Federal Aviation Administration October 17, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Second Meeting, Special Committee 213/EUROCAE: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS), EUROCAE Working Group 79 (WG-79).
Document Number: E8-24764
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a first meeting of RTCA Special Committee 213, Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727-100 and 727-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-24763
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 727-100 and 727-200 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive internal and external high frequency eddy current, mid frequency eddy current, low frequency eddy current, and magneto optic imaging inspections to detect cracks, corrosion, delamination, and materials loss in the lower fastener row of the lower skin and the upper fastener row of the upper skin, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report of decompression in a Boeing Model 737 airplane at flight level 290. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct scratches and excessive reduction in material thickness from excessive blend-out or corrosion, which could lead to premature cracking in the lap joint. Such cracking could adversely affect the structural integrity of the airplane.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Metlakatla, AK
Document Number: E8-24689
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revoke the Class E airspace at Metlakatla, AK. The privately funded Special instrument approaches serving Metlakatla, AK have been removed. There is no longer a requirement for the controlled airspace. Adoption of this proposal would result in revoking the Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at the Metlakatla Airport, Metlakatla, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Ketchikan, AK
Document Number: E8-24688
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Ketchikan, AK. Seven Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), two Standard Instrument Departure Procedures (SIDs) and a textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) are either being drafted or amended for the Ketchikan International Airport at Ketchikan, AK. Three of the SIAPs and one SID are Special procedures for private use and are funded privately. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Ketchikan International Airport, Ketchikan, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Toksook Bay, AK
Document Number: E8-24687
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Toksook Bay, AK. One Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) is being amended for the Toksook Bay Airport at Toksook Bay, AK. Additionally, one textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) is being amended. 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 Toksook Bay Airport, Toksook Bay, AK.