Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-600 and A300 B4-600R Series Airplanes; and A300 F4-605R and A300 C4-605R Variant F Airplanes
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Model A300 B4-600 and A300 B4-600R series airplanes, and all Model A300 F4-605R airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracks of certain attachment holes, installation of new fasteners, follow-on inspections or repair if necessary, and modification of the angle fittings of fuselage frame FR47. This proposed AD would revise certain inspection thresholds and intervals. This proposed AD would also add inspections to detect cracks of additional attachment holes. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of cracks found before the inspection thresholds in the existing AD and cracks found in nearby areas not inspected by the existing AD. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the forward fitting of fuselage frame FR47, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the frame.
Airworthiness Directives: Rolls-Royce plc RB211-535 Turbofan Engines
The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). That NPRM proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) models RB211-535C-37, RB211-535E4-37, RB211-535E4-B-37, and RB211-535E4-B-75 turbofan engines. The NPRM had applied to those engines with radial drive steady bearing part number (P/N) LK76084 installed, with fewer than 3,000 engine operating hours on the bearing. That proposed action would have required initial and repetitive visual inspections of the engine oil scavenge filter for evidence of radial drive steady bearing failure. If after finding evidence, the proposed action would have required a visual inspection of the radial drive steady bearing for damage and evidence of bearing debris. Since we issued that NPRM, RR notified us that all at-risk radial drive steady bearings are removed from service. RR also notified us that remaining bearings in service are now well over the 3,000- engine-operating-hour threshold and are no longer at risk. Accordingly, we withdraw the proposed rule.
Modification of Legal Description of the Class D Airspace; and Class E Airspace; Topeka, Forbes Field, KS
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class D and Class E airspace at Topeka, Forbes Field, KS.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Beverly Municipal Airport, Beverly, Massachusetts
The FAA is requesting public comment on the City of Beverly, Massachusetts' request to change 10.3 acres of vacant land located in the approach to Runway 34 to industrial use. The land will be sold to an abutter for expansion of a manufacturing building. The land was acquired under FAAP 9-19-026-D603. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Requests (ICR) abstracted below have 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 collections of information was published on April 12, 2005, page 19144. A change has been made to the total estimated burden on the public for this collection.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance, Southern Illinois Airport, Carbondale-Murphysboro, IL
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is giving notice that a portion of the airport property will be exchanged with the Southern Illinois University. A portion of the property to be exchanged (.0254 acre) was originally acquired in fee on July 20, 1948, with partial Federal funding. The remaining property (.7266 acre was acquired by Southern Illinois Airport Authority (SIAA) on August 16, 2001, in a previous exchange with the Southern Illinois University (SIU). This release will be an even exchange of land (.752+/-acre) between SIAA and SIU. The Exhibit `A' Property Line Map (Exhibit 1) and the Airport Layout Plan (Exhibit 2) depicts the exchange. The University proposes to construct four (4) buildings which will result in the new Transportation Education Center at the airport. The sponsor anticipates greater future opportunities for the airport due to the reputation of the University and its renowned programs. It has been determined that one of the buildings will cause a line-of-site obstruction with the Air Traffic Control Tower if it is built in its proposed location. In order to eliminate the conflict, an even exchange of the property and a different construction location has been proposed. 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 that property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Establishment of Class E Surface Area, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published in the Federal Register of July 7, 2005, a document establishing Class E Surface Area at South Lake Tahoe, CA. The location of the airport was incorrectly published, this action amends the legal description and corrects the longitude coordinate. The amended description replaces all references to South Lake Tahoe, CA airport.