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Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-10-10F and MD-10-30F Airplanes, Model MD-11 and MD-11F Airplanes, and Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18475
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all McDonnell Douglas Model MD-10-10F and MD-10- 30F airplanes, Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes, and Model 717-200 airplanes. That AD currently requires a revision to the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM) to prohibit use of the flight management system (FMS) profile (PROF) mode for descent and/or approach operations unless certain conditions are met. This new AD requires, for certain Model 717-200 airplanes, upgrading the versatile integrated avionics (VIA) digital computer with new system software, which would end the need for the AFM revision. This AD results from a report of two violations of the selected flight control panel (FCP) altitude during FMS PROF descents. We are issuing this AD to prevent, under certain conditions during the FMS PROF descent, the uncommanded descent of an airplane below the selected level-off altitude, which could result in an unacceptable reduction in the separation between the airplane and nearby air traffic or terrain.
Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-1000T Gliders
Document Number: E7-18474
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-21
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; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18473
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747 series airplanes. That AD requires a one-time inspection for discrepancies of the potable water and drain lines in the cargo compartments, and corrective action if necessary. This new AD requires that the inspection be repetitively performed using new service information, until terminating action is done. This AD also removes certain airplanes from the applicability. This AD results from a report of a fire in the aft cargo compartment started by a potable water line heater tape. We are issuing this AD to prevent overheating of the heater tape on potable water fill and drain lines, which could ignite accumulated debris or contaminants on or near the potable water fill and drain lines, resulting in a fire in the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18472
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a typographical error in an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register on July 30, 2007 (72 FR 41438). The error resulted in certain compliance times being mislabeled as units of flight cycles instead of flight hours. This AD applies to all Boeing Model 747 airplanes. This AD requires an inspection of the No. 2 and No. 3 windows on the left and right sides of the airplane to determine their part numbers, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11, MD-11F, DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, and MD-10-30F Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18459
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes and certain Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, and MD-10-30F airplanes. This AD requires rerouting system 3 hydraulic piping, installing new pipe assemblies and unions, and installing redesigned support brackets for the system 3 hydraulic piping. This AD results from a report of damage to the hydraulic system that occurred when pieces of a ruptured tire from the left main landing gear penetrated the wing trailing edge access panel during takeoff. We are issuing this AD to prevent damage to the system 3 hydraulic piping, which could result in loss of the hydraulic system.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18436
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting airworthiness directive (AD) 2007-18-52 that was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of Boeing Model 737- 600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes by individual notices. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of the slat track downstop assemblies to verify that proper hardware is installed, one-time torquing of the nut and bolt, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD is prompted by reports of parts coming off the main slat track downstop assemblies. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct loose or missing parts from the main slat track downstop assemblies, which could result in a fuel leak and consequent fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300-600R Series Airplanes; and Model A310-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18435
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-21
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; Turbomeca S.A. Artouste III B, Artouste III B1, and Artouste III D Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E7-18434
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca Artouste III B, Artouste III B1, and Artouste III D turboshaft engines. That AD currently requires removing certain fuel pumps from service and installing serviceable fuel pumps. This AD requires the same actions and adds to the applicability, additional fuel pumps by serial number (SN). This AD results from Turbomeca identifying a number of fuel pump SNs that they omitted from the original population. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced engine fuel flow and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter, or an accident.
Airworthiness Directives; SICMA Aero Seat 50XXX Passenger Seats
Document Number: E7-18431
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-21
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 the aviation authority of France to identify and correct an unsafe condition on SICMA Aero Seat 50XXX Passenger Seats. The MCAI states the following:
Airworthiness Directives; Societe de Motorisations Aeronautiques (SMA) SR305-230 and SR305-230-1 Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: E7-18412
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-21
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 the aviation authority of France to identify and correct an unsafe condition on SMA SR305-230 and SR305-230-1 reciprocating engines. The MCAI states the following:
Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From All Terms, Conditions, Reservations and Restrictions of a Quitclaim Deed Agreement Between Miami-Dade County and the Federal Aviation Administration for the Opa Locka Executive Airport, Opa-locka, FL
Document Number: 07-4697
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release certain airport properties 74.273 acres at the Opa Locka Executive Airport, Opa Locka, FL from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a Quitclaim Deed agrement between the FAA and Miami-Dade County, dated November 16, 1961. The release of property will allow Miami-Dade County to dispose of the property for other than aeronautical purposes. The property is located in Opa-locka, Miami-Dade County, Florida. The parcels are currently designated as non- aeronautical use. The properties will be disposed of for the purpose of municipal uses. The airport will benefit from these releases through the development of infrastructure serving the airport. Further, the airport will no longer incure the costs associated with maintaining these lands. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Opa Locka Executive Airport Manager's Office, and the FAA Airports District Office.
Policy for Diesel (Compression Ignition) Engine Certification
Document Number: 07-4696
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the final policy for Policy for Diesel (Compression Ignition) Engine Certification.
Recording of Major Repairs and Major Alterations
Document Number: E7-18584
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends instructions to aviation maintenance providers regarding submittal of FAA Form 337, Major Repair and Alteration, for either major repair or major alteration; or for extended-range fuel tanks installed within the passenger compartment or a baggage compartment. This change clarifies the mailing instructions when submitting Form 337 to the FAA. The intent of this action is to amend the regulation to ensure mailing requirements are clear and accurate.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18554
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-20
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 doing repetitive internal eddy current and detailed inspections to detect cracked stringer tie clips; doing applicable corrective and related investigative actions, if necessary; and measuring the fastener spacing and the edge margin; as applicable. As a temporary alternative to doing the actions described previously, this proposed AD would require repetitive external general visual inspections of the skin and lap joints for cracks and evidence of overload resulting from cracked stringer tie clips, and applicable corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report of several cracked stringer tie clips. We are proposing this AD to prevent multiple cracked stringer tie clips and damaged skin and frames, which could lead to the skin and frame structure developing cracks and consequent decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18553
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-20
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: E7-18544
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Boeing Model 767 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive measurements of the rudder and elevator freeplay, repetitive lubrications of rudder and elevator components, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would instead require revised repetitive measurements of the rudder freeplay and the elevator freeplay for each of the power control actuators (PCAs) that move the rudder and elevator, corrective and related investigative actions if necessary, and repetitive lubrications of the rudder and elevator components. For some airplanes, this proposed AD would also require related concurrent actions. This proposed AD results from reports of freeplay-induced vibration of the rudder and the elevator. The potential for vibration of the control surface should be avoided because the point of transition from vibration to divergent flutter is unknown. We are proposing this AD to prevent excessive vibration of the airframe during flight, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18540
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-20
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; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18539
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the left side and right side frame and reinforcement angles at fuselage station (FS) 640 between stringer 9 and stringer 12, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports that cracks have been discovered on the frame and reinforcement angles at FS 640. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the frame, which could lead to failure of the fuselage structure and possible loss of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-18374
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-20
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: E7-18335
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-20
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.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Pellston Regional Airport; Pellston, MI
Document Number: 07-4650
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the release of 621.46 acres of vacant airport property for the proposed development of warehouses, training centers, and associated access roads as a component of Sovereign Deed's National Response Center. The land consists of 7 parcels. Parcel 1 was acquired under grant 9-20-048-C905. Parcels 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 were dedicated as airport property prior to 1946 and have no federal funding involvement. Parcel 7 was acquired under grants 9-2- 048-C905 and 8-26-0076-01. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to lease the property. The land is not needed for aeronautical use. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the lease of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the lease of the airport property will be in accordance 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.
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: