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Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-600R and A300 F4-600R Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-4675
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A300 B4-600R and A300 F4-600R series airplanes. That AD currently 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 new AD requires 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 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 issuing 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.
Proposed Advisory Circular 120-YY, Widespread Fatigue Damage on Metallic Structure
Document Number: E6-7794
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on a proposed advisory circular (AC) which provides guidance to design approval holders for certain transport category airplanes and on repairs and alterations to those airplanes for developing means to preclude widespread fatigue. This proposed AC complements revisions to the airworthiness standards that are being proposed by a separate notice. This notice is necessary to give all interested persons an opportunity to present their views on the proposed AC.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-7740
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-22
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 detailed and high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the station (STA) 1809.5 bulkhead for cracking and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from fatigue cracks found in the forward outer chord and horizontal inner chord at STA 1809.5. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the bulkhead structure at STA 1809.5, which could result in failure of the bulkhead structure for carrying the flight loads of the horizontal stabilizer, and consequent loss of controllability of the airplane.
Supplemental Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement Containing a DOT Section 4(f)/303(c) Evaluation for a Proposed Replacement Airport for the City of St. George, UT
Document Number: 06-4751
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing a supplemental Supplement Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement containing a DOT Section 4(f)(/303(c) evaluation for a Proposed Replacement Airport for the City of St. George, Utah, published on May 12, 2006 (Volume 71 FR 277770). This supplemental notice is to advise the public that additional copies of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed replacement airport for the City of St. George, Utah, have been made available for public review at six additional locations. Other than the addition of the six locations for public review, all other information in the original notice remains the same, including the public review period, which begins May 19, 2006. The FAA will accept comments on new and/or revised/updated information and analyses disclosed in Appendices T through Y and in Chapter 6, section 6.4, Air Quality, until 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, Monday, July 3, 2006, at the address listed in the section entitled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Mount Comfort Airport; Indianapolis, IN
Document Number: 06-4735
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of the airport property. The 3.27-acre parcel is on Airport Boulevard near the western border of the airport. It is contained within Parcels 18-1 and 18-2 on the current Exhibit A. The current Airport Layout Plan identifies this land as part of an area reserved for future aviation related development. The land was acquired under FAA Project No(s). ADAP 5-18-0037-01 and ADAP 5-18-0037-02. The release of the land is considered beneficial to the safety of the airport because the Buck Creek Township Fire Department proposes to construct a new fire station at this location. 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 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.
Modification and Revocation of Restricted Areas R-3007A, B, C, D, and E; Townsend, GA
Document Number: 06-4734
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action reconfigures Restricted Areas R-3007A, B, C, and D, and revokes Restricted Area R-3007E, Townsend, GA, by reducing the lateral size, increasing the vertical limits, and by increasing the time of designation of the restricted airspace by six hours per day. The FAA is taking this action to better accommodate Department of Defense (DOD) training requirements and to eliminate restricted airspace that is no longer needed by the military. Additionally, the name of the using agency for all R-3007 subareas is changed to reflect the current organizational title. This action also makes a minor correction to the latitude/longitude positions of two points in the descriptions of R-3007B and R-3007C.
Noise Compatibility Program Notice; Collin County Regional Airport; McKinney, Texas
Document Number: 06-4732
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the city of McKinney 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 November 1, 2005 the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the city of McKinney under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On April 28, 2006, the FAA approved the Collin County Regional Airport noise compatibility program. Most of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Availability of Partially Exclusive, Exclusive or Non Exclusive License
Document Number: Z6-7331
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Energy, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Management and Budget Office, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company Model B300 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-7636
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (Raytheon) Model B300 airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to modify the cabin passenger seats by installing a modification kit on each passenger seat, removing the existing technical standard order (TSO) label, and re-identifying each modified passenger seat assembly with a new part number. This proposed AD results from the seats not meeting the ultimate load requirements of 14 CFR part 23 during structural testing of the seat with design changes. We are issuing this proposed AD to prevent the passenger seats from failing during emergency landing conditions when high inertial loadings occur. Passenger seat failure may result in occupant injury.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200, -200CB, and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-7633
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes. The original NPRM would have required repetitive detailed inspections for proper functioning of the girt bar leaf springs for the escape slides to ensure the leaf springs retain the sliders and the required 0.37-inch minimum engagement between the sliders and floor fittings is achieved at passenger doors 1, 2, and 4, and corrective actions if necessary. The original NPRM resulted from a report that the escape slides failed to deploy correctly during an operator's tests of the escape slides. This action revises the original NPRM by stating that this proposed AD would not include procedures from the airplane maintenance manuals and component maintenance manuals that allow bending the girt bar retention springs. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent escape slides from disengaging from the airplane during deployment or in use, which could result in injuries to passengers or flightcrew.
Airworthiness Directives; The Cessna Aircraft Company Models 208 and 208B Airplanes
Document Number: C6-2544
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Hamilton Sundstrand Model 14RF-9 Propellers; Correction
Document Number: 06-4679
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2006-10-07. That AD applies to Hamilton Sundstrand Model 14RF-9 propellers. We published AD 2006-10-07 in the Federal Register on May 12, 2006 (71 FR 27600). An incorrect phrase was used in the compliance section, which impacts the intent of the compliance. This document corrects that phrase. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330, A340-200, and A340-300 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-7560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330, A340-200, and A340-300 airplanes. This proposed AD would require replacing the attachment landing assemblies of certain blow-down panels of the wing leading edges with new, improved landing assemblies. This proposed AD results from several reports of full or partial loss of certain blow-down panels of the wing leading edges during flight. We are proposing this AD to prevent damage to the airplane and hazards to persons or property on the ground.
Airworthiness Directives; Various Aircraft Equipped With Honeywell Primus II RNZ-850/-851 Integrated Navigation Units
Document Number: E6-7559
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to various aircraft equipped with a Honeywell Primus II RNZ-850/-851 Integrated Navigation Unit (INU). The original NPRM would have superseded an existing AD that, as one alternative for compliance, provides for a one-time inspection to determine whether a certain modification has been installed on the Honeywell Primus II NV850 Navigation Receiver Module (NRM), which is part of the INU. In lieu of accomplishing this inspection, and for aircraft found to have an affected NRM, the existing AD provides for revising the aircraft flight manual to include new limitations for instrument landing system approaches. The original NPRM proposed to require inspecting to determine whether certain other modifications have been done on the NRM; and doing related investigative, corrective, and other specified actions, as applicable. The original NPRM resulted from reports of erroneous glideslope indications on certain aircraft equipped with subject INUs. This new action revises the original NPRM by describing further modifications to address additional anomalies. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to ensure that the flightcrew has an accurate glideslope deviation indication. An erroneous glideslope deviation indication could lead to the aircraft making an approach off the glideslope, which could result in impact with an obstacle or terrain.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes); and Airbus Model A310-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-7558
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all 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 A310-200 and -300 series airplanes. The original NPRM would have required a one-time inspection of the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA), corrective actions if necessary, and follow-on repetitive tasks. The original NPRM resulted from reports of THSAs that have reached their design operational life. This operational life can be extended provided an initial inspection and follow-on repetitive tasks are accomplished. This action revises the original NPRM by revising the initial compliance time. It also allows the component maintenance manual as an alternative repair method. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to extend the operational life of the THSA to prevent a possible failure of high-time THSAs, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-7557
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Airbus Model A318-111 airplanes; A319-100 series airplanes; A320-111 airplanes; A320-200 series airplanes; and A321-100 and -200 series airplanes. The original NPRM would have required inspecting to determine the part number of the twin motor actuators, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. The original NPRM resulted from a report of a low pressure valve of the twin motor actuator found partially open, although the valve detection system indicated that the valve was closed. Investigation revealed that the locating pin in the actuator was too short to engage with the valve slot, resulting in incorrect alignment of the actuator and the drive assembly, causing the valve to remain partially open. This action revises the original NPRM by expanding the applicability. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to ensure that, in the event of an engine fire, the valve actuator functions properly to block the fuel flow to the engine and prevent an uncontrollable fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Engine Components Incorporated (ECi) Reciprocating Engine Connecting Rods
Document Number: 06-4646
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Lycoming Engines (formerly Textron Lycoming) 360 and 540 series reciprocating engines with ECi connecting rods, part number (P/N) AEL11750, installed. The Airmotive Engineering Corp, Division of Engine Components Incorporated (ECi), holds the Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for the affected parts, and markets the parts as ECi parts. This AD requires replacing certain lot and serial numbered connecting rods, P/N AEL11750, having forging part number AEL11488. This AD would also prohibit installing certain ECi connecting rods, P/N AEL11750, into any Lycoming 360 or 540 series reciprocating engines. This AD results from reports of connecting rods with excessive variation in circularity of the journal bores. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue failure of the connecting rod and a possible uncommanded shutdown of the engine.
Establishment of Organization Designation Authorization Program
Document Number: 06-4626
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action makes a correction to 14 CFR part 183 by adding two section references that were inadvertently omitted from the final rule published in the Federal Register on October 13, 2005 (70 FR 59932).
Special Conditions; Dual Innovative Solutions & Support Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS) Installation in Pilatus PC-12, PC-12/45, and PC-12/47; Protection of Systems for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 06-4624
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued to Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S), 720 Pennsylvania Drive, Exton, PA 19341-1129, for a Supplemental Type Certificate for the Pilatus PC-12, PC-12/45, and PC- 12/47 airplanes. These airplanes will have novel and unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisaged in the applicable airworthiness standards. These novel and unusual design features include the installation of two 12'' x 9'' Integrated Flat Panel Display (IFPD) Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS), manufactured by IS&S, and components associated with this display system. The applicable regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate airworthiness standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high intensity radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to the airworthiness standards applicable to these airplanes.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Dare County Regional Airport, Manteo, NC
Document Number: 06-4623
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. 47153(d), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the County of Dare to waive the requirement that a 34.4 acre parcel of surplus property, located at the Dare County Regional Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program; Vero Beach Municipal Airport; Vero Beach, FL
Document Number: 06-4622
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the City of Vero Beach, Florida 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 October 28, 2003, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the City of Vero Beach, Florida under part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On April 28, 2006, the FAA approved the Vero Beach Municipal Airport noise compatibility program. Most of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Noise Exposure Map Notice: Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review
Document Number: 06-4621
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by Mobile Airport Authority for Mobile Regional 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. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program update that was submitted for Mobile Regional Airport under part 150 in conjunction with the noise exposure map, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before October 27, 2006.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-4595
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This AD requires replacing brackets that hold the P5 panel to the airplane structure, the standby compass bracket assembly, the generator drive and standby power module, and the air conditioning module. This AD also requires, among other actions, inspecting for wire length and for damage of the connectors and the wire bundles, and doing applicable corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from an electrical burning smell in the flight compartment. We are issuing this AD to prevent wire bundles from contacting the overhead dripshield panel and modules in the P5 overhead panel, which could result in electrical arcing and shorting of the electrical connector and consequent loss of several critical systems essential for safe flight.
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions
Document Number: 06-4527
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Airports (ARP) is responsible for reviewing and deciding on projects airport sponsors propose for public-use airports. ARP revised its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing instructions for those airport projects under its authority and placed those instructions in Order 5050.4B, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions. The Order's effective date was April 28, 2006.\1\
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 Airplanes; Model A310 Airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes and Model C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes)
Document Number: E6-7481
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 airplanes and Model A310 airplanes and for certain Airbus Model A300-600 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the wing and center fuel tanks to determine if certain P-clips are installed and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD also would require an inspection of electrical bonding points of certain equipment in the center fuel tank for the presence of a blue coat and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also would require installation of new bonding leads and electrical bonding points on certain equipment in the wing, center, and trim fuel tanks, as necessary. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to ensure continuous electrical bonding protection of equipment in the wing, center, and trim fuel tanks and to prevent damage to wiring in the wing and center fuel tanks, due to failed P- clips used for retaining the wiring and pipes, which could result in a possible fuel ignition source in the fuel tanks.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), DC-9-87 (MD-87), and MD-88 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-7479
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), DC-9-87 (MD-87), and MD-88 airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing a clamp, a bonding jumper assembly, and attaching hardware to the refueling manifold in the right wing refueling station area. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent arcing on the in-tank side of the fueling valve during a lightning strike, which could result in an ignition source that could ignite fuel vapor and cause a fuel tank explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 Series Airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes)
Document Number: E6-7477
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Airbus Model A300 B2, A300 B4, and A300-600 series airplanes. The original NPRM would have superseded two existing ADs. One AD currently requires an inspection for cracks of the lower outboard flange of gantry No. 4 in the main landing gear (MLG) bay area, and repair if necessary. The other AD currently requires, among other actions, repetitive inspections of the gantry lower flanges, and repair if necessary. The original NPRM proposed to require new repetitive inspections for cracks in the lower flange of certain gantries, and repair if necessary, which ends the existing inspection requirements. The original NPRM also provided for optional terminating actions for the new repetitive inspections. This new action revises the original NPRM by including additional airplanes that were excluded from the applicability. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to detect and correct fatigue cracks in the lower flanges of gantries 1 through 5 inclusive in the MLG bay area, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the fuselage, and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, and DC-10-40F Airplanes
Document Number: E6-7476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas airplanes, identified above. This proposed AD would require installing or replacing with improved parts, as applicable, the bonding straps between the metallic frame of the fillet and the wing leading edge ribs, on both the left and right sides. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks in the event of a severe lightning strike, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10 and DC-10-10F Airplanes; Model DC-10-15 Airplanes; Model DC-10-30 and DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10) Airplanes; Model DC-10-40 and DC-10-40F Airplanes; Model MD-10-10F and MD-10-30F Airplanes; and Model MD-11 and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: E6-7475
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas transport category airplanes. This proposed AD would require fabrication and installation of a wire harness guard in the right wheel well of the main landing gear (MLG), and related investigative and corrective actions as necessary. For certain airplanes, the proposed AD also would require replacement of the electrical connectors of the auxiliary hydraulic pumps with improved electrical connectors and related investigative and corrective actions. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent damage to the wire support bracket and wiring of the auxiliary hydraulic pump and, for certain airplanes, water intrusion through the electrical connectors of the auxiliary hydraulic pump. These conditions could lead to a potential ignition source in the right wheel well of the MLG around the fuel tank, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-7474
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model ERJ 170 airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection for proper crimping of the terminal lugs for the power cables of each integrated drive generator (IDG), installing a new sleeve on the terminal, and re-crimping if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report that the terminal lugs for the power cables of the IDGs may not be adequately crimped, which could allow the cables to be pulled out of the terminals with no significant force. We are proposing this AD to prevent loss of all normal electrical power for the airplane, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-10, DC-9-20, DC-9-30, DC-9-40, and DC-9-50 Series Airplanes; Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), and DC-9-87 (MD-87) Airplanes; Model MD-88 Airplanes; Model MD-90-30 Airplanes; and Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-4546
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas transport category airplanes. This AD requires an inspection to determine the part number of the upper and lower stop pad support fittings of all the lower cargo doors, repetitive inspections of all early configuration stop pad support fittings, and corrective action if necessary. This AD also provides an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD results from a report of cracks found in the area of the upper and lower stop pad support fittings of the cargo door pan on numerous airplanes. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracks in the cargo door pan, which could result in the inability to fully pressurize an airplane, possible pressure loss, or possible rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 Airplanes and Model Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: 06-4543
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 airplanes and Model Avro 146-RJ airplanes. This AD requires repetitive replacement of the elevator servo tab hinge bearings, elevator servo tab mechanism bearings, elevator trim tab hinge bearings, and elevator trim tab drive rod bearings with new bearings. This AD results from reported incidents of flight control surface restrictions due to the deterioration of flight control surface bearings. We are issuing this AD to prevent corrosion of flight control surface bearings and freezing of moisture inside the bearings, due to loss of lubrication in the bearings, which could lead to flight control restrictions and result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-4541
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding two existing airworthiness directives (ADs); one AD is applicable to all Boeing Model 747 airplanes and the other AD is applicable to certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes. The first AD currently requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the upper skin of the horizontal stabilizer center section and the rear spar upper chord, and repair if necessary. The other AD currently requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the upper skin of the outboard and center sections of the horizontal stabilizer and the rear spar structure, hinge fittings, terminal fittings, and splice plates; and repair if necessary. This new AD adds, for certain airplanes, repetitive inspections for cracking of the outboard and center sections of the horizontal stabilizer and repair if necessary. For certain other airplanes, this new AD adds a detailed inspection to determine the type of fasteners, related investigative actions, and repair if necessary. This new AD also revises the compliance times for certain inspections and adds alternative inspections for cracking of the upper skin of the center section and rear spar upper chord. This AD results from reports of cracking in the outboard and center section of the aft upper skin of the horizontal stabilizer, the rear spar chord, rear spar web, terminal fittings, and splice plates; and a report of fractured and cracked steel fasteners. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct this cracking, which could lead to reduced structural capability of the outboard and center sections of the horizontal stabilizer and could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive License: The Development of C-6 and C-8 Modified cAMP-Derivatives for the Treatment of Cancer
Document Number: Z6-6986
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-1000S Sailplanes
Document Number: E6-7394
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-1000S sailplanes. This proposed AD would require you to modify the elevator control at the stabilizer assembly, replace a placard on the fin, and incorporate changes in the FAA- approved sailplane flight manual. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Germany. We are proposing this AD to prevent the rigging of the horizontal stabilizer without properly connecting the elevator, which, if not prevented, could lead to an inoperative elevator.
Airworthiness Directives; The Cessna Aircraft Company Models 208 and 208B Airplanes
Document Number: C6-2546
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Model 45 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-4542
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet Model 45 airplanes. This AD requires a review of airplane maintenance records to determine whether inspections identified by certain inspection reference numbers (IRNs) have been done. If any IRN has not been done, this AD requires doing an inspection of the inside of the wet wing fuel areas and the fuel pump screens for tape and adhesive tape residue, cleaning the low pressure fuel filter, determining whether tape or adhesive residue is present, doing an inspection of the filter for damage before installation, and applicable corrective actions if necessary. In addition, this AD requires sending the review and inspection results to the FAA. This AD results from reports of tape found in the wing fuel tanks. We are issuing this AD to prevent blocked fuel passages and fuel pump screens and the inability of the flightcrew to transfer fuel from one wing tank to the other tank due to tape in the wing fuel tanks, which could result in a fuel imbalance and consequent failure of an engine; and to prevent contaminated fuel pump screens, engine fuel controls, and fuel nozzles, due to tape adhesive dissolving in the fuel, which could result in potential erroneous readings of the fuel quantity indication system.
Revisions to the Civil Penalty Inflation Adjustment Rule and Tables
Document Number: 06-4524
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule updates information in the FAA's regulations on certain civil monetary penalties authorized for violations of statutes and regulations we enforce in accordance with legislation enacted since the last update. The rule also includes references to additional and revised statutes and regulations. In addition, the rule makes inflation-based adjustments to civil penalties where indicated. Finally, it makes a technical correction to conform regulatory language on the inflation adjustment process to the provisions of the applicable statute.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-223, -321, -322, and -323 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-4504
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-223, -321, -322, and -323 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the firewall of the lower aft pylon fairing (LAPF), and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also provides an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD results from reports of cracking of the LAPF firewall. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct this cracking, which could reduce the effectiveness of the firewall and result in an uncontrolled engine fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-4503
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A310-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the flap transmission shafts, and replacing the transmission shafts if necessary. This AD also provides an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD results from reports of longitudinal cracks due to stress corrosion in the transmission shafts between the power control unit (PCU) and the torque limiters of the flap transmission system. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the flap transmission shaft, which could compromise shaft structural integrity and lead to a disabled flap transmission shaft and reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-120, -120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT Airplanes in Operation
Document Number: 06-4502
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-120, -120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT airplanes in operation. This AD requires replacing the protective tubes and conduits of the wiring harnesses of the refueling vent and pilot valves with non-conductive hoses; modifying the harness wiring and supports; and rerouting the harnesses to prevent interference with adjacent strobe light connectors; as applicable. This AD results from a fuel system review conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent a potential source of ignition near a fuel tank, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model BD-100-1A10 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-4501
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This AD requires an inspection for signs of arcing or heat damage of the electrical connections of the terminal blocks, ground studs, and the end of the wires and surrounding insulation for the windshield and side window anti-ice systems; and repairing any arced or damaged electrical connection. This AD also requires re-torquing electrical connections of the terminal blocks and ground studs for the windshield and side window anti-ice systems. This AD results from an in-service incident involving smoke and odor in the cockpit. We are issuing this AD to prevent loose electrical connections that could arc and overheat, and cause wiring damage of the windshield and side window anti-ice systems. Such wiring damage could result in smoke and/or fire in the flight compartment.
Airworthiness Directives; The Cessna Aircraft Company Models 208 and 208B Airplanes
Document Number: 06-4424
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2006-01-11 R1, which published in the Federal Register on March 16, 2006 (71 FR 13538), and applies to all The Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 208 and 208B airplanes. AD 2006-01-11 R1 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). Current language in paragraph (e)(4) of AD 2006-01-11 R1 regarding the placard requirement inadvertently states: ``You may insert a copy of this AD into the appropriate sections of the POH to comply with this action.'' This does not meet the intent of the AD. This document corrects that paragraph by removing the language referenced above.
Advisory Circular 33.87-1, Calibration Test, Endurance Test, and Teardown Inspection for Turbine Engine Certification (§§ 33.85, 33.87, 33.93)
Document Number: 06-4526
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the issuance of Advisory Circular 9AC) 33.87-1, Calibration Test, Endurance Test, and Teardown Inspection for Turbine Engine Certification. This AC sets forth acceptable methods of compliance for aircraft engines with the provisions of Sec. Sec. 33.85, 33.87, and 33.93 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This AC provides guidance for part 33 type certification endurance testing of all classes of turbine engines.
Draft Order 8040.2, Airworthiness Directive Process for Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information
Document Number: 06-4525
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of, and requests comments on draft Order 8040.2, Airworthiness Directive Process for Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information. The draft order describes new policy and procedures for developing and issuing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airworthiness directives (AD) on imported products where the State of Design Authority issued mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI). The process will allow for a timelier issuance of ADs.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 06-4474
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-15
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; Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-4423
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections of the lubrication passage and link assembly joint in the inboard and outboard flaps of the trailing edge for discrepancies, and corrective action if necessary. This new AD requires new inspections for cracking or severe wear of the bearings of the link assembly, inspections of any link assembly not previously inspected for damage, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also ends the existing repetitive inspections for certain airplanes, and extends the repetitive interval for the existing repetitive inspections and the compliance time for the corrective action on certain other airplanes. This AD also provides an optional terminating action. This AD results from additional reports indicating fractured bearings of the link assembly joint in the inboard and outboard flaps of the trailing edge. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the bearings in the link assembly joint, which could result in separation of the inboard or outboard flap and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-400; AT-401, AT-401B, AT-402, AT-402A, and AT-402B Airplanes
Document Number: C6-3617
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-802 and AT- 802A Airplanes
Document Number: C6-3613
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 06-4477
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-12
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.