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

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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.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: 05-16630
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727, 727C, 727-100, and 727-100C Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16537
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Boeing Model 727-100 and -100C series airplanes, that would have required repetitive inspections of the frame inner chord, outer chord, and web of the forward and aft edge frames of the lower lobe forward cargo door (FCD) cutout, and corrective action if necessary. This new action revises the proposed rule by adding high frequency eddy current inspections and a detailed inspection for cracks of certain areas described above. This new action also removes one airplane from the applicability. The actions specified by this new proposed AD are intended to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the forward and aft edge frames of the lower lobe FCD cutout, which could result in the loss of the FCD and rapid decompression of the airplane. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 Airplanes, and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16536
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135 airplanes, and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. This proposed AD would require modification of the logic of the steering system of the nose landing gear (NLG) wheel. This proposed AD results from the reports of the loss of directional control of the airplane on the ground after an internal failure of the NLG wheel steering system. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the NLG wheel steering system, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-7 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16535
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Bombardier Model DHC-7 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require implementing a corrosion prevention and control program (CPCP) either by accomplishing specific tasks or by revising the maintenance inspection program to include a CPCP. This proposed AD is prompted by the determination that, as airplanes age, they are more likely to exhibit indications of corrosion. We are proposing this AD to prevent structural failure of the airplane due to corrosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 and A300 B4 Series Airplanes; A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes); and Airbus Model A310-200 and A310-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16534
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Airbus model A300-600 and A310 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive visual inspections to detect corrosion on the lower rim area of the fuselage rear pressure bulkhead; and follow-on actions, if necessary. This proposed AD would require new repetitive inspections for corrosion on the rear pressure bulkhead between stringer (STGR) 27 (right hand) and STGR27 (left hand), and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also would require sending a report of certain information to the manufacturer. The proposed AD also would add airplanes to the applicability of the existing AD. This proposed AD results from findings of severe corrosion on airplanes previously inspected in accordance with the existing AD. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct corrosion at the lower rim area of the fuselage rear pressure bulkhead, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the bulkhead, and consequent decompression of the cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; CENTRAIR 101 Series Gliders
Document Number: 05-16529
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all CENTRAIR 101 Series gliders. This proposed AD would require you to make pen and ink changes to the Limitations Section of the glider maintenance manual to eliminate contradictory information concerning the structural life limit. This proposed AD results from a review by FAA of the Limitations Section of the CENTRAIR Model 101AP glider maintenance manual that revealed conflicting information concerning the structural life limit. We are issuing this proposed AD to assure that the published life limit is adhered to and to prevent structural failure of the glider once this life limit is reached.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-12 and PC-12/45 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16528
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. (Pilatus) Models PC-12 and PC-12/45 airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to determine (maintenance records check and/or inspection) whether certain nose landing gear (NLG), main landing gear (MLG), and MLG shock absorber assemblies with a serial number beginning with ``AM'' are installed, and, if installed, would require you to replace them with ones without the ``AM.'' This proposed AD is the result of mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Switzerland. We are issuing this proposed AD to detect and correct the NLG, MLG, and MLG shock absorber assemblies that are affected by hydrogen embrittlement, which could result in failure of the landing gear. This failure could lead to nose or main landing gear collapse during operation with consequent loss of airplane control.
Petitions for Exemption; Dispositions of Petitions Issued
Document Number: 05-16523
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
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 the disposition of certain petitions previously received. 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.
First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 207/Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 05-16522
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 207, Airport Security Access Control Systems.
RTCA Special Committee 204: 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters
Document Number: 05-16521
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 204: 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Lincoln, NE
Document Number: 05-16520
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a direct final rule; request for comments that was published in the Federal Register on Friday, July 29, 2005 (70 FR 43741) (FR Doc. 05-21707). It removes the reference to Class C Airspace at Lincoln, NE.
Modification of Class E Airspace; McCook, NE
Document Number: 05-16519
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at McCook, NE.
Special Conditions: McDonnell Douglas Model MD-10-10F and MD-10-30F Airplanes; Enhanced Flight Visibility System (EFVS)
Document Number: 05-16518
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the McDonnell Douglas Model MD-10-10F and MD-10-30F airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by the Federal Express Corporation, will have an advanced enhanced flight visibility system (EFVS). The EFVS is a novel or unusual design feature which consists of a head up display (HUD) system modified to display forward-looking infrared (FLIR) imagery. 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.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model G150 Airplanes; Side-Facing Single-Occupant Seats
Document Number: 05-16517
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Gulfstream Model G150 airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with side-facing single-occupant seats. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, and MD-10-30F Airplanes; and Model MD-11 and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16268
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas airplanes. This AD requires a general visual inspection for damage to the Firex discharge pipes and wye assembly of the fire extinguishing system of the number 2 engine; and corrective and other specified actions, as applicable. This AD results from reports of freezing damage to the Firex discharge pipes and wye assembly of the number 2 engine, and one report of a level 1 ENG FIRE AGENT LO alert during flight. We are issuing this AD to prevent accumulation of water in the discharge pipes and possible consequent freezing damage to the discharge pipes and wye assembly, which could lead to failure of the fire extinguishing system during a fire in the number 2 engine.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16265
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the valve control and indication wire bundles of the fuel system of the wing rear spar for discrepancies, and corrective action if necessary. This AD is prompted by reports of six incidents of the wire bundles chafing against the rear spar stiffeners outside the fuel tank. We are issuing this AD to prevent this chafing, which could result in wire damage leading to a short circuit, subsequent ignition of flammable vapors, and possible uncontrollable fire during fueling or flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16264
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
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 installing additional shielding of the hydraulic lines in the wing box area. This AD results from the determination that the additional hydraulic line shields will protect the lines from possible impact by tire debris if the tire tread fails. We are issuing this AD to prevent damage to the hydraulic lines and subsequent leakage from the two hydraulic systems, which could result in loss of braking capability on the affected side of the airplane, asymmetrical braking, and reduced directional controlparticularly during a rejected takeoff.
Airworthiness Directives; Tiger Aircraft LLC Models AA-5, AA-5A, AA-5B, and AG-5B Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16260
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising Airworthiness Directive (AD) 95-19-15 for all Tiger Aircraft LLC (Type Certificate A16EA formerly held by American General Aircraft Corporation and Grumman American Aviation Corporation) Models AA-5, AA-5A, AA-5B, and AG-5B airplanes. AD 95-19- 15 currently requires you to inspect the wing attach shoulder bolts for fretting, scoring, wear, or enlarged or elongated mounting holes (known as damage from hereon); replace any damaged parts; repair any damaged areas; inspect the wing spar at the center spar clearance gap for excessive clearance; and shim the spar if excessive clearance is found. That AD was written to apply to all serial numbers of all models. A design change was made in this area beginning with serial number 10175 of the Model AG-5B airplanes. Therefore, the action should not apply to Model AG-5B airplanes with a serial number of 10175 or higher. This AD retains all the actions of AD 95-19-15 for all airplanes originally affected, but cuts off the applicability for the Model AG-5B airplanes at serial number 10174. We are issuing this AD to continue to prevent wing attach shoulder bolt failure, which, if not detected and corrected, could lead to structural damage of the wing/fuselage to the point of failure.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-100, DHC-8-200, and DHC-8-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-12841
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Bombardier Model DHC-8-100, DHC-8-200, and DHC-8-300 series airplanes. That AD currently requires installation of a placard on the instrument panel of the cockpit to advise the flightcrew that positioning of the power levers below the flight idle stop during flight is prohibited. Additionally, the existing AD requires eventual installation of an FAA-approved system that would prevent such positioning of the power levers during flight. Installation of that system terminates the requirement for installation of a placard. This new AD requires operators who have incorporated a certain Bombardier service bulletin to perform repetitive operational checks of the beta lockout system and to revise the Airworthiness Limitations document. This AD is prompted by in-service issues reported by operators who incorporated Bombardier Service Bulletin 8-76-24 as an alternative method of compliance to the existing AD. We are issuing this AD to prevent the inadvertent activation of ground beta mode during flight, which could lead to engine overspeed, engine damage or failure, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF6-45A, CF6-50A, CF6-50C, and CF6-50E Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-16452
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF6-45A, CF6-50A, CF6-50C, and CF6- 50E series turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require removing from service pre-GE Service Bulletin (SB) No. CF6-50 S/B 72-1268 configuration low pressure turbine (LPT) stage 2 interstage seal assemblies and stage 3 interstage seal assemblies. The proposed AD would also require installing new or reworked configuration stage 2 interstage seal assemblies and stage 3 interstage seal assemblies. This proposed AD results from reports of fan mid shaft separation, leading to separation of the LPT stage 1 disk, disk overspeed, and uncontained engine failure. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Corporation Ltd. Model 750XL Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16442
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pacific Aerospace Corporation Ltd Model 750XL airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to inspect the condition of the left and right outer panel attachment lugs for damage (scoring and gouging) and/or cracks (using a fluorescent penetrant inspection procedure for the crack inspection); to inspect the spacing of left and right outer panel attachment lugs; to replace the lugs if damage is found; and to make necessary corrections to the spacing. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for New Zealand. We are issuing this proposed AD to prevent structural failure of the outer panel and spar due to cracked, bent, or distorted condition of the left and right outer panel attachment lugs; and incorrect spacing of the left and right outer panel attachment lugs. This failure could lead to loss of control of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-16408
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, addition of new obstacles, or changes in air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) Containing a Final Air Quality General Conformity Determination (FGCD), (Preliminary) Final Section 106 Historic Resources Report, and Virginia Coastal Zone Consistency Determination: Notice of EPA 30-day Hold Period and Notice of Comment Period for Proposed New Runways and Associated Development at Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, VA
Document Number: 05-16153
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)Proposed New Runways and Associated Development at Washington Dulles International Airport, has been prepared and is available for public review and comment. The FEIS incorporates a Final Air Quality General Conformity Determination (FGCD), (Preliminary) Final Section 106 Historic Resources Report and a Virginia Coastal Zone Consistency Determination. Written requests for the FEIS and written comments on the FEIS and related documents can be submitted to the individual listed in the section FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The EPA 30-day Hold Period and FEIS comment period will commence on August 19, 2005, and will close on September 19, 2005. FEIS Availability: Copies of the FEIS and related documents may be viewed during regular business hours at the following locations: 1. Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germaine Drive, Centreville, VA. 2. Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA. 3. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA. 4. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center Street, Herndon, VA. 5. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA. 6. Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA. 7. Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn, VA. 8. Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road, Leesburg, VA. 9. Middleburg Library, 101 Reed Street, Middleburg, VA. 10. Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main Street, Purcellville, VA. 11. Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise Street, Sterling, VA. 12. Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling, VA. 13. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA. A limited number of copies of the FEIS and related documents will also be available for review by appointment only at the following FAA/ Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Offices. Please call to make arrangements for viewing: Federal Aviation Administration, Washington Airports District Office, 23723 Air Freight Lane, Suite 210, Dulles, VA, (703) 661-1368; Washington Dulles International Airport, Airport Managers Office, Main Terminal Baggage Claim Level, Dulles, VA, (703) 572-2710. An Executive Summary will be available August 13, 2005 on Dulles Airport's Web site at http://www.mwaa.com/dulles/ EnvironmentalStudies/RunwaysEIS.htm.
Policy Statement on Acceptance of a Component Test Method To Demonstrate
Document Number: 05-16410
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the availability of final policy on a component method for demonstrating that a seat with a replacement bottom cushion complies with Sec. 25.562(c)(2). This policy addresses non-flotation monolithic (single layer) cushions.
Replacing Restraint Systems on Forward and Aft Facing Seats
Document Number: 05-16409
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the availability of final policy on Replacing Restraint Systems on Forward and Aft Facing Seats.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-10, -20, -30, -40 and -50 Series Airplanes, and Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), and DC-9-82 (MD-82) Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16363
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-10, -20, -30, -40 and -50 series airplanes, and Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), and DC-9-82 (MD-82) airplanes. That AD currently requires installing a water drain system for the slant pressure panels in the left and right wheel wells of the main landing gear (MLG). This proposed AD would also require inspecting the seal assemblies of the overwing emergency exit doors for defects and constant gap; replacing defective door seals; performing repetitive operational checks of the water drain system auto drain valve and corrective actions if necessary; and, for certain airplanes, modifying the insulation blankets on the slant pressure panels in the left and right MLG wheel wells. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of water runoff from the slant pressure panels in the left and right MLG wheel wells, which subsequently froze on the lateral control mixer and control cable assemblies. We are proposing this AD to prevent ice from forming on the lateral control mixer and control cable assemblies, which could reduce controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16362
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model ERJ 170 airplanes. This proposed AD would require replacing the very high frequency (VHF) antenna located in position 1 of the fuselage with a new, improved VHF antenna. This proposed AD results from a report of the loss of all voice communications due to a lightning strike damaging all the VHF antennas. We are proposing this AD to prevent the loss of voice communication, which when combined with the complexity of the national airspace system, could result in reduced flightcrew situational awareness, increased flightcrew workload, and increased risk of human error, and consequent reduced ability to maintain safe flight and landing of the airplane.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program; Capital City Airport, Lansing, MI
Document Number: 05-16329
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by Capital Region Airport Authority under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On February 7, 2005 the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by Capital Region Airport Authority under part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On August 5, 2005, the FAA approved the Capital City Airport noise compatibility program. All of the recommendations of the program were approved. No program elements relating to new or revised flight procedures for noise abatement were proposed by the airport operator.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-16328
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-17
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 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 May 25, 2005, page 30180.
Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review
Document Number: 05-16327
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Santa Barbara Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150 by City of Santa Barbara. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for Santa Barbara Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective June 28, 2005, (FR Vol. 69 pages 40452-40453 published on July 2, 2004). The proposed noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before January 29, 2006.
Airworthiness Directives; Shadin ADC-2000 Air Data Computers
Document Number: 05-16267
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Shadin ADC-2000 air data computers (ADC) installed on airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to replace affected ADC- 2000 units with a modified unit. This proposed AD results from reports that certain ADC-2000 units display incorrect altitude information on the Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS) to the pilot. We are issuing this proposed AD to prevent ADC-2000 units, part numbers (P/Ns) 962830A-1-S-8, 962830A-2-S-8, and 962830A-3-S-8, configurations B, C, and D, from displaying incorrect altitude information. This could cause the flight crew to react to this incorrect flight information and possibly result in an unsafe operating condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A319-100 Series Airplanes, Model A320-111 Airplanes, Model A320-200 Series Airplanes, and Model A321-100 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16263
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Model A319-100 series airplanes, Model A320-111 airplanes, Model A320-200 series airplanes, and Model A321-100 series airplanes equipped with any additional center tank (ACT). This proposed AD would require identifying the part number of the ACT and, for certain ACTs, replacing the outer ACT manhole cover and seal. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of an ACT fuel transfer failure due to air leakage around the seal of the outer manhole covers of the ACTs. We are proposing this AD to prevent this leakage, which could result in fuel or fuel vapor leaking into the cargo compartment, and consequent increased risk of a fire in the cargo compartment.
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: 05-16262
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain EMBRAER airplane models as identified above. The original NPRM would have required modifying the total air temperature (TAT) sensor heating system. The original NPRM was prompted by a report indicating that the fully automated digital electronic control (FADEC) unit failed to compensate for ice accretion on the engine fan blades due to a false temperature signal from the TAT sensor to the FADEC. This action revises the original NPRM by requiring modification of additional electrical connections for the TAT sensor heating system. This action also would expand the applicability of the original NPRM because the additional electrical connections must be modified on airplanes that had the TAT sensor heating system modified previously (e.g., in production). This action also adds replacing the FADEC assemblies with new or modified assemblies as an additional means of compliance. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent failure of the TAT sensor, which could result in insufficient thrust to take off or (if coupled with the loss of an engine during takeoff) to abort the takeoff in a safe manner, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Petitions for Exemption; Dispositions of Petitions Issued
Document Number: 05-16231
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-17
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 the disposition of certain petitions previously received. 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.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: 05-16230
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-17
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.
Establishment of Class E2 Airspace; and Modification of Class E5 Airspace; Storm Lake, IA
Document Number: C5-15311
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Changes in Fees for Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Inspection Services-Fiscal Years 2005-2008
Document Number: C5-14296
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-600 and A300 B4-600R Series Airplanes; and A300 F4-605R and A300 C4-605R Variant F Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16178
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 05-16167
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 05-16158
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 05-16157
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 05-16156
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-16
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 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
Document Number: 05-16155
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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.