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

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Airworthiness Directives; Saab Model SAAB-Fairchild SF340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B Airplanes
Document Number: E8-7299
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: E8-7297
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757 airplanes. This AD requires an inspection to determine the manufacturer and manufacture date of the oxygen masks in the passenger service units and the lavatory and attendant box assemblies, and corrective action if necessary. 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; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E8-7294
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 400) airplanes. That AD currently requires revising the airworthiness limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness of the maintenance requirements manual (MRM) by incorporating procedures for repetitive functional tests of the pilot input lever of the pitch feel simulator (PFS) units. That AD also requires new repetitive functional tests of the pilot input lever of the PFS unit, and corrective actions if necessary; and after initiating the new tests, requires removal of the existing procedures for the repetitive functional tests from the MRM. This new AD requires revised procedures for the functional tests. This AD results from a report that the shear pin located in the input lever of two PFS units failed due to fatigue. We are issuing this AD to prevent undetected failure of the shear pins of both PFS units simultaneously, which could result in loss of pitch feel forces and consequent reduced control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-7182
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections for cracking in the forward lug of the support rib 5 fitting of both main landing gear (MLG), and repair if necessary. The existing AD also provides optional terminating actions for certain airplanes, as well as other optional methods for complying with the inspection requirements of the existing AD. This new AD continues to require repetitive inspections for cracking in the forward lug of the support rib 5 fitting of the left and right MLG at new repetitive intervals in accordance with new service information, and repair or replacement of any cracked MLG fitting if necessary. This new AD also requires modification of the rib bushings of the left and right MLG, which would end the repetitive inspections. This AD results from cracks found in the forward lug of the MLG support rib 5 fitting. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracking in the forward lug of the MLG, which could result in failure of the lug and consequent collapse of the MLG during takeoff or landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.27 Mark 050 and F.28 Mark 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-7178
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 727 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-7176
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 727 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking or corrosion of the threaded end of the lower segment of the main landing gear (MLG) side strut, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires prior or concurrent inspection for cracking or corrosion of the threads and thread relief area of the lower segment, corrective action if necessary, and re-assembly using corrosion inhibiting compound. This AD results from reports of the threads cracking on the MLG side strut lower segment. We are issuing this AD to prevent a fractured side strut, which could result in collapse of the MLG.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL Airplanes
Document Number: E8-7167
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) 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; McCauley Propeller Systems Propeller Models B5JFR36C1101/114GCA-0, C5JFR36C1102/L114GCA-0, B5JFR36C1103/114HCA-0, and C5JFR36C1104/L114HCA-0
Document Number: E8-7162
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding three existing airworthiness directives (ADs) for McCauley Propeller Systems propeller models B5JFR36C1101/ 114GCA-0, C5JFR36C1102/L114GCA-0, B5JFR36C1103/114HCA-0, and C5JFR36C1104/L114HCA-0. Those ADs currently require fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPI) and eddy current inspections (ECI) of propeller blades for cracks, and if any crack indications are found, removing the blade from service. This AD requires the same initial inspections, but extends the compliance times and intervals, adds repetitive inspections, and mandates a life limit for the blades. This AD results from our determination that we must require repetitive inspections for cracks, and from reports of blunt leading edges of the propeller blades due to erosion. We are issuing this AD to detect cracks in the propeller blade that could cause failure and separation of the propeller blade and loss of control of the airplane, and to detect blunt leading edges on the propeller blades, which could cause airplane single engine climb performance degradation and could result in an increased risk of collision with terrain.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Altus Air Force Base (AFB), OK
Document Number: E8-7078
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and Class E airspace at Altus AFB, Altus, Oklahoma. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using Standard Instrument Approach Procedures. This action is necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Altus AFB, Oklahoma.
Airworthiness Directives; Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) IO-520, TSIO-520, and IO-550 Series Engines with Superior Air Parts, Inc. (SAP) Cylinder Assemblies Installed
Document Number: E8-7711
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain TCM IO-520, TSIO-520, and IO-550 reciprocating engines with certain SAP cylinder assemblies installed. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive inspections and compression tests to detect cracks in those cylinders with more than 750 flight hours time- in-service (TIS). This proposed AD results from reports of cracks in the area of the exhaust valve and separation of cylinder heads from the barrels of SAP cylinder assemblies with certain part numbers. We are proposing this AD to prevent separation of the cylinder head, which could result in immediate loss of engine power, possible structural damage to the engine, and possible fire in the engine compartment.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes and Model ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-7667
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier supplemental NPRM for the products listed above. This action revises the earlier supplemental NPRM by expanding the scope. 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:
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ
Document Number: E8-7663
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revoke Class E airspace at Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ. The United States Air Force (USAF) is closing the airport to Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations when the control tower is not open.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR Model ATR42 Airplanes and Model ATR72-101, -102, -201, -202, -211, and -212 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-7658
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; GENERAL AVIA Costruzioni Aeronatiche Models F22B, F22C, and F22R Airplanes
Document Number: E8-7657
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 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: E8-7654
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 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:
Damage Tolerance and Fatigue Evaluation of Structure
Document Number: E8-7649
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a paragraph reference that appeared in the final rule, Airworthiness Standards; Airframe Rules Based on European Joint Aviation Requirements, which the FAA published in the Federal Register on February 9, 1996. In that final rule, the FAA inadvertently changed a paragraph reference. The intent of this action is to correct the error in the regulation to ensure the requirement is clear and accurate.
Flight Standards Service Schedule of Charges Outside the United States
Document Number: E8-7394
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is announcing the availability of revised Advisory Circular (AC) 187-1B, Flight Standards Service Schedule of Charges Outside the United States, which transmits an updated schedule of charges for services of FAA Flight Standards aviation safety inspectors outside the United States. The FAA updated this advisory circular in accordance with the procedures listed in Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 187, appendix A.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E8-7393
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-09
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.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E8-7389
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of certain petitions 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 any petition or its final disposition.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace; Albuquerque, NM
Document Number: E8-7267
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace at Double Eagle II Airport, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The establishment of an air traffic control tower has made this action necessary for the safety of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the Double Eagle II Airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Huntsville, AR
Document Number: E8-7248
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date of the direct final rule that establishes Class E airspace at Huntsville Municipal Airport, Huntsville, Arkansas, published in the Federal Register February 15, 2008 (73 FR 8794) Docket No. FAA-2008-0004.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Mobile Downtown Airport, Mobile, AL
Document Number: E8-7244
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47153(c), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Mobile Airport Authority to waive the requirement that a 46.75-acre parcel of surplus property, located at the Mobile Downtown Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Establishment of Class D Airspace; New Braunfels, TX
Document Number: E8-7094
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class D airspace at New Braunfels, Texas. Establishment of an air traffic control tower at New Braunfels Municipal Airport has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at New Braunfels Municipal Airport, New Braunfels, Texas.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200 and 757-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-7302
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200 and 757-300 series airplanes. The original NPRM would have required installing a bonding jumper between a ground and the clamp on the tube of the forward and aft gray water composite drain masts. The original NPRM resulted 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. For certain airplanes, this action revises the original NPRM by adding a new inspection of existing aft bonding jumper assemblies that might be too short, repair if necessary, and replacement of the bonding jumper assembly with a new, longer bonding jumper assembly if necessary. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent a fire near a composite drain mast and possible disruption of the electrical power system due to a lightning strike on a composite drain mast, which could result in the loss of several functions essential for safe flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Models 175 and 175A Airplanes
Document Number: E8-7258
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 175 and 175A airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to check the airplane logbook to determine if the original engine mounting brackets have been replaced. If the original engine mounting brackets are still installed, this proposed AD would require you to repetitively inspect those brackets for cracks and replace any cracked engine mounting bracket. After replacing all four original engine mounting brackets, no further action would be required by this proposed AD. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the engine became detached from the firewall during landing on one of the affected airplanes. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the engine mounting brackets, which could result in failure of the engine mounting bracket. This failure could lead to the engine detaching from the firewall.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Pagosa Springs, CO
Document Number: E8-7243
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace at Pagosa Springs, CO. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Stevens Field. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the new RNAV GPS SIAP at Stevens Field, Pagosa Springs, CO.
Establishment of Class D Airspace; Georgetown, Texas
Document Number: E8-7095
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class D airspace at Georgetown, Texas. Establishment of an air traffic control tower at Georgetown Municipal Airport has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Georgetown Municipal Airport, Georgetown, TX.
Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From All Terms, Conditions, Reservations and Restrictions of a Quitclaim Deed Agreement Between the City of Lakeland and the Federal Aviation Administration for the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL
Document Number: E8-7093
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release certain airport properties 58 acres at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, Florida from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a Quitclaim Deed agreement between the FAA and the City of Lakeland, dated September 1947 and the supplemental Quitclaim Deed agreement, dated April 1948. The release of property will allow the City of Lakeland to dispose of the property for other than aeronautical purposes. The property is located in the City of Lakeland, Polk County, Florida. The parcel is currently designated as aeronautical and non- aeronautical use. The property will be disposed of for the purpose of industrial use. The fair market value of the property has been determined by appraisal to be $3,190,000. The airport will receive fair market value for the property, which will be subsequently reinvested in another eligible airport improvement project. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Office of the Airport Director, Lakeland Linder Regional Airport and the FAA Airports District Office.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Removal of Class E Airspace; Roanoke Rapids, NC
Document Number: E8-7092
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Halifax Northampton Regional Airport, (IXA), Roanoke Rapids, NC and remove Class E airspace at Halifax County Airport, Roanoke Rapids, NC, (RZZ). The operating status of the airport will include Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Halifax-Northampton Regional Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-7183
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting the drive assembly of the aft elevator standby loop for interference between the clevis and bolt of the bellcrank assembly, correct orientation of the pull-pull cable clevis bolt, and excessive freeplay of the bellcrank assembly bearing, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also require modifying the pull-pull cable clevis in the drive assembly of the aft elevator standby loop for certain airplanes. This proposed AD results from a report of an aborted takeoff due to a control column disconnect. We are proposing this AD to prevent binding of the bolt that connects the cable 264A clevis to the bellcrank assembly against the adjacent (upper) clevis of the pull-pull cable assembly. This binding condition could result in slow airplane rotation or a control column disconnect during takeoff and a runway excursion if takeoff must be aborted.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-7163
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-07
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; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes and Model 767 Airplanes Equipped With General Electric CF6-80C2 and CF6-80A Series Engines
Document Number: E8-7153
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes and Model 767 airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the airplane flight manual to advise the flightcrew to use certain procedures during descent in certain icing conditions. This proposed AD results from reports of several in- flight engine flameouts, including multiple dual engine flameout events and one total power loss event, in ice-crystal icing conditions. We are proposing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew has the proper procedures to follow in certain icing conditions. These certain icing conditions could cause a multiple engine flameout during flight without the ability of the engines to be relit, and consequent forced landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F Airplanes Equipped With General Electric CF6-80C2 Series Engines
Document Number: E8-7151
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the airplane flight manual to advise the flightcrew to use certain procedures during descent in certain icing conditions. This proposed AD results from reports of several in- flight engine flameouts, including multiple dual engine flameout events, in ice-crystal icing conditions. We are proposing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew has the proper procedures to follow in certain icing conditions. These certain icing conditions could cause a multiple engine flameout during flight without the ability of the engines to be relit, and consequent forced landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Models B200, B200GT, B300, and B300C Airplanes
Document Number: E8-6959
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) Models B200, B200GT, B300, and B300C airplanes. This AD requires you to fabricate and install a placard incorporating information that limits operation when there is known or forecast icing and requires you to replace a section of the pneumatic supply tube for the tail deice system with a new tube of a different material. This AD results from reports of collapsed tail deice boot pneumatic supply tubes. We are issuing this AD to prevent collapsed pneumatic supply tubes, which could result in failure of the tail deice boots to operate. This failure could lead to loss of control in icing conditions.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E8-7083
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-04
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 the 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.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Renewal
Document Number: E8-7075
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to section 14(a)(2)(A) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and in accordance with section 102-3.65, title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the FAA gives notice it has renewed the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) for a 2-year period beginning March 20, 2008. The Committee's primary purpose is to provide the public with an earlier opportunity to participate in the FAA's rulemaking process. It will continue to operate in accordance with the rules of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Department of Transportation, FAA Committee Management Order (1110.30C). For further information about the ARAC, please contact Ms. Gerri Robinson, FAA Office of Rulemaking, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone number: 202-267-9678.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. TFE731-4, -4R, -5, -5AR, -5BR, and -5R Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-6993
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc. TFE731-4, -4R, -5, -5AR, -5BR, and -5R series turbofan engines, with interstage turbine transition (ITT) duct, part number (P/N) 3075292-1; 3075292-3; 3074766-1; 3077063-1; 3075655- 1; 3075655-2; 30756599-1; or 30756599-3, installed. This proposed AD would require replacing the affected ITT duct with a serviceable and redesigned ITT duct. This proposed AD results from reports of 49 low pressure turbine (LPT) blade separations. Six of those events resulted in circumferential failure of the LPT2 or LPT3 nozzle assembly, leading to deformation of the ITT duct and uncontainment of the turbine blades and fragments of the LPT nozzle assembly. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontainment of turbine blades and fragments of the LPT nozzle assembly, which could result in damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD. Model PC-12, PC-12/45, and PC-12/47 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-6958
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-04
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. This AD requires inserting changes into the airworthiness limitations of the FAA-approved maintenance program. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Nineteenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 207/Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: E8-6945
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 207, Airport Security Access Control Systems.
Deadline for Notification of Intent To Use the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Sponsor, Cargo, and Nonprimary Entitlement Funds for Fiscal Year 2008
Document Number: E8-6943
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces June 1, 2008, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA whether or not it will use its fiscal year 2008 entitlement funds available under Public Law 110-190 to accomplish AIP-eligible projects that the sponsor previously identified through the Airports Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) process during the preceding year. If a sponsor does not declare their intention regarding the use of 2008 entitlement funds by June 1, 2008, FAA will be unable to take the necessary actions to designate these as ``protected'' carryover funds and these funds would not be carried over if FAA spending authority from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund is not extended beyond June 30, 2008.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Anvik, AK
Document Number: E8-6933
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Anvik, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and a textual departure procedure (DP) are being developed for the Anvik Airport. Additionally, one SIAP is being amended. This action revises existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Anvik Airport, Anvik, AK.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Bettles, AK
Document Number: E8-6932
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Bettles, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Bettles Airport. Additionally, two SIAPs and a textual departure procedure (DP) are being amended. This action revises existing Class E airspace upward from the surface and from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Bettles Airport, Bettles, AK.
Forty-Fourth Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)
Document Number: E8-6929
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 186 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).
Seventy-Sixth Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System (GPS)
Document Number: E8-6928
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System (GPS).
Seventh Meeting, Special Committee 215 Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment
Document Number: E8-6927
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a third meeting of RTCA Special Committee 215, Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services, Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment.
Establishment of Low Altitude Area Navigation Route T-209; GA
Document Number: E8-6922
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes a low altitude Global Positioning System (GPS)/Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) area navigation route, designated T-209, in the vicinity of Augusta, GA. This route allows for more effective utilization of airspace and enhances the management of aircraft operations in the vicinity of Augusta, GA.
Revision of Class E Airspace; New Stuyahok, AK
Document Number: E8-6921
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at New Stuyahok, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the New Stuyahok Airport. This action revises existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at New Stuyahok Airport, New Stuyahok, AK.
Proposed Revocation of Area Navigation Jet Routes J-888R and J-996R; Alaska
Document Number: E8-6935
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register March 12, 2008 (73 FR 13159), Airspace Docket No. 08-AAL-6, FAA Docket No. FAA-2008-0111. In that rule, the FAA docket number is incorrect. The correct FAA docket number should state FAA-2008-0180, instead of FAA-2008-0111. In addition, a typographical error to one Jet Route was made in the title. The title of the NPRM should reference Jet Route J-888R, instead of J-889R. This action corrects those errors.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Kobuk, AK
Document Number: E8-6931
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Kobuk, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two new SIAPs and a textual departure procedure (DP) are being developed for the Kobuk Airport. This action establishes existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Kobuk Airport, Kobuk, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-715A1-30, BR700-715B1-30, and BR700-715C1-30 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-6866
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) provided by the aviation authority of Germany to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI states the following: