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

Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Dart 528, 529, 532, 535, 542, and 552 Series Turboprop Engines
Document Number: E8-17423
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for RRD Dart 528, 529, 532, 535, 542, and 552 Series turboprop engines. That AD currently requires a dimensional inspection of the intermediate pressure turbine (IPT) disk or an ultrasonic inspection of the seal arm contact between the high pressure turbine (HPT) and the IPT disk seal arm and reworking or replacing the IPT disk if worn beyond acceptable limits. This AD continues to require those actions. This AD results from us including an incorrect engine model and omitting an engine model from the applicability of the existing AD. We are issuing this AD to prevent HPT disk failure, which can result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Co. (GE) CF34-8E Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-17422
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF34-8E series turbofan engines with certain part number (P/N) full authority digital engine controls (FADECs) installed. This AD requires reprogramming the FADEC software from version 8Ev5.40 to an FAA- approved software version. This AD results from six loss of thrust control events from the same software fault scenario. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of thrust control and controllability of the airplane.
Notice of Meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: E8-17390
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS), in accordance with the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, announce the next meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). This notification provides the dates, location, and agenda for the meeting. Dates and Location: The NPOAG ARC will meet on September 3-4, 2008. The meeting will take place at the Red Lion Hotel, Port Angeles, WA. The hotel is located at 221 North Lincoln Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362. The hotel phone number is (360) 452-9215. The meetings will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 3 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 4th. This NPOAG meeting will be conducted in closed session and is not open to the public.
Modification of Area Navigation Route Q-110 and Jet Route J-73; Florida
Document Number: E8-17389
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the length of Area Navigation (RNAV) route Q-110 and makes a minor realignment of jet route J-73 in Florida. These modifications support the Florida West Coast Airspace Redesign project. The extension of Q-110 provides an RNAV route for use by aircraft transitioning between Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) and Jacksonville ARTCC airspace. The extension also assists aircraft in circumnavigating military airspace associated with the Avon Park Air Force Range. The realignment of J-73 provides space for the Q-110 extension. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safe and the efficient use of the navigable airspace in the western Florida area.
Proposed Modification of the Norton Sound Low, Woody Island Low, Control 1234L and Control 1487L Offshore Airspace Areas; AK
Document Number: E8-17384
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Norton Sound Low, Woody Island Low, Control 1234L, and Control 1487L Offshore Airspace Areas in Alaska. This action would modify these areas by lowering the airspace floors to provide additional controlled airspace for aircraft instrument flight rule (IFR) operations at Alaska airports.
Proposed Modification of the Chicago, IL Class B Airspace Area; Public Meetings
Document Number: E8-17383
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces three fact-finding informal airspace meetings to solicit information from airspace users and others concerning a proposal to revise the Class B airspace area at Chicago, IL. The purpose of these meetings is to provide interested parties an opportunity to present views, recommendations, and comments on the proposal. All comments received during these meetings will be considered prior to any revision or issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking. Times and Dates: The informal airspace meetings will be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, from 2 p.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2008, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Thursday, September 25, 2008, from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Comments must be received on or before October 2, 2008.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-6 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-17331
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-30
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 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; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model 390 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-17329
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model 390 airplanes. This AD requires you to repetitively do a post-flight check (owner/operator holding at least a private pilot certificate checking for residual heat in the angle-of- attack (AOA) probes or an appropriately-rated mechanic doing a maintenance manual operational test of the heat of the AOA probes) after every flight and replace or modify (upload software) the stall warning AOA transmitters. This AD results from reports of the potential for unannunciated loss of the heating function in the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) stall warning AOA transmitters of Model 390 airplanes. We are issuing this AD to correct potentially inadequate stall warning with loss of stick pusher function.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) Model 430 Helicopters
Document Number: E8-17275
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for BHTC Model 430 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 aviation authority of Canada, with which we have a bilateral agreement, states in the MCAI: ``It has been determined that the existing rigging procedures for the tail rotor pitch change mechanism have to be changed due to possibility of parts interference.'' The cumulative effect of individual part tolerances resulting in the total assemblage of those parts being out of tolerance could result in the tail rotor yoke striking another part other than the flapping stop (parts interference) cited in the MCAI. Also, the misalignment of the tail rotor counterweight bellcrank may result in higher tail rotor pedal forces and a higher pilot workload after failure of the 1 hydraulic system. Both parts interference and the misaligned counterweight bellcrank create an unsafe condition. This AD require actions that are intended to address these unsafe conditions.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc. Model 369A, OH-6A, 369D, 369E, 369F, 369FF, 369H, 369HE, 369HM, and 369HS Helicopters
Document Number: E8-17274
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Model 369A, OH-6A, 369D, 369E, 369F, 369FF, 369H, 369HE, 369HM, and 369HS helicopters that requires repetitive tap inspections of each tail rotor (T/R) blade abrasion strip. This amendment is prompted by an incident in which an abrasion strip separated from a T/R blade. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent disbonding and subsequent separation of an abrasion strip from a T/R blade, which could result in vibration, loss of the T/ R, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH Model MBB-BK 117C-2 Helicopters
Document Number: E8-17265
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH (Eurocopter) Model MBB-BK 117C-2 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 for the Republic of Germany, with which we have a bilateral agreement, states in the MCAI:
Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center Environmental Assessment for the Facilities Master Plan; Oklahoma City, OK
Document Number: E8-17263
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces a public meeting to obtain public comment on the MMAC Site Environmental Assessment for the Facilities Master Plan. The environmental assessment has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR parts 1500-1508) and FAA Order 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures. The environmental assessment document can be reviewed at: https://employees.faa.gov/org/centers/mmac/employeeservices/a mp/env/. The public meeting will be conducted on Monday, July 28, 2008 at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (6500 S. MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169) at 1:30 p.m. in Building 230.
Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-500MB Gliders
Document Number: E8-17369
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to a proposed airworthiness directive (AD), which was published in the Federal Register on July 3, 2008 (73 FR 38160), and applies to certain Stemme GmbH & Co. KG (Stemme) Model S10-VT powered sailplanes. This document proposed to require replacement of the single ear clamps in the fuel system with improved design parts. The FAA incorrectly referenced the docket number of this proposed AD as ``FAA-2008-0685'' instead of ``FAA-2008-0788.'' This document corrects the docket number.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Venetie, AK
Document Number: E8-17075
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Venetie, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs). Two SIAPs and an ODP are being developed for the Venetie Airport at Venetie Alaska. This action establishes Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Venetie Airport, Venetie, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Models 175 and 175A Airplanes
Document Number: E8-16583
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 175 and 175A airplanes. This AD requires 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 AD requires 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 will be required by this AD. This AD was prompted by a report that the engine became detached from the firewall during landing on one of the affected airplanes. We are issuing 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.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc. Model MD900 (including the MD902 Configuration) Helicopters
Document Number: E8-17262
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) model helicopters that would require, within 30 days, reducing the current gross weight limit to a maximum gross weight limit of 5,400 pounds and inserting a copy of this AD into the Limitations section of the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) or making certain optional modifications that constitute terminating actions. This proposal is prompted by flight tests that show that the information currently listed in the Limitations section of the RFM is inconsistent with the actual performance of the helicopter. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent loss of directional control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Model 222, 222B, 222U, 230, and 430 Helicopters
Document Number: E8-17261
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) helicopters. That AD currently requires certain checks and inspections of the tail rotor blades. If a crack is found, the existing AD requires replacing the tail rotor blade (blade) with an airworthy blade before further flight. This action would require the same checks and inspections until they are required to be replaced and would remove certain serial numbered and specifically coded tail rotor blades from the applicability of the AD. This proposal is prompted by the approved rework of certain tail rotor blades and two newly redesigned tail rotor blades, which, if installed, constitutes terminating action for the inspection requirements. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to detect a crack in a blade, and to prevent loss of a blade and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Consensus Standards, Light-Sport Aircraft
Document Number: E8-17251
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of three new consensus standards and a revision to a previously accepted consensus standard relating to the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule issued July 16, 2004, and effective September 1, 2004. ASTM International Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft developed the new and revised standards with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) participation. By this notice, the FAA finds the new and revised standards acceptable for certification of the specified aircraft under the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, MD-10-30F, MD-11, and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: E8-17198
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain McDonnell Douglas transport category airplanes. The existing AD currently requires modification of the installation wiring for the electric motor-operated auxiliary hydraulic pumps in the right wheel well area of the main landing gear; repetitive inspections of the numbers 1 and 2 electric motors of the auxiliary hydraulic pumps for electrical resistance, continuity, mechanical rotation, and associated airplane wiring resistance/voltage; and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would, for certain airplanes, also require modifying and rerouting, as applicable, certain components of the wiring of the electric motor for the auxiliary hydraulic pump located in the right wheel well. This proposed AD results from reports of failure of the electric motor for the auxiliary hydraulic pump. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the electric motors of the hydraulic pump and associated wiring, which could result in fire at the auxiliary hydraulic pump and consequent damage to the adjacent electrical equipment and/or structure.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E8-16983
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-28
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.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport, Liberal, KS
Document Number: E8-17005
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Rialto Municipal Airport, Rialto, San Bernardino County, CA
Document Number: E8-17003
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Rialto Municipal Airport under the provisions of section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E8-16984
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E8-16982
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
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.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Kivalina, AK
Document Number: E8-16977
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Kivalina, AK, to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs). Two SIAPs are being amended for the Kivalina Airport. Additionally, one textual ODP is being developed. This action revises existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Kivalina Airport, Kivalina, AK.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Eek, AK
Document Number: E8-16974
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Eek, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs). Two SIAPs and a textual ODP are being developed for the Eek Airport at Eek Alaska. This action establishes Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at the Eek Airport, Eek, AK.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Kake, AK
Document Number: E8-16970
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Kake, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing public and private (Special) Instrument Approach and Departure Procedures. A Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) and Standard Instrument Departure (SID) procedure are being developed for the Kake Airport. Additionally, a Special Area Navigation (RNAV) SID and two SIAPs are being amended. This action revises existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Kake Airport, Kake, AK.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Gulkana, AK
Document Number: E8-16968
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Gulkana, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two SIAPs are being amended for the Gulkana Airport. This action revises existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Gulkana Airport, Gulkana, AK. The present Class E2 Surface Area is not being amended.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Salyer Farms, CA
Document Number: E8-16966
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will amend Class E airspace at Salyer Farms, CA. The El Rico Airport mentioned in the published description has been abandoned, making it necessary to realign the Class E Airspace area at Salyer Farms Airport. This action also makes a minor correction by removing the Salyer Farms RBN in the airport description.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Red Dog, AK
Document Number: E8-16962
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Red Dog, AK, to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Special Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) and Special Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs). A Special IAP and a Special Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) are being developed for the Red Dog Airport. Additionally, a Special IAP is being amended. This action revises existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Red Dog Airport, Red Dog, AK.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Prospect Creek, AK
Document Number: E8-16961
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Prospect Creek, AK, to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Special Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) and Special Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs). Three Special IAPs are being developed for the Prospect Creek Airport. Addtionally, two Special IAPs and a Special ODP are being amended. This action revises existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Prospect Creek Airport, Prospect Creek, AK.
Notification of Policy Revisions, and Requests for Comments on the Percentage of Fabrication and Assembly That Must Be Completed by an Amateur Builder To Obtain an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate for an Amateur-Built Aircraft; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E8-16989
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces an extension of the comment period for the proposed revisions to Chapter 4, Special Airworthiness Certification, Section 9 of the FAA Order 8130.2F, Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft and Related Products, and Advisory Circular (AC) 20-27G, Certification and Operation of Amateur-Built Aircraft (AC 20-27G is the result of combining AC 20-27F and AC 20-139, Commercial Assistance During Construction of Amateur-Built Aircraft), as well as for comments on the percentage of fabrication and assembly that must be completed by an amateur builder to obtain an experimental airworthiness certificate for an amateur-built aircraft. These and other related documents are located on the FAA main Web page. The Web link is: http://www.faa.gov/ aircraft/draft_docs/display_docs/index.cfm?DocType=Pubs.
Modification of Certain Medical Standards and Procedures and Duration of Certain Medical Certificates
Document Number: E8-16911
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule extends the duration of first- and third-class medical certificates for certain individuals. A first-class medical certificate is required when exercising airline transport pilot privileges and at least a third-class medical certificate when exercising private pilot privileges. Certain conforming amendments to medical certification procedures and some general editorial amendments are also adopted. The intent of this action is to improve the efficiency of the medical certification program and service provided to medical certificate applicants.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E8-16860
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-24
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; General Electric Company CF34-1A, -3A, -3A1, -3A2, -3B, and -3B1 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-16884
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF34-1A, -3A, -3A1, -3A2, -3B, and - 3B1 turbofan engines with high-pressure (HP) rotor 4-step air balance piston stationary seals (4-step seals), part numbers 4923T54G01, 6019T90G03, 6037T99G01, 6037T99G02, and 6037T99G03, installed. This proposed AD would require removing the 4-step seals and incorporating an 8-step seal at the next piece-part exposure. This proposed AD results from the investigation of an airplane accident. Both engines experienced high- altitude flameouts. Rotation of the HP rotors was not maintained during descent and the engines could not be restarted. We are proposing this AD to prevent the inability to restart both engines after flameout due to excessive friction of the 4-step seal, which could result in subsequent forced landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company (GE) CT58 Series Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E8-16883
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain GE CT58 series turboshaft engines. This proposed AD would require recalculating the lives of certain part numbered compressor spools using a new repetitive heavy lift (RHL) multiplying factor. This proposed AD results from reports of cracks originating from the inner faces of the locking screw holes in the compressor spool. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracks due to RHL missions. Cracks could result in an uncontained rotor burst and damage to, or loss of, the helicopter and serious injuries to any person onboard.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-16528
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-23
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.
Removal of Class E5 Airspace; Madison, CT
Document Number: E8-16513
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E5 airspace at Griswold Airport, Madison, CT, (N04). The VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) approach into Griswold Airport has been discontinued; eliminating the need for Class E5 700 foot controlled airspace.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program; Orlando Executive Airport, Orlando, FL
Document Number: E8-16509
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the Noise Compatibility Program submitted by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR Part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On December 31, 2007, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On June 23, 2008, the FAA approved the Orlando Executive Airport noise compatibility program. All of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory; Meeting Cancellation
Document Number: E8-16715
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public the July 23, 2008, meeting of the Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (73 FR 36952, June 30, 2008) has been cancelled. The meeting will be rescheduled in a subsequent Federal Register notice.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-16529
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-22
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; Maryland Air Industries, Inc., Model Fairchild F-27 and FH-227 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-16667
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Maryland Air Industries, Inc., Model Fairchild F-27 and FH-227 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require operators to modify their airplanes and revise their inspection or maintenance programs to incorporate instructions for maintenance and inspection of the fuel tank systems, as appropriate, by December 16, 2008, using information developed in accordance with SFAR 88. This proposed AD results from fuel system safety reviews done on similar airplane models in accordance with SFAR 88. These safety reviews identified potential unsafe conditions on Model Fairchild F-27 and FH-227 series airplanes for which the type certificate holder, Maryland Air Industries, Inc., has not conducted SFAR 88 safety reviews, has not provided corrective actions, and does not plan to do so. 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.
Proposed Establishment and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Lake Havasu, AZ
Document Number: E8-16520
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the new Lake Havasu City Airport, Lake Havasu, AZ. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using VHF Omni- Directional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Lake Havasu City Airport, Lake Havasu, AZ. This action also would revoke Class E airspace at the old Lake Havasu Airport, Lake Havasu, AZ, as that airport has been abandoned. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Lake Havasu City Airport, Lake Havasu, AZ.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ
Document Number: E8-16517
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will 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 Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) is closed.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Carson City, NV
Document Number: E8-16516
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace at Carson City, NV. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Carson City Airport, Carson City, NV. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the new RNAV GPS SIAP at Carson City Airport, Carson City, NV.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-16483
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD requires inspecting to determine if certain carriage spindles are installed, repetitive inspections for corrosion and indications of corrosion on affected carriage spindles, and if necessary, related investigative action and corrective action. This AD also provides optional terminating action. This AD results from a report of corrosion found on carriage spindles that are located on the outboard trailing edge flaps. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion of the carriage spindle, which could result in fracture. Fracture of both the inboard and outboard carriage spindles, in the forward ends through the large diameters, on a flap, could adversely affect the airplane's continued safe flight and landing.
Reduction of Fuel Tank Flammability in Transport Category Airplanes
Document Number: E8-16084
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends FAA regulations that require operators and manufacturers of transport category airplanes to take steps that, in combination with other required actions, should greatly reduce the chances of a catastrophic fuel tank explosion. The final rule does not direct the adoption of specific inerting technology either by manufacturers or operators, but establishes a performance-based set of requirements that set acceptable flammability exposure values in tanks most prone to explosion or require the installation of an ignition mitigation means in an affected fuel tank. Technology now provides a variety of commercially feasible methods to accomplish these vital safety objectives.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company 150 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-16542
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company 150 series airplanes with the BRS-150 Parachute System installed via Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA64CH. This proposed AD would require the replacement of the pick-up collar support and nylon screws for the BRS-150 Parachute System. This proposed AD results from notification by Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc. (BRS) that the pick-up collar assembly may prematurely move off the launch tube and adversely affect rocket trajectory during deployment. We are proposing this AD to prevent premature separation of the collar. This condition could result in the parachute failing to successfully deploy.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Removal of Class E Airspace; Roanoke Rapids, NC
Document Number: E8-16181
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Halifax- Northampton Regional Airport, (IXA), Roanoke Rapids, NC and removes 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 will enhance the safety and airspace management of Halifax-Northampton Regional Airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Black River Falls, WI
Document Number: E8-15960
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
A direct final rule, published in the Federal Register April 2, 2008 (73 FR 17888) docket No. FAA-2008-0024, adding additional Class E airspace at Black River Falls, WI is being removed. Although the rule became effective June 5, 2008, charting of this airspace was never completed. A new rulemaking will be forthcoming with an effective date that coincides with the new charting date.