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

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Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E7-6647
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-10
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 Before Waiver With Respect to Land at the Montgomery County Airpark, Gaithersburg, MD
Document Number: 07-1747
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is publishing notice of proposed release of approximately one quarter (0.25) of an acre of land acquired with local funds at the Montgomery County Airpark to William C. Rickman Construction Company, Inc. The airport will receive 0.35 of an acre owned by Rickman located in the primary surface in exchange in addition to protective easements and other considerations that will complement anticipated airport development. There are no impacts to the Airport and the land is not needed for airport development as shown on the Airport Layout Plan.
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 07-1746
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
By Federal Register notice (See 72 FR 2582; January 19, 2007) the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invited interested persons to apply to fill a vacant position on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). This notice invited interested persons to apply to fill the vacancy representing the commercial air tour operators' interests due to the incumbent member's completion of a three-year term appointment on May 19, 2007. This notice informs the public of the person selected to fill the vacancy on the NPOAG ARC.
Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee
Document Number: 07-1745
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Mystere-Falcon 50 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6590
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-09
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:
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Composite Wing and Fuel Tank Structure-Fire Protection Requirements
Document Number: E7-6542
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-09
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 novel or unusual design features are associated with composite materials chosen for the construction of the fuel tank skin and structure. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for wing and fuel tank structure with respect to post-crash fire safety. These proposed 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. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Red Dog, AK
Document Number: E7-6539
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Red Dog, AK. A review of controlled airspace for two new Area Navigation (RNAV) Required Navigation Performance (RNP) Special Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and an RNAV RNP Special Departure Procedure (DP), after a recent action (06-AAL-40) revealed that a small area of controlled airspace is required for the Red Dog Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward from 1,200 feet (ft.) above the surface at Red Dog Airport, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-601, A300 B4-603, A300 B4-605R, A300 C4-605R Variant F, A310-204, and A310-304 Airplanes Equipped With General Electric CF6-80C2 Engines
Document Number: E7-6450
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, C4- 605R Variant F, and F4-600R (collectively called A300-600) series airplanes; and Model A310 series airplanes. That AD currently requires a one-time inspection for damage of the integrated drive generator (IDG) electrical harness and pyramid arm, and repair if necessary. This new AD adds new repetitive inspections, which, when initiated, terminate the inspection required by the existing AD. This new AD also requires repairing damage and protecting the harness. This new AD also provides for optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This new AD also removes certain airplanes from the applicability of the existing AD. This AD results from a report of structural damage on the forward pyramid arm of an engine pylon due to chafing of the IDG electrical harness against the structure of the pyramid arm. We are issuing this AD to prevent electrical arcing in the engine pylon, which could result in loss of the relevant alternating current (AC) bus bar, reduced structural integrity of the engine pylon, and possible loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CT7-5, -7, and -9 Series Turboprop Engines
Document Number: E7-6446
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CT7-5A2, -5A3, -7A, -7A1, -9B, - 9B1, and -9B2, -9C, -9C3, -9D, and -9D2 turboprop engines, with certain part number (P/N) and serial number stage 2 turbine aft cooling plates installed. That AD currently requires a onetime eddy current inspection (ECI) of boltholes in certain P/N stage 2 turbine aft cooling plates. This AD expands the population of affected CT7 turboprop engine models, but reduces the number of cooling plates affected. It also requires a onetime ECI of boltholes in certain P/N stage 2 turbine aft cooling plates with specific serial numbers. This AD results from the manufacturer expanding the list of affected engine models and identifying the affected stage 2 turbine aft cooling plates by serial number. We are issuing this AD to prevent separation of the stage 2 turbine aft cooling plate, resulting in uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Notice of Availability of Draft Advisory Circulars, Other Policy Documents and Proposed Technical Standard Orders
Document Number: 07-1719
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-09
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/.
Airworthiness directives: Sicma Aero Seat
Document Number: E7-6478
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness directives: Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER)
Document Number: E7-6445
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF34-1A, -3A, -3A1, -3A2, -3B, and -3B1 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-6345
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF34-1A, -3A, -3A1, -3A2, -3B, and -3B1 turbofan engines. That AD requires a onetime inspection of certain fan disks for electrical arc-out indications, replacing fan disks with electrical arc-out indications, and reducing the life limit of certain fan disks. This AD requires the same reduced life limit of certain fan disks, but requires on-wing inspection of certain fan disks installed on regional jets within 500 flight hours after the effective date of this AD. This AD also requires more enhanced shop-level inspections of all fan disks for electrical arc-out defects. This AD results from a report that in January 2007, a 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.
Experimental Permits for Reusable Suborbital Rockets
Document Number: E7-6194
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is amending its commercial space transportation regulations under the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004. The FAA is establishing application requirements for an operator of a manned or unmanned reusable suborbital rocket to obtain an experimental permit. The FAA is also establishing operating requirements and restrictions on launch and reentry of reusable suborbital rockets operated under a permit.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company Beech Models 45 (YT-34), A45 (T-34A, B-45), and D45 (T-34B) Airplanes
Document Number: 07-1715
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are clarifying information contained in Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-06-01, which supersedes AD 62-24-01 and applies to all Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) Beech Models 45 (YT-34), A45 (T- 34A, B45), and D45 (T-34B) airplanes. AD 2007-06-01 currently requires you to repetitively inspect, using the eddy current method, the front and rear horizontal stabilizer spars for cracks and replace any cracked stabilizer. We inadvertently left out the language in this AD that required replacement of any horizontal stabilizer spar found cracked prior to further flight although the procedures in the appendix made reference to corrective action. The replacement information was contained in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). This document adds this information already proposed back into the AD. 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; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6343
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Airbus Model A318-100, A319-100, A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 series airplanes, and Model A320-111 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires an inspection to determine whether certain braking and steering control units (BSCUs) are installed or have ever been installed. For airplanes on which certain BSCUs are installed or have ever been installed, the existing AD requires an inspection of the nose landing gear (NLG) upper support and corrective action if necessary, and a check of the NLG strut inflation pressure and an adjustment if necessary. For some of these airplanes, the existing AD also requires a revision to the aircraft flight manual to incorporate an operating procedure to recover normal steering in the event of a steering failure. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the NLG upper support, and related investigative/corrective actions in accordance with new service information; and would remove the one-time inspection that was required by the existing AD. This proposed AD also would provide an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD results from a report of an incident where an airplane landed with the NLG turned 90 degrees from centerline, and from additional reports of NLG upper support anti-rotation lugs rupturing in service. We are proposing this AD to prevent landings with the NLG turned 90 degrees from centerline, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-53, DC-8-55, DC-8F-54, and DC-8F-55 Airplanes; and Model DC-8-60, DC-8-60F, DC-8-70, and DC-8-70F Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6338
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas airplanes, identified above. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection to determine the configuration of the airplane (tee or angle doubler installed on the left and right side of the flat aft pressure bulkhead from Longeron 9 to Longeron 13). This proposed AD would also require repetitive inspections for cracking of the tee or angle doubler, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report indicating that numerous operators have found cracks on the tee. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct stress corrosion cracking of the tee or angle doubler installed on the flat aft pressure bulkhead. Cracking in this area could continue to progress and damage the adjacent structure, which could result in loss of structural integrity of the airplane.
Amendment to Class D Airspace; Broomfield, CO
Document Number: E7-6302
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This technical amendment corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2006 (71 FR 46076), Docket No. FAA- 2006-25153, Airspace Docket No. 06-AWP-10. 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.
Amendment to Class E Airspace; Provo, UT
Document Number: E7-6301
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
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 43355), Docket No. FAA- 2006-24234, Airspace Docket No. 06-AWP-5. 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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Mooresville, NC
Document Number: E7-6300
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
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 43355), Docket No. FAA- 2006-24858, Airspace Docket No. 06-ASO-8. 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 16, 2005''. This technical amendment corrects those errors.
Establishment of Class D and E Airspace, Amendment of Class E Airspace; Leesburg, FL
Document Number: E7-6298
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
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 43354), Docket No. FAA- 2006-23866, Airspace Docket No. 06-ASO-3. 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 16, 2005''. This technical amendment corrects those errors.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Eagle, CO
Document Number: E7-6297
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This technical amendment corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2006 (71 FR 46077), Docket No. FAA- 2006-24467, Airspace Docket No. 06-ANM-2. 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 Class D Airspace; Elko, NV
Document Number: E7-6296
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This technical amendment corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 18, 2006 (71 FR 40651), Docket No. FAA- 2006-24243, Airspace Docket No. 067-AWP-11. 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 16, 2005''. This technical amendment corrects those errors.
Revocation of Class E2 Surface Area; Elko, NV
Document Number: E7-6295
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This technical amendment corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 18, 2006 (71 FR 40653), Docket No. FAA- 2006-25252, Airspace Docket No. 06-AWP-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 16, 2005* * * ''. This technical amendment corrects those errors.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Galaxy Airplanes and Model Gulfstream 200 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6263
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
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) 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; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6236
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
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; Airbus Model A330 and A340 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330 and A340 airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new limitations for fuel tank systems. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6230
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ airplanes. This AD requires modifying the forward and aft auxiliary fuel tanks. This AD results from a fuel system reassessment according to SFAR 88 criteria, which revealed the possibility of sparks due to chafing between the harnesses of the forward and aft auxiliary fuel tanks, between certain harnesses attached to the aircraft structure, or between certain harnesses attached to certain mechanical components. We are issuing this AD to prevent a potential ignition source inside a fuel tank, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 Series Airplanes Equipped With General Electric CF6-50 Engines
Document Number: E7-6229
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 series airplanes equipped with General Electric CF6-50 engines. That AD currently requires deactivating both thrust reversers and revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to require performance penalties during certain takeoff conditions to ensure that safe and appropriate performance is achieved for airplanes on which both thrust reversers have been deactivated. This new AD requires one-time inspections of the directional pilot valve (DPV), the rocker arm and associated hardware, and corrective actions if necessary; reactivation of both thrust reversers; and repetitive inspections of the DPV and the associated control mechanism of the thrust reversers for incorrect assembly or excessive wear, and corrective actions if necessary. Accomplishing all of the actions would allow the removal of the AFM limitations in the existing AD. This AD results from reports indicating that the DPV was assembled incorrectly; further investigation revealed excessive wear on certain correctly assembled DPVs and the associated control mechanism. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncommanded in-flight deployment of a thrust reverser, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Prohibition Against Certain Flights Within the Territory and Airspace of Somalia
Document Number: 07-1709
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action prohibits flight operations below flight level 200 within the territory and airspace of Somalia by all: (1) U.S. air carriers; (2) U.S. commercial operators; (3) operators of U.S. registered aircraft except when such operators are foreign air carriers; and (4) persons exercising the privileges of a U.S. airman certificate except if the flight is on behalf of a foreign air carrier. The FAA finds this action necessary to prevent a potential hazard to persons and aircraft engaged in such flight operations.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 07-1665
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-05
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) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on December 5, 2006, vol. 71, no. 233, page 70578. This information is needed to meet the requirements of Title 49, Section 40117(k), Competition Plans, and to carry out a passenger facility charge application.
Notice of Intent To Permanently Change the Use of Airport Property Currently Shown on the Airport Layout Plan From Aeronautical Property to Non-Aeronautical Property at the Boca Raton Airport, Boca Raton, FL
Document Number: 07-1664
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on Boca Raton Airport Authority's (BRAA) request to change +/- 4.67 acres of airport property from aeronautical use to non- aeronautical use. The parcel in question is the last remaining parcel of aeronautical land available at the Boca Raton Airport. The property in question is on the east side of Airport Road and approximately 1 mile north of Glades Road between the Premiere leasehold and the Fairfield Inn leasehold. The BRAA intends to use the property to develop an office building and possible restaurant(s). Portions of the building would house BRAA office, while the remainder would be leased to third party tenants for revenue generation. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Airport Manager's office and the FAA Airport District Office.
Notice Before Waiver With Respect to Land at Leesburg Executive Airport, Leesburg, VA
Document Number: 07-1663
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is publishing notice of proposed release from aeronautical use of approximately 1.39 acres of land at the Leesburg Executive Airport, Leesburg, Virginia to the Town of Leesburg. The release will facilitate the construction of the Battlefield Parkway that will improve access to the airport and will permit the construction of a standard runway safety area for Runway 17. There are not impacts to the Airport and the land is not needed for airport development as shown on the Airport Layout Plan.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-62, DC-8-62F, DC-8-63, DC-8-63F, DC-8-72, DC-8-72F, and DC-8-73F Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-62, DC-8-62F, DC-8-63, DC-8-63F, DC-8-72, DC-8-72F, and DC-8-73F airplanes. This proposed AD would require deactivating certain components (the sump heater, scavenge valve, and scavenge pump) of the center wing fuel tank. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent certain conditions related to these components, which could lead to a possible ignition source in the fuel tank and a potential fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6267
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual to include procedures for pulling the ``HYD PWR XFER'' circuit breaker in the event of the loss of all hydraulic fluid in the No. 1 or No. 2 hydraulic system. This proposed AD results from reports of fluid loss in the No. 2 hydraulic system, causing the power transfer unit to overspeed, increasing the fluid flow within the No. 1 hydraulic system. We are proposing this AD to prevent possible loss of both the No. 1 and No. 2 hydraulic systems, resulting in the potential loss of several functions essential for safe flight and landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU-2B Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6121
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directives (AD) 93-07-11 and AD 94-04-16, which apply to certain Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU- 2B Series airplanes. AD 93-07-11 and AD 94-04-16 currently require you to reduce the maximum deflection of the elevator nose-down trim to a 1- degree to 3-degree range. When the above AD actions were issued, there was no associated elevator trim indicator change. Without such change, the trim reaches the maximum nose-down limit and the indicator still shows additional nose-down trim available. In attempting to force additional nose-down trim, pilots have manually jammed the trim system preventing subsequent electric trim changes until the pilot manually freed the trim wheel. Consequently, this proposed AD would retain the actions from AD 93-07-11 and AD 94-04-16 and add the action of modifying the elevator trim indicator scale dial to be consistent with the reduced elevator trim capability. We are proposing this AD to prevent the above scenarios from occurring with consequent loss of control.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Pinedale, WY
Document Number: E7-6100
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-03
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- 2005-23361, Airspace Docket No. 05-ANM-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. Also, the corresponding date that refers to the date the Order was signed was omitted. The final rule should state ``* * * dated September 1, 2006 * * *'' (prior to the effective date), instead of ``* * * updated yearly * * *''. This technical amendment corrects those errors.
Amendment to Class E Airspace; Kalispell, MT
Document Number: E7-6098
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-03
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 41727), Docket No. FAA- 2005-23157, Airspace Docket No. 05-ANM-15. 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 date that refers to the date the Order was signed was omitted. The final rule should state ``* * * dated September 1, 2006 * * *'' (prior to the effective date), instead of ``* * * updated yearly * * *'' This technical amendment corrects those errors.
Airworthiness Directives; Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing (Previously the Lancair Company) Models LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, and LC42-550FG Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6011
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing (previously The Lancair Company) Models LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, and LC42-550FG airplanes. This AD requires you to add information to the Limitations section of the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM). This AD also requires you to repetitively inspect the aileron and the elevator linear bearings and control rods for foreign object debris, scarring, or damage and take all necessary corrective actions. This AD results from reports of possible foreign object contamination of the linear bearings. We are issuing this AD to prevent jamming in the aileron and elevator control systems, which could result in failure. This failure could lead to loss of control.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-5952
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-03
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; Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Gulfstream 200 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-5898
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-03
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) 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; Boeing Model 777 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-5897
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 777 airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection to determine the part number of the left and right air supply and cabin pressure controllers (ASCPCs) and installation of new ASCPC software if necessary. This AD results from a report of an ASCPC failure during flight. We are issuing this AD to prevent an ASCPC failure that could stop airflow into the airplane, inhibit the cabin altitude warning message, and cause an incorrect display of cabin altitude. These failures could result in depressurization of the airplane without warning.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell Flight Management Systems (FMSs) Served by Honeywell NZ-2000 Navigation Computers Approved Under Technical Standard Order (TSO) TSO-C115a, and IC-800 Integrated Avionics Computers Approved Under TSOs C9c, C52a, and C115a; as Installed on Various Transport Category Airplanes
Document Number: E7-5896
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Honeywell FMSs served by Honeywell NZ-2000 navigation computers and IC- 800 integrated avionics computers. This AD requires identifying affected computers by part number and software modification level and revising the Limitations section of applicable airplane flight manuals to provide procedures for retaining optimum position determination and intended navigation. This AD results from reports of in-flight unannunciated shifts of computed position in airplanes with the subject flight management system (FMS) computers. We are issuing this AD to prevent a shift in the FMS computed position, which could result in uncommanded deviations from the intended flight path of the airplane and, if those deviations are undetected by the flight crew, compromised terrain/traffic avoidance.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-5886
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A318-100, A319-100, A320- 200, A321-100, and A321-200 series airplanes; and Model A320-111 airplanes. That AD currently requires modification of the electrical bonding of all structures and systems installed inside the center fuel tank. This new AD requires modification of additional bonding points inside the center fuel tank. This AD results from a report that additional bonding points need to be modified in order to prevent electrical arcing in the center fuel tank. We are issuing this AD to prevent electrical arcing in the center fuel tank due to inadequate bonding, which could result in an explosion of the center fuel tank and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-5885
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-03
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 replacing the mini-latches on certain lavatory waste compartment doors with new, stronger latches, and other specified actions. This AD results from reports of certain lavatory waste compartment doors opening during flight due to movement of the waste compartment during takeoff, because the mini-latches installed on the doors of those compartments lose their strength over time. We are issuing this AD to prevent the inability of the waste compartment doors to adequately contain a fire inside the lavatory waste compartment, and consequent uncontained fire and smoke within a lavatory during flight.
Known Icing Conditions
Document Number: 07-1620
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This draft letter of interpretation addresses a request by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) that the FAA rescind a letter of interpretation dated June 6, 2006 regarding ``known icing conditions''. Because of the controversy surrounding this issue, the FAA is publishing a draft of its response to seek public comment.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues
Document Number: E7-6058
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) to discuss transport airplane and engine (TAE) issues.
Airworthiness Directives; APEX Aircraft (formerly Avions Mudry et CIE) Model CAP 10 B Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6015
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-02
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; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model DA 40 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6012
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-02
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; Superior Air Parts, Inc. (SAP), Cylinder Assemblies Part Numbers Series: SA47000L, SA47000S, SA52000, SA55000, SL32000W, SL32000WH, SL32006W, SL36000TW, SL36000W, and SL36006W
Document Number: E7-5915
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain SAP cylinder assemblies installed in Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) 470, 520, and 550 series reciprocating engines, Lycoming Engines (LE) 320, 360, and 540 series reciprocating engines, Avco Lycoming (AL) 540 series reciprocating engines, and Superior Air Parts, Inc. (SAP) 360 series reciprocating engines. That AD currently requires removing from service certain SAP part numbered (P/N) cylinder assemblies installed in TCM, LE, and AL reciprocating engines. That AD also requires removing from service certain cylinder assemblies installed as original equipment in SAP reciprocating engines, or in certain overhauled or repaired SAP reciprocating engines. This AD continues to require those same actions. This AD results from comments from the Public on the existing AD. We are issuing this AD to prevent cylinder separation that can lead to engine failure, a possible engine compartment fire, and damage to the airplane.