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

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Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model EC155B and B1 Helicopters; Correction
Document Number: E6-623
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects a docket number in an NPRM that was published in the Federal Register on October 17, 2005 (70 FR 60244). The NPRM applies to Eurocopter France Model EC155B and B1 helicopters. The NPRM proposed to require inspecting an electrical cable bundle for wear and, if necessary, installing an airworthy cable bundle and modifying the routing of the electrical cable bundles.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-120, -120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT Airplanes
Document Number: 06-469
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model EMB-120, -120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT airplanes. This AD requires installing a rivet and washer in the hole of the upper frame of the auxiliary power unit (APU) firewall. This AD results from a report indicating that, during production, a pinhole was left open at the upper frame of the APU firewall. We are issuing this AD to ensure that the APU compartment is isolated from the rest of the airplane in the event of an APU fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Model Hawker 800XP Airplanes
Document Number: 06-468
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Model Hawker 800XP airplanes. This AD requires inspecting to determine if the correct fuse is installed on the hydraulic over-temperature switch on panel ZK in the rear equipment bay, and replacing the existing fuse if necessary. This AD results from a report of the installation of an incorrect fuse on the over- temperature switch on panel ZK in the rear equipment bay during airplane maintenance. We are issuing this AD to prevent a short circuit in the fuse and consequent heat damage to associated wiring and surrounding equipment, which could result in smoke or fire on the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600-2A12 (CL-601), and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604) Airplanes
Document Number: 06-467
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600-2A12 (CL-601), and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, & CL-604) airplanes. This AD requires modifying the rudder balance spring assembly by installing a new adjustable balance spring, and rigging the assembly to suit the rudder of each airplane. This AD results from production inspections that showed that the spring assembly that controls rudder balance may not have the correct pre-load on some airplanes. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncommanded yaw movements and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 06-466
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-20
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 Camloc fasteners on the sidewall of the center pedestal. This AD results from reports of the Camloc fasteners on the sidewall of the center pedestal disengaging and interfering with an inboard rudder pedal. We are issuing this AD to prevent these fasteners from disengaging and interfering with an inboard rudder pedal, which could reduce directional controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310-203, -204, and -222 Airplanes, and Model A310-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-465
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A310-203, -204, and -222 airplanes, and Model A310-300 series airplanes. This AD requires a one-time rototest inspection for cracking of the frame foot and adjacent frames and skin in the area surrounding the frame foot run-outs from fuselage frames (FR) 43 through FR 46, and repair if necessary. This AD also requires modification of certain fastener holes. This AD results from a structural evaluation of Model A310 airplanes for widespread fatigue damage of the frame foot run-outs from FR 43 through FR 46. The evaluation revealed that, on in-service airplanes, undetected cracking in this area can lead to the rupture of the frame foot and subsequent cracking of the adjacent frames and fuselage skin. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the frame foot run-outs, which could lead to rupture of the frame foot and cracking in adjacent frames and skin, and result in reduced structural integrity of the fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; Aerospatiale Model ATR42 Airplanes and Model ATR72 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-533
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Aerospatiale Model ATR42 airplanes and Model ATR72 airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing protective ramps on trim panel 110VU; and inspecting the protective guard of the standby pitch trim switch to determine if it is missing, damaged, or ineffective, and doing the corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD results from a finding that the protective guard of the standby pitch trim switch, which is installed on the center pedestal, could be damaged or missing. We are proposing this AD to prevent inadvertent activation of the standby pitch trim, which could result in pitch trim runaway and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318-100 and A319-100 Series Airplanes; Model A320-111 Airplanes; Model A320-200, A321-200, A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 Series Airplanes; Model A340-541 Airplanes; and Model A340-642 Airplanes; Equipped With Certain Sogerma-Services Powered Seats
Document Number: E6-532
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus transport category airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting to determine if a certain actuator is installed in the pilot's or co-pilot's seat, and doing applicable corrective actions if necessary. For certain actuators, the proposed AD also would require replacing rotors on both vertical and horizontal movements with new rotors, and replacing the clutch cap with a new cap. This proposed AD results from a report of heavy wear at the driving gear of the rotor shaft end of the electrical driven motor on certain actuators of the pilot's and co-pilot's seats. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncommanded movement of the pilot's or co-pilot's seat during takeoff or landing, which could result in interference with the operation of the airplane and consequent temporary loss of airplane control.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 06-495
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Kennett, MO
Document Number: 06-494
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at Kennett, MO.
Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment with a Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the Midwest Airspace Enhancement (MASE) Project
Document Number: 06-492
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Central Terminal Service Area, is issuing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the Final Environmental Assessment Final (EA) and FONSI/ROD for the MASE project.
Amendment to Class E Airspace; Wenatchee, WA
Document Number: 06-491
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an error in the effective date and the legal description listed in a final rule published in the Federal Register on December 5, 2005, Docket No. FAA-2005-20417, Airspace Docket No. 05-ANM-06.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, and Model A340-541 and A340-642 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-450
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, Model A340-200 and - 300 series airplanes, and Model A340-541 and A340-642 airplanes. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual by incorporating new procedures to follow in the event of a fuel leak. This AD results from a determination that, once a fuel leak is detected, fuel management procedures are a critical factor in limiting the consequences of the leak. We are issuing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew, in the event of a fuel leak, is advised of appropriate procedures to follow, such as isolating the fuel tanks, stopping any fuel transfers, and landing as soon as possible. Failure to follow these procedures could result in excessive fuel loss that could cause the engines to shut down during flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Arrius Models 2B, 2B1, and 2F Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 06-366
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca S.A. Arrius Models 2B, 2B1, and 2F turboshaft engines. That AD currently requires replacing the right injector half manifold, left injector half manifold, and privilege injector pipe. This AD requires the same actions, but relaxes the compliance time for the repetitive replacements on Arrius 2F engines. This AD results from Turbomeca relaxing the repetitive replacement interval for Arrius 2F engine fuel nozzles based on review of returned fuel nozzles to Turbomeca. We are issuing this AD to prevent engine flameout during rapid deceleration, or the inability to maintain the 2.5 minutes one engine inoperative (OEI) rating, and to prevent air path cracks due to blockage of the fuel injection manifolds.
Advisory Circular (AC) 23-13A, Fatigue, Fail-Safe, and Damage Tolerance Evaluation of Metallic Structure for Normal, Utility, Acrobatic, and Commuter Category Airplanes
Document Number: E6-450
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the issuance of Advisory Circular (AC) 23-13A, Fatigue, Fail-Safe, and Damage Tolerance Evaluation of Metallic Structure for Normal, Utility, Acrobatic, and Commuter Category Airplanes. The AC sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, to show compliance with applicable fatigue, fail-safe, and damage tolerance evaluations required for metallic structure in normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter category airplanes. The AC provides information on approval of continued operational flight with known cracks in the structure of small airplanes, regardless of certification basis. The AC also clarifies the use of AC 20-128A in the evaluation of rotorburst structural hazards in small airplanes. Finally, the AC consolidates existing policy documents and certain technical reports into one document.
Notice of Intent To Request Renewal From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Changes in Permissible Stage 2 Airplane Operations
Document Number: 06-416
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This information will be used to issue special flight authorizations for non-revenue operations of Stage 2 airplanes at U.S. airports. Only a minimal amount of data is requested to identify the affected parties and determine whether the purpose for the flight is one of those enumerated by law.
Notice of Intent To Request Renewal From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Commercial Space Transportation Licensing Regulations
Document Number: 06-415
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The required information will be used to determine if applicant proposals for conducting commercial space launches can be accomplished in a safe manner according to regulations and license orders issued by the Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation. Respondents are applying for licenses to authorized licensed launch activities.
Notice of Intent To Request Renewal From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Operating Requirements: Commuter and On-Demand Operation
Document Number: 06-414
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Title 49 U.S.C. 44702, authorizes the issuance of air carrier operating certificates. 14 CFR part 135 prescribes requirements forAir Carrier/Commercial Operators. The information collected shows compliance and applicant eligibility.
Receipt of Revision Number 2 To Approved Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review for the Scottsdale Airport, Scottsdale, AZ
Document Number: 06-412
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed second revision to the approved noise compatibility program that was submitted for Scottsdale Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150 by the City of Scottsdale. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for Scottsdale Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective February 14, 1986. The Noise Compatibility Program for Scottsdale Airport was approved by the FAA on December 19, 1986. The proposed Revision No. 2 to the noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before May 31, 2006.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review, Request for Comments; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection Activity, Part 93, Subpart U-Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park
Document Number: 06-411
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Parks Overflights Act mandates that the recommendations provide for ``substantial restoration of the natural quiet and experience of the park and protection of public health and safety from adverse effects associated with aircraft overflight.'' The FAA will use the information to monitor compliance with the regulations. These respondents are Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) air tour operators. A notice for public comment was published in the Federal Register on 9/6/2005, vol. 70, 171, pages 53039-53040.
Extension of Public Scoping Period for the Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Relocation of Runway 11R/29L and Associated Development at the Tucson International Airport in Tucson, AZ
Document Number: 06-410
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is extending the public scoping comment period for an additional 90 days to allow further participation in the scoping process. For additional information, the original announcement regarding the notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and to conduct scoping meetings was published in the Federal Register on October 13, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 197), Page 59800-59801. As a result of the meeting held on November 15, 2005, the FAA decided to extend the comment period to accommodate comments from potentially affected parties. Written comments on the scope of the EIS must be received no later than 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, March 15, 2006.
Noise Compatibility Program Notice; Addison Airport, Addison, TX
Document Number: 06-409
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the town of Addison under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On September 22, 2004, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the town of Addison under part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On December 22, 2005, the FAA approved the Addison Airport noise compatibility program. Most of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-14, DC-9-15, and DC-9-15F Airplanes; Model DC-9-20, DC-9-30, DC-9-40, and DC-9-50 Series Airplanes; Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), and DC-9-87 (MD-87) Airplanes; Model MD-88 Airplanes; and Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-404
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas transport category airplanes, that requires an inspection of the upper lock link assembly of the nose landing gear (NLG) to determine the manufacturer, repetitive eddy current inspections for cracking, and modification or replacement if necessary. This AD also provides for optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent fracture of the upper lock link assembly of the NLG, which could result in failure of the NLG to extend following a gear-down selection, and consequent gear-up landing, structural damage, and possible injury to passengers and crew. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Model DH.125, HS.125, and BH.125 Series Airplanes; Model BAe.125 Series 800A (C-29A and U-125), 800B, 1000A, and 1000B Airplanes; and Model Hawker 800 (including variant U-125A), and 1000 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-403
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Raytheon airplanes identified above. That AD currently requires a visual inspection to determine whether adequate clearance exists between the fan venturi motor casing and the adjacent equipment, and adjustments, if necessary; and a visual inspection to detect signs of overheating, degradation of insulating materials, and ingestion of debris into the motor, and replacement of discrepant parts with serviceable parts. This new AD instead requires that operators replace the fan venturi with a new or modified part. This AD results from reports that the fan venturi overheated and produced smoke while the airplane was on the ground. We are issuing this AD to prevent heat and fire damage to equipment adjacent to the fan venturi, which could result in smoke in the cabin and/or burning equipment.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2530-A5, and V2533-A5 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E6-379
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain IAE V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2527- A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2530-A5, and V2533-A5 turbofan engines. That proposal would have required initial and repetitive inspections of the master magnetic chip detector (MCD) or the No. 1, 2, 3 bearing chamber MCD. That proposal would also have required replacing certain No. 3 bearings and replacing or recoating certain high pressure compressor (HPC) stubshaft assemblies as mandatory terminating actions to the repetitive MCD inspections. That proposal resulted from IAE developing a terminating action to the repetitive inspections of the chip detectors. This action revises the proposed rule by expanding its applicability to include additional serial-numbered engines with certain No. 3 bearings installed. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the No. 3 bearing, which could result in an in-flight shutdown (IFSD) and smoke in the cockpit and cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-315
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive replacement of the angle of attack (AOA) sensors with new or overhauled AOA sensors. This AD also provides an optional terminating action for the repetitive replacements. This AD results from reports of several false stall warnings associated with stick-shaker activation, occurring during take-off. We are issuing this AD to prevent false stall warnings associated with stick-shaker activation, which could result in increased pilot workload as the pilot tries to determine the cause of the stall warning and possible reduction in the pilot's ability to control the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Corporation Ltd. Model 750XL Airplanes
Document Number: 06-260
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pacific Aerospace Corporation (PAC) Ltd. Model 750XL airplanes. This AD contains the same information as emergency AD 2005-26-53 and publishes the action in the Federal Register. This AD requires you to insert text into the Limitations Section of the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) that reduces the maximum takeoff weight from 7,500 pounds to 7,125 pounds. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for New Zealand. We are issuing this AD to reduce the maximum takeoff weight that will allow wing ultimate load requirements to be met. If wing ultimate load requirements are not met, wing failure could result and subsequent loss of control of the airplane.
Establishment of Restricted Area 2507E; Chocolate Mountains, CA
Document Number: 06-345
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Restricted Area 2507E (R-2507E), Chocolate Mountains, CA, as part of a U.S Marine Corps (USMC) training initiative. The USMC requested the establishment of this airspace to support its Close Air Support Mission (CAS) within the Chocolate Mountains Range. The new restricted airspace will be used to conduct realistic aircrew training and to maintain the level of proficiency in modern tactics that is required for combat readiness.
First Meeting, Special Committee 208, Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Services
Document Number: 06-344
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 208, Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Services.
Fifth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 203/Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 06-343
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 203, Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 06-06-C-00-SAV To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Savannah, GA
Document Number: 06-342
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).
Special Conditions; The New Piper Aircraft, Inc.; PA-44-180; Protection of Systems for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 06-341
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued to The New Piper Aircraft, Inc., Vero Beach, Florida, for a type design change for the PA-44-180 airplanes. These airplanes 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 700-00006-XXX(), manufactured by Avidyne Corporation, Inc. 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.
Establishment of a Class E Enroute Domestic Airspace Area, San Louis Obispo, CA
Document Number: 06-202
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action withdraws the direct final rule published in the Federal Register on November 14, 2005, (70 FR 69077). In that action, the FAA proposed to establish a Class E enroute domestic airspace west of San Luis Obispo, CA, to replace existing Class G uncontrolled airspace. The FAA has determined that the boundaries of this airspace will be revised and another direct final rule resubmitted for publication.
Consensus Standards, Light-Sport Aircraft
Document Number: E6-175
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of one new consensus standard and revisions to certain previously accepted consensus standards relating to the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule issued July 16, 2004, and effective September 1, 2004. ASTM International Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft developed the new and revised standards with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) participation. By this Notice, the FAA finds the new and revised standards acceptable for certification of the specified aircraft under the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule.
Advisory Circular (AC) 23-26, Synthetic Vision and Pathway Depictions on the Primary Flight Display
Document Number: E6-173
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This advisory circular (AC) sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, of showing compliance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 23 for two new concepts in small airplanes. The two concepts are: (1) Synthetic Vision (SV), and (2) pathway depictions displaying the navigation course on the primary flight display. This AC addresses the two concepts in a head down display format only. This AC covers airplanes in the normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter categories approved to fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). Material in this AC is neither mandatory nor regulatory in nature and does not constitute a regulation. The draft advisory circular was issued for Public Comment on May 16, 2005 (70 FR 25873). When possible, comments received were used to modify the draft advisory circular.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. (Formerly AlliedSignal, Inc., Formerly Textron Lycoming, Formerly Avco Lycoming) T5309, T5311, T5313B, T5317A, T5317A-1, and T5317B Series, and T53-L-9, T53-L-11, T53-L-13B, T53-L-13BA, T53-L-13B S/SA, T53-L-13B S/SB, T53-L-13B/D, and T53-L-703 Series Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 06-63
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honeywell International Inc., (formerly AlliedSignal, Inc., formerly Textron Lycoming, formerly Avco Lycoming) T53 turboshaft engines, installed on, but not limited to, Bell 204, Bell 205, Kaman K- 1200 series, Bell AH-1, and Bell UH-1 helicopters, certified under 14 CFR 21.25 or 14 CFR 21.27. This AD requires implementing reduced life limits for certain parts, using cycle counting methods, and using draw- down schedules to replace components that exceed the new limits. This AD results from the manufacturer informing us of test and analysis showing lower calculated service life limits for certain parts, than previously published. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of certain compressor, gas producer, and power turbine rotating components, which could result in failure of the engine and possible damage to the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Gulfstream 100 Airplanes; and Model Astra SPX, and 1125 Westwind Astra Airplanes
Document Number: 06-264
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Gulfstream 100 airplanes; and Model Astra SPX, and 1125 Westwind Astra airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection for discrepancies of the nose wheel steering assembly of the landing gear, installing a warning placard on each nose landing gear door, and corrective action if necessary. This AD results from reports of failure of the steering brackets of the nose wheel steering assembly, and in one incident, loss of steering control. We are issuing this AD to find and fix these discrepancies, which could result in loss of steering control and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Frakes Aviation (Gulfstream American) Model G-73 (Mallard) Series Airplanes and Model G-73 Airplanes That Have Been Converted To Have Turbine Engines
Document Number: 06-259
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting airworthiness directive (AD) 2006-01-51 that was sent previously by individual notices to all known U.S. owners and operators of Frakes Aviation (Gulfstream American) Model G-73 (Mallard) series airplanes and Model G-73 airplanes that have been converted to have turbine engines. This AD requires an inspection to detect repairs, cracking, or corrosion of the wings from wing station (WS) 77L to WS 77R, front spar to rear (main) spar; removal of repairs, if found; removal of sealant from the interior of the wet bays; and repair of any crack or corrosion. This AD results from a report indicating that the right wing of a Frakes Aviation (Gulfstream American) Model G-73 (Mallard) airplane separated from the fuselage on takeoff, which resulted in the airplane impacting the water near Miami Beach, Florida. We are issuing this AD to prevent structural failure of the wing and loss of control of the airplane.
Special Conditions: Chelton Flight Systems, Inc.; Various Airplane Models; Protection of Systems for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 06-253
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA published a document in the Federal Register on August 30, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 169) regarding Special Condition 23-127-SC for Chelton Flight Systems, Various Airplane Models; Protection of Systems for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF). This amendment is being published to add several airplane models to the existing special condition to cover current and future amendments to the Approved Model List (AML) STC. These special conditions address HIRF certification requirements for digital systems not addressed by the current regulations. See the attached AML for the airplanes that are added by this amendment. These airplanes, as modified by Chelton Flight Systems, will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the installation of an electronic flight instrument system. These special conditions address the protection of these systems from the effects of high intensity radiated field (HIRF) environments. 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; The Cessna Aircraft Company Models 208 and 208B Airplanes
Document Number: 06-225
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 208 and 208B airplanes. This AD requires you to install the pilot assist handle (part number (P/N) SK208-146-2) (or FAA-approved equivalent part number) and deicing boots on the cargo pod and landing gear fairings (part number (P/N) AK208-6C) (or FAA-approved equivalent part number); and make changes to the Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH) and FAA-approved Airplane Flight Manual (AFM). This AD results from reports of several accidents involving the affected airplanes during operations in flight and in ground icing conditions. We are issuing this AD to provide a safe method to detect ice, snow, frost, or slush adhering to the upper wing (a critical surface) prior to takeoff; and to reduce drag in-flight by shedding ice on the cargo pod and landing gear fairings. Ice adhering to the upper wing surface, cargo pod, or landing gear fairings could result in a reduction in airplane performance with the consequences that the airplane cannot perform a safe takeoff or climb.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146-100A and -200A Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-184
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146-100A and -200A series airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the nose landing gear (NLG) assembly to determine the part number of the NLG main fitting subassembly. For subject NLG main fitting subassemblies, this AD also requires determining the total number of accumulated landings on a subject NLG main fitting subassembly, and eventually replacing the NLG assembly. This AD results from a report indicating that the airplane maintenance manual contains incorrect safe-life limit information for certain NLG assemblies. We are issuing this AD to ensure that affected NLG fitting subassemblies are removed from service before they reach their approved safe-life limit. Operating with an NLG fitting subassembly that is beyond its approved safe-life limit could result in failure of the NLG and consequent loss of directional control on the ground and major structural damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-183
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes, without a stretched upper deck or stretched upper deck modification. This AD requires detailed and high-frequency eddy current inspections for cracks of each affected tension tie and of the surrounding structure, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from a report of a crack in the tension tie at the body station 820 frame connection, and cracks found on the Boeing 747SR fatigue-test airplane in both the tension ties and frames at the tension tie to frame connections at body stations 800, 820, and 840. We are issuing this AD to find and fix cracks in the tension ties, which could lead to cracks in the skin and body frame and result in rapid in-flight depressurization of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus 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 Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-182
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus airplanes, listed above. This AD requires installing two-stage relays in the electronics rack (90VU), and performing related corrective and investigative actions. This AD results from reports of inadvertent rudder trim activation when the autopilot is on. We are issuing this AD to prevent inadvertent trim activation when the autopilot is on and the slats are extended, which could result in rudder activation when the autopilot is turned off.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: 06-181
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model Avro 146-RJ airplanes. This AD requires reviewing the airplane's maintenance records to determine if certain tasks of the BAE Systems (Operations) Limited BAe146/Avro RJ Maintenance Planning Document issued May 15, 2004, have been accomplished. This AD also requires doing repetitive detailed inspections of the external fuselage skin adjacent to the longeron at rib 0 from frame 29 to frame 31, and repairing any damage. This AD results from issuance of mandatory continuing airworthiness information by a foreign civil airworthiness authority. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the fuselage skin, which could result in structural failure of the fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-136
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive detailed and ultrasonic inspections of the thrust links of the rear engine mounts for any crack or fracture and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would require repetitive replacement of the thrust links with new or overhauled thrust links, which ends the repetitive detailed and ultrasonic inspections. This proposed AD results from the finding of fractured and cracked forward lugs of the rear engine mount thrust link on the number one strut on two airplanes. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracked or fractured thrust links that could lead to the loss of the load path for the rear engine mount bulkhead and damage to other primary engine mount structure, which could result in the in-flight separation of the engine from the airplane and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 06-95
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-11
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.
Supplemental Oxygen
Document Number: 06-241
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On November 10, 2005, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a direct final rule to amend its regulation on the use of pilot supplemental oxygen with an effective date of January 9, 2006. The FAA received an adverse comment from the National Transportation Safety Board stating that the FAA relied on time of useful consciousness data that did not represent actual pilot performance under realistic decompression conditions. In accordance with Sec. 11.31, which states if the FAA receives an adverse comment it will notify the public by publishing a document in the Federal Register, the FAA is using this notice to withdraw this direct final rule in whole.
Antidrug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Programs for Personnel Engaged in Specified Aviation Activities
Document Number: 06-205
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends the FAA regulations governing drug and alcohol testing to clarify that each person who performs a safety- sensitive function for a regulated employer by contract, including by subcontract at any tier, is subject to testing. These amendments are necessary because in the 1990s, the FAA issued conflicting guidance about which contractors were subject to drug and alcohol testing. This action also rescinds all prior guidance on the subject of testing contractors.
Federal Register Dispositions of Petitions for Exemption
Document Number: 06-203
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends FAA regulations dealing with how the FAA notifies petitioners of its decisions on petitions for exemption. This rule change eliminates the requirement for the FAA to publish dispositions of petitions for exemption in the Federal Register. This change is intended to streamline our process and will save the agency the cost of publication. Publishing dispositions in the Federal Register is unnecessary because petitioners are notified in writing of FAA's decision and the decision is placed in the public docket, which is internet accessible and searchable.
Lightning Direct Effects Compliance
Document Number: 06-201
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the availability of proposed policy on Lightning Direct Effects Compliance. The proposed policy would accept SAE International Aerospace Recommended Practice 5577 as a means of compliance with the Lightning Direct Effects requirements.