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

Airworthiness Criteria: Airship Design Criteria for Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH Model LZ N07 Airship
Document Number: E8-6600
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the issuance of final design criteria for the Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH model LZ N07 airship. The German aviation airworthiness authority, the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA), forwarded an application for type validation of the Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH Company KG (ZLT) model LZ N07 airship on October 1, 2001. The airship will meet the provisions of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) normal category for airships operations and will be certificated for day and night visual flight rules (VFR); additionally, an operator of this airship may petition for exemption to operate the airship in other desired operations.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Deadhorse, AK
Document Number: E8-6597
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Deadhorse, AK. Eight Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and a textual Departure Procedure (DP) are being amended for the Deadhorse Airport at Deadhorse, AK. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of Class E airspace upward from the surface, and from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Deadhorse Airport, Deadhorse, AK.
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee-Open Meeting
Document Number: E8-6589
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The meeting will take place on Friday, May 16, 2008, starting at 8 a.m. at the Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC, in the Bessie Coleman Conference Center, located on the 2nd Floor. This will be the forty-seventh meeting of the COMSTAC. The proposed agenda for the meeting will feature the release of the 2008 Commercial Space Transportation Forecasts, a briefing on the FAA Commercial Space Transportation Safety Approval process; and a report on AST activities. An agenda will be posted on the FAA Web site at http://ast.faa.gov. Meetings of the COMSTAC Working Groups (Technology and Innovation, Reusable Launch Vehicle, Risk Management, and Launch Operations and Support) will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2008. For specific information concerning the times and locations of the working group meetings, contact the Contact Person listed below. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should inform the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Mystère-Falcon 900 and Falcon 900EX Airplanes
Document Number: E8-6522
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Falcon 2000EX Airplanes and Model Falcon 900EX Airplanes
Document Number: E8-6521
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft ModelHP. 137 Jetstream MK 1, Jetstream Series 200, 3100, and 3200 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-6509
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Models DHC-6-1, DHC-6-100, DHC-6-200, and DHC-6-300 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-6469
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Models DHC-6-1, DHC-6-100, DHC-6-200, and DHC-6-300 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-6468
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Certificated Training Centers-Simulator Rule, Part 142
Document Number: E8-6342
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (0MB) to approve a current information collection. To determine regulatory compliance, there is a need for airmen to maintain records of certain training and recentness of experience.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Federal Aviation Administration, SWIFT Customer Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: E8-6341
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. This collection of information is necessary to determine how satisfied applicants are with the automated staffing solution.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-6339
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-31
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 December 6, 2007, vol. 72, no. 234, page 68949. This rule revised the airport certification regulations and establishes certification requirements for airports serving scheduled air carrier operations in aircraft with 10-30 seats.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Implementation to the Equal Access to Justice Act
Document Number: E8-6333
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. The information is needed to determine an applicant's eligibility for an award of attorney's fees and other expenses under the Equal Access to Justice Act.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Staunton, VA
Document Number: E8-6330
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the effective time of the Class E Airspace at Staunton, VA. The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Commission is requesting to change their current Class E2 Airspace from part time (currently 1200 to 0400 Zulu) to full time. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations in the area by providing the required controlled airspace to support terminal operations continuously at Staunton, VA.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Salida, CO
Document Number: E8-6317
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Salida, 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 Harriet Alexander Field. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) operations at Harriet Alexander Field, Salida, CO.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-6304
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-6300
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-28
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; Various Transport Category Airplanes Equipped With Auxiliary Fuel Tanks Installed in Accordance With Certain Supplemental Type Certificates
Document Number: E8-6298
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various transport category airplanes. This AD requires deactivation of Southeast Aero-Tek, Inc., auxiliary fuel tanks. This 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 issuing 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; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E8-6299
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-27
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; Dornier Model 328-100 and -300 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-6296
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-27
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; Aircraft Engine Standards Overtorque Limits
Document Number: E8-6148
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend the certification standards for aircraft engines to introduce requirements for approval of maximum engine overtorque. This action would add a new engine overtorque test, amend engine ratings and operating limitations, and define maximum engine overtorque for certain turbopropeller and turboshaft engines. The proposed rule is intended to harmonize applicable U.S. and European standards and simplify airworthiness approvals for import and export of aircraft engines.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E8-6147
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-26
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-6106
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for discrepancies of the fuse pins of the inboard and outboard midspar fittings of the nacelle strut, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report of corrosion damage of the chrome runout on the head side found on all four midspar fuse pins of the nacelle strut. Additionally, a large portion of the chrome plate was missing from the corroded area of the shank. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct discrepancies of the fuse pins of the inboard and outboard midspar fittings of the nacelle strut, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the fuse pins and consequent loss of the strut and separation of the engine from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727-200 Series Airplanes Equipped with an Auxiliary Fuel Tank System Installed in Accordance with Supplemental Type Certificate SA1350NM
Document Number: E8-6058
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 727-200 series airplanes. This AD requires deactivating auxiliary fuel tank systems installed in accordance with Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA1350NM. This AD results from fuel tank system reviews conducted by the manufacturer that identified potential unsafe conditions for which the manufacturer has not provided corrective actions. We are issuing 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; Saab Model SAAB-Fairchild SF340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B Airplanes
Document Number: E8-6049
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
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; MORAVAN a.s. Model Z-143L Airplanes
Document Number: E8-6037
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
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; Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5963
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
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 \1/8\-inch rivets installed in place of the correct \5/32\-inch rivets that secure the horizontal tail surface load transfer angles to the rearmost fuselage frame at Station 384.62. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; APEX Aircraft Model CAP 10 B Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5961
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
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; Pacific Aerospace Corporation, Ltd. Models FU24-954 and FU24A-954 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5957
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
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; APEX Aircraft Model CA 10B Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5955
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
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:
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-5932
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-26
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 December 6, 2007, vol. 72, no. 234, page 68949. This collection maintains a reservation reporting system for unscheduled instrument flight rule (IFR) arrivals at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hinton, OK
Document Number: E8-5931
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action established Class E airspace at Hinton, OK. New Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Hinton Muni Airport has made this action necessary. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Hinton Muni Airport, OK.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-5930
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-26
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 December 6, 2007, vol. 72, no. 234, page 68950. The respondents supply information to the FAA Civil Aviation Registry's Aircraft Registration Branch in order to obtain an authorization code for access to the International Registry.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arriel 1B, 1D, 1D1, and 1S1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E8-5819
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Turbomeca Arriel 1B, 1D, 1D1, and 1S1 turboshaft engines. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive position checks of the gas generator 2nd stage turbine blades on all Turbomeca Arriel 1B, 1D, 1D1, and 1S1 turboshaft engines. That AD also currently requires initial and repetitive replacements of 2nd stage turbines on 1B, 1D, and 1D1 engines only. This AD requires adding a 3,000 hour life limit to Arriel 1B 2nd stage turbine blades. This AD results from reports of failures of second stage turbine blades. We are issuing this AD to prevent failures of the 2nd stage turbine blades, which could result in uncommanded in-flight engine shutdown, and subsequent forced autorotation landing or accident.
Airworthiness Directives; Avidyne Corporation Primary Flight Displays (Part Numbers 700-00006-000, -001, -002, -003, and -100)
Document Number: E8-5701
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Avidyne Corporation (Avidyne) Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) (Part Numbers (P/Ns) 700-00006-000, -001, -002, -003, and -100) that are installed on airplanes. This AD requires a check of the maintenance records and inspection of the PFD (if necessary) to determine if an affected serial number PFD is installed. If an affected serial number PFD is installed, this AD requires you to incorporate information that limits operation when certain conditions for the PFD or backup instruments exist. This AD results from several field reports of PFDs displaying incorrect altitude and airspeed information. We are issuing this AD to prevent certain conditions from existing when PFDs display incorrect attitude, altitude, and airspeed information. This could result in airspeed/altitude mismanagement or spatial disorientation of the pilot with consequent loss of airplane control, inadequate traffic separation, or controlled flight into terrain.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-6054
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires inspecting all barrel nuts to determine if the barrel nuts have a certain marking, inspecting affected bolts to determine if the bolts are pre-loaded correctly, and replacing all hardware if the pre-load is incorrect. For airplanes on which the pre-load is correct, the existing AD requires doing repetitive visual inspections for cracking of the barrel nuts and cradles and replacing all hardware for all cracked barrel nuts. The existing AD also requires replacement of all hardware for certain affected barrel nuts that do not have cracking, which would end the repetitive inspections for those airplanes. The existing AD also provides an optional replacement for all affected barrel nuts. This proposed AD would require replacement of all affected barrel nuts. This proposed AD results from reports of cracking in the barrel nuts at the four primary front spar wing-to-fuselage attachment joints. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the barrel nuts at the wing front spar wing-to-fuselage joints, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the wing-to-fuselage attachments and consequent detachment of the wing.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-6051
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-25
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; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model 390 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5959
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model 390 airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to repetitively do a post-flight check (owner/operator holding at least a private pilot certificate checking for residual heat in the angle-of-attack (AOA) probes or an appropriately-rated mechanic doing a maintenance manual operational test of the heat of the AOA probes) after every flight and replace or modify (upload software) the stall warning AOA transmitters. This proposed AD results from reports of the potential for unannunciated loss of the heating function in the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) stall warning AOA transmitters of Model 390 airplanes. We are proposing this AD to correct potentially inadequate stall warning with loss of stick pusher function.
Proposed Establishment of Colored and VOR Federal Airways; Alaska
Document Number: E8-5922
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish four Federal airways in the National Airspace System (NAS) to replace four non-part 95 routes in Alaska. The conversion of these non-part 95 routes would change uncharted nonregulatory airways requiring special aircrew authorization to Federal Airways, thus adding to the instrument flight rules (IFR) airway and route infrastructure in Alaska. This proposal would establish three Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, and one Low/Medium Frequency (L/MF) Colored Federal airway.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5702
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the downstop assemblies on the main tracks of the No. 2, 3, 4, and 5 slats and the inboard track of the No. 1 and 6 slats to verify if any parts are missing, damaged, or in the wrong order. This AD also requires other specified actions, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of fuel leaking from a puncture in the slat track housing (referred to as the ``slat can''). We are issuing this AD to detect and correct loose or missing parts from the main slat track downstop assemblies, which could puncture the slat can and result in a fuel leak and consequent fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model EC130 B4 Helicopters
Document Number: E8-5494
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model EC 130 B4 helicopters, with certain twist grip assemblies installed, that requires inspecting the pilot and co-pilot collective levers for proper bonding between the twist grip drive tubes and the control pinions and if debonding is present, replacing the collective levers before further flight. This amendment is prompted by one incident in which the engine remained at idle speed although the twist grip had been turned to the flight position. The actions specified by this AD are intended to detect debonding between the twist grip drive tubes and the control pinions on the pilot and co-pilot collective levers to prevent loss of cockpit throttle control of the engine, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Goodrich Evacuation Systems Approved Under Technical Standard Orders (TSOs) TSO-C69, TSO-C69a, TSO-C69b, and TSO-C69c, Installed on Various Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, and Airbus Transport Category Airplanes
Document Number: E8-5375
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Goodrich evacuation systems approved under Technical Standard Orders (TSOs) TSO-C69, TSO-C69a, TSO-C69b, and TSO-C69c, installed on certain Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, and Airbus transport category airplanes. For certain systems, this AD requires replacing the evacuation system's shear-pin restraints with new ones. For certain other systems, this AD requires an inspection for manufacturing lot numbers; and a general visual inspection of the shear-pin restraint for discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from several reports of corroded shear-pin restraints that prevented Goodrich evacuation systems from deploying properly. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of an evacuation system, which could impede an emergency evacuation and increase the chance of injury to passengers and flightcrew during the evacuation.
Revisions to Cockpit Voice Recorder and Digital Flight Data Recorder Regulations
Document Number: Z8-3949
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Lady Lake, FL
Document Number: E8-5603
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Lady Lake, FL 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 Village of Homewood Lady Lake Hospital. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations by providing that required controlled airspace for this approach around Lady Lake, FL.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Danville, KY
Document Number: E8-5575
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E Airspace at Danville, KY. Additional airspace is required to support new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) that have been developed for Stuart Powell Field Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations in the area by providing the required controlled airspace to support these approaches around Danville, KY. This action also imparts a technical amendment to change the airport's name from Goodall Field Airport to Stuart Powell Field Airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Milford, PA
Document Number: E8-5574
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Milford, 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 Myer 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 Milford, PA.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Lewiston, ME
Document Number: E8-5564
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-21
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 (RNA V) Global Positioning System (GPS) Special Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) that serve the Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, ME.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Fort Kent, ME
Document Number: Z8-734
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Stainless Steel Bar from India: Notice of Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: Z8-4245
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Intent To Request Approval From the Office of Management and Budget of a New Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; National Flight Attendant Duty/Rest/Fatigue Survey
Document Number: E8-5576
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a new information collection. This project involves the random and representative sampling of Flight Attendants currently employed by U.S. air carriers. The goal of this effort is to identify the type of fatigue that flight attendants experience, the frequency with which they experience fatigue, and the consequences fatigue may have on the safety of U.S. air carriers.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Canon, GA
Document Number: E8-5573
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Canon, GA. Airspace is needed to support new Area Navigation (RNA V) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) that have been developed for Franklin County 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 Franklin County 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 Franklin County Airport, Canon, GA.