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

Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Models Trent 768-60, 772-60, 772B-60, and 772C-60 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-12061
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-30
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:
Revision of Class E Airspace; St. Mary's, AK
Document Number: E8-11982
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at St. Mary's, AK, to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two new SIAPs are being developed for the St. Mary's Airport. Additionally, four SIAPs are being amended. This action revises existing Class E airspace upward from the surface and from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at St. Mary's Airport, St. Mary's, AK.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Allakaket, AK
Document Number: E8-11965
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Allakaket, AK, to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two new SIAPs are being developed for the Allakaket Airport. Additionally, a textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) is being developed. This action revises existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Allakaket Airport, Allakaket, AK.
Establishment of Low Altitude Area Navigation Routes (T-Routes); Sacramento and San Francisco, CA
Document Number: E8-11964
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes four low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) T-routes, designated T-257, T-259, T-261 and T-263, in the Sacramento and San Francisco, CA, terminal areas. T-routes are low altitude Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes, based on RNAV, for use by aircraft having instrument flight rules (IFR)-approved Global Positioning System (GPS)/Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) equipment. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace in the Sacramento and San Francisco, CA, terminal areas.
Revocation of Area Navigation Jet Routes J-888R and J-996R: Alaska
Document Number: E8-11958
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revokes Area Navigation (RNAV) Jet Routes J-888R and J-996R, Alaska. These routes are no longer required by the Anchorage Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC).
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 500 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-11946
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for RR RB211 Trent 553-61, 553A2-61, 556-61, 556A2-61, 556B-61, 556B2-61, 560-61, and 560A2-61 turbofan engines. That AD currently requires removing certain serial-numbered intermediate pressure compressor (IPC) drums, part number (P/N) FK30102. This AD requires removing those same IPC drums, and requires a new reduced life limit for all other IPC drums, P/N FK30102. This AD results from an RR engineering assessment that it is necessary to reduce the cyclic lives of the other drums with the same P/N. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained loss of IPC stage 1 blades, which could result in damage to the airplane.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Kivalina, AK
Document Number: E8-11978
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Kivalina, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being amended for the Kivalina Airport at Kivalina, AK. Additionally, one textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) is being developed. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Kivalina Airport, Kivalina, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Gulkana, AK
Document Number: E8-11976
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Gulkana, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being amended for the Gulkana Airport at Gulkana, AK. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Gulkana Airport, Gulkana, AK. The present Class E2 Surface Area is not being amended.
Modification of Restricted Areas R-5314A, B, C, D, E, F, H, and J; and Revocation of Restricted Area R-5314G; Dare County Range, NC
Document Number: E8-11975
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action realigns the internal boundaries and amends the time of designation and using agency title for restricted areas R- 5314A, B, C, D, E, and F; amends the time of designation and using agency title for R-5314H and J; and revokes R-5314G. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and operational efficiency of the Dare County Range.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Kake, AK
Document Number: E8-11973
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Kake, AK. A Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) and Standard Instrument Departure (SID) procedure are being developed for the Kake Airport at Kake, AK. Additionally, a Special Area Navigation (RNAV) SID and two SIAPs are being amended. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at the Kake Airport, Kake, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Prospect Creek, AK
Document Number: E8-11972
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Prospect Creek, AK. Three Special Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Prospect Creek Airport at Prospect Creek, AK. Additionally, two Special SIAPs and a Special textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) are being amended. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Prospect Creek Airport, Prospect Creek, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Red Dog, AK
Document Number: E8-11971
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Red Dog, AK. A Special Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) and a Special textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) are being developed for the Red Dog Airport at Red Dog, AK. Additionally, a Special SIAP is being amended. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Red Dog Airport, Red Dog, AK.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; White Hills, AK
Document Number: E8-11970
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action withdraws the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on February 19, 2008. The FAA proposed to establish Class E airspace at the White Hills Airstrip, AK, to support the installation of instrument approach procedures. The FAA has since been advised by the proponent that the airstrip will not be used for instrument approaches in the near term. Therefore, the FAA has determined that withdrawal of the proposed rule is warranted.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Venetie, AK
Document Number: E8-11969
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Venetie, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and a textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) are being developed for the Venetie Airport at Venetie, AK. Adoption of this proposal would result in establishing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Venetie Airport, Venetie, AK.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Eek, AK
Document Number: E8-11968
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Eek, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and a textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) are being developed for the Eek Airport at Eek, AK. Adoption of this proposal would result in establishing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at the Eek Airport, Eek, AK.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Fort Worth Alliance Airport, Fort Worth, TX
Document Number: E8-11828
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the revised future noise exposure map submitted by the city of Fort Worth for Fort Worth Alliance Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR Part 150 is in compliance with applicable requirements.
Notice of Approval of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on an Environmental Assessment (EA); Quad City International Airport, Moline, IL
Document Number: E8-11827
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public of the approval of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on an Environmental Assessment for proposed Federal actions at Quad City International Airport, Molline, Illinois. The FONSI specifies that the proposed federal actions and local development projects are consistent with existing environmental policies and objectives as set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and will not significantly affect the quality of the environment. A description of the proposed Federal actions is: (a) To issue an environmental finding to allow approval of the Sponsor's Proposed Action/ALP for the development listed above; (b) to issue final airspace determinations for the development listed above, (c) to issue a final determination of potential airspace obstructions to navigable airspace per an aeronautical study outlines under 14 CFR Part 77, (d) to issue a final certification that the proposed aeronautical development is reasonably necessary for use in air commerce or for national defense, (e) issuance of finding for Intergovernmental review of Federal Programs, (f) to include the issuance of an environmental justice finding, (g) to include the issuance of a wetland finding, (h) to include the issuance of a floodplain finding, (i) to include the approval for any necessary funding, installation and/or relocation, certification and operation of navigation aids, and (j) to include any preparation and/or revisions to Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP). The items in the local airport development project are to: Rehabilitate Runway 9-27 and Midfield intersection. Construct, light and mark a 100' x 6,500' temporary Runway 10-28 to be ultimately used as Taxiway P, including grading and drainage. Construct, light and mark connecting Taxiways to temporary Runway 10-28/Taxiway P, including grading and drainage and remove existing connecting Taxiways. Convert temporary Runway 10-28 to Taxiway P, upon decommissioning of temporary runway use, including paved shoulders, marking, lighting, NAVAID relocation and Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SlAP) decommissioning. Relocate western airport service road outside temporary Runway 10-28's Runway Safety Area, including grading and drainage and remove portion of existing service road. Construct Runway 9-27 paved shoulders, including grading and drainage. Rehabilitate Runway 9-27 lighting. Widen portion of Taxiway K to 75 feet, including lighting, marking, grading and drainage. Install Localizer to temporary Runway 10. Install PAPI's to temporary Runways 10 and 28. Install REIL's to temporary Runways 10 and 28. Relocate temporary Runway 10 28 localizer to Runway 13. Relocate temporary Runway 10-28 PAPI's to Runways 9 and 23. Relocate windsock and segmented circle. Relocate Remote Processing Unit (RPU). Obtain borrow from existing Airport, including tree clearing (southern sites), for Taxiway P. Stockpile borrow material, temporarily, for Taxiway P, if necessary. Create Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) for temporary Runways 10 and 28, Runways 13 and 31. Floodplain encroachment of approximately 0.92 acres, covered under Statewide Permit Number 6. Wetland encroachment of approximately 0.07 acres, covered by Nationwide Permit numbers 14 and 33. Construct, light and mark Taxiway N, including grading and drainage. Raze Civil Air Patrol building. Construct Rental Car Quick Turn Around Facility, including fueling and wash facilities, and rental car/employee auto parking expansion, including grading and drainage. Acquire approximately 9 acres of land, in fee simple title, including relocation assistance for two businesses. Copies of the environmental decision and the EA are available for public information review during regular business hours at the following locations: 1. Quad City International Airport, 2200 69th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265. 2. Division of Aeronautics-Illinois Department of Transportation, One Langhorne Bond Drive, Capital Airport, Springfield, IL 62707. 3. Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airports District Office, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Room 320, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-11826
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-29
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 March 31, 2008, vol. 73, no. 62, pages 16923-16924. To determine regulatory compliance, there is a need for airmen to maintain records of certain training and recentness of experience.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-11825
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-29
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 March 31, 2008, vol. 73, no. 62, page 16923. This collection of information is necessary to determine how satisfied applicants are with the automated staffing solution.
Noise Exposure Map Notice for Monterey Peninsula Airport, Monterey, California
Document Number: E8-11824
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by Monterey Peninsula Airport District, California for Monterey Peninsula Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR Part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Eighth Meeting, Special Committee 215 Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment
Document Number: E8-11823
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-29
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-11784
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-29
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 March 31, 2008, vol. 73, no. 62, page 16922. 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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-11765
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
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: E8-11759
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
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.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-11721
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This AD requires installing an additional support bracket for the gray water drain hose; replacing the screw of the support bracket with a new screw for the potable water supply hose; installing a spacer; doing a detailed inspection to detect interference or wear damage on hoses, lines and/or cables; and doing corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of interference between the potable water supply hose and/or gray water drain hose at the aft lavatories and the fuel line and/or power feeder cables of the auxiliary power unit (APU) located below the aft cabin floor. We are issuing this AD to prevent interference and chafing between the potable water supply hose and/or gray water hose and the fuel line and/or power feeder cables of the APU, which could cause arcing and sparking, and/or fuel leaking, and consequent fire.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes; Model DC-9-10 Series Airplanes; Model DC-9-20 Series Airplanes; Model DC-9-30 Series Airplanes; Model DC-9-40 Series Airplanes; Model DC-9-50 Series Airplanes; Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), and DC-9-87 (MD-87) Airplanes; Model MD-88 Airplanes; and Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-11502
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas airplanes identified above. This AD requires revising the FAA-approved maintenance program, or the Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, as applicable, to incorporate new AWLs for fuel tank systems to satisfy Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 88 requirements. This AD results from a design review of the fuel tank systems. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential for ignition sources inside fuel tanks caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and Mark 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-11501
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
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; Dornier Model 328-100 and -300 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-11468
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting airworthiness directive (AD) 2008-10-51 that was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of all Dornier Model 328-100 and -300 airplanes by individual notices. This AD requires detailed visual and eddy current inspections of both the left-hand and right-hand lower wing panel of the rear trailing edge (inboard and outboard of flap lever arm 1 (rib 3 and rib 5)) for cracks, and repair if necessary. This AD is prompted by cracks found in the lower wing panel of the rear trailing edge (inboard and outboard of flap lever arm 1 (rib 5)) during a routine inspection on a Model 328-100 airplane. Subsequent inspection of the other Model 328-100 airplanes in the same fleet revealed several more airplanes with cracks at the same location. We are issuing this AD to prevent structural failure of the affected wing panel, possible separation of the wing from the airplane, and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-11467
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. This AD requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness by incorporating new limitations for fuel tank systems to satisfy Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 88 requirements. This AD also requires the initial performance of certain repetitive inspections specified in the AWLs to phase in those inspections, and repair if necessary. This AD results from a design review of the fuel tank systems. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential for ignition sources inside fuel tanks caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10F, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, and MD-10-30F Airplanes; and Model MD-11 and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: E8-11465
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10F, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC- 10-40F, MD-10-10F, and MD-10-30F airplanes; and Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes. This AD requires installation of control cable freeze protection by making certain changes. This AD results from reports of standing water on the horizontal pressure panel above the main and center landing gear wheel wells. We are issuing this AD to prevent the accumulation of ice on the flight control cables in the wheel wells. When the landing gear doors open or vibration in this area occurs, such ice accumulation could break off and can cause injury to people or damage to property on the ground, can affect landing gear controls and rear spar flight control systems, can cause damage to other control systems, and might cause loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-11359
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
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 any cracking of or damage to the left side and right side flight deck No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5 windows, as necessary, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of in-flight departure and separation of the flight deck windows. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the vinyl interlayer or damage to the structural inner glass panes of the flight deck No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5 windows, which could result in loss of a window and rapid loss of cabin pressure. Loss of cabin pressure could cause crew communication difficulties or crew incapacitation.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-11336
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for any cracking of or damage to the left side and right side flight deck No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5 windows, as necessary, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of in-flight departure and separation of the flight deck windows. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the vinyl interlayer or damage to the structural inner glass panes of the flight deck No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5 windows, which could result in loss of a window and rapid loss of cabin pressure. Loss of cabin pressure could cause crew communication difficulties or crew incapacitation.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-11275
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 757 airplanes. This AD requires installation of an automatic shutoff system for the center tank fuel boost pumps, and installation of a placard in the airplane flight deck if necessary. This AD also requires revisions to the Limitations and Normal Procedures sections of the airplane flight manual to advise the flightcrew of certain operating restrictions for airplanes equipped with an automated center tank fuel pump shutoff control. This AD also requires a revision to the Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate AWLs No. 28-AWL-20 and No. 28-AWL-26. This AD also requires replacement of the fuel control panel assembly with a modified part, installation of two secondary pump control relays for the center tank fuel pumps, other specified actions, and concurrent modification of the fuel control panel assembly. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent center tank fuel pump operation with continuous low pressure, which could lead to friction sparks or overheating in the fuel pump inlet that could create a potential ignition source inside the center fuel tank; these conditions, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a center fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Performance and Handling Qualities Requirements for Rotorcraft
Document Number: Z8-3817
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-27
Agency: Antitrust Division, Department of Justice, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E8-11665
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
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 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-11591
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767 airplanes. The original NPRM would have required repetitive inspections for cracking of the wing skin, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. The original NPRM resulted from reports of cracks found in the lower wing skin originating at the forward tension bolt holes of the aft pitch load fitting. This action revises the original NPRM by revising certain compliance times. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to detect and correct cracking in the lower wing skin for the forward tension bolt holes at the aft pitch load fitting, which could result in a fuel leak and reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-11567
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747SP series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive lubrication of the rudder tab hinges and repetitive replacement of the rudder tab control rods. This proposed AD results from reports of freeplay-induced vibration of the control surfaces on Boeing Model 727, 737, 757, and 767 airplanes. We are proposing this AD to prevent damage to the control surface structure during flight, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-400, -401 and -402 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-11566
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, and 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-11565
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747- 200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, and 747SR series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracks or fractures of the forward end attachment and the forward lower flange of the flap tracks of the trailing edge flaps, and corrective actions if necessary. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would also require modifying the fail-safe links of the main carriage. This proposed AD results from a detailed structural analysis of the flap attach structural and fail-safe components, accomplished as a result of a dynamic stability and control analysis, which could not demonstrate continued safe flight and landing of the airplane after the loss of a trailing edge flap. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks or fractures of the primary structural and fail-safe load paths of the inboard and outboard trailing edge flaps, which could result in the loss of a flap during takeoff or landing, reducing flightcrew ability to maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-11474
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747- 200B, 747-200C, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747SR series airplanes. For certain airplanes, the original NPRM would have required a material type inspection to determine if the lower forward corner reveal of the number 3 main entry doors (MEDs) is a casting. If the reveals are castings, the original NPRM would have required repetitive inspections of the reveals for cracking, and corrective action if necessary. If the reveals are not castings, the original NPRM would have required a detailed inspection of the reveals for a sharp edge and repetitive inspections of the reveals for cracking, and corrective action if necessary. For certain other airplanes, the original NPRM would have required only a detailed inspection of the reveals for a sharp edge and repetitive inspections of the reveals for cracking, and corrective action if necessary. For certain other airplanes, the original NPRM would have required repetitive inspections of the reveals for cracking only, and corrective action if necessary. The original NPRM resulted from reports of cracking and/or a sharp edge in the lower forward corner reveal of the number 3 MEDs. This action revises the original NPRM by reducing the compliance times for doing certain inspections and allowing a certain replacement as an optional action for the material type inspection for certain airplanes. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the lower forward corner reveal of the number 3 MEDs, which could lead to the door escape slide departing the airplane when the door is opened and the slide is deployed, and consequent injuries to passengers and crew using the door escape slide during an emergency evacuation.
Airworthiness Directives; Dornier Model 328-100 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-11469
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all AvCraft Dornier Model 328-100 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires modifying the electrical wiring of the fuel pumps; installing insulation at the hand flow control and shut-off valves, and other components of the environmental control system; and installing markings at fuel wiring harnesses. The existing AD also requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new inspections of the fuel tank system. This proposed AD would replace the flight-hour-based threshold for conducting certain initial inspections, with an 8-year threshold. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to reduce 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.
RTCA Special Committee 218/Future ADS-B/TCAS Relationships
Document Number: E8-11272
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 218/Future ADS-B/TCAS Relationships
Fourth Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical System Security
Document Number: E8-11270
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical Systems Security.
Fourth Meeting, Special Committee 214: Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services Joint With EUROCAE Working Group 78 (WG-78)
Document Number: E8-11268
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a first meeting of RTCA Special Committee 214, Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services Joint with EUROCAE Working Group 78 (WG-78).
Transport Airplane Wheels and Wheel and Brake Assemblies
Document Number: E8-11267
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of, and requests comment on proposed Technical Standard Order (TSO) C-135a, Transport Airplane Wheels and Wheel and Brake Assemblies. This proposed TSO tells persons seeking a TSO authorization or letter of design approval what minimum performance standards (MPS) their Transport Airplane Wheels and Wheel and Brake Assemblies must meet to be identified with the appropriate TSO marking.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-11118
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-21
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. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking in and around the upper and lower hinge cutouts of the forward entry and forward galley service doorways, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from multiple reports of cracks found in the skin, bearstrap, and/or frame outer chord in the hinge cutout areas of the forward entry and forward galley service doorways. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct such cracking, which could result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 and A300-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-10978
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-21
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; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, and -200C Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-10977
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-100, -200, and -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 737-100, -200, and -200C series airplanes.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200, -300, -300F, and -400ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-10976
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, -300F, and -400ER series airplanes. This AD requires revising the FAA-approved maintenance program to incorporate new airworthiness limitations (AWLs) for fuel tank systems to satisfy Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 88 requirements. This AD would also require the initial inspection of certain repetitive AWL inspections to phase in those inspections, and repair if necessary. This AD results from a design review of the fuel tank systems. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential for ignition sources inside fuel tanks caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Model L-1011 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-10975
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Lockheed Model L-1011 series airplanes. This AD requires revising the FAA-approved maintenance program by incorporating new airworthiness limitations for fuel tank systems to satisfy Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 88 requirements. This AD also requires the accomplishment of certain fuel system modifications, the initial inspections of certain repetitive fuel system limitations to phase in those inspections, and repair if necessary. This AD results from a design review of the fuel tank systems. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential for ignition sources inside fuel tanks caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.