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

Airworthiness Directives; APEX Aircraft Model CAP 10 B Airplanes
Document Number: E7-12319
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-29
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; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) ERJ 170 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-12221
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-29
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 an obstruction at the cargo compartment fire extinguisher system drier metering unit (DMU) inlet, affecting the system effectiveness and, consequently, making the fire extinguishing capability at those compartments inadequate should a fire erupt. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Model P-180 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-12008
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-29
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; McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 and DC-10-30F Airplanes
Document Number: E7-11932
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 and DC-10-30F airplanes. This AD requires installing Teflon sleeving around the fuel pump wire harness inside the conduit in the aft supplemental fuel tank. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-11927
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This AD requires modifying the fuel boost pump container of the center tank. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent exposing the fuel pump container vapor area to electrical arcing during a fuel pump motor case or connector burn through, which could result in a fuel tank explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-1000T Gliders
Document Number: E7-12508
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-28
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 A300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-12495
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-28
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; General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2A5F Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-12490
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF6-80C2A5F turbofan engines installed on Airbus A300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require removing previous software versions from the engine electronic control unit (ECU). Engines with new version software will have increased margin to flameout. This proposed AD results from reports of engine flameout events during flight, including reports of events where all engines simultaneously experienced a flameout or other adverse operation. Although the root cause investigation is not yet complete, we believe that exposure to ice crystals during flight is associated with these flameout events. We are proposing this AD to minimize the potential of an all-engine flameout event caused by ice accretion and shedding during flight.
Requirements for Amateur Rocket Activities; Correction
Document Number: E7-12463
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects the docket number to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register of Thursday, June 14, 2007, regarding Requirements for Amateur Rocket Activities.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Valdosta, Moody AFB, GA
Document Number: 07-3129
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace at Valdosta, Moody AFB, GA. The Air Education Training Command (AETC) T-6 mission at Moody AFB has been eliminated. Therefore, the requirement for a 7-mile radius of Moody AFB is no longer required. The Moody AFB Class D airspace is amended to airspace upward from the surface up to and including 2,700 MSL within a 5-mile radius of the airport.
Inspection Authorization 2-Year Renewal
Document Number: E7-12453
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On January 30, 2007, the FAA issued a direct final rule, ``Inspection Authorization 2-Year Renewal,'' which amended the renewal period for inspection authorizations and requested comments. This document responds to the comments received and confirms the effective date of the rule.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-12118
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-27
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.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Release of property acquired as Federal Government Surplus at Waycross-Ware County Airport; Waycross, GA
Document Number: 07-3131
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47107(h)(2), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the County of Ware to waive the requirement that approximately 0.102acres of airport property, located at the WaycrossWare County Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mooresville, NC
Document Number: 07-3130
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to amend Class E airspace at Mooresville, NC. Two Copter Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) helicopter point in space approaches have been developed for Lowe's Mooresville Heliport, Mooresville, NC. As a result, additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to accommodate the SIAPs and for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Lowe's Mooresville Heliport. This action proposes to amend the Class E5 airspace for Mooresville, NC, to the south in order to include the point in space approaches serving Lowe's Mooresville Heliport.
Review of Existing Regulations
Document Number: E7-12285
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is notifying the public of the outcome of our periodic review of existing regulations. This notice summarizes the public comments we received and our responses to them. This action is part of our effort to make our regulatory program more effective and less burdensome.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-12122
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-26
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-12224
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-25
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; Boeing Model 727 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-12220
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727 airplanes. This proposed AD would require doing an initial detailed inspection for cracks in the aft pressure bulkhead web; repairing any discrepancy; and doing repetitive detailed inspections, and doing related investigative actions, if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of cracking in the aft pressure bulkhead web. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct a cracked pressure bulkhead web, which could result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Special Conditions: Adam Aircraft, Model A700; Fire Extinguishing for Aft Fuselage Mounted Engines
Document Number: E7-12121
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Adam Aircraft, Model A700 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with aft mounted engine fire protection. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. 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.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, CO
Document Number: 07-3071
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Pueblo Memorial Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21)
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program; Portland International Airport
Document Number: 07-3070
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the Portland International Airport 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 13, 2006, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Portland International Airport under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On June 7, 2007, the FAA approved the Portland International Airport noise compatibility program. Most of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Second Meeting, Special Committee 215 Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment
Document Number: 07-3069
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a second meeting of RTCA Special Committee 215, Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services, Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment.
Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aviation Corporation Model EA500 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-11933
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Eclipse Aviation Corporation (Eclipse) Model EA500 airplanes. This AD requires you to incorporate information into the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM) that will require operation only in day visual flight rules (VFR), allow only a VFR flight plan, and maintain operation with two pilots. This AD is being issued because of three instances of loss of primary airspeed indication due to freezing condensation within the pitot system. The loss of air pressure in the pitot system could cause the stall warning to become unreliable and the stick pusher, overspeed warning, and autopilot to not function. The concern is heightened by the aerodynamic characteristics of the Eclipse Model EA500 airplane, which relies on the stall warning and the stick pusher to alert the pilot prior to the loss of aircraft control. The standby airspeed is reliable and not affected by this failure mode. A temporary AFM revision prohibits operation in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), requires two pilots, and limits the airspeed and altitude envelope if the event occurs in flight. The AFM limitations and FAA operational rules allow Model EA500 flight crews to file an instrument flight rule (IFR) flight plan even though the airplane is not approved for flight in IMC. This potentially causes an undue workload burden and confusion when the pilot has to refuse any instructions that take them into IMC. We are issuing this AD to prevent an unsafe condition when Air Traffic Control's (ATC's) ability to maintain traffic separation is compromised because an airplane on an IFR flight plan cannot accept a flight plan into IMC.
Airworthiness directives: Cirrus Design Corp.
Document Number: E7-12006
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 Airplanes; Model A310 Airplanes; and 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: E7-11931
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Airbus Model A300 airplanes and Model A310 airplanes, and certain Airbus Model A300-600 series airplanes. The original NPRM would have superseded an existing AD that currently requires an inspection of the wing and center fuel tanks to determine if certain P-clips are installed and corrective action if necessary; an inspection of electrical bonding points of certain equipment in the center fuel tank for the presence of a blue coat and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary; and installation of new bonding leads and electrical bonding points on certain equipment in the wing, center, and trim fuel tanks, as necessary. The original NPRM proposed to require, for certain airplanes, installation of bonding on an additional bracket. The original NPRM resulted from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This new action revises the original NPRM by adding a requirement, for certain airplanes, to modify the fuel/defuel valves on the left-hand wing. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to ensure continuous electrical bonding protection of equipment in the wing, center, and trim fuel tanks and to prevent damage to wiring in the wing and center fuel tanks, due to failed P-clips used for retaining the wiring and pipes, which could result in a possible fuel ignition source in the fuel tanks.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 and EMB-145 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-11928
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135 and EMB-145 series airplanes. That action would have required an inspection of the base and support surfaces of the glide slope antenna and of certain electrical connectors of the navigation system, and applicable corrective actions if necessary. Since the issuance of the NPRM, we have received new data showing that the proposed inspection and corrective actions will not eliminate the display of erroneous or misleading information to the flightcrew in the cockpit. However, we have been informed that the navigation system manufacturer has developed effective corrective actions to address the unsafe condition identified in the NPRM. Since we issued the NPRM, we have issued other rulemaking, which provides corrective actions for the identified unsafe condition. Accordingly, the proposed rule is withdrawn.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-11926
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of each fuel quantity indication system (FQIS) wire harness connector for corrosion of the shield-to-backshell connection, corrosion on the ground jumper, and damage to the ground jumper; a loop resistance test of each FQIS wire harness; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of corrosion of the out-tank wire harness of the spar connector backshell for the FQIS. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct corrosion of the out-tank wire harness, which could prevent correct grounding of the lightning shield and result in total loss of the electrical grounding between the lightning shield and the airplane structure. This condition, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Improving Public Safety Communications in the 800 MHz Band
Document Number: E7-11806
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-20
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Commission clarifies the standard for determining the acceptability of costs that Sprint Nextel Corporation (Sprint) is required to pay in connection with the 800 MHz rebanding process. Specifically, the Commission clarified the provision in the 800 MHz Report and Order that such costs must be the ``minimum necessary'' to accomplish rebanding of 800 MHz licensees in a reasonable, prudent and timely manner
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-11780
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-20
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 a fire in the auxiliary power unit air intake. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-145XR Airplanes
Document Number: E7-11687
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-20
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) 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; Boeing Model 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-11684
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Boeing Model 747-400, -400D, and -400F series airplanes. That AD currently requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to require the flightcrew to maintain certain minimum fuel levels in the center fuel tanks, and to prohibit the use of the horizontal stabilizer fuel tank. This new AD requires installing new integrated display system (IDS) software; and also requires revising the AFM to include procedures to prevent dry operation of the center wing and horizontal stabilizer fuel tanks, for maintaining minimum fuel levels, and for de-fueling fuel tanks. For certain airplanes, this new AD also requires removing certain program pin ground wires of the IDS. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to reduce the potential for ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-11676
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 777 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive measurements of the freeplay of the right and left elevators, rudder, and rudder tab, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires repetitive lubrication of the elevator, rudder, and rudder tab components. This AD results from reports of freeplay-induced vibration of unbalanced control surfaces. Excessive freeplay of control surfaces can cause unacceptable airframe vibration during flight. The potential for vibration of the control surface should be avoided because the point of transition from vibration to divergent flutter is unknown. We are issuing this AD to prevent flutter, which can cause damage to the control surface structure and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: E7-11675
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-20
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) 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; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-11673
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This AD requires installing a certain junction(s) and changing the wiring of the first officer's pitot static heater system. This AD results from a report of temporary loss of the auto-flight function with displays of suspect or erratic airspeed indications. We are issuing this AD to prevent display of suspect or erratic airspeed indications during heavy rain conditions, which could reduce the ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 and A340 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-11672
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340- 200, and A340-300 series airplanes; and Model A340-541 and -642 airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitively resetting the display units (DUs) for the electronic instrument system (EIS), either by switching them off and back on again or by performing a complete electrical shutdown of the airplane. This new AD requires installing new software, which would end the actions required by the existing AD. This new AD also adds additional airplanes that may be placed on the U.S. Register in the future. This AD results from an incident in which all of the DUs for the EIS went blank simultaneously during flight. We are issuing this AD to prevent automatic reset of the DUs for the EIS during flight and consequent loss of data from the DUs, which could reduce the ability of the flightcrew to control the airplane during adverse flight conditions.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-62, DC-8-62F, DC-8-63, DC-8-63F, DC-8-72, DC-8-72F, and DC-8-73F Airplanes
Document Number: E7-11670
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-62, DC-8-62F, DC-8-63, DC-8-63F, DC-8-72, DC-8-72F, and DC-8-73F airplanes. This AD requires deactivating certain components (the sump heater, scavenge valve, and scavenge pump) of the center wing fuel tank. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent certain conditions related to these components, which could lead to a possible ignition source in the fuel tank and a potential fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Model GIV-X, GV, and GV-SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-11587
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Model GIV-X, GV, and GV-SP series airplanes. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manuals (AFMs) of those airplanes, and doing repetitive functional checks of the forward water drain/supply valves and applicable corrective actions. This AD also provides for optional terminating action for the repetitive functional checks. This AD results from reports of failed forward water drain/ supply valves on numerous airplanes, and reports of ice striking the wing-to-body fairings and engine nose cowls of several airplanes. We are issuing this AD to prevent leakage from failed water drain/supply valves allowing the build-up of ice on the airplane, which could separate and strike the airplane structure aft of the failed valves; become ingested by a propulsion engine; or become a hazard to persons or property on the ground.
Airworthiness Standards; Propellers; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 07-3050
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On April 11, 2007, the FAA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the revision of airworthiness standards for the issuance of original and amended type certificates for airplane propellers. The comment period closed on June 11, 2007. However, the FAA is reopening the comment period for an additional 45 days in response to requests from McCauley Propeller Systems, Hartzell Propeller, Inc., and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. The reopening of the comment period is needed to permit these companies, and other affected parties, additional time to develop comments responsive to the NPRM.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200 and 767-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-11781
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200 and 767-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require reworking certain duct assemblies in the environmental control system (ECS). This proposed AD results from reports of duct assemblies in the ECS with burned Boeing Material Specification (BMS) 8-39 polyurethane foam insulation. This proposed AD also results from a report from the airplane manufacturer that airplanes were assembled with duct assemblies in the ECS wrapped with BMS 8-39 polyurethane foam insulation, which is a material for which the fire retardant properties deteriorate with age. We are proposing this AD to prevent a potential electrical arc from igniting the BMS 8- 39 polyurethane foam insulation on the duct assemblies of the ECS, which could propagate a small fire and lead to a larger fire that might spread throughout the airplane through the ECS.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc., Model 369, YOH-6A, 369A, OH-6A, 369H, 369HM, 369HS, 369HE, 369D, 369E, 369F, and 369FF Helicopters
Document Number: E7-11409
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-09-51, sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of the specified MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), model helicopters by individual letters. This AD requires, before further flight, removing each affected tail rotor blade assembly and inspecting the bore of the tail rotor blade root fitting. If the blade assembly does not have a smooth radius, the AD requires replacing it. The AD also requires identifying each airworthy tail rotor blade assembly with the applicable helicopter model. This amendment is prompted by a report of an accident after the loss of a tail rotor blade. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent the failure of a tail rotor blade and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate No. A00010WI Previously Held by Raytheon Aircraft Company) Model 390 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-11241
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede AD 2006-26-08, which applies to all Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) Model 390 airplanes. AD 2006-26-08 currently requires you to repetitively inspect the hydraulic pump outlet tube on both engines and immediately replace the tube if damage is found. AD 2006- 26-08 also requires you to incorporate an airplane flight manual (AFM) change that limits operation of an engine with its associated firewall hydraulic shutoff valve closed. If an engine is operated with its firewall hydraulic shutoff valve closed, you must replace the hydraulic pump outlet tube. We issued AD 2006-26-08 as an interim action while we worked with the type certificate holder to develop a design change. HBC has now developed kits that incorporate design changes for the hydraulic pump outlet tubes and dampener supports so this AD retains the actions of AD 2006-26-08 until the new modification kits required by this AD are installed. We continued to receive additional reports of failures of the hydraulic pump outlet tube. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the hydraulic pump outlet tube and consequent leaking of hydraulic fluid. Such leakage could result in a fire. There is also a risk of loss of hydraulic system functions including normal gear extensions, speed brakes, roll spoilers, lift dump, and normal brakes.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Marshalltown, IA
Document Number: 07-2995
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E Airspace at Marshalltown, IA.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Monticello, IA
Document Number: 07-2994
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at Monticello, IA.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Canby, MN
Document Number: 07-2993
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at Canby, MN.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Manhattan, KS
Document Number: 07-2992
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class D and Class E airspace at Manhattan, KS.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Model 45 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-11682
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet Model 45 airplanes. The original NPRM would have required revising the Airworthiness Limitations section of the airplane maintenance manual to incorporate certain inspections and compliance times to detect fatigue cracking of certain principal structural elements (PSEs). The original NPRM resulted from new and more restrictive life limits and inspection intervals for certain PSEs. This action revises the original NPRM by changing the applicability to add certain airplanes. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to ensure that fatigue cracking of various PSEs is detected and corrected; such fatigue cracking could adversely affect the structural integrity of these airplanes.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-11679
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 777-200, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. The original NPRM would have required, for the drive mechanism of the horizontal stabilizer, repetitive detailed inspections for discrepancies; repetitive lubrication of the ballnut and ballscrew; repetitive measurements of the freeplay between the ballnut and the ballscrew; and corrective action if necessary. The original NPRM resulted from a report of extensive corrosion of a ballscrew in the drive mechanism of the horizontal stabilizer on a Boeing Model 757 airplane, which is similar in design to the ballscrew on Model 777 airplanes. This action revises the original NPRM by adding airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent an undetected failure of the primary load path for the ballscrew in the horizontal stabilizer and subsequent wear and failure of the secondary load path, which could lead to loss of control of the horizontal stabilizer and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300-600R Series Airplanes; and Model A310-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-11677
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-18
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:
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Transport Airplane and Engine Issues-Implementation of Previously Assigned Task Item
Document Number: E7-11606
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA has assigned the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) to disposition certain technical comments through the Transport Airplane and Engine Issues Group (TAEIG) and its Design for Security Harmonization Working Group (DSHWG). This notice is to inform the public of this ARAC activity.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E7-11592
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of certain petitions 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.