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Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 747-400 and 747-400D Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-11901
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 747-400 and 747-400D series airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing aluminum gutter reinforcing brackets to the forward and aft drip shield gutters of the main equipment center (MEC); and adding a reinforcing fiberglass overcoat to the top surface of the MEC drip shield, including an inspection for cracking and holes in the MEC drip shield, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also provides for an option to install an MEC drip shield drain system, which, if accomplished, would extend the compliance time for adding the reinforcing fiberglass overcoat to the top surface of the MEC drip shield. This proposed AD results from a report indicating that an operator experienced a multi-power system loss in-flight of 1, 2, and 3 alternating current (AC) electrical power systems located in the MEC. We are proposing this AD to prevent water penetration into the MEC, which could result in the loss of flight critical systems.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-11890
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702), Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-11889
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-18
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:
Proposed Revocation of Class C Airspace, Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace, and Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Columbus, GA
Document Number: 2010-11851
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revoke the Columbus, GA, Class C airspace area; establish Class D airspace area to replace the Class C airspace area; and amend the existing Class E surface area and 700-foot Class E airspace at Columbus, GA. The FAA is proposing this action because Columbus Metropolitan Airport no longer meets the criteria required to qualify for a Class C airspace designation. Reconfiguring the area would enhance safety and facilitate more efficient use of airspace within the National Airspace System.
Special Conditions: Boeing 747-468, Installation of a Medical Lift
Document Number: 2010-11828
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Boeing 747-468 airplane. This airplane, as modified by Jet Aviation, will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the installation of a medical lift. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Transport Airplane and Engine Issue Area-New Task
Document Number: 2010-11796
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is re-published for editorial clarification. The original publication was sufficiently similar in substance to serve as due notice. The FAA assigned the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) a new task to identify and develop recommendations on additional requirements for low speed alerting in new transport category airplanes. This task is the first phase of an overall effort to examine new standards, as well as possible retrofit standards. This notice is to inform the public of this ARAC activity.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Marion, IL
Document Number: 2010-11735
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for the Marion, IL area, adding additional controlled airspace to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Southern Illinois Airport, Carbondale/Murphysboro, IL. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Claremore, OK
Document Number: 2010-11714
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for Claremore, OK, adding additional controlled airspace to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Claremore Regional Airport, Claremore, OK. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Perham, MN
Document Number: 2010-11742
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Perham, MN. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Perham Municipal Airport, Perham, MN. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Litchfield, MN
Document Number: 2010-11722
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Litchfield, MN. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Litchfield Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee (ATMAC)
Document Number: 2010-11720
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee (ATMAC).
Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From Certain Terms, Conditions, Reservations and Restrictions of a Quitclaim Deed Agreement Between the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority and the Federal Aviation Administration for the Tampa International Airport, Tampa, FL
Document Number: 2010-11718
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release certain airport properties 5.88 acres at the Tampa International Airport, Tampa, FL from certain conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a Quitclaim Deed agreement between the FAA and the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, dated November 5, 1947. The release of property will allow the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority to use property for other than aeronautical purposes. The property is located in the southeast quadrant of Tampa International Airport property, Hillsborough County, Florida. The parcel is currently designated as aeronautical use. The property will be used for nonaeronautical use/revenue generation. The fair market value of the property has been determined by appraisal to be $2,690,000. The airport will receive at least fair market rental value for the property. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Tampa International Airport and the FAA Airports District Office.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pauls Valley, OK
Document Number: 2010-11712
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Pauls Valley, OK. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Pauls Valley Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Center, TX
Document Number: 2010-11709
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Center, TX adding additional controlled airspace necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Center Municipal Airport, Center, TX. Adjustments also would be made to the geographic coordinates of the Amason nondirectional beacon (NDB). The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. PW617F-E Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-11645
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 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; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. PW615F-A Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-11644
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 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-Rotax GmbH 912 F Series and 912 S Series Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2010-11643
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 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:
Amendment of Jet Route J-120; Alaska
Document Number: 2010-11495
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Jet Route J-120, in Alaska. The FAA is taking this action in preparation of the eventual decommissioning of the Barter Island (BTI) Non-directional Beacon (NDB) at the Village of Kaktovik, Alaska. This action ensures the safe and efficient use of the airspace within the National Airspace System (NAS).
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 2010-11470
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-17
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; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC-9-30, DC-9-40, and DC-9-50 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-11185
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model DC-9-30, DC-9-40, and DC-9-50 series airplanes. This AD requires inspecting to determine the part numbers of the forward and aft auxiliary tank fuel boost and transfer pump conduit/conduit assembly and conduit assembly electrical connector, as applicable, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct the potential for an arc/spark condition to occur within the fuel boost or transfer pump conduit assembly connectors and propagate into the forward and aft auxiliary fuel tanks, which could result in a fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) Airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) Airplanes, and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-11183
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-17
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; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ70A, 146-RJ85A, and 146-RJ100A Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-11182
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-17
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 BD-100-1A10 (Challenger 300) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-11074
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-17
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; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-11069
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Sikorsky Model S-92A helicopters. The AD requires replacing the main gearbox (MGB) filter bowl assembly with a two-piece MGB filter bowl assembly and replacing the existing mounting studs. The AD also requires inspecting the MGB lube system filters, the housing, the housing threads, and the lockring counterbore and repairing or replacing them as necessary. This amendment is prompted by tests indicating that an existing MGB filter bowl assembly can fail under certain loading conditions including those associated with a damaged MGB filter or mounting stud resulting from high frequency maintenance tasks. Testing of the improved MGB filter bowl assembly demonstrates a significant increase in strength and durability over the existing filter bowl. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent failure of the MGB filter bowl assembly due to failure of the mounting studs or the filter bowl, loss of oil from the MGB, failure of the MGB, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-10875
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Model 747 airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracking in certain fuselage skin lap joints, and repair if necessary. This new AD expands the inspection area in the existing AD, adds a modification of certain lap joints, and adds certain post-repair inspections of the lap joints. Accomplishing the modification ends the repetitive inspections required by the existing AD for the length of lap joint that is modified. This AD results from a structural review of affected skin lap joints for widespread fatigue damage. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking in certain lap joints, which could result in rapid depressurization of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 and -145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-10872
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-17
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 A318, A319, A320, A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-10722
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arriel 1B, 1D, 1D1, and 1S1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2010-10720
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Turbomeca Arriel 1B, 1D, 1D1, and 1S1 turboshaft engines. That AD requires initial and repetitive relative position checks of the gas generator 2nd stage turbine blades on Turbomeca Arriel 1B (that incorporate Turbomeca Modification (mod) TU 148), Arriel 1D, 1D1, and 1S1 turboshaft engines that do not incorporate mod TU 347. That AD also requires initial and repetitive replacements of 2nd stage turbines on Arriel 1B, 1D, and 1D1 engines. This AD requires lowering the initial and repetitive thresholds for replacement of 2nd stage turbines on Arriel 1B, 1D, and 1D1 engines. This AD results from reports of new cases of failures of 2nd stage turbine blades since we issued AD 2008-07-01. We are issuing this AD to prevent the failure of 2nd stage turbine blades, which could result in an uncommanded in- flight engine shutdown, and a subsequent forced autorotation landing or accident.
Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate No. A00010WI Previously Held by Raytheon Aircraft Company) Model 390 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-10717
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model 390 airplanes. This AD requires you to inspect the essential bus lightning strike protection for proper installation of metal oxide varistor (MOV) and spark gap wiring. This AD also requires you to rework the wiring as necessary to achieve the required lightning strike/surge protection. This AD results from a report that the wires to the MOV and spark gap were swapped. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct improper installation of the MOV and spark gap wiring, which could result in overload of the MOV in a lightning strike and allow electrical energy to continue to the essential bus and disable equipment that receives power from the essential bus. The disabled equipment could include the autopilot, anti-skid system, hydraulic indicator, spoiler system, pilot primary flight display, audio panel, or the 1 air data computer. This failure could lead to a significant increase in pilot workload during adverse operating conditions.
Proposed Modification of Class B Airspace; Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2010-11499
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Chicago, IL, Class B airspace area by expanding the existing airspace to ensure containment of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft conducting instrument approach procedures within Class B airspace, and segregating IFR aircraft at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Visual Flight Rules (VFR) aircraft operating in the vicinity of Chicago Class B airspace. Additional Class B airspace would support operations to ORD's triple parallel runways and three additional parallel runways planned for the near future. This action would enhance safety, improve the flow of air traffic, and reduce the potential for midair collision in the Chicago terminal area, 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.
Notice of Intent to Rule on Request for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at the Williamsport Regional Airport, Williamsport, PA
Document Number: 2010-11509
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment for a change in airport property from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use at the Williamsport Regional Airport, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Record of Decision for Environmental Impact Statement: New Bedford Regional Airport, New Bedford, MA
Document Number: 2010-11505
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Record of Decision (ROD), resulting from an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been prepared for a New Bedford Regional Airport, New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Proposed Modification of the Detroit, MI, Class B Airspace Area; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2010-11496
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces three fact-finding informal airspace meetings to solicit information from airspace users and others concerning a proposal to revise the Class B airspace area at Detroit, MI. The purpose of these meetings is to provide interested parties an opportunity to present views, recommendations, and comments on the proposal. All comments received during these meetings will be considered prior to any revision or issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-70A and S-70C Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-11423
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Sikorsky Model S-70A and S-70C helicopters. This proposal would require an ultrasonic test (UT) inspection of the tail gearbox output bevel gear (gear) for a crack. If you find a crack, replacing the gear with an airworthy gear before further flight would be required. This proposal is prompted by three gear cracking incidents, one of which resulted in the tail rotor separating from the helicopter. The actions specified by this proposed AD are intended to detect a crack in the gear to prevent a tail rotor separating, loss of tail rotor control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Arrow Falcon Exporters, Inc. (previously Utah State University) et al. 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 UH-1B (SW204 and SW204HP) and UH-1H (SW205) Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-11419
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified model helicopters. The AD would require inspecting each affected tail rotor blade (blade) forward tip weight retention block (tip block) and the aft tip closure (tip closure) for adhesive bond voids and removing any blade with an excessive void from service. This AD would also require modifying certain blades by installing shear pins and tip closure rivets. This proposal is prompted by five occurrences of missing tip blocks or tip closures resulting in minor to substantial damage to blades installed on Bell Model 212 and 412 helicopters. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent loss of a tip block or tip closure, loss of a blade, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A340-200 and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-11187
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that supersedes an existing AD. 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; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 and Model ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-10900
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-13
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; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-76A, B, and C Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-10588
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-76A, B, and C helicopters that requires inspecting each installed Woodward HRT (formerly HR Textron) main rotor servo actuator (servo actuator) for a high rate of leakage and replacing each affected servo actuator with a servo actuator containing a newly re-designed servo actuator piston. This amendment is prompted by a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Safety Recommendation issued in response to an accident involving a Model S-76C helicopter. In the NTSB Safety Recommendation, the performance of a servo actuator piston upon reaching 3,000 hours time-in-service (TIS) was questioned as a result of piston head seal leakage and piston head plasma spray flaking. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent degraded servo actuator performance as a result of piston head seal leaking and plasma spray flaking, which could result in subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 2B and 2B1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2010-11324
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to revise an existing 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: Since issuance of AD 2007-0109, Turbom[eacute]ca has released modification TU166 which consists in inserting HP blade dampers between the HP disc and the HP blade platform. Introduction of these dampers has demonstrated to limit axial displacement of the HP blade relative to the disk in case of blade lock rupture or opening, therefore eliminating the need for inspection and replacement.
Special Conditions: Rockwell Collins, Inc., Boeing Model 737-700/-700C/-800/-900 and -900ER Series Airplanes Equipped With Rockwell HGS-4000 Head-Up Guidance System With Enhanced Vision System Functionality
Document Number: 2010-11309
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 737- 700/-700C/-800/-900 and -900ER series airplanes equipped with the Rockwell HGS-4000 Head-Up Guidance System. These airplanes, as modified by Rockwell Collins, Inc., will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the Enhanced Vision System (EVS) functionality, to be added by Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-11289
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-12
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.
Operating Requirements: Domestic, Flag, Supplemental, Commuter, and On-Demand Operations: Corrections and Editorial Changes
Document Number: 2010-11266
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making minor technical changes to a final rule published in the Federal Register on June 14, 1996. That final rule adopted corrections and editorial changes to several parts, which included an amendment to a section of part 119 that removed two subparagraphs. However, the FAA inadvertently did not also amend a separate section of part 119 to remove reference to the two obsolete subparagraphs. The FAA is issuing this technical amendment to correct that oversight.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-11256
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-12
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.
Notice of Intent To Request Extension From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Flight Standards Customer Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 2010-11228
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-11
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. The FAA has initiated customer service surveys throughout the agency, requiring that every element have contact with their customers to assure that their needs are being met and that service is improved.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Williamson, WV
Document Number: 2010-11226
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Williamson, WV, to accommodate the additional airspace needed for the Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) developed for Mingo County Regional. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Homestead, FL
Document Number: 2010-11224
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Homestead, FL, to accommodate the additional airspace needed for the Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) developed for Homestead General Aviation Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Seventeenth Plenary Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 203: Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Document Number: 2010-11222
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 203: Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
Fourteenth Plenary Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 205/EUROCAE WG 71: Software Considerations in Aeronautical Systems
Document Number: 2010-11217
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 205/EUROCAE WG 71: Software Considerations in Aeronautical Systems.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-100 and -200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-11179
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action withdraws a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Model 737-100 and -200 series airplanes. That action would have superseded an existing AD that requires various inspections for cracks in the outboard chord of the frame at body station (BS) 727 and in the outboard chord of stringer 18A; and repair or replacement of cracked parts. That action also would have added inspections for certain airplanes, revised certain compliance times for all airplanes, and added airplanes to the applicability. Since the issuance of the supplemental NPRM, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has received revised service information that will significantly change the requirements proposed by the supplemental NPRM. Accordingly, the proposed rule is withdrawn.
Temporary Exclusion of the Assessment of Overflight Fees for Humanitarian Flights Related to the January 12, 2010, Earthquake in Haiti
Document Number: 2010-11152
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On January 12, 2010, the nation of Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake near the heaviest populated part of the country, its capital, Port-au-Prince. Within hours, there was a significant increase in the volume of air traffic in the area as the world responded with many types of emergency relief and assistance. Since the FAA is the International Civil Aviation Organization-designated provider of air navigation services in much of the Caribbean just north of Haiti and north and east of the Dominican Republic, many of these humanitarian flights go through U.S.-controlled airspace and incur charges by the FAA (known as ``Overflight Fees'') for the air navigation services provided. This Notice advises all concerned of the determination by the FAA to exclude temporarily from its Overflight Fee bills any charges for humanitarian flights responding to the earthquake in Haiti.