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

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Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT9D-7R4 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-22005
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for PW JT9D-7R4 series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires removing certain reduced cooling flow 2nd stage high pressure turbine (HPT) vane assemblies installed in certain 2nd stage HPT vane cluster assemblies. It also requires a visual and a fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) of the 2nd stage HPT air seal assembly, P/N 815097. This proposed AD would require a visual and fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) of all part number (P/N) 2nd stage HPT air seal assemblies that were used with reduced cooling flow 2nd stage HPT vane assemblies. This proposed AD results from the manufacturer identifying additional P/N air seal assemblies that are affected by the unsafe condition. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the 2nd stage HPT air seal assembly, leading to engine in-flight shutdown and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Dart 528, 529, 532, 535, 542, and 552 Series Turboprop Engines
Document Number: E7-22003
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for (RRD) Dart 528, 529, 532, 535, 542, and 552 Series turboprop engines. That AD currently requires a dimensional inspection of the intermediate pressure turbine (IPT) disk or an ultrasonic inspection of the seal arm contact between the high pressure turbine (HPT) and the IPT disk seal arm and reworking or replacing the IPT disk if worn beyond acceptable limits. This proposed AD would continue to require those actions. This proposed AD results from us including an incorrect engine model and omitting an engine model from the applicability of the existing AD. We are proposing this AD to prevent HPT disk failure, which can result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-22002
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires modification of certain wires in the right-hand (RH) wing. This proposed AD would require further modification by installing an additional protection sleeve and segregating route 2S in the RH pylon area. This proposed AD results from analysis of wire routing that revealed that route 2S of the fuel electrical circuit, located in the RH wing, does not provide adequate separation of fuel quantity indication wires from wires carrying 115- volt alternating current (AC). We are proposing this AD to ensure that fuel quantity indication wires are properly separated from wires carrying 115-volt AC. Improper separation of such wires, in the event of wire damage, could lead to a short circuit and a possible ignition source, which could result in a fire in the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-600, A300 B4-600R, A300 C4-600R, and A300 F4-600R Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-21997
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
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:
Revision of VOR Federal Airway 363; CA
Document Number: E7-21825
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises VOR Federal Airway 363 (V-363) between the Mission Bay, CA, Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and the Pomona, CA, VORTAC. Specifically, the FAA is making this realignment to provide a southwestern route structure to circumnavigate the Camp Pendleton, CA, range complex.
Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-21782
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-08
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 the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Enhanced Airworthiness Program for Airplane Systems/Fuel Tank Safety (EAPAS/FTS)
Document Number: E7-21434
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends FAA regulations for certification and operations of transport category airplanes. These changes are necessary to help ensure continued safety of commercial airplanes. They improve the design, installation, and maintenance of airplane electrical wiring systems and align those requirements as closely as possible with the requirements for fuel tank system safety. This final rule organizes and clarifies design requirements for wire systems by moving existing regulatory references to wiring into a single section of the regulations specifically for wiring and by adding new certification rules. It requires holders of type certificates for certain transport category airplanes to conduct analyses of their airplanes and make necessary changes to existing Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) to improve maintenance procedures for wire systems. It requires operators to incorporate ICA for wiring into their maintenance or inspection programs. And finally, this final rule clarifies requirements of certain existing rules for operators to incorporate ICA for fuel tank systems into their maintenance or inspection programs.
Operating Limitations at New York LaGuardia Airport; Notice of Order
Document Number: 07-5583
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On August 7, 2007, the FAA proposed amendments to the December 12, 2006, order (the Order) that temporarily limits flight operations at New York's LaGuardia Airport (LaGuardia). Under the Order, the FAA limited scheduled and unscheduled operations at the airport to prevent congestion-related delays associated with LaGuardia's limited runway capacity. The FAA is issuing amendments to the Order as proposed with little modification.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 07-5574
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Transportaion
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 August 15, 2007, vol. 72, no. 157, pages 45861-45862. 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: 07-5573
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
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 August 15, 2007, Vol. 72, No. 157, page 45863. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 07-5572
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
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 August 15, 2007, vol. 72, no. 157, page 45864. 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.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance, James M. Cox Dayton International Airport, Dayton, OH
Document Number: 07-5542
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the release of 6.03 acres of airport property for the development of a corporate facility. The land consists of 2 parcels. Both parcels were acquired under grant 9-33-025- C813. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to lease the property. The land is not needed for aeronautical use. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the lease of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the lease of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107 (h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Poplar Bluff, MO
Document Number: 07-5317
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at Poplar Bluff, MO.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Lee's Summit, MO
Document Number: 07-5316
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at Lee's Summit, MO.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-300, -400, -500, -600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-21843
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-300, -400, -500, -600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing a new circuit breaker, relays, and wiring to allow the flightcrew to turn off electrical power to the in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems and other non-essential electrical systems through a switch in the flight compartment, and doing other specified actions. This proposed AD results from an IFE systems review. We are proposing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew is able to turn off electrical power to IFE systems and other non-essential electrical systems through a switch in the flight compartment. The flightcrew's inability to turn off power to IFE systems 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.
Policy Statement, 14 CFR Part 23, §§ 23.853, 23.855, 23.863 and 23.1359, Flammability of MIL-C-17/60, /93, /94, /113, /127, and /128 Coaxial Cable
Document Number: E7-21826
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Policy Statement PS-ACE100-2007-002, 14 CFR Part 23, Sec. Sec. 23.853, 23.855, 23.863 and 23.1359, Flammability of MIL-C- 17/60, /93, /94, /113, /127, and /128 Coaxial Cable clarifies certification policy on part 23 and the Airship Design Criteria (ADC). The policy statement clarifies part 23, Sec. Sec. 23.853, 23.855, 23.863 and 23.1359 for installing coaxial cable in part 23 aircraft. It applies to normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter category airplanes. It also applies to non-rigid airships (ADC sections 4.39, 4.40 and 6.21) certificated in the normal category (14 CFR part 21, Sec. 21.17(b)) with nine passenger seats or less. Material in the policy is neither mandatory nor regulatory in nature and does not constitute a regulation.
Fourth Meeting, Special Committee 213 Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision System (EFVS/SVS)
Document Number: 07-5543
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 213, Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/ Synthetic Vision System, (EFVS/SVS).
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, and Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-21686
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-06
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; Goodrich Evacuation Systems Approved Under Technical Standard Order (TSO) TSO-C69b and Installed on Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, and Model A340-541 and -642 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-21685
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to Goodrich evacuation systems approved under TSO- C69b and installed on certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-541 and -642 airplanes. That AD currently requires inspecting to determine the part number of the pressure relief valves on the affected Goodrich evacuation systems, and corrective action if necessary. For certain airplanes, this new AD requires an additional inspection to determine the part number of the pressure relief valves, and corrective action if necessary. This AD results from a report indicating that, during maintenance testing, the pressure relief valves on the affected Goodrich evacuation systems did not seal when activated, which caused the pressure in the escape slide/raft to drop below the minimum allowable raft mode pressure. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of pressure in the escape slides/rafts after an emergency evacuation, which could result in inadequate buoyancy to support the raft's passenger capacity during ditching, and increase the chance for injury to raft passengers.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab Model SAAB 2000 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-21674
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-06
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; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-21673
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-06
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; Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and -315 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-21672
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-06
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; CTRM Aviation Sdn. Bhd. (Formerly Eagle Aircraft (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.) Model Eagle 150B Airplanes
Document Number: E7-21667
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-06
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:
Modification of Class E Airspace; Fort Scott, KS
Document Number: 07-5454
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at Fort Scott, KS and corrects the coordinates of the Fort Scott Nondirectional Beacon (NDB).
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E7-21621
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the petition for exemption. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Special Conditions; Cessna Aircraft Company Model 208B, Garmin G1000; Protection of Systems for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: E7-21599
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued to Cessna Aircraft Company, for an amended type certificate for the Model 208B airplane. This airplane will have novel and unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisaged in the applicable airworthiness standards. These novel and unusual design features include the installation of electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) displays model G1000 manufactured by Garmin for which the applicable regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate airworthiness standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high intensity radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to the airworthiness standards applicable to these airplanes.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Model 172 and 182 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-21571
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company Model 172 and 182 series airplanes that are equipped with the BRS-172 and BRS-182 Parachute System. This proposed AD would require the replacement of the pick-up collar support and nylon screws for the BRS-172 and BRS-182 Parachute System. This proposed AD results from notification by Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc. (BRS) that the pick-up collar assembly may prematurely move off the launch tube and adversely affect rocket trajectory during deployment. We are proposing this AD to prevent premature separation of the collar. This condition could result in the parachute failing to successfully deploy.
Establishment of Class E5 Airspace; Tarkio, MO
Document Number: 07-5425
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes a Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Tarkio, MO and corrects the Airport Reference Point coordinates. The effect of this rule is to provide appropriate controlled Class E airspace for aircraft departing from and executing instrument approach procedures to Gould Peterson Municipal Airport, Tarkio, MO and to segregate aircraft using instrument approach procedures in instrument conditions from aircraft operating in visual conditions.
Establishment of Class D Airspace; Independence, KS
Document Number: 07-5422
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice amends part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by establishing a Class D airspace area extending upward from the surface to and including 3,300 feet above sea level within a 4.6-mile radius of Independence Municipal Airport, KS. The establishment of an air traffic control tower has made this action necessary.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Philipsburg, PA
Document Number: 07-5421
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Philipsburg, PA, to provide adequate airspace for a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Special Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) that has been developed to serve the Philipsburg Area Hospital, Philipsburg, PA.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pottsville, PA
Document Number: 07-5420
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Pottsville, PA to provide adequate airspace for a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Special Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) that has been developed to serve the Pottsville Hospital (91PN), Pottsville, PA.
Airworthiness Directives; McCauley Propeller Systems Propeller Models B5JFR36C1101/114GCA-0, C5JFR36C1102/L114GCA-0, B5JFR36C1103/114HCA-0, and C5JFR36C1104/L114HCA-0
Document Number: E7-21493
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede three existing airworthiness directives (ADs) for McCauley Propeller Systems propeller models B5JFR36C1101/114GCA-0, C5JFR36C1102/L114GCA-0, B5JFR36C1103/114HCA-0, and C5JFR36C1104/L114HCA-0. Those ADs currently require fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPI) and eddy current inspections (ECI) of propeller blades for cracks, and if any crack indications are found, removing the blade from service. This proposed AD would require the same initial inspections, but extends the compliance times and intervals, adds repetitive inspections, and mandates a life limit for the blades. This proposed AD results from our determination that we must require repetitive inspections for cracks, and from reports of blunt leading edges of the propeller blades due to erosion. We are proposing this AD to detect cracks in the propeller blade that could cause failure and separation of the propeller blade and loss of control of the airplane, and to detect blunt leading edges on the propeller blades, which could cause airplane single engine climb performance degradation and could result in an increased risk of collision with terrain.
Airworthiness Directives; EMBRAER Model EMB-135BJ Airplanes
Document Number: E7-21490
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-01
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 A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-21394
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing 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:
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Replacement Airport Near Hailey, ID
Document Number: 07-5424
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this Notice of Intent to the public an EIS under the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, will be prepared to consider the siting and construction of a replacement airport for the Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN), Hailey, Idaho. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is involved in the project as alternative sites may occur on BLM land. The BLM has not entered into a cooperating or co-lead agreement at this time. The Friedman Memorial Airport Authority, the sponsor of the project, has proposed to construct and operate a replacement airport for the Friedman Memorial Airport within Blaine County, Idaho. Friedman Memorial Airport is located in Hailey, Idaho and serves the Wood River region of South Central Idaho. The airport currently does not and cannot comply with FAA airfield design standards on the limited land owned by the airport. Further, the airport is close to numerous residences. Mountainous terrain on the east, west, and north sides of SUN precludes instrument approach procedures which would make SUN accessible in poor weather. All alternatives at the existing airport site are extremely costly and extend into residential areas. Further, they provide no benefit to reliability and safe operation in either good or adverse weather. Considering the limitations of the existing airport, elected and appointed officials in Blaine County, Idaho have decided to evaluate the environmental impacts of building and operating an airport meeting FAA design standards and supporting an instrument approach. Several alternatives, as well as the no-action alternative will be evaluated. The EIS will determine all environmental impacts, such as and not limited to, noise impacts, impacts on air and water quality, wetlands, fish, wildlife, and plants, farmlands, floodplains, historic/tribal resources, hazardous wastes, socioeconomics, and economic factors.