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

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Airworthiness Directives; Saab Model SAAB-Fairchild SF340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18478
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-19
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 747-100, -100B, -100B SUD, -200B, -200C, -300, -400, and -400D Series Airplanes; and Model 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18449
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100, -100B, -100B SUD, -200B, -200C, -300, -400, and -400D series airplanes; and Model 747SR series airplanes. The proposed AD would have required repetitive inspections of the forward corner reveal of the number 3 main entry doors (MEDs) for cracking, and corrective actions if necessary. Since the proposed AD was issued, we have received comments for the NPRM and new data showing other issues related to the unsafe condition. The data include reports that additional airplanes are affected by the identified unsafe condition; and that a ``sharp edge'' detail may be present on certain one-piece machined 6061 aluminum reveals, which could lead to fatigue cracking. We have determined from these data that the corrective actions proposed by the NPRM are inadequate for addressing the identified unsafe condition. We are considering requiring other rulemaking, which provides corrective actions for the identified unsafe condition. Accordingly, the proposed AD is withdrawn.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 Series Airplanes and Model A300-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18448
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Airbus Model A300 airplanes; and all Airbus Model A300 B4-601, A300 B4-603, A300 B4-620, A300 B4-622, A300 B4-605R, A300 B4-622R, A300 F4-605R, A300 F4-622R, and A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes. The original NPRM would have required inspecting to determine the part number of the sliding rods of the main landing gear (MLG) retraction actuators. For MLG retraction actuators equipped with sliding rods having certain part numbers, the original NPRM would also have required inspecting for discrepancies, including but not limited to cracking, of the sliding rod; and performing corrective actions if necessary. The original NPRM resulted from a report of a failure of a sliding rod of the MLG retraction actuator before the actuator reached the life limit established by the manufacturer. This action revises the original NPRM by proposing to require the return of affected sliding rods to the manufacturer. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent failure of the sliding rod of the MLG retraction actuator, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the MLG.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-81 (MD-81) and DC-9-82 (MD-82) Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18447
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-81 (MD-81) and DC-9-82 (MD-82) airplanes. This proposed AD would require, for certain airplanes, inspecting for cracking of the fuselage skin at the upper corners of the forward passenger doorjamb, installing or replacing doublers as applicable, and doing applicable repairs. This proposed AD results from reports of fatigue cracking in the fuselage skin at the upper corners of the forward passenger doorjamb. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracking of the fuselage skin at the upper corners of the forward passenger doorjamb, which could lead to loss of overall structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; GROB-WERKE GMBH & CO KG Models G102 CLUB ASTIR III, G102 CLUB ASTIR IIIb, and G102 STANDARD ASTIR III Gliders
Document Number: E7-18443
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-19
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 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18420
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747SR series airplanes. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would require a material type inspection to determine if the lower forward corner reveal of the number 3 main entry doors (MEDs) is a casting. If the reveals are castings, this proposed AD would require repetitive inspection of the reveals for cracking, and corrective action if necessary. If the reveals are not castings, this proposed AD would require a detailed inspection of the reveals for a sharp edge and repetitive inspection of the reveals for cracking, and corrective action if necessary. For certain other airplanes, this AD would require only a detailed inspection of the reveals for a sharp edge and repetitive inspection of the reveals for cracking, and corrective action if necessary. For certain other airplanes, this AD would require repetitive inspection of the reveals for cracking only, and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of cracking and/or a sharp edge in the lower forward corner reveal of the number 3 MEDs. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the lower forward corner reveal of the number 3 MEDs, which could lead to the door escape slide departing from the airplane when the door is opened and the slide is deployed, and consequent injuries to passengers and crew using the door escape slide during an emergency evacuation.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2 Series and CF6-80E1 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-18418
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF6-80C2 series and CF6-80E1 series turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require installing doubler pads (deflectors) on stage 5 of certain LPT cases, or replacing those LPT cases with LPT cases that have the deflectors already installed. This proposed AD results from four events of hardware fragments, which liberated into the flowpaths and wore through LPT cases on CF6-80C2 and -80E1 series engines. We are proposing this AD to prevent an uncontained release of engine debris and loss of the structural integrity of the mount system that supports the engine. Loss of the mount system structural integrity could result in the engine separating from the airplane.
Aviation Safety Inspector Airport Access
Document Number: E7-18349
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Two rulemakings finalized several years ago removed regulatory language that implemented FAA Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) statutory authority to access air operations areas, secured areas, and security identification display areas. This proposal reiterates and clarifies the authority of an ASI with the proper credentials to access air operations areas, secured areas, and security identification areas of an airport. The proposal would make sure ASIs have access to these areas of an airport so they can perform official duties in support of the FAA's safety mission.
Service Difficulty Reports; Correcting Amendment
Document Number: E7-18350
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: E7-18342
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: E7-18337
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: E7-18336
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-18
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 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
Document Number: E7-18332
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: E7-18324
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-18
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) 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
Document Number: E7-18136
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: E7-18134
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: E7-18050
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-18
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; Hawker Beechcraft Model 400, 400A, and 400T Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18048
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 07-4607
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 07-4606
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 07-4605
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 07-4604
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 07-4603
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-18
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 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.
Proposed Advisory Circular No. 120-42B, Extended Operations (ETOPS) and Polar Operations
Document Number: 07-4473
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on a proposed Advisory Circular (AC): AC No. 120-42B, Extended Operations (ETOPS) and Polar Operations. Also in this Federal Register, the FAA publishes draft AC No. 135-42, Extended Operations (ETOPS) and Operations in the North Polar Area, for public comment.
Proposed Advisory Circular No. 135-42, Extended Operations (ETOPS) and Operations in the North Polar Area
Document Number: 07-4472
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on a proposed Advisory Circular (AC): AC No. 135-42, Extended Operations (ETOPS) and Operations in the North Polar Area. Also in this Federal Register, the FAA publishes draft AC No. 120-42B, Extended Operations (ETOPS) and Polar Operations, for public comment.
Nationality and Registration Marks, Non Fixed-Wing Aircraft
Document Number: E7-18197
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This direct final rule will permit operators of U.S. registered powered parachutes and weight-shift-control aircraft to display their nationality and registration marks in other than a horizontal orientation on the fuselage, a structural member, or a component of the aircraft. It will also clarify the size requirements for these marks. This action will provide a solution to the challenges faced by many operators in complying with current regulations that require these marks to be displayed horizontally on a fuselage structural member. This rule will eliminate the need for affected operators to petition for an exemption from current nationality and registration marks requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; CTRM Aviation Sdn. Bhd. (Formerly Eagle Aircraft (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.) Model Eagle 150B Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18148
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-14
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: E7-18049
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-13
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 inspections to detect cracking of the body station 303.9 frame, and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD also provides for optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD results from reports of cracks found at the cutout in the web of body station frame 303.9 inboard of stringer 16L. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such cracking, which could prevent the left forward entry door from sealing correctly, and could cause in-flight decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A319 and A320 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18046
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-13
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 Mystere-Falcon 50, Mystere-Falcon 900, Falcon 900EX, Falcon 2000, and Falcon 2000EX Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18045
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-13
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:
Special Conditions: Malibu Power & Propeller Int'l, LLC, Piper Models PA-46-310P and PA-46-350P; Installation of a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) Engine
Document Number: E7-18013
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Malibu Power & Propeller Int'l, LLC modified Piper Model PA-46-310P and PA-46-350P airplanes. The airplanes, as modified by Malibu Power & Propeller Int'l, LLC, will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the installation of a full authority digital engine control (FADEC) engine. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17844
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the power conversion distribution unit (PCDU) to determine its part number, and modifying certain PCDUs. This AD results from reports of failed PCDUs, the loss of an electrical bus, and the presence of a strong electrical burning odor in the flight deck and forward cabin. We are issuing this AD to prevent the loss of an electrical bus due to PCDU failure, resulting in the loss of all flight displays for an unacceptable time period, and consequent emergency landing.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11, MD-11F, DC-10-30 and DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, and MD-10-30F Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17829
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11, MD-11F, DC-10-30 and DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, and MD-10-30F airplanes. This AD requires measuring the electrical resistance of the bond between the No. 2 fuel transfer pump adapter surface of the fuel tank and the fuel transfer pump housing flange, and performing corrective and other specified actions as applicable. This AD results from a design review of the fuel tank systems. We are issuing this AD to prevent inadequate bonding between the No. 2 fuel transfer pump adapter surface of the fuel tank and the fuel transfer pump housing flange. Inadequate bonding could result in a potential ignition source inside the fuel tank if the fuel transfer pump and structure interface are not submerged in fuel, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Corporation, Ltd. Model 750XL Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17828
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
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: To prevent the cockpit door windows separating from their frames, * * * We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Outagamie County Airport; Appleton, WI
Document Number: 07-4477
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to authorize the release of a portion of the airport property. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is widening State HWY 96 on the north edge of the airport. They need a total of 3.35 acres in narrow strip of land for the road widening and HWY right of way. The airport will benefit with better access to the airport, improved drainage, burying an overhead power line and new fencing. The Federal Highway Administration issued a Finding of No Significant Impact on September 30, 2002. The acreage being released is not needed for aeronautical use as currently identified on the Airport Layout Plan. The acreage comprising this parcel was originally acquired under Grant No. FAAP 601 in 1966, FAAP C903 in 1968 and ADAP 01 in 1972. The County of Outagamie (Wisconsin), as airport owner, has concluded that the subject airport land is not needed for expansion of airport facilities. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. The airport will receive the appraised fair market value of the land. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of the airport property will be in accordfance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee
Document Number: 07-4476
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Tenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206/EUROCAE WG 76 Plenary
Document Number: 07-4475
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 206: Aeronautical Information Services Data Link.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab Model SAAB 2000 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17832
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-11
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; Fokker Model F27 Mark 050, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17831
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-11
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: E7-17830
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-11
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 installing an automatic shutoff system for the auxiliary fuel tank pump, revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to advise the flight crew of certain operating restrictions for airplanes equipped with an automatic auxiliary fuel tank pump shutoff control, revising the Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) section of certain maintenance documents to include new inspections of the automatic shutoff system for the auxiliary fuel tank boost pumps, and, for certain airplanes, installing a placard to alert the flight crew of certain fuel usage restrictions. This proposed AD results from a design review of the fuel tank systems. We are proposing this AD to prevent an overheat condition outside the pump explosion-resistance area that is open to the pump inlet, which could cause an ignition source for the fuel vapors in the fuel tank and result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF6-80E1 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-17678
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80E1 series turbofan engines with certain part number (P/N) compressor rear frames (CRFs) installed. This AD requires revisions to the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the manufacturer's Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) and air carrier's approved Continued Airworthiness Maintenance Programs (CAMP) to include initial and repetitive eddy current inspections (ECIs) or fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPIs) of the affected CRFs. This AD results from the need to require enhanced inspections of the CF6-80E1 series engine CRFs for cracks. We are issuing this AD to prevent rupture of the CRF, which could result in an under-cowl engine fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17686
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2 and CF6-80E1 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-17682
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF6-80C2 and CF6-80E1 series turbofan engines with fuel manifold part numbers (P/Ns) 1303M31G12 and 1303M32G12 installed. This proposed AD would require removing and discarding the loop clamps that assemble the fuel manifold to the compressor rear frame (CRF) friction damper brackets, visually inspecting the fuel manifold for wear at each clamp location, and replacing the clamps with new, zero-time parts. This proposed AD results from fuel manifold vibration during engine operation that causes the loop clamps that assemble the manifold to the CRF to deteriorate. Fourteen fuel leak events occurred over the past several years. We are proposing this AD to prevent fuel leaks during engine operation that could result in an under-cowl fire.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF34-8C1/-8C5/-8C5B1/-8E5/-8E5A1, and CF34-10E Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-17680
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF34-8C1/-8C5/-8C5B1/-8E5/-8E5A1, and CF34-10E series turbofan engines with certain part number (P/N) and serial number (SN) fuel metering units (FMU) installed. This proposed AD would require a onetime test of the FMU for a miswired (reversed polarity) condition of the input wires to the overspeed solenoid. This proposed AD results from the discovery of miswired FMU overspeed solenoids in the field. We are proposing this AD to prevent the engine from failing to shutdown as commanded during an overspeed, leading to uncontained engine failure.
Amendment to Class E Airspace; Poplar Bluff, MO
Document Number: 07-4353
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Poplar Bluff, MO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate a new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Poplar Bluff Municipal Airport, Poplar Bluff, MO. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the new SIAP at Poplar Bluff Municipal Airport, MO.
Removal of Class D and E Airspace; Utica, NY; Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Rome, NY; Establishment of Class E Airspace; Rome, NY
Document Number: 07-4332
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will remove the Class D, E2, E4, and E5 airspace at Utica, NY, and amend the Class D and E2 airspace at Rome, NY. This action will also establish Class E5 airspace at Rome, NY. The Oneida County Airport, Utica, NY, is permanently closed and no longer operational, moving aircraft operations to Griffiss Airfield, Rome, NY. The closure necessitates the removal of all Class D and E airspace at Utica, NY. Subsequently, this action amends the Class D and E2 airspace at Rome, NY, published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2007, (72 FR 3365) but not charted due to inaccuracies in the legal descriptions. This action will also establish Class E5 airspace at Rome, NY, to replace the Class E5 airspace being removed at Utica, NY. Class D surface area airspace is required when the control tower is open to contain Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Class E2 surface area airspace is required when the control tower is closed to contain SIAPs and other IFR operations at the airport. Class E5 airspace extends upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) and is required to contain SIAPs and other IFR operations at the airport. This action will amend Class D airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,000 feet MSL within an 8.4-mile radius and Class E2 airspace within an 8.4-mile radius of the Griffiss Airfield. This action will also establish Class E5 airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 10.9 mile radius of Griffiss Airfield and within 5 miles each side of the Griffiss Airfield ILS localizer northwest course from the 10.9-mile radius to 15 miles northwest of Griffiss Airfield and within a 26-mile radius of the airport extending clockwise from a 125[deg] bearing to 200[deg] bearing from the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Forest Hill, MD
Document Number: 07-4331
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Forest Hill, Maryland (MD) to accommodate a new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) that has been developed for Forest Hill Airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Gainesville, FL
Document Number: 07-4329
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Gainesville, FL, to accommodate a new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) helicopter point in space approach that has been developed for Shands Hospital. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Winfield, FL
Document Number: 07-4328
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Winfield, FL, to accommodate a new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) helicopter point in space approach that has been developed for Interstate-10 Rest Stop Heliport. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Live Oak, FL
Document Number: 07-4327
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Live Oak, FL, to accommodate a new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) helicopter point in space approach that has been developed for Suwannee Hospital Emergency Heliport. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP.