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

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Amendment to Class E Airspace; Windsor Locks, Bradley International Airport, CT
Document Number: E8-27536
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date of a direct final rule published in the Federal Register (73 FR 56471) that 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 previously defined using the CHUPP NDB. The CHUPP NDB has been decommissioned, and after evaluation of the extension to the Windsor Locks Class C airspace, 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. In addition, this action corrects a minor error made in the Airspace Designation.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Badami, AK
Document Number: E8-27535
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Badami, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two SIAPs are being developed for the Badami Airport. Additionally, a textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) is being developed. This action revises existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Badami Airport, Badami, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Galaxy Airplanes and Gulfstream 200 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-26922
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
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; Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -400ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-26920
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -400ER series airplanes. This AD requires installing new relay(s), circuit breakers as applicable, and wiring to allow the flightcrew to turn off electrical power to the in- flight entertainment (IFE) systems and certain circuit breakers through a utility bus switch, and doing other specified actions. This AD results from an IFE systems review. We are issuing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew is able to turn off electrical power to IFE systems and other non-essential electrical systems through a switch in the flight compartment. The flightcrew's inability to turn off power to IFE systems and other non-essential electrical systems during a non-normal or emergency situation could result in the inability to control smoke or fumes in the airplane flight deck or cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: E8-26918
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
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 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25755
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
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: * * * * * During recent inspections it was found that some * * * bolts, that connect the horizontal stabilizer control unit actuator with the dog-links, were broken. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to [the loss of the flight control input connection to the horizontal stabilizer and consequent] partial loss of control of the aircraft. * * * * * We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Congestion Management Rules for John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport
Document Number: E8-27461
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting to hold a demonstration of the allocation method that the Federal Aviation Administration will use to allocate limited slots for its congestion management rules for John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport (Final Congestion Rules). [Docket No. FAA-2008- 0517, Notice No. 08-05 and Docket No. FAA-2006-25709, Notice No. 93- 87].
Parachute Equipment and Packing
Document Number: E8-27459
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is amending the regulations governing the packing interval for certain types of parachutes. Currently, the FAA prohibits most parachutes from being used or carried aboard an aircraft and available for emergency use unless they have been packed within the previous 120 days. New reliability data from the parachute industry and other sources indicate that the packing interval should be increased; therefore, we are lengthening the interval from 120 to 180 days. This final rule revises the parachute packing interval and ensures safe use.
Establishment and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Lake Havasu, AZ
Document Number: E8-27277
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace at Lake Havasu, AZ. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Lake Havasu City Airport, Lake Havasu, AZ. This action also will revoke Class E airspace at the old Lake Havasu Airport, Lake Havasu, AZ, as that airport has been abandoned. This will improve the safety and management of aircraft operations at Lake Havasu City Airport, Lake Havasu, AZ.
1st Meeting-Special Committee 221-Aircraft Secondary Barriers
Document Number: E8-27276
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 221: Aircraft Secondary Barriers.
Modification of Jet Route J-522 in the Vicinity of Rochester, NY
Document Number: E8-27154
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the published description of jet route J- 522 to reflect the relocation of one of the navigation aids used to form a portion of the route.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Spaceport America Commercial Launch Site, Sierra County, NM
Document Number: E8-27149
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations and FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, the FAA is announcing the availability of Final EIS for the Spaceport America Commercial Launch Site, Sierra County, New Mexico. The FAA, Office of Commercial Space Transportation is the lead Federal agency for the development of this EIS. Cooperating agencies include the Bureau of Land Management; the National Park Service; United States Army, White Sands Missile Range (WSMR); and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Final EIS was prepared in response to an application for a Launch Site Operator License from the New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA). Under the Proposed Action, the FAA would issue a Launch Site Operator License to NMSA to operate a launch facility capable of accommodating both horizontal and vertical launches of suborbital launch vehicles (LVs). The vehicles may carry space flight participants, scientific experiments, or other payloads. The proposed site is located in Sierra County, approximately 30 miles southeast of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, and 45 miles north of Las Cruces, New Mexico. The Final EIS also addresses the potential environmental impacts of issuing a Launch Site Operator License for horizontal launches only (Alternative 1), vertical launches only (Alternative 2), and the No Action Alternative. The FAA submitted the Final EIS to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA will post a separate notification in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final EIS. The FAA will issue a Record of Decision no sooner than 30 days following EPA's notice in the Federal Register. The Record of Decision will be published in the Federal Register. The FAA has posted the Final EIS on the FAA Web site at http:// ast.faa.gov. In addition, CDs of the Final EIS were sent to persons and agencies on the distribution list (found in Chapter 8 of the Final EIS). A paper copy and a CD version of the Final EIS may be reviewed for comment during regular business hours at the following locations:
Revision of Jet Routes and Federal Airways; Alaska
Document Number: E8-26941
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal descriptions of eight Federal Airways and one Jet Route that have the Saldo (AK) Nondirectional Beacon (NDB), AK, included as part of their route structure. The NDB name is being changed to the Chinook (AUB) NDB. This action is necessary since the Saldo NDB is no longer being used as an outer marker, which requires changing the two-letter designation to a three- letter designation. No changes are being made to the National Airspace System routing structure or procedures.
Establishment of Low Altitude Area Navigation Route T-254; Houston, TX
Document Number: E8-26933
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes a low altitude Global Positioning System (GPS)/Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) area navigation route, designated T-254, in the vicinity of the Houston, TX, terminal area. This route allows for more efficient utilization of airspace and enhances the management of aircraft operations in the vicinity of Houston, TX.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E8-26915
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive eddy current inspections for cracking of the main landing gear (MLG) main fittings, and replacement with new or serviceable MLG main fittings if necessary. The existing AD also currently requires servicing the MLG shock struts; inspecting the MLG shock struts for nitrogen pressure, visible chrome dimension, and oil leakage; and performing corrective actions, if necessary. For certain airplanes, this new AD requires replacement of the MLG main fittings with new improved MLG main fittings, which would terminate the repetitive inspections of the MLG main fittings and inspection and servicing of the MLG shock struts. This AD results from premature failure of the MLG main fittings. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the MLG main fittings, which could result in collapse of the MLG upon landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27167
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-17
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; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27163
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 737-100, -200, - 200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections of the intercostal webs, attachment clips, and stringer splice channels for cracks; and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD would reduce the repetitive inspection intervals from 25,000 flight cycles to 6,000 flight cycles, and expand the inspection area for Model 737-200C series airplanes to include the area aft of the forward entry door. This proposed AD results from additional reports of fatigue cracks. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the intercostals on the forward and aft sides of the forward entry door, which could result in loss of the forward entry door and rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600-2A12 (CL-601), and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604) Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27162
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-17
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; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27161
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires operators to determine the number of flight cycles accumulated on each component of the main landing gear (MLG) and the nose landing gear (NLG), and to replace each component that reaches its life limit with a serviceable component. The existing AD also requires operators to revise the Airworthiness Limitations (AWL) section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) in the aircraft maintenance manual to reflect the new life limits for structurally significant items. This proposed AD would require a new revision of the AWL section of the ICA to incorporate revised life limits for structurally significant items, operational and functional tests of certain systems, and instructions to retain critical ignition source prevention features during configuration changes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of certain structurally significant items, including the MLG and the NLG, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane; and to prevent fuel vapor ignition sources, which could result in fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Branson, MO
Document Number: E8-27155
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action makes a correction to the airport's name and geographic coordinates in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register October 22, 2008 (73 FR 62940) Docket No. FAA-2008-0873.
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee; Renewal
Document Number: E8-27153
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to section 14(a)(2)(A) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), and in accordance with section 102-3.65, title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) has been renewed for a 2- year period beginning November 15, 2008. The primary purpose of the Committee is to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on matters concerning the U.S. commercial space transportation industry. The primary goals of the Committee are to evaluate economic, technological, and institutional developments relating to the industry; to provide a forum for the discussion of problems involving the relationship between industry activities and government requirements; and to make recommendations to DOT on issues and approaches for Federal policies and programs regarding the industry. The Committee will operate in accordance with the rules of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Department of Transportation, FAA Committee Management Order (1110.30C).
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Houston, TX
Document Number: E8-27150
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Houston, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Lone Star Executive Airport, Conroe, TX. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Lone Star Executive Airport. This action also updates the coordinates of Chambers County Airport, and reflects a name change for Scholes Field.
Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model 390 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-26879
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) Model 390 airplanes. This AD requires you to remove the current preformed packing, elbow fitting, and jam nut from the left and right hydraulic pump pressure output port and replace with new parts. This AD also requires you to install a hydraulic pump case drain check valve. This AD results from nine occurrences of hydraulic fluid leaking from the engine hydraulic pump output fitting as a result of an improperly installed elbow connecting the output port to the pulse dampener hose. We are issuing this AD to prevent hydraulic fluid leaks from the left and right hydraulic fluid pump and to prevent the flow of hydraulic fluid into the engine compartment. The loss of hydraulic fluid can result in loss of airplane hydraulic system pressure and the consequent loss of hydraulic system functions including gear extension/retraction, spoiler functions, and anti-skid braking system actuation. The inability of the hydraulic installation to isolate flow of hydraulic fluid could result in a hazardous amount of flammable fluid in the corresponding engine compartment. These conditions, if not corrected, could result in loss of system functions and/or fire in the engine compartment.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-26844
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This 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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-26843
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-17
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S. A. (EMBRAER) Models EMB-110P1 and EMB-110P2 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-26713
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-17
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; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, and 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-26480
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes identified above. This AD requires modifying the outboard flap track and transmission attachments. This AD results from a joint Boeing and FAA multi-model study (following in-service trailing edge flap structure and drive system events) on the hazards posed by skewing and failed flaps. This study identified the safety concerns regarding the transmission attachment design and the potential loss of an outboard trailing edge flap. We are issuing this AD to prevent certain discrepancies associated with this design (for example, a flap skew or lateral control asymmetry that can cause collateral damage to adjacent hydraulic tubing and subsequent loss of a hydraulic system), which could result in the asymmetric flight control limits being exceeded, and could adversely affect the airplane's continued safe flight and landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model DA 42 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-26430
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-17
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; Saab Model SAAB 2000 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-26364
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-17
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:
Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Operations
Document Number: E8-27137
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on revisions to Operations Specification A021, pertaining to Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operations, and Operation Specification A050, pertaining to Helicopter Night Vision Goggle Operations (HNVGO).
Airworthiness Directives; Avidyne Corporation Primary Flight Displays (Part Numbers 700-00006-000, -001, -002, -003, and -100)
Document Number: E8-27082
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-06- 28 R1, which applies to certain Avidyne Corporation (Avidyne) Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) (part numbers (P/Ns) 700-00006-000, -001, -002, -003, and -100) that are installed on airplanes. AD 2008-06-28 R1 currently requires you to do a check of the maintenance records and inspection of the PFD (if necessary) to determine if an affected serial number PFD is installed and incorporate (if necessary) operational limitations. Since we issued AD 2008-06-28 R1, Avidyne developed a factory service procedure that will correct the problems on these Avidyne PFDs and also factory serviced certain serial number PFDs. Consequently, this proposed AD would retain the actions from AD 2008- 06-28 R1 until the affected PFD is factory serviced; add the actions of a label or marking check, an air data system performance verification test, and (if necessary) replacement of the PFD and factory servicing of the failed PFD; and reduce the serial number applicability from that of AD 2008-06-28 R1. We are proposing this AD to prevent certain conditions from existing when PFDs display incorrect attitude, altitude, and airspeed information. This could result in airspeed/ altitude mismanagement or spatial disorientation of the pilot with consequent loss of airplane control, inadequate traffic separation, or controlled flight into terrain.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Co. (GE) CF6-80A Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-27080
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
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 a high-pressure turbine rotor (HPTR) stage 1 disk, part number (P/N) 9367M45G06, installed. This proposed AD would require removing any HPTR stage 1 disk, P/N 9367M45G06, before exceeding 2,075 cycles-since-new (CSN). This proposed AD results from an error by GE that incorrectly cited a cyclic life of 12,600 CSN for the HPTR stage 1 disk, P/N 9367M45G06. We are proposing this AD to prevent the HPTR stage 1 disk from exceeding its part life which could cause fatigue cracks to start and grow. These cracks could result in a possible uncontained disk failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E8-26911
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. The existing AD currently requires inspecting to identify the wing anti-ice ducts (piccolo tubes) in the wing leading edge. For airplanes with affected piccolo tubes, the existing AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to introduce new procedures for operation in icing conditions. The existing AD provides an optional implementation of repetitive inspections for cracks of affected piccolo tubes, and corrective actions if necessary, which terminates the operational limitations. The existing AD also provides an optional installation of certain new piccolo tubes, which terminates both the AFM revision and the inspections. This AD adds airplanes to the applicability, requires revising the AFM to introduce new procedures for operation in icing conditions, and requires inspecting to determine if certain anti-ice piccolo ducts are installed, and replacing or repairing the piccolo duct if necessary. This AD also provides an optional terminating action of replacing all affected piccolo ducts. This AD results from reports of failed piccolo tubes. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracked piccolo tubes, which could result in air leakage, a possible adverse effect on the anti-ice air distribution pattern and anti-ice capability without annunciation to the flight crew, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney (PW) Models PW2037, PW2037(M), and PW2040 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-26909
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for PW models PW2037, PW2037(M), and PW2040 turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require inspecting all high-pressure turbine (HPT) 2nd stage hubs at the next HPT overhaul after the effective date of the proposed AD. The inspections of the hubs include fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) for cracks and an optical comparator inspection (OCI) of the blade retention slots to confirm the hubs are within dimensional tolerances before returning them to service. This proposed AD results from an uncontained release of HPT 2nd stage blades and blade retention lugs. We are proposing this AD to detect cracks and remove nonconforming HPT 2nd stage hubs, which could result in an uncontained release of turbine blades and blade retention lugs, and damage to the airplane.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Eagle County Regional Airport, Eagle, CO
Document Number: E8-26839
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Eagle County Regional Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Trent 553-61, 553A2-61, 556-61, 556A2-61, 556B-61, 556B2-61, 560-61, and 560A2-61 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-26200
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
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 affecting only RB211 Trent 500 series turbofan engines that have not incorporated Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Service Bulletin (SB) No. RB.211-72-D733, dated August 21, 2002, or Revision 1 of that SB, dated March 6, 2008, as follows:
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25997
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 airplanes. That AD currently requires inspecting to determine the part number and serial number of the fuel tank boost pumps and, for airplanes with affected pumps, revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) and the FAA-approved maintenance program. The existing AD also provides for optional terminating action for compliance with the revisions to the AFM and the maintenance program. This new AD requires modifying or replacing the fuel tank boost pumps, which would terminate the AFM limitations and the maintenance program revisions. This AD results from a report that a fuel tank boost pump failed in service, due to a detached screw of the boost pump housing that created a short circuit between the stator and rotor of the boost pump motor and tripped a circuit breaker. We are issuing this AD to prevent electrical arcing in the fuel tank boost pump motor, which, in the presence of a combustible air-fuel mixture in the pump, could result in an explosion and loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25893
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. That AD currently requires various repetitive inspections for cracking of the upper frame to side frame splice of the fuselage, and other specified and corrective actions if necessary. That AD also provides for an optional preventive modification, which terminates the repetitive inspections. This new AD adds an optional terminating action that was inadvertently omitted from that AD. This AD results from a report that the upper frame of the fuselage was severed between stringers S-13L and S-14L at station 747, and the adjacent frame at station 767 had a 1.3-inch-long crack at the same stringer location. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the upper frame to side frame splice of the fuselage, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the frame and adjacent lap joint. This reduced structural integrity can increase loading in the fuselage skin, which will accelerate skin crack growth and result in decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Allied Ag Cat Productions, Inc. Model G-164 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25766
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede AD 78-08-09, which applies to certain Allied Ag Cat Productions, Inc. (formerly Grumman-American) (Allied Ag Cat) Models G-164, G-164A, and G-164B airplanes. AD 78-08-09 currently requires repetitively inspecting the interior and the exterior of the main tubular spar of the rudder assembly for corrosion, taking necessary corrective action if corrosion is found, and applying corrosion protection. Since we issued AD 78-08-09, the rudder main tubular spar failed on a later production airplane. Consequently, this AD retains the actions required in AD 78-08-09 and expands the applicability to include all G-164 series airplanes. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion in the rudder main tubular spar, which could result in failure of the weld to the main spar tube. This failure could lead to loss of directional control.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, and 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25761
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections for cracking and corrosion of all exposed surfaces of the carriage spindles (including the inner bore and aft links) of the trailing edge flaps, and additional inspection and corrective action if necessary. That AD also currently requires repetitive overhaul of the carriage spindle and aft link, which terminates the repetitive inspections. This new AD adds a repetitive inspection to detect broken parts, and revises the overhaul threshold and repetitive intervals. This AD results from analysis that showed additional inspections should be done to prevent the loss of a flap, and that the flight-hour-based interval should be revised to a flight- cycle-based interval, because the greatest loads on the spindles happen during takeoff and landing. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct failed carriage spindles or aft links of the inboard or outboard trailing edge flaps. Such failure could cause the flap to depart the airplane, reducing the flightcrew's ability to maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 Airplanes, and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25756
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
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; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25640
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
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; Dassault Model Mystere-Falcon 900, Falcon 900EX, and Falcon 2000 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25639
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
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:
Change of Controlling Agency for Restricted Areas R-6901A, R-6901B, and R-6903; Wisconsin
Document Number: E8-26934
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action changes the controlling agency of R-6901A and R- 6901B, Fort McCoy, WI, from ``FAA Chicago ARTCC'' to ``FAA, Minneapolis ARTCC.'' This action also changes the controlling agency of R-6903, Sheboygan, WI, from ``FAA, Chicago ARTCC'' to ``FAA, Minneapolis ARTCC.'' The FAA is taking this action in response to a request from Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) to reflect an administrative change of controlling agency responsibility for the restricted areas. There are no changes to the boundaries; designated altitudes; time of designation; or activities conducted within the affected restricted area.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-26914
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections of the fuselage skin to detect corrosion or fatigue cracking around and under the chafing plates of the wing root; repetitive inspections for fatigue cracking of frame 39, stringer 35; and corrective actions if necessary. The existing AD also provides for an optional terminating action for certain repetitive inspections, except for certain areas where corrosion was detected and reworked. This proposed AD would reduce the intervals for accomplishing repetitive inspections in a certain area. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks and corrosion around and under the chafing plates of the wing root, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Models 182Q and 182R Airplanes
Document Number: E8-26910
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 182Q and 182R airplanes that are equipped with Societ[eacute] de Motorisations A[eacute]ronautiques (SMA) Aircraft Diesel Engine (ADE) Model SR305- 230-1 or Model SR305-230 converted to Model SR305-230-1 installed under Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA03302AT. This proposed AD would require you to remove the intercooler and the intercooler inlet and outlet hoses, install a reworked intercooler and new intercooler inlet and outlet hoses, inspect hoses and clamp torques, and repetitively inspect installation of the intercooler outlet and inlet hose assemblies for any displacement or damage of clamps or hoses, and, if necessary, replace any damaged clamps or hoses. This proposed AD results from a report of two instances of induction hose disconnection occurring while in service, resulting in a loss of turbo boost and a significant loss of engine power. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct improper intercooler outlet and intercooler inlet hose assembly installations, which could result in loss of turbo boost and a significant loss of engine power. This failure could lead to an inability to maintain constant altitude in flight.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E8-26908
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of certain petitions 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 any petition or its final disposition.
Filtered Flight Data; Technical Correction and Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E8-26856
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an SNPRM published in the Federal Register on August 15, 2008, regarding filtered flight data. Questions from industry caused us to conclude that the intent expressed in the preamble is inconsistent with the proposed rule language. This document will clarify our intent and the rule language. We are also extending the comment period to allow for consideration of this clarification by all interested parties.
15th Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206/EUROCAE WG 76 Plenary
Document Number: E8-26845
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 206: Aeronautical Information Services Data Link.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25787
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
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: