Federal Aviation Administration 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-200, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes Equipped With an Auxiliary Fuel System Installed in Accordance With Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA83NE, SA1078NE, SA725NE, ST00040NY, or ST01337NY
Document Number: E6-14618
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-200, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes equipped with an auxiliary fuel system installed in accordance with STC SA83NE, SA1078NE, SA725NE, ST00040NY, or ST01337NY. This AD requires a one-time deactivation of the auxiliary fuel system, repetitive venting of the auxiliary fuel tanks, and revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual to limit the maximum cargo weight. This AD results from a re-evaluation of the floor structure and cargo barriers conducted by the STC holder. We are issuing this AD to prevent structural overload of the auxiliary fuel tank support structure, which could cause the floor beams to fail and resultant damage to the primary flight controls and the auxiliary power unit fuel lines that pass through the floor beams, and consequent loss of control of the airplane. We are also issuing this AD to prevent structural overload of the cargo barriers, which could cause the barriers to fail, allowing the cargo to shift, resulting in possible damage to the auxiliary fuel tanks, residual fuel leakage, and consequent increased risk of a fire.
Use of Additional Portable Oxygen Concentrator Devices Onboard Aircraft
Document Number: 06-7597
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Special Federal Aviation Regulation 106 (SFAR 106), Use of Certain Portable Oxygen Concentrator Devices Onboard Aircraft, to allow for the use of the AirSep Corporation's FreeStyle, SeQual Technologies' Eclipse, and Respironics Inc.'s EverGo portable oxygen concentrator (POC) devices onboard aircraft, provided certain conditions in the SFAR are met. This action is necessary to allow all POC devices deemed acceptable by the FAA to be available to the traveling public in need of oxygen therapy for use in air commerce. When this rule becomes effective, there will be a total of five different POC devices the FAA finds acceptable for use onboard aircraft during travel, and passengers will be able to carry these devices onboard the aircraft and use them with the approval of the aircraft operator.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Model AS350B, B1, B2, B3, BA, D, and AS355E Helicopters
Document Number: 06-7560
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter helicopters. This action requires, within 10 hours time-in-service (TIS), inspecting the tapered housing of each main servo-control (MSC) for a crack. If no crack is found, this AD requires, before further flight, retorquing the upper ball-end attachment nut of the MSC. If a crack is found, this AD requires, before further flight, replacing the MSC with an airworthy MSC. This amendment is prompted by the discovery of cracks in the tapered housings of MSCs. The actions specified in this AD are intended to detect a crack in the MSC tapered housing and to prevent loss of the attachment of the MSC to the upper attachment yoke, loss of the main rotor control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Flotation and Ditching
Document Number: E6-15012
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-11
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 flotation and ditching. These proposed 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.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Escape Systems Installed in Non-Pressurized Compartments
Document Number: E6-15011
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-11
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 escape systems installed in non-pressurized compartments. 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.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Escape Systems Inflation Systems
Document Number: E6-15010
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-11
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 escape system reliability. 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.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane; Emergency Exit Arrangement-Outside Viewing
Document Number: E6-15005
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-11
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 outside viewing from emergency exits. 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.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane; Stairways Between Decks
Document Number: E6-15001
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-11
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 stairways between decks. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 Airplanes; A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes); and A310 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-14945
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Airbus airplanes identified above. The original NPRM would have required improving the routing of certain electrical wire bundles in certain airplane zones, as applicable to the airplane model. The original NPRM resulted from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This action revises the original NPRM by removing certain requirements, extending the compliance time for a certain replacement, and specifies that the actions in this proposed AD are considered interim action until a terminating action for the removed requirements is approved and available. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Model L-1011-385 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-14944
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Lockheed Model L-1011-385 series airplanes. That action would have required repetitive leak tests of the lavatory drain systems and repair, if necessary; installation of a lever lock cap, vacuum breaker check valve or flush/fill line ball valve on the flush/fill line; periodic seal changes; and replacement of ``donut'' type waste drain valves installed in the waste drain system. Since the issuance of the NPRM, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has reviewed existing data and determined that, for airplanes without a history of engine damage resulting from ``blue ice,'' such as Lockheed Model L-1011-385 series airplanes, the hazard of ``blue ice'' to persons and property may be more appropriately addressed through means other than AD action. Accordingly, the proposed rule is withdrawn.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E6-14941
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the Certification Maintenance Requirements and the Maintenance Review Board Report sections of the Canadair Regional Jet Maintenance Requirements Manual to include changes and additions to checks of the aileron power control units (PCUs) and a change to the interval of the backlash check of the aileron control system. This proposed AD results from a report that data collected from in-service airplanes show that approximately 19 percent of aileron backlash checks conducted at 4,000-flight-hour intervals reveal that aileron backlash wear limits are being exceeded. We are proposing this AD to prevent exceeded backlashes in both aileron PCUs, which, if accompanied by the failure of the flutter damper, could result in aileron vibration/flutter and reduced controllability of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E6-14737
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-11
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Arrow Falcon Exporters, Inc. (Previously Utah State University); Firefly Aviation Helicopter Services (Previously Erickson Air-Crane Co.); California Department of Forestry; Garlick Helicopters, Inc.; Global Helicopter Technology, Inc.; Hagglund Helicopters, LLC (Previously Western International Aviation, Inc.); International Helicopters, Inc.; Precision Helicopters, LLC; Robinson Air Crane, Inc.; San Joaquin Helicopters (Previously Hawkins and Powers Aviation, Inc.) S.M.&T. Aircraft (Previously U.S. Helicopters, Inc., UNC Helicopter, Inc., Southern Aero Corporation, and Wilco Aviation); Smith Helicopters; Southern Helicopter, Inc.; Southwest Florida Aviation International, Inc. (Previously Jamie R. Hill and Southwest Florida Aviation); Tamarack Helicopters, Inc. (Previously Ranger Helicopter Services, Inc.); U.S. Helicopter, Inc. (Previously UNC Helicopter, Inc.); West Coast Fabrication; and Williams Helicopter Corporation (Previously Scott Paper Co.) Model HH-1K, TH-1F, TH-1L, UH-1
Document Number: 06-7577
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified restricted category type-certificated helicopters. The AD requires a review of the helicopter records to determine the Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code of the tail rotor (T/R) slider. If the T/R slider is FAA approved or has a certain legible CAGE code, this AD requires no further action. If you cannot determine whether the T/R slider is FAA approved and it has no stamped CAGE code, an illegible stamped CAGE code, or an affected CAGE code, the AD also requires, before further flight and at specified intervals, magnaflux inspecting the T/R slider for a crack. If a crack is found, the AD requires, before further flight, replacing the T/R slider with an airworthy T/R slider. The AD also requires replacing the T/R slider with an airworthy T/R slider on or before accumulating 1,000 hours time-in-service (TIS) or on or before 12 months, whichever occurs first. This amendment is prompted by two accidents attributed to sub-standard T/R sliders that failed during flight. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent failure of a T/R slider, loss of T/R control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Oneida-Scott Municipal Airport, Oneida, TN
Document Number: 06-7576
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on the release of land at the Oneida-Scott Municipal Airport in the City of Oneida, Tennessee. This property, approximately 18.08 acres, will change to a non-aeronautical use. This action is taken under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Policy Statement on Approval for 10-Minute Rated Takeoff Thrust/Power During Takeoff With One-Engine Inoperative (OEI) Under 14 CFR Part 23 and 14 CFR Part 33
Document Number: 06-7575
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the availability of policy for the approval for 10-minuted rated takeoff thrust/power during takeoff with one-engine inoperative (OEI) under 14 CFR parts 23 and 33.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Muskegon County Airport, Muskegon, MI
Document Number: 06-7525
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non- aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of the airport property. The vacant parcel is 33' by 960' (approximately 0.73 acres) lies on the south side of Porter Road between Martin and Henry Streets in Norton Shores, Michigan. The land was acquired under FAA Project No. 9-20- 0071-01. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. Since the purchase of this parcel, the parcel has sat vacant. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee
Document Number: 06-7524
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee
Document Number: 06-7523
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a meeting of the 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-14782
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747-400, 747-400D, and 747- 400F series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires reviewing airplane maintenance records; inspecting the yaw damper actuator portion of the upper and lower rudder power control modules (PCMs) for cracking, and replacing the PCMs if necessary; and reporting all airplane maintenance records review and inspection results to the manufacturer. This new AD expands the applicability and discontinues certain requirements of the existing AD. This AD adds repetitive inspections of the PCMs, and replacement of the PCMs if necessary. This AD results from manufacturer findings that the inspections required by the existing AD must be performed at regular intervals. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the yaw damper actuator portion of the upper and lower rudder PCMs, which could result in an uncommanded left rudder hardover, consequent increased pilot workload, and possible runway departure upon landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company Model 390 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-14781
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company Model 390 airplanes. This AD requires you to inspect the spigot bearing, part number (P/N) MS14104-16, for the proper position in the spigot fitting assembly and to install the wing spigot bearing retainer kit, P/N 390-4304-0001. We are issuing this AD to detect spigot bearings that are not positioned flush with the fitting assembly. This condition could result in the spigot bearing becoming disengaged from the fitting assembly, which could cause motion between the wing and the fuselage and degrade the structural integrity of the wing attachment to the fuselage. This could lead to wing separation and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Hartzell Propeller Inc. ( )HC-( )2Y( )-( ) Series Propellers
Document Number: E6-14691
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Hartzell Propeller Inc. ( )HC-( )2Y( )-( ) series propellers with non- suffix serial number (SN) propeller hubs installed on Lycoming O-, IO-, LO-, and AEIO-360 series reciprocating engines. This AD requires initial and repetitive eddy current inspections (ECI) of the front cylinder half of the propeller hub for cracks and removing cracked hubs from service before further flight. In addition, this AD allows installation of an improved design propeller hub (suffix SN ``A'' or ``B'') as terminating action to the repetitive ECI. This AD results from a report of a propeller blade separating from a propeller hub. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the propeller hub causing blade separation and subsequent loss of airplane control.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab Model SAAB-Fairchild SF340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B Airplanes
Document Number: E6-14690
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Saab Model SAAB-Fairchild SF340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B airplanes, that requires modification and repetitive inspections of the hot detection system of the tail pipe harness of the engine nacelles. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent false warning indications to the flightcrew from the hot detection system due to discrepancies of the harness, which could result in an unnecessary aborted takeoff on the ground or in-flight engine shutdowns. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Model GV and GV-SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-14688
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Model GV and GV-SP series airplanes. This AD requires repairing the force link assembly wire harness. This AD results from a report indicating that the wiring harness outer shield and insulation on the primary conductors may have been inadvertently cut due to an improper method used to remove the wiring outer jacket. We are issuing this AD to prevent the loss of the hardover prevention system (HOPS) in the roll axis due to a short circuit in the wiring harness, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Tay 650-15 and Tay 651-54 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E6-14685
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Tay 650-15 and Tay 651-54 turbofan engines. That AD currently establishes cyclic life limits for certain part number (P/N) stage 1 high pressure turbine (HPT) discs and stage 1 low pressure turbine (LPT) discs operating under certain flight plan profiles. This AD requires calculating and re-establishing the achieved cyclic life of stage 1 HPT discs, P/N JR32013 or P/N JR33838, and stage 1 LPT discs, P/N JR32318A, that have been exposed to different flight plan profiles. This AD also requires removing from service those stage 1 HPT discs and stage 1 LPT discs operated under Tay 650-15 engine flight plan profiles A, B, C, and D, and operated under Tay 651-54 engine datum flight profile, at reduced cyclic life limits, using a drawdown schedule. This AD results from RRD updating their low-cycle-fatigue analysis for stage 1 HPT discs and stage 1 LPT discs and reducing their cyclic life limits. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracks leading to turbine disc failure, which could result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company Models 1900, 1900C, and 1900D Airplanes
Document Number: 06-7511
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) Models 1900, 1900C, and 1900D airplanes. This AD contains the same information as emergency AD 2006- 18-51 and publishes the action in the Federal Register. This AD requires you to do a one-time visual inspection of both the left and right wing rear spar lower caps for cracking and other damage such as loose or missing fasteners; repair any cracks or damage found; and report any cracks or damage found to the FAA and RAC. This AD results from extensive cracks found in the wing rear spar lower caps and rear spar web of two of the affected airplanes. One of the airplanes also had missing fasteners. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking and other damage in the wing rear spar lower caps of the affected airplanes before the cracks or damage lead to failure. Such a wing failure could result in the wing separating from the airplane with consequent loss of control.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Barter Island, AK
Document Number: E6-14830
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an error in the airspace description contained in a Final Rule that was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 (71 FR 49343). Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL- 07.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Lithium Ion Battery Installation
Document Number: E6-14827
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions 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. The Airbus A380-800 will incorporate the use of high capacity lithium ion battery technology in on-board systems. For this design feature, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards regarding lithium ion batteries. These proposed 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.
Modification of Legal Description of Class D and E Airspace; Fairbanks, Fort Wainwright Army Airfield, AK
Document Number: E6-14821
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Army will soon be changing the name of Fort (Ft.) Wainwright Army Airfield (AAF) to Ladd AAF. This action amends the airport name accordingly for each of the Class D and Class E airspace descriptions in FAA Order 7400.9N. This action also amends an altitude omission which currently does not exist in the FAA Order 7400.9N. This action also redefines the airspace description to account for recent updates to the airfield coordinates.
RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)
Document Number: 06-7490
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent SurveillanceBroadcast (ADS-B).
Seventh Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 203/Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 06-7489
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 203, Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft and Working Groups 1-3.
Change Notice for RTCA Program Management Committee
Document Number: 06-7488
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-07
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.
Special Conditions: AmSafe, Incorporated; Diamond Aircraft Industries, Incorporated, Model DA40 and DA42; Inflatable Three-Point Restraint Safety Belt With an Integrated Airbag Device
Document Number: E6-14750
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the installation of an AmSafe, Inc., Inflatable Three-Point Restraint Safety Belt with an Integrated Airbag Device on Diamond models DA40 and DA42. These airplanes, as modified by the installation of this Inflatable Safety Belt, will have novel and unusual design features associated with the upper-torso 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.
Proposed Modification of VOR Federal Airway V-2; East Central United States
Document Number: E6-14744
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify VOR Federal Airway V-2 over the East Central United States to support modified arrival and departure procedures to the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), Detroit, Michigan. These procedures were modified in conjunction with the Midwest AirSpace Enhancement (MASE) project. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance safety and to improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace assigned to the Chicago and Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC).
Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: E6-14741
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate the proposal from Blue Origin, LLC (Blue Origin) to construct and operate a commercial space launch site to be located on privately-owned property in Culberson County, Texas. Blue Origin proposes to develop this commercial space launch site to launch vertical reusable launch vehicles (RLVs) carrying space flight participants \1\ on suborbital, ballistic trajectories to altitudes in excess of 99,060 meters (325,000 feet) above sea level. The EA evaluated the potential environmental impacts of issuing experimental permits and/or licenses to Blue Origin authorizing vertical launches and landings of RLVs and/or operation of a launch site for same. Blue Origin may seek experimental permits to conduct early developmental and test flights. Blue Origin may also seek a launch site operator license, RLV mission-specific licenses, and RLV operator licenses, as appropriate. After reviewing and analyzing currently available data and information on existing conditions, project impacts, and measures to mitigate those impacts, the FAA, Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) has determined that issuing the experimental permits and/or licenses analyzed in the EA to Blue Origin would not significantly affect the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Therefore the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required and AST is issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The FAA made this determination in accordance with all applicable environmental laws.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E6-14735
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-06
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 a certain petition 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.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E6-14734
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-06
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; 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: E6-14687
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a typographical error in an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register on December 5, 2005 (70 FR 72363). The error resulted in the citation of incorrect part numbers. This AD applies to certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135 airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, - 145MP, and -145EP airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the spring cartridges of the elevator gust lock system to determine if the lock washer projection correctly fits the slots in the cartridge flange, and corrective action if necessary, for certain airplanes. This AD also requires final terminating action for all affected airplanes.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-14637
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model ERJ 170 airplanes. This AD requires replacing the very high frequency (VHF) antenna located in position 1 of the fuselage with a new, improved VHF antenna. This AD results from a report of the loss of all voice communications due to a lightning strike damaging all the VHF antennas. We are issuing this AD to prevent the loss of voice communication, which, when combined with the complexity of the national airspace system, could result in reduced flightcrew situational awareness, increased flightcrew workload, and increased risk of human error, and consequent reduced ability to maintain safe flight and landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Goodyear Aviation Tires, Part Number 217K22-1, Installed on Various Transport Category Airplanes, Including But Not Limited to Bombardier Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 Airplanes; and Gulfstream Model G-1159, G-1159A, G-1159B, G-IV, GIV-X, GV, and GV-SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-14636
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain aviation tires installed on various transport category airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the nosewheel tires to determine if they are within a designated serial number range, and replacement if necessary. This AD results from reports of tread separations and tread-area bulges on the nosewheel tires. We are issuing this AD to prevent tread separation from a nosewheel tire during takeoff or landing, which could result in compromised nosewheel steering or ingestion of separated tread by an engine, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane on the runway or in the air.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model ATP Airplanes
Document Number: E6-14631
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all BAe Systems (Operations) Limited Model ATP airplanes. That AD currently requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) to incorporate life limits for certain items and inspections to detect fatigue cracking in certain structures; to incorporate new inspections to detect fatigue cracking of certain significant structural items (SSIs); and to revise life limits for certain equipment and various components. This new AD requires revising the ALS of the ICA to include additional and revised inspections of the fuselage. This AD results from the manufacturer review of fatigue test results that identified additional and revised inspections of the fuselage that are necessary in order to ensure the continued structural integrity of the airplane. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of certain structural elements, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-14, DC-9-15, and DC-9-15F Airplanes; Model DC-9-21 Airplanes; Model DC-9-30 Series Airplanes; Model DC-9-41 Airplanes; and Model DC-9-51 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-14627
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-10, DC-9- 20, DC-9-30, DC-9-40, and DC-9-50 series airplanes. That AD currently requires a one-time inspection at a certain disconnect panel in the left forward cargo compartment to find contamination of electrical connectors and to determine if a dripshield is installed over the disconnect panel, and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD revises the applicability of the existing AD by removing certain airplanes and adding others. This AD results from a report of electrical arcing that resulted in a fire. We are issuing this AD to prevent contamination of certain electrical connectors, which could cause electrical arcing and consequent fire on the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A340-541 and -642 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-14624
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A340-541 and -642 airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the anti-stall valve sleeve of the ram air turbine (RAT) for proper installation, determining the part number of the modification plate on the hydraulic pump of the RAT, and follow-on corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of failure of the anti-stall valve on the hydraulic pump of the RAT during scheduled ground tests. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the RAT hydraulic pump to supply adequate pressure to activate the RAT, and consequent loss of the RAT as a source of hydraulic and electrical power in an emergency situation.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-14623
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 airplanes. This AD requires revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM); performing a one-time hardness test of certain ribs of the left- and right-hand engine pylons, as applicable, which would terminate the AFM limitations; and performing related corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from a report that certain stainless steel ribs installed in the engine pylon may not have been heat-treated during manufacture, which could result in significantly reduced structural integrity of the pylon. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct reduced structural integrity of the engine pylon, which could lead to separation of the engine from the airplane.
Notice of Availability of Draft Advisory Circulars, Other Policy Documents and Proposed Technical Standard Orders
Document Number: 06-7462
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-06
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/.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Manchester, NH
Document Number: 06-7461
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requesting public comment on the City of Manchester, New Hampshire's request to change a portion (approx. 58 acres) of airport property from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use. The property is at various locations on the Airport. The State of New Hampshire will acquire a combination of fee and easements for construction of an access road from State Route 3 to the Airport. The conveyances include property rights for both construction and environmental mitigation. The land was acquired as follows: Surplus Property Deeds dated September 27, 1962, June 4, 1975 (approx. 33 acres; FAAP Project Nos. 9-27-018-C603 and 9-27-018-C605 (approx. 6.5 acres); and City funds (approx. 18 acres). The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement: West Bend Municipal Airport, West Bend, WI
Document Number: 06-7460
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared to assess the potential impacts of proposed improvements at West Bend Municipal Airport. The FAA plans to hold scoping meetings to obtain input from Federal, State, local agencies, other interested parties, and the general public regarding the EIS.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Blair Municipal Airport, Blair, NE
Document Number: 06-7459
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Blair Municipal Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Revocation of Class D Airspace; Elko, NV
Document Number: 06-7458
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revokes a Class D Airspace at Elko, NV.
Revocation of Class E2 Surface Area; Elko, NV
Document Number: 06-7457
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revokes a Class E2 Surface Area, Elko, NV.
Notice Concerning Airport Advisory Service at Certain Airports in the Continental United States, Excluding Alaska
Document Number: 06-7456
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requesting public comment on the Airport Advisory Service provided at twenty (20) airports in the continental United States, excluding Alaska. The Airport Advisory Service, Local or Remote, is an optional service provided by Automated Flight Service Stations for pilots of landing or departing aircraft at airports either without air traffic control towers or with part-time control towers. The Airport Advisory Service information includes weather updates, wind and altimeter information, runway usage, aeronautical data, and any known air traffic in the area. Since Airport Advisory Service is provided full-time at many of the affected airports and part-time at others, with varying degrees of usage by the pilot community, it is important to obtain feedback from individual users and from user groups in order to ascertain the value of the service provided to the aviation community at those airports. The FAA is particularly interested in comments concerning the necessity of the service, the availability of the service, the importance of the service, and how often the service is used. Users are also welcome to include comments concerning any other aspect of your experience with Airport Advisory Service. The request for comments includes Airport Advisory Service at the following airports: Altoona-Blair County Airport (AOO), Altoona, Pennsylvania; Anderson Regional Airport (AND), Anderson, South Carolina; Anniston Metropolitan Airport (ANB), Anniston, Alabama; Casper-Natrona County International Airport (CPR), Casper, Wyoming; Cedar City Regional Airport (CDC), Cedar City, Utah; Columbia Regional Airport (COU), Columbia, Missouri; Elkins-Randolph Airport (EKN), Elkins, West Virginia; Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV), Gainesville, Florida; Grand Forks International Airport (GFK), Grand Forks, North Dakota; Greenwood-Leflore Airport (GWO), Greenwood, Mississippi; Huron Regional Airport (HON), Huron, South Dakota; Jackson-McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport (MKL), Jackson, Tennessee; Jonesboro Municipal Airport (JBR), Jonesboro, Arkansas; Louisville-Bowman Field Airport (LOU), Louisville, Kentucky; Macon-Middle Georgia Regional Airport (MCN), Macon, Georgia; Millville Municipal Airport (MIV), Millville, New Jersey; Prescott-Ernest A. Love Field Airport (PRC), Prescott, Arizona; St. Louis-Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS), St. Louis, Missouri; St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE), St. Petersburg, Florida; Miami-Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (TMB), Miami, Florida.