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

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Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 900 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-18730
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 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:
Notice of Public Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) Signed August 2, 2010, for the Evaluation of the Potential Environmental Impacts Associated With the Proposed Relocation of the Bowman County Airport (Airport) in Bowman County, ND.
Document Number: 2010-19920
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA has made available the final EA and FONSI/ROD for the proposed relocation of the Bowman County Airport. The EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, FAA Orders 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures'' and FAA Order 5050.4B, ``NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions.''
Inclusion of Reference to Manual Requirements
Document Number: 2010-19912
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making a minor technical change to a final rule published in the Federal Register on October 16, 2009. That final rule established new requirements for the certification of products and articles. In that final rule, the FAA inadvertently did not change an affected regulatory reference in one section. The FAA is issuing this technical amendment to correct that oversight.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19834
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing two warning level indicator lights on the P2-2 center instrument panel in the flight compartment for certain airplanes. For a certain other airplane, this proposed AD would require activating the cabin altitude warning and takeoff configuration warning lights. For all airplanes, this proposed AD also would require revising the airplane flight manual to remove certain requirements included by previous AD actions, to require new pressure altitude limitations for certain airplanes, and to advise the flightcrew of the following changes: revised emergency procedures to use when a cabin altitude warning or rapid depressurization occurs, and revised cabin pressurization procedures for normal operations. This proposed AD results from a design change in the cabin altitude warning
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 767-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19832
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 767-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracks in the fuselage skin and backup structure at the lower very high frequency (VHF) antenna cutout at station 1197 + 99 between stringers 39L and 39R, and corrective actions if necessary. Certain repairs would terminate certain inspection requirements. This proposed AD results from reports of cracking found in the section 46 fuselage lower skin around the periphery of the VHF antenna baseplate at station 1197 + 99. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks in the fuselage skin and internal backup structure, which could result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, and SA-365N1 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-19823
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France model helicopters. This proposed AD would require replacing the aluminum tail rotor (T/R) blade pitch control shaft with a steel T/R blade pitch control shaft. This proposed AD is prompted by an incident involving a Eurocopter France Model AS-365N2 helicopter on which there was a loss of control of the T/R due to a broken shaft. The actions specified by this proposed AD are intended to prevent failure of the T/R blade pitch control shaft, loss of T/R control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (ECD) Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-19817
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for ECD Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 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 there was an in-flight incident in which a dynamic weight broke off the control lever leading to considerable vibrations. A visual inspection revealed that the threaded bolt of the control lever had broken off. The proposed actions are intended to prevent separation of dynamic weights, severe vibration, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France (ECF) Model AS350B3 and EC130 B4 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-19814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-11
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 a dormant failure of one of the two contactors 53Ka or 53Kb can occur following certain modifications. Failure of a contactor can prevent switching from ``IDLE'' mode to ``FLIGHT'' mode during autorotation training making it impossible to execute a power recovery and compelling the pilot to continue the autorotation to the ground. This condition, if not corrected, can lead to an unintended touchdown to the ground during a practice autorotation at a flight-idle power setting, damage to the helicopter, and injury to the occupants.
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Performance Requirements To Support Air Traffic Control (ATC) Service; OMB Approval of Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-19809
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document notifies the public of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) approval of the information collection requirement contained in the FAA's final rule, ``Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Performance Requirements To Support Air Traffic Control (ATC) Service,'' which was published on May 28, 2010.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pine Mountain, GA
Document Number: 2010-19584
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Pine Mountain, GA, to accommodate the Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) developed for Harris County Airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Williamson, WV
Document Number: 2010-19582
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Williamson, WV, to accommodate the additional airspace needed for the Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) developed for Mingo County Regional. This action also makes a minor adjustment to the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-900ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19695
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 737-900ER series airplanes. This proposed AD would require doing a one-time general visual inspection for a keyway in two fuel tank access door cutouts, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of cracks emanating from the keyway of the fuel tank access hole. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such cracking, which could result in the loss of the lower wing skin load path and consequent structural failure of the wing.
Noise Compatibility Program Notice; Fort Worth Alliance Airport, Fort Worth, TX
Document Number: 2010-19480
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Fort Worth Alliance Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR Part 150 by the city of Fort Worth, Texas. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR Part 150 for Fort Worth Alliance Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective May 5, 2009, and published in the Federal Register on May 14, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 92, Page 22802). The proposed noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before January 25, 2011.
Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-19478
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Fifty-Sixth Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 135: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
Document Number: 2010-19613
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 135: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment.
Noise Exposure Map Notice, T.F.Green Airport, Warwick, RI
Document Number: 2010-19611
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps for T.F.Green Airport as submitted by the Rhode Island Airport Corporation under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96-193) and 14 CFR part 150, are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace, Establishment of Class E Airspace; Patuxent River, MD
Document Number: 2010-19583
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D and E airspace at Patuxent River Naval Air Station (NAS), Patuxent River, MD, to reflect the part-time operating status of the control tower and establish Class E airspace designated as surface areas to accommodate the additional airspace needed for the Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) developed for the airport. This action would enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Patuxent River NAS, Patuxent, MD.
Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Model PIAGGIO P-180 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19551
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-09
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:
Notice of Intent to Rule on Request to Release Airport Property at the Dubois Regional Airport, Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2010-19535
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Dubois Regional Airport, Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania under the provisions of Section 47125(a) of Title 49 United States Code (U.S.C.).
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-19512
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Proposed Revocation of Colored Federal Airway G-4; AK
Document Number: 2010-19489
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action withdraws the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on June 8, 2010 (75 FR 32317). In that action, the FAA proposed to remove Federal Airway Green (G-4) in Alaska. The FAA has determined that the withdrawal is warranted since the proposed action was based on the decommissioning of the Wood River Non-directional Beacon near the town of Dillingham, Alaska, which will now remain in service.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-8, V-14, V-38, V-47, V-279, and V-422 in the Vicinity of Findlay, OH
Document Number: 2010-19271
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of the VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airways V-8, V-14, V-38, V-47, V- 279, and V-422 in the vicinity of Findlay, OH. The FAA is taking this action because the Findlay VHF Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC), included as part of the V-8, V-14, V-38, V-47, V- 279, and V-422 route structure, is being renamed the Flag City VORTAC.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault-Aviation Model FALCON 7X Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19295
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
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; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC-9-14, DC-9-15, and DC-9-15F Airplanes; and Model DC-9-20, DC-9-30, DC-9-40, and DC-9-50 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19292
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Model DC-9-14 and DC-9-15 airplanes; and Model DC-9-20, DC-9-30, DC-9-40, and DC-9-50 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive high frequency eddy current inspections to detect cracking in the vertical radius (also known as the ``vertical leg'') of the upper cap of the center wing rear spar, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD expands the area to be inspected by including inspections to detect cracking of the horizontal flange of the upper cap of the left and right center wing rear spar, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD also adds certain airplanes to the applicability. This proposed AD results from reports of cracking in the vertical radius of the upper cap of the center wing rear spar, and the horizontal flange on the inboard side of the rear spar upper cap, which resulted from stress corrosion. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the vertical leg or the horizontal flange of the upper cap of the left or right center wing rear spar, which could cause a possible fuel leak, damage to the wing skin, and structural failure of the upper cap, and result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes, CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) Airplanes, CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) Airplanes, and CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19289
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
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; The Boeing Company Model 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F Series Airplanes Equipped With General Electric CF6-80C2 or Pratt & Whitney PW4000 Series Engines
Document Number: 2010-19287
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F series airplanes. This proposed AD would require modifying certain thrust reverser control system wiring to the flap control unit (FCU). This proposed AD results from a report of automatic retraction of the leading edge flaps due to indications transmitted to the FCU from the thrust reverser control system during takeoff. We are proposing this AD to prevent automatic retraction of the leading edge flaps during takeoff, which could result in reduced climb performance and consequent collision with terrain and obstacles or forced landing of the airplane.
Notice to Manufacturers of Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Detection Equipment
Document Number: 2010-19272
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Projects funded under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) must meet the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 50101, Buy American Preferences. The Federal Aviation Administration is considering issuing waivers to foreign manufacturers of FOD detection equipment that meet the requirements of FAA Advisory Circular 150/5220-24, Airport Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Detection Equipment. This notice requests information from manufacturers of equipment meeting the Advisory Circular requirements to determine whether a waiver of the Buy American Preferences should be issued.
Proposed Establishment of Low Altitude Area Navigation Routes (T-281, T-283, T-285, T-286, and T-288); Nebraska and South Dakota
Document Number: 2010-19270
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish five low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) routes, designated T-281, T-283, T-285, T-286, and T- 288, over Nebraska and South Dakota; controlled by Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) and Minneapolis ARTCC. T-routes are low altitude Air Traffic Service routes, based on RNAV, for use by aircraft that have instrument flight rules (IFR) approved Global Positioning System (GPS)/Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) equipment. This action would enhance safety and improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace within Denver and Minneapolis ARTCC airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model MD-11 and MD-11F Airplanes Equipped With General Electric CF6-80C2 Series Engines
Document Number: 2010-19156
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual to advise the flightcrew to use certain procedures during descent in certain icing conditions. This AD results from reports of several in-flight engine flameouts, including multiple dual engine flameout events, in ice-crystal icing conditions. We are issuing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew has the proper procedures to follow in certain icing conditions. These certain icing conditions could cause a multiple engine flameout during flight with the potential inability to restart the engines, and consequent forced landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, and Model A340-200, -300, -500 and -600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19151
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting airworthiness directive (AD) 2010-14-19, which published in the Federal Register on July 13, 2010. That AD applies to certain Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200, -300, -500 and -600 series airplanes. A certain service bulletin number in Note 3 of the regulatory section is incorrect. This document corrects that service bulletin number. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; Schweizer Aircraft Corporation (Schweizer) Model 269D Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-19114
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Schweizer Model 269D helicopters. This action requires installing a Scroll Housing Blade Containment Shielding Kit on each helicopter. This amendment is prompted by 21 reports of the blades of the oil cooler impeller separating, one of which punctured the engine and transmission oil cooler resulting in loss of engine oil pressure. The actions specified in this AD are intended to protect the oil cooler from uncontained oil cooler impeller blades that could damage the oil cooler and result in loss of engine and transmission oil pressure, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Special Conditions: Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 7X; Enhanced Flight Visibility System (EFVS)
Document Number: 2010-19073
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for certain Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 7X airplanes. This airplane will have an advanced, enhanced flight-visibility system (EFVS), which is a novel or unusual design feature consisting 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.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, -500, -600, -700, and -800 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-18624
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 737-300, -400, -500, -600, -700, and -800 series airplanes. This AD requires inspecting to verify the part number of the low-pressure flex-hoses of the crew oxygen system installed under the oxygen mask stowage boxes located within the flight deck, and replacing the flex- hose with a new non-conductive low-pressure flex-hose if necessary. This AD results from reports of low-pressure flex-hoses of the crew oxygen system that burned through due to inadvertent electrical current from a short circuit in the audio select panel. We are issuing this AD to prevent inadvertent electrical current, which can cause the low- pressure flex-hoses of the crew oxygen system to melt or burn, causing oxygen system leakage and smoke or fire.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 767-200, -300, and -300F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-18623
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes. This AD requires inspecting to verify the part number of the low-pressure flex-hoses of the flightcrew and supernumerary oxygen system installed under the oxygen mask stowage box at flightcrew and supernumerary oxygen mask locations, and replacing the flex-hose with a new non-conductive low- pressure flex-hose if necessary. This AD results from reports of low- pressure flex-hoses of the flightcrew oxygen system that burned through due to inadvertent electrical current from a short circuit in an adjacent audio select panel. We are issuing this AD to prevent inadvertent electrical current, which can cause the low-pressure flex- hoses used in the flightcrew and supernumerary oxygen systems to melt or burn, resulting in oxygen system leakage and smoke or fire.
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, Equipped With Flight Deck Doors Installed in Accordance With Supplemental Type Certificate ST02463AT
Document Number: 2010-18620
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all McDonnell Douglas 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. That AD currently requires modifying the flight deck door. This AD revises the applicability by removing certain airplanes. This AD was 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 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: 2010-18619
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 747 airplanes. This AD requires inspecting to verify the part number of the low-pressure flex-hoses of the crew oxygen system installed under the oxygen mask stowage boxes in the flight deck, and replacing the flex-hose with a new non-conductive low-pressure flex- hose if necessary. This AD results from reports of low-pressure flex- hoses of the crew oxygen system that burned through due to inadvertent electrical current from a short circuit in the audio select panel. We are issuing this AD to prevent inadvertent electrical current, which can cause the low-pressure flex-hoses of the crew oxygen system to melt or burn, causing oxygen system leakage and smoke or fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 Airplanes; and Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-18398
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135ER, -135KE, -135KL, and -135LR Airplanes, and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-18293
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
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 airworthiness authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The earlier MCAI, Brazilian Airworthiness Directive 2007-08-02, effective September 27, 2007, describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; GROB-WERKE GMBH & CO KG Models G102 ASTIR CS and G102 STANDARD ASTIR III Gliders
Document Number: 2010-18289
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 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; Eurocopter France Model EC 130 B4 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-17282
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France helicopters. This action requires inspecting certain electrical harnesses for damage and if damage is found, repairing the electrical harness; protecting the electrical harness from damage; installing harness clamp blocks; and inspecting each fairing attachment screw to determine the length and replacing attachment screws, if they exceed a certain length. This amendment is prompted by a report of an in-flight incident that led to the inflation of the emergency floatation gear (emergency floats) and the activation of various warnings. The actions specified in this AD are intended to prevent interference between an electrical harness and the lower structure fairing attachment screws. Damage to an electrical harness by a lower structure fairing attachment screw could lead to short- circuiting of various warnings, inflation of the emergency floats during flight, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19179
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier NPRM for the products listed above. This action revises the earlier NPRM by expanding the scope. 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; Short Brothers PLC Model SD3 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19172
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier NPRM for the products listed above. This action revises the earlier NPRM by expanding the scope. 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; The Boeing Company Model 747 Airplanes and Model 767 Airplanes Equipped With General Electric Model CF6-80C2 or CF6-80A Series Engines
Document Number: 2010-19154
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 747 airplanes and Model 767 airplanes. The original NPRM would have required revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to advise the flightcrew to use certain procedures during descent in certain icing conditions. The original NPRM resulted from reports of several in-flight engine flameouts, including multiple dual engine flameout events and one total power loss event, in ice-crystal icing conditions. This action revises the original NPRM by revising the text of the proposed AFM revision. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to ensure that the flightcrew has the proper procedures to follow in certain icing conditions. These certain icing conditions could cause a multiple engine flameout during flight with the potential inability to restart the engines, and consequent forced landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318-111 and A318-112 Airplanes and Model A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19144
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier NPRM for the products listed above. This action revises the earlier NPRM by expanding the scope. 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:
Special Conditions: Bombardier Inc. Model CL-600-2E25 Series Airplane; Passenger Seats With Non-Traditional, Large, Non-Metallic Panels
Document Number: 2010-19072
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. Model CL-600-2E25 Series Airplane. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with seats that include non- traditional, large, non-metallic panels that would affect survivability during a post-crash fire event. 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.
Special Conditions: Embraer ERJ 190-100 Series Airplane Seats With Non-Traditional, Large, Non-Metallic Panels
Document Number: 2010-19071
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer ERJ 190- 100 series airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features that include non-traditional, large, non-metallic panels that would affect survivability during a post-crash fire event. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 800 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-19027
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-03
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) 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; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-500 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19019
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-03
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:
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-18986
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. Model EA500 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-18914
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to a proposed airworthiness directive (AD), which was published in the Federal Register on July 9, 2010 (75 FR 39472), and applies to certain Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. (Eclipse) Model EA500 airplanes. This NPRM proposed to require incorporating changes to the electronic flight information system and the airplane flight manuals. The FAA incorrectly referenced the applicability for Model EA500 airplanes with certain serial numbers (SNs) of this proposed AD as ``000039 through 000104, 000113 through 000115, 000120, and 000123 through 000124, that incorporate Performance Enhancement & Drag Reduction Modification per any revision level of Eclipse SB 500-99-001'' instead of ``000039 through 000104, 000113 through 000115, 000120, and 000123 through 000124, that incorporate Avionics Upgrade to AVIO NG Configuration for ETT Configured Aircraft per any revision level of Eclipse SB 500-99-002.'' This document corrects the aircraft configuration of these applicable SNs. We are issuing this document to help eliminate any confusion that this proposed AD may have created.