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

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Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25767
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:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25689
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747SP series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive lubrication of the rudder tab hinges and repetitive replacement of the rudder tab control rods. This AD results from reports of freeplay- induced vibration on the control surfaces on Boeing Model 727, 737, 757, and 767 airplanes. We are issuing this AD to prevent damage to the control surface structure during flight, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25686
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for any crack in the area of the elevator side fitting/hinge fitting joint and for any crack or elongation inside and outside of the holes in the clevis and in the lug, corrective actions if necessary, and other specified actions. This AD results from reports of elongated holes and cracks found in the lugs of the attachment fittings of the elevator quadrant upper support assembly at the tip of the vertical fin. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damage to the aft attachment lugs of the elevator quadrant support assembly that could lead to failure of the lugs. This condition could accelerate wear elsewhere in the elevator control system, which could reduce the crew's ability to maintain safe flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200 and 757-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25636
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200 and 757-300 series airplanes. This AD requires installing a bonding jumper between a ground and the clamp on the tube of the forward and aft gray water composite drain masts. For certain airplanes, this AD requires inspecting existing aft bonding jumper assemblies that might be too short, repair if necessary, and replacing the bonding jumper assembly with a new, longer bonding jumper assembly if necessary. This AD results from a report of charred insulation blankets and burned wires around the forward gray water composite drain mast found during an inspection of the forward cargo compartment on a Model 767-300F airplane. We are issuing this AD to prevent a fire near a composite drain mast and possible disruption of the electrical power system due to a lightning strike on a composite drain mast, which could result in the loss of several functions essential for safe flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25308
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD requires replacing the wire segments of the four Fuel Quantity Indicating System (FQIS) wire bundles with new, improved wire segments. This AD results from operator inspections of the FQIS wire bundles that revealed corrosion at the connections between the ground wire and shield of each of the four FQIS wire bundles. We are issuing this AD to prevent this corrosion, which could reduce system protection of the lightning shield and result in loss of the electrical grounding between the lightning shield and the airplane structure. This condition, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Kwethluk, AK
Document Number: E8-26660
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Kwethluk, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two SIAPs are being created for the Kwethluk Airport. This action establishes Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Kwethluk Airport, Kwethluk, AK.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Ruby, AK
Document Number: E8-26651
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Ruby, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). One SIAP is being amended for the Ruby Airport. This action revises existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Ruby Airport, Ruby, AK.
Congestion Management Rule for LaGuardia Airport; Correction
Document Number: E8-26568
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a final rule published in the October 10, 2008, Federal Register. The final rule addressed congestion at New York's LaGuardia Airport (LaGuardia). The original rule incorrectly identified the date by which limited slots will revert to the FAA for auction. This rule corrects the date.
Congestion Management Rule for John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport; Correction
Document Number: E8-26567
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a final rule published in the October 10, 2008, Federal Register. The final rule addressed congestion in the New York City area by assigning slots at John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Newark Liberty (Newark) International Airports in a way that allows carriers to respond to market forces to drive efficient airline behavior. The original rule incorrectly identified the date by which limited slots will revert to the FAA for auction. This rule corrects the date.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-26373
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737 airplanes. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual to include a new flightcrew briefing that must be done before the first flight of the day and following any change in flightcrew members, and to advise the flightcrew of this additional briefing. This AD results from continuing reports that flightcrews have failed to recognize and react properly to the cabin altitude warning horn. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the flightcrew to recognize and react properly to a valid cabin altitude warning horn, which could result in incapacitation of the flightcrew due to hypoxia (lack of oxygen in body) and consequent loss of airplane control.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727-200 and 727-200F Series Airplanes; 737-200, 737-200C, 737-300, and 737-400 Series Airplanes; 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes; 757-200, 757-200CB, and 757-200PF Series Airplanes; and 767-200 and 767-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-26352
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing transport category airplanes. This AD requires replacing any insulation blanket constructed of polyethyleneteraphthalate (PET) film, ORCON Orcofilm[reg] AN-26 (hereafter ``AN-26''), with a new insulation blanket. This AD results from reports of in-flight and ground fires on certain airplanes manufactured with insulation blankets covered with AN-26, which may contribute to the spread of a fire when ignition occurs from sources such as electrical arcing or sparking. We are issuing this AD to ensure that insulation blankets constructed of AN-26 are removed from the fuselage. Such insulation blankets could ignite and propagate a fire that is the result of electrical arcing or sparking.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-25511
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-10
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.
Final Special Conditions: AmSafe Aviation; Inflatable Restraints Installation; Approved Model List of Normal and Utility Category Airplanes, and Agricultural Airplanes Certificated in the Normal/Utility/Restricted Category
Document Number: E8-26663
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for AmSafe Aviation to amend the list of approved models. These airplanes, as modified by AmSafe Aviation, will have novel and unusual design features associated with the lap belt or shoulder harness portion of the safety belt, which contains an integrated airbag device. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate and appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the airworthiness standards.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Galena, AK
Document Number: E8-26656
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Galena, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being amended for the Edward G. Pitka Airport at Galena, AK. Adoption of this proposal would result in revising Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Edward G. Pitka Airport, Galena, AK.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues-Aging Aircraft Program: Widespread Fatigue Damage
Document Number: E8-26566
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) to discuss transport airplane and engine (TAE) issues. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit comments and information on a technical document related to a notice of proposed rulemaking that the FAA published on April 18, 2006, on Widespread Fatigue Damage, and its accompanying initial regulatory evaluation. This notice also announces the opening of a period of public comment on that technical document, which has been posted in docket FAA-2006- 24281. Commenters may post their comments in the docket.
Special Conditions: Eurocopter France (ECF) Model EC225LP Helicopter, Installation of a Search and Rescue (SAR) Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS)
Document Number: E8-26462
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the ECF Model EC225LP helicopter. This helicopter will have novel or unusual design features associated with installing an optional SAR AFCS. The applicable airworthiness standards do not contain adequate or appropriate safety requirements for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to show a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Standards; Propellers; Correction
Document Number: E8-26392
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects the amendment number and a typographical error in the final rule published in the Federal Register on Friday, October 24, 2008. The final rule amends the airworthiness standards for issuance of original and amended type certificates for airplane propellers.
Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG-1000S and DG-1000T Gliders
Document Number: E8-26236
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-06
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 the 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; Stemme GmbH & Co. KG Models S10 and S10-V Gliders
Document Number: E8-26235
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-06
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 the 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; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-6 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-26117
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-06
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; Dassault Model Falcon 2000EX Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25754
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-06
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:
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Kenosha Regional Airport, Kenosha, WI
Document Number: E8-26407
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to authorize the release of 1.38 acres of the airport property at the Kenosha Regional Airport, Kenosha, WI. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking airport property to improve the intersection of Interstate 94 and State Trunk Highway 158. The WisDOT issued an environmental Finding of No Significant Impact on September 11, 1996. The acreage being released is not needed for aeronautical use as currently identified on the Airport Layout Plan. The acreage comprising this parcel 24 and 24A were originally acquired under Grant Nos. AIP- 01-1984 and AIP-02-1985. The City of Kenosha (Wisconsin), as airport owner, has concluded that the subject airport land is not needed for expansion of airport facilities. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. The airport will receive the appraised fair market value of $89,700 for the land. 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.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Commercial Air Tour Limitations in the Grand Canyon National Park Special Flight Rules Area
Document Number: E8-26289
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-04
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 FAA uses the information gathered from Grand Canyon National Park air tour operators to monitor their compliance with the Federal regulations.
Airworthiness Directives; Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH (TAE) Model TAE 125-02-99 Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: E8-25892
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the product 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; Rolls-Royce plc RB211-535E4-37, RB211-535E4-B-37, and RB211-535E4-B-75 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-25891
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-535E4-37, RB211-535E4-B-37, and RB211-535E4-B-75 series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections of installed low pressure compressor (LPC) fan blade roots on-wing and during overhaul, and relubrication according to accumulated life cycles. Also, that AD introduces application of Metco 58 blade root coating as an optional terminating action. This AD requires the same actions but adds compliance paragraphs to relax the compliance schedule for repetitive inspections for fan blades operating within RB211-535E4 flight profiles A and B, if certain requirements are met. This AD also relaxes the initial compliance threshold by extending the cycles at which an initial inspection is required. This AD results from RR issuing Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) No. RB.211-72-C879, Revision 5 and Revision 6, that introduced a relaxed repetitive compliance schedule for fan blades operating within RB211-535E4 flight profiles A and B, if certain requirements are met, and introduced a relaxed initial compliance threshold. We are issuing this AD to detect cracks in LPC fan blade roots, which if not detected, could lead to uncontained multiple fan blade failure, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company 150 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-25762
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) 150 series airplanes with the BRS-150 Parachute System installed via Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA64CH. This AD requires you to replace the pick-up collar support and nylon screws for the BRS-150 Parachute System. This AD results from notification by Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc. (BRS) that the pick-up collar assembly may prematurely move off the launch tube and adversely affect rocket trajectory during deployment. We are issuing this AD to prevent premature separation of the collar. This condition could result in the parachute failing to successfully deploy.