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

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Establishment of Offshore Airspace Area 1485L and Revision of Control 1485H; Barrow, AK
Document Number: E7-5181
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This technical amendment corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on June 30, 2006 (71 FR 37492), Docket No. FAA- 2006-23872, Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-9. In that rule, the reference to FAA Order 7400.9 was published as FAA Order 7400.9O. The correct reference is FAA Order 7400.9P. This technical amendment corrects those errors.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Willow, AK
Document Number: E7-5180
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This technical amendment corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on August 1, 2006 (71 FR 43356), Docket No. FAA- 2006-23709, Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-02. In that rule, the reference to FAA Order 7400.9 was published as FAA Order 7400.9N. The correct reference is FAA Order 7400.9P. Also, the corresponding dates that refer to the Order should state ``* * * September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006 * * *'', instead of ``* * * September 1, 2005, and effective September 15, 2005''. This technical amendment corrects those errors.
Deadline for Notification of Intent To Use the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Sponsor, Cargo, and Nonprimary Entitlement Funds for Fiscal Year 2007; Correction
Document Number: 07-1391
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing a correction to the Notice published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2007 (72 FR 10292), Subject: Deadline for Notification to Use the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Sponsor, Cargo, and Nonprimary Entitlement Funds for FY 2006. That Notice announced May 1, 2007, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA that it will use its fiscal year 2007 entitlement funds to accomplish projects identified in the Airports Capital Improvement Plan that was formulated in the spring of 2006. This correction changes the fiscal year referenced in the subject from ``2006'' to ``2007''.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-5092
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-21
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.
Revocation of High Altitude Reporting Point; AK
Document Number: E7-5065
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes the HERRY as an Alaskan high 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 high altitude reporting point.
RTCA Special Committee 202: Portable Electronic Devices
Document Number: 07-1343
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 202: Portable Electronic Devices.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E7-5061
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-20
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 the 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; Boeing Model 777 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-5013
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777 airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive measurements of the freeplay of certain joints of the trailing edge flap supports; repetitive lubrication of the support joints; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. The proposed AD also provides for modifying certain components of the trailing edge flap supports, which would extend the intervals for the repetitive measurements, and revising the maintenance practices of the maintenance planning data document. This proposed AD results from reports of excessive wear of the pins, bushings, and bearings, and corrosion at the joints of the outboard trailing edge flap supports. We are proposing this AD to prevent wear and corrosion at the flap support joints, which could result in loss of the trailing edge flap and possible loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Alpha Aviation Design Limited (Type Certificate No. A48EU Previously Held by APEX Aircraft and AVIONS PIERRE ROBIN) Model R2160 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4861
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-20
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 references Alpha Aviation Service Bulletin AA-SB-28-002, dated June 28, 2006, which describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS350B, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350BA, AS350C, AS350D, and AS350D1 Helicopters
Document Number: E7-4851
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) model helicopters that requires replacing a certain hydraulic drive belt (drive belt). Also required is reducing the lubrication time interval for a certain hydraulic pump drive shaft (drive shaft). This amendment is prompted by in-flight failures of the drive belt and the drive shaft. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent in-flight failure of the drive belt or drive shaft, loss of hydraulic power to the flight control system, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Third Meeting, Special Committee 212, Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTWAS)
Document Number: 07-1302
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of RTCA Special Committee 212, Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTWAS).
Notice Before Waiver With Respect to Land at the Carroll County Regional Airport, Westminster, MD
Document Number: 07-1301
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is publishing notice of proposed release of approximately thirteen (13) acres of land acquired with local funds at the Carroll County Regional Airport, Westminster, Maryland to the National Instrument, LLC. The airport will receive $1,168,298.80 in addition to protective easements and other considerations that will complement anticipated airport development. There are no impacts to the airport and the land is not needed for airport development as shown on the Airport Layout Plan.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 07-1300
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request for a Land Exchange at the Double Eagle II Airport, Albuquerque, NM
Document Number: 07-1299
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the exchange of property at the Double Eagle II Airport, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The city of Albuquerque as an airport owner has requested to exchange a tract of land that is currently on the north property line of the airport for a tract of land at the south center part of the airport. The land on the north to be exchanged requires release from any and all provisions of all applicable Grant Agreements and Grant Assurances, and to change forever, the lands exchanged from aeronautical to non-aernautical use under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21). The state of New Mexico will exchange a section of land of equal land size immediately south of the intersection of the two established runways.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab Model SAAB 2000 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4862
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-16
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; DORNIER LUFTFAHRT GmbH Models Dornier 228-100, Dornier 228-101, Dornier 228-200, Dornier 228-201, Dornier 228-202, and Dornier 228-212 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4850
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-16
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; Airbus Model A330 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4740
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A330-300 airplanes. That AD currently requires reinforcement of the structure of the center fuselage by installing external stiffeners (butt straps) at frame (FR) 53.3 on the fuselage skin between left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) stringer (STR) 13, and related investigative and corrective actions. This new AD requires additional reinforcement of the structure of the center fuselage by installing external stiffeners (butt straps) at frame FR53.3 on the fuselage skin between LH and RH STR13, and related investigative and other specified actions. This AD also adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD results from cracking found at the circumferential joint of FR53.3. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the fuselage, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4736
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-16
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 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. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
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); and Model A310 Airplanes; Equipped With General Electric CF6-80A3 or CF6-80C2 Engines
Document Number: E7-4734
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus airplane models, as specified above. This AD requires installing electro-pneumatic locking bar devices (TRAS lock systems) in the engine nacelles, installing a dedicated and shielded electrical circuit that is segregated from the existing thrust reverser control system, and performing related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from the manufacturer's reassessment of the thrust reverser systems in the Airbus airplane models specified above, which showed that the thrust reverser could inadvertently deploy in flight under certain conditions. We are issuing this AD to prevent inadvertent deployment of thrust reversers in flight, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; B-N Group Ltd. BN-2, BN-2A, BN-2B, BN-2T, and BN-2T-4R Series (All Individual Models Included in Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS) A17EU, Revision 16, Dated December 9, 2002), and BN-2A-Mklll Trislander Series (All Individual Models Included in Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS) A29EU, Revision 4, Dated December 9, 2002) Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4729
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-16
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:
Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4724
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-16
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:
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Kodiak, AK
Document Number: 07-1208
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Kodiak, AK. Four Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being amended for the Kodiak Airport. A Standard Instrument Departure (SID) and a Departure Procedure (DP) are also being amended. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward from the surface and from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Kodiak Airport, Kodiak, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Port Heiden, AK
Document Number: 07-1207
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Port Heiden, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed, and two procedures are being amended for the Port Heiden Airport. A Departure Procedure (DP) is also 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 Port Heiden Airport, Port Heiden, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -200CB Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4742
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -200CB series airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspections to detect scribe lines and cracks of the fuselage skin, lap joints, circumferential butt splice strap, and external and internal approved repairs; and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of scribe lines adjacent to the skin lap joints. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks, which could grow and cause rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 and A340-200 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4741
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes; and Model A340-541 and -642 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitively resetting the display units (DUs) for the electronic instrument system (EIS), either by switching them off and back on again or by performing a complete electrical shutdown of the airplane. This proposed AD would require installing new software, which would end the actions required by the existing AD. This proposed AD also would add additional airplanes that may be placed on the U.S. Register in the future. This proposed AD results from an incident in which all of the DUs for the EIS went blank simultaneously during flight. We are proposing this AD to prevent automatic reset of the DUs for the EIS during flight and consequent loss of data from the DUs, which could reduce the ability of the flightcrew to control the airplane during adverse flight conditions.
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Model HP.137 Jetstream Mk.1, Jetstream Series 200, Jetstream Series 3101, and Jetstream Model 3201 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4739
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would supersede an existing AD. 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 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4738
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracks and/or corrosion of the girt bar support fitting at certain main entry doors (MED), and repair or replacement of the support fitting. The existing AD also provides for various terminating actions for the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD would require the following additional actions: An inspection, for certain airplanes, for correct installation of square and conical washers in the girt bar support fitting; an inspection, for certain other airplanes, to determine if the washers are installed; and related investigative and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report that the square and conical washers may be installed incorrectly in the girt bar support fitting on airplanes on which the support fitting was repaired or replaced in accordance with the requirements of the existing AD. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct corrosion of the girt bar support fitting, which could result in separation of the escape slide from the lower door sill during deployment, and subsequently prevent proper operation of the escape slides at the main entry doors during an emergency. We are also proposing this AD to detect and correct incorrect installation of the square and conical washers in the girt bar support fitting, which could result in failure of the escape slide when deployed.
Airworthiness Directives; Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-602, AT-802, and AT-802A Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4737
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2006-22- 08, which applies to all Air Tractor, Inc. (Air Tractor) Models AT-602, AT-802, and AT-802A airplanes. AD 2006-22-08 currently requires you to repetitively inspect the engine mount for any cracks, repair or replace any cracked engine mount, and report any cracks found to the FAA. Since we issued AD 2006-22-08, the FAA has received reports of two Model AT- 802A airplanes with cracked engine mounts (at 2,815 hours time-in- service (TIS) and 1,900 hours TIS) below the initial compliance time in AD 2006-22-08. The FAA has determined that an initial inspection at 1,300 hours TIS is required instead of 4,000 hours TIS required by AD 2006-22-08. Consequently, this proposed AD would retain the actions of AD 2006-22-08 while requiring the initial inspection at 1,300 hours TIS. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the engine mount, which could result in failure of the engine mount. Such failure could lead to separation of the engine from the airplane.
Change of Controlling Agency for Restricted Area R-6601; Fort A.P. Hill, VA
Document Number: E7-4683
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action updates the name of the controlling agency for Restricted Area R-6601, Fort A.P. Hill, VA. The FAA is taking this action to reflect the correct facility name. This is an administrative change that does not alter the boundaries, designated altitudes, time of designation, or activities conducted within R-6601.
Drug and Alcohol Testing Requirements
Document Number: E7-4583
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making minor technical changes to update references to various types of commercial operators within the drug and alcohol testing regulations. In the final rule, ``National Air Tour Safety Standards'' (Air Tours) published on February 13, 2007, we changed the regulatory sections that referred to sightseeing operators that did not hold a certificate but that continued to be subject to drug and alcohol testing requirements. In addition, this technical amendment updates other references in the drug and alcohol testing regulations including addresses. The intent of this amendment is to avoid confusion created by inconsistent terms and references within the FAA's regulations.
Airworthiness Directives; Przedsiebiorstwo Doswiadczalno-Produkcyjne Szybownictwa “PZL-Bielsko” Model SZD-50-3 “Puchacz” Gliders
Document Number: E7-4541
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
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:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, and -800 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4540
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, and - 800 series airplanes. That AD currently requires replacing the point ``D'' splice fitting between windows number 1 and 2 with a new splice fitting; performing an eddy current inspection for cracking of the holes in the structure common to the new splice fitting, including doing any related investigative actions; and performing corrective actions if necessary. This new AD adds repetitive inspections for cracking of the skin just below each splice fitting, and related corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from full-scale fuselage fatigue testing on the splice fitting that failed prior to the design objective on Boeing Model 737-800 series airplanes, and a report of a cracked splice fitting on an operational airplane. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracking of the existing fitting, which may result in cracking through the skin and consequent decompression of the flight deck.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211-524 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-4536
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls Royce plc (RR) RB211-524 series turbofan engines with certain part number (P/N) intermediate pressure compressor (IPC) stage 5 disks installed. That AD currently requires new reduced IPC stage 5 disk cyclic limits. This AD requires the same reduced IPC stage 5 disk cyclic limits, requires removal from service of affected disks that already exceed the new reduced cyclic limit, and, removal from service of other affected disks before exceeding their cyclic limits using a drawdown schedule. This AD also exempts disks reworked to RR Service Bulletin (SB) No. RB.211-72-E182, Revision 1, dated July 30, 2004, and allows an on-wing eddy current inspection (ECI) on RB211-524G and RB211-524H series engines. This AD results from the manufacturer issuing a revised Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) to remove certain disks from applicability, and to allow an on-wing ECI on RB211-524G and RB211-524H series engines. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the IPC stage 5 disk, which could result in uncontained engine failure and possible damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320 and A321 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4535
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
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) 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; Raytheon Aircraft Company Models 58 and G58 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4523
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) Models 58 and G58 airplanes with optional propeller unfeathering accumulators installed. This AD requires you to inspect the left propeller accumulator oil tube assembly for any chafing; replace the propeller accumulator oil tube assembly if any chafing is found; and reposition and secure with clamps both the left engine manifold pressure hose and its metal identification tags to avoid contact with other tubes, hoses, electrical wires, parts, components, and structure. This AD results from several reports on the affected airplanes of chafing damage on the left propeller accumulator oil tube assembly. We are issuing this AD to detect, correct, and prevent any chafing damage of the left propeller accumulator oil tube assembly, which could result in loss of engine oil. Loss of engine oil may lead to fire or smoke in the engine compartment, inability to unfeather the propeller, engine damage, or loss of engine power.
Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4383
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
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 two fatigue failures of flap carriage rollpins that occurred on in-service airplanes. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4382
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Airbus Model A318-100 and A319-100 series airplanes, Model A320-111 airplanes, and Model A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections of the upper and lower attachments of the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA) to measure for proper clearance and to detect cracks, damage, and metallic particles. The existing AD also requires corrective actions, if necessary, and reports of inspection findings. This new AD shortens the repetitive interval for inspecting the upper THSA attachment. This AD results from new test results on the secondary load path, which indicated the need to shorten the repetitive interval for inspecting the upper THSA attachment. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct failure of the THSA's primary load path, which could result in latent (undetected) loading and eventual failure of the THSA's secondary load path and consequent uncontrolled movement of the horizontal stabilizer and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4380
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
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 airworthiness 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. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Red Dog, AK
Document Number: 07-1215
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Red Dog, AK. Two new Area Navigation (RNAV) Required Navigation Performance (RNP) Special Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and an RNAV RNP Special Departure Procedure (DP) are being developed for the Red Dog Airport. This rule results in the revision of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface near the Red Dog Airport, Red Dog, AK.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 07-1206
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-15
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. The FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) conducts this survey in order to obtain industry input on customer service standards which have been developed and distributed to industry customers.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 07-1205
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-15
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 December 5, 2006, vol. 71, no. 233, page 70579. 14 CFR part 141 prescribes requirements for pilot schools certification. Information collected is used for certification and to determine compliance.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, OH
Document Number: 07-1204
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the release of 250.357 acres of vacant airport property currently being used for agricultural purposes for the proposed development of bulk warehouse/distribution facilities as a component of the Rickenbacker Global Logistics Park. The land was acquired by the Rickenbacker Port Authority through Quitclaim Deed dated March 30, 1984 from the Administrator of General Services for the United States of America. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The CRAA will receive $5,383,000 for the parcel. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes; and Airbus Model A300-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4534
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-13
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 explosion risks. Chafing of the fuel pump cables could result in short circuits leading to fuel pump failure, intermittent operation, arcing, and possible fuel tank explosion. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. Model 205A, 205A-1, 205B, 212, 412, 412CF, and 412EP Helicopters
Document Number: E7-4525
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell) helicopters. That AD currently requires inspecting each affected tail rotor blade (blade) forward tip weight retention block (tip block) and the aft tip closure (tip closure) for adhesive bond voids, and removing any blade with an excessive void from service. That AD also requires modifying certain blades by installing shear pins and tip closure rivets. This action would contain the same requirements but would expand the applicability to include other part and serial-numbered blades. This AD would also clarify the requirement to re-identify the modified blade by adding ``FM'' after the part number and would require dynamically balancing the tail rotor. The existing AD was prompted by five occurrences of missing tip blocks or tip closures resulting in minor to substantial damage. This proposal was prompted by the determination that the AD should apply to other affected part and serial-numbered blades. The actions specified by this proposed AD are intended to prevent loss of a tip block or tip closure, loss of a blade, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Jetstream Model 3201 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-4518
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-13
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:
Proposed Modification to the Norton Sound Low, Woody Island Low, Control 1234L and Control 1487L Offshore Airspace Areas; Alaska
Document Number: E7-4466
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the following four Offshore Airspace Areas in Alaska: Norton Sound Low, Woody Island Low, Control 1234L and Control 1487L. This action proposes to describe the airspace west of 160[deg] W. longitude as it is currently depicted on aeronautical charts. Some of the existing controlled airspace is described as domestic Class E5 airspace around Kodiak, AK. This airspace instead would be listed within the Woody Island Low Offshore Airspace Area. The FAA is proposing this action to provide additional controlled airspace for aircraft instrument flight rules (IFR) operations, and to correctly describe the existing offshore airspace areas in FAA Order 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS350B, BA, B1, B2, B3, C, D, and D1; EC-130B4; and AS355E, F, F1, F2, and N Helicopters
Document Number: 07-1167
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (ECF) model helicopters. This proposal would require, within the next 30 days, modifying the collective hold-down strap (strap) and thereafter inspecting it at specified intervals to ensure the rubber grommet is resting against the console or replacing the strap with an ECF designed strap that has a torsional spring at the lower end of the strap. This proposal is prompted by reports of two accidents occurring while the pilots were performing an autorotation. The pilots were unable to arrest the descent of the helicopter using collective blade pitch due to the collective stick locking in the down position when the collective was lowered during the maneuver. The actions specified by this proposed AD are intended to prevent inadvertent locking of a collective stick in flight and the flight crew not being aware of the locked condition leading to a subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Alliance, NE
Document Number: 07-1161
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at Alliance, NE.
RTCA Special Committee 205/EUROCAE Working Group 71: Software Considerations in Aeronautical Systems Fifth Joint Plenary Meeting
Document Number: 07-1160
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 205/EUROCAE Working Group 71: Software Considerations in Aeronautical Systems.
RTCA Program Management Committee
Document Number: 07-1159
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-13
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.