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Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Model Jetstream Series 3101 and Jetstream Model 3201 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-3190
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-19
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:
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 2010-3157
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-18
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 53316. FAR Part 157 requires that each person who intends to construct, deactivate, or change the status of an airport, runway, or taxiway must notify the FAA of such activity.
RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee (ATMAC) Revised Agenda-Rescheduled Meeting
Document Number: 2010-3156
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee (ATMAC) revised agendarescheduled meeting.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) AE 3007A Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-3145
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for RRC AE 3007A series turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require removing or performing initial and repetitive eddy current inspections (ECIs) or surface wave ultrasonic testing (SWUT) inspections on high-pressure turbine (HPT) stage 2 wheels for cracks. This proposed AD also reduces the approved life limits of certain HPT stage 2 wheels. This proposed AD results from reports of cracked HPT stage 2 wheels. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the HPT stage 2 wheel and damage to the airplane.
Petition for Waiver of the Terms of the Order Limiting Scheduled Operations at LaGuardia Airport
Document Number: 2010-3109
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Delta Air Lines and US Airways submitted a joint waiver request from the prohibition on purchasing operating authorizations (``slots'' or ``slot interests'') at LaGuardia Airport (LGA). The carriers requested the waiver to allow them to consummate a transaction in which Delta would transfer 42 pairs of slot interests to US Airways at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), international route authorities to S[atilde]o Paulo and Tokyo; and terminal space at the Marine Air Terminal at LGA. US Airways would transfer 125 pairs of slot interests to Delta at LGA, and would lease an additional 15 pairs of LGA slot interests with a purchase option, together with terminal space in LGA's Terminal C. We have evaluated the proposed transaction and tentatively determined that, while the proposed transaction has a number of benefits, a grant of the waiver in its entirety would result in a substantial increase in market concentration that would harm consumers. Accordingly, while we have tentatively decided to grant Delta Air Lines' and US Airways' joint waiver request in part, we have tentatively determined that the public interest would best be served by creating new and additional competition at the airports to counterbalance the potential harm to consumers. To achieve that goal, our proposed waiver would require the divestiture of 14 pairs of slot interests at DCA and 20 pairs of slot interests at LGA to new entrant and limited incumbent carriers.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arriel 2S1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2010-3000
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-16
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; International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2500-A1, V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2525-D5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2528-D5, V2530-A5, and V2533-A5 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-2999
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2500-A1, V2525-D5 and V2528-D5 turbofan engines and certain serial numbers (S/Ns) of IAE V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2530-A5, and V2533-A5 turbofan engines. For certain S/Ns of V2500-A1, V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2530-A5, and V2533-A5 series turbofan engines, this proposed AD would require initial and repetitive on-wing ultrasonic inspections (UIs) of the high-pressure compressor (HPC) stage 3 to 8 drum for cracks. As mandatory terminating action to the repetitive inspections, this proposed AD would require removal from service of the fully silver plated nuts attaching the HPC stage 3 to 8 drum to the HPC stage 9 to 12 drum, removal of silver residue from the HPC stage 3 to 8 drum, and fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) of the stage 3 to 8 drum within a specified time. For all other engines, this proposed AD would require removal from service of the fully silver plated nuts attaching the HPC stage 3 to 8 drum to the HPC stage 9 to 12 drum, removal of silver residue from the HPC stage 3 to 8 drum, and FPI of the HPC stage 3 to 8 drum at the next drum piece-part exposure. This proposed AD results from reports of 39 HPC stage 3 to 8 drums found cracked since March 2009. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the HPC stage 3 to 8 drum, which could result in damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-700 (IGW) Series Airplanes Equipped With Auxiliary Fuel Tanks Installed in Accordance With Configuration 3 of Supplemental Type Certificate ST00936NY
Document Number: 2010-2994
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 737-700 (IGW) series airplanes. This proposed AD would require deactivation or modification of PATS Aircraft, LLC, auxiliary fuel tanks. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent 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-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600-2A12 (CL-601), CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604 Variants (Including CL-605 Marketing Variant)) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-2993
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault-Aviation Model Falcon 900EX Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-2609
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-12
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 A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-2607
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-12
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 A310-221, -222, -322, -324, and -325 Airplanes, and Model A300 B4-620, B4-622, B4-622R, and F4-622R Airplanes, Equipped With Pratt & Whitney PW4000 or JT9D-7R4 Series Engines
Document Number: 2010-2601
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-12
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; The Boeing Company Model 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-2992
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Model 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F series airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing a hot short protector (HSP) for the fuel quantity indicating system (FQIS) of the center fuel tank and, for certain airplanes, the horizontal stabilizer fuel tank. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent an electrical hot short from a source outside the FQIS to the densitometer wiring from causing failure of the FQIS densitometer resistors, which could result in an ignition source inside the center or horizontal stabilizer fuel tanks. An ignition source, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mapleton, IA
Document Number: 2010-2930
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Mapleton, IA. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at James G. Whiting Memorial Field Airport, Mapleton, IA. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Osceola, AR
Document Number: 2010-2929
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Osceola, AR. Decommissioning of the Osceola non-directional beacon (NDB) at Osceola Municipal Airport, Osceola, AR, has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Osceola Municipal Airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Marion, IL
Document Number: 2010-2927
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace in the Marion, IL area. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Southern Illinois Airport, Carbondale/Murphysboro, IL. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Emmetsburg, IA
Document Number: 2010-2925
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Emmetsburg, IA. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Emmetsburg Municipal Airport, Emmetsburg, IA. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Federal Aviation Administration
Document Number: 2010-2710
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-09
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to fund, construct, and operate an Airport Surveillance Radar, Model 9 (ASR-9) to serve the western airspace of O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Chicago, IL. The FAA's preferred alternative is to install the ASR-9 at a site near the corner of Kress and Western Roads on the southeast side of DuPage Airport, in western DuPage County. The purpose and need of the ASR-9 is to enhance air traffic management for ORD to achieve the benefits of providing expanded radar coverage that would allow terminal air traffic control for additional new approach routes, as evaluated and approved in the O'Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision.
Proposed Amendment of Jet Route J-120; Alaska
Document Number: 2010-2709
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Jet Route J-120 in Alaska. The FAA is proposing this action in preparation of the eventual decommissioning of the Barter Island (BTI) Non-directional Beacon (NDB) at the village of Kaktovik, Alaska, ensuring the safe and efficient use of airspace within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Amendment of Low Altitude Area Navigation Route T-254; Houston, TX
Document Number: 2010-2708
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-254 in the Houston, TX, terminal area by eliminating the segment between the Centex, TX, VHF Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and the College Station, TX, VORTAC. This action would eliminate a portion of T-254 that is no longer needed; thus, enhance safety and the efficient use of the navigable airspace in the Houston, TX, terminal area.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), DC-9-87 (MD-87), and MD-88 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-2688
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), DC-9-87 (MD-87), and MD-88 airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the lower rear spar caps of the wings, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD would also require repetitive inspections of certain repaired areas. This proposed AD results from reports of cracking of the wing rear spar lower cap at the outboard flap and inboard drive hinge at station Xrs=164.000; the cracking is due to material fatigue from normal flap operating loads. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such fatigue cracking, which could result in fuel leaks, damage to the wing skin or other structure, and consequent reduced structural integrity of the wing.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, MD-10-30F, MD-11, and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-2687
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC- 10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, MD-10-30F, MD-11, and MD-11F airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time installation of electrical bonding jumpers for the fill valve controllers of fuel tanks. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent point-of-contact arcing or filament heating damage in the fuel tanks, which could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Gulfstream 100 Airplanes, and Model Astra SPX and 1125 Westwind Astra Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-2686
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-08
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: Incomplete closure of the MED [main entry door] may be followed by in-flight opening of the door. As a result, the MED and the adjacent fuselage structure may be damaged during opening and landing impact. Damage to the left engine by flying debris and objects may also occur.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-2685
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Model 767 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive detailed and high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the station (STA) 1809.5 bulkhead for cracking, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would expand the inspection area to include the vertical inner chord at STA 1809.5. This proposed AD results from reported fatigue cracking in the vertical inner chord and the forward outer chord while doing the detailed inspection of the horizontal inner chord at STA 1809.5. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking in the bulkhead structure at STA 1809.5 and the vertical inner chord at STA 1809.5, which could result in failure of the bulkhead structure for carrying the flight loads of the horizontal stabilizer, and consequent loss of controllability of the airplane.
Special Conditions: Model C-27J Airplane; Class E Cargo Compartment Lavatory
Document Number: 2010-2680
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Alenia Model C-27J airplane. This airplane has novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology described in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. These design features include a lavatory in the Class E cargo compartment. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These 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. The FAA has issued additional special conditions for other novel or unusual design features of the C- 27J.
New Pilot Certification Requirements for Air Carrier Operations
Document Number: 2010-2643
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This advance notice of proposed rulemaking requests public comment on possible changes to regulations relating to the certification of pilots conducting domestic, flag, and supplemental operations. The purpose of this notice is to gather information on whether current eligibility, training, and qualification requirements for commercial pilot certification are adequate for engaging in such operations. The FAA may use this information to determine the necessity of establishing additional pilot certification requirements and to determine what those new requirements might include.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Grand Junction, CO
Document Number: 2010-2524
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will modify Class E airspace at Grand Junction Regional, Grand Junction, CO, to accommodate the vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) traffic from Grand Junction Regional, Grand Junction, CO to en route airspace, and changes the airport name. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Hinesville, GA
Document Number: 2010-2520
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an error in the effective date of a final rule that was published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2009, Airspace Docket No. 09-ASO-29.
Revision of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route Q-108; Florida
Document Number: 2010-2467
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an error in the legal description for RNAV route Q-108 that was published in the Federal Register on Friday, December 11, 2009, Airspace Docket No. 09-ASO-17.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Magnolia, AR
Document Number: 2010-2544
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Magnolia, AR. Decommissioning of the Magnolia non-directional beacon (NDB) at Magnolia Municipal Airport, Magnolia, AR, has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Magnolia Municipal Airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Claremore, OK
Document Number: 2010-2531
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Claremore, OK. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Claremore Regional Airport, Claremore, OK. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 2010-2476
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-04
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 October 16, 2009, vol. 74, no. 199, page 53314. The rule codified previous practices that permitted certificated air carriers to operate two-engine airplanes over long-range routes.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 2010-2475
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-04
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 October 16, 2009, vol. 74, no. 199, page 53315. This rule set safety and oversight rules for a broad variety of sightseeing and commercial air tour flights.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 2010-2474
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-04
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 October 16, 2009, vol. 74, no. 199, page 53314. The FAA has established requirements for human space flight crew and space flight participants as required by the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 2010-2473
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-04
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 October 16, 2009, vol. 74, no. 199, page 53315. This collection is necessary for gathering data concerning potential new hires for the FAA.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 2010-2472
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-04
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 October 16, 2009, vol. 74, no. 199, page 53315-53316. The FAA uses this information for determining program compliance or non-compliance of regulated aviation employers, oversight planning, determining who must provide annual MIS testing information, and communicating with entities subject to the program regulations.
Proposed Modification of Jet Route J-3; Spokane, WA
Document Number: 2010-2471
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Jet Route J-3 by terminating the route at the Spokane, WA, VHF omnidirectional range/tactical air navigation (VORTAC) instead of the Canadian border. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System (NAS).
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Everett, WA
Document Number: 2010-2469
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D and Class E airspace at Snohomish County Airport (Paine Field), Everett, WA, by removing the specific dates and times established by a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), and makes a minor correction to the geographic coordinates. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Snohomish County Airport (Paine Field).
Proposed Modification of Jet Routes J-37 and J-55; Northeast United States
Document Number: 2010-2468
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Jet Routes J-37 and J-55 in the Northeast United States (U.S.) by terminating the routes at a navigation aid prior to the U.S./Canadian Border. This change is proposed to resolve flight plan processing issues between U.S. and Canadian air traffic control (ATC) systems.
Supplemental Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Request for Public Scoping Comments for the Air Tour Management Plan Program at Death Valley National Park
Document Number: 2010-2466
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA, with National Park Service (NPS) as a cooperating agency, has initiated development of an Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) for Death Valley National Park (DEVA), pursuant to the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-181) and its implementing regulations (14 CFR Part 136, Subpart B, National Parks Air Tour Management). The objective of the ATMP is to develop acceptable and effective measures to mitigate or prevent the significant adverse impacts, if any, of commercial air tour operations upon the natural resources, cultural resources, and visitor experiences of a national park unit and any tribal lands within or abutting the park. It should be noted that the ATMP has no authorization over other non-air-tour operations such as military and general aviation operations. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and FAA Order 1050.1E, an Environmental Assessment is being prepared. This supplemental notice of intent, revises the Federal Register notice published on January 19, 2010 (Vol. 75, No. 11, 2922-2923) which had an incorrect link to the FAA web site containing the meeting minutes for the kickoff meeting and the public scoping document mentioned below. This supplemental notice also extends the date by which scoping comments must be submitted (see DATES).
Deadline for Notification of Intent To Use the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Primary, Cargo, and Nonprimary Entitlement Funds for Fiscal Year 2010
Document Number: 2010-2463
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On January 25, 2010, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a notice in the Federal Register. (75 FR 3954). This action corrects an error in two dates in that document. The notice announced that February 22, 2010, is the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA whether or not it will use its fiscal year 2010 entitlement funds available under Public Law No. 111-117 to accomplish Airport Improvement Program (AIP)-eligible projects that the sponsor previously identified through the Airports Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) process during the preceding year.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 2010-2423
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-04
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 October 16, 2009, vol. 74, no. 199, page 53317. 49 CFR part 44707 authorizes certification of civilian schools giving instruction in flying. Information collected is used for certification and to determine applicant compliance.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 767-200, -300, and -300F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-2192
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive detailed and eddy current inspections to detect cracks or corrosion of certain midspar fuse pins, and corrective actions if necessary. That AD also provides optional terminating action, which ends the repetitive inspections. This new AD requires reduced intervals for certain repetitive inspections. This AD results from a report of a fractured midspar fuse pin. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of the strut and engine due to corrosion damage and cracking of both fuse pins on the same strut.
Airworthiness Directives; PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A Model PIAGGIO P-180 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-2001
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-04
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; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ, -135ER, -135KE, -135KL, and -135LR Airplanes; and EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-1930
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-04
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; Turbomeca Arriel 2B and 2B1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2010-1735
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-04
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; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-92A Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-1723
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-23-51, which was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A helicopters by individual letters. This AD requires cleaning and inspecting each main gearbox (MGB) assembly mounting foot pad and rib for a crack and corrosion. If you do not find a crack, the AD requires applying a corrosion preventive compound. If you find a crack, the AD requires replacing the MGB before further flight. If you find corrosion, bubbled paint, or paint discoloration, the AD also requires you to repair the MGB before further flight. This amendment is prompted by reports of cracks in the MGB mounting foot pads and foot ribs. This condition, if not detected, could result in loss of the MGB and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. Model 205B and 212 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-1720
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell) Model 205B and 212 helicopters with certain main rotor (M/R) blade assemblies installed. This action requires inspecting the M/R blades paying particular attention to an area near the blade root for an edge void, corrosion, or a crack. This amendment is prompted by two reports of fatigue cracks on M/R blades installed on Model 212 helicopters. Both model helicopters use the same part-numbered M/R blades. The actions specified in this AD are intended to detect an edge void, corrosion, or a crack on a M/R blade, which could lead to loss of the M/R blade and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Model P-180 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-1691
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-04
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; The Boeing Company Model 747-200C and -200F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-1690
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Model 747-200C and -200F series airplanes. This AD requires a high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspection for cracks of certain fastener holes, and corrective action if necessary. This AD also requires repetitive replacements of the upper chords, straps (or angles), and radius fillers of certain upper deck floor beams, and, for any replacement that is done, detailed and open-hole HFEC inspections for cracks of the modified upper deck floor beams, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from a report from the manufacturer that the accomplishment of certain existing inspections, repairs, and modifications is not adequate to ensure the structural integrity of the affected 7075 series aluminum alloy upper deck floor beam upper chords on airplanes that have exceeded certain thresholds. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracking of the upper chords and straps (or angles) of the floor beams, which could lead to failure of the floor beams and consequent loss of controllability, rapid decompression, and loss of structural integrity of the airplane.