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Fourth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 210, Cabin Management Systems
Document Number: 07-5150
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 210, Cabin Management.
Airworthiness Directives; Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A. (CASA), Model CN-235, CN-235-100, CN-235-200, CN-235-300, and C-295 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20470
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20469
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require replacing the drain tube assemblies and support clamps on the aft fairings of the engine struts. This proposed AD results from reports of failure of the drain tube assembly and clamp on the aft fairings of an engine strut. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the drain tube assemblies and clamps on the aft fairings of the engine struts. Such a failure could allow leaked flammable fluids in the drain systems to discharge on to the heat shields of the aft fairings of the engine struts, which could result in an undetected and uncontrollable fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20468
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires inspecting to detect cracking in certain lower lobe fuselage skin lap joints, doing repetitive inspections for cracking at certain fastener locations having countersunk fasteners, and replacing countersunk fasteners with protruding head fasteners at certain fastener locations. This proposed AD would replace a previous high-frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspection method with a new HFEC inspection method, add a one-time inspection for cracking of certain airplanes, and terminate the adjustment factor for the inspection compliance times based on cabin differential pressure. This proposed AD also would include inspection at an additional lap joint. This proposed AD results from reports of fuselage skin cracks found at certain countersunk fastener locations in the upper row of lap joints near the wing-to-body fairings, and from a report that the presence of alodine-coated rivets could cause faulty results during the required inspections using the optional sliding probe HFEC inspection method specified in the existing AD. We are proposing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, and 747-400D Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20467
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, and 747-400D series airplanes. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection to detect missing fasteners from the shear clip at a certain stub frame to auxiliary sill joint, and applicable related investigative and corrective actions. This proposed AD results from reports of missing fasteners from the shear clip of the stub frame to auxiliary sill joint and cracking of the adjacent exterior skin and internal doubler. We are proposing this AD to ensure that fasteners are installed in the shear clip of the stub frame to auxiliary sill joint. Missing fasteners could result in cracks in the adjacent exterior skin and internal doubler, which can propagate and result in loss of structural integrity and sudden in-flight decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20466
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for any cracking of or damage to the left side and right side flight deck No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5 windows and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of in-flight departure and separation of the flight deck windows. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the vinyl interlayer or damage to the structural inner glass panes of the flight deck No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5 windows, which could result in loss of a window and rapid loss of cabin pressure. Loss of cabin pressure could cause crew communication difficulties or crew incapacitation.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20465
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would supersede an existing AD. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20462
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Standards; Engine Bird Ingestion
Document Number: E7-20407
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends the aircraft turbine engine type certification standards to better address the threat flocking birds present to turbine engine aircraft. These changes will also harmonize FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) bird ingestion standards for aircraft turbine engines type certificated by the United States and the EASA countries, and simplify airworthiness approvals for import and export. The changes are necessary to establish uniform international standards and provide an acceptable level of safety for aircraft turbine engines with respect to the current large flocking bird threat.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and -315 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20217
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20140
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Advisory Circular 33.75-1A, Guidance Material for 14 CFR 33.75, Safety Analysis
Document Number: 07-5103
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the issuance of Advisory Circular (AC) 33.75-1A, Guidance Material for 14 CFR 33.75. This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance and describes acceptable methods, but not the only methods, for demonstrating compliance with the safety analysis requirements of Sec. 33.75 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The information provided in this AC replaces the guidance in AC 33.75-1, issued on March 4, 2005.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Covington, KY
Document Number: 07-5102
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by the Kenton County Airport Board for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR Part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed Noise Compatibility Program that was submitted for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport under Part 150 in conjunction with the Noise Exposure Map, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before April 7, 2008.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; McGrath, AK
Document Number: E7-20315
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at McGrath, AK. Five Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and a textual departure procedure (DP) are being amended for the McGrath Airport at McGrath, AK. Additionally, one new SIAP is being developed. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward, from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface, at the McGrath Airport, McGrath, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Chevak, AK
Document Number: E7-20314
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Chevak, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Chevak Airport at Chevak, AK. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward, from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface, at the Chevak Airport, Chevak, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class D and E Airspace; Kenai, AK
Document Number: E7-20313
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class D and E airspace at Kenai, AK. Five Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being amended for the Kenai Municipal Airport at Kenai, AK. Additionally, one textual departure procedure (DP) is being amended. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class D & E airspace upward, from the surface, from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface, at the Kenai Municipal Airport, Kenai, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Selawik, AK
Document Number: E7-20312
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Selawik, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being amended for the Roland Norton Memorial Airport at Selawik, AK. Additionally, four new SIAPs and a textual departure procedure (DP) are being developed. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward, from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface, at the Roland Norton Memorial Airport, Selawik, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Buckland, AK
Document Number: E7-20311
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Buckland, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and a textual departure procedure (DP) are being amended for the Buckland Airport at Buckland, AK. Additionally, two new SIAPs are being developed. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward, from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface, at the Buckland Airport, Buckland, AK.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Operation Without Normal Electrical Power
Document Number: E7-20310
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Boeing Model 787-8 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The Boeing Model 787-8 airplane will have numerous electrically operated systems whose function is needed for continued safe flight and landing of the airplane. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Soldotna, AK
Document Number: E7-20308
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Soldotna, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Soldotna Airport at Soldotna, AK. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward, from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface, at the Soldotna Airport, Soldotna, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 and 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20223
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 and 767 airplanes. This AD requires reworking the electrical bonding between the airplane structure and the pump housing of the outboard boost pumps in the main fuel tank of certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes, and between the airplane structure and the pump housing of the override/jettison pumps in the left and right wing center auxiliary fuel tanks of certain Boeing Model 767 airplanes. This AD also requires related investigative actions and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent insufficient electrical bonding, which could result in a potential of ignition sources inside the fuel tanks, and which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20222
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20221
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. This AD requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new limitations for fuel tank systems. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-12, PC-12/45, and PC-12/47 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20220
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that will supersede an existing AD. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 707 Airplanes and Model 720 and 720B Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20219
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 707 airplanes and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes. This AD requires identifying the material used in the elevator hinge support fittings of the horizontal stabilizer trailing edge, doing repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the fittings and corrective actions if necessary, and doing an eventual terminating action. This AD results from a report that stress corrosion cracking of the elevator hinge support fittings has been discovered on several Model 707 airplanes. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracking of the elevator hinge support fittings, which could reduce the elevator support stiffness and lead to in-flight airframe vibration, consequent damage to the elevator and horizontal stabilizer, and reduced controllability of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-20212
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This Rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-20210
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of changes in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding of new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Model Hawker 800XP Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20138
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Model Hawker 800XP airplanes. This AD requires doing an inspection of panel DA wiring for clearance and for signs of chafing or exposed conductors, and repairing or replacing the wires and cable ties if necessary. This AD results from reports of wire bundle interference in the DA panel, chafed wire bundles, and exposed conductors. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing of wire bundles, which could cause an electrical short and consequent loss of several functions essential for safe flight and smoke or fire in the flight compartment and main cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20137
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300-600 Series Airplanes; and Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20027
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: * * * * *
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 500, 700, and 800 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-20242
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) provided by the aviation authority of the United Kingdom to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI states the following:
Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. P-180 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20126
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier NPRM 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; Stemme GmbH & Co. KG Model S10-VT Gliders
Document Number: E7-20123
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-12
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 the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20037
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727 airplanes. This AD requires doing an initial detailed inspection for cracks in the aft pressure bulkhead web; repairing any discrepancy; and doing repetitive detailed inspections, and doing related investigative actions, if necessary. This AD results from reports of cracking in the aft pressure bulkhead web. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct a cracked pressure bulkhead web, which could result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Request for Public Comment, Clinton County Airport, Plattsburgh, NY
Document Number: 07-5036
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on Clinton County Airport (PLB), Plattsburgh, New York notice of proposed release from aeronautical use of approximately 624 acres of airport property, including runways, taxiways, aprons, airside and landside facilities to allow for non-aeronautical development. It has been determined through the planning process to close Clinton County Airport and transfer all operations to Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG), Plattsburgh, New York, its replacement airport. FAA's action is to release the land from its deed provision requiring aeronautical use of the property. A prior study explored the potential for the public benefit conveyance of Plattsburgh International Airport as a replacement airport, with Clinton County as the owner and operator of the new airport. The Plattsburgh International Military Airport Program application and Airport Master Plan determined that land constituting Clinton County Airport has no aeronautical use and should be replaced by the new facility at PGB. Revenue generated from the disposal of the property will be utilized at the replacement airport, Plattsburgh International Airport, Plattsburgh, New York for aeronautical development. Documents reflecting the sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Airport Manager's office and the FAA Airports District Office.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Lafayette Regional Airport, Lafayette, LA
Document Number: 07-5035
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites the public comment on the release of land at the Lafayette Regional Airport that is neither Surplus property (49 U.S.C. 47151 et seq.) no property acquired with any Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds (49 U.S.C. 47107).
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20051
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This proposed AD would require electrical bonding of the fill valves for the right and left main fuel tanks, the fill valve and pipe assembly for the center wing fuel tank, and the defuel shutoff valve. This proposed AD results from a fuel system review conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent improper bonding of the fill valves and defuel shutoff valve for the main fuel tanks and center wing tank, which, in combination with a lightning strike, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20049
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This proposed AD would require modification of the conduit for the forward boost pump of the center fuel tank. This proposed AD results from the finding that a potential chafing condition exists in the volute assembly of the forward boost pump for the center fuel tank. We are proposing this AD to prevent chafing of the forward boost pump wiring that could lead to arcing to the inside of the 45-degree angle fitting, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20048
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking in and around the upper and lower hinge cutouts of the forward entry and forward galley service doorways, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from multiple reports of cracks found in the skin, bearstrap, and/or frame outer chord in the hinge cutout areas of the forward entry and forward galley service doorways. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such cracking, which could result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Alpha Aviation Design Limited (Type Certificate No. A48EU Previously Held by APEX Aircraft and Avions Pierre ROBIN) Model R2160 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-20047
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
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) 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; General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2A5F Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-20036
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF6-80C2A5F turbofan engines installed on, but not limited to, Airbus A300F4-605R airplanes. This AD requires removing previous software versions from the engine electronic control unit (ECU). Engines with new version software will have increased margin to flameout. This AD results from reports of engine flameout events during flight, including reports of events where all engines simultaneously experienced a flameout or other adverse operation. Although the root cause investigation is not yet complete, we believe that exposure to ice crystals during flight is associated with these flameout events. We are issuing this AD to minimize the potential of an all-engine flameout event caused by ice accretion and shedding during flight.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Composite Wing and Fuel Tank Structure-Fire Protection Requirements
Document Number: E7-20031
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 787-8 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These novel or unusual design features are associated with composite materials chosen for the construction of the fuel tank skin and structure. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for wing and fuel tank structure with respect to postcrash fire safety. 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 standards. We will issue additional special conditions for other novel or unusual design features of the Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Lithium Ion Battery Installation
Document Number: E7-19980
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 787-8 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes will use high capacity lithium ion battery technology in on- board systems. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards. 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 standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-19924
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 series turbofan engines. This AD requires repetitive monitoring of N2 vibration on all IAE V2500 series engines to identify engines that might have a cracked high pressure turbine (HPT) stage 2 air seal. This AD results from a report that HPT stage 2 air seals have developed cracks. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the HPT stage 2 air seal.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company Models 58P and 58TC Airplanes
Document Number: E7-19888
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) Models 58P and 58TC airplanes that were used as lead airplanes by the United States Forest Service (USFS). This AD establishes new limits for the structural life of the airframe (wing, fuselage, empennage, and associated structure) through the incorporation of a supplement to the Limitations Section of the pilot's operating handbook and airplane flight manual (POH/AFM). This AD results from the FAA's analysis and determination that the operational history and usage of the affected airplanes requires a reduction in the structural life limit to 4,500 hours time-in-service (TIS) for the airframe (wing, fuselage, empennage, and associated structure). We are issuing this AD to prevent structural failure of the airframe (wing, fuselage, empennage, or associated structure) based on the operational history and usage of the affected airplanes. Such failure could lead to loss of control.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Hondo Municipal Airport, Hondo, TX
Document Number: 07-5003
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Hondo Municipal Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Muskogee-Davis Field Municipal Airport, Muskogee, OK
Document Number: 07-5002
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at Muskogee-Davis Field Municipal Airport under the provisions of Title 49 United States Code, section 47153.
Proposed Establishment of Class E5 Airspace; Hinckley, MN
Document Number: 07-5001
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Hinckley, MN. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP) at Field of Dreams Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Field of Dreams Airport, Hinckley, MN.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney PW4090 and PW4090-3 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-19927
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW4090 and PW4090-3 turbofan engines with front turbine hub, part number (P/N) 53L601, installed. This proposed AD would reduce the published life limit of those front turbine hubs from 12,000 cycles-since-new (CSN) to 9,370 CSN. This proposed AD would also remove from service those front turbine hubs using a drawdown schedule. This proposed AD results from PW updating the low-cycle- fatigue (LCF) life analysis for front turbine hubs, P/N 53L601. We are proposing this AD to prevent an uncontained failure of the front turbine hub, resulting in an in-flight engine shutdown and possible damage to the airplane.
Establishment, Modification and Revocation of VOR Federal Airways; East Central United States
Document Number: E7-19745
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies VOR Federal Airway, V-133 over the East Central United States in support of the Midwest Airspace Enhancement Plan (MASE). The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and to improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace assigned to the Chicago, Cleveland, and Indianapolis Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC).