Federal Aviation Administration January 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-55, DC-8F-54, and DC-8F-55 Airplanes; and Model DC-8-60, DC-8-70, DC-8-60F, and DC-8-70F Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-710
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8 airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection for previous repairs of the aft fuselage skin panel at the longeron 28 skin splice; repetitive inspections for cracks of the same area; and related investigative and corrective actions. This AD also provides optional actions for extending the repetitive inspection intervals. The actions specified by this AD are intended to detect and correct cracks in the aft fuselage skin at the longeron 28 skin splice, which could lead to loss of structural integrity of the aft fuselage, resulting in rapid decompression of the airplane. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney PW2000 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-686
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney PW2000 series turbofan engines. This AD requires a onetime focused visual and fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) of 21 suspect PW2000 8th stage high pressure compressor (HPC) drum rotor disk assemblies. This AD results from a PW2037 8th stage HPC drum rotor disk assembly failure event caused by tooling damage that occurred during disk assembly manufacture. We are issuing this AD to prevent 8th stage HPC drum rotor disk assembly failure that could result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Special Conditions; Piper Aircraft, Inc., Piper PA-32R-301T, Saratoga II TC, and PA-32-301FT, Piper 6X; Protection of Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS) for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: E7-1018
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued to Piper Aircraft, Inc., 2926 Piper Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32960, for a type design change for the Piper PA-32R-301T, Saratoga II TC, and PA-32-301FT, Piper 6X. These airplanes 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 G-1000, manufactured by Garmin AT, 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.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E7-1006
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
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.
Special Conditions: General Electric Company GEnx Model Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 07-301
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the General Electric Company (GE) GEnx turbofan engine models GEnx-1B54, GEnx-1B58, GEnx- 1B64, GEnx-1B67, GEnx-1B70, GEnx-1B70/72, GEnx-1B70/75, GEnx-1B72, and GEnx-1B75. The fan blades of these engines will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the part 33 airworthiness standards. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These special conditions contain the added safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review for Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, Flagstaff, AZ
Document Number: 07-300
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for (name of airport) under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (the aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150 by (City of Flagstaff). This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for (Flagstaff Pulliam Airport) were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective April 7, 2006FR 70 20617-20618. The proposed noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before July 11, 2007.
Sixth Meeting: Special Committee 209, EUROCAE WG-49 Joint Plenary Session ATCRBS/Mode S Transponder
Document Number: 07-296
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 209, EUROCAE WG-49 Joint Plenary Session ATCRBS/Mode S Transponder.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 07-295
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
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 November 17, 2006, vol. 71, no. 222, pages 67006-67007. The FAA uses this information for determining program compliance or non-compliance of regulated aviation employers, oversight planning, determining who must provide annual MIS testing information, and communicating with entities subject to the program regulations.
Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA-Groupe Aerospatiale TB 20 and TB 21 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-706
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-22
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 reports of interference between the wing spar lower boom and the wheel fairing attaching screw. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Dart 528, 529, 532, 535, 542, and 555 Series Turboprop Engines
Document Number: E7-687
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Dart 528, 529, 532, 535, 542, and 555 series turboprop engines. This AD requires a dimensional inspection of the intermediate pressure turbine (IPT) disk or an ultrasonic inspection of the seal arm contact between the high pressure turbine (HPT) and the IPT disk seal arm and rework or replacement of the IPT disk if wear outside acceptable limits is found. This AD results from reports of a number of HPT disk failures, some of which resulted in portions of the HPT disk being released. We are issuing this AD to prevent HPT disk failure, which can result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-685
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-22
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 report of a master cylinder yoke failure. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Trent 700 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-684
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 700 series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive borescope inspections of the high pressure-and-intermediate pressure (HP-IP) turbine internal and external oil vent tubes for coking and carbon buildup, and cleaning or replacing the vent tubes if necessary. This AD requires the same actions but uses more stringent tube replacement criteria than the previous AD. This AD results from a recent incident where an RB211 Trent 700 series turbofan engine had an oil vent tube rupture as a result of blockage, leading to significant loss of engine oil. The incident indicates that further measures are necessary to control carbon buildup in the oil vent tubes. We are issuing this AD to prevent internal oil fires due to coking and carbon buildup, that could cause uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review, Shreveport Regional Airport, Shreveport, LA
Document Number: 07-249
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by Shreveport Airport Authority for the Shreveport Regional Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for the Shreveport Regional Airport under part 150 in conjunction with the noise exposure map, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before July 11, 2007.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Airplanes
Document Number: 07-201
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-22
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 cracking in the wing main landing gear (MLG) rib 5 forward attachment lug, which could affect the structural integrity of the MLG attachment. This AD requires actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus 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: E7-715
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Airbus Model A300-600 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires inspections of the lower door surrounding structure to detect cracks and corrosion; inspections to detect cracking of the holes of the corner doublers, the fail-safe ring, and the door frames of the door structures; and repair if necessary. The existing AD also provides for optional terminating action for certain inspections. This proposed AD would retain all requirements of the existing AD, mandate the previously optional terminating action, reduce the applicability of the existing AD, and add repetitive inspections behind scuff plates for certain affected airplanes. This proposed AD results from a determination that further rulemaking is necessary to improve the fatigue behavior of the cabin door surroundings. We are proposing this AD to prevent corrosion between the scuff plates at exit and cargo doors and fatigue cracks originating from certain fastener holes located in adjacent structure, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the door surroundings.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-200, -300, -400, -500, -600, -700, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes; Boeing Model 757-200 and -300 Series Airplanes; and McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F, DC-10-40, MD-10-30F, MD-11, and MD-11F Airplanes; Equipped With Reinforced Flight Deck Doors Installed in Accordance With Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST01335LA, STC ST01334LA, and STC ST01391LA, Respectively
Document Number: E7-708
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain transport category airplanes identified above. The existing AD currently requires modification of the reinforced flight deck door and other actions related to the reinforced flight deck door. Those other actions include modifying the door, inspecting and modifying wiring in the area, and revising the maintenance program to require more frequent testing of the decompression panels of the flight deck door. This proposed AD would add airplanes to the existing requirement of a one-time inspection for chafing of wire bundles in the area of the flight deck door and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would remove certain airplanes from the applicability. This proposed AD results from a report of smoke and fumes in the cockpit of a Model 737-300 series airplane. We are proposing this AD to prevent inadvertent release of the decompression latch and consequent opening of the decompression panel in the flight deck door, or penetration of the flight deck door by smoke or shrapnel, any of which could result in injury to the airplane flightcrew. We are also proposing this AD to detect and correct wire chafing, which could result in arcing, fire, and/or reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-702
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires inspections of the lower door surrounding structure to detect cracks and corrosion; inspections to detect cracking of the holes of the corner doublers, the fail-safe ring, and the door frames of the door structures; and repair if necessary. The existing AD also provides for optional terminating action for certain inspections. This proposed AD would retain all requirements of the existing AD, mandate the previously optional terminating action, and reduce the applicability of the existing AD. This proposed AD results from a determination that further rulemaking is necessary to improve the fatigue behavior of the cabin door surroundings. We are proposing this AD to prevent corrosion between the scuff plates at exit and cargo doors and fatigue cracks originating from certain fastener holes located in adjacent structure, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the door surroundings.
Membership Availability in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee To Represent Commercial Air Tour Interests
Document Number: 07-186
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as required by the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, established the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) in March 2001. The NPOAG was formed to provide continuing advice and counsel with respect to commercial air tour operations over and near national parks. This notice informs the public of one vacancy (due to completion of membership on May 19, 2007), on the NPOAG (now the NPOAG Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC)) for a member representing commercial air tour operators, and invites interested persons to apply to fill the vacancy.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Valdez, AK
Document Number: E7-601
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Class E airspace at Valdez, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being published for the Valdez Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in modification of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Valdez, AK.
Establishment, Modification and Revocation of VOR Federal Airways; East Central United States
Document Number: E7-600
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes 14 VOR Federal Airways (V-176, V-383, V-396, V-406, V-410, V-418, V-426, V-486, V-416, V-467, V-542, V-584, V-586, and V-609); modifies 12 VOR Federal Airways (V-14, V-26, V-40, V-72, V-75, V-90, V-96, V-103, V-116, V-297, V-435, and V-526); and revokes one VOR Federal Airway (V-42) over the East Central United States in support of the Midwest Airspace Enhancement Plan (MASE). It should be noted that the FAA is withdrawing the proposal to establish VOR Federal Airway V-414 and delaying action to establish V-65 and modify V-133. Additionally, editorial changes are made to route numbers and the order of route elements for V-176, V-383, V-410, V-426, V-467, and V-486. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and to improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace assigned to the Chicago, Cleveland, and Indianapolis Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC).
Revision of Class D/E Airspace; Big Delta, Allen Army Airfield, Fort Greely, AK
Document Number: E7-597
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class D and E airspace at Allen Army Airfield (AAF), AK. The United States Army has decided to staff the Allen AAF air traffic control tower (ATCT) part time. The Class D and E airspace is being revised in order to align Class D airspace effective times to match ATCT hours of operation. The current title of the airspace described in FAA Order 7400.9P is also changing to reflect current guidance in FAA Order 7400.2E. This rule results in the revision of Class D and E airspace at Allen AAF, Delta Junction, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Series Turbofan Engines; Correction.
Document Number: E7-497
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes corrections to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2006-17-12. That AD applies to Rolls-Royce plc RB211 series turbofan engines. We published AD 2006-17-12 in the Federal Register on August 23, 2006 (71 FR 49339). An incorrect engine model number exists in the applicability paragraph and in the title of Table 5. Also, an incorrect serial number appears in Table 1. This document corrects these numbers. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model F2000EX Airplanes
Document Number: E7-490
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-18
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 incorrect monitoring of the fire detection system; therefore, its integrity is not guaranteed at all times. This AD requires actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 07-152
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-18
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 September 14, 2006, vol. 71, no. 178, pages 54330-54331. Title 49, United States Code, Section 44702 authorizes the appointment of appropriately qualified persons to be representatives of the Administrator to allow those persons to examine, test and certify other persons for the purpose of issuing them pilot and instructor certificates.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 07-151
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-18
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 September 14, 2006, vol. 71, no. 178, page 54330. FAR Part 157 requires that each person who intends to construct, deactivate, or change the status of an airport, runway, or taxiway must notify the FAA of such activity.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Phillipsburg, KS
Document Number: 07-150
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR 71) by modifying the Class E airspace area at Phillipsburg Municipal Airport, KS. An examination of controlled airspace for Phillipsburg, KS revealed discrepancies in the legal description for the Class E airspace area. The intended effect of this rule is to provide controlled airspace of appropriate dimensions to protect aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) to Phillipsburg Municipal Airport, KS.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF34-10E Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-499
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF34-10E series turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require revising the combustor case published life limit and removing combustor cases from service before reaching a reduced life limit. This proposed AD results from GE's evaluation of the effects to the combustor case due to installing version 5.10 software in the full-authority digital electronic control (FADEC), and revising the combustor case published life limit. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontained combustor case failure resulting in an in- flight engine shutdown and possible damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF34-10E Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-498
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF34-10E series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires removing the fuel inlet strainer from main fuel pump (MFP) part number (P/N) 2043M12P03, installing a certain replacement flange as an interim repair, remarking the MFP to P/N 2043M12P04, and performing initial and repetitive visual inspections of the main fuel filter. This proposed AD would require removing MFPs, P/N 2043M12P03 and 2043M12P04 from service and installing an improved MFP with a different P/N. This proposed AD results from GE determining that the cause of MFP fuel strainer failure is a design problem with the strainer. We are proposing this AD to prevent engine in-flight shutdown due to MFP malfunctions.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arrius 2 F Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E7-494
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca Arrius 2 F turboshaft engines. That AD currently requires removing from service certain serial number (SN) fuel control units (FCUs) or replacing the constant delta pressure diaphragm in those FCUs. This proposed AD would require replacing all FCUs not incorporating modification Tf 55 with FCUs that incorporate modification Tf 55. This proposed AD results from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Turbomeca expanding the applicability to the full population of FCUs installed on Arrius 2 F turboshaft engines. FCUs not incorporating modification Tf 55 are susceptible to having an improperly assembled constant delta pressure (delta P) diaphragm. We are proposing this AD to prevent an uncommanded engine in-flight shutdown on a single-engine helicopter, resulting in a forced autorotation landing or an accident.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-399
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 series airplanes. This AD requires 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 AD also provides for optional terminating actions for those requirements. This AD results from a report of a sudden nose-up movement after disengagement of the autopilot in cruise. We are issuing 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.
Revocation of Low Altitude Reporting Point; AK
Document Number: E7-317
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revokes the HERRY as an Alaskan low altitude reporting point. The FAA has determined that this reporting point should be removed from the National Airspace System (NAS), since the HERRY is no longer used as a low altitude reporting point.
Extended Operations (ETOPS) of Multi-Engine Airplanes
Document Number: 07-39
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule applies to air carrier (part 121), commuter, and on-demand (part 135) turbine powered multi-engine airplanes used in extended-range operations. However, all-cargo operations in airplanes with more than two engines of both part 121 and part 135 are exempted from the majority of this rule. Today's rule establishes regulations governing the design, operation and maintenance of certain airplanes operated on flights that fly long distances from an adequate airport. This final rule codifies current FAA policy, industry best practices and recommendations, as well as international standards designed to ensure long-range flights will continue to operate safely. To ease the transition for current operators, this rule includes delayed compliance dates for certain ETOPS requirements.
Change to Time of Designation of Restricted Area 6320; Matagorda, TX
Document Number: E7-392
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the time of designation for Restricted Area 6320 (R-6320), Matagorda, TX. Specifically, this action amends the time of designation from ``Continuous'' to ``Intermittent by [Notice to Airmen] NOTAM.'' This rule makes no other changes to R-6320. The FAA is issuing this amendment because R-6320 is no longer continuously needed for the aerostat balloon, used in support of U.S. National Security interests.
Use of Certain Portable Oxygen Concentrator Devices Onboard Aircraft
Document Number: E7-339
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making minor technical changes to a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 12, 2005 (70 FR 40156). That final rule created Special Federal Aviation Regulation 106 (SFAR 106). In that final rule the FAA inadvertently failed to make conforming amendments to additionally apply the SFAR to parts 125 and 135 as proposed, and to include references in those parts to the existence of SFAR 106 published in part 121.
Fire Penetration Resistance of Thermal/Acoustic Insulation Installed on Transport Category Airplanes
Document Number: E7-338
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA extends, by 24 months, the date for operators to comply with the fire penetration resistance requirements of thermal/ acoustic insulation used in transport category airplanes manufactured after September 2, 2007. This extension is from September 2, 2007, to September 2, 2009. This action is necessary to allow airframe manufacturers enough time, after getting an acceptable certification test facility, to select and certificate appropriate installations.
Change to Controlling Agency of Restricted Area 2312; Fort Hauchuca, AZ
Document Number: E7-323
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the controlling agency for Restricted Area 2312 (R-2312), Fort Hauchuca, AZ. Specifically, this action amends the controlling agency from ``Libby [Army Air Field] AAF [Airport Traffic Control Tower] ATCT'' to ``Albuquerque [Air Route Traffic Control Center] ARTCC.'' This is an administrative change that does not alter the boundaries, designated altitudes, time of designation, or activities conducted within R-2312. The FAA is taking this action at the request of the United States (U.S.) Army and the U.S. Air Force because Libby AAF ATCT is not a 24-hour facility and R-2312 is not fully contained within the airspace delegated to Libby AAF ATCT by Albuquerque ARTCC.
Modification of VOR Federal Airway V-2; East Central United States
Document Number: E7-322
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies VOR Federal Airway V-2 over the East Central United States to support modified arrival and departure procedures to the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), Detroit, Michigan. These procedures were modified in conjunction with the Midwest AirSpace Enhancement (MASE) project. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and to improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace assigned to the Chicago and Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC).
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-315
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Airbus Model A318-100, A319-100, A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 series airplanes; and Model A320-111 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires modification of the electrical bonding of all structures and systems installed inside the center fuel tank. That AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This proposed AD would require modification of additional bonding points inside the center fuel tank. This proposed AD results from a report that additional bonding points need to be modified in order to prevent electrical arcing in the center fuel tank. We are proposing this AD to prevent electrical arcing in the center fuel tank due to inadequate bonding, which could result in an explosion of the center fuel tank and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-314
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-12
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 an incomplete discharge of the extinguishing agent in the fire zone, which could lead, in the worst case, in combination with an engine fire, to a temporary uncontrolled engine fire. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E7-223
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-12
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. That 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 new AD reduces the compliance times for inspecting certain low-utilization airplanes, and provides a terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD results from a report of a cracked main fitting of the MLG. We are issuing 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; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes Equipped with General Electric CF6-45 or -50 Series Engines, or Equipped with Pratt & Whitney JT9D-3 or -7 (Excluding -70) Series Engines
Document Number: E7-220
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracks and fractures of the strut front spar chord assembly at each strut location, and repair if necessary. This new AD expands the inspection area by requiring repetitive inspections for any cracks or fracture of the strut front spar chord assembly in an area forward of the existing inspection area at each strut location, and repair if necessary. This AD results from a strut front spar chord assembly that was found fractured, forward of the inspection area required by the existing AD. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks and fracture of the nacelle strut front spar chord assembly. Fracture of the front spar chord assembly could lead to loss of the strut upper link load path and consequent fracture of the diagonal brace, which could result in in-flight separation of the strut and engine from the airplane.
Ninth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 203/Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 07-94
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 203, Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft.
Public Notice of Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance-Hallock Municipal Airport, Hallock, MN
Document Number: 07-34
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale and/or conversion of the airport property. The proposal consists of two parcels of land containing a total of 4.18 acres located on the north side of the airport along County Road 13. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. These parcels were originally acquired under Grant No. FAAP-01 in 1964. The parcels were acquired for a runway that has since been abandoned and replaced by a new primary runway in a different location. The land comprising these parcels is, therefore, no longer needed for aeronautical purposes and the airport owner wishes to sell at 4.0 acre parcel for an agricultural implement dealership and convert 0.18 acres of another parcel for use as a city wastewater lift station site. The income from the sale/conversion of these parcels will be reinvested in the airport for extending the useful life of the runway pavement. Approval does not consistute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-31
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-11
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.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Hayward, WI
Document Number: 07-51
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule modifies a Class E area airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hayward, WI. The effect of this rule is to provide appropriate controlled Class E airspace for aircraft departing from the executing instrument approach procedures to Hayward, WI and to segregate aircraft using instrument approach procedures in instrument conditions from aircraft operating in visual conditions.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Alliance, NE
Document Number: 07-50
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR 71) by modifying Class E airspace at Alliance Municipal Airport, NE. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Alliance Municipal Airport, NE. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from the surface and upward from 700 feet 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 Alliance Municipal Airport, NE.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Thedford, NE
Document Number: 07-48
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR part 71) by modifying Class E airspace at Thedford, Thomas County Airport, NE. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Thedford, Thomas County Airport, NE. Additional 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 Thedford, NE.
Proposed Modification of Class D Airspace; Luke Air Force Base, AZ
Document Number: 07-33
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects the legal description in the notice of proposed rulemaking that was published in the Federal Register on December 7, 2006, (71 FR 70909), Docket No. FAA-2006-26311; Airspace Docket No. 06-AWP-19.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Bethel Regional Airport, ME
Document Number: 07-32
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date of a direct final rule that established the Class E airspace area at Bethel Regional Airport, Bethel ME (K0B1) to provide for adequate controlled airspace for those aircraft using the new Helicopter Area Navigation (RNAV), 317 Instrument Approach procedure to the Airport. This action also corrects a transposition error and editorial omission that appeared in the airspace description contained in the final rule that was published on Thursday, October 26, 2006.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Newton Field, ME
Document Number: 07-31
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective dale of a direct final rule that established the Class E airspace area at Newton Field, Jackman, ME (K59B) to provide for adequate controlled airspace for those aircraft using the new Helicopter Area Navigation (RNAV), 285 Instrument Approach Procedure to the Airport. This action also corrects a transposition error and editorial omission that appeared in the airspace description contained in the final rule that was published on Thursday, October 26, 2006.