Federal Aviation Administration December 12, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211-524 Series Turbofan Engines; Correction
This document makes a correction to airworthiness directive (AD) 2004-26-05 applicable to certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-524 series turbofan engines that was published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2005. The part number UL29916 in the Applicability section is incorrect. This document corrects that part number. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Special Conditions: AmSafe, Incorporated; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., Models PC-12, PC-12/45 and PC-12/47; Inflatable Three-Point Restraint Safety Belt With an Integrated Airbag Device
These special conditions are issued to AmSafe, Inc. for the installation of an AmSafe, Inc., Inflatable Three-Point Restraint Safety Belt with an Integrated Airbag Device on Pilatus models PC-12, PC-12/45 and PC-12/47. These airplanes, as modified by AmSafe, Inc. for the installation of this inflatable safety belt, will have novel and unusual design features associated with the lap-belt restraint portions of the three-point safety belt, which contains an integrated airbag device. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Model L-1011 Series Airplanes
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Lockheed Model L-1011 series airplanes. This AD requires a one- time detailed inspection of the C112 harness clamp assembly for proper installation, a one-time detailed inspection of the C112 and C162 harness assemblies for damage, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from a report of electrical arcing of the essential bus feeder cables behind hinged circuit breaker panel CB3 P-K. We are issuing this AD to prevent arcing of essential bus feeder cables due to improper installation of the harness C112 clamp assembly, which could result in loss of electrical systems and smoke and/or fire behind the CB3 P-K hinged circuit breaker panel in the flight compartment.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Model Avro 146-RJ airplanes. This AD requires calculating the current life of each lift spoiler jack, and eventually replacing each lift spoiler jack. This AD results from a review of all system components as part of the life- extension program for the affected airplanes that indicated the fatigue life limit of certain lift spoiler jacks cannot be extended from the current life limit. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the lift spoiler jack, and consequent increased drag and uncommanded roll inputs, which could reduce the flightcrew's ability to control the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11F Airplanes
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11F airplanes. This AD requires a general visual inspection for installation of conduit and chafing damage on the auxiliary power unit (APU) power feeder wires and the upper surface of the auxiliary fuel tank and repair if necessary. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct unprotected APU power feeder wires that come into close proximity to the upper surface of the auxiliary ``piggy back'' fuel tank, which could result in a potential ignition source, and in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could cause a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Advisory Circular No. 20-73A, Aircraft Ice Protection
This notice announces the issuance of Advisory Circular (AC) 20-73A, Aircraft Ice Protection. This AC tells type certificate and supplemental type certificate applicants how to comply with ice protection requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 23, 25, 29, 33, and 35.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
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 August 8, 2006, vol. 71, no. 152, pages 45092-45093. The Administrator has determined based on evaluation of previous accidents and other incidents that certain events involving malfunctions and defects may be precursors to the recurrence of these accidents. As a result, operators and repair stations are required to report any malfunctions and defects to the Administrator.
Cancellation of Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement for Sacramento International Airport, Sacramento, Sacramento County, CA
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it has discontinued preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed runway extension project and other associated development at Sacramento International Airport, Sacramento, California. The FAA is doing this because Sacramento County, the owner and operator of the airport, is deferring its proposed runway extension project to a long-term planning horizon (2020). As a result, FAA has determined the runway extension proposal at Sacramento International airport is not ripe for decision at this time.
Cancellation of Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement for Ontario International Airport, Ontario, San Bernardino County, CA
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it has decided to discontinue preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for master plan improvements to Ontario International Airport, Ontario, California. The FAA's decision to discontinue preparation of the EIS is based upon the decision by Los Angeles World Airports, the owner of the airport, to discontinue pursuit of the master plan for Ontario International Airport at this time.