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Notice of Public Hearing and Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the Proposed Runway 22R/4L Offset ILS at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) Located in Romulus, Detroit
Document Number: 06-8615
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has prepared and is making available the Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the following proposed actions at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport: the development and use of the offset ILS approach procedures for Runways 22R and 4L, the installation of two (2) offset localizers, the construction of localizer buildings and associated equipment, the construction of an access road, the installation of multilateration equipment including 32 precision runway monitors (Precision Runway Monitors), the installation of Airport Surveillance Detection Equipment (ASDE), the installation of the four Aerobahn multilateration subsystem components on airport property, the reissuance of aeronautical charts with the 22R/4L offset ILS approach information, the issuance of National Airspace System (NAS) Change Proposal (NCP) waivers associated with design and installation of the preceding, the development, issuance, and implementation of Air Traffic procedures, flight check and testing of proposed equipment, and funding for development and implementation of the proposed action. The Draft EA is being prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, FAA Orders 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures'' and FAA Order 505.4B, ``NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions''. The proposed development action is consistent with the National Airspace System Plan prepared by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A Draft Environmental Assessment will be available for public review 30 days prior to the Public Hearing during normal business hours at the following locations: (1) Romulus Public Library, 11121 Wayne Rd., Romulus, MI 48174, (734) 942-7589. (2) Wayne City Public Library, 3737 S. Wayne Rd., Wayne, MI 48184, (734) 721-7832. (3) Taylor Community Library, 12303 Pardee Rd., Taylor, MI 48180, (734) 287-4840. (4) Inkster Public Library, 2005 Inkster Rd., Inkster, MI 48141, (313) 563-2822. (5) Wayne County Library, 30555 Michigan Ave., Westland, MI 48186, (734) 727-7310.
User Input to the Aviation Weather Technology Transfer (AWTT) Board
Document Number: 06-8614
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA will hold an informal public meeting to seek aviation weather user input on convective weather products. Details: October 17, 2006; Orlando Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Room N210A, Orlando, Florida 32819, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The objective of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for interested Government and commercial sector representatives who use Government- provided aviation weather information in operational decision-making to provide input on FAA's plans for implementing new weather products.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777-200LR Series Airplanes Powered by General Electric (GE) Model GE90-110B Engines, and Model 777-300ER Series Airplanes Powered by GE Model GE90-115B Engines
Document Number: E6-16670
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting airworthiness directive (AD) 2006-20-51 that was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of certain Boeing Model 777-200LR and -300ER series airplanes by individual notices. This AD requires revising the Airplane Flight Manual to prohibit takeoffs at less than full-rated thrust. This AD is prompted by a report of two occurrences of engine thrust rollback (reduction) during takeoff. We are issuing this AD to prevent dual-engine thrust rollback, which could result in the airplane failing to lift off before reaching the end of the runway or failing to clear obstacles below the takeoff flight path.
Additional Types of Child Restraint Systems That May Be Furnished and Used on Aircraft; Corrections
Document Number: E6-16622
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration published a final rule in the Federal Register on July 14, 2006 (71 FR 40003). The final rule allowed the use of child restraint systems that the FAA approves under the aviation standards of Technical Standard Order C-100b, Child Restraint Systems, or under its certification regulations regarding the approval of materials, parts, processes, and appliances. That final rule contained two non-substantive typographical errors in the rule text of two sections. This document corrects the final regulations by revising these sections.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-16553
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive measurement of the freeplay of both aileron balance tabs; repetitive lubrication of the aileron balance tab hinge bearings and rod end bearings; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of freeplay-induced vibration of the aileron balance tab. The potential for vibration of the control surface should be avoided because the point of transition from vibration to divergent flutter is unknown. We are issuing this AD to prevent excessive vibration of the airframe during flight, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon (Beech) Model 400, 400A, and 400T Series Airplanes; and Raytheon (Mitsubishi) Model MU-300 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-16552
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Raytheon (Beech) Model 400, 400A, and 400T series airplanes; and Raytheon (Mitsubishi) Model MU-300 airplanes. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual to modify the Operating Limitations, Abnormal Procedures, and Normal Procedures, as applicable, for flight in icing conditions. This AD results from multiple reports of high- altitude, dual-engine flameouts on airplanes operating in certain meteorological conditions. We are issuing this AD to advise the flightcrew that the buildup of ice on certain internal areas of the engine could result in a dual-engine flameout and what action they must take to avoid this hazard.
Airworthiness Directives; Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. FA-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-16354
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. We are issuing this AD to require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Kokohanok, AK
Document Number: 06-8523
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Kokohanok, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and a new Departure Procedure (DP). This rule results in new Class E airspace established upward from 700 feet (ft) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Kokohanok, AK.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Saint (St.) Mary's, AK
Document Number: E6-16507
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at St. Mary's, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing three amended Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and one new SIAP. This rule results in revised Class E airspace revised upward from the surface, and from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at St. Mary's, AK.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Iliamna, AK
Document Number: E6-16504
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Iliamna, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing one amended Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP). This rule results in revised Class E airspace revised upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Iliamna, AK.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Mountain Village, AK
Document Number: E6-16496
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Mountain Village, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and one new Departure Procedure (DP). This rule results in revised Class E airspace revised upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Mountain Village, AK.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Hayward, WI
Document Number: 06-8314
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to modify Class E airspace at Hayward, WI. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Sawyer County Airport, Hayward, WI. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing these approaches. This action would increase the area of the existing controlled airspace for Hayward, WI.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Hooper Bay, AK
Document Number: E6-16515
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Hooper Bay, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Hooper Bay Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in revising Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Hooper Bay, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Perryville, AK
Document Number: E6-16512
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Perryville, AK. A new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) and a Standard Instrument Departure Procedure (SID) are being developed for the Perryville Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in revising Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Perryville, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Homer, AK
Document Number: E6-16509
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Homer, AK. Four new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Homer Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in revising Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Homer, AK.
Special Conditions; Garmin International, Inc.; Raytheon Model C90A King Air; Protection of Electronic Flight Instrument System from the Effects of High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: E6-16497
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued to Garmin International Inc., 1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas, 66062, for a Supplemental Type Certificate for the Raytheon Model C90A King Air airplane. This airplane will have novel and unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisaged in the applicable airworthiness standards. These novel and unusual design features include the installation of electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) displays in the Garmin G1000 system, GFC 700 autopilot, Mid-Continent Instrument Attitude Indicator and Sandia Avionics cooling fans. The applicable regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate airworthiness standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high intensity radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to the airworthiness standards applicable to these airplanes.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Tok Junction, AK
Document Number: E6-16495
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Tok Junction, AK. One new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) is being developed for the Tok Junction Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in revising Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Tok Junction, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Kodiak, AK
Document Number: E6-16494
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Kodiak, AK. The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance Branch staff have noticed that a section of uncontrolled airspace north of Kodiak should be controlled airspace. Adoption of this proposal would result in revising Class E airspace upward from 1,200 ft. above the surface at Kodiak, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; St. Michael, AK
Document Number: E6-16493
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at St. Michael, AK. One amended Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) is being developed for the St. Michael Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in revising Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at St. Michael, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Mystere-Falcon 50 and 900 Airplanes and Falcon 900EX Airplanes, and Model Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX Airplanes
Document Number: E6-16452
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Model Mystere-Falcon 50 and 900 airplanes and Falcon 900EX airplanes, and Model Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX airplanes. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the identification plates of the outboard slats to determine the type of identification plates and the P/Ns. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would also require a revision to the Limitations and Normal Procedures sections of the airplane flight manual to provide procedures for operation in icing conditions; and replacement of the anti-icing manifold with an anti-icing manifold of the correct type design if necessary. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would also require related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from a finding that the outboard slats for Model Mystere-Falcon 50 airplanes have been erroneously authorized, in limited cases, as interchangeable for use on Model Mystere-Falcon 900 airplanes and Falcon 900EX airplanes, and Model Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX airplanes. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the anti-icing manifold of the outboard slats, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Mineral Point, WI
Document Number: 06-8495
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document establishes Class E airspace at Mineral Point, WI. A request has been made for a new area of Class E airspace extending upward from the surface, due to traffic volume. This action would establish a radius of class E airspace for Iowa County Airport.
Modification of Class E Airspace; West Plains, MO
Document Number: 06-8494
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E Airspace at West Plains, MO.
Production and Airworthiness Approvals, Part Marking, and Miscellaneous Proposals
Document Number: 06-8281
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is proposing changes to its certification procedures and identification requirements for aeronautical products and parts. The proposed changes address standardizing requirements for production approval holders; requiring production approval holders to issue airworthiness approvals for aircraft engines, propellers, and other aviation parts; requiring manufacturers to mark all parts and components; and revising export airworthiness approval requirements to facilitate global manufacturing. The intent of these proposed changes is to promote safety by ensuring that aircraft, and parts designed specifically for use in aircraft, wherever manufactured, meet applicable standards. This action is also necessary to update our regulations to reflect the current global aircraft and aircraft parts manufacturing environment.
Congestion and Delay Reduction at Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Document Number: E6-16406
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirement in the final rule published on August 29, 2006 (FR 71 51382). The sections of the final rule pending approval of this information collection will become effective on the date included in the published final rule; October 29, 2006.
Recording of Major Repairs and Major Alterations
Document Number: E6-16405
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making a minor technical change to aviation repair stations' instructions in Part 43 on how to send required repair and alteration data to the FAA. We are making this change to take advantage of newer and more efficient methods of collecting aviation maintenance data.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E6-16389
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-04
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; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-16199
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This AD requires replacing the lightning critical clamp bases of the fuel tank vent system with improved clamp bases; and checking the electrical bond of the modified self-bonding mounting clamps and corrective action if necessary. This AD results from an investigation that revealed the aluminum foil strip on the nylon base of the ground clamps can fracture or separate from the base. We are issuing this AD to ensure that the fuel pipes are properly bonded to the airplane structure. Improper bonding could prevent electrical energy from a lightning strike from dissipating to the airplane structure, which could result in a fuel tank explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -200CB Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-16197
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -200CB series airplanes. This AD requires 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 AD results from a report indicating that certain 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 issuing 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; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and - 145EP Airplanes
Document Number: E6-15861
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all EMBRAER Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, - 145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracking or failure of the rod ends of the aileron power control actuator (PCA), and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD requires the same repetitive inspections of additional parts at new inspection intervals for certain airplanes; provides new corrective actions; and provides an optional terminating action for the requirements of this AD. This AD results from the issuance of mandatory continuing airworthiness information by the Brazilian airworthiness authority. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking or breaking of the rod ends and connecting fittings of the aileron PCA, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-16307
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 777 airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive measurements of the freeplay of the right and left elevators, rudder, and rudder tab, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also require repetitive lubrications of the elevator, rudder, and rudder tab components. This proposed AD results from reports of freeplay-induced vibration of unbalanced control surfaces. Excessive freeplay of control surfaces can cause unacceptable airframe vibration during flight. The potential for vibration of the control surface should be avoided because the point of transition from vibration to divergent flutter is unknown. We are proposing this AD to prevent flutter, which can cause damage to the control surface structure and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Series Turbofan Engines; Correction
Document Number: E6-16235
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2006-11-05 applicable to Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-22B series, RB211-524B, -524C2, -524D4, -524G2, -524G3, and -524H series, and RB211-535C and -535E series turbofan engines with high pressure compressor (HPC) stage 3 disc assemblies, part numbers (P/Ns) LK46210, LK58278, LK67634, LK76036, UL11706, UL15358, UL22577, UL22578, and UL24738 installed. That AD published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2006 (71 FR 29586). The ``-524B-02, B-B-02, B3-02, and B4 series, Pre SB No. 72-7730'' in the Regulatory section is incorrect. This document corrects that requirement. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-16204
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A310 airplanes. This proposed AD would require doing repetitive inspections for any missing, damaged, or incorrectly installed wiper rings in the splined couplings of the flap transmissions shafts; inspections for any missing, damaged, or incorrectly installed rubber gaiters and straps on the sliding bearing/ plunging joints of the flap transmission; and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD results from reviews in which the manufacturer determined that the splined couplings and sliding bearings of the flap transmission system could be affected by corrosion and wear. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct damaged, missing, or incorrectly installed components of the flap transmission system, which could result in reduced functional integrity of the flap transmission system and consequent reduced control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 Series Airplanes Equipped With General Electric CF6-50 Engines
Document Number: E6-16201
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 series airplanes equipped with General Electric CF6-50 engines. The existing AD currently requires deactivating both thrust reversers and revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to require performance penalties during certain takeoff conditions to ensure that safe and appropriate performance is achieved for airplanes on which both thrust reversers have been deactivated. This proposed AD would require one-time inspections of the directional pilot valve (DPV), the rocker arm and associated hardware, and corrective actions if necessary; reactivation of both thrust reversers; and repetitive inspections of the DPV and the associated control mechanism of the thrust reversers for incorrect assembly or excessive wear, and corrective actions if necessary. Accomplishing all of the proposed actions would allow the removal of the AFM limitations in the existing AD. This proposed AD results from reports indicating that the DPV was assembled incorrectly; further investigation revealed excessive wear on certain correctly assembled DPVs and the associated control mechanism. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncommanded in-flight deployment of a thrust reverser, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777-200, 777-300, and 777-300ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-16198
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200 and 777-300 series airplanes. The original NPRM would have required repetitive inspections for discrepancies of the splined components that support the inboard end of the inboard trailing edge flap; related investigative, corrective, and other specified actions if necessary; a one-time modification of the inboard support of the inboard trailing edge flap by installing a new isolation strap and attachment hardware; and repetitive replacement of the torque tube assembly. The original NPRM resulted from reports of corrosion on the torque tube and closeout rib fittings that support the inboard end of the inboard trailing edge flap, as well as a structural reassessment of the torque tube joint that revealed the potential for premature fatigue cracking of the torque tube that would not be detected using reasonable inspection methods. This action revises the original NPRM by providing the terminating action for the repetitive inspections of modifying the inboard main flap. This action also revises the original NPRM by specifying prior or concurrent accomplishment, for certain Boeing Model 777-200 series airplanes, of one-time inspections of the flap seal panels for cracking and minimum clearances, and of the torque tubes for damage; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to detect and correct corrosion or cracking of the torque tube and closeout rib fittings that support the inboard end of the inboard trailing edge flap. Cracking in these components could lead to a fracture, which could result in loss of the inboard trailing edge flap and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E6-16093
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, addition of new obstacles, or changes in air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E6-16092
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment amends Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, addition of new obstacles, or changes in air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Notice of Availability of Draft Advisory Circulars, Other Policy Documents and Proposed Technical Standard Orders
Document Number: 06-8464
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-03
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/.
Seventh Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 204: 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters
Document Number: 06-8463
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 204: 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters.
Fourth Meeting: Special Committee 209, Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon Systems (ATCRBS)/Mode S Transponder
Document Number: 06-8461
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 209, Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon Systems (ATCRBS)/Mode S Transponder.
RTCA Special Committee 135: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
Document Number: 06-8460
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 135: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Models RB211 Trent 892, 884, 877, 875, and 892B Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E6-16045
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment rescinds airworthiness directive (AD) 97-06-13 for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) models RB211 Trent 892, 884, 877, 875, and 892B series turbofan engines. That AD requires inspecting and replacing certain angle gearbox and intermediate gearbox hardware, and on-going repetitive inspections of the magnetic chip detectors. That AD resulted from reports of loss of oil from the angle drive upper shroud tube, the intermediate gearbox housing, the external gearbox lower bevel box housing, and by reports of bearing failures. We intended the requirements of that AD to prevent loss of oil, which could cause an engine fire, and to prevent in-flight engine shutdowns and airplane diversions caused by oil loss and from bearing failures. Since we issued that AD, we determined that the inspections and replacements required by that AD are no longer required to correct an unsafe condition.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 06-8377
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-02
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.