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Flight Simulation Training Device Initial and Continuing Qualification and Use
Document Number: E9-30499
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E9-30332
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E9-30308
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
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 October 16, 2009, vol. 74, no. 199, page 53311. The information collected is needed for the applicant's noise certification compliance report in order to demonstrate compliance with 14 CFR part 36.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: E9-30307
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
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 October 16, 2009, vol. 74, no. 199, page 53311. This rule may require applicants to comply with the latest regulations in effect on the date of application for amended Type Certificates (TC) or a Supplemental TCs for aeronautical products.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, IN
Document Number: E9-30298
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-21
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 339.956 acres of vacant airport property for highway development and 175.492 acres of vacant airport property for highway easements for an exchange of property between the Indianapolis Airport Authority and the Indiana Department of Transportation. The land consists of portions of 64 original airport acquired parcels. These parcels were acquired under grants: 6-18-0038-10, 6-18-0038-14, 3-18-0038-23, 3-18-0038-24, 3-18- 0038-32, 3-18-0038-37, 3-18-0038-38, 3-18-0038-39, 3-18-0038-45, 3-18- 0038-47, 3-18-0038-51, 3-18-0038-65, 3-18-0038-83, 3-18-0038-88, 3-18- 0038-92, 3-18-0038-94 or without Federal participation. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the Indianapolis Airport Authority to dispose of 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 or lease of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; West Yellowstone, MT
Document Number: E9-30289
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Yellowstone Airport, West Yellowstone, MT, to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Yellowstone Airport, West Yellowstone, MT. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Iliamna, AK
Document Number: E9-30281
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Iliamna, AK. Amended Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), conventional SIAPs, and an Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) at Iliamna Airport have made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney JT8D-209, -217, -217C, and -219 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-30221
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to revise an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney JT8D-209, -217, -217C, and -219 turbofan engines with front compressor front hub (fan hub), part number (P/N) 5000501-01 installed. That AD currently requires cleaning the front compressor front hubs (fan hubs), initial and repetitive eddy current (ECI) and fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPI) of tierod and counterweight holes for cracks, removal of bushings, cleaning and ECI and FPI of bushed holes for cracks and, if necessary, replacement with serviceable parts. In addition, that AD currently requires reporting the findings of cracked fan hubs and monthly reports of the number of inspections completed. This proposed AD would require the same actions, except for the monthly reporting of the number of completed inspections. This proposed AD results from the FAA determining that it has collected a sufficient amount of data since issuing AD 97-17-04 and that therefore, it no longer needs the monthly reporting of the number of completed inspections. We are proposing this AD revision to prevent fan hub failure due to tierod, counterweight, or bushed hole cracking, which could result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International LTS101-600A Series and LTS101-700D-2 Turboshaft Engines and LTP101-600A-1A, and LTP101-700A-1A Turboprop Engines
Document Number: E9-30220
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International LTS101-600A series and LTS101-700D-2 turboshaft engines and LTP101-600A-1A, and LTP101-700A-1A turboprop engines with power turbine blades, part number (P/N) 4-141-084-06, installed. This proposed AD would require removing power turbine blades, P/N 4-141-084-06 from service, using a drawdown schedule specified in this proposed AD. This proposed AD results from reports of fatigue cracks in the airfoil of the power turbine blade. We are proposing this AD to prevent fracture of the power turbine blade airfoil, which could result in sudden loss of engine power.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International, S.A. CFM56-5B1/P, -5B2/P, -5B3/P, -5B3/P1, -5B4/P, -5B5/P, -5B6/P, -5B7/P, -5B8/P, -5B9/P, -5B1/2P, -5B2/2P, -5B3/2P, -5B3/2P1, -5B4/2P, -5B4/P1, -5B6/2P, -5B4/2P1, and -5B9/2P Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-30219
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for CFM International, S.A. CFM56-5B series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires reviewing exhaust gas temperature (EGT) monitoring records to determine EGT margin deterioration, and for airplanes where both engines have greater than 80 [deg]centigrade (C) of EGT margin deterioration, borescope-inspecting the high-pressure compressor (HPC) of both engines. That AD also currently requires removing from service any engine that does not pass the borescope inspection and, if both engines pass, removing and replacing one of the engines with an engine that has 80 [deg]C or less of EGT margin deterioration. That AD also currently requires continuous monitoring of EGT margin deterioration on engines in service to prevent two engines on an airplane from having greater than 80 [deg]C of EGT margin deterioration. This proposed AD would require continuous monitoring of EGT margin deterioration, removing FADEC software version 5.B.Q and earlier versions from the engine as mandatory terminating action to the repetitive recalculating and EGT monitoring for certain engine models, and removing other certain engine models from service if the EGT margin deterioration is greater than 75 [deg]C. This proposed AD results from the need to reduce the affected engine models listed in AD 2009-01-01 from 25 to 19, the need to reduce the engine EGT margin deterioration removal threshold from greater than 80 [deg]C to greater than 75 [deg]C, the need to mandate a terminating action to the repetitive recalculating and EGT monitoring for certain engines, and the need to remove certain engines from service if the EGT margin deterioration is greater than 75 [deg]C. We are proposing this AD to prevent HPC stalls, which could prevent continued safe flight or landing.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: E9-30206
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-21
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: E9-30198
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-21
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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Point (Pt.) Thomson, AK
Document Number: E9-30172
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Pt. Thomson, AK, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) special Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) at Pt. Thomson 3 Heliport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Pt. Thomson 3 Heliport.
Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-29602
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee (ATPAC) will be held to review present air traffic control procedures and practices for standardization, revision, clarification, and upgrading of terminology and procedures.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Georgetown, TX
Document Number: E9-30195
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Georgetown, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Georgetown Municipal Airport, Georgetown, TX. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at Georgetown Municipal Airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cedar Rapids, IA
Document Number: E9-30187
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Cedar Rapids, IA. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at The Eastern Iowa Airport, Cedar Rapids, IA. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program Update and Request for Review for Modesto City-County Airport, Modesto, CA
Document Number: E9-30186
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program update that was submitted for Modesto City-County Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150 by City of Modesto. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for Modesto City-County Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective January 9, 2009 (74 FR 4499). The proposed noise compatibility program update will be approved or disapproved on or before June 6, 2010.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Battle Mountain, NV
Document Number: E9-30182
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Battle Mountain Airport, Battle Mountain, NV, to accommodate aircraft using the VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range (VOR)/Distant Measuring Equipment (DME) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at the airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Battle Mountain Airport, Battle Mountain, NV.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hoquiam, WA
Document Number: E9-30180
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Hoquiam, WA. Controlled airspace would be amended to have Class E surface area airspace continuous at Bowerman Airport, Hoquiam, WA. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action also would correct the airport name.
Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model G58 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-29984
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model G58 airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting the installation of stand-off hardware between the heater fuel line and the heater over-temperature sensor wires for minimum clearance and installing acceptable stand-off hardware if stand-off hardware is missing or inadequate. This proposed AD would also require inspecting the brake reservoir line and the fuel heater power wire for damage and minimum clearance, replacing any damaged wires and/or lines, and installing stand-off hardware if minimum clearance is not met. This proposed AD results from reports received of a power wire shorting out on the brake reservoir tube. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct inadequate clearance of the brake reservoir tubing and the heater fuel pump wiring, which could result in chafing and shorting out of the electrical wiring and chafing of the tubing carrying flammable fluids. This condition could lead to a fire in the nose wheel well.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company (Type Certificate Previously Held by Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing (Previously The Lancair Company)) Models LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, and LC42-550FG Airplanes
Document Number: E9-29982
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-09- 09, which applies to certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) (type certificate previously held by Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing (previously The Lancair Company)) Models LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, and LC42-550FG airplanes. AD 2009-09-09 currently requires repetitive inspections of the rudder hinges and the rudder hinge brackets for damage, i.e., cracking, deformation, and discoloration. If damage is found during any inspection, AD 2009-09-09 also requires replacing the damaged rudder hinge and/or rudder hinge bracket. Since we issued AD 2009-09-09, Cessna has developed a modification that, when incorporated, would terminate the repetitive inspections required by AD 2009-09-09. The FAA has determined that long-term continued operational safety will be better assured by design changes that removed the source of the problem, rather than by repetitive inspections or other special procedures. Consequently, this proposed AD would retain the inspection requirements of AD 2009-09-09 and add a terminating action for the inspection requirements. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct damage in the rudder hinges and the rudder hinge brackets, which could result in failure of the rudder. This failure could lead to loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate Previously Held by Raytheon Aircraft Company) Models B300 and B300C Airplanes
Document Number: E9-29975
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (type certificate previously held by Raytheon Aircraft Company) Models B300 and B300C airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to inspect the terminal board on the circuit card rack assembly to determine if the correct bus bar is installed. This proposed AD would also require you to replace the bus bar if necessary and inspect the left and right pitot heat annunciators for proper operation. This proposed AD results from reports of the left and right pitot heat annunciators not illuminating for an inoperative pitot heat condition. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct installation of an incorrect bus bar, which could result in failure of the pitot heat annunciators to illuminate. This failure could lead to the pilot being unaware that moisture has frozen on the pitot tube(s) and cause erroneous flight instrument indication.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Manokotak, AK
Document Number: E9-29851
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Manokotak, AK, to accommodate amended Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Manokotak Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Manokotak Airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Elim, AK
Document Number: E9-29849
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Elim, AK, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Elim Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Elim Airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Clarks Point, AK
Document Number: E9-29848
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Clarks Point, AK, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Clarks Point Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Clarks Point Airport.
Special Conditions: Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A.), Model EMB-505; Automatic Inhibition of Ice Protection System
Document Number: E9-29847
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer model EMB- 505 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with operation of the airframe ice protection system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Scammon Bay, AK
Document Number: E9-29846
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Scammon Bay, AK. New Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Scammon Bay Airport have made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Huntingburg, IN
Document Number: E9-29845
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Huntingburg, IN. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Huntingburg Airport, Huntingburg, IN. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at Huntingburg Airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Koyukuk, AK
Document Number: E9-29843
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Koyukuk, AK. New Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), and an Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) at Koyukuk Airport have made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Dillingham, AK
Document Number: E9-29842
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Dillingham, AK. Amended Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), conventional SIAPs, and an Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) at Dillingham Airport have made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Shaktoolik, AK
Document Number: E9-29839
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Shaktoolik, AK. New Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), and an Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) at Shaktoolik Airport have made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: E9-29772
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-15
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.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hailey, ID
Document Number: E9-29761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Friedman Memorial Airport, Hailey, ID. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Friedman Memorial Airport, Hailey, ID. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Friedman Memorial Airport.
Noise Exposure Map Notice for San Diego International Airport, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E9-29760
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, for San Diego International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et. seq (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review
Document Number: E9-29759
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Buckeye Municipal Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150 by Town of Buckeye. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR Part 150 for Buckeye Municipal Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective September 22, 2008 and Federal Register published February 25, 2009. The proposed noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before June 1, 2010.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Riverton, WY
Document Number: E9-29758
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will amend Class E airspace at Riverton Regional Airport, Riverton, WY. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using the VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range (VOR), Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Riverton Regional Airport, Riverton, WY. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the VOR (RNAV) GPS (SIAP) at Riverton Regional Airport, Riverton, WY.
Establishment and Modification of Class E Airspace; Bishop, CA
Document Number: E9-29757
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E surface airspace and modify existing Class E airspace at Bishop, CA. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) developed for Eastern Sierra Regional Airport, Bishop, CA. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, CA
Document Number: E9-29755
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles World Airports under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (formerly the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 150 (hereinafter referred to as ``Part 150''). On April 20, 2009, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by Los Angeles World Airports under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On October 16, 2009, the FAA approved the Van Nuys Airport noise compatibility program. Fifteen (15) of the thirty-five (35) total number of recommendations of the program were approved. No program elements relating to new or revised flight procedures for noise abatement were proposed by the airport operator.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 727 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-29737
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all The Boeing Company Model 727 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 an initial inspection to phase in a certain repetitive AWL inspection, 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 Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: E9-29566
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-15
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 158.29.
Notice of Final FAA Decision on Proposed Airport Access Restriction
Document Number: E9-29397
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 (hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'' or ``ANCA'') provides notice, review, and approval requirements for airports seeking to impose noise or access restrictions on Stage 3 aircraft operations that become effective after October 1, 1990. 49 U.S.C. 47521 et seq.
Airworthiness Directives; Cirrus Design Corporation Model SR22 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-29578
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cirrus Design Corporation Model SR22 airplanes equipped with an anti- ice system approved for flight into known icing. This AD requires you to inspect the compression fittings on the anti-ice fluid distribution lines for proper installation and repair any fittings that were not properly installed. This AD results from the manufacturer finding some anti-ice fluid distribution lines where the compression fittings were not properly installed. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct anti-ice fluid distribution lines with improperly installed compression fittings, which could result in anti-ice fluid distribution line separation. A line separation could result in a total loss of ice protection fluid supply to the protected surfaces, which would allow ice to build on the airplane and degrade the handling qualities and performance.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ, -135ER, -135KE, -135KL, -135LR, -145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: E9-29576
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-14
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; Correction
Document Number: E9-29483
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting airworthiness directive (AD) 2009-21-07, which published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2 series turbofan engines with certain thrust reverser ballscrew gearbox assembly adjustable-length end actuators installed. The unsafe condition statement of ``We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of asymmetric thrust and thrust control'', and rod-end part number ``MS2124S06'' in paragraph (j) are incorrect. This document corrects the unsafe condition statement and the part number. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company GE90-110B1, GE90-113B, and GE90-115B Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-29428
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) GE90-110B1, GE90-113B, and GE90-115B series turbofan engines with stage 6 low-pressure turbine (LPT) blades, part number (P/N) 1765M37P03 or P/N 1765M37P04, installed. This AD requires initial and repetitive inspections for shroud interlock wear of the stage 6 LPT blades. This AD also requires replacing those blades with stage 6 LPT blades eligible for installation at the next engine shop visit as terminating action to the repetitive blade inspections. This AD results from eight reports of GE90-115B stage 6 LPT single-blade separation events. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of stage 6 LPT blades, which could result in uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model SA 330 F, G, and J Helicopters
Document Number: E9-29424
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) 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 Emergency AD states that there has been a report of the failure of a flexible coupling on one of the main gearbox (MGB) inputs, which may be the result of loss of the tightening torque load, or insufficient tightening of the nuts on the bolts fixing the discs of the flexible coupling to its sliding and fixed hinges. This condition, if not corrected, could result in failure of the coupling discs, and if this condition develops on both the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) MGB inputs, a complete loss of power to the transmission and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France (ECF) Model AS332C, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2, SA330F, SA330G, and SA330J Helicopters
Document Number: E9-26118
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified ECF helicopters. This AD results from a mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) AD issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Technical Agent for the aviation authority of France. The MCAI AD states there have been two cases of failure of the screw that secures the main rotor blade (blade) deicing system distributor retaining clamp (clamp). Analysis revealed that these failures were the result of insufficient clearance of the screw and the clamp assembly causing the screw to bend and also by some screws having nonconforming material hardness. Also, some of the screw heads were missing a lock-wiring hole preventing the use of lock-wiring between the screw head and the nut.
Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Percentage Rates of Covered Aviation Employees for the Period of January 1, 2010, Through December 31, 2010
Document Number: E9-29601
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA has determined that the minimum random drug and alcohol testing percentage rates for the period January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010, will remain at 25 percent of safety- sensitive employees for random drug testing and 10 percent of safety- sensitive employees for random alcohol testing.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2-1C, B2K-3C, B2-203, B4-2C, B4-103, and B4-203 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-29575
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-11
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: One operator reported loss of both pitch trims following autopilot disengagement after take off. Subsequent shop findings revealed severe damage to the power gears. Mal-phasing between the hydraulic motors was suspected to have induced excessive loads into the gear train, leading to collapse of one bearing on a shaft of the main gear, causing severe tooth damage. The combination of tooth damage and gear tilting caused the disconnection of two of the three hydraulic motors, resulting in jamming of the THSA [Trimmable Horizontal Stabilizer Actuator] gearbox and consequent loss of THSA control. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to further cases of mal-phasing of the hydraulic motors of the THSA, causing degradation of the power gears and potentially resulting in reduced control of the aeroplane. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. TFE731 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-29482
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This supplemental NPRM revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), for Honeywell International Inc. TFE731 series turbofan engines with certain second stage low-pressure compressor rotor (LPCR) discs and/or certain third stage LPCR discs installed. That proposed AD would have required removing from service certain second stage LPCR discs and/or certain third stage LPCR discs. That proposed AD resulted from a report of cracks found during a fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) of the disc bore. This supplemental NPRM revises the proposed AD to correct a P/N error, to clarify the applicability, and to clarify the instructions in the compliance section. This supplemental proposed AD results from a report of cracks found during an FPI of the disc bore. We are proposing this supplemental proposed AD to prevent an uncontained failure of a second stage LPCR disc and or a third stage LPCR disc due to cracks in the bore, which could result in damage to the airplane.