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

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Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-8328
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This AD requires replacing the drain tube assemblies and support clamps on the aft fairing of the engine struts. This AD results from reports of failure of the drain tube assembly and clamp on the aft fairings of an engine strut. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the drain tube assemblies and clamps on the aft fairings of the of the engine struts. Such a failure could allow leaked flammable fluids in the drain systems to discharge on to the heat shields of the aft fairings of the engine struts, which could result in an undetected and uncontrollable fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-400F and -400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-8327
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-400F and -400 series airplanes. This AD requires installing drains and drain tubes to eliminate water accumulation in the dripshield above the M826 Card File in the main equipment center. This AD results from a report that water from the dripshield entered the card file and damaged a circuit card, causing the AFT CARGO FIRE MSG message to be illuminated and resulting in an air turn back. We are issuing this AD to prevent water from entering the card file and damaging a circuit card. Failure of one or more of the 15 fuel system circuit cards in the card file could cause loss of fuel management, which could cause unavailability of fuel. Failure of one or more of the 35 fire detection circuit cards could cause a false message of a fire, or no message of a fire when there is a fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-200C Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-8320
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-200C series airplanes. This AD requires revising the FAA-approved maintenance inspection program to include inspections that will give no less than the required damage tolerance rating for each structural significant item (SSI), doing repetitive inspections to detect cracks of all SSIs, and repairing cracked structure. This AD results from a report of incidents involving fatigue cracking in transport category airplanes that are approaching or have exceeded their design service objective. We are issuing this AD to maintain the continued structural integrity of the entire fleet of Model 737-200C series airplanes.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-8317
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 767 airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection to determine the material of the forward and aft gray water drain masts. For airplanes having composite gray water drain masts, this AD also requires installation of a ground bracket and a bonding jumper between a ground bracket and the clamp on the tube of the forward and aft gray water composite drain masts. This AD results from a report of charred insulation blankets and burned wires around the forward gray water composite drain mast found during an inspection of the forward cargo compartment. We are issuing this AD to prevent a fire near a composite drain mast and possible disruption of the electrical power system caused by a lightning strike on a composite drain mast, which could result in the loss of several functions essential for safe flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Gulfstream G150 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-8258
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-21
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; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and Mark 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-8256
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-21
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; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes and Model ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-8255
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all EMBRAER Model ERJ 170-100 LR, -100 SE, -100 STD, and -100 SU airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-100 IGW, -100 LR, and - 100 STD airplanes. That AD currently requires revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM) to prohibit the flightcrew from moving the throttle into the forward thrust range immediately after applying the thrust reverser. This new AD adds additional airplanes to the applicability and requires the AFM revision for those additional airplanes. For certain airplanes, this AD also requires installing new, improved full-authority digital engine-control (FADEC) software. This AD results from a report that, during landing, the thrust reverser may not re-stow completely if the throttle lever is moved into the forward thrust range immediately after the thrust reverser is applied. We are issuing this AD to prevent the flightcrew from performing a takeoff with a partially deployed thrust reverser, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-8254
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection to determine the material of the forward and aft gray water drain masts. For airplanes having composite gray water drain masts, this AD requires installation of a bonding jumper between a ground and the clamp on the tube of the forward and aft gray water composite drain masts. This AD results from a report of charred insulation blankets and burned wires around the forward gray water composite drain mast found during an inspection of the forward cargo compartment on a Model 767-300F airplane. We are issuing this AD to prevent a fire near a composite drain mast and possible disruption of the electrical power system caused by a lightning strike on a composite drain mast, which could result in the loss of several functions essential for safe flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Falcon 2000 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-8253
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-21
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; Kelly Aerospace Power Systems Turbochargers
Document Number: E8-8120
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Kelly Aerospace Power Systems turbochargers. This AD requires a onetime visual inspection of suspect turbochargers for an excessive gap between the turbocharger turbine housing flange and the exhaust tube flange, and replacement of turbochargers that fail the gap inspection. This AD results from two reports of exhaust leakage occurring between the turbocharger turbine housing flange and the exhaust tube flange due to machining defects of the turbocharger turbine housing flange. We are issuing this AD to prevent hazardous amounts of carbon monoxide from entering the cabin, an increase in under-cowl temperatures hampering engine and accessory function, and loss of tailpipe retention, which could lead to an in-flight fire and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; DORNIER LUFTFAHRT GmbH Models 228-100, 228-101, 228-200, 228-201, 228-202, and 228-212 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-7806
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-21
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; Viking Air Limited Models DHC-2 Mk. I, DHC-2 Mk. II, and DHC-3 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-8365
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-18
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; Lindstrand Balloons Ltd. Models 42A, 56A, 60A, 69A, 77A, 90A, 105A, 120A, 150A, 180A, 210A, 240A, 260A, and 310A Balloons
Document Number: E8-8361
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-18
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:
RTCA Special Committee 205/EUROCAE Working Group 71: Software Considerations in Aeronautical Systems Eighth Joint Meeting
Document Number: E8-8221
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 205/EUROCAE Working Group 71: Software Considerations in Aeronautical Systems.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-use Assurance Aurora Municipal Airport, Sugar Grove, IL
Document Number: E8-8219
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of the airport property. The proposal consists of a 0.1766-acre portion of Parcel 3 and a 0.9776 acre portion of Parcel 5, totaling 1.1542 acres. Presently the land is vacant and used as open land for control of FAR Part 77 surfaces and compatible land use and is not needed for aeronautical use, as shown on the Airport Layout Plan. The Parcels were acquired in 1988 with Federal participation. It is the intent of the City of Aurora, as owner and operator of the Aurora Municipal Airport (AMA), to sell the subject portions of Parcels 3 & 5 (1.1542 Acres) in fee to the Village of Sugar Grove, for the construction of Municipal Drive. AMA would, in return, receive land equivalent in acreage and value (a portion of Parcel 4) from the Village of Sugar Grove. This notice announces that the FAA is considering the proposal to authorize the disposal of the subject airport property at the Aurora Municipal Airport, Sugar Grove, IL. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination that all measures covered by the program are eligible for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. In accordance with section 47107(h) of Title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Notice of Intent To Not Re-Evaluate Aircraft Kits Previously Determined To Be Eligible for Certification as Amateur-Built Aircraft
Document Number: E8-8217
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the FAA's intent to not re-evaluate aircraft kits previously determined to be eligible for certification as amateur-built aircraft. Although the FAA recently announced its intent to temporarily suspend amateur-built aircraft kit evaluations, this notice announces our intent to not re-evaluate or remove any kits from the agency's current eligibility list as a result of developing new evaluation procedures. Those evaluations were conducted to determine if a prefabricated amateur-built aircraft kit is eligible for certification as an amateur-built aircraft and will continue to remain valid.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace; San Bernardino International Airport, San Bernardino, CA
Document Number: E8-8311
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces an extension of the comment period on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) which proposes to establish Class D airspace at San Bernardino International Airport, San Bernardino, CA. This action is being taken in response to interest by several pilot groups and local airspace users working groups in the Los Angeles basin.
Congestion Management Rule for LaGuardia Airport
Document Number: E8-8308
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On August 29, 2006, the Federal Aviation Administration published a notice of proposed rulemaking to address congestion at New York's LaGuardia Airport (LaGuardia), which included a proposal to administratively incentivize carriers to use larger planes. The FAA prefers to use measures that allow carriers to respond to market forces to drive the most efficient airline behavior and is amending its original proposal. To minimize disruption, the FAA proposes to grandfather the majority of operations at the airport and develop a robust secondary market by annually auctioning off a limited number of slots. The FAA is proposing two different, mutually exclusive options. Under the first option, the FAA would auction off and retire a portion of the slots and would use the proceeds to mitigate congestion and delay in the New York City area. Under the second option, the FAA would conduct an auction as it would under the first option, but the proceeds would go to the carrier holding the slot rather than the FAA and no portion of existing slots would be retired. This proposal also contains provisions for use-or-lose, unscheduled operations, and withdrawal for operational need. The FAA proposes to sunset the rule in ten years.
Proposed Modification of Area Navigation Route Q-110 and Jet Route J-73; Florida
Document Number: E8-8227
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to extend the length of Area Navigation (RNAV) route Q-110 and make a minor realignment of jet route J-73, in support of the Florida West Coast Airspace Redesign project. The extension of Q-110 would provide an RNAV route for use by aircraft transitioning between Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) and Jacksonville ARTCC airspace. The extension would also assist aircraft in circumnavigating military airspace associated with the Avon Park Air Force Range. The realignment of J-73 would provide space for the Q-110 extension. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safe and the efficient use of the navigable airspace in the western Florida area.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; New Albany, MS
Document Number: E8-8063
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date of a direct final rule published in the Federal Register (73 FR 5434) that establishes a Class E airspace area to support Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) that serve the New Albany-Union County Airport, New Albany, MS.
Removal of Class E Airspace; Hawesville, KY
Document Number: E8-8061
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes the Class E5 Airspace at Hancock Airfield Airport, Hawesville, KY, as there is no longer a Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) for Hancock Airfield Airport requiring Class E5 airspace.
Establishment of Class D Airspace; Sherman, TX
Document Number: E8-8055
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class D airspace at Sherman, Texas. Establishment of an Air Traffic Control Tower at Sherman/Denison, Grayson County Airport, has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Sherman/Denison, Grayson County Airport, Sherman, Texas.
Operating Limitations at New York LaGuardia Airport; Notice of Order
Document Number: E8-8106
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing amending the Order Limiting Scheduled Operations at New York LaGuardia that published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2006. This amendment, if adopted, would reduce the number of reservations available for unscheduled operations from six per hour to three per hour.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Makila 1A and 1A1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E8-8083
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca Makila 1A, 1A1, and 1A2 turboshaft engines. That AD currently requires replacing certain digital electronic control units (DECUs) and electronic control units (ECUs) with modified DECUs and ECUs. This AD applies only to Makila 1A and 1A1 turboshaft engines, and requires replacing the selector-comparator board in the ECU with a board incorporating Turbomeca modification TU 250. This AD results from recent unexplained reversions of the ECU to the 65% N1 back-up mode. We are issuing this AD to prevent dual-engine continued operation at 65% N1 after reversion of the ECU to the 65% N1 back-up mode due to temporary loss of N2 speed signal, which could lead to inability to continue safe flight, emergency autorotation landing, or an accident.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: E8-8080
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
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.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: E8-8078
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
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.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: E8-8066
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
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.
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: E8-8059
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
By Federal Register notices (See 72 FR 61202; October 29, 2007 and 73 FR 3510; January 18, 2008) the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invited interested persons to apply to fill vacant positions on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). These previous notices invited interested persons to apply to fill two vacancies representing environmental concerns, due to the two incumbent members completing their respective three-year term appointment on May 30, 2008. This notice informs the public of the persons selected to fill the vacancies on the NPOAG ARC.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Covington, KY
Document Number: E8-8056
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the Noise Compatibility Program submitted by the Kenton County Airport Board 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 October 9, 2007, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Kenton County Airport Board under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On October 9, 2007, the FAA approved the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport noise compatibility program. Most of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-8049
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This Rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-8048
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lexington, OK
Document Number: 08-1131
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date and makes a correction to the direct final rule that establishes Class E airspace at Muldrow Army Heliport, Lexington, OK, published in the Federal Register February 15, 2008 (73 FR 8795) Docket No. FAA-2008-0003. In the airspace description of the rule, the geographic coordinates were incorrect, and reference to Notice to Airmen and Airport/Facility Directory should be removed. This action corrects those errors.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Long Prairie, MN
Document Number: 08-1130
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date and makes a correction to the direct final rule that establishes Class E airspace at Todd Field, Long Prairie, MN, published in the Federal Register February 4, 2008 (73 FR 6425) Docket No. FAA-2008-0023. In the airspace description of that rule, the reference to Notice to Airmen and Airport/Facility Directory should be removed. This action corrects that error.
Importation of Uncooked Pork and Pork Products
Document Number: Z8-6800
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Department of the Treasury
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340- 200, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: Z8-4671
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH (TAE) Model TAE 125-02-99 Engines
Document Number: E8-8118
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting emergency airworthiness directive (AD) 2008-06-52 that was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of certain TAE Model TAE 125-02-99 engines. This AD requires, before further flight, replacing the high-pressure fuel line and installing a high-pressure fuel line support. This AD results from reports of in-flight engine shutdown incidents on airplanes equipped with TAE 125-02-99 engines. We are issuing this AD to prevent an in-flight engine shutdown or engine fire due to a cracked fuel line.
Use of Radar in Instrument Approach Procedures
Document Number: E8-7966
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule corrects an inaccurate cross-reference citation in one of the FAA regulations. This correction is necessary to direct the reader to the actual paragraph that addresses the use of radar in instrument approaches.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Jacksonville NAS, FL
Document Number: E8-7671
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class D airspace at Jacksonville NAS, FL. An evaluation determined the Class D airspace should be modified and extended to join the Jacksonville Cecil Field Class D airspace area. This rule increases the safety, efficiency and management of the National Airspace System at Jacksonville NAS.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Jacksonville Cecil Field, FL
Document Number: E8-7669
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class D airspace and establishes Class E airspace at Jacksonville Cecil Field, FL. An evaluation determined the Class D airspace should be modified and a required Class E surface airspace extension be established. This rule increases the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System enhancing operations with adjacent Jacksonville Whitehouse Naval Out Lying Field (NOLF), Jacksonville Naval Air Station (NAS) and the Jacksonville Herlong Airport. This action additionally supports the Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Cecil Field by the establishment of a Class E4 airspace extension to the Class D.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Jacksonville Whitehouse NOLF, FL
Document Number: E8-7668
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice amends the Class D airspace at Jacksonville Whitehouse Naval Out Lying Field (NOLF), FL. An evaluation determined the Class D airspace should be reduced at Jacksonville NOLF. This rule increases the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System by modifying its dimensions with adjacent Jacksonville Cecil Field Class D airspace and the Herlong Airport.
Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of Light-Sport Aircraft; Modifications to Rules for Sport Pilots and Flight Instructors With a Sport Pilot Rating
Document Number: 08-1127
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend its rules for sport pilots and flight instructors with a sport pilot rating. The FAA believes these changes are necessary to address airman certification issues that have arisen since regulations for the operation of light-sport aircraft were implemented. These changes would align the certification requirements for sport pilots and flight instructors with a sport pilot rating with those requirements currently applicable to other airmen certificates.
Airworthiness Directives; Avidyne Corporation Primary Flight Displays (Part Numbers 700-00006-000, -001, -002, -003, and -100)
Document Number: E8-7802
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to revise AD 2008-06-28, which applies to 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. AD 2008-06-28 currently requires you to do 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. Since we issued AD 2008-06-28, we have learned that there is an incorrect serial number (SN) listed in AD 2008-06-28. Consequently, this AD retains the actions of AD 2008-06-28 and corrects the incorrect serial number. 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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-7701
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-14
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.
Modification of Class D Airspace; Brunswick, ME
Document Number: E8-7694
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D Airspace at Brunswick, ME. The Brunswick NAS Air Traffic Control Tower has become a part-time facility; therefore, the Class D Airspace associated with the tower operations must be modified to reflect part-time status. This action enhances the National Airspace System by replacing a more restricted airspace area with a less restrictive one at Brunswick, ME.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Lewistown, PA
Document Number: E8-7670
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-14
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 Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown, PA.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310-304, -322, -324, and -325 Airplanes; and A300 Model B4-601, B4-603, B4-605R, B4-620, B4-622, B4-622R, F4-605R, F4-622R, and C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Commonly Called Model A300-600 Series Airplanes)
Document Number: E8-7665
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-14
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; Boeing Model 757 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-7662
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 757 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the anchor tab of the bulkhead seal assemblies of the wing thermal anti-ice (TAI) system for cracks at certain outboard stations of the left and right wings, and corrective action if necessary. This AD also provides optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD results from reports of cracks found at the anchor tab of the bulkhead seal assemblies of the wing TAI system. In one incident, the anchor tab and bulkhead seal assembly had separated because of the cracks. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the anchor tab of the bulkhead seal assembly, which in icing conditions could result in insufficient airflow to the wing TAI system, subsequent ice on the wings, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600-2A12 (CL-601), CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, & CL-604 (Including CL-605 Marketing Variant)) Airplanes, and Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E8-7592
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes and Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600-2A12 (CL-601), and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604) series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires revising the airplane flight manuals (AFMs) to include a new cold weather operations limitation. This AD requires revising the AFMs to modify the cold weather operations limitation and include additional limitations and procedures. This AD results from reports of uncommanded roll during take-off. We are issuing this AD to prevent possible loss of control on take-off resulting from even small amounts of frost, ice, snow, or slush on the wing leading edges or forward upper wing surfaces.
Airworthiness Directives; Lycoming Engines IO, (L)IO, TIO, (L)TIO, AEIO, AIO, IGO, IVO, and HIO Series Reciprocating Engines, Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) TSIO-360-RB Reciprocating Engines, and Superior Air Parts, Inc. IO-360 Series Reciprocating Engines With Certain Precision Airmotive LLC RSA-5 and RSA-10 Series Fuel Injection Servos
Document Number: E8-7574
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting emergency airworthiness directive (AD) 2008-06-51 that was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of Lycoming Engines IO, (L)IO, TIO, (L)TIO, AEIO, AIO, IGO, IVO, and HIO series reciprocating engines, TCM TSIO-360-RB reciprocating engines, and Superior Air Parts, Inc. IO-360 series reciprocating engines with certain Precision Airmotive LLC RSA-5 and RSA-10 series fuel injection servos. This AD results from eighteen reports of fuel injection servo plugs, part number (P/N) 383493, that had loosened or completely backed out of the threaded plug hole on the regulator cover of the fuel injection servo. These servo plugs were installed with servo plug gasket, P/N 365533, under the plug hex-head. We are issuing this AD to prevent a lean running engine, which could result in a substantial loss of engine power and subsequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-7561
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. For certain airplanes, this AD requires replacing the outboard stabilizing fitting and certain adjacent components of the main landing gear (MLG) support beam. This AD also requires repetitive inspections for discrepancies of the outboard stabilizing fitting, walking beam hanger, and rear spar attachment, and corrective actions if necessary. For certain airplanes, this AD provides an alternative one-time inspection of the outboard stabilizing fitting for discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary, which would extend the compliance time for the replacement of the outboard stabilizing fitting. For certain other airplanes, this AD also requires performing a torque check of the aft pin of the outboard stabilizing fitting, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of findings of fatigue cracking of the outboard stabilizing fitting and stress corrosion cracking of the bolts attaching the fitting to the wing rear spar. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct that cracking, which could result in disconnection of the MLG actuator from the rear spar and support beam, consequent damage to the hydraulic system, and possible loss of the ``A'' and ``B'' hydraulic systems and damage or jamming of the flight control cables. Damage or jamming of the flight control cables could result in loss of control of the airplane.