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

Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. ALF502L-2 and ALF502L-2C Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-28269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc. ALF502L-2 and ALF502L-2C turbofan engines with certain high-pressure compressor (HPC) first stage discs installed. This proposed AD would require performing a dimensional inspection to determine if excessive disc balance material was removed and a magnetic particle inspection if the disc passes the dimensional inspection. This proposed AD results from reports of discs found with excessive material removed from the balancing material of the disc. We are proposing this AD to prevent the discs from fracturing before reaching the currently published life limit. A disc fracture could result in an uncontained failure of the disc and damage to the airplane.
RTCA Program Management Committee
Document Number: E8-28238
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the RTCA Program Management Committee.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc. Model 500N and 600N Helicopters
Document Number: E8-28110
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document supersedes AD 2008-18-52 and publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-22-52 which was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Model 500N and 600N helicopters by individual letters. This AD requires turning OFF the Yaw Stability Augmentation System (YSAS); installing a placard that limits airspeed to 100 KTS or VNE, whichever is less; and revising the limitations section of the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) to reflect that limitation. Finally, replacing the adapter tubes with airworthy adapter tubes that have a production date code stamp is required. This AD is prompted by several occurrences of failed adapter tubes on the Model MD900 helicopter which uses the same adapter tubes. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent loss of yaw control and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc. Model 600N Helicopters
Document Number: E8-28108
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects airworthiness directive (AD) 2008-20-05 which was published on October 10, 2008 (73 FR 60102) and applies to MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Model 600N helicopters. AD 2008-20-05 requires modifying the fuselage aft section, repetitively inspecting the tailboom attachment fittings, installing inspection holes and attachment bolt washers, modifying both access covers, and replacing broken attachment bolts. This document corrects the AD number that is incorrectly listed as 2008-20-08 on page 60104 of the AD.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-28103
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-28
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; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. JT15D-5; -5B; -5F; and -5R Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-28062
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-28
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 follows:
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-28035
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-28
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.
Special Conditions: Embraer Model EMB-500 Series Airplane Special Conditions for Flight Performance, Flight Characteristics, and Operating Limitations
Document Number: E8-28025
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer Model EMB- 500 series airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with engine location, certain performance, flight characteristics and operating limitations necessary for this type of airplane. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or 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 existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27940
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-28
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; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27926
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 series airplanes. This AD requires an inspection of the escape slides for the forward and aft entry and service doors to determine the part number and service bulletin number stenciled on the escape slide girt, and modification of the escape slide assemblies. This AD also requires concurrent modification of the escape slide latch assemblies; concurrent inspection of the escape slides to determine the part number and service bulletin number stenciled on the escape slide girts, and replacement of the trigger housing on the regulator valve with an improved trigger housing if necessary; and concurrent replacement of the rod in the pilot valve regulator with a new, improved rod; as applicable. This AD results from reports that certain escape slides did not automatically inflate when deployed or after the manual inflation cable was pulled. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of an escape slide to inflate when deployed, which could result in the slide being unusable during an emergency evacuation and consequent injury to passengers or crewmembers.
Airworthiness Directives; Vulcanair S.p.A. Model P68 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27916
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-28
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; Rolls-Royce plc Models RB211 Trent 768-60, Trent 772-60, and Trent 772B-60 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-27298
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) models RB211 Trent 768-60, Trent 772-60, and Trent 772B-60 turbofan engines that have not incorporated RR Service Bulletin (SB) No. RB.211-72-E708, SB No. RB.211-72-F227, or SB No. RB.211-72-E965, at original issue or later revision. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive borescope inspections of the high-pressure/intermediate-pressure (HP/IP) turbine bearing internal oil vent tube, scavenge tube, and tube heat shields for wear and cracking, and removing tubes from service if found with any cracks beyond serviceable limits. That AD also currently requires installation of a new or modified HP/IP turbine bearings support as terminating action for the repetitive borescope inspections. This AD has the same requirements, and adds a repetitive inspection of the vent flow restrictor for blockage. This AD results from RR revising their alert service bulletin for inspection of the HP/IP turbine bearing internal oil vent tube, scavenge tube, and tube heat shields for damage, to include a repetitive inspection of the vent flow restrictor for blockage. We are issuing this AD to prevent oil ejecting from the HP/IP turbine bearings chamber and igniting. Burning oil can cause the intermediate-pressure (IP) shaft to fracture, the IP turbine to overspeed, and possible uncontained failure of the engine.
Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model BH.125 Series 600A Airplanes and Model HS.125 Series 700A Airplanes Modified in Accordance With Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA2271SW
Document Number: E8-28168
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model BH.125 series 600A airplanes and Model HS.125 series 700A airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting the wiring diagrams containing the cockpit blowers and comparing with the current airplane configuration, and reworking the wiring if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report indicating that a blower motor of the cockpit ventilation and avionics cooling system seized up and gave off smoke. We are proposing this AD to prevent smoke and fumes in the cockpit in the event that a blower motor seizes and overheats due to excessive current draw.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-28167
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive external surface high frequency eddy current inspections to detect cracks in the radius detail of the upper lobe doubler on both sides of the airplane, and applicable corrective action. This proposed AD results from reports of cracks in the radius detail of the upper lobe doublers. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the upper lobe doublers. Such cracks could result in significant degradation of the fuselage structure and reduce its ability to carry flight loads from the vertical stabilizer, which could adversely affect the controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR Model ATR42-200, ATR42-300, ATR42-320, ATR42-500, ATR72-101, ATR72-201, ATR72-102, ATR72-202, ATR72-211, ATR72-212, and ATR72-212A Airplanes
Document Number: E8-28163
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, and MD-10-30F Airplanes
Document Number: E8-28129
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10- 10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC- 10-40, and DC-10-40F airplanes. The original NPRM would have revised an existing AD that currently requires installing or replacing with improved parts, as applicable, the bonding straps between the metallic frame of the fillet and the wing leading edge ribs, on both the left and right sides of the airplane. The original NPRM proposed to revise the applicability to clarify the identity of the affected airplanes. The original NPRM resulted from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This new action proposes to revise the applicability to add and remove certain airplanes, and to add a requirement to reposition or replace two bonding straps for certain airplanes. This new action also proposes to supersede, rather than revise, the existing AD. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks in the event of a severe lightning strike, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Model 206L, 206L-1, and 206L-3 Helicopters
Document Number: E8-28113
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to revise an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) Model 206L, 206L-1, and 206L-3 helicopters with certain part-numbered tailbooms. That AD currently requires a visual inspection of the tailboom skin in the areas around the nutplates and in the areas of the tailboom drive shaft cover retention clips for cracks and corrosion using a 10-power or higher magnifying glass until the tailboom is replaced with an airworthy tailboom. This action would require the same actions as the existing AD but would allow a longer interval for the repetitive inspections if the tailboom is modified. Replacement with an airworthy tailboom other than a part-numbered tailboom affected by this proposal would constitute terminating action for the requirements of this AD. The existing AD was prompted by an accident and several reports of fatigue cracks in the tailboom skin in the areas around the nutplates for the tail rotor fairing and in the areas of the tail rotor drive shaft cover retention clips. These proposed actions are intended to prevent failure of the tailboom and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (Erickson) Model S-64F Helicopters
Document Number: E8-28109
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Erickson Model S-64F helicopters. The AD would require inspections for cracking or working rivets in each left and right splice fitting (transition fitting), the pylon bulkhead assembly canted (bulkhead assembly), the pylon steel strap (strap), and the attaching rotary rudder boom and pylon structure. This proposal is prompted by several reports of cracking in the transition fittings, the bulkhead assembly, and pylon. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to detect cracking in the rotary rudder boom or pylon due to fatigue, and to prevent failure from static overload and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Establishment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Grayling, MI
Document Number: E8-28080
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class D airspace and Class E airspace at Grayling Army Airfield, Grayling, MI. Establishment of an air traffic control tower at Grayling Army Airfield has made this action necessary for the safety of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Class D airspace will revert to a Class E Surface Area during periods when the control tower is not operating. This action also corrects the required arrival extension to the Class D airspace and redesignates it as Class E4 airspace.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Big Spring, TX
Document Number: E8-28078
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Big Spring McMahon- Wrinkle Airport, Big Spring, TX. Changes to the VOR/DME RWY 17 Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) have made this action necessary for the safety of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; James M. Cox Dayton International Airport, Dayton, OH
Document Number: E8-28075
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
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 release of 382.9796 acres of airport property for future non-aeronautical development. The land consists of portions of 19 original airport acquired parcels. These parcels were acquired under grants 9-33-025-C511, 9-33-025-C813, 8-39- 0029-01, 8-39-0029-03, 3-39-0029-03, and 3-39-0029-13 or without federal participation. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the City of Dayton to sell or lease the property. The land is not needed for aeronautical use. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the sale or lease of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the sale or lease 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Corpus Christi, TX
Document Number: E8-28074
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace for the Corpus Christi, TX, area. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Mustang Beach Airport, Port Aransas, TX; and T.P. McCampbell Airport, Ingleside, TX. Also, Class E airspace around Aransas County Airport, Rockport, TX, and San Jose Island Airport, Rockport, TX, would be incorporated into the Corpus Christi, TX, area Class E airspace. The Rockport, TX, designation is being removed under a separate rulemaking. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations in and around the Corpus Christi, TX, airspace area.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Corpus Christi Naval Air Station/Truax Field, TX
Document Number: E8-28073
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the geographic coordinates of the Class D and E Airspace areas for Corpus Christi Naval Air Station (NAS)/Truax Field, Corpus Christi, TX. The FAA's National Aeronautical Charting Office is requesting this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International S.A. Model CFM56 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-28055
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for CFM International S.A. CFM56-2, CFM56-3, CFM56-5A, CFM56-5B, CFM56- 5C, and CFM56-7B series turbofan engines with certain part number (P/N) and serial number (SN) high-pressure compressor (HPC) 4-9 spools installed. This proposed AD would require removing certain HPC 4-9 spools listed by P/N and SN in this proposed AD. This proposed AD results from reports of certain HPC 4-9 spools that Propulsion Technology LLC (PTLLC) improperly repaired and returned to service. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracking of the HPC 4-9 spool, which could result in possible uncontained failure of the spool and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF6-80C2 and CF6-80E1 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-28054
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2 and CF6-80E1 series turbofan engines with high-pressure compressor rotor (HPCR) spool shaft stage 14 disks, part number (P/N) 1703M49G02, 1703M49G03, or 1509M71G10 installed. This proposed AD would require a one-time eddy current inspection (ECI) of the HPCR spool shaft stage 14 disk web for crack indications, and removing from service any parts with web cracks. This proposed AD results from reports of 12 HPCR spool shaft stage 14 disks with web cracks discovered to date. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracks from propagating to an uncontained failure of the disk and damage to the airplane.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 767-300 and -300F Series Airplanes; Interaction of Systems and Structures
Document Number: E8-28024
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 767- 300 and -300F airplane as modified by Aviation Partners Boeing Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). The modified airplane has novel or unusual design features involving installation of blended winglets and a speedbrake wing-load-alleviation system. This system reduces loading on the wing. The applicable airworthiness regulations for the Boeing Model 767-300 and -300F do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for systems which alleviate loads on structures. 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 applicable airworthiness standards.
Sixth Meeting, Special Committee 214: Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services, Working Group 78 (WG-78)
Document Number: E8-28049
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a sixth meeting of RTCA Special Committee 214, Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tower, MN
Document Number: E8-28034
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Tower, MN. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Tower Municipal Airport, Tower, MN. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Tower Municipal Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Model A109A and A109A II Helicopters
Document Number: E8-27611
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) model helicopters. This AD results from a revised mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The aviation authority of Italy, with which we have a bilateral agreement, reports that the previous MCAI should not apply to newly redesigned and improved tail rotor blades. This AD requires the same inspections as the current AD but limits the applicability to only three part-numbered tail rotor blades. This AD requires actions that are intended to prevent fatigue failure of a tail rotor blade (blade), loss of a tail rotor, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS355E, F, F1, F2, and N Helicopters
Document Number: E8-27610
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) model helicopters. That AD currently requires certain checks of the magnetic chip detector plug (chip detector) and the main gearbox (MGB) oil-sight glass, certain inspections of the lubrication pump (pump), and replacing the MGB and the pump with an airworthy MGB and pump, if necessary. Also, the AD requires that before a pump or MGB with any hours time-in-service (TIS) can be installed, it must meet the AD requirements. This AD adds all serial-numbered pumps to the applicability and requires using an improved procedure for detecting oil pump wear. This amendment is prompted by additional cases of MGB lubrication pump deterioration and a further investigation that determined that all serial-numbered pumps might be affected and the development of an improved procedure that is more accurate for detecting oil pump wear earlier. The actions specified by this AD are intended to implement improved procedures to detect a failing MGB oil pump, prevent failure of the MGB pump, seizure of the MGB, loss of drive to an engine and main rotor, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-400, -500, -600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27527
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-400, -500, -600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This AD requires an inspection to determine the part and serial numbers of the windshield wiper motors for the pilot's and first officer's windshields, and doing applicable corrective actions. This AD results from two reports that the left and right windshield wipers stopped working in flight. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the windshield wipers in wet weather, which could result in decreased visibility for the flightcrew.
Airworthiness Directives; Maule Aerospace Technology, Inc. M-4, M-5, M-6, and M-7 Series and Model M-8-235 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27364
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Maule Aerospace Technology, Inc. M-4, M-5, M-6, and M-7 series and Model M-8-235 airplanes. This AD requires you to paint the top of the rear elevator control horn, the elevator control cable end attached to the top of the rear control horn, the bottom of the forward elevator control horn, and the elevator control cable end attached to the bottom of the forward control horn. This AD also requires you to insert a supplement into your maintenance program (maintenance manual). This AD results from two reports of accidents where reversed elevator control rigging was a factor. We are issuing this AD to reduce the likelihood of a mechanic rigging the elevator controls backwards, which could result in elevator movement in the opposite direction from control input. This condition could lead to loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited DHC-6 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27299
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
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; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27170
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
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: E8-27169
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
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 757 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27168
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757 airplanes. This AD requires sealing the fasteners on the front and rear spars inside the left and right main fuel tanks and on the rear spar and lower panel of the center fuel tank. This AD also requires inspections of the wire bundle support installations to verify if certain clamps are installed and if Teflon sleeving covers the wire bundles inside the left and right equipment cooling system bays, on the left and right rear spars, and on the left and right front spars; and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from a fuel system review conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct improper wire bundle support installation and sleeving and to prevent improperly sealed fasteners in the main and center fuel tanks from becoming an ignition source, in the event of a fault current, which could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aviation Corporation Model EA500 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27699
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Eclipse Aviation Corporation (Eclipse) Model EA500 airplanes equipped with a Pratt and Whitney Canada, Corp. (PWC) PW610F-A engine. This AD requires you to incorporate operating limitations into Section 2, Limitations, of the airplane flight manual (AFM). This AD results from several incidents of engine surge. We are issuing this AD to prevent hard carbon buildup on the static vane, which could result in engine surges. Engine surges may result in a necessary reduction in thrust and decreased power for the affected engine. In some cases, this could result in flight and landing under single-engine conditions.
Special Conditions: General Electric Company GEnx-2B Model Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-27540
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for General Electric Company (GE) GEnx-2B67 and GEnx-2B69 model turbofan engines. The fan blades of these engines will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the part 33 airworthiness standards. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These special conditions contain the added safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards of 14 CFR part 33.
Notice of Intent to Rule on Application 08-21-C-00-ORD To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL
Document Number: E8-27548
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Chicago O'Hare International Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program Piedmont Triad International Airport, Greensboro, NC
Document Number: E8-27546
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the Noise Compatibility Program submitted by the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority (PTAA) under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On June 10, 2008, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority (PTAA) under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On November 7, 2008, the FAA approved the Piedmont Triad International Airport noise compatibility program. All of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Notice of Meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: E8-27539
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS), in accordance with the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, announce the next meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). This notification provides the date, format, and agenda for the meeting. Dates and Location: The NPOAG ARC will hold a meeting on December 1st, 2008. The meeting will be conducted as a telephone conference call. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on December 1st. This NPOAG meeting will be open to the public. Interested persons may listen in on the conference call (see Public Participation at the Meeting).
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Eagle County Regional Airport, Eagle, CO
Document Number: E8-27537
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
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; Boeing Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27519
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767 airplanes. The original NPRM would have required modifying the link arms of the number 2 windows in the flight compartment. The original NPRM resulted from reports of the number 2 windows opening during takeoff roll, which has resulted in aborted takeoffs. This supplemental NPRM would require an inspection of the number 2 windows to determine whether the link arms are in the over-center position. The results of the inspection would determine the need for the modification. This supplemental NPRM would also require the inspection and applicable corrective action following any rigging change or replacement of any number 2 window assembly. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent the opening of the number 2 windows during takeoff roll, which could result in an aborted takeoff or an unscheduled landing, and adversely affect the flightcrew's ability to perform critical takeoff communication.
Congestion Management Rules for John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport
Document Number: E8-27593
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a Bidder Seminar for the 2009 New York Slot Auctions, pursuant to the Federal Aviation Administration's 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].
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Napakiak, AK
Document Number: E8-27547
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Napakiak, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two SIAPs are being developed for the Napakiak Airport. This action establishes Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Napakiak Airport, Napakiak, AK.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace; Branson, MO
Document Number: E8-27544
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace at Branson Airport, Branson, MO. The establishment of an air traffic control tower has made this action necessary for the safety of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Branson Airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Shageluk, AK
Document Number: E8-27543
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Shageluk, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two SIAPs are being developed for the Shageluk Airport. This action establishes Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Shageluk Airport, Shageluk, AK.
Eleventh Meeting, Special Committee 215 Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services, Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment
Document Number: E8-27542
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a second meeting of RTCA Special Committee 215, Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services, Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment.
Special Conditions: Airbus A318, A319, A320 and A321 Series Airplanes; Inflatable Restraints
Document Number: E8-27541
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with a passenger restraint system that contains an integrated inflatable airbag installed on passenger seats. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or 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 existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Dassault Falcon 2000 Series Airplanes; Aircell Airborne Satcom Equipment Consisting of a Wireless Handset and Associated Base Station, With Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: E8-27538
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Dassault Falcon 2000 series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Aircell LLC, will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the Aircell airborne satcom equipment (ASE) which use lithium battery technology. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.