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

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Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Models 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N, 182P, 182Q, and 182R Airplanes
Document Number: E7-7519
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model 182 series airplanes that are equipped with Air Plains Services Corporation Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA00152WI. This AD requires you to disconnect or remove the electrical cable between the forward ground power relay and the starter relay, install a placard, inspect the fuel line between the auxiliary electric fuel pump and the engine-driven fuel pump for chafing, and replace the fuel line if chafing is found. This AD results from a report of an in-flight and post-landing engine compartment fire. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct interference between the ground power electrical cable, the fuel strainer cable, and the fuel line between the auxiliary electric fuel pump and the engine-driven fuel pump. This condition could lead to a fire in the engine compartment.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-7518
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new limitations for fuel tank systems. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-7517
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus A300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new limitations for fuel tank systems. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 Airplanes; and 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: E7-7516
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Airbus Model A300 B2 and B4 series airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R (collectively called A300-600) series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracking of the upper radius of the forward fitting of frame 47, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD would reduce inspection thresholds and repetitive intervals, and add related investigative and corrective actions. This proposed AD also would provide an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections only for airplanes with cracking that is within certain limits. This proposed AD results from reports of additional cracking in airplanes that were inspected in accordance with the existing AD. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the left and right upper radius at frame 47, which could propagate and result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) Model MD600N Helicopters
Document Number: E7-7438
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-05-51, which was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of MDHI Model MD600N helicopters by individual letters. This AD requires, before further flight, a visual and eddy current inspection of each lateral mixer output link assembly (mixer link) and replacing any cracked mixer link. This AD also requires performing an eddy current inspection on each mixer link before installing it on any helicopter. This amendment is prompted by the discovery of 3 cracked mixer links. The actions specified by this AD are intended to detect a crack in the mixer link, which could result in failure of the mixer link and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company (The Beech Aircraft Company and BEECH previously held Type Certificate Nos. 3A15, 3A16, 5A3, and A-777) Models 35-33, 35-A33, 35-B33, 35-C33, E33, F33, G33, 35-C33A, E33A, F33A, E33C, F33C, 35, A35, B35, C35, D35, E35, F35, G35, H35, J35, K35, M35, N35, P35, S35, V35, V35A, V35B, 36, A36, A45 (T-34A, B45), D45 (T-34B), 95-55, 95-A55, 95-B55, 95-B55A, 95-B55B (T-42A), 95-C55, 95-C55A, D55, D55A, E55, E55A, 56TC, A56TC, 58, 95, B95, B95A, D95A, and E95 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-7048
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) that supersedes AD 72-22-01, which applies to certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) (The Beech Aircraft Company and BEECH previously held Type Certificate Nos. 3A15, 3A16, 5A3, and A-777) Models 33, 35, 36, 45, and 95 series airplanes. AD 72-22-01 currently requires you to determine if each uplock roller is of the greasible type (one having a drilled and grooved inner race), replace any nongreasible uplock roller (one having a solid inner race) with the greasible type before further flight, install hollow zerk-ended mounting bolts on the uplock rollers, and repetitively lubricate the uplock mechanism. Since we issued AD 72- 22-01, there was a recent incident involving a RAC Model 95-B55B (T- 42A) airplane where a seizure of the uplock rollers occurred. This malfunction of the uplock rollers is addressed in AD 72-22-01. Thus, the FAA has determined that the actions of AD 72-22-01 should also apply to certain serial numbers of the Model 95-B55B (T-42A) airplanes. Consequently, this AD retains all the actions of AD 72-22-01, adds those Model 95-B55B (T-42A) airplanes to the applicability of this AD, and lists the specific serial numbers. We are issuing this AD to decrease the possibility of gear-up landings caused by seizure of the uplock rollers.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: 07-1940
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a certain petition 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 of omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Change in Extinguishing Agent Container Requirements
Document Number: 07-1937
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action aligns the operational and certification safety requirements regarding over-pressurization of airplane extinguishing agent containers or fire bottles to prevent bursting; and it removes an obsolete section reference from part 135. This action eliminates the requirement for an over-pressurized fire bottle to discharge extinguishing agent outside an airplane to prevent bursting, because newer non-corrosive extinguishing agents can now be discharged inside an airplane without degrading an airframe.
Changes to the Definition of Certain Light-Sport Aircraft
Document Number: E7-7453
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an unintended consequence created when we adopted the original Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) Rule; we did not have sufficient information at that time to foresee this difficulty. This action amends the definition of an LSA in two areas. The changes will (1) permit development of lighter-than-air (LTA) LSA, and (2) allow retractable landing gear for LSA intended for operation on water. The LTA change will result in a common land-based LSA maximum takeoff weight limit and allow the LTA LSA industry to design and build safe, functional LTA aircraft. Allowing retractable landing gear for LSA intended for operation on water recognizes the realities of the operation of these LSA and will also enhance the growth of that industry.
National Air Tour Safety Standards
Document Number: E7-7300
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirement in the final rule published on February 13, 2007 (72 FR 6884). The sections of the final rule pending approval of this information collection request are effective upon publication of this notice.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777 Airplanes
Document Number: 07-1936
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Boeing Model 777 airplanes. That AD currently requires a one-time inspection to determine the part number of the left and right air supply and cabin pressure controllers (ASCPCs), and installation of new ASCPC software if necessary. This AD requires those same actions. This AD also revises the existing AD to allow installation of an ASCPC with additional versions of software installed and to correct a part number reference. This AD results from a report of an ASCPC failure during flight. We are issuing this AD to prevent an ASCPC failure that could stop airflow into the airplane, inhibit the cabin altitude warning message, and cause an incorrect display of cabin altitude. These failures could result in depressurization of the airplane without warning.
FAA Approval of Noise Compatibility Program 14 CFR Part 150; Spirit of St. Louis Airport, Chesterfield, MO
Document Number: 07-1906
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by St. Louis County under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On December 12, 2006, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by St. Louis County under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On April 6, 2007, the FAA approved the Spirit of St. Louis Airport noise compatibility program. All but one of the recommendations of the program was approved.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 2B Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E7-7115
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 2B turboshaft engines with Modification TU62A incorporated. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive inspections, cleaning, lubrication, and checks for proper operation of the HMU acceleration controller axle. This AD requires the same actions, but removes engines incorporating TU132 from the applicability and adds an optional terminating action for the repetitive actions required in AD 2005-13-25. This AD results from the engine manufacturer releasing a service bulletin to introduce modification TU132. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of control of engine fuel flow in manual control mode or mixed control mode, which can lead to engine overspeed, and in-flight engine shutdown resulting in a forced autorotation landing or accident.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Models 150 and 152 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-7180
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 150 and 152 airplanes. This proposed AD would require replacing the rudder stop, rudder stop bumper, and attachment hardware with a new rudder stop modification kit. This proposed AD also requires replacing the safety wire with jamnuts. This proposed AD results from two accidents where the rudder was found in the over-travel position with the stop plate hooked over the stop bolt heads. We are proposing this AD to prevent the rudder from traveling past the normal travel limit and becoming jammed in the over-travel position. This condition could result in loss of control.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-7063
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-16
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-7061
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-16
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-7032
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-22B series, RB211-524B, -524C2, -524D4, -524G2, -524G3, and -524H series, and RB211-535C and -535E series turbofan engines with high pressure compressor (HPC) stage 3 disc assemblies, part numbers (P/Ns) LK46210, LK58278, LK67634, LK76036, UL11706, UL15358, UL22577, UL22578, and UL24738 installed. That AD currently requires removing from service certain disc assemblies before they reach their full published life if not modified with anticorrosion protection. This AD requires the same actions but relaxes the removal compliance time for certain disc assemblies that have a record of detailed inspection. This AD results from the FAA allowing certain affected disc assemblies that entered into service before 1990 that have a record of detailed inspections, to remain in service for a longer period than the previous AD allowed. We are issuing this AD to relax the compliance time for certain disc assemblies and track the disc life based on a detailed inspection rather than by its entry into service date, while continuing to prevent corrosion-induced uncontained disc assembly failure, resulting in damage to the airplane.
Notice of Submission Deadline for International Arrival Authorizations at Chicago O'Hare International Airport for the Winter 2007 Scheduling Season
Document Number: 07-1874
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces May 3, 2007, as the deadline for submitting requests for the allocation of international Arrival Authorizations at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). The FAA deadline coincides with the submission deadline established by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the Winter 2007 Schedule Coordination Conference. The conference covers the period of October 28, 2007 through March 29, 2008. The FAA limits scheduled arrivals at ORD from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday, and 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Sunday, based on runway capacity.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Systems and Data Networks Security-Protection of Airplane Systems and Data Networks From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 07-1838
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Boeing Model 787-8 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The architecture of the Boeing Model 787-8 systems and networks allows access to external systems and networks, including the public Internet. On-board wired and wireless devices may also have access to parts of the airplane's digital systems that provide flight critical functions. These new connectivity capabilities may result in security vulnerabilities to the airplane's critical systems. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for protection and security of airplane systems and data networks against unauthorized access. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes.
Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From All Terms, Conditions, Reservations, and Restrictions of a FAAP Grant Agreement Between the County of Miami-Dade and the Federal Aviation Administration for the Kendall Tamiami Executive Airport, Miami, FL
Document Number: 07-1811
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release certain airport properties 3,063s.f. (0.070acre) at the Kendall Tamiami Executive Airport, Miami, FL from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a FAAP agreement between the FAA and the County of Miami-Dade, dated June 4, 1965. The release of property will allow the County of Miami-Dade to dispose of the property for other than aeronautical purposes. The property is located in the Northeast \1/4\ of Section 15, Township 55 South, Range 39 East, Miami-Dade County, Florida. The parcel is currently designated as non-aeronautical use. The property will be disposed of for the purpose of constructing a new right turn lane along the sought side of SW. 120th Street at its intersection with SW. 137th Ave. The fair market value of the property has been determined by appraisal to be $75,000. The airport will receive fair market value for the property, which will be subsequently reinvested in another eligible airport improvement project or used for operation and maintenance of the Kendall Miami Executive Airport. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Miami Dade Aviation Department Offices and the FAA Airports District Office.
Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From All Terms, Conditions, Reservations and Restrictions of a FAAP Grant Agreement Between the County of Miami-Dade and the Federal Aviation Administration for the Kendall Tamiami Executive Airport, Miami, FL
Document Number: 07-1810
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release certain airport properties 7.742 acres at the Kendall Tamiami Executive Airport, Miami, FL from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a FAAP agreement between the FAA and the County of Miami-Dade, dated June 4, 1965. The release of property will allow the County of Miami-Dade to dispose of the property for other than aeronautical purposes. The property is located in the South 35ft. of Section 16, Township 55 South, Range 39 East, Miami-Dade County, Florida; less the West 185ft. thereof and the South 35ft. of the West \1/4\ of Section 15, Township 55 South, Range 39 East, Miami-Dade County, Florida. The parcel is currently designated as non-aeronautical use. The property will be disposed of for the purpose of constructing the realignment of proposed SW. 157th Ave. The fair market value of the property has been determined by appraisal to be $4,350,000. The airport will receive fair market value for the property, which will be subsequently reinvested in another eligible airport improvement project or used for operation and maintenance of the Kendall Tamiami Executive Airport. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Miami Dade Aviation Department Offices and the FAA Airports District Office.
Special Conditions: Dassault Aviation, Model Falcon 7X; Design Roll Maneuvering Conditions
Document Number: 07-1809
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Dassault Aviation Falcon 7X airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with an electronic fly-by-wire flight control system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Systems and Data Networks Security-Isolation or Protection From Unauthorized Passenger Domain Systems Access
Document Number: E7-7065
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Boeing Model 787-8 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These novel or unusual design features are associated with connectivity of the passenger domain systems to the airplane critical systems and data networks. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for protection and security of airplane systems and data networks against unauthorized access. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model DA 42 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-7050
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-13
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) 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; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model DA 42 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-7049
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-13
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) 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 A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6931
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-13
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 fatigue damage with a crack propagation through the fastener line of the wing shroud box bottom panel, resulting in panel detachment and potential injuries to persons on the ground. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; LATINOAMERICANA DE AVIACIÓN (LAVIA) S.A. (Type Certificate Data Sheets No. 2A8 and No. 2A10 Previously Held by The New Piper Aircraft, Inc.) Models PA-25, PA-25-235, and PA-25-260 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6929
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-13
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 Latinoamericana de Aviaci[oacute]n S.A. Service Bulletin No. 25/53/03, dated May 10, 2006, which describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Models HP.137 Jetstream Mk.1, Jetstream Series 200, Jetstream Series 3101, and Jetstream Model 3201 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6913
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-13
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:
Noise Compatibility Program Notice, Alexandria, LA
Document Number: 07-1837
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-13
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 Alexandria International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 74501 et seq. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150 by the England Economic and Industrial Development District. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR Part 150 for Alexandria International Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective January 26, 2006, and published in the Federal Register February 3, 2006 (Volume 71 Number 23). The proposed noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before October 6, 2007.
Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period on Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for the Development of Extension of Runway 9R/27L and Other Associated Airport Projects at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL)
Document Number: 07-1836
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the comment period for the Draft EIS has been extended to May 21, 2007. The originally published date for the close of the public comment period was May 14, 2007. The comment period is being extended by one week because information has been provided to all interested parties that replaces some of the information previously issued in the Draft EIS. Specifically, Appendix G.1.B Hazardous Air Pollutant Evaluation has been replaced with a more current version then was inadvertently included in the Draft EIS issued on March 30, 2007. Public Comment and Information Workshop/Public Hearing. The public comment period on the Draft EIS starts March 30, 2007 and will now end on May 21, 2007. There is no change in the date for the Public Information Workshop and Public Hearing that 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. 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 no later than midnight, Monday, May 21, 2007. The Draft EIS may be reviewed for comment during regular business hours at the following location: 1. Broward County Government 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 3304 (Telephone: 954-765-4263). 4. Broward County LibraryHollywood Branch, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33020 (Telephone: 954-926-2430). 5. Broward County LibraryDania Breach Paul 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). 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. Broward 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). Broward County will be providing an electronic copy of the Draft EIS on the Broward County web site at http://www.broward.org/airport/. A CD version of the Draft EIS document will also be available during regular business hours at the following public locations: 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 SW. 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 NW. 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).
Revision of Class E Airspace; Valdez, AK
Document Number: 07-1812
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Valdez, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance Branch has drafted two new SIAPs for the Valdez Pioneer Field Airport at Valdez, AK. This rule results in the revision of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Valdez, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Falcon 2000EX and Falcon 900EX Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6932
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-12
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 some stringer reinforcements (F900DX) and some rivets (F900DX/F2000EX) missing from the skin panels on each side of the fuselage between frames 9 and 10 on certain Falcon 900DX and Falcon 2000EX EASy aircraft; this situation affects the structural integrity of the fuselage. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; Sierra Hotel Aero, Inc. Models Navion (L-17A), Navion A (L-17B), (L-17C), Navion B, Navion D, Navion E, Navion F, Navion G, and Navion H Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6928
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Sierra Hotel Aero, Inc. (formally Navion Aircraft LLC) Models Navion (L-17A), Navion A (L-17B), (L-17C), Navion B, Navion D, Navion E, Navion F, Navion G, and Navion H airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the entire fuel system and repetitive inspections of certain fuel selector valves. This proposed AD results from reports of airplane accidents associated with leaking or improperly operating fuel selector valves. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fuel system leaks or improperly operating fuel selector valves, which could result in the disruption of fuel flow to the engine. This failure could lead to engine power loss.
Special Conditions: Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 7X Airplane; Sudden Engine Stoppage, Operation Without Normal Electrical Power, and Dive Speed Definition With Speed Protection System
Document Number: E7-6889
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 7X Airplane; Sudden Engine Stoppage, Operation Without Normal Electrical Power, and Dive Speed Definition with Speed Protection System. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features that include engine size and torque load, which affect sudden engine stoppage; electrical and electronic systems which perform critical functions, which affect operation without normal electrical power; and dive speed definition with speed protection system. These special conditions pertain to their effects on the structural performance of the airplane. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 7X Airplane; Side Stick Controllers, Electronic Flight Control System: Lateral-Directional and Longitudinal Stability, Low Energy Awareness, Flight Control Surface Position Awareness, and Flight Characteristics Compliance Via the Handling Qualities Rating Method; Flight Envelope Protection: General Limiting Requirements, High Incidence Protection Function, Normal Load Factor (g) Limiting, and Pitch, Roll, and High Speed Limiting Functions
Document Number: E7-6888
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 7X airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features include side stick controllers, electronic flight control systems, and flight envelope protections. These special conditions pertain to control and handling qualities of the airplane and protection limits within the normal flight envelope. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Reinforced Flightdeck Bulkhead
Document Number: E7-6887
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Boeing Model 787-8 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes will have a flightdeck bulkhead incorporating ballistic- and intrusion-resistant features. While the regulations include standards for ballistic- and intrusion-resistant flightdeck doors, they do not yet incorporate the same standards for these features in the bulkhead. Therefore, special conditions are needed to address these design features. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-6886
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Fees for Certification Services and Approvals Performed Outside the United States
Document Number: E7-6884
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends the regulations pertaining to payment of fees to the FAA for certification services performed outside the United States. Until now, fees could be paid by check, money order, wire transfer, or draft, payable in U.S. currency and drawn on a U.S. bank. Currently, fees for certain aircraft flights transiting U.S.-controlled airspace can be paid by credit card. The rule amends the regulations also to allow payment by credit card for certification services performed outside the U.S. This change is necessary to make payment for certification services consistent with payment for other services. It will also expedite payments and support the U.S. Department of the Treasury electronic commerce program. Also, this rule amends the regulations where it is unclear that fees for airmen certification services apply to all applicants located outside the United States, regardless of citizenship. This action is necessary to provide consistency within FAA regulations.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Redmond, OR
Document Number: E7-6882
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will revise the Class E airspace at Redmond, OR. Additional Class E airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at City-County Airport, Madras, OR. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the new RNAV GPS SIAP at City-County Airport, Madres, OR.
Airworthiness Directives; McCauley Propeller Systems Models 3A32C406/82NDB-X and D3A32C409/82NDB-X Propellers
Document Number: E7-6831
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for McCauley Propeller Systems models 3A32C406/82NDB-X and D3A32C409/82NDB- X propellers, installed on Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) IO-520, TSIO-520, or IO-550 reciprocating engines. These propellers are herein referred to as C406 and C409 propellers, respectively. This AD requires adding an operational revolutions per minute (RPM) restriction on the C406 and C409 propellers, and installing an RPM restriction placard in the cockpit. This AD also adds a 10,000-hour total time-in-service (TIS) life limit for these propellers. This AD also removes from service any propeller that has 10,000 hours or more total TIS, or that has an unknown total TIS. Also, this AD requires initial and repetitive propeller blade inspections for damage, and repair if necessary. This AD results from testing by the manufacturer that identified stress conditions that affect the fatigue life and damage tolerance of C406 and C409 propellers, when installed on TCM IO-520, TSIO-520, or IO-550 reciprocating engines. We are issuing this AD to prevent blade or hub failure that could result in separation of a propeller blade and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Models 172R, 172S, 182T, T182T, 206H, and T206H Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6826
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede AD 2006-17-04, which applies to certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 172R, 172S, 182T, T182T, 206H, and T206H airplanes. AD 2006-17-04 currently requires you to inspect the two end fittings on each of the flexible fuel hoses located in the engine compartment for the correct torque values, and, if any incorrect torque values are found during the inspection, tighten the hose end fittings to the correct torque values. This AD results from four reports of loose fuel lines connected to the fuel servo or fuel flow transducer. Two reports were of in-flight engine failure on a Model T182T airplane. A third report was of in-flight engine failure on a Model 206H airplane. A fourth report was of a Model 172S airplane losing engine power on final approach. Consequently, this AD would require you to establish the correct torque values of the end fittings on fuel hoses for certain Cessna Models 172R, 172S, 182T, T182T, 206H, and T206H airplanes. This AD clarifies that the torque values need to be physically established and visual inspection only is not sufficient. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct potential loss of fuel flow, which may result in partial or complete loss of engine power and/or uncontrolled engine compartment fire due to fuel leakage forward of the firewall.
Airworthiness Directives; Hartzell Propeller Inc. Model HC-E4A-3( )/E10950( ) Propellers
Document Number: E7-6586
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Hartzell Propeller Inc. model HC-E4A-3( )/E10950( ) propellers. This AD requires initial and repetitive inspections and rework of the propeller blade retention radius, and replacement of the propeller blade thrust bearing, for each blade. This AD results from reports of excessive propeller vibration and of damaged or broken propeller blade thrust bearings found during routine and investigative propeller disassembly. We are issuing this AD to prevent propeller blade separation, damage to the airplane, and possible loss of airplane control.
RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System (GPS)
Document Number: 07-1806
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System (GPS).
Ninth Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 204: 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters
Document Number: 07-1805
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 204: 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Peru, IL
Document Number: 07-1803
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at Peru, IL.
Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. P-180 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-6721
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-11
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 Standards; Engine Control System Requirements
Document Number: E7-6535
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing to revise type certification standards for aircraft engine control systems. These proposed changes reflect current practices and harmonize FAA standards with those recently adopted by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). These proposed changes would establish uniform standards for all engine control systems for aircraft engines certificated by both U.S. and European countries and would simplify airworthiness approvals for import and export.
Airworthiness Standards; Propellers
Document Number: E7-6193
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing to revise the airworthiness standards for the issuance of original and amended type certificates for airplane propellers. The existing propeller requirements do not adequately address the technological advances of the past twenty years. The proposed standards would address the current advances in technology and would harmonize FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) propeller certification requirements, thereby simplifying airworthiness approvals for imports and exports.
Modification of Certain Medical Standards and Procedures and Duration of Certain Medical Certificates
Document Number: E7-6652
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This proposal would extend the duration of first- and third- class medical certificates for certain individuals. A first-class medical certificate is required when exercising airline transport pilot privileges and at least a third-class medical certificate when exercising private pilot privileges. Certain conforming amendments to medical certification procedures and some general editorial amendments also are proposed. The intent of this action is to improve the efficiency of the medical certification program and service provided to medical certificate applicants.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Nucla, CO
Document Number: E7-6649
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an error in the northwest boundary description of a final rule that was published in the Federal Register on February 23, 2007 (72 FR 8100) Federal Register Docket No. FAA-2006- 24826, Airspace Docket No. 06-ANM-3.