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Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sioux City, IA
Document Number: E8-30022
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Sioux City, IA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Sioux Gateway Airport/Col. Bud Day Field, Sioux City, IA. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Sioux Gateway Airport/Col. Bud Day Field.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Reno, NV
Document Number: E8-30017
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the existing Class E airspace at Reno/Tahoe International Airport, Reno, NV. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using the Localizer (LOC) Z Runway 16R approach at Reno/Tahoe International Airport, Reno, NV. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Reno/Tahoe International Airport, Reno, NV.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Metlakatla, AK
Document Number: E8-30013
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revokes Class E airspace at Metlakatla, AK. The privately funded special instrument approaches serving Metlakatla Airport have been removed. There is no longer a requirement for the controlled airspace. This action revokes existing Class E airspace surrounding the Metlakatla Airport, Metlakatla, AK.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Ellington Field, Houston, TX
Document Number: E8-30006
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Ellington Field under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Membership Availability in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee-Representative of Native American Tribes
Document Number: E8-30005
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as required by the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, established the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) in March 2001. The NPOAG was formed to provide continuing advice and counsel with respect to commercial air tour operations over and near national parks and adjacent tribal lands. This notice informs the public of a vacancy (due to completion of membership on April 2, 2009) on the NPOAG (now the NPOAG Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) for a representative of Native American tribal concerns and invites interested persons to apply to fill the vacancy. A previous notice was published in the Federal Register on October 16, 2008. but did not draw adequate response from any interested individuals. This notice is being re-published to identify qualified candidates to fill the position.
Notice of Public Availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for Proposed Northeast Cargo Area Improvements at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) Located in Chicago, IL
Document Number: E8-29828
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is making available the EA and FONSI/ROD for Proposed Northeast Cargo Area Improvements at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, FAA Orders 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures'' and FAA Order 5050.4B, ``NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions''. The FONSI/ROD contains FAA's findings that no significant environmental impacts would result from the project and contains all needed approvals for the action to proceed. Point of Contact: Ms. Amy Hanson, Environmental Protection Specialist, CHI-603, Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airport District Office, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60018. Telephone number: 847-294-7354.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Butler, PA; Removal of Class E Airspace; East Butler, PA
Document Number: E8-29814
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date of a direct final rule published in the Federal Register (73 FR 56470) that amends Class E Airspace at Butler, PA to merge the existing Class E Airspace listed under East Butler, PA, and corrects a technical error to the airport name by correctly listing the Butler County Airport as Butler Co./K W Scholter Field Airport.
Establishment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Conroe, TX
Document Number: E8-29756
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class D airspace and Class E airspace at Lone Star Executive Airport, Conroe, TX. Establishment of an air traffic control tower at Lone Star Executive Airport 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 radials used to define the airspace.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Franklin, NC
Document Number: E8-29753
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class E Airspace at Franklin, NC to include the controlled airspace that is needed to support new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) that has been developed for Macon County Airport. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Macon County Airport. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAP. This action enhances the safety and management of IFR operations in the area by providing the required controlled airspace to support the SIAPs at Franklin, NC.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Edinburg, TX
Document Number: E8-29752
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at South Texas International Airport, Edinburg, TX. Addition of Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have made this action necessary for the safety of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tulsa, OK
Document Number: E8-29755
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Tulsa, OK. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at William R. Pogue Municipal Airport, Sand Springs, OK. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at William R. Pogue Municipal Airport.
Revision of Restricted Areas 4806W, 4807A&B, and 4809; Nevada
Document Number: E8-29754
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action changes the using agency of Restricted Area 4806W (R-4806W), Las Vegas; 4807 (R-4807 A & B), Tonopah; and 4809 (R-4809) Tonopah, NV, from ``U.S. Air Force, Commander, Tactical Fighter Weapons Center, Nellis AFB, NV'' to ``USAF Warfare Center, Nellis AFB, NV''. The FAA is taking this action in response to a request from the United States Air Force to reflect an administrative change of responsibility for the restricted area. This action does not change any boundaries, times of designation, or activities conducted in the restricted airspace area.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc., T5313 and T5317 Series Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E8-29712
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc., T5313 and T5317 series turboshaft engines. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive visual inspections and initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections. This proposed AD results from eight instances of cracks in combustion chamber housings (CCHs). Two of the instances resulted in an engine shutdown during flight. We are proposing this AD to detect cracks in the CCH, which could result in rupture of the CCH, leading to loss of engine power and damage to the helicopter.
Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules Area
Document Number: E8-29711
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action codifies special flight rules and airspace and flight restrictions for certain aircraft operations in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. The FAA takes this action in the interest of national security. This action is necessary to enable the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Defense (DOD) to effectively execute their respective constitutional and Congressionally-mandated duties to secure, protect, and defend the United States.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: E8-29522
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Models 1900, 1900C, and 1900D Airplanes
Document Number: E8-29591
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) Models 1900, 1900C, and 1900D airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time visual inspection and repetitive ultrasonic inspections of the left and right main landing gear (MLG) actuators for leaking and/or cracks with replacement of the actuator if leaking and/or cracks are found. This proposed AD results from reports of leaking and cracked actuators. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct leaking and cracks in the MLG actuators, which could result in loss of hydraulic fluid. This condition could lead to an inability to extend or lock down the landing gear, which could result in a gear up landing or a gear collapse on landing.
Tenth Joint Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 205/EUROCAE Working Group 71: Software Considerations in Aeronautical Systems
Document Number: E8-29541
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 205/EUROCAE Working Group 71: Software Considerations in Aeronautical Systems.
Third Meeting, Special Committee 213/EUROCAE: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS), EUROCAE Working Group 79 (WG-79)
Document Number: E8-29540
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a third meeting of RTCA Special Committee 213, Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services.
Second Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 220: Automatic Flight Guidance and Control
Document Number: E8-29539
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 220: Automatic Flight Guidance and Control.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Clewiston, FL
Document Number: E8-29269
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Clewiston, FL. Airspace is needed to support new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) that have been developed for Airglades Airport. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAP. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Airglades Airport, Clewiston, FL.
Amendment to Class E Airspace; Rutland, VT
Document Number: E8-29268
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises the Class E Airspace at Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional (RUT); Rutland, VT to provide adequate controlled airspace for those aircraft using Instrument Approach Procedures to the airport. The IRA NDB has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have been developed. This rule also imparts a technical amendment to change the name of the airport from Rutland State Airport to Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional. This action will enhance the safety and airspace management around Rutland- Southern Vermont Regional.
Amendment to Class E Airspace; Summerville, WV
Document Number: E8-29266
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises the Class E Airspace at Summerville Airport (SXL); Summerville, WV to provide for adequate controlled airspace for those aircraft using Instrument Approach Procedures to the airport. The Nicholas NDB has been decommissioned and all reference to the NDB in the Summerville Class E5 airspace description is being removed. Additionally, the FAA determined that the Class E airspace should be revised to provide the appropriate controlled airspace for the Instrument Approach Procedures to SXL. This action will enhance the safety and airspace management around the Summerville Airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Russellville, AL
Document Number: E8-29243
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Russellville, AL. Airspace is needed to support new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) that have been developed for Russellville Municipal Airport. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual flight Rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAP. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Russellville Municipal Airport, Russellville, AL.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes Equipped With International Aero Engines (IAE) Model V2500-A1 Engines or Model V25xx-A5 Series Engines
Document Number: E8-29182
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-11
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) 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: E8-29079
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757 airplanes. This AD requires changing the wiring of the fuel boost pump and doing other specified actions. This AD results from reports of short circuits in an electrical connector at the wing-to- body electrical disconnect panel. We are issuing this AD to prevent a short circuit of the electrical connector for the fuel boost pump, which could cause the instruments for fuel, flap, slat, and aileron systems to malfunction and create a potential ignition source inside the fuel tanks. A potential ignition source inside the fuel tank in combination with flammable fuel vapors could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) Airplanes and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: E8-29077
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-11
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) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 Airplanes; and Model A340-200 and -300 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-29076
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-11
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) 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 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, and 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-29073
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747- 200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, and 747SR series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracks or fractures of the forward end attachment and the forward lower flange of the flap tracks of the trailing edge flaps, and corrective actions if necessary. For certain airplanes, this AD would also require modifying the fail-safe links of the main carriage. This AD results from a detailed structural analysis of the flap attach structural and fail-safe components, accomplished as a result of a dynamic stability and control analysis, which could not demonstrate continued safe flight and landing of the airplane after the loss of a trailing edge flap. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks or fractures of the primary structural and fail-safe load paths of the inboard and outboard trailing edge flaps, which could result in the loss of a flap during takeoff or landing, reducing flightcrew ability to maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Mystere-Falcon 50 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-29072
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-11
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) 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 707 Airplanes and Model 720 and 720B Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-29257
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 707 airplanes and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes. The original NPRM would have required performing an operational test of the engine fuel suction feed of the fuel system, and other related testing if necessary. The original NPRM resulted from a report of in-service occurrences of loss of fuel system suction feed capability, followed by total loss of pressure of the fuel feed system. This action revises the original NPRM by reducing the compliance time for low-utilization airplanes, and including corrective actions that were inadvertently omitted from certain sections. The corrective actions are replacing the o-rings if any leakage is found in the couplings, and replacing the fuel line if any leakage is found in the fuel line. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to detect and correct failure of the engine fuel suction feed capability of the fuel system, which could result in multi-engine flameout, inability to restart the engines, and consequent forced landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-29256
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 727 airplanes. The original NPRM would have required performing an operational test of the engine fuel suction feed of the fuel system, and other related testing if necessary. The original NPRM resulted from a report of in-service occurrences of loss of fuel system suction feed capability, followed by total loss of pressure of the fuel feed system. This action revises the original NPRM by reducing the compliance time for low-utilization airplanes and including corrective actions that were inadvertently omitted from certain sections. The corrective actions are inspecting and repairing or replacing any leaking Gamah fittings with new fittings, and inspecting and repairing any major welded tube assemblies that are leaking. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to detect and correct failure of the engine fuel suction feed capability of the fuel system, which could result in multi-engine flameout, inability to restart the engines, and consequent forced landing of the airplane.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Guam Island, GU and Saipan Island, CQ
Document Number: E8-29255
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove, rename and expand the Class E airspace areas serving Guam International Airport, Anderson AFB and Saipan Island. Additionally, this proposed action would revoke the Saipan Island Class E surface area since it is no longer required, and expand other controlled airspace areas to protect aircraft conducting instrument approaches to Saipan International Airport. The FAA is proposing these actions to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations in the vicinity of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Proposed Removal and Modification of VOR Federal Airways; Alaska
Document Number: E8-29239
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove Federal Airway V-328, and modify three Federal Airways, V-319, V-333 and V-480, in Alaska. The FAA is proposing this action in preparation of the eventual decommissioning from the National Airspace System (NAS) of the Kipnuk, Very High Ommi-directional Range (VOR), Kipnuk, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; Air Tractor, Inc., Models AT-400, AT-401, AT-401B, AT-402, AT-402A, and AT-402B Airplanes
Document Number: E8-29165
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to revise Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2006-08-08, which applies to certain Air Tractor, Inc. (Air Tractor), Models AT- 400, AT-401, AT-401B, AT-402, AT-402A, and AT-402B airplanes. AD 2006- 08-08 currently requires you to repetitively eddy current inspect the wing lower spar cap in order to reach the safe life and, for certain Models AT-402A and AT-402B airplanes and those that incorporate or have incorporated Marburger Enterprises, Inc. (Marburger), winglets, lowers the safe life for the wing lower spar cap. Since we issued AD 2006-08- 08, we have received information to update inspection intervals for the Models AT-401B, AT-402A, and AT-402B airplanes based on a revised damage tolerance analysis. Consequently, this proposed AD would not only retain the actions of AD 2006-08-08, but would reduce the number of repetitive inspections for all affected Model AT-401B airplanes and certain Models AT-402A and AT-402B airplanes. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracks from occurring in the wing lower spar cap before the originally established safe life is reached. Fatigue cracks in the wing lower spar cap, if not detected and corrected, could result in wing separation and loss of control of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-29008
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-10
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-29006
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 2B, 2B1, and 2B1A Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E8-29102
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-09
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) provided by the aviation authority of France to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI states the following:
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules; Withdrawal
Document Number: E8-29007
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a previously published Notice of Intent to Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity that proposed to extend without change the approved information collection titled ``Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules'' (OMB Control Number 2120-0706). We are withdrawing the document because, while the collection activity has approval from the Office of Management and Budget, approval and publication of the final rule is still pending.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Atlantic, IA
Document Number: E8-29003
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Atlantic Municipal Airport, Atlantic, IA. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Atlantic Municipal Airport, Atlantic, IA. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Atlantic Municipal Airport.
Proposed Revision of Class D and E Airspace; King Salmon, AK
Document Number: E8-28978
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class D and E airspace at King Salmon, AK. Nine Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), and a textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) are being amended for the King Salmon Airport at King Salmon, AK. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of Class D and E airspace upward from the surface, and from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the King Salmon Airport, King Salmon, AK.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Umiat, AK
Document Number: E8-28977
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Umiat, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Umiat Airport at Umiat, AK, along with a textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP). 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 Umiat Airport, Umiat, AK.
Special Conditions: Airbus A318, A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes; Astronautics Electronic Flight Bags With Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: E8-28876
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by L2 Consulting Services, will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with Astronautics electronic flight bags which use lithium battery technology. 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; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-28819
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed and high frequency eddy current inspections to detect cracks of the backup intercostals and the upper sill of the forward airstair doorway, and applicable corrective actions. This proposed AD would also provide for an optional terminating action, which would eliminate the need for repetitive inspections. This proposed AD results from a report indicating that cracks were found in the backup intercostals and upper sill web of the forward airstair doorway. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the backup intercostals and upper sill web of the forward airstair doorway, which could result in a rapid loss of cabin pressure.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Killeen-Skylark Field, Killeen, TX
Document Number: E8-28744
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Killeen-Skylark Field under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-28510
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
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 September 19, 2008, vol. 73, no. 183, page 54448-54449. The FAA would amend the regulations governing flight data recorders to increase the number of digital flight data recorder parameters for certain Boeing airplanes.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E8-28718
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-04
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.
Requirements for Amateur Rocket Activities
Document Number: E8-28703
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends amateur rocket regulations to preserve the level of safety associated with amateur rocketry and to reflect current industry practice. The new regulations update and align FAA regulations with widely used advances in the amateur rocket industry, specify the required information collected from operators of advanced amateur rocket launches, and define amateur rocket classifications. This action also corrects minor inconsistencies in the current rule.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E8-28365
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-04
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 PW4000 Series 94-Inch Fan Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-28270
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney (P&W) PW4052, PW4056, PW4060, PW4062, PW4152, PW4156A, PW4158, PW4460, and PW4462 turbofan engines. This AD requires a onetime visual inspection of all EEC-131 model electronic engine controls (EECs). This AD also requires the EECs to be identified, categorized by group number, marked, and replaced using a fleet management plan. This AD results from a report of an uncommanded engine in-flight shutdown due to defective EEC pulse width modulator (PWM) microcircuits. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncommanded in-flight engine shutdowns which could result in loss of thrust and prevent continued safe flight or landing.
Personnel Parachute Assemblies TSO-C23e
Document Number: E8-28229
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The minimum performance standard (MPS) for Personnel Parachute Assemblies and Components contained in Appendix 1 of technical standard order (TSO)-C23e is substantially different from the version submitted for public comment. As such, this notice announces the cancellation of TSO-C23e.