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

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Establishment of Low Altitude Area Navigation Route (T-284); Houston, TX
Document Number: 2010-16492
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
A final rule, published in the Federal Register April 1, 2010, establishing low altitude area navigation (RNAV) route T-284 for the Houston, TX, terminal area, is being withdrawn. As a result of Houston Area Air Traffic System (HAATS) Project, Phase 3C, program actions, the route is pending redesign and will be resubmitted for rulemaking at a future date.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Yuma, AZ
Document Number: 2010-16484
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will modify existing Class D and Class E airspace in the Yuma, AZ, area to accommodate aircraft arriving and departing Somerton Airport, Somerton, AZ. This action will also make a minor correction to the legal description for Somerton Airport and Yuma MCAS- Yuma International Airport and will enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at both airports.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Bryce Canyon, UT
Document Number: 2010-16479
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace at Bryce Canyon, UT, to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Bryce Canyon Airport. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Lucin, UT
Document Number: 2010-16475
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace at Lucin VHF Omni- Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigational Aid (VORTAC), Lucin, UT, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) traffic from en route airspace to Salt Lake City, UT. This will improve the safety and management of IFR operations for the Salt Lake City, UT area.
Establishment of VOR Federal Airway V-625; Arizona
Document Number: 2010-16471
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes VOR Federal Airway V-625 between the Nogales, AZ, VHF Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and the ULAPI, AZ, intersection. Specifically, the FAA is taking this action to establish a coordination point to facilitate border crossing flights between Mexico and the United States.
Amendment of Class C Airspace; Flint, MI
Document Number: 2010-16469
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of the Bishop International Airport, Flint, MI, Class C airspace area by amending the airport reference point (ARP) information for the airport. This amendment is necessitated by the removal of Runway 5/23 and installation of a parallel taxiway along a portion of Runway 9/27, which changed the configuration of the airport and, consequently, changed the ARP. This action is necessary for the safety of aircraft operating in the Flint, MI, airspace area.
Proposed Legal Interpretation
Document Number: 2010-16385
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering revising its broad prohibition on pro rata reimbursement for the cost of owning, operating and maintaining a company aircraft when used for routine personal travel by senior company officials and employees under certain conditions.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-16261
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-08
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: 2010-16250
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-08
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; Airbus Model A330-200 and A330-300 Series Airplanes, and Model A340-200, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-16553
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-07
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: Investigation conducted by Thales on probes revealed oil residue between the stator and the rotor parts of the AoA [angle of attack] vane position resolvers. This oil residue was due to incorrect cleaning of the machining oil during the manufacturing process of the AoA resolvers. At low temperatures, this oil residue becomes viscous (typically in cruise) causing lag of AoA vane movement. Such condition could lead to discrepant AoA measurement. If not corrected, and if two or three AoA probes were simultaneously affected and provided wrong indications of the AoA to a similar extent, it could lead to a late activation of the angle of attack protection, which in combination with light at high angle of attack would constitute an unsafe condition. The
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 727 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-16552
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 727 airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspections for scribe lines in the fuselage skin at skin lap joints and butt joints, the skin at certain external approved repairs, the skin around external features such as antennas, and the skin at decals and fairings; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of scribe lines found at skin lap joints and butt joints, around external repairs and antennas, and at locations where external decals had been cut. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct scribe lines, which can develop into fatigue cracks in the skin and cause rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France (ECF) Model SA330F, G, and J; and AS332C, L, L1, and L2 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-16528
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified ECF model helicopters. This proposed AD results from a mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) AD issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community. The MCAI AD states that EASA received a report of a rear hinged door on a Model AS332L1 helicopter opening in flight without loss of the door. Examinations revealed incorrect positioning of a door catch that resulted in incorrect locking and uncontrolled opening of the door. This condition, if not detected and corrected, can lead to the loss of the hinged door in flight, damage to the main or tail rotor blades, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (OPERATIONS) LIMITED Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-16519
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-07
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: In June 2000, prompted by a crack found at the top of the NLG [nose landing gear] oleo, BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd issued Inspection Service Bulletin (SB) 32-158. This SB was classified mandatory by the UK [United Kingdom] Civil Aviation Authority under AD number 002-06-2000, requiring repetitive non- destructive testing (NDT) inspections for cracking on the upper end of the NLG oleo. The AD also provided an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections, by embodiment of Messier-Dowty SB.146-32- 150. As part of a recent accident investigation, the examination of a fractured NLG main fitting showed that Messier-Dowty [M-D] SB.146-32- 150 had not been accomplished, although the records indicated that it had been. BAE Systems has determined that more NLG units could be similarly affected. These NLG units have been overhauled at Messier Services in Sterling, Virginia, in the United States. This condition, if not corrected, could result in NLG failure. Subsequently, investigation and analysis by M-D has identified the need for a reduction of the inspection threshold and the repetitive inspection interval for the affected NLG units and has replaced M-D SB 146-32-149 with M-D SB 146-32-174. The unsafe condition is cracking of the NLG, which could adversely affect the airplane's safe landing. The proposed
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 777-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-16517
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing new operational software in the cabin management system, and loading new software into the mass memory card. This proposed AD results from an in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems review. We are proposing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew is able to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and other non-essential electrical systems through a switch in the flight compartment in the event of smoke or flames. In the event of smoke or flames in the airplane flight deck or passenger cabin, the flightcrew's inability to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and other non-essential electrical systems could result in the inability to control smoke or flames in the airplane flight deck or passenger cabin during a non- normal or emergency situation.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KDC-10), DC-10-40, and DC-10-40F Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-16515
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KDC-10), DC-10- 40, and DC-10-40F airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing a support bracket and coupler on the left and right wing-to-fuselage transition, and metallic overbraid on the left and right leading edge wire assembly. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer, as well as reports that the fuel quantity system was affected by lightning-induced transients. We are proposing this AD to prevent lightning-induced transients to the fuel quantity indication system, which could cause voltage levels to go beyond original design levels between fuel tank probes and structure, and become a potential ignition source at the fuel tank, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Inc. Model 45 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-16514
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet Inc. Model 45 airplanes. This proposed AD would require replacing aluminum fire extinguisher discharge tubes with new, improved tubes; checking the fire extinguisher container for certain serial numbers; replacing fire extinguisher containers that have affected serial numbers; inspecting the pressure indicator on certain fire extinguisher containers for discrepancies; and performing corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report of accidental discharge of a fire extinguisher container and damage to an aluminum discharge tube. Investigation revealed that following the discharge an inaccurate pressure indication, due to the indicator dial being incorrectly staked, showed that the container was fully charged. We are proposing this AD to prevent inaccurate pressure readings and subsequent damage to the discharge tubes during operation, which could result in failure of the fire extinguisher system and an uncontained fire in an emergency situation.
RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee (ATMAC)
Document Number: 2010-16489
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee (ATMAC).
Airport Privatization Pilot Program
Document Number: 2010-16390
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed its review of the Luis Mu[ntilde]oz Mar[iacute]n International Airport International Airport (SJU) preliminary application for participation in the airport privatization pilot program received under 49 U.S.C. 47134. The preliminary application is accepted for review, with a filing date of December 1, 2009. The Puerto Rico Ports Authority, the airport sponsor, may select a private operator, negotiate an agreement and submit a final application to the FAA for exemption under the pilot program. 49 U.S.C. 47134 establishes an airport privatization pilot program and authorizes the Department of Transportation to grant exemptions from certain Federal statutory and regulatory requirements for up to five airport privatization projects. The application procedures require the FAA to publish a notice in the Federal Register after review of a preliminary application. The FAA must publish a notice of receipt of the final application in the Federal Register for public review and comment for a sixty-day period. The SJU preliminary application is available for public review at http:// www.regulations.gov. The docket number is FAA Docket Number 2009-1144.
Airport Privatization Pilot Program
Document Number: 2010-16386
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed its review of the Gwinnett County Airport Briscoe Field (LZU) preliminary application for participation in the airport privatization pilot program received under 49 U.S.C. Section 47134. The preliminary application is accepted for review, with a filing date of April 26, 2010. Gwinnett County, the airport sponsor, may select a private operator, negotiate an agreement and submit a final application to the FAA for exemption under the pilot program. If the FAA approves the final application for Gwinnett County Airport Briscoe Field, the Airport will qualify as the Pilot Program's general aviation airport required by Title 49 U.S.C. Section 47134.
Tenth Meeting: Joint RTCA Special Committee 213: EUROCAE WG-79: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS)
Document Number: 2010-16258
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Joint RTCA Special Committee 213: EUROCAE WG-79: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS).
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee-Public Teleconference
Document Number: 2010-16254
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a teleconference of the Space Transportation Operations Working Group (STOWG) of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The teleconference will take place on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, starting at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Individuals who plan to participate should contact Susan Lender, DFO, (the Contact Person listed below) by phone or e-mail for the teleconference call in number.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Tanana, AK
Document Number: 2010-16249
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Tanana, AK. The amendment of Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Ralph M. Calhoun Memorial Airport have made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Special Conditions: Boeing 757-200 With Enhanced Flight Vision System
Document Number: 2010-16166
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 757- 200 series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by the Federal Express Corporation, will have an advanced, enhanced-flight-visibility system (EFVS). The EFVS is a novel or unusual design feature which consists of a head-up display (HUD) system modified to display forward- looking infrared (FLIR) imagery. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Amendment of Norton Sound Low and Control 1234L Offshore Airspace Areas; Alaska
Document Number: 2010-16076
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Norton Sound Low and Control 1234L Offshore Airspace Areas in Alaska. This action will lower the airspace floors to provide controlled airspace beyond 12 miles from the coast of the United States given that there is a requirement to provide Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) en route Air Traffic Control (ATC) services and within which the United States is applying domestic ATC procedures.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400F, and 747SP Series Airplanes Equipped with Rolls-Royce RB211-524 Series Engines
Document Number: 2010-16046
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400F, and 747SP series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed and high frequency eddy current inspections of the forward and aft sides of the strut front spar chord for cracks and fractures at each strut location, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of cracks and fractures in the nacelle strut front spar chord assembly. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks and fractures of the nacelle strut front spar chord assembly. Fracture of the front spar chord assembly could lead to loss of the strut upper link load path and consequent fracture of the diagonal brace, which could result in in- flight separation of the strut and engine from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15935
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F series airplanes. For all airplanes, this AD requires installing new pump control and time delay relays, doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary, and changing the wiring for the center and main fuel tank override/jettison fuel pumps; and, for certain airplanes, installing new relays and wiring for the horizontal stabilizer override/jettison fuel pumps. This AD also requires a revision to the maintenance program to incorporate Airworthiness Limitation No. 28-AWL-24 and No. 28-AWL- 26. For certain airplanes, this AD also requires installing an automatic shutoff system for the horizontal stabilizer tank fuel pumps and installing new integrated display system software. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncommanded operation of certain override/jettison pumps which could cause overheat, electrical arcs, or frictional sparks, and could lead to an ignition source inside a fuel tank. This condition, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 747-100, -200B, and -200F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15924
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Model 747-100, 747-200B, and -200F series airplanes. That AD currently requires inspections to detect cracking in the upper row of fasteners holes of the skin lap joints in the fuselage lower lobe, and repair if necessary. This new AD reduces the maximum interval of the post-modification inspections. This AD results from reports of fatigue cracking on modified airplanes. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking in the longitudinal lap joints of the fuselage lower lobe, which could lead to the rapid decompression of the airplane and the inability of the structure to carry fail-safe loads.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Request for Public Scoping Comments for the Air Tour Management Plan Program at Petrified Forest National Park
Document Number: 2010-16077
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA, with National Park Service (NPS) as a cooperating agency, has initiated development of an Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) for Petrified Forest National Park (Petrified Forest), pursuant to the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-181) and its implementing regulations (14 CFR Part 136, Subpart B, National Parks Air Tour Management). The objective of the ATMP is to develop acceptable and effective measures to mitigate or prevent the significant adverse impacts, if any, of commercial air tour operations on the natural resources, cultural resources, and visitor experiences of a national park unit and any Tribal lands within or abutting the park. It should be noted that the ATMP has no authorization over other non-air-tour operations such as military and general aviation operations. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and FAA Order 1050.1E, an Environmental Assessment (EA) is being prepared.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney JT8D-209, -217, -217A, -217C, and -219 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-16010
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT8D-209, -217, -217A, -217C, and -219 series turbofan engines. That AD requires initial and repetitive torque inspections of the 3rd stage and 4th stage low- pressure turbine (LPT) blades for shroud notch wear and replacement of the blade if wear limits are exceeded. That AD also requires replacing LPT-to-exhaust case bolts and nuts with bolts and nuts made of Tinidur material. This proposed AD would require the same actions but would require replacement of the LPT-to-exhaust case bolts and nuts with longer bolts made of Tinidur material, with nuts made of Tinidur material, and installation of crushable sleeve spacers on the bolts. This proposed AD results from nine reports of failure of Tinidur material LPT-to-exhaust case bolts since AD 2005-02-03 became effective. We are proposing this AD to prevent turbine blade failures that could result in uncontained engine debris and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 727, 727C, 727-100, 727-100C, 727-200, and 727-200F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15989
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Model 727, 727C, 727-100, 727-100C, 727-200, and 727-200F series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections of the aft pressure bulkhead web for cracking, and repair if necessary. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD also would provide for an optional preventative modification of the aft pressure bulkhead web, which would terminate certain repetitive detailed inspections. This proposed AD results from reports of cracks in the aft pressure bulkhead web. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the aft pressure bulkhead web, which could adversely affect the structural integrity of the airplane, resulting in difficulty maintaining cabin pressurization or rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15988
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-01
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 a detailed inspection for certain defects of the upper fasteners of the aft mount support fittings of the left and right engines, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would instead require repetitive replacement of the upper row of fasteners of the support fittings of the engine aft mount with new fasteners; and perform repetitive general visual inspections for defects of the lower row fasteners (Row B) of the support fittings of the left and right engine aft mounts, and replacement of all clearance fit fasteners in the lower row if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of loose, cracked, or missing fasteners in the aft mount support fitting of the left and right engines. We are proposing this AD to prevent loose, cracked, or missing fasteners in the engine aft mount support fittings, which could lead to separation of the support fittings from the pylon, and could result in separation of the engine from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15983
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-600 Series Airplanes; Model A300 B4-600R Series Airplanes; Model A300 C4-605R Variant F Airplanes; and Model A300 F4-600R Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15982
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15981
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600-2A12 (CL-601), CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604 Variants (Including CL-605 Marketing Variant)) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15845
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-01
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; Airbus Model A330-243, -341, -342, and -343 Airplanes; and Model A340-541 and -642 Airplanes; Equipped With Rolls-Royce Trent 500 and Trent 700 Series Engines
Document Number: 2010-15831
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-01
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; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variant) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15818
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-01
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; The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15816
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. That AD currently requires an inspection to determine the manufacturer and manufacture date of the oxygen masks in the passenger service unit and the lavatory and attendant box assemblies, corrective action if necessary, and other specified action. This new AD expands the applicability in the existing AD. This AD results from a determination indicating that additional airplanes may be subject to the identified unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to prevent the in-line flow indicators of the passenger oxygen masks from fracturing and separating, which could inhibit oxygen flow to the masks and consequently result in exposure of the passengers and cabin attendants to hypoxia following a depressurization event.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15659
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This AD requires reworking or replacing certain duct assemblies in the environmental control system (ECS). This AD results from reports of duct assemblies in the ECS with burned Boeing Material Specification (BMS) 8-39 polyurethane foam insulation. This proposed AD also results from a report from the airplane manufacturer that airplanes were assembled with duct assemblies in the ECS wrapped with BMS 8-39 polyurethane foam insulation, a material of which the fire retardant properties deteriorate with age. We are issuing this AD to prevent a potential electrical arc from igniting the BMS 8-39 polyurethane foam insulation on the duct assemblies of the ECS, which could propagate a small fire and lead to a larger fire that might spread throughout the airplane through the ECS.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC-9-10 Series Airplanes, DC-9-30 Series Airplanes, DC-9-81 (MD-81) Airplanes, DC-9-82 (MD-82) Airplanes, DC-9-83 (MD-83) Airplanes, DC-9-87 (MD-87) Airplanes, MD-88 Airplanes, and MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15656
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting airworthiness directive (AD) 2009-15-16 that was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of the McDonnell Douglas Corporation airplanes identified above by individual notices. This AD requires modifying the flight deck door. This AD is prompted by a report indicating that certain equipment of the flight deck door is defective. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of this equipment, which could jeopardize flight safety.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -300, -400, -500, -600, -700, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes; Model 747-400 Series Airplanes; Model 757-200 and 757-300 Series Airplanes; Model 767-200, 767-300, and 767-400ER Series Airplanes; and Model 777-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15655
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting airworthiness directive (AD) 2008-01-01 that was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of certain Model 737- 200, -300, -400, -500, -600, -700, -800, and -900 series airplanes; Model 747-400 series airplanes; Model 757-200 and 757-300 series airplanes; Model 767-200, 767-300, and 767-400ER series airplanes; and Model 777-200 series airplanes by individual notices. This AD requires replacing a certain flight deck door feature and revising the modification record placard. This AD is prompted by a report indicating that the feature of the flight deck door is defective. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of this feature, which could jeopardize flight safety.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15654
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Model 747 airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections of the body station (BS) 2598 bulkhead, and corrective actions if necessary. That AD also currently requires a terminating modification for certain repetitive inspections and a post- modification inspection of the modified area. This new AD continues to require those actions using revised service information. For certain airplanes, this AD requires new repetitive inspections, an interim modification, and post-interim modification inspections. For certain airplanes, this AD requires replacing any previously repaired aft inner chord and reinstalling the terminating modification. For airplanes that are converted to the Model 747-400 large cargo freighter (LCF) configuration, this new AD reduces the threshold and repeat intervals of certain post-modification inspections. For all airplanes, this new AD also requires certain inspections of the upper aft outer chords and diagonal brace attachment fittings, flanges, and rods to continue after the terminating modification. This AD results from reports of cracked aft inner chords on airplanes after certain requirements of the existing AD were done. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the BS 2598 bulkhead structure, which could result in inability of the structure to carry horizontal stabilizer flight loads, and loss of controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-15651
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 747 series airplanes. This AD requires replacing the power control relays for the main tank fuel boost pumps and jettison pumps, and the center tank scavenge pump, as applicable, with new relays having a ground fault interrupt (GFI) feature. This AD also requires revising the maintenance program to incorporate Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) 28-AWL-23 (for Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SP, and 747SR series airplanes), and AWLs 28-AWL-28 and 28-AWL-29 (for Model 747-400, 747- 400D, and 747-400F series airplanes). This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent damage to the fuel pumps caused by electrical arcing that could introduce an ignition source in the fuel tank, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc. Propeller Governors, Part Numbers C210776, T210761, D210760, and J210761
Document Number: 2010-15295
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain serial numbers (S/Ns) of Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc. propeller governors, part numbers (P/Ns) C210776, T210761, D210760, and J210761. This AD requires removal of the affected propeller governors from service. This AD results from three reports received of failed propeller governors. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of propeller pitch control, damage to the propeller governor, and internal damage to the engine, which could prevent continued safe flight or safe landing.