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

Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: 2010-15854
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-30
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.
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Performance Requirements To Support Air Traffic Control (ATC) Service; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2010-15853
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is making minor technical changes to a final rule published in the Federal Register on May 28, 2010. In that final rule the FAA amended its regulations to add equipage requirements and performance standards for Automatic Dependent SurveillanceBroadcast (ADS-B) Out avionics on aircraft operating in Classes A, B, and C airspace, as well as certain other specified classes of airspace within the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS). This technical amendment changes a cross reference to a section in part 21 subpart O to be consistent with revisions to that subpart.
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Performance Requirements To Support Air Traffic Control (ATC) Service; Correction
Document Number: 2010-15852
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a final rule published on May 28, 2010. In that rule, the FAA amended its regulations to add equipage requirements and performance standards for Automatic Dependent SurveillanceBroadcast (ADS-B) Out avionics on aircraft operating in Classes A, B, and C airspace, as well as certain other specified classes of airspace within the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS). This document corrects errors in footnoted material in the preamble and cross references in the preamble and rule text of that final rule.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15819
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-30
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:
Airplane and Engine Certification Requirements in Supercooled Large Drop, Mixed Phase, and Ice Crystal Icing Conditions
Document Number: 2010-15726
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend the airworthiness standards applicable to certain transport category airplanes certified for flight in icing conditions and the icing airworthiness standards applicable to certain aircraft engines. The
Airworthiness Directives; EADS CASA (Type Certificate Previously Held by Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Model CN-235, CN-235-100, CN-235-200, and CN-235-300 Airplanes, and Model C-295 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15708
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-29
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:
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cherokee, IA
Document Number: 2010-15674
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for Cherokee, IA. Decommissioning of the Pilot Rock non-directional beacon (NDB) at Cherokee County Regional Airport, Cherokee, IA has made this action necessary to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hamilton, TX
Document Number: 2010-15672
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for Hamilton, TX to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Hamilton Municipal Airport, Hamilton, 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; Osceola, AR
Document Number: 2010-15671
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for Osceola, AR. Decommissioning of the Osceola non-directional beacon (NDB) at Osceola Municipal Airport has made this action necessary to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Kelso, WA
Document Number: 2010-15436
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will amend existing Class E airspace at Kelso, WA, to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Southwest Washington Regional Airport. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Chillicotte, MO
Document Number: 2010-15680
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove Class E airspace at Chillicotte, MO. Airport management and air traffic control facility managers have determined that the Class E surface area at Chillicotte Municipal Airport is no longer necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Franklin, TX
Document Number: 2010-15678
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove Class E airspace at Franklin, TX. Abandonment of the former Rocking 7 Ranch Airport and cancellation of all Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) has eliminated the need for controlled airspace in the Franklin, TX, area. The FAA is taking this action to ensure the efficient use of airspace within the National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC-10-30, DC-10-30F, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, and MD-10-30F Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15653
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model DC-10-30, DC-10-30F, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC- 10-40, DC10-40F, and MD-10-30F airplanes. This proposed AD would require doing a one-time inspection of the wire bundles to determine if wires touch the upper surface of the center upper auxiliary fuel tank, and marking the location if necessary; a one-time inspection for splices and damage of all wire bundles routed above the center upper auxiliary fuel tank; a one-time inspection for damage to the fuel vapor barrier seal and upper surface of the center upper auxiliary fuel tank; and corrective actions, if necessary. This proposed AD would also require installing non-metallic barrier/shield sleeving to the wire harnesses, new clamps, new attaching hardware, and new extruded channels. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15652
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Model MD-90-30 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires modifying the auxiliary hydraulic power system (including doing all applicable related investigative and corrective actions). This proposed AD would require these same actions, using corrected service information. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer, as well as reports of electrically shorted wires in the right wheel well and evidence of arcing on the auxiliary hydraulic pump power cables, which are routed within the tire burst area. We are proposing this AD to prevent electrically shorted wires or arcing at the auxiliary hydraulic pump power cables, which could result in a fire in the wheel well. We are also proposing this AD to reduce the potential of an ignition source adjacent to the fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Youngstown, OH
Document Number: 2010-15647
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Youngstown, OH, adding additional controlled airspace necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Youngstown Elser Metro Airport, Youngstown, OH. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From All Terms, Conditions, Reservations and Restrictions of a Quitclaim Deed Agreement Between the City of Lakeland and the Federal Aviation Administration for the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL
Document Number: 2010-15533
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release certain airport properties 7.89 acres, more or less, at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a Quitclaim Deed agreement between the FAA and the City of Lakeland, dated September 26, 1947. The release of property will allow the City of Lakeland to dispose of the property for other than aeronautical purposes. The property is located in the southeast corner of Aero Place and Airpark Drive, Lakeland, Polk County, Florida. The parcel is currently designated as non-aeronautical use. The property will be disposed of for the purpose of commercial development. The fair market value of the property has been determined by appraisal to be $688,810. The airport will receive fair market value for the property, which will be subsequently reinvested in another eligible airport improvement project.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Panguitch, UT
Document Number: 2010-15532
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Panguitch Municipal Airport, Panguitch UT. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Panguitch Municipal Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model EC 155B, EC155B1, SA-360C, SA-365C, SA-365C1, SA-365C2, SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, and SA-366G1 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-15370
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) helicopters. That AD requires repetitively inspecting the main gearbox (MGB) planet gear carrier for a crack and replacing any MGB that has a cracked planet gear carrier before further flight. This action would require the same inspections required by the existing AD but would shorten the initial inspection interval. This proposal is prompted by the discovery of another crack in a MGB planet gear carrier and additional analysis that indicates that the initial inspection interval must be shortened. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to detect a crack in the web of the planet gear carrier, which could lead to a MGB seizure and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Seventh Meeting-RTCA Special Committee 220: Automatic Flight Guidance and Control
Document Number: 2010-15430
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 220: Automatic Flight Guidance and Control.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 2010-15429
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-25
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 April 13, 2010, Vol. 75, No. 70, page 18941. 49 U.S.C. Section 44718 states that the Secretary of Transportation shall require notice of structures that may affect navigable airspace, air commerce, or air capacity.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 2010-15427
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-25
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 April 13, 2010, vol. 75, no. 70, page 18940. Enplanement data collected from air taxi and commercial operators are required for the calculation of air carrier airport sponsor apportionments as specified by the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), and 49 U.S.C. part A, Air Commerce Safety, and part B, Airport Development and Noise.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 2010-15426
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-25
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 April 13, 2010, vol. 75, no. 70, pages 18940-18941. 14 CFR part 61 prescribes certification standards for pilots, flight instructors, and ground instructors. The information collected is used to determine compliance with applicant eligibility.
Notice of Intent to Request Extension From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Certification Procedures for Products and Parts
Document Number: 2010-15424
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-25
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. CFR part 21 prescribes certification standards for aircraft, aircraft engines, propellors, products, and parts. The information collected is used to determine compliance and applicant eligibility.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 2010-15422
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-25
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) approval of a new information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 18, 2010, vol. 75, no. 52, page 13204. This research is important for establishing the scientific basis for air tour management policy decisions in the National Parks as mandated by the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate Previously Held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Model Galaxy and Gulfstream 200 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15402
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-25
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: Extension of airbrakes above 360 KIAS [knots indicated air speed]/0.79 Mi [Mach indicated] results in aerodynamic driven vibration of the airbrake which, if not limited per Revision 14 to the AFM [airplane flight manual], can lead to high cycle fatigue failure of the airbrake in board hinge. The unsafe condition is high cycle fatigue of the airbrake in-board hinge, which can result in loss of the airbrake, which in turn can lead to reduced controllability of the airplane. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC-8-31, DC-8-32, DC-8-33, DC-8-41, DC-8-42, and DC-8-43 Airplanes; Model DC-8-50 Series Airplanes; Model DC-8F-54 and DC-8F-55 Airplanes; Model DC-8-60 Series Airplanes; Model DC-8-61 Series Airplanes; Model DC-8-70 Series Airplanes; and Model DC-8-70F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15400
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all of the McDonnell Douglas Corporation airplanes identified above. The existing AD currently requires revising the maintenance program to incorporate new airworthiness limitations for fuel tank systems to satisfy Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 88 requirements. This proposed AD would add requirements to revise the maintenance program to incorporate specific Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCL) information and install fuel tank float switch in-line fuses. This proposed AD would also add two Airworthiness Limitations inspections (ALIs). This proposed AD results from a design review of the fuel tank systems. We are proposing this AD to prevent the potential for ignition sources inside fuel tanks caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15056
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-23
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; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-32R-301T and PA-46-350P Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-14991
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-32R-301T and PA-46-350P airplanes. This AD requires you to replace any spot-welded, V-band exhaust coupling with a riveted, V-band exhaust coupling. This AD results from reports that spot-welded, V-band exhaust couplings are failing. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the V-band exhaust coupling, which could cause the exhaust pipe to detach from the turbocharger. This failure could result in release of high-temperature gases inside the engine compartment and possibly cause an in-flight fire. An in-flight fire could lead to loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-802 and AT-802A Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-14990
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede AD 2006-08-09, which applies to all Air Tractor, Inc. (Air Tractor) Models AT-802 and AT-802A airplanes. AD 2006-08-09 currently requires you to repetitively inspect (using the eddy current method) the two outboard fastener holes in both of the wing main spar lower caps at the center splice joint for cracks and repair or replace any cracked spar cap. Since we issued AD 2006-08-09, we have determined we need to clarify the serial numbers (SNs) of the Models AT-802 and AT- 802A airplanes affected by that AD. Additionally, we are adding an option of modifying the wing main spar lower caps to extend the safe life limit on the affected airplanes. Consequently, this AD would keep the actions of AD 2006-08-09, clarify the affected SNs, and add a modification option to extend the safe life limit. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the wing main spar lower cap at the center splice joint, which could result in failure of the spar cap and lead to wing separation and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-14984
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-23
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:
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-14983
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-23
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; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, and MD-10-10F Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-14982
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, and MD-10-10F airplanes. This AD requires a one-time high frequency eddy current inspection of fastener holes for cracks at the left and right side wing rear spar lower cap at station Xors=345, and other specified and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from a report of three instances of Model DC-10-10F airplanes having fuel leaks in the wing rear spar lower cap at station Xors=345. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracks in the spar cap, which could lead to cracking of the lower wing skin, fuel leaks, and the inability of the structure to sustain limit load.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-14980
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-23
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; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700 & 701) Airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) Airplanes, and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-14979
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-23
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; The Boeing Company Model 777-200LR and -300ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-14977
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 777-200LR and -300ER series airplanes. This AD requires doing a high frequency eddy current inspection for cracking of the keyway of the fuel tank access door cutout on the left and right wings between wing rib numbers 8 (wing station 387) and 9 (wing station 414.5), and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of cracks emanating from the keyway of the fuel tank access door cutout of the lower wing skin between wing rib numbers 8 and 9. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of the lower wing skin load path, which could cause catastrophic structural failure of the wing.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Model F.27 Mark 500 and 600 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-14783
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-23
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; Honeywell International Inc. TPE331-10 and TPE331-11 Series Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2010-15068
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc. TPE331-10 and TPE331-11 series turboprop engines. That AD currently requires removing certain first stage turbine disks from service. This proposed AD would require the same actions, and would also require performing fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPI) and eddy current inspections (ECI) on certain first stage turbine disks that have a serial number (S/N) listed in this proposed AD. This proposed AD results from our determination that we need to expand the affected population to include other disks from the same heat lot as the failed first stage turbine disk, and that certain inspections are also required. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the first stage turbine disk and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-200B, and 747-200F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15054
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede two existing airworthiness directives (AD) that apply to certain Model 747-100, 747-200B, and 747- 200F series airplanes. The existing ADs currently require inspections to detect fatigue-related skin cracks and corrosion of the skin panel lap joints in the fuselage upper lobe, and repair if necessary. One of the existing ADs, AD 94-12-09, also requires modification of certain lap joints and inspection of modified lap joints. The other AD, AD 90- 15-06, requires repetitive detailed external visual inspections of the fuselage skin at the upper lobe skin lap joints for cracks and evidence of corrosion, and related investigative and corrective actions. This proposed AD would reduce the maximum interval of the post-modification inspections, and adds post-repair inspection requirements for certain airplanes. This proposed AD results from reports of cracking on modified airplanes. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking and corrosion in the fuselage upper lobe skin lap joints, which could lead to rapid decompression of the airplane and inability of the structure to carry fail-safe loads.
Airworthiness Directives; Robert E. Rust, Jr. Model DeHavilland DH.C1 Chipmunk 21, DH.C1 Chipmunk 22, and DH.C1 Chipmunk 22A Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-14989
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Robert E. Rust, Jr. Model DeHavilland DH.C1 Chipmunk 21, DH.C1 Chipmunk 22, and DH.C1 Chipmunk 22A airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the flap operating system for an unauthorized latch plate design installation. This proposed AD results from a report of a latch plate failing in service that was not made in accordance with the applicable de Havilland drawing. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct unauthorized latch plate design installation, which could result in an un-commanded retraction of the flaps. This failure could lead to a stall during a landing approach.
Airworthiness Directives; GA 8 Airvan (Pty) Ltd Models GA8 and GA8-TC320 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-14986
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would revise 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: Inspection of a high time aircraft has revealed cracks in the Horizontal Stabilizer rear spar splice plate and inboard main ribs around the area of the Horizontal Stabilizer rear pivot attachment. Additionally, failure of some attach bolts in service may be due to improper assembly. This amendment is issued to include an applicability matrix (Table 1, page 2) in the compliance section of the service bulletin for improved clarity. The
Existence of Proposed Airworthiness Design Standards for Acceptance Under the Primary Category Rule; Orlando Helicopter Airways (OHA), Inc., Models Cessna 172I, 172K, 172L, and 172M
Document Number: 2010-14975
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the existence of and requests comments on the proposed airworthiness design standards for acceptance of the OHA, Inc., Models Cessna 172I, 172K, 172L, and 172M airplanes under the regulations for primary category aircraft.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for Buckeye Municipal Airport, Town of Buckeye, AZ
Document Number: 2010-14971
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the Town of Buckeye under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (formerly the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150 (hereinafter referred to as ``Part 150''). On September 22, 2008, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Town of Buckeye under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On May 13, 2010, the FAA approved the Buckeye Municipal Airport noise compatibility program. All of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International, S.A. CFM56-5, -5B, and -7B Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-14819
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for CFM International, S.A. CFM56-5, -5B, and -7B series turbofan engines. This AD requires removing from service, nine stage 3 low-pressure turbine (LPT) disks, identified by serial number (S/N). This AD results from the discovery of a material nonconformity requiring removal of the disk before the certified disk life of certain stage 3 LPT disks. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the stage 3 LPT disk and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), DC-9-87 (MD-87), and MD-88 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-14796
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), DC-9- 87 (MD-87), and MD-88 airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing fuel level float and pressure switch in-line fuses on the wing forward spars and forward and aft auxiliary fuel tanks, depending on the airplane configuration. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -300, and -300ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-14792
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 777-200, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. The original NPRM would have required installing Teflon sleeving under the clamps of certain wire bundles routed along the fuel tank boundary structure, and cap sealing certain penetrating fasteners of the main and center fuel tanks. The original NPRM resulted from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This action revises the original NPRM by adding airplanes and adding and removing certain requirements. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent electrical arcing on the fuel tank boundary structure or inside the fuel tanks, which could result in a fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes; Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) Airplanes; Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) Airplanes; and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-14769
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-18
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: Two cases of a crack on a ``dry'' ADG [air driven generator] (Hamilton Sundstrand part number in the 761339 series), in the aft area of the strut and generator housing assembly, have been reported on CL-600-2B19 aircraft. The same part is also installed on CL-600-2C10, -2D15 and -2D24 aircraft. Investigation determined that the crack was in an area of the strut where the wall thickness of the casting was below specification, due to a manufacturing anomaly in a specific batch of ADGs. Structural failure and departure of the ADG during deployment could possibly result in damage to the aircraft structure. If deployment was activated by a dual engine shutdown, ADG structural failure would also result in loss of hydraulics for the flight controls. The proposed AD would require actions that are
Revocation of Class D and E Airspace; Big Delta, AK
Document Number: 2010-14690
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revokes Class D and E airspace at Big Delta, AK, to eliminate duplicated controlled airspace serving Allen Army Airfield. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Allen Army Airfield.
Airworthiness Directives; McCauley Propeller Systems Five-Blade Propeller Assemblies
Document Number: 2010-14706
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McCauley Propeller Systems propeller assemblies. That AD currently requires removing certain propeller hubs from service at new, reduced life limits and eddy current inspections (ECIs) of the propeller hub. This proposed AD would require removing certain propeller hubs from service before they exceed 6,000 hours time-since-new (TSN). This proposed AD results from a report of a crack in a propeller hub. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracked propeller hubs, which could cause failure of the propeller hub, blade separation, and loss of control of the airplane.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Williston, ND
Document Number: 2010-14697
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Williston, ND. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Sloulin Field International Airport, Williston, ND. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Adjustments to the geographic coordinates of the airport also would be made.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Port Clarence, AK
Document Number: 2010-14693
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Port Clarence Coast Guard Station (CGS), AK. The United States Coast Guard operates into this airstrip and has developed a military-use instrument approach procedure. This instrument approach development at the Port Clarence CGS Airport has made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.