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

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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Indianapolis, IN
Document Number: E8-5367
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
A direct final rule, published in the Federal Register February 4, 2008, (73 FR 6424), Docket No. FAA-2008-026, establishing Class E airspace at Hendricks County-Gordon Graham Field Airport, Indianapolis, IN, is being withdrawn. The FAA has found that Class E airspace already exists for the Indianapolis, IN, area, and therefore, substantial corrections would need to be made. In the interest of clarity, this rule is being withdrawn, and a new rulemaking amending the existing airspace will be forthcoming.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Black River Falls, WI
Document Number: E8-5165
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
A direct final rule, published in the Federal Register February 11, 2008, (73 FR 7668), FAA Docket No. FAA-2008-0024, establishing Class E airspace at Black River Falls Area Airport, is being withdrawn. The FAA has found that Class E airspace already exists for the area, and therefore, substantial corrections would need to be made. In the interest of clarity, this rule is being withdrawn, and a new rulemaking amending the existing airspace will be forthcoming.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Lexington, OK
Document Number: E8-5164
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
A direct final rule, published in the Federal Register February 11, 2008 (73 FR 7667) FAA Docket No. 2008-0003, is being withdrawn. This copy of the rule was inadvertently sent to the Federal Register. The direct final rule establishing Class E airspace at Muldrow Army Heliport, Lexington, OK, published February 15, 2008, (73 FR 8795) is the correct rule.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Walden, CO
Document Number: 08-1028
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace at Walden, CO. Additional Class E 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. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the new RNAV GPS SIAP at Walden-Jackson County Airport, Walden, CO.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.a. Model A109E and A119 Helicopters
Document Number: E8-5495
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified helicopters. This proposed AD results from a mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) AD 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 Italy, with which we have a bilateral agreement, states in the MCAI:
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Aircraft Engines (GEAE) CT7-8A Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E8-5492
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain GEAE CT7-8A turboshaft engines. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive inspections of the electrical chip detectors for the No. 3 bearing. This proposed AD would require removing certain GEAE CT7-8A turboshaft engines within 6,200 cycles- since-new. This proposed AD results from investigation for the root causes of two failures of the No. 3 bearing. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the No. 3 bearing due to contamination by Aluminum Oxide, which could result in a possible dual in-flight shutdown of the engines.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E8-5483
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E8-5482
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 108-Mitsubishi MU-2B Series Airplane Special Training, Experience, and Operating Requirements; Notice of OMB Approval for Information Collection
Document Number: E8-5470
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirement for Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No. 108, which was published on February 6, 2008.
Establishment of Low Altitude Area Navigation Routes (T-Routes); St. Louis, MO
Document Number: E8-5370
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes two low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) routes, designated T-251 and T-272, in the St. Louis, MO, terminal area. T-routes are low altitude Air Traffic Service routes, based on RNAV, for use by aircraft that have instrument flight rules (IFR)-approved Global Positioning System (GPS)/Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) equipment. Minor changes to the coordinates for the RIVRS, IL, Intersection and the Foristell, MO, VORTAC have been made to correct rounding errors. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace in the St. Louis, MO, terminal area.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5276
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD requires an inspection to determine the manufacturer and manufacture date of the oxygen masks in the passenger service unit and the lavatory and attendant box assemblies, corrective action if necessary, and other specified action. This AD results from a report that several passenger masks with broken in-line flow indicators were found following a mask deployment. We are issuing this AD to prevent the in-line flow indicators of the passenger oxygen masks from fracturing and separating, which could inhibit oxygen flow to the masks and consequently result in exposure of the passengers and cabin attendants to hypoxia following a depressurization event.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 and A340 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5275
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-19
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 A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5255
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-19
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:
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-5172
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-19
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, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-5171
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-19
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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Skowhegan, ME
Document Number: E8-5169
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date of a direct final rule that establishes a Class E airspace area to support Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Special Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) that serve the Redington-Fairview General Hospital, Skowhegan, ME.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Sunbury, PA
Document Number: E8-5168
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Sunbury, PA to support a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Special Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) that has been developed for medical flight operations into the Sunbury Community Hospital Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations by providing that required controlled airspace to protect for this approach around Sunbury, PA.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Susquehanna, PA
Document Number: E8-5167
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Susquehanna, PA to support a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Special Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) that has been developed for medical flight operations into the Susquehanna High School. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations by providing that required controlled airspace to protect for this approach around Susquehanna, PA.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Farmington, ME
Document Number: E8-5166
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date of a direct final rule that establishes a Class E airspace area to support Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Special Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) that serve the Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, ME.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 Series Airplanes and Airbus Model A300-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5149
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-19
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; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10 and DC-10-10F Airplanes, Model DC-10-15 Airplanes, Model DC-10-30 and DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10) Airplanes, Model DC-10-40 and DC-10-40F Airplanes, Model MD-10-10F and MD-10-30F Airplanes, and Model MD-11 and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5145
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas airplane models identified above. This AD requires 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. For certain airplanes, this AD also requires the initial accomplishment of a certain repetitive AWL inspection to phase in that inspection, and repair if necessary. This AD results from a design review of the fuel tank systems. We are issuing 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; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070, 0100, 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5142
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-19
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; Pacific Aerospace Corporation, Ltd Model 750XL Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5062
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -400ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5373
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -400ER series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires an inspection to determine if the door-mounted escape slide/rafts have certain part numbers. For those door-mounted escape slide/rafts having certain part numbers, the existing AD also currently requires an inspection for excessive tension of the firing cable, and procedures for providing slack in the firing cable or rerouting the firing cable if necessary. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would require a review of the airplane maintenance records to determine if a certain service bulletin has been incorporated, or an inspection to determine if certain door-mounted escape slide/rafts are installed. This proposed AD would also require modification of certain escape slide/rafts. This proposed AD results from reports of uncommanded inflation inside the airplane of a door-mounted escape slide/raft located in the passenger compartment. We are proposing this AD to prevent injury to maintenance personnel, passengers, and crew during otherwise normal operating conditions and to prevent interference with evacuation of the airplane during an emergency, due to uncommanded inflation of a door-mounted escape slide/ raft.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-5372
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Falcon 2000EX and 900EX Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5371
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-18
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; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-55, DC-8F-54, and DC-8F-55 Airplanes; and Model DC-8-60, DC-8-70, DC-8-60F, and DC-8-70F Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5295
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-55, DC-8F-54, and DC-8F-55 airplanes; and Model DC-8-60, DC-8-70, DC-8-60F, and DC-8- 70F series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires a one-time inspection for previous repairs of the aft fuselage skin panel at the longeron 28 skin splice, repetitive inspections for cracks of the same area, and related investigative and corrective actions. The existing AD also provides optional actions for extending the repetitive inspection intervals. This new AD re-defines and more clearly describes the optional actions for extending the repetitive inspection intervals. This AD results from our determination that the inspections and actions described in the existing AD do not adequately address the unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the aft fuselage skin at the longeron 28 skin splice, which could lead to loss of structural integrity of the aft fuselage, resulting in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. ATF3-6 and ATF3-6A Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-5274
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc. ATF3-6 and ATF3-6A series turbofan engines equipped with a certain part number (P/N) low pressure compressor (LPC) aft shaft. This AD requires removing from service those LPC aft shafts and installing a serviceable LPC aft shaft. This AD results from reports of eight LPC aft shafts found cracked during fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI). We are issuing this AD to prevent uncoupling and overspeed of the low pressure turbine, which could result in uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Philippi, WV
Document Number: E8-5170
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Philippi, WV. Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) Runways (RWY) 08-26 has been developed for Philippi/Barbour County Regional Airport. As a result, 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 Philippi/Barbour County Regional Airport. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAP. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Philippi/Barbour County Regional Airport.
Notice of Intent To Rule on an Application 07-02-C-00-PFN To Impose a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Panama City/Bay County International Airport (PFN), Panama City, FL and the relocated Panama City-Bay County International Airport (New PFN) and To Use the Revenue from the PFC at New PFN
Document Number: E8-5163
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document requests public comment on the supplementary material provided by the applicant, the Panama City-Bay County Airport and Industrial District (the District), in response to the FAA's requests for clarification of its application to impose a PFC at PFN and, once that airport closes, at the New PFN. The District will use the PFC revenue to construct New PFN. The FAA received additional documentation and information in support of the District's PFC application, dated July 16, 2007. The FAA is soliciting public comment on this supplementary material. Once received and following the FAA's review of any comments submitted pursuant to this notice, a Final Agency Decision is anticipated either approving or disapproving the application, in whole or in part, within 60 days of the date of this Notice. The ruling will be issued under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 158 (14 CFR Part 158).
Operating Limitations at Newark Liberty International Airport
Document Number: 08-1037
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has tentatively determined that it is necessary to place a temporary limitation on scheduled flight operations at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The FAA is issuing this proposal as a result of persistent congestion and delays at EWR during the peak operating hours, as well as a dramatic projected increase in flight delays at the airport during the summer of 2008 if proposed schedules were implemented as requested by carriers. We intend this proposed limitation on scheduled operations to relieve the substantial inconvenience to the traveling public caused by excessive congestion-related flight delays at the airport, which magnify as they spread through the National Airspace System. Among other things, this proposal will ensure that projected delays do not increase significantly and provide for a more efficient use of the nation's airspace. The final Order would take effect at 6 a.m., Eastern Time, on June 1, 2008, and would expire at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on October 24, 2009. This proposed limitation on scheduled operations is necessary to prevent an increase in scheduled flights during peak hours. Flights in certain hours in summer 2007 were in excess of the airport's capacity, and scheduling is a factor in the high level of delays historically experienced at the airport. The proposed limits would apply to all U.S. and foreign air carriers' scheduled operations, excluding helicopters, from 6 a.m., Eastern Time, through 10:59 p.m., Eastern Time. A final Order would be enforceable under the FAA's civil penalty authority. In a separate docket, the FAA intends to propose limits on unscheduled flights at EWR during the same hours, as well as a system to allocate the reservations for the available unscheduled operations. The FAA anticipates that the total number of operations at EWR will be limited to an average of 83 per hour.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) and CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5335
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-17
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; Cessna Aircraft Company, Models 208 and 208B Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 208 and 208B airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspection of the left and right wing wire bundle(s) and repair or replacement of damaged wire. This proposed AD would also require inspecting the wire bundles for correct attachment to the anchor points and correcting any deficient attachments. This proposed AD results from chafed wiring found on wire bundles in the left and right wings containing the auto-control wing de-ice system, fuel quantity indication, and low fuel annunciation on the Cessna 208B airplanes. Improper installation of wire bundle supporting hardware can cause chafed wiring in the affected bundles. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct damaged wiring of the auto- control wing de-ice system, fuel quantity indication, and low fuel annunciation systems. This condition could result in incorrect fuel quantity indications, loss of low fuel quantity annunciations, or loss of the autocontrol wing de-ice system.
Airworthiness Directives; M7 Aerospace LP SA226 and SA227 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5193
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain M7 Aerospace LP SA226 and SA227 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to inspect electrical wires/components, hydraulic and bleed air tube assemblies at left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) inboard wing leading edge/battery box areas, LH/RH wing stations 51.167 to 81.174, and at all feed-through locations into the LH/RH inboard keelson. If chafing/arcing is found, this proposed AD would require you to reposition, repair, and/or replace all chafed electrical wires, components, and hydraulic and bleed air tube assemblies, as required. This proposed AD would also require you to reposition the battery lead cables, cover four-gauge wires leaving the battery box with firesleeving and secure with clamps, and protect the battery power cable. This proposed AD results from five reports of chafing between the bleed air tube and the electrical starter cables with one incident resulting in a fire. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct chafing/arcing of electrical wires, components, and bleed air lines. This condition could result in arcing of the exposed wires and burn a hole in the bleed air line or the nearby hydraulic line, and lead to a possible hydraulic fluid leak and fire in the engine nacelle compartment.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace and Amendment of Class E Airspace; North Bend, OR
Document Number: E8-5180
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace and amend Class E airspace at Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, North Bend, OR. The establishment of an air traffic control tower has made this action necessary for the safety and management of aircraft within this airspace. This action will also update the name of the airport from North Bend Municipal Airport, North Bend, OR.
Airworthiness Directives; Various Transport Category Airplanes Equipped with Auxiliary Fuel Tanks Installed in Accordance with Certain Supplemental Type Certificates
Document Number: E8-5148
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various transport category airplanes. This proposed AD would require deactivation of PATS Aircraft, LLC, auxiliary fuel tanks. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer, which identified potential unsafe conditions for which the manufacturer has not provided corrective actions. We are proposing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Astra SPX and 1125 Westwind Astra Airplanes and Gulfstream 100 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5147
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace; San Bernardino International Airport, San Bernardino, CA
Document Number: E8-4941
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to establish Class D airspace at San Bernardino International Airport, San Bernardino, CA. A contract Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) is being established at San Bernardino International Airport, San Bernardino, CA, which will meet criteria for Class D airspace. Class D airspace is recommended when the ATCT is open to contain and protect Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action would establish Class D airspace extending upward from the surface to but not including 2,700 feet Mean Sea Level (MSL) within a 4.5 nautical mile radius of the airport.
FAA Approval Of Noise Compatibility Program 14 CFR Part 150; Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport; Baltimore, MD
Document Number: E8-4938
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) 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 April 3, 2006, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by MAA under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On February 26, 2008, the FAA approved the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport noise compatibility program update. All of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Fifty-first Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 135: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
Document Number: E8-4925
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 135: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc. Model 369A, OH-6A, 369D, 369E, 369F, 369FF, 369H, 369HE, 369HM, and 369HS Helicopters
Document Number: E8-5068
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Model 369A, OH-6A, 369D, 369E, 369F, 369FF, 369H, 369HE, 369HM, and 369HS helicopters. The proposed AD would require repetitive tap inspections of each tail rotor (T/R) blade abrasion strip. This proposal is prompted by an incident in which an abrasion strip separated from a T/R blade. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent disbonding and subsequent separation of an abrasion strip from a T/R blade, which could result in vibration, loss of the T/R, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. Model 214B and B-1 Helicopters
Document Number: E8-5060
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI) Model 214B and B-1 helicopters. The AD would require creating a component history card or equivalent for each pylon support spindle assembly (spindle), and inspecting certain spindles for any corrosion, or a nick, scratch, dent, or crack, and replacing any unairworthy spindle before further flight. This proposal is prompted by three in-flight failures of spindles that resulted in forced landings. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to detect damage in the radii or cracking of a spindle, and to prevent failure of a spindle and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5017
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 airplanes. The original NPRM would have superseded an existing AD that currently requires inspecting to determine the part number and serial number of the fuel tank boost pumps and, for airplanes with affected pumps, revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) and the FAA- approved maintenance program. The existing AD also provides for optional terminating action for compliance with the revisions to the AFM and the maintenance program. The original NPRM proposed to require modifying or replacing the fuel tank boost pumps, which would terminate the AFM limitations and the maintenance program revisions. The original NPRM resulted from a report that a fuel tank boost pump failed in service, due to a detached screw of the boost pump housing that created a short circuit between the stator and rotor of the boost pump motor and tripped a circuit breaker. This new action revises the original NPRM by excluding certain modified airplanes from the applicability, requiring the AFM/maintenance program revisions on additional airplanes, and requiring modification or replacement of additional fuel tank boost pumps. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent electrical arcing in the fuel tank boost pump motor, which, in the presence of a combustible air-fuel mixture in the pump, could result in an explosion and loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Mystere-Falcon 20-C5, 20-D5, and 20-E5 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5016
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-13
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:
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Galaxy Airplanes and Gulfstream 200 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5015
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-13
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:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5014
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the two spring arms in the spin brake assemblies in the nose wheel well to determine if the spring arms are made of aluminum or composite material, and repetitive related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of cracked and broken aluminum spring arms. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracked or broken spring arms. A cracked or broken spring arm could separate from the airplane and result in potential hazard to persons or property on the ground, or ingestion into the engine with engine damage and potential shutdown, or damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5013
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Boeing Model 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires reviewing airplane maintenance records, doing repetitive inspections for cracking of the yaw damper actuator portion of the upper and lower rudder power control modules (PCMs), replacing the PCMs if necessary, and reporting all airplane maintenance records review and inspection results to the manufacturer. This proposed AD would limit the applicability, reduce the initial inspection threshold and repetitive interval, remove the reporting requirement, and require installation of a secondary retention device for the yaw damper modulating piston. Installation of the secondary retention device would terminate the repetitive inspection requirements. This proposed AD results from additional reports of failure or cracking of the PCM manifold in the area of the yaw damper cavity endcap at intervals well below the initial inspection threshold of the existing AD. We are proposing this AD to prevent an uncommanded left rudder hardover in the event of cracking in the yaw damper actuator portion of the upper or lower rudder PCMs, and subsequent failure of the PCM manifold, which could result in increased pilot workload, and possible runway departure upon landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757 Airplanes, Model 767 Airplanes, and Model 777-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5011
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757 airplanes, Model 767 airplanes, and Model 777- 200 and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for damage of the electrical terminal at the left and right flightdeck window 1, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also allow for replacing the flightdeck window 1 with a new improved flightdeck window equipped with electrical connections, which would end the need for the repetitive inspections for that flightdeck window 1. This proposed AD results from several reports of electrical arcs at the terminal blocks of the electrically heated flightdeck window 1. In more than one of the incidents, the arcs resulted in open flames. We are proposing this AD to prevent smoke and fire in the cockpit, which could lead to loss of visibility, and injuries to or incapacitation of the flightcrew.
Airworthiness Directives; PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD. Models PC-12, PC-12/45, and PC-12/47 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5008
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-13
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; Dassault Model Falcon 2000EX Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5006
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-13
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: