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Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-19149
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are 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 a one-time general visual inspection of frames between body station (BS) 360 and BS 907 to determine if certain support brackets of the air conditioning (A/C) outlet extrusions are installed; medium- and high-frequency eddy current inspections for cracking of the frames around the attachment holes of the subject brackets; and repair if necessary. The original NPRM would also have required installing new, improved fittings for all support brackets of the A/C outlet extrusions between BS 360 and BS 907. The original NPRM resulted from numerous reports of multiple cracks in the frames around the attachment holes of certain support brackets of the A/C outlet extrusions. This action revises the original NPRM by adding an airplane to the applicability and reducing the compliance time for certain airplanes. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent frame cracking, which, if not corrected, could lead to a severed frame that, combined with cracking of the skin lap splice above stringer 10, could result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Operating Limitations at New York LaGuardia Airport; Notice of Order
Document Number: E8-19112
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is amending the Order Limiting Scheduled Operation at New York LaGuardia Airport that published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2006. This amendment reduces the number of reservations available for unscheduled operations from six per hour to three per hour.
Airworthiness Standards; Engine Control System Requirements
Document Number: E8-19048
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is amending type certification standards for aircraft engine control systems. These changes reflect current industry practices and harmonize FAA standards with those recently adopted by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). These changes establish uniform standards for all engine control systems for aircraft engines certificated by both U.S. and European countries and will simplify airworthiness approvals for import and export.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-19020
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 14, 2008, Vol. 73, No. 94, page 27886. The information to be collected includes data required for performing launch site location analysis.
Supplemental Notice for the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-19017
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-19
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 dates, location, and agenda for the meeting. This notification revises Federal Register notice published on July 30, 2008 (Vol. 73, No. 147, Page 44311) to indicate a change in the meeting location and time of meetings. Dates and Location: The NPOAG ARC will meet on September 3-4, 2008. The meeting will now take place in a commercial office building at 826 East Front Street, Port Angeles, WA, leased by the NIPS. The office phone number at this facility is (360)-565-1320. The meetings will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 3 and from 8 a.m to 3 p.m. on September 4th. This NPOAG meeting will be conducted in closed session and is not open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-19015
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 14, 2008, vol. 73, no. 94, pages 27886-27887. The information is used to determine if applicants satisfy requirements for obtaining a launch license to protect the public from risks associated with reentry operations from a site not operated by or situated on a Federal launch range.
First Meeting, RTCAIPMC New Special Committee 219: Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS)
Document Number: E8-19014
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical Systems Security.
Fifth Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical System Security
Document Number: E8-19013
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical Systems Security.
Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18813
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-19
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) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18812
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections to detect cracking of the body station 303.9 frame, and corrective action if necessary. This AD also provides for optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD results from reports of cracks found at the cutout in the web of body station frame 303.9 inboard of stringer 16L. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct such cracking, which could prevent the left forward entry door from sealing correctly, and could cause in-flight decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18810
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-19
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; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-500MB Powered Sailplanes
Document Number: E8-18809
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-19
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 EMB-135 Airplanes, and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18808
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135 airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. That AD currently requires replacing the metallic tubes enclosing the vent and pilot valve wires in the left- and right-hand wing fuel tanks with non-conductive hoses. This new AD adds airplanes to the applicability of the existing AD. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent an ignition source inside the fuel tank that could ignite fuel vapor and cause a fuel tank explosion and loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; APEX Aircraft Model CAP 10 B Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18807
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-19
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:
Modification of Certain Medical Standards and Procedures and Duration of Certain Medical Certificates; Correcting Amendment
Document Number: E8-19039
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting amendatory language and regulatory text regarding one paragraph of the final rule entitled ``Modification of Certain Medical Standards and Procedures and Duration of Certain Medical Certificates''. The rule extends the duration of first- and third-class medical certificates for certain individuals. The FAA intended to revise an entire paragraph of the section entitled ``Duration of a medical certificate''; however, the amendatory language incorrectly indicates that only one paragraph is being revised.
Airworthiness Standards: Rotorcraft Turbine Engines One-Engine-Inoperative (OEI) Ratings, Type Certification Standards
Document Number: E8-18936
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is amending the One- Engine-Inoperative (OEI) rating definitions and type certification standards for 30-second OEI, 2-minute OEI, and 30-minute OEI ratings for rotorcraft turbine engines. This action revises the ratings' standards to reflect recent analyses of the ratings' use and lessons learned from completed engine certifications and service experience. This rule harmonizes FAA type certification standards for these ratings with the requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency in the Certification Specifications for Engines and with proposed requirements for Transport Canada Civil Aviation, thus simplifying airworthiness approvals for import and export.
Filtered Flight Data
Document Number: E8-18933
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is amending its proposal to prohibit the filtering of some original flight recorder sensor signals. Comments to the NPRM published in November 2006 and changes in available technology have caused us to reexamine our position on data filtering. We are now proposing that certain critical data parameters may be filtered if a certificate holder can show that the data can be accurately reconstructed. This proposed rule would improve the integrity and quality of the data recorded on digital flight data recorders while giving aircraft designers and operators more flexibility in system design and operation where allowable, including an option to filter data.
Enhanced Airworthiness Program for Airplane Systems/Fuel Tank Safety (EAPAS/FTS); Technical Correction
Document Number: E8-18859
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule corrects a subpart heading in the Code of Federal Regulations. The heading was inadvertently misstated when the FAA published the rule in November 2007.
Airworthiness Directives; PZL Swidnik S. A. Model W-3A Helicopters
Document Number: E8-18805
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the PZL Swidnik S. A. (PZL) Model W-3A helicopters. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community. The MCAI states: ``In PZL W-3A helicopter S/N 37.07.05, and previously also in the PZL W-3AS model helicopters, leakage was found in the pipe 37.59.006.00.00 installed in the pressure line of hydraulic system 2, in the part between the hydraulic block and the ground hydraulic unit panel. The hydraulic system in the part between hydraulic blocks and the ground hydraulic unit panel is used only during periodical inspections, for the performance of which it is required to use the hydraulic power unit. This condition, if not corrected, could result in a fire hazard.'' The actions specified in this AD are intended to prevent this unsafe condition.
Aviation Safety Inspector Airport Access
Document Number: E8-18804
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Two rulemakings finalized several years ago removed regulatory language regarding the statutory authority of Aviation Safety Inspectors to access airport operations areas (AOAs), security identification display areas (SIDAs), and other secured and restricted airport areas. This final rule clarifies the authority of a properly credentialed Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) to access AOAs, SIDAs, and other secured areas of a public-use airport allowing performance of their official duties supporting the FAA's safety mission.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18683
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM) to include procedures for pulling the ``HYD PWR XFER'' circuit breaker in the event of the loss of all hydraulic fluid in the No. 1 or No. 2 hydraulic system. This AD requires a revision to the AFM to include additional procedures for ensuring that the ``PTU CNTRL'' switch is Normal, the ``PTU CNTRL ON'' advisory light is out, and the ``HYD PWR XFER'' circuit breaker is pulled in the event of the illumination of the ``2 HYD ISO VALVE'' caution light. This AD resulted from low No. 2 hydraulic pressure in-flight, which caused the power transfer unit to overspeed, and the fluid flow within the No. 1 hydraulic system to increase. We are issuing this AD to prevent possible loss of both the No. 1 and No. 2 hydraulic systems, resulting in the potential loss of several functions essential for safe flight and landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney (P&W) PW4000 Series 94-Inch Fan Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-18811
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for P&W PW4052, PW4056, PW4060, PW4062, PW4152, PW4156A, PW4158, PW4460, and PW4462 turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require a onetime visual inspection of all EEC-131 model electronic engine controls (EECs). This proposed AD would require the EECs to be identified, categorized by group number, marked, and replaced using a fleet management plan. This proposed AD results from a report of an uncommanded engine in-flight shutdown due to defective EEC pulse width modulator (PWM) microcircuits. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncommanded in-flight engine shutdowns which could result in loss of thrust and prevent continued safe flight or landing.
Availability of Draft Alternatives Working Paper for the Proposed Southern Nevada Supplemental Airport, Las Vegas, Clark County, NV Correction
Document Number: E8-18634
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a notice of Availability of Draft Alternatives Working Paper that was published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2008 (73 FR 45268). That notice advised the public the Draft Alternatives Working Paper for the Draft EIS will be made available for public comment pursuant to section 304 of the Vision 100 Century of Aviation Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-176) [49 U.S.C. 47171(I)]. This notice corrects the days of the comment period from 30 days to 60 days.
Ninth Meeting, Special Committee 215 Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment
Document Number: E8-18646
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
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.
Fourteen Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206/EUROCAE WG 76 Plenary
Document Number: E8-18644
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 206: Aeronautical Information Services Data Link.
Ninth Meeting: Special Committee 209, ATCRBS/Mode S Transponder MOPS Maintenance
Document Number: E8-18643
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 209, ATCRBS/Mode S Transponder MOPS Maintenance.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-18641
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 15, 2008, vol. 73, no. 95, pages 28183-28184. SFAR 36 (to part 121) relieves qualifying applicants involved in aircraft repair of the burden to obtain FAA approval of data developed by them for the major repairs on a case-by-case basis; and provides for one-time approvals.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18561
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-13
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; Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, DHC-8-103, DHC-8-106, DHC-8-201, DHC-8-202, DHC-8-301, DHC-8-311, and DHC-8-315 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18430
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-13
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; Dornier Model 328-100 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18425
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all AvCraft Dornier Model 328-100 airplanes. That AD currently requires modifying the electrical wiring of the fuel pumps; installing insulation at the hand flow control and shut-off valves, and other components of the environmental control system; and installing markings at fuel wiring harnesses. The existing AD also requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new inspections of the fuel tank system. This new AD replaces the flight-hour-based threshold for conducting certain initial inspections, with an 8-year threshold. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-6 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18236
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-13
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; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model DA 42 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18205
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-17776
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747 series airplanes. That AD currently requires inspecting to detect cracking in certain lower lobe fuselage skin lap joints, doing repetitive inspections for cracking at certain fastener locations having countersunk fasteners, and replacing countersunk fasteners with protruding head fasteners at certain fastener locations. This new AD requires replacing a previous high-frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspection method with a new HFEC inspection method, adding a one-time inspection for cracking of certain airplanes, and terminating the adjustment factor for the inspection compliance times based on cabin differential pressure. This AD also requires inspecting additional lap joints. This AD results from reports of fuselage skin cracks found at certain countersunk fastener locations in the upper row of lap joints near the wing-to-body fairings, and from a report that the presence of Alodine-coated rivets could cause faulty results during the required inspections using the optional sliding probe HFEC inspection method specified in the existing AD. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-61, DC-8-61F, DC-8-63, DC-8-63F, DC-8-71F, and DC-8-73F Airplanes
Document Number: E8-17743
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-61, DC-8-61F, DC-8-63, DC-8-63F, DC-8-71F, and DC-8-73F airplanes. For certain airplanes, this AD requires non- destructive testing (NDT) to detect cracks of the door jamb corners of the forward and aft service doors, and doing applicable related investigative and corrective actions. For certain other airplanes, this AD requires inspecting and repairing if necessary or replacing previously repaired door jamb corners with an applicable repair. This AD results from reports of numerous cases of cracks in the skin at the door jamb corners of the forward and aft service doors. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of door jamb corners of the forward and aft service doors, which could adversely affect the structural integrity of the airplane.
Special Awareness Training for the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area
Document Number: E8-18619
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requiring ``special awareness'' training for any pilot who flies under visual flight rules (VFR) within a 60-nautical- mile (NM) radius of the Washington, DC VHF omni-directional range/ distance measuring equipment (DCA VOR/DME). This training has been developed and provided by the FAA on its www.FAASafety.gov Web site and focuses primarily on training pilots on the procedures for flying in and around the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) and the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ). The rule will reduce the number of unauthorized flights into the airspace of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area ADIZ and FRZ through education of the pilot community.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-11, DC-8-12, DC-8-21, DC-8-31, DC-8-32, DC-8-33, DC-8-41, DC-8-42, and DC-8-43 Airplanes; Model DC-8-50 Series Airplanes; Model DC-8F-54 and DC-8F-55 Airplanes; Model DC-8-60 Series Airplanes; Model DC-8-60F Series Airplanes; Model DC-8-70 Series Airplanes; and Model DC-8-70F Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas airplanes identified above. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the lower skin and stringers at stations Xw = 408 and Xw = -408 and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of cracks in the skins and stringers at the end fasteners common to the stringer end fittings at station Xw = 408 and Xw = -408 wing splice joints. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking in the skins and stringers at the end fasteners common to the stringer end fittings at a certain station and wing splice joints, which could result in wing structure that might not sustain limit load, and consequent loss of structural integrity of the wing.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ Airplane; Flight-Accessible Class C Cargo Compartment
Document Number: E8-18474
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features associated with access during flight of the main deck Class C cargo compartment. 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; Dornier Model 328-300 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18434
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all AvCraft Dornier Model 328-300 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires modifying the electrical wiring of the fuel pumps; installing insulation at the flow control and shut-off valves, and other components of the environmental control system; installing markings at fuel wiring harnesses; replacing the wiring harness of the auxiliary fuel system with a new wiring harness; and installing insulated couplings in the fuel system; as applicable. The existing AD also requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new inspections of the fuel tank system. This proposed AD would replace the flight-hour-based threshold for conducting certain initial inspections, with a calendar-based threshold. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aviation Corporation Model EA500 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-18227
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-02-04, which was published in the Federal Register on January 22, 2008 (73 FR 3618), and applies to all Eclipse Aviation Corporation (Eclipse) Model EA500 airplanes. This AD requires incorporating a modification of the angle of attack (AOA) system, limits the applicability to airplanes under S/N 000065, and retains the operating limitations from AD 2007-13-11 until the modification is incorporated. The FAA incorrectly referenced the issue date of the AD as ``January 9, 2007'' instead of ``January 9, 2008.'' This document corrects the issue date.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Rome, NY
Document Number: E8-18135
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E Airspace at Rome, New York to support the amendment of the current Terminal Visual Flight Rule (VFR) Radar Service Area (TRSA) and to allow for a lower vectoring altitude known as the Minimum Vectoring Altitude (MVA) for vectoring of both VFR and Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) aircraft around the Rome, NY area. This action will enhance the safety and airspace management around the Griffiss Airport area.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211-524 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-18102
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-11
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; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) Model 222, 222B, and 222U Helicopters
Document Number: E8-17991
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for BHTC Model 222, 222B, and 222U helicopters. 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 aviation authority of Canada, with which we have a bilateral agreement, states in the MCAI: ``It has been determined that the existing rigging procedures for the tail rotor pitch change mechanism have to be changed due to possibility of parts interference.'' The cumulative effect of individual part tolerances resulting in the total assemblage of those parts being out of tolerance could result in the tail rotor yoke striking another part other than the flapping stop (parts interference) cited in the MCAI. Also, the misalignment of the tail rotor counterweight bellcrank may result in higher tail rotor pedal forces and a higher pilot workload after failure of the No. 1 hydraulic system. Both parts interference and the misaligned counterweight bellcrank create an unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to require actions that are intended to address these unsafe conditions.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) Model 230 Helicopters
Document Number: E8-17990
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for BHTC Model 230 helicopters. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of Canada which indicates that the existing rigging procedures for the tail rotor pitch change mechanism have to be changed due to the possibility of parts interference. The cumulative effect of individual part tolerances resulting in the total assemblage of those parts being out of tolerance could result in the tail rotor yoke striking another part other than the flapping stop (parts interference) as cited in the MCAI. Also, the misalignment of the tail rotor counterweight bellcrank may result in higher tail rotor pedal forces and a higher pilot workload after failure of the No. 1 hydraulic system. Both parts interference and the misaligned counterweight bellcrank create an unsafe condition. This AD requires actions that are intended to address these unsafe conditions.
Airworthiness Directives; Short Brothers Model SD3-60 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-17744
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding two existing airworthiness directives (ADs), which apply to all Short Brothers Model SD3-60 airplanes. One of the ADs currently requires inspection of the welded joints of the balance weight brackets for the elevator trim tabs for cracking; repetitive inspections, as applicable; and corrective actions including the eventual replacement of all brackets. The other AD currently requires, for certain airplanes, repetitive inspections for cracking of the balance weight brackets and replacement of any cracked bracket, and provides for an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This new AD requires an additional inspection to detect cracks of the balance weight brackets, applicable related investigative and corrective actions, and replacement of a certain balance weight bracket when it has reached its maximum life limit. This AD results from a report indicating that several reworked balance weight brackets have exhibited signs of premature failure. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the balance weight brackets of the elevator trim tabs, which could cause loss of the balance weight. This could result in incorrect trim during takeoff and landing, and reduced controllability of the airplane.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals.
Document Number: E8-18134
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Airborne Omega Receiving Equipment
Document Number: E8-18133
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the cancellation of Technical Standard Orders (TSO) C-94, Airborne Omega Receiving Equipment; TSO-C94a, Omega Receiving Equipment Operating Within the Radio Frequency Range of 10.2 to 13.6 Kilohertz; and TSO-C120, Airborne Area Navigation Equipment Using Omega/VLF Inputs. The effect of the cancelled TSOs will result in the revocation of all Technical Standard Order Authorizations issued for the production of those navigational systems. These actions are necessary because the Omega Navigation System ceased operation on September 30, 1997.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-18099
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 14, 2008, vol. 73, no. 94, page 27887. Pursuant to Public Law 104-50, the FAA has implemented an acquisition management system that addresses the unique needs of the agency. This document established the policies and internal procedures for the FAA's acquisition system.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-18088
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 15, 2008, vol. 73, no. 95, page 28182. Aircraft operators seeking operational approval to conduct RVSM operations within the 48 contiguous United States (U.S.), Alaska and a portion of the Gulf of Mexico must submit an application to the Certificate Holding District Office.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for Fresno-Yosemite International Airport, Fresno, CA
Document Number: E8-18086
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the City of Fresno, California 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 July 6, 2005 (70 FR 50437-50438), the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the city of Fresno under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On July 28, 2008, the FAA approved the Fresno-Yosemite International Airport noise compatibility program. All of the recommendations of the program were approved. No program elements relating to new or revised flight procedures for noise abatement were proposed by the airport operator.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-18085
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 14, 2008, vol. 73, no. 94, pages 27885-27886. This collection covers the reporting of unauthorized illumination of aircraft by lasers.