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Change of Controlling Agency and Using Agency for Restricted Areas R-6608A, B, and C; Quantico, VA
Document Number: E6-20490
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action changes the names of the controlling agency and using agency for Restricted Areas R-6608A, B, and C, Quantico, VA. The FAA is taking this action at the request of the U.S. Marine Corps to reflect the current organizational names. This is an administrative change that does not alter the boundaries, designated altitudes, time of designation, or activities conducted within the affected restricted areas.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Sheridan, WY
Document Number: E6-20489
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will revise the Class E airspace at Sheridan, WY. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft executing a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) approach procedure at Sheridan County Airport. This action will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing this new procedure at Sheridan County Airport, Sheridan, WY.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Rogue Valley; International-Medford Airport, Medford, OR
Document Number: 06-9512
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at Rogue Valley InternationalMedford Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), now 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Grant Acquired Property Release at Concord Regional Airport, Concord, NC
Document Number: 06-9511
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-05
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 City of Concord to waive the requirement that approximately 0.66-acres of airport property, located at the Concord Regional Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Pilot Schools-FAR 141
Document Number: 06-9510
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-05
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. 14 CFR Part 141 prescribes requirements for pilot schools certification. Information collected is used for certification and to determine compliance.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Competition Plans, Passenger Facility Charges
Document Number: 06-9509
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-05
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 meet the requirements of Title 49, Section 40117(k), Competition Plans, and to carry out a passenger facility charge application.
Rules of Practice in FAA Civil Penalty Actions
Document Number: 06-9508
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are amending the procedural regulations governing the FAA's administrative assessment of civil penalties for violations of certain provisions of the Federal aviation statute and the Federal hazardous materials. We are also amending the FAA's procedural regulations governing non-civil penalty enforcement matters. These change are necessary to update the regulations and to reflect statutory changes. The intended effect of these changes is to ensure that regulated parties have current and correct procedural information.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 06-9507
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 28, 2006, vol. 71, no. 124, pages 36869-36870. The FAA requires the information in the interest of aviation safety to protect aircraft operations from the potential hazardous effect of laser emissions.
Tenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 207/Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 06-9506
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 207, Airport Security Access Control Systems.
Fifth Meeting: Special Committee 209, Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon Systems (ATCRBS)/Mode S Transponder
Document Number: 06-9505
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-05
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; Raytheon Aircraft Company Models 1900, 1900C, and 1900D Airplanes
Document Number: E6-20326
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-04
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 requires you to repetitively inspect the forward, vertical, and aft flanges of both the left and right wing rear spar lower caps for cracks, repair any cracks found, and report the inspection results to RAC. This AD results from additional fatigue cracks found in this area since inspections were performed to comply with Emergency AD 2006-18-51, which required immediate visual inspections of this area. We are issuing this AD for the purpose of performing a more rigorous inspection requiring cleaning and paint stripping of this section of the wing rear spar to detect and correct cracking in the wing spar lower caps of the affected airplanes before the cracks lead to failure. These wing rear spar cracks may result in wing failure which could result in the wing separating from the airplane with consequent loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; PZL-Bielsko Model SZD-50-3 “Puchacz” Gliders
Document Number: E6-20325
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as a discrepancy between the design documentation and the Technical Service Manual. In 1981, a castellated nut with cotter pin was introduced to secure the rudder, replacing the self-locking nut through PZL-Bielsko Bulletin No. BE-06/50-3/81. This change has not been introduced to the Technical Service Manual and use of a self-locking nut, in accordance with the Manual, is still possible. We are issuing this AD to require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-501, AT-502, AT-502A, AT-502B, and AT-503A Airplanes
Document Number: E6-20324
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-501, AT-502, AT-502A, AT-502B, and AT-503A airplanes, which supersedes AD 2002- 26-05 and AD 2002-11-05 R1. Since we issued AD 2002-26-05 and AD 2002- 11-05 R1, we determined that additional airplanes should be added to the applicability section and determined the safe life for new production airplanes and replacement spar caps should be extended. We also developed an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) to the requirements of this AD. This AD retains the actions required in AD 2002-26-05 and AD 2002-11-05 R1, adds additional airplanes to the Applicability section, extends the safe life for new production airplanes and replacement spar caps, and incorporates an AMOC. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracks from occurring in the wing lower spar cap before the established safe life is reached. Fatigue cracks in the wing lower spar cap could result in failure of the spar cap and lead to wing separation.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2530-A5, and V2533-A5 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E6-20323
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain IAE V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M- A5, V2530-A5, and V2533-A5 turbofan engines. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive inspections of the master magnetic chip detector (MCD) or the No. 1, 2, 3 bearing chamber MCD. This AD requires the same MCD inspections. This AD also requires removing certain No. 3 bearings and removing certain high pressure compressure (HPC) stubshaft assemblies as mandatory terminating actions to the repetitive MCD inspections. This AD results from IAE developing a terminating action to the repetitive inspections of the chip detectors, and from expanding the applicability to include additional serial-numbered engines with certain No. 3 bearings installed. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the No. 3 bearing, which could result in an in-flight shutdown (IFSD) and smoke in the cockpit and cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW535A Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E6-20204
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as fuel manifold leakage that could result in engine fire, in-flight shutdown or damage to the airframe. This AD requires actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Iliamna, AK
Document Number: 06-9516
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-04
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 Friday, October 6, 2006 (71 FR 59007). Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-21.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Kokhanok, AK
Document Number: 06-9515
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an error in the location name (Kokhanok) contained in a Final Rule that was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 (71 FR 59372). Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-19.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E6-20354
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-01
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.
Re-Designation of VOR Federal Airway V-431; Alaska
Document Number: E6-20279
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This technical amendment corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 7, 2006 (71 FR 38516), Docket No. FAA- 2005-20551, Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-18. In that rule, the reference to Docket No. FAA-2005-20551 as published was in error. The correct Docket No. is FAA-2006-25186. Also, the reference to FAA Order 7400.9 was published as FAA Order 7400.9O. The correct reference is FAA Order 7400.9P. Additionally, the corresponding date that refers to the date the Order was effective should state ``September 15, 2006'' instead of ``September 16, 2006''.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E6-20156
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-01
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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: C6-9400
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of Education, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Navy, Navy Department
Acceptance of Transfer Statements Under UCC 9-616, for Recording in Aircraft Records
Document Number: C6-9250
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Repair Stations
Document Number: 06-9479
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend the regulations for repair stations by revising the system of ratings and requiring repair stations to establish a quality program. The FAA also proposes additional changes critical to maintaining safety. These include requiring a repair station to maintain a capability list, designating a chief inspector, and having permanent housing for its facilities, equipment, materials, and personnel. In addition, this proposal also specifies those instances when the FAA may deny a repair station certificate. The proposal looks at the particular cases where a previously held certificate has been revoked. Lastly, the FAA proposes to clarify recent revisions to the repair station regulations. This action is necessary to reflect changes in aviation technology and repair station business practices.
Special Conditions: Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, Boeing Model 777 Series Airplane; Overhead Cross Aisle Stowage Compartments
Document Number: E6-20277
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 777 series airplanes. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features associated with overhead cross aisle stowage compartments. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A380-800 Airplane, Ground Turning Loads
Document Number: E6-20275
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-30
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 ground turning loads. 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.
Implementing the Maintenance Provisions of Bilateral Agreements
Document Number: E6-20254
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is announcing the effective date of the final rule, publishedJuly 14, 2005, that amended the regulations governing maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations performed on U.S. aeronautical products by certain Canadian persons. That revision removes specific regulatory references and other requirements and requires that the maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations be performed in accordance with a Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) between the United States and Canada and associated Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP). When the rule was published, the FAA announced the amendments would become effective concurrent with the date the MIP entered into force. The MIP was signed and entered into force on August 31, 2006; accordingly, the amendments became effective on that date.
Establishment of Class D Airspace; Eastman, GA
Document Number: 06-9232
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action changes the name of the Eastman-Dodge County Airport to Heart of Georgia Regional Airport and establishes Class D airspace at Eastman, GA. On October 9, 1995, the Eastman-Dodge County Airport Authority adopted a name change for the airport. A non-Federal contract tower with a weather reporting system has been constructed at Heart of Georgia Regional Airport. Therefore, the airport meets criteria for Class D airspace. Class D surface area airspace is required when the control tower is open to contain Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action establishes Class D airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 4.1-mile radius of the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arriel 1 Series Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E6-20229
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Hartzell Propeller Inc. Propellers and McCauley Propeller Systems Controllable Propellers
Document Number: E6-20206
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hartzell Propeller Inc. HC, BHC, and PHC series propellers; and McCauley Propeller Systems controllable propellers serviced by Oxford Aviation Services Limited, doing business as CSE Aviation, in the United Kingdom between September 1998 and October 2003. This AD requires inspecting the propeller blades and other critical propeller parts for wear and mechanical damage. This AD results from findings that CSE Aviation failed to perform some specific inspections and repairs. We are issuing this AD to detect unsafe conditions that could result in a propeller blade separating from the hub and loss of control of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E6-20154
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-29
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; Air Tractor, Inc. Model AT-602 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-20123
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2006-23-09, which published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2006 (71 FR 65719), and applies to all Air Tractor, Inc. Model AT-602 airplanes. AD 2006-23-09 requires you to repetitively inspect (using the eddy current method) the wing center splice joint two outboard fastener holes on both of the wing main spar lower caps for fatigue cracking; repair or replace any wing main spar lower cap where fatigue cracking is found; and report any fatigue cracking found. This AD results from fatigue cracking at the wing center splice joint outboard fastener hole in one of the wing main spar lower caps. The AD number in the AD is incorrectly referenced as ``2006-23-01'' instead of ``2006- 23-09'' in two places. This document corrects these references.
Airworthiness Directives; Stemme GmbH & Co. AG Model STEMME S10-VT Sailplanes
Document Number: 06-9428
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as ripped pressure lines between Airbox-Carburetor-Differential fuel pressure sensor. We are issuing this AD to require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Adak, Atka, Cold Bay, Nelson Lagoon, Saint George Island, Sand Point, Shemya, St. Paul Island, and Unalaska, AK
Document Number: E6-20183
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revoke the Class E2 and E5 controlled airspace descriptions for Adak, Atka, Cold Bay, Nelson Lagoon, Saint George Island, Sand Point, Shemya, St. Paul Island, and Unalaska, AK. These locations lie within the boundaries of the Offshore Airspace Area Control 1234L. Since these airports lie within Control 1234L, the controlled airspace associated with these airports should be listed in the Control 1234L area description. A concurrent airspace action (docket 06-AAL-29) would incorporate this controlled airspace. There is one exception. The Class E2 surface area at Shemya, AK is no longer necessary and the docket 06-AAL-29 will not be carrying it forward. If both proposals are adopted there will be no change to controlled airspace, except for the revocation of the Shemya Class E surface area. The controlled airspace descriptions would be listed in paragraph 6007 of FAA Order 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, Control 1234L.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Mekoryuk, AK
Document Number: E6-20182
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Mekoryuk, AK. Three new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Mekoryuk Airport. Amendments to a Departure Procedure (DP) and two SIAPs are also being developed. Adoption of this proposal wouldresult in revision of existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Mekoryuk Airport, Mekoryuk, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Gulkana, AK
Document Number: E6-20170
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Gulkana, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Gulkana Airport. Amendments to a Departure Procedure (DP) and two SIAPs are also being developed. 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 Gulkana Airport, Gulkana, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Northway, AK
Document Number: E6-20165
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Northway, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Northway Airport, and an SIAP and Departure Procedure (DP) are being amended. 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 Northway Airport, Northway, AK.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E6-20158
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-28
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; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-20122
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as a report of a master cylinder yoke failure. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Notice of Intent to Request Approval From the Office of Management and Budget of a New Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; New England Region Aviation Expo
Document Number: 06-9438
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-28
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 new information collection. The New England Region Aviation Expo database performs conference registration and helps plan the logistics and non-pilot courses for the expo.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 06-9437
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 28, 2006, vol. 71, no. 124, page 36868. This rule may require applicants to comply with the latest regulations in effect on the date of application for amended Type Certificates (TC) or a Supplemental TCs for aeronautical products.
Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-9429
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as the discovery of propeller control cables with a defective crimping. Two cable ends were found uncrimped at the factory after an engine run-up test, and one cable end was also found uncrimped on the first 100 hour aircraft maintenance check. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; Short Brothers & Harland Ltd. Models SC-7 Series 2 and SC-7 Series 3 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-9427
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to revise Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2003-17-05, which applies to all Short Brothers & Harland Ltd. (Shorts) Models SC-7 Series 2 and SC-7 Series 3 airplanes. AD 2003-17-05 currently establishes a technical service life for these airplanes and allows you to incorporate modifications, inspections, and replacements of certain life limited items to extend the life limits of these airplanes. Since we issued AD 2003-17-05, Shorts Service Bulletin SB 51-51 was revised to Revision 8, dated July 5, 2006, and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, issued an AD for the European Community to correct an unsafe condition for the specified product. AD 2003-17-05 contains conflicting information on the repetitive visual inspection requirement. Consequently, this proposed AD would retain the technical service life for these airplanes; would continue to allow modifications, inspections, and replacements of certain life limited items to extend the life limits of these airplanes; and would clarify the repetitive visual inspection requirement between one of the service bulletins and the maintenance program if an operator chooses to extend the life limit. The actions specified by this proposed AD are intended to clarify the inspection information to prevent failure of critical structure of the aircraft caused by fatigue.
Amendment to Jet Route and Colored Federal Airways; Alaska
Document Number: E6-19834
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Jet Route 510 (J-510), and Colored Federal Airways Amber 2 (A-2), Amber 15 (A-15), and Green 8 (G-8), Alaska. Specifically, the FAA is re-designating J-510 as J-512 because of duplication with a Canadian Jet Route number, causing problems with the Flight Data processors during route validation at the Anchorage Air Route Traffic Control Center. Additionally, portions of A-2, and A-15, and G-8 are discontinuous between fixes, causing flight processing software problems, and will be re-designated.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-19805
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for any cracking of the fuselage skin in section 41 of the airplane, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from a report of fatigue cracks found in the skin in section 41 of the fuselage, on an in-service Model 747 airplane. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks at the fastener rows of the fuselage skin in section 41, which could join together and cause a loss of structural integrity and rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-19797
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 767 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed and high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the station (STA) 1809.5 bulkhead for cracking and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from fatigue cracks found in the forward outer chord and horizontal inner chord at STA 1809.5. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the bulkhead structure at STA 1809.5, which could result in failure of the bulkhead structure for carrying the flight loads of the horizontal stabilizer, and consequent loss of controllability of the airplane.
Change of Using Agency for Restricted Areas R-3008A, B, C, and D; Grand Bay Weapons Range, GA
Document Number: E6-19822
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action changes the name of the using agency for Restricted Areas R-3008A, B, C, and D, Grand Bay Weapons Range, GA, from ``U.S. Air Force, 347th Rescue Wing, Moody AFB, GA'' to ``U.S. Air Force, 23rd Wing, Moody AFB, GA.'' As a result of the Base Realignment and Closure process, the 347th Rescue Wing was officially redesignated the 23rd Wing effective October 1, 2006. This is an administrative change that does not alter the boundaries, designated altitudes, time of designation, or activities conducted within the affected restricted areas.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 06-9370
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-24
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.
Notice of Availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment (FSEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Record of Decision (ROD), Related to the Proposed Modification to the Four Corner-Post Plan at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, NV
Document Number: 06-9368
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment (FSEA), and Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the proposed modification to the Four Corner-Post Plan at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada. The FSEA and FONSI/ROD were prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, FAA Order 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,'' and other applicable environmental laws and regulations. The FSEA and FONSI/ROD assess the effects of the relevant environmental impact categories for the proposed Federal action under consideration in the proposed modification of the STAAV Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Departure (SID) to accommodate eastbound departures from Runway 25. The STAAV RNAV SID was implemented as part of the Four Corner-Post Plan at McCarran International Airport (LAS), Las Vegas, Nevada, in October 2001. The proposed Federal action is required to address the air traffic and airspace inefficiencies for departure traffic resulting from increased demand at LAS, and to recapture the efficiency that was lost from the reduction in the use of the right-turn procedure from Runway 25 as part of the 2001 LAS 4CP. Modification of the STAAV departure procedure to accommodate eastbound departures will provide an additional route for some eastbound departures, and reduce the time needed between successive departures, resulting in improved airspace efficiency and reduced departure delays. The FSEA and FONSI/ROD may be reviewed for comment during regular business hours at the following locations: 1. Nevada State Library and Archives, 100 Stewart St., Las Vegas, NV 89710. 2. Las Vegas Branch Library, 509 S. 9th St., Las Vegas, NV 89101- 7010. 3. Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. N, Las Vegas, NV 89101- 2004. 4. Meadows Library, 300 W. Boston Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102. 5. Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89128-2823. 6. Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89117- 5959. 7. Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89103- 3325. 8. Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134-6119. 9. Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89110-2543. 10. West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146-1124. 11. West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106-2315. 12. Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89122- 6742. Electronic copies of the FSEA and the FONSI/ROD are also available on the Internet and can be accessed at http://www.faa.gov/ airports%5Fairtraffic/air%5Ftraffic/.
RTCA Program Management Committee
Document Number: 06-9367
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
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.
Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee
Document Number: 06-9366
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a meeting of the Federal Aviation 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.