Federal Aviation Administration March 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company Models C90A, B200, B200C, B300, and B300C Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4404
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2006-23- 02 which applies to certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) (formerly Beech) Models C90A, B200, B200C, B300, and B300C airplanes. AD 2006-23- 02 currently requires you to inspect the flight controls for improper assembly or damage, and if any improperly assembled or damaged flight controls are found, take corrective action. Since we issued AD 2006-23- 02, we have determined the need to add airplane serial numbers that were not previously included in the applicability. Consequently, this proposed AD would retain the actions of AD 2006-23-02 and add airplane serial numbers to the applicability. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct improperly assembled or damaged flight controls, which could result in an unsafe condition by reducing capabilities of the flight controls and lead to loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4379
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection for wear of the attachment holes of the control levers of the braking system and applicable corrective actions. This proposed AD results from a report that, after landing, the flightcrew of a Model F.28 Mark 0100 airplane noted that an extreme difference in pedal angle was required to achieve equal braking action. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of one or more brake control levers, which could result in uncommanded braking and loss of control of the airplane during takeoff, landing, or taxiing.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) ERJ 170 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4373
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as an obstruction at the cargo compartment fire extinguisher system drier metering unit (DME) inlet, affecting the system effectiveness and, consequently, making the fire extinguishing capability at those compartments inadequate should a fire erupt. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Interaction of Systems And Structures, Electronic Flight Control System-Control Surface Awareness, High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) Protection, Limit Engine Torque Loads for Sudden Engine Stoppage, and Design Roll Maneuver Requirement
Document Number: E7-4306
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Boeing Model 787-8 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features include electronic flight control systems and high bypass engines. These special conditions also pertain to the effects of such novel or unusual design features, such as effects on the structural performance of the airplane. Finally, these special conditions pertain to effects of certain conditions on these novel or unusual design features, such as the effects of high intensity radiated fields (HIRF). Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E7-4305
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-12
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 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Microturbo Saphir 20 Models 095 Auxiliary Power Units (APU)
Document Number: E7-4140
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Teledyne Continental Motors GTSIO-520 Series Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: E7-3832
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) GTSIO-520 series reciprocating engines. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive visual inspections of the starter adapter assembly and crankshaft gear and unscheduled visual inspections of the starter adapter assembly and crankshaft gear due to a rough-running engine. That AD also requires replacement of the starter adapter shaft gear needle bearing with a certain bushing and installation of a certain TCM service kit at the next engine overhaul, or at the next starter adapter replacement, whichever occurs first. This AD requires performing the inspection ordered in paragraph (h) of this AD every 100 hours time-in- service (TIS), or annually. This proposed AD results from an error discovered in AD 2005-20-04. We are issuing this AD to failure of the starter adapter assembly and or crankshaft gear, resulting in failure of the engine and possible forced landing.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 07-1129
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Danbury Municipal Airport, Danbury, CT; FAA Approval of Noise Compatibility Program
Document Number: 07-1128
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the City of Danbury, CT under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96-193) and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of federal and non- Federal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On September 9, 2006, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the City of Danbury under part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On February 15, 2007, the Airports Division Manager approved the Danbury Municipal Airport noise compatibility program. All 3 of the proposed program elements were approved.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; St. Johns, AZ
Document Number: 07-1127
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to modify the Class E airspace area at St. Johns, AZ. The establishment of an Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) to Runway 32 at St. Johns Industrial Air Park, St. Johns, AZ, has made this proposal necessary. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is needed to contain aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) IAP to RWY 32 at St. Johns Industrial Air Park makes this proposal necessary. The intended effect of this proposal is to provide adequate controlled airspace for aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) IAP to RWY 32 at St. Johns Industrial Air Park, St. Johns, AZ.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company Beech Models 45 (YT-34), A45 (T-34A, B-45), and D45 (T-34B) Airplanes
Document Number: 07-1106
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) that supersedes AD 62-24-01, which applies to all Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) Beech Models 45 (YT-34), A45 (T-34A, B45), and D45 (T-34B) airplanes. AD 62-24-01 currently requires you to repetitively inspect, using the dye penetrant method, the front and rear horizontal stabilizer spars for cracks and replace any cracked stabilizer. Since we issued AD 62-24-01, we determined that using the dye penetrant inspection method may not detect cracks before the crack grows to a critical length and causes failure of the horizontal stabilizer spars. Therefore, we are requiring the surface eddy current inspection method to detect cracks in the horizontal stabilizer spars. Consequently, this AD retains the actions required in AD 62-24-01 and changes the required inspection method from dye penetrant to surface eddy current. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the front and/or rear horizontal stabilizer spars caused by fatigue cracks. This failure could result in stabilizer separation and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arriel 1B, 1D, 1D1, and 1S1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E7-4244
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Turbomeca Arriel 1B, 1D, 1D1, and 1S1 turboshaft engines. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive position checks of the gas generator 2nd stage turbine blades on all Turbomeca Arriel 1B, 1D, 1D1, and 1S1 turboshaft engines. That AD also currently requires initial and repetitive replacements of 2nd stage turbines on 1B, 1D, and 1D1 engines only. This proposed AD would require adding a 3,000 hour life limit to Arriel 1B 2nd Stage Turbine Blades. This proposed AD results from reports of failures of second stage blades. We are proposing this AD to prevent failures of the 2nd stage turbine blades, which could result in uncommanded in-flight engine shutdown, and subsequent forced autorotation landing or accident.
Airworthiness Directives; APEX Aircraft Model CAP 10 B Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4243
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Vulcanair S.p.A. P68 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4242
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney JT9D Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-4139
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT9D series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires revisions to the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the manufacturer's Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) to include required enhanced inspection of selected critical life-limited parts at each piece-part opportunity. This AD modifies the JT9D series engines ALS sections of the manufacturer's manuals and an air carrier's approved continuous airworthiness maintenance program to incorporate additional inspection requirements. This AD results from the need to require enhanced inspection of selected critical life- limited parts of JT9D series turbofan engines. 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; REIMS AVIATION S.A. Model F406 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4131
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Corporation Ltd Model 750XL Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4130
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-04-01, which was published in the Federal Register on February 14, 2007 (72 FR 6931), and applies to certain Pacific Aerospace Corporation Ltd Model 750XL airplanes. AD 2007-04-01 requires that you inspect the rivets in the fuselage roof at STN 180.85, BL 19.67, WL 86.2, and replace undersize rivets. Current language in Sec. 39.13 [Amended] of AD 2007-04-01 references ``* * *'' instead of ``2007-04-01.'' This document corrects that paragraph by changing the reference from ``* * *'' to ``2007-04-01.''
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4128
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-3990
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as the finding of an improper geometry of some pulley brackets, which can offset the cable in the sheave. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Glasflugel Models H 301 “Libelle,” H 301B “Libelle,” Standard “Libelle,” and Standard Libelle-201B Sailplanes
Document Number: E7-3989
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Glasflugel Models H 301 ``Libelle,'' H 301B ``Libelle,'' Standard ``Libelle,'' and Standard Libelle-201B sailplanes. This AD requires you to replace the rudder actuator arm (manufactured according to drawing No. 301-45-10) with an improved design rudder actuator arm (manufactured following drawing No. 301-45-13). This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Germany. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damage to the rudder actuator arm, which could result in failure of the rudder actuator arm. This failure could result in reduced or loss of rudder control.
Modification of the Norton Sound Low Offshore Airspace Area; Alaska
Document Number: E7-3924
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This technical amendment corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 24, 2006 (71 FR 41728), Docket No. FAA- 2006-23926, Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-10. In that rule, the reference to FAA Order 7400.9 was published as FAA Order 7400.9O. The correct reference is FAA Order 7400.9P. Also, the corresponding effective date that refers to the Order should state `` * * * September 15, 2006'', instead of `` * * * September 16, 2006''. This technical amendment corrects those errors.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Adak, AK
Document Number: E7-3922
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This technical amendment corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on August 1, 2006 (71 FR 43357), Docket No. FAA- 2006-24003, Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-12. In that rule, the reference to FAA Order 7400.9 was published as FAA Order 7400.9N. The correct reference is FAA Order 7400.9P. Also, the corresponding dates that refer to the Order should state ``* * * September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006 * * *'' instead of ``* * * September 1, 2005, and effective September 15, 2005''. This technical amendment corrects those errors.
Revocation of Low Altitude Reporting Point; Alaska
Document Number: E7-3921
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This technical amendment corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on June 30, 2006 (71 FR 37492), Docket No. FAA- 2005-225010, Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-17. In that rule, the reference to FAA Order 7400.9 was published as FAA Order 7400.9O. The correct reference is FAA Order 7400.9P. This technical amendment corrects those errors.
Modification of Legal Description of Class D and E Airspace; Fairbanks, Fort Wainwright Army Airfield, AK
Document Number: E7-3920
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This technical amendment corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 17, 2006 (71 FR 40394), Docket No. FAA- 2006-24813, Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-16. In that rule, the reference to FAA Order 7400.9 was published as FAA Order 7400.9N. The correct reference is FAA Order 7400.9P. Also, the corresponding dates that refer to the Order should state `` * * * September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006 * * *'' instead of `` * * * September 1, 2005, and effective September 15, 2005''. This technical amendment corrects those errors.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-3840
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 airplanes. This AD requires installing spacer assemblies at the attachment points of the YZ-latches of the cargo loading system in the forward and aft cargo compartments, as applicable. This AD results from tests that have shown that the attachment points of the YZ-latches of the cargo loading system fail under maximum loads. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the attachment points of the YZ-latches, which could result in unrestrained cargo causing damage to the fire protection system, hydraulic system, electrical wiring, or other equipment located in the forward and aft cargo compartments. This damage could adversely affect the continued safe flight of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-3680
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-08
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; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, and -800 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-3006
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, and -800 series airplanes. That AD currently requires inspecting/measuring the length of the attachment fasteners between the nacelle support fittings and the lower wing skin panels, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. That AD resulted from a report from the manufacturer that in production, during the installation of certain attachment fasteners for the nacelle support fittings, only one washer was installed instead of two. This new AD corrects errors found in the existing AD. We are issuing this AD to prevent inadequate fastener clamp-up, which could result in cracking of the fastener holes, cracking along the lower wing skin panels, fuel leaking from the wing fuel tanks onto the engines, and possible fire.
Noise Compatibility Program Notice; Laredo International Airport, Laredo, TX
Document Number: 07-1076
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-08
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 Laredo 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 city of Laredo, Texas. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR Part 150 for Laredo International Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective September 22, 2005, and announced in the Federal Register/Vol. 70, Nos. 189/Friday, September 30, 2005. The proposed noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before August 27, 2007.
Government/Industry Aeronautical Charting Forum Meeting
Document Number: 07-1075
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the bi-annual meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aeronautical Charting Forum (ACF) to discuss informational content and design of aeronautical charts and related products, as well as instrument flight procedures development policy and design criteria.
Eighth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206/EUROCAE WG 44/53 Plenary: Aeronautical Information Services Data Link
Document Number: 07-1074
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 206: Aeronautical Information Services Data Link.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Models EMB-110P1 and EMB-110P2 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-3987
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier NPRM for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Revision of Class E Airspace; Huslia, AK
Document Number: E7-3938
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This technical amendment corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on June 19, 2006 (71 FR 35151), Docket No. FAA- 2006-24004, Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-13. In that rule, the reference to FAA Order 7400.9 was published as FAA Order 7400.9N. The correct reference is FAA Order 7400.9P. Also, the corresponding dates that refer to the Order should state ``* * *September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006* * *'', instead of ``* * *September 1, 2005, and effective September 15, 2005''. This technical amendment corrects those errors.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 Airplanes and Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-3855
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330 airplanes and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD requires inspecting to determine the part number of certain S4- and MZ-type spoiler servo controls (SSCs). For certain other airplanes, this AD requires inspecting to determine the part number of all SSCs. This AD also requires replacing any affected SSC with a new SSC. This AD results from a new load duty cycle defined by the manufacturer. Additional fatigue tests and calculations done on this basis indicated that the spoiler valve manifold of the S4-type SSCs, and, on certain airplanes, the maintenance cover of the MZ-type SSCs, may crack during its service life due to pressure impulse fatigue. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of certain SSCs, which could result in hydraulic leakage and consequent loss of SSC function and loss of the associated hydraulic system. These conditions could affect all three hydraulic systems, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; REIMS AVIATION S.A. Model F406 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-3835
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Models 172R, 172S, 182S, 182T, T182T, 206H, and T206H Airplanes
Document Number: E7-3834
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 172R, 172S, 182S, 182T, T182T, 206H, and T206H airplanes. This AD requires you to install Modification Kit MK172-25-10C or a steel lock rod/bar on both crew seat back cylinder lock assemblies. If a steel lock rod/bar has already been installed on the crew seat back cylinder lock assembly, no further action is required. If you have already installed Modification Kit MK172-25-10A or MK172-25-10B, this AD requires you to do an installation inspection and correct any discrepancies found. This AD results from reports of the crew seat back cylinder lock assembly failing at the aft end and other cylinder lock assemblies found cracked. We are issuing this AD to prevent the crew seat back cylinder lock assembly from bending, cracking, or failing. This failure could cause uncontrolled movement of the seat back, resulting in possible backward collapse during flight. Backward collapse of either crew seat back could result in an abrupt pitch-up if the affected crew member continues to hold on to the control yoke during this failure and could cause difficulty in exiting the airplane from an aft passenger seat after landing.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Aircraft Engines (GE) CF34-3A1/-3B/-3B1 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-3833
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action supersedes emergency airworthiness directive (AD) 2007-04-51 that was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of GE CF34-3A1/-3B/-3B1 turbofan engines. That action required a onetime visual and tactile inspection of certain areas of certain serial number (SN) fan disks for an arc-out defect, within 20 engine flight hours after the effective date of that AD. This AD supersedes AD 2007-04-51 and adds eight SNs to the list of suspect fan disks. This AD results from GE discovering eight additional SNs of fan disks suspected of having an arc-out defect, and from the original report that a GE CF34-3B1 turbofan engine experienced an uncontained fan disk failure during flight operation. We are issuing this AD to prevent an uncontained fan disk failure and airplane damage.
Notice of Availability of Draft Advisory Circulars, Other Policy Documents and Proposed Technical Standard Orders
Document Number: 07-1019
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA's Aviation Safety, an organization responsible for the certification, production approval, and continued airworthiness of aircraft, and certification of pilots, mechanics, and others in safety related positions, publishes proposed non-regulatory documents that are available for public comment on the Internet at http://www.faa.gov/ aircraft/draftdocs/.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Grant Acquired Property Release at Laurinburg-Maxton Airport, Maxton, NC
Document Number: 07-1018
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C., Section 47153(c), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the City of Laurinburg and Town of Maxton to waive the requirement that approximately 0.807 acres of airport property, located at the Laurinburg-Maxton Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Deadline for Notification of Intent To Use the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Sponsor, Cargo, and Nonprimary Entitlement Funds for Fiscal Year 2006
Document Number: 07-1017
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces May 1, 2007, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA that it will use its fiscal year 2007 entitlement funds to accomplish projects identified in the Airports Capital Improvement Plan that was formulated in the spring of 2006.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-3842
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747- 200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive high frequency eddy current inspections for cracks of the fuselage skin at stringer 5 left and right between stations 340 and 350, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of fatigue cracks in the fuselage skin near stringer 5 between stations 340 and 350. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the fuselage skin near stringer 5. Cracks in this area could join together and result in in- flight depressurization of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-3841
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 airplanes. The original NPRM would have superseded an existing AD that currently requires repetitive detailed inspections of the inboard flap trunnions for any wear marks and of the sliding panels for any cracking at the long edges, and corrective actions if necessary. The original NPRM proposed to add airplanes to the applicability in the existing AD and change the inspection type. The original NPRM resulted from a determination that certain airplanes must be included in the applicability of the AD, and that the inspection type must be revised. This new action revises the original NPRM by including airplanes that were inadvertently excluded from the applicability. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to detect and correct wear of the inboard flap trunnions, which could lead to loss of flap surface control and consequently result in the flap detaching from the airplane. A detached flap could result in damage to the tail of the airplane.
Removal of an Obsolete Reference in Special Federal Aviation Regulation 50-2-Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Document Number: E7-3810
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment removes an obsolete reference in Special Federal Aviation Regulation 50-2, Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park, AZ. In section 9 of that SFAR, there is a ``Note'' that refers to an informational map of the Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA). This map is no longer available; however, there is an illustrational map of the SFRA in Part 93, Subpart U. Therefore, this technical amendment deletes the reference in SFAR 50-2, which is no longer needed and is confusing to the public.
Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: E7-3801
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-06
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-3681
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-06
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; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-3659
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the carbon-fiber reinforced plastic main landing gear (MLG) door to determine whether certain part numbers are installed. For airplanes having certain doors, this AD requires inspecting the MLG outboard door for cracks, play, and loose sealant/bolts/nuts, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires, for airplanes having certain doors, modifying the rod bracket attachment of the MLG outboard door. This AD results from a report of a rod bracket of the MLG door detaching during flight. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the rod bracket attachment bolts, which could result in the rod brackets detaching from the MLG door and blocking the proper functioning of the MLG.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604) Airplanes and Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E7-3661
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding two existing airworthiness directives (ADs), that apply to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604) airplanes and Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. These models may be referred to by their marketing designations as RJ100, RJ200, RJ440, CRJ100, CRJ200, CRJ440, and CL-65. One existing AD requires replacing the horizontal stabilizer trim control unit (HSTCU) with a new HSTCU. The other existing AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to advise the flightcrew of procedures to follow in the event of stabilizer trim runaway, and in the event of MACH TRIM, STAB TRIM, and horizontal stabilizer trim malfunctions; and revising the AFM to require a review of the location of certain circuit breakers. That AD also requires doing a functional check of the stabilizer trim system and installing circuit breaker identification collars, and provides an optional terminating action. This new AD requires the previously optional terminating action and requires further revisions to the AFM. This AD also requires the removal of certain AFM revisions. This AD results from reports of trim problems including uncommanded trim, trim in the opposite direction to that selected, loss of trim position indication and, in one case, potential loss of trim disconnect capability. We are issuing this AD to prevent these events, which could result in conditions that vary from reduced controllability of the airplane to loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 and A340 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-3658
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330 and A340 airplanes. This AD requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness by incorporating new and revised certification maintenance requirements (CMRs). This AD results from the manufacturer's determination that additional and revised CMRs are necessary in order to ensure continued operational safety of the affected airplanes. We are issuing this AD to prevent safety- significant latent failures that would, in combination with one or more other specific failures or events, result in a hazardous or catastrophic failure condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Mooney Airplane Company, Inc., (Mooney) Models M20M and M20R Airplanes
Document Number: E7-3575
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Mooney Airplane Company, Inc., Models M20M and M20R airplanes. This AD requires you to remove the upper left and upper right engine mount attaching hardware, cut out and remove the upholstery and insulation between the fuselage tubular frame and the firewall, and replace the upper left and upper right engine mount attaching hardware with the new parts kit. This AD results from failure of the engine mount attaching hardware to maintain torque as a result of firewall insulation and upholstery being compressed between the fuselage tubular frame and the firewall at the upper left and upper right engine mount attach points. We are issuing this AD to prevent the upper right and upper left engine mounting hardware from losing torque, which could result in a reduction in engine mount load carrying capability and could lead to engine mount failure.
Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA-Groupe AEROSPATIALE Models M.S. 760, M.S. 760 A, and M.S. 760 B Airplanes
Document Number: E7-3574
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-3560
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This AD requires replacing certain attaching hardware of the bulkhead nipple assemblies of the left and right wing vent boxes with new electrical bonding attaching hardware, doing resistance testing of the new electrical bonds, and doing fuel leakage testing of the reworked nipple assemblies. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to provide a conductive path, from the bulkhead nipple assemblies of the left and right wing vent boxes to the airframe structure inside the wing fuel tanks, to dissipate high- amperage lightning-induced currents, which might otherwise create an ignition source for fuel vapors inside the wing vent boxes and lead to an explosion of the fuel tanks.