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

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Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-18082
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
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 May 15, 2008, vol. 73, no. 95, page 28182. The rule regarding the protection of voluntarily submitted information acts to ensure that certain non-required information offered by air carriers will not be disclosed.
Newark Liberty International Airport Slots; Request for Bids
Document Number: E8-18356
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA plans to auction a lease for a package of slots at Newark Liberty International Airport on September 3, 2008. If you are interested in participating in the auction, commenting on the planned auction procedures or draft lease terms, you will be able to find additional information and procedures for providing comments at http:// faaco.faa.gov.
Robinson R-22/R-44 Special Training and Experience Requirements
Document Number: E8-18239
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to continue the existing special training and experience requirements in Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No. 73 and eliminate the termination date for SFAR 73. Currently, SFAR No. 73 is a final rule that will expire on June 30, 2009. Since 1998, the FAA has extended SFAR 73 for two 5-year periods. The FAA recently re-issued SFAR No. 73 and extended the rule's expiration date to June 30, 2009. SFAR No. 73 requires special training and experience for pilots operating the Robinson model R-22 or R-44 helicopters in order to maintain the safe operation of Robinson helicopters. It also requires special training and experience for certified flight instructors conducting student instruction or flight reviews in R-22 or R-44 helicopters.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company (Type Certificate Previously Held by Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing) Models LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, and LC42-550FG Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to revise Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-07- 06, which applies to certain Cessna Aircraft Company (type certificate previously held by Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing) (Cessna) Models LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, and LC42-550FG airplanes. AD 2007-07-06 currently requires the following: adding information to the limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM); repetitively inspecting the aileron and the elevator linear bearings and control rods for foreign object debris, scarring, or damage; and taking all necessary corrective actions. Since we issued AD 2007-07-06, Cessna has issued a new service bulletin that contains procedures for installing an access panel to facilitate the required inspections. Consequently, this proposed AD would retain the actions currently required in AD 2007-07- 06; allow installing access panels; and change the serial number applicability. We are proposing this AD to prevent jamming in the aileron and elevator control systems, which could result in failure. This failure could lead to loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; Allied Ag Cat Productions, Inc. G-164 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18228
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 78-08-09, which applies to certain Allied Ag Cat Productions, Inc. (formerly Grumman-American) Models G-164, G-164A, and G-164B airplanes. AD 78-08- 09 currently requires repetitively inspecting the interior and the exterior of the main tubular spar of the rudder assembly for corrosion, taking necessary corrective action if corrosion is found, and applying corrosion protection. Since we issued AD 78-08-09, the rudder main tubular spar failed on a later production airplane. Consequently, this proposed AD would retain the actions required in AD 78-08-09 and expand the applicability to include all G-164 series airplanes. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct corrosion in the rudder main tubular spar, which could result in failure of the weld to the main spar tube. This failure could lead to loss of directional control.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18225
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would supersede an existing AD. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: * * * * *
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200, 757-200PF, and 757-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18222
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, 757-200PF, and 757-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require, for certain airplanes, measuring the electrical bond resistance at certain stations and doing any applicable repair; installing support brackets for the hot short protector and new support clamps for the wire bundles; installing the equipment of the hot short protector; and modifying an existing wire bundle and installing a new wire bundle. This proposed AD would also require, for certain other airplanes, measuring the electrical bond resistance at certain stations, measuring the electrical bonding resistance between the hot short protector and rear spar web, and doing any applicable repair. This proposed AD also would require revising the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent the center fuel tank densitometer from overheating and becoming a potential ignition source inside the fuel tank, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a center fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18211
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777 airplanes. This proposed AD would require doing an inspection of the motor operated valve (MOV) actuators of the main and center fuel tanks for a certain part number; replacing the MOV actuator with a new MOV actuator if necessary; and measuring the electrical resistance of the bond from the adapter plate to the airplane structure, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also require revising the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent electrical current from flowing through a MOV actuator into a fuel tank, which could create a potential ignition source inside the fuel tank. This condition, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18210
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-07
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: Two operators of A300 aircraft fitted with General Electric (GE) CF6-50 engine series have reported cracks on the lower side of Rib 5 in the pylon box. Investigations disclosed that these cracks are due to the stresses resulting from the pressure applied by the thrust reverser cowl bumpers. Cracking of the engine pylons could result in reduced structural integrity of the engine support structure. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab Model SAAB 2000 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18202
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-07
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:
Special Conditions: Airbus A318, A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes; Astronautics Electronic Flight Bags With Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: E8-18139
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Airbus A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by L2 Consulting Services, will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with Astronautics electronic flight bags which use lithium battery technology. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aviation Corporation Model EA500 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-17786
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-13-51, which currently applies to all owners/operators of Eclipse Aviation Corporation (Eclipse) Model EA500 airplanes that received the emergency AD by letter issued June 12, 2008. Emergency AD 2008-13-51 requires owner/operators to insert temporary revisions into the emergency and normal procedures sections of the airplane flight manual (AFM), do a pilot evaluation of the throttles with replacement as necessary, and report the evaluation results to the FAA. Emergency AD 2008-13-51 was the result of the throttle position exceeding its maximum range. Since issuing that AD, Eclipse developed an FAA-approved test procedure and issued Eclipse Aviation Alert Service Bulletin SB 500-76-001, REV B, dated July 22, 2008. The service bulletin provides a standardized procedure for testing and modifying (as applicable) the throttle lever with replacement as necessary. We are issuing this AD to mandate the actions in this service bulletin to be done by a person authorized to perform maintenance and reduce the likelihood of the throttle position signal exceeding its maximum range, which could cause loss of left and right engine control. This condition could result in the inability to maintain desired airspeed and/or altitude with consequent loss of control.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-17614
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-07
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; Agusta S.p.A. Model A109A and A109A II Helicopters
Document Number: E8-17992
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a superseding airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) model helicopters. This proposed AD results from a revised mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The aviation authority of Italy, with which we have a bilateral agreement, reports that the previous MCAI should not apply to newly redesigned and improved tail rotor blades. This action proposes the same inspection requirements as the current AD but would limit the applicability to only three part-numbered tail rotor blades. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to prevent fatigue failure of a tail rotor blade (blade), loss of a tail rotor, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Lexington, OK
Document Number: E8-17560
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Lexington, OK. New Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Muldrow Army Heliport make this action necessary. This action will enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (JFR) aircraft operations at Muldrow Army Heliport, Lexington, OK.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Black River Falls, WI
Document Number: E8-17559
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Black River Falls, WI. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Black River Falls Area Airport. This action will enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Black River Falls Area Airport, Black River Falls, WI.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Altus AFB, OK
Document Number: E8-17558
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and Class E airspace at Altus Air Force Base (AFB), Altus OK. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). This action is necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Altus AFB, OK.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-17758
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-05
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 May 15, 2008, vol. 73, no. 95, page 28184. The information collected is used by the FAA to register aircraft or hold an aircraft in trust.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-17757
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-05
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 May 14, 2008, vol. 73, no. 94, page 27885. Collection of this information permits the FAA to evaluate its certification standards, maintenance programs, and regulatory requirements since their effectiveness is reflected in the number of equipment failures or the lack thereof.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-17749
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for any wrinkle in certain external skin panels, and for cracking at the fuselage bulkhead shear tie end fastener locations at certain stations of Section 48 of the fuselage; and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from a report of cracks found in the external skin on the left and right sides of the Section 48 panel of the fuselage on two airplanes with skin wrinkles found at two of the external crack locations. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct wrinkles and cracks in certain external skin panels of Section 48, which could join together and result in reduced structural integrity of support structure for the vertical and horizontal stabilizers and inability of the airplane to sustain limit loads.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-17748
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This AD requires replacing the pushrods for the left and right elevator tab control mechanisms with new, improved pushrods. This AD results from a report of a rod end fracture on a rudder power control unit (PCU) control rod, which is similar to the ones used for the elevator tab pushrods. Analysis revealed that the fractured rod end had an incorrect hardness, which had probably occurred during the manufacture of the control rod. We are issuing this AD to prevent fracture of the elevator tab pushrod ends, which could result in excessive in-flight vibrations of the elevator tab, possible loss of the elevator tab, and consequent loss of controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Falcon 2000EX Airplanes
Document Number: E8-17746
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-05
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; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-17621
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-05
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, -401 and -402 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-17612
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-05
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:
Availability of Draft Alternatives Working Paper for the Proposed Southern Nevada Supplemental Airport, Las Vegas, Clark County, NV
Document Number: E8-17897
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is issuing this notice to advise the public the Draft Alternatives Working Paper for the Draft EIS will be made available for public comment pursuant to section 304 of the Vision 100 Century of Aviation Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-176) [49 U.S.C. 47171(I)]. The Draft Alternatives Working Paper has been prepared for the construction and operation of the proposed Southern Nevada Supplemental Airport which lies partially within the base floodplain of a portion of Roach Dry Lake located along Interstate Highway 15 about 30 miles south of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. FAA and BLM are seeking comments on the Draft Alternatives Working Paper.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E8-17824
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of 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; Correction
Document Number: E8-17823
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice corrects the docket number of a previously- published petition for exemption. It also extends the comment period for the petition.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Falcon 2000EX Airplanes
Document Number: E8-17792
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-04
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; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-17782
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-04
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 170 Airplanes and Model ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-17777
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-04
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:
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ Airplane; Fire Protection
Document Number: E8-17756
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer S.A., Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplane. This airplane has a novel or unusual design feature, in that it features multiple electrical/electronic equipment bays that are located throughout the airplane. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-14, DC-9-15, and DC-9-15F Airplanes, and DC-9-20, DC-9-30, DC-9-40, and DC-9-50 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-17620
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas airplanes listed above. This proposed AD would require installing a dam assembly for the container of the fuel boost pump of the center tank located in the right main tank, and doing the related investigative actions, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent the center tank fuel boost pump from operating in a fuel vapor zone and becoming a potential ignition source in the right main tank, potentially resulting in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-17619
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-01
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E8-17593
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-01
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.
Ninth Meeting: Special Committee 209, ATCRBS/Mode S Transponder MOPS Maintenance
Document Number: E8-17561
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 209, ATCRBS/Mode S Transponder MOPS Maintenance.