Federal Aviation Administration December 6, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Takeoff/Landing Performance Assessment Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: E7-23740
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
By this notice, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the formation of an Aviation Rulemaking Committee to review regulations affecting certification and operation of airplanes and airports for airplane takeoff and landing operations on runways contaminated by snow, slush, ice, or standing water. This review may also encompass related portions of other regulations, as appropriate, and harmonization with other foreign aviation regulations. To get a copy of the Order that established this Aviation Rulemaking Committee go to; http://www.faa.gov/about/committees/rulemaking/. The FAA will establish a Takeoff/Landing Performance Assessment Aviation Rulemaking Committee to conduct this review and provide advice and recommendations to: a. Establish airplane certification and operational requirements (including training) for takeoff and landing operations on contaminated runways. b. Establish landing distance assessment requirements, including minimum landing distance safety margins, to be performed at the time of arrival. c. Establish standards for runway surface condition reporting and minimum surface conditions for continued operations. The FAA invites persons interested in serving on this committee or work groups to request membership in accordance with this notice. The FAA will select members to provide a balance of viewpoints, interests, and expertise. The subjects of the committee meetings will be highly technical and therefore require participants to have significant education background, technical background, and/or work experience for the committee to have the maximum benefit. Membership on the committee will be limited to facilitate discussions and to maintain a balance of interests. In addition, the FAA invites interested persons to submit specific, detailed written comments, or provide input on the affected regulatory sections. These comments will be considered in the committee discussions and will assist in determining future regulatory action.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E7-23700
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E7-23699
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E7-23698
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
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. While the comment period is shorter than the usual 20-day comment period, the FAA recognizes and must balance the need to provide for public comment as well as to be responsive to the petitioner and the public because of the impending January 31, 2008, compliance date.
Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-23692
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee (ATPAC) will be held to review present air traffic control procedures and practices for standardization, revision, clarification, and upgrading of terminology and procedures.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-23639
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require sealing the fasteners on the front and rear spars inside the left and right main fuel tanks and on the lower panel of the center fuel tank. This proposed AD would also require inspections of the wire bundle support installations to verify if certain clamps are installed and if Teflon sleeving covers the wire bundles inside the left and right equipment cooling system bays, on the left and right rear spars, and on the left and right front spars; and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from a fuel system review conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent improperly sealed fasteners in the main and center fuel tanks from becoming an ignition source, in the event of a fault current, which could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-61A, S-61D, S-61E, and S-61V Helicopters
Document Number: E7-23604
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) model helicopters. The AD would require installing an electric chip detector on each engine and an on-board chip detector annunciation system. The AD would also require revising the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) to add procedures for crew response to the illumination of an on-board chip detector warning light. This AD would also require testing the engine chip detector system at specified intervals. This proposal is prompted by reports of Number 5 engine bearing failures. Failure of the bearing resulted in erratic movement of the high-speed, engine-to- transmission shaft (shaft), an oil leak, an in-flight fire, and an emergency landing. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to detect an impending bearing failure, which if undetected and not addressed by appropriate crew action may result in an oil leak, a severed shaft housing, an uncontained in-flight fire, and a subsequent emergency landing.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; FAA Entry Point Filing Form-International Registry
Document Number: 07-5962
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. The respondents supply information through the AC 8050-135 to the FAA Civil Aviation Registry's Aircraft Registration Branch in order to obtain an authorization code for access to the International Registry.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; SFAR No. 105 Operating Limitations for Unscheduled Arrivals at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport
Document Number: 07-5961
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. This rule implements a reservation system restricting the number of unscheduled aircraft arrivals at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Certification of Airports, 14 CFR Part 139.
Document Number: 07-5960
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. This rule revised the airport certification regulations and establishes certification requirements for airports serving scheduled air carrier operations in aircraft with 10-30 seats.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Airport Noise Compatibility Planning
Document Number: 07-5959
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. The respondents are those airport operators voluntarily submitting noise exposure maps and noise compatibility programs to the FAA for review and approval.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; 2005 Private Single-Engine Land Pilot Assessment of Instruction and Practical Test Experiences
Document Number: 07-5958
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. This project involves collecting data from recently certified ASEL pilots on the quality of their flight training and practical test experiences.
Notice of Intent to Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Office of Dispute Resolution Procedures for Protests and Contact Disputes, 14 CFR Part 17
Document Number: 07-5957
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. 14 CFR part 17 sets forth procedures for filing solicitation protests and contract claims in the FAA's Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition.