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

Tenth Meeting, Special Committee 215 Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment
Document Number: E8-22983
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a second meeting of RTCA Special Committee 215, Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services, Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab Model SAAB-Fairchild SF340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B Airplanes
Document Number: E8-22915
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-30
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) 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; 328 Support Services GmbH Dornier Model 328-100 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-22907
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-30
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) 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:
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Warren County Memorial Airport, McMinnville, TN
Document Number: E8-22718
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on the release of land at the Warren County Memorial Airport in the City of McMinnville, Tennessee. This property, approximately 13.3 acres, will change to a non-aeronautical use. This action is taken under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Revision of and Revocation to Compulsory Reporting Points; Alaska
Document Number: E8-22648
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises the published description of three low altitude Alaskan compulsory reporting points, two high altitude reporting points, and revokes one high and low altitude reporting point in the vicinity of Bethel and Ketchikan. Specifically, the FAA is revising the description of CRACK, GARRS and MOCHA to address recent technical adjustments to their actual locations. Additionally, the FAA has determined that the FLUKE reporting point is no longer needed in the National Airspace System (NAS).
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-22521
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-29
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:
Establishment of Class D Airspace; Victoria, TX
Document Number: E8-22455
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class D airspace at Victoria Regional Airport, Victoria, TX. Establishment of an air traffic control tower has made this action necessary for the safety of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Victoria Regional Airport.
Modification of Class D and E Airspace; Brunswick, ME
Document Number: E8-22452
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D and E Airspace at Brunswick, ME. The Brunswick NAS Air Traffic Control Tower operates on an other than a full time basis; therefore, the Class D Airspace and its extensions associated with the tower operations must be modified to reflect the times when the controlled airspace is effective. This action enhances the National Airspace System by relaxing the restrictions to the controlled airspace areas in the vicinity of Brunswick, ME.
Amendment to Class E Airspace; Windsor Locks, Bradley International Airport, CT
Document Number: E8-22450
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises the Class E Airspace at Windsor Locks, Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL) to provide for adequate controlled airspace for those aircraft using Instrument Approach Procedures to the airport. The CHUPP NDB has been decommissioned, and after evaluation of the extension to the Windsor Locks Class C airspace defined using the CHUPP NDB, the FAA determined that the Class E3 airspace should be retained and extended 1 mile to provide adequate controlled airspace for the Instrument Approach Procedures to BDL. This action will enhance the safety and airspace management around the Bradley International Airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Big Spring, TX
Document Number: E8-22448
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Big Spring McMahon Wrinkle Airport, Big Spring, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate changes to the VOR/DME RWY 17 Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport, Big Spring, TX. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Plains, TX
Document Number: E8-22445
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date of the direct final rule that establishes Class E5 airspace at Plains, TX, published in the Federal Register July 7, 2008, (73 FR 38313) Docket No. FAA-2008-0683.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Butler, PA; Removal of Class E Airspace; East Butler, PA
Document Number: E8-22443
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Butler, PA to merge the existing Class E Airspace listed under East Butler, PA, which will be removed. The protected airspace that was developed for an Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Special Instrument Approach Procedure (lAP) for medical flight operations into Butler Memorial Hospital Heliport, PA was erroneously listed under East Butler, PA. This action corrects that mistake by listing all applicable airspace under the correct location of Butler, PA. Additionally, this action imparts a technical amendment by correctly listing the Butler County Airport as Butler Co./K W Scholter Field Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and Mark 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-22210
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. That AD currently requires a one-time inspection of the main landing gear (MLG) main fitting for cracks, and repair if necessary. The existing AD also currently requires installing a placard and revising the airplane flight manual to include procedures to prohibit the application of brakes during backward movement of the airplane. This new AD requires repetitive eddy current inspections of the MLG main fitting and rework before further flight as applicable. This AD results from reports that a final solution eliminating the cause of the crack initiation mechanism is not yet available and that repetitive inspections are necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the MLG main fitting, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the MLG main fitting.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-22205
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-29
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; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-22065
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-29
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, DHC-8-401, and DHC-8-402 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-22061
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-29
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; Lockheed Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, and 382G Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-22035
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Lockheed Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, and 382G series airplanes. This AD requires revising the FAA-approved maintenance program by incorporating new airworthiness limitations for fuel tank systems to satisfy Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 88 requirements. This AD also requires the accomplishment of certain fuel system modifications, the initial inspections of certain repetitive fuel system limitations to phase in those inspections, and repair if necessary. This AD results from a design review of the fuel tank systems. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential for ignition sources inside fuel tanks caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Altus AFB, OK
Document Number: E8-21518
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action changes the effective date and makes a correction to the direct final rule that amends Class D and Class E airspace at Altus AFB, OK, published in the Federal Register August 6, 2008 (73 FR 45605) Docket No. FAA-2008-0339. The effective date is changed to November 20, 2008, to allow additional time for charting. This action also makes a correction to the geographic coordinates of Altus AFB.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR Model ATR42-200, -300, and -320 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-19365
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-29
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:
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Pampa, TX
Document Number: E8-22719
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date and makes a correction to the direct final rule that establishes Class E airspace at Pampa, Mesa Vista Ranch Airport, TX, published in the Federal Register July 7, 2008 (73 FR 38314) Docket No. FAA-2008-0610. This action corrects the final rule by adding ``Mesa Vista Ranch Airport'' to more clearly define the airport name in the airport description.
Modification and Establishment of Restricted Areas and Other Special Use Airspace, Adirondack Airspace Complex; Fort Drum, NY
Document Number: E8-22646
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action restructures the restricted areas and other special use airspace (SUA) located in the vicinity of Fort Drum, NY. The Air National Guard (ANG) requested redesign of existing restricted airspace R-5201, known as the Adirondack Airspace Complex, by establishing two new restricted areas: R-5202A and R-5202B, and by restructuring the military operations areas (MOA) contained in the Adirondack Airspace Complex. Unlike restricted areas, which are designated under 14 CFR part 73, MOAs are not rulemaking airspace actions. However, since these MOAs form an integral part of the Adirondack Airspace Complex, the FAA is including a description of the associated MOA changes in this rule. The MOA changes described here will also be published in the National Flight Data Digest (NFDD). The ANG requested these airspace changes to provide the additional SUA needed to conduct more realistic aircrew training in the Adirondack Airspace Complex.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes and Model A300-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-22632
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes and Model A300-600 series airplanes. The original NPRM would have required superseding two existing ADs. One existing AD applies to certain Airbus Model A310 series airplanes and currently requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the flap transmission shafts, and replacement of the transmission shafts if necessary. That existing AD also provides an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. The other existing AD applies to all Airbus Model A310 and A300-600 series airplanes and currently requires a one-time inspection of the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator, corrective actions if necessary, and follow-on repetitive tasks. The original NPRM would have added revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new limitations and maintenance tasks for aging systems maintenance. The original NPRM resulted from the manufacturer's determination that life limitations and maintenance tasks are necessary in order to ensure continued operational safety of the affected airplanes. This new action revises the original NPRM by reducing the initial compliance times. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent reduced structural integrity of these airplanes due to the failure of system components.
Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Containing a Notice of Public Comment Period and Schedule for a Public Information Workshop and Public Hearing for Proposed New Air Carrier Runway 9R/27L and Associated Developments at Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA)
Document Number: E8-22631
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Proposed New Runway and Associated Development at Palm Beach International Airport, has been prepared and is available for public review and comment. Your written comments on the DEIS and related documents can be sent to the individual listed in the section FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. A Public Information Workshop and Public Hearing will be held on November 12, 2008. The public comment period will commence on September 26, 2008 and will close on November 24, 2008. Public Comment and Information Workshop/Public Hearing: The start of the public comment period on the DEIS and associated studies will start on September 26, 2008 and will close on November 24, 2008. A Public Information Workshop and Public Hearing will be held on November 12, 2008 in West Palm Beach. The purpose of the Public Information Workshop and Public Hearing and the public comment period is to comply with NEPA requirements to provide public disclosure and involvement concerning the scope and content of the DEIS, and to afford the public and other interested parties the opportunity to comment on the economic, social, and environmental effects of the proposed project and its consistency with the objectives of any planning that the community has carried out. The Public Information Workshop will begin at 4 p.m. (EST) and will end at 7 p.m. (EST). The Public Hearing will begin at 6 p.m. (EST) and run concurrently with the Public Information Workshop. The Public Information Workshop/Public Hearing will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, Second Floor, 650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. You can review copies of the DEIS and related documents may be viewed during regular business hours at the following locations: 1. PBC Library Main Branch, 3650 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. 2. PBC Library Greenacres Branch, 3750 Jog Road, Greenacres, FL 33467. 3. PBC Library Okeechobee Boulevard Branch, 5689 West Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33417. 4. WPB Public Library, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Copies of the DEIS and related documents will also be available for review by appointment only at the following FAA and Palm Beach County Department of Airports offices: Federal Aviation Administration, Orlando Airports District Office, 5950 Hazeltine National Drive, Citadel International Building, Suite 400, Orlando, FL, (407) 812-6331; Palm Beach International Airport, Palm Beach County Department of Airports Office, 846 Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach, FL, (561) 471-7412. Please schedule an appointment to review the DEIS in advance. A copy of the DEIS will also be available September 26, 2008 on the project Web site at http://www.pbia-eis.com.
Advisory Circular 120-16E, Air Carrier Maintenance Programs
Document Number: E8-22630
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the issuance and availability of Advisory Circular (AC) 120-16E, ``Air Carrier Maintenance Programs''. This advisory circular (AC) is an update of AC 120-16D that was issued in 2003. It describes the scope, content, and functions of air carrier aircraft maintenance programs. It explains the background of these programs as well as the Federal Aviation Administration's regulatory requirements. Each of the 10 elements of air carrier maintenance programs is also described and explained. The material in this AC is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation. However, when ``must'' or ``will'' are used in this AC, such use reflects actual regulatory requirements.
Cape Town Treaty Implementation
Document Number: E8-22586
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule corrects a previously published rule. In the original document, an amendment inadvertently removed two paragraphs relating to the registration of certain aircraft. This rule reinstates those two paragraphs in their original form.
Proposed Establishment of Special Air Traffic Rule, in the Vicinity of Luke AFB, AZ
Document Number: E8-22568
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule would establish a Special Air Traffic Rule (SATR) in the vicinity of Luke Air Force Base (Luke) which would require general aviation (GA) traffic operating under visual flight rules (VFR) to establish communication with the Luke Radar Approach Control (RAPCON) while operating in the area around Luke. This action is necessary to address reported near midair collisions in the area around Luke and would help reduce the potential for midair collisions in the vicinity of Luke.
Airworthiness Directives; Vulcanair S.p.A. Model P68 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-22338
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-26
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 Standards; Aircraft Engine Standards for Pressurized Engine Static Parts
Document Number: E8-22569
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is amending the aircraft engine type certification standards by adding standards for pressurized engine static parts that are equivalent to those already adopted by the European Aviation Safety Agency. This rule establishes uniform standards for the certification of these parts in the United States and in Europe. U.S. manufacturers already meet the European requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. LTS101 Series Turboshaft and LTP101 Series Turboprop Engines
Document Number: E8-22522
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc. LTS101 series turboshaft and LTP101 series turboprop engines with certain gas generator turbine discs installed. This proposed AD would require reducing the life limits for certain gas generator turbine discs. This proposed AD results from an error in a change to the engineering drawing for the gas generator turbine disc from which they manufactured 260 discs. We are proposing this AD to prevent rupture of the gas generator turbine disc, which could result in uncontained engine failure and damage to the aircraft.
Centennial Airport, Englewood, CO; FAA Approval of Noise Compatibility Program
Document Number: E8-22460
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA's Federal Register Notice entitled ``Approval of Noise Compatibility Program; Centennial Airport, Englewood, CO;'' published August 21, 2008, published with several inaccuracies. Because of those inaccuracies we withdraw the August 21, 2008 notice (73 FR 49635) and are issuing this notice to replace the August 21, 2008 notice. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority for the Centennial Airport under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96-193) and 14 CFR Part 150, Airport Noise Compatibility Planning. These findings are made in recognition of the description of federal and non-federal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On August 12, 2008, FAA Airports Division Manager approved the Centennial Airport noise compatibility program. Of the twelve proposed program elements, FAA approved eight and reserved approval of another two measures pending further study. The remaining two measures were disapproved.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-22457
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
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 June 19, 2008, vol. 73, no. 119, page 34972-34973. The requested information is included in air carriers' applications for insurance when insurance is not available from private sources.
Establishment of Class D Airspace; San Bernardino International Airport, San Bernardino, CA
Document Number: E8-22438
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes Class D airspace at San Bernardino International Airport, San Bernardino, CA. The FAA is taking this action to provide controlled airspace for the safety of aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at San Bernardino International Airport. The configuration of this airspace has been modified to accommodate airspace design changes that would enhance the safety and efficiency of air traffic operations at San Bernardino International Airport and continue general aviation access to Redlands Municipal Airport 4.5 nautical miles to the east.
Fifth Meeting-RTCA Special Committee 217/EUROCAE WG 44-Airport Mapping Databases
Document Number: E8-22479
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 217 meeting: Airport Mapping Databases.
Environmental Impact Statement: Angoon Airport, Angoon, AK
Document Number: E8-22475
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces that they will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to consider alternatives to and disclose the potential impacts of constructing a new land-based commercial airport near the City of Angoon. The FAA will hold public and agency scoping meetings to help identify substantive project concerns to be addressed in the EIS process. Cooperating agencies in this process include the United States Forest Service (USFS), and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE).
Proposed Establishment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Grayling, MI
Document Number: E8-22433
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace and Class E Surface Area airspace at Grayling Army Airfield, Grayling, MI. The establishment of an air traffic control tower has made these actions necessary for the safety of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Grayling Army Airfield. Class D airspace will revert to a Class E2 Surface Area during periods when the control tower is not operating.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -400ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-22220
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 767 series airplanes. The original NPRM would have superseded an existing AD that currently requires a one-time inspection for missing, damaged, or incorrectly installed parts in the separation link assembly on the deployment bar of the emergency escape system on the entry or service door, and installation of new parts if necessary. The original NPRM proposed to require replacing the separation link assembly on the applicable entry and service doors with an improved separation link assembly, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. The original NPRM also removed certain airplanes from the applicability. The original NPRM resulted from reports that entry and service doors did not open fully during deployment of emergency escape slides, and additional reports of missing snap rings. This action revises the original NPRM by adding a new inspection for discrepancies of the unloaded spring dimensions in the separation link assembly, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent failure of an entry or service door to open fully in the event of an emergency evacuation, which could impede exit from the airplane. This condition could result in injury to passengers or crewmembers.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) Airplanes and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: E8-22218
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
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: Bombardier Aerospace has completed a system safety review of the CL-600-2C10/CL-600-2D24 aircraft fuel system against new fuel tank safety standards. The assessment showed that due to the close proximity of intrinsically safe fuel system wiring with other wiring, a single failure from wire chafing at various locations of the fuselage could result in an ignition source inside the fuel tank. In addition, chafing of the temperature sensor wiring against the high power wiring in the avionics compartment could lead to overheating of the temperature sensor and hot surface ignition. The presence of an ignition source inside the fuel tank could result in a fuel tank explosion. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-22215
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections of the body station (BS) 2598 bulkhead, and corrective actions if necessary. The existing AD also currently requires a terminating modification for the repetitive inspections and a post-modification inspection of the modified area. This proposed AD would continue requiring those actions with revised service information. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would require new repetitive inspections, an interim modification, and post-interim modification inspections. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD also would require replacing any previously repaired aft inner chord and reinstalling the terminating modification. This proposed AD results from reports of cracked aft inner chords on airplanes after certain requirements of the existing AD were done. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the BS 2598 bulkhead structure, which could result in inability of the structure to carry horizontal stabilizer flight loads, and loss of controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-22211
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires an inspection to determine if acceptable external skin doublers are installed at the stringer 6 (S-6) lap splices, between station (STA) 340 and STA 400. For airplanes without the acceptable external skin doublers, the existing AD requires repetitive related investigative actions and corrective actions if necessary. The existing AD also provides an optional terminating modification for the repetitive related investigative actions. This proposed AD would mandate the optional terminating modification. This proposed AD results from a report of cracked fastener holes at the right S-6 lap splice between STA 340 and STA 380. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracking in the fuselage skin, which could result in rapid decompression and loss of structural integrity of the airplane.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E8-22169
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with 14 CFR 11.47(c), the FAA has received petitions from the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA- CWA) and the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA). Those petitions requested an extension of the comment period for a petition from The Boeing Company. That exemption, if granted, would provide Boeing relief from certain pressurized cabin requirements in regard to uncontained engine failure for Boeing Model 747-8/8F series airplanes. The FAA finds that AFA-CWA and ALPA have substantive interest in the exemption request and show that good cause exists to extend the comment period because it is in the public's interest.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E8-22168
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
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.
Special Conditions; Honda Aircraft Company, Model HA-420 HondaJet Airplane; Fire Extinguishing
Document Number: E8-22154
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice issues 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 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-22064
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
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 June 19, 2008, vol. 73, no. 119, page 34974. The FAA has amended 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.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Indianapolis Executive Airport, Zionsville, IN
Document Number: E8-22063
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of the airport property. The 21.508 acres of land, known as Parcel A on the airports Exhibit A Property Map, is situated southeast of the airport. The land was obligated under FAA Project No(s). 3-18-0103-06. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. The land was previously acquired for approach protection under a larger parcel of land purchased from Ms. Lela Covert (listed as Parcel 3 in the current Exhibit A Property Map and Parcel 7 under previous Exhibit A Property Maps). These 21.508 acres of the larger parcel are not needed for approach protection or future airport development. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject 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 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.
Thirteenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 203/Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: E8-22062
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 203, Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at the Greenwood-Leflore Airport, Greenwood, MS
Document Number: E8-22060
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47153(c), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Greenwood-Leflore Airport to change the use of an area on the airport to non-aeronautical use.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Arrius 2B1, 2B1A, 2B2, and 2K1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E8-21834
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
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) provided by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to identify and correct an unsafe condition on Turbomeca S.A. Arrius 2B1, 2B1A, 2B2, and 2K1 turboshaft engines. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Notice of Submission Deadline for Schedule Information for O'Hare International, John F. Kennedy International, and Newark Liberty International Airport for the Summer 2009 Scheduling Season
Document Number: E8-22073
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under this notice, the FAA announces that Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) has been designated a Level 2 Schedules Facilitated Airport for the Summer 2009 scheduling season in accordance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Worldwide Scheduling Guidelines. Accordingly, the FAA announces October 9, 2008, as the deadline for submitting schedule information for all planned flights at ORD between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Central time, or 1200 and 0200 UTC. The FAA also announces October 9, 2008, as the deadline for submitting schedule information for John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) for the Summer 2009 scheduling season. The FAA previously designated these airports as Level 3 Coordinated Airports under the IATA Worldwide Scheduling Guidelines. The FAA requests schedule information for all planned flights at JFK and EWR between the hours of 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern time, or 1000 UTC and 0300 UTC. The FAA deadline coincides with the submission deadline established by IATA for the Summer 2009 Schedules Conference. The U.S. summer scheduling season is from March 29, 2009, through October 24, 2009, in recognition of the IATA scheduling dates. The FAA understands there may be differences in schedule times due to the U.S. daylight savings time dates, and these will be accommodated to the extent possible.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Falcon 10 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-22033
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Model Falcon 10 airplanes. That AD currently requires either revising the airplane flight manual 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 new AD continues 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 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 issuing 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.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: E8-22020
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in cooperation with the United States Air Force (USAF), prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate Space Florida's proposal to operate a commercial launch site at Launch Complex 46 (LC-46) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida. The EA evaluated the potential environmental impacts associated with the Proposed Action and alternatives regarding the issuance of a Launch Site Operator License to Space Florida for LC-46 at CCAFS. After reviewing and analyzing currently available data and information on existing conditions and project impacts, the FAA has determined that issuing a Launch Site Operator License to Space Florida for the operation of a commercial launch site at LC-46 would not significantly impact the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act. Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required, and the FAA is issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact. The FAA made this determination in accordance with all applicable environmental laws. For a Copy of the Environmental Assessment: Visit the following Internet address: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_ offices/ast/licenses_permits/launch_site/environmental/ or contact Ms. Stacey M. Zee, FAA Environmental Specialist, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 331, Washington, DC 20591. You may also send e-mail requests to Stacey.Zee@faa.gov or via telephone to (202) 267-9305. Purpose and Need: The purpose of the FAA's action in issuing the Launch Site Operator License is to ensure compliance with international obligations of the United States and to protect the public health and safety, safety of property, and national security and foreign policy interest of the United States during commercial launch or reentry activities; to encourage, facilitate, and promote commercial space launches and re-entries by the private sector; and to facilitate the strengthening and expansion of the United States space transportation infrastructure, in accordance with the requirements of the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004, the Commercial Space Transportation Act of 2000, Executive Order (EO) 12465, 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 400-450, the National Space Transportation Policy, and the National Space Policy. The Proposed Action is needed to meet the demand for lower cost access to space. Less expensive space launch capability is necessary to support rising industries, such as more cost-effective commercial, governmental, and scientific satellite launches. Given the infrastructure and development costs associated with constructing launch facilities, the Federal government has been the owner/operator or has leased/sold unused or excess infrastructure and provided expertise to commercial launch operators for the majority of commercial launches. The Secretary of Transportation has assigned the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation responsibility, under the Commercial Space Launch Amendment Acts and EO 12465, for oversight of commercial space launch activities, including licensing of launch and reentry sites. Proposed Action: Under the Proposed Action, the FAA would issue a Launch Site Operator License for LC-46 to Space Florida. LC-46 is owned by the USAF's 45th Space Wing. Space Florida and the 45th Space Wing have a Memorandum of Agreement and Joint Operating Procedures, which allow Space Florida to conduct launch activities at the site. A Launch Site Operator License, which is valid for five years, would allow Space Florida to offer the site for launches of solid- and liquid-propellant launch vehicles. Potential commercial launch vehicle operators would be required to obtain a Launch License from the FAA to conduct launch operations at LC-46 on CCAFS. Under the Proposed Action, Space Florida would offer the launch site to launch operators for several types of vertical launch vehicles, including Athena-1 and Athena-2, Minotaur, Taurus, Falcon 1, Alliant Techsystems small launch vehicles and launches of other Castor[supreg] 120-based or Minuteman-derivative booster vehicles. Space Florida proposes to support a maximum of 24 annual launches, including 12 solid propellant launches and 12 liquid propellant launches. The proposed launch vehicles and their payloads would be launched into low earth orbit or geostationary orbit. All vehicles are expected to carry payloads, including satellites. The Proposed Action does not include any construction or modification to the site. Launches would be conducted using existing infrastructure. Periodic maintenance, such as mowing or repairs, would occur on the site to ensure launch safety. To ensure the safety of all launch activities, the site would require minor repairs. Alternatives Considered: Alternatives analyzed in the EA include (1) the Proposed Action and (2) the No Action Alternative. Under the No Action Alternative, the FAA would not issue the Launch Site Operator License to Space Florida. Launch operators may be able to conduct launch activities at LC-46; however, operations would be controlled by the 45th Space Wing of the USAF. Other activities, such as military exercises at CCAFS would not be impacted.