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

Airplane Performance and Handling Qualities in Icing Conditions
Document Number: Z7-14937
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E7-17371
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E7-17370
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
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.
Experimental Permits for Reusable Suborbital Rockets
Document Number: E7-17368
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirement in the final rule published April 6, 2007 (72 FR 17001). The sections of the final rule pending approval of this information collection request are effective on publication of this notice.
Proposed Establishment of Restricted Area 3405; Sullivan, IN
Document Number: E7-17361
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Restricted Area 3405 (R- 3405) at Sullivan, IN. The United States (U.S.) Navy requests that the FAA take action to establish R-3405 for the protection of nonparticipating aircraft from a tethered aerostat balloon used to deploy radar, electro-optic, camera, and other sensor packages at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Crane's Glendora Lake Test Facility.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17296
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
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: E7-17294
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 767 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 ground bracket and a copper bonding jumper between a ground bracket 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. We are proposing this AD to prevent a fire near a composite drain mast and possible disruption of the electrical power system caused by a lightning strike on a composite drain mast, which could result in the loss of several functions essential for safe flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17290
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would require replacing the outboard stabilizing fitting and certain adjacent components of the main landing gear (MLG) support beam. This proposed AD would also require repetitive inspections for discrepancies of the outboard stabilizing fitting, walking beam hanger, and rear spar attachment, and corrective actions if necessary. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would provide an alternative one-time inspection of the outboard stabilizing fitting for discrepancies and corrective actions if necessary, which would extend the compliance time for the replacement of the outboard stabilizing fitting. For certain other airplanes, this proposed AD would also require performing a torque check of the aft pin of the outboard stabilizing fitting, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of findings of fatigue cracking of the outboard stabilizing fitting and stress corrosion cracking of the bolts attaching the fitting to the wing rear spar. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct that cracking, which could result in disconnection of the MLG actuator from the rear spar and support beam, and consequent damage to the hydraulic system causing hydraulic fluid leakage and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Alexandria Aircraft, LLC (Type Certificate No. 1A3 and A18CE Formerly Held by Bellanca, Inc.) Models 17-30, 17-31, 17-30A, 17-31A, and 17-31ATC Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17289
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 76-23-03- R1, which applies to certain Alexandria Aircraft, LLC (Bellanca) Models 17-30, 17-31, 17-30A, 17-31A, and 17-31ATC airplanes. AD 76-23-03-R1 currently requires you to inspect the muffler and tailpipe assemblies for cracks and inspect the exhaust assembly for freedom of movement at the ball joints. Since we issued AD 76-23-03-R1, we have received additional reports of in-flight exhaust system failures. Consequently, this proposed AD would reduce the exhaust system inspection interval; require a more detailed inspection of the muffler; and require replacement, reconditioning, or repair of the exhaust system if cracks or defects are found. This proposed AD would also require rerouting of the magneto ``P'' leads. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the exhaust system, which could result in heat damage to magneto electrical wiring and smoke in the cockpit. This failure could lead to loss of engine power and/or a fire in the engine compartment.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-11, DC-8-12, DC-8-21, DC-8-31, DC-8-32, DC-8-33, DC-8-41, DC-8-42, and DC-8-43 Airplanes; Model DC-8F-54 and DC-8F-55 Airplanes; Model DC-8-50, -60, -60F, -70, and -70F Series Airplanes; Model DC-9-10, -20, -30, -40, and -50 Series Airplanes; Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), and DC-9-87 (MD-87) Airplanes; and Model MD-88 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17287
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain McDonnell Douglas airplanes. The existing AD currently requires an initial general visual or dye penetrant inspection, repetitive dye penetrant inspections, and replacement, as necessary, of the rudder pedal bracket. The existing AD also requires, for certain airplanes, replacing the rudder pedal bracket assemblies with new, improved parts, which would terminate the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD would, for certain airplanes, reduce initial inspection thresholds, remove an inspection option, and lengthen the repetitive inspection intervals. This proposed AD results from reports of failures of the captain's rudder pedal brackets before reaching the initial inspection threshold identified in the existing AD. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the rudder pedal bracket assembly, which could result in the loss of rudder and braking control at either the captain's or first officer's position.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17285
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
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 lubrication of the left and right main landing gear (MLG) forward trunnion pins. This proposed AD would also require an inspection for discrepancies of the transition radius of the MLG forward trunnion pins, and repair or replacement if necessary. This proposed AD would also require a one- time inspection for discrepancies of the lead-in chamfer and cross-bolt bore, and repair or replacement if necessary. Doing the applicable inspections and repairs/replacements, or overhauling the trunnion pins ends the repetitive lubrication requirements of this proposed AD. This proposed AD results from a report that the protective finishes on the forward trunnion pins for the left and right MLG might have been damaged during final assembly. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracking of the forward trunnion pin, which could result in fracture of the pin and consequent collapse of the MLG.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17284
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting the trunnion fork assembly of the wing landing gears to determine the part number and serial number and to determine the category of the trunnion fork assemblies. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD also would require, if necessary, various inspections to detect discrepancies of the trunnion fork assemblies, related investigative/corrective actions, and a terminating action. This proposed AD results from a report of a fractured trunnion fork assembly. We are proposing this AD to prevent a fractured trunnion fork assembly, which could result in the collapse of a wing landing gear on the ground and possible damage to hydraulic equipment and the aileron and spoiler cables. Such damage could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, and -200C Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17283
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-100, -200, and -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 goal. We are proposing this AD to ensure the continued structural integrity of the entire fleet of Model 737-100, -200, and - 200C series airplanes.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and -315 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17282
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
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 757-200, -200CB, and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17280
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
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 doing a detailed inspection for damage of the wire bundle of the right recirculation fan, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD would also require re-routing the wire bundle of the right recirculation fan. This proposed AD results from a report indicating that, during landing of a Model 757 airplane, an overheat warning and smoke occurred in the main cabin, and the right recirculation fan stopped operating. We are proposing this AD to prevent damage of the wiring bundle of the right recirculation fan. Such damage could result in a short circuit and possible fire in the mix bay or smoke in the main cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-17210
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT9D-7R4 turbofan engines. That AD currently requires inspection of the blade root thickness of 1st stage fan blades identified by part number (P/N) and serial number (SN) in the AD. This AD requires the same actions but corrects 12 P/Ns, adds 10 part SNs, and adds the definition of next fan blade exposure to the compliance section. This AD results from the discovery of inaccurate part quantity, part numbers, and serial numbers used in AD 2005-26-09. We are issuing this AD to prevent 1st stage fan blade fracture and uncontained engine failure, resulting in possible damage to the airplane.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 07-4289
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 15, 2007, vol. 72, no. 115, page 33276. 14 CFR part 21 prescribes certification standards for aircraft, aircraft engines, propellers, products, and parts. The information collected is used to determine compliance and applicant eligibility.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Hailey, ID
Document Number: E7-17069
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E surface airspace at Hailey, ID. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Required Navigational Performance (RNP) Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) at Friedman Memorial Airport, Hailey, ID.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 and A340 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17011
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing 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:
First Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical System Security
Document Number: 07-4249
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical Systems Security.
Fourteenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 207/Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 07-4248
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 207, Airport Security Access Control Systems.
Fiftieth Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 135: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
Document Number: 07-4247
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 135: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment.
Seventy-Third Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System (GPS)
Document Number: 07-4246
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System (GPS).
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Alexandria International Airport, Alexandria, LA
Document Number: 07-4245
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by England Economic and Industrial Developmental District 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 January 26, 2006, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by England Economic and Industrial Development District under part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On August 14, 2007, the FAA approved the Alexandria International Airport noise compatibility program. All eight of the recommendations of the program were approved in full. The England Economic and Industrial Development District has also requested under FAR Part 150, section 150.35(f), that FAA determine that the revised noise exposure map for the year 2010 submitted with the noise compatibility program and showing future noise contours as a result of the implementation of the noise compatibility program is in compliance with applicable requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 150. The FAA announces its determination that the revised future noise exposure map for Alexandria International Airport, submitted with the noise compatibility program, is in compliance with applicable requirements of FAR Part 150 effective August 22, 2007. The documentation that constitutes the ``noise exposure map'' as defined in section 150.7 of Part 150 includes: Figure 2.1, Existing Land Use Map; Figure 3.2, Existing Airport Layout; Figure 4.1, Aviation Activity Forecast; Figure 4.2, Future Airport Layout; Figure 4.3, 2010 Future Condition North Flow Flight Tracks; Figure 4.4, 2010 Future Condition South Flow Flight Tacks; Table 3.2, Flight Track Utilization Rates; Table 4.1, 2010 Runway and Helipad Utilization Rates; Table 4.2, 2010 Flight Track Utilization Rates; Appendix A, Aviation Activity Forecast; Appendix B, Integrated Noise Model Inputs; Table 7.1, Alternative 1 Noise Exposure Estimates; Figure 7.1, RAD14 and RAD14X Departure Tracks; Figure 7.2, Alternative 1 Noise Contours; Table 7.2, Alternative 2 Noise Exposure Estimates; Figure 7.5, Runway 32 Arrival Tracks; Figure 7.6, Alternative 2 Noise Contours; Table 7.4, Summary of Noise Exposure Estimates; and Figure 7.9, 2010 Future Condition Noise Exposure Map with Program Implementation. The FAA has determined that this noise exposure map and accompanying documentation are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Tucson, AZ
Document Number: E7-17068
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Tucson, AZ. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to encompass holding patterns and intermediate segments at Tucson International Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, AZ.
Notice of Meting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 07-4231
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS), in accordance with the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, announce the next meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). This notification provides the dates, location, and agenda for the meetings.
Policy for Electronic Propeller Control Systems, §§ 35.21 and 35.23
Document Number: 07-4230
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the availability of policy for certifying a propeller with an Electronic Propeller Control System (EPCS).
Government/Industry Aeronautical Charting Forum Meeting
Document Number: 07-4229
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the bi-annual meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aeronautical Charting Forum (ACF) to discuss informational content and design of aeronautical charts and related products, as well as instrument flight procedures development policy and design criteria.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arrius 2F Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E7-17003
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
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) provided by the aviation authority of France to identify and correct an unsafe condition on Turbomeca Arrius 2F turboshaft engines. The MCAI states the following:
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16911
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
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; Airbus Model A330 and A340 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16910
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
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 737-300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16909
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD requires an inspection of the seat locks and seat tracks of the flightcrew seats to ensure that the seats lock in position and to verify that lock nuts and bolts of adequate length are installed on the rear tracklock bracket, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from a report indicating that the captain's seat slid aft and jammed during taxi. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncommanded movement of the flightcrew seats during acceleration and take-off of the airplane, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Enstrom Helicopter Corporation Model F-28A, F-28C, F-28F, TH-28, 280, 280C, 280F, 280FX, 480, and 480B Helicopters
Document Number: E7-16770
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Enstrom Helicopter Corporation (Enstrom) Model F-28A, F-28C, F-28F, TH- 28, 280, 280C, 280F, 280FX, 480, and 480B helicopters that requires determining the installation dates for each main rotor push-pull control rod (push-pull rod), inspecting the push-pull rods for corrosion, replacing any push-pull rod which has corrosion that is severe enough to cause pitting, or has visible moisture inside the rod, and repairing each push-pull rod that has corrosion but no pitting. This amendment is prompted by one reported incident in which the helicopter pilot encountered severe in-flight vibration due to the failure of a push-pull rod, requiring an emergency landing. The actions specified by this AD are intended to detect corrosion and prevent failure of a push-pull rod, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Model 31, 31A, 35, 35A (C-21A), 36, 36A, 55, 55B, and 55C Airplanes, and Model 45 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16676
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet Model 31, 31A, 35, 35A (C-21A), 36, 36A, 55, 55B, and 55C airplanes, and Model 45 airplanes. This AD requires inspecting for unsealed gaps on the pylon side of the engine firewall and cleaning/ sealing any unsealed gap; and, for certain airplanes, inspecting for unsealed gaps of the pylon trailing edge and cleaning/sealing any gap. This AD results from a report that unsealed gaps (penetration points) of the engine firewall were discovered during production. We are issuing this AD to prevent penetration of flammable liquids or fire through the engine firewall into the engine pylon, which could lead to fire inside the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16674
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 airplanes, that requires repetitive inspections and functional tests of the static port heater assemblies, and corrective actions if necessary. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent an electrical short of the static port heater from sparking and igniting the insulation blanket adjacent to the static port heater, which could result in smoke and/or fire in the cabin area. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-10, -20, -30, -40, and -50 Series Airplanes; Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), -82 (MD-82), -83 (MD-83), and -87 (MD-87) Airplanes; and Model MD-88 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16673
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-10, -20, -30, -40, and -50 series airplanes; Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), -82 (MD-82), -83 (MD- 83), and -87 (MD-87) airplanes; and Model MD-88 airplanes; that requires repetitive inspections and functional tests of the static port heater assemblies, and corrective actions if necessary. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent an electrical short of the static port heater from sparking and igniting the insulation blanket adjacent to the static port heater, which could result in smoke and/or fire in the cabin area. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16672
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
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; Airbus Model A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16670
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
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; Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Galaxy Airplanes and Model Gulfstream 200 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16655
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
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; Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16652
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
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:
Airspace Designations; Incorporation By Reference
Document Number: E7-16639
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 relating to airspace designations to reflect the approval by the Director of the Federal Register of the incorporation by reference of FAA Order 7400.9R, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points. This action also explains the procedures the FAA will use to amend the listings of Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas; air traffic service routes; and reporting points incorporated by reference.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF34-1A, -3A, -3A1, -3A2, -3B, and -3B1 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-16554
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF34-1A, -3A, -3A1, -3A2, -3B, and - 3B1 turbofan engines. That AD currently requires a one-time inspection of certain fan disks for electrical arc-out indications, replacing fan disks with electrical arc-out indications, and reducing the life limit of certain fan disks. This AD results from a comment received on AD 2007-07-07, and from recently issued revisions to the applicable GE Alert Service Bulletins (ASBs). We are issuing this AD to prevent an uncontained fan disk failure and airplane damage.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16427
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
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: E7-16423
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
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 in-line fuel float switch fuses and wire protection at the left, right, and center forward spars. This AD results from a design review of the fuel tank systems conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential for ignition sources inside fuel tanks caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, -200B, -200C, and -200F Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16420
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100, -200B, -200C, and -200F series airplanes. This AD requires performing repetitive inspections for cracks in the fuselage skin at the cutout of the bulk cargo door light, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also provides terminating action for airplanes with a certain type of damage. This AD results from a report of a 2-inch crack through the fuselage skin and internal bonded doubler at the cutout of the bulk cargo door light. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the fuselage skin at the cutout of the bulk cargo door light, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the fuselage at the bulk cargo door and consequent rapid decompression of the fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16419
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 777 series airplanes. This AD requires, 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. This AD results 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. We are issuing this AD 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.
Modification of the Phoenix Class B Airspace Area; Arizona
Document Number: C7-3818
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Advisory Circular No. 120-53A, Crew Qualification and Pilot Type Rating Requirements for Transport Category Aircraft Operated Under 14 CFR Part 121
Document Number: 07-4116
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on a proposed revision to Advisory Circular (AC) No. 120-53, Crew Qualification and Pilot Type Rating Requirements for Transport Category Aircraft Operated under 14 CFR part 121. That AC provides the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidance for the evaluation and approval of flight crew qualification programs and the issuance of pilot type ratings for flight crews operating under 14 CFR part 121. The proposed AC streamlines the process described in AC 120-53 for determining the level of differences between aircraft and the credits the FAA assigns between those aircraft for the purposes of training, checking, and recency of experience requirements. The applicability of the proposed AC would be limited to operations conducted under 14 CFR part 121.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model DA 42 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-16891
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-27
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:
Transponder Continuous Operation
Document Number: E7-16846
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing the NPRM published on January 14, 2003, that proposed to require airplanes operated in domestic, flag, and supplemental operations to ensure immediate activation and continuous transmission of the designated hijack alert code to air traffic control (ATC) during a hijack situation. After September 11, 2001, the increased threat of hijacking and realization that a plane could be used as a weapon became the basis for the proposed rule. The intent was to provide the flight crew of commercial airplanes with the ability to initiate an immediate national security response in the event of a hijacking. The overwhelming majority of comments opposed the proposal for several reasons. Because of the reasons given, including completed security enhancements to strengthen flightdeck doors, we are withdrawing the proposal. Current regulations ensure an adequate level of aviation security.