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Revisions to the Civil Penalty Inflation Adjustment Rule and Tables; Correction
Document Number: 06-7357
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects an error that appeared in the previous correction to the final rule. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on May 16, 2006, (71 FR 28518). The previous correction to the final rule was published in the Federal Register on August 16, 2006, (71 FR 47077). This document also amends the regulatory language in Table One as published in the Federal Register on August 16, 2006. The May 16, 2006, final rule implements adjustments to certain civil monetary penalties under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996.
Thermal/Acoustic Insulation Installed on Transport Category Airplanes
Document Number: E6-14632
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On December 30, 2005, the FAA published a final rule; request for comments (Amendment Nos. 91-290, 121-320, 125-50, and 135-103), on the requirements for thermal/acoustic insulation flammability (70 FR 77748). We sought public comments on those amendments, but they became effective on February 28, 2006. This action responds to the comments received on that final rule; request for comments.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-14628
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive cleaning/inspecting of the drain hole of each pitot static probe and repetitive cleaning of the pitot lines in the pitot static system. This proposed AD results from reports of incidents of airspeed mismatch between the pilot, co-pilot, and standby airspeed indications caused by contamination in the pitot static system. We are proposing this AD to prevent erroneous/misleading altitude and airspeed information from a contaminated pitot static system to the flightcrew, which could reduce the ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Southern Nevada Supplemental Airport, Clark County, NV, and To Conduct Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 06-7421
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are issuing this notice to the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared to consider the construction and operation of a new supplemental commercial service airport in southern Nevada. In accordance with Public Law 106-362, titled: Ivanpah Valley Airport Public Lands Transfer Act, the FAA, representing the Department of Transportation (DOT), and the BLM, representing the Department of the Interior (DOI), will serve as joint lead Federal agencies for the preparation of this EIS. The Clark County Department of Aviation (CCDOA), the sponsor of the project, has proposed to construct and operate a new supplemental commercial service airport (the Ivanpah Valley Airport) 30 miles south of the Las Vegas metropolitan area in the Ivanpah Valley (the Proposed Action) in order to ensure sufficient commercial service capacity for the metropolitan area. CCDOA propose that the new supplemental commercial service airport would be operational by the year 2017, and would supplement existing capacity at McCarran International Airport (McCarran Airport). CCDOA's proposal to construct a supplemental airport requires approval by the FAA. Such Federal action is subject to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and requires preparation of an EIS, which will evaluate the environmental impacts of the proposed Ivanpah Valley Airport and other reasonable alternatives for meeting the aviation needs of southern Nevada. CCDOA has proposed to construct and operate a new supplemental commercial service airport in response to the need for supplemental commercial service to the Las Vegas metropolitan area. McCarran Airport, which is owned and operated by Clark County, is currently the primary commercial passenger and cargo airport that serves as a gateway to the Las Vegas metropolitan area and southern Nevada. The number of commercial service operations has increased substantially at McCarran Airport over the past decade, largely as a result of the rapid growth in tourism, convention business, and service industries associated with the gaming and entertainment industry in Las Vegas, as well as an increase in population. Forecasts predict continued growth in aircraft operations at rates significantly exceeding the national average. Although McCarran Airport will be able to accommodate passenger demand in the next few years with the planned expansion and development of new terminal facilities, parking lots, and roadways, FAA forecasts indicate that by the year 2015, activity at McCarran Airport will reach 706, 684 annual aircraft operations (takeoffs or landings), representing an approximate 15 percent increase over existing operations. Without additional airfield, roadway, and terminal capacity, this level of operations would result in unacceptable levels of congestion and delay. Therefore, additional airfield, roadway, and terminal facilities would be required to meet future operations and passenger demand in the region.
Revisions to Digital Flight Data Recorder Regulations for Boeing 737 Airplanes and for Part 125 Operators
Document Number: 06-7406
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising a previous proposal to increase the number of digital flight data recorder (DFDR) parameters required for all Boeing 737 series airplanes. Based on safety recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) following the investigations of two accidents and other incidents involving 737s, the FAA proposed the addition of flight recorder equipment to monitor the rudder system on 737s. Since that time, the FAA has mandated significant changes to the rudder system on these airplanes. Accordingly, this new proposed rule would apply to a different set of airplanes than originally anticipated. We are requesting comment on this change in applicability and are requesting updated economic information regarding installation of the proposed monitoring equipment. The original proposed rule also sought to amend the flight data recorder (FDR) requirements of part 125 that would affect all airplanes operated under that part or under deviation from that part; we have included that same proposal in this SNPRM.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604) Airplanes and Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E6-14617
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 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, CRJ100, CRJ200, and CL-65. This AD 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. For certain airplanes, this 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. This AD results from reports of uncommanded horizontal stabilizer trim motion. We are issuing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew is advised of appropriate procedures to follow in the event of stabilizer trim runaway. Failure to follow these procedures could result in excessive uncommanded movement of the horizontal stabilizer trim actuator (HSTA) and loss of ability to use trim switches to override uncommanded movement or yoke disconnect switches to disconnect the HSTA, which could result in reduction of or loss of pitch trim control and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Model AB139 Helicopters
Document Number: E6-14548
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2006-17-51, sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model AB139 helicopters by individual letters. This AD requires, before further flight and at specified intervals, certain visual inspections of each tailpipe assembly for a crack and for overheating. If you find areas of overheating, this AD also requires, before further flight, certain inspections for damage to the surrounding structure, outside of the cowling, and inside of each tailpipe assembly in certain areas. This AD also requires, before further flight, if you find a crack, replacing the tailpipe assembly with an airworthy tailpipe assembly. This AD is prompted by several reports of tailpipe assembly cracks. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent a fire due to the structure in the cowling area overheating, separation of a part of a tailpipe assembly, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airspace Designations; Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: E6-12434
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 relating to airspace designations to reflect the approval by the Director of the Federal Register of the incorporation by reference of FAA Order 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points. This action also explains the procedures the FAA will use to amend the listings of Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas; air traffic service routes; and reporting points incorporated by reference.
Standard Airworthiness Certification of New Aircraft
Document Number: 06-7355
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends FAA regulations for issuing airworthiness certificates to certain new aircraft manufactured in the United States. These changes are necessary because under the current regulations, certain new aircraft are eligible for a standard airworthiness certificate without meeting the requirements of a type certificate (TC) and without having been manufactured under an FAA production approval. These changes are intended to ensure that new aircraft manufactured in the United States and issued a standard airworthiness certificate are type certificated and manufactured under an FAA production approval. This final rule also incorporates requirements contained in laws recently passed by Congress. These changes ensure that any person who manufactures or alters an aircraft, aircraft engine, or propeller based on a TC or supplemental type certificate (STC) either holds the certificate or has permission from the certificate holder. This amendment also includes language that allows a person to manufacture one new aircraft based on a TC without holding the TC or having a licensing agreement from the TC holder, provided manufacture of the aircraft began before August 5, 2004.
Miscellaneous Changes to Commercial Space Transportation Regulations
Document Number: 06-7354
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends FAA regulations governing commercial space transportation. These changes are necessary to reflect a statutory change, capture current practice and to correct errors in a table. The purpose of the changes is to give the public and the regulated industry accurate and current information.
Special Conditions: West Pacific Air LLC; Raytheon Beech Model B-36TC; Protection of Electronic Flight Instrument Systems From the Effects of High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: E6-14457
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued to West Pacific Air LLC, 6427 E. Rutter Road, Spokane, WA 99212, for a Supplemental Type Certificate for the Raytheon Beech Model B-36TC airplane. This airplane will have novel and unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisaged in the applicable airworthiness standards. These novel and unusual design features include the installation of electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) displays Model ICDS-10 manufactured by SAGEM Avionics, Inc. for which the applicable regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate airworthiness standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high intensity radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to the airworthiness standards applicable to these airplanes.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E6-14446
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-30
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.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-10, -20, -30, -40, and -50 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-14289
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-10, -20, -30, -40, and -50 series airplanes. This AD requires replacing the clamp bases for the fuel vent pipe with improved clamp bases. This AD results from reports that the foil wrapping on existing plastic clamp bases has migrated out of position, which compromises the bonding of the fuel vent lines to the airplane structure. We are issuing this AD to ensure that the fuel vent lines are properly bonded to the airplane structure. Improper bonding could prevent electrical energy from a lightning strike from dissipating to the airplane structure, and create an ignition source, which could result in a fuel tank explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-145XR Airplanes
Document Number: E6-14288
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model EMB-145XR airplanes. This AD requires modification of the flap system interface wiring. This AD results from a finding that the aural and visual warnings, which should be activated when the flaps are set to 22 degrees during takeoff, were not enabled during the manufacture of certain Model EMB-145XR airplanes. We are issuing this AD to prevent overrunning the runway during takeoff.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney JT8D-1, -1A, -1B, -7, -7A, -7B, -9, -9A, -11, -15, -15A, -17, -17A, -17R, -17AR, -209, -217, -217A, -217C, and -219 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E6-14238
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT8D-209, -217, -217A, -217C, and -219 turbofan engines. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive visual inspections for fretting and fluorescent magnetic particle inspections (FMPI) for cracking in the area of the tierod holes on 8th stage high pressure compressor (HPC) front hubs (from here on, referred to as HPC front hubs) that have operated at any time with PWA 110-21 coating. This AD requires either replacing HPC front hubs and HPC disks that have operated at any time with PWA 110-21 coating and that operated in certain engine models, or, visually inspecting and FMPI for cracking of those parts and re-plating them if they pass inspection. This AD also requires adding JT8D-1, -1A, -1B, -7, -7A, -7B, -9, -9A, - 11, -15, -15A, -17, -17A, -17R, and -17AR engines to the applicability. This AD results from an investigation by PW, which concluded that any HPC front hub or HPC disk coated with PWA 110-21 that ever operated on JT8D-15, -15A, -17, -17A, -17R, -17AR, -209, -217, -217A, -217C, and - 219 turbofan engines, could crack before reaching their published life limit. We are issuing this AD to prevent a rupture of an HPC front hub or an HPC disk that could result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Notice of a Proposed Change in Monitor Status of Air Navigational Aids at Two Airports
Document Number: 06-7252
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is requesting public comment on a proposal to change the monitor status of air navigational aids (NAVAIDS) at two (2) airports. The NAVAIDS are currently monitored by Automated Flight Service Stations (AFSS) in Florida and Wyoming that were formerly operated by the FAA. Since October 4, 2005 these AFSS sites have been operating under a Federal Contract with Lockheed Martin Corporation. During the early stages of the contracting process, the FAA determined that monitoring of NAVAIDS was not part of the mission of flight service stations and therefore was not included in the contract. Neither of the NAVAIDS are part of a published instrument approach into an airport. The proposed time for the NAVAIDS to become unmonitored is 30 days prior to the date the respective AFSS site closes for consolidation into a Lockheed Martin FS-21 site. The Non-Directional Beacons (NDB) that are proposed to become unmonitored are: Antelope (AOP) NDB, Rock Springs, Wyoming; and Vero Beach (VEP) NDB, Vero Beach, Florida.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc. Model MD900 Helicopters
Document Number: E6-14291
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Model MD900 helicopters, that currently requires reducing the life limit of certain Notar fan system tension-torsion (TT) straps. That existing AD also requires, at a specified time interval, removing each affected TT strap from the helicopter, doing a visual and X-ray inspection, and replacing any unairworthy part before further flight. This amendment requires the same actions as the existing AD, but also requires revising the life limit on the component history card or equivalent record and doing repetitive visual and X-ray inspections, and removes reporting requirements. This amendment is prompted by two in-flight TT strap failures. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent failure of a TT strap, loss of directional control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Congestion Management Rule for LaGuardia Airport
Document Number: 06-7207
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is proposing a rule to address the potential for increased congestion and delay at New York's LaGuardia Airport (LaGuardia) when the High Density Rule (HDR) expires there on January 1, 2007. The rule, if adopted, would establish an operational limit on the number of aircraft landing and taking off at the airport. To offset the effect of this limit, the proposed rule would increase utilization of the airport by encouraging the use of larger aircraft through implementing an airport-wide, average aircraft size requirement designed to increase the number of passengers that may use the airport within the overall proposed operational limits.
Amendment to Class D Airspace; Provo, UT
Document Number: 06-7205
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class D airspace area at Provo, UT. A review of the legal description revealed that it does not reflect the current airport reference point (ARP) for Provo Municipal Airport.
Amendment to Class E Airspace; Provo, UT
Document Number: 06-7204
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an error in the airport reference point (ARP) for Provo Municipal Airport, Provo, UT, in the final rule that was published in the Federal Register on August 1, 2006, (71 FR 43355), Docket No. FAA-2006-24234; Airspace Docket No. 06-AWP-5. In addition, corrections are made to change FAA Order 7400.9O to FAA Order 7400.9N, amending its date in two references to September 1, 2005, effective September 15, 2005; and make two editorial changes, replacing the word attends with amends in the Summary, and Class D to Class E in the legal description.
Congestion and Delay Reduction at Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Document Number: 06-7138
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting regulations to address persistent flight delays from overscheduling at O'Hare International Airport (O'Hare). This final rule is intended to be an interim measure only, and the FAA anticipates that the rule will yield to longer term solutions to traffic congestion at the airport. Such solutions include plans by the City of Chicago to modernize the airport and reduce levels of delay, both in the medium term and long term. For this reason, the final rule includes provisions allowing for the limits it imposes to be gradually relaxed, and in any event the regulation will sunset in 2008.
Notice Before Waiver With Respect to Land at Raleigh County Memorial Airport, Beckley, WV
Document Number: 06-7206
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is publishing notice of proposed release of 31.413 acres of land at the Raleigh County Memorial Airport, Beckley, West Virginia to the Raleigh County Airport Authority and the Raleigh County Commission for the development of an industrial park. There are no impacts to the Airport and the land is not needed for airport development as shown on the Airport Layout Plan. Fair Market Value of the land will be paid to the Raleigh County Airport and the Raleigh County Commission, and used for Airport purposes.
First Meeting, Special Committee 212, Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTWAS)
Document Number: 06-7203
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a first meeting of RTCA Special Committee 212, Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning system (HTWAS).
Notice of Additional Comment Period on Draft Written Reevaluation
Document Number: 06-7202
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-28
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Adminstration, Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces an additional comment period, closing on September 22, 2006, for a Draft Written Reevaluation of environmental impacts of a proposed centerfield taxiway at Boston-Logan International Airport, Boston, Massachusetts.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Grant Acquired Property Release at Mount Pleasant Regional Airport, Mount Pleasant, SC
Document Number: 06-7201
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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 Charleston County Aviation Authority to waive the requirement that approximately 17.9 acres of airport property (Faison Road), located at the Mount Pleasant Regional Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-12 and PC-12/45 Airplanes
Document Number: Z6-13016
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E6-14130
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to FAA's rulemaking provisions governing the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for exemption part 11 of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), this notice contains a summary of certain petitions seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10 and DC-10-10F Airplanes; and Model MD-10-10F Airplanes
Document Number: E6-13985
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10 and DC-10-10F airplanes; and Model MD-10-10F airplanes. This AD requires replacing the clamp bases for the fuel vent pipe with improved clamp bases. This AD results from reports that the foil wrapping on existing plastic clamp bases has migrated out of position, which compromises the bonding of the fuel vent pipes to the airplane structure. We are issuing this AD to ensure that the fuel vent pipes are properly bonded to the airplane structure. Improper bonding could prevent electrical energy from a lightning strike from dissipating to the airplane structure, and create an ignition source, which could result in a fuel tank explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-13969
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD requires a one- time detailed inspection to detect corrosion on the wing rear spar lower girder, and related investigative and applicable corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of corrosion of the wing rear spar lower girder between wing station (STA) 8700 and wing STA 9200. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion of the wing rear spar lower girder, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the wing rear spar.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-100, DHC-8-200, DHC-8-300, and DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-13966
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-100, DHC-8-200, DHC-8-300, and DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the left and right control column torque tube assemblies to determine the type of rivets installed and replacing incorrect or indeterminate type rivets with the correct type rivets. This AD results from a report that incorrect rivets having lower than required strength were installed on the control column torque tube during production. We are issuing this AD to prevent shear failure of control column torque tube rivets, which could cause unexpected decoupling of the elevators and large unwanted deflection of the free elevator, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act Classification and Conveyance; Vilas County, WI
Document Number: C6-6782
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of the Interior, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement, St. George Replacement Airport, St. George, Washington County, UT
Document Number: 06-7141
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed and is making publicly available its Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) containing a DOT Section 4(f)/ 303(c) Evaluation of a Proposed Replacement Airport for the City of St. George, Utah, Washington County, Utah.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Sheridan, WY
Document Number: 06-7130
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This proposal would revise Class E airspace at Sheridan, WY. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate airspace using the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Sheridan County Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Sheridan County Airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 06-7129
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-25
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.
Licensing and Safety Requirements for Launch
Document Number: 06-6743
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends commercial space transportation regulations governing the launch of expendable launch vehicles. This action is necessary to codify current launch practices at Federal launch ranges and codify rules for launches from a non-Federal launch site. These safety requirements currently apply to a launch operator through its FAA license. The intended effect of this action is to ensure that the public continues to be protected from the hazards of launch from either a Federal launch range or a non-Federal launch site.
Special Conditions: Avcon Industries, Inc.; Learjet Model 23 Series Airplanes; High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: E6-13995
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued to Avcon Industries, Inc., for the Learjet Model 23 series airplanes modified by Avcon Industries, Inc. This airplane as modified by Avcon Industries, Inc., will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the installation of a new Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) air data system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Printing and Distribution Changes for Airworthiness Directives and Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins
Document Number: 06-7114
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the FAA's planned policy changes in the printing and distribution of airworthiness directives (AD) and special airworthiness information bulletins (SAIB). This planned change in policy is part of our transition to full electronic distribution of ADs and SAIBs.
Sixth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206: Aeronautical Information Services Data Link
Document Number: 06-7113
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-24
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.
Eighth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 207/Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 06-7112
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting RTCA Special Committee 207, Airport Security Access Control Systems.
Government/Industry Aeronautical Charting Forum Meeting
Document Number: 06-7111
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the bi-annual meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aeronautical Charting (ACF) to discuss informational content and design of aeronautical charts and related products, as well as instrument flight procedures development policy and design criteria.
RTCA Special Committee 205/EUROCAE Working Group 71: Software Considerations in Aeronautical Systems Fourth Joint Plenary Meeting
Document Number: 06-7110
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 205/EUROCAE Working Group 71: Software Considerations in Aeronautical Systems.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-13964
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to include procedures for resetting the trim and pitch trim levers after each landing, determining which servomotor moves the pitch trim control wheel, and doing applicable other specified actions. This proposed AD also provides for optional terminating actions for those requirements. This proposed AD results from a report of a sudden nose-up movement after disengagement of the autopilot in cruise. We are proposing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew is aware of the procedures for resetting the trim and pitch trim levers after each landing and to prevent failure of the servomotors of the pitch trim systems during flight. Failure of the servomotors of the pitch trim systems could result in uncommanded nose-up movement of the control surface of the pitch trim systems after disengagement of the autopilot in cruise.
Airworthiness Directives; RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. (RECARO) Model 3410 Seats
Document Number: E6-13911
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain RECARO Model 3410 302, 303, 306, 307, 314, 316, 317, 791, 792, and 795 series seats. This AD requires replacing the existing attachment bolts for the seat belts with longer attachment bolts. This AD results from a report of short attachment bolts that don't allow enough thread to properly secure the locknuts. We are issuing this AD to prevent a seat belt from detaching due to a loose locknut and attachment bolt, which could result in injury to an occupant during emergency conditions.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E6-13910
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD), that is applicable to Rolls-Royce plc (RR) models RB211-535E4-37, RB211-535E437, RB211-535C-37, RB211-535E4-B-75, RB211-535E4-C, and RB211-22B-02 turbofan engines. That AD currently requires inspecting certain high pressure (HP) turbine discs, manufactured between 1989 and 1999, for cracks in the rim cooling air holes, and, if necessary, replacing the discs with serviceable parts. The manufacturer identified reaming-induced machining anomalies (RIMA) as the cause for the cracking. This amendment requires the same inspections, and reduces the compliance times for eddy current inspection (ECI) for the RR RB211- 22B-02 engines. This amendment results from the manufacturer reducing their recommended compliance times for inspections on RB211-22B-02 engines. We are issuing this AD to prevent possible disc failure, which could result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney PW4077D, PW4084D, PW4090, and PW4090-3 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E6-13909
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW4077D, PW4084D, PW4090, and PW4090-3 turbofan engines that were reassembled with certain previously used high pressure compressor (HPC) exit brush seal assembly parts and certain new or refurbished HPC exit diffuser air seal inner lands. This AD 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 AD results from a report of oil leaking into the high pressure turbine (HPT) interstage cavity and igniting, leading to an engine case penetration and engine in- flight shutdown. Although liberated engine parts did not penetrate the engine nacelle, we are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained engine failure, damage to the airplane, and injury to passengers.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E6-13831
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. The existing AD currently requires inspecting contactors 1K4XD, 2K4XD, and K4XA to determine the type of terminal base plate, and applying sealant on the terminal base plates, if necessary. This new AD revises the effective date of the existing AD. This AD results from incidents of short circuit failures of certain alternating current (AC) contactors located in the avionics bay. We are issuing this AD to prevent short circuit failures of certain AC contactors, which could result in arcing and consequent smoke or fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-100, DHC-8-200, and DHC-8-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-13829
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-100, DHC-8-200, and DHC-8-300 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the fluorescent light tube assemblies of the cabin, lavatory, and sidewall, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also provides for optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD results from reports of overheating due to arcing between the fluorescent tube pins and the lamp holder contacts. The tubes had not been properly seated during installation. We are issuing this AD to prevent fumes, traces of visible smoke, and fire at the fluorescent light tube assembly.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-400ER Series Airplanes and Model 777-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-13825
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-400ER series airplanes and Model 777-200 and - 300 series airplanes. This AD requires, for certain airplanes, repetitive testing of the fill and safety fittings of the cargo fire extinguishing bottles in the forward cargo compartment for leaks; and repetitive application of a corrosion inhibiting compound (CIC) or replacement of the cargo fire extinguishing bottles with reworked fire extinguishing bottles, as necessary. For all airplanes, this AD requires replacement of the cargo fire extinguishing bottles with reworked fire extinguishing bottles, which ends the repetitive tests and CIC applications if applicable. This AD results from failure of the safety fittings for the cargo fire extinguishing bottles. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the safety fittings for the cargo fire extinguishing bottles due to corrosion, which could result in leakage of extinguishing agent. If a fire occurs in the cargo bay, the cargo fire extinguishing bottles could have less than enough extinguishing agent to control a fire.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Barter Island, AK
Document Number: E6-13803
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Barter Island, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and one amended SIAP. This rule results in revised Class E airspace established upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Barter Island Airport, AK.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Half Moon Bay, CA
Document Number: 06-7062
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class E airspace area at Half Moon Bay, CA. The establishment of an Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Z Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) to Runway (RWY) 30 to Half Moon Bay Airport, Half Moon Bay, CA has made this action necessary. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing this RNAV (GPS) ZIAP to RWY 30 at Half Moon Bay Airport. The intended effect of this action is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules operations at Half Moon Bay Airport, Half Moon Bay, CA