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

Robinson R-22/R-44 Special Training and Experience Requirements
Document Number: E9-12532
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action continues the existing special training and experience requirements in Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No. 73 until the SFAR is revised or rescinded. SFAR No. 73 requires special training and experience for pilots operating the Robinson model R-22 or R-44 helicopters in order to maintain the safe operation of these helicopters. SFAR No. 73 also requires special training and experience for certified flight instructors conducting student instruction or flight reviews in the R-22 or R-44.
Airworthiness Directives; Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-802 and AT-802A Airplanes
Document Number: E9-12524
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Air Tractor, Inc. (Air Tractor) Models AT-802 and AT-802A airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing a rudder-aileron interconnect cable system shield kit and securing any items stowed in the baggage compartment using tie downs and/or a cargo net until the cable shield kit is installed. This proposed AD results from a report of the rudder pedal cable becoming jammed in flight. We are proposing this AD to prevent jamming of the rudder-aileron interconnect cables by unsecured items in the baggage compartment, which could result in failure of the rudder-aileron interconnect cable system. This failure could lead to loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Model 60 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-12522
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet Model 60 airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the Tire-Servicing section of the airplane maintenance manual and revising the Tires Limitation section of the airplane flight manual to incorporate revised procedures for servicing tires and checking for proper tire inflation. This proposed AD results from a report of the main landing gear tires blowing out during a takeoff roll. We are proposing this AD to prevent tire failure, which could result in failures of the braking and thrust reverser systems. In a critical phase of operation such as takeoff, loss of airplane control may result.
Transport Category Airplanes, Various Technical Amendments and Corrections
Document Number: E9-12435
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment corrects a number of errors in the safety standards for transport category airplanes. None of the changes are substantive in nature, and this amendment will not impose any additional burdens on any person affected by these regulations.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A. Model EMB-505; Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) System
Document Number: E9-12417
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer S.A. Model EMB-505 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the use of an electronic engine control system instead of a traditional mechanical control system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Plentywood, MT
Document Number: E9-12409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Plentywood Sher-Wood Airport, Plentywood, MT. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Plentywood Sher-Wood Airport, Plentywood, MT. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Plentywood Sher-Wood Airport, Plentywood, MT.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Quinhagak, AK
Document Number: E9-12408
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Quinhagak, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Quinhagak Airport at Quinhagak, AK. Additionally, one textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) is being developed. Adoption of this proposal would result in creating Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at the Quinhagak Airport, Quinhagak, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Airplanes and Airbus Model A300-600 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-12322
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-28
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; Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (ECD) Model MBB-BK 117 A-1, A-3, A-4, B-1, B-2, and C-1 Helicopters
Document Number: E9-12320
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified ECD model helicopters that currently requires initial and repetitive inspections of the main rotor blade (blade) upper and lower surfaces for bulging. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, based on reported incidents in which a balance weight migrated toward the tip of the blade. The MCAI states that new blades have become available that are not fitted with lead balance weights. The MCAI states that only blades equipped with a lead balance weight may result in the unsafe condition. This AD retains the requirements of the current AD but limits the applicability to those part-numbered blades that are fitted with lead balance weights. The actions are intended to limit the applicability to those blades fitted with lead balance weights that could detach, migrate, and cause severe vibrations leading to blade failure and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Model EC135 Helicopters
Document Number: E9-12319
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (Eurocopter) Model EC135 helicopters. This AD results from a report of abnormal main rotor blade vibrations on a Eurocopter Model EC135 helicopter. This AD also results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community. The MCAI states that an operator reported unusual vibrations during the start phase of the main rotor blade on one helicopter. The vibrations stopped after the application of torque. Subsequent maintenance personnel found that six of the eight attachment screws of the lower hub-shaft bearing support were loose. This condition was discovered in two additional helicopters. Loose screws in the bearing support, if not detected and corrected, could result in abnormal main rotor blade vibrations and subsequent damage to the main transmission.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E9-12140
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-28
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: E9-12138
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-28
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; Airbus Model A330-202, -223, -243, -301, -322, and -342 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-12113
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-28
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; British Aerospace Model HS 748 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-11997
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-28
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; M7 Aerospace LP Models SA226-AT, SA226-T, SA226-TC, SA227-AC (C-26A), SA227-AT, SA227-BC (C-26A), SA227-CC, and SA227-DC (C-26B) Airplanes
Document Number: E9-11989
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede AD 2008-12-16, which applies to certain M7 Aerospace LP SA226 and SA227 series airplanes. AD 2008-12-16 currently requires you to inspect wires and tube assemblies for chafing, arcing, or insufficient clearance between components. If chafing, arcing, or insufficient clearance between components is found, AD 2008-12-16 requires you to clear, repair, and/or replace all chafed wires, components, and tube assemblies. AD 2008-12-16 also requires you to cover the four-gauge wires leaving the battery box with firesleeving and secure them with a clamp. Since we issued AD 2008-12-16, M7 Aerospace LP has notified us that Model SA227-BC (C-26A) was inadvertently left out of the Applicability section of the AD, and they updated some of the service information due to parts availability. Operators have also identified issues with model applicability that needed clarification. Consequently, this AD retains the actions of AD 2008-12-16, adds Model SA227-BC (C-26A) to the Applicability section, and regroups the models for clarification. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct chafing of electrical wires, components, and tube assemblies. This condition could result in arcing of exposed wires with consequent burning of a hole in a hydraulic line or the bleed air line. This failure could lead to a hydraulic fluid leak and a possible fire in the engine nacelle compartment.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E9-12221
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-27
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.
Establishment of Class D Airspace, Modification of Class E Airspace; Bunnell, FL
Document Number: E9-12028
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class D airspace and modifies Class E airspace at Flagler County Airport in Bunnell, FL. A new Federal Contract Air Traffic Control Tower is being built for Flagler County Airport. Class D Surface airspace is required to be established and after evaluation the existing Class E airspace will be modified to facilitate a more efficient operation. This rule increases the safety and management of the National Airspace System (NAS) around Flagler County Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 707 Airplanes, and Model 720 and 720B Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-12112
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 707 airplanes, and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive detailed inspections to detect cracks and corrosion on any existing repairs and at certain body stations (STA) of the visible surfaces of the wing to body terminal fittings including the web, flanges, and ribs; and applicable related investigative and corrective actions. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of the existing AD and would require repetitive ultrasonic inspections to detect any stress corrosion cracks within the outboard flange of the left and right body terminal fittings at STA 820, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also provide for an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD also adds two airplanes to the applicability. This proposed AD results from reports of cracks found in the wing to body terminal fittings during routine inspections. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks and corrosion in the body terminal fittings above and below the floor, which could cause loss of support for the wing and could adversely affect the structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, -100B, -100B SUD, -200B, and -300 Series Airplanes; and Model 747SP and 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-12111
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracks in various areas of the fuselage internal structure, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would require additional repetitive inspections for cracking of certain fuselage structure, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from fatigue tests and analysis by Boeing that identified areas of the fuselage where fatigue cracks can occur. We are proposing this AD to prevent the loss of the structural integrity of the fuselage, which could result in rapid depressurization of the airplane.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E9-12091
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
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.
Communication and Area Navigation Equipment (RNAV) Operations in Remote Locations and Mountainous Terrain
Document Number: E9-12063
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects the amendment number in the final rule published in the Federal Register on Friday, May 1, 2009. That final rule amends the regulations to allow the use of the published Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODP) or an alternative procedure or route assigned by Air Traffic Control (ATC). Also, that final rule amends the requirements to facilitate compliance and accurately reflect operating conditions in areas in which the terrain impedes communications.
Airworthiness Directives; Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-400, AT-400A, AT-402, AT-402A, AT-402B, AT-502, AT-502A, AT-502B, AT-503A, AT-602, AT-802, and AT-802A Airplanes
Document Number: E9-11902
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede AD 2008-10-12, which applies to certain Air Tractor, Inc. AT- 400, AT-500, AT-600, and AT-800 series airplanes. AD 2008-10-12 currently requires repetitively inspecting the engine mounts for cracks, repairing any crack damage found, and installing gussets as a terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD results from a report of a Model AT-602 airplane with a crack completely through the gusset that was installed as required in AD 2008-10-12. Consequently, this AD would require you to continue repetitively inspecting the engine mounts for cracks for all previously affected Air Tractor, Inc. AT-400, AT-500, AT-600, and AT-800 series airplanes with or without gussets installed, and repairing any crack damage found. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the engine mount, which could result in failure of the engine mount. This failure could lead to separation of the engine from the airplane.
Schedule of Charges Outside the United States
Document Number: E9-11926
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is announcing the availability of Advisory Circular (AC) 187-1C which transmits an updated schedule of charges for services of FAA Flight Standards Aviation Safety Inspectors outside the United States. The advisory circular has been updated in accordance with the procedures listed in 14 CFR Part 187, Appendix A.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) and the ANILCA Section 810 Analysis of Impacts to Subsistence Resources for Proposed Improvement Activities at the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, Sitka, AK
Document Number: E9-11764
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR part 1500-1508) the Federal Aviation Administration is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Final ElS for Proposed Improvement Activities at the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport (SIT) has been prepared and is available for public review. Written requests for copies of the Final EIS can be submitted to the individual listed in the section, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
17th Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206/EUROCAE WG 76 Plenary
Document Number: E9-11752
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 206: Aeronautical Information Services Data Link.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 757 Series Airplanes; Seats with Non-Traditional, Large, Non-Metallic Panels
Document Number: E9-11723
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Boeing Model 757 series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Northwest Airspace Technologies, Inc., will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with seats that include non-traditional, large, non-metallic panels that would affect survivability during a post-crash fire event. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-11710
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-20
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) 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; Short Brothers Model SD3-60 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-11709
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would revise 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; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-11707
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, - 300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires a one-time inspection for scribe lines and cracks in the fuselage skin at certain lap joints, butt joints, external repair doublers, and other areas; and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would expand the area to be inspected and, for certain airplanes, require earlier inspections for certain inspection zones. This proposed AD results from additional detailed analysis of fuselage skin cracks adjacent to the skin lap joints on airplanes that had scribe lines; the analysis resulted in different inspection zones, thresholds and repetitive intervals, and airplane groupings. We are proposing this AD to prevent rapid decompression of the airplane due to fatigue cracks resulting from scribe lines on pressurized fuselage structure.
Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, and 382G Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-11590
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Lockheed Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, and 382G series airplanes. This AD requires an inspection to identify discrepant barrel nuts in the upper wing joint, engine truss, and rear beam pylon support; and replacement of any discrepant barrel nut with a new barrel nut, if necessary. This AD results from a report of severe cracking of multiple barrel nuts in the wing station (WS) 220 upper wing joint found during scheduled maintenance. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracking of the barrel nuts in the upper wing joint, engine truss, and rear beam pylon support, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the affected part and consequent detachment of the wing or engine from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Hartzell Propeller Inc. Steel Hub Turbine Propellers
Document Number: E9-11518
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Hartzell Propeller Inc. steel hub turbine propellers, with any counterweight slug attachment bolts, part number (P/N) B-3386-14H, LFC manufacturing lot 224, installed. This AD requires identifying and removing all counterweight slug attachment bolts, P/N B-3386-14H, LFC manufacturing lot 224, from service and installing serviceable bolts. This AD results from two reports of failure of the bolts that attach the propeller blade counterweight slug, and separation of the counterweight slug which led to propeller vibration and damage to the propeller spinner. We are issuing this AD to prevent separation of the propeller blade counterweight slug, which could lead to injury and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-11284
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires modifying the inflation systems of the upper deck escape slides; single-piece off-wing escape ramps/slides; two-piece off-wing escape slides; and door 1, 2, 4, and 5 escape slides/rafts; as applicable. This AD expands the applicability to include an additional airplane. This AD results from a report of 30- to 60-second delays in the inflation of escape slides/rafts. We are issuing this AD to prevent actuation delays in the inflation systems of the escape slides/rafts, which could result in delayed or failed deployment of escape slides/ rafts during emergency evacuation of an airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-11283
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-20
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; Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Model 340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B Airplanes
Document Number: E9-11279
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-20
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:
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Iowa Falls, IA
Document Number: E9-11596
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Iowa Falls, IA. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Iowa Falls Municipal Airport, Iowa Falls, IA. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Iowa Falls Municipal Airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Monee, IL
Document Number: E9-11595
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Monee, IL. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Bult Field Airport, Monee, IL. This action would also reflect the name change of the airport from Sanger Airport to Bult Field Airport and update the geographic coordinates. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at Bult Field Airport.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Nashua Municipal Airport, Nashua, NH
Document Number: E9-11594
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps for Nashua Municipal Airport, as submitted by the Nashua Airport Authority 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, are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International S.A. Model CFM56 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-11554
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for CFM International S.A. CFM56-2, CFM56-3, CFM56-5A, CFM56-5B, CFM56-5C, and CFM56-7B series turbofan engines with certain part number (P/N) and serial number (SN) high-pressure compressor (HPC) 4-9 spools installed. This AD requires removing certain HPC 4-9 spools listed by P/N and SN in this AD. This AD results from reports of certain HPC 4-9 spools that Propulsion Technology LLC (PTLLC) improperly repaired and returned to service. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracking of the HPC 4-9 spool, which could result in possible uncontained failure of the spool and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Dowty Propellers Models R354/4-123-F/13, R354/4-123-F/20, R375/4-123-F/21, R389/4-123-F/25, R389/4-123-F/26, and R390/4-123-F/27 Propellers
Document Number: E9-11478
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This supplemental NPRM revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to Dowty Propellers Models R354/4-123-F/13, R354/4-123-F/20, R375/4-123-F/21, R389/4-123-F/25, R389/4-123-F/26, and R390/4-123-F/27 propellers. That proposed AD would have required initial and repetitive visual inspections of propeller blade root outer sleeves for cracks, and removal before further flight of propeller blades with cracked blade root outer sleeves. That proposed AD resulted from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to identify and correct an unsafe condition on certain Dowty propellers. This supplemental NPRM revises the proposed AD to correct the listing of propeller models affected. This supplemental NPRM results from the discovery that we need to correct one of the propeller model numbers affected, and to remove an erroneous propeller model number. We are proposing this AD to prevent blade counterweight release, which could result in injury or damage to the airplane. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT9D-7R4 Series Turbofan Engines; Correction
Document Number: E9-11477
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting airworthiness directive (AD) 2009-10-01, which was previously published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to PW JT9D-7R4 series turbofan engines. In the Federal Register, the AD number in the CFR citation of the headings section is incorrect. This document corrects that AD number. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; Dowty Propellers Models R354/4-123-F/13, R354/4-123-F/20, R375/4-123-F/21, R389/4-123-F/25, R389/4-123-F/26, and R390/4-123-F/27 Propellers
Document Number: E9-11423
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This supplemental NPRM revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to Dowty Propellers Models R354/4-123-F/13, R354/4-123-F/20, R375/4-123-F/21, R389/4-123-F/25, R389/4-123-F/26, and R390/4-123-F/27 propellers. That proposed AD would have required initial and repetitive visual inspections of propeller blade root outer sleeves for cracks, and removal before further flight of propeller blades with cracked blade root outer sleeves. That proposed AD resulted from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to identify and correct an unsafe condition on certain Dowty propellers. This supplemental NPRM revises the proposed AD to correct the listing of propeller models affected. This supplemental NPRM results from the discovery that we need to correct one of the propeller model numbers affected, and to remove an erroneous propeller model number. We are proposing this AD to prevent blade counterweight release, which could result in injury or damage to the airplane. 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: E9-11280
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting typographical errors in an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that was published previously in the Federal Register. The error resulted in two incorrect paragraph references. This AD applies to certain 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. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of the aft pressure bulkhead for indications of ``oil cans'' and previous oil can repairs at reduced compliance times, and corrective actions if necessary.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues
Document Number: E9-11409
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-15
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.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E9-11363
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-15
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.
Drug Enforcement Assistance; OMB Approval of Information Collection
Document Number: E9-11362
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) approval of the information collection requirement contained in the FAA's final rule, ``Drug Enforcement Assistance,'' which was published on February 28, 2008.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Coleman, TX
Document Number: E9-11259
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Coleman, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Coleman Municipal Airport, Coleman, TX. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Coleman Municipal Airport.
Security Related Considerations in the Design and Operation of Transport Category Airplanes
Document Number: E9-11235
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is amending an error in its security related regulations affecting the design and operation of transport category airplanes. The paragraph that describes the incorporation by reference of a document containing ballistic resistance requirements contains an erroneous cross reference which was included in both the final rule and the notice of proposed rulemaking. This document corrects that error so that the reader is able to locate the correct information.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fulton, MO
Document Number: E9-10986
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Fulton, MO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Elton Hensley Memorial Airport, Fulton, MO. This action will also adjust the geographic coordinates of Elton Hensley Memorial Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Elton Hensley Memorial Airport.
Congestion Management Rule for John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport
Document Number: E9-11293
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rescind the final rule Congestion Management Rule for John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. The final rule established procedures to
Congestion Management Rule for LaGuardia Airport
Document Number: E9-11291
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rescind the final rule Congestion Management Rule for LaGuardia Airport. The final rule established