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Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3771
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the fuselage frames in section 41, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of cracking in fuselage frames made of 2024 aluminum alloy that were installed during previous modification of the frames in section 41 and during production. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct frame cracks, which could result in cracking of the adjacent fuselage skin and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF6-80A, CF6-80C2, and CF6-80E1 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-3105
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80A, CF6-80C2, and CF6-80E1 series turbofan engines. That AD required revisions to the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the manufacturer's Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) to include required inspection of selected critical life-limited parts at each piece-part exposure. This AD requires revisions to the CF6-80A, CF6-80C2, and CF6- 80E1 series engines ALS sections of the manufacturer's manuals and an air carrier's approved continuous airworthiness maintenance program to incorporate additional inspection requirements, and to update certain Engine Manual Inspection Task and Sub Task Number references. This AD results from the need to require enhanced inspection of selected critical life-limited parts of CF6-80A, CF6-80C2, and CF6-80E1 series engines. We are issuing this AD to prevent critical life-limited rotating engine part failure, which could result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E9-3047
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-23
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; PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD. Model PC-12/47E Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3641
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-20
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; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) Models PW305A and PW305B Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-3622
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3614
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747 airplanes. The original NPRM would have required inspecting for cracks in the left- and right-side Stringer 11 longeron adjacent to the horizontal stabilizer pivot bulkhead, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. The original NPRM resulted from a report of a crack found in the right-side Stringer 11 longeron horizontal flange, adjacent to the horizontal stabilizer pivot bulkhead, during a routine maintenance inspection. This action revises the original NPRM by reducing the compliance times for certain airplanes. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the longeron, which can propagate and cause damage to the adjacent horizontal stabilizer pivot bulkhead. This damage could result in loss of structural integrity and consequent inability of the bulkhead to carry flight loads, which could adversely affect controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2B5F Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-3609
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF6-80C2B5F turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require removing certain part number (P/N) high-pressure compressor rotor (HPCR) 11-14 spool/shafts before they exceed a new, reduced life limit. This proposed AD results from an internal GE audit that compared the life limited parts certification documentation to the airworthiness limitations section (ALS) of the instructions for continuing airworthiness (ICA). We are proposing this AD to prevent HPCR 11-14 spool/shaft fatigue cracks caused by exceeding the life limit, which could result in a possible uncontained failure of the HPCR spool/shaft and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Hamilton Sundstrand Propellers Model 247F Propellers
Document Number: E9-3608
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Hamilton Sundstrand Propellers model 247F propeller assemblies with certain part number (P/N) and serial number (SN) blades. This proposed AD would require removing affected propeller blades from service. This proposed AD results from reports of blades with corrosion pits in the tulip area of the blades. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracks from developing in the tulip area of the blade, which could result in separation of the blade and possible loss of airplane control.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: E9-3532
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-20
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; Airbus Model A300-600 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3277
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-20
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 A300, A310, and A300-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3276
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A300, A310, and A300-600 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive detailed visual inspections to detect cracks in the pylon thrust and sideload fitting of the wing, and replacement of any cracked pylon thrust and sideload fitting with a new fitting. This new AD reduces the threshold and repetitive intervals for the detailed inspection for certain airplanes and reduces the applicability of the existing AD. This AD results from issuance of mandatory continuing airworthiness information by a foreign civil airworthiness authority. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the pylon thrust and sideload fitting of the wing, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3274
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-20
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; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3265
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive tests for free movement of the capsule/bearing of the nose landing gear (NLG), and related investigative and corrective actions. This new AD requires a modified test for free movement of the capsule/bearing of the NLG at reduced repeat intervals, and replacement of the NLG assembly with a modified assembly. This AD results from additional reports of the NLG failing to extend fully on an airplane that had been inspected in accordance with AD 2004-14-07. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the NLG to extend fully, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane during landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3262
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-20
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; Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A. (CASA), Model C-212-DF Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3261
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain CASA Model C-212-DF airplanes. This AD requires a one-time conductivity inspection to determine the material used in manufacturing outer to center wing attachment fittings; and one-time inspections to detect cracks on affected fittings, and corrective action if necessary. This AD results from reports of cracks found in outer to center wing attachment fittings. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks on the upper and lower fittings in both outer and center wings, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206A, PW206B, PW206B2, PW206C, PW206E, PW207C, PW207D, and PW207E Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E9-3046
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-20
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; Turbomeca S.A. Models Arriel 1E2, 1S, and 1S1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E9-3026
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-20
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; Cessna Aircraft Company Models 182Q and 182R Airplanes
Document Number: E9-2993
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 182Q and 182R airplanes that are equipped with Societ[eacute] de Motorisations A[eacute]ronautiques (SMA) Aircraft Diesel Engine (ADE) Model SR305-230-1 or Model SR305-230 converted to Model SR305-230-1 installed under Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA03302AT. This AD requires you to remove the intercooler and the intercooler inlet and outlet hoses, install a reworked intercooler and new intercooler inlet and outlet hoses, inspect hoses and clamp torques, repetitively inspect installation of the intercooler outlet and inlet hose assemblies for any displacement or damage of clamps or hoses, and, if necessary, replace any damaged clamps or hoses. This AD results from a report of two instances of induction hose disconnection occurring while in service, resulting in a loss of turbo boost and a significant loss of engine power. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct improper intercooler outlet and intercooler inlet hose assembly installations, which could result in loss of turbo boost and a significant loss of engine power. This failure could lead to an inability to maintain constant altitude in flight.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues
Document Number: E9-3520
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) to discuss transport airplane and engine (TAE) issues.
Second Plenary Meeting, NextGen Mid-Term Implementation Task Force
Document Number: E9-3503
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the NextGen Mid-Term Implementation Task Force.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, BR700-715A1-30, BR700-715B1-30, and BR700-715C1-30 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-3355
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-19
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; Viking Air Limited Model DHC-6-1, DHC-6-100, DHC-6-200, and DHC-6-300 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3115
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-19
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:
Establishment of Class D Airspace; Branson, MO
Document Number: E9-2990
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class D airspace at Branson Airport, Branson, MO. The establishment of an air traffic control tower has made this action necessary for the safety of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Altus AFB, OK
Document Number: E9-2987
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to a Class D surface area at Altus AFB, OK. This airspace has been incorporated into the Altus AFB Class D airspace area under separate rulemaking actions.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3400
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections for corrosion of frames 15, 18, 41, and 43 and applicable related investigative and corrective actions. The existing AD also provides an optional action that would extend the repetitive inspection interval. This proposed AD would add a high frequency eddy current inspection for corrosion of the outer frame flanges and door hinge bosses of frames 15, 18, 41, and 43. This proposed AD results from a report indicating that corrosion has been detected in the outer frame flanges and door hinge bosses during scheduled maintenance. We are proposing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ, -135ER, -135KE, -135KL, -135LR, -145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3399
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-18
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; Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Model SAAB 340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3398
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-18
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; Boeing Model 747-400 and 747-400D Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3386
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-400 and 747-400D series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections to detect cracks in the floor panel attachment fastener holes of the Section 41 upper deck floor beam upper chords, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of cracks found in the Section 41 upper deck floor beam upper chords. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks in these chords, which could become large and cause the floor beams to become severed and result in rapid decompression or reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Trent 800 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-3358
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Establishment of Colored Federal Airways; Alaska
Document Number: E9-3239
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Colored Federal Airway Blue 7 (B-7), in Alaska. This action adds to the Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) airway and route structure in Alaska by providing IFR connectivity between Cape Newenham, AK, and Bethel, AK. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and improve the management of air traffic operations in the State of Alaska.
Supplemental Notice of Meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: E9-3209
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS), in accordance with the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, announce the next meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). This notification provides the date, format, and agenda for the meeting and provides additional information to the Federal Register notice published on February 3, 2009 (Vol. 74, No. 21, Page 5969) by providing the call in number for the public to access the telcon. Dates and Location: The NPOAG ARC will hold a meeting on February 25th, 2009. The meeting will be conducted as a telephone conference call. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on February 25th. This NPOAG meeting will be open to the public. Interested persons may listen in on the conference call (see Public Participation at the Meeting)
Revision of Class E Airspace; Galena, AK
Document Number: E9-3199
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Galena, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two SIAPs are being amended for the Edward G. Pitka Airport at Galena, AK. This action revises existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Edward G. Pitka Airport, Galena, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Model 55, 55B, and 55C Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3023
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet Model 55, 55B, and 55C airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the installation of the forward light assembly in the aft lavatory to determine the location of the terminal connector; inspecting for damage of the light assembly terminals, wires, and oxygen lines; inspecting to determine if the cable nipple is installed over the light assembly terminal; and doing corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires installing a clamp to the forward side of the frame to maintain a positive distance between the light assembly and oxygen line. This AD results from a report of a cabin fire in the left-hand upper cabin fuselage above the aft cabin window at frame 23. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct improper installation of the lavatory light assembly, which could result in contact between the electrical terminals of the light assembly and an adjacent oxygen supply line, and consequent short circuit or fire hazard.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, and Airbus Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3020
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-18
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) 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; Cessna Aircraft Company Models 401, 401A, 401B, 402, 402A, and 402B Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3016
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 401, 401A, 401B, 402, 402A, and 402B airplanes. This AD requires an inspection of the auxiliary wing spar near the location where the main landing gear trunnion is mounted for cracks; immediate replacement if cracks of 0.5 inch or more are found; repetitive inspections with replacement at a later time as long as cracks of less than 0.5 inch are found; and a report to the FAA and Cessna if any cracks are found. This AD results from several reports of fatigue cracking on the affected airplanes in the auxiliary wing spar. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct such cracks, which, if not corrected, could result in failure of the wing auxiliary spar web and cause landing gear collapse during normal landing. This could lead to loss of control and passenger injury.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Atlantic, IA
Document Number: E9-3007
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Atlantic, IA. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Atlantic Municipal Airport, Atlantic, IA. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Atlantic Municipal Airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tulsa, OK
Document Number: E9-3006
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Tulsa, OK. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at William R. Pogue Municipal Airport, Sand Springs, OK. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at William R. Pogue Municipal Airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Corpus Christi, TX
Document Number: E9-2994
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Corpus Christi, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Mustang Beach Airport, Port Aransas, TX; and T.P. McCampbell Airport, Ingleside, TX. Also, Class E airspace around Aransas County Airport, Rockport, TX, and San Jose Island Airport, Rockport, TX, will be incorporated into the Corpus Christi, TX, area Class E airspace. The Rockport, TX, designation is being removed under a separate rulemaking. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations in and around the Corpus Christi, TX, airspace area.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Rockport, TX
Document Number: E9-2977
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace at Rockport, TX. This airspace has been incorporated into the Corpus Christi, TX, Class E airspace area under a separate rulemaking action to ensure the safety of aircraft and efficient use of airspace.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E9-3348
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
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 any petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab Model 340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3264
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-17
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:
RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-3189
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee.
1st Meeting-Special Committee 221-Aircraft Secondary Barriers
Document Number: E9-3188
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 221: Aircraft Secondary Barriers.
Airworthiness Directives; Wytwornia Sprzetu Komunikacyjnego “PZL-Rzeszow” S.A. PZL-10W Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E9-3044
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-17
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; Turbomeca Turmo IV A and IV C Series Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E9-3042
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca Turmo IV A and IV C series turboshaft engines. That AD is applicable to engines with oil-tank-to-oil-cooler flexible lubrication pipes, part number (P/N) 0 249 92 813 0 or P/N 0 249 92 916 0, installed. That AD currently requires identifying, inspecting, and replacing affected flexible lubrication pipes manufactured after April 1, 2003. That AD also requires initial and repetitive borescope inspections of affected pipes, visual inspections for oil leakage, and visual inspections of the oil filter. That AD also requires that if both engines on the same helicopter each have an affected pipe, replacing one of the affected pipes before further flight. This AD does not contain that requirement. This AD requires the same inspections as the superseded AD and adds inspection of oil-pump-to-intermediate- bearing flexible lubricating pipe, P/N 0 249 92 808 0. This AD also requires all remaining affected flexible lubrication pipes, P/N 0 249 92 813 0, P/N 0 249 92 916 0, and P/N 0 249 92 808 to be replaced as terminating action to the repetitive inspections for those affected pipes. This AD results from additional shutdowns caused by pipes, P/N 0 249 92 808 0, and the introduction of Turbomeca Modifications TU 231 and TU 233 that replace pipes, P/N 0 249 92 813 0, P/N 0 249 92 916 0, and P/N 0 249 92 808. We are issuing this AD to prevent helicopter engine in-flight shutdown of one or both engines resulting in an emergency auto-rotation landing or accident.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney PW4090 and PW4090-3 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-3041
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW4090 and PW4090-3 turbofan engines with front turbine hub, part number (P/N) 53L601, installed. This AD reduces the published life limit of those front turbine hubs, from 12,000 cycles- since-new (CSN) to 9,370 CSN. This AD also removes from service those front turbine hubs using a drawdown schedule. This AD results from PW updating the low-cycle-fatigue (LCF) life analysis for front turbine hubs, P/N 53L601. We are issuing this AD to prevent an uncontained failure of the front turbine hub, resulting in an in-flight engine shutdown and possible damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation AE 3007A1E and AE 1107C Turbofan/Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E9-3027
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) AE 3007A1E and AE 1107C turbofan/ turboshaft engines. This AD requires removal from service of certain 2nd stage, 3rd stage, and 4th stage compressor wheels, compressor cone shaft assemblies, and 1st to 2nd-stage turbine spacers at new, reduced, published life limits. This AD results from RRC applying an updated lifing methodology to the affected parts. We are issuing this AD to prevent low-cycle-fatigue failure of the parts listed in Table 1 of this AD, which could result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2-1C, A300 B2-203, A300 B2K-3C, A300 B4-103, A300 B4-203, and A300 B4-2C Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3121
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would supersede an existing AD. 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 Models DA 40 and DA 40F Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3117
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-13
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; Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH Models 228-100, 228-101, 228-200, 228-201, 228-202, and 228-212 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3114
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-13
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: