Federal Aviation Administration June 6, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; B-N Group Ltd. BN-2, BN-2A, BN-2B, BN-2T, and BN-2T-4R Series (All Individual Models Included in Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS) A17EU, Revision 16, Dated December 9, 2002) Airplanes
Document Number: E6-8713
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an airworthiness authority of another country. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address an unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; GROB-WERKE GMBH & CO KG Model G102 ASTIR CS Sailplanes
Document Number: E6-8712
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 84-09-05, which applies to certain GROB-WERKE GMBH & CO KG (previously identified as BURKHART-GROB FLUGZEUGBAU INDUSTRIESTRABE) Model G102 ASTIR CS sailplanes. AD 84-09-05 requires you to install a modified spherical locking bolt and nut in the forward horizontal stabilizer connection to the vertical stabilizer and install new locking pins in the aft connecting plate for the horizontal stabilizer. Since we issued AD 84- 09-05, fatigue cracks were found in the modified spherical locking bolt. Consequently, this proposed AD would require you to replace the modified spherical locking bolt, the retaining pins (collar bolts), and associated hardware; add a life limit on the spherical locking bolt and the retaining pins; and repetitively inspect the front and rear horizontal stabilizer attachment. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Germany. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracks in the spherical locking bolt, which could result in failure of the horizontal stabilizer connection. This failure could lead to loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Model GV and GV-SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-8711
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Model GV and GV-SP series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repairing the force link assembly wire harness. This proposed AD results from a report indicating that the wiring harness outer shield and insulation on the primary conductors may have been inadvertently cut due to an improper method used to remove the wiring outer jacket. We are proposing this AD to prevent the loss of the hardover prevention system (HOPS) in the roll axis due to a short circuit in the wiring harness, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab Model SAAB SF340A and SAAB 340B Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-8710
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Saab Model SAAB SF340A and SAAB 340B series airplanes. That action would have required modifying or replacing flight data recorders (FDR) of a certain model. Since the issuance of the NPRM, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has received new data that the identified unsafe condition has been corrected on all airplanes that would have been subject to the NPRM. Accordingly, the proposed rule is withdrawn.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-8708
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-06
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 inspections of the wire bundles, power display unit (PDU) wiring, and wire attaching hardware, supports, and sleeving located in the forward and aft lower lobe cargo compartments and corrective actions as necessary. This proposed AD results from a fire in the forward lower lobe cargo compartment found shortly after airplane arrival. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct damage to wires in the forward and aft lower lobe cargo compartments, which could result in a potential short circuit and consequent fire in the forward and aft lower lobe cargo compartments.
Airworthiness Directives; Engine Components Inc. (ECi) Reciprocating Engine Cylinder Assemblies
Document Number: 06-5127
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Lycoming Engines (formerly Textron Lycoming) models 320, 360, and 540 series, ``Parallel Valve'' reciprocating engines, with certain Engine Components Inc. (ECi) cylinder assemblies, part number (P/N) AEL65102 series ``Classic Cast'', installed. That AD currently requires replacing these ECi cylinder assemblies. This AD requires the same actions, but replaces the ``Engine Models'' Table 1 and ``Engines Installed On, But Not Limited To'' Table 2 with corrected tables. Also, this AD corrects the casting part number. This AD results from reports of applicability errors found in AD 2005-26-10. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of engine power due to cracks in the cylinder assemblies and possible engine failure caused by separation of a cylinder head.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Model DHC-7 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-5119
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Viking Air Limited Model DHC-7 airplanes. This AD requires revising the FAA-approved Airworthiness Limitations section of the airplane maintenance manual to prohibit operation of the airplane past its designed life limit for the primary structure, which is 80,000 total flight cycles. This AD also requires contacting the FAA for approval of analysis that substantiates that the airplane is safe to continue operation beyond the designed life limit. This AD results from a report that the designed life limit for the primary structure for the affected airplanes is 80,000 total flight cycles. We are issuing this AD to prevent continued operation of an airplane beyond its designed life limit for the primary structure, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.