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

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Proposed Amendment of Colored Federal Airway B-38; Alaska
Document Number: 2010-13592
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Colored Federal Airway Blue 38 (B-38), in Alaska. Specifically this action would remove a segment of B-38 from Haines Non-directional Beacon (NDB) to the Whitehorse, Yukon Territories Canada (XY NDB). The FAA is proposing this action in preparation of the eventual decommissioning of XY NDB by the Canadian Air Authority NAV CANADA.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 2010-13590
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-07
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) extension 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 March 8, 2010, vol. 75, no. 44, page 10550. A letter of application and related documents which set forth an applicant's ability to conduct operations in compliance with FAR Part 125 provisions are submitted to the appropriate FSDO.
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: 2010-13427
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-07
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:
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-13263
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-07
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-12131
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-07
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.
Airworthiness Directives; GROB-WERKE (Type Certificate Previously Held by BURKHART GROB Luft- und Raumfahrt) Models G115C, G115D and G115D2 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-13422
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier NPRM 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 BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-13419
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Corpus Christi, TX
Document Number: 2010-13262
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for the Corpus Christi, TX area. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Aransas County Airport, Rockport, TX. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Austin, TX
Document Number: 2010-13261
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for the Austin, TX area. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Austin Executive Airport, Austin, TX. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Clarification of Parachute Packing Authorization
Document Number: 2010-13388
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the requirements for individuals who pack, maintain, or alter main parachutes of a dual-parachute systemthose with main and ``back up'' parachutesto be used for parachute jumping in connection with civil aircraft of the United States. It expressly limits the authority of a non-certificated person who is not under the supervision of an appropriate current certificated parachute rigger to only pack the main parachute of a dual-parachute system when that person will be the next jumper to use the parachute. This action is intended to correct a potentially unsafe condition of parachute operations created by changes to the 2001 revision of the current rule.
Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2010-13326
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney PW4000 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-13314
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney PW4000 series turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require a one-time visual inspection of the No. 3 bearing oil pressure tube, part number (P/N) 51J041-01, P/N 50J604-01, or P/N 50J924-01. Tubes that are found cracked or repaired would be required to be removed from service. This proposed AD would also prohibit repaired tubes from being installed. This proposed AD results from one report of a repaired No. 3 bearing oil tube that caused an engine in- flight shutdown, seven reports of repaired No. 3 bearing oil pressure tubes found cracked that led to unscheduled engine removals, and one report of a test cell event from a repaired tube that cracked. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracking of No. 3 bearing oil pressure tubes which could result in internal oil fire, failure of the high- pressure turbine (HPT) disks, uncontained engine failure, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 757 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-13307
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Model 757 airplanes. This proposed AD would require changing the lower fixed leading edge panel assemblies immediately outboard of the nacelles at slats 4 and 7. This proposed AD results from reports of Model 757 airplanes in service that have drain holes and unsealed panel assemblies in the fixed leading edge adjacent to the inboard end of slats 4 and 7 that are too close to the hot portion of the engines. We are proposing this AD to prevent fuel leaking onto an engine and a consequent fire.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 757 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-13306
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Model 757 airplanes. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection of the inboard and outboard main track downstop assemblies and a torque application to the main track downstop assembly nuts of slat numbers 1 through 10, excluding the outboard track of slats 1 and 10, a detailed inspection of all slat track housings, and related corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of fuel leaking from the front spar of the wing through the slat track housing. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct incorrectly installed main track downstop assemblies, which, when the slat is retracted, could cause a puncture in the slat track housing leading to a fuel leak and potential fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-13305
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-03
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: There have been several Stick Pusher Capstan Shaft failures causing severe degradation of the stick pusher function. This directive is issued to revise the first flight of the day check of the stall protection system to detect degradation of the stick pusher function. It also introduces a new repetitive maintenance task to limit exposure to dormant failure of the stick pusher capstan shaft. Dormant loss or severe degradation of the stick pusher function could result in reduced controllability of the airplane. The proposed AD would require
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-120, -120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-13304
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-03
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: It has been found that some fuel quantity probes may fail during the airplane life leading to an erroneous fuel quantity indication to the crew. This erroneous indication may lead to the airplane being operated with less fuel than indicated which may lead to an uncommanded in-flight shutdown of one or both engines due to fuel starvation. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A319-100, A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-13231
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-03
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 May 12, 2006. The error resulted in an incorrect component maintenance manual number. This AD applies to certain Airbus Model A319-100, A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for corrosion in the inside and outside lower walls of each type A, D, E, and F lavatory wall that has at least one wall-mounted cabin attendant seat, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary.
Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Record of Decision (ROD) on a Final Environmental Assessment (FEA) for the Proposed Federal Action at the Macon County Airport, Franklin, NC
Document Number: 2010-13260
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the approval of a FONSI/ROD on an FEA for a proposed Federal action at the Macon County Airport, Franklin, NC. The FONSI/ROD states that the proposed projects are consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and will not significantly affect the quality of the environment.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variants (Including CL-605 Marketing Variant)) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-13230
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: Following five reported cases of balance washer screw failure on similar ADGs [air-driven generators]/ram air turbines installed on other aircraft types, investigation by Hamilton Sundstrand determined that a specific batch of the screws had a metallographic non-conformity that increased their susceptibility to brittle fracture. Failure of a balance washer screw can result in loss of the related balance washer, with consequent turbine imbalance. Such imbalance could potentially result in ADG structural failure (including blade failure), loss of ADG electrical power and structural damage to the aircraft and, if deployment was activated by a dual engine shutdown, could also result in loss of hydraulic power for the flight controls [and consequent reduced ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane]. The proposed AD would require
Modification of the Process for Requesting a Waiver of the Mandatory Separation Age of 56 for Air Traffic Control Specialists
Document Number: 2010-13221
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to amend its regulations concerning the process for requesting a waiver of the mandatory separation age for Air Traffic Control Specialists in flight service stations, enroute or terminal facilities, and the David J. Hurley Air Traffic Control System Command Center. Under the proposal, Air Traffic Control Specialists would no longer be required to certify they have not been involved in an operational error (OE), operational deviation (OD), or runway incursion in the past 5 years. The proposed change reflects FAA Order JO 7210.56C, Change 2, effective July 20, 2009, which removed any references to employee identification, training record entries, performance management, and return-to-duty actions that have been historically tied to reported events. The proposal would streamline the waiver process and bring it into conformance with current FAA OE and OD reporting policy.
Civil Penalty Inflation Adjustment for Commercial Space Adjudications
Document Number: 2010-13218
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule brings Federal Aviation Administration commercial space transportation regulations into compliance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996. The rule makes mandatory inflation-based adjustments to the maximum civil penalty contained in 14 CFR part 406 authorized for violations of the Commercial Space Launch Act of 1984, as codified at 49 U.S.C. subtitle IX, ch. 701, Commercial Space Launch Activities.
Fourth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications
Document Number: 2010-13142
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications.
Tenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 209: In Joint Session With EUROCAE WG 49: ATCRBS/Mode S Transponder MOPS Maintenance
Document Number: 2010-13140
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 209: In Joint Session with EUROCAE WG-49 ATCRBS/Mode S Transponder MOPS Maintenance.
Proposed Revocation and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Northeast, AK
Document Number: 2010-13138
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revoke and establish Class E airspace in Northeast Alaska. The recent removal of a Colored Federal Airway near Kaktovik, AK, duplication of controlled airspace near Mentasta Lake, AK, and the establishment of one Special Area Navigation Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Eagle Airport, AK, have made these actions necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Modification of Class C Airspace; Beale Air Force Base, CA
Document Number: 2010-13137
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the legal description of the Beale Air Force Base (AFB), CA, Class C airspace area by allowing the hours of operation to be announced in advance by a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM). The effective hours of the Beale AFB Class C airspace area will be consistent with the actual hours of operation of the Beale AFB Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT).
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arriel 2B1 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2010-13133
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Minimum Altitudes for IFR Operations
Document Number: 2010-13132
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting the introductory text in paragraph (a) of Sec. 91.177 that was published on August 18, 1989. The phrase, ``or unless otherwise authorized by the Administrator'' was inadvertently removed from paragraph (a) introductory text. This action reinstates that phrase with a minor revision.
Modification of Class E Airspace; West Yellowstone, MT
Document Number: 2010-12908
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will modify Class E airspace at West Yellowstone, MT, to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at West Yellowstone Airport. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also includes minor adjustments in the legal description of the airspace.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hoquiam, WA
Document Number: 2010-12881
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will amend existing Class E airspace at Hoquiam, WA. Controlled Class E surface airspace will be continuous at Bowerman Airport, Hoquiam, WA. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action also will correct the airport name.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, -100 IGW, -200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-12678
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-01
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; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-12671
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-01
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; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model MD-11 and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-12667
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes. That AD currently requires a one-time inspection to determine if metallic transitions are installed on wire harnesses of the tail tank fuel transfer pumps, and to determine if damaged wires are present; and repair, if necessary. That AD also requires repetitive inspections of the repaired area; and a permanent modification of the wire harnesses if metallic transitions are not installed, which would terminate the repetitive inspections. This new AD requires modifying the case grounding for the alternate fuel pump of the tail tank, the leak detection thermal switch grounding for the number 2 engine, and wire braid grounding in the empennage and number 2 engine inlet. This AD also removes one airplane from the applicability of the existing AD. This AD results from reports that the wire assembly for the alternate fuel pump is missing a case ground wire, and the lightning protection wire braid for wire assemblies located in the empennage and number 2 engine inlet are grounded improperly. We are issuing this AD to prevent insufficient grounding of the fuel pump, which in combination with an electrical failure within the fuel pump and a compromised electrical bond could cause a fuel tank ignition, resulting in consequent fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-12595
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-01
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; Turbomeca Astazou XIV B and XIV H Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2010-12539
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-01
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; Stemme GmbH & Co. KG Model S10-VT Powered Sailplanes
Document Number: 2010-12443
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Quartz Mountain Aerospace, Inc. Model 11E Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-12302
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Quartz Mountain Aerospace, Inc. Model 11E airplanes. This AD requires you to clean and lubricate the aileron pushrod bearings. This AD results from reports of the aileron control stick force increasing and of the controls being very noisy. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct insufficient lubrication and residual metallic paint particles in the pushrod end ball joints, which could result in difficulty actuating aileron controls sometime during flight after takeoff. This condition could lead to difficulty controlling the airplane in flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) 240, 346, 360, 470, 520, and 550 Series and Rolls-Royce Motors, Ltd. (R-RM) IO-240-A Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2010-12177
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing emergency airworthiness directive (AD) 2009-24-52 that was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of TCM 240, 360, 470, 520, and 550 series reciprocating engines. That AD requires before further flight, replacing certain part number (P/N) hydraulic lifters. This AD results from TCM reporting another occurrence of rapid wear on the face of hydraulic lifters, P/Ns 657913, 657915, and 657916, and from the need to expand the applicability of this AD to include the TCM 346 series reciprocating engines and the R-RM IO-240-A reciprocating engines. We are issuing this AD to prevent excessive hydraulic lifter wear, which can result in loss of engine power and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; AeroSpace Technologies of Australia Pty Ltd Models N22B, N22S, and N24A Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-12176
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; AVOX Systems and B/E Aerospace Oxygen Cylinders as Installed on Various 14 CFR Part 23 and CAR 3 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-12173
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain AVOX Systems and B/E Aerospace oxygen cylinders, as installed on various 14 CFR part 23 or CAR 3 airplanes. This AD requires you to inspect for and remove substandard oxygen cylinders from the airplane. This AD was prompted by the reported rupture of a high-pressure gaseous oxygen cylinder, which had insufficient strength characteristics due to improper heat treatment. We are issuing this AD to prevent an oxygen cylinder from rupturing, which, depending on the location, could result in structural damage and rapid decompression of the airplane, damage to adjacent essential flight equipment, deprivation of the necessary oxygen supply for the flightcrew, and injury to cabin occupants or other support personnel.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ, -135ER, -135KE, -135KL, -135LR, -145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-11762
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-01
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: