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

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Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) Model 407 and Model 427 Helicopters
Document Number: E9-29427
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the BHTC Model 407 and Model 427 helicopters. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) ADs issued by the aviation authority of Canada. The MCAI ADs state that some hydraulic pump driveshaft assemblies may have been delivered with a missing internal plug or fastening rivet. This condition, if not corrected, could result in a loss of hydraulic pressure and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model EC120B Helicopters
Document Number: E9-29426
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Eurocopter France (ECF) Model EC120B 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 operators have reported that latching push buttons on the Emergency Floatation Gear Lighting and Ancillary Control Unit (LACU) used to arm the emergency floatation gear are unreliable, and the `FLOAT ARM' pushbutton does not latch in the depressed (LACU armed) position. These actions are intended to prohibit flight over water if a functional test indicates that the emergency floatation gear cannot be armed, which would preclude deployment of the floats in an emergency water ditching that could result in helicopter damage and a fatality.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model EC225LP Helicopters
Document Number: E9-29425
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-09-51, which was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model EC225LP helicopters by individual letters. This AD requires, before further flight, determining if the ``CHIP'' detector light on the instrument panel (Vehicle Monitoring System Screen) previously illuminated. If the ``CHIP'' detector light did illuminate and it illuminated because of a metal particle on the magnetic plug of the epicyclic reduction gear module (module) of the main gearbox (MGB), or if you cannot determine from the maintenance records which chip detector caused the ``CHIP'' detector light to illuminate or whether the detector light stayed illuminated after the ``CHIP'' detector switch was turned to the ``CHIP PULSE'' setting, replacing the module with an airworthy module is required before further flight. Also required before further flight is inspecting the MGB module magnetic chip detector electrical circuit and determining whether the system is functioning properly, including whether the ``CHIP'' detector light annunciates on the instrument panel (Vehicle Monitoring System Screen). Finally, this AD requires replacing the module with an airworthy module if the ``CHIP'' detector light illuminates, stays illuminated after the ``CHIP'' detector switch is turned to the ``CHIP PULSE'' setting, and you determine that a metal particle on the module magnetic plug caused that illumination. This amendment is prompted by 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. EASA notified us of an accident that occurred April 1, 2009 on a Eurocopter Model AS332L2 helicopter and EASA advises that the ``cause of the accident seems to be connected with degradation of the epicyclic module of the MGB, the root cause of which is still to be determined.'' The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent failure of the MGB and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Revision of Colored Federal Airways; Alaska
Document Number: E9-29396
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises two Colored Federal Airways, Green 16 (G- 16), and Blue 26 (B-26), in Alaska. The FAA is taking this action in preparation of the eventual decommissioning of the Barter Island (BTI) Non-directional Beacon (NDB) at the Village of Kaktovik, Alaska.
Modification of Jet Route J-20; Florida
Document Number: E9-29394
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Jet Route J-20 by terminating the route at the Orlando, FL, very high frequency omnidirectional range/tactical air navigation (VORTAC) facility, thereby eliminating a portion of J-20 that is no longer needed. This action will ensure the efficient use of airspace within the National Airspace System (NAS).
Revision of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route Q-108; Florida
Document Number: E9-29387
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises the alignment of high altitude RNAV route Q-108, which currently extends between the GADAY and CLAWZ waypoints (WP) in Florida. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the efficiency of the National Airspace System in the northern Florida area.
Airworthiness Directives; PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD. Model PC-12/47E Airplanes
Document Number: E9-29457
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-10
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; Eurocopter France Model AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, and AS355N Helicopters
Document Number: E9-29431
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, and AS355N helicopters. This proposed 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 a metallurgical non-conformity was discovered on a flange of the forward shaft section of the tail rotor drive shaft (drive shaft). The MCAI AD also states that stress analysis has shown that this non-conformity can significantly reduce the strength of the drive shaft and thereby its service life. The proposed actions are intended to remove non- conforming drive shafts from service and prevent failure of the drive shaft and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A Helicopters
Document Number: E9-29430
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Sikorsky Model S-92A helicopters. The AD would require revising the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM), Operating Limitations section, to make it clear to operators that this model helicopter was not certificated to the standards that allow for the carriage of human external cargo. This proposal is prompted by a mistake in the RFM, which allows ``Class D'' rotorcraft load combinations for human external cargo load (HEC) operations for this model. The Model S-92A RFM does not include the required one-engine inoperative (OEI) hover performance and procedures. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to correct the Limitations section of the RFM to prevent HEC operations, which could result in injury or loss of life.
Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of Decision (ROD) for the Proposed Airport Traffic Control Tower With Associated Base Building and Airport Surveillance Radar, Model 9, Replacement/Relocation at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: E9-29399
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that the FAA has prepared, and approved on November 18, 2009, a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of Decision (ROD) based on the Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA) for a Proposed Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) with Associated Base Building and an Airport Surveillance Radar, Model 9 (ASR-9), Replacement/Relocation at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, (CLE) Cleveland, Ohio. The FAA prepared the Final EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the FAA's regulations and guidelines for environmental documents. The Final EA was reviewed and evaluated by the FAA, and was accepted on October 22, 2009 as a Federal document by the FAA's Responsible Federal Official.
Special Conditions: Dassault Aviation Falcon Model 2000EX; Autobraking System
Document Number: E9-29398
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Dassault Aviation Falcon Model 2000EX airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design features associated with the autobraking system for use during landing. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes; Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes; and Model A340-500 and -600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-29378
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-10
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, Inc. Model BD-100-1A10 (Challenger 300) Airplanes
Document Number: E9-29377
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-10
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; Airbus Model A300-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-29376
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Airbus Model A300-600 series 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; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-300, 747-400, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-29222
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 747 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections for cracking, and repair as necessary, of lower lobe body frames (sections 42 and 46) of the fuselage. The existing AD also provides for optional modification of the frames, which terminates the repetitive inspections. This new AD requires additional repetitive inspections for cracking of certain fuselage frames, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from a new report of a crack found in a body frame with a tapered side guide bracket at fuselage station 1800, located on the left side between stringers 39 and 40; the frame was severed. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct the loss of structural integrity of the fuselage, which could result in rapid depressurization of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-243 Airplanes and Model A330-341, -342, and -343 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28858
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Proposed Modification of Jet Routes J-32, J-38, and J-538; Minnesota
Document Number: E9-29365
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Jet Routes J-32 and J-38 by terminating portions of the routes at the Duluth, MN, VHF omnidirectional range/tactical air navigation (VORTAC) that are no longer needed. This action also would amend the J-538 airway description to align it with the corresponding segment of J-538 contained in Canadian airspace. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System (NAS).
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: E9-29061
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model EMB-505; High Fuel Temperature
Document Number: E9-29053
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer S.A., Model EMB-505 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with high fuel temperature. 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.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: E9-29016
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E9-29014
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-07
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.
Amendment of the South Florida Low Offshore Airspace Area; Florida
Document Number: E9-28899
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action lowers the altitude floor within a part of the South Florida Low Offshore Airspace Area. This action provides additional controlled airspace to enable air traffic control (ATC) to more efficiently handle arriving instrument flight rules (IFR) aircraft at various coastal airports bordering along the South Florida Low Offshore Airspace Area.
Amendment of the Atlantic Low Offshore Airspace Area; East Coast United States
Document Number: E9-28897
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action lowers the altitude floor within a part of the Atlantic Low Offshore Airspace Area. This action provides additional controlled airspace to enable air traffic control (ATC) to more efficiently handle arriving instrument flight rules (IFR) aircraft a various coastal airports along the United States (U.S.) east coast.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Mountain City, TN
Document Number: E9-28894
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Mountain City, TN. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Johnson County Airport, Mountain City, TN. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Fort A.P. Hill, VA
Document Number: E9-28892
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Fort A.P. Hill, VA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at A.P. Hill AAF, Fort A.P. Hill, VA. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Jackson, AL
Document Number: E9-28889
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Jackson, AL. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Jackson Muni, Jackson. AL. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E9-28844
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E9-28945
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 2, 2009, vol. 74, no. 169, page 45516. 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.
Proposed Modification of the Atlanta, GA, Class B Airspace Area; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-28900
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces four fact-finding informal airspace meetings to solicit information from airspace users and others, concerning a proposal to revise Class B airspace at Atlanta, GA. The purpose of these meetings is to provide interested parties an opportunity to present views, recommendations, and comments on the proposal. All comments received during these meetings will be considered prior to any issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A. Model EMB-505; Flight Performance, Flight Characteristics, High Speed Conditions, and Operating Limitations
Document Number: E9-28896
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer S.A. Model EMB-505 airplane. The EMB 505 is an all-new, high-performance, sweep wing, twin turbofan powered aircraft. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) which include turbofan engines, aft engine location, new avionics, a trimmable horizontal tail, and performance characteristics inherent in this type of airplane that were not envisioned by the existing regulations. In addition, this airplane is a jet airplane being certificated in the commuter category by exemption. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Langdon, ND
Document Number: E9-28895
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Langdon, ND. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Robertson Field Airport, Langdon, ND. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at Robertson Field Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A Helicopters
Document Number: E9-28863
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Sikorsky Model S-92A helicopters. This action requires a one-time visual inspection of the main gearbox (MGB) lube system filter assembly for oil filter damage. This action also requires if either the primary or secondary oil filter is damaged, replacing both filters, all packings, and the studs before further flight. This AD also requires replacing the oil filter bowl within 30 days after replacing a damaged filter and a daily leak inspection for an oil leak (no oil leaks allowed) during that 30-day interim period. This amendment is prompted by three reports of damaged oil filters or packings resulting from installing the filter assembly with an oversized packing possibly because of incorrect part numbers in the maintenance manual. Based on a previous accident investigation, failure of the oil filter bowl or mounting studs can result in sudden and complete loss of oil from the MGB. The actions specified in this AD are intended to prevent complete loss of oil from the MGB, failure of the MGB, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28798
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
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; Airbus Model A300 B2-1C, A300 B2-203, A300 B2K-3C, A300 B4-103, A300 B4-203, and A300 B4-2C Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28797
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-400, DHC-8-401, and DHC-8-402 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28763
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
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; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Models 58, 58A, 58P, 58PA, 58TC, 58TCA, 95-B55, 95-B55A, A36, A36TC, B36TC, E55, E55A, F33A, and V35B Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28565
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede AD 91-18-19, which applies to certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (Hawker) (Type Certificate Numbers 3A15, 3A16, and A23CE formerly held by Raytheon Aircraft Company; formerly held by Beech Aircraft Corporation) Models 58, 58A, 58P, 58PA, 58TC, 58TCA, 95-B55, 95-B55A, A36, A36TC, B36TC, E55, E55A, F33A, and V35B airplanes. AD 91- 18-19 currently requires you to do a one-time inspection of the pilot and copilot shoulder harnesses for an incorrect washer and replace any incorrect washer with the correct washer. Since we issued AD 91-18-19, we have found that the applicability of AD 91-18-19 was incorrectly stated when the Model A36TC airplane was omitted from the Applicability section. Consequently, this AD would retain the actions and the serial number (SN) applicability of AD 91-18-19 and realign the SN applicability for Models A36TC and B36TC airplanes. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct an incorrect washer installed in the pilot and copilot shoulder harnesses. This incorrect part could result in a malfunctioning shoulder harness. Such a malfunction could lead to occupant injury.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-14, DC-9-15, and DC-9-15F Airplanes; and McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-20, DC-9-30, DC-9-40, and DC-9-50 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28564
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-14, DC-9-15, and DC-9-15F airplanes; and McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-20, DC-9-30, DC-9- 40, and DC-9-50 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections for cracks of the main landing gear (MLG) shock strut cylinder, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD adds more work on airplanes that have main landing gear shock struts with certain identified part numbers. This AD results from two reports of a collapsed MLG and a report of cracks in two MLG cylinders. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks in the shock strut cylinder of the MLG, which could result in a collapsed MLG during takeoff or landing, and possible reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH & Co KG Model LZ N07-100 Airships
Document Number: E9-28558
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
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; Airbus Model A320 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28556
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
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-600-2A12 (CL-601) and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604) Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28554
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, and 747SR Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28552
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are issuing a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, and 747SR series airplanes. This AD requires 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 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 issuing 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700 & 701) Airplanes and CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28551
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
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; Learjet Inc. Model 45 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28550
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet Model 45 airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the baggage bay door fire barrier seal for inconel mesh in the fire barrier seal material; for certain airplanes, inspecting the fiberglass doublers for presence of red Room Temperature Vulcanizing (RTV) sealant; and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of incorrect external baggage door seal material and door seal sealant, as well as incorrect sealant on interior baggage panels used during manufacture of the airplane. We are issuing this AD to prevent the use of door seals and sealant that do not meet flammability requirements, which could result in an uncontrollable and undetected fire within the baggage compartment.
Airworthiness Directives; Twin Commander Aircraft LLC Models 690, 690A, and 690B Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28548
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Twin Commander Aircraft LLC Models 690, 690A, and 690B airplanes. This AD requires you to inspect between the surface of the left-hand (LH) and right- hand (RH) upper wing skins and the engine mount beam support straps for any signs of corrosion, replace the upper steel straps with parts of improved design, and modify both wings. This AD results from reports that corrosion was found between the mating surfaces of the wing upper skin surface and the engine mount beam support straps. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion on the engine mount beam support straps and the upper wing skins, which could result in failure of the engine mount beam support straps. This failure could lead to loss of the engine and possible loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; 328 Support Services GmbH (Dornier) Model 328-100 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28299
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all 328 Support Services GmbH (Dornier) Model 328-100 airplanes. That AD currently requires modifying the electrical wiring of the fuel pumps; installing insulation at the hand flow control and shut-off valves, and other components of the environmental control system; and installing markings at fuel wiring harnesses. That AD also requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new inspections of the fuel tank system. 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 reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., 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: E9-28859
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-03
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: During an elevator Power Control Unit (PCU) Centering Functional Check on two CL-600-2C10 aircraft, sustained oscillations were discovered when a control rod was disconnected. These sustained oscillations could render the elevator surface inoperable and cause subsequent loss of pitch control of the aircraft.
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: E9-28856
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-03
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: During testing, it was discovered that when the outflow valve (OFV) manual mode connector is not connected, the manual mode motor and altitude limitation are not properly tested. Consequently, a disconnect of the OFV manual mode and/ or a related wiring failure could potentially result in a dormant loss of several CPC [cabin pressure control] backup/safety functions, including OFV manual control, altitude limitation, emergency depressurization and smoke clearance.
Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Model L-1011 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28301
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Lockheed Model L-1011 series airplanes. That AD currently requires revising the FAA-approved maintenance program by incorporating new airworthiness limitations for fuel tank systems to satisfy Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 88 requirements. That AD also requires the accomplishment of certain fuel system modifications, the initial inspections of certain repetitive fuel system limitations 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.
Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision (ROD) for a Written Re-evaluation of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Relocation of the Panama City-Bay County International Airport, Panama City, FL
Document Number: E9-28839
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that it has issued a ROD for a Written Re-evaluation of the FEIS for the Relocation of the Panama City-Bay County International Airport, Panama City, Florida. The FEIS for the relocation of the airport was issued in May 2006. The FAA issued a ROD for this federal action in September 2006. Airport facilities are currently being constructed at the new airport site. This ROD is issued for a Written Re-evaluation of the FEIS because the Panama City-Bay County Airport and Industrial District (Airport Sponsor) has proposed to extend the primary runway (Runway 16L-34R) from 8,400 feet to 10,000 feet. This ROD approves the extension and other minor changes as shown on a revised Airport Layout Plan (ALP) that has been submitted to the FAA. Subsequent to this ROD, the FAA will conditionally approve the revised ALP.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E9-28829
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 8, 2009, vol. 74, no. 172, page 46292. Fractional Ownership is a program that offers increased flexibility in aircraft ownership.