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

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Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT9D-7R4 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-16665
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for PW JT9D-7R4 series turbofan engines. This AD requires removing reduced cooling flow 2nd stage high pressure turbine (HPT) vane assemblies, part numbers (P/Ns) 797282, 796972, 800082, 800072, 803182, 803282, and 822582, installed in 2nd stage HPT vane cluster assemblies P/Ns 797592, 797372, 799872, 799782, and 822572. It also requires a visual and a fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) of the 2nd stage HPT air seal assembly, P/N 815097. This AD results from a report of an uncontained failure of the 2nd stage HPT air seal assembly, caused by the air seal assembly brace disengaging from the air seal, due to insufficient cooling air flow. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the 2nd stage HPT air seal assembly, leading to engine in-flight shutdown and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -400ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16661
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-24
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 -400ER series airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing new relay(s) and wiring to allow the flightcrew to turn off electrical power to the in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems and certain circuit breakers through a utility bus switch, and doing other specified actions. This proposed AD results from an IFE systems review. We are proposing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew is able to turn off electrical power to IFE systems and other non-essential electrical systems through a switch in the flight compartment. The flightcrew's inability to turn off power to IFE systems and other non-essential electrical systems during a non-normal or emergency situation could result in the inability to control smoke or fumes in the airplane flight deck or cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16657
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-24
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 repetitive inspections of either the aft side or forward side of the aft pressure bulkhead for oil can conditions or bulges, a one-time inspection of the aft pressure bulkhead to identify any previously installed web repair, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from web oil can conditions found on the aft pressure bulkhead of several airplanes. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct oil can conditions, bulges, or previous repairs in the aft pressure bulkhead, which could lead to web cracks and consequently result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Notice of FAA Approval of the Noise Compatibility Program at Great Falls International Airport, Great Falls, MT
Document Number: 07-4153
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the Great Falls 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 CFT Part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On February 13, 2007, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Great Falls International Airport under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On August 8, 2007, the FAA approved the Great Falls International Airport noise compatibility program. All of the recommendations of the program, approved by the Airport, were approved in whole or in part by FAA.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 07-02-C-00-PFN To Impose a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Panama City/Bay County International Airport, Panama City, FL, and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge at the Relocated Panama City/Bay County International Airport, Panama City, FL
Document Number: 07-4152
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Panama City/Bay County International Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158).
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16668
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the FAA-approved maintenance inspection program to include inspections that will give no less than the required damage tolerance rating for each structural significant item (SSI), doing repetitive inspections to detect cracks of all SSIs, and repairing cracked structure. This proposed AD results from a report of incidents involving fatigue cracking and corrosion in transport category airplanes that are approaching or have exceeded their design service objective. We are proposing this AD to maintain the continued structural integrity of the entire fleet of Model 737-300, -400, and - 500 series airplanes.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16659
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F series airplanes. The original NPRM would have required replacement of an electronic flight instrument system/engine indicating and crew alerting system (EFIS/EICAS) interface unit (EIU) located on the E2-6 shelf of the main equipment center with a new or modified EIU. The original NPRM resulted from two instances where all six integrated display units (IDUs) on the flight deck panels went blank in flight. This action revises the original NPRM by reducing the compliance time for replacing the EIU. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent loss of the IDUs due to failure of all three EIUs, which could result in the inability of the flightcrew to maintain safe flight and landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-200C Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16656
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-200C series airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the FAA-approved maintenance inspection program to include inspections that will give no less than the required damage tolerance rating for each structural significant item (SSI), doing repetitive inspections to detect cracks of all SSIs, and repairing cracked structure. This proposed AD results from a report of incidents involving fatigue cracking and corrosion in transport category airplanes that are approaching or have exceeded their design service objective. We are proposing this AD to maintain the continued structural integrity of the entire fleet of Model 737-200C series airplanes.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Hoquiam, WA
Document Number: E7-16490
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will revise Class E airspace at Hoquiam, WA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Bowerman Airport. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft at the Bowerman Airport, Hoquiam, WA.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-16410
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of changes in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding of new obstacles, or changing 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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-16409
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This Rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures 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, adding new obstacles, or changing 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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Everett, WA
Document Number: E7-16403
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E surface airspace at Everett, WA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft executing Special Visual Flight Rules (SVFR) operations at Everett, Snohomish County Airport (Paine Field), Everett, WA. This will improve the safety of SVFR aircraft at the Everett, Snohomish County Airport. Additionally this action also corrects the geographic location of Everett, Snohomish County Airport.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Sanford Regional Airport, Sanford, ME
Document Number: 07-4124
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requesting public comment on the Town of Sanford, Maine's, request to convey approx. 2.58 acres of Airport property from aeronautical use of non-aeronautical use. The property is located on Gatehouse Road, Sanford, Maine. York County Registry of Deeds, book/ page/date 1113/303 12/30/47 & 1116/1 7/15/48. The property was acquired under AIP Project No. 3-23-0044-20. In exchange the airport will receive 2.9 acres of land for aeronautical purposes. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Centreville, AL; Correction
Document Number: 07-4108
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document contains a correction to the final rule (FAA- 2007-28022; 07-ASO-7), which was published in the Federal Register of July 11, 2007, (72 FR 37629), establishing Class E airspace at Centreville, AL. This action corrects an error in the legal description.
Proposed Establishment of Class E5 Airspace; Tarkio, MO
Document Number: 07-4107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Gould Peterson Municipal Airport, Tarkio, MO. The development of an Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) to serve flights operating into the Gould Peterson Municipal Airport during Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR) conditions makes this action necessary. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain aircraft executing an approach. The area would be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference.
Noise Compatibility Program Notice; Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Austin, TX
Document Number: 07-4106
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150 by the City of Austin, Texas. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective February 15, 2007, and published in the Federal Register February 23, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 36). The proposed noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before February 10, 2008.
Notice Before Waiver With Respect to Land at Lonesome Pine Airport, Wise, VA
Document Number: 07-4105
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is publishing notice of proposed release of 0.81 acres of land at the Lonesome Pine Airport, Wise, Virginia to the town of Wise or Wise county Industrial Development Authority (Property Map Parcel 35). The release of land will transfer the responsibility (and potential liability) for maintenance and security of the water tank site to the appropriate governmental entity. Releasing the land does not adversely impact theAirport and the land is not needed for airport development as shown on the Airport Layout Plan. Fair Market Value of the land has been assessed and will be provided to The Cumberlands Airport Commission for Airport and commission operational expenses.
Notice of Meeting of the Grand Canyon Working Group
Document Number: 07-4104
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) are announcing the next meeting of the Grand Canyon Working Group (GCWG). The GCWG is a self-contained group within the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) that was established pursuant to the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000. This notification provides the date, location, and agenda for the meeting.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070, 0100, 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16426
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-21
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 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16424
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 767 airplanes. The original NPRM would have required the following actions for the drive mechanism of the horizontal stabilizer: Repetitive detailed inspections for discrepancies and loose ball bearings; 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 similar airplane model. This action revises the original NPRM by including additional initial and repetitive inspections of the ballscrew-to-ballnut freeplay for certain airplanes, and adding a new compliance time for those inspections. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent an undetected failure of the primary load path for the ballscrew in the drive mechanism of 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; Aeromot-Industria Mecanico Metalurgica Ltda. Model AMT-100/200/200S/300 Gliders
Document Number: E7-16421
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-21
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; GARMIN International GSM 85 Servo Gearbox Units
Document Number: E7-16416
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain GARMIN International (GARMIN) GSM 85 servo gearbox units that are installed on airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to inspect the GSM 85 servo gearbox for foreign object debris and return the unit to the manufacturer for replacement if you find debris. This proposed AD results from reports of certain GARMIN GSM 85 servo gearbox units that have foreign object debris inside the assembly. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct defective GARMIN GSM 85 servo gearbox units, which could result in jamming of the gearbox. Jamming of the gearbox could lead to the pilot having to apply excessive manual force to control the airplane.
Proposed Amendment to Class E Airspace; Helena, MT
Document Number: E7-16398
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Helena, MT. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Localizer (LOC) Back Course (BC)-C Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Helena Regional Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Helena Regional Airport, Helena, MT.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16367
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-21
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 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16304
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a typographical error in an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register on May 22, 2007 (72 FR 28597). The error resulted in a confusing compliance time. This AD applies to all Boeing Model 737-100, -200, - 200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections for damage of the electrical wire and sleeve that run to the fuel boost pump through a conduit in the fuel tank, and arcing damage of the conduit and signs of fuel leakage into the conduit; replacement of the sleeve with a new, smaller-diameter sleeve; and related investigative and corrective actions, as applicable.
Airworthiness Directives; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU-2B Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16288
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede 93-07-11 and AD 94-04-16, which apply to certain Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU-2B series airplanes. AD 93-07-11 and AD 94-04-16 currently require you to reduce the maximum deflection of the elevator nose-down trim to a 1-degree to 3-degree range. When the above AD actions were issued, there was no associated elevator trim indicator change. Without such change, the trim reaches the maximum nose-down limit and the indicator still shows additional nose-down trim available. In attempting to force additional nose-down trim, pilots have manually jammed the trim system preventing subsequent electric trim changes until the pilot manually freed the trim wheel. Consequently, this AD retains the actions from AD 93-07-11 and AD 94- 04-16 and adds the action of modifying the elevator trim indicator scale dial to be consistent with the reduced elevator trim capability. We are issuing this AD to prevent the above scenarios from occurring with consequent loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16106
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 767 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of the wire bundles, power drive unit (PDU) wiring, and wire attaching hardware, supports, and sleeving located in the forward and aft lower lobe cargo compartments, and corrective actions as necessary. This AD results from a fire in the forward lower lobe cargo compartment found shortly after airplane arrival. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damage to wires in the forward and aft lower lobe cargo compartments, which could result in a potential short circuit and consequent fire in the forward and aft lower lobe cargo compartments.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model DA 40 and DA 40F Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16098
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-21
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; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S92-A Helicopters
Document Number: E7-15980
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S92-A helicopters. This action requires, within a specified time, borescope inspecting a certain part-numbered tail rotor pitch change shaft and bearing assembly (shaft and bearing assembly) and also inspecting after any installation. This amendment is prompted by an incident involving failure of a shaft and bearing assembly and servo clevis shaft resulting in loss of tail rotor control. The actions specified in this AD are intended to prevent failure of a shaft and bearing assembly, loss of tail rotor pitch and yaw control, and subsequent loss of control of a helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Corporation, Ltd. Model 750XL Airplanes
Document Number: E7-15978
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-21
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; Aquila Technische Entwicklungen GmbH (AQUILA) Model AT01 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-15913
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-21
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 the 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; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-500MB Gliders and Glaser-Dirks Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-800B Gliders
Document Number: 07-4090
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-21
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 the 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; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-500MB Gliders
Document Number: E7-16302
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-20
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; Dassault Model Falcon 2000, Falcon 2000EX, Mystere-Falcon 900, Falcon 900EX, Fan Jet Falcon, Mystere-Falcon 50, Mystere-Falcon 20, Mystere-Falcon 200, and Falcon 10 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16124
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Dassault Model Falcon 2000, Mystere- Falcon 900, Falcon 900EX, Fan Jet Falcon, Mystere-Falcon 50, Mystere- Falcon 20, Mystere-Falcon 200, and Falcon 10 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive tests and inspections to detect discrepancies of the overwing emergency exit, and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD would expand the applicability of the existing AD and extend the repetitive test and inspection interval for all airplanes. This proposed AD results from reports of incorrect operation of the overwing emergency exit due to interference between the emergency exit and the interior accommodation. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the overwing emergency exits to open, and consequent injury to passengers or crew members during an emergency evacuation.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16123
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
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 747 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16121
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, and 747SP series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires doing a detailed inspection of the left and right longeron extension fittings, and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD would add airplanes to the applicability of the existing AD. This proposed AD results from reports that accidental drilling damage to the longeron extension fittings was found on airplanes not subject to the existing AD. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct accidental drilling damage of the longeron extension fittings, which could lead to cracking of the longeron extension fittings and result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16118
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new and revised structural inspections and inspection intervals. This proposed AD results from issuance of new and revised structural inspections and inspection intervals. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-200C and -200F Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16117
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-200C and -200F series airplanes. This proposed AD would require, among other actions, installing mounting brackets, support angles, and moisture curtains in the main equipment center. This proposed AD results from reports of water contamination in the electrical/electronic units in the main equipment center. We are proposing this AD to prevent water contamination of the electrical/ electronic units, which could cause the electrical/electronic units to malfunction, and as a consequence, could adversely affect the airplane's continued safe flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135ER, -135KE, -135KL, and -135LR Airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16116
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
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 747-400 and -400D Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16115
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-400 and -400D series airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing new relays to allow the flightcrew to turn off electrical power to the in-flight entertainment (IFE) system and other non-essential passenger cabin systems through the left and right utility bus switches, and other specified actions. This proposed AD results from an IFE systems review. We are proposing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew is able to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and other non-essential passenger cabin systems through utility bus switches in the flight compartment, in the event of smoke or fumes. The flightcrew's inability to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and other non-essential passenger cabin systems could result in the inability to control smoke or fumes in the airplane flight deck or passenger cabin during a non-normal or emergency situation.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 and A340 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16112
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
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 A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes; and Model A340-541 and A340- 642 airplanes. The original NPRM would have superseded an existing AD that currently requires operators to revise the Airworthiness Limitations section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) to incorporate new information. This information includes, for all affected airplanes, decreased life limit values for certain components; and for Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, new inspections, compliance times, and new repetitive intervals to detect fatigue cracking, accidental damage, or corrosion in certain structures. The original NPRM proposed to revise the ALS, for all affected airplanes, by adding new Airworthiness Limitations Items (ALIs) to incorporate service life limits for certain items and inspections to detect fatigue cracking, accidental damage or corrosion in certain structures, in accordance with the revised ALS of the ICA. The original NPRM resulted from the issuance of new and more restrictive service life limits and structural inspections based on fatigue testing and in-service findings. This new action revises the original NPRM by adding airplanes, adding new requirements, and including more restrictive compliance thresholds and intervals. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to detect and correct fatigue cracking, accidental damage, or corrosion in principal structural elements, and to prevent failure of certain life-limited parts, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes and Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16111
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
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 737-300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16110
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require, among other actions, modifying the door- mounted escape system of the forward right side door slide compartment. This proposed AD results from reports indicating that the forward right escape slide inflated 90 degrees out of alignment after deployment from the forward right side slide compartment. We are proposing this AD to prevent the escape slide from being unusable during an emergency evacuation and consequent injury to passengers or crewmembers.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16109
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
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 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16104
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed and high-frequency eddy current inspections for cracking around the heads of the fasteners on the forward fastener row of certain areas of the station (STA) 259.5 circumferential butt splice, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD would also require a preventive modification, which would eliminate the need for the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD results from a report that an operator found multiple cracks in the fuselage skin of a Model 737-200 airplane, at the forward fastener row of the STA 259.5 circumferential butt splice between stringers 19 and 24. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracking of the STA 259.5 circumferential butt splice, which could result in loss of structural integrity of the fuselage skin and possible loss of cabin pressure.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200, -200CB, and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16103
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracks of the intercostal tee clips and attachment fasteners at the number 3 and number 4 doorstops of the passenger door cutouts, or repetitive inspections for cracks of the intercostal tee clips; and related investigative/ corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also provides an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD results from reports of cracked intercostal tee clips at the number 3 and number 4 doorstops of the passenger door cutouts. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the tee clips, which could result in additional stress on the adjacent tee clips, surrounding intercostals, edge frame, door structure and doorstops. This additional stress could cause further cracking or breaking of the tee clips, which could result in failure of the door to seal and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-400, -400D, and -400F Series Airplanes; Boeing Model 757 Airplanes; and Boeing Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16100
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing airplanes listed above. This proposed AD would require an inspection of certain lighted pushbutton switches in the flight compartment for configuration `D' master modules and part numbers and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD also provides an option to inspect panel assemblies for part numbers. This proposed AD results from a report indicating that the integrated drive generator failed in flight due to a possible switch malfunction. We are proposing this AD to ensure that certain lighted pushbutton switches in the flight compartment do not malfunction and cause the flightcrew to be unable to control critical airplane systems and continue safe airplane operation.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 Series Airplanes and Airbus Model A300-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16097
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
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:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-300F Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16095
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-300F series airplanes. This proposed AD would require replacing the rotomolded duct(s) of the mix manifold system with new duct(s). This proposed AD results from a report of failures of the duct joint seal of the mix manifold system. We are proposing this AD to prevent air conditioning leakage into the mix manifold bay. Such leakage could decrease the air flow to the flight compartment and main cabin or could allow smoke into the flight compartment in the event of a fire in the main cabin or forward cargo compartment.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16094
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier supplemental NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 airplanes. The first supplemental NPRM would have superseded an existing AD that currently requires repetitive detailed inspections of the inboard flap trunnions for any wear marks and of the sliding panels for any cracking at the long edges, and corrective actions if necessary. These actions resulted from reports of wear damage to the inboard flap trunnions after incorporation of the terminating modification, and certain airplanes were inadvertently excluded from the applicability in the original NPRM. This new action revises the first supplemental NPRM by adding airplanes that were recently added to the type certificate data sheet. We are proposing this second supplemental NPRM to detect and correct wear of the inboard flap trunnions, which could lead to loss of flap surface control and consequently result in the flap detaching from the airplane. A detached flap could result in damage to the tail of the airplane.