Federal Aviation Administration July 1, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Advisory Circulars: Extended Operations (ETOPS) and Polar Operations, AC 121-42B and Extended Operations (ETOPS) and Operations in the North Polar Area, AC 135-42
Document Number: E8-14879
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The issuance of Advisory Circular (AC) 121-42B, Extended Operations (ETOPS) and Polar Operations, provides certificate holders with guidance for obtaining operational approval to conduct ETOPS under 14 CFR part 121. The issuance of AC 135-42, Extended Operations (ETOPS) and Operations in the North Polar Area, provides certificate holders with guidance for obtaining operational approval to conduct Extended Operations (ETOPS) under 14 CFR part 135.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS 355 N Helicopters
Document Number: E8-14717
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France Model AS 355 N helicopters. 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 European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the technical agent for France, with which we have a bilateral agreement, states in the MCAI: ``This Airworthiness Directive (AD) is issued because it was found that the power drawn by the starter generators from the engines is above the consumption capacity at altitudes above 3,000 meters, declared for the engines of AS 355 N helicopters. Excessive power consumption of the starter generators reduces the engine surge margin, which can result in engine failure.'' After engine start, the starter generator functions as the normal operational electrical generator. We are issuing this AD to require actions that are intended to address this unsafe condition.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-14172
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-01
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; Viking Air Limited Models DHC-6-1, DHC-6-100, DHC-6-200, and DHC-6-300 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-13848
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Models DHC-6-1, DHC-6-100, DHC-6-200, and DHC-6-300 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-13844
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-01
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: