Federal Aviation Administration January 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-1188
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757 airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing a control wheel damper assembly at the first officer's drum bracket assembly and aileron quadrant beneath the flight deck floor in section 41; doing a functional test and adjustment of the new installation; and doing related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would require doing an additional adjustment test of the re-located control wheel position sensor, and an operational test of the flight data recorder and the digital flight data acquisition unit. This proposed AD also would require installing vortex generators (vortilons) on the leading edge of the outboard main flap on certain airplanes. This proposed AD results from several reports that flightcrews experienced unintended roll oscillations during final approach, just before landing. We are proposing this AD to prevent unintended roll oscillations near touchdown, which could result in loss of directional control of the airplane, and consequent airplane damage and/or injury to flightcrew and passengers.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Valdez, AK
Document Number: E6-1160
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Class E airspace at Valdez, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and one revised SIAP are being published for the Valdez Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in modification of Class E airspace upward from 1,200 feet (ft.) above the surface at Valdez, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Saint Paul Island, AK
Document Number: E6-1158
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at St. Paul Island, AK. A new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) is being published for the St. Paul Island Airport along with five SIAP revisions. Adoption of this proposal would result in modification of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at St. Paul Island, AK.
Proposed Modification of the Phoenix Class B Airspace Area; AZ
Document Number: E6-1157
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces three fact-finding informal airspace meetings to solicit information from airspace users and others, concerning a proposal to revise the Class B airspace at Phoenix, AZ. The purpose of these meetings is to provide interested parties an opportunity to present views, recommendations, and comments on the proposal. All comments received during these meetings will be considered prior to any revision or issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking.
Modification of the Minneapolis Class B Airspace Area; MN
Document Number: 06-900
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on November 28, 2005 (70 FR 71233), Airspace Docket No. 03- AWA-6, FAA Docket No. FAA-2003-15471. In that rule, inadvertent errors were made in the legal description of the Minneapolis Class B airspace area. This action corrects those errors.
RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee
Document Number: 06-899
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee.
Modification of Offshore Airspace Areas: Gulf of Alaska Low and Control 1487L; AK
Document Number: 06-898
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Gulf of Alaska Low and Control 1487L Offshore airspace areas in Alaska. Specifically, this action modifies the Gulf of Alaska Low and Control 1487L airspace areas in the vicinity of the Yakutat Airport, Yakutat, AK, by lowering the affected controlled airspace floor to 700 feet mean sea level (MSL) for the Gulf of Alaska Low, and 1,200 feet MSL for Control 1487L. The FAA is taking this action to provide additional controlled airspace for the safety of aircraft executing instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the Yakutat Airport.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Bradford Regional Airport, Lewis Run, PA
Document Number: 06-862
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on the Bradford Regional Airport Authority's request to change a portion (23.48 Acres) of airport property from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use. The parcel is located between the airfield and the existing airport Access Road approximately 1150 feet north of the intersection with PA Route 59. The property is currently aeronautical use used to protect the FAR Part 77 Transition Surface airspace. The tract currently consists of vacant and semi-forested land located roughly abeam and southeast of the Runway 05 threshold, and southwest of the existing terminal complex. The requested release is for the purpose of permitting the Airport Owner to sell and convey title of 23.48 Acres for use as a Pennsylvania National Guard Stryker Brigade Combat Readiness Center. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Airport Managers office and the FAA Harrisburg Airport District Office.
Twenty-Sixth (26th) Joint Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 189/EUROCAE Working Group 53: Air Traffic Services (ATS) Safety and Interoperability Requirements
Document Number: 06-861
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 189/EUROCAE Working Group 53: Air Traffic Services (ATS) Safety and Interoperability Requirements.
First Meeting, Special Committee 209, Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon Systems (ATCRBS)/Mode Select (Mode S) Transponder
Document Number: 06-860
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a first meeting of RTCA Special Committee 209, ATCRBS/Mode S Transponder.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review for Harrisburg International Airport, Middletown, PA
Document Number: 06-858
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority for the Harrisburg International Airport under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96-193) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for the Harrisburg International Airport under part 150 in conjunction with the noise exposure map, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before July 12, 2006.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E6-1092
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) models RB211-535E4-37, RB211- 535E4-B-37, RB211-535C-37, RB211-535E4-B-75, RB211-535E4-C, and RB211- 22B-02 turbofan engines. That AD currently requires inspecting certain high pressure (HP) turbine discs, manufactured between 1989 and 1999, for cracks in the rim cooling air holes, and, if necessary, replacing the discs with serviceable parts. This proposed AD would require the same inspections, and would reduce the compliance times for eddy current inspection (ECI) for the RR RB211-22B-02 engines. This proposed AD results from the manufacturer reducing their recommended compliance times for inspections on RB211-22B-02 engines. We are proposing this AD to prevent possible disc failure, which could result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Proposed Modification of Restricted Areas R-3002A, B, C, D, E, and F; and Establishment of Restricted Area R-3002G; Fort Benning, GA
Document Number: E6-1074
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the boundaries of the Restricted Area R-3002 range complex at Fort Benning, GA. The U.S. Army proposed these modifications as a result of a land exchange agreement between Fort Benning and the City of Columbus, GA. Specifically, the proposal would eliminate restricted airspace over a parcel of land that has been transferred from the Army to the City of Columbus. The proposal would also add new restricted airspace over a parcel of land to the south of the current restricted area complex, that was ceded by the City to the Army. In addition, a portion of the southwest section of R-3002, within the existing restricted airspace, would be redesignated as a separate restricted area, R-3002G, to better accommodate instrument approach procedures at Lawson Army Air Field (AAF). The internal boundaries between restricted area subdivisions would also be realigned slightly to permit more efficient scheduling and utilization of the range complex. Finally, the names of the controlling agency and using agency for the restricted areas would be changed to reflect their current titles.
Advisory Circular 25.856-2, Installation of Thermal/Acoustic Insulation for Burnthrough Protection
Document Number: 06-809
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the issuance of Advisory Circular 25.856-2, ``Installation of Thermal/Acoustic Insulation for Burnthrough Protection.'' The advisory circular provides information and guidance regarding an acceptable means, but not the only means, of compliance with the portions of the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes that deal with the installation of thermal/acoustic insulation.
General Aviation Summit; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-1021
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting on the subject of the continued airworthiness of the U.S. general aviation fleet of aircraft. The purpose of the meeting is to gather information and discuss technical issues related to problems associated with the increasing average age of the general aviation fleet. Particular emphasis will be given to actions that have potential to mitigate the inevitable effects of fatigue, corrosion, and deterioration on aging general aviation airplanes.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-782
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-27
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 ERJ 170 airplanes. This AD requires, when certain SmartProbes are installed, revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual to limit the maximum take-off weight of the airplane and increase the reference speed during certain landing conditions. This AD results from reports of variable calibration values of certain sensors of the SmartProbes, which could result in the transmission of erroneous information to the air data system. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 06-740
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment amends Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, addition of new obstacles, or changes in air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, MD-10-30F, MD-11, and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: 06-734
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas transport category airplanes. This AD requires doing repetitive detailed inspections for accumulation of debris (blockage) in the drain holes of the pitot tubes, and cleaning the hole if any evidence of debris is found. This AD results from reports of blocked drain holes of the pitot tubes. We are issuing this AD to prevent blocked drain holes of the pitot tubes, which could result in the accumulation of water in the pitot-static system and consequent failure of that system. Failure of the pitot-static system could result in erroneous airspeed indications in the cockpit and consequent loss of airspeed control.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 Series Airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes)
Document Number: E6-972
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede two existing airworthiness directives (AD) that apply to certain Airbus Model A300 B2, A300 B4, and A300-600 series airplanes. One AD currently requires an inspection for cracks of the lower outboard flange of gantry No. 4 in the main landing gear (MLG) bay area, and repair if necessary. The other AD currently requires, among other actions, repetitive inspections of the gantry lower flanges, and repair if necessary. The proposed AD also would require new repetitive inspections for cracks in the lower flange of certain gantries, and repair if necessary, which would end the existing inspection requirements. The proposed AD also would provide for optional terminating actions for the new repetitive inspections. This proposed AD results from a report of a large fatigue crack along the outboard flange of beam No. 4 and a subsequent determination that existing inspections are inadequate. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks in the lower flanges of gantries 1 through 5 inclusive in the MLG bay area, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the fuselage, and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Applying Advisory Circular 20-152, “RTCA, Inc., Document RTCA/DO-254, Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware,” to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 23 Aircraft
Document Number: E6-962
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed policy. This memorandum sets up Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification policy on applying Advisory Circular (AC) 20-152 to complex airborne electronic hardware (CEH) installed in part 23 aircraft or in airships. The specific issues addressed concern selecting and applying hardware design assurance levels (HDAL) to CEH. This notice advises the public, especially manufacturers of normal, utility, and acrobatic category airplanes, and commuter category airplanes and their suppliers, that the FAA intends to adopt this policy. This notice is necessary to advise the public of this FAA policy and give all interested persons an opportunity to present their views on it.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Cold Bay, AK
Document Number: E6-961
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise the Class E airspace at Cold Bay, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), and seven revised SIAPs are being published for the Cold Bay Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in revised Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Cold Bay, AK.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 06-739
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-26
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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Chignik, AK
Document Number: 06-729
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action creates Class E airspace at Chignik, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing a new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at the airport. This rule results in new Class E airspace upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Chignik Airport, Chignik AK.
Establishment of Class D Airspace; and Revision of Class E Airspace; Big Delta, Allen Army Airfield, Fort Greely, AK
Document Number: 06-728
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an error in the airspace description contained in a Final Rule that was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, September 22, 2005 (70 FR 55531). Airspace Docket No. 05-AAL- 13.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Gothenburg, Quinn Field, NE
Document Number: 06-725
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class E airspace at Gothenburg Quinn Field, NE. The FAA has developed Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) to Runways (RWY) 3 and 21 at Gothenburg, Quinn Field, NE. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to accommodate the SIAPs. The intended effect of this rule is to provide controlled Class E airspace for aircraft executing the SIAPs and to segregate aircraft using instrument approach procedures in instrument conditions from aircraft operating in visual conditions.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Manchester Airport, Manchester, NH
Document Number: 06-724
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requesting public comment on the City of Manchester, New Hampshire's request to change a portion (1 acre) of Airport property from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use. The property is located off Harvey Road and Planeview Drive, Londonderry, New Hampshire, Identified as Tax Map 14/Lot17-2 and is currently vacant. Upon disposition is the property will be used for industrial development. The property was acquired under FAAP Project No. 9-27-018- C605. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of 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.
Proposed Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C176, Aircraft Image Recorder Systems
Document Number: 06-723
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of, and requests comments on a proposed Technical Standard Order (TSO) C-176, Aircraft Image Recorder Systems. This proposed TSO tells persons seeking a TSO authorization or letter or design approval what minimum performance standards (MPS) their aircraft image recorder system (AIRS) must meet. In it, we (the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA) tell you what minimum performance standard (MPS) your AIRS must first meet for approval and identification with the applicable TSO marking.
Airworthiness Directives; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU-2B Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-912
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) MU-2B series airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to do the following: Remove and visually inspect the wing attach barrel nuts, bolts, and retainers for cracks, corrosion, and fractures; replace any cracked, corroded, or fractured parts; inspect reusable barrel nuts and bolts for deformation and irregularities in the threads; replace any deformed or irregular parts; and install new or reusable parts and torque to the correct value. This proposed AD results from a recent safety evaluation that used a data- driven approach to evaluate the design, operation, and maintenance of the MU-2B series airplanes in order to determine their safety and define what steps, if any, are necessary to ensure their safe operation. Part of that evaluation was the identification of unsafe conditions that exist or could develop on the affected type design airplanes. We are issuing this proposed AD to detect and correct cracks, corrosion, fractures, and incorrect torque values in the wing attach barrel nuts, which could result in failure of the wing barrel nuts and/or associated wing attachment hardware. This failure could lead to in-flight separation of the outer wing from the center wing section and result in loss of controlled flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727, 727C, 727-100, 727-100C, and 727-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-903
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing transport category airplanes. This proposed AD would require determining if the terminal fittings of the spars of the wings are made of 7079 aluminum alloy material. For any positive finding, the proposed AD would require doing repetitive inspections for cracks and corrosion of all exposed surfaces of the terminal fitting bores; doing repetitive inspections for cracks, corrosion, and other surface defects, of all exposed surfaces, including the flanges, of the terminal fitting; applying corrosion inhibiting compound to the terminal fittings; and repairing or replacing any cracked, corroded, or defective part with a new part. This proposed AD also provides for an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD results from reports of cracking of the terminal fittings of the spars of the wings. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct stress-corrosion cracking of the terminal fittings, which could result in the failure of one of the terminal fitting connections. Such a failure, combined with a similar failure of one of the other three terminal fittings, could result in the inability of the airplane structure to carry fail-safe loads, which could result in loss of structural integrity of the wing attachment points.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-120, -120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT Airplanes
Document Number: E6-902
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB- 120, -120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the interior of the internal elevator torque tube of each elevator control surface for oxidation and corrosion, and corrective actions. This proposed AD results from corrosion in torque tubes of the elevators found during scheduled maintenance. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct corrosion in the torque tubes of the elevators, which could lead to an unbalanced elevator and result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 and EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: E6-901
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all EMBRAER Model EMB-135 and EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, - 145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting to determine the part number of the ailerons. For airplanes with affected aileron part numbers, this proposed AD would require reworking the aileron damper fitting. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would also require replacing the rod end of the aileron damper assembly with an improved rod end. This proposed AD results from reports of structural failure of the rod end of the aileron damper, which was caused by insufficient clearance between the lugs of the aileron damper fitting and the rod end of the aileron damper. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the aileron damper, which could result in failure of the aileron actuator and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation (Formerly Allison Engine Company, Allison Gas Turbine Division, and Detroit Diesel Allison) Models 250-C30, 250-C40, and 250-C47 Series Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E6-898
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Corporation (formerly Allison Engine Company, Allison Gas Turbine Division, and Detroit Diesel Allison) (RRC) models 250-C30, 250-40, and 250-C47 series turboshaft engines. This proposed AD would add an additional life limit for third- and fourth-stage turbine wheels. This proposed AD results from analysis by RRC of failures of third- and fourth-stage turbine wheels. We are proposing this AD to prevent loss of power, possible engine shutdown, or uncontained failure.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2-203 and A300 B4-203 Airplanes; Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes); and Model A310-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-897
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that affects certain Airbus Model A300 series airplanes and all Model A300-600 and A310 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections of the pitch trim system to detect continuity defects in the autotrim function, and follow-on corrective actions if necessary. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would also require replacing the flight augmentation computers (FACs) with new improved FACs. This proposed AD also revises the applicability of the existing AD. This proposed AD results from the development of a final action intended to address the unsafe condition. We are proposing this AD to prevent a sudden change in pitch due to an out-of-trim condition combined with an autopilot disconnect, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Actions To Substantially Restore Natural Quiet to the Grand Canyon National Park and Public Scoping
Document Number: 06-708
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS), as co-leads in the environmental process, intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended. The EIS will address environmental and related impacts that may result from actions to be proposed and alternatives to be developed to achieve the statutory mandate of Public Law 100-91 (``commonly know as the Overflights Act''); to provide for the substantial restoration of the natural quiet and experience of Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP). The Presidential Memorandum dated April 22, 1996, Earth Day Initiative, Parks for Tomorrow calls for substantial restoration of natural quiet in the GCNP to be achieved by 2008. ``Substantial restoration of natural quiet'' has been defined by the NPS to mean that 50 percent or more of the park will achieve natural quiet (i.e., no aircraft audible) for 75 to 100 percent of the day. This undertaking is a follow-on to previous actions taken by the FAA, in cooperation with the NPS, since December 1996. The FAA and NPS are inviting the public, agencies, and other interested parties to provide comments, suggestions, and input regarding: (1) The scope, issues, and concerns related to the development of proposed and alternative actions at Grand Canyon National Park that provide for the substantial restoration of the natural quiet and experience of the park and protection of public health and safety from significant adverse effects associated with all aircraft overflights; (2) past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future actions which, when considered with any alternatives, may result in significant cumulative impacts; and, (3) potential alternatives. The scoping process for this EIS will include three public meetings and a ninety-day comment period for interested agencies and parties to submit oral and/or written comments representing the concerns and issues they believe should be addressed. Please submit any written comments within ninety-days from the date of this Notice, or no later than April 27, 2006. Address your comments to: Docket Management System, Doc No. FAA-2005-23402, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. The purpose of this Notice is to inform Federal, State, local government agencies, and the public of the intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and to conduct a public and agency scoping process. Information, data, opinions, and comments obtained throughout the scoping process will be considered in preparing the Draft EIS. To maximize the opportunities for public participation in this environmental process, the FAA and NPS will also publish notices in the major local newspapers in the vicinity of the study area.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 06-617
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This AD requires replacing the Gask-O-Seal in the coupling of the refuel/defuel shut-off valves. This AD results from a report that Gask-O-Seals that did not incorporate an integral restrictor to limit fuel flow rate and fuel pressure during refueling were installed on certain airplanes. We are issuing this AD to prevent a buildup of excessive static charge, which could create an ignition source inside the fuel tank.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F27 Mark 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-795
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Model F27 Mark 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual regarding the use of continuous ignition, fuel filter heating, and resetting circuit breakers during flight in certain conditions such as icing. This proposed AD results from reports of power loss on one or both engines in icing conditions. We are proposing this AD to advise the flightcrew that continuous ignition will not reduce the probability of power loss, and what action they must take to avoid this hazard. Loss of power in one or more engines during flight, if not prevented, could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Conduct Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: E6-757
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This Notice provides information to Federal, State, and local agencies, affected Native American tribes, and other interested persons regarding the FAA's intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the New Mexico Economic Development Department's (NMEDD's) proposal to develop and operate a commercial launch site near Upham, New Mexico. The FAA will prepare the EIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 United States Code (U.S.C.) 4321 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 1500-1508), and FAA Order 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, as part of its licensing process for the proposed launch site. The BLM will participate in this NEPA process as a cooperating agency; the FAA will ask the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range to participate as a cooperating agency. Under the proposed action, the FAA would issue a launch site operator license to the NMEDD to operate a launch facility at the proposed site, termed the Southwest Regional Spaceport. The launch site operator license would authorize the NMEDD to operate a launch facility to support launches of horizontally and vertically launched, suborbital rockets.\1\ The vehicles proposed to be launched from the Southwest Regional Spaceport may carry space flight participants,\2\ scientific experiments or other payloads.\3\ The issuance of a launch site operator license does not permit the NMEDD to conduct launches, only to offer the facility and infrastructure to launch operators. All individual launch operators would be subject to separate FAA licensing or permitting.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E6-753
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-24
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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Toksook Bay, AK
Document Number: 06-601
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action creates Class E airspace at Toksook Bay, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing a new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at the airport. This rule results in new Class E airspace upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Toksook Bay Airport, Toksook Bay AK.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Koyuk Alfred Adams, AK
Document Number: 06-600
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Koyuk, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing one new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) and two new SIAPs. This rule results in revised Class E airspace upward from 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Koyuk Alfred Adams Airport, Koyuk, AK.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Minchumina, AK
Document Number: 06-599
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to create Class E airspace at Minchumina, AK. One revised Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) and two new SIAPs are being published for the Minchumina Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in creation of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Minchumina, AK.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Discrete Gust Requirements
Document Number: 06-598
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus A380-800 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. Many of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the complex systems and the configuration of the airplane, including its full-length double deck. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding discrete gust requirements. 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. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Draft Advisory Circulars (ACs), Other Policy Documents, and Proposed Technical Standard Orders (TSOs)
Document Number: 06-597
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that the Aircraft Certification Service of the FAA maintains the ``Aircraft Certification Draft Documents Open for Comment'' Web site on the Internet at http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/ draftdocs/ The Aircraft Certification Service will make available on this web site draft ACs, other policy documents, and proposed TSOs open for comment. The Aircraft Certification Service, FAA will no longer publish an individual Federal Register Notice for each draft AC, other policy documents, or proposed TSO that we make available for public comment. There is no requirement to publish these documents or notices in the Federal Register. Comments on the documents published on the website must be received on or before the due date specified on the web site for each document. The FAA will publish in the Federal Register a recurring generic Notice of Availability and Request for Comments announcement reminding the public to check the ``Aircraft Certification Draft Documents Open for Comments'' Web site on the Internet at http:// www.faa.gov/aircraft/draftdocs/.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review, Request for Comments; Approval of a New Information Collection Activity, International Survey of Human Factors in Maintenance Organizations
Document Number: 06-596
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Organizations that are approved to conduct aircraft maintenance are certified and regulated under CFR 14, Title 49, FAR part 145, or international equivalent (Henceforth referred to as part 145). The information collected will be used to assess what companies have done, are doing or are planning to do regarding the human factors elements of part 145. A partial list of subjects includes training, error management, fatigue management, and additional human factors metrics. Additionally, respondents will be asked to describe their organization's support of their human factors program. This will involve collecting data from companies world-wide. The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of this new information collection. A notice for public comment was published in the Federal Register on 7/6/ 2005, vol. 70, 128, page 39000.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Holy Cross, AK
Document Number: 06-592
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Holy Cross, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and revised the Departure Procedure (DP). This rule results in revised Class E airspace upward from 700 ft. above the surface at the Holy Cross Airport, Holy Cross AK.
Third Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206: Aeronautical Information Services Data Link
Document Number: 06-591
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 206: Aeronautical Information Services Data Link.
Notice of Extension of the Public Comment Period for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Modification to the Four Corner-Post Plan at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
Document Number: 06-590
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice advises the public that the comment period for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (DSEA) for the proposed modification to the Four Corner-Post Plan at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada is extended.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-559
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. This AD requires inspecting for damage to certain actuators of the low-pressure shut-off valve (LPSOV), and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from a report of damage to the LPSOV pedestal. We are issuing this AD to ensure that, in the event of an engine fire, the LPSOV actuator functions properly to delay or block the fuel flow to the engine and prevent an uncontrollable fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arriel 1B, 1D, 1D1, and 1S1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 06-522
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Turbomeca Arriel 1B, 1D, 1D1, and 1S1 turboshaft engines. This AD requires initial and repetitive position checks of the gas generator 2nd stage turbine blades on all Turbomeca Arriel 1B, 1D, 1D1, and 1S1 turboshaft engines, and initial and repetitive replacements of 2nd stage turbines on 1B, 1D, and 1D1 engines only. This AD results from reports of the release of gas generator 2nd stage turbine blades while in service, with full containment of debris. We are issuing this AD to prevent inflight engine shutdown and subsequent forced autorotation landing or accident.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E6-656
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-23
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.