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

Proposed Amendment of Norton Sound Low and Control 1234L Offshore Airspace Areas; Alaska
Document Number: 2010-7266
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Norton Sound Low and Control 1234L Offshore Airspace Areas in Alaska. This action would lower the airspace floors to provide controlled airspace beyond 12 miles from the coast of the United States given that there is a requirement to provide Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) en route Air Traffic Control (ATC) services and within which the United States is applying domestic ATC procedures.
Revision of Prohibited Area P-49; Crawford, TX
Document Number: 2010-7242
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Prohibited Area 49 (P-49) Crawford, TX. While the United States Secret Service (USSS) recognizes the ongoing security requirement for this prohibited area, it considers reducing prohibited airspace area appropriate at this time. This action restores previously prohibited airspace to public use within the National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. MAKILA 1A and 1A1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2010-7160
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-31
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) 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: The installation of TU250 CS boards, however, has resulted in a few occurrences of erratic engine behaviour, in the form of unexpected N1 variations and/or illumination of the ``GOV'' warning light. The conclusions from an investigation by Turbom[eacute]ca are that these malfunctions are due to a lapse of quality control in the varnishing process applied to the boards, and that only boards in a specific serial number range, as defined under ``Applicability'' and referred to below as the ``suspect batch,'' are affected.
Fifth Meeting-Special Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services
Document Number: 2010-7085
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services.
Sixth Meeting-RTCA Special Committee 220: Automatic Flight Guidance and Control
Document Number: 2010-7084
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 220: Automatic Flight Guidance and Control.
Proposed Amendment to and Establishment of Restricted Areas and Other Special Use Airspace; Razorback Range Airspace Complex, AR
Document Number: 2010-7075
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to restructure the restricted areas and other special use airspace (SUA) located in the vicinity of Fort Chaffee, AR. The Air National Guard (ANG) requested these modifications to the Razorback Range Airspace Complex, by establishing two new restricted areas, renaming an existing restricted area, and amending the boundaries section of the legal description of the Hog High North military operation area (MOA) that is contained in the airspace complex. Unlike restricted areas which are designated under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 73, MOAs are not rulemaking airspace actions. However, since the proposed R-2402B infringes on the Hog High North MOA, the FAA is including a discussion of the Hog High North MOA change in this NPRM. The ANG requested these airspace changes to permit more realistic aircrew training in modern tactics to be conducted in the Razorback Range Airspace Complex and to enable more efficient use of the National Airspace System (NAS).
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Astazou XIV B and XIV H Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2010-7055
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-30
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) 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: Investigation of an uncommanded in-flight shutdown (IFSD) revealed that a third stage turbine wheel rupture was not contained by the turbine casings. The released portion consisted of a turbine blade together with the rim piece immediately below the blade. The rim piece was bounded by two adjacent axial slots and a fatigue crack that had developed between the holes in which the slots terminate. The slots and holes, which are closed by riveted plugs, were introduced by modification AB 173 in order to improve the vibration characteristics of the turbine wheel. Modification AB 208 brings an improvement to modification AB 173 by changing only the riveting detail. SN 283 72 0805 provides instructions for re-boring the holes at overhaul or repair in order to improve their surface condition. A manufacturing process modification has been introduced to improve the surface condition of these holes in third stage turbine wheels. Wheels subject to the improved manufacturing process have S/Ns outside the range specified in Table 1. Although there is only one known event, and although it resulted only in an uncommanded IFSD, with no damage to the aircraft, the possibility exists that additional events may occur, potentially involving damage to the aircraft.
Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of Light-Sport Aircraft; Modifications to Rules for Sport Pilots and Flight Instructors With a Sport Pilot Rating; Correction
Document Number: 2010-7039
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a final rule published on February 1, 2010. In that rule, the FAA amended its regulations for sport pilots
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Model 525A Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-7024
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-24- 13, which applies to certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model 525A airplanes. AD 2009-24-13 currently requires you to repetitively inspect the thrust attenuator paddle assemblies for loose and damaged fasteners and for cracks. AD 2009-24-13 also requires you to replace loose or damaged fasteners and replace cracked thrust attenuator paddles found during any inspection. Since we issued AD 2009-24-13, Cessna has developed new design thrust attenuator paddles and universal head rivets as terminating action for the repetitive inspections. Consequently, this proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2009-24-13 until replacement of both thrust attenuator paddles and the eight countersunk fasteners with new design thrust attenuator paddles and universal head rivets. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct loose and damaged fasteners and cracks in the thrust attenuator paddles, which could result in in-flight departure of the thrust attenuator paddles. This failure could lead to rudder and elevator damage and result in loss of control.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: 2010-7014
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-30
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 any petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-7013
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-30
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.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-6851
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 767 airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections to detect fatigue cracking in the upper wing skin at the fastener holes common to the inboard and outboard front spar pitch load fittings, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of cracking in the upper wing skin at the fastener holes common to the inboard and outboard front spar pitch load fittings. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking in the upper wing skin at the fastener holes common to the inboard and outboard front spar pitch load fittings, which could result in the loss of the strut-to-wing upper link load path and possible separation of a strut and engine from the airplane during flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, and A340-200, -300, -500 and -600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-6849
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier NPRM for the products listed above. This action revises the earlier NPRM by expanding the scope. This 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: Several cases of corrosion and damage on the Down Drive Shafts (DDS), between the Down Drive Gear Box (DDGB) and the Input Gear Box (IPGB), on all 10 Flap Tracks (5 per wing), have been reported by AIRBUS Long Range Operators. Investigations have revealed that corrosion and wear due to absence of grease in the spline interfaces could cause [DDS] disconnection which could result in a free movable flap surface, potentially leading to aircraft asymmetry or even flap detachment.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Austin, TX
Document Number: 2010-6811
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace in the Austin, TX area. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Austin Executive Airport, Austin, TX. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Removal of Class E Airspace, Brunswick, ME; and Establishment of Class E Airspace, Wiscasset, ME
Document Number: 2010-6810
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove Class E airspace at Brunswick, ME, as the airport has closed and the associated Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) removed, and to establish Class E airspace at Wiscasset, ME, to accommodate the SIAPs developed for the airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Wiscasset Airport, Wiscasset, ME.
Airworthiness Directives; Various Aircraft Equipped With Honeywell Primus II RNZ-850( )/-851( ) Integrated Navigation Units
Document Number: 2010-6547
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Honeywell Primus II RNZ-850( )/-851( ) integrated navigation units (INUs). As one alternative for compliance, the existing AD provides for a one-time inspection to determine whether a certain modification has been installed on the Honeywell Primus II NV-850 navigation receiver module (NRM), which is part of the INU. In lieu of accomplishing this inspection, and for aircraft found to have an affected NRM, that AD provides for revising the aircraft flight manual to include new limitations for instrument landing system approaches. That AD also requires an inspection to determine whether certain other modifications have been done on the NRM; and doing related investigative, corrective, and other specified actions, as
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211-Trent 500, 700, and 800 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-6311
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product, and results from the risk of engine fuel-to-oil heat exchanger (FOHE) blockage. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 757 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-5857
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 757 airplanes. This AD requires inspecting to verify the part number of the low-pressure flex-hoses of the flightcrew and supernumerary oxygen system installed under the oxygen mask stowage box at a flightcrew and supernumerary oxygen mask location, and replacing with a new non-conductive low-pressure flex-hose of the oxygen system if necessary. This AD results from reports of a low-pressure flex-hose of a flightcrew oxygen system that burned through due to inadvertent electrical current from a short circuit in an adjacent audio select panel. We are issuing this AD to prevent inadvertent electrical current, which can cause the low-pressure flex-hose of a flightcrew or supernumerary oxygen system to melt or burn, resulting in oxygen system leakage and smoke or fire.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 767-200, -300, and -300F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-5856
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes. For certain airplanes, this AD requires installing support hardware and modifying the interfacing wiring of the fuel quantity indicating system (FQIS) densitometer. For certain other airplanes, this AD requires replacing the existing hot short protector (HSP) on the FQIS densitometer with a new HSP. This AD also requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations (AWL) section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate AWL No. 28-AWL-22. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent the center tank fuel densitometer from overheating and becoming a potential ignition source inside the center fuel tank, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a center fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211-Trent 800 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-5788
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-29
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:
Third Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications
Document Number: 2010-6668
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications.
Fifty-First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)
Document Number: 2010-6667
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent SurveillanceBroadcast (ADS-B).
Revocation of Class D and E Airspace; Panama City, FL
Document Number: 2010-6665
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action would remove Class D and Class E airspace areas at Panama City-Bay County Airport, Panama City, FL, as the old airport and control tower is scheduled to be closed. Controlled airspace will be established for the new airport under separate rulemaking.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Lucin, UT
Document Number: 2010-6656
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace for the Lucin VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigational Aid (VORTAC), Lucin, UT, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) traffic from en route airspace to Salt Lake City, UT. This action would enhance the safety and management of IFR operations for the Salt Lake City, UT area.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Yuma, AZ
Document Number: 2010-6655
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class D and Class E airspace in the Yuma, AZ, area. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft arriving and departing Somerton Airport, Somerton, AZ. This action would enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mount Airy, NC
Document Number: 2010-6650
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Mount Airy, NC, to accommodate the additional airspace needed for the Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) developed for Mount Airy-Surry County Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Models Tay 620-15, Tay 650-15, and Tay 651-54 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-6584
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-25
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) 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: Following a review of operational data of the Tay 651-54 engine, it has been found that the actual stress levels in the Tay 651- 54 engine High Pressure Compressor (HPC) stages 1, 3, 6, 7 and 12 discs were higher than those originally assumed and therefore the approved lives needed to be reduced.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney (PW) Model PW2037, PW2037(M), and PW2040 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-6583
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for PW Model PW2037, PW2037(M), and PW2040 turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require removing erosion damage on fan blades with cutback leading edges and restoring the leading edge contour. This proposed AD results from reports from PW that fan blade leading edge erosion can result in a fan thrust deterioration mode (FTDM) condition, which reduces the engine's capability of producing full rated take-off thrust. We are proposing this AD to prevent loss of engine thrust from an FTDM condition, which could result in an inability to maintain safe flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW4000 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-6581
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for PW PW4052, PW4056, PW4060, PW4062, PW4062A, PW4074, PW4077, PW4077D, PW4084D, PW4090, PW4090-3, PW4152, PW4156, PW4156A, PW4158, PW4164, PW4168, PW4168A, PW4460, and PW4462 turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPI) for cracks in the blade locking and loading slots of the high-pressure compressor (HPC) drum rotor disk assembly. This proposed AD results from reports of cracked locking and loading slots in the HPC drum rotor disk assembly. We are proposing this AD to detect cracks in the locking and loading slots in the HPC drum rotor disk assemblies, which could result in rupture of the HPC drum rotor disk assembly and damage to the airplane.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; James N. Cox Dayton International Airport, Dayton, OH
Document Number: 2010-6556
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-25
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 9.167 acres of airport property for future non-aeronautical use. The land consists of portions of 2 original airport acquired parcels. These parcels were acquired by the City of Dayton from the U.S. Government, Department of Housing and Urban Development without federal participation. There are no requirements to retain the land for airport use. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the City of Dayton to lease the property. The land is not needed for aeronautical use. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the lease of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the lease of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-6552
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-25
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 and Model ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-6518
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-25
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:
Amendment of Using Agency for Restricted Areas R-3005A, R-3305B, R-3005C, R-3005D and R-3005E; Fort Stewart, GA
Document Number: 2010-6493
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action changes the using agency of restricted areas R- 3005A, R-3005B, R-3005C, R-3005D and R-3005E, Fort Stewart, GA, to ``Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Stewart, GA.'' There are no changes to the boundaries; designated altitudes; time of designation; or activities conducted within the affected restricted area.
Research, Engineering And Development Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-6254
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135ER, -135KE, -135KL, and -135LR Airplanes, and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-6309
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier NPRM for the products listed above that would supersede an existing AD. This action revises the earlier NPRM by expanding the scope. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The earlier MCAI, Brazilian Airworthiness Directive 2007-08-02, effective September 27, 2007, describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-6308
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier NPRM for the products listed above that would supersede an existing AD. This action revises the earlier NPRM by expanding the scope. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The earlier MCAI, Brazilian Airworthiness Directive 2007-08-01, effective September 27, 2007, describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, and 382G Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-6307
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, and 382G airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive eddy current inspections to detect cracks in the center wing upper and lower rainbow fittings, and corrective actions if necessary; and repetitive replacements of rainbow fittings, which would extend the repetitive interval for the next inspection. This proposed AD results from a report of fatigue cracking of the wing upper and lower rainbow fittings during durability testing and on in-service airplanes. Analysis of in-service cracking has shown that these rainbow fittings are susceptible to multiple site fatigue damage. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such fatigue cracks, which could grow large and lead to the failure of the fitting and a catastrophic failure of the center wing.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-6306
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
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:
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Clemson, SC and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Pickens, SC
Document Number: 2010-6281
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Clemson, SC, to correct the airspace description and establish Class E airspace at Pickens, SC, to achieve an additional 1000' of airspace to support a new LPV Approach (Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance) that has been developed for Pickens County Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Clemson-Oconee County Airport, SC and Pickens County Airport, Pickens, SC.
Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Panama City, FL
Document Number: 2010-6280
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class D and E Airspace at Panama City, FL, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) for the new Northwest Florida-Panama City International Airport. This action, taken in conjunction with the new airline operations that begin at the airport on May 22, 2010, will enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the Northwest Florida- Panama City International Airport, Panama City, FL.
Establishment of Class D Airspace, Modification of Class E Airspace; Columbus, GA
Document Number: 2010-6278
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action withdraws the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on March 11, 2010, which proposed to establish Class D airspace and modify existing Class E airspace at Columbus Metropolitan Airport, Columbus, GA. The NPRM is being withdrawn so that the revocation of the existing Class C airspace at Columbus Metropolitan Airport will coincide with the establishment of the Class D airspace in Columbus, GA.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Gadsden, AL
Document Number: 2010-6277
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date of a direct final rule published in the Federal Register December 29, 2009 that amends Class E airspace at Northeast Alabama Regional, Gadsden, AL.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 2010-6275
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-23
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 November 13, 2009, vol. 74, no. 218, page 58676. This information is needed to meet the requirements of Title 49, Section 40117(k), Competition Plans, and to carry out a passenger facility charge application.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Dumas, TX
Document Number: 2010-6162
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for Dumas, TX, adding additional controlled airspace to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Moore County Airport, Dumas, TX, and updates the airport's geographic coordinates. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Georgetown, TX
Document Number: 2010-6160
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Georgetown, TX, to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) 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 Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; West Bend, WI
Document Number: 2010-6158
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for West Bend, WI to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at West Bend Municipal Airport, West Bend, WI. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cedar Rapids, IA
Document Number: 2010-6157
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Cedar Rapids, IA, to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) 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 Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Huntingburg, IN
Document Number: 2010-6155
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Huntingburg, IN, to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) 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 Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arriel 2B1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2010-6179
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to revise an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca Arriel 2B1 turboshaft engines. This proposed 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: Since the issuance of AD 2007-0126 Turbom[eacute]ca has released modification TU157 which consists in modifying the pressure relief valve of the HMU by introducing a damping device into the valve. Introduction of this device has demonstrated to decrease the pressure fluctuations in the system, therefore reducing significantly the risk of wear of the delta-P diaphragm fabric. This will delete the need for a periodical replacement of the delta-P diaphragm before overhaul of the HMU. The modification TU157 is therefore considered as the terminating action for this AD.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Corpus Christi, TX
Document Number: 2010-6156
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace in the Corpus Christi, TX area. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Aransas County Airport, Rockport, TX. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.