Federal Aviation Administration June 16, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; CFM International CFM56-5 and -5B Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E6-9446
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for CFM International CFM56-5 and -5B series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires exhaust gas temperature (EGT) harness replacement or the establishment of an EGT baseline and trend monitoring. That AD also requires replacement, if necessary, of certain EGT harnesses and EGT couplings as soon as a slow and continuous EGT drift downward is noticed after the effective date of that AD. This proposed AD would require the same actions but for an increased population of affected EGT harnesses. This proposed AD results from CFM International adding subsequently certified engine models to the list of engines that could have affected harnesses installed. We are proposing this AD to prevent unexpected deterioration of critical rotating engine parts due to higher than desired engine operating EGTs.
Special Conditions: Aero Propulsion, Inc., Piper Model PA28-236; Installation of Societe de Motorisation Aeronautiques (SMA) Model SR305-230 Aircraft Diesel Engine (ADE) for Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) System and the Protection of the System From the Effects of High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: E6-9410
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These final special conditions are issued to Aero Propulsion, Inc., for Piper Model PA28-236 airplanes with a Societe de Motorisation Aeronautiques (SMA) Model SR305-230 ADE. The supplemental type certificate for these airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the installation of an aircraft diesel engine that uses an electronic engine control system instead of a mechanical control system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions; Cessna Aircraft Company Model 510 Airplane; Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) System
Document Number: E6-9409
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Cessna Aircraft Company, Model 510 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the use of an electronic engine control system instead of a traditional mechanical control system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Proposed Establishment, Modification and Revocation of VOR Federal Airways; East Central United States
Document Number: E6-9371
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish 16 VOR Federal Airways (V- 65, V-176, V-383, V-396, V-406, V-410, V-414, V-416, V-418, V-426, V- 467, V-486, V-542, V-584, V-586, and V-609); modify 13 VOR Federal Airways (V-14, V-26, V-40, V-72, V-75, V-90, V-96, V-103, V-116, V-133, V-297, V-435, and V-526); and revoke one VOR Federal Airway (V-42) over the East Central United States in support of the Midwest Airspace Enhancement Plan (MASE). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance safety and to improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace assigned to the Chicago, Cleveland, and Indianapolis Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC).
Announcement of Policy for Landing Performance Assessments After Departure for All Turbojet Operators
Document Number: 06-5449
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is making minor changes to the Announcement of Policy for Landing Performance Assessments After Departure for All Turbojet Operators published in the Federal Register on June 7, 2006 (71 FR 32877).
Second Meeting, Special Committee 208, Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Services
Document Number: 06-5448
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 208, Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Services.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-5430
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, - 400, and -500 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires initial and repetitive inspections of the elevator tab assembly to find any damage or discrepancy; and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD adds certain new inspections and removes certain existing inspections. This AD results from additional reports of airframe vibrations of the elevator tab during flight on airplanes inspected per the existing AD; subsequently, considerable damage was done to the elevator tab, elevator, and horizontal stabilizer. In several incidents, a portion of the elevator tab separated from the airplane. We are issuing this AD to prevent excessive in-flight vibrations of the elevator tab, which could lead to loss of the elevator tab and consequent loss of controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; General Machine-Diecron, Inc. Actuator Nut Assembly for the Right Main Landing Gear Installed on Certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (Formerly Beech) Airplanes
Document Number: 06-5429
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General MachineDiecron, Inc. (GMD) actuator nut assembly, part number (P/N) GMD115-810029-17 and P/N GMD115-810029-23, that are installed on certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (Raytheon) (formerly Beech) airplanes that are not equipped with a hydraulic main landing gear (MLG) or modified to a hydraulic MLG. This AD requires you to determine by maintenance records check and/or inspection whether any actuator nut assembly, P/N GMD115-810029-17 or P/N GMD115-810029-23, is installed on the right main MLG actuator, and, if installed, requires you to replace it with a new actuator nut assembly, P/N GMD115-810029-23B or FAA- approved equivalent P/N. This AD results from several reports of failures of the actuator nut assembly, P/N GMD115-810029-17 and P/N GMD115-810029-23. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the actuator nut assembly for the right MLG actuator, which could result in failure of the MLG. This failure could prevent the extension or retraction of the MLG.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777-200, -300, and -300ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-5428
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the first bonding jumper aft of the bulkhead fitting to detect damage or failure and to determine the mechanical integrity of its electrical bonding path, and repair if necessary; measuring the bonding resistance between the fitting for the fuel feed tube and the front spar in the left and right main fuel tanks, and repairing the bonding if necessary; and applying additional sealant to completely cover the bulkhead fittings inside the fuel tanks. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent arcing or sparking during a lightning strike at the interface between the bulkhead fittings of the engine fuel feed tube and the front spar inside the fuel tank. This arcing or sparking could provide a potential ignition source inside the fuel tank, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Engine Components Incorporated (ECi) Reciprocating Engine Connecting Rods; Correction
Document Number: 06-5427
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2006-10-21. That AD applies to Engine Components Incorporated (ECi) reciprocating engine connecting rods. We published AD 2006-10-21 in the Federal Register on May 18, 2006, (71 FR 28769). An incorrect amendment number exists under the Sec. 39.13 amended heading. This document corrects the amendment number. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF6 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 06-5426
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF6-45/-50 series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires an initial and repetitive on-wing visual inspection of the side links of the five-link forward mount assembly for cracks, and replacement of the side links and pylon attachment bolts and inspection of the fail-safe bolt and platform lug if the side links are cracked. That AD also requires a shop-level refurbishment of the side links as a terminating action to the on-wing inspection program. This ad requires inspecting and refurbishing the side link at every exposure of the side link. This AD also requires the same actions on certain part number side links installed on CF6-80A turbofan engines. This AD results from a report of a cracked side link. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the side links and possible engine separation from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-5425
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 airplanes. This AD requires inspecting to determine the part number and serial number of the fuel tank boost pumps and, for airplanes with affected pumps, revising the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) and the FAA-approved maintenance program. This AD also provides for optional terminating action for compliance with the revisions to the AFM and the maintenance program. This AD results from a report that a fuel tank boost pump failed in service, due to a detached screw of the boost pump housing that created a short circuit between the stator and rotor of the boost pump motor and tripped a circuit breaker. We are issuing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew is aware of procedures to prevent the presence of a combustible air-fuel mixture in the fuel tank boost pump, which, in the event of electrical arcing in the pump motor, could result in an explosion and loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-5424
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 airplanes. This AD requires a detailed inspection for cracks and marks on the carbon blades of the ram air turbine (RAT), and replacement of the RAT with a new or serviceable RAT if necessary. This AD results from a report of three chord-wise cracks on the aft side of one carbon blade of a certain RAT. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks and/or marks on the RAT carbon blades, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the carbon blade, and consequent loss of the RAT as a source of hydraulic and electrical power in an emergency.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Model HS.125 Series 700A and 700B Airplanes; Model BAe.125 Series 800A (Including Variants C-29A and U-125), 800B, 1000A, and 1000B Airplanes; and Hawker 800 (Including Variant U-125A), 800XP, and 1000 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-5327
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Raytheon Model BAe.125 series 800A (including variants C-29A and U- 125), 800B, 1000A, and 1000B airplanes and Model Hawker 800 (including variant U-125A) and 1000 airplanes; and for certain Raytheon Model HS.125 series 700A and 700B airplanes and Model Hawker 800XP airplanes. This AD requires measuring the resistance of the current limiters for the PE, PS1, and PS2 busses, and replacing a current limiter with a new part if necessary. This AD also requires reporting certain information to the airplane manufacturer. This AD allows a records review for determining if suspect current limiters were installed, which may exempt airplanes from the required measurement. This AD results from reports that certain current limiters have opened within two to four hours after installation. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of all primary electrical power, which could result in the airplane operating only under emergency power.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 06-5326
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100) airplanes. That AD currently requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flightcrew with revised procedures for checking the flap system. The existing AD also requires revising the maintenance program to provide procedures for checking the flap system, and performing follow-on actions, if necessary. This new AD requires installing new flap actuators, a new or retrofitted air data computer, a new skew detection system, and new airspeed limitation placards; and revising the AFM to include revised maximum allowable speeds for flight with the flaps extended, and a new skew detection system/crosswind-related limitation for take-off flap selection. This AD results from a number of cases of flap system failure that resulted in a twisted outboard flap panel. We are issuing this AD to prevent an unannunciated failure of the flap system, which could result in a flap asymmetry and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Short Brothers Model SD3 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-5288
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Short Brothers Model SD3 airplanes. This AD requires installing additional fuel tank bonding jumpers, performing an in-place resistance check of the float switches, inspecting certain internal components of the fuel tanks, and performing related corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires revisions to the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, and to the airplane flight manual procedures for operation during icing conditions and fuel system failures. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent ignition sources inside the fuel tanks, which could lead to fire or explosion.