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

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Establishment of Class D Airspace; Grand Prairie, TX
Document Number: E9-21269
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes 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 Rule (IFR) operations at Grand Prairie Municipal Airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Neligh, NE
Document Number: E9-21268
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Neligh, NE. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Antelope County Airport, Neligh, NE. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Antelope County Airport.
Establishment of Class D Airspace; Arlington, TX
Document Number: E9-21224
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E 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 Rule (IFR) operations at Arlington Municipal Airport.
Design Maneuvering Speed Limitation Statement
Document Number: E9-21478
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend the airworthiness standards applicable to transport category airplanes to clarify that flying at or below the design maneuvering speed does not allow a pilot to make multiple large control inputs in one airplane axis or single full control inputs in more than one airplane axis at a time without endangering the airplane's structure. This proposed regulation is the result of an accident investigation and responds to a National Transportation Safety Board recommendation. The results of the accident investigation indicate that many pilots might have a general misunderstanding of what the design maneuvering speed (VA) is and the extent of structural protection that exists when an airplane is operated at speeds below its VA. This action is being taken to prevent this misunderstanding from causing or contributing to a future accident.
Twelfth Joint Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 205/EUROCAE WG 71: Software Considerations in Aeronautical Systems
Document Number: E9-21433
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 205/EUROCAE WG 71: Software Considerations in Aeronautical Systems.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E9-21356
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR 21.151 and 21.153. 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: E9-21355
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR 21.435 (c). 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-21339
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-04
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; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-21338
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the overwing frames at stations 883, 902, 924, 943, and 962, left and right sides, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of cracked overwing frames. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such cracking, which could sever the frame, increase the loading of adjacent frames, and result in damage to adjacent structure and loss of overall structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-21337
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-04
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 A330-201, -202, -203, -223, -243, -301, -302, -303, -321, -322, -323, -341, -342, and -343 Series Airplanes; and Model A340-211, -212, -213, -311, -312, and -313 Series Airplanes; and A340-541 and -642 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-21317
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Notice of Opportunity To Participate, Criteria Requirements and Application Procedure for Participation in the Military Airport Program (MAP).
Document Number: E9-21301
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In anticipation of Congress enacting a reauthorization of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) the FAA is publishing this annual notice. This notice announces the criteria, application procedures, and schedule to be applied by the Secretary of Transportation in designating or redesignating, and funding capital development annually for up to 15 current (joint-use) or former military airports seeking designation or redesignation to participate in the MAP. While FAA currently has continuing authority to designate or redesignate airports, FAA does not have authority to issue grants for fiscal year 2010 MAP, and will not have authority until Congress enacts legislation enabling FAA to issue grants.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Model AB412 and AB412 EP Helicopters
Document Number: E9-21116
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model AB412 and AB412 EP helicopters. 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. The MCAI establishes a life limit for certain rescue hoist cable assemblies and introduces the term ``hoist lift'' for determining cable life instead of the term ``hoist cycle.'' The MCAI also establishes a replacement time for each affected rescue hoist cable assembly (hoist cable assembly) for which the accumulated number of ``hoist cycles'' cannot be determined. The actions are intended to prevent failure of a hoist cable and inadvertent loss of a load.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, and Model A340-541 and -642 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-21368
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-541 and -642 airplanes. This AD requires replacing certain Thales Avionics pitot probes with certain other pitot probes. This AD results from reports of airspeed indication discrepancies while flying at high altitudes in inclement weather conditions. We are issuing this AD to prevent airspeed discrepancies, which could lead to disconnection of the autopilot and/or auto-thrust functions, and reversion to flight control alternate law and consequent increased pilot workload. Depending on the prevailing airplane altitude and weather, this condition, if not corrected, could result in reduced control of the airplane.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 737-600/-700/-700C/-800/-900 and 900ER Series Airplanes; Seats With Inflatable Lapbelts
Document Number: E9-21299
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Boeing Model 737-600/- 700/-700C/-800/-900 and 900ER series airplanes. These airplanes, manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, will have novel or unusual design features associated with seats with inflatable lapbelts. Special
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mankato, MN
Document Number: E9-21266
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Mankato, MN. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Mankato Regional Airport, Mankato, MN. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at Mankato Regional Airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; West Branch, MI
Document Number: E9-21265
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at West Branch, MI. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at West Branch Community Airport, West Branch, MI. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at West Branch Community Airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Oooguruk, AK
Document Number: E9-21061
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Oooguruk, AK, providing controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing special Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) at two heliport facilities, Oooguruk Drill Site Helipad, and Oooguruk Tie-in Helipad, Oooguruk, AK. Also, this action makes a minor change in the description for the Oooguruk Drill Site Helipad. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Oooguruk, AK.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Quinhagak, AK
Document Number: E9-21059
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Quinhagak, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). 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. Also, this action makes a minor correction to the geographic coordinates for the airport. This action establishes Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Quinhagak Airport, Quinhagak, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-21145
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-02
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:
Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-21071
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Government/Industry Aeronautical Charting Forum Meeting
Document Number: E9-21069
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the hi-annual meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aeronautical Charting Forum (ACF) to discuss informational content and design of aeronautical charts and related products, as well as instrument flight procedures development policy and design criteria.
Advisory Circular 33.70-1, Guidance Material for Aircraft Engine Life-Limited Parts Requirements
Document Number: E9-21068
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the issuance of Advisory Circular (AC) 33.70-1, Guidance Material for Aircraft Engine Life-limited Parts Requirements. This AC provides definitions, guidance, and acceptable methods that may be used to demonstrate compliance with the engine life-limited parts integrity requirements of Sec. 33.70 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Section 33.70 contains requirements applicable to the design and life management of propulsion system life- limited parts including high-energy rotating parts.
Advisory Circular 33-8, Guidance for Parts Manufacturer Approval of Turbine Engine and Auxiliary Power Unit Parts Under Test and Computation
Document Number: E9-21066
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the issuance of Advisory Circular (AC) 33-8, Guidance for Parts Manufacturer Approval of Turbine Engine and Auxiliary Power Unit Parts under Test and Computation. This AC provides guidance for developing substantiation data to support the design approval of critical and complex turbine engine and auxiliary power unit (APU) parts produced under parts manufacturer approval. This guidance is for the comparative test and analysis method used to show compliance to the airworthiness requirements under test and computation, per S21.303 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). This method supports showing the engine or APU still complies with 14 CFR part 33 and Technical Standard Order (TSO) C77.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Brigham City Municipal Airport, Brigham City, UT
Document Number: E9-21064
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Brigham City Municipal Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Notice of Intent to Request Approval from the Office of Management and Budget of a New Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Aeronautical Chart Point of Sale Survey
Document Number: E9-21062
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a new information collection. Aeronautical Chart Point of Sale Survey data will be used by the Federal Aviation Administration to measure management objectives and analyze customer feedback for ISO-9001.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146-100A and 146-200A Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-21039
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a typographical error in an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register on July 29, 2009. The error resulted in an incorrect AD number appearing in one location of the document. This AD applies to certain BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146-100A and 146-200A series airplanes. This AD requires inspecting for damage of the horizontal stabilizer lower skin and joint plates, and doing related investigative and corrective actions.
Airworthiness Standards; Aircraft Engine Standards Overtorque Limits
Document Number: E9-20960
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule will amend the certification standards for aircraft engines to establish requirements for approval of maximum engine overtorque. Specifically, this action will add a new engine overtorque test, amend engine ratings and operating limits, and define maximum engine overtorque for certain turbopropeller and turboshaft engines. The rule will harmonize applicable United States (U.S.) and European standards and simplify airworthiness approvals for import and export of aircraft engines.
Eightieth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System (GPS)
Document Number: E9-21065
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System (GPS).
4th Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 221: Aircraft Secondary Barriers and Alternative Flight Deck Security Procedures
Document Number: E9-21063
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 221: Aircraft Secondary Barriers and Alternative Flight Deck Security Procedures.
Special Conditions: Cessna Aircraft Company, Model 525C; High Fuel Temperature
Document Number: E9-21057
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Cessna Aircraft Company, Model 525C airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with high fuel temperature. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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.
Special Conditions: Cessna Aircraft Company, Model 525C; Single Point Refuel/Defuel System
Document Number: E9-21056
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Cessna Aircraft Company, model 525C airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with a Single Point Refuel/Defuel 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 Revision of Class E Airspace; Manokotak, AK
Document Number: E9-21055
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at the Manokotak Airport at Manokotak, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Manokotak Airport at Manokotak, AK. Additionally, one textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) is being developed. Adoption of this proposal would result in revising Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Manokotak Airport at Manokotak, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-21002
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-01
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; 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, and MD-10-30F Airplanes
Document Number: E9-20994
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 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, and MD-10-30F airplanes. That action (the first supplemental NPRM) would have superseded an existing AD that currently requires installing or replacing with improved parts, as applicable, the bonding straps between the metallic frame of the fillet and the wing leading edge ribs, on both the left and right sides of the airplane. The first supplemental NPRM proposed to add a requirement to reposition or replace two bonding straps for certain airplanes. This action resulted from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This second supplemental NPRM would add, for certain airplanes, a bonding- resistance check and an inspection to determine correct installation of certain bonding straps, and applicable corrective actions. We are proposing this second supplemental NPRM to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks in the event of a severe lightning strike, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.