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Cape Town Treaty Implementation
Document Number: E8-22586
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule corrects a previously published rule. In the original document, an amendment inadvertently removed two paragraphs relating to the registration of certain aircraft. This rule reinstates those two paragraphs in their original form.
Proposed Establishment of Special Air Traffic Rule, in the Vicinity of Luke AFB, AZ
Document Number: E8-22568
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule would establish a Special Air Traffic Rule (SATR) in the vicinity of Luke Air Force Base (Luke) which would require general aviation (GA) traffic operating under visual flight rules (VFR) to establish communication with the Luke Radar Approach Control (RAPCON) while operating in the area around Luke. This action is necessary to address reported near midair collisions in the area around Luke and would help reduce the potential for midair collisions in the vicinity of Luke.
Airworthiness Directives; Vulcanair S.p.A. Model P68 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-22338
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Standards; Aircraft Engine Standards for Pressurized Engine Static Parts
Document Number: E8-22569
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is amending the aircraft engine type certification standards by adding standards for pressurized engine static parts that are equivalent to those already adopted by the European Aviation Safety Agency. This rule establishes uniform standards for the certification of these parts in the United States and in Europe. U.S. manufacturers already meet the European requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. LTS101 Series Turboshaft and LTP101 Series Turboprop Engines
Document Number: E8-22522
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc. LTS101 series turboshaft and LTP101 series turboprop engines with certain gas generator turbine discs installed. This proposed AD would require reducing the life limits for certain gas generator turbine discs. This proposed AD results from an error in a change to the engineering drawing for the gas generator turbine disc from which they manufactured 260 discs. We are proposing this AD to prevent rupture of the gas generator turbine disc, which could result in uncontained engine failure and damage to the aircraft.
Centennial Airport, Englewood, CO; FAA Approval of Noise Compatibility Program
Document Number: E8-22460
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA's Federal Register Notice entitled ``Approval of Noise Compatibility Program; Centennial Airport, Englewood, CO;'' published August 21, 2008, published with several inaccuracies. Because of those inaccuracies we withdraw the August 21, 2008 notice (73 FR 49635) and are issuing this notice to replace the August 21, 2008 notice. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority for the Centennial Airport under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96-193) and 14 CFR Part 150, Airport Noise Compatibility Planning. These findings are made in recognition of the description of federal and non-federal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On August 12, 2008, FAA Airports Division Manager approved the Centennial Airport noise compatibility program. Of the twelve proposed program elements, FAA approved eight and reserved approval of another two measures pending further study. The remaining two measures were disapproved.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-22457
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
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 June 19, 2008, vol. 73, no. 119, page 34972-34973. The requested information is included in air carriers' applications for insurance when insurance is not available from private sources.
Establishment of Class D Airspace; San Bernardino International Airport, San Bernardino, CA
Document Number: E8-22438
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes Class D airspace at San Bernardino International Airport, San Bernardino, CA. The FAA is taking this action to provide controlled airspace for the safety of aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at San Bernardino International Airport. The configuration of this airspace has been modified to accommodate airspace design changes that would enhance the safety and efficiency of air traffic operations at San Bernardino International Airport and continue general aviation access to Redlands Municipal Airport 4.5 nautical miles to the east.
Fifth Meeting-RTCA Special Committee 217/EUROCAE WG 44-Airport Mapping Databases
Document Number: E8-22479
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 217 meeting: Airport Mapping Databases.
Environmental Impact Statement: Angoon Airport, Angoon, AK
Document Number: E8-22475
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces that they will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to consider alternatives to and disclose the potential impacts of constructing a new land-based commercial airport near the City of Angoon. The FAA will hold public and agency scoping meetings to help identify substantive project concerns to be addressed in the EIS process. Cooperating agencies in this process include the United States Forest Service (USFS), and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE).
Proposed Establishment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Grayling, MI
Document Number: E8-22433
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace and Class E Surface Area airspace at Grayling Army Airfield, Grayling, MI. The establishment of an air traffic control tower has made these actions necessary for the safety of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Grayling Army Airfield. Class D airspace will revert to a Class E2 Surface Area during periods when the control tower is not operating.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -400ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-22220
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 767 series airplanes. The original NPRM would have superseded an existing AD that currently requires a one-time inspection for missing, damaged, or incorrectly installed parts in the separation link assembly on the deployment bar of the emergency escape system on the entry or service door, and installation of new parts if necessary. The original NPRM proposed to require replacing the separation link assembly on the applicable entry and service doors with an improved separation link assembly, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. The original NPRM also removed certain airplanes from the applicability. The original NPRM resulted from reports that entry and service doors did not open fully during deployment of emergency escape slides, and additional reports of missing snap rings. This action revises the original NPRM by adding a new inspection for discrepancies of the unloaded spring dimensions in the separation link assembly, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent failure of an entry or service door to open fully in the event of an emergency evacuation, which could impede exit from the airplane. This condition could result in injury to passengers or crewmembers.
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: E8-22218
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: Bombardier Aerospace has completed a system safety review of the CL-600-2C10/CL-600-2D24 aircraft fuel system against new fuel tank safety standards. The assessment showed that due to the close proximity of intrinsically safe fuel system wiring with other wiring, a single failure from wire chafing at various locations of the fuselage could result in an ignition source inside the fuel tank. In addition, chafing of the temperature sensor wiring against the high power wiring in the avionics compartment could lead to overheating of the temperature sensor and hot surface ignition. The presence of an ignition source inside the fuel tank could result in a fuel tank explosion. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-22215
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections of the body station (BS) 2598 bulkhead, and corrective actions if necessary. The existing AD also currently requires a terminating modification for the repetitive inspections and a post-modification inspection of the modified area. This proposed AD would continue requiring those actions with revised service information. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would require new repetitive inspections, an interim modification, and post-interim modification inspections. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD also would require replacing any previously repaired aft inner chord and reinstalling the terminating modification. This proposed AD results from reports of cracked aft inner chords on airplanes after certain requirements of the existing AD were done. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the BS 2598 bulkhead structure, which could result in inability of the structure to carry horizontal stabilizer flight loads, and loss of controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-22211
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires an inspection to determine if acceptable external skin doublers are installed at the stringer 6 (S-6) lap splices, between station (STA) 340 and STA 400. For airplanes without the acceptable external skin doublers, the existing AD requires repetitive related investigative actions and corrective actions if necessary. The existing AD also provides an optional terminating modification for the repetitive related investigative actions. This proposed AD would mandate the optional terminating modification. This proposed AD results from a report of cracked fastener holes at the right S-6 lap splice between STA 340 and STA 380. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracking in the fuselage skin, which could result in rapid decompression and loss of structural integrity of the airplane.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E8-22169
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with 14 CFR 11.47(c), the FAA has received petitions from the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA- CWA) and the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA). Those petitions requested an extension of the comment period for a petition from The Boeing Company. That exemption, if granted, would provide Boeing relief from certain pressurized cabin requirements in regard to uncontained engine failure for Boeing Model 747-8/8F series airplanes. The FAA finds that AFA-CWA and ALPA have substantive interest in the exemption request and show that good cause exists to extend the comment period because it is in the public's interest.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E8-22168
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
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.
Special Conditions; Honda Aircraft Company, Model HA-420 HondaJet Airplane; Fire Extinguishing
Document Number: E8-22154
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice issues special conditions for the Honda Aircraft Company, Model HA-420 HondaJet Airplane. This new airplane will have novel and unusual design features not typically associated with normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter category airplanes. These design features include turbofan engines and engine location, for which the applicable regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate airworthiness standards. These special conditions contain the additional airworthiness standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-22064
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
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 June 19, 2008, vol. 73, no. 119, page 34974. The FAA has amended its hazardous materials training requirements, requiring that certain repair stations provide documentation showing that persons handling hazmat for transportation have been trained following DOT guidelines.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Indianapolis Executive Airport, Zionsville, IN
Document Number: E8-22063
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of the airport property. The 21.508 acres of land, known as Parcel A on the airports Exhibit A Property Map, is situated southeast of the airport. The land was obligated under FAA Project No(s). 3-18-0103-06. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. The land was previously acquired for approach protection under a larger parcel of land purchased from Ms. Lela Covert (listed as Parcel 3 in the current Exhibit A Property Map and Parcel 7 under previous Exhibit A Property Maps). These 21.508 acres of the larger parcel are not needed for approach protection or future airport development. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of the airport property will be in accordance FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Thirteenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 203/Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: E8-22062
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 203, Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at the Greenwood-Leflore Airport, Greenwood, MS
Document Number: E8-22060
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47153(c), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Greenwood-Leflore Airport to change the use of an area on the airport to non-aeronautical use.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Arrius 2B1, 2B1A, 2B2, and 2K1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E8-21834
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
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) provided by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to identify and correct an unsafe condition on Turbomeca S.A. Arrius 2B1, 2B1A, 2B2, and 2K1 turboshaft engines. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Notice of Submission Deadline for Schedule Information for O'Hare International, John F. Kennedy International, and Newark Liberty International Airport for the Summer 2009 Scheduling Season
Document Number: E8-22073
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under this notice, the FAA announces that Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) has been designated a Level 2 Schedules Facilitated Airport for the Summer 2009 scheduling season in accordance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Worldwide Scheduling Guidelines. Accordingly, the FAA announces October 9, 2008, as the deadline for submitting schedule information for all planned flights at ORD between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Central time, or 1200 and 0200 UTC. The FAA also announces October 9, 2008, as the deadline for submitting schedule information for John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) for the Summer 2009 scheduling season. The FAA previously designated these airports as Level 3 Coordinated Airports under the IATA Worldwide Scheduling Guidelines. The FAA requests schedule information for all planned flights at JFK and EWR between the hours of 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern time, or 1000 UTC and 0300 UTC. The FAA deadline coincides with the submission deadline established by IATA for the Summer 2009 Schedules Conference. The U.S. summer scheduling season is from March 29, 2009, through October 24, 2009, in recognition of the IATA scheduling dates. The FAA understands there may be differences in schedule times due to the U.S. daylight savings time dates, and these will be accommodated to the extent possible.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Falcon 10 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-22033
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Model Falcon 10 airplanes. That AD currently requires either revising the airplane flight manual and installing a placard in the flight deck to prohibit flight into known or forecasted icing conditions, or repetitively inspecting for delamination of the flexible hoses in the wing (slat) anti-icing system and performing corrective actions if necessary. The existing AD also requires replacement of the flexible hoses installed in the slat anti-icing systems, which ends the repetitive inspections. This new AD continues to require replacement of the flexible hoses installed in the slat anti-icing systems with new hoses, but at intervals defined in flight hours instead of flight cycles. This AD results from information we received from operators and the airplane manufacturer indicating that the repetitive interval for the required replacement deviated from the referenced service information. We are issuing this AD to prevent collapse of the flexible hoses in the slat anti-icing system, which could lead to insufficient anti-icing capability and, if icing is encountered in this situation, could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: E8-22020
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in cooperation with the United States Air Force (USAF), prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate Space Florida's proposal to operate a commercial launch site at Launch Complex 46 (LC-46) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida. The EA evaluated the potential environmental impacts associated with the Proposed Action and alternatives regarding the issuance of a Launch Site Operator License to Space Florida for LC-46 at CCAFS. After reviewing and analyzing currently available data and information on existing conditions and project impacts, the FAA has determined that issuing a Launch Site Operator License to Space Florida for the operation of a commercial launch site at LC-46 would not significantly impact the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act. Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required, and the FAA is issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact. The FAA made this determination in accordance with all applicable environmental laws. For a Copy of the Environmental Assessment: Visit the following Internet address: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_ offices/ast/licenses_permits/launch_site/environmental/ or contact Ms. Stacey M. Zee, FAA Environmental Specialist, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 331, Washington, DC 20591. You may also send e-mail requests to Stacey.Zee@faa.gov or via telephone to (202) 267-9305. Purpose and Need: The purpose of the FAA's action in issuing the Launch Site Operator License is to ensure compliance with international obligations of the United States and to protect the public health and safety, safety of property, and national security and foreign policy interest of the United States during commercial launch or reentry activities; to encourage, facilitate, and promote commercial space launches and re-entries by the private sector; and to facilitate the strengthening and expansion of the United States space transportation infrastructure, in accordance with the requirements of the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004, the Commercial Space Transportation Act of 2000, Executive Order (EO) 12465, 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 400-450, the National Space Transportation Policy, and the National Space Policy. The Proposed Action is needed to meet the demand for lower cost access to space. Less expensive space launch capability is necessary to support rising industries, such as more cost-effective commercial, governmental, and scientific satellite launches. Given the infrastructure and development costs associated with constructing launch facilities, the Federal government has been the owner/operator or has leased/sold unused or excess infrastructure and provided expertise to commercial launch operators for the majority of commercial launches. The Secretary of Transportation has assigned the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation responsibility, under the Commercial Space Launch Amendment Acts and EO 12465, for oversight of commercial space launch activities, including licensing of launch and reentry sites. Proposed Action: Under the Proposed Action, the FAA would issue a Launch Site Operator License for LC-46 to Space Florida. LC-46 is owned by the USAF's 45th Space Wing. Space Florida and the 45th Space Wing have a Memorandum of Agreement and Joint Operating Procedures, which allow Space Florida to conduct launch activities at the site. A Launch Site Operator License, which is valid for five years, would allow Space Florida to offer the site for launches of solid- and liquid-propellant launch vehicles. Potential commercial launch vehicle operators would be required to obtain a Launch License from the FAA to conduct launch operations at LC-46 on CCAFS. Under the Proposed Action, Space Florida would offer the launch site to launch operators for several types of vertical launch vehicles, including Athena-1 and Athena-2, Minotaur, Taurus, Falcon 1, Alliant Techsystems small launch vehicles and launches of other Castor[supreg] 120-based or Minuteman-derivative booster vehicles. Space Florida proposes to support a maximum of 24 annual launches, including 12 solid propellant launches and 12 liquid propellant launches. The proposed launch vehicles and their payloads would be launched into low earth orbit or geostationary orbit. All vehicles are expected to carry payloads, including satellites. The Proposed Action does not include any construction or modification to the site. Launches would be conducted using existing infrastructure. Periodic maintenance, such as mowing or repairs, would occur on the site to ensure launch safety. To ensure the safety of all launch activities, the site would require minor repairs. Alternatives Considered: Alternatives analyzed in the EA include (1) the Proposed Action and (2) the No Action Alternative. Under the No Action Alternative, the FAA would not issue the Launch Site Operator License to Space Florida. Launch operators may be able to conduct launch activities at LC-46; however, operations would be controlled by the 45th Space Wing of the USAF. Other activities, such as military exercises at CCAFS would not be impacted.
Airspace Designations; Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: E8-21986
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 relating to airspace designations to reflect the approval by the Director of the Federal Register of the incorporation by reference (IBR) of FAA Order 7400.9R, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points. This action also explains the procedures the FAA will use to amend the listings of Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas; air traffic service routes; and reporting points incorporated by reference.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. TFE731-4, -4R, -5, -5AR, -5BR, and -5R Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-21835
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc. TFE731-4, -4R, -5, -5AR, -5BR, and -5R series turbofan engines, with interstage turbine transition (ITT) duct, part number (P/N) 3075292-1; 3075292-3; 3074766-1; 3077063-1; 3075655- 1; 3075655-2; 3075699-1; or 3075699-3, installed. This AD requires replacing the affected ITT duct with a serviceable and redesigned ITT duct. This AD results from reports of 49 low-pressure turbine (LPT) blade separation events. Six of those events resulted in circumferential failure of the LPT2 or LPT3 nozzle assembly, leading to deformation of the ITT duct and uncontainment of the turbine blades and fragments of the LPT nozzle assembly. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontainment of turbine blades and fragments of the LPT nozzle assembly, which could result in damage to the airplane.
Fiftieth Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 135: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
Document Number: E8-21811
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 135: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment.
Twenty-First Meeting-RTCA Special Committee 202: Portable Electronic Devices
Document Number: E8-21810
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 202: Portable Electronic Devices.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E8-21796
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-22
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: E8-21794
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-22
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.
Notice of Intent To Request Approval From the Office of Management and Budget of a New Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Revisions to Digital Flight Data Recorder Regulations for Boeing 737 Airplanes and for All Part 125 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-21812
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a new information collection. The FAA would amend the regulations governing flight data recorders to increase the number of digital flight data recorder parameters for certain Boeing airplanes.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Mansfield Lahm International Airport, Mansfield, OH
Document Number: E8-21806
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of the airport property. The proposal consists of the sale of two areas adjacent to one another of vacant land with few trees remaining along old property lines and at the edge of the approach surface, and owned by the City of Mansfield. The Parcels (47 and 0-1) is approximately 21.571 acres. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. The proposed land for release is vacant and not required for future airport development. The intended land use is for the expansion of the Gorman-Rupp Company along Harrington Memorial Road. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Napakiak, AK
Document Number: E8-21782
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Napakiak, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Napakiak Airport at Napakiak, 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 Napakiak Airport, Napakiak, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Badami, AK
Document Number: E8-21781
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Badami, AK. Two Special Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Badami Airport at Badami, AK. Additionally, a textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) is being developed. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Badami Airport, Badami, AK.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Shageluk, AK
Document Number: E8-21780
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Shageluk, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Shageluk Airport at Shageluk, 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 Shageluk Airport, Shageluk, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-21429
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-21359
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-18
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; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E8-21730
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 Airplanes, and Model A340-200 and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-21727
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Airbus Model A330, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections of a certain bracket that attaches the flight deck instrument panel to the airplane structure; related investigative and corrective actions if necessary; and replacement of the existing bracket with a titanium-reinforced bracket, which ends the repetitive inspections in the existing AD. This proposed AD would add requirements only for airplanes on which the existing bracket was replaced with a titanium-reinforced bracket in accordance with the existing AD. The additional requirement is a one-time inspection to determine if certain fasteners are broken or cracked, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report that incorrect torque values could damage the bracket. We are proposing this AD to prevent a cracked bracket. Failure of this bracket, combined with failure of the horizontal beam, could result in collapse of the left part of the flight deck instrument panel, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300-600 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-21724
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model DA 42 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-21701
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-6 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-21691
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport, Smyrna, TN
Document Number: E8-21515
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on the release of land at the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport in the city of Smyrna, Tennessee. This property, approximately 15.65 acres plus associated buildings, will change to ownership by the Tennessee Air National Guard. This action is taken under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21 Century (AIR 21).
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-21514
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
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 June 19, 2008, vol. 73, no. 119, pages 34974-34975. 14 CFR part 133 was adopted to establish certification rules and application requirements governing non-passenger-carrying rotorcraft external-load operations conducted for compensation or hire.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-21513
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (0MB) 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 June 19, 2008, vol. 73, no. 119, page 34973. The information is used to determine if licensees have complied with financial responsibility requirements (including maximum probable loss determination) as set forth in FAA regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E8-21512
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
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 June 19, 2008, vol. 73, no. 119, page 36869. Certain organizations may apply to perform certification functions on behalf of the FAA. These functions may include approving data, issuing various kinds of aircraft and organization certificates, and other functions.
First Meeting, Special Committee 213/EUROCAE: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS), EUROCAE Working Group 79 (WG-79)
Document Number: E8-21511
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a first meeting of RTCA Special Committee 213, Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services.
Ninth Joint Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 205IEUROCAE Working Group 71: Software Considerations in Aeronautical Systems Fourth Joint Plenary Meeting
Document Number: E8-21510
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 205IEUROCAE Working Group 71: Software Considerations in Aeronautical Systems.