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

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Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 500, 700, and 800 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-20212
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-09
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; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: Z8-19715
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues
Document Number: E8-20747
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) to discuss transport airplane and engine (TAE) issues.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211-524 Series Turbofan Engines; Correction
Document Number: E8-20498
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-16-18. That AD applies to Rolls-Royce (RR) RB211-524 series turbofan engines with certain high pressure (HP) turbine disks installed. That AD was published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2008 (73 FR 46550). Paragraph (c) in the regulatory section is incorrect. This document corrects that paragraph. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airport Improvement Program Grant Assurances; Proposed Modifications and Opportunity To Comment
Document Number: E8-20459
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to modify the standard grant application requirements that are required of a sponsor of a nonprimary airport before receiving a grant under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The FAA is providing an opportunity for public comment on proposals to modify the grant application requirements. Sponsors of nonprimary airports are now required to provide a variety of information when submitting an AIP grant application. This modification would require that a sponsor of a nonprimary airport submit a list of the aircraft (fixed wing and rotary wing) that are based on the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-19850
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
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; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-19721
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the drive assembly of the aft elevator standby loop of the elevator standby cable system for interference between the clevis and bolt of the bellcrank assembly, correct orientation of the pull-pull cable clevis bolt, and excessive freeplay of the bellcrank assembly bearing, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires modifying the pull-pull cable clevis in the drive assembly of the aft elevator standby loop for certain airplanes. This AD results from a report of an aborted takeoff due to a control column disconnect. We are issuing this AD to prevent binding of the bolt that connects the cable 264A clevis to the bellcrank assembly against the adjacent (upper) clevis of the pull-pull cable assembly. This binding condition could result in slow airplane rotation or a control column disconnect during takeoff and a runway excursion if takeoff must be aborted.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-19720
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
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: E8-19718
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. That AD 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 replacing 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. This new AD requires replacing all affected barrel nuts and applying a certain compound to the affected barrel nuts and bolts. This AD results from reports of cracking in the barrel nuts at the four primary front spar wing-to- fuselage attachment joints. We are issuing this AD 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.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC); Notice of Reestablishment
Document Number: E8-20745
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to section 14(a)(2)(A) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and in accordance with section 102-3.65, title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the FAA gives notice it is re-establishing the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) for a 2-year period. The Committee's primary purpose is to provide the public with an earlier opportunity to participate in the FAA's rulemaking process. It will continue to operate in accordance with the rules of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Department of Transportation, FAA Committee Management Order (1110.30C). This notice replaces the notice published on April 4, 2008 (73 FR 18602). For further information about the ARAC, please contact Ms. Gerri Robinson, FAA Office of Rulemaking, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone number: 202-267-9678.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, WA
Document Number: E8-20462
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at Seattle Tacoma International Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Federal Aviation Administration Report on Rules and Policies for Repairs, Alterations and Fabrication of Parts
Document Number: E8-20460
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on the proposed report on the adequacy of the FAA's current and pending regulations, policy, guidance materials, and past practices used by non-Type Certificate (TC) holders in the development of replacement parts, alterations, and repairs.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80A Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-20497
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF6-80A series turbofan engines with certain stage 1 high- pressure turbine (HPT) rotor disks, installed. This proposed AD would require removal from service of those stage 1 HPT rotor disks within 30 days after the effective date of the AD. This proposed AD results from the FAA learning that those disks are susceptible to cracks developing in the bottoms of the dovetail slots. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracks developing in the bottoms of the dovetail slots that could propagate to a failure of the disk and cause an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-20443
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-04
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.
Proposed Modification of the Chicago, IL, Class B Airspace Area; Public Meetings
Document Number: E8-20438
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On July 30, 2008, a notice to conduct informal airspace meetings for the Chicago Class B airspace project was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 44311). Subsequent to publication, the FAA has had to change the venue of meetings 1 and 3, being held on September 23, 2008, and September 25, 2008, respectively. The address for both of these meetings has changed to Signature Flight Center Hangar, 1061 S. Wolf Road, Wheeling, IL 60090. The second meeting time and place remains as previously published.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900 and -900ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-20341
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 series airplanes. The original NPRM would have required replacing the aero/fire seals of the blocker doors on the thrust reverser torque boxes on the engines with new, improved aero/fire seals. The original NPRM resulted from a report that the top three inches of the aero/fire seals of the blocker doors on the thrust reverser torque boxes are not fireproof. This action revises the original NPRM by adding airplanes to the applicability statement and requiring a one-time inspection to determine the part numbers of the aero/fire seals. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent a fire in the fan compartment (a fire zone) from migrating through the seal to a flammable fluid in the thrust reverser actuator compartment (a flammable fluid leakage zone), which could result in an uncontrolled fire.
Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-20314
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Revision of Class E Airspace; Red Dog, AK
Document Number: E8-20313
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects two errors in the airspace description contained in a Final Rule that was published in the Federal Register on Friday, July 25, 2008 (73 FR 43351), Airspace Docket No. 08-AAL-16.
Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace; Rome, NY
Document Number: E8-19568
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class D and E airspace at Griffiss Airfield in Rome, NY. After the development of specific Departure Procedures (DPs) at the airfield, it was determined the Class D and E Surface airspace should be reduced in size to facilitate a more efficient operation. This rule increases the safety and management of the National Airspace System (NAS) around Griffiss Airfield.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-19514
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-03
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.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Ruby, AK
Document Number: E8-20312
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Ruby, AK. One Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) is being amended for the Ruby Airport at Ruby, AK. Adoption of this proposal would result in revising Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Ruby Airport, Ruby, AK.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Kwethluk, AK
Document Number: E8-20311
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Kwethluk, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Kwethluk Airport at Kwethluk, AK. Adoption of this proposal would result in creating Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Kwethluk Airport, Kwethluk, AK.
Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-20310
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a meeting of the Federal Aviation Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee (ATPAC) will be held to review present air traffic control procedures and practices for standardization, clarification, and upgrading of terminology and procedures.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company (Type Certificate Previously Held by Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing) Models LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, and LC42-550FG Airplanes
Document Number: E8-20200
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-02
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 August 7, 2008 (73 FR 45902), and applies to certain Cessna Aircraft Company (type certificate previously held by Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing) (Cessna) Models LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, and LC42-550FG airplanes. This document proposed to revise AD 2007-07-06 with a new AD that would retain the actions currently required in AD 2007-07-06; allow installing access panels; and change the serial number applicability. The FAA incorrectly referenced the docket number of this proposed AD as ``FAA-2007-27268'' instead of ``FAA-2007-27628.'' This document corrects the docket number.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-19541
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-02
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.