Service Difficulty Reports; Correcting Amendment
This action removes an erroneous reference to a section that appears in the applicability section of operating requirements for commuter and on-demand operations. The intent of this action is to ensure that the regulations are clear and accurate.
Special Conditions: Adam Aircraft Industries Model A700; External Fuel Tank Protection During Gear-Up or Emergency Landing
This notice proposes special conditions for the Adam Aircraft Industries Model A700 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with an External Centerline Fuel Tank (ECFT) that increases the total capacity of fuel by 184 gallons. The tank is located below the fuselage pressure shell immediately below the wing. The Adam A700 ECFT is a novel, unusual and a potentially unsafe design feature that may pose a hazard to the occupants during a gear-up or emergency landing due to fuel leakage and subsequent fire. Traditional aircraft construction places the fuel tanks in a protected area within the wings and/or fuselage. Fuel tanks located in these areas are well above the fuselage skin and are inherently protected by the wing and fuselage structure. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arriel 2B1 Turboshaft Engines
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) by adopting a new AD for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) provided by the aviation authority of France to identify and correct an unsafe condition on Turbomeca Arriel 2B1 turboshaft engines. The MCAI states the following:
Airworthiness Directives; B/E Aerospace Skyluxe II (AA2) Passenger Seats
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 the United Kingdom (UK) to identify and correct an unsafe condition on B/E Aerospace Skyluxe II (AA2) passenger seats. The MCAI states the following:
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Wheatland, WY
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Wheatland, WY. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Phifer Airfield. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Phifer Airfield, Wheatland, WY.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Trent 500 Series Turbofan Engines
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) provided by an aviation authority of the United Kingdom (UK) to identify and correct an unsafe condition on Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Trent 500 series turbofan engines. The MCAI states the following:
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Corporation, Ltd. Model 750XL Airplanes
This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-17-03, which was published in the Federal Register on August 21, 2007 (72 FR 46541), and applies to certain Pacific Aerospace Corporation Ltd Model 750XL airplanes. AD 2007-17-03 requires inspecting the inboard end of the rear spar for security of the blind rivets, inspecting the radii of the rear spar upper and lower flanges for cracking, inspecting the aft flange of the inboard rib for cracking, replacing the rear spar if cracks are found in any of the inspections, and replacing rear spar blind rivets with bolts or rivets. The paragraph following the section heading Materials Incorporated by Reference does not have a paragraph designator. This document corrects that paragraph by inserting the paragraph designator ``(i)'' preceding the paragraph text.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Aircraft Engine Group (GEAE) CF6-45A Series, CF6-50A, CF6-50C Series and CF6-50E Series Turbofan Engines
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GEAE CF6-45A, -45A2, -50A, -50C, -50CA, -50C1, -50C2, -50C2B, -50C2D, - 50C2F, -50C2R, -50E, -50E1, - 50E2, and -50E2B turbofan engines. This AD requires replacing the compressor discharge pressure (CDP) restoring spring assembly on certain main engine controls (MECs) or re-marking MECs that already incorporate GEAE Service Bulletin (SB) No. CF6-50 S/B 73-0119, dated March 21, 2005. This AD results from reports of five events involving fractured CDP restoring spring assemblies. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of engine thrust control that could lead to loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300F4-605R and A300F4-622R Airplanes
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; Hawker Beechcraft Model 400, 400A, and 400T Series Airplanes
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Model 400, 400A, and 400T series airplanes. This AD requires modifying the attachment fasteners on the engine cowling panels. This AD results from several reports of loose attachment fasteners found on the engine cowling panels, and subsequently the panels either peeling back or separating from the airplane during flight. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the attachment fasteners on the engine cowling panels, which could result in separation of a panel from the airplane, and consequent damage to airplane structure. These conditions could adversely affect continued safe flight and landing of the airplane, or cause injury to people or damage to property on the ground.
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee-Open Meeting
Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The meeting will take place on Thursday, October 11, 2007, starting at 8 a.m. at the Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC., in the Bessie Coleman Conference Center, located on the 2nd Floor. This will be the forty-sixth meeting of the COMSTAC. The proposed agenda for the meeting will feature briefings on Operationally Responsive Space and China's space activities, a report on activities in the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST), and COMSTAC Working Group reports. An agenda will be posted on the FAA Web site at http://ast.faa.gov. Meetings of the COMSTAC Working Groups (Technology and Innovation, Reusable Launch Vehicle, Risk Management, and Launch Operations and Support) will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2007. For specific information concerning the times and locations of the working group meetings, contact the Contact Person listed below. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should inform the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.
Notice of Intent to Rule on Application 07-08-C-00-DCA to impose a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Alexandria, Virginia and use the Revenue from the PFC at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Dulles, VA
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose a PFC at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), and use the Revenue from the PFC at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).
Notice of Submission Deadline for International Arrival Authorizations at Chicago O'Hare International Airport for the Summer 2008 Scheduling Season
The FAA announces on October 11, 2007, deadline for submitting requests for international Arrival Authorizations at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) for allocation under 14 CFR 93.29. The deadline coincides with the submission deadline established by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the Summer 2008 Schedules Conference. The U.S. summary scheduling season is from March 9, 2008 through November 1, 2008, in recognition of the U.S. daylight saving time dates. The FAA is aware that the IATA summer 2008 season is March 30, 2008 through October 25, 2008. The FAA will accept schedule changes that coincide with the IATA scheduling season, rather than U.S. daylight saving dates, in order to ease the administrative burdens on carriers conducting international operations and in order to ensure that FAA has the most accurate schedule information. Schedules for the beginning or end of a U.S. scheduling season may be reviewed at the winter or summer schedules conference, as appropriate. The FAA limits arrivals at ORD from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday, and 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Sunday, based primarily on runway capacity limits. The FAA's restrictions at ORD are the equivalent of a Level 3 Full Coordinated Airport as used in the IATA Worldwide Scheduling Guidelines. Separate schedule facilitation is done at the airport level for international passenger flights operating at Terminal 5. Carriers also should file Terminal 5 schedules, if appropriate, to the address listed in the IATA Worldwide Scheduling Guidelines, Annex 3.
Public Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47107.
Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review; Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed Noise Compatibility Program that was submitted for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47504 et. seq (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150 by the City of Atlanta, Georgia. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that the associated Noise Exposure Maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements effective April 10, 2007, and was published in the Federal Register on April 23, 2007. The proposed Noise Compatibility Program will be approved or disapproved on or before March 4, 2008.