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Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Kulik Lake, AK
Document Number: 2010-11082
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Kulik Lake, AK. This action would correct an error in the legal description of the Kulik Lake airspace description, which makes this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Public Meeting on Future Policy and Rulemaking for Normal, Utility, Acrobatic, and Commuter Category Small Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-11080
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA Small Airplane Directorate is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting to discuss ideas for future policy and rulemaking for small airplanes. We are attempting to determine the adequacy of the current airworthiness standards thoughout a small airplane's service life while anticipating future requirements. The outcome could affect the next 20 years of small airplane design, certification, and operations.
Notice on Petition for Waiver of the Terms of the Order Limiting Scheduled Operations at LaGuardia Airport
Document Number: 2010-10978
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-11
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
The Secretary and the FAA are granting, subject to conditions, the joint waiver request of Delta Air Lines and US Airways from the prohibition on purchasing operating authorizations (``slots'' or ``slot interests'') at LaGuardia Airport (LGA). The grant permits the carriers to consummate a transaction in which Delta would transfer 42 pairs of slot interests to US Airways at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), international route authorities to S[atilde]o Paulo and Tokyo; and terminal space at the Marine Air Terminal at LGA. US Airways would transfer 125 pairs of slot interests to Delta at LGA, and would lease an additional 15 pairs of LGA slot interests with a purchase option, together with terminal space in LGA's Terminal C. The grant is subject to the conditions that the carriers dispose of 14 pairs of slot interests at DCA and 20 pairs of slot interests at LGA to eligible new entrant and limited incumbent carriers, pursuant to procedures set out in this Notice, and achieve a mutually satisfactory agreement regarding gates and associated facilities with any such purchaser.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model 4101 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-10996
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-10
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: During ground maneuvering, prolonged operation with either engine in the restricted range between 82% and 90% RPM [revolutions per minute] will result in damage [e.g., cracking of the blade or hub] to the propeller assembly that could eventually result in the release of a propeller blade. EASA AD 2007- 0268 [which corresponds to FAA AD 2008-13-02] was issued to require the installation of a Propeller Warning Placard and implementation of a corresponding Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) limitation instructing the flight crew to taxi with the condition lever at FLIGHT in order to minimise the time spent by the engines in the restricted range. BAE Systems has now developed a Propeller Speed Warning System.
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: 2010-10887
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-10
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:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-10884
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-10
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:
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-10708
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-10
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: 2010-10699
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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 737-200, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-10902
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 737-200, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of certain fuselage frames and stub beams, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also provides for an optional repair, which would terminate the repetitive inspections. For airplanes on which a certain repair is done, this proposed AD would also require repetitive inspections for cracking of certain fuselage frames and stub beams, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of the detection of fatigue cracks at certain frame sections, in addition to stub beam cracking, caused by high flight cycle stresses from both pressurization and maneuver loads. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of certain fuselage frames and stub beams and possible severed frames, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the frames. This reduced structural integrity can increase loading in the fuselage skin, which will accelerate skin crack growth and could result in rapid decompression of the fuselage.
Operations Specifications
Document Number: 2010-10890
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This proposed rule would clarify and standardize the rules for applications by foreign air carriers and foreign persons for operations specifications and establish new standards for amendment, suspension or termination of those operations specifications. The proposed rule would also apply to foreign persons operating U.S.-registered aircraft in common carriage solely outside the United States. This action is necessary to update the process for issuing operations specifications, and it will establish a regulatory basis for current practices, such as amending, terminating or suspending operations specifications.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co. KG (RRD) Models Tay 650-15 and Tay 651-54 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-10739
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Tay 650-15 turbofan engines. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive inspections of the low-pressure (LP) turbine discs stage 2 and stage 3 for corrosion, on certain Tay 650-15 serial number engines. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: Strip results from some of the engines listed in the applicability section of this AD revealed excessively corroded low-pressure turbine disks stage 2 and stage 3. The corrosion is considered to be caused by the environment in which these engines are operated. Following a life assessment based on the strip findings it is concluded that inspections for corrosion attack are required. The action specified by this European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2008-0122 was intended to avoid a failure of a low- pressure turbine disk stage 2 or stage 3 due to potential corrosion problems which could result in uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane. It has been later realized that the same unsafe condition could potentially occur on more serial numbers for the Tay 650-15 engines and on the Tay 651-54 engines. This AD, superseding EASA AD 2008-0122, retaining its requirements, is therefore issued to expand the Applicability in adding further engine serial numbers for the Tay 650-15 engines and in adding the Tay 651-54 engines.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-10654
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal Airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Modification of Jet Route J-3; Spokane, WA
Document Number: 2010-10608
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Jet Route J-3 by terminating the route at the Spokane, WA, VHF omnidirectional range/tactical air navigation (VORTAC) instead of the Canadian border. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System (NAS).
Damage Tolerance and Fatigue Evaluation of Composite Rotorcraft Structures; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2010-10578
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On January 6, 2010, the FAA published a NPRM proposing to revise airworthiness standards for type certification requirements of
Fatigue Tolerance Evaluation of Metallic Structures; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2010-10556
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the comment period for a NPRM that was published on March 12, 2010. In that document, the FAA proposed to amend the airworthiness standards for fatigue tolerance evaluation (FTE) of transport category metallic rotorcraft structures. This notice responds to a request from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to extend the comment period to the proposal.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-10472
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-05
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:
Proposed Modification of VOR Federal Airways V-82, V-175, V-191, and V-430 in the Vicinity of Bemidji, MN
Document Number: 2010-10468
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the legal description of VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airways V-82, V-175, V-191, and V- 430 in the vicinity of Bemidji, MN. The Bemidji (BJI) VOR, navigation aid that forms a segment of these airways has been out of service for over two years due to terrain and new construction signal interference problems and is planned for decommissioning. An airway intersection reporting point is being established in the same location as the BJI VOR to restore a navigable route structure to the area similar to what existed prior to the loss of service from the navigation aid.
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: 2010-9945
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting 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 AD requires a one-time installation of electrical bonding jumpers for the fill valve controllers of fuel tanks. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent point-of-contact arcing or filament heating damage in the fuel tanks, which could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146-100A, -200A, and -300A Series Airplanes, and Model Avro 146-RJ70A, 146-RJ85A, and 146-RJ100A Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-9944
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-04
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; DASSAULT AVIATION Model FALCON 900EX and MYSTERE-FALCON 900 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-9943
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects a typographical error that appeared in airworthiness directive (AD) 2002-23-20 that was published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2002 (67 FR 71098). The typographical error resulted in an incorrect part number. This AD is applicable to Model FALCON 900EX and MYSTERE-FALCON 900 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive operational tests of the flap asymmetry detection system to verify proper functioning, and repair if necessary; repetitive replacement of the inboard flap jackscrews with new or reconditioned jackscrews; and repetitive measurement of the screw/nut play of the jackscrews on the inboard and outboard flaps to detect discrepancies, and corrective action if necessary. This AD also requires revision of the Airplane Flight Manual.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2-1C, B2-203, B2K-3C, B4-103, B4-203, B4-2C Airplanes; Model A310 Series Airplanes; and Model A300 B4-601, B4-603, B4-605R, B4-620, B4-622, and B4-622R Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-9521
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a typographical error in an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register on March 11, 2010. The error resulted in an imprecise compliance time in a table. This AD applies to certain Airbus Model A300 B2-1C, B2-203, B2K-3C, B4-103, B4-203, B4-2C airplanes; Model A310 series airplanes; and Model A300 B4-601, B4-603, B4-605R, B4-620, B4-622, and B4-622R airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections to detect cracks of the pylon side panels (upper section) at rib 8; and corrective actions if necessary.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Emmetsburg, IA
Document Number: 2010-10325
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for Emmetsburg, IA, adding additional controlled airspace to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Emmetsburg Municipal Airport, Emmetsburg, IA. 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; Perryville, MO
Document Number: 2010-10323
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Perryville, MO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Perryville Municipal Airport, Perryville, MO. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mapleton, IA
Document Number: 2010-10321
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for Mapleton, IA, adding additional controlled airspace to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at James G. Whiting Memorial Field Airport, Mapleton, IA. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Commercial Space Transportation Grant Program
Document Number: 2010-10320
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) requests grant proposals pursuant to its newly funded Commercial Space Transportation Grant Program. This program has an initial appropriation of $500,000 to be used for space transportation infrastructure projects. The FAA desires to award the appropriated funds before the end of fiscal year 2010. The FAA will review and evaluate all applications for a grant under 49 U.S.C. chapter 703 (Chapter 703). The FAA may make one or more grant awards based upon its evaluations of the grant proposals. All grants awarded under this program are discretionary awards.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Reading Regional Airport, Reading, PA
Document Number: 2010-10319
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Reading Regional Airport, Reading, Pennsylvania under the provisions of Section 47125(a) of Title 49 United States Code (U.S.C.).
Airworthiness Directives; GA 8 Airvan (Pty) Ltd Models GA8 and GA8-TC320 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-10220
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that will supersede an existing AD. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the 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; CFM International, S.A. CFM56-5B1/P, -5B2/P, -5B3/P, -5B3/P1, -5B4/P, -5B5/P, -5B6/P, -5B7/P, -5B8/P, -5B9/P, -5B1/2P, -5B2/2P, -5B3/2P, -5B3/2P1, -5B4/2P, -5B4/P1, -5B6/2P, -5B4/2P1, and -5B9/2P Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-10177
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for CFM International, S.A. CFM56-5B series turbofan engines. That AD requires reviewing exhaust gas temperature (EGT) monitoring records to determine EGT margin deterioration, and for airplanes where both engines have greater than 80 [deg]centigrade (C) of EGT margin deterioration, borescope-inspecting the high-pressure compressor (HPC) of both engines. That AD also requires removing from service any engine that does not pass the borescope inspection and, if both engines pass, replacing one of the engines with an engine that has 80 [deg]C or less of EGT margin deterioration. That AD also requires continuous monitoring of EGT margin deterioration on engines in service to prevent two engines on an airplane from having greater than 80 [deg]C of EGT margin deterioration. This AD:
Airworthiness Directives; GROB-WERKE GMBH & CO KG Models G102 ASTIR CS and G102 STANDARD ASTIR III Gliders
Document Number: 2010-9954
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-03
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: