Change of Controlling Agency and Using Agency for Restricted Areas R-6608A, B, and C; Quantico, VA
This action changes the names of the controlling agency and using agency for Restricted Areas R-6608A, B, and C, Quantico, VA. The FAA is taking this action at the request of the U.S. Marine Corps to reflect the current organizational names. This is an administrative change that does not alter the boundaries, designated altitudes, time of designation, or activities conducted within the affected restricted areas.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Sheridan, WY
This action will revise the Class E airspace at Sheridan, WY. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft executing a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) approach procedure at Sheridan County Airport. This action will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing this new procedure at Sheridan County Airport, Sheridan, WY.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Rogue Valley; International-Medford Airport, Medford, OR
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at Rogue Valley InternationalMedford Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), now 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Grant Acquired Property Release at Concord Regional Airport, Concord, NC
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47153(c), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the City of Concord to waive the requirement that approximately 0.66-acres of airport property, located at the Concord Regional Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Pilot Schools-FAR 141
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. 14 CFR Part 141 prescribes requirements for pilot schools certification. Information collected is used for certification and to determine compliance.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Competition Plans, Passenger Facility Charges
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. This information is needed to meet the requirements of Title 49, Section 40117(k), Competition Plans, and to carry out a passenger facility charge application.
Rules of Practice in FAA Civil Penalty Actions
We are amending the procedural regulations governing the FAA's administrative assessment of civil penalties for violations of certain provisions of the Federal aviation statute and the Federal hazardous materials. We are also amending the FAA's procedural regulations governing non-civil penalty enforcement matters. These change are necessary to update the regulations and to reflect statutory changes. The intended effect of these changes is to ensure that regulated parties have current and correct procedural information.
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 June 28, 2006, vol. 71, no. 124, pages 36869-36870. The FAA requires the information in the interest of aviation safety to protect aircraft operations from the potential hazardous effect of laser emissions.
Tenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 207/Airport Security Access Control Systems
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 207, Airport Security Access Control Systems.
Fifth Meeting: Special Committee 209, Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon Systems (ATCRBS)/Mode S Transponder
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company Models 1900, 1900C, and 1900D Airplanes
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) Models 1900, 1900C, and 1900D airplanes. This AD requires you to repetitively inspect the forward, vertical, and aft flanges of both the left and right wing rear spar lower caps for cracks, repair any cracks found, and report the inspection results to RAC. This AD results from additional fatigue cracks found in this area since inspections were performed to comply with Emergency AD 2006-18-51, which required immediate visual inspections of this area. We are issuing this AD for the purpose of performing a more rigorous inspection requiring cleaning and paint stripping of this section of the wing rear spar to detect and correct cracking in the wing spar lower caps of the affected airplanes before the cracks lead to failure. These wing rear spar cracks may result in wing failure which could result in the wing separating from the airplane with consequent loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; PZL-Bielsko Model SZD-50-3 “Puchacz” Gliders
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 a discrepancy between the design documentation and the Technical Service Manual. In 1981, a castellated nut with cotter pin was introduced to secure the rudder, replacing the self-locking nut through PZL-Bielsko Bulletin No. BE-06/50-3/81. This change has not been introduced to the Technical Service Manual and use of a self-locking nut, in accordance with the Manual, is still possible. We are issuing this AD to require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-501, AT-502, AT-502A, AT-502B, and AT-503A Airplanes
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-501, AT-502, AT-502A, AT-502B, and AT-503A airplanes, which supersedes AD 2002- 26-05 and AD 2002-11-05 R1. Since we issued AD 2002-26-05 and AD 2002- 11-05 R1, we determined that additional airplanes should be added to the applicability section and determined the safe life for new production airplanes and replacement spar caps should be extended. We also developed an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) to the requirements of this AD. This AD retains the actions required in AD 2002-26-05 and AD 2002-11-05 R1, adds additional airplanes to the Applicability section, extends the safe life for new production airplanes and replacement spar caps, and incorporates an AMOC. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracks from occurring in the wing lower spar cap before the established safe life is reached. Fatigue cracks in the wing lower spar cap could result in failure of the spar cap and lead to wing separation.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2530-A5, and V2533-A5 Turbofan Engines
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain IAE V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M- A5, V2530-A5, and V2533-A5 turbofan engines. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive inspections of the master magnetic chip detector (MCD) or the No. 1, 2, 3 bearing chamber MCD. This AD requires the same MCD inspections. This AD also requires removing certain No. 3 bearings and removing certain high pressure compressure (HPC) stubshaft assemblies as mandatory terminating actions to the repetitive MCD inspections. This AD results from IAE developing a terminating action to the repetitive inspections of the chip detectors, and from expanding the applicability to include additional serial-numbered engines with certain No. 3 bearings installed. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the No. 3 bearing, which could result in an in-flight shutdown (IFSD) and smoke in the cockpit and cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW535A Turbofan Engines
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 fuel manifold leakage that could result in engine fire, in-flight shutdown or damage to the airframe. This AD requires actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Iliamna, AK
This action corrects an error in the airspace description contained in a Final Rule that was published in the Federal Register on Friday, October 6, 2006 (71 FR 59007). Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-21.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Kokhanok, AK
This action corrects an error in the location name (Kokhanok) contained in a Final Rule that was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 (71 FR 59372). Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-19.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
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.
Re-Designation of VOR Federal Airway V-431; Alaska
This technical amendment corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 7, 2006 (71 FR 38516), Docket No. FAA- 2005-20551, Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-18. In that rule, the reference to Docket No. FAA-2005-20551 as published was in error. The correct Docket No. is FAA-2006-25186. Also, the reference to FAA Order 7400.9 was published as FAA Order 7400.9O. The correct reference is FAA Order 7400.9P. Additionally, the corresponding date that refers to the date the Order was effective should state ``September 15, 2006'' instead of ``September 16, 2006''.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
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.
The FAA proposes to amend the regulations for repair stations by revising the system of ratings and requiring repair stations to establish a quality program. The FAA also proposes additional changes critical to maintaining safety. These include requiring a repair station to maintain a capability list, designating a chief inspector, and having permanent housing for its facilities, equipment, materials, and personnel. In addition, this proposal also specifies those instances when the FAA may deny a repair station certificate. The proposal looks at the particular cases where a previously held certificate has been revoked. Lastly, the FAA proposes to clarify recent revisions to the repair station regulations. This action is necessary to reflect changes in aviation technology and repair station business practices.