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Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Mystere-Falcon 50, Mystere-Falcon 900, Falcon 900EX, Falcon 2000, and Falcon 2000EX Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18045
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Special Conditions: Malibu Power & Propeller Int'l, LLC, Piper Models PA-46-310P and PA-46-350P; Installation of a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) Engine
Document Number: E7-18013
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Malibu Power & Propeller Int'l, LLC modified Piper Model PA-46-310P and PA-46-350P airplanes. The airplanes, as modified by Malibu Power & Propeller Int'l, LLC, will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the installation of a full authority digital engine control (FADEC) engine. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17844
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the power conversion distribution unit (PCDU) to determine its part number, and modifying certain PCDUs. This AD results from reports of failed PCDUs, the loss of an electrical bus, and the presence of a strong electrical burning odor in the flight deck and forward cabin. We are issuing this AD to prevent the loss of an electrical bus due to PCDU failure, resulting in the loss of all flight displays for an unacceptable time period, and consequent emergency landing.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11, MD-11F, DC-10-30 and DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, and MD-10-30F Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17829
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11, MD-11F, DC-10-30 and DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, and MD-10-30F airplanes. This AD requires measuring the electrical resistance of the bond between the No. 2 fuel transfer pump adapter surface of the fuel tank and the fuel transfer pump housing flange, and performing corrective and other specified actions as applicable. This AD results from a design review of the fuel tank systems. We are issuing this AD to prevent inadequate bonding between the No. 2 fuel transfer pump adapter surface of the fuel tank and the fuel transfer pump housing flange. Inadequate bonding could result in a potential ignition source inside the fuel tank if the fuel transfer pump and structure interface are not submerged in fuel, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Corporation, Ltd. Model 750XL Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17828
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: To prevent the cockpit door windows separating from their frames, * * * We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Outagamie County Airport; Appleton, WI
Document Number: 07-4477
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to authorize the release of a portion of the airport property. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is widening State HWY 96 on the north edge of the airport. They need a total of 3.35 acres in narrow strip of land for the road widening and HWY right of way. The airport will benefit with better access to the airport, improved drainage, burying an overhead power line and new fencing. The Federal Highway Administration issued a Finding of No Significant Impact on September 30, 2002. The acreage being released is not needed for aeronautical use as currently identified on the Airport Layout Plan. The acreage comprising this parcel was originally acquired under Grant No. FAAP 601 in 1966, FAAP C903 in 1968 and ADAP 01 in 1972. The County of Outagamie (Wisconsin), as airport owner, has concluded that the subject airport land is not needed for expansion of airport facilities. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. The airport will receive the appraised fair market value of the land. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of the airport property will be in accordfance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee
Document Number: 07-4476
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Tenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206/EUROCAE WG 76 Plenary
Document Number: 07-4475
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 206: Aeronautical Information Services Data Link.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab Model SAAB 2000 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17832
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F27 Mark 050, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17831
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17830
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 767 airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing an automatic shutoff system for the auxiliary fuel tank pump, revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to advise the flight crew of certain operating restrictions for airplanes equipped with an automatic auxiliary fuel tank pump shutoff control, revising the Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) section of certain maintenance documents to include new inspections of the automatic shutoff system for the auxiliary fuel tank boost pumps, and, for certain airplanes, installing a placard to alert the flight crew of certain fuel usage restrictions. This proposed AD results from a design review of the fuel tank systems. We are proposing this AD to prevent an overheat condition outside the pump explosion-resistance area that is open to the pump inlet, which could cause an ignition source for the fuel vapors in the fuel tank and result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF6-80E1 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-17678
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80E1 series turbofan engines with certain part number (P/N) compressor rear frames (CRFs) installed. This AD requires revisions to the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the manufacturer's Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) and air carrier's approved Continued Airworthiness Maintenance Programs (CAMP) to include initial and repetitive eddy current inspections (ECIs) or fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPIs) of the affected CRFs. This AD results from the need to require enhanced inspections of the CF6-80E1 series engine CRFs for cracks. We are issuing this AD to prevent rupture of the CRF, which could result in an under-cowl engine fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17686
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2 and CF6-80E1 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-17682
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF6-80C2 and CF6-80E1 series turbofan engines with fuel manifold part numbers (P/Ns) 1303M31G12 and 1303M32G12 installed. This proposed AD would require removing and discarding the loop clamps that assemble the fuel manifold to the compressor rear frame (CRF) friction damper brackets, visually inspecting the fuel manifold for wear at each clamp location, and replacing the clamps with new, zero-time parts. This proposed AD results from fuel manifold vibration during engine operation that causes the loop clamps that assemble the manifold to the CRF to deteriorate. Fourteen fuel leak events occurred over the past several years. We are proposing this AD to prevent fuel leaks during engine operation that could result in an under-cowl fire.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF34-8C1/-8C5/-8C5B1/-8E5/-8E5A1, and CF34-10E Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-17680
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF34-8C1/-8C5/-8C5B1/-8E5/-8E5A1, and CF34-10E series turbofan engines with certain part number (P/N) and serial number (SN) fuel metering units (FMU) installed. This proposed AD would require a onetime test of the FMU for a miswired (reversed polarity) condition of the input wires to the overspeed solenoid. This proposed AD results from the discovery of miswired FMU overspeed solenoids in the field. We are proposing this AD to prevent the engine from failing to shutdown as commanded during an overspeed, leading to uncontained engine failure.
Amendment to Class E Airspace; Poplar Bluff, MO
Document Number: 07-4353
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Poplar Bluff, MO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate a new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Poplar Bluff Municipal Airport, Poplar Bluff, MO. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the new SIAP at Poplar Bluff Municipal Airport, MO.
Removal of Class D and E Airspace; Utica, NY; Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Rome, NY; Establishment of Class E Airspace; Rome, NY
Document Number: 07-4332
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will remove the Class D, E2, E4, and E5 airspace at Utica, NY, and amend the Class D and E2 airspace at Rome, NY. This action will also establish Class E5 airspace at Rome, NY. The Oneida County Airport, Utica, NY, is permanently closed and no longer operational, moving aircraft operations to Griffiss Airfield, Rome, NY. The closure necessitates the removal of all Class D and E airspace at Utica, NY. Subsequently, this action amends the Class D and E2 airspace at Rome, NY, published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2007, (72 FR 3365) but not charted due to inaccuracies in the legal descriptions. This action will also establish Class E5 airspace at Rome, NY, to replace the Class E5 airspace being removed at Utica, NY. Class D surface area airspace is required when the control tower is open to contain Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Class E2 surface area airspace is required when the control tower is closed to contain SIAPs and other IFR operations at the airport. Class E5 airspace extends upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) and is required to contain SIAPs and other IFR operations at the airport. This action will amend Class D airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,000 feet MSL within an 8.4-mile radius and Class E2 airspace within an 8.4-mile radius of the Griffiss Airfield. This action will also establish Class E5 airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 10.9 mile radius of Griffiss Airfield and within 5 miles each side of the Griffiss Airfield ILS localizer northwest course from the 10.9-mile radius to 15 miles northwest of Griffiss Airfield and within a 26-mile radius of the airport extending clockwise from a 125[deg] bearing to 200[deg] bearing from the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Forest Hill, MD
Document Number: 07-4331
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Forest Hill, Maryland (MD) to accommodate a new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) that has been developed for Forest Hill Airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Gainesville, FL
Document Number: 07-4329
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Gainesville, FL, to accommodate a new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) helicopter point in space approach that has been developed for Shands Hospital. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Winfield, FL
Document Number: 07-4328
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Winfield, FL, to accommodate a new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) helicopter point in space approach that has been developed for Interstate-10 Rest Stop Heliport. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Live Oak, FL
Document Number: 07-4327
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Live Oak, FL, to accommodate a new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) helicopter point in space approach that has been developed for Suwannee Hospital Emergency Heliport. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Lady Lake, FL
Document Number: 07-4326
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action established Class E airspace at Lady Lake, FL, to accommodate a new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) helicopter point in space approach that has been developed for Lady Lake Hospital. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP.
Amendment to Class E Airspace; Lee's Summit, MO
Document Number: 07-4323
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace area at Lee's Summit Municipal Airport, Lee's Summit, MO. A review of the legal description revealed an incorrect coordinate describing the Airport Reference Point (ARP) for Lee's Summit Municipal Airport. This action corrects that error.
Proposed Establishment of Class E5 Airspace; Prairie Du Sac, WI
Document Number: 07-4285
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Prairie Du Sac, WI. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) at Sauk-Prairie Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Sauk-Prairie Airport, Prairie Du Sac, WI.
Airworthiness Standards; Aircraft Engine Standards for Pressurized Engine Static Parts
Document Number: E7-17626
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is proposing to amend the aircraft engine type certification standards by adding standards for pressurized engine static parts that are equivalent to those already adopted by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The proposed rule would establish uniform standards for the certification of these parts in the United States and in Europe. U.S. manufacturers already meet the EASA requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17586
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection to determine the material of the forward and aft gray water drain masts. For airplanes having composite gray water drain masts, this proposed AD would also require installation of a copper bonding jumper between a ground and the clamp on the tube of the forward and aft gray water composite drain masts. This proposed AD results from a report of charred insulation blankets and burned wires around the forward gray water composite drain mast found during an inspection of the forward cargo compartment on a Model 767-300F airplane. We are proposing this AD to prevent a fire near a composite drain mast and possible disruption of the electrical power system caused by a lightning strike on a composite drain mast, which could result in the loss of several functions essential for safe flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17385
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Airbus Model A318-100, A319-100, A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 series airplanes, and Model A320-111 airplanes. That AD currently requires an inspection to determine whether certain braking and steering control units (BSCUs) are installed or have ever been installed. For airplanes on which certain BSCUs are installed or have ever been installed, the existing AD requires an inspection of the nose landing gear (NLG) upper support, and corrective action if necessary; and a check of the NLG strut inflation pressure, and an adjustment if necessary. For some of these airplanes, the existing AD also requires a revision to the aircraft flight manual to incorporate an operating procedure to recover normal steering in the event of a steering failure. This new AD instead requires repetitive inspections of the NLG upper support, and related investigative/corrective actions in accordance with new service information; and removes the one-time inspection that was required by the existing AD. This new AD also provides an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD results from a report of an incident where an airplane landed with the NLG turned 90 degrees from centerline, and from additional reports of NLG upper support anti-rotation lugs rupturing in service. We are issuing this AD to prevent landings with the NLG turned 90 degrees from centerline, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-17359
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-06
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-17345
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-06
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Model P-180 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17304
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-06
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; Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Model Falcon 10 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17288
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Model Falcon 10 airplanes. That AD currently requires either revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) and installing a placard in the flight deck to prohibit flight into known or forecasted icing conditions, or repetitively inspecting for delamination of the flexible hoses in the wing (slat) anti-icing system and performing corrective actions if necessary. That AD also provides optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This new AD mandates the previously optional terminating action. This AD results from a report of in-service delamination of a flexible hose in the slat anti-icing system at a time earlier than previously reported. We are issuing this AD to prevent collapse of the flexible hoses in the slat anti-icing system, which could lead to insufficient anti-icing capability and, if icing is encountered in this situation, could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Proposed Establishment of Class D and E Airspace, Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Easton, MD
Document Number: 07-4330
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D, E2 and E4 airspace and revise E5 airspace at Easton, MD. A federal contract tower with a weather reporting system is being constructed at Easton Airport/Newnam Field. Therefore, the airport will meet criteria for Class D, E2, and E4 surface area airspace. Class D surface area airspace and Class E4 airspace designed as an extension to Class D airspace is required when the control tower is open to contain Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Class E2 surface area airspace is required when the control tower is closed to contain SIAPs and other IFR operations at the airport. This action would establish Class D and E2 airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,600 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of the airport and Class E4 airspace extension that is 5.4 miles wide and extends 7.4 miles northeast of the Easton Non Directional Beacon (NDB). Additionally, a technical revision to Class E5 airspace is required as a result of a name change from the Easton Municipal Airport to Easton Airport/Newnam Field, which was effective May 25, 1993.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Oceano Airport, Oceano, CA
Document Number: 07-4325
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of 2.43 acres of land at the Oceano Airport, Oceano, California, from all the conditions in the grant agreements under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), now 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2). The land will be sold to the San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District and used for commercial purposes by the District for purposes compatible with the airport.
FAA Approval of Noise Compatibility Program; Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, OH
Document Number: 07-4322
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by Columbus Regional Airport authority under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On January 25, 2007, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by Columbus Regional Airport Authority under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On July 9, 2007, the FAA approved the Rickenbacker International Airport noise compatibility program. All of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. TFE731-2C, -3B, -3BR, -3C, -3CR, -3D, -3DR, -4R, -5AR, -5BR, -5R, -20R, -20AR, -20BR, -40, -40AR, -40R, and -60 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-17384
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TFE731-2C, -3B, -3BR, -3C, -3CR, -3D, -3DR, -4R, -5AR, -5BR, -5R, -20R, -20AR, -20BR, -40, -40AR, -40R, and -60 series turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require removal from service of certain high pressure (HP) turbine rotor assemblies with part numbers (P/Ns) 3075772-1 and 3060841-1 using a drawdown schedule, and returning them to Honeywell for curvic root radius inspection. This proposed AD results from the manufacturer's report that some HP turbine rotor discs received improperly machined radii in the root of the forward and aft curvic teeth during manufacture. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the HP turbine rotor assembly and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Standards: Safety Analysis
Document Number: E7-17372
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is amending the safety analysis type certification standard for turbine aircraft engines. This rule establishes a nearly uniform safety analysis standard for turbine aircraft engines certified in the United States under part 33 and in European countries under the Certification Specifications for Engines, thereby simplifying airworthiness approvals for import and export.
Airworthiness Standards; Aircraft Engine Standards for Engine Life-Limited Parts
Document Number: E7-17369
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is amending the certification standards for original and amended type certificates for aircraft engines by modifying the standards for engine life-limited parts. This final rule establishes new and uniform standards for the design and testing of life-limited parts for aircraft engines certificated by the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This rule retains the current lifing requirements, introduces damage tolerance requirements into the design process, and strengthens cooperation between engineering, manufacturing, and service elements of turbine engine manufacturers. These new requirements provide an added margin of safety and will reduce the number of life-limited parts failures due to material, manufacturing, and service induced anomalies. Additionally, this action adds new standards for the design of reciprocating engine turbocharger rotors.
Airplane Performance and Handling Qualities in Icing Conditions
Document Number: Z7-14937
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E7-17371
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
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 any petition or its final disposition.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E7-17370
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
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.
Experimental Permits for Reusable Suborbital Rockets
Document Number: E7-17368
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirement in the final rule published April 6, 2007 (72 FR 17001). The sections of the final rule pending approval of this information collection request are effective on publication of this notice.
Proposed Establishment of Restricted Area 3405; Sullivan, IN
Document Number: E7-17361
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Restricted Area 3405 (R- 3405) at Sullivan, IN. The United States (U.S.) Navy requests that the FAA take action to establish R-3405 for the protection of nonparticipating aircraft from a tethered aerostat balloon used to deploy radar, electro-optic, camera, and other sensor packages at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Crane's Glendora Lake Test Facility.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17296
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
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: E7-17294
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 767 airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection to determine the material of the forward and aft gray water drain masts. For airplanes having composite gray water drain masts, this proposed AD would also require installation of a ground bracket and a copper bonding jumper between a ground bracket and the clamp on the tube of the forward and aft gray water composite drain masts. This proposed AD results from a report of charred insulation blankets and burned wires around the forward gray water composite drain mast found during an inspection of the forward cargo compartment. We are proposing this AD to prevent a fire near a composite drain mast and possible disruption of the electrical power system caused by a lightning strike on a composite drain mast, which could result in the loss of several functions essential for safe flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17290
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
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. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would require replacing the outboard stabilizing fitting and certain adjacent components of the main landing gear (MLG) support beam. This proposed AD would also require repetitive inspections for discrepancies of the outboard stabilizing fitting, walking beam hanger, and rear spar attachment, and corrective actions if necessary. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would provide an alternative one-time inspection of the outboard stabilizing fitting for discrepancies and corrective actions if necessary, which would extend the compliance time for the replacement of the outboard stabilizing fitting. For certain other airplanes, this proposed AD would also require performing a torque check of the aft pin of the outboard stabilizing fitting, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of findings of fatigue cracking of the outboard stabilizing fitting and stress corrosion cracking of the bolts attaching the fitting to the wing rear spar. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct that cracking, which could result in disconnection of the MLG actuator from the rear spar and support beam, and consequent damage to the hydraulic system causing hydraulic fluid leakage and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Alexandria Aircraft, LLC (Type Certificate No. 1A3 and A18CE Formerly Held by Bellanca, Inc.) Models 17-30, 17-31, 17-30A, 17-31A, and 17-31ATC Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17289
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 76-23-03- R1, which applies to certain Alexandria Aircraft, LLC (Bellanca) Models 17-30, 17-31, 17-30A, 17-31A, and 17-31ATC airplanes. AD 76-23-03-R1 currently requires you to inspect the muffler and tailpipe assemblies for cracks and inspect the exhaust assembly for freedom of movement at the ball joints. Since we issued AD 76-23-03-R1, we have received additional reports of in-flight exhaust system failures. Consequently, this proposed AD would reduce the exhaust system inspection interval; require a more detailed inspection of the muffler; and require replacement, reconditioning, or repair of the exhaust system if cracks or defects are found. This proposed AD would also require rerouting of the magneto ``P'' leads. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the exhaust system, which could result in heat damage to magneto electrical wiring and smoke in the cockpit. This failure could lead to loss of engine power and/or a fire in the engine compartment.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-11, DC-8-12, DC-8-21, DC-8-31, DC-8-32, DC-8-33, DC-8-41, DC-8-42, and DC-8-43 Airplanes; Model DC-8F-54 and DC-8F-55 Airplanes; Model DC-8-50, -60, -60F, -70, and -70F Series Airplanes; Model DC-9-10, -20, -30, -40, and -50 Series Airplanes; Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), and DC-9-87 (MD-87) Airplanes; and Model MD-88 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17287
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain McDonnell Douglas airplanes. The existing AD currently requires an initial general visual or dye penetrant inspection, repetitive dye penetrant inspections, and replacement, as necessary, of the rudder pedal bracket. The existing AD also requires, for certain airplanes, replacing the rudder pedal bracket assemblies with new, improved parts, which would terminate the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD would, for certain airplanes, reduce initial inspection thresholds, remove an inspection option, and lengthen the repetitive inspection intervals. This proposed AD results from reports of failures of the captain's rudder pedal brackets before reaching the initial inspection threshold identified in the existing AD. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the rudder pedal bracket assembly, which could result in the loss of rudder and braking control at either the captain's or first officer's position.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17285
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
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 repetitive lubrication of the left and right main landing gear (MLG) forward trunnion pins. This proposed AD would also require an inspection for discrepancies of the transition radius of the MLG forward trunnion pins, and repair or replacement if necessary. This proposed AD would also require a one- time inspection for discrepancies of the lead-in chamfer and cross-bolt bore, and repair or replacement if necessary. Doing the applicable inspections and repairs/replacements, or overhauling the trunnion pins ends the repetitive lubrication requirements of this proposed AD. This proposed AD results from a report that the protective finishes on the forward trunnion pins for the left and right MLG might have been damaged during final assembly. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracking of the forward trunnion pin, which could result in fracture of the pin and consequent collapse of the MLG.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17284
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting the trunnion fork assembly of the wing landing gears to determine the part number and serial number and to determine the category of the trunnion fork assemblies. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD also would require, if necessary, various inspections to detect discrepancies of the trunnion fork assemblies, related investigative/corrective actions, and a terminating action. This proposed AD results from a report of a fractured trunnion fork assembly. We are proposing this AD to prevent a fractured trunnion fork assembly, which could result in the collapse of a wing landing gear on the ground and possible damage to hydraulic equipment and the aileron and spoiler cables. Such damage could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, and -200C Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-17283
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-100, -200, and -200C series airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the FAA-approved maintenance inspection program to include inspections that will give no less than the required damage tolerance rating for each structural significant item (SSI), doing repetitive inspections to detect cracks of all SSIs, and repairing cracked structure. This proposed AD results from a report of incidents involving fatigue cracking and corrosion in transport category airplanes that are approaching or have exceeded their design service goal. We are proposing this AD to ensure the continued structural integrity of the entire fleet of Model 737-100, -200, and - 200C series airplanes.