Federal Aviation Administration January 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-1129
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive external high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the crown skin for cracks at certain stringer attachment holes, and repair if necessary. This AD results from a report of cracks at multiple locations on certain areas of the crown skin. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks of the crown skin, which could result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model SA332C, L, L1, and L2 Helicopters
Document Number: E8-1028
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (ECF) model helicopters. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The European Safety Agency (EASA), the Technical Agent for France, with which we have a bilateral agreement, states in the MCAI:
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-1015
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-24
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: E8-1012
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-24
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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; State College, PA
Document Number: 08-205
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration published in the Federal Register of October 30, 2007, (72 FR 61293-61294), a document amending Class E airspace at State College, PA. This action technically corrects the geographical coordinates of the University Park Airport, adds the coordinates for the University Park Airport, adds the coordinates for the Instrument Landing System's (ILS) Localizer (LOC) and confirms the effective date of the direct final rule that amends Class E airspace to support an Instrument Approach Procedure serving the Centre Community Hospital (PS57), State College, PA.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pottsville, PA
Document Number: 08-204
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date of a direct final rule that amends a Class E airspace area to support Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Special Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) that serve the Pottsville Hospital (91PN), Pottsville, PA.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; St. Marys, PA
Document Number: 08-203
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date of a direct final rule that amends a Class E airspace area to support Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Special Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) that serve the Elk Regional Medical Center (7PS9), St. Marys, PA.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 Series Airplanes Equipped With Rolls-Royce RB211-TRENT 800 Series Engines
Document Number: E8-843
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual to provide the flightcrew with new ground procedures for shedding core ice during long taxi periods in freezing fog with visibility of 300 meters or less. For airplanes unable to perform the shedding procedure after prolonged taxiing in freezing fog with visibility of 300 meters or less, this AD requires certain investigative and corrective actions. This AD results from reports of engine surges and internal engine damage due to ice accumulation during extended idle thrust operation in ground fog icing conditions. We are issuing this AD to prevent internal engine damage due to ice accumulation and shedding, which could cause a shutdown of both engines, and result in a forced landing of the airplane.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A.; Model EMB-500; Brakes-Designation of Applicable Regulations
Document Number: E8-1077
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Embraer S.A.; Model EMB-500 airplane. This airplane has a novel or unusual design feature associated with the braking system. 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 harmonize with Brazil's Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC) and to maintain the same level of safety between the ANAC Type Certificate and the U.S. Type Certificate.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A.; Model EMB-500; Static Pressure System
Document Number: E8-1076
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Embraer S.A.; Model EMB-500 airplane. This airplane has a novel or unusual design feature associated with the static pressure system. 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 harmonize with Brazil's Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC) and to maintain the same level of safety between the ANAC Type Certificate and the U.S. Type Certificate.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model EMB-500; High Fuel Temperature
Document Number: E8-1075
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Embraer S.A., Model EMB-500 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with high fuel temperature. 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.
Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: E8-1068
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA participated as a cooperating agency with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command in preparation of the SpaceX Falcon Program Environmental Assessment (EA). The Falcon Launch Vehicle Program is a venture by Space Exploration Technologies, Inc. (SpaceX) to provide space launch operations. The EA analyzed the environmental consequences of conducting an average of six Falcon 1 launches per year and up to four Falcon 9 launches per year (starting after 2008) for the next ten years from Omelek Island, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Test Site (USAKA/RTS). The EA also analyzed the reentry of the Dragon reentry capsule, which would be carried as a payload on the Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Additionally, the SpaceX Falcon Program EA analyzed infrastructure improvements proposed on Omelek Island and Kwajalein to support the proposed launch activities. SpaceX would require a launch or reentry license from the FAA for launches or reentries of commercial payloads. From its independent review and consideration, the FAA has determined that the FAA's proposed action is substantially the same as the actions already analyzed in the SpaceX EA and that FAA's comments and suggestions have been satisfied (see 1506.3(c) and FAA Order 1050.1E, 518h). The FAA formally adopts the EA and hereby incorporates the analysis to support future decisions on license applications. After reviewing and analyzing currently available data and information on existing conditions, project impacts, and measures to mitigate those impacts, the FAA has determined that the proposed action is not a Federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required and the FAA is issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The FAA made this determination in accordance with all applicable environmental laws. For a Copy of the Environmental Assessment or the FONSI Contact: Questions or comments should be directed to Ms. Stacey Zee; FAA Environmental Specialist; Federal Aviation Administration; 800 Independence Ave., SW.; AST-100, Suite 331; Washington, DC 20591; (202) 267-9305.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS 355 N Helicopters
Document Number: E8-1027
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS 355 N helicopters. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the technical Agent for France, with which we have a bilateral agreement states in the MCAI:
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Model 222, 222B, 222U, 230 and 430 Helicopters
Document Number: E8-1026
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) Model 222, 222B, 222U, 230 and 430 helicopters. This proposal would require rewiring and testing the fuel valve switch on each engine and testing the ignitor system. This proposal is prompted by an in-flight incident in which a fuel valve switch failed, causing the fuel valve to inadvertently close. The actions specified by this proposed AD are intended to prevent interruption of the fuel supply caused by failure of the fuel switch, which could result in loss of engine power and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) Models 206A, 206B, 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3, and 206L-4 Helicopters
Document Number: E8-1025
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified BHTC model helicopters. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The aviation authority of Canada, with which we have a bilateral agreement, states in the MCAI:
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH Model MBB-BK 117C-2 Helicopters
Document Number: E8-1023
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH (Eurocopter) Model MBB-BK 117C-2 helicopters. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The European Aviation Safety Agency for the Republic of Germany, with which we have a bilateral agreement, states in the MCAI:
Notice of Intent To Rule on Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Louisville International Airport, Louisville, KY
Document Number: 08-233
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requesting public comment on the request by the Louisville Regional Airport Authority to change a portion of airport property from aeronautical to non-aeronautical use at the Louisville International Airport, Louisville, Kentucky. The request consists approximately of 1.045 acres of formal release, and 0.145 acres for permanent easement. This action is taken under the provisions of section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Notice of Approval of the Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Construction of a New Land-Based Airport in Akutan, AK
Document Number: 08-232
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is announcing the approval of the Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the construction of a new land-based airport in Akutan, AK. The FONSI/ROD provides final agency determinations and approvals for the proposed development.
Third Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 214/Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services
Document Number: 08-231
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the third meeting of RTCA Special Committee 214, Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services.
Sixth Meeting, Special Committee 211, Nickel-Cadmium, Lead Acid and Rechargeable Lithium Batteries
Document Number: 08-230
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 211, Nickel-Cadmium, Lead Acid and Rechargeable Lithium Batteries.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 and A300-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-977
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-22
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; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-926
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This AD requires 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 AD results from a fuel system review conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing 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; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E8-922
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-22
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; Przedsiebiorstwo Doswiadczalno-Produkcyjne Szybownictwa “PZL-Bielsko” Model SZD-50-3 “Puchacz” Gliders
Document Number: E8-870
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-22
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:
Existence of Proposed Airworthiness Design Standards for Acceptance Under the Primary Category Rule; Cubcrafters, Inc., Model PC18-160
Document Number: E8-852
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the existence of and requests comments on proposed airworthiness design standards for acceptance of the Cubcrafters, Inc., Model PC18-160 airplane under the regulations for designation of applicable regulations for primary category aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; GARMIN International GSM 85 Servo Gearbox Units
Document Number: E8-828
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain GARMIN International (GARMIN) GSM 85 servo gearbox units that are installed on airplanes. This AD requires you to inspect the GSM 85 servo gearbox for foreign object debris and return the unit to the manufacturer for replacement if you find debris. This AD results from reports of certain GARMIN GSM 85 servo gearbox units that have foreign object debris inside the assembly. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct defective GARMIN GSM 85 servo gearbox units, which could result in jamming of the gearbox. Jamming of the gearbox could lead to the pilot having to apply sufficient control force to override the servo gearbox slip clutch in order to control the airplane. In certain situations, this could compromise the safety of the airplane if the pilot was not able to focus on critical duties due to having to tend to the servo gearbox.
Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aviation Corporation Model EA500 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-751
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) that supersedes AD 2007-13-11, which applies to all Eclipse Aviation Corporation (Eclipse) Model EA500 airplanes. AD 2007-13-11 was prompted by reports of loss of primary airspeed indication due to freezing condensation within the pitot system. AD 2007-13-11 requires operational limitations consisting of operation only in day visual flight rules (VFR), allowing only a VFR flight plan, and maintaining operation with two pilots. Since we issued AD 2007-13-11, Eclipse developed a design modification to the pitot/angle-of-attack (AOA) system to eliminate the possibility of freezing condensation within the pitot/AOA system. Eclipse is incorporating this modification during production on Model EA500 airplanes starting with serial number (S/N) 000065. Consequently, this AD limits the applicability to airplanes under S/N 000065 and requires incorporating the modification. This AD also retains the operating limitations in AD 2007-13-11 until the modification is incorporated. We are issuing this AD to prevent long- term reliance on special operating limitations when a design change exists that will eliminate the need for the operating limitations. Incorporating the modification will prevent loss of air pressure in the pitot system, which could cause erroneous AOA and airspeed information with consequent loss of control.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 08-213
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on October 29, 2007, vol. 72, no. 208, page 61201. An Advisory Circular (AC) establishes criteria for Qualified Internet Communications Providers (ICP), who provides access to aviation weather, Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), and aeronautical data via the Public Internet.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 08-212
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on October 29, 2007, vol. 72, no. 208, page 61200. The respondents to this information collection will be CFR part 135 and part 121 operators. The FAA will use the information to ensure compliance and adherence to the regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 08-211
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on October 29, 2007, vol. 72, no. 208, page 61199. The information collected is needed to determine applicant eligibility and compliance for certification of Civil Aviation mechanics and operation of aviation mechanic schools.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Grant Acquired Property Release at Fulton County Airport-Brown Field, Atlanta, GA
Document Number: 08-210
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47153(c), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from Fulton County to waive the requirement that approximately 10.59 acres of airport property adjacent to Fulton Industrial Blvd. to be used for aeronautical purposes.
FAA Approval of Noise Compatibility Program 14 CFR Part 150 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Arlington, VA
Document Number: 08-209
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA) 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 August 6, 2007, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by MWAA under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On January 10, 2008, the FAA approved the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport noise compatibility program. Some of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Proposed Establishment of Class E5 Airspace; Eagle Pass, TX
Document Number: 08-164
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E5 airspace at Eagle Pass, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using new RNAV Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Eagle Pass, TX, Maverick County Memorial International Airport.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 08-161
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes; Model DC-9-10 Series Airplanes; Model DC-9-20 Series Airplanes; Model DC-9-30 Series Airplanes; Model DC-9-40 Series Airplanes; Model DC-9-50 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; Model MD-88 Airplanes; and Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-857
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas airplanes identified above. This proposed AD would require revising the FAA-approved maintenance program, or the Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, as applicable, to incorporate new AWLs for fuel tank systems to satisfy Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 88 requirements. This proposed AD results from a design review of the fuel tank systems. We are proposing this AD to prevent the potential for ignition sources inside fuel tanks caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-31, DC-8-32, DC-8-33, DC-8-41, DC-8-42, and DC-8-43 Airplanes; Model DC-8-50 Series Airplanes; Model DC-8F-54 and DC-8F-55 Airplanes; Model DC-8-60 Series Airplanes; Model DC-8-60F Series Airplanes; Model DC-8-70 Series Airplanes; and Model DC-8-70F Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-854
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas airplanes identified above. This proposed AD would require revising the FAA-approved maintenance program to incorporate new airworthiness limitations for fuel tank systems to satisfy Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 88 requirements. This proposed AD results from a design review of the fuel tank systems. We are proposing this AD to prevent the potential for ignition sources inside fuel tanks caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Pagosa Springs, CO
Document Number: E8-850
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Pagosa Springs, CO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Stevens Field. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Stevens Field, Pagosa Springs, CO.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model EMB-500; Fire Extinguishing for Aft Fuselage Mounted Engines
Document Number: E8-849
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer Model EMB- 500 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with aft mounted engine fire protection. 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.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Walden, CO
Document Number: E8-844
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Walden- Jackson County Airport, Walden CO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Walden-Jackson County Airport, Walden, CO. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Walden-Jackson County Airport, Walden, CO.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL Airplanes
Document Number: E8-827
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-18
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; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Model HP.137 Jetstream Mk.1, Jetstream Series 200, Jetstream Series 3101, and Jetstream Model 3201 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-824
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-18
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 CF34-1A, -3A, -3A1, -3A2, -3B, and -3B1 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-821
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF34-1A, -3A, -3A1, - 3A2, -3B, and -3B1 turbofan engines. That AD currently requires a onetime inspection of certain fan disks for electrical arc-out indications, replacing fan disks with electrical arc-out indications, and reducing the life limit of certain fan disks. This proposed AD would require the same reduced life limit of certain fan disks, on-wing inspection of certain fan disks installed on regional jets, and would add a requirement to perform an inspection on certain business jet applications that have already had a shop-level inspection. This proposed AD results from us determining that we inadvertently left out an inspection requirement. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontained fan disk failure and airplane damage.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Gillespie County Airport, Fredericksburg, TX
Document Number: 08-168
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Gillespie County 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 the Pearland Regional Airport, Pearland, TX
Document Number: 08-167
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Pearland Regional Airport under the provisions of section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Notice of Approval of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on a Short Form Environmental Assessment (EA); Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport; Springfield, IL
Document Number: 08-166
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public of the approval of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on an Environmental Assessment for proposed Federal actions at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Springfield, Illinois. The FONSI specifies that the proposed federal actions and local development projects are consistent with existing environmental policies and objectives as set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and will not significantly affect the quality of the environment. A description of the proposed Federal actions is: (a) To issue an environmental finding to allow approval of the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) for the development items listed below. The items in the local airport development project are to: Acquire approximately 40 acres of residential land in fee simple title, including relocation assistance; demolish residential structures on acquired property; construct, light, and mark 1,000-foot northwesterly extension to Taxiway Bravo and connecting taxiway, including grading and drainage; clear and grub taxiway construction area; obtain borrow for Taxiway Bravo extension; implement declared distance concepts for Runway 13/31 to increase the usable length from 7,000 feet to a maximum usable length of 7,400 feet, including remarking; remove obstructions in Runway 13 approach; install/replace runway signage for Runway 13 Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI); relocate Runway 13 windcone; replace existing Medium Intensity Runway Lights (HIRLs) with High Intensity Runway Lights (HIRLs) on Runway 13/31; relocate Runway 31 windcone out of the Runway Safety Area; adjust vertically the Runway 31 Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights (MALSR) threshold bar; install new Runway 13/31 homeruns; construct 200-foot by 200-foot blast pad to Runway 31; replace Runway 13/31 surface sensor system; upgrade airfield vault regulators; upgrade Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) airfield lighting control system; and replace airport rotating beacon. Copies of the environmental decision and the Short Form EA are available for public information review during regular business hours at the following locations: 1. Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, 1200 Capital Airport Drive, Springfield, IL 62707. 2. Division of Aeronautics-Illinois Department of Transportation, One Langhorne Bond Drive, Capital Airport, Springfield, IL 62707. 3. Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airports District Office, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Room 320, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018.
Sixteenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 207/Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 08-165
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 207, Airport Security Access Control Systems.
Membership Availability in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee-Representatives of Environmental Concerns
Document Number: 08-163
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as required by the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, established the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) in March 2001. The NPOAG was formed to provide continuing advice and counsel with respect to commercial air tour operations over and near national parks. This notice informs the public of two vacancies (due to completion of membership on May 30, 2008), on the NPOAG (now the NPOAG Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC)) for representatives of environmental concerns and invites interested persons to apply to fill the vacancies. A previous notice was published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2007, but only drew a limited response. This notice is being re-published to identify additional qualified candidates.
Policy Regarding Airport Rates and Charges
Document Number: E8-815
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
This action proposes to amend the Department of Transportation (``Department'') ``Policy Regarding the Establishment of Airport Rates and Charges'' published in the Federal Register on June 21, 1996 (``1996 Rates and Charges Policy''). This action proposes three amendments to the 1996 Rates and Charges Policy (two modifications and one clarification). These amendments are intended to provide greater flexibility to operators of congested airports to use landing fees to provide incentives to air carriers to use the airport at less congested times or to use alternate airports to meet regional air service needs. Any charges imposed on international operations must also comply with the international obligations of the United States.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Limited Model PC-12, PC-12/45, and PC-12/47 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-479
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-16
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) 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: