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

Special Conditions: Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, Boeing Model 777 Series Airplane; Overhead Cross Aisle Stowage Compartments
Document Number: E6-20277
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 777 series airplanes. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features associated with overhead cross aisle stowage compartments. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Ground Turning Loads
Document Number: E6-20275
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus A380-800 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. Many of these novel or unusual design features are associated with the complex systems and the configuration of the airplane, including its full-length double deck. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding ground turning loads. 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. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Airbus Model A380-800 airplane.
Implementing the Maintenance Provisions of Bilateral Agreements
Document Number: E6-20254
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is announcing the effective date of the final rule, publishedJuly 14, 2005, that amended the regulations governing maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations performed on U.S. aeronautical products by certain Canadian persons. That revision removes specific regulatory references and other requirements and requires that the maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations be performed in accordance with a Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) between the United States and Canada and associated Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP). When the rule was published, the FAA announced the amendments would become effective concurrent with the date the MIP entered into force. The MIP was signed and entered into force on August 31, 2006; accordingly, the amendments became effective on that date.
Establishment of Class D Airspace; Eastman, GA
Document Number: 06-9232
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action changes the name of the Eastman-Dodge County Airport to Heart of Georgia Regional Airport and establishes Class D airspace at Eastman, GA. On October 9, 1995, the Eastman-Dodge County Airport Authority adopted a name change for the airport. A non-Federal contract tower with a weather reporting system has been constructed at Heart of Georgia Regional Airport. Therefore, the airport meets criteria for Class D airspace. Class D surface area airspace is required when the control tower is open to contain Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action establishes Class D airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 4.1-mile radius of the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arriel 1 Series Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E6-20229
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-29
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 aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Hartzell Propeller Inc. Propellers and McCauley Propeller Systems Controllable Propellers
Document Number: E6-20206
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hartzell Propeller Inc. HC, BHC, and PHC series propellers; and McCauley Propeller Systems controllable propellers serviced by Oxford Aviation Services Limited, doing business as CSE Aviation, in the United Kingdom between September 1998 and October 2003. This AD requires inspecting the propeller blades and other critical propeller parts for wear and mechanical damage. This AD results from findings that CSE Aviation failed to perform some specific inspections and repairs. We are issuing this AD to detect unsafe conditions that could result in a propeller blade separating from the hub and loss of control of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E6-20154
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-29
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Air Tractor, Inc. Model AT-602 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-20123
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2006-23-09, which published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2006 (71 FR 65719), and applies to all Air Tractor, Inc. Model AT-602 airplanes. AD 2006-23-09 requires you to repetitively inspect (using the eddy current method) the wing center splice joint two outboard fastener holes on both of the wing main spar lower caps for fatigue cracking; repair or replace any wing main spar lower cap where fatigue cracking is found; and report any fatigue cracking found. This AD results from fatigue cracking at the wing center splice joint outboard fastener hole in one of the wing main spar lower caps. The AD number in the AD is incorrectly referenced as ``2006-23-01'' instead of ``2006- 23-09'' in two places. This document corrects these references.
Airworthiness Directives; Stemme GmbH & Co. AG Model STEMME S10-VT Sailplanes
Document Number: 06-9428
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-29
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. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as ripped pressure lines between Airbox-Carburetor-Differential fuel pressure sensor. We are issuing this AD to require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Adak, Atka, Cold Bay, Nelson Lagoon, Saint George Island, Sand Point, Shemya, St. Paul Island, and Unalaska, AK
Document Number: E6-20183
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revoke the Class E2 and E5 controlled airspace descriptions for Adak, Atka, Cold Bay, Nelson Lagoon, Saint George Island, Sand Point, Shemya, St. Paul Island, and Unalaska, AK. These locations lie within the boundaries of the Offshore Airspace Area Control 1234L. Since these airports lie within Control 1234L, the controlled airspace associated with these airports should be listed in the Control 1234L area description. A concurrent airspace action (docket 06-AAL-29) would incorporate this controlled airspace. There is one exception. The Class E2 surface area at Shemya, AK is no longer necessary and the docket 06-AAL-29 will not be carrying it forward. If both proposals are adopted there will be no change to controlled airspace, except for the revocation of the Shemya Class E surface area. The controlled airspace descriptions would be listed in paragraph 6007 of FAA Order 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, Control 1234L.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Mekoryuk, AK
Document Number: E6-20182
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Mekoryuk, AK. Three new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Mekoryuk Airport. Amendments to a Departure Procedure (DP) and two SIAPs are also being developed. Adoption of this proposal wouldresult in revision of existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Mekoryuk Airport, Mekoryuk, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Gulkana, AK
Document Number: E6-20170
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Gulkana, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Gulkana Airport. Amendments to a Departure Procedure (DP) and two SIAPs are also being developed. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Gulkana Airport, Gulkana, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Northway, AK
Document Number: E6-20165
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Northway, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Northway Airport, and an SIAP and Departure Procedure (DP) are being amended. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Northway Airport, Northway, AK.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E6-20158
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-28
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; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-20122
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
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 aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as a report of a master cylinder yoke failure. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Notice of Intent to Request Approval From the Office of Management and Budget of a New Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; New England Region Aviation Expo
Document Number: 06-9438
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a new information collection. The New England Region Aviation Expo database performs conference registration and helps plan the logistics and non-pilot courses for the expo.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 06-9437
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 28, 2006, vol. 71, no. 124, page 36868. This rule may require applicants to comply with the latest regulations in effect on the date of application for amended Type Certificates (TC) or a Supplemental TCs for aeronautical products.
Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-9429
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
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 aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as the discovery of propeller control cables with a defective crimping. Two cable ends were found uncrimped at the factory after an engine run-up test, and one cable end was also found uncrimped on the first 100 hour aircraft maintenance check. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; Short Brothers & Harland Ltd. Models SC-7 Series 2 and SC-7 Series 3 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-9427
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to revise Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2003-17-05, which applies to all Short Brothers & Harland Ltd. (Shorts) Models SC-7 Series 2 and SC-7 Series 3 airplanes. AD 2003-17-05 currently establishes a technical service life for these airplanes and allows you to incorporate modifications, inspections, and replacements of certain life limited items to extend the life limits of these airplanes. Since we issued AD 2003-17-05, Shorts Service Bulletin SB 51-51 was revised to Revision 8, dated July 5, 2006, and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, issued an AD for the European Community to correct an unsafe condition for the specified product. AD 2003-17-05 contains conflicting information on the repetitive visual inspection requirement. Consequently, this proposed AD would retain the technical service life for these airplanes; would continue to allow modifications, inspections, and replacements of certain life limited items to extend the life limits of these airplanes; and would clarify the repetitive visual inspection requirement between one of the service bulletins and the maintenance program if an operator chooses to extend the life limit. The actions specified by this proposed AD are intended to clarify the inspection information to prevent failure of critical structure of the aircraft caused by fatigue.
Amendment to Jet Route and Colored Federal Airways; Alaska
Document Number: E6-19834
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Jet Route 510 (J-510), and Colored Federal Airways Amber 2 (A-2), Amber 15 (A-15), and Green 8 (G-8), Alaska. Specifically, the FAA is re-designating J-510 as J-512 because of duplication with a Canadian Jet Route number, causing problems with the Flight Data processors during route validation at the Anchorage Air Route Traffic Control Center. Additionally, portions of A-2, and A-15, and G-8 are discontinuous between fixes, causing flight processing software problems, and will be re-designated.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-19805
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for any cracking of the fuselage skin in section 41 of the airplane, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from a report of fatigue cracks found in the skin in section 41 of the fuselage, on an in-service Model 747 airplane. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks at the fastener rows of the fuselage skin in section 41, which could join together and cause a loss of structural integrity and rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-19797
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 767 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed and high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the station (STA) 1809.5 bulkhead for cracking and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from fatigue cracks found in the forward outer chord and horizontal inner chord at STA 1809.5. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the bulkhead structure at STA 1809.5, which could result in failure of the bulkhead structure for carrying the flight loads of the horizontal stabilizer, and consequent loss of controllability of the airplane.
Change of Using Agency for Restricted Areas R-3008A, B, C, and D; Grand Bay Weapons Range, GA
Document Number: E6-19822
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action changes the name of the using agency for Restricted Areas R-3008A, B, C, and D, Grand Bay Weapons Range, GA, from ``U.S. Air Force, 347th Rescue Wing, Moody AFB, GA'' to ``U.S. Air Force, 23rd Wing, Moody AFB, GA.'' As a result of the Base Realignment and Closure process, the 347th Rescue Wing was officially redesignated the 23rd Wing effective October 1, 2006. This is an administrative change that does not alter the boundaries, designated altitudes, time of designation, or activities conducted within the affected restricted areas.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 06-9370
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Notice of Availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment (FSEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Record of Decision (ROD), Related to the Proposed Modification to the Four Corner-Post Plan at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, NV
Document Number: 06-9368
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment (FSEA), and Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the proposed modification to the Four Corner-Post Plan at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada. The FSEA and FONSI/ROD were prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, FAA Order 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,'' and other applicable environmental laws and regulations. The FSEA and FONSI/ROD assess the effects of the relevant environmental impact categories for the proposed Federal action under consideration in the proposed modification of the STAAV Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Departure (SID) to accommodate eastbound departures from Runway 25. The STAAV RNAV SID was implemented as part of the Four Corner-Post Plan at McCarran International Airport (LAS), Las Vegas, Nevada, in October 2001. The proposed Federal action is required to address the air traffic and airspace inefficiencies for departure traffic resulting from increased demand at LAS, and to recapture the efficiency that was lost from the reduction in the use of the right-turn procedure from Runway 25 as part of the 2001 LAS 4CP. Modification of the STAAV departure procedure to accommodate eastbound departures will provide an additional route for some eastbound departures, and reduce the time needed between successive departures, resulting in improved airspace efficiency and reduced departure delays. The FSEA and FONSI/ROD may be reviewed for comment during regular business hours at the following locations: 1. Nevada State Library and Archives, 100 Stewart St., Las Vegas, NV 89710. 2. Las Vegas Branch Library, 509 S. 9th St., Las Vegas, NV 89101- 7010. 3. Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. N, Las Vegas, NV 89101- 2004. 4. Meadows Library, 300 W. Boston Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102. 5. Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89128-2823. 6. Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89117- 5959. 7. Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89103- 3325. 8. Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134-6119. 9. Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89110-2543. 10. West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146-1124. 11. West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106-2315. 12. Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89122- 6742. Electronic copies of the FSEA and the FONSI/ROD are also available on the Internet and can be accessed at http://www.faa.gov/ airports%5Fairtraffic/air%5Ftraffic/.
RTCA Program Management Committee
Document Number: 06-9367
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the RTCA Program Management Committee.
Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee
Document Number: 06-9366
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a meeting of the Federal Aviation Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee (ATPAC) will be held to review present air traffic control procedures and practices for standardization, clarification, and upgrading of terminology and procedures.
Seventh Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206/EUROCAE WG 44/53 Plenary: Aeronautical Information Services Data Link
Document Number: 06-9365
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
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.
RNP SAAAR Approval Consultant Opportunities
Document Number: 06-9245
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it is seeking to identify qualified industry consultants to assist 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91, 121, 125, 129, 135 applicants as they pursue approval to conduct ``Required Navigation Performance Special Aircraft and Aircrew Authorization Required'' (RNP SAAAR) approaches. Provisions for gaining those approvals are contained within FAA Advisory Circular 90-101, ``Approval Guidance for RNP Procedures with SAAAR.'' Applicants who meet certain qualifications will be permitted to enter into an agreement with the FAA to be listed as RNP SAAAR Approval Consultants.
Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA-Groupe AEROSPATIALE Models TB 20 and TB 21 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-19801
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-22
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 aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as reports of interference between the wing spar lower boom and the wheel fairing attaching screw. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604) Airplanes and Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E6-19798
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604) airplanes and Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. These models may be referred to by their marketing designations as RJ100, RJ200, RJ440, CRJ100, CRJ200, CRJ440, and CL-65. The existing AD currently requires revising the Emergency Procedures section of the airplane flight manual (AFM) to advise the flightcrew of additional procedures to follow in the event of stabilizer trim runaway. The existing AD also requires revising the Abnormal Procedures section of the AFM to advise the flightcrew of procedures to follow in the event of MACH TRIM, STAB TRIM, and horizontal stabilizer trim malfunctions. The existing AD also requires revising the Normal section of the AFM to require a review of the location of certain circuit breakers and a functional check of the stabilizer trim system. The existing AD also requires installing circuit breaker identification collars and provides an optional terminating action for the requirements of the AD. This proposed AD would require doing the previously optional terminating action (installation of a new horizontal stabilizer trim control unit). This proposed AD results from a determination that the terminating action is necessary to address uncommanded horizontal stabilizer trim motion. We are proposing this AD to prevent horizontal stabilizer trim uncommanded motion, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; EXTRA Flugzeugproduktions-und Vertriebs-GmbH Models EA-300, EA-300S, EA-300L, and EA-300/200 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-19762
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2002-21- 11, which applies to certain EXTRA Flugzeugbau GmbH (EXTRA) Model EA- 300S airplanes. AD 2002-21-11 currently requires you to inspect, using a fluorescent dye check penetrant method, the upper longeron at the horizontal stabilizer attachment for cracks, repair any cracks found, and modify the horizontal stabilizer. That AD also requires a limit on operation to the Normal category until the initial inspection and modification on airplanes with less than 200 hours time-in-service (TIS) is done. Since we issued AD 2002-21-11, cracks have been found on Models EA-300L and EA-300/200 airplanes. Consequently, this proposed AD adds airplanes to the applicability and requires you to inspect and modify the upper longeron at the 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 detect and correct cracks in the upper longeron at the horizontal stabilizer attachment, which could result in structural failure of the aft fuselage. This failure could lead to loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-19535
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for discrepancies of the grease and gear teeth of the radial variable differential transducer of the nose wheel steering gearbox; or repetitive inspections for damage of the chrome on the bearing surface of the nose landing gear (NLG) main fitting barrel; as applicable. And, for airplanes with any discrepancy or damage, this AD requires an additional inspection or corrective actions. This AD also adds a terminating action. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent incorrect operation or jamming of the nose wheel steering, which could cause reduced controllability of the airplane on the ground. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-19534
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracks at certain stringer fastener locations; and repair, if necessary. For certain airplanes, that AD requires a modification in certain areas where reports indicate that cracking was prevalent. This modification terminates the repetitive inspections only for those areas, and is also an option for other airplanes affected by the existing AD. This new AD requires an additional inspection of areas that may have Alodine-coated rivets installed, and repair if necessary. This AD results from a report of cracking discovered in a skin lap joint that was previously inspected using the eddy current method. We are issuing this AD to prevent rapid decompression of the airplane due to disbonding and subsequent cracking of the skin panels.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Model 750 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-19439
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Cessna Model 750 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections for clearance and chafing of an auxiliary power unit (APU) fuel tube assembly in the tail cone area of the airplane, and corrective actions if necessary. For certain airplanes, the existing AD also requires replacing the APU fuel line. This new AD adds airplanes to the applicability and allows operators to modify the APU fuel line by installing new fuel lines, fairleads, and clamping configurations, which is an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD results from reports of chafed APU fuel tubes leaking into the tail cone area due to interference between the fuel tube assembly and elevator flight control cables, hydraulic lines, and high-temperature bleed air couplings. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct this interference, which could result in chafing, fuel leaking into an area where ignition sources are present, and possible fire in an area without fire detection or extinguishing provisions.
Removal of Class E Airspace; Cedar Springs, GA
Document Number: 06-9231
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will remove the Class E airspace at Cedar Springs, GA. The Georgia-Pacific Airport, Cedar Springs, GA, is permanently closed and is no longer operational. The closure necessitates the removal of Class E airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-19545
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-20
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 aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as an excessive lateral play caused by a nonconforming washer might lead to the deterioration of the elevator trim tab bearing fatigue resistance. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 Airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: E6-19540
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135 airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. This proposed AD would require replacing the metallic tubes enclosing the vent and pilot valve wires in the left- and right-hand wing fuel tanks with non- conductive hoses. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent an ignition source inside the fuel tank that could ignite fuel vapor and cause a fuel tank explosion and loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600-2A12 (CL-601), CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604) Airplanes
Document Number: E6-19539
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600) airplanes, CL-600- 2A12 (CL-601) airplanes, and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL- 604) airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting to identify the part number and serial number of the selector valves of the nose landing gear (NLG) and the nose gear door; and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of uncommanded partial retractions of the NLG. We are proposing this AD to prevent internal leakage of the selector valve, which, under certain conditions, could result in an uncommanded retraction of the NLG with consequent damage to the airplane and possible serious injury to ground personnel.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-19538
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the fuel lines located in the left and right main landing gear (MLG) bays to determine the clearance between the fuel and hydraulic lines. If necessary, this proposed AD would also require an inspection of fuel lines for chafing, replacement of a chafed fuel line with a new fuel line, and the repositioning of existing clamps and installation of additional clamps between the fuel and hydraulic lines. This proposed AD results from a fuel leak found in the left MLG bay. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct inadequate clearance between fuel and hydraulic lines in the MLG bay, which could lead to chafing of a fuel line and fuel leakage. A fuel leak near hot brakes could result in a fire in the MLG bay.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney PW4077D, PW4084D, PW4090, and PW4090-3 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E6-19536
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney PW4077D, PW4084D, PW4090, and PW4090-3 turbofan engines that were reassembled with previously used high pressure compressor (HPC) exit brush seal packs and new or refurbished HPC exit diffuser air seal lands. That AD currently requires replacing the HPC exit inner and outer brush seal packs with new brush seal packs, or replacing the HPC exit brush seal assembly with a new HPC exit brush seal assembly. This proposed AD would require replacing the HPC exit inner and outer brush seal packs with new brush seal packs, using either original equipment manufactured (OEM) parts, or FAA-approved part manufacturer approval (PMA) equivalent parts. This proposed AD would also apply to engines reassembled with a PMA equivalent HPC exit inner and/or outer brush seal packs. This proposed AD results from a request to include PMA equivalent HPC exit inner and outer brush seal packs and to include the engines with PMA equivalent parts already installed, in the AD. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontained engine failure, damage to the airplane, and injury to passengers.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-19532
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all EMBRAER Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections for blockage of the pitot drain holes of certain air data smart probes (ADSPs), removing accumulated moisture from the pneumatic passages of the ADSPs, related investigative actions, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of erroneous air speed indications caused by blockage of the pitot sensors due to freezing of accumulated moisture in the ADSP pneumatic passages. We are proposing this AD to prevent an erroneous air speed indication, which could reduce flightcrew ability to control the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-19443
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-17
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 aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracks on a vertical stabilizer attachment fitting due to corrosion, have been found on an aircraft in service. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-19440
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-17
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 aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as loose rivets on frames C18 BIS and C19, which could result in a reduced structural integrity of the tail area. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Additional Types of Child Restraint Systems That May Be Furnished and Used on Aircraft
Document Number: E6-19412
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On July 14, 2006, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amended certain operating regulations to allow passengers or aircraft operators to furnish and use more types of Child Restraint Systems (CRS) on aircraft. The rule allowed the use of CRSs that the FAA approves under the aviation standards of Technical Standard Order C- 100b, Child Restraint Systems. In addition, the rule allowed the use of CRSs approved by the FAA under its certification regulations regarding the approval of materials, parts, processes, and appliances. The intended effect of the rule was to increase the number of CRS options that are available for use on aircraft, while maintaining safe standards for certification and approval. This action is a summary and disposition of comments received on the July 14, 2006 final rule.
Acceptance of Transfer Statements Under UCC 9-616, for Recording in Aircraft Records
Document Number: 06-9250
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Chief Counsel to advise interested parties of the FAA's acceptance of transfer statements filed with the FAA Aircraft Registry that are executed under the Uniform Commercial Code, section 9-619, as adopted by the various states.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Burlington International Airport, South Burlington VT
Document Number: 06-9249
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps for Burlington International Airport, as submitted by the City of Burlington 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, are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Establishment of Class D Airspace; Griffiss Airfield, Rome, NY
Document Number: 06-9248
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to establish Class D airspace at Griffiss Airfield, Rome, NY. This action is necessary for the protection of an activated control tower for Griffiss Airfield, Rome, NY. The area would be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference.
Notice of Intent to Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; FAA Antidrug And Alcohol Misuse Prevention Programs
Document Number: 06-9247
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. The FAA uses this information for determining program compliance or non-compliance of regulated aviation employers, oversight planning, determining who must provide annual MIS testing information, and communicating with entities subject to the program regulations.
Establishment of Class E-2 Airspace; Griffiss Airfield, Rome, NY
Document Number: 06-9246
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to establish Class E-2 airspace at Griffiss Airfield, Rome, NY. The opening of a tower and for the protection of instrument approaches make this action necessary. Controlled airspace extending upward from the surface to the base of the overlying controlled airspace is needed to contain aircraft executing an approach. The area would be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference.