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

Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Pilots Convicted of Alcohol or Drug-Related Motor Vehicle Offenses or Subject to State Motor Vehicle Administrative Procedures
Document Number: E8-26041
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. Certain organizations may apply to perform certification functions on behalf of the FAA. The requested information is needed to mitigate potential hazards presented by airmen using alcohol or drugs in flight, to identify persons possibly unsuitable for pilot certification. DATES: Please submit comments by December 30, 2008.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; ACSEP Evaluation Customer Feedback Report
Document Number: E8-26040
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. Certain organizations may apply to perform certification functions on behalf of the FAA. The information is collected from holders of FAA production approvals and selected suppliers to obtain their input on how well the agency is performing the administration and conduct of the Aircraft Certification Systems Evaluation Program (ACSEP).
Congestion Management Rule for LaGuardia Airport
Document Number: E8-26039
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On October 10, 2008, the FAA issued a final rule to address congestion at New York's LaGuardia Airport (LaGuardia). That final rule is scheduled to take effect December 9, 2008. As part of the final rule, the FAA explained how it would initially allocate slots to incumbent carriers on the rule's effective date. The preamble to the final rule noted that it would not allocate slots to a carrier that was no longer operating at the airport. However, it did not address how those slots would be allocated under the rule. Today's notice provides that explanation.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance Mansfield Lahm International Airport, Mansfield, OH
Document Number: E8-26038
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
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 proposal consists of the sale of vacant, much of which is farmed or vacant land, containing trees, streams, and scattered wetland areas owned by the City of Mansfield. The Miller Farm Parcel 50 is approximately 100.521 acres. The land was acquired under FAA Project No(s) AIP-90-2-3-39-0049 0991 (Contract No. AIP FA91-GL-l806). There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. The proposed land for release is vacant, not required for future development, safety, or compatible land use. The intended land use is infrastructure development, including roads, utilities, and industrial 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 with 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.
Notification of Policy Revisions and Requests for Comments on the Percentage of Fabrication and Assembly that Must be Completed by an Amateur Builder To Obtain an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate for an Amateur-Built Aircraft; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E8-26021
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a second extension of the comment period for the proposed revisions to Chapter 4, Special Airworthiness Certification, Section 9 of the FAA Order 8130.2F, Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft and Related Products, and Advisory Circular (AC) 20-27G, Certification and Operation of Amateur-Built Aircraft. These and other related documents are located on the FAA main Web page. The Web link is: http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/draft_docs/display_docs/ index.cfm?DocType=Pubs.
Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model MU-300-10 Airplanes and Model 400 and 400A Series Airplanes; and Raytheon (Mitsubishi) Model MU-300 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-26000
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain BEECH Model 400, 400A, and MU- 300-10 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires installation of an improved adjustment mechanism on the flightcrew seats and replacement of the existing aluminum seat reinforcement assemblies with steel assemblies. This proposed AD would add airplanes to the applicability of the existing AD. This proposed AD results from reports of incomplete latching of the existing adjustment mechanism and cracked reinforcement assemblies, which could result in sudden shifting of a flightcrew seat. We are proposing this AD to prevent sudden shifting of a flightcrew seat, which could impair the flightcrew's ability to control the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25999
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-31
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; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25991
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This proposed AD would require modifying the wire installation of the auxiliary hydraulic pump in the right wheel well of the main landing gear (MLG). This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent a tire burst when the MLG is in the retracted position from causing damage to the wire assembly of the auxiliary hydraulic pump and subsequent electrical arcing, creating the potential of an ignition source in the center wing tank, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25990
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, - 700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires replacing brackets that hold the P5 panel to the airplane structure, the standby compass bracket assembly, the generator drive and standby power module, and the air conditioning module. The existing AD also currently requires, among other actions, inspecting for wire length and for damage of the connectors and the wire bundles, and doing applicable corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would require an additional operational test of the P5-14 panel. This proposed AD results from a report of an electrical burning smell in the flight compartment. We are proposing this AD to prevent wire bundles from contacting the overhead dripshield panel and modules in the P5 overhead panel, which could result in electrical arcing and shorting of the electrical connector and consequent loss of several critical systems essential for safe flight; and to ensure proper operation of the passenger oxygen system. If an improperly functioning passenger oxygen system goes undetected, the passenger oxygen mask could fail to deploy and result in possible incapacitation of passengers during a depressurization event.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Procedures for Non-Federal Navigation Facilities
Document Number: E8-25948
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. The information kept is used by the FAA as proof that non-Federal navigation facilities are maintained within certain specified tolerances.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Operating Requirements: Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental Operations
Document Number: E8-25947
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. The information collected is used to determine air operators' compliance with the minimum safety standards set out in the regulation and the applicant's eligibility for air operations certification.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Aviation Medical Examiner Program
Document Number: E8-25946
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. This collection is necessary in order to determine applicants' qualifications for certification as an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME).
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Exemptions for Air Taxi and Commuter Air Carrier Operations
Document Number: E8-25945
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. 14 CFR Part 298 requires air carrier operators to obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the DOT, with the exception of air taxi and commuter air operators.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-25944
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
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 34975. This information is used by FAA for safety assessment, planning, forecasting, cost/benefit analysis, and to target areas for research.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Final Rule Certification of Repair Stations, Part 145 of Title 14, CFR
Document Number: E8-25943
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. Certain organizations may apply to perform certification functions on behalf of the FAA. Information is collected from applicants who wish to obtain repair station certification.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-25942
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
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 34976. The information is required to carry out FAA missions related to the aviation industry, flight planning, and airport engineering.
Modification to the Norton Sound Low, Woody Island Low, Control 1234L and Control 1487L Offshore Airspace Areas; AK
Document Number: E8-25941
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the following four Offshore Airspace Areas in Alaska: Norton Sound Low, Woody Island Low, Control 1234L and Control 1487L. This action lowers the airspace floors to provide additional controlled airspace for aircraft instrument flight rule (IFR) operations at Alaska airports.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Providence-T.F. Green Airport, Warwick, RI
Document Number: E8-25705
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure map for Providence-T.F. Green Airport, as submitted by the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) 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, are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company (Type Certificate Previously Held by Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing) Models LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, and LC42-550FG Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25500
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to revise 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 AD retains the actions currently required in AD 2007-07-06; allows installing access panels; and changes the serial number applicability. We are issuing 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; Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Model SAAB 2000 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25307
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-31
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 CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25302
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing 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; Eurocopter France Model AS332 C, L, L1 and L2 Helicopters
Document Number: E8-24987
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (ECF) model helicopters. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by the aviation authority of France to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The aviation authority of France, with which we have a bilateral agreement, states in the MCAI: ``This Airworthiness Directive (AD) is issued following two cases of LH hydraulic power system loss on two AS332 helicopters. In both cases, the pilot received the ``low level'' hydraulic failure alarm. The investigations conducted on the two helicopters revealed a hydraulic fluid leak from the hydraulic pump casing. In both cases, incorrect position of the liner of the compensating piston had caused the seals to deteriorate. This incorrect positioning of the liner is due to non- compliant application of the repair process by a repair station. Deterioration of hydraulic pumps causes: The loss of the RH and LH hydraulic power systems in the event of a substantial hydraulic fluid leak from both hydraulic pumps during a given flight. The loss of the hydraulic system concerned, in the event of a substantial hydraulic fluid leak from only one pump.'' This AD requires actions that are intended to address this unsafe condition.
Proposed Establishment of Colored Federal Airway; Alaska
Document Number: E8-25940
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Colored Federal Airway Blue 7 (B-7), in Alaska. This action would add to the Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) airway and route structure in Alaska by providing IFR connectivity between Bethel, AK and Cape Newenham, AK. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance safety and improve the management of air traffic operations in the State of Alaska.
RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-25939
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee.
Reservation System for Unscheduled Arrivals at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport
Document Number: E8-25904
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the expiration date of Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No. 105 through October 31, 2010. This action maintains the reservation system established for unscheduled arrivals at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (O'Hare) following the expiration of limitations imposed on scheduled operations at the airport. This action is necessary to reduce congestion and delays at the airport and is consistent with O'Hare's status as a Schedules Facilitated Airport (Level 2) under the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Worldwide Scheduling Guidelines (WSG).
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25903
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, - 800, and -900 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires reviewing the airplane maintenance records to determine whether an engine has been removed from the airplane since the airplane was manufactured. For airplanes on which an engine has been removed, the existing AD also requires an inspection of the aft engine mount to determine if the center link assembly is correctly installed, and follow-on actions if necessary. This proposed AD would require the same actions for airplanes on which the engine has not been previously removed. This proposed AD results from reports indicating that operators found that the center link assembly for the aft engine mount was reversed on several airplanes that had not had an engine removed since delivery. We are proposing this AD to prevent increased structural loads on the aft engine mount, which could result in failure of the aft engine mount and consequent separation of the engine from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25890
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-30
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; Turbomeca Arriel 2B and 2B1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E8-25887
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-30
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) 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:
Operating Limitations for Unscheduled Operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport
Document Number: E8-25850
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On July 17, 2008, the FAA issued a proposed order requesting written views on the FAA's tentative determination to temporarily limit unscheduled aircraft operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The temporary limit was intended to supplement previously issued FAA orders limiting scheduled operations at both airports by addressing congestion related delays that would otherwise occur pending the ongoing rulemaking action for JFK and EWR. This disposition of comments explains the FAA's rationale for not presently adopting the proposed order and discusses the comments received in response to the proposed order.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25758
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727 airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspections for cracking of the left- and right-side shear ties and web posts of the kickload beam and the adjacent structure in the vertical stabilizer, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report of cracking of the left- and right-side web posts and shear ties of the kickload beam. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the left- and right-side web posts and shear ties of the kickload beam, which, when coupled with failures in the adjacent structure, could result in structural failure of the vertical stabilizer, and loss of control of the airplane.
Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: E8-25722
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee.
Airworthiness Directives; Aircraft Industries a.s. (Type Certificate G60EU Previously Held by LETECKÉ ZÁVODY a.s. and LET Aeronautical Works) Model L 23 Super Blanik Sailplane
Document Number: E8-25661
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-29
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; Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700 & 701) Series Airplanes and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25637
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet series 700 & 701) series airplanes and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet series 900) series airplanes. That AD currently requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions of Continued Airworthiness by incorporating new repetitive inspections and an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections, and repairing any crack. This new AD clarifies the applicability of the existing AD. This AD results from reports of hydraulic pressure loss in either the number 1 or number 2 hydraulic system due to breakage or leakage of hydraulic lines in the aft equipment bay and reports of cracks on the aft pressure bulkhead web around the feed-through holes. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of hydraulic pressure, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane, and to detect and correct cracks on the aft pressure bulkhead web, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the aft pressure bulkhead.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-25512
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-29
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.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Alamosa, CO
Document Number: E8-25732
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Alamosa, CO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Alamosa, San Luis Valley Regional/Bergman Field. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Alamosa, San Luis Valley Regional/Bergman Field, CO.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bethel, AK
Document Number: E8-25714
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D and E airspace at Bethel, AK. The Airport and Navigation Aids will be soon undergoing a magnetic variation change. This change will result in the necessity to revise the airspace descriptions. Additionally, the present 1,200 foot airspace is no longer necessary, because Bethel lies within a larger section of controlled airspace called the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Class E airspace covering the area required for the airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in amendment of existing Class D and E airspace upward from the surface, and from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Bethel Airport, Bethel, AK.
Deadline for Notification of Intent To Use the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Sponsor, Cargo, and Nonprimary Entitlement Funds for Fiscal Year 2009
Document Number: E8-25712
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces February 2, 2009, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA whether or not it will use its fiscal year 2009 entitlement funds available under Public Law No. 110-330 to accomplish Airport Improvement Program (AIP)-eligible projects that the sponsor previously identified through the Airports Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) process during the preceding year. If a sponsor does not declare their intention regarding the use of fiscal year 2009 entitlement funds by February 2, 2009, FAA will be unable to take the necessary actions to designate these as ``protected'' carryover funds; these funds will not be carried over without a legislative enactment that provides an additional AIP authorization and an extension of the FAA's spending authority from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund beyond March 31, 2009.
Instrument Flight Rule Altitudes in Designated Mountainous Areas
Document Number: E8-25692
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is amending its regulations concerning the use of instrument flight rule (IFR) altitudes. Specifically, a duplicate coordinate in the description of the Eastern United States Mountainous Area is being removed.
Special Awareness Training for the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area; OMB Approval of Information Collection
Document Number: E8-25608
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) approval of the information collection requirement contained in the FAA's final rule, ``Special Awareness Training for the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area,'' which was published on August 12, 2008.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-25508
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-28
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.
Notice of Intent To Request Approval From the Office of Management and Budget of a New Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; National Flight Attendant Duty/Rest/Fatigue Field Study
Document Number: E8-25507
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In response to a Congressional directive to conduct a flight attendant fatigue study, FAA's Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, will initiate a comprehensive analysis of fatigue in flight attendants across a range of operational conditions.
Security Related Considerations in the Design and Operation of Transport Category Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25476
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The rule adopts several standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and requires manufacturers to incorporate certain security features in the design of new transport category airplanes. Specifically, manufacturers of affected airplanes must design flightdecks that are protected from penetration by projectiles and intrusion by unauthorized persons. The flightdeck, passenger cabin, and cargo compartments of these aircraft must be protected from the effects of detonation of an explosive or incendiary device. The rule also requires that manufacturers of new transport category airplanes design a ``least risk bomb location'' and that operators of certain existing airplanes designate such a location.
Licensing and Safety Requirements for Launch
Document Number: E8-25506
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects reference errors that appeared in a final rule the FAA published in the Federal Register on August 25, 2006. The final rule amended commercial space transportation regulations governing the launch of expendable launch vehicles. In that final rule, the FAA inadvertently referenced incorrect sections. The intent of this action is to correct this minor error in the regulation to ensure the requirement is clear and accurate.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company (GE) CT58 Series Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E8-25442
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain GE CT58 series turboshaft engines. This AD requires recalculating the lives of certain part numbered compressor spools using a new repetitive heavy lift (RHL) multiplying factor. This AD results from reports of cracks originating from the inner faces of the locking screw holes in the compressor spool. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracks due to RHL missions. Cracks could result in an uncontained rotor burst and damage to, or loss of, the helicopter and serious injuries to any person onboard.
Airworthiness Standards; Propellers
Document Number: E8-25418
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA amends the airworthiness standards for issuance of original and amended type certificates for airplane propellers. The previous propeller requirements did not adequately address the technological advances of the past twenty years. The new standards address these advances in technology and harmonize FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency propeller certification requirements, thereby simplifying airworthiness approvals for imports and exports.
Airworthiness Directives; Maryland Air Industries, Inc., Model Fairchild F-27 and FH-227 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25304
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Maryland Air Industries, Inc., Model Fairchild F-27 and FH-227 Series Airplanes. This AD requires operators to modify their airplanes and revise their inspection or maintenance programs to incorporate instructions for maintenance and inspection of the fuel tank systems, as appropriate, by December 16, 2008, using information developed in accordance with Special Federal Aviation Regulation 88 (SFAR 88). This AD results from fuel system safety reviews done on similar airplane models in accordance with SFAR 88. These safety reviews identified potential unsafe conditions on Model Fairchild F-27 and FH-227 series airplanes for which the type certificate holder, Maryland Air Industries, Inc., has not conducted SFAR 88 safety reviews, has not provided corrective actions, and does not plan to do so. We are issuing this AD to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25299
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing 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; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model 390 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25284
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) Model 390 airplanes. This AD requires you to inspect hydraulic pump pressure output hose assemblies to determine if they are from the affected lots, inspect for hydraulic fluid leaks if the hose assemblies are from the affected lots, and replace all affected hose assemblies. This AD results from reports of hydraulic leaks from the hydraulic pump pressure output hose assemblies. We are issuing this AD to prevent leakage of hydraulic fluid from the pump output hose within the engine compartment, which could result in an in-flight fire.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 07-12-C-00-MDW To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago, IL
Document Number: E8-25231
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the applications to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Chicago Midway International Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158).
Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review; Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, Gulfport, MS
Document Number: E8-25229
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed amendment to the Noise Compatibility Program that was submitted for Gulfport Biloxi International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47504 et seq. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR Part 150 by the Gulfport Biloxi Regional Airport Authority. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that the associated Noise Exposure Maps submitted under 14 CFR Part 150 for Gulfport Biloxi International Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements effective February 26, 2004, and was published in the Federal Register on March 5, 2004. The proposed amendment to the Noise Compatibility Program will be approved or disapproved on or before April 16, 2009.