Federal Aviation Administration March 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Public Meeting With Interested Persons To Discuss the Proposed AC 20-42D, Hand Fire Extinguishers for Use in Aircraft
Document Number: 2010-6145
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold an informational meeting to discuss the content and comments received regarding proposed advisory circular (AC) 20-42D, Hand Fire Extinguishers for use in Aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: C1-2010-4511
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-6091
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-19
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:
Special Conditions: McCauley Propeller Systems, Model Propeller 3D15C1401/C80MWX-X
Document Number: 2010-5902
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a previously published notice that proposed special conditions for McCauley Propeller Systems for model propeller 3D15C1401/C80MWX-X. We are withdrawing the notice in response to McCauley Propeller Systems notification to cancel the application for certification.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 2010-5901
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-19
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.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 2010-5900
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-19
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.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 2010-5899
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-19
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. 15829.
Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment; Ann Arbor Municipal Airport, Ann Arbor, MI
Document Number: 2010-5521
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA has delegated selected responsibilities for compliance with the National Environmental Protection Act to the MDOT as part of the State Block Grant Agreement authorized under Title 49 U.S.C., Section 47128. This notice is to advise the public pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, (NEPA) 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(c) that MDOT has prepared a Draft EA for the proposed extension of runway 6/24 at the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport. While not required for an EA, the FAA is issuing this notice to facilitate public involvement. The Draft EA assesses the potential environmental impacts resulting from the proposed extension of runway 6/24 from 3,500 feet to 4,300 feet. This evaluation also includes the relocation or replacement of the Federally Owned Omni Directional Approach Lighting System. All reasonable alternatives were considered including the no action alternative.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 747-200C, -200F, -400, -400D, and -400F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-5940
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Model 747-200C, -200F, -400, - 400D, and -400F series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections for cracks in the overlapping (upper) skin, upper fastener row of the lap joints of the fuselage skin in sections 41, 42, and 46; and related investigative and corrective actions, if necessary. This proposed AD would expand the inspection area in the existing AD, and add a modification of certain lap joints and certain post-repair inspections of the lap joints. Accomplishing the modification would end the repetitive inspections required by the existing AD for the length of lap joint that is modified. This proposed AD results from a structural review of affected skin lap joints for widespread fatigue damage. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking in certain lap joints, which could result in rapid depressurization of the airplane.
Proposed Modification of Class B Airspace; Charlotte, NC
Document Number: 2010-5879
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action provides the graphic chart for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register of March 3, 2010, regarding the modification of Class B airspace, Charlotte, NC. This correction adds the chart that was inadvertently omitted from the NPRM.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes; Seats With Non-Traditional, Large, Non-Metallic Panels
Document Number: 2010-5871
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with seats that include non-traditional, large, non-metallic panels that would affect survivability during a post-crash fire event. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Notice of Intent To Request Approval From the Office of Management and Budget of a New Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Human Response to Aviation Noise in National Parks
Document Number: 2010-5865
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a new information collection. The data from this research are critically important for establishing the scientific basis for air tour management policy decisions in the National Parks as mandated by the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (NPATMA).
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International, S.A. CFM56-5, -5B, and -7B Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-5861
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for CFM International, S.A. CFM56-5, -5B, and -7B series turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require removing from service, nine stage 3 low-pressure turbine (LPT) disks, identified by serial number (S/N). This proposed AD results from the discovery of a material nonconformity requiring removal of the disk before the certified disk life of certain stage 3 LPT disks. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the stage 3 LPT disk and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines (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: 2010-5860
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for IAE V2500-A1, V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2525-D5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2528-D5, V2530-A5, and V2533-A5 turbofan engines. This AD requires a onetime fluorescent penetrant inspection of certain vortex reducers for cracks. This AD results from reports of fractured vortex reducers found at shop visits. We are issuing this AD to inspect for cracks in the vortex reducer. Cracks in the vortex reducer could result in an uncontained failure of the high-pressure (HP) compressor stage 3-8 drum and subsequent damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney JT8D-209, -217, -217C, and -219 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-5778
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising 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 AD requires the same actions, except for the monthly reporting of the number of completed inspections. This 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 issuing this AD 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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Rawlins, WY
Document Number: 2010-5610
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will amend Class E airspace at Rawlins, WY, to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Rawlins Municipal/Harvey Field. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Battle Mountain, NV
Document Number: 2010-5606
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace at Battle Mountain, NV, to accommodate aircraft using the VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range (VOR)/Distant Measuring Equipment (DME) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Battle Mountain Airport. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operation at the airport.
Establishment and Modification of Class E Airspace; Gunnison, CO
Document Number: 2010-5605
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish and amend existing Class E airspace at Gunnison, CO, to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Gunnison- Crested Butte Regional Airport. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hailey, ID
Document Number: 2010-5604
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace at Hailey, ID, to accommodate aircraft using the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Friedman Memorial Airport. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-5286
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-18
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-5284
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Amendment of Restricted Area R-2204 High and R-2204 Low; Oliktok Point, AK
Document Number: 2010-5269
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends R-2204 High and R-2204 Low at Oliktok Point, AK, by increasing the authorized times of designation and extending the duration of the restricted areas beyond 2009, until they are no longer needed by the Department of Energy (DOE). Continued access to R-2204 High and R-2204 Low at Oliktok, AK, is required for current moored balloon and future climate-related aviation activities.
Airworthiness Directives; AVOX Systems and B/E Aerospace Oxygen Cylinders as Installed on Various 14 CFR Part 23 and CAR 3 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-5862
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain AVOX Systems and B/E Aerospace oxygen cylinders, as installed on various 14 CFR part 23 or CAR 3 airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting for and removing substandard oxygen cylinders from the airplane. This proposed AD was prompted by the reported rupture of a high-pressure gaseous oxygen cylinder, which had insufficient strength characteristics due to improper heat treatment. We are proposing this AD to prevent an oxygen cylinder from rupturing, which, depending on the location, could result in structural damage and rapid decompression of the airplane, damage to adjacent essential flight equipment, deprivation of the necessary oxygen supply for the flightcrew, and injury to cabin occupants or other support personnel.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-5858
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
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: Certain main landing gear components have experienced premature failure during certification testing. Revision has been made to the DHC-8-400 Maintenance Requirements Manual, Airworthiness Limitation Items, to incorporate the revised safe life limits for the main landing gear lock actuator assembly, retraction actuator assembly rod end and piston, and the upper bearing in the main landing gear shock strut assembly. Failure of these components could adversely affect the structural integrity of the main landing gear. The proposed
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF6-45 and CF6-50 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-5777
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF6-45 and CF6-50 series turbofan engines with certain low-pressure turbine (LPT) stage 3 disks installed. This AD requires fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) of the LPT stage 3 disk under certain conditions and removal of the disk from service before further flight if found cracked. This AD also requires initial and repetitive borescope inspections of the high-pressure turbine (HPT) rotor stage 1 and stage 2 blades for wear and damage, including excessive airfoil material loss. This AD results from three reports of uncontained failures of LPT stage 3 disks and eight reports of cracked LPT stage 3 disks found during shop visit inspections. We are issuing this AD to prevent critical life-limited rotating engine part failure, which could result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-5670
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 767 series airplanes. This AD requires inspections for scribe lines in the fuselage skin at skin lap joints, the skin at certain external approved repairs, the skin around external features such as antennas, and the skin at decals; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of scribe lines found at skin lap joints and butt joints, around external repairs and antennas, and at locations where external decals had been cut. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct scribe lines, which can develop into fatigue cracks in the skin and cause sudden decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Inc. Model 45 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-5669
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 45 airplanes. This AD requires a general visual inspection for cracked and missing ballscrew assembly sleeves of the flap actuator, repetitive non-destructive liquid penetrant inspections of each sleeve or flap actuator for cracks, and replacement or modification of the flap actuator if necessary. This AD results from reports of cracked and missing ballscrew assembly sleeves of the flap actuators. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracked and missing sleeves, which could cause loss of the load-carrying ball bearings on both actuators on one flap, resulting in flap asymmetry and loss of control of the airplane.
Federal Aviation Administration
Document Number: 2010-5538
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From All Terms, Conditions, Reservations and Restrictions of a Quitclaim Deed Agreement Between the City of Melbourne and the Federal Aviation Administration for the Melbourne International Airport, Melbourne, FL
Document Number: 2010-5522
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release certain airport properties, 15.819 acres at the Melbourne International Airport, Melbourne, Florida from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a Quitclaim Deed agreement between the FAA and the City of Melbourne, dated August 6, 1947. The release of property will allow the Melbourne Airport Authority to dispose of the property for other than aeronautical purposes. The property is located in the the Southwest \1/4\ of Section 21, Township 27 South, Range 37 East, Brevard County, Florida. The parcel is currently designated as non-aeronautical use. The property will be disposed of for the purpose of municipal use. The fair market value of the property has been determined by appraisal to be $1,061,211. The airport will receive fair market value for the property, which will be subsequently reinvested in another eligible airport improvement project.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. TFE731 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-5507
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new 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. This AD requires removing from service certain second stage LPCR discs and/or certain third stage LPCR discs. This AD results from a report of cracks found during a fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) of the disc bore. We are issuing this 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.
Amendment of Jet Routes and VOR Federal Airways in the Vicinity of Gage, OK
Document Number: 2010-5368
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of two Jet Routes and seven VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airways in the vicinity of Gage, OK. The FAA is taking this action because the Gage VHF Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC), included as part of the route structure for the airways, is being renamed the Mitbee VORTAC for identity clarification.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-422 in the Vicinity of Wolf Lake, IN
Document Number: 2010-5366
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of the VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airway V-422 in the vicinity of Wolf Lake, IN. The FAA is taking this action because the Wolf Lake VOR, included as part of the V-422 route structure, is being renamed the Webster Lake VOR.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-76C Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-5294
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-76C helicopters. This action requires inspecting the emergency flotation system squib connector (flotation system connector) to determine if a metallic foil shunt is installed. This amendment is prompted by a discovery that a metallic foil shunt meant to prevent inadvertent activation of a flotation system during installation was still installed in the left-hand flotation system connector of a Model S-76C helicopter. The actions specified in this AD are intended to determine if a metallic foil shunt is installed in the flotation system, which could prevent the flotation system from deploying and could prevent the helicopter from staying afloat long enough to enable emergency evacuation after a water landing.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, -300ER, and 777F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-5290
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, -300ER, and 777F series airplanes. This AD requires installing new operational program software for the autopilot flight director computers. This AD results from reports of rejected takeoffs at speeds above takeoff decision speed following inadvertent autopilot engagement on the ground, and from the discovery during flight simulations that the climb gradient is less than optimal for obstacle clearance during a performance-limited takeoff situation. We are issuing this AD to prevent inadvertent engagement of the autopilot during takeoff roll, which could result in rejected takeoff at rotation speed, and consequent possible overrun of the runway. We are also issuing this AD to prevent a lower-than-optimal climb gradient during takeoff, and consequent failure to clear obstacles on the ground during a performance-limited takeoff.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS 332 C, L, L1, and L2; AS 350 B3; AS355 F, F1, F2, and N; SA 365N and N1; AS 365 N2 and N3; SA 366G1; EC 130 B4; and EC 155B and B1 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-5288
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified model helicopters. This AD results from a mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) AD issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community. The MCAI AD states that the AD is issued following a manufacturing nonconformity found on one batch of the servo-control caps. With a defective servo-control, rotation of the distributor might not be stopped mechanically since only friction of inner seals holds the distributor sleeve in its position. The AD
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Koyukuk, AK
Document Number: 2010-5282
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Koyukuk, AK, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), and one Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) at Koyukuk Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Koyukuk Airport.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Dillingham, AK
Document Number: 2010-5268
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Dillingham, AK, to accommodate amended Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), conventional SIAPs, and an Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) at Dillingham Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Dillingham Airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Shaktoolik, AK
Document Number: 2010-5267
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Shaktoolik, AK, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), and one Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) at Shaktoolik Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Shaktoolik Airport.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Scammon Bay, AK
Document Number: 2010-5263
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Scammon Bay, AK, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Scammon Bay Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Scammon Bay Airport.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Iliamna, AK
Document Number: 2010-5262
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Iliamna, AK, to accommodate amended Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), conventional SIAPs, and an Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) at Iliamna Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Iliamna Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model MD-11 and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-5667
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection to detect damage of the wire assemblies of the tail tank fuel system, a wiring change, 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 a potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable vapors, could result in a fuel tank fire or explosion, and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Quartz Mountain Aerospace, Inc. Model 11E Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-5631
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Quartz Mountain Aerospace, Inc. Model 11E airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to clean and lubricate the aileron pushrod bearings. This proposed AD results from reports of the aileron control stick force increasing and of the controls being very noisy. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct insufficient lubrication and residual metallic paint particles in the pushrod end ball joints, which could result in difficulty actuating aileron controls sometime during flight after takeoff. This condition could lead to difficulty controlling the airplane in flight.
Airworthiness Directives; GROB-WERKE (Type Certificate Previously Held by BURKHART GROB Luft- und Raumfahrt) Models G115C, G115D and G115D2 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-5627
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-16
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: The manufacturer has received a report of a failed canopy jettison test, during a regular maintenance check. The investigation revealed that a cable shroud of the jettison system protruded the canopy structure, which probably caused the malfunction. Inability to jettison the canopy in flight would prevent evacuation of the aeroplane in case of need.
Airworthiness Directives; Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH (TAE) Models TAE 125-02-99 and TAE 125-01 Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2010-5548
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-16
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; Eurocopter France Model AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, and AS355N Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-5328
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, and AS355N helicopters. This AD results from a mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) AD issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community. The MCAI AD states that a metallurgical non-conformity was discovered on a flange of the forward shaft section of the tail rotor drive shaft (drive shaft). The MCAI AD also states that stress analysis has shown that this non-conformity can significantly reduce the strength of the drive shaft and thereby its service life. The AD actions are intended to remove non-conforming drive shafts from service and prevent failure of the drive shaft and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc. Model MD-900 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-5325
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) model MD-900 helicopters that currently requires applying serial numbers to certain parts, increasing the life limit for various parts, maintaining a previously established life limit for a certain vertical stabilizer control system (VSCS) bellcrank assembly and bellcrank arm, and correcting the part number for the VSCS bellcrank arm. This amendment requires the same actions as the existing AD, except it reduces the life limit of the swashplate spherical slider bearing (slider bearing). It further corrects what was described as a ``bellcrank arm'' life limit in the current AD and correctly describes it as another ``bellcrank assembly'' life limit. This amendment is prompted by two reports of cracks in the slider bearing that occurred well before the previously increased retirement life of 2,030 hours time-in-service (TIS) was reached. The actions specified by this AD are intended to establish appropriate life limits for various parts, and to prevent fatigue failure of those parts and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Extended Operations (ETOPS) of Multi-Engine Airplanes; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2010-5589
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is making a minor amendment to a previously published final rule. That final rule applied to air carrier, commuter, and on-demand turbine powered multi-engine airplanes used in passenger-carrying, and some all-cargo, extended- range operations. This technical amendment corrects an incorrect citation reference.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Marianna, AR
Document Number: 2010-5574
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Marianna/Lee County Airport-Steve Edwards Field, Marianna, AR, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Marianna/Lee County Airport-Steve Edwards Field. This action would enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Class E Airspace; Batesville, AR
Document Number: 2010-5572
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Batesville, AR. Decommissioning of the Independence County non-directional beacon (NDB) at Batesville Regional Airport has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Class E Airspace; Mountain View, AR
Document Number: 2010-5571
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Mountain View, AR. Decommissioning of the Wilcox non-directional beacon (NDB) at Mountain View Wilcox Memorial Field Airport has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.