Federal Aviation Administration August 9, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Flotation and Ditching
Document Number: 05-15660
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. Many of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the complex systems and the configuration of the airplane, including its full- length double deck. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding flotation and ditching. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Discrete Gust Requirements
Document Number: 05-15659
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. Many of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the complex systems and the configuration of the airplane, including its full- length double deck. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding discrete gust requirements. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane; Emergency Exit Arrangement-Outside Viewing
Document Number: 05-15658
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. Many of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the complex systems and the configuration of the airplane, including its full- length double deck. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding outside viewing from emergency exits. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane; Stairways Between Decks
Document Number: 05-15657
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. Many of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the complex systems and the configuration of the airplane, including its full- length double deck. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding stairways between decks. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane; Fire Protection
Document Number: 05-15656
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane, which has novel and unusual design features, such as a full-length double deck passenger cabin and distributed electrical equipment bays. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding fire protection. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Ground Turning Loads
Document Number: 05-15655
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. Many of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the complex systems and the configuration of the airplane, including its full- length double deck. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding ground turning loads. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Transient Engine Failure Loads
Document Number: 05-15654
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. Some of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the high bypass engines used on the Model A380. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding transient engine failure loads. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-15652
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-09
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 review and approval of the new 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 April 20, 2004 on page 21179.
Establishment of Class D Airspace; Pascagoula, MS
Document Number: 05-15651
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class D airspace at Pascagoula, MS. A Federal contract tower with a weather reporting system is being constructed at the Trent Lott International Airport. Therefore, the airport will meet the criteria for establishment of Class D airspace. Class D surface area airspace is required when the control tower is open to contain existing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action will establish Class D airspace extending upward from the surface, to and including 2,500 feet MSL, within a 4.1-mile radius of the airport.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Hold Scoping Meetings for Sacramento International Airport, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 05-15650
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that a joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) will be prepared for proposed development included in the Sacramento County Airport Systems (SCAS) Master Plan (Master Plan) for Sacramento International Airport (SMF), Sacramento, California. To ensure that all significant issues related to the proposed action are identified, one (1) public scoping meeting and one (1) governmental and public agency scoping meeting will be held.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Crashworthiness
Document Number: 05-15649
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. Many of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the complex systems and the configuration of the airplane, including its full- length double deck. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding crash survivability. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Escape Systems Inflation Systems
Document Number: 05-15648
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. Many of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the complex systems and the configuration of the airplane, including its full- length double deck. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding escape system reliability. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Escape Systems Installed in Non-Pressurized Compartments
Document Number: 05-15647
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. Many of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the complex systems and the configuration of the airplane, including its full- length double deck. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding escape systems installed in non-pressurized compartments. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15588
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This AD requires repetitively replacing and testing a certain relay in the passenger oxygen release system in the forward cabin. This AD results from reports of a failed relay in the passenger oxygen release system. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the relay, which could result in the oxygen masks failing to deploy and deliver oxygen to the passengers in the event of a rapid decompression or cabin depressurization.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15587
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727 airplanes. This AD requires determining whether any float switches are installed in the fuel tanks, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of contamination of the fueling float switch by moisture or fuel, and chafing of the float switch wiring against the fuel tank conduit. We are issuing this AD to prevent such contamination and chafing, which could present an ignition source inside the fuel tank that could cause a fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-400 and 747-400D Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15586
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-400 and 747-400D series airplanes. This AD requires an inspection for corrosion and cracks of the station 980 upper deck floor beam, and repair and related investigative actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of corrosion under the cart lift threshold at the station 980 upper deck floor beam. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct such corrosion, which could result in a cracked or broken floor beam, extensive damage to adjacent structure, and possible rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Model 23, 24, 25, 35, and 36 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15585
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Learjet Model 23, 24, 25, 35, and 36 airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect deterioration of both flappers of the tip tank in each wing of the airplane, and various follow-on actions. The existing AD also requires replacing the flappers with new flappers, and repetitively performing certain other follow-on actions. This new AD requires an inspection of the flappers and flapper assemblies of the tip tank in each wing or a review of the airplane maintenance records to determine the part numbers, and replacement of certain flappers or flapper assemblies if necessary, which ends the existing repetitive inspections. This AD results from numerous continual inspections and the approval of a new, improved flapper and flapper assembly. We are issuing this AD to prevent significant reduction in the lateral control of the airplane due to imbalance of the fuel loads in the wings of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15584
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes. This AD requires modifying the inflation systems of the upper deck escape slides; single-piece off- wing escape ramps/slides; two-piece off-wing escape slides; and door 1, 2, 4, and 5 escape slides/rafts. This AD results from a report of 30- to 60-second delays in the inflation of escape slides/rafts. We are issuing this AD to prevent actuation delays in the inflation systems of the escape slides/rafts, which could result in delayed or failed deployment of escape slides/rafts during emergency evacuation of an airplane.