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

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Special Conditions: Boeing Model 747-400 Airplane; Large Non-Structural Glass in the Passenger Compartment
Document Number: 06-200
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for a Boeing Model 747-400 airplane modified by Lufthansa Technik AG. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the installation of large non-structural glass items in the cabin area of an executive interior occupied by passengers and crew. The installation of these items in a passenger compartment, which can be occupied during taxi, takeoff, and landing, is a novel or unusual design feature with respect to the material used. 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. Effective Date: January 3, 2006.
Proposed Establishment of VOR Federal Airway V-623; NJ and NY
Document Number: E6-69
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airway V-623 between the Sparta, NJ, Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and the Carmel, NY, Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME). The purpose of the proposed airway is to enhance the management of air traffic transiting from the New England area to airports in the Newark, NJ, area.
Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation Instrument Flight Rules Terminal Transition Route (RITTR) T-210; Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: E6-68
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish an Area Navigation Instrument Flight Rules Terminal Transition Route (RITTR), designated T-210, in the Jacksonville, FL, terminal area. The purpose of RITTR is to expedite the handling of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) overflight aircraft through busy terminal airspace areas. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace in the Jacksonville, FL, terminal area.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 06-94
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, addition of new obstacles, or changes in air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Airworthiness Directives; American Champion Aircraft Corporation Models 7AC, 7ACA, S7AC, 7BCM, 7CCM, S7CCM, 7DC, S7DC, 7EC, S7EC, 7ECA, 7FC, 7GC, 7GCA, 7GCAA, 7GCB, 7GCBA, 7GCBC, 7HC, 7JC, 7KC, 7KCAB, 8KCAB, and 8GCBC Airplanes
Document Number: 06-49
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain American Champion Aircraft Corporation (ACAC) Models 7AC, 7ACA, S7AC, 7BCM, 7CCM, S7CCM, 7DC, S7DC, 7EC, S7EC, 7ECA, 7FC, 7GC, 7GCA, 7GCAA, 7GCB, 7GCBA, 7GCBC, 7HC, 7JC, 7KC, 7KCAB, 8KCAB, and 8GCBC airplanes. This AD requires you to make a temporary Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH) limitation entry or install a temporary placard prohibiting aerobatic flight if you operate the airplane before the required inspection of this AD; inspect for incorrect swaging width of the cable Nicopress sleeves on the elevator, rudder, aileron, and flap control cables; replace cables that have incorrect sleeve swage width; remove POH limitation or placard prohibiting aerobatic flight after inspection and replacement of cables with incorrect sleeve swage width; and report any findings of incorrect sleeve swage width to FAA. This AD results from partial loss of aileron control because an incorrectly swaged cable sleeve allowed the cable to slip. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct incorrect swaging widths of the flight control cable Nicopress sleeves, which could result in failure of the elevator, rudder, aileron, and flap controls. This failure could lead to loss of control of the airplane.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Palm Springs, CA
Document Number: 06-97
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to modify the Class E airspace area at Palm Springs, CA. The establishment of an Area Navigation (RNAV) Required Navigation Performance (RNP) Y Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP) to Runway (RWY) 13R and 31R at Palm Springs International Airport, Palm Springs, CA has made this proposal necessary. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing the RNAV (RNP) YIAP to RWY 13R at Palm Springs International Airport. The intended effect to this proposal is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Palm Springs International Airport, Palm Springs, CA.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-62
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. This AD requires operators to modify the hydraulic control block of the nose landing gear. This AD results from a report of an unexpected steering event (swerve) during the take-off roll of one affected airplane. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of airplane steering while on the ground, which could result in the airplane going off the side of the runway.
Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee
Document Number: E5-8313
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a meeting of the Federal Aviation Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee (ATPAC) will be held to review present air traffic control procedures and practices for standardization, clarification, and upgrading of terminology and procedures.
Airworthiness Standards: Normal, Utility, Acrobatic, and Commuter Category Airplanes; Correction
Document Number: 06-85
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to the final rule published in the Federal Register on August 6, 1993 (58 FR 42165). That rule changed airframe and flight airworthiness standards for normal, utility, acrobatic and commuter category airplanes.
Proposed Establishment of Class E5 Airspace; David City, NE
Document Number: 06-81
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to amend Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 71) by establishing a Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at David City Municipal Airport, NE.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Beatrice, NE
Document Number: 06-80
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amend Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR part 71) by modifying Class E airspace at Beatrice, NE. The establishment of a Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR) Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) to Runway 17 has made this action necessary. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is needed to contain aircraft executing this IAP. The intended effect of this rule is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules operations at Beatrice Municipal Airport, Beatrice, NE.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E5-8268
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-04
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.
Petitions for Exemption; Dispositions of Petitions Issued
Document Number: E5-8267
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-04
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 the disposition of certain petitions previously received. 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.
Petitions for Exemption; Dispositions of Petitions Issued
Document Number: E5-8266
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-04
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 the disposition of certain petitions previously received. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-400, 777-200, and 777-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E5-8244
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to Boeing Model 747-400, 777-200, and 777- 300 series airplanes, that would have required an inspection of the flight deck humidifier to determine certain part numbers. That proposed AD also would have required, for certain airplanes, replacing the cell stack of the flight deck humidifier with a supplier-tested cell stack, or replacing the cell stack with a blanking plate and subsequently deactivating the flight deck humidifier, if necessary. For other airplanes, that proposed AD would have required replacing the cell stack with a supplier-tested cell stack, or replacing the cell stack with a blanking plate and subsequently deactivating the humidifier system, if necessary. The proposed AD also would have allowed blanking plates to be replaced with cell stacks. This new action revises the proposed rule by adding airplanes to the applicability, requiring an inspection of the flight deck humidifier to determine certain part numbers on certain airplanes, and requiring replacement of the cell stack on certain other airplanes. The actions specified by this new proposed AD are intended to prevent an increased pressure drop across the humidifier and consequent reduced airflow to the flight deck, which could result in the inability to clear any smoke that might appear in the flight deck. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Model Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: E5-8243
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Model Avro 146-RJ airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time detailed inspection for corrosion of the hinge bracket assembly of the left and right main landing gear (MLG) doors, and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD results from in-service reports of hinge bracket failures on the MLG doors. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the hinge bracket on the MLG door, which could result in separation of the door, consequent structural damage to the airplane, and possible injury to people on the ground.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes
Document Number: E5-8242
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all EMBRAER Model ERJ 170 airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the Airworthiness Limitations section (ALS) of the airplane maintenance manual (AMM) to include new, specific maintenance tasks related to the incorporation of a new horizontal stabilizer actuator. This proposed AD also would require revising the ALS of the AMM to include revised repetitive inspection intervals for certain tasks in the maintenance plan related to the aileron and flap/slat flight controls system. This proposed AD results from safety assessments of the aileron and flap/slat flight controls system, conducted after the type certification of the airplane, which showed that some dormant faults did not comply with the safety assessment criteria. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the aileron and flap/slat controls system, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Galaxy and Model Gulfstream 200 Airplanes
Document Number: E5-8241
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Galaxy and Model Gulfstream 200 airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM) by incorporating revised takeoff performance tables. This proposed AD results from a correction of the power setting logic and table limits in the performance model by the engine manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew is provided with correct information to ensure a safe takeoff at certain altitudes.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E5-8240
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the main landing gear (MLG) main fitting for cracks, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD would also require installing a placard and revising the airplane flight manual to include procedures to prohibit the application of brakes during backward movement of the airplane. This proposed AD results from a report that an MLG main fitting failed on an airplane that was braking while moving backward. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the MLG main fitting, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the MLG main fitting.
Maintenance Recording Requirements
Document Number: 06-51
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends FAA regulations dealing with recording of maintenance data for large, transport category, propeller-driven aircraft. It changes the requirement for recording engine and propeller ``total time in service'' for certain aircraft operated under part 121. These relieving changes are necessary to correct an oversight in the rule when it was originally drafted in 1996. The amendment removes the requirement to record total time in service for engines and propellers installed on certain aircraft certificated for cargo operations. We are also amending sections of parts 21 and 135 to correct several outdated references to sections previously deleted in parts 121 and 135.
Noise Stringency Increase for Single-Engine Propeller-Driven Small Airplanes
Document Number: 06-50
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new noise standard for single-engine propeller driven small airplanes. This noise standard ensures that the latest available noise reduction technology is incorporated into new aircraft designs. This noise standard is also intended to harmonize the noise certification standard for propeller driven small airplanes newly certificated in the United States with those airplanes that meet the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 16 noise standard.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-120, -120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT Airplanes
Document Number: 06-17
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a typographical error in an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register on December 5, 2005 (70 FR 72366). The error resulted in an incorrect telephone number for the FAA's point of contact. This AD applies to all EMBRAER Model EMB-120, -120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT airplanes. This AD requires modifying electrical harnesses located at the left- and right-hand wing roots, and re-routing and modifying the harness of the right-hand outboard flap actuator.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 Airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: 06-16
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a typographical error in an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register on December 5, 2005 (70 FR 72363). The error resulted in an incorrect reference to the effective date of Brazilian airworthiness directive 2003-01-03R1. This AD applies to certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135 and Model EMB-145 series airplanes. This AD is superseding an existing AD that currently requires repetitive inspections of the spring cartridges of the elevator gust lock system to determine if the lock washer projection correctly fits the slots in the cartridge flange, and corrective action if necessary, for certain airplanes. This AD retains the requirements of the existing AD and adds a requirement for final terminating action for all affected airplanes.
Notice of Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) and Department of Transportation Act Section 4(f) Determination for the Final Environmental Assessment, Erie International Airport, Erie, PA
Document Number: 05-24700
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that it has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD), effective December 8, 2005, for the Final Environmental Assessment that evaluated the proposed extension of Runway 6-24 at Erie International Airport (ERI), Tom Ridge Field, Erie, Pennsylvania.
RTCA Special Committee 202: Portable Electronic Devices
Document Number: 05-24699
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 202: Portable Electronic Devices.
Noise Compatibility Program Notice; Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, Highfill, AR
Document Number: 05-24698
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport 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 June 7, 2005, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On December 2, 2005, the FAA approved the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport noise compatibility program. Both of the recommendations of the program were approved. No program elements relating to new or revised flight procedures for noise abatement were proposed by the airport sponsor.