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

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Establishment of Class E Surface Area, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Document Number: 05-16154
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Model G-IV, GIV-X, GV, and GV-SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16003
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Gulfstream Model G-IV and GV series airplanes, and certain GIV-X and GV-SP series airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection to determine if a certain floor heater pad system is installed, and deactivation of the subject floor heater pad system if it is installed. This AD results from an incident of short-circuiting of the floor heater pads, in which no circuit breakers tripped in response to the short-circuiting. We are issuing this AD to prevent short-circuiting of the floor heater pad system, which could result in a fire in the airplane cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Galaxy and Gulfstream 200 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16002
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Galaxy and Gulfstream 200 airplanes. This AD requires a one-time general visual inspection for any damaged wiring, splice, connector, and pins for the fuel standby feed pumps and replacement of any damaged wiring, splice, connector, or pin. This AD also requires replacement of the power and ground wires for the fuel standby feed pumps. This AD results from reports of evidence of overheating found on the feeder wires of the left and right fuel standby feed pumps. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damaged wiring for the fuel standby feed pumps, which could result in an ignition source in an area where fuel vapor may be present, and a consequent fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-6, PC-6-H1, PC-6-H2, PC-6/350, PC-6/350-H1, PC-6/350-H2, PC-6/A, PC-6/A-H1, PC-6/A-H2, PC-6/B-H2, PC-6/B1-H2, PC-6/B2-H2, PC-6/B2-H4, PC-6/C-H2, and PC-6/C1-H2 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-16000
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. (Pilatus) (also identified as Fairchild Republic Company and Fairchild Heli Porter) Model PC-6 airplanes. This AD requires you to repetitively inspect the stabilizer-trim attachment and structural components for cracks, corrosion, and discrepancies and replace any defective part with a new part. This AD also requires you to replace all Fairchild connecting pieces, part number (P/N) 6232.0026.XX, with a Pilatus connecting piece and requires you to replace fittings without an index after the P/N with an improved part. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Switzerland. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct defective stabilizer-trim attachments and surrounding structural components, which could result in failure of the stabilizer-trim attachment. This failure could lead to loss of control of the airplane.
Proposed Advisory Circular; Calibration Test, Endurance Test and Teardown Inspection for Turbine Engine Certification (Sections 33.85/87/93)
Document Number: 05-16021
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability and request for comments of draft Advisory Circular (AC), No. 33.87, Calibration Test, Endurance Test and Teardown Inspection for Turbine Engine Certification (Sec. Sec. 33.85/87/93).
Advisory Circular (AC) 45-2C, Identification and Regulation Marking
Document Number: 05-16020
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of AC 45-2C, Identification and Registration Marking. AC 45-2C provides information and guidance concerning the requirements for identifying aircraft and related products with identification plates, and identifying aircraft with nationality and registration marks. The requirements are detailed in Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), part 45, Identification and Registration Marking.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SP, and 747SR Series Airplanes; Equipped With Pratt & Whitney Model JT9D-3 and -7 Series Engines
Document Number: 05-15882
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing transport category airplanes listed above. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracks of the upper surface of the aft lower spar web of the inboard and outboard struts, as applicable; and repetitive inspections for cracks of the upper surface of the intermediate web bay of the aft lower spar. This AD also requires repetitive inspections and torque checks of the bolts common to the aft lower spar chords and the fitting of the rear engine mount bulkhead for missing, loose, or fractured bolts, as applicable; and corrective action, if necessary. This AD is prompted by reports of cracking in the aft lower spar web and reports of missing and fractured bolts. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the aft lower spar web, and to prevent missing, loose, or fractured bolts common to the aft lower spar chords and the fitting of the rear engine mount bulkhead, which could result in the loss of the aft lower spar load path and reduced structural capability of the pylon, which may result in the separation of the engine from the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-15653
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-12
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.
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Przedsiebiorstwo Doswiadczalno-Produkcyjne Szybownictwa “PZL-Bielsko” Model SZD-50-3 “Puchacz” Gliders
Document Number: 05-15803
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Przedsiebiorstwo Doswiadczalno-Produkcyjne Szybownictwa ``PZL- Bielsko'' Model SZD-50-3 ``Puchacz'' gliders. This proposed AD would require you to perform a visual inspection of the turnbuckle link for cracks or wear and replace if cracks or wear is found. This proposed action would only apply to those gliders where the turnbuckle is directly connected to the pedal. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Poland. We are issuing this proposed AD to detect and correct cracks in the turnbuckle link, which could result in failure of the rudder cable. This failure could lead to loss of control of the glider.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes); and Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15802
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus airplanes, listed above. This proposed AD would require installing two-stage relays in the electronics rack (90VU), and performing related corrective and investigative actions. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of in advertent rudder trim activation when the autopilot is on. We are proposing this AD to prevent inadvertent trim activation when the autopilot is on and the slats are extended, which could result in rudder activation when the autopilot is turned off.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Flotation and Ditching
Document Number: 05-15660
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. Many of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the complex systems and the configuration of the airplane, including its full- length double deck. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding flotation and ditching. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Discrete Gust Requirements
Document Number: 05-15659
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. Many of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the complex systems and the configuration of the airplane, including its full- length double deck. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding discrete gust requirements. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane; Emergency Exit Arrangement-Outside Viewing
Document Number: 05-15658
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. Many of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the complex systems and the configuration of the airplane, including its full- length double deck. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding outside viewing from emergency exits. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane; Stairways Between Decks
Document Number: 05-15657
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. Many of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the complex systems and the configuration of the airplane, including its full- length double deck. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding stairways between decks. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane; Fire Protection
Document Number: 05-15656
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane, which has novel and unusual design features, such as a full-length double deck passenger cabin and distributed electrical equipment bays. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding fire protection. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Ground Turning Loads
Document Number: 05-15655
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. Many of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the complex systems and the configuration of the airplane, including its full- length double deck. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding ground turning loads. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Transient Engine Failure Loads
Document Number: 05-15654
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. Some of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the high bypass engines used on the Model A380. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding transient engine failure loads. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-15652
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of the new collection. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 20, 2004 on page 21179.
Establishment of Class D Airspace; Pascagoula, MS
Document Number: 05-15651
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class D airspace at Pascagoula, MS. A Federal contract tower with a weather reporting system is being constructed at the Trent Lott International Airport. Therefore, the airport will meet the criteria for establishment of Class D airspace. Class D surface area airspace is required when the control tower is open to contain existing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action will establish Class D airspace extending upward from the surface, to and including 2,500 feet MSL, within a 4.1-mile radius of the airport.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Hold Scoping Meetings for Sacramento International Airport, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 05-15650
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that a joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) will be prepared for proposed development included in the Sacramento County Airport Systems (SCAS) Master Plan (Master Plan) for Sacramento International Airport (SMF), Sacramento, California. To ensure that all significant issues related to the proposed action are identified, one (1) public scoping meeting and one (1) governmental and public agency scoping meeting will be held.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Crashworthiness
Document Number: 05-15649
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. Many of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the complex systems and the configuration of the airplane, including its full- length double deck. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding crash survivability. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Escape Systems Inflation Systems
Document Number: 05-15648
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. Many of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the complex systems and the configuration of the airplane, including its full- length double deck. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding escape system reliability. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Escape Systems Installed in Non-Pressurized Compartments
Document Number: 05-15647
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Airbus A380- 800 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. Many of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the complex systems and the configuration of the airplane, including its full- length double deck. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding escape systems installed in non-pressurized compartments. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15588
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This AD requires repetitively replacing and testing a certain relay in the passenger oxygen release system in the forward cabin. This AD results from reports of a failed relay in the passenger oxygen release system. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the relay, which could result in the oxygen masks failing to deploy and deliver oxygen to the passengers in the event of a rapid decompression or cabin depressurization.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15587
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727 airplanes. This AD requires determining whether any float switches are installed in the fuel tanks, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of contamination of the fueling float switch by moisture or fuel, and chafing of the float switch wiring against the fuel tank conduit. We are issuing this AD to prevent such contamination and chafing, which could present an ignition source inside the fuel tank that could cause a fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-400 and 747-400D Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15586
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-400 and 747-400D series airplanes. This AD requires an inspection for corrosion and cracks of the station 980 upper deck floor beam, and repair and related investigative actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of corrosion under the cart lift threshold at the station 980 upper deck floor beam. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct such corrosion, which could result in a cracked or broken floor beam, extensive damage to adjacent structure, and possible rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Model 23, 24, 25, 35, and 36 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15585
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Learjet Model 23, 24, 25, 35, and 36 airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect deterioration of both flappers of the tip tank in each wing of the airplane, and various follow-on actions. The existing AD also requires replacing the flappers with new flappers, and repetitively performing certain other follow-on actions. This new AD requires an inspection of the flappers and flapper assemblies of the tip tank in each wing or a review of the airplane maintenance records to determine the part numbers, and replacement of certain flappers or flapper assemblies if necessary, which ends the existing repetitive inspections. This AD results from numerous continual inspections and the approval of a new, improved flapper and flapper assembly. We are issuing this AD to prevent significant reduction in the lateral control of the airplane due to imbalance of the fuel loads in the wings of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15584
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes. This AD requires modifying the inflation systems of the upper deck escape slides; single-piece off- wing escape ramps/slides; two-piece off-wing escape slides; and door 1, 2, 4, and 5 escape slides/rafts. This AD results from a report of 30- to 60-second delays in the inflation of escape slides/rafts. We are issuing this AD to prevent actuation delays in the inflation systems of the escape slides/rafts, which could result in delayed or failed deployment of escape slides/rafts during emergency evacuation of an airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 Series Airplanes; Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes); and Model A310 Series Airplanes; Equipped With General Electric CF6-80A3 or CF6-80C2 Engines
Document Number: 05-15594
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus airplane models, as specified above. This proposed AD would require installing electro-pneumatic locking bar devices (TRAS lock systems) in the engine nacelles, installing a dedicated and shielded electrical circuit that is segregated from the existing thrust reverser control system, and performing related investigative/ corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by the manufacturer's reassessment of the thrust reverser systems in the Airbus airplane models specified above, which showed that the thrust reverser could inadvertently deploy in flight under certain conditions. We are proposing this AD to prevent inadvertent deployment of thrust reversers in flight, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15593
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require an inspection to determine the part number of all angle of attack (AOA) sensors, and repetitive replacement of the AOA sensors with new or overhauled AOA sensors if necessary. This proposed AD would also provide an optional terminating action for the repetitive replacements. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of several false stall warnings associated with stick-shaker activation, occurring during take-off. We are proposing this AD to prevent false stall warnings associated with stick-shaker activation, which could result in increased pilot workload as the pilot tries to determine the cause of the stall warning and possible reduction in the pilot's ability to control the airplane.
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: 05-15592
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135 airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections of the spring cartridges of the elevator gust lock system to determine if the lock washer projection correctly fits the slots in the cartridge flange, and corrective action if necessary. The existing AD also provides for interim optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections for certain airplanes. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of the existing AD, and provide for final terminating action for all affected airplanes. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of an improperly fitting lock washer causing the clevis of the spring cartridge in the electromechanical elevator gust lock system to become unscrewed. We are proposing this AD to prevent unscrewing of the spring cartridge clevis from jamming the elevator, which could lead to reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-620, A310-304, A310-324, and A310-325 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15591
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 B4-620, A310-304, A310-324, and A310-325 airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing fused adaptors between the external wiring harness and the in-tank wiring at the connectors on the fuel tank wall of the auxiliary center tank (ACT). This proposed AD is prompted by the results of fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent an ignition source in the ACT, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Meggitt Model 602 Smoke Detectors Approved Under Technical Standard Order (TSO) TSO-C1C and Installed on Various Transport Category Airplanes, Including But Not Limited to Aerospatiale Model ATR42 and ATR72 Airplanes; Boeing Model 727 and 737 Airplanes; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30 and DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, MD-10-30F, MD-11, and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15590
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain smoke detectors installed on various transport category airplanes. This proposed AD would require replacing the affected smoke detectors with modified smoke detectors. This proposed AD is prompted by a report indicating that the affected smoke detectors can ``lock up'' during electrical power transfer from the auxiliary power unit to the engines. We are proposing this AD to identify and provide corrective action for a potentially inoperative smoke detector and to ensure that the flightcrew is alerted in the event of a fire.