Federal Aviation Administration March 30, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Conditions: Aviation Technology Group (ATG), Inc., Javelin Model 100 Series Airplane; Flight Performance, Flight Characteristics, and Operating Limitations
Document Number: E7-5951
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These amended special conditions are issued for the Aviation Technology Group (ATG), Inc., Javelin Model 100 Series airplane. This is an amendment to special condition 23-195-SC, which was published on February 1, 2007 (72 FR 4618), for certain novel or unusual design features associated with engine location, certain performance, flight characteristics and operating limitations. The original final special conditions were more generic and contained requirement language that was not necessary for jet airplanes. This amendment also corrects several references to part 23 sections to be consistent with these special conditions. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with engine location, certain performance, flight characteristics and operating limitations necessary for this type of airplane. 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 airworthiness standards applicable to these airplanes.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 and 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-5928
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 and 767 airplanes. The original NPRM would have required reworking the electrical bonding between the airplane structure and the pump housing of the outboard boost pumps in the main fuel tank of certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes, and between the airplane structure and the pump housing of the override/jettison pumps in the left and right wing center auxiliary fuel tanks of certain Boeing Model 767 airplanes. The original NPRM would also have required related investigative actions and corrective actions if necessary. The original NPRM resulted from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This action revises the original NPRM by adding an inspection requirement for certain Model 747 airplanes, and by specifying cold-working the fastener holes for certain other Model 747 airplanes. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent insufficient electrical bonding, which could result in a potential of ignition sources inside the fuel tanks, and which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 Airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: E7-5911
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135 airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, - 145MP, and -145EP airplanes. The original NPRM would have required replacing the metallic tubes enclosing the vent and pilot valve wires in the left- and right-hand wing fuel tanks with non-conductive hoses. The original NPRM resulted from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This action revises the original NPRM by adding airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent an ignition source inside the fuel tank that could ignite fuel vapor and cause a fuel tank explosion and loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-201, -202, -203, -223, -243, -301, -321, -322, -323, -341, -342, and -343 Airplanes; and Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-5909
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-30
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 keel beam rupture, which affects the structural integrity of the area. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 Airplanes; and Model A340-200 and -300 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-5908
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-30
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) originated 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; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-5907
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the fillet sealant at the inboard and outboard sides of the receptacles in the wheel wells of the main landing gear, and related investigative/ corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of in-production airplanes with missing or insufficient fillet sealant around the receptacles at the disconnect bracket. We are proposing this AD to prevent corrosion damage due to missing or insufficient fillet sealant. Such corrosion could result in insufficient electrical bonding between the connectors and the disconnect bracket, and consequent loss of the shielding that protects the wire bundles from lightning, electromagnetic interference (EMI), and high intensity radiated field (HIRF). Loss of lightning, EMI, and HIRF protection at those receptacles could cause failure of multiple electrical systems and subsequent loss of several critical control systems that are necessary for safe flight. In addition, a lightning strike could cause arcing in the fuel tank; this potential ignition source, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Proposed Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Aguadilla, PR
Document Number: 07-1545
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to establish Class D and E4 airspace at Aguadilla, PR. A Federal contract tower with a weather reporting system is being constructed at Rafael Hernandez Airport. Therefore, the airport will meet criteria for Class D and E4 airspace Class D and E4 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 would establish Class D and E4 airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,700 feet MSL within a 4.5-mile radius of the airport and within 2.4 miles each side of the Borinquen VORTAC 257[deg] radial extending from the 4.5 mile radius to 7 miles west of the VORTAC.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for the Development and Extension of Runway 9R/27L and other Associated Airport Projects at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Notice of Public Hearing Date, Time, and Location
Document Number: 07-1523
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this Notice of Availability to advise the public that a Draft EIS will be available for public review beginning March 30, 2007. The document was prepared pursuant to a proposal presented to the FAA by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, the owner and operator of FLL and identified in the Draft EIS as the Airport Sponsor, for environmental review. The FAA prepared this Draft EIS to analyze and disclose potential environmental impacts related to possible Federal actions at FLL. Numerous Federal actions would be necessary if airfield development were to be implemented. Proposed improvements include Runway 9R/27L development and extension and other airfield projects (see below). The Draft EIS presents the purpose and need for the proposed Federal action, analysis of reasonable alternatives, including the No Action alternative, discussion of impacts for each reasonable alternative, and supporting appendices. The FAA will consider all information contained in this Draft EIS and additional information that may be provided during the public comment period before issuing a Final EIS and Agency decision regarding the possible alternatives and Federal actions. The Airport Sponsor proposes to develop and extend Runway 9R/27L to an overall length of 8,000 feet and width of 150 feet (the reconstructed runway would be equipped with an Engineered Materials Arresting System (EMAS) at both runway ends); elevate Runway 9R end and Runway 27L end to provide 34.74 feet of vertical clearance over the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway; construct a new full-length parallel taxiway 75 feet wide on the north side of Runway 9R/27L with separation of 400 feet from 9R/27L; construct an outer dual parallel taxiway to be used as a temporary runway during the construction of permanent Runway 9R/27L; construct a connecting taxiway from the proposed full-length parallel taxiway to existing Taxiway E; construct a Category I Instrument Landing System (ILS) for landings on Runways 9R and 27L that includes a Medium Intensity Approach Light System with runway alignment indicator lights (MALSR), localizer, and glideslope. The Airport Sponsor also proposes to decommission Runway 13/31 and redevelop terminal gate facilities. Connected actions associated with the Airport Sponsor's proposal include closure of Airport Perimeter Road located within the approach to Runway 9R; relocation of ASR-9; acquisition of all, or a portion, of the Wyndham Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel to the extent the existing structure was within the Proposed Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) for extended Runway 9R/27L; partial displacement of the Jet Center facilities; and full displacement of the Gulfstream Airways aircraft maintenance facilities for potential use of a taxiway as a temporary runway during construction. Public Comment and Information Workshop/Public Hearing: The public comment period on the Draft EIS will start March 30, 2007 and will end on May 14, 2007. A Public Information Workshop and Public Hearing will be held on May 1, 2007 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316; Telephone: (954) 765-5900. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to afford the public and other interested parties the opportunity to comment on the economic, social, and environmental effects of the location and location's consistency with the objectives of any planning that the community has carried out. The Public Information Workshop will be held in Ballroom D from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Public Hearing will be held in Ballroom A beginning at 6 p.m. and conclude when the last registered speaker submits comments for the record. For those unable to attend the Public Hearing, the public will be able to submit written comments or register to give oral comments to a court reporter between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Public Information Workshop. Oral Comments will be limited to 3 minutes. Comments can only be accepted with the full name and address of the individual commenting. Mail and fax comments are to be submitted to Ms. Virginia Lane of the FAA, at the address shown in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. E-mail comments should be sent to FLL- EIScomments@landrum-brown.com). All comments must be postmarked, faxed or e-mailed by no later than midnight, Monday, May 14, 2007. The Draft EIS may be reviewed for comment during regular business hours at the following locations: 1. Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Telephone: 954-357-7000). 2. Broward County LibraryMain Branch, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Telephone: 954-354-7444). 3. Broward County LibraryFort Lauderdale Branch, 1300 E. Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Telephone: 954-765-4263). 4. Broward County LibraryHollywood Branch, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33304 (Telephone: 954-926-2430). 5. Broward County LibraryDania Beach DeMaio Branch, 255 E. Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach, FL 33004 (Telephone: 954-926-2420). 6. Broward County LibraryDavie/Cooper City Branch, 4600 SW 82nd Avenue, Davie, FL 33328 (Telephone: 954-680-0050). 7. Broward County LibraryLauderhill Town Centre, 6399 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Lauderhill, FL 33313 (Telephone: 954-497-1630). 8. Broward County LibraryStirling Road Branch, 3151 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33021 (Telephone: 954-985-2689). 9. Broward County LibraryPembroke Pines/Walter C. Young Branch, 955 NW 129th Avenue, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025 (Telephone: 954-437- 2635). 10. Broward County LibraryWest Regional Branch, 8601 W. Boulevard, Plantation, FL 33324 (Telephone: 954-831-3300). 11. Broward County LibrarySunrise Dan Pearl Branch, 10500 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise, FL 33351 (Telephone: 954-749-2521). 12. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Public Outreach Trailer, Broward County Aviation Department, 550 Northwest 10th Street, Dania Beach, FL 33315 (Telephone: 954-359-6977). 13. Broward County Administration Office, Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 409, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Telephone: 954-357-7000). 14. Broward County Aviation Department, 320 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 (Telephone: 954-359-6118). A CD version of the Draft EIS document will also be available at the following public locations. Broward County will be providing an electronic copy of the Draft EIS on the Broward County Web site at http://www.broward.org/airport/. 15. City of Lauderhill, Lauderhill City Hall, 2000 City Hall Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33313 (Telephone: 954-739-0100). 16. City of Pembroke Pines, Pembroke Pines City Hall, 10100 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025 (Telephone: 954-431-4500). 17. City of Cooper City, Cooper City Hall, 9090 S.W. 50th Place, Cooper City, FL 33328 (Telephone: 954-434-4300). 18. City of Sunrise, 10770 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise FL 33351 (Telephone: 954-741-2580). 19. City of Fort Lauderdale, 100 N. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Telephone: 954-761-5000). 20. City of Plantation, Plantation City Hall, 400 N.W. 73rd Avenue, Plantation, FL 33317 (Telephone: 954-797-2221). 21. City of Hollywood, Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33020 (Telephone: 954-921-3473). 22. City of Dania Beach, Dania Beach City Hall, 100 W. Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach, FL 33004 (Telephone: 954-924-3600). 23. Town of Davie, Davie Town Hall, 6591 SW., 45th Street, Davie, FL 33314 (Telephone: 954-797-1000).