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

Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. PA-28, PA-32, PA-34 and PA-44 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-26200
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper) PA-28, PA-32, PA-34 and PA-44 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the control wheel shaft for both the pilot and copilot sides and, if necessary, replacement of the control wheel shaft. This proposed AD results from two field reports of incorrectly assembled control wheel shafts. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct any incorrectly assembled control wheel shafts. This condition, if left uncorrected, could lead to separation of the control wheel shaft, resulting in loss of pitch and roll control.
Airworthiness Directives; Reims Aviation S.A. Model F406 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-26126
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are rescinding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. The existing AD resulted from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-26123
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747- 200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. That AD currently requires revising the FAA-approved maintenance program by incorporating new airworthiness limitations (AWLs) for fuel tank systems to satisfy Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 88 requirements. That AD also requires the initial inspection of certain repetitive AWL inspections to phase in those inspections, and repair if necessary. This AD clarifies the intended effect of the AD on spare and on-airplane fuel tank system components. This AD results from a design review of the fuel tank systems. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential for ignition sources inside fuel tanks caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; EMBRAER Model EMB-120, -120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT Airplanes
Document Number: E9-26122
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would revise an existing AD. 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; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Model 407 and 427 Helicopters
Document Number: E9-26120
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (Bell) Model 407 and 427 helicopters. This AD results from a mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) AD issued by the aviation authority of Canada. The MCAI AD states that, during a preflight check, it was observed that the swashplate link assembly bearing had moved in the lever race, making contact with the swashplate support. The MCAI also states that further investigation revealed that the bearing had not been staked correctly during manufacture. That condition, if not detected, could result in failure of a bearing, failure of the swashplate link assembly, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Grand Junction, CO
Document Number: E9-26096
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Grand Junction Regional, Grand Junction, CO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) traffic from Grand Junction Regional, Grand Junction, CO to en route. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Grand Junction Regional, Grand Junction, CO. This action also would update the airport name from Grand Junction, Walker Field.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Model BR700-715A1-30, BR700-715B1-30, and BR700-715C1-30 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-25942
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-29
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; Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) Airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) Airplanes, and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: E9-25917
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200, -300, -300F, and -400ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-25916
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, -300F, and -400ER series airplanes. This AD requires an inspection to determine if certain motor operated valve actuators for the fuel tanks are installed, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent an ignition source inside the fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement and the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act Section 810 Analysis of Impacts to Subsistence Resources for Proposed Improvement Activities at the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, Sitka, AK
Document Number: E9-25834
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is publishing this notice to advise the public that the FAA has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) and Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) Section 810 Evaluation for Proposed Improvement Activities at the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport (SIT) on September 28, 2009. The ROD provides final agency determinations and approvals for the proposed airport improvement activities.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes; and Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-25666
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes and certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -300 series airplanes. This AD requires replacing the control switches of the forward, aft, and nose cargo doors of Model 747 airplanes; and requires replacing the control switches of cargo doors 1 and 2 of Model 757 series airplanes. This AD results from reports of problems associated with the uncommanded operation of cargo doors. We are issuing this AD to prevent injuries to persons and damage to the airplane and equipment.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Model SAAB 2000 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-25660
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-29
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; Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702), CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: E9-25648
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-29
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; American Champion Aircraft Corp. Models 7ECA, 7GCAA, 7GCBC, 7KCAB, 8KCAB, and 8GCBC Airplanes
Document Number: E9-25258
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all American Champion Aircraft Corp. Models 7ECA, 7GCAA, 7GCBC, 7KCAB, 8KCAB, and 8GCBC airplanes, manufactured prior to 1989 and equipped with folding rear seat backs. This AD requires inspection of the rear seat back hinge areas for cracking and excessive elongation of the rear seat hinge bolt hole and, if cracking or excessive elongation is found, replacement of the rear seat frame. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the rear seat back hinge area and excessive elongation of the rear seat hinge bolt hole, either of which could result in failure of the seat back. This failure could lead to a rear- seated pilot or passenger inadvertently interfering with the control stick while attempting to not roll to the rear of the airplane upon seat back failure. Consequently, this failure could result in loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arriel 2S1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E9-25943
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: During acceleration up to One Engine Inoperative (OEI) 30-second rating, one event of flight loss of full automatic control occurred on an Arriel 2S1 engine. The selection of OEI 30-second rating on engine 1 was triggered by the automatic detection of an OEI situation further to a transient deceleration of engine 2. The transient deceleration of engine 2 was caused by the untimely reset of its DECU. Once this reset was completed, engine 2 resumed its nominal operation. Afterwards the aircraft then continued its flight safely with its engine 1 operating in manual control mode. The loss of full automatic control of engine 1 was caused by loss of steps of the stepper motor controlling the fuel metering valve inside the Hydromechanical Unit (HMU). It has been found that high accelerations, notably up to OEI 30-second rating, increase the risk of loss of steps of the HMU stepper motor. Therefore, this event has led to the consideration of the following unsafe condition at aircraft level: In- flight loss of full automatic control of the engine induced by the loss of steps of the stepper motor during acceleration up to OEI 30-second rating, further to an actual OEI situation on the other engine (such as a power loss event).
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E9-25881
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-28
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: E9-25880
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-28
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700 & 701) Airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) Airplanes, and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: E9-25866
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-28
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; Dassault Model Falcon 900EX Airplanes
Document Number: E9-25865
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-28
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 A300 B4-2C, B4-103, and B4-203 Airplanes; and Model A300 B4-601, B4-603, B4-620, B4-622, B4-605R, and B4-622R Airplanes
Document Number: E9-25864
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-28
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:
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Nantucket, MA
Document Number: E9-25500
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Nantucket Memorial Airport, Nantucket, MA, by establishing Class E Surface airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace. This action will encompass the new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) around the Nantucket Memorial Airport, MA.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Anniston, AL
Document Number: E9-25498
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class E airspace at Anniston Metropolitan Airport in Anniston, AL. After a new RNAV (GPS) Z approach was developed for Runway 23, it was determined that the Class E airspace at the airport should be modified to facilitate a more efficient operation. This rule increases the safety and management of the National Airspace System (NAS) around Anniston Metropolitan Airport.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Model Challenger CL-600-2B16 (CL-605, Ref. Note 9 of TC No. A21EA); Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS)
Document Number: E9-25493
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-605) airplane. This airplane, as modified by Rockwell Collins Aerospace & Electronics, Inc., will have an Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS). The EFVS is a novel or unusual design feature which consists of a head-up display (HUD) system modified to display forward-looking infrared (FLIR) radar imagery. The airworthiness regulations applicable to pilot compartment view 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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E9-25489
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E9-25488
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-28
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; Eurocopter France (ECF) Model EC 155B and EC155B1 Helicopters
Document Number: E9-25441
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified ECF model helicopters. This AD results from a mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) AD issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community. The MCAI AD states that freezing of the route display on the navigation display (ND) in the Sector mode occurs for flight plans that include procedures in the terminal zone (departure or arrival). The MCAI AD prohibits the use of the UNS-1D navigation system (also known as the Flight Management System (FMS)) for Standard Instrument Departure (SID), Standard Instrument Terminal Arrival Route (STAR), and instrument approach procedures. The actions are intended to prevent the flight crew from relying on a frozen route ND, unanticipated increases in flight crew workload, pilot confusion in the terminal airspace environment, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-25774
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Airbus Model A310 airplanes. That AD currently requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new limitations for fuel tank systems. This AD clarifies the intended effect of the AD on spare and on-airplane fuel tank system components. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-25772
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Airbus Model A300 airplanes. That AD currently requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new limitations for fuel tank systems. This AD clarifies the intended effect of the AD on spare and on-airplane fuel tank system components. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E9-25748
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-27
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: E9-25747
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-27
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: E9-25746
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-27
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: E9-25745
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-27
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: E9-25744
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-27
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Hartzell Propeller Inc. ()HC-()2Y(K,R)-() Series Propellers
Document Number: E9-25290
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Hartzell Propeller Inc. ()HC-()2Y()-() series propellers with non-suffix serial number (SN) propeller hubs installed on Lycoming O-, IO-, LO-, and AEIO-360 series reciprocating engines. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive eddy current inspections (ECIs) of the front cylinder half of the propeller hub for cracks and removing cracked hubs from service before further flight. In addition, that AD allows installation of an improved design propeller hub (suffix SN ``A'' or ``B'') as terminating action to the repetitive ECI. This ad requires the same actions but changes the affected propeller series designation to ()HC-()2Y(K,R)-() series propellers with non-suffix SN propeller hubs and suffix SN letter ``E'' propeller hubs. This AD also expands the engine eligibility to include Lycoming LIO-, TO-, LTO-, AIO-, and TIO-360-series engines. This AD results from the need to make changes to the affected series designation of propellers, to expand the engine applicability, and to respond to comments received on AD 2006- 18-15. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the propeller hub causing blade separation and subsequent loss of airplane control.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co. KG. (RRD) Tay 650-15 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-25031
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive inspections of the low-pressure (LP) turbine discs stage 2 and stage 3 for corrosion, on certain serial number engines. This AD requires the same actions, but extends the applicability to additional engine serial numbers. 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; Airbus Model A300-600 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-24938
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 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; General Electric Company CF6-80C2 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-24391
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2 series turbofan engines with certain thrust reverser ballscrew gearbox assembly adjustable-length end actuators installed. This AD requires initial visual inspections and repetitive replacements of the \3/8\-inch rod-ends installed on the thrust reverser ballscrew gearbox assembly adjustable-length end actuators. This AD also allows an optional terminating action to those repetitive replacements. This AD also requires initial visual inspections and replacements, if necessary, of the other hardware connecting the thrust reverser transcowls to the engine. This AD results from reports of four failures of rod-ends on certain thrust reverser ballscrew gearbox assembly adjustable-length end actuators, leading to partial or complete separation of the transcowl from the engine and airplane during thrust reversal. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of asymmetric thrust and thrust control.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-601, B4-603, B4-605R, B4-620, B4-622, B4-622R, F4-605R, F4-622R, and C4-605R Variant F Series Airplanes Equipped With Simmonds Precision Products, Inc., Fuel Quantity Indicating System Sensors and In-Tank Harnesses Installed in Accordance With Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST00092BO
Document Number: E9-24011
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus model series airplanes listed above. This AD requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the Instructions for Continuing Airworthiness to incorporate new fuel system limitations for airplanes modified in accordance with Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST00092BO. This AD also requires a general visual inspection for tank unit separation and compensator separation of the center, inner, and outer fuel tanks, and trim fuel tanks of the tank units, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent a potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank fire or explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Trent 700 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-25645
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 700 series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive borescope inspections of the high pressure-and-intermediate pressure (HP-IP) turbine internal and external oil vent tubes for coking and carbon buildup, and cleaning or replacing the vent tubes if necessary. This proposed AD would require the same actions, but would add additional inspections of the vent flow restrictor. This proposed AD results from further analysis that the cleaning of the vent tubes required by AD 2007-02-05 could lead to loosened carbon fragments, causing a blockage downstream in the vent flow restrictor. We are proposing this AD to prevent internal oil fires due to coking and carbon buildup that could cause uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2500-A1, V2527E-A5, V2530-A5, and V2528-D5 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-25644
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2500-A1, V2527E-A5, V2530-A5, and V2528-D5 turbofan engines. This AD requires reducing the published life limit of certain high-pressure compressor (HPC) stage 9-12 disc assemblies. This AD also removes from service those HPC stage 9-12 disc assemblies using a drawdown schedule. This AD results from IAE updating the low-cycle-fatigue (LCF) life analysis for certain HPC stage 9-12 disc assemblies. We are issuing 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.
Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation Route Q-37; Texas
Document Number: E9-25607
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish a high altitude area navigation (RNAV) route, designated Q-37, extending between the Pueblo, CO, very high frequency omnidirectional range/tactical air navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid and the Fort Stockton, TX, VORTAC. The new route would provide pilots and air traffic controllers with an efficient alternative route around potentially constrained airspace during convective weather events in west Texas.
Notice of Intent To Request Reinstatement From the Office of Management and Budget of an Expired Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Flight Attendant Duty/Rest/Fatigue Field Study
Document Number: E9-25510
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-26
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 reinstate an expired information collection. In response to a Congressional directive to conduct a flight attendant fatigue study, FAA's Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, has initiated a comprehensive analysis of fatigue in flight attendants across a range of operational conditions.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Noorvik, AK
Document Number: E9-25499
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Noorvik, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two SIAPs are being developed for the Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport at Noorvik, AK. Additionally, one textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) is being developed. This action establishes Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport, Noorvik, AK.
Amendment of Federal Airways V-163 and V-358 in the Lampasas, TX, Area
Document Number: E9-24662
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal descriptions of two Federal airways that have ``Lampasas, TX, very high frequency omnidirectional range/tactical air navigation (VORTAC)'' included as part of their route structure. Currently, the Lampasas VORTAC and the Lampasas Airport share the same location name and identifier (LZZ). To eliminate confusion and potential flight safety issues, the ``Lampasas VORTAC'' (LZZ) will be renamed the ``Gooch Springs VORTAC'' (AGJ). All airways with Lampasas [VORTAC] included in their legal descriptions will be amended, concurrent with the effective date of this final rule, to reflect the name change.
Aircraft Noise Impacts Research Roadmap
Document Number: E9-25610
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice advises interested persons that the FAA is conducting workshops to develop an aircraft noise impacts research roadmap. The roadmap is intended to advance our scientific knowledge in
Establishment of Class D and E Airspace and Modification of Class E Airspace; State College, PA
Document Number: E9-25519
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D and E airspace and modify existing Class E airspace at State College, PA. The University Park Airport is building a new air traffic control tower and the FAA is directed by law to establish and/or modify controlled surface airspace for the support of air traffic operations. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management around University Park Airport, State College, PA.
Eleventh Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical Systems Security
Document Number: E9-25497
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical Systems Security.
Special Conditions: Model C-27J Airplane; Class E Cargo Compartment Lavatory
Document Number: E9-25495
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Alenia Model C-27J airplane. This airplane has novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology described in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. These design features include a lavatory in the Class E cargo compartment. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. 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. We have issued additional special conditions for other novel or unusual design features of the C-27J.
Proposed Revision of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route Q-108; Florida
Document Number: E9-25492
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to make a revision to the alignment of high altitude RNAV route Q-108, which currently extends between the GADAY and CLAWZ waypoints (WP) in Florida. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the efficiency of the National Airspace System in the northern Florida area.
Proposed Modification of Jet Route J-20; Florida
Document Number: E9-25490
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Jet Route J-20 by terminating the route at the Orlando, FL, very high frequency omnidirectional range/tactical air navigation (VORTAC) facility, thereby eliminating the segment between the Orlando VORTAC and the Virginia Key, FL, very high frequency omnidirectional range/distance measuring equipment (VOR/ DME) facility. This modification would eliminate a portion of J-20 that is no longer needed.