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Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-19180
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. That AD currently requires replacing brackets that hold the P5 panel to the airplane structure, the standby compass bracket assembly, the generator drive and standby power module, and the air conditioning module, as applicable. The existing AD also currently requires, among other actions, inspecting for wire length and for damage of the connectors and the wire bundles, and doing applicable corrective actions if necessary. This new AD requires an additional operational test of the P5-14 panel. This AD results from a report of an electrical burning smell in the flight compartment. We are issuing this AD to prevent wire bundles from contacting the overhead dripshield panel and modules in the P5 overhead panel, which could result in electrical arcing and shorting of the electrical connector and consequent loss of several critical systems essential for safe flight; and to ensure proper operation of the passenger oxygen system. If an improperly functioning passenger oxygen system goes undetected, the passenger oxygen mask could fail to deploy and result in possible incapacitation of passengers during a depressurization event.
18th Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206/EUROCAE WG 76 Plenary
Document Number: E9-19659
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 206: Aeronautical Information Services and Meteorology Data Link Services
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. TPE331-10 and TPE331-11 Series Turboprop Engines
Document Number: E9-19633
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc. TPE331-10 and TPE331-11 series turboprop engines. This AD requires removing certain first stage turbine disks from service. This AD results from a report of an uncontained failure of a first stage turbine disk that had a metallurgical defect. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the first stage turbine disk and damage to the airplane.
Certification of Turbojets
Document Number: E9-19350
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to enhance safety by amending the applicable standards for part 23 turbojet-powered airplaneswhich are commonly referred to as ``turbojets''to reflect the current needs of
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company 150 and 152 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-19498
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to revise Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-10-09, which applies to certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) 150 and 152 series airplanes. AD 2009-10-09 requires either installing a placard prohibiting spins and other acrobatic maneuvers in the airplane or replacing the rudder stop, the rudder stop bumper, and the attachment hardware with a new rudder stop modification kit and replacing the safety wire with jamnuts. Since we issued AD 2009-10-09, we became aware of a need to clarify certain model and serial number designations, remove the duplicate requirement of replacing the safety wire with jamnuts, and clarify the conditional acceptability of using Modification Kit part number (P/N) SK152-25 as a terminating action to this proposed AD. Consequently, this proposed AD would retain the actions currently required in AD 2009-10-09, correct model designation for certain serial numbers, remove the duplicate requirement of replacing safety wire with jamnuts, and clarify the conditional acceptability of using Modification Kit P/N SK152-25 as a terminating action to this proposed AD. We are proposing this AD to prevent the rudder from traveling past the normal travel limit. Operation in this non-certificated control position is unacceptable and could cause undesirable consequences, such as contact between the rudder and the elevator.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E9-19424
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
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 June 5, 2009, 74 FR 27058-27059. Wildlife strike data are collected to develop standards and monitor hazards to aviation. Data identify wildlife strike control requirements and provide in-service data on aircraft component failure.
Airworthiness Directives; American Champion Aircraft Corp. Models 7ECA, 7GCAA, 7GCBC, 7KCAB, 8KCAB, and 8GCBC Airplanes
Document Number: E9-19448
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt 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 proposed AD would require 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. This proposed AD results from an occurrence of the rear seat hinge area failing in flight. We are proposing 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; Bombardier Model DHC-8-100 and DHC-8-200 Series Airplanes, and Model DHC-8-301, -311, and -315 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-19420
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-100 and DHC-8-200 series airplanes, and DHC-8-301, -311, and -315 airplanes. This proposed AD would require implementing a corrosion prevention and control program (CPCP) either by accomplishing specific tasks or by revising the maintenance inspection program to include a CPCP. This proposed AD results from the determination that, as airplanes age, they are more likely to exhibit indications of corrosion. We are proposing this AD to prevent structural failure of the airplane due to corrosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-19419
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-13
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:
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E9-18661
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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: E9-18660
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-13
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; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-30, DC-9-40, and DC-9-50 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-19265
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-30, DC-9-40, and DC-9-50 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting to determine the part numbers of the forward and aft auxiliary tank fuel boost and transfer pump conduit/conduit assembly and conduit assembly electrical connector, as applicable, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct the potential for an arc/spark condition to occur within the fuel boost or transfer pump conduit assembly connectors and propagate into the forward and aft auxiliary fuel tanks, which could result in a fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-200C and -200F Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-19262
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 747-200C and -200F series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections to find fatigue cracking in the floor panel attachment fastener holes of the upper chord of certain upper deck floor beams in Section 41 (i.e., body station 520 and forward), and repair if necessary. The existing AD also provides optional modifications, which extend the threshold for the initiation of certain repetitive inspections. This proposed AD would add repetitive inspections to find fatigue cracking in the floor panel attachment fastener holes of the upper chord of certain other upper deck floor beams in Section 41 and Section 42 (i.e., aft of body station 520); repetitive inspections to find fatigue cracking in the permanent fastener holes of the upper chord of certain upper deck floor beams in Section 41; and related investigative and corrective actions. This proposed AD would also provide a new optional modification, which would terminate certain repetitive inspections. This proposed AD results from new reports of cracking in the upper chord of the upper deck floor beams in Sections 41 and 42, and new analysis that shows the permanent fastener holes of the upper chord of certain upper deck floor beams in Section 41 are also susceptible to fatigue cracking. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the upper chord of the upper deck floor beams. Such cracking could extend and sever the floor beams, which could result in rapid decompression and loss of controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Model SAAB 340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B Airplanes
Document Number: E9-19261
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier NPRM for the products listed above. This action revises the earlier NPRM by expanding the scope. 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:
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Midlothian-Waxahachie, TX
Document Number: E9-19251
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Midlothian- Waxahachie, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Mid- Way Regional Airport, Midlothian-Waxahachie, TX. This action would also reflect the name change to Mid-Way Regional Airport and update the geographic coordinates. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at Mid-Way Regional Airport.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Noorvik, AK
Document Number: E9-19250
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport at Noorvik, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport at Noorvik, AK. Additionally, one textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) is being developed. Adoption of this proposal would result in establishing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at the Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport at Noorvik, AK.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 747-8/-8F Airplanes; Additional Airframe Structural Design Requirements Related to Sudden Engine Stoppage Due to Fan Blade Failures
Document Number: E9-19249
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Boeing Model 747-8/-8F airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with an increased engine size when compared to previous model airplanes. These larger engines with larger bypass fans are capable of producing higher and more complex dynamic loads than previously experienced in older designs. 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.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 747-8/-8F Airplanes; Interaction of Systems and Structures
Document Number: E9-19246
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 747- 8/-8F airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) that will affect structural performance. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; Short Brothers Model SD3-60 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-19181
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising 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:
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, WA
Document Number: E9-19055
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport under the provisions of section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E9-18851
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E9-19112
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of certain petitions seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E9-19111
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of certain petitions seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Model G-IV, GIV-X, and GV-SP Series Airplanes and Model GV Airplanes
Document Number: E9-19063
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Model G-IV, GIV-X, GV-SP series airplanes and Model GV airplanes. This AD requires, for certain airplanes, a one-time inspection for sealant applied to the exterior of the auxiliary power unit (APU) enclosure (firewall), and, for airplanes with the subject sealant and certain other airplanes, a revision of the airplane flight manual to prohibit operation of the APU during certain ground and flight operations. This AD results from notification from the airplane manufacturer that an improper, flammable sealant was used on the interior and exterior of the APU enclosure (firewall). We are issuing this AD to prevent this flammable sealant from igniting the exterior surfaces of the APU enclosure (firewall) under certain anomalous conditions such as an APU failure/APU compartment fire, which could result in propagation of an uncontained fire to other critical areas of the airplane.
Establishment, Revision, and Removal of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Alaska
Document Number: E9-19037
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects errors in the legal descriptions of several Area Navigation Routes listed in a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 6, 2009 (74 FR 31845), Airspace Docket No. 08- AAL-24, FAA Docket No. FAA-2008-0926.
Revocation of VOR Federal AirwayV-329; Alabama-Florida
Document Number: E9-19036
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) Federal airway V-329, which extends between Montgomery, AL and the vicinity of Crestview, FL. The route is being removed at the request of the U.S. Army because the Andalusia, AL, VOR, which forms a segment of the airway, is being decommissioned due to unreliability and coverage limitations. This action will not adversely impact National Airspace System (NAS) Operations.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Plentywood, MT
Document Number: E9-19031
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace at Plentywood, MT. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Plentywood Sher-Wood Airport, Plentywood, MT. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the new RNAV GPS SIAP at Plentywood Sher-Wood Airport, Plentywood, MT.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Many, LA
Document Number: E9-19032
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Many, LA. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Hart Airport, Many, LA, as the Many radio beacon (RBN) is being decommissioned. This action would also update the geographic coordinates of Hart Airport to coincide with the FAA's National Aeronautical Charting Office. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at Hart Airport.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance- Dayton Wright Brothers Airport; Dayton, OH
Document Number: E9-19030
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the release of 5.597 acres of airport property for non-aeronautical use. The land consists of portions of 2 original airport acquired parcels. These parcels were acquired under grants 5-39-0030-01, 5-39-0030-02, 5-39-0030-03, 5-39- 0030-05, and 3-39-0030-01. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the City of Dayton to sell the property. The land is not needed for aeronautical use. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the sale of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the sale of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7, -7A, -7B, -9, -9A, -11, -15, and -17 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-18941
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney JT8D-1, -1A, -1B, -7, -7A, -7B, -9,
Airworthiness Directives; Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-802 and AT-802A Airplanes
Document Number: E9-18815
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2006-08- 09, which applies to all Air Tractor, Inc. (Air Tractor) Models AT-802 and AT-802A airplanes. AD 2006-08-09 currently requires you to repetitively inspect (using the eddy current method) the two outboard fastener holes in both of the wing main spar lower caps at the center splice joint for cracks and repair or replace any cracked spar cap. Since we issued AD 2006-08-09, we have determined we need to clarify the applicability of Models AT-802 and AT-802A airplanes affected serial number (SN) ranges. Additionally, we propose to add an option of modifying the wing main spar lower caps to extend the safe life limit on the affected airplanes. Consequently, this proposed AD would keep the actions of AD 2006-08-09, clarify the applicability of Models AT- 802 and AT-802A affected SN ranges, and add a modification option to extend the safe life limit. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the wing main spar lower cap at the center splice joint, which could result in failure of the spar cap and lead to wing separation and loss of control of the airplane.
Proposed New Restricted Category Special Purpose Operations
Document Number: E9-18573
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and request comments on the proposed inclusion of three new restricted category special purpose operations under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 21.25(b)(7).
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Pueblo, CO
Document Number: E9-18736
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) traffic from en route airspace to Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO.
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: E9-18731
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-05
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: There have been four reports of loose or detached main landing gear torque link apex pin locking plate and the locking plate retainer bolt. This condition could result in torque link apex pin disengagement, heavy vibration during landing, damage to main landing gear components and subsequent main landing gear collapse.
Airworthiness Directives; PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Model PIAGGIO P-180 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-18685
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-05
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:
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Eastsound, WA
Document Number: E9-18684
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Eastsound, WA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Eastsound Orcas Island Airport, Eastsound, WA. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Eastsound Orcas Island Airport, Eastsound, WA.
Full Electronic Distribution of Airworthiness Directives
Document Number: E9-18646
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the FAA's schedule for transitioning to full electronic distribution of airworthiness directives (ADs). This transition will provide a timelier and more cost effective method for the FAA to provide safety information.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-18642
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 series airplanes. The original NPRM would have required repetitive lubrication of the left and right main landing gear (MLG) forward trunnion pins; and an inspection for discrepancies of the transition radius, lead-in chamfer, and cross bolt bore of the MLG forward trunnion pins, and repair or replacement if necessary. Doing the applicable inspections and repairs/replacements, or overhauling the trunnion pins as proposed in the original NPRM, would end the repetitive lubrication requirements of this proposed AD. The original NPRM resulted from a report that the protective finishes on the forward trunnion pins for the left and right MLG might have been damaged during final assembly. This action revises the original NPRM by changing the inspection of the trunnion pins to allow inspection in-situ. If a certain repair is done, this action would require repetitive inspections for discrepancies of the transition radius. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent cracking of the forward trunnion pin, which could result in fracture of the pin and consequent collapse of the MLG.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-300, 747-400, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-18641
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that 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 proposed AD would require additional repetitive inspections for cracking of certain fuselage frames, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also revise the AD applicability. This proposed 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 proposing 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; Bombardier Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600-2A12 (CL-601), CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A) Airplanes
Document Number: E9-18640
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-05
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; Agusta S.p.A. Model AB139 and AW139 Helicopters
Document Number: E9-18430
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters. 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 aviation authority of Italy, with which we have a bilateral agreement, states in the MCAI that during the installation of a fire extinguisher bottle on a new helicopter, it was found that the electrical receptacle/connectors on the bottle which commands the firing of the extinguishing agent were swapped between engines No. 1 and No. 2. This condition could affect helicopters already in service and fire extinguisher bottles of the same part number in stock as spare parts. If not corrected, an improperly wired fire extinguishing bottle might cause the extinguishing agent to be discharged toward the unselected engine when the system is activated, rather than toward the engine with the fire. This AD requires determining if each engine has the proper outlet end on the electrical receptacle/connector that attaches the firing cartridge to the fire extinguisher bottle, and if not, replacing the fire extinguisher bottle. This AD is intended to prevent the fire extinguishing agent from not discharging toward the engine with the fire, which could result in loss of the helicopter due to an engine fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-18423
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 767 airplanes. This AD requires installing an automatic shutoff system for the auxiliary fuel tank override/jettison fuel pumps (also referred to as center tank fuel pumps in the airplane flight manual (AFM)), revising the AFM to advise the flightcrew of certain operating restrictions for airplanes equipped with an automatic auxiliary fuel tank pump shutoff control, and, for certain airplanes, installing a placard to alert the flightcrew of certain fuel usage restrictions. This AD provides optional terminating actions for certain requirements. This AD results from a design review of the fuel tank systems. We are issuing this AD to prevent an overheat condition outside the center tank fuel pump explosion-resistance area that is open to the pump inlet, which could cause an ignition source for the fuel vapors in the fuel tank and result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-18419
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, - 400, and -500 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections of the intercostal webs, attachment clips, and stringer splice channels for cracks; and corrective action if necessary. This new AD reduces the repetitive inspection intervals from 25,000 flight cycles to 6,000 flight cycles, and expands the inspection area for Model 737-200C series airplanes to include the area aft of the forward entry door. This AD results from additional reports of fatigue cracks. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the intercostals on the forward and aft sides of the forward entry door, which could result in loss of the forward entry door and rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.27 Mark 050 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-18417
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-05
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; Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) IO-520, TSIO-520, and IO-550 Series Reciprocating Engines With Superior Air Parts, Inc. (SAP) Cylinder Assemblies Installed
Document Number: E9-18220
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain TCM IO-520, TSIO-520, and IO-550 series reciprocating engines, with certain SAP investment cast cylinder assemblies installed. This AD requires initial and repetitive inspections and compression tests to detect cracks in those cylinders with more than 750 flight hours (FH) time-in-service (TIS). This AD results from reports of cracks in the area of the exhaust valve and separation of cylinder heads from the barrels of SAP cylinder assemblies with certain part numbers. We are issuing this AD to prevent the separation of the cylinder head, which could result in immediate loss of engine power, possible structural damage to the engine, and possible fire in the engine compartment.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Limited Model PC-7 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-18210
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-18018
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-05
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; SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-17897
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an existing 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:
Manual Requirements
Document Number: E9-18602
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making a minor technical change to a final rule published in the Federal Register on February 2, 2005. This final rule established new manual requirements for aging aircraft under 14 CFR part 135. In the final rule, the FAA inadvertently changed one of the regulatory references in Sec. 135.427(a).
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E9-18600
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-04
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.