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

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Removal of Class D and E Airspace; Roosevelt Roads, PR Amendment of Class E Airspace; Isla de Vieques, PR
Document Number: 06-5184
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will remove the Class D and E airspace at Roosevelt Roads, PR, and amend the Class E airspace at Isla de Vieques, PR. The Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, Ofstie Field, PR, is permanently closed and no longer operational. The closure necessitates the removal of Class D and E airspace. The removal of Class E airspace at Roosevelt Roads, PR, requires the amendment of Class E airspace at Isla de Vieques, PR, since it is included as part of the Roosevelt Roads, PR, Class E airspace.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Mooresville, NC
Document Number: 06-5183
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Establishment of Class E airspace at Mooresville, NC. An Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) Runway (RWY) 14 has been developed for Lake Norman Airpark, As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP and for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Lake Norman Airpark. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAP.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Vandenberg AFB, CA
Document Number: 06-5159
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Vandenberg AFB, CA. This airspace change places aircraft in controlled airspace from final descent to runway and protects Category E aircraft while conducting a circling approach to land.
Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review
Document Number: 06-5158
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) under the provisions of 40 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR Part 150 by city of Fresco, California. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR Part 150 for FAT were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective July 6, 2005 (70 FR 50437-50438). The proposed noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before November 22, 2006.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400F, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-5125
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400F, and 747SP series airplanes. This AD requires doing inspections of the midpivot bolt and midpivot bolt access door of the spring beam of the inboard side of the outboard struts for discrepancies, installing a placard on the midpivot bolt access door, and applicable corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports indicating that the midpivot bolt and midpivot bolt access door of the spring beam of the inboard side of the outboard struts were installed in the incorrect position. We are issuing this AD to ensure that the subject midpivot bolts and midpivot bolt access doors are installed in the correct position. If not installed in the correct position, a midpivot bolt could be overloaded and crack or fracture, which could result in the loss of the spring load path and consequent separation of the associated outboard strut and engine from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4 Series Airplanes; Model A300 B4-600 Series Airplanes; Model A300 C4-605R Variant F Airplanes; Model A310-200 Series Airplanes; and Model A310-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-5122
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A300 B4-600 and A300 C4-600 series airplanes. That AD currently requires a one-time inspection to detect damage of the pump diffuser guide slots (bayonet) of the center tank fuel pumps, the pump diffuser housings, and the pump canisters; repetitive inspections to detect damage of the fuel pumps and the fuel pump canisters; and corrective action, if necessary. This new AD adds, for new airplanes, repetitive inspections of the pump bodies for cracking, damage, and missing and broken fasteners; repetitive inspections of the fuel pump canisters for a cracked flange web; and corrective actions if necessary. For all airplanes, this new AD also adds replacement of the fuel pump canisters with new reinforced fuel pump canisters, which ends the repetitive inspections. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damage of the center tank fuel pumps and fuel pump canisters, which could result in separation of a pump from its electrical motor housing, loss of flame trap capability, and a possible fuel ignition source in the center fuel tank.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A321-100 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-5121
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Airbus Model A321-111, -112, and -131 airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect fatigue cracking in the area surrounding certain attachment holes of the forward pintle fittings of the main landing gear (MLG) and the actuating cylinder anchorage fittings on the inner rear spar; and repair, if necessary. That AD also provides for optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections, adds inspections of three additional mounting holes, and revises the thresholds for the currently required inspections. We issued that AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking on the inner rear spar of the wings, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane. This new AD retains the requirements and revises the applicability of that AD. This AD results from the discovery of a typographical error in the applicability of that AD, which could cause the unsafe condition on an affected airplane to remain uncorrected. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking on the inner rear spar of the wings, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-300, -400, -500, -700, and -800 Series Airplanes; Model 747-400 and -400F Series Airplanes; Model 757-200 Series Airplanes; Model 767-300 Series Airplanes; and Model 777-300 Series Airplanes Equipped With Certain Driessen or Showa Galleys or Driessen Closets
Document Number: 06-5120
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing transport category airplanes. This AD requires inspecting to determine if certain galleys and closets are installed, and replacing the spiral wire wrapping of the electrical cables of the galleys and closets with new spiral wire wrapping if necessary. This AD results from testing and reports from the manufacturer indicating unacceptable flammability properties of wire wrapping installed in certain galleys and closets. We are issuing this AD to prevent fire propagation or smoke in the cabin area due to electrical arcing or sparking and ignition of the spiral wire wrapping.
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.
Amendment to Class E Airspace; Jackson, WY
Document Number: 06-5107
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will revise the Class E airspace area at Jackson, WY. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) approach procedure with Lateral/Vertical Navigation (LNAV/VNAV) minimums. This additional controlled airspace is necessary for the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing this new LPV approach procedure at Jackson Hole Airport, Jackson, WY. This final rule also corrects an error in the airport's latitude and longitude coordinates and reference to exclusions to surrounding controlled airspace in the airspace description section.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Wellington Municipal Airport, KS
Document Number: 06-5106
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR part 71) by revising the Class E airspace area at Wellington Municipal Airport, KS. The establishment of a non-directional beacon (NDB) runway (RWY) 35 standard instrument approach procedure (SIAP) necessitates the revision of the Class E airspace area. This airspace area and the legal description are revised to conform to the criteria in FAA Orders.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Corporation Ltd. Model 750XL Airplanes
Document Number: 06-5047
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pacific Aerospace Corporation Ltd. Model 750XL airplanes. This AD requires you to inspect the condition of the insulation of the wiring adjacent to the electrical plugs mounted in the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) sides of the forward end of the cockpit center console for signs of abrasion and arcing. If you find any evidence of abrasion or arcing, this AD requires you to replace the affected wire(s) and secure the wires away from the back shells of the electrical plugs. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for New Zealand. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damaged wires on the LH and RH sides of the forward end of the cockpit center console, which could result in short-circuiting of the related wiring. This could lead to electrical failure of affected systems and potential fire in the cockpit.
Airworthiness Directives; DORNIER LUFTFAHRT GmbH Models 228-100, 228-101, 228-200, 228-201, 228-202, and 228-212 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-5045
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all DORNIER LUFTFAHRT GmbH Models 228-100, 228-101, 228-200, 228-201, 228- 202, and 228-212 airplanes. This AD requires you to repetitively inspect the wiring in the flight deck overhead panels (locations 5VE and 6VE) for chafing and damage and repair any chafed or damaged wires. Regardless of the results of each inspection, this AD requires you to assure correct installation of the wiring in the flight deck overhead panels by reattaching or replacing the wire tie attachment holders and securing any loose wires to the wire tie attachment holders with plastic wire ties. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Germany. We are issuing this AD to detect, correct, and prevent chafed or damaged wires in the flight deck overhead panels, which could result in short-circuiting of related wiring. This condition could lead to electrical failure of affected systems and potential fire in the flight deck.
Airworthiness Directives; Stemme GmbH & Co. KG Models S10, S10-V, and S10-VT Sailplanes
Document Number: E6-8609
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Stemme GmbH & Co. KG Models S10, S10-V, and S10-VT sailplanes. This proposed AD would require you to inspect the connection between the aileron push-rod and the connecting shaft to determine if a safety washer is installed. If there is no safety washer installed, this proposed AD would require you to modify the aileron control assembly. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Germany. We are proposing this AD to prevent a loose bearing in the aileron control lever, which could result in separation of the aileron control system. Separation of the aileron control system could lead to loss of aileron control.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E6-8562
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for IAE V2500-A1, V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2530-A5, V2533-A5, V2525-D5, and V2528-D5 turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require repetitive monitoring of N2 vibration on all IAE V2500 series engines to identify engines that might have a cracked high pressure turbine (HPT) stage 2 air seal. This proposed AD results from a report that HPT stage 2 air seals have developed cracks. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the HPT stage 2 air seal.
Modification of VOR Federal Airways; and Establishment of Area Navigation Route; NC
Document Number: 06-5035
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airways V-56 and V-290, NC; and Colored Federal Airway G- 13, NC; to remove unusable airway segments. In addition, this action establishes a new low altitude area navigation (RNAV) route, designated T-243, to enhance instrument flight rules (IFR) access to the Outer Banks area of North Carolina.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Herlong, CA
Document Number: 06-5034
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register April 24, 2006 (71 FR 20876), Airspace Docket No. 04-ANM-24, FAA Docket No. FAA-2004-19684. In this rule, the title in the legal description was incorrect and should have been listed as AWP CA Herlong, CA instead of ANM CA E5 Herlong, CA.
Notice of Approval of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on a Short Form Environmental Assessment (EA); Central Illinois Regional Airport, Bloomington, IL
Document Number: 06-5031
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-02
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 Central Illinois Regional Airport, Bloomington, 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 action 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 Central Illinois Regional Airport Authority to compete for Federal funding for the development projects depicted on the Airport Layout Plan. The specific item in the local airport development project is to construct a new fuel farm. Copies of the environmental decision and the Short Form EA are available for public information review during regular business hours at the following locations: 1. Central Illinois Regional Airport, 3201 CIRA Drive, Suite 200, Bloomington, Illinois. 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.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Lawrence Municipal Airport, Lawrence, MA
Document Number: 06-5030
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requesting public comment on the City of Lawrence, Massachusetts' request to change a portion (40.37 acres) of Airport property from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use. The property is located in North Andover, MA, off Clark Street in the area known of the Northwest quadrant of the Airport and is currently used for vacant land. The City plans to sell 17.44 acres and lease 22.9 acres for revenue production. Upon disposition is the property will be used as for development of an industrial park. Portions of the property were acquired under FAAP Project No. 9-19-007-0503 and ADAP Project No. 5- 25-0026-06. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999.
Fifth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206: Aeronautical Information Services Data Link
Document Number: 06-5029
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 206: Aeronautical Information Services Data Link.
Antidrug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Programs for Personnel Engaged in Specified Aviation Activities
Document Number: 06-5028
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On January 10, 2006, the FAA published a regulation titled ``Antidrug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Programs for Personnel Engaged in Specified Aviation Activities; Final Rule.'' This final rule contains information collection activities subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3507(d)). No agency may conduct or sponsor and no person is required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, documentation describing the information collection activities was submitted to OMB for review and approval. OMB approved this control number, 2120-0689, on March 7, 2006 and it is being published in the Federal Register. This OMB control number will expire on March 31, 2007. The January 10, 2006, rule imposes additional reporting and recordkeeping requirements on regulated employers (part 121 and 135 certificate holders and operators as defined in Sec. 135.1(c)).
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Adak, AK
Document Number: 06-5027
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Adak, AK. A Special Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) is being amended and a special departure procedure is being developed for the Adak Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Adak, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS350B, BA, B1, B2, B3, C, D, and D1 Helicopters
Document Number: 06-5003
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS350B, BA, B1, B2, B3, C, D, and D1 helicopters that have a Geneva Aviation, Inc. (Geneva) P132 console (console) installed. This AD requires installing right and left side Geneva cyclic control sticks and modifying the cyclic grips and the co- pilot cyclic stand (receptacle). This amendment is prompted by reports that pilots had restricted cyclic stick travel when using Eurocopter factory-installed cyclic sticks in a helicopter modified under a certain Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of a Geneva P132 console. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent restricting full lateral movement of the cyclic control during high lateral center of gravity (CG) load operations in high cross winds and during slope takeoffs or landings and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues
Document Number: E6-8427
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) to discuss transport airplane and engine (TAE) issues.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E6-8422
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-01
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.
Notice of Meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: E6-8410
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service, in accordance with the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, announce the next meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee (NPOAG-ARC). This notice informs the public of the date, location, and agenda for the meeting.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS355E, F, F1, F2, and N Helicopters
Document Number: 06-5009
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment revises an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (ECF) Model AS355E, F, F1, F2, and N helicopters that currently requires certain checks of the magnetic chip detector plug (chip detector) and the main gearbox (MGB) oil-sight glass, certain inspections of the lubrication pump (pump), and replacing the MGB and the pump with an airworthy MGB and pump, if necessary. Also, the AD requires that before an MGB or pump with any hours time- in-service (TIS) can be installed, it must meet the AD requirements. This amendment retains those requirements but limits the applicability to one part number with certain serial-numbered pumps or modified after a certain date. This amendment is prompted by an investigation by the manufacturer that revealed a malfunction occurred after modifying the pump case on certain pumps after major overhaul and repairs. The actions specified by this AD are intended to limit the applicability to certain pumps, to detect sludge on the chip detector, to prevent failure of the MGB pump, seizure of the MGB, loss of drive to an engine and main rotor, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.