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

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Operating Limitations at New York LaGuardia Airport; Denial of Request for Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 07-4003
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies the request to extend the comment period on the FAA's notice of proposed amendments to its December 12, 2006, order that places temporary limitations on flight operations at New York's LaGuardia Airport. The notice of proposed amendments was published in the Federal Register on August 7, 2007.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: Z7-14563
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Transportatiion, Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Flightdeck Door Monitoring and Crew Discreet Alerting Systems
Document Number: E7-16063
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations by requiring operators of passenger-carrying transport category airplanes used in domestic, flag, and supplemental operations to have a means for flightcrew to visually monitor the door area outside the flightdeck. This means will allow the flightcrew to identify persons requesting entry into the flightdeck and detect suspicious behavior or potential threats. This final rule also amends FAA regulations to require that, for operations requiring the presence of flight attendants, the flight attendants have a means to discreetly notify the flightcrew of suspicious activity or security breaches in the cabin. This final rule addresses standards adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Composite Fuselage In-Flight Fire/Flammability Resistance
Document Number: E7-16020
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued 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. The fuselage of the Boeing Model 787-8 series airplane will be made of composite materials rather than conventional aluminum. While the regulations include flame propagation standards for some materials commonly found in inaccessible areas of the airplane, they do not yet incorporate standards for materials used to construct the fuselage. Therefore, special conditions are needed to address this design feature. 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 standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes.
Special Conditions: Adam Aircraft, Model A700; Fire Extinguishing for Aft Fuselage Mounted Engines
Document Number: E7-15973
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Adam Aircraft, Model A700 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with aft mounted engine fire protection. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: C7-3774
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Transportatiion
Third Meeting, Special Committee 215, Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services, Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment
Document Number: 07-3973
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of RTCA Special Committee 215, Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services, Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration
Document Number: 07-3972
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. FAR Part 43 prescribes the rules governing maintenance, rebuilding, and alteration of aircraft and aircraft components, and is necessary to ensure this work is performed by qualified persons, and at proper intervals.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Certification: Mechanics, Repairmen, Parachute Riggers FAR-65
Document Number: 07-3971
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. Title 49 U.S.C. Sections 47702 and 44703 authorize the issuance of airman certificates. FAR part 65 prescribes requirements for mechanics, repairmen, parachute riggers, and inspection authorizations.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Physiological Training
Document Number: 07-3970
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. This report is necessary to establish qualifications of eligibility to receive voluntary psychological training with the U.S. Air Force and will be used as proper evidence of training.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; High Density Traffic Airports; Slot Allocation and Transfer Methods
Document Number: 07-3969
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. This information collection is used to allocate slots and maintain accurate records of slot transfers at High Density Traffic Airports.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Information for the Prevention of Aircraft Collisions on Runways at Towered Airports
Document Number: 07-3968
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. Feedback from surveys will be used in the prevention of runway collisions and in the medication of the severity and frequency of runway incursions.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Aircraft Assembly Placard Requirements
Document Number: 07-3967
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. Per this rule, aircraft operators need to add a statement to the seat back pocket card stating the country of origin of final assembly of the aircraft.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Airports Grants Program
Document Number: 07-3966
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. The FAA collects information from airport sponsors and planning agencies in order to administer the Airports Grants Program.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 07-3965
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
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 June 1, 2007, vol. 72, no. 105, page 30659. The information is being used to properly identify airmen to allow the agency to verify their foreign license being used to qualify for a U.S. certificate.
Advisory Circular 33.63-1, Turbine Engine Vibration
Document Number: 07-3964
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the issuance of Advisory Circular (AC) 33.63-1, Turbine Engine Vibration. This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance and acceptable methods, but not the only methods, that may be used to demonstrate compliance with the vibration requirements of Sec. 33.63 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR part 33).
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace; Independence, KS
Document Number: 07-3963
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace at Independence Municipal Airport, KS. The establishment of an air traffic control tower at the airport has made this action necessary.
Removal of Class E Airspace; Columbus, GA
Document Number: 07-3962
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes the Class E4 Airspace at Columbus Lawson Army Air Field (AAF), Columbus, Ga. This Class E4 airspace was associated with a Nondirectional Radio Beacon (NDB) Runway (RWY) 03 Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP), which has been cancelled, as RWY 03-21 has been permanently closed.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Scottsboro, AL
Document Number: 07-3961
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace area at Scottsboro, AL, to accommodate a new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) that has been developed for the Scottsboro Municipal Word Field Airport. Additional controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Scottsboro MunicipalWord Field Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Allied Ag Cat Productions, Inc. (Type Certificate No. 1A16 Formerly Held by Schweizer Aircraft Corp.) G-164 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-15793
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede AD 82-07-04, which applies to certain Allied Ag Cat Productions, Inc. (Ag Cat) G-164 series airplanes. AD 82-07-04 currently requires you to modify the fuel shut-off valve control by installing a new stop-plate. Since we issued AD 82-07-04, we have determined the need to add airplane models and serial numbers that were not previously included in the Applicability section. Consequently, this AD retains the actions of AD 82-07-04 and adds airplane models and serial numbers to the Applicability section. We are issuing this AD to prevent turning the fuel shut-off valve clockwise past the ``ON'' position stop which, if not corrected, could allow the fuel valve to be rotated to an unplacarded ``OFF'' position. This condition could lead to reduced fuel flow and consequent loss of engine power.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Fort Yukon, AK
Document Number: E7-15720
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Fort Yukon, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). One Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) is being amended and three new SIAPs are being developed for the Fort Yukon Airport. A Departure Procedure (DP) and a Direction Finding (DF) procedure (used by Flight Service Station personnel) is also being amended. This action revises existing Class E airspace upward from the surface, from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Fort Yukon Airport, Fort Yukon, AK.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Ruby, AK
Document Number: E7-15719
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Ruby, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Ruby Airport. This action revises existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Ruby Airport, Ruby, AK.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Noatak, AK
Document Number: E7-15718
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Noatak, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). One Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) is being amended for the Noatak Airport. A Departure Procedure (DP) is also being amended. This action revises existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Noatak Airport, Noatak, AK.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Kotzebue, AK
Document Number: E7-15717
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Kotzebue, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Eight (8) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being amended for the Ralph Wien Memorial Airport at Kotzebue, AK. A Departure Procedure (DP) is also being amended. This action revises existing Class E airspace upward from the surface, from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Ralph Wien Memorial Airport, Kotzebue, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric (GE) CF6-80E1 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-15701
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric (GE) CF6-80E1 series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires removing electronic control unit (ECU) software version E.1.M. or earlier installed software, and installing improved software for the ECU. This AD requires removing software version E.1.N or earlier from the engine ECU. Engines with the new version software will have increased margin to flameout. This AD results from reports of engine flameout events during flight, including reports of events where all engines simultaneously experienced a flameout or other adverse operation. Although the root cause investigation is not yet complete, we believe that exposure to ice crystals during flight is associated with these flameout events. We are issuing this AD to minimize the potential of an all-engine flameout event caused by ice accretion and shedding during flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300-600 Series Airplanes and Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-15589
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A300-600, A310-200, and A310-300 series airplanes. That AD currently requires inspecting for certain serial numbers on elevators, and doing a detailed inspection, visual inspection with a low-angle light, and tap-test inspection of the upper and lower surfaces of the external skins on certain identified elevators for any damage (i.e., debonding of the graphite fiber reinforced plastic/Tedlar film protection, bulges, debonding of the honeycomb core to the carbon fiber reinforced plastic, abnormal surface reflections, and torn-out plies), and doing corrective actions if necessary. This new AD also requires inspecting for damage of the identified elevators in accordance with a new repetitive inspection program, at new repetitive intervals; and would provide an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD results from reports of damage caused by moisture/water inside the elevator. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct debonding of the skins on the elevators, which could cause reduced structural integrity of an elevator and reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ Airplanes
Document Number: E7-15588
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-14
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; Aerospatiale Model SN-601 (Corvette) Airplanes
Document Number: E7-15586
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-14
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; Alpha Aviation Design Limited (Type Certificate No. A48EU Previously Held by APEX Aircraft and AVIONS PIERRE ROBIN) Model R2160 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-15794
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-13
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:
Amendment to Restricted Areas R-3702A and R-3702B; Fort Campbell, KY
Document Number: E7-15747
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the designated altitudes of restricted areas R-3702A and R-3702B, Fort Campbell, KY, to revise the internal altitude boundary separating the two restricted areas. This change is necessary to better accommodate training requirements and provide greater access to the airspace for nonparticipating aircraft flying through the area above 10,000 feet MSL.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-200B, 747-300, and 747-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-15582
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-200B, 747-300, and 747-400 series airplanes. This AD requires doing repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the aft tension tie channels from body station (BS) 1120 to BS 1220 and from BS 880 to BS 1100, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from cracks found in the aft tension tie channels at four station locations, on a Model 747-200B series airplane that had been modified to a special freighter. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the aft tension tie channels; failure of more than one tension tie could result in rapid depressurization of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Taylorcraft A, B, and F Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-15581
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Taylorcraft A, B, and F series airplanes. This AD requires you to initially inspect the left and right wing front and aft lift struts for corrosion and cracks, replace any cracked strut or strut with corrosion that exceeds certain limits with either sealed or non-sealed struts, and repetitively inspect any non-sealed struts. This AD results from inspections where several different struts were found with moderate to severe corrosion and required strut replacement. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion or cracks in the right and left wing front and aft lift struts. This condition, if not corrected, could result in failure of the lift strut and lead to in-flight separation of the wing with consequent loss of control.
Noise Exposure Maps-Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Document Number: 07-3920
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA) for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et. seq (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR Part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibiity program that was submitted for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport under Part 150 in conjunction with the noise exposure map, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before February 2, 2008.
Notice Before Waiver With Respect to Land at Leesburg Executive Airport, Leesburg, VA
Document Number: 07-3919
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is publishing notice of proposed release from aeronautical use of approximately 22,170 square feet of land at the Leesburg Executive Airport, Leesburg, Virginia to the Town of Leesburg. The release will facilitate the widening of Sycolin Road that will improve access to the airport and provide needed capacity of the road system. There are no impacts to the Airport and the land is not needed for airport development as shown on the Airport Layout Plan.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Beaver, UT
Document Number: E7-15579
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace at Beaver, UT. Additional Class E airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Beaver Municipal Airport. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the new RNAV GPS IAP at Beaver Municipal Airport, Beaver, UT.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Fort Scott, KS
Document Number: 07-3882
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR 71) by modifying Class E airspace at Fort Scott Municipal Airport, KS. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Fort Scott Municipal Airport, KS. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from the surface and upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing these approaches. This action increases the area of the existing controlled airspace for Fort Scott Municipal Airport, KS.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Springfield, CO
Document Number: E7-15578
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Springfield, CO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Springfield Municipal Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Springfield Municipal Airport, Springfield, CO.
Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Model 400A Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-15424
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Model 400A series airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting the galley cabinets to determine if a certain part number is installed or if a certain size of wire already exists, and doing related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of undersized, and consequently unprotected, wire in the galley cabinets. We are proposing this AD to prevent overheating of wire insulation and consequent fire or smoke in the airplane cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -200CB Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-15419
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -200CB series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections of the shim installation between the vertical flange and bulkhead, and repair if necessary. This new AD adds, for certain airplanes, an inspection for cracking of the four critical fastener holes in the horizontal flange, and repair if necessary. This AD results from reports of cracking in the pylon under bolts that appear to be undamaged during the existing AD inspections. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks, loose and broken bolts, and shim migration in the joint between the aft torque bulkhead and the strut- to-diagonal brace fitting, which could result in damage to the strut and consequent separation of the strut and engine from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F27 Mark 050 Airplanes Equipped With Dowty Type R.352 or R.410 Series Propellers
Document Number: E7-15417
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Model F27 Mark 050 airplanes equipped with Dowty Type R.352 or R.410 series propellers. This AD requires checking the maintenance records to determine whether Minnesota Mining and Manufacture Co. (3M) 1300L adhesive was used to attach the de-icer assembly overshoes (boots) to the propeller blades, repetitive inspections of affected boots, and replacing boots attached with defective adhesive. This AD results from three events of propeller blade de-icer assembly boots debonding and detaching during flight. This condition was caused by using 3M 1300L adhesive to attach the boot to the propeller blade. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct boots attached with defective adhesive, which could result in debonding and separation of a boot from the airplane, consequent reduced structural integrity of the airplane, and possible injury to passengers and crew.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-15416
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747SR series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the station 800 frame assembly, and repair if necessary. This new AD revises certain applicabilities and compliance times in the existing AD. This AD results from several reports of cracks of the station 800 frame assembly on airplanes that had accumulated fewer total flight cycles than the initial inspection threshold in the original AD. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks that could extend and fully sever the frame, which could result in development of skin cracks that could lead to rapid depressurization of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310-203, A310-204, A310-222, A310-304, A310-322, and A310-324 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-15414
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
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; Airbus Model A330-200 and A330-300 Series Airplanes; and Model A340-200, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-15413
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
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 airworthiness authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as failure of an evacuation slide raft to inflate, which could delay the evacuation of passengers in case of an emergency. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes and Model ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-15412
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all EMBRAER Model ERJ 170-100 LR, -100 STD, -100 SE, and -100 SU airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitively replacing the low-stage check valve and associated seals of the right- hand engine bleed system. This new AD adds new airplanes to that existing requirement. For all airplanes, this AD also requires repetitively replacing the low-stage check valve and associated seals of the left-hand engine bleed system with a new check valve and new seals. This AD results from a report that an engine shut down during flight due to the failure of the low-stage check valve to close. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the low-stage check valve, which could result in an engine shutting down during flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-15410
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD requires changes to existing wiring; installation of new circuit breakers, relays, relay connectors, and wiring; and replacement of certain circuit breakers with higher-rated circuit breakers. For certain airplanes, this AD also requires modification of wiring of the control module assembly for the electrical systems. This AD results from an in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems review. We are issuing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew is able to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and other non-essential electrical systems through utility bus switches in the flight compartment. The flightcrew's inability to turn off power to the IFE system and other non-essential electrical systems during a non-normal or emergency situation could result in the inability to control smoke or fumes in the airplane flight deck or cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A319-100 and A320-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-15225
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319-100 and A320-200 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the wing-tank fuel pumps, canisters, and wing fuel tanks for detached identification labels, and corrective action if necessary. This AD also requires modification of the fuel strainers at the fuel pump and suction bypass intakes, which would end the repetitive inspections. This AD results from several incidents of detached plastic identification labels found floating in the wing fuel tanks. We are issuing this AD to prevent plastic identification labels being ingested into the fuel pumps and consequently entering the engine fuel feed system, which could result in an engine shutdown.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-15220
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for discrepancies of the elevator tab control rod assemblies and/or damage to the surrounding structure, and related corrective action. This AD results from reports indicating loose jam nuts and/or thread wear at the rod ends on the elevator tab control rod assembly. We are issuing this AD to find and fix discrepancies of the elevator tab control rod assembly, which could result in excessive freeplay in the elevator tab control rods. Such freeplay could cause loss of both load paths, subsequent elevator tab flutter, and consequent reduced structural integrity and loss of controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-201, -202, -203, -223, -243, -301, -321, -322, -323, -341, -342, and -343 Airplanes; and Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-14866
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
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 airworthiness authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as keel beam rupture, which affects the structural integrity of the area. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Noise Exposure Map Notice: Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program Amendment and Request for Review
Document Number: 07-3884
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps (NEMs) submitted by City of Springfield for the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR Part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed notice compatibility program amendment that was submitted for Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport under 14 CFR Part 150 in conjunction with the NEMs, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before December 21, 2007.
Noise Exposure Map Notice
Document Number: 07-3883
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
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 Des Moines for the Des Moines International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR Part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.