Federal Aviation Administration May 17, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model DA 40 and DA 40F Airplanes
Document Number: E7-9495
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-17
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:
Human Space Flight Requirements for Crew and Space Flight Participants
Document Number: E7-9480
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-17
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 December 15, 2006. The sections of the final rule pending approval of this information collection request are effective upon publication of this notice.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E7-9463
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
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 or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-145LR, -145XR, and -145MP Airplanes; and Model EMB-135BJ and -135LR Airplanes
Document Number: E7-9401
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model EMB-145LR, -145XR, and -145MP airplanes; and Model EMB-135BJ and -135LR airplanes. This AD requires replacing the electrical bonding clamps inside the fuel tanks and adjacent areas. This AD results from a report of the failure of a fitting clamp of an electrical bonding cable for the fuel tubing. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of bonding protection in the interior of the fuel tanks or adjacent areas, and a consequent potential source of ignition in a fuel tank and possible fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Models 208 and 208B Airplanes
Document Number: E7-9398
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede AD 2006-06-06, which applies to certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 208 and 208B airplanes. AD 2006-06-06 currently requires you to incorporate information into the applicable section of the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) and Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH) and requires you to install placards. Since we issued AD 2006-06-06, Cessna issued new S1 Known Icing Equipment AFM supplements and developed a low airspeed awareness system. Consequently, this AD requires you to incorporate the applicable AFM supplement revision and temporarily retain the requirements of AD 2006-06-06 until the above revisions are incorporated. One of the AFM requirements is the installation of a functional low airspeed awareness system to operate the airplane in known icing conditions. We are issuing this AD to assure that the pilot has enough information and the necessary equipment to prevent loss of control of the airplane while in-flight during icing conditions.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-9396
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-400 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for any crack in the upper deck floor beam at station 400, which include inspecting the floor beam web and chords, certain fastener holes at the intersection of the floor beam and frame on both sides of the airplane, and certain floor panel attachment fastener holes at the floor beam upper chords. This AD also requires corrective action if necessary. This AD results from several reports indicating that fatigue cracking was found in upper deck floor beams made from 7000 series aluminum alloy. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the upper deck floor beam at station 400, which could extend and sever the floor beam. A severed floor beam could result in loss of controllability and rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; APEX Aircraft (Type Certificate No. A36EU Formerly Held by AVIONS MUDRY et CIE) Model CAP 10 B Airplanes
Document Number: E7-9393
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-17
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; Cirrus Design Corporation Models SR20 and SR22 Airplanes
Document Number: 07-2438
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cirrus Design Corporation (CDC) Models SR20 and SR22 airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to replace the pick-up collar support and nylon screws, of the Cirrus Airplane Parachute System (CAPS), with a new design pick-up collar support and custom tension screws. This proposed AD results from a CDC report of an in-flight CAPS activation where the parachute failed to successfully deploy. We are proposing this AD to correct pick-up collar support fasteners of the CAPS, which could result in the premature separation of the collar. This condition, if not corrected, could result in the parachute failing to successfully deploy (CAPS failure).