Federal Aviation Administration August 11, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation (formerly Allison Engine Company, Allison Gas Turbine Division, and Detroit Diesel Allison) Models 250-C28, -C28B, and -C28C Turboshaft Engines; Correction
Document Number: 05-15896
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2004-14-02. That AD applies to Rolls-Royce Corporation (formerly Allison Engine Company, Allison Gas Turbine Division, and Detroit Diesel Allison) models 250-C28, -C28B, and -C28C turboshaft engines with certain serial number (SN) third-stage turbine wheels, part number (P/N) 6899383. We published AD 2004-14-02 in the Federal Register on July 9, 2004 (69 FR 41389). The SUMMARY and the SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION paragraphs each have a sentence that is not clear. This document corrects these two sentences. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (formerly Rolls-Royce Deutschland GmbH, formerly BMW Rolls-Royce GmbH) Model BR700-715A1-30, BR700-715B1-30, and BR700-715C1-30 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-15895
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) (formerly Rolls-Royce Deutschland GmbH, formerly BMW Rolls-Royce GmbH) model BR700-715A1-30, BR700-715B1-30, and BR700-715C1-30 turbofan engines. This AD requires a onetime inspection of the Independent Overspeed Protection (IOP) unit, part number (P/N) 112E9321G2, for 19 specific serial numbers (SNs), and removal from service of those units. This AD results from a report that incorrect capacitors were installed in 19 IOP units. The incorrect capacitor in the IOP unit can lead to an inadvertent IOP command resulting in an in-flight engine shutdown. We are issuing this AD to prevent inadvertent dual-engine in-flight shutdown.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), DC-9-87 (MD-87), MD-88, and MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15881
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas airplanes identified above. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the aft attach fitting assembly of the spoiler link to determine the part number, and further investigative action and replacement of the assembly with a new or serviceable assembly, if necessary. This proposed AD results from a determination that the holes of certain aft attach fitting assemblies of the spoiler link were not cold-worked during production. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the aft attach fitting of the spoiler link and consequent failure of the fitting. Failure of the fitting could result in an asymmetrical lift condition and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ, -135ER, -135KE, -135KL, -135LR, -145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15880
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135 and -145 series airplanes. The original NPRM would have required repetitive detailed inspections for surface bruising of the main landing gear (MLG) trailing arms and integrity of the MLG pivot axle sealant, and corrective actions if necessary; and would also have provided for optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. The original NPRM was prompted by a report of a fractured axle of the trailing arm of the MLG due to corrosion of the axle. This action revises the original NPRM by expanding the applicability and by providing final terminating action for the repetitive detailed inspections. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent a broken trailing arm and consequent failure of the MLG, which could lead to loss of control and damage to the airplane during takeoff or landing.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 05-15859
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
RTCA Special Committee 200/EUROCAE Working Group 60: Modular Avionics, Second Joint Plenary Meeting
Document Number: 05-15858
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 200/EUROCAE Working Group 60: Modular Avionics.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-use Assurance Quad City International Airport, Moline, IL
Document Number: 05-15857
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
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 lease of the airport property. The proposal consists of a 2.656-acre portion of Parcel Z (9.19 acres). The land is currently vacant and is not needed for aeronautical use. The land was acquired under the FAA Project Numbers 9-11-024-C309. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to lease the property. The change from aeronautical to non- aeronautical use will allow the construction of a hotel on the subject 2.656-acre parcel. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the lease of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the lease of the airport property will be in accordance with 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 required the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 747-400 Airplane; Large Non-Structural Glass in the Passenger Compartment
Document Number: 05-15856
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for a Boeing Model 747-400 airplane modified by Lufthansa Technik AG. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the installation of large non-structural glass items in the cabin area of an executive interior occupied by passengers and crew. The proposed installation of these items in a passenger compartment, which can be occupied during taxi, takeoff, and landing, is a novel or unusual design feature with respect to the material used. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Modification of the Los Angeles Class B Airspace Area; CA
Document Number: 05-15855
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Los Angeles (LAX), CA, Class B airspace. Specifically, this action expands the eastern boundary of the airspace to ensure containment of the LAX Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STAR), and correct the inefficiencies of several existing areas identified during public meetings and Southern California TRACON (SCT) reviews of the airspace. The FAA is taking this action to improve the flow of air traffic, enhance safety, and reduce the potential for midair collision in the LAX Class B airspace, while accommodating the concerns of airspace users. Further, this effort supports the FAA's national airspace redesign goal of optimizing terminal and en route airspace to reduce aircraft delays and improve system capacity.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 05-15854
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Notice of Intent to Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Ellington Field, Houston, TX
Document Number: 05-15853
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes of rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Ellington Field under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-15852
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
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 collections. 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 12, 2005, page 19144.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Anacortes Airport, Anacortes, Washington
Document Number: 05-15851
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requesting comments on the Port of Anacortes, Anacortes, Washington, request to change a portion (approximately 4.8 acres) of airport property from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use. The property is located on the southeast side of the airport, adjacent to residential dwellings.The property is undeveloped and will not be developed for aeronautical purposes. The property will remain available for non-aeronautical airport purposes. The property was acquired through ADAP/AIP grants several years ago. This notice is the result of an agreement between the Port of Anacortes (Port), the owner and operator of the airport, and the city of Anacortes (City), the zoning and permitting authority, to establish a sub-area zoning plan, an obstruction removal and safety fence installation project, and a Development Agreement providing for future (20 years) airport development. There are several positive impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to remove the aeronautical use obligation. The acrimonious relationship between the Port and the City is improving after a decade of deterioration. The airport users benefit from a stabilized relationship between the Port and the City. The airport and the airport users benefit from vested permits for construction of safety and perimeter fences and to remove Part 77 obstructions. Airport developers benefit from a predictable building permit application process where aeronautical uses are ``permitted uses'' rather than ``conditional uses''. The proposal provides for the Port to provide the appraised value of ($135,000) for development rights to the property. The funds will be utilized, with the agreement of FAA, for Airport Improvement Plan eligible airport capital improvement projects.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 05-15850
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Advisory Circular 431.35-2A, Reusable Launch and Reentry Vehicle System Safety Process-Notice of Issuance
Document Number: 05-15849
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the issuance of Advisory Circular 431.35-2A, ``Reusable Launch and Reentry Vehicle System Safety Process,'' dated July 20, 2005. This advisory circular provides guidance for applying a systematic and logical system safety process for identification, analysis, and control of public safety hazards and risks associated with the operation of reusable launch vehicle and reentry vehicle systems.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200, 757-200CB, and 757-200PF Series Airplanes Equipped With Rolls Royce Model RB211 Engines
Document Number: 05-15801
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 757-200, 757-200CB, and 757-200PF series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect horizontal or vertical movement of the shims at the joint of the mid-bulkhead and the upper link fittings; repetitive inspections for cracking of the mid-bulkhead; and corrective action if necessary. That AD also provides optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD continues to require the existing requirements and optional actions and clarifies certain terminating actions. This AD results from comments received in response to an existing AD, requesting clarification. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct migration of shims at the joint of the mid-bulkhead and the upper link fittings and cracking of the mid-bulkhead, which could result in cracking of the strut and consequent loss of the strut and engine.
Airworthiness Directives; Robinson Helicopter Company Model R-22 Series Helicopters
Document Number: 05-15580
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) Model R-22 series helicopters that have been modified in accordance with Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. SR09189RC. This action requires inspecting the left-hand door and right-hand door for a crack in the door assembly integral frame, and replacing the door assembly if a crack is found. This AD also requires inspecting each door assembly to determine if the weather seal set is airworthy and installed properly, inspecting each door hinge for the proper installation of a cotter pin, and thereafter, at intervals not to exceed 100 hours time-in-service (TIS), inspecting each door assembly integral frame for a crack. This amendment is prompted by one accident and one incident involving Robinson Model R-22 series helicopters. The actions specified in this AD are intended to prevent separation of a door window or door assembly from the helicopter, which could damage the tail rotor during flight and result in loss of control of the helicopter.