fuel from the engine feeding an uncontrolled fire in the engine or the strut.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Model 650 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12306
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Cessna Model 650 airplanes, that requires inspecting to determine the part number of the actuator control unit (ACU) and replacing the ACU with a new, improved ACU if necessary. This AD also requires revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent uncommanded movement of the horizontal stabilizer, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; AvCraft Dornier Model 328-100 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12304
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all AvCraft Dornier Model 328-100 airplanes. This AD requires modifying the electrical wiring of the fuel pumps; installing insulation at the hand flow control and shut-off valves, and other components of the environmental control system; and installing markings at fuel wiring harnesses. This AD also requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new inspections of the fuel tank system. This AD is prompted by the results of fuel system reviews conducted by the airplane manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-92A Helicopters
Document Number: 05-12417
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A helicopters. This action requires replacing a certain part-numbered tail gear box output housing that has 600 or more hours time-in-service (TIS) with an airworthy part. Also, this AD revises the Airworthiness Limitations section of the maintenance manual by reducing the life limit of the tail gear box output housing. This amendment is prompted by the premature failure of the tail gear box output housing during fatigue testing by the manufacturer. The actions specified in this AD are intended to prevent fatigue failure of the tail gear box output housing, loss of tail rotor drive, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Artouste III Series Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 05-12414
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca Artouste III series turboshaft engines. That AD currently requires smoke emission checks after every ground engine shutdown, and if necessary, additional checks and possibly removing the engine from service. That action also requires inspection of central labyrinths not previously inspected, or not replaced after the engine logged 1,500 operating hours, and, replacement if necessary. That action also requires the removal of injection wheels at a new lower life limit. This proposed AD includes the same requirements as the existing AD, but reduces the compliance time for the initial inspection of the central labyrinth and adds repetitive inspections of the central labyrinth. This proposed AD results from reports and analyses of in-flight engine shutdowns occurring since we issued AD 2002-22-11. We are proposing this AD to prevent injection wheel cracks and excessive central labyrinth wear, which could result in an in- flight engine shutdown.
Notice of Interim Operating Authority Granted to Commercial Air Tour Operators Over National Parks and Tribal Lands Within or Abutting National Parks
Document Number: 05-12380
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On October 25, 2002, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published the final rule for Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 136, National Parks Air Tour Management (67 FR 65662). The rule became effective on January 23, 2003. On January 27, 2005, the FAA published a notice of opportunity for commercial air tour operators granted interim operating authority (IOA) under the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (the Act) to review and self-correct annual authorizations (70 FR 3972). based on the responses to that notice, the FAA made some corrections to interim operating authority. The Act also requires the interim operating authority granted under the Act to be published in the Federal Register for notice and the opportunity for comment. This notice fulfills that statutory requirement.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-12362
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums 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.
Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-12379
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a meeting of the Federal Aviation Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee (ATPAC) will be held to review present air traffic control procedures and practices for standardization, clarification, and upgrading of terminology and procedures.
Proposed Establishment of Class E2 Airspace; and Modification of Class E5 Airspace; Storm Lake, IA
Document Number: 05-12378
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to create a Class E surface area at Storm Lake, IA. It also proposes to modify the Class E5 airspace at Storm Lake, IA.
Federal Aviation Administration Policy for Certification of New-Production Military-Derived Aircraft in Restricted Category
Document Number: 05-12377
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy for the type certification of new-production military- derived aircraft in restricted category as allowed by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 21.25(a)(2) and 21.185(a).
Noise Compatibility Program Notice; Georgetown Municipal Airport, Georgetown, TX
Document Number: 05-12376
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the city of Georgetown under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR Part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On January 26, 2004, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the city of Georgetown under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On May 27, 2005, the FAA approved the Georgetown Municipal Airport noise compatibility program. Most of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Notice of Determination of Compliance of the Noise Exposure Maps and Receipt and Request for Review of Noise Compatibility Program at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
Document Number: 05-12375
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority for Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport under part 150 in conjunction with the noise exposure maps, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before December 4, 2005.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Gerald R. Ford International Airport; Grand Rapids, MI
Document Number: 05-12374
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of the airport property. The proposal consists of a parcel of land totaling approximately 5.76 acres. Current use and present condition is vacant grassland. The parcel is hilly and partially wooded. The land was acquired under FAA Project No. 9-20-072-6001. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. The proposal concerns selling the land to the Michigan Department of Transportation to provide a right-of-way for the proposed Interstate-96 interchange with 36th Street. The project will improve traffic flow to areas along the northern boundary of the airport. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant- in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of the airport property will be in accordance FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Advisory Circular 23.1311-1B, Installation of Electronic Display in Part 23 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12373
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the issuance of Advisory Circular (AC) 23.1311-1B, Installation of Electronic Display in Part 23 Airplanes. This AC sets forth acceptable methods of compliance with the provisions of 14 CFR part 23 applicable to installing electronic displays in part 23 airplanes. This notice is necessary to advise the public of the availability of the AC.
Notice of Intent to Rule on Request to Release Airport Property at the Snohomish County Airport/Paine Field, Everett, Washington
Document Number: 05-12372
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at Snohomish County Airport/Paine Field under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; AK
Document Number: 05-12366
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes 33 low altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes in Alaska to support the Alaskan Capstone Program. The FAA initially proposed 39 RNAV routes; however, 6 routes subsequently have been canceled to reduce chart clutter. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace in Alaska.
Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; AK
Document Number: 05-12365
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes a low altitude area navigation (RNAV) route T-270 in Alaska to support the Alaskan Capstone Program. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace in Alaska.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-12364
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of the currently approved collection. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 9, 2005, pages 11725-11726.
Special Conditions; Duncan Aviation Inc., EFIS on the Raytheon 300 King Air; Protection of Systems for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-12363
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued to Duncan Aviation Inc., 15745 S Airport Rd Battle Creek, MI 49015, for a Supplemental Type Certificate for the Raytheon 300 King Air. 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 an electronic flight instrument system (EFIS). The EFIS consists of the Universal Avionics, Inc. EFI-890R system for which 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). The installation includes three EFI- 890R Flat Panel Displays (two Primary Flight Displays Pilot/Copilot and one Navigational Displays Pilot), and supporting equipment. 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.
Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; AK
Document Number: 05-12360
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes eight high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes in Alaska to support the Alaskan Region's Capstone Program. The Capstone Program is a Safety Program which seeks near term safety and efficiency gains by accelerating the implementation and use of modern technology. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and to improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace in Alaska.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ and EMB-145XR Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12314
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135BJ and EMB- 145XR series airplanes, that would have required installation of an additional indication device to the clear-ice indication system. This new action revises the proposed rule by changing the description of the unsafe condition, and by adding instructions for modifying certain existing circuits, replacing an existing indicator lamp with a new, improved lamp, and performing other required corrections/modifications. The actions specified by this new proposed AD are intended to prevent undetected build-up of clear ice on the wing surfaces, which could lead to reduced controllability of the airplane. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 and A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12303
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Airbus Model A330 and A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. That action would have required a one- time inspection of each emergency evacuation slide raft installed on Type ``A'' exit doors equipped with regulator valves having a certain part number to determine if a discrepant regulator valve is installed on the pressure bottle that inflates the slide/raft, and an interim modification of any discrepant valve if necessary. That action also would have required eventual modification of all affected regulator valves, which would have terminated the requirements of the proposed AD. This new action revises the original NPRM by requiring part number identification and a new modification for affected airplanes, removing the one-time inspection and interim modification, and removing certain airplanes from the applicability. The actions specified by this new proposed AD are intended to prevent failure of an emergency evacuation slide raft to deploy and inflate during an emergency situation, which could impede an evacuation and result in injury to passengers or crewmembers. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-215-1A10 (Water Bomber), CL-215-6B11 (CL215T Variant), and CL-215-6B11 (CL415 Variant) Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12302
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Bombardier Model CL-215-1A10 (Water Bomber), CL-215-6B11 (CL215T Variant), and CL-215-6B11 (CL415 Variant) series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive ultrasonic inspections to detect cracking of the lower caps of the wing front spar and rear spar, and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD would reduce the threshold to do the initial inspections and revise the repetitive inspection interval. This proposed AD also adds a repetitive ultrasonic inspection of the wing lower skin. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of cracks in the front and rear spar lower caps. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the lower caps of the wing front spar and rear spar, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 Airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12301
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all EMBRAER Model EMB-135 and -145 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections of the electrical connectors of the electric fuel pumps to detect discrepancies, application of anti-corrosion spray, replacement of all fuel pumps with improved fuel pumps, repetitive inspections after all six fuel pumps are replaced, and applicable corrective actions. This new AD retains those requirements but revises the initial compliance time for an inspection for certain airplanes. This new AD is prompted by the need to correct a compliance time in the existing AD. We are issuing this AD to prevent an ignition source in the fuel tank or adjacent dry bay, which could result in fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes) and Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12300
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300-600 and A310 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting for certain serial numbers on elevators, and doing a detailed inspection, visual inspection with a low-angle light, and tap-test inspection of the upper and lower surfaces of the external skins on certain identified elevators for any damage (i.e., debonding of the graphite fiber reinforced plastic/Tedlar film protection, bulges, debonding of the honeycomb core to the carbon fiber reinforced plastic, abnormal surface reflections, and torn-out plies), and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of debonded skins on the elevators. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct debonding of the skins on the elevators, which could cause reduced structural integrity of an elevator and reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10 and DC-10-10F Airplanes; Model DC-10-15 Airplanes; Model DC-10-30 and DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10) Airplanes; Model DC-10-40 and DC-10-40F Airplanes; Model MD-10-10F and MD-10-30F Airplanes; and Model MD-11 and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12299
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas transport category airplanes. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the torque tube assembly for the rudder pedal for cracking; an inspection of the torque tube assembly to determine the thickness of the torque tube wall, if necessary; and replacing the rudder torque tube with a new or serviceable rudder torque tube, if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of a broken rudder pedal torque tube. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of a rudder pedal torque tube, which could result in loss of rudder control and nose wheel steering controlled by the rudder pedal, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12298
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires revising the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) to provide the flightcrew with operating limitations and procedures to enable them to maintain controllability of the airplane in the event that aileron control stiffness is encountered during flight. This proposed AD would revise the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions of Continued Airworthiness to incorporate certain repetitive tasks for the aileron control system and would require a briefing to advise flight crews that certain aileron control checks are no longer required. After accomplishing the applicable initial tasks, the existing AFM revisions for the aileron control check may be removed from the AFM. This proposed AD is prompted by the development of terminating actions for the AFM revisions. We are proposing this AD to prevent aileron control stiffness during flight, which could result in reduced or possible loss of controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12297
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 727 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive visual inspections for cracking of the forward entry doorway forward frame and repair if necessary. That AD also provides an optional modification that constitutes terminating action. This proposed AD would require adding new post-repair and post- modification inspections for previously repaired or modified airplanes, mandating the optional modification, and adding airplanes to the applicability of the AD. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of cracking of the forward entry doorway forward frame of airplanes previously modified. We are proposing this AD to prevent the loss of the structural integrity of the forward entry doorway due to cracking of the frame at BS 303.9, and consequent cracking of the fuselage skin and rapid decompression of the airplane.
Aircraft Assembly Placard Requirements
Document Number: 05-12239
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirement in the final rule published on June 29, 2004 (FR 69 39292). This notice also provides the amendment numbers for the final rule that were absent when it was published.
Airworthiness Directives; Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-300, AT-301, AT-302, AT-400, AT-400A, AT-401, AT-402, AT-602, AT-802, and AT-802A Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12177
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Air Tractor, Inc. (Air Tractor) Models AT-300, AT-301, AT-302, AT-400, AT-400A, AT-401, AT-402, AT-602, AT-802, and AT-802A airplanes. This AD requires you to repetitively tighten the four eyebolts that attach the front and rear spar of the horizontal stabilizer to the respective stabilizer strut to the specified torque, and repetitively replace at specified intervals any eyebolts that attach the front and rear spar of the horizontal stabilizer to the respective stabilizer strut. An option for replacing the steel brace assembly inside the stabilizer with a new steel brace assembly with larger bushings and stronger eyebolts that increases the interval for replacement of eyebolts for AT-602, AT-802, and AT-802A airplanes is also included in this AD. This AD results from reports of failures of the subject eyebolt. We are issuing this AD to detect, correct, and prevent future fatigue failure in any eyebolt that attaches the front and rear spar of the horizontal stabilizer to the respective stabilizer strut. Failure of the eyebolt could lead to an abrupt change or complete loss of pitch control and/or the airplane departing from controlled flight.
Airworthiness Directives; The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. PA-34 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12176
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts an airworthiness directive to supersede AD 93- 24-14 applicable to all The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper) PA-34 series airplanes. This AD results from many service difficulty reports related to the collapse of the nose landing gear (NLG). Consequently, this AD retains the actions required in AD 93-24-14, requires you to inspect the NLG and components of the NLG using new procedures for rigging the nose gear installation, and requires you to replace unserviceable parts. We are issuing this AD to detect, correct, and prevent failure in certain components of the NLG, lack of cleanliness of the NLG due to inadequate maintenance, or lack of lubricant in the NLG or NLG components. This failure of the NLG could lead to loss of control of the airplane during take-off, landing, or taxiing operations.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Models 172R, 172S, 182T, T182T, 206H, and T206H Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12175
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 172R, 172S, 182T, T182T, 206H, and T206H airplanes. This AD requires you to inspect any MC01-3A I.C. 9 or MC01-3A I.C. 10 main electrical power junction box circuit breakers for correct amperage (amp) (a correct 40-amp circuit breaker) and replace any incorrect amp circuit breaker with the correct 40-amp circuit breaker. This AD results from several reports of circuit breakers that are not the correct 40-amp circuit breaker installed in the MC01-3A main electrical power junction box. We are issuing this AD to replace any incorrect circuit breaker installed in the MC01-3A I.C. 9 or MC01-3A I.C. 10 main electrical power junction box, which could result in premature tripping of the power junction box main feeder circuit breakers and could lead to partial or complete loss of all electrical power on the airplane. This condition could lead to the loss of all navigation and communication equipment and lighting in the cockpit.
Airworthiness Directives; [Hoffmann Propeller GmbH & Co KG Models HO-V343 and HO-V343K Propellers]
Document Number: 05-12172
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Hoffmann Propeller GmbH & Co KG Models HO-V343 and HO-V343K propellers. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive visual inspections of propeller blades for blade shake and blade nut preload. That AD also requires initial and repetitive eddy current inspections of blade hubs for damage and cracks. This AD requires an ultrasonic inspection of the propeller hub and an eddy current inspection of the propeller hub if any cracks are discovered during ultrasonic inspection. Additionally, this AD requires sending a hub inspection report to the manufacturer. This AD also requires replacement of the propeller if any signs of blade shake, cracks, or other damage to the propeller hub outside serviceable limits are detected during the inspections. This AD results from the discovery of a propeller blade separation due to a possible hub failure. We are issuing this AD to prevent propeller hub failure and blade separation due to an unknown root cause, leading to damage and possible loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; GROB-WERKE Model G120A Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12152
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain GROB-WERKE Model G120A airplanes. This AD requires you to replace the main landing gear (MLG) up-lock hook assembly. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Germany. We are issuing this AD to prevent the MLG from becoming jammed and not extending, which could result in loss of control of the airplane during landing. During the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding this action, we received a comment recommending the incorporation of service information to install connecting bolts secured with cotter pins instead of connecting bolts secured with snap rings. All U.S.- registered airplanes currently have these actions incorporated so these actions do not impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM and prior public comment is not necessary. However, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these additional actions.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12150
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 airplanes. This AD requires the overhaul of certain auxiliary components installed on the main landing gear (MLG) and nose landing gear (NLG). This 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 issuing this AD to prevent failure of the MLG or NLG, and consequent damage to the airplane and injury to flightcrew and passengers.
Modification and Revocation of Federal Airways; AK
Document Number: 05-12126
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an error in the airspace description of a notice of a final rule that was published in the Federal Register on May 6, 2005 (70 FR 23934), Airspace Docket No. 04-AAL-13.
Proposed Revision: Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C122a, Equipment that Prevent Blocked Channels Used in Two-Way Radio Communications Due to Simultaneous Transmissions; Correction
Document Number: 05-12125
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration published a document in the Federal Register on June 3, 2005, concerning Technical Standard Order (TSO) C-122a, Equipment That Prevent Blocked Channels Used in Two-Way Radio Communications Due to Simultaneous Transmissions. The document contains an incorrect Internet address for the retrieval of the TSO.
Notice of Intent To Request Renewal From the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of Two Current Public Collections of Information
Document Number: 05-12124
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
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 two currently approved public information collections which will be submitted to OMB for renewal.
Proposed Revision: Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C128a, Equipment That Prevent Blocked Channels Used in Two-Way Radio Communications Due to Unintentional Transmission; Correction
Document Number: 05-12123
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration published a document in the Federal Register on June 3, 2005, concerning Technical Standard Order (TSO) C-128a, Equipment That Prevent Blocked Channels Used in Two-way Radio Communications Due to Unintentional Transmissions. The document contains an incorrect Internet address for the retrieval of the TSO.
Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation Routes; Southwestern and South Central United States
Document Number: 05-12122
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish three area navigation (RNAV) routes in Southwestern and South Central United States in support of the High Altitude Redesign (HAR) program. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance safety and to improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. (Formerly AlliedSignal Inc. and Garrett Turbine Engine Co.) TFE731-2 and -3 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-12080
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc. (formerly AlliedSignal Inc. and Garrett Turbine Engine Co.) TFE731-2 and -3 series turbofan engines with certain part numbers (P/Ns) and serial numbers (SNs) of low pressure (LP) 1st and 2nd stage turbine rotor discs initially installed. This AD requires replacement of those LP 1st and 2nd stage turbine rotor discs. This AD results from a report of an uncontained failure of an LP 2nd stage turbine rotor disc that resulted in an in-flight engine shutdown. We are issuing this AD to prevent LP turbine rotor disk separation, which could result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.