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

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Seventieth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment
Document Number: 2010-9028
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 147: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment.
Special Conditions: Cirrus Design Corporation Model SF50 Airplane; Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) System
Document Number: 2010-9027
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Cirrus Design Corporation model SF50 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the use of an electronic engine control system instead of a traditional mechanical control system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Cirrus Design Corporation, Model SF50; Fire Extinguishing for Upper Aft Fuselage Mounted Engine
Document Number: 2010-9026
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Cirrus Design Corporation, model SF50 airplane. This single turbofan engine airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with mounting the engine in the aft fuselage. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Proposed Amendment to Class B Airspace; Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2010-9024
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Cleveland, OH, Class B airspace to contain aircraft conducting Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) instrument approach procedures to Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (CLE) within Class B airspace. This action also would update two geographic coordinates listed in the description. This action would contain aircraft operations conducting instrument approaches within Cleveland Class B airspace, further supporting the FAA's national airspace redesign goal of optimizing terminal and en route airspace areas to reduce aircraft delays and improve system capacity.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Smithfield, NC
Document Number: 2010-8855
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Smithfield, NC, to accommodate the additional airspace needed for the Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) developed for Johnston County Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bozeman, MT
Document Number: 2010-8854
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Gallatin Field Airport, Bozeman, MT, to accommodate aircraft using a new VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range (VOR) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Gallatin Field Airport. This action would enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kelso, WA
Document Number: 2010-8853
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Southwest Washington Regional Airport, Kelso, WA, to accommodate aircraft using the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP's) at Southwest Washington Regional Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action will also change the airport name from Kelso-Longview Airport.
Tenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 214: Working Group 78: Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services
Document Number: 2010-8849
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 214: Working Group 78: Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services.
Proposed Amendment to and Establishment of Restricted Areas and Other Special Use Airspace; Razorback Range Airspace Complex, AR
Document Number: 2010-8829
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a NPRM published in the Federal Register March 30, 2010. In that NPRM, the airspace docket number was incorrectly published as ``09-ASW-3'' instead of ``09-ASW-40.'' This action corrects that error.
Airworthiness Directives; Liberty Aerospace Incorporated Model XL-2 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-8596
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Relief for U.S. Military and Civilian Personnel Who Are Assigned Outside the United States in Support of U.S. Armed Forces Operations
Document Number: 2010-8696
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the direct final rule issued March 4, 2010, which becomes effective June 20, 2010. The rule changes SFAR 100- 1 with an expiration date from June 20, 2010, to SFAR 100-2 with an expiration of until further notice.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-8594
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-8579
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary 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 petitions or their final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -200C, -300, -400, and- 500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-8570
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 737-200, -200C, -300, -400, and- 500 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking and corrosion of the skin and surrounding structure under the number 3 very high frequency (VHF) antenna, and corrective actions if necessary. Also, for certain airplanes, this proposed AD would require replacing bonded skin panels with solid skin panels. This proposed AD results from reports of cracks in the skin and surrounding structure under the number 3 VHF antenna on the lower external surface of the airplane at Buttock Line 0.0, aft of the main landing gear wheel well. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks and corrosion of the skin and surrounding structure under the number 3 VHF antenna, which could result in separation of the antenna from the airplane, and rapid depressurization of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-7663
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-15
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-8472
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-14
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.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Oxnard, CA
Document Number: 2010-8407
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will modify Class E airspace at Point Mugu Naval Air Station (NAS), Oxnard, CA. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft flying in the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center's (ARTCC's) airspace area. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations in Los Angeles ARTCC's airspace. This action also makes a minor change to the name and geographic coordinates of Point Mugu NAS, Oxnard, CA.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, -100 IGW, -200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-8184
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-8182
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-243, -341, -342, and -343 Airplanes Equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 700 Engines
Document Number: 2010-8181
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model 340-500 and -600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-8180
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Model HP.137 Jetstream Mk.1, Jetstream Series 200, Jetstream Series 3101, and Jetstream Model 3201 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-7918
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are 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. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-7804
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-7801
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration, Notice of Actual Construction or Alteration, Project Status Report
Document Number: 2010-8417
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-13
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 current information collection. 49 U.S.C. Section 44718 states that the Secretary of Transportation shall require notice of structures that may affect navigable airspace, air commerce, or air capacity.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Certification: Pilots and Flight Instructors
Document Number: 2010-8416
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-13
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 current information collection. 14 CFR part 61 prescribes certification standards for pilots, flight instructors, and ground instructors. The information collected is used to determine compliance with applicant eligibility.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Air Taxi and Commercial Operator Airport Activity Survey
Document Number: 2010-8414
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-13
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 current information collection. Enplanement data collected from air taxi and commercial operators are required for the calculation of air carrier airport sponsor apportionments as specified by the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), and 49 U.S.C. part A, Air Commerce Safety, and part B, Airport Development and Noise.
Airworthiness Directives; McCauley Propeller Systems Model 4HFR34C653/L106FA Propellers
Document Number: 2010-8380
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This supplemental NPRM revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), for McCauley Propeller Systems model 4HFR34C653/L106FA propellers. That proposed AD would have required a onetime fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) and eddy current inspection (ECI) of the propeller hub for cracks. That proposed AD resulted from reports of 3 hubs found cracked during propeller overhaul. This supplemental NPRM would require the same inspections. This supplemental NPRM results from reports of 7 additional hubs found cracked during propeller overhaul, totaling 10 cracked hubs. We are proposing this supplemental AD to prevent failure of the propeller hub, which could cause blade separation, damage to the airplane, and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-8249
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747- 200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This proposed AD would require reworking or replacing certain duct assemblies in the environmental control system (ECS). This proposed AD results from reports of duct assemblies in the ECS with burned Boeing Material Specification (BMS) 8-39 polyurethane foam insulation. This proposed AD also results from a report from the airplane manufacturer that airplanes were assembled with duct assemblies in the ECS wrapped with BMS 8-39 polyurethane foam insulation, a material of which the fire retardant properties deteriorate with age. We are proposing this AD to prevent a potential electrical arc from igniting the BMS 8-39 polyurethane foam insulation on the duct assemblies of the ECS, which could propagate a small fire and lead to a larger fire that might spread throughout the airplane through the ECS.
Special Conditions: Modification to Boeing Model 737-600/-700/-700C/-800/-900 and -900ER Series Airplanes: Rechargeable Lithium Batteries and Rechargeable Lithium-Battery Systems
Document Number: 2010-8218
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing 737-600/- 700/-700C/-800/-900 and -900ER Series airplanes (hereafter referred to as ``Boeing 737NG''). These airplanes, as modified by the Boeing Company, will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the installation of rechargeable lithium batteries and rechargeable lithium-battery systems. 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.
Supplemental Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Request for Public Scoping Comments for the Air Tour Management Plan Program at Mount Rainier National Park
Document Number: 2010-8194
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-12
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 Mount Rainier National Park (MORA), 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, CHG 1, an Environmental Assessment is being prepared. This supplemental notice of intent extends the date by which scoping comments must be submitted (see DATES) because the original Federal Register notice published on April 2, 2010 (Vol. 75, No. 63, 16899-16900) referenced a link to the FAA Web site that had the wrong public scoping packet. The correct public scoping packet has now been posted.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; North Bend, OR
Document Number: 2010-8193
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will modify Class D airspace at Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, North Bend, OR, to allow aircraft at Sunnyhill Airport to arrive and depart outside Class D airspace. This action is necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft utilizing both airports.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Rifle, CO
Document Number: 2010-8192
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace at Rifle, CO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft executing new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Garfield County Regional Airport. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also changes the airport name in the existing Class E airspace description.
Function and Reliability Flight Testing for Turbine-Powered Airplanes Weighing 6,000 Pounds or Less
Document Number: 2010-8130
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise the applicability for function and reliability flight testing to include all turbine-powered airplanes weighing 6,000 pounds or less. Revising the applicability is necessary because advancements in aviation technology have invalidated the reasons for excluding these airplanes. The proposed revision would improve aviation safety for these airplanes.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-8128
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-09
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.
Passenger Facility Charge Database System for Air Carrier Reporting
Document Number: 2010-8124
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this Notice of Availability to inform interested parties of the availability of the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) database system to report PFC quarterly report information. In accordance with 14 CFR part 158.63, the public agency approved to collect PFCs must provide quarterly PFC reports to air carriers collecting PFCs for the public agency and the FAA. In accordance with Sec. 158.65, each air carrier collecting PFCs for a public agency must provide quarterly reports to the public agency unless otherwise agreed to by the collecting air carrier and the public agency. The FAA has developed a national PFC database system in order to more easily track the PFC program on a nationwide basis. The PFC database system was developed in three phases. The first phase was a national internal database for FAA use. The second phase expanded the database to allow public agencies to enter and access the PFC quarterly reports for their airport(s). The third phase expands the system to provide database access to the air carriers. The first and second phases of the database are complete. The third phase will allow air carriers to enter PFC collection and remittance information directly into the PFC database on a monthly basis. Use of the PFC database is voluntary and is not the sole means of complying with sections 158.63 and 158.65. However, as stated in 158.20(b), once the air carriers have access to the FAA's PFC database system, those air carriers and public agencies participating in the system will no longer be required to transmit quarterly reports to any interested party.
Amendment of Low Altitude Area Navigation Route T-254; Houston, TX
Document Number: 2010-8015
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends 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. The FAA is taking this action to eliminate a portion of T-254 that is no longer needed; thus, enhancing safety and the efficient use of the navigable airspace in the Houston, TX, terminal area.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Hollywood, FL
Document Number: 2010-8014
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action makes a minor correction to a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 23, 1997, amending Class D airspace at North Perry Airport, Hollywood, FL.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Galena, AK
Document Number: 2010-8020
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Galena, AK. The amendment of three Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), and the development of one Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) at the Edward G. Pitka Sr. Airport have made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Goldsboro, NC
Document Number: 2010-8016
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace at Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, NC, to reflect the part-time operating status of the control tower, enhancing the safety and management of aircraft operations.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes; Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) Airplanes; Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-7947
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-08
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: Following five reported cases of balance washer screw failure on similar ADGs [air-driven generators]/ram air turbines installed on other aircraft types, investigation by Hamilton Sundstrand determined that a specific batch of the screws had a metallographic non-conformity that increased their susceptibility to brittle fracture. Failure of a balance washer screw can result in loss of the related balance washer, with consequent turbine imbalance. Such imbalance could potentially result in ADG structural failure (including blade failure), loss of ADG electrical power and structural damage to the aircraft and, if deployment was activated by a dual engine shutdown, could also result in loss of hydraulic power for the flight controls [and consequent reduced ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane].
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-7946
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. This proposed AD would require removing and repairing the sealant at the four lower corners of the wing center section and the four lower t- chord segment gaps on each side of the wing center section. This proposed AD results from reports of fuel leakage from the center tank. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct improperly applied sealant, which could result in the disbonding and displacing of sealant, and consequent fuel leaks. On the ground, uncontained fuel leakage could result in pooling, and pooling combined with an ignition source could result in a fire.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-7945
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-08
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 doing a detailed inspection for correct main track downstop assembly, thread protrusion, and damaged and missing parts of the main track downstop assemblies of the outboard slats, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also require doing a detailed inspection for foreign objects debris and damage to the wall of the track housing of the outboard slats, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of broken bolts in the outboard slat main track downstop assembly. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct incorrectly installed main track downstop assemblies, which can allow the main track downstop hardware to fall into the track housing and cause a puncture in the track housing when the slat is retracted. This condition, if not corrected, could result in a fuel leak and an increased risk of fire.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-7944
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires inspecting to determine if certain carriage spindles are installed, repetitive inspections for corrosion and indications of corrosion on affected carriage spindles, and if necessary, related investigative and corrective actions. The existing AD also provides an optional terminating action. This proposed AD would mandate the optional terminating action, which would eliminate the need for the repetitive inspections. The proposed AD results from reports of corrosion found on carriage spindles that are located on the outboard trailing edge flaps. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct corrosion of the carriage spindle, which could result in fracture. Fracture of both the inboard and outboard carriage spindles, in the forward ends through the large diameters, on a flap, could adversely affect the airplane's continued safe flight and landing.
Airworthiness Directives; The Cessna Aircraft Company Model 750 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-7943
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Model 750 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires inspecting the inboard-hinge brackets of the left and right elevators for cracking and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would require inspecting for cracks and corrosion of the bracket of the inboard horizontal stabilizer and measuring the lug thickness of the horizontal stabilizer hinges; doing corrective actions if necessary; modifying the left and right elevators and left and right horizontal stabilizer. For all airplanes, this proposed AD would require replacing the existing elevator assemblies with new elevator assemblies, which would terminate the requirements of the existing AD. This proposed AD would also revise the applicability to remove certain airplanes. This proposed AD results from a report of cracking and corrosion found on the elevator inboard-hinge brackets and the horizontal stabilizer hinges. We are issuing this AD to prevent such cracking and corrosion of the elevator inboard-hinge brackets and the horizontal stabilizer hinges, which could result in structural failure of the elevators and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Document Number: 2010-7805
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Bridgeport Municipal Airport, Bridgeport, TX. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Bridgeport Municipal Airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Altus, OK
Document Number: 2010-7803
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects the final rule published in the Federal Register December 29, 2009, amending Class E airspace in the Altus, OK area. The geographic coordinates were incorrect for the Altus Localizer. This action corrects that error.
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2010-7645
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
By Federal Register notice (See 75 FR 1834-1835; January 13, 2010) the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invited interested persons to apply to fill a vacant position on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). That previous notice invited interested persons to apply to fill the vacancy representing commercial air tour concerns due to the incumbent member's completion of a three-year term appointment on May 19, 2010.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier-Rotax GmbH Type 912 F, 912 S, and 914 F Series Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2010-7831
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain serial numbers (S/Ns) of Bombardier-Rotax GmbH type 912 F and 914 F series reciprocating engines. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive visual inspections of the engine crankcase for cracks. This proposed AD would require those same inspections, would add the 912 S series to the affected population, add a test procedure to determine the engine suitability for a special flight permit, and would change applicability from engine S/N to crankcase S/N. This proposed AD results from an increase in the affected crankcase population. We are proposing this AD to prevent oil loss caused by cracks in the engine crankcase, which could lead to in- flight failure of the engine and forced landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Trent 700 and Trent 800 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-7830
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-07
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: In completing a review of Engine Manual repair/acceptance limits for titanium compressor shafts, Rolls-Royce has found the specified limits to be incorrect such that the shot peened surface layer at life critical features (the axial dovetail slots) may have been inadvertently removed in-service. Removal of the shot peened layer results in increased vulnerability of the part to tensile stresses, which could reduce the life of the shaft to below the published life limits.