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

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RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)
Document Number: 06-2914
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent SurveillanceBroadcast (ADS-B).
Notice of Approval of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on a Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA); Southern Illinois Airport, Carbondale-Murphysboro, IL
Document Number: 06-2913
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public of the approval of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on an Environmental Assessment for proposed Federal actions at Southern Illinois Airport, Carbondale-Murphysboro, Illinois. The FONSI specifies that the proposed federal actions and local development projects are consistent with existing environmental policies and objectives as set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and will not significantly affect the quality of the environment. A description of the proposed Federal actions is: (a) To issue an environmental finding to allow approval of the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) for the development items listed below; (b) Approval of the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) for the development items listed below; and (c) Establish eligibility of the Southern Illinois Airport Authority to compete for Federal funding for the development projects depicted on the Airport Layout Plan. The specific items in the local airport development project include: Acquisition of approximately 210 acres of land in fee simple title including relocation assistance for one (1) residence; Widening of the existing Runway 18R/36L by 15 feet and construction of a 500- foot extension to Runway 36L to provide a total runway dimension of 4,000 feet x 75 feet. This action includes all appropriate grading and drainage; Extension and widening of the existing parallel taxiway to Runway 18R/36L to serve the extended runway threshold; Construction of new airport facilities in the western and northwestern airfield quadrants. This action includes the construction of a new west side entrance roadway system; creation of a new GPS non-precision Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) for Runways 18R, 36L, and 36; relocation of portions of Airport Road, Fox Farm Road and the Airport Entrance Road to allow for the initiation of new non-precision instrument approach procedures for Runways 36L and 36R; relocation of a portion of Fox Farm Road to remove the facility from within the Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) for Runway 06; relocation of the existing Visual Approach Descent Indicator (VADI) lights and associated wind cone to serve the relocated Runway 36L threshold; installation of Medium Intensity Runway Lights (MIRL) on the extended and widened runway; installation of Medium Intensity Taxiway Lights (MITL) on the extended on widened taxiway; relocation of a portion of the Southern Illinois Power Company's electric lines to allow for the new SIAPs to Runways 36L and 36; removal of obstructions in the approaches to Runways 06 and 18L; mitigation of impacts to 2.7 acres of wetlands; and the approval of the Southern Illinois ALP. Copies of the environmental decision and the Final EA are available for public information review during regular business hours at the following locations: 1. Southern Illinois Airport, 665 North Airport Road, Murphysboro, Illinois 62966. 2. Division of Aeronautics-Illinois Department of Transportation, One Langhorne Bond Drive, Capital Airport, Springfield, IL 62707. 3. Chicago Airports District Office, Room 320, Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018.
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: 06-2853
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135 airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, - 145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. This AD requires replacing the horizontal stabilizer control unit (HSCU) with a modified and reidentified or new, improved HSCU. For certain airplanes, this AD also requires related concurrent actions as necessary. This AD is prompted by reports of loss of the pitch trim system due to a simultaneous failure of both channels of the HSCU. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of pitch trim and reduced 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; Model A321-100 Series Airplanes; and Model A321-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-2852
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318-100 series airplanes; Model A319-100 series airplanes; Model A320-111 airplanes; Model A320-200 series airplanes; Model A321-100 series airplanes; and Model A321-200 series airplanes. This AD requires replacing the water drain valves in the forward and aft cargo doors with new valves. This AD results from a report indicating that, during a test of the fire extinguishing system, air leakage through the water drain valves in the forward and aft cargo doors reduced the concentration of fire extinguishing agent to below the level required to suppress a fire. We are issuing this AD to prevent air leakage through the water drain valves, which, in the event of a fire in the forward or aft cargo compartment, could result in an insufficient concentration of fire extinguishing agent and consequent inability of the fire extinguishing system to suppress the fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes; and Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-2851
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200 and A330-300 series airplanes; and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections for discrepancies of the inboard and outboard actuator fittings of the aileron servo controls, corrective actions if necessary, and eventual replacement of all the attachment bolts of the aileron servo controls. This AD results from several cases of bushing migration on the inboard and outboard actuator fittings of the aileron servo controls; in one case the bushing had migrated completely out of the actuator fitting and the fitting was cracked. We are issuing this AD to prevent rupture of the inboard and outboard actuator fittings of the aileron servo controls, which could result in airframe vibration and consequent reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318-100 and A319-100 Series Airplanes, A320-111 Airplanes, A320-200 Series Airplanes, and A321-100 and A321-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-2850
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318-100 and A319-100 series airplanes, A320-111 airplanes, A320-200 series airplanes, and A321-100 and A321-200 series airplanes. This AD requires operators to review the airplane's maintenance records to determine the part numbers of the magnetic fuel level indicators (MFLI) of the wing fuel tanks, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from several in-service incidents of wear and detachment of the top-stops from the MFLI. Such detachment allows the top-stop to move around the wing fuel tank, and the top-stop could come into contact or in close proximity with a gauging probe, resulting in compromise of the air gap between the probe and the structure and creating a potential ignition source. We are issuing this AD to prevent an ignition source in the wing fuel tank in the event of a lightning strike, which could result in a fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Aerospatiale Model ATR72 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-2849
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Aerospatiale Model ATR72 airplanes. This AD requires a one-time general visual inspection for contamination of the surface of the upper arms of the main landing gear (MLG) secondary side brace assemblies; and repetitive eddy current inspections for cracking of the upper arms, and related specified and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also mandates eventual replacement of aluminum upper arms with steel upper arms, which would end the repetitive inspections. This AD results from two reports of rupture of the upper arm of the MLG secondary side brace due to fatigue cracking. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracking of the upper arms of the secondary side brace assemblies of the MLG, which could result in collapse of the MLG during takeoff or landing, damage to the airplane, and possible injury to the flightcrew and passengers.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Palm Springs, CA
Document Number: 06-2880
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies 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 31L to Palm Springs International Airport, Palm Springs, CA has made this action necessary. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing this RNAV (RNP) Y IAP RWY 13R to Palm Springs International Airport. The intended effect of this action is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules operations at Palm Springs International Airport, Palm Springs, CA.
Establishment of Class E Enroute Domestic Airspace Area, Vandenberg AFB, CA
Document Number: 06-2879
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects the heading of the legal description and changes the effective date of a direct final rule published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2006 (71 FR 11297), Airspace Docket No. 05-AWP-15. In that rule, the heading of the legal description reads ``Lompoc, CA, Vandenberg AFB [Established]'' and will change to ``AWP CA E6 Lompoc, CA [New]''. Also the effective date was inadvertently published as July 6, 2006. This action changes the effective date to June 8, 2006.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Vandenberg AFB, CA
Document Number: 06-2878
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Vandenberg AFB, CA. During a review of this airspace, it was determined that additional controlled airspace was needed for Category E aircraft conducting circling maneuvers in conjunction with published Standard Instrument Procedures. This airspace change will place aircraft in controlled airspace from final descent to runway and protect Category E aircraft while conducting a circling approach to land.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tyler Memorial Hospital, PA
Document Number: 06-2877
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to establish Class E airspace at Tyler Memorial Hospital, PA. The development of an Area Navigation (RNAV), Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) and Helicopter RNAV 206 approach for the Tyler Memorial Hospital to serve flights operating into the airport during Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) conditions makes this action necessary. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain aircraft executing an approach. The area would be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference.
Notice of Intention To Grant Exclusive License in Government-Owned Invention
Document Number: E6-4209
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby gives notice of its intention to grant an exclusive license in the invention titled ``Automated System for Assisting Employees to Comply with Filing Requirements'', Application Number 11/174,642, to HRWorx LLC, a small business located in Herndon, VA. HRWorks is participating in a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the William J. Hughes Technical Center to further develop and commercialize the Government-owned invention. (Authority: 35 U.S.C. 209, 15 U.S.C. 3710a, 37 CFR part 401)
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arriel 1B, 1D, and 1D1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 06-2760
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca Arriel 1B, 1D, and 1D1 turboshaft engines. This AD requires inspecting the 2nd stage nozzle guide vanes (NGV2) for wall thickness. This AD results from one instance of a fractured 2nd stage turbine blade followed by an uncommanded engine shutdown. We are issuing this AD to detect and prevent perforation of the NGV2 that could cause fracture of a turbine blade that could result in an uncommanded engine in-flight shutdown on a single-engine helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Lycoming Engines (Formerly Textron Lycoming) AEIO-360, IO-360, O-360, LIO-360, and LO-360 Series Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 06-2759
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Lycoming Engines (formerly Textron Lycoming) AEIO-360, IO-360, O-360, LIO-360, and LO-360 series reciprocating engines. This AD requires replacing certain crankshafts. This AD results from a crankshaft failure in a Lycoming LO-360-A1H6 reciprocating engine. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the crankshaft, which could result in total engine power loss, in-flight engine failure, and possible loss of the aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU-2B Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-4123
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) MU-2B series airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to incorporate text from the service information into the Limitations Section of the FAA-approved Airplane Flight Manual (AFM). This proposed AD results from a recent safety evaluation that used a data-driven approach to analyze the design, operation, and maintenance of the MU-2B series airplanes in order to determine their safety and define what steps, if any, are necessary for their safe operation. Part of that evaluation was the identification of unsafe conditions that exist or could develop on the affected type design airplanes. We are issuing this proposed AD to detect and correct improper rigging of the propeller feathering linkage. The above issue, if uncorrected, could result in degraded performance and poor handling qualities with consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-300, 747-400, and 747-400D Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-2677
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747-100B SUD, 747-300, 747-400, and 747-400D series airplanes; and Model 747-200B series airplanes having a stretched upper deck. This AD requires repetitively inspecting for cracking or discrepancies of the fasteners in the tension ties, shear webs, and frames at body stations 1120 through 1220, and performing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from new reports of severed tension ties, as well as numerous reports of cracked tension ties, broken fasteners, and cracks in the frame, shear web, and shear ties adjacent to tension ties for the upper deck. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the tension ties, shear webs, and frames of the upper deck, which could result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-2676
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747- 300, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747SR series airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection to determine whether any steel doubler (small or large) is installed at the lower forward and upper aft corners of the fuselage cutout at main entry doors (MEDs) number 3. Depending on the results of this inspection, this AD also requires repetitive inspections for cracks of the skin, bearstrap, and small steel doubler (if installed) at the applicable corner or corners of the fuselage cutouts, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This AD also provides the optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections of installing a large steel doubler at the affected corners. This AD results from reports of cracks in the skin and bearstrap at the upper aft corner and at the lower forward corner of the fuselage cutout at MEDs number 3. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the skin, bearstrap, and small steel doubler (if installed), which could propagate and result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-2675
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all EMBRAER Model ERJ 170 airplanes. This AD requires 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 AD also requires 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 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 issuing this AD to prevent failure of the aileron and flap/slat controls system, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-2674
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the main landing gear (MLG) main fitting for cracks, and repair if necessary. This AD also requires 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 AD results from a report that an MLG main fitting failed on an airplane that was braking while moving backward. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the MLG main fitting, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the MLG main fitting.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-4051
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777 airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the first bonding jumper aft of the bulkhead fitting to detect damage or failure and to determine the mechanical integrity of its electrical bonding path, and repair if necessary; measuring the bonding resistance between the fitting for the fuel feed tube and the front spar in the left and right main fuel tanks, and repairing the bonding if necessary; and applying additional sealant to completely cover the bulkhead fittings inside the fuel tanks. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent arcing or sparking during a lightning strike at the interface between the bulkhead fittings of the engine fuel feed tube and the front spar inside the fuel tank. This arcing or sparking could provide a potential ignition source inside the fuel tank, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model G-159 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-4050
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model G-159 airplanes. The original NPRM would have required repetitive non-destructive testing inspections to detect corrosion of the skin of certain structural assemblies, and corrective action if necessary. The original NPRM also would have required x-ray and ultrasonic inspections to detect corrosion and cracking of the splicing of certain structural assemblies, and repair if necessary. The original NPRM resulted from reports that exfoliation corrosion had been found in the lower layer of the lower wing plank splices. This action revises the original NPRM by expanding the inspection areas to include the wing lower plank splices, ailerons, flaps, elevators, vertical and horizontal stabilizers, rudder, rudder trim tab, and aft lower fuselage from fuselage station (FS)559 to FS669. The actions specified by this new proposed AD are intended to detect and correct corrosion and cracking of the lower wing plank splices and spot-welded skins of certain structural assemblies, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Reduction of Fuel Tank Flammability in Transport Category Airplanes
Document Number: E6-4025
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the comment period for an NPRM published on November 23, 2005. In the NPRM, the FAA proposed new rules that would require operators and manufacturers of transport category airplanes to take steps that, in combination with other required actions, should greatly reduce the chance of a catastrophic fuel tank explosion. The extension of the comment period is a result of requests from a number of entities to allow public comment on new information that has recently been placed in the public docket.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Transport Airplane and Engine Issue Area-New Task
Document Number: E6-4024
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA assigned a new task to the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee to develop a recommendation that will help the FAA establish standardized criteria and guidance for conducting airplane- level safety assessments of critical systems. This notice is to inform the public of this ARAC activity.
Proposed Advisory Circular 25.981-2A, Fuel Tank Flammability
Document Number: E6-4023
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the comment period for a notice of availability of proposed AC 25.981-2A, Fuel Tank Flammability, and request for comments published on November 28, 2005. In this Notice, the FAA announced the availability of and requested comments on a proposed AC which sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, of demonstrating compliance with the provisions of the airworthiness standards in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published on November 23, 2005. The comment period for this Notice closes on the same day as the comment period for the NPRM (March 23, 2006). The extension of the Notice's comment period is a result of an extension of the NPRM's comment period.
Standardization and Clarification of Application of 14 CFR Part 23, §§ 23.1301 and 23.1309, Regarding Environmental Qualification
Document Number: E6-4022
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the issuance of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy. The policy standardizes and clarifies the FAA application of 14 CFR part 23, sections 23.1301 and 23.1309, Amendment 23-41 or later for environmental qualification. This notice is necessary to advise the public, especially manufacturers of normal, utility, and acrobatic category airplanes, and commuter category airplanes and their suppliers, that the FAA has adopted the policy.
Modification of the St. Louis Class B Airspace Area; MO
Document Number: 06-2672
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-21
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 graphic depicting the modified St. Louis Class B airspace area. This action corrects those errors.
Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee
Document Number: 06-2670
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Land at Sedona Airport, Sedona, AZ
Document Number: 06-2669
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of approximately 16 acres of airport property at Sedona Airport, Sedona, Arizona from the airport- use restrictions of conveyance deed dated October 31, 1996. The purpose of the release is to authorize leasing of the property at fair market value in order to permit the airport to earn revenue from non-aviation uses of the airport land.
Noise Exposure Map Notice
Document Number: 06-2668
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Wayne County Airport Authority under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act (Act), 49 U.S.C. 47501, et seq. and the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), 14 CFR part 150 (part 150) are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Gothenburg, Quinn Field, NE
Document Number: 06-2667
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at Gothenburg, Quinn Field, NE.
FAA Approval of Noise Compatibility Program 14 CFR Part 150, Santa Barbara Airport, Santa Barbara, CA
Document Number: 06-2666
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by Santa Barbara 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 28, 2004, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by Santa Barbara Airport under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On January 27, 2006, the FAA approved the Santa Barbara Airport noise compatibility program. Some of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Faribault Municipal Airport; Faribault Minnesota
Document Number: 06-2665
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to authorize the release of a portion of the airport property. The City of Faribault, MN is proposing to release for sale 29.72 acres of existing airport land for the development of an Army Reserve and Minnesota National Guard Readiness Center. The acreage being released is not needed for aeronautical use as currently identified on the Airport Layout Plan. The acreage comprising this parcel was originally acquired with local funds in 1944 and 1945. The City of Faribault (Minnesota), as airport owner, has concluded that the subject airport is not needed for expansion of airport facilities. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. The appraised value is $830,000 and the Airport will receive that amount. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Model CF6-80C2D1F Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 06-2648
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) Model CF6-80C2D1F turbofan engines. This AD requires modifying the latching system of the fan reverser. This AD results from 13 reports of released thrust reverser hardware. We are issuing this AD to prevent release of the thrust reverser cascade on landing, which could result in runway debris and a possible hazard to other aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; Sicma Aero Seat, Passenger Seat Assemblies
Document Number: E6-3908
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sicma Aero Seat, passenger seat assemblies. This proposed AD would require modifying the aft track fittings on these passenger seat assemblies by installing new tab locks, and then torquing the aft track fitting locking bolts. This proposed AD results from reports of loose and unlocked aft track fittings on Sicma Aero Seat, passenger seat assemblies. We are proposing this AD to prevent detachment of passenger seat assemblies, especially during emergency conditions, leading to occupant injury.
Airworthiness Directives: Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Trent 800 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E6-3907
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). That NPRM proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 800 series turbofan engines. That proposed action would have required initial and repetitive borescope inspections of the high pressure-and-intermediate pressure (HP-IP) turbine internal and external oil vent tubes for coking and carbon buildup, and cleaning or replacing the vent tubes if necessary. Since we issued that NPRM, RR notified us that the RB211 Trent 800 series turbofan engines are significantly less susceptible to vent tube carbon build-up than the RB211 Trent 700 series turbofan engines. Repeat on- wing inspections therefore, are not required to maintain fleet safety. Accordingly, we withdraw the proposed rule.
Ameriflight, Inc.; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E6-3856
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action reopens the comment period for a proposed grant of exemption that was published on February 7, 2006. The purpose of that document was to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in the FAA's regulatory activities. This reopening is a result of a request from the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) to extend the comment period to the exemption.
Proposed Modification of VOR Federal Airways; and Establishment of Area Navigation Route; NC
Document Number: E6-3852
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airways V-56 and V-290, NC; and Colored Federal Airway G-13, NC; to remove unusable airway segments. The affected airway segments are unusable because they are based on nondirectional beacon (NDB) navigation aids that have been permanently decommissioned. In addition, the FAA proposes to establish a new low altitude area navigation (RNAV) route, designated T-243, to enhance instrument flight rules (IFR) access to the Outer Banks area of North Carolina.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 06-2585
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-17
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 06-2584
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-17
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 06-2583
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment amends Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, addition of new obstacles, or changes in air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 720 and 720B Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-2545
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 720 and 720B series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for any crack, corrosion, or sign of damage (e.g., finish scratches, blistering, or signs of fuel leaking) of the front spar upper chords under the fairing web, and repair if necessary. This AD results from a report that inspections required by a previous AD action are inadequate for Boeing Model 720 and 720B series airplanes. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct any crack, corrosion, or sign of damage of the front spar upper chords under the fairing web, which could result in structural failure of the wing.
Airworthiness Directives; Twin Commander Aircraft Corporation Models 690, 690A, and 690B Airplanes
Document Number: E6-3798
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Twin Commander Aircraft Corporation (Twin Commander) Models 690, 690A, and 690B airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to inspect, visually and using fluorescent dye penetrant, the support structures for the inboard and center aileron hinge fittings on both wings for cracks and replace any cracked support structure. This proposed AD would require you to reinforce the support structures for the inboard and center aileron hinge fittings on both wings. This proposed AD results from reports that cracks were found in the support structures for the inboard and center aileron hinge fittings on both wings. We are issuing this proposed AD to detect and correct cracks in the support structures for the inboard and center aileron hinge fittings on both wings, which could result in aileron failure. This failure could lead to reduced controllability or loss of control of the airplane.
Modification of the Norton Sound Low, Woody Island Low and 1234L Offshore Airspace Areas; AK
Document Number: C6-2112
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Operating Limitations at Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Document Number: 06-2595
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA has issued an order to show cause which solicits the views of interested persons on the FAA's tentative determination to extend through October 28, 2006, an August 18, 2004, order limiting the number of scheduled aircraft arrivals at O'Hare International Airport during peak operation hours. The text of the order to show cause is set fourth in this notice.
Airworthiness Directives; The Cessna Aircraft Company Models 208 and 208B Airplanes
Document Number: 06-2546
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document clarifies the intent of AD 2006-01-11, which was published in the Federal Register on January 12, 2006 (71 FR 1941). AD 2006-01-11 applies to Cessna Models 208 and 208B airplanes and requires the installation of a pilot assist handle and deicing boots on the cargo pod and landing gear fairings; and the incorporation of changes to the Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH) and FAA-Approved Airplane Flight Manual (AFM). The compliance time for the AFM/POH change currently reads ``prior to further flight'' after the installation of the pilot assist handle, which is required within 125 days after the effective date. The AFM/POH change is related to operation in ground icing conditions and should not be attributed to the pilot assist handle installation. Therefore, the compliance time should also be within 125 days after the effective date. Additionally, the requirement of installing the accessory kit or installing a placard should only apply to those airplanes equipped with a cargo pod and pneumatic deicing boots. The way it currently is written makes it apply to all airplanes equipped with pneumatic deicing boots. This AD action rewords the compliance time and the wording for the installation or placard requirement to reflect the above concerns.
Airworthiness Directives; The Cessna Aircraft Company Models 208 and 208B Airplanes
Document Number: 06-2544
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede AD 2005-07-01, which applies to all The Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 208 and 208B airplanes. AD 2005-07-01 currently requires you to incorporate information into the applicable section of the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM). This AD is the result of several accidents/incidents with the affected airplanes during operations in icing conditions, FAA evaluation of Cessna flight test data, Cessna issuing AFM revisions, and FAA determining these revisions are necessary for safe operation. Consequently, this AD updates the actions of AD 2005-07-01 that require incorporation of text in the AFM and requires the insertion of new text in the AFM, and the fabrication and installation of placards. We are issuing this AD to assure that the pilot has enough information to prevent loss of control of the airplane while in-flight during icing conditions.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Gary/Chicago International Airport; Gary, IN
Document Number: 06-2489
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from civilian aeronautical use to military aeronautical use and to authorize the lease of the airport property. The area is a twenty-five acre parcel located in the southwest quadrant of the airport south of Runway 12/30 and west of Runway 2/20. The land is vacant and is used as a stockpile area for various construction materials and was the former site of a Nike missile silo battery. The land had been transferred to the City of Gary in 1947 by Quitclaim Deed from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation as non-surplus property as defined by section 16 of the Federal Airport Act of 1946. Public Law 102-148, dated October 10, 1991 released the land from the section 16 restriction requiring Congressional action for land releases and authorized the FAA to administer land releases. There are no adverse impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to lease the property. The land is not needed for civilian aeronautical use and a Limited Army Aviation Support Facility helicopter base, which will be operated by the Indiana National Guard, will be constructed on the property. A Joint-Use Agreement will be negotiated between the Indiana National Guard and the airport that will address all fees, charges, and assessments for services such as snow removal, fire fighting and fueling. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the lease of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-10, -20, -30, -40 and -50 Series Airplanes, and Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), and DC-9-82 (MD-82) Airplanes
Document Number: 06-2409
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-10, -20, - 30, -40 and -50 series airplanes, and Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), and DC-9- 82 (MD-82) airplanes. That AD currently requires installing a water drain system for the slant pressure panels in the left and right wheel wells of the main landing gear (MLG). This new AD also requires inspecting the seal assemblies of the overwing emergency exit doors for defects and constant gap; replacing defective door seals; performing repetitive operational checks of the water drain system auto drain valve and corrective actions if necessary; and, for certain airplanes, modifying the insulation blankets on the slant pressure panels in the left and right MLG wheel wells. This AD results from reports of water runoff from the slant pressure panels in the left and right MLG wheel wells, which subsequently froze on the lateral control mixer and control cable assemblies. We are issuing this AD to prevent ice from forming on the lateral control mixer and control cable assemblies, which could reduce controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Model 500, 501, 550, S550, 551, and 560 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-2408
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Model 500, 501, 550, S550, 551, and 560 airplanes. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to prohibit use of the wing fuel boost pumps for defueling under certain conditions; installing a placard; doing other specified investigative and corrective actions as necessary; and modifying the boost pumps. This AD also requires the subsequent removal of the AFM revision and placard. This AD results from a report of a chafed electrical wiring harness, which was arcing inside the fuel tank. We are issuing this AD to prevent potential fuel vapor ignition in a fuel tank, which could result in explosion and loss of the airplane.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E6-3736
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-15
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.