Federal Aviation Administration August 23, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A320-111, -211, -212, and -231 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16753
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A320-111, -211, -212, and -231 airplanes. This proposed AD would require, for certain airplanes, modifying the cables and access holes to the inner tank fuel pumps; and, for certain other airplanes, inspecting the fuel pump access holes and modifying the access holes, if necessary. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent chafing of the fuel pump cables, which could result in electrical arcing and possible ignition of fuel vapors and consequent explosion of the fuel tank.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Model 23, 24, 24A, 24B, 24B-A, 24C, 24D, 24D-A, 24E, 24F, 24F-A, 25, 25A, 25B, 25C, 25D, and 25F Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16752
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet Model 23, 24, 24A, 24B, 24B-A, 24C, 24D, 24D-A, 24E, 24F, 24F-A, 25, 25A, 25B, 25C, 25D, and 25F airplanes. This proposed AD would require replacement of the spherical accumulator for the main hydraulic system with a new cylindrical accumulator. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would also require modification of the accumulator pressure gauge. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of the failure of two thrust reverser accumulators (which are similar to the main hydraulic system's spherical accumulator) and fatigue cracks found on four thrust reverser accumulators. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the spherical accumulator for the main hydraulic system, due to fatigue cracking on the threads, which could result in the loss of hydraulic power, damage to the surrounding airplane structure, and loss of airplane control. The failure of the accumulator could also result in injury to any persons in the surrounding area. The loss of hydraulic fluid could also leak onto a potential source of ignition and result in a consequent fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747SP, 747SR, 747-100, -100B, -100B SUD, -200B, -200C, -200F, and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16751
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Boeing Model 747SP, 747SR, 747-100, - 100B, -100B SUD, -200B, -200C, -200F, and -300 series airplanes, that would have required modification of the escape slide/raft pack assembly and cable release sliders. This new action revises the proposed rule by incorporating new service information, which clarifies the airplanes on which certain actions must be done, and by adding a new requirement for certain airplanes. The actions specified by this new proposed AD are intended to prevent improper deployment of the escape slide/raft or blockage of the passenger/crew doors in the event of an emergency evacuation, which could result in injury to passengers or crewmembers. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Proposed Revision of Federal Airway V-343; MT
Document Number: 05-16748
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to extend Federal Airway V-343 from the Bozeman, MT Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) to the initial approach fix for the Area Navigation (RNAV) runway 15 approach to the Bert Mooney Airport (BTM), MT. Specifically, the FAA is proposing this action to enhance the management of air traffic arrivals at BTM.
Establishment of Area Navigation Instrument Flight Rules Terminal Transition Routes (RITTR); Charlotte, NC
Document Number: 05-16747
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects errors in the legal descriptions of Area Navigation Instrument Flight Rules Terminal Transition Routes (RITTR) listed in a final rule published in the Federal Register on June 15, 2005 (70 FR 34649), Airspace Docket No. 04-ASO-15.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Marion, KY
Document Number: 05-16746
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Marion, KY. Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) 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 SIAP.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 777 Series Airplanes; Side-Facing Single-Occupant Seats Equipped With Inflatable Lapbelts
Document Number: 05-16745
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 777 series airplanes. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with side-facing single-occupant seats equipped with inflatable lapbelts. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, CO
Document Number: 05-16744
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Pueblo Memorial Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Planned Modification of the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Class B Airspace Area; MO
Document Number: 05-16743
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces two fact-finding informal airspace meetings to solicit information from airspace users, and others, concerning a proposal to modify the Class B airspace area at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport terminal area, St. Louis, Missouri. The proposed modifications are a result of the new runway (11/29) project underway at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Additionally, the proposed modifications are intended to enhance traffic flow management and ensure that all instrument procedures are contained within Class B airspace. The FAA is holding these meetings to provide interested parties an opportunity to present recommendations and comments on the proposal. All comments received during these meetings will be considered prior to any issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, CO
Document Number: 05-16742
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Pueblo Memorial Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Proposed Amendment to Class E Airspace; Binghampton, NY
Document Number: 05-16741
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to amend the Class E airspace area in the Binghampton, NY area. The development of multiple area navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) for numerous airports within the Binghampton, NY area with approved Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations and the resulting overlap of designated Class E-5 airspace have made this proposal necessary. The proposal would correct the name of the airport and update the Airport Reference Point (ARP). The proposal would consolidate the Class E-5 airspace designations for six airports in the Binghampton area and result in the rescission of five separate Class E-5 descriptions through separate rulemaking action. The area would be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Worcester, MA
Document Number: 05-16740
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment realigns the boundary of the Class D airspace area at Worcester Regional Airport, MA. This action will incorporate a shelf and cutout of the Worcester Class D airspace area to accommodate the airport traffic pattern for Spencer Airport (60M).
Certification of an In-seat Video System
Document Number: 05-16739
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the availability of final policy on certification of an in-seat video system.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, CO
Document Number: 05-16738
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Pueblo Memorial Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Noise Exposure Map Notice: Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review for Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Boise, ID
Document Number: 05-16737
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps (NEM's) submitted by the airport director for the Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field 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 the Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field under part 150 in conjunction with the NEM's and this program will be approved or disapproved on or before February 13, 2006.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Centennial Airport, Englewood, CO
Document Number: 05-16736
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Centennial Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, CO
Document Number: 05-16735
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Pueblo Memorial Airport under the provisions of section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Salt Lake City International Airport, Salt Lake City, UT
Document Number: 05-16734
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Salt Lake City International Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Special Conditions: Embraer Model ERJ 190 Series Airplanes; Sudden Engine Stoppage, Interaction of Systems and Structures, Operation Without Normal Electrical Power, Electronic Flight Control Systems, Automatic Takeoff Thrust Control System (ATTCS), and Protection From Effects of High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-16728
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer Model ERJ 190 series 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. These design features are associated with (1) engine size and torque load which affect sudden engine stoppage, (2) electrical and electronic systems which perform critical functions, and (3) an Automatic Takeoff thrust Control Systems (ATTCS). These special conditions also pertain to the effects of such novel or unusual design features, such as their effects on the structural performance of the airplane. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF34 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-16709
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF34-1A, -3A, -3A1, - 3A2, -3B, and -3B1 turbofan engines. That AD currently requires a onetime inspection, and if necessary replacing certain fan disks for electrical arc-out indications. That AD also reduces the life limit of certain fan disks. This proposed AD would require the same actions and adds one disk part number (P/N) and serial number (SN) to the affected fan disks. This proposed AD results from an error in the first part number and serial number listed in Table 1 of the original AD. We are proposing this AD to prevent rupture of the fan disk due to cracks that initiate at an electrical arc-out, which could result in an uncontained failure of the engine.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company, Model 390, Premier 1 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16708
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (Raytheon), Model 390, Premier 1 airplanes. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would require you (unless already done) to replace the plastic cover over the air conditioning motor module with a metallic cover and modify the air conditioning compressor motor module electromagnetic interference-radio frequency interference (EMI-RFI) filter located under the cover and reidentify the module part number. For all airplanes, the proposed AD would limit future installations of the cover for the air conditioner and the air conditioning compressor motor module. This proposed AD results from reports that the plastic cover over the air conditioning motor module was found melted or burned and that the overheating of the EMI-RFI filter assembly located under the cover caused this damage. We are issuing this proposed AD to prevent the melting or burning of the plastic cover. The burning of the plastic cover could result in a fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16533
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This AD requires inspecting to identify the wing anti-ice ducts (piccolo tubes) in the wing leading edge. For airplanes with affected piccolo tubes, this AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to introduce new procedures for operation in icing conditions. The optional implementation of repetitive inspections for cracks of affected piccolo tubes, and corrective actions if necessary, terminates the operational limitations. The optional installation of certain new piccolo tubes terminates both the AFM revision and the inspections. This AD was prompted by reports of failed piccolo tubes. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracked piccolo tubes, which could result in air leakage, a possible adverse effect on the anti-ice air distribution pattern and anti-ice capability without annunciation to the flight crew, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Cessna Aircraft Company Models 525, 525A, and 525B Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16530
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 525, 525A, and 525B airplanes. This AD requires you to install identification sleeves on the wiring for both engine fire extinguisher bottles. This AD results from reports of incorrectly connecting wires to the engine fire extinguisher bottles. We are issuing this AD to prevent incorrect installation of the wires to the engine fire extinguisher bottles, which could result in failure of the engine fire extinguisher bottles to discharge when activated. This failure could lead to the inability to control an engine fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16458
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A321 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive measurements for correct control rod gap of the hold-open mechanism of all emergency doors, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires replacing the control rods with new, improved control rods, which would terminate the repetitive measurements. This AD results from a report that an operator found it impossible to lock emergency doors 2 and 3 in the open position. We are issuing 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; Airbus Model A320-111 Airplanes and Model A320-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16457
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A320-111 airplanes and Model A320-200 series airplanes. This AD requires doing a one-time general visual inspection of the axle nut on each main landing gear (MLG) wheel for the presence of locking bolts and associated hardware; doing any related investigative and corrective actions as applicable; and submitting an inspection report to the manufacturer. This AD results from a report that an axle nut had separated from an axle on a main landing gear (MLG) wheel, due to missing locking bolts. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct missing locking bolts on the axle nuts of the MLG wheels. Absence of the locking bolts could result in separation of a wheel(s) from the axle and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane during takeoff and landing, and possible injury to people on the ground.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab Model SAAB 2000 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16456
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Saab Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. This AD requires an inspection for cracking of the fastener holes in the front and rear spars, a modification of the fastener holes of the front and rear spars and the rear spar web, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This 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 issuing this AD to prevent cracking of the front and rear spars, which could result in fuel leakage and consequent reduced structural integrity of the wing structure.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747, 757, 767 and 777 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16455
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747, 757, 767, and 777 series airplanes. That AD currently requires modifying certain drip shields located on the flight deck, and follow-on actions. This new AD removes certain airplanes that are included in the applicability statement of the existing AD, and requires modifying additional drip shields on the flight deck of certain other airplanes. This AD is prompted by a determination that certain airplanes have drip shields that are not adequately resistant to fire. We are issuing this AD to prevent potential ignition of the moisture barrier cover of the drip shield, which could propagate a small fire that results from an electrical arc, leading to a larger fire.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2 and CF6-80E1 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-16454
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain GE CF6-80C2 and CF6-80E1 turbofan engines. This AD requires you to inspect the high pressure compressor rotor (HPCR) stage 11-14 spool shaft for circumferential repair cuts, and to repair or replace the spool shaft if you find certain circumferential cuts. This AD results from an updated stress analysis. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HPCR stage 11-14 spool shaft due to low-cycle fatigue that could result in an uncontained engine failure.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Artouste III Series Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 05-16453
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca Artouste III series turboshaft engines. This AD requires modification of the engine air intake assembly. This AD results from a report of an in-flight shutdown and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter due to ice ingestion into the engine. We are issuing this AD to prevent ice ingestion into the engine, which could lead to an in- flight shutdown and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; GROB-WERKE Model G120A Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16440
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document incorporates corrections to add service information to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-13-09, which was published in the Federal Register on June 22, 2005 (70 FR 35993). AD 2005-13-09 applies to certain GROB-WERKE Model G120A airplanes. This action adds GROB-WERKE Service Bulletin No. MSB1121-052/2, dated February 14, 2005, to paragraphs (e)(1), (e)(2), and (h) of AD 2005-13- 09. This service information was included in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for this AD, but we inadvertently omitted it in the final rule request for comments. We are re-issuing the AD in its entirety to help eliminate any confusion that this AD may have created.