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Auction Procedures for Allocating Slots at LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy International, and Newark Liberty International Airports
Document Number: E8-21592
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with rulemaking activity that is not yet complete, the FAA may use an auction to allocate leases for a certain number of slots at New York's three main airports: John F. Kennedy (JFK), Newark (EWR), and LaGuardia (LGA). If the FAA decides to conduct auctions, the number of slots to be allocated via auction will be specified in the final rule and may be supplemented by additional capacity and/or slots returned to the FAA. As specified in the proposed Congestion Management Rule for LaGuardia Airport and the proposed Congestion Management Rule for John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, FAA anticipates, if the rule is adopted, conducting an auction of slot leases at these airports once a year over a five year period.\1\ The FAA expects to conduct the first auction, if any, on January 12, 2009. This auction will be for slots at LGA, JFK, and EWR. Only certificated U.S. aircraft operators or foreign airlines may participate in these auctions.\2\
Change of Using Agency for Restricted Area R-3807, Glencoe, LA
Document Number: E8-21522
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action changes the using agency of R-3807, Glencoe, LA, from ``USAF, Southeast Air Defense Sector, Tyndall AFB, FL,'' to ``Western Air Defense Sector (WADS), McChord AFB, WA.'' The FAA is taking this action in response to a request from the United States Air Force (USAF) to reflect an administrative change of responsibility for the restricted area. There are no changes to the boundaries; designated altitudes; time of designation; or activities conducted within the affected restricted area.
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee-Open Meeting
Document Number: E8-21521
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The meeting will take place on Thursday, October 30, 2008, starting at 8 a.m. at the Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, in the Bessie Coleman Conference Center, located on the 2nd Floor. This will be the forty-eighth meeting of the COMSTAC. The proposed agenda for the meeting will include discussions of the latest international commercial launch developments and their impact on the U.S. industry and ways that the FAA can help the industry internationally; a report on program activities of the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation; and COMSTAC working group reports. An agenda will be posted on the FAA Web site at http://ast.faa.gov. Meetings of the COMSTAC Working Groups (Technology and Innovation, Reusable Launch Vehicle, Risk Management, and Space Transportation Operations) will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2008. For specific information concerning the times and locations of the working group meetings, contact the Contact Person listed below. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should inform the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Weiser, ID
Document Number: E8-21225
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace at Weiser Municipal Airport, Weiser, ID. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Weiser Municipal Airport, Weiser, ID. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the new RNAV GPS SIAP at Weiser Municipal Airport, Weiser, ID.
Forty-Sixth Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)
Document Number: E8-21189
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 186 Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B).
Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review; Mobile Regional Airport, Mobile, AL
Document Number: E8-21187
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed amendment to the Noise Compatibility Program that was submitted for Mobile Regional Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47504 et seq. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR Part 150 by the Mobile Airport Authority. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that the associated Noise Exposure Maps submitted under 14 CFR Part 150 for Mobile Regional Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements effective May 1, 2006, and was published in the Federal Register on May 18, 2006. The proposed amendment to the Noise Compatibility Program will be approved or disapproved on or before February 21, 2009.
Noise Exposure Map Notice, Key West International Airport, Key West, FL
Document Number: E8-21185
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by Monroe County for Key West International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Seventy-Seventh Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System (GPS)
Document Number: E8-21172
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System (GPS).
Airworthiness Directives; Engine Components, Inc. (ECi) Reciprocating Engine Cylinder Assemblies
Document Number: E8-21125
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Lycoming Engines (formerly Textron Lycoming) models 320, 360, and 540 series, ``Parallel Valve'' reciprocating engines, with certain Engine Components, Inc. (ECi) cylinder assemblies, part number (P/N) AEL65102 series ``Titan'', installed. This AD requires initial and repetitive visual inspections and compression tests to detect cracks at the head- to-barrel interface, replacement of cylinder assemblies found cracked, and replacement of certain cylinder assemblies, at new reduced times- in-service. This AD results from reports of 45 failures with head separations of ECi cylinder assemblies. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of engine power due to cracks at the head-to-barrel interface in the cylinder assemblies and possible engine failure caused by separation of a cylinder head, which could result in loss of control of the aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier-Rotax GmbH 914 F Series Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: E8-21282
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Proposed Modification of the Asheville, NC, Class C Airspace Area; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-21216
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a fact-finding informal airspace meeting to solicit information from airspace users and others concerning a plan to modify the Class C airspace area at Asheville, NC. The modification would ensure that arriving aircraft are contained within Class C airspace while flying instrument approaches to runways 16 and 34 at the Asheville Regional Airport. The purpose of the meeting is to provide interested parties an opportunity to present views, recommendations, and comments to be considered by the FAA in developing a proposal. All comments received during the meeting will be considered prior to issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking.
Fifth Meeting, Special Committee 214: Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services, Working Group 78 (WG-78)
Document Number: E8-21186
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a fifth meeting of RTCA Special Committee 214, Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services.
Revision of Restricted Area 5107A; White Sands Missile Range, NM
Document Number: E8-21182
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action delays the effective date for the revision of Restricted Area R-5107A, and the establishment of R-5107K, White Sands Missile Range, NM, until November 20, 2008. The FAA is taking this action to meet the required charting cutoff date necessary to insure the appropriate en route aeronautical charts display these restricted areas coincidental with the effective date.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 Series Airplanes Equipped With Rolls-Royce Model RB211-TRENT 800 Series Engines
Document Number: E8-21138
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual to include in-flight procedures for pilots to follow in certain cold weather conditions and requires fuel circulation procedures on the ground when certain conditions exist. This AD results from a report of uncommanded reduction in thrust on both engines because of reduced fuel flows. We are issuing this AD to prevent ice from accumulating in the main tank fuel feed system, which, when released, could result in a restriction in the engine fuel system. Such a restriction could result in failure to achieve a commanded thrust, and consequent forced landing of the airplane.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E8-21080
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition 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 the petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-20364
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes. This AD requires modification of the refuel valve control unit for the reserve fuel tanks. This AD also requires a revision to the FAA-approved maintenance program to incorporate airworthiness limitation (AWL) No. 28-AWL-20 or AWL No. 28-AWL-25, as applicable. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent lightning-induced electrical energy from entering a reserve fuel tank through the refuel valve, which could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ Airplanes
Document Number: E8-19384
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-12
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; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Model 222, 222B, 222U, 230, and 430 Helicopters
Document Number: E8-20979
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (Bell) Model 222, 222B, 222U, 230, and 430 helicopters. That AD currently requires visually inspecting the main rotor hydraulic actuator support (support) to verify the presence of all dowel pins and sealant between the support and transmission and verifying the proper torque of each attaching nut (nut). This AD requires the same actions as the existing AD and also requires repetitive actions at intervals not to exceed 600 hours time-in-service (TIS) or 12 months, whichever occurs first. This AD is prompted by the discovery that a 12-month compliance requirement was correctly included in an Emergency AD (EAD) that we issued but was inadvertently omitted when we published the Final rule; request for comments following the issuance of the EAD. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent failure of the support and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-20445
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-11
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-20427
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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.
Airspace Docket No. 08-AWP-2 Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Death Valley, CA
Document Number: E8-20985
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Death Valley, CA. Controlled airspace is necessary to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) traffic from en route airspace to Las Vegas, NV. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of IFR aircraft operations near Las Vegas, NV.
Notice of Opportunity To Participate, Criteria Requirements and Application Procedure for Participation in the Military Airport Program (MAP)
Document Number: E8-20759
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In anticipation of congress enacting an extension of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) the FAA is publishing this annual notice. This notice announces the criteria, application procedures, and schedule to be applied by the Secretary of Transportation in designating or redesignating, and funding capital development annually for up to 15 current (joint-use) or former military airports seeking designation or redesignation to participate in the MAP. While FAA currently has continuing authority to designate or redesignate airports, FAA does not have authority to issue grants for fiscal year 2009 MAP, and will not have authority until Congress enacts legislation enabling FAA to issue grants. The MAP allows the Secretary to designate current (joint-use) or former military airports to receive grants from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The Secretary is authorized to designate an airport (other than an airport designated before August 24, 1994) only if: (1) The airport is a former military installation closed or realigned under the Title 10 U.S.C. Sec. 2687 (announcement of closures of large Department of Defense installations after September 30, 1977), or under Section 201 or 2905 of the Defense Authorization Amendments and Base Closure and Realignment Acts; or (2) the airport is a military installation with both military and civil aircraft operations. The Secretary shall consider for designation only those current or former military airports, at least partly converted to civilian airports as part of the national air transportation system, that will reduce delays at airports with more than 20,000 hours of annual delays in commercial passenger aircraft takeoffs and landings, or will enhance airport and air traffic control system capacity in metropolitan areas, or reduce current and projected flight delays (49 U.S.C. 47118(c)).
Airworthiness Directives; Harco Labs, Inc. Pitot/AOA Probes (Part Numbers 100435-39, 100435-39-001, 100435-40, and 100435-40-001)
Document Number: E8-20702
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Harco Labs, Inc. part numbers 100435-39, 100435-39-001, 100435- 40, and 100435-40-001 pitot/angle of attack (AOA) probes installed on, but not limited to Eclipse Aviation Inc. Model EA500 airplanes. This AD requires you to incorporate information into the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM) that will allow operation only under day visual flight rules (VFR) and allow only a VFR flight plan. This AD also requires you to test the pitot/AOA probes for heater performance and replace the pitot/AOA probe if it fails the heater performance test. This AD results from several reports of airspeed disagree caution indication due to blockage from freezing condensation within the pitot/ AOA system. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct improperly performing pitot/AOA probe heaters, which could result in blockage within the pitot/AOA system from condensation freezing with consequent incorrect indication of impact air pressure (airspeed/AOA). This blockage could lead to the stall warning becoming unreliable and the stick pusher, overspeed warning, autopilot, and yaw damper to malfunction.
Establish Class E Airspace; Point Roberts, WA
Document Number: E8-20663
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace at Point Roberts, WA. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to support flight operations at Abbotsford Airport, BC. The FAA is taking this action to improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the request of the Canadian Government.
Establishment of Low Altitude Area Navigation Route (T-Route); Southwest Oregon
Document Number: E8-20660
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes a low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) route, designated T-276. The NPRM incorrectly indicated the route location in Southwest Oregon, however the route is in Southwest Washington. T-routes are low altitude Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes, based on RNAV, for use by aircraft having instrument flight rules (IFR) approved Global Positioning System (GPS)/Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) equipment. The FAA is taking this action to reduce controller workload, enhance safety and improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace into and through the Portland, Oregon, terminal area.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-20494
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 airplanes. This AD requires a detailed inspection for certain defects of the upper fasteners of the aft mount support fitting of the left and right engines and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of loose, cracked, or missing fasteners in the aft mount support fitting of the left and right engines. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct loose, cracked, or missing fasteners in the engine aft support mount fitting, which could lead to separation of the support fitting from the pylon, which could result in separation of the engine from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 500, 700, and 800 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-20212
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-09
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; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: Z8-19715
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues
Document Number: E8-20747
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211-524 Series Turbofan Engines; Correction
Document Number: E8-20498
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-16-18. That AD applies to Rolls-Royce (RR) RB211-524 series turbofan engines with certain high pressure (HP) turbine disks installed. That AD was published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2008 (73 FR 46550). Paragraph (c) in the regulatory section is incorrect. This document corrects that paragraph. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airport Improvement Program Grant Assurances; Proposed Modifications and Opportunity To Comment
Document Number: E8-20459
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to modify the standard grant application requirements that are required of a sponsor of a nonprimary airport before receiving a grant under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The FAA is providing an opportunity for public comment on proposals to modify the grant application requirements. Sponsors of nonprimary airports are now required to provide a variety of information when submitting an AIP grant application. This modification would require that a sponsor of a nonprimary airport submit a list of the aircraft (fixed wing and rotary wing) that are based on the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-19850
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
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; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-19721
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the drive assembly of the aft elevator standby loop of the elevator standby cable system for interference between the clevis and bolt of the bellcrank assembly, correct orientation of the pull-pull cable clevis bolt, and excessive freeplay of the bellcrank assembly bearing, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires modifying the pull-pull cable clevis in the drive assembly of the aft elevator standby loop for certain airplanes. This AD results from a report of an aborted takeoff due to a control column disconnect. We are issuing this AD to prevent binding of the bolt that connects the cable 264A clevis to the bellcrank assembly against the adjacent (upper) clevis of the pull-pull cable assembly. This binding condition could result in slow airplane rotation or a control column disconnect during takeoff and a runway excursion if takeoff must be aborted.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-19720
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
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 DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-19718
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. That AD currently requires inspecting all barrel nuts to determine if the barrel nuts have a certain marking, inspecting affected bolts to determine if the bolts are pre-loaded correctly, and replacing all hardware if the pre-load is incorrect. For airplanes on which the pre-load is correct, the existing AD requires doing repetitive visual inspections for cracking of the barrel nuts and cradles and replacing all hardware for all cracked barrel nuts. The existing AD also requires replacing all hardware for certain affected barrel nuts that do not have cracking, which would end the repetitive inspections for those airplanes. The existing AD also provides an optional replacement for all affected barrel nuts. This new AD requires replacing all affected barrel nuts and applying a certain compound to the affected barrel nuts and bolts. This AD results from reports of cracking in the barrel nuts at the four primary front spar wing-to- fuselage attachment joints. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the barrel nuts at the wing front spar wing-to- fuselage joints, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the wing-to-fuselage attachments and consequent detachment of the wing.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC); Notice of Reestablishment
Document Number: E8-20745
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to section 14(a)(2)(A) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and in accordance with section 102-3.65, title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the FAA gives notice it is re-establishing the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) for a 2-year period. The Committee's primary purpose is to provide the public with an earlier opportunity to participate in the FAA's rulemaking process. It will continue to operate in accordance with the rules of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Department of Transportation, FAA Committee Management Order (1110.30C). This notice replaces the notice published on April 4, 2008 (73 FR 18602). For further information about the ARAC, please contact Ms. Gerri Robinson, FAA Office of Rulemaking, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone number: 202-267-9678.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, WA
Document Number: E8-20462
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at Seattle Tacoma International Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Federal Aviation Administration Report on Rules and Policies for Repairs, Alterations and Fabrication of Parts
Document Number: E8-20460
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on the proposed report on the adequacy of the FAA's current and pending regulations, policy, guidance materials, and past practices used by non-Type Certificate (TC) holders in the development of replacement parts, alterations, and repairs.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80A Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-20497
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-04
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 certain stage 1 high- pressure turbine (HPT) rotor disks, installed. This proposed AD would require removal from service of those stage 1 HPT rotor disks within 30 days after the effective date of the AD. This proposed AD results from the FAA learning that those disks are susceptible to cracks developing in the bottoms of the dovetail slots. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracks developing in the bottoms of the dovetail slots that could propagate to a failure of the disk and cause an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-20443
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Proposed Modification of the Chicago, IL, Class B Airspace Area; Public Meetings
Document Number: E8-20438
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On July 30, 2008, a notice to conduct informal airspace meetings for the Chicago Class B airspace project was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 44311). Subsequent to publication, the FAA has had to change the venue of meetings 1 and 3, being held on September 23, 2008, and September 25, 2008, respectively. The address for both of these meetings has changed to Signature Flight Center Hangar, 1061 S. Wolf Road, Wheeling, IL 60090. The second meeting time and place remains as previously published.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900 and -900ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-20341
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 series airplanes. The original NPRM would have required replacing the aero/fire seals of the blocker doors on the thrust reverser torque boxes on the engines with new, improved aero/fire seals. The original NPRM resulted from a report that the top three inches of the aero/fire seals of the blocker doors on the thrust reverser torque boxes are not fireproof. This action revises the original NPRM by adding airplanes to the applicability statement and requiring a one-time inspection to determine the part numbers of the aero/fire seals. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent a fire in the fan compartment (a fire zone) from migrating through the seal to a flammable fluid in the thrust reverser actuator compartment (a flammable fluid leakage zone), which could result in an uncontrolled fire.
Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-20314
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Revision of Class E Airspace; Red Dog, AK
Document Number: E8-20313
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects two errors in the airspace description contained in a Final Rule that was published in the Federal Register on Friday, July 25, 2008 (73 FR 43351), Airspace Docket No. 08-AAL-16.
Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace; Rome, NY
Document Number: E8-19568
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class D and E airspace at Griffiss Airfield in Rome, NY. After the development of specific Departure Procedures (DPs) at the airfield, it was determined the Class D and E Surface airspace should be reduced in size to facilitate a more efficient operation. This rule increases the safety and management of the National Airspace System (NAS) around Griffiss Airfield.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-19514
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This Rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Ruby, AK
Document Number: E8-20312
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Ruby, AK. One Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) is being amended for the Ruby Airport at Ruby, 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 Ruby Airport, Ruby, AK.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Kwethluk, AK
Document Number: E8-20311
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Kwethluk, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Kwethluk Airport at Kwethluk, AK. Adoption of this proposal would result in creating Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Kwethluk Airport, Kwethluk, AK.
Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-20310
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a meeting of the Federal Aviation Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee (ATPAC) will be held to review present air traffic control procedures and practices for standardization, clarification, and upgrading of terminology and procedures.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company (Type Certificate Previously Held by Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing) Models LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, and LC42-550FG Airplanes
Document Number: E8-20200
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to a proposed airworthiness directive (AD), which was published in the Federal Register on August 7, 2008 (73 FR 45902), and applies to certain Cessna Aircraft Company (type certificate previously held by Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing) (Cessna) Models LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, and LC42-550FG airplanes. This document proposed to revise AD 2007-07-06 with a new AD that would retain the actions currently required in AD 2007-07-06; allow installing access panels; and change the serial number applicability. The FAA incorrectly referenced the docket number of this proposed AD as ``FAA-2007-27268'' instead of ``FAA-2007-27628.'' This document corrects the docket number.