Federal Aviation Administration February 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate Previously Held by Raytheon Aircraft Company) Models 1900, 1900C, and 1900D Airplanes
Document Number: E9-4213
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2006-24- 11, which applies to certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (Hawker) (Type Certificate previously held by Raytheon Aircraft Company) Models 1900, 1900C, and 1900D airplanes. AD 2006-24-11 currently requires you to repetitively inspect the forward, vertical, and aft flanges of both the left and right wing rear spar lower caps for cracks, repair any cracks found, and report the inspection results to the manufacturer. Since we issued AD 2006-24-11, the manufacturer has developed a modification kit to install on the wing rear spar lower caps that would terminate the 200-hour repetitive inspection required in AD 2006-24-11. Consequently, this proposed AD would require installing the new modification kits on the wing rear spar lower caps and would terminate the repetitive inspections required in AD 2006-24-11 when the kits are installed. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracks in the wing rear spar lower caps, which could result in fatigue failure of the wing rear spar lower caps. A rear spar failure could result in complete wing failure and the wing separating from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Avidyne Corporation Primary Flight Displays (Part Numbers 700-00006-000, -001, -002, -003, and -100)
Document Number: E9-4102
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede AD 2008-06-28 R1, which applies to certain Avidyne Corporation (Avidyne) Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) (part numbers (P/Ns) 700-00006-000, -001, -002, -003, and -100) that are installed on airplanes. AD 2008-06-28 R1 currently requires you to do a check of the maintenance records and inspection of the PFD (if necessary) to determine if an affected serial number PFD is installed and incorporate (if necessary) operational limitations. Since we issued AD 2008-06-28 R1, Avidyne developed a factory modification that will correct the problems on these Avidyne PFDs and also factory modified certain serial number PFDs. To terminate the operational limitations of AD 2008-06-28 R1, this AD adds actions to assure any affected serial number PFD complies with one of the following: Passes the air data system performance verification test, receives the factory modification, or is replaced with a PFD that has complied with one of the previous two conditions or is not one of the affected serial number PFDs. Consequently, this AD will retain the actions from the previous AD until the added terminating action has been complied with. We are issuing this AD to prevent certain conditions from existing when PFDs display incorrect attitude, altitude, and airspeed information. This could result in airspeed/altitude mismanagement or spatial disorientation of the pilot with consequent loss of airplane control, inadequate traffic separation, or controlled flight into terrain.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-500 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-4099
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-27
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; Boeing Model 727 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3875
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 727 airplanes. This AD requires among other actions, installing new ground fault interrupter (GFI) relays for the main fuel tanks and the auxiliary fuel tank pumps. This AD also requires revising the FAA-approved maintenance program to incorporate new Airworthiness Limitations for the GFI of the boost pumps and for the uncommanded on system for the auxiliary fuel tank pumps. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent an electrical fault in the fuel pump system, which might cause a connector or end cap to burn through and a subsequent fire or explosion inside the fuel pump or wing spar area. We are also issuing this AD to prevent uncommanded operation of the auxiliary fuel tank pumps, which can cause them to run dry. This condition will increase pump temperature and could supply an ignition source to fumes in the fuel tank, which can result in a consequent fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Dornier Model 328-300 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3871
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all AvCraft Dornier Model 328-300 airplanes. That AD currently requires modifying the electrical wiring of the fuel pumps; installing insulation at the flow control and shut-off valves, and other components of the environmental control system; installing markings at fuel wiring harnesses; replacing the wiring harness of the auxiliary fuel system with a new wiring harness; and installing insulated couplings in the fuel system; as applicable. The existing AD also requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new inspections of the fuel tank system. This new AD replaces the flight-hour-based threshold for conducting certain initial inspections, with a calendar- based threshold. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-215-6B11 (CL-215T Variant) and CL-215-6B11 (CL-415 Variant) Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3864
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-215-6B11 (CL-215T variant) and CL-215-6B11 (CL-415 variant) airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for contamination of grease, bearing wear checks, grease applications of the rudder lower torque tube upper bearing, and a rudder upper hinge gap check; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from a report of corrosion on the rudder lower torque tube upper bearing. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corroded bearings which could lead to hinge deformation, and could result in a rudder jam and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Eighth Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical System Security
Document Number: E9-4075
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical Systems Security.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Roanoke Rapids, NC
Document Number: E9-4074
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Roanoke Rapids, NC, to accommodate Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Halifax County Airport. The controlled airspace previously associated with this airport was removed in anticipation of the airport's scheduled closure. The closure of Halifax County Airport has been delayed because the opening of its replacement, Halifax-Northampton Regional Airport, has been delayed. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of SIAPs and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations to the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Guam Island, GU, and Saipan Island, CQ
Document Number: E9-3905
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes, renames and expands the Class E airspace areas serving Guam International Airport, Anderson AFB and Saipan Island. Additionally, this action will revoke the Saipan Island Class E surface area since it is no longer required, and expands other controlled airspace areas to protect aircraft conducting instrument approaches to Saipan International Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations in the vicinity of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Anderson AFB, GU; Guam International Airport, GU; and Saipan International Airports, CQ
Document Number: E9-3904
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal descriptions for Anderson AFB, and the Guam and Saipan International Airports. The Guam Air Route Traffic Control Center personnel conducted a review of their airspace and determined that current airspace descriptions needed to be updated. These are editorial revisions to reflect name changes and to update coordinates of the facilities. The changes will not affect the current area boundaries, altitudes, or the times of designation.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: E9-3826
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-26
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; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3782
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain British Aerospace (Jetstream) Model 4100 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires an eddy current conductivity test to measure the conductivity of the upper splice plate of the wing, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD revises the applicability to include additional airplanes. This AD results from reports of exfoliation corrosion of the upper splice plate of the wing. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct such corrosion, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3765
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive detailed inspections to detect cracks propagating from the fastener holes that attach the left- and right- hand pick-up angles at frame 40 to the wing lower skin and fuselage panel, and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD revises the intervals for accomplishing the repetitive detailed inspections and provides for an optional terminating modification for the repetitive inspections. This new AD also revises the applicability of the AD to remove certain airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the airplane due to fatigue damage, and consequent cracking of the pick-up angles at frame 40.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3621
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive internal eddy current and detailed inspections to detect cracked stringer tie clips; measuring the fastener spacing and the edge margin if applicable, and doing applicable corrective and related investigative actions. As a temporary alternative to doing the actions described previously, this AD requires repetitive external general visual inspections of the skin and lap joints and repetitive external eddy current sliding probe inspections, as applicable, of the lap joints for cracks and evidence of overload resulting from cracked stringer tie clips, and applicable corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from a report of several cracked stringer tie clips. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct multiple adjacent cracked stringer tie clips and damaged skin and frames, which could lead to the skin and frame structure developing cracks and consequent decompression 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: E9-3616
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747- 200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. That 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 also 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 new AD mandates the optional terminating modification. This AD results from a report of cracked fastener holes at the right S-6 lap splice between STA 340 and STA 380. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracking in the fuselage skin, which could result in rapid decompression and loss of structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF6-45 and CF6-50 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-3615
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF6-45 and CF6-50 series turbofan engines. This AD requires replacing certain forward and aft centerbodies of the long fixed core exhaust nozzle (LFCEN) assembly. This AD results from the engine manufacturer issuing new service information. We are issuing this AD to prevent the forward and aft centerbody of the LFCEN assembly from separating due to high imbalance engine conditions, leading to damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3367
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777 airplanes. This AD requires installing software upgrades to the airplane information management system (AIMS) located in the flight compartment. This AD results from an investigation that revealed that detrimental effects could occur on certain AIMS software during flight. We are issuing this AD to prevent an unannunciated loss of cabin pressure. If an undetected loss of pressure event were to cause an unsafe pressure in the cabin, the flight crew could become incapacitated.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3366
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-26
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; Fokker F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3365
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) Airplanes and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3364
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-26
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, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3272
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Boeing Model 747 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive detailed inspections of the aft pressure bulkhead for indications of ``oil cans'' and previous oil can repairs, and corrective actions if necessary. An oil can is an area on a pressure dome web that moves when pushed from the forward side. This new AD requires a reduced compliance time for the initial detailed inspection and revises the applicability. This AD results from a report that cracks in oil-canned areas were found during an inspection of the aft pressure bulkhead. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct the propagation of fatigue cracks in the vicinity of oil cans on the web of the aft pressure bulkhead, which could result in rapid decompression of the airplane and overpressurization of the tail section, and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -400ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3263
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 767 series airplanes. That AD 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. This new AD requires replacing the separation link assembly on the applicable entry and service doors with an improved separation link assembly, and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary; and inspecting for discrepancies of the unloaded spring dimensions in the separation link assembly, and doing corrective actions if necessary. This AD also removes certain airplanes from the applicability. This AD results from reports that entry and service doors did not open fully during deployment of emergency escape slides, and additional reports of missing snap rings. We are issuing this AD 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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E9-3215
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-26
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: E9-3213
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-26
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E9-3913
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
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 October 31, 2008, vol. 73, no. 212, pages 65004-65005. The information kept is used by the FAA as proof that non-Federal navigation facilities are maintained within certain specified tolerances.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E9-3907
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
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 October 31, 2008, vol. 73, no. 212, page 65003. 14 CFR Part 298 requires air carrier operators to obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the DOT, with the exception of air taxi and commuter air operators.
Noise Exposure Map Notice for Buckeye Municipal Airport, Buckeye, AZ
Document Number: E9-3816
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Town of Buckeye, Maricopa County, Arizona for Buckeye Municipal Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E9-3914
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E9-3895
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of certain petitions 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; General Electric Company CF6-80C2 and CF6-80E1 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-3868
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2 and CF6-80E1 series turbofan engines with fuel manifolds part numbers (P/Ns) 1303M31G12 and 1303M32G12, installed in drainless fuel manifold assemblies (introduced by GE Aircraft Engines (GEAE) Service Bulletins (SB) CF6-80C2 S/B 73- 0253 and CF6-80E1 S/B 73-0026). This AD requires removing the loop clamps that hold the fuel manifold to the compressor rear frame (CRF) damper brackets, inspecting the fuel manifold for wear at each clamp location, and replacing the clamps with new, zero-time parts. This AD also requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) and air carrier's Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Programs (CAMP) to require repetitive fuel manifold inspection and loop clamp replacement. This AD results from reports of fuel leaks during engine operation. We are issuing this AD to prevent fuel leaks that could result in an under- cowl fire and damage to the airplane.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Umiat, AK
Document Number: E9-3827
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Umiat, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two SIAPs are being created for the Umiat Airport along with a textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP). This action establishes Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Umiat Airport, Umiat, AK.
Revision of Class D and E Airspace; King Salmon, AK
Document Number: E9-3825
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class D and E airspace at King Salmon, AK, to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Nine SIAPs, and a textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) are being amended for the King Salmon Airport. This action revises Class D and E airspace upward from the surface, and from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at King Salmon Airport, King Salmon, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3823
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting airworthiness directive (AD) 2008-24-51 that was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of Boeing Model 737- 600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes by individual notices. This AD requires accomplishing a wiring test of the autoshutoff system to verify continuity and a visual verification that the wiring is correctly installed; doing corrective actions, if necessary; and doing a functional test of the autoshutoff system, and applicable maintenance actions. This AD is prompted by a report of a failure of the left-hand fuel pump of the center wing tank to shut off after being selected ``OFF'' by the flightcrew during flight on a Boeing Model 737-700 series airplane. Subsequent to that report, the failure was found on two additional airplanes. We are issuing this AD to prevent extended dry-running of the fuel pump, which could lead to localized overheating of parts inside the fuel pump, and which could produce an ignition source inside the fuel tank.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Medford, WI
Document Number: E9-3822
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Medford, WI. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Taylor County Airport, Medford, WI. This action also makes a minor change to the geographical coordinates of Taylor County Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Taylor County Airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sioux City, IA
Document Number: E9-3821
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Sioux City, IA. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) 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 Rule (IFR) operations at Sioux Gateway Airport/Col. Bud Day Field.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Columbus, OH
Document Number: E9-3820
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Columbus, OH. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, OH. This action also makes a minor change to the geographical coordinates of Bolton Field Airport, Columbus, OH. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Rickenbacker International Airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fulton, MO
Document Number: E9-3819
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Fulton, MO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Elton Hensley Memorial Airport, Fulton, MO. This action also would adjust the geographic coordinates of Elton Hensley Memorial Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Elton Hensley Memorial Airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: E9-3818
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Milwaukee, WI. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Waukesha County Airport, Waukesha, WI. Also, this rule changes an airport name from John H. Batten Field to John H. Batten Airport, Racine, WI. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Waukesha County Airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tower, MN
Document Number: E9-3817
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Tower, MN. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Tower Municipal Airport, Tower, MN. This rule also updates the geographic coordinates for the airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Tower Municipal Airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Coleman, TX
Document Number: E9-3815
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Coleman, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Coleman Municipal Airport, Coleman, TX. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Coleman Municipal Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Gippsland Aeronautics Pty. Ltd. Model GA8 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3758
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that will supersede an existing AD. 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; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-14, DC-9-15, and DC-9-15F Airplanes; and Model DC-9-20, DC-9-30, DC-9-40, and DC-9-50 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3125
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas airplanes listed above. This AD requires installing a dam assembly for the container of the fuel boost pump of the center tank located in the right main tank, and doing the related investigative actions, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent the center tank fuel boost pump from operating in a fuel vapor zone and becoming a potential ignition source in the right main tank, potentially resulting in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, MD-10-30F, MD-11, and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3123
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain McDonnell Douglas transport category airplanes. That AD currently requires modification of the installation wiring for the electric motor-operated auxiliary hydraulic pumps in the right wheel well area of the main landing gear; repetitive inspections of the numbers 1 and 2 electric motors of the auxiliary hydraulic pumps for electrical resistance, continuity, mechanical rotation, and associated airplane wiring resistance/voltage; and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD also requires, for certain airplanes, modifying and rerouting, as applicable, certain components of the wiring of the electric motor for the auxiliary hydraulic pump located in the right wheel well. This AD results from reports of failure of the electric motor for the auxiliary hydraulic pump. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the electric motors of the hydraulic pump and associated wiring, which could result in fire at the auxiliary hydraulic pump and consequent damage to the adjacent electrical equipment and/or structure.
Airworthiness Directives; BURKHART GROB LUFT-UND RAUMFAHRT GmbH & CO KG G103 Series Gliders
Document Number: E9-3116
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
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:
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E9-3048
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E9-3000
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A. (CASA), Model C-212-CB, C-212-CC, C-212-CD, C-212-CE, C-212-CF, and C-212-DE Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3780
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-23
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:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600-2A12 (CL-601), CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604) Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3778
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-23
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:
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300, and A340-200 and -300, Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3776
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-23
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:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-3774
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-23
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: