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Airworthiness Directives; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. MU-2B Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-11419
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) MU-2B series airplanes. This AD requires you to incorporate text from the service information into the Limitations Section of the FAA-approved Airplane Flight Manual (AFM). This AD results from a recent safety evaluation that used a data-driven approach to analyze the design, operation, and maintenance of the MU-2B series airplanes in order to determine their safety and define what steps, if any, are necessary for their safe operation. Part of that evaluation was the identification of unsafe conditions that exist or could develop on the affected type design airplanes. Field reports indicate an unsafe condition of improper rigging and/or adjustment of the propeller feathering linkage. Service centers found the unsafe condition during inspections. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct improper rigging of the propeller feathering linkage. The above issue, if uncorrected, could result in degraded performance and poor handling qualities with consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-200, -300, and -400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-11418
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-200, -300, and -400 series airplanes. This AD requires replacing the existing fueling float switch in the auxiliary fuel tank with a new, improved fueling float switch, installing a new liner system inside the float switch conduit, and performing related investigative and other specified actions. This AD results from reports of chafing of the direct-current-powered float switch wiring insulation in the center fuel tank. We are issuing this AD to prevent contamination of the fueling float switch of the auxiliary fuel tank by moisture or fuel, and chafing of the float switch wiring against the float switch conduit in the fuel tank, which could present an ignition source inside the fuel tank that could cause a fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2-203 and A300 B4-203 Airplanes; Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes); and Model A310-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-11414
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A300 series airplanes and all Model A300-600 and A310 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections of the pitch trim system to detect continuity defects in the autotrim function, and follow-on corrective actions if necessary. For certain airplanes, this new AD requires replacing the flight augmentation computers (FACs) with new improved FACs. This AD also revises the applicability of the existing AD. This AD results from the development of a final action intended to address the unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to prevent a sudden change in pitch due to an out-of-trim condition combined with an autopilot disconnect, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 Series Airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes)
Document Number: E6-11412
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding two existing airworthiness directives (AD) that apply to certain Airbus Model A300 B2, A300 B4, and A300-600 series airplanes. One AD currently requires an inspection for cracks of the lower outboard flange of gantry No. 4 in the main landing gear (MLG) bay area, and repair if necessary. The other AD currently requires, among other actions, repetitive inspections of the gantry lower flanges, and repair if necessary. This new AD requires new repetitive inspections for cracks in the lower flange of certain gantries, and repair if necessary, which ends the existing inspection requirements. This new AD also provides for optional terminating actions for the new repetitive inspections. This AD results from a report of a large fatigue crack along the outboard flange of beam No. 4 and a subsequent determination that existing inspections are inadequate. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks in the lower flanges of gantries 1 through 5 inclusive in the MLG bay area, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the fuselage, and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Standards; Engine Bird Ingestion
Document Number: E6-11373
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is proposing to amend the aircraft turbine engine type certification standards to reflect recent analysis of the threat flocking birds present to turbine engine aircraft. These proposed changes would also harmonize FAA, Joint Aviation Authority (JAA), and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) bird ingestion standards for aircraft turbine engines type certificated by the United States and the JAA/EASA countries, and simplify airworthiness approvals for import and export. These proposed changes are necessary to establish uniform international standards that provide an adequate level of safety for aircraft turbine engines with respect to the current large flocking bird threat.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance, Cambridge Municipal Airport, Cambridge, OH
Document Number: 06-6379
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-20
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 release 4.105 acres of vacant airport property for an exchange of property between the Cambridge Area Regional Airport Authority and Dunning Investment Company, Ltd. The land was conveyed to the Cambridge Area Regional Airport Authority in Deed Volume 364, page 656 of the Recorder's Office, Guernsey County, Ohio. The land was acquired under FAA Project No. 3-39-0013-0303. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. 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. In exchange, the Cambridge Regional Airport Authority will receive a parcel of land adjacent to Cambridge Municipal Airport. This parcel is necessary to meet design standards for future airport development as indicated on the Airport Layout Plan for Cambridge Municipal Airport. 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.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 06-6378
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330, A340-200, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-11417
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Airbus Model A330, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections of a certain bracket that attaches the flight deck instrument panel to the airplane structure; replacement of the bracket with a new, improved bracket; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would add a requirement for replacement of the existing bracket with a titanium- reinforced bracket, which would end the repetitive inspections in the existing AD. This proposed AD would also require related investigative and corrective actions while accomplishing the replacement, and would reduce the applicability in the existing AD. This proposed AD results from a report of cracking damage found on certain brackets that were replaced per the requirements in the existing AD. We are proposing this AD to prevent a cracked bracket. Failure of this bracket, combined with failure of the horizontal beam, could result in collapse of the left part of the flight deck instrument panel, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-11416
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires a one-time inspection of the sliding members in the main landing gear (MLG) for cracking and replacement of the sliding members with serviceable parts if necessary. This proposed AD would require repetitive magnetic particle inspections of the sliding members of the MLG for cracking and corrective actions as necessary. This proposed AD results from inspection findings that have shown repetitive inspections are needed to establish fleet safety. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the sliding member, which could result in possible separation of the MLG from the airplane and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane upon landing and possible injury to passengers.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: E6-11415
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ airplanes equipped with certain hydraulic accumulators. This proposed AD would require inspecting the hydraulic accumulators to identify certain serial numbers, and replacing any affected accumulator with a new or serviceable accumulator. Operators may delay doing the replacement by doing repetitive inspections of the affected hydraulic accumulators for signs of failure (leaking or cracking), and replacing any failed accumulator with a new or serviceable unit. This proposed AD results from a report that one hydraulic accumulator failed in service, which caused the loss of the yellow hydraulic system when the airplane was configured for landing. We are proposing this AD to prevent damage to the pressure skin, failure of certain hydraulic systems, contamination of the cabin with hydraulic mist, increased workload for the flightcrew associated with the loss of one or more hydraulic circuits, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-11413
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767 airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the wing skin, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of cracks found in the lower wing skin originating at the forward tension bolt holes of the aft pitch load fitting. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such cracking in the lower wing skin for the forward tension bolt holes at the aft pitch load fitting, which could result in a fuel leak and reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-6, PC-6-H1, PC-6-H2, PC-6/350, PC-6/350-H1, PC-6/350-H2, PC-6/A, PC-6/A-H1, PC-6/A-H2, PC-6/B-H2, PC-6/B1-H2, PC-6/B2-H2, PC-6/B2-H4, PC-6/C-H2, and PC-6/C1-H2 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-11339
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) that supersedes AD 2003-13-04, which applies to certain Pilatus Aircraft Ltd (Pilatus) Model PC-6 airplanes. AD 2003-13-04 currently requires you to inspect the integral fuel tank wing ribs for cracks and the top and bottom wing skins for distortion, repair any cracks or distortion before further flight, and do a fuel tank ventilating system installation. Since we issued AD 2003-13-04, the FAA determined the action should also apply to all the models of the PC-6 airplanes listed in the type certificate data sheet of Type Certificate (TC) No. 7A15 that were produced in the United States through a licensing agreement between Pilatus and Fairchild Republic Company (also identified as Fairchild Industries, Fairchild Heli Porter, or Fairchild-Hiller Corporation). In addition, the intent of the applicability of AD 2003- 13-04 was to apply to all the affected serial numbers of the airplane models listed in TC No. 7A15. This AD retains all the actions of AD 2003-13-04, adds those Fairchild Republic Company airplanes to the applicability of this AD, and lists the individual specific airplane models. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the ribs of the inboard integral fuel tanks in the left and right wings, which could lead to wing failure during flight with consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-6, PC-6-H1, PC-6-H2, PC-6/350, PC-6/350-H1, PC-6/350-H2, PC-6/A, PC-6/A-H1, PC-6/A-H2, PC-6/B-H2, PC-6/B1-H2, PC-6/B2-H2, PC-6/B2-H4, PC-6/C-H2, and PC-6/C1-H2 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-11333
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) that supersedes AD 2003-09-01, which applies to certain Pilatus Aircraft Ltd (Pilatus) Model PC-6 airplanes. AD 2003-09-01 currently requires you to inspect and correct, as necessary, the aileron control bellcrank assemblies at the wing and fuselage locations. Since we issued AD 2003- 09-01, the FAA determined the action should also apply to all the models of the PC-6 airplanes listed in the type certificate data sheet of Type Certificate (TC) No. 7A15 that were produced in the United States through a licensing agreement between Pilatus and Fairchild Republic Company (also identified as Fairchild Industries, Fairchild Heli Porter, or Fairchild-Hiller Corporation). In addition, the intent of the applicability of AD 2003-09-01 was to apply to all the affected serial numbers of the airplane models listed in TC No. 7A15. This AD retains all the actions of AD 2003-09-01, adds those Fairchild Republic Company airplanes to the applicability of this AD, and lists the individual specific airplane models. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct increased friction in the aileron control bellcrank assemblies, which could result in failure of the aileron flight-control system. Such failure could lead to problems in controlling flight.
Base Closure and Realignment
Document Number: C6-6078
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E6-11375
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-18
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 Standards: Safety Analysis
Document Number: E6-11372
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is proposing to amend the safety analysis type certification standard for turbine aircraft engines. This proposal harmonizes the FAA's type certification standard for safety analysis with the corresponding standards of the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The proposed rule would establish a nearly uniform safety analysis standard for turbine aircraft engines certified in the United States under Part 33 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR part 33) and in European countries under Joint Aviation Requirements-Engines (JAR-E) and Certification Specifications-Engines (CS-E), thereby simplifying airworthiness approvals for import and export.
Special Conditions: Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 900EX and Falcon 2000EX Airplanes; Enhanced Flight Visibility System (EFVS)
Document Number: E6-11367
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for certain Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 900EX and Falcon 2000EX airplanes. These airplanes will have an advanced enhanced flight visibility system (EFVS). The EFVS is a novel or unusual design feature which consists of a head up display (HUD) system modified to display forward-looking infrared (FLIR) imagery. 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.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Final Rule Amending the Antidrug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Programs for Personnel Engaged in Specified Aviation
Document Number: 06-6284
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. This information is needed to identify and track regulated entities required to implement antidrug and alcohol misuse prevention programs as well as those companies that opt to implement programs. A notice for this collection appeared in the Federal Register on July 12, 2006, Vol. 71, No. 133, pgs. 39385-39386 with two incorrect titles attached to it: ``Operating Requirements: Commuter and On-Demand Operation'' and ``FAA Research and Development Grants''. The correct title is ``Final Rule Amending the Antidrug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Programs for Personnel Engaged in Specified Aviation''.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Fremont, MI
Document Number: 06-6283
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Fremont, MI. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Fremont Municipal Airport, Fremont, MI. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing these approaches. This action increases the area of the existing controlled airspace for Fremont, MI.
Revocation of Class D Airspace; Elko, NV
Document Number: 06-6282
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revokes the Class D airspace area for Elko Municipal-J.C. Harris Field, Elko, NV. The FAA is taking this action due to the closure of the Elko Municipal Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT).
Revocation of Class E2 Surface Area; Elko, NV
Document Number: 06-6281
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revokes the Class E2 Surface Area airspace for Elko Municipal-J.C. Harris Field, Elko, NV. The FAA is taking this action due to the closure of the Elko Municipal Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT).
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Village of Iliamna, AK
Document Number: E6-11188
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Iliamna, AK. One Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) is being amended for the Iliamna Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Iliamna Airport, Village of Iliamna, AK.
Modification of Legal Description of Class D and E Airspace; Fairbanks, Fort Wainwright Army Airfield, AK
Document Number: E6-11168
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-17
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.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Saint (St.) Mary's, AK
Document Number: E6-11158
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at St. Mary's, AK. Three Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being amended and one SIAP is being developed for the St. Mary's Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward from the surface and 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at St. Mary's Airport, St. Mary's, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Mountain Village, AK
Document Number: E6-11157
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Mountain Village, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed along with a Departure Procedure (DP) for the Mountain Village Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Mountain Village Airport, Mountain Village, AK.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Kokhanok, AK
Document Number: E6-11155
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Kokhanok, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and a new Departure Procedure (DP) are being published for the Kokhanok Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in creation of new Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Kokhanok Airport, Village of Kokhanok, AK.
Special Conditions; Cessna Aircraft Company Model 510 Airplane; Turbofan Engines and Engine Location
Document Number: E6-11153
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On June 23, 2006, we published a document on proposed special conditions for Cessna Aircraft Company on the Model 510 airplane for turbofan engines and engine location. There was an error in the background of the document in reference to the future type certificate number. This notice removes that sentence from the background; no change to the proposed special conditions portion is necessary.
Third Meeting: Special Committee 209, Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon Systems (ATCRBS)/Mode S Transponder
Document Number: 06-6243
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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; Twin Commander Aircraft Corporation Models 690, 690A, and 690B Airplanes
Document Number: 06-6225
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Twin Commander Aircraft Corporation (Twin Commander) Models 690, 690A, and 690B airplanes. This AD requires you to inspect, visually and using fluorescent dye penetrant, the support structures for the inboard and center aileron hinge fittings on both wings for cracks and replace any cracked support structure. This AD requires you to reinforce the support structures for the inboard and center aileron hinge fittings on both wings. This AD results from reports that cracks were found in the support structures for the inboard and center aileron hinge fittings on both wings. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the support structures for the inboard and center aileron hinge fittings on both wings, which could result in aileron failure. This failure could lead to reduced controllability or loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300, and A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-6180
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300, and A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD requires modifying certain rotary actuator assemblies for the leading edge slat. This AD results from a leak found at the seal of the torque limiter output shaft of the Type A rotary actuator of leading edge slat No. 1. We are issuing this AD to prevent a decrease in the torque limiter function, which could result in degradation and damage to the attachment bolts of the leading edge slat, loss of the slat, and consequent reduced control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU-2B Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-6179
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for some Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) MU-2B series airplanes. This AD requires you to verify that the current flight idle blade angles are set at 12 degrees. If not already set at that angle, set the flight idle blade angles to 12 degrees. This AD results from a recent safety evaluation that used a data-driven approach to analyze the design, operation, and maintenance of the MU-2B series airplanes in order to determine their safety and define what steps, if any, are necessary for their safe operation. Part of that evaluation was the identification of unsafe conditions that exist or could develop on the affected type design airplanes. We are issuing this AD to prevent incorrect flight idle blade angle settings. This unsafe condition, if not corrected, could lead to an asymmetric thrust situation in certain flight conditions, which could result in airplane controllability problems.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, and -200C Series Airplanes
Document Number: 06-6152
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 737 series airplanes. That AD currently requires inspection of the elevator tab inboard hinge support structure to detect fatigue cracking and corrective action if necessary. That AD also provides an optional terminating action. This new AD adds airplanes to the applicability and requires new repetitive inspections. For airplanes having elevators with laminated rear spars, this new AD requires repetitive inspections for interlaminar corrosion, delamination, or disbonding in the rear spar, repetitive inspections for cracking in the spar web, and repair including related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. For airplanes having elevators with solid rear spars, this new AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking in the spar web and repair including related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of cracks in the elevator rear spar web at the tab hinge bracket locations. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking, corrosion, interlaminar corrosion, delamination, and disbonding in the elevator rear spar, which may reduce elevator stiffness and lead to in-flight vibration. In-flight vibration may lead to elevator and horizontal stabilizer damage and reduced controllability of the airplane.
Additional Types of Child Restraint Systems That May Be Furnished and Used on Aircraft
Document Number: E6-11112
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is amending certain operating regulations to allow passengers or aircraft operators to furnish and use more types of Child Restraint Systems (CRS) on aircraft. This rule will allow the use of CRSs that the FAA approves under the aviation standards of Technical Standard Order C-100b, Child Restraint Systems. In addition, the rule will allow the use of CRSs approved by the FAA under its certification regulations regarding the approval of materials, parts, processes, and appliances. Current rules allow passengers and aircraft operators to furnish and use CRSs that meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213 (FMVSS No. 213), or the standards of the United Nations, or that are approved by a foreign government. The intended effect of this regulation is to increase the number of CRS options that are available for use on aircraft, while maintaining safe standards for certification and approval. In addition, more CRS options may increase the voluntary use of CRSs on aircraft and, in turn, improve children's safety.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues
Document Number: E6-11111
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) to discuss transport airplane and engine (TAE) issues.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-11022
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting the three-phase circuit breakers and three-phase circuit breaker panels for discrepancies; and fixing any discrepancy and replacing unserviceable units with new units, if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of three-phase circuit breakers overheating on in-service airplanes. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of a three-phase circuit breaker. Such failure could prevent an electrical load from being isolated from its electrical supply, which could result in smoke or fire in the flight deck.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-300, -400, -500, -600, -700, -800 and -900 Series Airplanes; and Model 757-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-11021
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-300, -400, -500, -600, -700, -800 and -900 series airplanes; and Model 757-200 and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require modifying the activation mechanism in the chemical oxygen generator of each passenger service unit (PSU). This proposed AD results from several reports indicating that some chemical oxygen generators failed to activate during in-flight decompression events. These failures were due to fracture of components between the passenger oxygen mask and the release pin in the oxygen generator. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the activation mechanism of the chemical oxygen generator, which could result in the unavailability of supplemental oxygen and possible incapacitation of passengers and cabin crew during an in-flight decompression.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-11020
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200 and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require changes to existing wiring; installation of new circuit breakers, relays, relay connectors, and wiring; and replacement of certain circuit breakers with higher-rated circuit breakers. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD also requires modification of wiring of the control module assembly for the electrical systems. This proposed AD results from an in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems review. We are proposing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew is able to turn off electrical power to the IFE system through utility bus switches in the flight compartment. The flightcrew's inability to turn off power to the IFE system during a non-normal or emergency situation could result in the inability to control smoke or fumes in the airplane flight deck or cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-11019
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to revise an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747SR series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracking of certain lower lobe fuselage frames, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD would specify appropriate service information for certain corrective actions. This proposed AD results from reports indicating that fatigue cracks were found in lower lobe frames on the left side of the fuselage. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of certain lower lobe fuselage frames, which could lead to fatigue cracks in the fuselage skin, and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200 Series Airplanes Modified by Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA979NE
Document Number: 06-6181
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-13
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 June 28, 2006 (71 FR 36671). The error resulted in the misidentification of the manufacturer name in the product identification line of the regulatory text. This AD applies to certain Boeing Model 757-200 series airplanes. This AD requires a one-time deactivation of the auxiliary fuel system, repetitive venting and draining of the auxiliary fuel tank sumps, and revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual to limit the maximum cargo weight.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 06-6145
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-13
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 06-6144
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, addition of new obstacles, or changes in air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E6-10913
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections for cracks, sealant damage, and corrosion of the main fittings of the main landing gear (MLG), and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would reduce the compliance times for inspecting certain low-utilization airplanes, and provide a terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD results from a report of a cracked main fitting of the MLG. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the main fitting of the MLG and consequent failure of the main fitting, which could result in the collapse of the MLG.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-10912
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-12
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 inspecting for fouling and chafing damage of the outboard brake control cable of the main landing gear, replacing the control cable if necessary, reworking the control cable cover, and, if applicable, manufacturing/installing an offset plate on the control cable cover. This proposed AD is prompted by a review of brake control cable operation conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent abrasion and wear of the outboard brake control cable, which could lead to cable separation and reduced control of airplane braking.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Model G-159 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-10911
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document revises an earlier supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), applicable to all Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model G-159 airplanes, that would have required repetitive non-destructive testing inspections to detect corrosion of the skin of certain structural assemblies, and corrective action if necessary. The first supplemental NPRM also would have required x-ray and ultrasonic inspections to detect corrosion and cracking of the splicing of certain structural assemblies, and repair if necessary. This new action revises the proposed rule by limiting the time certain repetitive inspections may be repeated before corrective action must be taken. The actions specified by this new proposed supplemental AD are intended to detect and correct corrosion and cracking of the lower wing plank splices and spot-welded skins of certain structural assemblies, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Special Conditions: Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 7X Airplane, Windshield Coating in Lieu of Wipers
Document Number: E6-10894
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 7X airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with use of a hydrophobic coating, rather than windshield wipers, as the means to maintain a clear portion of the windshield during precipitation conditions, as required by the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. 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.
Special Conditions; Cessna Aircraft Company Model 510 Airplane; Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) System
Document Number: E6-10469
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On June 16, 2006, we published a document on special conditions for Cessna Aircraft Company on the Model 510 airplane for full authority digital engine control system. There was an error in the background of the document in reference to the future type certificate number. This notice removes that sentence from the background; no change to the special conditions portion is necessary.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Honolulu International Airport, HI
Document Number: 06-6143
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to modify the Class E airspace area at Honolulu International Airport, HI. The establishment of an Area Navigation (RNAV) Required Navigation Performance (RNP) Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP) to Runway (RWY) 08L and 26L at Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, HI has made this proposal necessary. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing the RNAV (RNP) IAP to RWY 08L/26L at Honolulu International Airport. The intended effect of this proposal is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, HI.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Aransas County Airport, Rockport, TX
Document Number: 06-6142
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Aransas County Airport under the provisions of section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) Program
Document Number: 06-6141
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. FOQA is a voluntary program for the routine collection and analysis of digital flight data from airplane operations. The purpose is to enable early corrective action for potential threats to safety.