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Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-24247
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 airplanes, that would have required repetitive inspections and functional tests of the static port heater assemblies, an inspection of the static port heaters and insulators, and corrective actions if necessary. This new action revises the proposed AD by adding repetitive inspections of the static port heaters and insulators and revising the functional test of the static port heater assemblies. The actions specified by this new proposed AD are intended to prevent an electrical short of the static port heater from sparking and igniting the insulation blanket adjacent to the static port heater, which could result in smoke and/or fire in the cabin area. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-10, -20, -30, -40, and -50 Series Airplanes; Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), -82 (MD-82), -83 (MD-83), and -87 (MD-87) Airplanes; and Model MD-88 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-24246
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-10, -20, -30, -40, and -50 series airplanes; Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), -82 (MD-82), -83 (MD-83), and -87 (MD-87) airplanes; and Model MD-88 airplanes. That proposed AD would have required repetitive inspections and functional tests of the static port heater assemblies, an inspection of the static port heaters and insulators, and corrective actions if necessary. This new action revises the proposed AD by adding repetitive inspections of the static port heaters and insulators and revising the functional test of the static port heater. The actions specified by this new proposed AD are intended to prevent an electrical short of the static port heater from sparking and igniting the insulation blanket adjacent to the static port heater, which could result in smoke and/or fire in the cabin area. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-24243
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing a new washer between the lower wing surface and the jam nut of the sump drain valve assembly. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent energy from a lightning strike on the bushing for the sump drain valve from arcing to the inside of the center fuel tank wall, which could create an ignition source in the fuel tank and result in a fuel tank explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-24242
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain 747-100, -200, and -300 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracking of certain lower lobe fuselage frames, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD would retain all the requirements of the existing AD, and add airplanes to the applicability. This proposed AD results from reports indicating that fatigue cracks were found in lower lobe frames on the left side of the fuselage. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of certain lower lobe fuselage frames, which could lead to fatigue cracks in the fuselage skin, and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Arctic Village, AK
Document Number: 05-24231
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an error in the airspace description contained in a Final Rule that was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, November 17, 2005 (70 FR 69646). Airspace Docket No. 04-AAL- 06.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Koliganek, AK
Document Number: 05-24230
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Koliganek, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). This rule results in revised Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Koliganek Airport, AK.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tok Junction, AK
Document Number: 05-24229
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Tok Junction, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing two 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 Tok Junction Airport, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Sand Point, AK
Document Number: 05-24228
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise the Class E airspace at Sand Point, AK. Three new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), a revised Departure Procedure (DP) and a revised SIAP are being published for the Sand Point Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in revised Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Sand Point, AK.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Nondalton, AK
Document Number: 05-24227
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Nondalton, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing one new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) and one Departure Procedure (DP). This rule results in new Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Nondalton Airport, AK.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; New Stuyahok, AK
Document Number: 05-24226
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at New Stuyahok, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). This rule results in new Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at New Stuyahok Airport, AK.
Hazardous Materials Training Requirements; Correction
Document Number: 05-24225
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects the final rule, ``Hazardous Materials Training Requirements'' published in the Federal Register of October 7, 2005.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Falcon 2000 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-24150
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Model Falcon 2000 airplanes. This AD requires an inspection for the presence of fail-safe pins, nuts, and washers on each engine, and replacement of the fail-safe fastener assembly with a new assembly if necessary. This AD results from a report of a missing pin of a fail-safe fastener. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of an engine mount due to a missing pin of a fail- safe fastener, and possible separation of an engine from the airplane during flight.
Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures
Document Number: 05-24132
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to revise its procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act, Order 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, with proposed Order 1050.1E, Change 1. The revisions in proposed Order 1050.1E, Change 1, include: Changes for clarification; changes for consistency; a change for addition of information; corrections; editorial changes, and the addition of Categorical Exclusion 311f for prohibited areas. This notices provides the public opportunity to comment on the proposed changes. All comments on the proposed changes will be considered in preparing the final version of FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 Series Airplanes; A300 B4-103 and B4-203 Airplanes; and A310-203 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-24049
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 B2 series airplanes, A300 B4-103 and B4-203 airplanes, and A310-203 airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection for missing or incorrect rivets in the structural area affected by conversion from passenger to freight configuration, and corrective action if necessary. This AD results from a report of rivets missing from the passenger-to-freight converted area. We are issuing this AD to prevent structural failure of the main deck and main deck cargo door areas.
Airworthiness Directives; Przedsiebiorstwo Doswiadczalno-Produkcyjne Szybownictwa “PZL-Bielsko” Model SZD-50-3 “Puchacz” Gliders
Document Number: 05-23896
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Przedsiebiorstwo Doswiadczalno-Produkcyjne Szybownictwa ``PZL-Bielsko'' Model SZD-50-3 ``Puchacz'' gliders. This AD requires you to perform a visual inspection of the turnbuckle link for cracks or wear and replace if cracks or wear is found. This action only applies to those gliders where the turnbuckle is directly connected to the pedal. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Poland. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the turnbuckle link, which could result in failure of the rudder cable. This failure could lead to loss of control of the glider.
Airworthiness Directives; Aviointeriors S.p.A. (formerly ALVEN), Series 312 Box Mounted Seats; Correction
Document Number: 05-24194
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-20-26. That AD applies to Aviointeriors S.p.A. (formerly ALVEN), series 312 box mounted seats. That AD published in the Federal Register on October 12, 2005 (70 FR 59243). This document corrects the AD number in the Amendatory section. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Special Conditions; Envoy Aerospace; EFIS on the Raytheon Model B200, B200C, 300, B300, and B300C; Protection of Systems for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-24159
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued to Envoy Aerospace, 5027 Switch Grass Lane, Naperville, Illinois 60564-5368, for a Supplemental Type Certificate for the Raytheon B200, B200C, 300, B300, and B300C models. These models will have novel and unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisaged in the applicable airworthiness standards. These novel and unusual design features include the installation of an electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) and a navigation display. The EFIS consists of the Universal Avionics, Inc. EFI-890R system for which the applicable regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate airworthiness standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high intensity radiated fields (HIRF). The installation includes three EFI-890R Flat Panel Displays (two Primary Flight Displays Pilot/Copilot and one Navigational Display), and supporting equipment. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to the airworthiness standards applicable to these airplanes.
Special Conditions: Raytheon Aircraft Company Model HS.125 Airplanes; High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-24158
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for a Raytheon Aircraft Company Model HS.125 airplane modified by AeroMech Incorporated. This modified airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification incorporates the installation of Innovative Solutions and Support air data display units (ADDU). These systems perform critical functions. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Proposed Advisory Circular 25.21-1X, Performance and Handling Characteristics in the Icing Conditions Specified in Part 25, Appendix C
Document Number: 05-24157
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the extension of the comment period for Notice of availability of proposed Advisory Circular (AC) 25.21-1X, and request for comments, which was published in the Federal Register on November 4, 2005 (70 FR 67303), and closes on January 3, 2006. In that notice, the FAA invited public comment on a proposed AC which provides guidance on a means, but not the only means, of compliance with the proposed certification requirements for performance and handling characteristics of transport category airplanes affected by flight in the icing conditions defined in appendix C of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 25. This extension of the comment period is necessary to give all interested persons an opportunity to present their views on the proposed AC.
Proposed Revisions to Advisory Circular 25-7A, Flight Test Guide for Certification of Transport Category Airplanes
Document Number: 05-24156
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice requests comments regarding proposed revisions to Advisory Circular (AC) 25-7A, ``Flight Test Guide for Certification of Transport Category Airplanes.'' Advisory Circular 25-7A provides guidance on acceptable means, but not the only means, of demonstrating compliance with the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The proposed revisions would remove the guidance material associated with certification for flight in icing conditions. This material is addressed in NPRM No. 05-10, ``Airplane Performance and Handling Qualities In Icing Conditions'' and the guidance material proposed in AC 25.21-1, ``Performance And Handling Characteristics In The Icing Conditions Specified In Part 25, Appendix C.'' This notice provides interested persons an opportunity to comment on the proposed revisions to AC 25-7A.
Advisory Circular (AC) 23-24, Airworthiness Compliance Checklists for Common Part 23 Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Projects
Document Number: E5-7415
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the issuance of Advisory Circular (AC) 23-24, Airworthiness Compliance Checklists for Common Part 23 Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Projects. The AC standardizes compliance checklists for common Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 23 STC projects. These checklists may be used to fulfill some of the requirements for a Certification Plan for STC projects. The standard compliance checklists show typical methods of compliance with the regulations and cross-references related guidance material. Checklists created using the information in the AC complement the guidance in the Guides for Certification of Part 23 Airplanes (ACs 23-8B, 23-16A, 23-17B, and 23-19) and other project-specific guidance. The checklists may contain complete certification requirements or may be used as a starting place when applying for an STC that may be beyond the scope of the checklists.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-24151
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737 airplanes. This AD requires modifying the elevator input torque tube assembly. This AD results from a report of a restriction in the pilot's elevator input control system. A design review performed on the elevator input torque tube assembly in the course of the investigation discovered possible failure modes that could lead to a jam of the elevator control system. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of elevator control and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Notice of Extension of the Public Comment Period for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Modification to the Four Corner-Post Plan at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
Document Number: 05-24129
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice advises the public that the comment period for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (DSEA) for the proposed modification to the Four Corner-Post Plan at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada is extended.
Notice of Reinstatement of 1980 Public Comment Procedures for Requests for Interpretation of the Flight Time, Rest and Duty Period Regulations
Document Number: 05-24128
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA receives several requests for interpretation of the Flight Time, Rest and Duty Period regulations. The FAA has decided that it would be beneficial to follow the procedures announced in the May 8, 1980 Federal Register Notice (45 FR 30424) to request public comments on the requesters' questions, before the FAA issues its responses. Copies of requests from members of the public will be posted on the DOT public electronic docket, using a specified FAA docket number.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Southern Illinois Airport, Carbondale-Murphysboro, IL
Document Number: 05-24127
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is giving notice that 1.29 + / - acres (Parcel P-1R) of the airport property located at Southern Illinois Airport, Carbondale-Murphysboro, Illinois, will be released. This acreage is adjacent to the Airport Entrance Road and in close proximity to Airport Road and Fox Farm Road. It is in the southern part of Tract P-1, which is 11.024 acres. Tract P-1 was originally acquired in fee on August 20, 1975, with partial federal funding of Grant 7-17-00077-02. The proposed sale of will facilitate the construction of a centralized 911 emergency dispatch center, which will serve all of Jackson County. It will combine the current emergency dispatch functions of the cities of Carbondale and Murphysboro, Jackson County and Southern Illinois University. This center will position first responders and mutual aid providers near the airport for the needs of the airport. The land use of the property is currently agricultural, which provides minimal income to the airport. This one-time sale will generate income for airport improvement purposes and build a better rapport with the surrounding communities and their officials. The future use of this release will be required to comply with part 77 surfaces, and in conformity with FAA Deed Restrictions as required in Appendix 3 of PPM 5190.6. The Exhibit `A' Property Line Map (Exhibit 1) and the Airport Layout Plan (Exhibit 2) depicts the exchange. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires that property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-24054
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes. This AD requires replacing the aileron control override quadrant with a modified unit. This AD results from a report of the seizing of the input override mechanism bearings of the lateral central control actuator on affected airplanes. We are issuing this AD to prevent corrosion of the input override mechanism bearings of the lateral central control actuator, which, in the event of a subsequent jam in the pilot's aileron control system, could result in failure of the aileron override system and consequent reduced lateral controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-24053
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections for damage (degraded finish; missing, lifted, peeling, or blistering paint; or signs of corrosion) of the interior skin in the forward and aft cargo compartments, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of skin corrosion on four Boeing Model 747 series airplanes that were delivered between 1995 and 1999. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion, which can penetrate the thickness of the skin and cause cracking, and result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-24050
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of the forward lugs of the power control unit (PCU), yoke assembly, and forward attachment hardware of the left inboard, left outboard, right inboard, and right outboard flaperon PCUs; and other specified/corrective actions if necessary. For certain airplanes, this AD also requires other related concurrent actions. This AD results from reports indicating that operators have found worn, fretted, and fractured bolts that attach the yoke assembly to the flaperon PCU. We are issuing this AD to prevent damage and eventual fracture of the yoke assembly, pin assembly, and attachment bolts that connect the inboard and outboard PCUs to a flaperon, which could lead to the flaperon becoming unrestrained and consequently departing from the airplane. Loss of a flaperon could result in asymmetric lift and reduced roll control of an airplane. A departing flaperon could also cause damage to the horizontal and vertical stabilizers, which could result in loss of control of the airplane if damage is significant.
Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review; Southwest Florida International Airport, Ft. Myers, FL
Document Number: 05-23890
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Southwest Florida International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et. seq (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150 by the Lee County Port Authority. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that the associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for Southwest Florida International Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements effective February 11, 2005. The proposed noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before May 29, 2006.
Establishment of Area Navigation Routes; Southwestern and South Central United States
Document Number: 05-24069
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes three area navigation (RNAV) routes over Southwestern and South Central United States in support of the High Altitude Redesign (HAR) program. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and to improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727, 727C, 727-100, and 727-100C Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-24052
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727, 727C, 727-100, and 727-100C series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracks in the body skin and bear strap at the upper and lower hinge cutouts of the mid-cabin galley doorway, along the upper fastener row of the stringer 14R lap splice, and in the doorstop fitting adjacent to the upper hinge cutout; and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD also provides for optional terminating action for certain inspections. This proposed AD results from reports of skin and bear strap cracking at the upper and lower hinge cutout and along the upper fastener row of the stringer 14R lap splice, and cracking in the doorstop fitting adjacent to the upper hinge cutout. There are also reports of cracking on airplanes previously modified to prevent such cracking. We are proposing this AD to find and fix fatigue cracking of the fuselage, which could result in reduced structural integrity and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318-100 and A319-100 Series Airplanes, A320-111 Airplanes, A320-200 Series Airplanes, and A321-100 and A321-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-24051
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318-100 and A319-100 series airplanes, A320- 111 airplanes, A320-200 series airplanes, and A321-100 and A321-200 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require operators to review the airplane's maintenance records to determine the part numbers of the magnetic fuel level indicators (MFLI) of the fuel tank, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from several in-service incidents of wear and detachment of the top-stops from the MFLI. Such detachment allows the top-stop to move around the fuel tank, and the top-stop could come into contact or in close proximity with a gauging probe, resulting in compromise of the air gap between the probe and the structure and creating a potential ignition source. We are proposing this AD to prevent an ignition source in the fuel tank in the event of a lightning strike, which could result in a fire or explosion.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E5-7287
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to FAA's rulemaking provisions governing the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for exemption part 11 of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), this notice contains a summary of certain petitions seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Aiken Municipal Airport, Aiken, SC
Document Number: 05-24002
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. 47153(c), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the City of Aiken to waive the requirement that approximately 94 acres of surplus property, located at the Aiken Municipal Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Noise Exposure Map Notice
Document Number: 05-24001
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the City of Cincinnati for the Cincinnati-Municipal Lunken Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act (Act), 49 U.S.C. 47501, et seq. and the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), 14 CFR part 150 (part 150) are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Nicholasville, KY
Document Number: 05-24000
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to establish Class E airspace at Nicholasville, KY. Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) Runway (RWY) 9 and RWY 27 have been developed for Lucas Field Airport. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAPs and for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Lucas Field Airport. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAPs.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23957
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD requires measuring the turnbuckle gap of the inflation cylinder of the off-wing emergency escape slide; corrective action if necessary; and installing a safety device on the inflation cylinder of the off-wing emergency escape slide. This AD results from a report indicating that the inflation trigger cable may inadvertently disconnect from the inflation turnbuckle of the inflation cylinder of the off-wing emergency escape slide, due to incorrect spacing of the cable insertion gap; and additional reports indicating that the pull force increase mechanism on the off-wing charged cylinder assemblies of the escape slide may be inadvertently disengaged. We are issuing this AD to prevent failed deployment of the emergency escape slide during an emergency, which could impede an evacuation and result in injury to passengers or airplane crewmembers, or inadvertent inflation and loss of an emergency escape slide during flight, which could result in possible structural damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Sabreliner Model NA-265, NA-265-20, NA-265-30, NA-265-40, NA-265-50, NA-265-60, NA-265-65, NA-265-70, and NA-265-80 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23904
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Sabreliner Model NA-265-40, NA-265-50, NA-265-60, NA-265-70, and NA-265-80 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections for discrepancies in the front and rear spars of the wing in the area of the wing center section, and in the lugs on the rear spar and wing trailing edge panel rib, and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD expands the applicability of the existing AD and requires new repetitive inspections for fuel leaks of the front and rear spars of the wing, and for discrepancies in the front and rear spars of the wing in the area of the wing center section, and in the lugs on the rear spar and wing trailing edge panel rib. This AD also requires related investigative and corrective actions, if necessary. This AD results from reports of cracking in the upper and lower flanges of the front and rear spars of the wing near the wing center section, and in the lugs on the rear spar. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking or other discrepancies in these areas, which could result in structural failure of the wing.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23903
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model ERJ 170 airplanes. This AD requires doing a general visual inspection of the passenger seat track attachments to determine if the attachment rod is installed and to check the torque value of the attachment bolts, and doing any corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from the finding of missing rods, which attach the passenger seat tracks to the airplane structure to absorb loads. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct missing attachment rods, which could result in reducing the ability of the seat to withstand a hard landing or rejected takeoff and possible injury to passengers.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-243, -341, -342, and -343 Airplanes Equipped with Rolls-Royce RB211 TRENT 700 Engines
Document Number: 05-23902
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-243, -341, -342, and -343 airplanes equipped with Rolls-Royce RB211 TRENT 700 engines. This AD requires modifying the cowl assemblies of the left- and right-hand thrust reversers. This AD results from a review of certification tests of the thrust reverser, which revealed that certain structural components within the C-duct need strengthening to meet high fatigue loads and maintain structural integrity. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the hinges integrated into the 12 o'clock beam of the thrust reversers, which could result in separation of a thrust reverser from the airplane, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23901
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A330-300, A340-200, and 340-300 series airplanes. The existing AD requires repetitive inspections to detect cracking of the fuselage skin in the area of the VHF2 antenna, and repair if necessary. The existing AD also provides for optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This new AD requires accomplishment of the previously optional terminating action, and revises the applicability by removing certain airplanes. This AD is prompted by the need to change the applicability of the existing AD and to mandate the formerly optional terminating action. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracking of the fuselage skin in the area of the VHF2 antenna, which could result in depressurization of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 Series Airplanes, Model A300 B4 Series Airplanes, Model A310-200 Series Airplanes, Model A310-300 Series Airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes)
Document Number: 05-23900
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus transport category airplanes. This AD requires repetitive eddy current inspections for cracks of the stiffener fittings of the fuselage at frame (FR) 12A, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also provides a terminating action for the inspections. This AD results from reports of cracks on the upper attachment fitting of the stiffener fitting at FR12A. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the stiffener fittings, which could result in the reduced structural integrity of the floor and rods around FR 12A.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ, -135ER, -135KE, -135KL, and -135LR Airplanes; and Model EMB-145, 145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23899
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER airplanes listed above. This AD requires modifying the drain system of the auxiliary power unit (APU) by installing a scavenge pump and, for certain airplanes, replacing the APU exhaust assembly. This AD results from a report of fuel leaking from the APU feeding line and accumulating inside the APU compartment because the drain system is inadequate when the APU is running. We are issuing this AD to prevent fuel accumulation and subsequent flammable fuel vapors in the APU cowling, which, combined with an ignition source, could result in a fire or explosion.
Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules Area; Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 05-23982
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces public meetings on its proposal to codify current flight restrictions for certain aircraft operations in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. The purpose of the public meetings is for the FAA to hear comments and gather information related to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on August 4, 2005.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23956
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200 and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing clamps on certain end caps of the overhead distribution ducts, and doing other specified and related investigative actions as necessary. This proposed AD results from finding that the end caps of the overhead distribution ducts for the air conditioning system were not bonded to the ducts with an adhesive. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct loosened end caps, which could change the air flow balance in the airplane. During a smoke event in the cargo or main electronics compartments, the incorrect balance of air flow could change the smoke clearance air capacity and result in smoke and toxic fumes penetrating the flight deck and main cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23955
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ airplanes. The existing AD requires one- time inspections of the inner webs and flanges at frames 15, 18, 41, and 43 for evidence of corrosion or cracking; and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would instead require new repetitive inspections and expand the area to be inspected. This proposed AD would also expand the applicability and provide an optional action that would extend the repetitive inspection interval. This proposed AD results from a report indicating that in some cases the inspections required by the existing AD revealed no damage, yet frame corrosion and cracking were later found during scheduled maintenance in the two forward fuselage frames 15 and 18. We are proposing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 Airplanes; and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23954
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all EMBRAER Model EMB-135 airplanes; and Model EMB-145, -145ER, - 145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the pitot static heating relay K0057 for damage to the pin-type contacts, relay enclosure, and finishing material and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also would require doing a terminating modification, which ends the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD results from a report of a burning drain hose and smoke caused by an overheated pitot static heating relay. We are proposing this AD to prevent overheating of a certain pitot static heating relay, which could result in the burning of the windowsill drain hoses and consequent smoke or fire in the airplane cockpit.
Airworthiness Directives; Aerospatiale Model ATR42-200, -300, and -320 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23953
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Aerospatiale Model ATR42-200, - 300, and -320 airplanes. The original NPRM would have required doing repetitive inspections of the upper arms of the main landing gear (MLG) side braces for missing or inadequately bonded identification plates; replacing the upper arm if necessary; and replacing the side brace assembly with a modified part. The original NPRM resulted from an operator who reported experiencing an unlock warning for the MLG on the right side of the airplane. This action revises the original NPRM by proposing to require doing an ultrasonic inspection of the upper arm of the MLG side brace for any defects and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary, instead of replacing the upper arm if necessary. This action also adds airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent cracking of the upper arms of the side braces of the MLG, which could result in failure of the MLG during landing and possible damage to the airplane and injury to the flightcrew and passengers.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 737-200/200C/300/400/500/600/700/700C/800/900 Series Airplanes; Flammability Reduction Means (Fuel Tank Inerting)
Document Number: 05-23936
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 737- 200/200C/300/400/500/600/700/700C/800/900 series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, include a new flammability reduction means that uses a nitrogen generation system to reduce the oxygen content in the center wing fuel tank so that exposure to a combustible mixture of fuel and air is substantially minimized. This system is intended to reduce the average flammability exposure of the fleet of airplanes with the system installed to a level equivalent to 3 percent of the airplane operating time. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the design and installation of this system. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to ensure an acceptable level of safety for the installation of the system and to define performance objectives the system must achieve to be considered an acceptable means for minimizing development of flammable vapors in the fuel tank installation.
Special Conditions: Sabreliner Model NA-265-60 Airplanes; High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF).
Document Number: 05-23935
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Sabreliner Model NA- 265-60 airplanes modified by Flight Research, Inc. These modified airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification incorporates the installation of altimeter/air data display units manufactured by Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc. These display units perform critical functions. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.