Federal Aviation Administration October 16, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; McGrath, AK
Document Number: E7-20315
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at McGrath, AK. Five Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and a textual departure procedure (DP) are being amended for the McGrath Airport at McGrath, AK. Additionally, one new SIAP is being developed. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward, from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface, at the McGrath Airport, McGrath, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Chevak, AK
Document Number: E7-20314
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Chevak, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Chevak Airport at Chevak, AK. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward, from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface, at the Chevak Airport, Chevak, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class D and E Airspace; Kenai, AK
Document Number: E7-20313
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class D and E airspace at Kenai, AK. Five Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being amended for the Kenai Municipal Airport at Kenai, AK. Additionally, one textual departure procedure (DP) is being amended. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class D & E airspace upward, from the surface, from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface, at the Kenai Municipal Airport, Kenai, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Selawik, AK
Document Number: E7-20312
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Selawik, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being amended for the Roland Norton Memorial Airport at Selawik, AK. Additionally, four new SIAPs and a textual departure procedure (DP) are being developed. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward, from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface, at the Roland Norton Memorial Airport, Selawik, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Buckland, AK
Document Number: E7-20311
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Buckland, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and a textual departure procedure (DP) are being amended for the Buckland Airport at Buckland, AK. Additionally, two new SIAPs are being developed. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward, from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface, at the Buckland Airport, Buckland, AK.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Operation Without Normal Electrical Power
Document Number: E7-20310
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Boeing Model 787-8 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The Boeing Model 787-8 airplane will have numerous electrically operated systems whose function is needed for continued safe flight and landing of the airplane. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. 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. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Soldotna, AK
Document Number: E7-20308
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Soldotna, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Soldotna Airport at Soldotna, AK. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward, from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface, at the Soldotna Airport, Soldotna, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 and 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20223
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 and 767 airplanes. This AD requires reworking the electrical bonding between the airplane structure and the pump housing of the outboard boost pumps in the main fuel tank of certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes, and between the airplane structure and the pump housing of the override/jettison pumps in the left and right wing center auxiliary fuel tanks of certain Boeing Model 767 airplanes. This AD also requires related investigative actions and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent insufficient electrical bonding, which could result in a potential of ignition sources inside the fuel tanks, and which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20222
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
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 A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20221
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. This AD requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new limitations for fuel tank systems. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-12, PC-12/45, and PC-12/47 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20220
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that will supersede an existing AD. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 707 Airplanes and Model 720 and 720B Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20219
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 707 airplanes and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes. This AD requires identifying the material used in the elevator hinge support fittings of the horizontal stabilizer trailing edge, doing repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the fittings and corrective actions if necessary, and doing an eventual terminating action. This AD results from a report that stress corrosion cracking of the elevator hinge support fittings has been discovered on several Model 707 airplanes. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracking of the elevator hinge support fittings, which could reduce the elevator support stiffness and lead to in-flight airframe vibration, consequent damage to the elevator and horizontal stabilizer, and reduced controllability of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-20212
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This Rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-20210
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of changes in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding of new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Model Hawker 800XP Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20138
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Model Hawker 800XP airplanes. This AD requires doing an inspection of panel DA wiring for clearance and for signs of chafing or exposed conductors, and repairing or replacing the wires and cable ties if necessary. This AD results from reports of wire bundle interference in the DA panel, chafed wire bundles, and exposed conductors. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing of wire bundles, which could cause an electrical short and consequent loss of several functions essential for safe flight and smoke or fire in the flight compartment and main cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20137
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
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 A300-600 Series Airplanes; and Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20027
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
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: * * * * *