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

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Cargo Restraint Strap Assemblies
Document Number: 05-23934
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of, and requests comment on draft Technical Standard Order (TSO) C-172, Cargo Restraint Strap Assemblies. This draft TSO tells persons seeking a TSO authorization or letter of design approval what minimum performance standards (MPS) their Cargo Restraint Strap Assemblies must meet to be identified with the appropriate TSO marking.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-23851
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment amends Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed 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 plc RB211 Trent 800 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-23834
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) models RB211 Trent 875-17, Trent 877-17, Trent 884-17, Trent 884B-17, Trent 892-17, Trent 892B-17, and Trent 895-17 turbofan engines with low pressure (LP) compressor fan blades, part number (P/N) FW18548 installed. That AD currently requires LP compressor fan blade replacement with new or previously reworked blades, or rework of the existing LP compressor fan blades. This ad requires the same actions but at reduced compliance times for certain airplane and engine rating combinations and certain maximum gross weight limits. This AD results from a number of new production LP compressor fan blades found with surfaces formed outside of design intent. We are issuing this AD to prevent possible multiple uncontained LP compressor fan blade failure, due to cracking in the blade root caused by increased stresses in the shear key slots.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arriel 2B and 2B1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 05-23831
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca Arriel 2B and 2B1 turboshaft engines without modification TU22 incorporated. This AD requires initial and repetitive visual checks of the free turbine shield for cracks. This AD results from reports of several free turbine shields found with large circumferential cracks. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the free turbine shield, leading to engine misalignment, in-flight engine shutdown, emergency autorotation landing, or accident.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23830
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 airplanes. This AD requires modifying the wiring of the starter-generator terminal block. This AD results from a report of total electrical failure just as the airplane landed. We are issuing this AD to prevent total electrical failure and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Falcon 2000 Airplanes Equipped With CFE Company CFE738-1-1B Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-23829
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Model Falcon 2000 airplanes equipped with CFE Company CFE738- 1-1B turbofan engines. This AD requires determining the serial number of the engines installed on the airplane, inspecting any affected engine to verify that a spherical bearing is installed on the attachment fitting of the engine mount, and corrective action if necessary. This AD results from a report of a missing spherical bearing on the attachment fitting of the front engine mount on an in-service airplane, and subsequent damage and abnormal fatigue of the attachment fitting. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the engine mount, which could result in possible separation of an engine from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Astazou XIV B and XIV H Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 05-23827
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca Astazou XIV B and XIV H turboshaft engines that have operated with air intake noise suppressors. This AD requires ensuring proper installation of air intake noise suppressors, and ultrasonically inspecting 2nd stage axial compressor wheel blades operated in engines with improperly installed intake noise suppressors. This AD results from several reports of failure of 2nd stage axial compressor wheel blades. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of 2nd stage axial compressor wheel blades, leading to in-flight engine shutdown and autorotation landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-300 and -300F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23905
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-300 and -300F series airplanes. The proposed AD would have required a one- time operational test of the pilots' seat locks and the seat tracks to ensure that the seats lock in position and the seat tracks are aligned correctly; and re-alignment of the seat tracks, if necessary. Since the proposed AD was issued, we have received new data that the affected airplanes are included in the applicability of an existing AD that addresses the unsafe condition. Accordingly, the proposed AD is withdrawn.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF6 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-23898
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF6-45/-50 series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires an initial and repetitive on-wing visual inspection of the side links of the five-link forward mount assembly for cracks, and replacement of the side links and pylon attachment bolts and inspection of the fail-safe bolt and platform lug if the side links are cracked. That AD also requires a shop-level refurbishment of the side links as a terminating action to the on-wing inspection program. This proposed AD would require inspecting and refurbishing the side link at every exposure of the side link. This proposed AD would also require the same actions on certain part number side links installed on CF6-80A turbofan engines. This proposed AD results from a report of a cracked side link. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the side links and possible engine separation from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney JT8D Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-23897
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT8D-1, -1A, -1B, -7, -7A, -7B, -9, -9A, -11, -15, -15A, -17, -17A, -17R, and -17AR series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires revisions to the engine manufacturer's time limits section (TLS) to include enhanced inspection of selected critical life- limited parts at each piece-part opportunity. This AD modifies the airworthiness limitations section of the manufacturer's manual and an air carrier's approved continuous airworthiness maintenance program to add an eddy current inspection. An FAA study of in-service events involving uncontained failures of critical rotating engine parts has indicated the need for mandatory inspections. The mandatory inspections are needed to identify those critical rotating parts with conditions, which if allowed to continue in service, could result in uncontained failures. We are issuing this AD to prevent critical life-limited rotating engine part failure, which could result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Petitions for Exemption; Dispositions of Petitions Issued
Document Number: 05-23892
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-12
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.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Hebron, KY
Document Number: 05-23891
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of title 49, U.S.C. Section 47153(c), the Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on the Kenton County Airport Board's request to trade a portion (1.5 acres) of airport property to V.H. Florence, LLC for a portion (1.5 acres) of V.H. Florence, LLC property effectively changing the airport portion from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and changing the V.H. Florence, LLC from non-aeronautical use to an aeronautical use. The property is to be traded to V.H. Florence, LLC, Florence, Kentucky for a ``Walmart'' development project. The Kenton County Airport Board's 1.5 acres is located on the southern boundary of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport; is a portion of a 238.774 acre parcel; and has no direct access except through adjoining airport property or adjacent V.H. Florence, LLC property, Boone County, Kentucky. The V.H. Florence, LLC's 1.5 acres is located on the southern boundary of Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport; and has no direct access except through adjoining V.H. Florence, LLC property or adjacent airport property, Boone County, Kentucky.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-23850
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-12
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; Pratt & Whitney PW4000 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-23828
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW4000 series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires revisions to the engine manufacturer's time limits section (TLS) to include enhanced inspection of selected critical life- limited parts at each piece-part opportunity. This AD modifies the airworthiness limitations section of the manufacturer's manuals and an air carrier's approved continuous airworthiness maintenance program by adding eddy current inspections for front compressor hubs installed in PW 4000-94'' engine models. This AD also adds the PW4062A engine to the applicability. An FAA study of in-service events involving uncontained failures of critical rotating engine parts has indicated the need for mandatory inspections. The mandatory inspections are needed to identify those critical rotating parts with conditions, which if allowed to continue in service, could result in uncontained failures. We are issuing this AD to prevent critical life-limited rotating engine part failure, which could result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Dowty Propellers Type R321/4-82-F/8, R324/4-82-F/9, R333/4-82-F/12, and R334/4-82-F/13 Propeller Assemblies
Document Number: 05-23826
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Dowty Propellers Type R321/4-82-F/8, R324/4-82-F/9, R333/4-82- F/12, and R334/4-82-F/13 propeller assemblies. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections of propeller hubs, part number (P/N) 660709201. This AD requires the same initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections, but makes some needed corrections. This AD results from comments received on AD 2005-20-12. We are issuing this AD to prevent propeller hub failure due to cracks in the hub, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F27 Mark 050 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23779
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Fokker Model F27 Mark 050 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires using a torque wrench to repetitively tighten the screws for the attachment of the leading edges of the elevators, rudder, and ailerons. This new AD requires the same actions as those of the existing AD, but with reductions in the intervals for repetitive actions. This AD also requires modifying the elevator, rudder, and aileron leading edge attachments with additional locking devices. This AD results from a report of an in-flight vibration caused by a loose leading edge section of the elevator. We are issuing this AD to prevent binding of the flight controls caused by loose attachment screws, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company, Model 390, Premier 1 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23773
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (Raytheon), Model 390, Premier 1 airplanes. For certain airplanes, this AD requires you (unless already done) to replace the plastic cover over the air conditioning motor module with a metallic cover and modify the air conditioning compressor motor module electromagnetic interference-radio frequency interference (EMI-RFI) filter located under the cover and reidentify the module part number. For all airplanes, the AD limits future installations of the cover for the air conditioner and the air conditioning compressor motor module. This AD results from reports that the plastic cover over the air conditioning motor module was found melted or burned and that the overheating of the EMI-RFI filter assembly located under the cover caused this damage. We are issuing this AD to prevent the melting or burning of the plastic cover. The burning of the plastic cover could result in a fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Shadin ADC-2000 Air Data Computers
Document Number: 05-23771
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Shadin ADC-2000 air data computers (ADC) installed on airplanes. This AD requires you to replace affected ADC-2000 units with a modified unit. This AD results from reports that certain ADC-2000 units display incorrect altitude information on the Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS) to the pilot. We are issuing this AD to prevent ADC-2000 units, part numbers (P/Ns) 962830A-1-S-8, 962830A-2-S-8, and 962830A-3- S-8, configurations B, C, and D, from displaying incorrect altitude information. This could cause the flight crew to react to this incorrect flight information and possibly result in an unsafe operating condition.
Aircraft Authentication Status
Document Number: 05-23852
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in concert with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will revitalize and refocus our airspace monitoring capabilities to ensure that each aircraft operating within the National Airspace System (NAS) has met all statutory, regulatory and certification requirements.
Establishment of Class D Airspace, Modification to Class E; Rogers, AR
Document Number: 05-23848
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes the Class D and modifies the Class E airspace area at Rogers Municipal/Carter Field, Rogers, AR (ROG). Establishing an Airport Traffic Control Tower at Rogers Municipal/ Carter Field, Rogers, AR, has made this rule necessary. The intended effect of this proposal is to provide adequate controlled airspace for aircraft operating in the vicinity of Rogers Municipal/Carter Field, Rogers, AR.
Establishment of Class D Airspace, Modification to Class E; Galveston, TX
Document Number: 05-23847
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes the Class D and modifies the Class E airspace area at Scholes INTL at Galveston, Galveston, TX. Establishing an Airport Traffic Control Tower at Scholes INTL at Galveston, Galveston, TX, has made this rule necessary. The intended effect of this proposal is to provide adequate controlled airspace for aircraft operating in the vicinity of Scholes INTL at Galveston, Galveston, TX.
Establishment to Class E Airspace; Hillsboro, TX
Document Number: 05-23846
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes the Class E airspace area at Hillsboro Municipal Airport, Hillsboro, TX (INJ), to provide adequate controlled airspace for the area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedure (SIAP).
Modification to Class E Airspace; Del Rio, TX
Document Number: 05-23845
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class E airspace area at Del Rio, TX. The use of MOSAIC RADAR allows Laughlin AFB Radar Approach Control to control a larger area enabling the air traffic control system to better serve local and itinerant air traffic in the Del Rio, TX airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23833
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting the support bracket of the crew oxygen cylinder installation to determine the manufacturing date marked on the support, and performing corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report indicating that certain oxygen cylinder supports may not have been properly heat-treated. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the oxygen cylinder support under the most critical flight load conditions, which could cause the oxygen cylinder to come loose and leak oxygen. Leakage of oxygen could result in oxygen being unavailable for the flightcrew or could result in a fire hazard in the vicinity of the leakage.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Model GV-SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23832
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Model GV-SP series airplanes. This proposed AD would require an inspection to determine the serial number of the anti- skid control unit (ACU) in the right electronics equipment rack, and replacement of the ACU with a new or serviceable ACU if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report that an airplane temporarily lost normal braking function during landing rollout on a pre-delivery flight. We are proposing this AD to prevent loss of normal braking function, which could result in a runway overrun that could cause injury to flightcrew or passengers or damage to the airplane.
Standardization and Clarification of Application of 14 CFR Part 23, Sections 23.1301 and 23.1309, Regarding Environmental Qualification
Document Number: E5-7022
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed policy that clarifies and standardizes the application of the subject sections on environmental qualification. This notice advises the public, especially manufacturers of normal, utility, and acrobatic category airplanes, and commuter category airplanes and their suppliers, that the FAA intends to adopt this policy. This notice is necessary to advise the public of this FAA policy and give all interested persons an opportunity to present their views on it.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 Airplanes and Model Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23778
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-08
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 airplanes and Model Avro 146-RJ airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive replacement of the elevator servo tab hinge bearings, elevator servo tab mechanism bearings, elevator trim tab hinge bearings, and elevator trim tab drive rod bearings with new bearings. This proposed AD results from reported incidents of flight control surface restrictions due to the deterioration of flight control surface bearings. We are proposing this AD to prevent corrosion of flight control surface bearings and freezing of moisture inside the bearings, due to loss of lubrication in the bearings, which could lead to flight control restrictions and result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23777
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 757 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the maintenance manual (757 Airworthiness Limitations Instructions (ALI)) to incorporate certain inspections and compliance times to detect fatigue cracking of principal structural elements (PSEs). This proposed AD would require incorporating a new revision to the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions of Continued Airworthiness to mandate certain repetitive inspections for fatigue cracking of PSEs. This proposed AD also would add airplanes to the applicability in the existing AD. This proposed AD results from a new revision to the ALI. We are proposing this AD to ensure that fatigue cracking of various PSEs is detected and corrected; such fatigue cracking could adversely affect the structural integrity of these airplanes.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23776
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ airplanes, that would have required installation of a linear fluid-filled damper between each elevator surface and the airplane structure on both the left and right sides of the airplane, along with related structural and system modifications. This new action revises the proposed rule by updating and adding service information, and changing the compliance time. The actions specified by this new proposed AD are intended to prevent pitch oscillation (vertical bouncing) of the fuselage due to excessive ice buildup on the elevator servo tab, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Cirrus Design Corporation Model SR20 and SR22 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23772
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cirrus Design Corporation (CDC) Model SR20 and SR22 airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to inspect the fuel line and wire bundles for any chafing damage; if any chafing damage is found, replace any damaged fuel line and repair any damaged wires or sheathing of the wire harness; and install the forward loop clamp, fuel line shield, aft loop clamp, and anti-chafe tubing. This proposed AD results from reports of fuel line leaks resulting from wire chafing on the fuel lines. We are issuing this proposed AD to detect and correct damage to the fuel line and wire bundles, which could result in fuel leaks. This failure could lead to unsafe fuel vapor within the cockpit and possible fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Hamilton Sundstrand Model 14RF-19 Propellers
Document Number: 05-23770
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Hamilton Sundstrand (formerly Hamilton Standard Division of United Technologies Corporation) Model 14RF-19 propellers. This proposed AD would require replacing certain actuator yokes with improved actuator yokes. This proposed AD results from certain propeller system actuator yoke arms breaking during flight. We are proposing this AD to prevent actuator yoke arms breaking during flight, which could cause high propeller vibration, requiring the pilot to feather the propeller, and could contribute to reduced controllability of the airplane.
Proposed Amendments to Colored Federal Airways; AK
Document Number: 05-23759
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revoke colored Federal Airway B-12, modify three colored Federal Airways B-4, R-50 and G-7, and establish colored Federal Airway R-4 in Alaska. These amendments would remove all airways and routes off the Bishop, AK, Nondirectional Radio Beacon (NDB) in preparation for the NDB's eventual decommissioning from the National Airspace System (NAS).
Amendment to Jet Route J-158; ID
Document Number: 05-23758
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises a segment of Jet Route J-158 between the Malad City, ID, Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) and the Muddy Mountain, WY, Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC). Specifically, the FAA is realigning the route from Malad City, ID, to Big Piney, WY, VOR/DME to Muddy Mountain, WY. This action replaces an airway segment taken out of service, reduces controller workload, and enhances the National Airspace System.
Proposed Modification of Offshore Airspace Areas: Gulf of Alaska Low and Control 1487L; AK
Document Number: 05-23757
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Gulf of Alaska Low and Control 1487L Offshore airspace areas in Alaska. Specifically, this action proposes to modify the Gulf of Alaska Low and Control 1487L airspace areas in the vicinity of the Yakutat Airport, Yakutat, AK, by lowering the affected controlled airspace floor to 700 feet mean sea level (MSL) for the Gulf of Alaska Low, and 1,200 feet MSL for Control 1487L. The FAA is proposing this action to provide additional controlled airspace for the safety of aircraft executing instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the Yakutat Airport.
Established Class D Airspace; Front Range Airport, Denver, CO
Document Number: 05-23756
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an error in the altitude description of a final rule that was published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2005, (70 FR 37028), Airspace Docket No. 05-AWP-1.
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: 05-23656
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all EMBRAER Model EMB-135BJ, -135ER, -135KE, -135KL, -135LR, -145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. This AD requires reviewing the airplane maintenance records for recent reports of vibration from the tail section or rudder pedals. This AD also requires repetitively inspecting the skin, attachment fittings, and control rods of rudder II to detect cracking, loose parts, wear, or damage; and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of rudder vibration due to wear. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of multiple hinge fittings, which could result in severe vibration, and to prevent failure of the rudder control rods, which could result in jamming of the rudder II; and possible structural failure and reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23702
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all EMBRAER Model EMB-145, -145ER, - 145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracking or failure of the rod ends of the aileron power control actuator (PCA), and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would require the same repetitive inspections of additional parts at new inspection intervals for certain airplanes; provide new corrective actions; and provide an optional terminating action for the proposed requirements. This proposed AD results from the issuance of mandatory continuing airworthiness information by the Brazilian airworthiness authority. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking or breaking of the rod ends and connecting fittings of the aileron PCA, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-23646
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment amends Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed 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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-23645
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-07
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; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-10, DC-9-20, DC-9-30, DC-9-40, and DC-9-50 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23655
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-10, DC-9-20, DC-9-30, DC-9-40, and DC-9-50 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for stress corrosion cracks of the main fuselage frame, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also would provide an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD results from several reports of cracking of the main fuselage frame. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct stress corrosion cracking of the main fuselage frame, which could result in extensive damage to adjacent structure, and reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-200C, -200F, -400, -400D, and -400F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23654
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-200C, -200F, -400, -400D, and -400F series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracks in the overlapping (upper) skin, upper fastener row of the lap joints of the fuselage skin in sections 41, 42, and 46; and related investigative and corrective actions, if necessary. This proposed AD results from fatigue tests and an analysis that identified areas of the fuselage lap joints where fatigue cracks can occur. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks in the overlapping (upper) skin, upper fastener row of the lap joints of the fuselage skin in sections 41, 42, and 46, which could adversely affect the structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, and -800 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23601
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, and -800 series airplanes. This AD requires replacing the point ``D'' splice fitting between windows number 1 and 2 with a new splice fitting, performing an eddy current inspection for cracking of the holes in the structure common to the new splice fitting, including doing any related investigative actions; and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from full-scale fuselage fatigue testing on the splice fitting that failed prior to the design objective on Boeing Model 737-800 series airplanes, and a report of a cracked splice fitting on an operational airplane. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracking of the existing fitting that may result in cracking through the skin and consequent decompression of the flight cabin.
Petitions for Exemption; Dispositions of Petitions Issued
Document Number: E5-6798
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
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.
Membership in the National Parks Overflight Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: E5-6797
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to the notice published in the Federal Register announcing an opening on the National Parks Overflight Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee representing Indian Tribal interests. In that notice, there was no closing date included for nominations. This notice corrects that oversight. Effective Date: This correction is effective on December 5, 2005.
Drug Enforcement Assistance
Document Number: E5-6791
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing an NPRM to revise certain requirements concerning registration of aircraft, certification of pilots, and penalties for registration and certification violations. We are withdrawing the document because the relief that the NPRM would have provided has been achieved by other means or is addressed by an NPRM we plan to publish in the Federal Register in the near future.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Modification to the Four Corner-Post Plan at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
Document Number: 05-23636
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this Notice of Availability to advise the public that a Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (DSEA) will be available for public review beginning November 22, 2005. The DSEA details the proposed modification to the Four Corner-Post Plan at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport and addresses the potential environmental impacts associated with its implementation. The DSEA presents the Purpose and Need for the proposed project, a comprehensive analysis of the alternatives to the proposed project, and studies the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed modification to the Four Corner-Post Plan. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to modify an existing departure procedure that was implemented as part of the Four Corner-Post Plan at McCarran International Airport (LAS), Las Vegas, Nevada, in October 2001. The Four Corner-Post Plan was developed and implemented to address growing airspace and air traffic control inefficiencies caused by increases in air traffic in the Las Vegas TRACON airspace. This Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) has been developed to assess the potential environmental impacts that may be associated with the proposed modification of the STAAV Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Departure (SID) to accommodate eastbound departures from Runway 25. Public Comment Period and Public Workshops: The public comment period on the DSEA will start November 22, 2005 and will end on December 30, 2005. Public Workshops will be held on December 12, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. at Sierra Vista High School, 8100 W. Robindale Road, Las Vegas, NV and on December 13, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. at Centennial High School, 10200 Centennial Parkway, Las Vegas, NV. The public will be afforded the opportunity to present oral testimony and/or written testimony pertinent to the subject of the workshops. Forms for providing written comments will be available and a court reporter will be available to record oral comments at the Public Workshops. All written comments are to be submitted to Ms. Sara Hassert, Landrum & Brown, Inc., 8755 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. 850, Chicago, IL 60631, fax: 773-638-2901, e-mail: shassert@landrum-brown.com and the comments must be postmarked and email/fax must be sent by no later than midnight, December 30, 2005. The DSEA may be reviewed for comment during regular business hours until December 30, 2005 at the following locations: 1. Nevada State Library and Archives, 100 Stewart St., Las Vegas, NV 89710. 2. Las Vegas Branch Library, 509 S. 9th St., Las Vegas, NV 89101- 7010. 3. Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. N, Las Vegas, NV 89101- 2004. 4. Meadows Library, 300 W. Boston Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102. 5. Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89128-2823. 6. Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89117- 5959. 7. Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89103- 3325. 8. Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134-6119. 9. Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89110-2543. 10. West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146-1124. 11. West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106-2315. 12. Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89122- 6742. An electronic copy of the DSEA is also available on the Internet and can be accessed at http://www.awp.faa.gov/atenviro (click on Current Environmental Studies to select and view the document).
Notice of Intent To Request Renewal From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Air Carriers Listing of Leading Outsource Maintenance Providers
Document Number: 05-23635
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
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 data from this report will be used to assist the principal maintenance or avionics inspector in preparing the annual FAA surveillance requirements of the leading contract maintenance providers to the air operators.
Amendment to Class E Airspace; Wenatchee, WA
Document Number: 05-23634
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule will revise the Class E airspace area at Wenatchee, WA. Additional Class E airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Instrument Landing System (ILS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Wenatchee/Pangborn Memorial Memorial Airport. This change is necessary for the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the new SIAP at Wenatchee/ Pangborn Memorial Airport, Wenatchee, WA.
Establishment of Class D Airspace; Eau Claire, WI
Document Number: 05-23633
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which establishes Class D airspace at Eau Claire, WI.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH
Document Number: 05-23632
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requesting public comment on the Pease Development Authority's request to sell a portion (11.57 acres) of Airport property from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use. The property is located at 40 Oak Avenue, Portsmouth, New Hampshire and is currently used for revenue production. Upon disposition the property will be used for construction of a Federal building by the General Services Administration. The property was acquired under the Surplus Property Act under a Deed from the United States Air Force dated January 28, 2004. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999.