Federal Aviation Administration May 16, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Allied Ag Cat Productions, Inc. (Type Certificate No. 1A16 Formerly Held by Schweizer Aircraft Corp.) G-164 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-9402
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 82-07-04, which applies to certain Allied Ag Cat Productions, Inc. (Ag Cat) G-164 series airplanes. AD 82-07-04 currently requires you to modify the fuel shut-off valve control by installation of a new stop-plate. Since we issued AD 82-07-04, we have determined the need to add airplane models and serial numbers that were not previously included in the applicability. Consequently, this proposed AD would retain the actions of AD 82-07-04 and add airplane models and serial numbers to the applicability. We are proposing this AD to prevent turning the fuel shut-off valve clockwise past the ``ON'' position stop which, if not corrected, could allow the fuel valve to be rotated to an unplacarded ``OFF'' position. This condition could lead to reduced fuel flow and consequent loss of engine power.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ Airplanes
Document Number: E7-9394
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
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: It has been found cases in which the drain mast of the water and waste system does not meet the SFAR-88 (Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 88) requirements. In case of fuel leakage or fuel vapor release, the proximity of this mast with the fuel tank may cause fuel ignition, leading to a possible tank explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300-600 Series Airplanes and Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-9391
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Airbus Model A300-600, A310-200, and A310-300 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires inspecting for certain serial numbers on elevators, and doing a detailed inspection, visual inspection with a low-angle light, and tap- test inspection of the upper and lower surfaces of the external skins on certain identified elevators for any damage (i.e., debonding of the graphite fiber reinforced plastic/Tedlar film protection, bulges, debonding of the honeycomb core to the carbon fiber reinforced plastic, abnormal surface reflections, and torn-out plies), and doing corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also require inspecting for damage of the identified elevators in accordance with a new repetitive inspection program, at new repetitive intervals; and would provide an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD results from reports of damage caused by moisture/water inside the elevator. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct debonding of the skins on the elevators, which could cause reduced structural integrity of an elevator and reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200 and 757-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-9390
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200 and 757-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing a copper bonding jumper between a ground and the clamp on the tube of the forward and aft gray water composite drain masts. This proposed AD results from a report of charred insulation blankets and burned wires around the forward gray water composite drain mast found during an inspection of the forward cargo compartment on a Model 767-300F airplane. We are proposing this AD to prevent a fire near a composite drain mast and possible disruption of the electrical power system due to a lightning strike on a composite drain mast, which could result in the loss of several functions essential for safe flight.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-9242
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
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.
Notice of the U.S. Air Force Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement and FAA Approval of the Record of Decision for the Realistic Bomber Training Initiative (RBTI)
Document Number: 07-2394
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is announcingadoption of the United States Air Force (USAF) Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Realistic Bomber Training Initiative (RBTI), and approval of the FAA Record of Decision (ROD). The USAF proposal was to create airspace that allows B-52 and B-1 aircrews to receive much needed realistic combat training while maximizing their training time. RBTI includes the Lancer Military Operating Area (MOA) and the Instrument Military Training Route 178 (IR-178).
Notice of Adoption of the U.S. Air Force Final Environmental Impact Statement and Approval of the Federal Aviation Administration Record of Decision for the New Mexico Training Range Initiative (NMTRI)
Document Number: 07-2393
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is announcing its Adoption of the United States Air Force (USAF) Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the New Mexico Training Range Initiative and approval of the FAA Record of Decision (ROD). The New Mexico Training Range Initiative (NMTRI) is the USAF initiative to create airspace that allows mainly F-16 and aircrews to receive much needed realistic combat training while maximizing their training time. NMTRI includes the Pecos MOA complex.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Canby, MN
Document Number: 07-2373
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR 71) by modifying Class E airspace at Canby, Myers Field, MN. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed by Canby, Myers Field, MN. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from the surface and upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing these approaches. This action increases the area of the existing controlled airspace for Canby, Myers Field, MN.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Manhattan, KS
Document Number: 07-2372
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR 71) by modifying the legal description of Class D airspace and Class E airspace at Manhattan Municipal Airport, KS. The establishment of adjacent Class D airspace at Fort Riley, Marshall Army Airfield, KS requires this modification. The intended effect of this rule is to provide controlled airspace of appropriate dimensions to protect aircraft operating in these areas.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Monticello, IA
Document Number: 07-2371
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR 71) by modifying the Class E airspace area at Monticello Regional Airport, IA. The cancellation of the Non Directional Beacon (NDB) Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) and subsequent decommissioning of the Monticello NDB requires modification of the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth. The intended effect of this rule is to provide controlled airspace of appropriate dimensions to protect aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) to Monticello Regional Airport, IA.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Marshalltown, IA
Document Number: 07-2370
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71q (14 CFR 71) by modifying the Class E airspace area at Marshalltown Municipal Airport, IA. The cancellation of the Non Directional Beacon (NDB) Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) and subsequent decommissioning of the Marshalltown NDB requires modification of the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth. The intended effect of this rule is to provide controlled airspace of appropriate dimensions to protect aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) to Marshalltown Municipal Airport, IA.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Canby, MN
Document Number: 07-2311
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR part 71) by modifying Class E airspace at Canby, Myers Field, MN. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Canby, Myers Field, MN. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from the surface and upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing these approaches. This action increases the area of the existing controlled airspace for Canby, Myers Field, MN.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Manhattan, KS
Document Number: 07-2310
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR part 71) by modifying the legal description of Class D airspace and Class E airspace at Manhattan Municipal Airport, KS. The establishment of adjacent Class D airspace at Fort Riley, Marshall Army Airfield, KS requires this modification. The intended effect of this rule is to provide controlled airspace of appropriate dimensions to protect aircraft operating in these areas.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Monticello, IA
Document Number: 07-2308
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR part 71) by modifying the Class E airspace area at Monticello Regional Airport, IA. The cancellation of the Non Directional Beacon (NDB) Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) and subsequent decommissioning of the Monticello NDB requires modification of the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth. The intended effect of this rule is to provide controlled airspace of appropriate dimensions to protect aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) to Monticello Regional Airport, IA.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Marshalltown, IA
Document Number: 07-2307
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR part 71) by modifying the Class E airspace area at Marshalltown Municipal Airport, IA. The cancellation of the Non Directional Beacon (NDB) Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) and subsequent decommissioning of the Marshalltown NDB requires modification of the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth. The intended effect of this rule is to provide controlled airspace of appropriate dimensions to protect aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) to Marshalltown Municipal Airport, IA.