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

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Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -200CB Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-11515
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -200CB series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the shim installation between the vertical flange and bulkhead. This AD is prompted by reports of cracks, loose and broken bolts, and shim migration in the joint between the aft torque bulkhead and the strut-to-diagonal brace fitting. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct such cracks, loose and broken bolts, and shim migration, which could result in damage to the strut and consequent separation of the strut and engine from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-200, 737-300, 737-400, 737-500, 737-600, 737-700, 737-800, 737-900, 757-200, and 757-300 Series Airplanes; and McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F, DC-10-40, MD-10-10F, MD-10-30F, MD-11, and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: 05-11514
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain transport category airplanes. That AD currently requires modification of the reinforced flight deck door. This new AD expands the applicability of the existing AD and requires other actions related to the reinforced flight deck door. These other actions include modifying the door, inspecting and modifying wiring in the area, and revising the maintenance program to require more frequent testing of the decompression panels of the flight deck door. This AD is prompted by reports of discrepancies with the reinforced flight deck door. We are issuing this AD to prevent inadvertent release of the decompression latch and consequent opening of the decompression panel in the flight deck door, or penetration of the flight deck door by smoke or shrapnel, any of which could result in injury to the airplane flightcrew. This AD also requires finding and fixing wire chafing, which could result in arcing, fire, and/or reduced controllability of the airplane.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: 05-11587
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-13
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 a summary of certain petitions seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR, dispositions of certain petitions previously received, and corrections. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Revo, Incorporated Models Colonial C-2, Lake LA-4, Lake LA-4A, Lake LA-4P, and Lake LA-4-200 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-11361
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 98-10-12, which applies to all Revo, Incorporated (REVO) (Type Certificate 1A13 formerly held by Colonial Aircraft Company, Lake Aircraft Corporation, Consolidated Aeronautics, Inc., and Global Amphibians LLC) Models Colonial C-2, Lake LA-4, Lake LA-4A, Lake LA-4P, and Lake LA-4-200 airplanes. AD 98-10-12 currently requires you to ensure adequate clearance between the attachment fitting and the horizontal stabilizer rear beam and between the attachment fitting and the stabilizer skin with inspections, possible replacement, and adjustments as necessary. This new AD is the result of several reports of fatigue cracks found in the horizontal stabilizer attachment fitting (part number 2-2200-21) of Model LA-4-200 airplanes that were in compliance with AD 98-10-12. This includes an airplane accident with a fatality attributed to a fatigue crack in the horizontal stabilizer attachment fitting. Consequently, this AD requires either a dye penetrant inspection of the horizontal stabilizer attachment fitting for any evidence of fretting, cracking, or corrosion (with necessary replacement and modification) or replacement of the fittings depending on the number of operational hours on the fitting. The AD also requires you to repetitively replace the fitting every 850 hours time-in-service (TIS), repetitively inspect (visually) the fittings between replacement times, and report to FAA the results of the initial inspection and any cracks found on repetitive inspections. We are issuing this AD to detect, correct, and prevent future cracks in the horizontal stabilizer attachment fitting, which could result in failure of the horizontal stabilizer attachment fitting. This failure could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Cirrus Design Corporation Model SR20 and SR22 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-11456
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to revise an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cirrus Design Corporation (CDC) Model SR20 and SR22 airplanes. The earlier NPRM would have required you to measure and adjust the crew seat break-over bolts and to replace the crew seat recline locks on both crew seats. The earlier NPRM resulted from CDC discovering that the crew seats, under emergency landing dynamic loads, may fold forward at less than the 26 G required by the regulations. Since issuing the earlier NPRM, FAA received and evaluated new service information that increases the serial number effectivity of the earlier NPRM. The new proposed AD includes the additional serial numbers in the applicability section. Since the change imposes an additional burden over that proposed in the earlier NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public additional time to comment on the proposed AD.
Airworthiness Directives; The Cessna Aircraft Company Models 401, 401A, 401B, 402, 402A, 402B, 402C, 404, 411, 411A, 414, 414A, 421, 421A, 421B, 421C, 425, and 441 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-11454
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 401, 401A, 401B, 402, 402A, 402B, 402C, 404, 411, 411A, 414, 414A, 421, 421A, 421B, 421C, 425, and 441 airplanes equipped with certain avionics bus circuit breaker switches. This proposed AD would require you to inspect the avionics bus circuit breaker switch to determine the date code and replace any without a date code. This proposed AD would also impose a 1,000-hour safe life limit on avionics bus circuit breaker switches with a date code earlier than 0434. This proposed AD results from reports of smoke and a burning smell in the cockpit. We are issuing this proposed AD to prevent failure of the avionics bus circuit breaker switch, which could result in smoke and a burning smell in the cockpit. This failure could lead to reduced ability to control the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF6-45A, CF6-50A, CF6-50C, and CF6-50E Series Turbofan Engines; Correction
Document Number: 05-11442
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-07-05. That AD applies to General Electric Company (GE) CF6- 45A, CF6-50A, CF6-50C, and CF6-50E series turbofan engines that have not incorporated GE Service Bulletin (SB) No. CF6-50 S/B 72-1239, Revision 1, dated September 24, 2003, or that have not incorporated paragraph 3.B. of GE SB No. CF6-50 S/B 72-1239, original issue, dated May 29, 2003. We published AD 2005-07-05 in the Federal Register on March 30, 2005, (70 FR 16096). A descriptive phrase was inadvertently left out of compliance paragraph (f). This document corrects compliance paragraph (f). In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Conducting Component Level Tests To Demonstrate Compliance; Correction
Document Number: 05-11411
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document contains a correction to the Notice of final policy on conducting component level tests in order to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of Sec. 25.785(b) and (d), that was published in the Federal Register on May 20, 2005 (70 FR 29374). In the ``Background'' section of that notice, the FAA inadvertently left out a portion of a sentence in the second paragraph. This action corrects that error.
Acceptable Methods of Compliance With Section 25.562(c)(5) for Front Row Passenger Seats
Document Number: 05-11410
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the reopening of the comment period on a proposed policy on Acceptable Methods of Compliance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 25.562(c)(5) for Front Row Passenger Seats. This reopening is necessary to afford all interested parties an opportunity to further present their views on the proposed policy.
Modification of Restricted Areas 5103A, 5103B, and 5103C and Revocation of Restricted Area 5103D; McGregor, NM
Document Number: 05-10902
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule (Airspace Docket No. 04-ASW- 11) published in the Federal Register on December 13, 2004 (69 FR 72113). That action modified Restricted Areas 5103A (R-5103A), 5103B (R-5103B), and 5103C (R-5103C) and revoked Restricted Area 5103D (R-5103D), at the request of the United States (U.S.) Army. Subsequent to the issuance of the final rule, the U.S. Army identified an error in their requested boundaries for R-5103C. This action corrects that error.
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
Document Number: 05-11412
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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)
Document Number: 05-11409
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 05-11334
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
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 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
Document Number: 05-11331
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 05-11330
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 05-11329
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 05-11328
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 05-11327
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 05-11326
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 05-11325
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 05-11324
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 05-11323
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 05-11322
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 05-11256
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
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, 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
Document Number: 05-11052
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 05-10949
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-11, DC-8-12, DC-8-21, DC-8-31, DC-8-32, DC-8-33, DC-8-41, DC-8-42, and DC-8-43 Airplanes; DC-8-50 Series Airplanes; DC-8-61 Airplanes; DC-8-61F Airplanes; DC-8-71 Airplanes; and DC-8-71F Airplanes
Document Number: 05-11257
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed revision of an existing airworthiness directive (AD). The existing AD applies to certain McDonnell Douglas airplanes. That NPRM would have extended the compliance time for the follow-on inspection after accomplishment of the modification required by the existing AD. Since the issuance of the NPRM, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved an alternative method of compliance for the existing AD using a new version of the service bulletin that provides an acceptable level of safety. Accordingly, the proposed rule is withdrawn.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-11058
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes. This AD requires installing a new, improved foam seal around certain ducts in the forward cargo compartment. This AD is prompted by the detection of incorrectly installed smoke barrier seals around the electrical/ electronic equipment air supply and exhaust ducts. We are issuing this AD to prevent fire extinguishing agent from leaking out of the seals around the ducts in the forward cargo compartment in the event of an in-flight fire, which could result in failure to extinguish the fire and consequent smoke or fire extinguishing agent entering a compartment occupied by passengers or crew.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-400, -401, and -402 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-11057
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-400, -401, and -402 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections to detect discrepancies of the attachment fittings of the outboard flap front spar at flap track Number 4 and Number 5 locations, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires eventual replacement of the attachment fittings as terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD is prompted by the discovery of several airplanes that have loose flap front spar attachment fittings at flap track Number 4 and Number 5 locations. We are issuing this AD to prevent the attachment fittings from becoming detached, and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-11056
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracks of the fuselage pressure skin above the left and right main landing gear (MLG) bay. This AD also requires corrective action, including related investigative actions, if leaks are found. This AD is prompted by reports of cracks in the fuselage pressure skin above the left and right MLG bay. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking in the fuselage pressure skin above the left and right MLG bay; such fatigue cracking could adversely affect the structural integrity of the fuselage and its ability to maintain pressure differential.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727-200 Series Airplanes Equipped With a No. 3 Cargo Door
Document Number: 05-11055
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 727-200 series airplanes equipped with a No. 3 cargo door. This AD requires repetitive detailed and high frequency eddy current inspections for cracking of the forward, lower corner frame and forward end of the lower beam of the No. 3 cargo door, and corrective actions if necessary. The AD provides an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD is prompted by reports of cracking at the forward, lower corner frame and lower beam of the No. 3 cargo door. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the forward, lower corner frame and forward end of the lower beam of the No. 3 cargo door, which could result in failure of the affected door stops, loss of the cargo door, and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and -315 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-11054
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311 and -315 airplanes. This AD requires installation of check valves in Numbers 1 and 2 hydraulic systems, removal of the filters from the brake shuttle valves, and removal of the internal garter spring from the brake shuttle valves. This AD results from two instances of brake failure due to the loss of hydraulic fluid from both Numbers 1 and 2 hydraulic systems and one incident of brake failure due to filter blockage in the shuttle valve. We are issuing this AD to prevent the loss of hydraulic power from both hydraulic systems, which could lead to reduced controllability of the airplane, and to prevent brake failure, which could result in the loss of directional control on the ground and consequent departure from the runway during landing.
Airworthiness Directives; GROB-WERKE Model G120A Airplanes
Document Number: 05-11042
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all GROB-WERKE (GROB) Model G120A airplanes. This AD requires you to replace the main landing gear front and rear spherical bearings with improved spherical bearings. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Germany. We are issuing this AD to replace front and rear main landing gear bearings that are susceptible to damage when exposed to high axial loads, which could result in failure of the landing gear bearing. This failure could lead to loss of control on landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Extra Flugzeugproduktions-und Vertriebs-GmbH Models EA-300, EA-300S, EA-300L, and EA-300/200 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-11041
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Extra Flugzeugproduktions-und Vertriebs-GmbH (EXTRA) Models EA-300, EA- 300S, EA-300L, and EA-300/200 airplanes. This AD requires you to seal with firewall sealant the gaps between the bottom fuselage cover (belly fairing) and the firewall and repeat the sealing procedure whenever you install the bottom fuselage cover (belly fairing). This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Germany. We are issuing this AD to prevent fuel from flowing behind the firewall in the case of a fuel leak. This could result in an in-flight fire, which could cause loss of the airplane and crew.
Airworthiness Directives; Precise Flight, Inc. Models SVS I and SVS IA Standby Vacuum Systems
Document Number: 05-10864
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all airplanes equipped with Precise Flight, Inc. (Precise Flight) Models SVS I and SVS IA standby vacuum systems (SVS) installed under certain supplemental type certificates or through field approval. This AD requires you to replace the airplane flight manual supplement (AFMS) in the airplane flight manual with the appropriate revision and install placards as defined in the AFMS, upgrade the Model SVS I or SVS IA SVS to the Model VI SVS, and add the instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) to the maintenance schedule for the aircraft. This AD results from several reports of failed shuttle control valves of the standby vacuum system (SVS) and one report of an airplane crash with a fatality in which improper use of the SVS was a factor. We are issuing this AD to correct problems with the SVS before failure or malfunction during instrument flight rules (IFR) flight that can lead to pilot disorientation and loss of control of the aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727-200 and 727-200F Series Airplanes; 737-200, 737-200C, 737-300, and 737-400 Series Airplanes; 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes; 757-200 and 757-200PF Series Airplanes; and 767-200 and 767-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-11252
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document extends the comment period for the above- referenced NPRM, which proposes the adoption of a new airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing transport category airplanes. The NRPM would require replacing any insulation blanket constructed of polyethyleneteraphthalate (PET) film, ORCON Orcofilm[supreg] AN-26 with a new insulation blanket. The NPRM results from reports of in-flight and ground fires on certain airplanes manufactured with insulation blankets covered with AN-26, which may contribute to the spread of a fire when ignition occurs from sources such as electrical arcing or sparking. This extension of the comment period is necessary to ensure that all interested persons have ample opportunity to submit any written relevant data, views, or arguments regarding the NPRM.
Special Conditions; West Star Aviation, EFIS on the Cessna 441; Protection of Systems for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-10907
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued to West Star Aviation, 796 Heritage Way, Grand Junction, CO 81506, for a Supplemental Type Certificate for the Cessna 441 Conquest. 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) in the form of two digital altimeters. The digital altimeters will be Honeywell/Ametek AM-250 models, one on the pilot side and one on the copilot side, 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). 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.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Oakland County International Airport; Pontiac, MI
Document Number: 05-11116
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-03
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 14 parcels of land totaling approximately 3.981 acres. Current use and present condition is vacant grassland. The land is zoned residential. The land was acquired under FAA Project Nos. 3-26-0079-0694, C-26-0079-0795, B-26-0079-1397, 3-26-SBGP-1098, and 3- 26-SBGP-1799, and 3-26-SBGP-1999. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. This land is to be sold for proposed use to accommodate the relocation of Williams Lake Road, which will provide a fully compliant runway safety area for Runway 9R. 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.
Proposed Revision: Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C122a, Equipment That Prevent Blocked Channels Used in Two-way Radio Communications Due To Simultaneous Transmissions
Document Number: 05-11115
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on a proposed Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C122a, Equipment That Prevent Blocked Channels Used in Two-way Radio Communications Due to Simultaneous Transmissions. The TSO tells manufacturers seeking a TSO authorization or letter of design approval what minimum performance standards (MPS) their transmitter radio equipment to prevent blocked channels must first meet for approval and identification with the applicable TSO markings.
Proposed revision: Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C128a, Equipment That Prevent Blocked Channels Used in Two-Way Radio Communications Due To Unintentional Transmissions
Document Number: 05-11114
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on a proposed Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C128a, Equipment That Prevent Blocked Channels Used in Two-way Radio Communications Due To Unintentional Transmissions. The TSO manufacturers seeking a TSO authorization or letter of design approval what minimum performance standards (MPS) their transmitter radio equipment to prevent blocked channels must first meet for approval and identification with the applicable TSO markings.
Revocation of VOR Federal Airway V-623
Document Number: 05-11113
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revokes VOR Federal Airway V-623 that extends from the Sparta, NJ, Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) to the Carmel, NY, Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME). The FAA is taking this action due to unsatisfactory navigation signal coverage.
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: 05-11062
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus models, as specified above. This proposed AD would require modifying the aft pressure bulkhead for improved corrosion protection and drainage, and related concurrent actions. This proposed AD is prompted by severe corrosion found in the lower rim area of the aft pressure bulkhead during routine maintenance of an airplane. We are proposing this AD to prevent corrosion on the inner rim angle and cleat profile splice of the aft pressure bulkhead, which could result in the loss of airplane structural integrity.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-11061
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A321 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive measurements for correct control rod gap of the hold-open mechanism of all emergency doors, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also require replacing the control rods with new, improved control rods, which would terminate the repetitive measurements. This proposed AD is prompted by a report that an operator found it impossible to lock emergency doors 2 and 3 in the open position. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the emergency doors to lock in the open position, which could interfere with passenger evacuation during an emergency.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab Model SAAB 2000 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-11060
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Saab Model SAAB 2000 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspection for cracking of the fastener holes in the front and rear spar, modification of the fastener holes of the front and rear spars and the rear spar web, and related investigative/ corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of cracking of certain fastener holes in the lower spar cap of the rear spar and in the lower skin at the front spar. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracking of the front and rear spar, which could result in fuel leakage and consequent reduced structural integrity of the wing structure.
Airworthiness Directives; Short Brothers Model SD3 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-11059
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Short Brothers Model SD3-30 and SD3- 60 series airplanes equipped with certain fire extinguishers. The existing AD currently requires replacement of the covers for fire extinguisher adapter assemblies that are installed on certain bulkheads with new covers that swivel to lock the extinguishers in place; and replacement of nozzles and triggers on these fire extinguishers with better fitting nozzles and stronger triggers. The existing AD also currently requires the installation of new fire extinguisher point placards and a revision of the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) to instruct the flightcrew in the use of the new covers for these adapter assemblies. This proposed AD would also require modification of the fire extinguishing point adapter assembly of the forward and aft baggage bays as applicable. This proposed AD also would add airplanes to the applicability. For these new airplanes, this proposed AD would require a revision to the AFM for instructions on using the new fire extinguisher adapter. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of individuals experiencing fire extinguishant blowback when the extinguishant discharges through the fire extinguishing point adapters. We are proposing this AD to prevent fire extinguishant blowback, which could result in injury to a person using the fire extinguisher in the event of a fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-11051
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require operators to examine the airplane's maintenance records to determine if the main landing gear (MLG) has been overhauled and if Titanine JC5A (also known as Desoto 823E508) corrosion-inhibiting compound (``C.I.C.'') was used during the overhaul. For airplanes for which the maintenance records indicate that further action is necessary, or for airplanes on which C.I.C. JC5A may have been used during manufacture, this proposed AD would require a one-time detailed inspection for discrepancies of certain components of the MLG, and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by twelve reports of severe corrosion on one or more of three components of the MLG. We are proposing this AD to prevent collapse of the MLG, or damage to hydraulic tubing or the aileron control cables, which could result in possible departure of the airplane from the runway and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767 Series Airplanes Powered by General Electric or Pratt & Whitney Engines
Document Number: 05-11050
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 767 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect discrepancies of the eight aft-most fastener holes in the horizontal tangs of the midspar fitting of the strut, and corrective actions if necessary. That AD also provides an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD would add repetitive inspections for cracks of the closeout angle that covers the two aft-most fasteners in the lower tang of the midspar fitting, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also would reduce the inspection interval of the upper tang of the outboard midspar fitting; and would provide an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of a crack in a closeout angle that covers the two aft-most fasteners in the lower tang of the midspar fitting; and the discovery of a crack in the lower tang of the midspar fitting under the cracked closeout angle. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking in the primary strut structure and reduced structural integrity of the strut, which could result in separation of the strut and engine.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-11049
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections of the forward lugs of the power control unit (PCU), yoke assembly, and forward attachment hardware of the left inboard, left outboard, right inboard, and right outboard flaperon PCUs; and other specified/ corrective actions if necessary. For certain airplanes, the proposed AD also would require other related concurrent actions. This proposed AD is prompted by reports indicating that operators have found worn, fretted, and fractured bolts that attach the yoke assembly to the flaperon PCU. We are proposing this AD to prevent damage and eventual fracture of the yoke assembly, pin assembly, and attachment bolts that connect the inboard and outboard PCUs to a flaperon, which could lead to the flaperon becoming unrestrained and consequently departing from the airplane. Loss of a flaperon could result in asymmetric lift and reduced roll control of an airplane. A departing flaperon could also cause damage to the horizontal and vertical stabilizers, which could result in loss of control of the airplane if damage is significant.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-11048
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects a typographical error that appeared in airworthiness directive (AD) 2005-03-14, which was published in the Federal Register on February 14, 2005 (70 FR 7384). The typographical error resulted in an incorrect reference to an AD number. This AD is applicable to certain Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 series airplanes. This AD supersedes an existing AD that currently requires determining the part and amendment number of the variable lever arm (VLA) of the rudder control system to verify that the parts were installed using the correct standard, and corrective actions if necessary. For certain VLAs, this new AD requires repetitive inspections of the VLA and corrective action if necessary. This new AD also provides a terminating action for the repetitive inspections. Furthermore, this new AD reduces the applicability of affected airplanes.