Federal Aviation Administration July 10, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 Series Airplanes; and Model 757-200, -200PF, -200CB, and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-13366
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing airplanes, identified above. This proposed AD would require inspecting to determine if certain motor-operated shutoff valve actuators for the fuel tanks are installed, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also require revising the Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate AWL No. 28-AWL- 21, No. 28-AWL-22, and No. 28-AWL-24 (for Model 737-600, -700, -700C, - 800 and -900 series airplanes), and No. 28-AWL-23, No. 28-AWL-24, and No. 28-AWL-25 (for Model 757-200, -200PF, -200CB, and -300). This proposed AD results from a design review of the fuel tank systems. We are proposing this AD to prevent electrical energy from lightning, hot shorts, or fault current from entering the fuel tank through the actuator shaft, which could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 and A300-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-13354
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-10
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 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-13353
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection to determine the material of the forward and aft gray water drain masts. For airplanes having composite gray water drain masts, this proposed AD would also require installation of 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300-600 Series Airplanes; and Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-13352
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-10
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) 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: * * * * * * * * the FAA set-up in January 1999 an Ageing Transport Systems Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ATSRAC) to investigate the potential safety issues in aging aircraft as a result of wear and degradation in their operating systems. Under this plan, all Holders of type Certificates aircraft are required to conduct a design review, to preclude the occurrence of potential unsafe conditions as the aircraft aged. * * * * * The unsafe condition is degradation of the fuel system, which could result in loss of the airplane. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-13326
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require installation of an automatic shutoff system for the center tank fuel boost pumps, installation of a placard in the airplane flight deck if necessary, and concurrent modification of the P5-2 fuel control module assembly. This proposed AD would also require revisions to the Limitations and Normal Procedures sections of the airplane flight manual to advise the flightcrew of certain operating restrictions for airplanes equipped with an automated center tank fuel pump shutoff control. This proposed AD would also require a revision to the Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate AWL No. 28-AWL- 19 and No. 28-AWL-23. This proposed AD would also require installation of two secondary override fuel pump control relays to each existing primary override fuel pump control relay for the center fuel tank fuel boost pumps. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent center tank fuel pump operation with continuous low pressure, which could lead to friction sparks or overheating in the fuel pump inlet or could create a potential ignition source inside the center fuel tank; these conditions, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a center fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Modification to the Norton Sound Low, Woody Island Low, Control 1234L, and Control 1487L Offshore Airspace Areas; Alaska
Document Number: E7-13222
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects errors in the legal description contained in a Final Rule that was published in the Federal Register on Friday, June 8, 2007 (72 FR 31714), Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-29, FAA Docket No. FAA-2006-25852.
Establishment, Modification and Revocation of VOR Federal Airways; East Central United States
Document Number: E7-13209
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register June 15, 2007 (72 FR 33151), Airspace Docket No. 06-ASW-1, FAA Docket No. FAA-2006-24926. In that rule, an error was made in the legal description for VOR Federal Airway V-65. Specifically, the description omitted the words ``Sandusky, OH''. This action corrects that error.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Lady Lake, FL
Document Number: 07-3344
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to establish Class E5 airspace at Lady Lake, FL. An Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPA) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP), helicopter point in space approach, has been developed for Lady Lake Hospital, Lady Lake, FL. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Gainesville, FL
Document Number: 07-3343
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to amend Class E5 airspace at Gainesville, FL. An Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPA) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP), helicopter point in space approach, has been developed for Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Live Oak, FL
Document Number: 07-3342
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to establish Class E5 airspace at Live Oak, FL. An Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPA) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP), helicopter point in space approach, has been developed for Suwannee Hospital Emergency Heliport, Live Oak, FL. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Winfield, FL
Document Number: 07-3341
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to establish Class E5 airspace at Winfield, FL. An Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP), helicopter point in space approach, has been developed for Interstate-10 Rest Stop Heliport, Winfield, FL. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 07-3340
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of 158.29.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 737 Series Airplanes; Seats With Non-Traditional, Large, Non-Metallic Panels
Document Number: 07-3339
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Boeing Model 737 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with seats that include non-traditional, large, non-metallic panels that would affect survivability during a post-crash fire event. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.