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Public Notice of Intent To Release Grant Acquired Property at the Opa-Locka Airport, Miami-Dade County, FL
Document Number: 06-4476
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) request to release a portion of airport property, 4,314 square feet, for other than aeronautical purposes.
Record of Decision
Document Number: 06-4475
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Record of Decision was prepared based on the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Horizontal Launch and Reentry of Reentry Vehicles. The FAA prepared this Record of Decision pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 as amended (42 United States Code 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 1500-1508), and FAA Order 1050.1 E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures. This Record of Decision contains the statement of decision, identifies the alternatives considered, and discusses the factors on which the decision was based. The PEIS considered the potential programmatic environmental effects of licensing horizontal launches of launch vehicles, reentries of reentry vehicles,\1\ as well as licensing the operation of facilities that support these activities. The PEIS considered three horizontal launch vehicle concepts and reentry vehicles with both powered and unpowered landings.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 05-05-C-00-MCI To Impose a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Kansas City International Airport (MCI) for use at MCI and Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC), Kansas City, MO
Document Number: 06-4412
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposed to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose a PFC at MCI for use at MCI and MKC under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).
Notice of the Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Proposed Relocation of the Panama City-Bay County International Airport, Panama City, FL; Notice of Significant Encroachment and Unavoidable Impacts to the Base Floodplain; Notice of New Construction Significantly Affecting Wetlands and Finding of No Practicable Alternative
Document Number: 06-4411
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces that an FEIS for the Proposed Relocation of the Panama City-Bay County International Airport is available for public review. The FEIS includes the section 7 consultation with United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) regarding the Proposed Action's impact to threatened and endangered species. An Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) and Living Marine Resources (LMR) Assessment is included in the FEIS. The FEIS discusses impacts to the base floodplain and wetlands and measures to mitigate those impacts. The FAA is seeking comments on those sections of the FEIS that have been updated and/or contain additional information not previously contained in the DEIS. Please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for a listing of sections of the FEIS and associated appendices that have been updated or contain additional information. Additional information regarding potential redevelopment of the existing airport site under the West Bay Site alternatives was published following public availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). This information has been analyzed and is included in the FEIS for disclosure purposes but is not part of the Proposed Action. All comments are to be submitted to Virginia Lane of the FAA, at the address shown in the section below entitled ``For Further Information or to Submit Comments Contact.'' The USACE has requested that the FAA be the recipient of all comments regarding their actions. The USACE is a cooperating Federal agency for this FEIS, having jurisdiction by law because the proposed federal action has the potential for significant wetland impacts, and would require the USACE to approve issuance of a permit to fill wetlands under section 404 of the Clean Water Act.
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: 06-4410
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this Notice of Availability to advise the public that a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) containing a DOT section 4(f)/303(c) evaluation has been prepared for the proposed replacement airport for the City of St. George, Utah. The FEIS will be available for public review beginning May 19, 2006. The FAA will accept comments on new and/or revised/updated information and analyses disclosed in Appendix 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. The FEIS addresses the environmental impacts associated with the development of a replacement airport for St. George Municipal Airport in the City of St. George, Washington City, and Washington County, Utah. The FEIS is submitted for review pursuant to major environmental directives to comply with NEPA: Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91-190); and other applicable Federal and state environmental laws, regulations, Executive Orders, and statutes. The FAA will not make a decision on the proposed action for a minimum of 45 days following the publishing of the Notice of Availability of the FEIS in the Federal Register. The FAA will record the appropriate decision or decisions in a Record of Decision.
Airworthiness Directives; Hamilton Sundstrand Model 14RF-9 Propellers
Document Number: 06-4390
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Hamilton Sundstrand model 14RF-9 propellers. This AD requires visual, feeler gage, and tap test inspections of certain serial number (SN) propeller blades of the ``+E'' repair configuration for blade delamination, and removing the blade from service if the blade fails inspection. This AD also requires removing those serial-numbered propeller blades from service by March 1, 2007. This AD results from reports of delaminated blade fiberglass repair patches that allowed corrosion to form on the aluminum blade spar under the patch. We are issuing this AD to prevent blade failure that could result in separation of a propeller blade and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 and 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 06-4311
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 and 440) airplanes. This AD requires an inspection of the manufacturer's date code on certain electrical relays to identify defective Leach TDH- series electrical relays and replacement of identified relays. This AD results from a report of defective electrical relays affecting emergency equipment. We are issuing this AD to prevent the malfunction of emergency equipment (the passenger oxygen system, the thrust reverse control system, and the auxiliary power unit fire detection, warning, and extinguishing system) during an emergency.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-4310
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, and 747SP series airplanes. This AD requires doing a detailed inspection of the left and right longeron extension fittings, and corrective action if necessary. This AD results from cracking found in the longeron extension fitting at body station 1480 due to accidental damage during production. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the longeron extension fitting, which could result in rapid decompression of the airplane and possible in-flight breakup of the airplane fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab Model SAAB-Fairchild SF340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B Airplanes
Document Number: 06-4309
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Saab Model SAAB-Fairchild SF340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection to see if a faulty uplock axle for the shock strut of the main landing gear (MLG) is installed, and replacing the uplock axle with a new uplock axle if necessary. This AD results from a report of a cracked uplock axle caused by hydrogen embrittlement during the manufacturing process. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the uplock mechanism, which, combined with a loss of hydraulic pressure, could result in an uncommanded extension of the MLG.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A319-100, A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-4134
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319-100, A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for corrosion in the inside and outside lower walls of each type A, D, E, and F lavatory wall that has at least one wall-mounted cabin attendant seat, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. The repetitive inspections may be terminated by repairing the wall with composite material, or replacing the entire wall with a new wall made of composite material. This AD results from reports of corrosion in the lower part of the lavatory walls due to water ingress. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion and damage on the lower part of the lavatory walls, which could compromise the structural integrity of the cabin attendant seat attachments, and cause injury to the cabin attendants during a crash landing.
Proposed Modification of the Norton Sound Low Offshore Airspace Area; AK
Document Number: E6-7155
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Norton Sound Low Offshore Airspace Area in Alaska. Specifically, this action proposes to modify the Norton Sound Low Offshore Airspace Area in the vicinity of the Shishmaref Airport, AK, by lowering the offshore airspace floor to 1,200 feet mean sea level (MSL) within a 30-mile radius of the airport. Additionally, this action proposes to modify the airspace in the vicinity of Nome Airport, AK, by lowering the airspace floor to 700 feet MSL within a 25-mile radius of the airport, and 1,200 feet MSL within a 77.4-mile radius of the Nome VORTAC. The FAA is proposing this action to provide additional controlled airspace for aircraft instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the Nome and Shishmaref Airports.
Twenty-Seventh (27th) Joint Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 189/EUROCAE Working Group 53: Air Traffic Services (ATS) Safety and Interoperability Requirements
Document Number: 06-4363
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 189/EUROCAE Working Group 53: Air Traffic Services (ATS) Safety and Interoperability Requirements.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Forest Hill, MD
Document Number: 06-4362
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to establish Class E airspace at Forest Hill Airport, Forest Hill, Maryland. The development of a Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) 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 Request for Public Comments on Interpretation of the On-Demand Flight Time and Rest Period Rules
Document Number: 06-4361
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA has received several related requests for interpretation of the On-Demand Flight and Rest Rules, 14 CFR Sections 121.263(d) and 121.267(b), (d) and (e). The FAA has decided that it would be beneficial to request public comments on the requesters' questions, before the FAA issues its responses. See Notice of Reinstatement of 1980 Public Comment Procedures for Requests for Interpretation of Flight Time, Rest and Duty Period Regulations (70 FR 74863, Dec. 16, 2005). Copies of the requests from members of the public can be found at the DOT public electronic docket, using the docket number FAA-2005-23438.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model SA341G, SA342J, and SA-360C Helicopters
Document Number: E6-7096
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment proposes superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (ECF) model helicopters that currently requires replacing each affected main rotor head torsion tie bar (tie bar) with an airworthy tie bar and revising the limitations section of the maintenance manual by adding life limits for certain tie bars. This action would retain the current requirements and reduce life limits of another part-numbered tie bar. This proposal is prompted by the FAA determination, after reviewing the manufacturer's data, that another part-numbered tie bar should be included in the applicability of the AD. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent failure of a tie bar, loss of a main rotor blade, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc. Model MD900 Helicopters
Document Number: E6-7092
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Model MD900 helicopters. That AD currently requires reducing the life limit of certain Notar fan system tension-torsion (TT) straps. That AD also requires, at a specified time interval, removing each affected TT strap from the helicopter, doing a visual and X-ray inspection, and replacing any unairworthy part before further flight. This AD would require the same actions as the existing AD, but would also require revising the life limit on the component history card or equivalent record, doing repetitive visual and X-ray inspections, and would remove reporting requirements. This proposal is prompted by two in-flight TT strap failures. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent failure of a TT strap, loss of directional control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Air Tractor, Inc. Model AT-501 Airplanes
Document Number: C6-3614
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Defense Science Board
Document Number: C6-3445
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Treasury, Department of Defense
Notice of Approval of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on a Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA); Lake in the Hills Airport, Lake in the Hills, IL
Document Number: 06-4333
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-10
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 Lake in the Hills Airport, Lake in the Hills, 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 Lake in the Hills 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: Acquire approximately 102 acres of land in fee simple title and approximately 57 acres of easements; these actions include relocation assistance, as required; install perimeter fencing to control deer and preserve security; Improve Runway 26 Safety Area, Stage 1acquisition of land needed; Remove Airport design deviations and FAR Part 77 obstructions, Stage 1acquisition of land needed; Replace Airport rotating beacon; Improve Runway 26 safety area, Stage 2relocation of Pyott Road; Remove Airport design deviations and 14 CFR part 77 obstructions, Stage 2acquisition of land needed; Install AWOS-III P/T to support 14 CFR part 135 Operators; Remove Airport design deviations and 14 CFR part 77 Obstructions, Stage 3removal of buildings and objects; construct storm water management/detention system (dry bottom)multi-phased construction; construct replacement electrical vault; construct parallel taxiway (for temporary runway use) to meet design standards; install MITL taxiway edge lighting and guidance signs; Remove Airport design deviations and 14 CFR part 77 obstructions, Stage 4construction of replacement aircraft apron, Phase 1; Remove Airport design deviations and 14 CFR part 77 obstructions, Stage 5relocation of existing access road to serve new replacement terminal area; construct auto parking in the new replacement terminal areamulti-phased construction; Widen Runway 8-26 to 100 feet; shift runway ends to East to meet design standards (runway safety area, object free area, and pavement width); install MIRL runway edge lights, and PAPI-4 approach lights, REIL lights and supplemental wind cones at each runway end; Remove Airport design deviations and 14 CFR part 77 obstructions, Stage 6construction of replacement aircraft apron, Phase 2; construct new and replacement aircraft hangar pavements in the new replacement terminal areamulti-phased construction; construct new and replacement aircraft storage hangars in the new replacement terminal areamulti-phased construction; construct new and replacement Fixed Based Operator/Aircraft Maintenance hangars in the new replacement terminal areamulti-phased construction; construct replacement public terminal building in the new replacement terminal area; construct replacement aircraft fuel storage/dispensing facility in the new replacement terminal area; construct new Airport maintenance complex; Extend municipal water and sanitary sewer utilities to existing-to-remain and new building facilities requiring domestic water service and sanitary sewer collection and/or fire protection. Copies of the environmental decision and the Final EA are available for public information review during regular business hours at the following locations: 1. Lake in the Hills Airport, 8407 Pyott Road, Lake in the Hills, Illinois 60156. 2. Division of AeronauticsIllinois 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.
Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement: Launches and Reentries Under an Experimental Permit
Document Number: E6-7049
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On March 27, 2006, the FAA published a Notice of Intent to prepare a PEIS for Experimental Permits in the Federal Register (71 FR 15251). The FAA has decided to extend the scoping period for the preparation of the PEIS to June 2, 2006. All comments received by June 2, 2006 will be considered in the preparation of the Draft PEIS.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-6, PC-6-H1, PC-6-H2, PC-6/350, PC-6/350-H1, PC-6/350-H2, PC-6/A, PC-6/A-H1, PC-6/A-H2, PC-6/B-H2, PC-6/B1-H2, PC-6/B2-H2, PC-6/B2-H4, PC-6/C-H2, and PC-6/C1-H2 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-7021
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2003-13- 04, which applies to Pilatus Aircraft Ltd (Pilatus) Model PC-6 airplanes, all manufacturer serial numbers (MSN) up to and including 939. AD 2003-13-04 currently requires you to inspect the integral fuel tank wing ribs for cracks and the top and bottom wing skins for distortion, repair any cracks or distortion before further flight, and do a fuel tank ventilating system installation. Since we issued AD 2003-13-04, the FAA determined the action should also apply to all the models of the PC-6 airplanes listed in the type certification data sheet of Type Certificate (TC) No. 7A15 that are produced in the United States through a licensing agreement between Pilatus and Fairchild Republic Company (also identified as Fairchild Industries, Fairchild Heli Porter, or Fairchild-Hiller Corporation). In addition, the intent of the applicability of AD 2003-13-04 was to apply to all the affected serial numbers of the airplane models listed in TC No. 7A15. Consequently, this proposed AD would retain all the actions of AD 2003- 13-04, would add those Fairchild Republic Company airplanes to the applicability of this proposed AD, and would list out the individual specific airplane models. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the ribs of the inboard integral fuel tanks in the left and right wings, which could lead to wing failure during flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-6, PC-6-H1, PC-6-H2, PC-6/350, PC-6/350-H1, PC-6/350-H2, PC-6/A, PC-6/A-H1, PC-6/A-H2, PC-6/B-H2, PC-6/B1-H2, PC-6/B2-H2, PC-6/B2-H4, PC-6/C-H2, and PC-6/C1-H2 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-7017
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2003-09- 01, which applies to Pilatus Aircraft Ltd (Pilatus) Model PC-6 airplanes, all manufacturer serial numbers (MSN) up to and including 939. AD 2003-09-01 currently requires you to inspect and correct, as necessary, the aileron control bellcrank assemblies at the wing and fuselage locations. Since we issued AD 2003-09-01, the FAA determined the action should also apply to all the models of the PC-6 airplanes listed in the type certification data sheet of Type Certificate (TC) No. 7A15 that are produced in the United States through a licensing agreement between Pilatus and Fairchild Republic Company (also identified as Fairchild Industries, Fairchild Heli Porter, or Fairchild-Hiller Corporation). In addition, the intent of the applicability of AD 2003-09-01 was to all the affected serial numbers of the airplane models listed in TC No. 7A15. Consequently, this proposed AD would retain all the actions of AD 2003-09-01, would add those Fairchild Republic Company airplanes to the applicability of this proposed AD, and would list out the individual specific airplane models. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct increased friction in the aileron control bellcrank assemblies, which could result in failure of the aileron flight-control system. Such failure could lead to problems in controlling flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, and 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-7016
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, and 747SR series airplanes. This proposed AD would require doing repetitive inspections of engine struts 1 through 4, as applicable, for heat discoloration, cracking, buckling, or wrinkling. This proposed AD also would require a conductivity test to detect the extent of the heat damage and an inspection to detect cracking of the heat-discolored, buckled, or wrinkled area; and repair; if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of heat damage and cracking of the skin and internal structure adjacent to and aft of the precooler exhaust vent on several engine struts. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking, buckling, wrinkling, or heat damage of the skin and internal structure of the engine struts, which could result in extensive damage to the engine struts and consequent possible separation of an engine from the airplane during flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 and EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: E6-7015
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all EMBRAER Model EMB- 135 and EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. The proposed AD would have required inspecting to determine the part number of the ailerons. For airplanes with affected aileron part numbers, the proposed AD would have required reworking the aileron damper fitting, and for certain airplanes, replacing the rod end of the aileron damper assembly with an improved rod end. Since the proposed AD was issued, we have received new data indicating that there is no unsafe condition associated with structural failure of the rod end of the aileron damper. Accordingly, the proposed AD is withdrawn.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon (Beech) Model 400 and 400A Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-7014
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon (Beech) Model 400 and 400A series airplanes. This proposed AD would require, among other actions, reviewing the airplane logbook to determine whether certain generator control unit (GCU) installation kits are installed, and replacing any incorrect GCU. This proposed AD results from reports of over-voltage conditions of the direct current (DC) starter generator. We are proposing this AD to prevent such over-voltage conditions due to the incompatibility between certain GCUs, which could result in the loss of normal electrical power, damage to some electrical components, or blown fuses during flight, and consequent unrecoverable loss of some or all essential equipment.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: E6-7013
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, - 145MP, and -145EP airplanes. This proposed AD would require replacing the electrical bonding clamps inside the fuel tanks and adjacent areas. This proposed AD results from a report of a failure of fitting clamp of an electrical bonding cable for the fuel tubing. We are proposing this AD to prevent loss of bonding protection in the interior of the fuel tanks or adjacent areas, and a consequent potential source of ignition in a fuel tank and possible fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-700 and 737-800 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-7011
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-700 and 737-800 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require performing a one-time high frequency eddy current inspection for cracking of the backup intercostals located above the cutout for the forward airstair door; doing related investigative and corrective actions if any crack is found; and doing other specified corrective actions if no crack is found. This proposed AD results from a report of fatigue cracks discovered during a full- scale fatigue test conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such cracking, which could result in more extensive fatigue cracking and lead to possible loss of cabin pressure.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -200CB Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-7007
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -200CB series airplanes. This proposed AD would require doing initial and repetitive detailed or high frequency eddy current inspections for cracks around the rivets at the upper fastener row of the skin lap splice of the fuselage, and repairing any crack found. This proposed AD results from a report indicating that certain modified rivets were incorrectly installed in some areas of the skin lap splices during production because they were drilled with a countersink that was too deep. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct premature fatigue cracking at certain skin lap splice locations of the fuselage, and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 Airplanes; A300 B4-601, B4-603, B4-620, B4-622, B4-605R, B4-622R, F4-605R, F4-622R, and C4-605R Variant F Series Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes); and A310 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-7003
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all of the airplanes identified above. That proposed AD would have required repetitive inspections to detect breaks in the bottom flange fitting of the ram air turbine (RAT); and corrective actions, if necessary. This new action revises the proposed AD by proposing to remove the requirement to repeat the inspections and, instead, revising the FAA-approved maintenance program to include a new Airplane Maintenance Manual task that specifies a detailed inspection after each RAT extension. This new action also proposes to require, for certain airplanes, an adjustment of the ejection jack; and, for certain other airplanes, replacement of the aluminum part with an improved steel part; these actions would terminate the inspection requirements of the earlier proposed AD. The actions specified by this new proposed AD are intended to prevent failure of the RAT yoke fitting, which could result in the loss of RAT function and possible loss of critical flight control in the event of certain emergency situations. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the City-County Airport, Madras, OR
Document Number: 06-4330
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at City-County Airport under the provisions of section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), now 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, OH
Document Number: 06-4329
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport designated aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and authorize the release of approximately 70.463 acres of airport property. Approximately 69.903 acres of the property will be used as dedicated road right-of-way associated with Phase 1B of the Alum Creek Drive Extension to Franklin County for public transportation purposes. The remaining 0.56 acres of land will be used for land exchange with South Central Power Company. A small portion of the land is currently developed with existing roadways and four existing structures that formerly supported military base activities. The parcel was acquired by the Rickenbacker Port Authority through three agreements (Quitclaim Deeds) dated March 30, 1984, September 22, 2003 and May 16, 2005 from the United States of America. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. The roadways currently support civilian airport activities. The present condition of the existing roadway pavements varies from poor to excellent. The present condition of the four existing structures are: Building 904Sanitary sewer lift station for military cantonment area is currently in use, is in fair condition and will remain in use; Building 905 (Warehouse/Tank Control)not in use, to be demolished; Building 906 (Warehouse Tank port)Not in use, to be demolished; Building 812 (Former Base Exchange)Not in use, to be demolished. 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. 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.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 06-4328
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph (d) of Sec. 158.29.
Portland International Jetport, Portland, ME; FAA Approval of Noise Compatibility Program
Document Number: 06-4327
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-09
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 Portland under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96-193) and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of federal and non- federal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-51 (1980). On September 9, 2005, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the City of Portland under part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On March 8, 2006, the Acting Associate Administrator approved the Portland International Jetport noise compatibility program. All 13 of the proposed program elements were approved.
Availability of Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ
Document Number: 06-4326
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that it has published a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) that evaluated a proposed Airport Development Program at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 06-4325
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. ALF502L Series and ALF502R Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 06-4193
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc. ALF502L series and ALF502R series turbofan engines. That AD currently establishes stress rupture retirement life limits for certain third stage turbine discs used in conjunction with certain third stage turbine nozzles. This AD brings requirements forward and unchanged, from the previous AD for ALF502R series turbofan engines. Also, this AD establishes new reduced stress rupture retirement life limits for certain part numbers (P/Ns) of third stage turbine disc and shaft assemblies installed in ALF502L series turbofan engines. This AD also requires removing those same parts from service using a drawdown schedule. This AD results from a report of failure of a third stage turbine disc and shaft assembly, leading to turbine blade release and separation of the exhaust nozzle. We are issuing this AD to prevent total loss of engine power, in-flight engine shutdown, release of turbine blades, separation of the exhaust nozzle, and possible damage to the airplane.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E6-6916
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-08
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Cirrus Design Corporation Model SR20 and SR22 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-6905
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cirrus Design Corporation (CDC) Model SR20 and SR22 airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to check the maintenance records to determine whether the brake caliper piston O-ring seals were replaced at the last annual or 100-hour inspection. If the O-rings were not replaced, this proposed AD would require you to replace the O-ring seals with new seals or replace brake calipers. This proposed AD would also require you to modify the main landing gear wheel fairings to add temperature indicator sticker inspection holes, trim the wheel fairings to prevent them from holding fluids, install temperature indicator stickers on the brake calipers, and insert Revision A6 (with revised preflight walk-around and taxi procedures) into the Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH). This proposed AD results from several reports of airplanes experiencing brake fires and two airplanes losing directional control. We are issuing this proposed AD to detect, correct, and prevent overheating damage to the brake caliper piston O-ring seals, which could result in leakage of brake hydraulic fluid. Consequently, this could lead to the loss of braking with loss of airplane directional control or brake fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A319-100 and A320-200 Series Airplanes; and Model A320-111 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-4232
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319-100 and A320-200 series airplanes, and Model A320-111 airplanes. This AD requires modifying the wiring to the fuel pump control of the center fuel tank. This AD results from reports that the low-pressure warning for the fuel pumps of the center fuel tank has come on in flight. We are issuing this AD to ensure that the fuel pumps do not run while dry, which could result in a potential ignition source inside the center fuel tank, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 06-4231
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes, that currently requires installation of protective tape on the fire and overheat control unit located in the flight compartment. This amendment requires the installation of protective tape and adds repetitive inspections of the condition of the protective tape and related corrective action. This amendment also mandates eventual replacement of the existing fire and overheat control unit with a modified unit, which ends the repetitive inspections. Additionally, this amendment adds airplanes to the applicability in the existing AD. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent fluid contamination inside the fire and overheat control unit, which could result in a false fire alarm and consequent emergency landing. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-4230
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747 airplanes. This AD requires the following actions for the drive mechanism of the horizontal stabilizer: Repetitive detailed inspections for discrepancies and loose ball bearings; repetitive lubrication of the ballnut and ballscrew; repetitive measurements of the freeplay between the ballnut and the ballscrew; and corrective action if necessary. This AD results from a report of extensive corrosion of a ballscrew in the drive mechanism of the horizontal stabilizer on a similar airplane model. We are issuing this AD to prevent an undetected failure of the primary load path for the ballscrew in the horizontal stabilizer and subsequent wear and failure of the secondary load path, which could lead to loss of control of the horizontal stabilizer and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: E6-6872
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in cooperation with the United States Air Force (USAF), prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority (OSIDA) proposal to operate a commercial launch facility at the Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airpark (CSIA) located adjacent to the town of Burns Flat, Oklahoma. The EA evaluated the potential environmental impacts of launches of three types of horizontally launched suborbital vehicles (Concept X, Concept Y, and Concept Z) proposed to be launched from the CSIA. The EA also evaluated the transfer of ownership of the CSIA from the City of Clinton to OSIDA. After reviewing and analyzing currently available data and information on existing conditions, project impacts, and measures to mitigate those impacts, the FAA, Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) has determined that issuing a launch site operator license to OSDIA for the CSIA would not significantly affect the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FAA also determined that the transfer of ownership of the CSIA from Clinton, Oklahoma to OSIDA would not significantly affect the quality of the human environment within the meaning of NEPA. Therefore the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required and AST is issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The FAA made this determination in accordance with all applicable environmental laws. For a Copy of the Environmental Assessment: Visit one of the following Internet addresses: http://www.okspaceporteis.com or http:// ast.faa.gov, or contact Mr. Doug Graham, FAA Environmental Specialist, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 331, Washington, DC 20591. You may also send e-mail requests to doug.graham@faa.gov or via telephone (202) 267-8568.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-6795
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require testing the electrical resistance of the bond between the bulkhead fitting for the fuel feed line and the front spar of the left and right wings, inspecting an adjacent bonding jumper to make sure it is installed correctly, and performing corrective and other specified actions as applicable. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent arcing or sparking in the fuel tank in the event of a lightning strike, which could result in an uncontrolled fire or explosion.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 06-4263
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 58). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Notice of Availability of Draft Advisory Circulars, Other Policy Documents and Proposed Technical Standard Orders
Document Number: 06-4262
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA's Aircraft Certification Service publishes proposed non-regulatory documents that are available for public comment on the Internet at http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/draftdocs/.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Tay 650-15 and Tay 651-54 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E6-6737
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Tay 650-15 turbofan engines. That AD currently establishes cyclic life limits for certain part number (P/N) stage 1 high pressure turbine (HPT) discs and stage 1 (LPT) discs operating under certain flight plan profiles. This proposed AD would add Tay 651-54 turbofan engines to the applicability. This proposed AD would also require removing certain stage 1 HPT discs and stage 1 LPT discs at reduced cyclic life limits using a drawdown schedule. This proposed AD results from RRD updating their low-cycle- fatigue (LCF) analysis for stage 1 HPT discs and stage 1 LPT discs and reducing their cyclic life limits. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracks leading to turbine disc failure, which could result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Eagle, CO
Document Number: E6-6730
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Eagle, CO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary for the safety of aircraft executing the new Instrument Landing System or Localizer Distance Measuring Equipment (ILS or LOC.DME) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) and Flight Management System (FMS) SIAP at Eagle County Regional Airport.
Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for the Dayton International Airport, Dayton, OH
Document Number: 06-4188
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On July 31, 2001, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Great Lakes Region, published in the Federal Register a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and hold a Public Scoping Meeting at Dayton International Airport (Volume 66, Number 135, FR 36821-36822). The EIS and Public Scoping Meeting were to address proposed runway shifts and extensions to runways 6R/24L and 18/ 36 at the airport. Three public scoping meetings were held on August 14, 15, and 16, 2001. Additional workshops to discuss purpose and need were held on June 4 and 5, 2002. On March 20, 2006 the FAA received notification from the Dayton International Airport that it wished to cancel the EIS. As such, the FAA is hereby canceling the EIS process. Point of Contact: Mr. Brad Davidson, Environmental Protection Specialist, FAA Great Lakes Region, Detroit Airports District Office, 11677 South Wayne Road, Suite 107, Romulus, MI 48174 (734) 229-2900.
Special Conditions: Sabreliner Model NA-265-60; High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 06-4187
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Sabreliner Model NA- 265-60 airplanes. These airplanes will have novel and unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification incorporates the installation of dual Honeywell Model AM- 250 digital altimeters. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that provided by the existing airworthiness standards.
Modification of Restricted Areas R-3002A, B, C, D, E and F; and Establishment of Restricted Area R-3002G; Fort Benning, GA
Document Number: 06-4186
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the boundaries of the Restricted Area R- 3002 range complex at Fort Benning, GA. The U.S. Army requested these modifications as a result of a land exchange agreement between Fort Benning and the City of Columbus, GA. In addition, a portion of the southwest section of R-3002, within the existing restricted airspace, is redesignated as a separate restricted area, R-3002G, to better accommodate instrument approach procedures at Lawson Army Air Field (AAF). The internal boundaries between restricted area subdivisions are also realigned slightly to permit more efficient scheduling and utilization of the range complex. Finally, the names of the controlling agency and using agency for the restricted areas are changed to reflect their current titles.