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

Establishment of Area Navigation Route Q-42; East-Central United States
Document Number: E9-15340
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes a high altitude area navigation (RNAV) route, designated Q-42, extending between the New York-Philadelphia area and the Kirksville, MO, very high frequency omnidirectional range/ tactical air navigation (VORTAC) facility. The route will streamline RNAV procedures in the east-central United States by creating a route parallel to the existing Jet Route J-80. This action will help alleviate departure delay issues for westbound aircraft flying from the New York and Philadelphia areas.
Establishment of Class D Airspace; Fort Worth, TX
Document Number: E9-15339
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class D airspace at Fort Worth Spinks Airport, Fort Worth, TX. Establishment of an air traffic control tower at Fort Worth Spinks Airport has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Fort Worth Spinks Airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ada, OK
Document Number: E9-15338
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Ada, OK. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Ada Municipal Airport, Ada, OK. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's National Aeronautical Charting Office. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Ada Municipal Airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Floydada, TX
Document Number: E9-15336
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Floydada, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Floydada Municipal Airport, Floydada, TX. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Floydada Municipal Airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mansfield, OH
Document Number: E9-15332
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Mansfield, OH. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport, Mansfield, OH. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport. This action also updates the airport name to Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport and updates the geographic coordinates of Shelby Community Airport and Willard Airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ord, NE
Document Number: E9-15330
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Ord, NE. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Evelyn Sharp Field Airport, Ord, NE. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's National Aeronautical Charting Office. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Evelyn Sharp Field Airport.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, OH
Document Number: E9-15319
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the release of 37.016 acres of airport property for the proposed development bulk warehouse/ distribution facilities as a component of the Rickenbacker Global Logistics Park. The land was acquired by the Rickenbacker Port Authority through two Quitclaim Deeds dated March 30, 1984 from the Administrator of General Services for the United States of America and May 11, 1999 from the United States of America, acting by and through the Secretary of the Air Force. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 1A1, 1A2, 1B, 1C, 1C1, 1C2, 1D, 1D1, 1E2, 1K1, 1S, and 1S1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E9-15277
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting emergency airworthiness directive (AD) 2009-12-51 that was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 1A1, 1A2, 1B, 1C, 1C1, 1C2, 1D, 1D1, 1E2, 1K1, 1S, and 1S1 turboshaft engines. This AD requires initial and repetitive visual inspections of certain reduction gearboxes (module M05) for oil leakage, repair if leaking, and repair of all affected modules as terminating action to the repetitive inspections. This AD results from reports of oil leaks from certain reduction gearbox (module M05) front casings. The engine manufacturer reported that the lubrication duct plug was not properly bonded/glued in place. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncommanded in-flight engine shutdown, possible engine fire, and an emergency autorotation landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-400 and -400F Series Airplanes Powered by Rolls-Royce RB211 Series Engines
Document Number: E9-15255
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-400 and -400F series airplanes. This AD requires modifying certain thrust reverser control system wiring to the flap control unit (FCU). This AD results from a report of automatic retraction of the leading edge flaps during takeoff due to indications transmitted to the FCU from the thrust reverser control system. We are issuing this AD to prevent automatic retraction of the leading edge flaps during takeoff, which could result in reduced climb performance and consequent collision with terrain and obstacles or forced landing of the airplane.
Notice of Proposed Release and Closure of Michael Airfield, Cicero, NY From Its Grant Assurance Obligations, Request for Comments
Document Number: E9-15317
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on Michael Airfield (1G6), Cicero, New York notice of proposed closure and release from aeronautical use of the entire airport. The airport consists of approximately 34.19 acres of airport property, including runway 10-28, taxiways, aprons, airside and landside facilities to allow for possible non-aeronautical development. It has been determined, by closing Michael Airfield, the flying public would best benefit from using Syracuse Suburban Airport (6NK), Syracuse, New York. The sponsor who owns and operates both Michael Airfield and Syracuse Suburban Airport, plans to close 1G6 airport and dispose of the property. Michael Airfield, a privately owned public use reliever airport last accepted an airport capital development grant in 1991 for a runway rehabilitation project, thus, not obligated under the 1996 revenue use policy. The revenue generated from the sale of the closed airport would not be reinvested into 6NK. Proposals from the sponsor determined that land constituting Michael Airfield has no aeronautical use and should be closed. Documents reflecting the sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Airport Sponsor's office and the FAA Airports District Office.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2500-A1, V2527E-A5, V2530-A5, and V2528-D5 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-15250
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2500-A1, V2527E-A5, V2530-A5, and V2528-D5 turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require reducing the published life limit of certain high-pressure compressor (HPC) stage 9-12 disc assemblies. This proposed AD would also remove from service those HPC stage 9-12 disc assemblies using a drawdown schedule. This proposed AD results from IAE updating the low-cycle-fatigue (LCF) life analysis for certain HPC stage 9-12 disc assemblies. We are proposing this AD to prevent an uncontained failure of the HPC stage 9- 12 disc assembly, resulting in an in-flight engine shutdown and possible damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Arrius 2F Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E9-15099
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca S.A. Arrius 2F turboshaft engines that have not incorporated Turbomeca Modification Tf75. That AD currently requires replacing the O-ring on the check valve piston in the lubrication unit at repetitive intervals. This AD requires the same repetitive replacements and would require incorporating Modification Tf75 as terminating action to the repetitive O-ring replacements. Modification Tf75 replaces the check valve piston with a piston design not requiring an O-ring. This AD results from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Turbomeca S.A. mandating the incorporation of Modification Tf75. We are issuing this AD to prevent an uncommanded in-flight shutdown of the engine, which could result in a forced autorotation landing and damage to the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-15085
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect evidence of wear damage in the area at the interface between the vertical stabilizer seal and fuselage skin, and corrective actions, if necessary. The existing AD also provides for an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. For all Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747- 100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes, this new AD requires repetitive inspections for wear damage and cracks of the fuselage skin in the interface area of the vertical stabilizer seal and fuselage skin, a detailed inspection for wear damage and cracks of the surface of any skin repair doubler in the area, and corrective actions if necessary. For airplanes on which the fuselage skin has been blended to remove wear damage, this new AD requires repetitive external detailed inspections or high frequency eddy current inspections for cracks of the blended area of the fuselage skin, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of wear damage on airplanes with fewer than 8,000 total flight cycles. In addition, there have been three reports of skin wear damage on airplanes that applied Boeing Material Specifications 10-86 Teflon-filled coating (terminating action per the existing AD). We are issuing this AD to detect and correct wear damage and cracks of the fuselage skin in the interface area of the vertical stabilizer seal and fuselage skin in sections 46 and 48, which could cause in-flight depressurization of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Microturbo SA Saphir 2 Model 016 Auxiliary Power Units
Document Number: E9-14809
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above, on which the exhaust thermal insulation has been replaced since January 1, 1995. 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; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-14680
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracks of the upper aft skin panels on the horizontal stabilizer, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from a report of cracks found in the aft skin panels on the upper right side of the horizontal stabilizer at the aft inboard corner. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the fail-safe structure that may not be able to sustain limit load, which could result in the loss of overall structural integrity of the horizontal stabilizer.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-14676
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0100 airplanes. That AD currently requires revisions to the airplane flight manual (AFM) to include procedures to prohibit use of reverse engine thrust power settings between idle and emergency maximum and to prohibit stabilized engine operation in a certain engine speed range on the ground. This new AD continues to require revising the AFM to include certain procedures. This AD also requires removing the normal maximum (second) detent for the reverse-thrust control. In addition, this AD requires revising the AFM to prohibit use of reverse thrust in flight and to limit operation of Max Reverse thrust. This AD results from issuance of mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 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 inadvertent operation in the prohibited stabilized engine speed range on the ground, which could result in uncontained engine fan blade failure due to high cycle fatigue cracking.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Pocahontas Municipal Airport, Pocahontas, AR
Document Number: E9-15130
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at Pocahontas Municipal Airport under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. 47153(c).
Airworthiness Directives; DORNIER LUFTFAHRT GmbH Models 228-100, 228-101, 228-200, 228-201, and 228-202 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-14994
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-25
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 777 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-14991
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 777 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspections for scribe lines in the skin along lap joints, butt joints, certain external doublers, and the large cargo door hinges; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of scribe lines found at lap joints and butt joints, around external doublers, and at locations where external decals had been cut. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct scribe lines, which can develop into fatigue cracks in the skin. Undetected fatigue cracks can grow and cause sudden decompression of the airplane.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program 14 CFR Part 150; General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: E9-14988
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program (NCP) submitted by General Mitchell International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR Part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). The General Mitchell International Airport noise exposure maps were determined by FAA to be in compliance with applicable requirements on December 24, 2008. Notice of this determination was published in the Federal Register on January 15, 2009, Federal Register volume 74, number 10, page 2645.
Eighth Plenary Meeting, NextGen Mid-Term Implementation Task Force
Document Number: E9-14987
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-25
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.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program 14 CFR Part 150; Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Detroit, MI
Document Number: E9-14986
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program (NCP) submitted by Wayne County Airport Authority under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport noise exposure maps were determined by FAA to be in compliance with applicable requirements on March 7, 2006. Notice of this determination was published in the Federal Register on March 21, 2006, Federal Register volume 71, number 54, page 14282.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT9D-7 Series Turbofan Engines; Correction
Document Number: E9-14810
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting airworthiness directive (AD) 2009-04-18, which was previously published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to PW models JT9D-7, -7A, -7AH, -7H, -7F, and -7J turbofan engines. The two references to the engine manual in paragraph (h) and in Table 1, are incomplete. This document corrects those references. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Establishment of Class D and Class E Airspace, Modification of Class E Airspace; Ocala, FL
Document Number: E9-14821
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace as an extension of the Class D airspace and modifies the existing Class E airspace that extends upwards from 700 feet above the surface of the Earth (E5) at Ocala International AirportJim Taylor Field in Ocala, FL. A new Federal Contract Air Traffic Control Tower is being built and the current Instrument Approach Procedures at Ocala International AirportJim Taylor Field are being amended. It is regulatory, therefore, that Class D and Class E surface airspace be established, and the existing Class E5 airspace be modified. This rule increases the safety and management of the National Airspace System (NAS) around Ocala International AirportJim Taylor Field.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Lake Havasu, AZ
Document Number: E9-14819
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Lake Havasu City, AZ. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Lake Havasu City Airport, Lake Havasu, AZ. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Lake Havasu City Airport, Lake Havasu, AZ.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Natchitoches, LA
Document Number: E9-14817
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects the legal description of the Natchitoches Regional Airport, Natchitoches, LA, Class E airspace published in the Federal Register, changing the term ``northeast of the airport'' to ``south of the airport''. All other legal descriptions for the Natchitoches Regional Airport remain the same.
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Model HP.137 Jetstream Mk.1, Jetstream Series 200 and 3101, and Jetstream Model 3201 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-14816
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
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 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; General Electric Company CF6-50C Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-14815
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to revise an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF6-50C series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires reworking certain forward fan stator cases and installing a fan module secondary containment shield. This proposed AD would require the same actions but would eliminate a certain service bulletin from the compliance method. This proposed AD results from a review that shows that only one of the service bulletins referenced in the original AD is applicable as a compliance method. We are proposing this AD revision to prevent uncontained fan blade failures, which can result in separation of airplane hydraulic lines, damage to critical airplane systems, and possible loss of airplane control.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace; Arlington, TX
Document Number: E9-14814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace at Arlington, TX. Establishment of an air traffic control tower at Arlington Municipal Airport has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Arlington Municipal Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation AE 3007A1/1, AE 3007A1/3, AE 3007A1, AE 3007A1E, AE 3007A1P, AE 3007A3, AE 3007C, and AE 3007C1 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-14812
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) AE 3007A1/1, AE 3007A1/3, AE 3007A1, AE 3007A1E, AE 3007A1P, AE 3007A3, AE 3007C, and AE 3007C1 turbofan engines with a fan spinner part number (P/N) 23070964 or P/N 23078783, installed. This proposed AD would require replacement of the fan spinner. This proposed AD results from a report of a fan spinner releasing from an AE 3007A turbofan engine, during flight. We are proposing this AD to prevent the fan spinner from releasing, which could result in injury, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Neligh, NE
Document Number: E9-14811
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Neligh, NE. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Antelope County Airport, Neligh, NE. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at Antelope County Airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace; Grand Prairie, TX
Document Number: E9-14808
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace at Grand Prairie, TX. Establishment of an air traffic control tower at Grand Prairie Municipal Airport has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Grand Prairie Municipal Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company GE90-110B1, GE90-113B, and GE90-115B Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-14807
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) GE90-110B1, GE90-113B, and GE90-115B series turbofan engines with stage 6 low-pressure turbine (LPT) blades, part number (P/N) 1765M37P03 or P/N 1765M37P04, installed. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive inspections for shroud interlock wear of the stage 6 LPT blades. This proposed AD would also require replacing those blades with stage 6 LPT blades eligible for installation at the next engine shop visit as terminating action to the repetitive blade inspections. This proposed AD results from eight reports of GE90-115B stage 6 LPT single-blade separation events. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of stage 6 LPT blades, which could result in uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2A12 (CL-601) and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604) Airplanes
Document Number: E9-14678
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-23
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; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, and 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-14677
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, and 747SR series airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time general visual inspection for missing fasteners in certain stringer-to- stringer clip joints at the station (STA) 760 through STA 940 frames, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report of broken and cracked frame shear ties, cracks on the frame doubler and frame web, and missing fasteners in the stringer (S)-10L stringer-to-stringer clip joint at the STA 820 frame. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct missing fasteners in the stringer-to-stringer clip joints, which could result in shear tie and skin cracks and rapid in-flight decompression of the airplane.
Special Conditions: General Electric Company GEnx-2B Model Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-14618
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to final special conditions, NE129, 33-007-SC, applicable to General Electric Company (GE) GEnx-2B67 and GEnx-2B69 model turbofan engines that was published in the Federal Register on April 24, 2009 (74 FR 18624). Two typographical errors occurred under the Background section and one typographical error under The Special Conditions section. This document corrects these errors. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Advisory Circular 33-7A, Guidance for 30-Second and 2-Minute One-Engine-Inoperative (OEI) Ratings for Rotorcraft Turbine Engines
Document Number: E9-14617
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the issuance of Advisory Circular (AC) 33-7A, Guidance for 30-Second and 2-Minute One-Engine-Inoperative (OEI) Ratings for Rotorcraft Turbine Engines. This AC provides guidance and acceptable means, but not the only means, for demonstrating compliance with the specific requirements applicable to 30-second and 2-minute OEI rotorcraft turbine engine ratings in part 33 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR part 33).
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E9-14558
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-23
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E9-14555
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-23
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.
Notice of Proposed Airport Access Restriction and Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: E9-14551
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 (hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'' or ``ANCA'') provides notice, review, and approval requirements for airports seeking to impose noise or access restrictions on Stage 3 aircraft operations that become effective after October 1, 1990. 49 U.S.C. 47521 et seq.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-14410
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-19
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; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A Helicopters
Document Number: E9-14356
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Model S-92A helicopters. The AD would require revising the Limitations section of the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) by clarifying that the Model S-92A helicopter was certificated as a transport category rotorcraft in both Categories A and B with different operating limitations for each category and must be operated accordingly. We have received reports that some operators are inappropriately operating Model S-92A helicopters using Category B limitations when the helicopter is configured with 10 or more passenger seats. Operating this helicopter when configured with 10 or more passenger seats and adhering to the less stringent limitations for the Category B configuration approved for a 9 or less passenger seat configuration does not maintain the FAA required minimum level of safety. This condition if not corrected, could result in operating under less stringent requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-201, -202, -203, -223, -243, -301, -302, -303, -321, -322, -323, -341, -342, and -343 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-14308
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-19
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) 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; Piper Aircraft, Inc. PA-23, PA-31, and PA-42 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-14307
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper) PA-23 series airplanes and all PA-31 and PA-42 series airplanes. This AD establishes life limits for safety- critical nose baggage door components. This AD also requires you to replace those safety-critical nose baggage door components and repetitively inspect and lubricate the nose baggage door latching mechanism and lock assembly. This AD results from several incidents and accidents, including fatal accidents, where the nose baggage door opening in flight was listed as a causal factor. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damaged, worn, corroded, or non-conforming nose baggage door components, which could result in the nose baggage door opening in flight. The door opening in flight could significantly affect the handling and performance of the aircraft. It could also allow baggage to be ejected from the nose baggage compartment and strike the propeller. This failure could lead to loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-14220
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-19
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 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; Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH Models Dornier 228-100, Dornier 228-101, Dornier 228-200, Dornier 228-201, Dornier 228-202, and Dornier 228-212 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-14083
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-19
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; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: E9-13567
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ airplanes. That 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 new AD also requires 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 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 issuing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 Airplanes; Model A300 B4-601, B4-603, B4-620, B4-622, B4-605R, B4-622R, F4-605R, F4-622R, and C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes); and Model A310 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-13146
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to the airplanes identified above. That AD currently requires revising the FAA-approved maintenance program to include a new airplane maintenance manual task that specifies a detailed inspection after each ram air turbine (RAT) retraction. That existing AD also currently requires, for certain airplanes, a one-time inspection to detect breaks in the bottom flange fitting of the RAT and corrective actions, if necessary; for certain airplanes, an adjustment of the ejection jack; and, for certain other airplanes, replacement of the aluminum part with an improved steel part. This AD also continues to require certain actions for additional airplanes and revising the FAA-approved maintenance program to include procedures for replacing the RAT swivel coupling fork fitting with a new steel part only. This AD results from a report that an additional swivel coupling of the RAT yoke fitting was found cracked during the accomplishment of the requirements of the existing AD. We are issuing this AD to prevent misrigging of the ejection jack of the RAT and to ensure removal of any RAT yoke fitting made from aluminum material. Such conditions could result in a broken or cracked swivel coupling and consequent failure of the RAT yoke fitting, which could result in the loss of RAT function and possible loss of critical flight control systems in the event of certain emergency situations.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E9-14233
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-17
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 the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E9-14200
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR part 23, Sec. 23.979(b)(2). 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.