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

Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS350B, BA, B1, B2, B3, C, D, and D1 Helicopters
Document Number: E6-2759
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS350B, BA, B1, B2, B3, C, D, and D1 helicopters that have a Geneva Aviation, Inc. (Geneva) P132 console (console) installed. This proposal would require installing right and left side Geneva cyclic control sticks and modifying the cyclic grips and the co-pilot cyclic stand (receptacle). This proposal is prompted by reports that pilots had restricted cyclic stick travel when using Eurocopter factory-installed cyclic sticks in a helicopter that has been modified in accordance with a certain Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of a Geneva P132 console. The actions specified by this proposed AD are intended to prevent restricting full lateral movement of the cyclic control during high lateral center of gravity (CG) load operations in high cross winds and during slope takeoffs or landings, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Nicholasville, KY
Document Number: 06-1813
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Nicholasville, KY. Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) Runway (RWY) 9 and RWY 27 have been developed for Lucas Field Airport. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAPs and for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Lucas Field Airport. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAP.
Proposed Establishment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Leesburg, FL
Document Number: 06-1812
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to establish Class D and Class E4 airspace and amend Class E5 airspace at Leesburg, FL. A Federal contract lower with a weather reporting system is being constructed at the Leesburg Regional Airport. Therefore, the airport will meet the criteria for establishment of Class D and Class E4 airspace. Class D surface area airspace and Class E4 airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace is required when the control tower is open to contain existing Class D airspace is required when the control tower is open to contain existing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action would establish Class D airspace extending upward from the surface to but not including 1,600 feet MSL within a 4.1-mile radius of the Leesburg Regional Airport and a Class E4 airspace extension that is 4.8 miles wide and extends 7 miles southeast of the airport. A regional evaluation has determined the existing Class E5 airspace area should be amended to contain the Nondirectional Radio Beacon (NDB) Runway (RWY) 31 SIAP. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) needed to contain the SIAP will decrease from a 7-mile radius of the airport to a 6.6-mile radius of the airport and provide for the procedure turn area. Additionally, a technical amendment is required as a result of a name change from the Leesburg Municipal Airport to the Leesburg Regional Airport, which was effective August 25, 1997.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace; Bay St. Louis, MS
Document Number: 06-1811
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to establish Class D airspace at Bay St. Louis, MS. A federal contract tower with a weather reporting system is being constructed at Stennis International Airport. Therefore, the airport will meet criteria for Class D airspace. Class D surface area airspace is required when the control tower is open to contain Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action would establish Class D airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of the airport.
Special Conditions: Cessna Aircraft Company Model 501 and 551 Airplanes; High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 06-1810
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Cessna Aircraft Company Model 501 and 551 series airplanes modified by Elliott Aviation Technical Product Development, Inc. These airplanes will have novel and unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification incorporates the installation of Universal Aviation Electronic Flight Display Systems. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety 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 that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Federal Aviation Administration, Civil Aviation Registry, Aircraft Registration Branch Practices Related to the Cape Town Treaty
Document Number: 06-1809
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On January 3, 2005, the FAA published final rules implementing the Cape Town Treaty. on February 17, 2006, the FAA published a notice advising that the Cape Town Treaty becomes effective for the United States on March 1, 2006. The FAA is publishing this document to advise interested persons of certain procedures in the Aircraft Registration Branch related to the Cape Town Treaty.
Special Conditions: Raytheon Aircraft Company Model BAe.125 Series 800A; High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 06-1808
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Raytheon Aircraft Company Model BAe.125 Series 800A airplanes modified by Duncan Aviation Inc. These modified airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification incorporates the installation of the Honeywell Primus Epic CDS/R Display System. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for protecting these systems from the effects of high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Proposed Revision to Class E Airspace; Pinedale, WY
Document Number: 06-1761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This proposal would revise Class E airspace at Pinedale, WY. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft executing new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) approach procedures at Pinedale/Ralph Wenz Field. This action would improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing these new procedures at Pinedale/Ralph Wenz Field, Pinedale, WY.
Establishment of High Altitude Area Navigation Routes; South Central United States
Document Number: 06-1760
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action withdraws a final rule published in the Federal Register on February 15, 2006 (71 FR 7845), Docket No. FAA-2005-22398; Airspace Docket No. 05-ASO-7. This was an incorrect copy inadvertently sent to the Federal Register. The incorrect final rule is being withdrawn as a result of this error. The correct final rule was published February 13, 2006 (71 FR 7409), establishing 16 high altitude area navigation routes in the South Central United States.
Modification of the St. Louis Class B Airspace Area; MO
Document Number: 06-1758
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on February 15, 2006 (71 FR 7848), Airspace Docket No. 03-AWA- 2, FAA Docket No. FAA-2005-22509. In that rule, inadvertent errors were made in the airport description of the St. Louis Class B airspace area. This action corrects those errors.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review, Request for Comments; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection Activity, Suspected Unapproved Parts Notification
Document Number: 06-1757
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) renewal of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notices with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on November 16, 2005, vol. 70, 220, pages 69624-69625. The information collected on the FAA Form 8120-11 will be reported voluntarily by manufacturers, repair stations, aircraft owner/operators, air carriers, and the general public who wish to report suspected ``unapproved'' parts to the FAA for review. The information will be used to determine if an ``unapproved'' part investigation is warranted.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review, Request for Comments; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection Activity, Agricultural Aircraft Operator Certificate Application
Document Number: 06-1756
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) renewal of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notices with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on November 16, 2005, vol. 70 220, page 69624. Standards have been established for the operation of agricultural aircraft and for the dispensing of chemicals, pesticides, and toxic substances. Information collected shows applicant compliance and eligibility for certification by FAA.
Government/Industry Aeronautical Charting Forum Meeting
Document Number: 06-1755
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the bi-annual meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aeronautical Charting Forum (ACF) to discuss informational content and design of aeronautical charts and related products, as well as instrument flight procedures development policy and design criteria.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Artouste III B, Artouste III B1, and Artouste III D Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 06-1728
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca Artouste III B, Artouste III B1, and Artouste III D turboshaft engines. This AD requires removing certain fuel pumps from service and installing serviceable fuel pumps. This AD results from a report that an acceptance test facility used test equipment that was out of calibration, on certain fuel pumps, and those fuel pumps might have been accepted with a limitation in the maximum available fuel flow. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced helicopter performance, subsequent loss of control of the helicopter, or accident.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-1694
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD requires installing clamps on certain end caps of the overhead distribution ducts, and doing other specified and related investigative actions as necessary. This AD results from finding that the end caps of the overhead distribution ducts for the air conditioning system were not bonded to the ducts with an adhesive. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct loosened end caps, which could change the air flow balance in the airplane. During a smoke event in the cargo or main electronics compartment, the incorrect balance of air flow could change the smoke clearance air capacity and result in smoke and toxic fumes penetrating the flight deck and main cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Model GIV-X and GV-SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-1595
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Model GIV-X and GV-SP series airplanes. This AD requires revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual by incorporating new procedures to follow in the event that the cockpit displays go blank or malfunction. This AD results from a report that all four of the cockpit flight panel display units simultaneously went blank during flight. We are issuing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew is advised of the appropriate procedures to follow in the event that the cockpit displays go blank or malfunction, which could result in a reduction of the flightcrew's situational awareness and possible loss of control of the airplane.
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: 06-1409
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all EMBRAER Model EMB-135 airplanes; and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, - 145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the pitot static heating relay K0057 for damage to the pin-type contacts, relay enclosure, and finishing material and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires doing a terminating modification, which ends the repetitive inspections. This AD results from a report of a burning drain hose and smoke caused by an overheated pitot static heating relay. We are issuing this AD to prevent over-heating of a certain pitot static heating relay, which could result in the burning of the windowsill drain hoses and consequent smoke or fire in the airplane cockpit.
Airworthiness Directives; Engine Components Inc. (ECi) Reciprocating Engine Cylinder Assemblies
Document Number: E6-2651
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Lycoming Engines (formerly Textron Lycoming) models 320, 360, and 540 series, ``Parallel Valve'' reciprocating engines, with certain Engine Components Inc. (ECi) cylinder assemblies, part number (P/N) AEL65102 series ``Classic Cast'', installed. That AD currently requires replacing these ECi cylinder assemblies. This proposed AD would require the same actions, but would replace the ``Engine Models'' Table 1 and ``Engines Installed On, But Not Limited To'' Table 2 with corrected tables. Also, this proposed AD would correct a casting part number. This proposed AD results from reports of applicability errors found in AD 2005-26-10. We are proposing this AD to prevent loss of engine power due to cracks in the cylinder assemblies and possible engine failure caused by separation of a cylinder head.
Delayed Implementation of the Airspace Modification Final Rule for the Grand Canyon National Park Special Flight Rule Area and Flight Free Zones
Document Number: 06-1759
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action stays the effective date for the implementation of the Airspace Modification final rule for the east end of the Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) until February 20, 2011. In a case decided in August 2002, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit returned the GCNP rules to the FAA for further consideration of ways to ensure the substantial restoration of natural quiet. After several attempts in resolving the routes issue in the east end, in February 2003, the FAA stayed the east end routes and airspace changes until February 20, 2006. Because of an ongoing mediation action, which involves consideration of the routes in the east end of the GCNP, the FAA finds it necessary to extend the date for the effectiveness of the Airspace Modification rule for the east end until February 20, 2011.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. TPE331 Series Turboprop, and TSE331-3U Model Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E6-2574
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honeywell International Inc. TPE331 series turboprop, and TSE331-3U model turboshaft engines. This proposed AD would require implementing a new flight cycle counting method for first, second, and third-stage turbine rotors used in aircraft that make multiple takeoffs and landings without an engine shutdown, and removing turbine rotors from service that have reached or exceeded their cycle life limits. This new flight cycle counting method would require determining total equivalent cycles accrued. This proposed AD results from several reports of uncontained turbine rotor separation on engines used in special-use operations. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the turbine rotor due to low-cycle-fatigue (LCF), and damage to the aircraft.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Beatrice, NE
Document Number: 06-1644
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at Beatrice, NE.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Craig Field Airport, Selma, AL
Document Number: 06-1643
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-23
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47153(c), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Craig Field Airport and Industrial Authority to waive the requirement that a 0.93-acre parcel of surplus property, located at the Craig Field Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Airworthiness Directives; AvCraft Dornier Model 328-100 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-1596
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all AvCraft Dornier Model 328-100 airplanes. That AD currently requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flightcrew with additional information regarding procedures to ensure complete pressurization of the hydraulic lines for the flaps. The existing AD also requires, for certain airplanes, modifying of the flap actuators of the flight controls. We issued that AD to prevent an uncommanded retraction of the flaps during takeoff, which could result in an aborted takeoff and consequent potential for runway overrun. This new AD allows the removal of the AFM revisions after modifying the flap actuators of the flight controls. This AD results from the determination that the AFM revisions are not necessary after modifying the flap actuators of the flight controls. We are issuing this AD to prevent an uncommanded retraction of the flaps during takeoff, which could result in an aborted takeoff and consequent potential for runway overrun.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF34-1A, -3A, -3A1, -3A2, -3B, and -3B1 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 06-1594
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF34-3A1 and -3B1 series turbofan engines. That AD requires initial and repetitive visual inspections and eddy current inspections (ECIs) of certain stage 5 low pressure turbine (LPT) disks and stage 6 LPT disks, installed in GE CF34-3A1 and -3B1 series turbofan engines. Those engines are installed in certain Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (RJ) airplanes. This AD requires the same initial and repetitive visual inspections and ECIs, but adds SNs to the affected disk population for RJ airplanes. This AD also adds GE CF34-1 and -3 series turbofan engines with certain stage 5 and stage 6 LPT disks, to the applicability section. Those engines are installed in certain Bombardier Canadair Business Jet (BJ) airplanes. Also, this AD requires eventual replacement of the affected disks as terminating action to the repetitive inspections. This AD results from the discovery of an additional population of suspect stage 5 LPT disks and stage 6 LPT disks that could fail due to low-cycle fatigue cracking that may start at the site of an electrical arc-out on the disk. We are issuing this AD to prevent low-cycle-fatigue (LCF) failure of stage 5 LPT disks and stage 6 LPT disks, which could lead to uncontained engine failure.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation (Formerly Allison Engine Company) 501-D Series Turboprop Engines
Document Number: E6-2454
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Corporation (formerly Allison Engine Company) (RRC) 501-D series turboprop engines. That AD currently requires removal from service of certain turbine rotor components at reduced life limits. This proposed AD would require the same actions but adds two new life limits. This proposed AD results from RRC reevaluating and revising component life limits for 501-D22 series turboprop engines. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontained turbine rotor failure resulting in an in-flight engine shutdown and possible damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A319-100 and A320-200 Series Airplanes; and A320-111 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-2453
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319-100 and A320-200 series airplanes; and A320-111 airplanes. This proposed AD would require modifying the wiring to the fuel pump control of the center fuel tank. This proposed AD results from reports that the low-pressure warning for the fuel pumps of the center fuel tank has come on in flight. We are proposing this AD to ensure that the fuel pumps do not run while dry, which could result in a potential ignition source inside the center fuel tank which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Establishment of Class E5 Airspace; David City, NE
Document Number: 06-1569
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes a Class E surface area airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at David City, NE. The effect of this rule is to provide appropriate controlled Class E airspace for aircraft departing from and executing instrument approach procedures to, David City Municipal Airport, NE and to segregate aircraft using instrument approach procedures in instrument conditions from aircraft operating in visual conditions.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues
Document Number: E6-2422
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) to discuss transport airplane and engine (TAE) issues.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Conditions of Airport Property at the Colorado Springs Airport, Colorado Springs, CO
Document Number: 06-1570
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Colorado Springs Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21).
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A321-100 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-1504
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A321-111, -112, and -131 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect fatigue cracking in the area surrounding certain attachment holes of the forward pintle fittings of the main landing gear (MLG) and the actuating cylinder anchorage fittings on the inner rear spar; and repair, if necessary. The existing AD also provides for optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD adds inspections of three additional mounting holes and revises the thresholds for the currently required inspections. This AD results from manufacturer analysis of the fatigue and damage tolerance of the area surrounding certain mounting holes of the MLG. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking on the inner rear spar of the wings, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 06-1482
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-21
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 06-1481
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-21
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; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 and 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E6-2319
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the manufacturer's date code on certain electrical relays to identify defective Leach TDH-series electrical relays and replacement of identified relays. This proposed AD results from a report of defective electrical relays affecting emergency equipment. We are proposing this AD to prevent the malfunction of emergency equipment (the passenger oxygen system, the thrust reverse control system, and the auxiliary power unit fire detection, warning, and extinguishing system) during an emergency.
Special Conditions: Societe de Motorisation Aeronautiques (SMA) Engines, Inc., Cessna Models 182Q and 182R; Diesel Cycle Engine Using Turbine (Jet) Fuel
Document Number: E6-2285
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Cessna Models 182Q and 182R airplanes with a Societe de Motorisation Aeronautiques (SMA) Model SR305-230 aircraft diesel engine (ADE). This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the installation of a diesel cycle engine utilizing turbine (jet) fuel. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for installation of this new technology engine. These proposed 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.
Cape Town Treaty Implementation
Document Number: 06-1484
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the January 3, 2005, final rule amending 14 CFR parts 47 and 49 to comply with the Cape Town Treaty Implementation Act of 2004. This document also confirms the approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of public information contained in the final rule.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 Series Airplanes; Model A300 B4 Series Airplanes; Model A300 B4-600 Series Airplanes; Model A300 B4-600R Series Airplanes; Model A300 F4 600R Series Airplanes; Model A300 C4-605R Variant F Airplanes; and Model A310-200 Series Airplanes; and Model A310-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-1412
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus transport category airplanes. This AD requires replacing the existing cabin altitude indicator in the cabin pressure control panel with a new, improved cabin altitude indicator. This AD results from a report of injuries occurring on in-service airplanes when crewmembers forcibly initiated opening of passenger/crew doors against residual pressure causing the doors to rapidly open. We are issuing this AD to prevent injury to crewmembers, and subsequent damage to the airplane caused by rapid opening of the door.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, and Model 340-541 and -642 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-1411
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model 340-541 and -642 airplanes. This AD requires identifying the part number of the emergency evacuation slides or slide rafts installed on Type ``A'' exit doors, and modifying the regulator valves of the slide and slide raft assemblies if necessary. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent failure of an emergency evacuation slide raft to deploy and inflate during an emergency situation, which could impede an evacuation and result in injury to passengers or crewmembers. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: 06-1410
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ airplanes, that requires installation of a linear fluid- filled damper between each elevator surface and the airplane structure on both the left and right sides of the airplane, along with related structural and system modifications. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent pitch oscillation (vertical bouncing) of the fuselage due to excessive ice buildup on the elevator servo tab, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Meggitt Model 602 Smoke Detectors Approved Under Technical Standard Order (TSO) TSO-C1C and Installed on Various Transport Category Airplanes, Including but Not Limited to Aerospatiale Model ATR42 and ATR72 Airplanes; Boeing Model 727 and 737 Airplanes; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30 and 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: 06-1408
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain smoke detectors installed on various transport category airplanes. This AD requires replacing the affected smoke detectors with modified smoke detectors. This AD results from a report indicating that the affected smoke detectors can ``lock up'' during electrical power transfer from the auxiliary power unit to the engines. We are issuing this AD to identify and provide corrective action for a potentially inoperative smoke detector and to ensure that the flightcrew is alerted in the event of a fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Model 500, 550, S550, 560, 560XL, and 750 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-1407
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Model 500, 550, S550, 560, 560XL, and 750 airplanes. This AD requires installing identification sleeves on the wires for the positive and negative terminal studs of the engine and/or auxiliary power unit (APU) fire extinguishing bottles, as applicable, and re- connecting the wires to the correct terminal studs. This AD results from a report of mis-wired fire extinguishing bottles. We are issuing this AD to ensure that the fire extinguishing bottles are activated in the event of an engine or APU fire, and that flammable fluids are not supplied during a fire, which could result in an unextinguished fire in the nacelle or APU.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: 06-1406
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) 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 A318-100 Series Airplanes, Model A319-100 Series Airplanes, Model A320-111 Airplanes, Model A320-200 Series Airplanes, and Model A321-100 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-1405
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect wear of the inboard flap trunnions, and to detect wear or de-bonding of the protective half-shells; corrective actions, if necessary; and terminating action. This new AD removes the repetitive inspections to detect wear of the inboard flap trunnions and to detect wear or de- bonding of the protective half-shells; and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD adds repetitive detailed inspections of the inboard flap trunnions for any wear marks and of the sliding panels for any cracking at the long edges, and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD also adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD results from reports of wear damage to the inboard flap trunnions after incorporation of the terminating modification. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct wear of the inboard flap trunnions, which could lead to loss of flap surface control and consequently result in the flap detaching from the airplane. A detached flap could result in damage to the tail 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 Model A310-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-1404
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 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 Model A310-300 series airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the pilot's and co-pilot's seats to determine if a certain actuator having a certain part number is installed, and corrective action if necessary. This AD results from a production defect found in certain actuators during overhaul of the pilot's and co-pilot's seats. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncommanded movement of the pilot's or co-pilot's seat, which could result in interference with the operation of the airplane and consequent temporary loss of airplane control.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Middleton Island, AK
Document Number: E6-2190
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Middleton Island, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being revised, and two SIAPs are being produced for the Middleton Island Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Middleton Island, AK.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Ugnu-Kuparuk, AK
Document Number: E6-2186
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Ugnu- Kuparuk, AK. Five Special Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being revised, and three Special SIAPs are being produced for the Ugnu-Kuparuk Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in establishment of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Ugnu-Kuparuk, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Togiak, AK
Document Number: E6-2182
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Togiak, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being revised and two SIAPs are being produced for the Togiak Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Togiak, AK.
Reduction of Fuel Tank Flammability in Transport Category Airplanes
Document Number: E6-2181
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and request for comments on the report, ``Assessment of the Effectiveness of Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 88 Airworthiness Directives (ADs) in Preventing Ignition Sources.'' The FAA is making available this report, which supports its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ``Reduction of Fuel Tank Flammability in Transport Category Airplanes.'' The report can be found at the DOT Docket Web site, at http://dms.dot.gov, Docket No. FAA-2005-22997.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Galbraith Lake, AK
Document Number: E6-2180
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Galbraith Lake, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being published for the Galbraith Lake Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in establishment of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Galbraith Lake, AK.
FAA (Aircraft Certification Service) Information Sharing and Listening Session
Document Number: E6-2179
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting to discuss various FAA rotorcraft safety initiatives and to gather any relevant information that will help to reduce general aviation rotorcraft accidents. This meeting supports the FAA's Flight Plan initiative to reduce general aviation accidents.
Mode S Transponder Requirements in the National Airspace System
Document Number: E6-2178
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On October 7, 2005, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a document in the Federal Register announcing its long-term policy for Mode S transponder equipment requirements. The policy also sought comment on the proposed termination date of March 1, 2007, for operators currently exempted from the Mode S transponder requirement of 14 CFR parts 121 and 135. This action responds to the comments and adopts the proposed date for which all applicable exemptions will terminate.