Federal Aviation Administration May 29, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Modification of Class D Airspace; Castle Airport, Atwater, CA
Document Number: E7-10257
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class D airspace at Castle Airport, Atwater, CA. This proposal would reduce the ceiling of the Atwater, CA, Class D airspace to below 2,000 feet mean sea level (MSL), change the southern boundary of the airspace and add an extension to the north to provide controlled airspace for the safety of aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Castle Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes; and Model 767-200 and -300 Series Airplanes; Equipped with Certain Goodrich Evacuation Systems
Document Number: E7-10239
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes; and Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes equipped with certain Goodrich evacuation systems. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would require replacing the evacuation systems shear-pin restraints with new ones. For certain other airplanes, this proposed AD would require an inspection for manufacturing lot numbers; and a general visual inspection of the shear-pin restraints for discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from several reports of corroded shear-pin restraints that prevented Goodrich evacuation systems from deploying properly. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the evacuation system, which could impede an emergency evacuation and increase the chance of injury to passengers and flightcrew during the evacuation.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-10218
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-29
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; Raytheon (Beech) Model 400, 400A, and 400T Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-10216
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon (Beech) Model 400, 400A, and 400T series airplanes. This proposed AD would require modifying the attachment fasteners on the engine cowling panels. This proposed AD results from several reports of loose attachment fasteners found on the engine cowling panels, and subsequently the panels either peeling back or separating from the airplane during flight. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the attachment fasteners on the engine cowling panels, which could result in separation of a panel from the airplane, and consequent damage to airplane structure. These conditions could adversely affect continued safe flight and landing of the airplane, or cause injury to people or damage to property on the ground.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11, MD-11F, DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30 and DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, and MD-10-30F Airplanes
Document Number: E7-10215
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes and certain Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30 and DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, and MD-10-30F airplanes. This proposed AD would require rerouting system 3 hydraulic piping, installing new pipe assemblies and unions, and installing redesigned support brackets for the system 3 hydraulic piping. This proposed AD results from a report of damage to the hydraulic system that occurred when pieces of a ruptured tire from the left main landing gear penetrated the wing trailing edge access panel during takeoff. We are proposing this AD to prevent damage to the system 3 hydraulic piping, which could result in loss of the hydraulic system.
Tenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 203/Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 07-2646
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 203, Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program, Craig Municipal Airport, Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: 07-2645
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the Noise Compatibility Program submitted by the Jacksonville Airport Authority 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 22, 2006, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Jacksonville Airport Authority under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On May 14, 2007, the FAA approved the Craig Municipal Airport noise compatibility program. All of the recommendations of the program were approved.