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

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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: 06-990
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 airplanes, and EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, - 145MP, and -145EP airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the pilot's and co-pilot's seat tracks for proper locking of the seats, and adjusting or replacing the seat tracks if necessary. This AD also requires replacement of the seat locking pin on certain SICMA-brand seats. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent uncommanded movement of the pilot's or co-pilot's seat, which could interfere with the operation of the airplane and consequent temporary loss of airplane control. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, and A340-541 and -642 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-989
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, A340-200 and - 300 series airplanes, and A340-541 and -642 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive borescope inspections of the left and right fuel tanks of the trimmable horizontal stabilizers (trim tanks) for detached or damaged float valves; related investigative/corrective actions if necessary; and the eventual replacement of all float valves in the left and right trim tanks with new, improved float valves, which terminates the need for the repetitive inspections. This AD also requires repetitive replacement of certain new, improved float valves. This AD results from reports of detached and damaged float valves in the trim tanks. We are issuing this AD to prevent, in the event of a lightning strike to the horizontal stabilizer, sparking of metal parts and debris from detached and damaged float valves, or a buildup of static electricity, which could result in ignition of fuel vapors and consequent fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-33, DC-8-51, DC-8-53, DC-8-55, DC-8F-54, DC-8F-55, DC-8-63, DC-8-62F, DC-8-63F, DC-8-71, DC-8-73, DC-8-71F, DC-8-72F, and DC-8-73F Airplanes
Document Number: 06-987
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain transport category airplanes, identified above. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracks of the doorjamb corners of the main cabin cargo door, and repair if necessary. This AD also provides an optional preventive modification that extends certain repetitive intervals. This AD results from reports of cracks in the fuselage skin at the corners of the doorjamb for the main cabin cargo door. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks in the fuselage skin, which could result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Oklahoma Spaceport
Document Number: E6-1501
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, the FAA is announcing the availability of and requesting comments on the Draft EA for the Oklahoma Spaceport. On October 23, 2002, the FAA published a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority's (OSIDA) proposal to operate a commercial launch facility at the Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airpark (CSIA) located in Burns Flat, Oklahoma. After substantial changes to the proposed action, the FAA reconsidered the scope of the analysis required to support the proposed action and alternatives and determined that an EA would more appropriately address the environmental consequences of the proposed action and alternatives. On October 7, 2005, the FAA issued a notice in the Federal Register announcing that the proposed action would be addressed in an EA. Under the proposed action, the FAA would issue a launch site operator license to OSIDA to operate a launch facility at the CSIA and approve the land transfer of the CSIA from the city of Clinton to OSIDA. The EA evaluates potential impacts to the environment from launches and landings of three types of suborbital horizontally launched reusable launch vehicles (RLVs) \1\ from the CSIA. The FAA may use the analysis in the EA as the basis for making a determination to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement or a Finding of No Significant Impact regarding the issuance of a launch site operator license as well as the licensing or permitting of the launch of certain types of launch vehicles, and the transfer of ownership of the CSIA from the City of Clinton to OSIDA.
Airworthiness Directives; General Machine-Diecron, Inc. Actuator Nut Assembly for the Right Main Landing Gear
Document Number: E6-1470
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General MachineDiecron, Inc. (GMD) actuator nut assembly, part number (P/N) GMD115-810029-17 and P/N GMD115-810029-23, that are installed on certain airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to determine by maintenance records check and/or inspection whether any actuator nut assembly, P/N GMD115-810029-17 or P/N GMD115-810029-23, is installed on the right main landing gear (MLG) actuator, and, if installed, would require you to replace it with a new actuator nut assembly, P/N GMD115-810029-23B or FAA-approved equivalent P/N. This proposed AD results from several reports of failures of the actuator nut assembly, P/N GMD115-810029-17 and P/N GMD115-810029-23. We are issuing this proposed AD to prevent failure of the actuator nut assembly for the right MLG actuator, which could result in failure of the MLG. This failure could prevent the extension or retraction of the MLG.
Deadline for Notification of Intent To Use the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Sponsor, Cargo, and Nonprimary Entitlement Funds for Fiscal Year 2006
Document Number: 06-1034
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces May 1, 2006, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA that it will use its fiscal year 2006 entitlement funds to accomplish projects identified in the Airports Capital Improvement Plan that was formulated in the spring of 2005.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Alexandria International Airport, Alexandria, LA
Document Number: 06-1033
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the England Economic and Industrial Development District for Alexandria International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et. seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Fourth Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 204: 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters
Document Number: 06-1032
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 204: 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: E6-1420
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, - 145MP, and -145EP airplanes. This proposed AD would require modifying the routing of wire harness W407 near the fire extinguishing tube in the area of each engine, and installing new supports for related wiring. This proposed AD results from reports of chafing of wire harness W407 against the supports and nacelle structure in the engine area. We are proposing this AD to prevent such chafing, which could result in an engine shutting down during flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-1419
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 767 airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking in the skin, the bulkhead outer chord, and the strap of the bulkhead outer chord at station (STA) 1725.5; and repair if necessary. This proposed AD also provides for repairs, which are optional for airplanes on which no cracking is found, that terminate certain inspections. This proposed AD results from reports of cracking in the skin panel common to stringer 7R and aft of the STA 1725.5 butt splice, and in the strap of the bulkhead outer chord at STA 1725.5. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the skin, the bulkhead outer chord, or the strap of the bulkhead outer chord in this area, which could progress into surrounding areas and result in reduced structural integrity of the support structure for the vertical or horizontal stabilizer and subsequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-600R and A300 F4-600R Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-1418
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Airbus Model A300 B4-600R and A300 F4-600R series airplanes. The existing AD requires repetitive inspections for damage of the center tank fuel pumps and fuel pump canisters and replacement of any damaged parts, and mandates modification of the canisters of the center tank fuel pumps, which terminates the repetitive inspections. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the attachment bolts of the outlet flange of the canisters of the center tank fuel pumps for bolts that are too short and do not protrude through the nut, and replacement of the bolts if necessary. This proposed AD results from several reports that the attachment bolts for the canisters, modified by the requirements in the existing AD, are too short and do not fully protrude from the nuts. We are proposing this AD to prevent damage to the fuel pump and fuel pump canister, which could result in loss of flame trap capability and could provide a fuel ignition source in the center fuel tank.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-1415
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200 and -300 series airplanes. The proposed AD would have required inspecting for the part number, the serial number, and the mark ``RETESTED'' on the reaction link of the main landing gear (MLG), and replacing the reaction link of the MLG with a retested reaction link if necessary. Since the proposed AD was issued, we have received new data that all suspect reaction links of the MLG have been replaced with acceptable reaction links, and the suspect reaction links have been sent back to the reaction link manufacturer. Accordingly, the proposed AD is withdrawn.
Airworthiness Standards; Aircraft Engine Standards for Engine Life-Limited Parts
Document Number: 06-950
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is proposing to amend the certification standards for original and amended type certificates for aircraft engines by modifying the standards for engine life-limited parts. The proposed rule would establish new and uniform standards for the design and testing of life-limited parts for aircraft engines certificated by the FAA, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA). Additionally, the proposal would add new standards for the design of reciprocating engine turbocharger rotors. The proposed rule would harmonize part 33 requirements with EASA and JAA requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company Model 390 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-921
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company Model 390 airplanes. This AD contains the same information as emergency AD 2006-02-51 and publishes the action in the Federal Register. This AD requires you to visually inspect the hydraulic tube assembly (P/N 390-580035-0001 or P/N 390- 580035-0005) and the clamp (P/N MS21919WCJ6 or P/N MS21919WCJ7) (or FAA-approved equivalent part numbers), as specified in the service information; replace the clamp at each inspection; replace the hydraulic tube assembly immediately if any of the problems identified in the service bulletin are found; and report the results of each inspection or replacement to the FAA. This AD results from failure of the hydraulic tube assembly, which caused in-flight loss of hydraulic fluid. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the hydraulic tube assembly and consequent leaking of hydraulic fluid. This failure could result in loss of hydraulic system functions and risk of fire because of flammable fluid leakage in the engine nacelle and lead to loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Glaser-Dirks Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG-100 and DG-400 Sailplanes and DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG-500 Elan Series and DG-500M Sailplanes
Document Number: 06-735
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Glaser-Dirks Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG-100 and DG-400 sailplanes and certain DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG-500 Elan Series and DG-500M sailplanes. This AD requires you to modify or replace the complete rudder mount assembly and ensure that the securing washer, castellated nut, and new split pins are installed. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Germany. We are issuing this AD to prevent the universal bearing of the lower rudder mounting from slipping out of the bearing support. The universal bearing slipping out could result in the rudder separating from its support. This failure could lead to loss of sailplane control during flight operations.
Proposed Advisory Circular (AC) 20-HIRF, The Certification of Aircraft Electrical and Electronic Systems for Operation in the High Intensity Radiated Field (HIRF) Environment
Document Number: 06-897
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of, and requests comments on proposed Advisory Circular (AC) 20-HIRF, The Certification of Aircraft Electrical and Electronic Systems for Operation in the High Intensity Radiated Field (HIRF) Environment. This proposed AC provides information and guidance concerning an acceptable means, but not the only means, of showing compliance with the High Intensity Radiated Field (HIRF) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on February 1, 2006, regarding the operation of electrical and electronic systems on an aircraft when the aircraft is exposed to an external HIRF environment.
Passenger Facility Charge Program, Debt Service, Air Carrier Bankruptcy, and Miscellaneous Changes
Document Number: 06-896
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to change the passenger facility charge program to add more eligible uses for revenue, protect such revenue in bankruptcy proceedings, and eliminate charges to passengers on military charters. These proposed actions respond to the Vision 100Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act. In addition, the proposed action would revise current reporting requirements to reflect technological improvements; incorporate some existing practices and policies into current regulations; and clarify and update existing references and regulations. This proposal would further streamline the existing policies of the passenger facility charge program.
High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) Protection for Aircraft Electrical and Electronic Systems
Document Number: 06-895
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to add certification standards to protect aircraft electrical and electronic systems from high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF). This action is necessary due to the vulnerability of aircraft electrical and electronic systems and the increasing use of high-power radio frequency transmitters. The intended effect of this action is to create a safer operating environment for civil aviation by protecting aircraft and their systems from the adverse effects of HIRF.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Trent 553-61, 553A2-61, 556-61, 556A2-61, 556B-61, 556B2-61, 560-61, and 560A2-61 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 06-826
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 553-61, 553A2-61, 556-61, 556A2-61, 556B-61, 556B2-61, 560-61, and 560A2-61 turbofan engines. This AD requires initial and repetitive borescope inspections for missing HPT rear seal plate locking plugs and damaged locking plug retaining wires, and removal of the engine from service if necessary, based on inspection results. This AD results from two reports of missing HPT rear seal plate locking plugs, damage to the HPT disc, and damage to the remaining locking plug retaining wires. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained release of the HPT rear side plate and HPT disc, resulting in damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX Airplanes
Document Number: 06-824
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Model Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX airplanes. For all airplanes, this AD requires, among other actions, doing an inspection for damage of the feeder cables, and corrective actions if necessary; and installing a protective plate on the feeder cables. For certain airplanes, this AD also requires re-routing the wiring on the cockpit protector; drilling holes in the cockpit protector; and clamping the feeder cables; as applicable. This AD results from a drawing review and further associated inspections that highlighted a potential chafing risk between the third crew member's oxygen mask box and feeder cables routed in the area. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing between the subject oxygen mask box and the adjacent feeder cables, which could generate smoke or fire in the cockpit that could be fanned by oxygen leakage from the oxygen mask box.