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Notice of Availability of Draft Advisory Circulars, Other Policy Documents and Proposed Technical Standard Orders
Document Number: 07-2309
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA's Aviation Safety, an organization responsible for the certification, production approval, and continued airworthiness of aircraft, and certification of pilots, mechanics, and others in safety related positions, publishes proposed non-regulatory documents that are available for public comment on the Internet at http://www.faa.gov/ aircraft/draftdocs/.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-8767
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes. For certain airplanes, this AD requires repetitive inspections for discrepancies of the tube assemblies and insulation of the metered fire extinguisher system and the bleed air duct couplings of the auxiliary power unit (APU) located in the aft cargo compartment, and corrective actions if necessary. For certain other airplanes, this AD requires a one-time inspection for sufficient clearance between the fire extinguishing tube and the APU bleed air duct in the aft cargo compartment, and modification if necessary. This AD also requires an inspection for signs of chafing and to verify sufficient clearance between the fire extinguisher system and the bleed air duct couplings of the APU. This AD results from one report indicating that an operator found a hole in the discharge tube assembly for the metered fire extinguishing system; and another report indicating that an operator found chafing of the fire extinguishing tube against the APU duct that resulted in a crack in the tube. We are issuing this AD to prevent fire extinguishing agent from leaking out of the tube assembly in the aft cargo compartment which, in the event of a fire in the aft cargo compartment, could result in an insufficient concentration of fire extinguishing agent, and consequent inability of the fire extinguishing system to suppress the fire.
Airworthiness Directives; REIMS AVIATION S.A. Model F406 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-8760
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-09
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:
Notice of Meetings of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee and the Grand Canyon Working Group
Document Number: 07-2273
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS), in accordance with the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, announce the next meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). In addition, the FAA and NPS are announcing the next meeting of the Grand Canyon Working Group (GCWG). The GCWG is a self-contained group within the NPOAG. This notification provides the dates, location, and agendas for the meetings.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Rockwood Municipal Airport, Rockwood, TN
Document Number: 07-2272
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on the release of land at the Rockwood Municipal Airport in the City of Rockwood, Tennessee. This property, approximately 25 acres, will change to a non-aeronautical use. This action is taken under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
First Meeting, Special Committee 214: Data Communications-Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) & Single European Sky ATM Research Initiatives
Document Number: 07-2271
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a first meeting of RTCA Special Committee 214, Data CommunicationNext Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) & Single European Sky ATM Research Initiatives.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Front Royal-Warren County, VA
Document Number: 07-2210
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes a Class E airspace area at Front Royal-Warren County Airport, Front Royal, VA (KFFR) to provide for adequate controlled airspace for those aircraft using the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Instrument Approach Procedure to the Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), DC-9-87 (MD-87), and MD-88 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-8768
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD- 83), DC-9-87 (MD-87), and MD-88 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections to detect cracks in the horizontal stabilizer, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of cracks found in the horizontal stabilizerin the upper and lower aft skin panels at the aft inboard corner at station XH = 8.2, and in the rear spar upper caps adjacent to the aft skin panel at station XH = 10.0. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the upper and lower aft skin panels and rear spar upper caps, which, if not corrected, could lead to the loss of overall structural integrity of the horizontal stabilizer.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes and Model ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-8761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all EMBRAER Model ERJ 170-100 LR, -100 STD, -100 SE, and -100 SU airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitively replacing the low-stage check valve and associated seals of the right-hand engine bleed system. This proposed AD adds new airplanes to that existing requirement. For all airplanes, this proposed AD would also require repetitively replacing the low-stage check valve and associated seals of the left-hand engine bleed system with a new check valve and new seals. This proposed AD results from a report that an engine shut down during flight due to the failure of the low-stage check valve to close. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the low-stage check valve, which could result in an engine shutting down during flight.
Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-8724
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a meeting of the Federal Aviation Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee (ATPAC) will be held to review present air traffic control procedures and practices for standardization, clarification, and upgrading of terminology and procedures.
Airworthiness Directives; Air Tractor, Inc. Model AT-602 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-8671
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Air Tractor, Inc. (Air Tractor) Model AT-602 airplanes. This AD requires you to install access holes to do repetitive detailed visual inspections for cracks in the horizontal stabilizer brace tube assembly, and if any cracks are found as a result of a visual inspection, to replace the horizontal stabilizer brace tube assembly with a new design horizontal stabilizer brace tube assembly. The installation of the new design horizontal stabilizer brace tube assembly is terminating action for the repetitive inspection requirement. This AD results from two reports of Model AT-602 airplanes with cracked horizontal stabilizer brace tube assemblies. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the horizontal stabilizer brace tube assembly, which could result in failure of the horizontal stabilizer. This failure could affect the ability to control pitch with consequent loss of control.
Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Aguadilla, PR
Document Number: 07-2250
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class D and E4 airspace at Aguadilla, PR. A Federal contract tower with a weather reporting system has been constructed at Rafael Hernandez Airport. Therefore, the airport meets criteria for Class D and E4 airspace. Class D and E4 surface area airspace is required when the control tower is open to contain Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action establishes Class E and E4 airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,700 feet MSL within a 4.5-mile radius of the airport and within 2.4 miles each side of the Borinquen VORTAC 257[deg] radial extending from the 4.5 mile radius to 7 miles west of the VORTAC.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Dean Memorial Airport, NH
Document Number: 07-2249
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes a Class E airspace area at Dean Memorial Airport, Haverhill, NH (K5B9) to provide for adequate controlled airspace for those aircraft using the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Instrument Approach Procedure to the Airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Middlesboro, KY
Document Number: 07-2248
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E5 airspace at Middlesboro, KY. An Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) A has been developed for MiddlesboroBell County Airport. As a result, additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP.
Notice of Availability of a Final Environment Assessment (Final EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the Proposed Runway 22R/4L Offset ILS at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) Located in Romulus, Detroit
Document Number: 07-2247
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that it has prepared a Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA) for the Proposed Runway 22R/4L Offset ILS at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and on April 27, 2007, it has approved a Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ ROD) based on this Final EA. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prepared the Final EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the Federal Aviation Administration's regulations and guidelines for environmental documents. The Final EA was reviewed and evaluated by the FAA, and was accepted on April 27, 2007 as a Federal document by the FAA's Responsible Federal Official.
Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation Routes (RNAV), Western United States
Document Number: E7-8603
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish a high altitude RNAV route in the Seattle, WA area to facilitate air traffic operations by providing a direct route to the Phoenix, AZ area. The FAA is implementing this route to enhance safety and to provide a more efficient use of navigable airspace.
Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (New), St. Marys Airport, St. Marys, GA
Document Number: 07-2209
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Atlanta Airports District Office on March 27, 2007, issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for proposed construction of a replacement airport at St. Marys, Georgia. Copies of the FONSI are available for review by the public for thirty (30) days at the following location: Federal Aviation Administration, Atlanta Airports District Office, 1701 Columbia Ave., Campus Building 2-260, College Park, Georgia 30337.
Airworthiness Standards: Rotorcraft Turbine Engines One-Engine-Inoperative (OEI) Ratings, Type Certification Standards
Document Number: E7-7943
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing to amend OEI rating definitions and type certification standards for 30- second OEI, 2-minute OEI, and 30-minute OEI ratings for rotorcraft turbine engines. This proposed rule, if adopted, would revise the ratings' standards to reflect recent analyses of the ratings' usage and lessons learned from completed engine certifications and service experience. This proposal harmonizes FAA type certification standards for these ratings with the requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency in the Certification Specifications for Engines (CS-E) and with proposed requirements for Transport Canada Civil Aviation. If adopted, the proposed changes would establish nearly uniform certification standards for ratings for rotorcraft turbine engines certificated in the United States under part 33 and in European countries under CS-E, thus simplifying airworthiness approvals for import and export.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E7-8491
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of 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 Criteria: Airship Design Criteria for Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH Model LZ N07 Airship
Document Number: E7-7302
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on the proposed design criteria for the Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH model LZ N07 airship. The German aviation airworthiness authority, the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA), forwarded an application for type validation of the Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH (ZLT) model LZ N07 airship on October 1, 2001. The airship will meet the provisions of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) normal category for airships operations and will be certificated for day and night visual flight rules (VFR); additionally, an operator of this airship may petition for exemption to operate the airship in other desired operations.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 Airplanes and Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-8170
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-01
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 un-damped extension of the main landing gear (MLG), potentially leading to loss of side stay integrity and then MLG collapse. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-8014
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-01
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.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Hugoton, KS
Document Number: 07-2102
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal regulations, part 71 (14 CFR 71) by modify Class E airspace at Hugoton Municipal Airport, KS. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Hugoton Municipal Airport, KS. 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 Hugoton Municipal Airport, KS.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Bolivar, MO
Document Number: 07-2101
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-01
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 Bolivar Municipal Airport, MO. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Bolivar Municipal Airport, MO. 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 Bolivar Municipal Airport, MO.