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

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Notice of Cessation of Printing and Hard Copy Distribution of Advisory Circulars Issued by the Aircraft Certification Service
Document Number: 07-5263
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the cessation of printing and distribution of advisory circulars issued by the Aircraft Certification Service. Technology currently allows advisory circulars to be posted to a public Web site, the Regulator and Guidance Library, http:// rgl.faa.gov/ for easy public access. Because of this easy public access, the Aircraft Certification Service determined that it is no longer necessary to print and distribute a hard copy of advisory circulars as it has done in the past. This will not only make it easier for the public to have access to advisory circulars issued by the Aircraft Certification Service almost immediately upon issuance, it will also result in a cost savings.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 07-5261
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph (d) of Sec. 158.29.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211-524 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-20923
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
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 the United Kingdom to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI states the following:
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Models 172R and 172S Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20862
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 172R and 172S. This proposed AD would require you to inspect the fuel return line assembly for chafing; replace the fuel return line assembly if chafing is found; and inspect the clearance between the fuel return line assembly and both the right steering tube assembly and the airplane structure, adjusting as necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of chafed fuel return line assemblies, which were caused by the fuel return line assembly rubbing against the right steering tube assembly during full rudder pedal actuation. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct chafing of the fuel return line assembly, which could result in fuel leaking under the floor and fuel vapors entering the cabin. This condition could lead to fire under the floor or in the cabin area.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20820
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 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; Airbus Model A330 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20817
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
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 757-200, -200PF, and -200CB Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20816
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -200CB series airplanes. This AD requires inspections to detect scribe lines and cracks of the fuselage skin, lap joints, circumferential butt splice strap, and external and internal approved repairs; and related investigative/ corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of scribe lines adjacent to the skin lap joints. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks, which could grow and cause rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20815
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
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; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20814
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
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; General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2D1F Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-20813
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF6-80C2D1F turbofan engines, installed on, but not limited to, McDonnell Douglas Corporation MD-11 series airplanes. This AD requires removing previous software versions from the engine electronic control unit (ECU). Engines with new version software will have increased margin to flameout. This AD results from reports of engine flameout events during flight, including reports of events where all engines simultaneously experienced a flameout or other adverse operation. Although the root cause investigation is not yet complete, we believe that exposure to ice crystals during flight is associated with these flameout events. We are issuing this AD to minimize engine flameout caused by ice accretion and shedding during flight.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hailey, ID
Document Number: E7-20796
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register August 30, 2007 (72 FR 50046), Airspace Docket No. 07-ANM-8, FAA Docket No. FAA-2007-27911. In that rule, an error was made in the legal description for Hailey, ID. Specifically, the longitude referencing Friedman Memorial Airport, ID stated ``* * *long. 114[deg]17'45'' W.'' instead of ``* * *long.114[deg]17'44'' W.'' This action corrects that error.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-53, DC-8-55, DC-8F-54, and DC-8F-55 Airplanes; and Model DC-8-60, DC-8-60F, DC-8-70, and DC-8-70F Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20464
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas airplanes, identified above. This AD requires a one-time inspection to determine the configuration of the airplane. This AD also requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the tee or angle doubler, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from a report indicating that numerous operators have found cracks on the tee. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct stress corrosion cracking of the tee or angle doubler installed on the flat aft pressure bulkhead. Cracking in this area could continue to progress and damage the adjacent structure, which could result in loss of structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Model HP.137 Jetstream Mk.1, Jetstream Series 200, Jetstream Series 3101, and Jetstream Model 3201 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20364
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20823
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 airplanes. This proposed AD would require replacement of the wire harness of the auxiliary hydraulic pump with a new wire harness, and routing the new wire harness outside of the tire burst area. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer, as well as reports of shorted wires in the right wheel well and evidence of arcing on the power cables of the auxiliary hydraulic pump. We are proposing this AD to prevent shorted wires or electrical arcing at the auxiliary hydraulic pump, which could result in a fire in the wheel well. We are also proposing this AD to reduce the potential of an ignition source adjacent to the fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; EMBRAER Model EMB-120, -120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20821
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-23
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:
Proposed Modification of Restricted Area 3404; Crane, IN
Document Number: E7-20795
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Restricted Area 3404 (R-3404) at Crane, IN. The United States (U.S.) Navy requests that the FAA take action to modify R-3404 for the protection of nonparticipating aircraft from fragments generated during the disposal of a variety of types of ordnance.
Airworthiness Standards: Normal, Utility, Acrobatic, and Commuter Category Airplanes
Document Number: 07-55519
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Environmental Desk Reference for Airport Actions
Document Number: 07-5224
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On May 18, 2006, the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Airports (ARP) published a notice in the Federal Register. That Notice told interested parties about the availability of the Preamble for FAA Order 5050.4B, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions (71 FR 29014). In that Preamble, ARP stated that it would prepare a desk reference to provide its staff and interested parties with information on integrating and complying with Federal environmental laws, regulations, and Executive Orders other than NEPA (71 FR 29015). Today's Notice alerts interested parties that ARP has prepared the desk reference, entitled ``Environmental Desk Reference for Airport Actions.'' Interested parties may review a copy of the document at the following Web site: http://www.faa.gov/airportsairtraffic/airports/ environmental/environmentaldeskref/. ARP will publish changes to the Desk Reference that may be needed to respond to changes in the laws, regulations, or Executive Orders the Desk Reference discusses.
Fourteenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 207/Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 07-5215
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-23
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.
Second Meeting, Special Committee 215, Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services, Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment
Document Number: 07-5214
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a second meeting of RTCA Special Committee 215, Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services, Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Model 206A and 206B Series Helicopters
Document Number: E7-20681
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (Bell) Model 206A and 206B series helicopters. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The aviation authority of Canada, with which we have a bilateral agreement, states in the MCAI:
Operating Limitations at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, Notice of Meeting and Request for Information
Document Number: 07-5177
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA will conduct a meeting to discuss flight restrictions at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to reduce overscheduling and flight delays during peak hours of operation at that airport. This meeting is open to all scheduled air carriers, regardless of whether they currently provide scheduled service to JFK, and to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which is the airport operator of JFK. Registration in advance of the meeting is requested. In addition, the FAA invites interested persons to submit written information on such schedule reductions. The FAA plans to issue its decision on scheduling limitations in a final order.
Flight Simulation Training Device Initial and Continuing Qualification and Use
Document Number: 07-4888
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is delaying the effective date of a final rule that established qualification requirements for flight simulation training devices (FSTD). In addition, because the new rule set forth specific dates for compliance, to ensure that individuals affected by the rule have adequate time to comply with the rule, the FAA will also delay the compliance date of the rule. The new rule consolidates and updates FSTD requirements that currently exist in different parts of the FAA's regulations and in advisory circulars. The extension of the effective date is necessary because the FAA has initiated a subsequent rulemaking that would provide greater harmonization with the international standards document for simulation. Delaying the effective date of the final rule will allow the agency to complete this subsequent rulemaking and amend the final rule that established qualification requirements for FSTD before the October 30, 2007, effective date.
Flight Simulation Training Device Initial and Continuing Qualification and Use
Document Number: 07-4884
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend the Qualification Performance Standards (QPS) for flight simulation training devices (FSTD) and add a new level of simulation for helicopter flight training devices (FTD). The FAA proposes to codify existing practice by requiring all existing FSTD visual scenes that are beyond the number required for qualification to meet specified requirements. The proposal also reorganizes certain sections of the QPS appendices and provides additional information on validation tests, established parameters for tolerances, acceptable data formats, and the use of alternative data sources. The proposed changes would ensure that the training and testing environment is accurate and realistic, would codify existing practice, and would provide greater harmonization with the international standards document for simulation. None of these proposed technical requirements would apply to simulators qualified before May 30, 2008, except for the proposal to codify existing practice regarding certain visual scene requirements. The over-all impact of this proposal would result in minimal to no cost increases for manufacturers and sponsors.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model EC130 B4 Helicopters
Document Number: E7-20684
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France Model EC130B4 helicopters. 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 aviation authority of France, with which we have a bilateral agreement, states in the MCAI:
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc. Model 600N Helicopters
Document Number: E7-20680
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Model 600N helicopters. That AD currently requires interim initial and repetitive inspections of tailboom parts, installing six inspection holes in the aft fuselage skin panels, installing tailboom attachment bolt washers, modifying both access covers, and replacing broken attachment bolts. The current AD also provides for modifying the fuselage aft section as an optional terminating action. This proposal would mandate modifying the fuselage aft section within the next 24 months to strengthen the tailboom attachment fittings and upper longerons. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent failure of the tailboom attachment fittings, separation of the tailboom from the helicopter, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E7-20661
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-19
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aviation Corporation Model EA500 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20630
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-13- 11, which applies to all Eclipse Aviation Corporation (Eclipse) Model EA500 airplanes. AD 2007-13-11 was prompted by reports of loss of primary airspeed indication due to freezing condensation within the pitot system. AD 2007-13-11 requires operational limitations consisting of operation only in day visual flight rules (VFR), allowing only a VFR flight plan, and maintaining operation with two pilots. Since we issued AD 2007-13-11, Eclipse has developed a design modification to the pitot/angle-of-attack (AOA) system to eliminate the possibility of freezing condensation within the pitot/AOA system. Eclipse is incorporating this modification during production on Model EA500 airplanes starting with serial number (S/N) 000065. Consequently, this proposed AD would limit the applicability to airplanes under S/N 000065 and require incorporating the modification. This proposed AD would also retain the operating limitations in AD 2007-13-11 until the modification is incorporated. We are proposing this AD to prevent long- term reliance on special operating limitations when a design change exists that would eliminate the need for the operating limitations. Incorporating the proposed modification would prevent loss of air pressure in the pitot system, which could cause erroneous AOA and airspeed information with consequent loss of control.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Beaver, UT
Document Number: E7-20389
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register August 10, 2007 (72 FR 44955), Airspace Docket No. 06-ANM-12, FAA Docket No. FAA-2006-26364. In that rule, an error was made in the legal description for Beaver, UT. Specifically, the longitude referencing V-293 stated ``* * * long. 133[deg]00'00'' W.'' instead of ``* * * long.113[deg]30'00'' W.'' This action corrects that error.
Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review
Document Number: 07-5151
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program update that was submitted for Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall 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 Maryland Aviation Administration. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective April 3, 2006, Federal Register Doc. 06-3624. The proposed noise compatibility program update will be approved or disapproved on or before March 28, 2008.
Fourth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 210, Cabin Management Systems
Document Number: 07-5150
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 210, Cabin Management.
Airworthiness Directives; Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A. (CASA), Model CN-235, CN-235-100, CN-235-200, CN-235-300, and C-295 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20470
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
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 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20469
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
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 replacing the drain tube assemblies and support clamps on the aft fairings of the engine struts. This proposed AD results from reports of failure of the drain tube assembly and clamp on the aft fairings of an engine strut. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the drain tube assemblies and clamps on the aft fairings of the engine struts. Such a failure could allow leaked flammable fluids in the drain systems to discharge on to the heat shields of the aft fairings of the engine struts, which could result in an undetected and uncontrollable fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20468
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires inspecting to detect cracking in certain lower lobe fuselage skin lap joints, doing repetitive inspections for cracking at certain fastener locations having countersunk fasteners, and replacing countersunk fasteners with protruding head fasteners at certain fastener locations. This proposed AD would replace a previous high-frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspection method with a new HFEC inspection method, add a one-time inspection for cracking of certain airplanes, and terminate the adjustment factor for the inspection compliance times based on cabin differential pressure. This proposed AD also would include inspection at an additional lap joint. This proposed AD results from reports of fuselage skin cracks found at certain countersunk fastener locations in the upper row of lap joints near the wing-to-body fairings, and from a report that the presence of alodine-coated rivets could cause faulty results during the required inspections using the optional sliding probe HFEC inspection method specified in the existing AD. We are proposing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, and 747-400D Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20467
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, and 747-400D series airplanes. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection to detect missing fasteners from the shear clip at a certain stub frame to auxiliary sill joint, and applicable related investigative and corrective actions. This proposed AD results from reports of missing fasteners from the shear clip of the stub frame to auxiliary sill joint and cracking of the adjacent exterior skin and internal doubler. We are proposing this AD to ensure that fasteners are installed in the shear clip of the stub frame to auxiliary sill joint. Missing fasteners could result in cracks in the adjacent exterior skin and internal doubler, which can propagate and result in loss of structural integrity and sudden in-flight decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20466
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
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. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for any cracking of or damage to the left side and right side flight deck No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5 windows and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of in-flight departure and separation of the flight deck windows. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the vinyl interlayer or damage to the structural inner glass panes of the flight deck No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5 windows, which could result in loss of a window and rapid loss of cabin pressure. Loss of cabin pressure could cause crew communication difficulties or crew incapacitation.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20465
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would supersede an existing AD. 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; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20462
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
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 Standards; Engine Bird Ingestion
Document Number: E7-20407
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends the aircraft turbine engine type certification standards to better address the threat flocking birds present to turbine engine aircraft. These changes will also harmonize FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) bird ingestion standards for aircraft turbine engines type certificated by the United States and the EASA countries, and simplify airworthiness approvals for import and export. The changes are necessary to establish uniform international standards and provide an acceptable level of safety for aircraft turbine engines with respect to the current large flocking bird threat.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and -315 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20217
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
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; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20140
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
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:
Advisory Circular 33.75-1A, Guidance Material for 14 CFR 33.75, Safety Analysis
Document Number: 07-5103
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the issuance of Advisory Circular (AC) 33.75-1A, Guidance Material for 14 CFR 33.75. This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance and describes acceptable methods, but not the only methods, for demonstrating compliance with the safety analysis requirements of Sec. 33.75 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The information provided in this AC replaces the guidance in AC 33.75-1, issued on March 4, 2005.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Covington, KY
Document Number: 07-5102
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by the Kenton County Airport Board for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR Part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed Noise Compatibility Program that was submitted for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport under Part 150 in conjunction with the Noise Exposure Map, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before April 7, 2008.
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.