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

Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Makila 2A Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2010-9963
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-30
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; General Electric Company (GE) CF34-1A, CF34-3A, and CF34-3B Series Turbofan Engines; Correction
Document Number: 2010-9962
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting airworthiness directive (AD) 2010-01-04, which published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to GE CF34-1A, CF34-3A, and CF34-3B series turbofan engines. The docket number is incorrect in all three of its locations. This document corrects those references. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146-100A and -200A Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-10111
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-30
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) 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:
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Bonners Ferry, ID
Document Number: 2010-10044
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace at Bonners Ferry, ID, to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Boundary County Airport. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-10042
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee (ATPAC) will be held to review present air traffic control procedures and practices for standardization, revision, clarification, and upgrading of terminology and procedures.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace; San Marcos, TX
Document Number: 2010-10039
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace at San Marcos, TX. Establishment of an air traffic control tower has made controlled airspace necessary at San Marcos Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Aircraft Industries a.s. Model L 23 Super Blanik Gliders
Document Number: 2010-9951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would supersede an existing AD. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airborne Area Navigation Equipment Using Loran-C Inputs
Document Number: 2010-9947
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the cancellation of Technical Standard Order (TSO) C-60, Airborne Area Navigation Equipment Using Loran-C inputs and all subsequent revisions. The effect of the cancelled TSOs will result in the revocation of all Technical Standard Order Authorizations issued for the production of those navigational systems. These actions are necessary because the Loran-C Navigation System ceased operation on February 8, 2010.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 2010-9760
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Model PIAGGIO P-180 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-9609
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-29
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:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-9594
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-29
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:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702), CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-9522
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-29
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) 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 DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-9520
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-29
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) 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 Jetstream Series 3101 and Jetstream Model 3201 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-9093
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-29
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:
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 747-200B Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-9091
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 747-200B series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the fuselage skin lap joints at stringer 6 on the left and right sides from station (STA) 340 to STA 400, a one- time general visual inspection to determine if certain fasteners are installed and to determine if service repair manual (SRM) repairs or repair doublers are installed, and corrective actions if necessary. Doing an optional modification of the stringer 6 lap joints terminates the repetitive inspections for the modified area. This AD results from reviews done by Boeing, which show that airplanes that were modified by Boeing to the stretched upper deck (SUD) configuration require inspection for cracking of the stringer 6 lap joint upper-fastener row earlier than previously expected. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the stringer 6 lap joints where certain external doublers were not installed, which could result in rapid decompression and loss of structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc., Primus EPIC and Primus APEX Flight Management Systems, Installed on, but not Limited to, Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 Airplanes, and Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-12/47E Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-9090
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honeywell International Inc., Primus EPIC and Primus APEX flight management systems (FMS), as installed on the airplanes described above. This AD requires revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual to incorporate the procedures necessary to recover from or work around a software anomaly in the FMS. This AD results from discovery of software anomalies which, in certain situations, can cause the FMS to generate misleading navigational guidance to the pilots and to the autopilot system of various airplanes having this same system software. We are issuing this AD to provide the flightcrew with procedures to recover from or work around these software anomalies during flight, which could lead to an airplane departing from its scheduled flight path, and result in possible collision with other aircraft or terrain.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France (ECF) Model EC120B Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-9007
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-05-51, which was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of ECF Model EC120B helicopters by individual letters. This AD requires, at specified intervals, inspecting the main rotor head rotor hub (rotor hub) for a crack. If you find scoring, paint flaking or left-over identification plate adhesive, the AD requires sanding the area until the primer coat becomes visible and inspecting the rotor hub for a crack. If you find a crack, the AD requires, before further flight, replacing the rotor hub with an airworthy rotor hub. This amendment is prompted by 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 ECF has been informed of an emergency landing due to excessive vibrations originating from the main rotor. After an investigation, it was determined that the main rotor head rotor hub (rotor hub) had failed in the attachment area of one of the three drag damper fittings. The actions specified by the AD are intended to prevent failure of a hub, excessive vibrations, loss of a main rotor blade, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS350B, BA, B1, B2, B3, C, D, and D1; AS 355E, F, F1, F2, N, and NP Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-9006
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) 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 was issued following the discovery of a potential risk of an untimely squib firing that would cut the hoist cable. A short circuit in the hoist motor brush power supply wiring resulting in an uncommanded squib firing, which cuts the hoist cable, constitutes an unsafe condition.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-9380
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-28
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: 2010-9378
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-28
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.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Syracuse, KS
Document Number: 2010-9749
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Syracuse, KS. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at SyracuseHamilton County Municipal Airport, Syracuse, KS. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Paynesville, MN
Document Number: 2010-9746
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Paynesville, MN. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Paynesville Municipal Airport, Paynesville, MN. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A109E Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-9696
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Agusta Model A109E helicopters. This proposed 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 after a report of an electrical failure, an investigation revealed inadequate functioning of the 35 amperes (Amps) battery bus (BATT BUS) circuit breaker that was not within design requirements. These actions are intended to replace the 35 Amps with a 50 Amps circuit breaker and replace the wires with oversized ones to prevent an electrical failure, loss of electrical power, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-8836
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-27
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: 2010-8834
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-27
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.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-9692
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C,
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Bryce Canyon, UT
Document Number: 2010-9614
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Standards; Rotor Overspeed Requirements
Document Number: 2010-9588
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend the aircraft turbine engine rotor overspeed type certification standards. This action would establish uniform rotor overspeed design and test requirements for aircraft engines and turbochargers certificated by the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The proposed rule would also establish uniform standards for the design and testing of engine rotor parts in the United States and in Europe, eliminating the need to comply with two differing sets of requirements. The proposed rule would improve safety by clarifying existing overspeed requirements for aircraft turbine engine rotor parts.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-200 and DHC-8-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-9573
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-26
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: During a recent production fuel system test, it was found that all three flapper valves located in each collector tank did not conform to the design requirements, due to the fact that a valve spring was installed on the flapper hinge pin. This valve spring should have been removed prior to installation of the valves. With the valve spring installed, the flapper valve is held closed by the valve spring, preventing gravity feed. In the event of scavenge system failure, the collector tank fuel level can no longer be maintained, potentially leading to an in-flight engine shutdown.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-9572
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model MD-90-30 airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting for corrosion of the retract cylinder support fitting for the main landing gear (MLG) and the mating bore for the support fitting in the MLG trunnion fitting and performing corrective actions if necessary, and replacing cadmium-plated retract cylinder support bushings and bearings. This proposed AD results from reports of the retract cylinder support fitting for the MLG failing during gear extension and subsequently damaging the hydraulic system. We are proposing this AD to prevent corrosion and damage that could compromise the integrity of the retract cylinder support fitting for the MLG, which could adversely affect the airplane's safe landing.
Philadelphia International Airport, Capacity Enhancement Program, Environmental Impact Statement, Announcement of a Preferred Alternative
Document Number: 2010-9608
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA has identified Alternative A as the Preferred Alternative for the Philadelphia International Airport, Capacity Enhancement Program, Environmental Impact Statement.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-9490
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-23
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 petitions or their final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-9489
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-23
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 petitions or their final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-9477
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-23
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-9476
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-23
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; General Electric Company (GE) CJ610 Series Turbojet Engines and CF700 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-9376
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CJ610 series turbojet engines and CF700 turbofan engines with AFT Technologies combustion liners, part number (P/N) AFT-5016T30G02. This AD requires removing from service, AFT Technologies combustion liners, P/N AFT-5016T30G02. This AD results from a report of an AFT Technologies combustion liner that released a large section of the inner combustion liner and reports of six combustion liners with premature cracks. We are issuing this AD to prevent premature cracks in the combustion liner, which could release pieces of the inner combustion liner. A release of pieces of the inner combustion liner could cause an uncontained failure of the engine turbine and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Arrow Falcon Exporters, Inc. (previously Utah State University); California Department of Forestry; Firefly Aviation Helicopter Services (previously Erickson Air-Crane Co.); Garlick Helicopters, Inc.; Global Helicopter Technology, Inc.; Hagglund Helicopters, LLC (previously Western International Aviation, Inc.); International Helicopters, Inc.; Precision Helicopters, LLC; Robinson Air Crane, Inc.; San Joaquin Helicopters (previously Hawkins and Powers Aviation, Inc.); S.M.&T. Aircraft (previously US Helicopters, Inc., UNC Helicopter, Inc., Southern Aero Corporation, and Wilco Aviation); Smith Helicopters; Southern Helicopter, Inc.; Southwest Florida Aviation International, Inc. (previously Jamie R. Hill and Southwest Florida Aviation); Tamarack Helicopters, Inc. (previously Ranger Helicopter Services, Inc.); US Helicopter, Inc. (previously UNC Helicopter, Inc.); West Coast Fabrication; and Williams Helicopter Corporation (previously Scott Paper Co.) Model AH-1G, AH-1S, HH-1K, TH-1F,
Document Number: 2010-9293
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Model HH-1K, TH-1F, TH-1L, UH-1A, UH-1B, UH-1E, UH- 1F, UH-1H, UH-1L, and UH-1P helicopters; and Southwest Florida Aviation Model SW204, SW204HP, SW205, and SW205A-1 helicopters, manufactured by Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI) for the Armed Forces of the United States. That AD currently requires updating the product identification, extending the application of the AD to other helicopter models, continuing the existing retirement time for certain main rotor tension- torsion (TT) straps, and adding the TT strap part numbers to the applicability. This action proposes to require removing certain serial- numbered TT straps from service, reduce the retirement life for other TT straps, and establish a retirement life in terms of calendar time in addition to hours time-in-service (TIS) for certain other affected TT straps. This action would also add two model helicopters to the applicability of the AD. This proposal is prompted by fatigue cracking in certain TT straps that have stainless steel filament windings and a determination that corrosion damage, which is related to calendar time, necessitates a calendar time retirement life for certain TT straps in addition to the retirement life based on hours TIS. This proposal is also prompted by fatigue cracking in other TT straps with encased thin stainless steel plates. These proposals are based on the service history of helicopters that are the same or similar in type design to the helicopters to which this AD would apply. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent failure of a TT strap, loss of a main rotor blade, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France (ECF) Model SA-365N1, AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, EC 155B, and EC155B1 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-9292
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified ECF model helicopters. This proposed 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 reports the separation and loss of a stainless steel ring (75 millimeter (mm) in diameter) from a tail rotor blade (blade) sleeve resulting in severe, high-frequency vibrations, which can lead to damage to the fenestron blades, loss of yaw control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hamilton, TX
Document Number: 2010-9174
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Hamilton, TX, adding additional controlled airspace to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Hamilton Municipal Airport, Hamilton, TX. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 2010-9173
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-21
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 58676-58677. This rulemaking established requirements for the FAA's authority to issue Experimental Permits for reusable suborbital rockets to authorize launches for the purpose of research and development, crew training and showing compliance with the regulations.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-9135
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-9112
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-21
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, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections of certain overwing intercostal webs, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of cracks in overwing intercostal webs. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such cracking, which could grow and result in a severed intercostal. If an intercostal is severed, cracks could develop in the adjacent frame structure and skin, resulting in a rapid loss of cabin pressure.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, MD-10-30F, MD-11, and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-9111
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC- 10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, MD-10-30F, MD-11, and MD-11F airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing an in-line fuse in certain float level switches and sleeving the wires between the fuel tank and the in-line fuse. For certain airplanes this proposed AD would also require installing an in-line fuse in certain fuel pump pressure switches. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400, -401, and -402 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-9110
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would supersede an existing AD. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Eagle County Regional Airport, Eagle, CO
Document Number: 2010-8841
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Eagle County Regional Airport under the provisions of section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Mountain City, TN
Document Number: 2010-8840
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date of a direct final rule published in the Federal Register December 7, 2009 that establishes Class E airspace at Johnson County Airport, Mountain City, TN.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Fort A.P. Hill, VA
Document Number: 2010-8839
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date of a direct final rule published in the Federal Register December 7, 2009 that establishes Class E airspace at Fort A.P. Hill, VA.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Jackson, AL
Document Number: 2010-8838
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date of a direct final rule published in the Federal Register December 7, 2009 that establishes Class E airspace at Jackson Muni, Jackson, AL.
Modification of Jet Routes J-37 and J-55; Northeast United States
Document Number: 2010-8830
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Jet Routes J-37 and J-55 by terminating the routes at navigation aid facilities prior to the U.S./Canadian border. The FAA is taking this action to support the En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) program.
Notice of Submission Deadline for Schedule Information for O'Hare International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Newark Liberty International Airport for the Winter 2010 Scheduling Season
Document Number: 2010-9029
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under this notice, the FAA announces the submission deadline of May 13, 2010, for Winter 2010 flight schedules at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD), New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in accordance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Worldwide Scheduling Guidelines and FAA orders limiting scheduled operations. The deadline of May 13, 2010, coincides with the schedule submission deadline for the IATA 126th Schedules Conference. The U.S. winter scheduling season for these airports is from October 31, 2010, through March 26, 2011.