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

Modification of Class E Airspace; Akron, OH
Document Number: 05-21586
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace to Akron, OH. A Standard Instrument Approach Procedure has been developed for Wingfoot Lake Airship Operations Airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing this approach. This action increases the areas of existing controlled airspace for Akron, OH.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace; Camp Ripley, MN; Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Camp Ripley, MN
Document Number: 05-21585
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to establish Class D airspace at Camp Ripley, MN, and establish Class E airspace at Camp Ripley, MN. This action would establish a radius of Class D airspace, and establish a radius of Class E airspace for Ray S. Miller Army Airfield.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Madison, IN
Document Number: 05-21584
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Madison, IN, Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Madison Municipal Airport, Madison, IN. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing these approaches. This action increases the area of existing controlled airspace for Madison, IN.
Modification of Legal Description of Class D Airspace; Rapid City, SD; Modification of Legal Description of Class D Airspace; Rapid City Ellsworth AFB, SD
Document Number: 05-21583
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
An examination of controlled airspace for Rapid City Regional Airport, SD, and Rapid City Ellsworth AFB, SD, revealed discrepancies in the legal descriptions for both airports as contained in FAA order 7400.9M. This action corrects those discrepancies by modifying the legal descriptions.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A320-111 Airplanes, and Model A320-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21427
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Airbus Model A320-111 airplanes, and Model A320- 200 series airplanes, that requires a detailed inspection of the tail cone triangle to determine its position, and corrective actions if necessary. This action is necessary to prevent excessive vibrations of the elevators, which could result in reduced structural integrity and reduced controllability of the airplane. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Model 206B Helicopters
Document Number: 05-21541
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron (Bell) Model 206B helicopters modified with Aeronautical Accessories, Inc. (AAI) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. SH8435SW or SH8419SW with energy attenuating seat installation wire (wire). The AD would require replacing certain wire with airworthy wire. This proposal is prompted by disclosure that certain wires may not have the yield strength to allow seats to attenuate energy during an emergency landing. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent failure of a seat to attenuate energy during an emergency landing, which could result in occupant injury.
Airworthiness Directives; Aerospatiale Model ATR42 and ATR72 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21338
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Aerospatiale Model ATR42 and ATR72 airplanes. This AD requires a one- time inspection to determine the part number or markings of the fuel quality indicator (FQI) and replacement of any FQI having an incorrect part number. This AD results from a report that an FQI having an incorrect part number was installed on a Model ATR72 airplane. We are issuing this AD to ensure that a correct FQI is installed. An incorrect FQI could result in fuel starvation to the engine and consequent engine shutdown during flight.
Petitions for Exemption; Dispositions of Petitions Issued
Document Number: 05-21464
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
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.
Second-in-Command Pilot Type Rating
Document Number: 05-21463
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are correcting errors in a final rule published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2005. That final rule revised pilot certification regulations by establishing a second-in-command (SIC) pilot type rating and associated qualifying procedures. We are also correcting cross references and other minor errors in the pre-existing regulations that were inadvertently carried over.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Model Hawker 800XP Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21438
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Model Hawker 800XP airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting to determine if the correct fuse is installed on the hydraulic over-temperature switch on panel ZK in the rear equipment bay, and replacing the existing fuse if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report of the installation of an incorrect fuse on the over-temperature switch on panel ZK in the rear equipment bay during airplane maintenance. We are proposing this AD to prevent a short circuit in the fuse and consequent heat damage to associated wiring and surrounding equipment, which could result in smoke or fire on the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146-100A and -200A Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21437
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146-100A and -200A series airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting the nose landing gear (NLG) assembly to determine the part number of the NLG main fitting subassembly. For subject NLG main fitting subassemblies, this proposed AD would also require determining the total number of accumulated landings on a subject NLG main fitting subassembly, and eventually replacing the NLG assembly. This proposed AD results from a report indicating that the airplane maintenance manual contains incorrect safe-life limit information for certain NLG assemblies. We are proposing this AD to ensure that affected NLG fitting subassemblies are removed from service before they reach their approved safe-life limit. Operating with an NLG fitting subassembly that is beyond its approved safe-life limit could result in failure of the NLG and consequent loss of directional control on the ground and major structural damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21436
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model Avro 146-RJ airplanes. This proposed AD would require reviewing the airplane's maintenance records to determine if certain tasks of the Bae146/Avro RJ Maintenance Planning Document have been accomplished. This proposed AD would also require doing repetitive detailed inspections of the external fuselage skin adjacent to the longeron at rib 0 from frame 29 to frame 31 and repairing any damage if necessary. This proposed AD results from issuance of mandatory continuing airworthiness information by a foreign civil airworthiness authority. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the fuselage skin, which could result in structural failure of the fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21435
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This proposed AD would require replacing the Gask-O- Seal in the coupling of the refuel/defuel shut-off valves. This proposed AD results from a report that Gask-O-Seals that did not incorporate an integral restrictor to limit fuel flow rate and fuel pressure during refueling were installed on certain airplanes. We are proposing this AD to prevent a buildup of excessive static charge, which could create an ignition source inside the fuel tank.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318-100 and A319-100 Series Airplanes; Model A320-111 Airplanes; and Model A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21434
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318-100 and A319-100 series airplanes; Model A320-111 airplanes; and Model A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections of the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA) attachments for proper clearances, and any crack, damage, or metallic particles; related corrective actions if necessary; and a report of the inspection results to the manufacturer. This proposed AD results from a report that during lab testing to verify the performance of the THSA's secondary load path with a simulated failure of the THSA's primary load path, the secondary load path's nut did not jam (as it was supposed to do.) We are proposing this AD to ensure the integrity of the THSA's primary load path, which if failed, could result in latent (undetected) loading and eventual failure of the THSA's secondary load path and consequent uncontrolled movement of the horizontal stabilizer and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21429
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections for cracking in the aft web of support rib 6 between certain bottom skin stringers on both wings; high frequency eddy current inspections for cracking of the attachment holes of the fuel pipes, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD would also provide for an optional modification, which would extend a certain inspection threshold. This proposed AD results from a report of significant cracking found in the aft web of support rib 6 on both wings. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracking in the aft web of support rib 6, which could result in overloading of adjacent ribs and the surrounding wing structure and consequent reduced structural integrity of the wing.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310-203, -204, and -222 Airplanes, and Model A310-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21428
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A310-203, -204, and -222 airplanes, and Model A310-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time rototest inspection for cracking of the frame foot and adjacent frames and skin in the area surrounding the frame foot run-outs from fuselage frames (FR) 43 through FR 46, and repair if necessary. The proposed AD also requires modification of certain fastener holes. This proposed AD results from a structural evaluation of Model A310 airplanes for widespread fatigue damage of the frame foot run-outs from FR 43 through FR 46. The evaluation revealed that, on in-service airplanes, undetected cracking in this area can lead to the rupture of the frame foot and subsequent cracking of the adjacent frames and fuselage skin. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the frame foot run-outs, which could lead to rupture of the frame foot and cracking in adjacent frames and skin, and result in reduced structural integrity of the fuselage.
Modification of the Los Angeles Class B Airspace Area; CA
Document Number: C5-15855
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Public Notice For Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance, Delta County Airport, Escanaba, MI
Document Number: 05-21392
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-26
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 1 parcel of land, totaling approximately 37 acres. Current use and present condition is undeveloped land compatible with local commercial/industrial zoning classification. The land was acquired under part of the property from the City of Escanaba deeded to Delta County for airport use. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to lease of the property. Subject land may provide good commercial/industrial development opportunities for the community and are well outside airport perimeter fence limits. 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 FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 34107(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.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance Delta County Airport Escanaba, MI
Document Number: 05-21391
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-26
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 1 parcel of land, totaling approximately 3.6 acres. Current use and present condition is undeveloped land compatible with local commercial/industrial zoning classification. The land was acquired under part of the property from the City of Escanaba deeded to Delta County for airport use. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to lease of the property. Subject land may provide good commercial/industrial development opportunities for the community and are well outside airport perimeter fence limits. 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 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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cortland, NY; Ithaca, NY; Elmira, NY; Endicott, NY; Sayre, PA
Document Number: 05-21321
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes the description of the Class E airspace designated for Cortland, NY, Cortland County-Chase Field Airport (N03); Ithaca, NY, Tompkins County Airport (ITH); Elmira, NY, Elmira/Corning Regional Airport (ELM); Endicott, NY, Tri-Cities Airport (CZG); and Sayre, PA, Robert Parker Hospital Heliport. The affected Class E-5 airspace for the airports included in these descriptions will be consolidated into the amended Binghamton, NY airspace description contained in Docket No. FAA-2005-22100, Airspace Docket No. 05-AEA-16, effective February 16, 2006.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Binghamton, NY
Document Number: 05-21320
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Binghamton, NY. The development of multiple area navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) for numerous airports within the Binghamton, NY geographical area with approved Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations and the resulting overlap of designated Class E-5 airspace have made this action necessary. This action consolidates the Class E-5 airspace designations for five airspace and one heliport and results in the rescission of the five Class E-5 descriptions through separate rulemaking action. The area will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference.
Establishment of Area Navigation Instrument Flight Rules Terminal Transition Routes (RITTR); Cincinnati, OH
Document Number: 05-21318
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes three Area Navigation Instrument Flight Rules Terminal Transition Routes (RITTR) in the Cincinnati, OH, terminal area. The FAA originally proposed to establish four routes as part of this action, but one route (T-212) was deleted because it did not meet RITTR design criteria and its short length would provide limited benefits. RITTR's are low altitude Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes, based on Area Navigation (RNAV), for use by aircraft having Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)-approved Global Positioning System (GPS)/ Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) equipment. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and facilitate the more flexible and efficient use of the navigable airspace in the Cincinnati terminal area.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A320-111, -211, -212, and -231 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21312
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A320-111, -211, -212, and -231 airplanes. This AD requires, for certain airplanes, modifying the cables and access holes to the inner tank fuel pumps; and, for certain other airplanes, inspecting the fuel pump access holes and modifying the access holes, if necessary. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing of the fuel pump cables, which could result in electrical arcing and possible ignition of fuel vapors and consequent explosion of the fuel tank.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21311
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -300 series airplanes. This AD requires inspecting for damage of the ground brackets, ground wires, and terminal lugs of the auxiliary power unit (APU) battery and the APU start transformer rectifier unit (TRU) as applicable; and corrective and related investigative actions. This AD results from reports indicating that during inspections on two airplanes, the ground brackets for the APU battery were found damaged. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct a damaged electrical bonding surface of the APU battery and APU start TRU ground connections, which could cause overheating of the ground connections and lead to possible consequent ignition of the adjacent insulating blankets.
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: 05-21310
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER airplane models as identified above. This AD requires modifying the total air temperature (TAT) sensor heating system. This AD also allows replacing the fully automated digital electronic control (FADEC) assemblies with new or modified assemblies as an additional means of compliance. This AD results from a report indicating that the 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. We are issuing this AD 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21293
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747- 200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This AD requires doing a one-time high-frequency eddy current inspection and repetitive detailed inspections for cracks in the frame web of main entry door number 1; and repairing the door frame web if necessary. This AD also provides for optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD is prompted by reports of cracking at the upper aft corner of the cutout for main entry door number 1 in the station 488 frame web. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the frame web. These cracks could cause the frame to break and lead to rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-76A, B, and C Helicopters
Document Number: 05-21256
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-76A, B, and C helicopters. This action requires certain inspections of the main rotor lower bifilar arm assembly in the attachment area around the lower bifilar lugs for a crack. If a crack is found on any bifilar lug, this AD requires replacing the bifilar arm assembly with an airworthy bifilar arm assembly. If no crack is found, this AD requires a one-time test for the required torque on the lug nuts and, if necessary, applying the required torque and conducting the torque stabilization tests. This amendment is prompted by four reports of cracked bifilars. The actions specified in this AD are intended to prevent failure of a bifilar lug, damage to the main rotor control system, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-12 and PC-12/45 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21255
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. (Pilatus) Models PC-12 and PC-12/45 airplanes. This AD requires 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 AD is the result of mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Switzerland. We are issuing this 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Model 500, 501, 550, S550, 551, and 560 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21309
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Model 500, 501, 550, S550, 551, and 560 airplanes. The original NPRM would have required revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to prohibit use of the wing fuel boost pumps for defueling under certain conditions; installing a placard; doing other specified investigative and corrective actions as necessary; and modifying the boost pumps. The original NPRM also would have required the subsequent removal of the AFM revision and placard. The original NPRM resulted from a report of a chafed electrical wiring harness, which was arcing inside the fuel tank. This action revises the original NPRM by identifying certain service information not identified in the original NPRM. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent potential fuel vapor ignition in a fuel tank, which could result in explosion and loss of the airplane.
Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 05-21234
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tok Junction, AK
Document Number: 05-21232
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish new Class E airspace at Tok Junction, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being published for the Tok Junction Airport. There is no existing Class E airspace to contain aircraft executing the new instrument procedures at Tok Junction, 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 Tok Junction, AK.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Deering, AK
Document Number: 05-21231
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Deering, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing four new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). This rule results in new Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Deering, AK.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Nondalton, AK
Document Number: 05-21230
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish new Class E airspace at Nondalton, AK. One new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAPs) and one Departure Procedure (DP) are being published for the Nondalton Airport. There is no existing Class E airspace to contain aircraft executing the new instrument procedures at Nondalton, AK. Adoption of this proposal would result in the establishment of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Nondalton, AK.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; New Stuyahok, AK
Document Number: 05-21229
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish new Class E airspace at New Stuyahok, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being published for the New Stuyahok Airport. There is no existing Class E airspace to contain aircraft executing the new instrument procedures at New Stuyahok, AK. Adoption of this proposal would result in the establishment of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at New Stuyahok, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Koliganek, AK
Document Number: 05-21228
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Koliganek, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being published for the Koliganek Airport. Additional Class E Airspace is needed to contain aircraft executing instrument approaches at Koliganek Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in additional Class E airspace upward from 1,200 feet (ft.) above the surface at Koliganek, AK.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 05-05-C-00-MCI To Impose a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Kansas City International Airport (MCI) for Use at MCI and Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC), Kansas City, MO
Document Number: 05-21227
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose a PFC at MCI for use at MCI and MKC under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158).
Wet Lease Policy Guidance
Document Number: 05-21226
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
It has long been contrary to Federal Aviation Regulations for an air carrier to ``wet lease'' an aircraft from an individual or entity that is not separately authorized to engage in common carriage. By this notice, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) seeks comment on proposed policy guidance identifying those commercial arrangements that would be considered to be unlawful wet lease arrangements under these regulations as well as those that would be permissible. Additionally, we seek comment on our proposed treatment of certain other commercial arrangements between air carriers and aircraft owners thatwhile not amounting to illegal wet leasescould nevertheless result in the air carrier impermissibly ceding operational control of flight to non-certificated entities.
Airworthiness Directives; Gippsland Aeronautics Pty. Ltd. Model GA8 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21176
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Gippsland Aeronautics Pty. Ltd. (Gippsland) Model GA8 airplanes. This AD requires you to repetitively inspect the upper and lower grooves of the forward cargo door slide for cracks, excessive wear, and excessive width. This AD also requires you to replace the forward cargo door slide if any of the above conditions are found during any inspection. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Australia. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the forward cargo door slide caused by cracks, excessive wear, or excessive width. This failure could result in the cargo door detaching from the airplane in flight, potentially causing damage by hitting the back end of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation (Formerly Allison Engine Company) 501-D22A, 501-D22C, and 501-D22G Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 05-21173
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) (formerly Allison Engine Company) 501- D22A, 501-D22C, and 501-D22G turboprop engines. This AD requires a onetime inspection for proper metal hardness of certain 1st stage, 2nd stage, 3rd stage, and 4th stage turbine wheels. This AD results from a report of a turbine wheel found to be over dimensional limits, caused by improper metal hardness. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained turbine wheel failure, leading to damage of the airplane and total loss of engine power.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Model CF6-80C2D1F Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-21174
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company Model CF6-80C2D1F turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require modifying the latching system of the fan reverser. This proposed AD results from 13 reports of released thrust reverser hardware. We are proposing this AD to prevent release of the thrust reverser cascade on landing, which could result in runway debris and a possible hazard to other aircraft.
Change Notice for RTCA Program Management Committee
Document Number: 05-21145
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the RTCA Program Management Committee.
Revision of VOR Federal Airway V-343; MT
Document Number: 05-21144
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Docket No. Faa-2005-22047; Airspace Docket No. 05-Anm-10
This action extends Federal Airway V-343 from the Bozeman, MT, Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) to the initial approach fix for the Area Navigation (RNAV) runway 15 approach to the Bert Mooney Airport (BTM), MT. Specifically, this action will enhance the management of air traffic arrivals at BTM.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21054
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD would require modifying the passenger door and installing new placards. This proposed AD results from reports of the airstairs- type passenger door opening during flight. We are proposing this AD to prevent rapid decompression of the airplane, or ejection of a passenger or crew member out the door during flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20966
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the aft pressure bulkhead web for fatigue cracks, crack indications, discrepant holes, and corrosion; and repair if necessary. This AD results from reports of fatigue cracks in the aft pressure bulkhead web. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct such fatigue cracks, which could result in a rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Formerly Rolls-Royce Deutschland GmbH, formerly BMW Rolls-Royce GmbH) Models BR700-710A1-10 and BR700-710A2-20 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-20780
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) (formerly Rolls- Royce Deutschland GmbH, formerly BMW Rolls-Royce GmbH) models BR700- 710A1-10 and BR700-710A2-20 turbofan engines. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive visual and ultrasonic inspections of fan discs, part numbers (P/Ns) BRR18803, BRR19248, and BRR20791 for cracks, and if necessary, replacement with serviceable parts. This ad requires those same inspections for discs having old design P/N fan blades installed, and, extends the inspection interval for fan discs having new design P/N fan blades installed. Also, this AD adds as optional terminating action to the inspections, installation of certain P/N new fan discs, certain P/N new fan blades, and engine fan speed (N1) Keep Out Zone software. This AD results from a revised RRD service bulletin (SB) that introduces relaxed inspection intervals for certain P/N combinations of fan discs and fan blades, and introduces improved design fan discs and fan blades.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement, Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, VA
Document Number: 05-21032
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that it has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) that evaluated proposed New Runways and Associated Development at Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, VA.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review, Request for Comments; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection Activity, Use of Certain Personal Oxygen Concentrator (POC) Devices on Board Aircraft
Document Number: 05-21003
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) renewal of a current information collection. The rule requires passengers who intend to use an approved POC to present a physician statement before boarding. The flight crew must then inform the pilot-in-command that a POC is on board.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Yakutat, AK
Document Number: 05-21002
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Yakutat, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing three new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), seven existing SIAPs and one revised Departure Procedure. This rule results in new Class E airspace upward from 1,200 feet (ft.) above the surface at Yakutat, AK. The existing airspace upward from 700 ft. above the surface is not changed.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review, Request for Comments; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection Activity, Procedures for Non-Federal Navigation Facilities
Document Number: 05-21001
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The information kept is used by the FAA as proof that non- Federal navigation facilities are maintained within certain specified tolerances.
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 Model A310-200 and A310-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20965
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain A300-600, A310-200, and A310-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require modifying the forward outflow valve of the pressure regulation subsystem. This proposed AD results from a report of accidents resulting in injuries occurring on in-service airplanes when crewmembers forcibly initiated opening of passenger/crew doors against residual pressure, causing the doors to rapidly open. In these accidents, the buildup of residual pressure in the cabin was caused by the blockage of the outflow valve by an insulation blanket. We are proposing this AD to prevent an insulation blanket or other debris from being ingested into and jamming the forward outflow valve of the pressure regulation subsystem, which could lead to the inability to control cabin pressurization and adversely affect continued safe flight of the airplane.