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

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Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Model GV and GV-SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15589
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 Gulfstream Model GV and certain Model GV-SP series airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the left and right aileron and elevator actuators to determine the part and serial numbers of each actuator, repetitive inspections of suspect actuators to detect broken damper shafts, and replacement of any actuator having a broken damper shaft. This proposed AD would also require that operators report any broken damper shaft they find to the FAA. This proposed AD also would provide an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspection requirements of this proposed AD. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of broken or cracked damper shafts within the aileron and elevator actuator assemblies. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct broken damper shafts, which could result in locking of an aileron or elevator actuator (hard-over condition), which would activate the hard-over protection system (HOPS), resulting in increased pilot workload and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Model 206A and 206B Helicopters
Document Number: 05-15581
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron (Bell) Model 206A and 206B helicopters modified by Aeronautical Accessories, Inc. Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SH1392SO with certain part-numbered high crosstubes. This amendment requires inspecting at specified time intervals and replacing any cracked crosstubes. This amendment is prompted by the discovery of a cracked high forward crosstube. The actions specified by this AD are intended to detect a crack in the crosstube which could lead to failure of the crosstube, collapse of the landing gear, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Proposed Establishment of Class C Airspace and Revocation of Class D Airspace, Orlando Sanford International Airport, FL; and Proposed Modification of the Orlando International Airport Class B Airspace Area, FL
Document Number: 05-15567
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class C airspace at the Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), FL; revoke the existing Sanford, FL, Class D airspace area; and modify the existing Orlando International Airport (MCO), FL, Class B airspace area. The FAA is proposing this action to improve the flow of air traffic, enhance safety, and reduce the potential for midair collision in the Orlando, FL, terminal area.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals.
Document Number: 05-15558
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
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.
Revision of VOR Federal Airways V-9, V-50, V-67, V-69, V-129, V-173 and V-233; and Jet Routes J-35, J-80, J-101 and J-137; Springfield, IL
Document Number: 05-15557
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR) Federal Airways V-9, V-50, V-67, V-69, V-129, V-173 and V-233; and Jet Routes J-35, J-80, J-101 and J-137 over the Springfield, IL area. The FAA is taking this action due to the relocation of the Capital VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and the renaming of the ``Capital VORTAC'' to the ``Spinner VORTAC'' to enhance the management of aircraft operations over the Springfield, IL area.
Revocation of Restricted Area R-7104; Vieques Island, PR
Document Number: 05-15556
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revokes Restricted Area R-7104, Vieques Island, PR. The U.S. Navy weapons range on Vieques Island has been permanently closed; therefore, restricted airspace is no longer required at that location. The FAA is taking this action to return restricted airspace to the National Airspace System.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals.
Document Number: 05-15552
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
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.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Columbia, SC
Document Number: 05-15551
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by Richland- Lexington Airport District for Columbia Metropolitan Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR Part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Harmonization of Noise Certification Standards for Propeller-Driven Small Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15465
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends FAA regulations regarding airplane noise certification standards. These changes are necessary to harmonize two technical items with international standards and provide uniform noise certification standards for airplanes certificated in the United States and Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) countries. This amendment will simplify airworthiness approvals for import and export purposes. We anticipate that the changes to these two items will apply only to a small number of older-technology airplanes.
Special Conditions; Diamond Aircraft Industries, EFIS and Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) on the Diamond DA-42; Protection of Systems for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-15463
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA published a document on June 30, 2005 (70 FR 37656) concerning final special conditions for Diamond Aircraft Industries on the Diamond DA-42. There was an error in the preamble of the special conditions in the reference to the docket number. This document contains a correction to the docket number.
Noise Exposure Map Notice, Memphis International Airport, Memphis TN
Document Number: 05-15462
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority for Memphis International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR Part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Brunswick, ME; Correction
Document Number: 05-15461
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on May 25, 2005 (70 FR 29943-29944). In that rule, the description of the designated airspace contained errors and omissions. Action to correct these errors and omissions result in a delay of the effective date. This action corrects the final rule and effective date. The correct effective date is October 27, 2005.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Chickasha Municipal Airport, Chickasha, OK
Document Number: 05-15404
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at Chickasha Municipal Airport under the provisions of Title 49 United States Code, Section 47153.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Deering, AK
Document Number: 05-15403
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish new Class E airspace at Deering, AK. Four new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being published for the Deering Airport. There is no existing Class E airspace to contain aircraft executing the new instrument procedures at Deering, AK. Adoption of this proposal would result in the establishment of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Deering, AK.
Proposed Establishment of Class E5 Airspace; Gardner, KS
Document Number: 05-15402
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to establish Class E5 airspace at Gardner, KS.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance LaPorte Municipal Airport, LaPorte, IN
Document Number: 05-15401
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-04
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 area is a two-acre parcel of vacant land located in the land triangle east of Runway 2/20 and south of Runway 14/32, The land was obligated under FAA Project No. 3-18+0047-003-1992. There are not impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to lease the property. The land is not needed for aeronautical use and a new fire station will be constructed on the land that will provide firefighting capability to the airport and surrounding community. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal 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 requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Second-in-Command Pilot Type Rating
Document Number: 05-15376
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is amending its pilot certification regulations to establish a second-in-command (SIC) pilot type rating and associated qualifying procedures. This final rule is needed to conform FAA pilot type rating requirements to the International Civil Aviation Organization pilot type rating standards. The intended effect of this action is to allow U.S. flight crews to continue to operate in international airspace without the threat of being grounded for not holding the appropriate pilot type rating.
Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules Area
Document Number: 05-15375
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to codify current flight restrictions for certain aircraft operations in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. This action is necessary because of the ongoing threat of terrorist attacks. The FAA intends by this action to help the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense protect national assets in the National Capital region.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hana, HI
Document Number: 05-15314
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to establish a Class E airspace area at Hana, HI. The establishment of an Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) RNAV (GPS) to Runway (RWY) 26 IAP and a RNAV Departure Procedure (DP) at Hana Airport, Hana, HI has made this proposal necessary. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) RWY 26 and RNAV DP at Hana Airport. The intended effect of this proposal is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Hana Airport, Hana, HI.
Change of Controlling Agency for Restricted Area R-2531; Tracy, CA
Document Number: 05-15313
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action changes the controlling agency for Restricted Area R-2531, Tracy, CA, from the FAA, Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) to the FAA, Northern California Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON). The FAA is taking this action in response to a realignment of airspace responsibilities in the state of California. There are no changes to the boundaries; designated altitudes; time of designation; or activities conducted within the affected restricted areas.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-15312
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-03
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.
Establishment of Class E2 Airspace; and Modification of Class E5 Airspace; Storm Lake, IA
Document Number: 05-15311
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes a Class E surface area at Storm Lake, IA. It also modifies the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Storm Lake, IA. The effect of this rule is to provide appropriate controlled Class E airspace for aircraft departing from and executing instrument approach procedures to Storm Lake Municipal Airport and to segregate aircraft using instrument approach procedures in instrument conditions from aircraft operating in visual conditions.
Special Conditions; Maule Aerospace Technology, Inc. M-7-230, M-7-230C, and M-9-230 Airplane Models; Installation of Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) System and the Protection of the System From the Effects of High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-15310
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued to Maule Aerospace Technology, Inc., for the Maule Aerospace Technology, Inc. M-7-230, M- 7-230C, and M-9-230 airplane models. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the installation of an engine that uses an electronic engine control system in place of the engine's mechanical system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards applicable to these airplanes. These special conditions were issued and effective in December 2003; however, they were inadvertently not published. This document is being published with the same effective date to correct that oversight.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-12 and PC-12/45 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15181
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-02
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 inspect the left and right main landing gear (MLG) assemblies for any part number (P/N) 532.10.12.077 bolts that do not have white primed and painted heads; and replace any bolt found with new P/N 532.10.12.077F bolts in all MLG assemblies. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Switzerland. We are issuing this proposed AD to detect and correct any P/N 532.10.12.077 bolts that do not have white primed and painted heads, which could result in corrosion of the bolt and consequent failure of the bolt. This failure could lead to MLG collapse during airplane landing and take-off operations with consequent loss of airplane control.
Proposed Establishment of Class E3 Airspace; Riverside March Field, CA
Document Number: 05-15180
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to establish Class E3 airspace at Riverside March Field, CA. Class E3 airspace is necessary to contain and protect circling maneuvers for Category E aircraft executing these maneuvers in conjunction with Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at the airport. This action would establish Class E3 airspace extending upward from the surface to, but not including, the base of the overlying Class C airspace area.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-15179
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Document Number: 05-15178
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), began development of an Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) and associated Environmental Assessment (EA) for Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park in February 2003. The ATMP is being established pursuant to the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-181) and its implementing regulations contained in Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 136, National Parks Air Tour Management. The objective of the ATMP is to develop acceptable and effective measures to mitigate or prevent the significant adverse impacts, if any, of commercial air tour operations upon the natural resources, cultural resources, and visitor experiences of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. The FAA and NPS have now decided to proceed with development of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for this project. This decision is based on information received through the EA scoping process, the environmental analysis completed by the Agencies to date, the consideration of preliminary ATMP alternatives, and through consultations conducted pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. By this notice the FAA and NPS are initiating a 30-day scoping period for this EIS. The FAA and NPS are now inviting the public, agencies, and other interested parties to provide written comments, suggestions, and input regarding the scope of issues and the identification of significant issues to be addressed in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Comments previously submitted in response to the EA scoping will not need to be resubmitted, as they will be considered as part of the EIS process and record. No additional scoping meetings are scheduled.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-200B, 747-300, 747-400, and 747-400D Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15017
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-200B, 747-300, 747-400, and 747-400D series airplanes. This AD requires modifying the lateral shear beam for the Door 5 crew rest and, for certain airplanes, replacing Zone E tie rods and modifying the Zone E stowbin ladder. This AD results from a report indicating that the lateral shear beam for the Door 5 crew rest does not meet the 9G forward loading requirement. We are issuing this AD to prevent the structural support for the Door 5 crew rest and Zone E stowbins from failing, which could result in the crew rest or stowbins falling during an emergency and consequent injury to crew and passengers.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-7-100, DHC-7-101, DHC-7-102, and DHC-7-103 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15012
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-7-100, DHC-7-101, DHC-7-102, and DHC-7-103 airplanes. This AD requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions of Continued Airworthiness to include a new, lower life limit for lower wing skins. This AD results from the discovery that, during the manufacture of the lower wing skins, score marks may have been accidentally inscribed around the edge of the lower wing skin doublers. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracks from developing at the score marks in the lower wing skins, which could result in the structural failure of the wing.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Model HS.125 Series 700A Airplanes, Model BAe.125 Series 800A Airplanes, and Model Hawker 800 and Hawker 800XP Airplanes
Document Number: 05-15011
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Model HS.125 series 700A airplanes, Model BAe.125 series 800A airplanes, and Model Hawker 800 and Hawker 800XP airplanes. This AD requires inspecting to determine the current rating of the circuit breakers of certain cockpit ventilation and avionics cooling system blowers; and replacing the circuit breakers and modifying the blower wiring, as applicable. This AD results from a report indicating that a blower motor seized up and gave off smoke. We are issuing this AD to prevent smoke and fumes in the cockpit in the event that a blower motor seizes and overheats due to excessive current draw.
Airworthiness Directives; AvCraft Dornier Model 328-300 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-14789
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain AvCraft Dornier Model 328-300 airplanes. This AD requires modifying the electrical wiring of the fuel pumps; installing insulation at the flow control and shut-off valves, and other components of the environmental control system; installing markings at fuel wiring harnesses; replacing the wiring harness of the auxiliary fuel system with a new wiring harness; and installing insulated couplings in the fuel system; as applicable. This AD also requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new inspections of the fuel tank system. This AD is prompted by the results of fuel system reviews conducted by the airplane manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.