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

Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS355E, F, F1, F2, and N Helicopters
Document Number: E8-14723
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document revises an earlier proposed superseding airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (ECF) model helicopters. That AD currently requires certain checks of the magnetic chip detector plug (chip detector) and the main gearbox (MGB) oil-sight glass, certain inspections of the lubrication pump (pump), and replacing the MGB and the pump with an airworthy MGB and pump, if necessary. Also, the AD requires that before a pump or MGB with any hours time-in-service (TIS) can be installed, it must meet the AD requirements. The earlier proposed superseding AD proposed retaining those requirements but proposed adding all serial-numbered pumps to the applicability. This supplemental proposal is prompted by an improved procedure for detecting oil pump wear earlier and is considered more accurate than the procedure proposed previously. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to implement improved procedures to detect a failing MGB oil pump, to prevent failure of the MGB pump, seizure of the MGB, loss of drive to an engine and main rotor, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Dowty Propellers Models R354/4-123-F/13; R354/4-123-F/20; R354/4-123-F/21; R375/4-123-F/21; R389/4-123-F/25; R354/4-123-F/26; and R390/4-123-F/27 Propellers
Document Number: E8-14715
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-30
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) issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to identify and correct an unsafe condition on Dowty Propellers models R354/4-123-F/13; R354/4-123-F/20; R354/4-123-F/21; R375/4-123-F/21; R389/4-123-F/25; R354/4-123-F/26; and R390/4-123-F/27 propellers. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: E8-14573
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E8-14572
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-30
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; Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Model Falcon 10 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-14575
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Model Falcon 10 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires either revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) and installing a placard in the flight deck to prohibit flight into known or forecasted icing conditions, or repetitively inspecting for delamination of the flexible hoses in the wing (slat) anti-icing system and performing corrective actions if necessary. The existing AD also requires replacement of the flexible hoses installed in the slat anti-icing systems, which ends the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD would continue to require replacement of the flexible hoses installed in the slat anti-icing systems with new hoses, but at intervals defined in flight hours instead of flight cycles. This proposed AD results from information we received from operators and the airplane manufacturer indicating that the repetitive interval for the required replacement deviated from the referenced service information. We are proposing this AD to prevent collapse of the flexible hoses in the slat anti-icing system, which could lead to insufficient anti-icing capability and, if icing is encountered in this situation, could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-14543
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Gettysburg, PA
Document Number: E8-14384
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-27
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 8593) that modifies Class E Airspace at Gettysburg, PA. Additional controlled airspace at Gettysburg Regional Airport will now provide the controlled airspace required to support the new Copter Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) 070 Point in Space (PinS) approach developed to facilitate helicopter medical flight arrivals and departures at Gettysburg Hospital, Gettysburg, PA.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Indianapolis, IN
Document Number: E8-14381
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date of a direct final rule that establishes additional Class E airspace at Indianapolis, IN, published in the Federal Register April 2, 2008 (73 FR 17887) Docket No. FAA-2008-0163. This action also makes a minor correction to the geographic coordinates of Hendricks County Gordon Graham Field.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Philippi, WV
Document Number: E8-14164
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Philippi, WV, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) Runways (RWY) 08- 26 that has been developed for Philippi/Barbour County Regional Airport. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Philippi/Barbour County Regional Airport. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAP.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-14482
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. The original NPRM would have superseded an existing AD that currently requires inspecting all barrel nuts to determine if the barrel nuts have a certain marking, inspecting affected bolts to determine if the bolts are pre-loaded correctly, and replacing all hardware if the pre-load is incorrect. For airplanes on which the pre- load is correct, the existing AD requires doing repetitive visual inspections for cracking of the barrel nuts and cradles and replacing all hardware for all cracked barrel nuts. The existing AD also requires replacement of all hardware for certain affected barrel nuts that do not have cracking, which would end the repetitive inspections for those airplanes. The existing AD also provides an optional replacement for all affected barrel nuts. The original NPRM proposed to require replacement of all affected barrel nuts. The original NPRM resulted from reports of cracking in the barrel nuts at the four primary front spar wing-to-fuselage attachment joints. This new action revises the original NPRM by adding, for certain airplanes, application of a certain compound to the affected barrel nuts and bolts. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to detect and correct cracking of the barrel nuts at the wing front spar wing-to-fuselage joints, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the wing-to-fuselage attachments and consequent detachment of the wing.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 and A340 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-14480
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier supplemental NPRM (SNPRM) for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Airbus Model A330- 200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes; and Model A340- 541 and A340-642 airplanes. The original NPRM would have superseded an existing AD that currently requires operators to revise the Airworthiness Limitations section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) to incorporate new information. This information includes, for all affected airplanes, decreased life limit values for certain components; and for Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, new inspections, compliance times, and new repetitive intervals to detect fatigue cracking, accidental damage, or corrosion in certain structures. The original NPRM proposed to revise the ALS, for all affected airplanes, by adding new Airworthiness Limitations Items (ALIs) to incorporate service life limits for certain items and inspections to detect fatigue cracking, accidental damage or corrosion in certain structures, in accordance with the revised ALS of the ICA. The original NPRM resulted from the issuance of new and more restrictive service life limits and structural inspections based on fatigue testing and in-service findings. The first supplemental NPRM revised the original NPRM by adding airplanes, adding new requirements, and including more restrictive compliance thresholds and intervals. This new action revises the first supplemental NPRM by adding a new weight variant configuration, and including more restrictive compliance thresholds and intervals. We are proposing this second supplemental NPRM to detect and correct fatigue cracking, accidental damage, or corrosion in principal structural elements, and to prevent failure of certain life-limited parts, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-14476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier NPRM for the products listed above. This action revises the earlier 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:
Public Notice For Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; MBS International Airport, Saginaw, Michigan
Document Number: E8-14386
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the MBS International Airport (MBS) from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of the airport property. The proposal consists of the sale of vacant, unimproved land owned by the MBS International Airport Commission (Commission). The Commission has requested from FAA a ``Release from Federal agreement obligated land covenants'' to sell a portion of Parcel 6 which was acquired on March 14, 1949, under Instrument of Transfer from the United States of America, acting by and through the War Assets Administrator, to the Cities of Saginaw, Bay City, and Midland (recorded in Liber 802, pages 206-216). There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the Commission to dispose of the vacant property. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. 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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Canon, GA
Document Number: E8-14168
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Canon, GA, to accommodate the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) that have been developed for Franklin County Airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Franklin County Airport. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAP.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Danville, KY
Document Number: E8-14167
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-26
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 15058) that amends the Class E airspace area to support Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) that were developed to serve the Stuart Powell Field Airport. Additionally, the direct final rule made a technical amendment addressing the airport's name change from Goodall Field Airport to Stuart Powell Field Airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Susquehanna, PA
Document Number: E8-14165
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-26
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 14679) that establishes Class E Airspace at Susquehanna, PA, to support a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Special Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) that has been developed for medical flight operations into the Susquehanna High School Heliport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Sunbury, PA
Document Number: E8-14163
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-26
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 14677) that establishes Class E Airspace at Sunbury, PA to support a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Special Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) that has been developed for medical flight operations into the Sunbury Community Hospital Airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-14162
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-26
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.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A. Model EMB-500; Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) System.
Document Number: E8-14383
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer S.A. Model EMB-500 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the use of an electronic engine control system instead of a traditional mechanical control system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions; Honda Aircraft Company, Model HA-420 HondaJet Airplane; Fire Extinguishing
Document Number: E8-14380
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Honda Aircraft Company, Model HA-420 HondaJet Airplane. This new airplane will have novel and unusual design features not typically associated with normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter category airplanes. These design features include turbofan engines and engine location, for which the applicable regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate airworthiness standards. These proposed special conditions contain the additional airworthiness standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Models Arriel 1E2, 1S, and 1S1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E8-14321
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 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; Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206A, PW206B, PW206B2, PW206C, PW206E, PW207C, PW207D, and PW207E Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E8-14320
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. PC-6 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-14106
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
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; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ Airplanes
Document Number: E8-13926
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
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 EMB-135ER, -135KE, -135KL, and -135LR Airplanes, and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: E8-13924
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
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; Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-13921
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
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; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) Models PW305A and PW305B Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-13854
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
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; Cessna Aircraft Company Models 208 and 208B Airplanes
Document Number: E8-13564
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 208 and 208B airplanes. This AD requires you to inspect the left and right wing wire bundle(s) and repair or replace damaged wire. This AD also requires inspecting the wire bundles for correct attachment to the anchor points and correcting any deficient attachments. This AD results from chafed wiring found on wire bundles in the left and right wings containing the auto-control wing de-ice system, fuel quantity indication, and low fuel annunciation on the Cessna 208B airplanes. Improper installation of wire bundle supporting hardware can cause chafed wiring in the affected bundles. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damaged wiring of the auto- control wing de-ice system, fuel quantity indication, and low fuel annunciation systems. This condition could result in incorrect fuel quantity indications, loss of low fuel quantity annunciations, or loss of the autocontrol wing de-ice system.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-14192
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-24
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; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-14187
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-24
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; Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-14186
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-24
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 737-600, -700, and -800 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-14185
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, and -800 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting the free flange of the lower stringers of the wing center section for drill starts, and applicable related investigative and corrective actions. This proposed AD results from drill starts being found on the free flange of the lower stringers of the wing center section during a quality assurance inspection at the final assembly plant. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracks from propagating from drill starts in the free flange of the lower stringers of the wing center section, which could cause a loss of structural integrity of the wing center section and may result in a fuel leak.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-14184
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-24
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 737-300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-14183
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracking of the 1.04-inch nominal diameter wire penetration hole in the frame and frame reinforcement, between stringers S-20 and S-21, on both the left and right sides of the airplane, and related investigative/ corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of cracking in the frame, or in the frame and frame reinforcement, common to the 1.04-inch nominal diameter wire penetration hole intended for wire routing. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the fuselage frames and frame reinforcements, which could reduce the structural capability of the frames to sustain limit loads, and result in cracking in the fuselage skin and subsequent rapid depressurization of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model DA 42 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-14078
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-23
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:
Hawaii Air Tour Common Procedures Manual, FAA AWP13-136A
Document Number: E8-14014
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on the proposed draft for the Hawaii Air Tour Common Procedures Manual, draft AWP13-136A.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 707 Airplanes and Model 720 and 720B Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-13925
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 707 airplanes and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes. This proposed AD would require performing an operational test of the engine fuel suction feed of the fuel system, and other related testing if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report of in-service occurrences of loss of fuel system suction feed capability, followed by total loss of pressure of the fuel feed system. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct failure of the engine fuel suction feed of the fuel system, which could result in multi-engine flameout, inability to restart the engines, and consequent forced landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 Airplanes, and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: E8-13923
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all EMBRAER Model EMB-135 airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. The existing AD currently requires replacing the metallic tubes enclosing the vent and pilot valve wires in the left- and right- hand wing fuel tanks with non-conductive hoses. This proposed AD would add airplanes to the applicability of the existing AD. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent an ignition source inside the fuel tank that could ignite fuel vapor and cause a fuel tank explosion and loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 and 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E8-13922
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-20
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 727 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-13920
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 727 airplanes. This proposed AD would require performing an operational test of the engine fuel suction feed of the fuel system, and other related testing if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report of in-service occurrences of loss of fuel system suction feed capability, followed by total loss of pressure of the fuel feed system. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct failure of the engine fuel suction feed of the fuel system, which could result in multi-engine flameout, inability to restart the engines, and consequent forced landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-13919
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive tests for free movement of the capsule/bearing of the nose landing gear (NLG), and related investigative and corrective actions. This proposed AD would require a modified test for free movement of the capsule/bearing of the NLG at reduced repeat intervals, and replacement of the NLG assembly with a modified assembly. This proposed AD results from additional reports of the NLG failing to extend fully on an airplane that had been inspected in accordance with AD 2004-14-07. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the NLG to extend fully, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane during landing.
Miscellaneous Markings and Placards
Document Number: E8-13900
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a typographical error that appeared in a final rule, which the FAA published in the Federal Register. In that final rule, the FAA inadvertently changed a word. The intent of this action is to correct the error in the regulation to ensure the requirement is clear and accurate.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model EMB-500; High Fuel Temperature
Document Number: E8-13830
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer S.A., Model EMB-500 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with high fuel temperature. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; FAA Airport Master Record
Document Number: E8-13778
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve a current information collection. The information is required to carry out FAA missions related to the aviation industry, flight planning, and airport engineering.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Use of Certain Personal Oxygen Concentrator (POC) Devices on Board Aircraft
Document Number: E8-13768
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comrnents about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. The rule requires passengers who intend to use an approved POC to present a physician statement before boarding.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; General Aviation and Air Taxi Activity and Avionics Survey
Document Number: E8-13767
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. This information is used by FAA for safety assessment, planning, forecasting, cost/benefit analysis, and to target areas for research.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Rotorcraft External Load Operator Certificate Application
Document Number: E8-13764
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. 14 CFR part 133 was adopted to establish certification rules and application requirements governing non passenger-carrying rotorcraft external-load operations conducted for compensation or hire.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Survey of Airman Satisfaction With Aeromedical Certification Services
Document Number: E8-13762
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. This survey assesses airman opinion of key dimensions of service quality.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Hazardous Materials Training Requirements
Document Number: E8-13761
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. The FAA is amending its hazardous materials training requirements, requiring that certain repair stations provide documentation showing that persons handling hazmat for transportation have been trained following DOT guidelines.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Organization Designation Authorization-Part 183, Subpart D
Document Number: E8-13760
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. Certain organizations may apply to perform certification functions on behalf of the FAA. These functions may include approving data, issuing various kinds of aircraft and organization certificates, and other functions.