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

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Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Central City, NE
Document Number: 2010-26570
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Central City, NE. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Central City MunicipalLarry Reineke Field Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Henderson, KY
Document Number: 2010-26567
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Henderson, KY, as the Geneva Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have been developed at Henderson City-County Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-26561
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-21
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-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-26550
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-21
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:
Consensus Standards, Standard Practice for Inspection of Airplane Electrical Wiring Systems
Document Number: 2010-26537
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of consensus standards and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) intention to accept the ASTM International's F2696-08 Standard Practice for Inspection of Airplane Electrical Wiring Systems (Standard Practice) as an acceptable means of compliance to 14 CFR part 23 sections concerning electrical wiring systems. By this notice, the FAA finds the standards to be acceptable methods and procedures for inspection of electrical wiring systems for normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter category airplanes.
Consensus Standards, Standard Practice for Maintenance of Airplane Electrical Wiring Systems
Document Number: 2010-26534
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of consensus standards and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) intention to accept the ASTM International's F2799-09 Standard Practice for Maintenance of Airplane Electrical Wiring Systems (Standard Practice) as an acceptable means of compliance to 14 CFR part 23 sections concerning electrical wiring systems. By this notice, the FAA finds the standards to be acceptable methods and procedures for maintenance of electrical wiring systems for normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter category airplanes.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Lone Star, TX
Document Number: 2010-26533
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove Class E airspace at Lone Star, TX. Abandonment of the former Lone Star Steel Company Airport and cancellation of all Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) has eliminated the need for controlled airspace in the Lone Star, TX, area. The FAA is taking this action to ensure the efficient use of airspace within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Johnson, KS
Document Number: 2010-26530
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Johnson, KS. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Stanton County Municipal Airport. Minor adjustments to geographic coordinates also would be made. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Columbus, OH
Document Number: 2010-26529
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace in the Columbus, OH area. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Port Columbus International Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mansfield, OH
Document Number: 2010-26528
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Mansfield, OH. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-26346
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR Part 43. 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; General Electric Company (GE) CF6-45 Series and CF6-50 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-26312
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF6-45 and CF6-50 series turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require performing a fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) of the stage 3 low-pressure turbine (LPT) rotor at every shop visit at which the LPT module is separated from the engine. This proposed AD results from seven reports of uncontained failures of LPT stage 3 disks and eight reports of cracked LPT stage 3 disks found during shop visit inspections. We are proposing this AD to prevent LPT rotor separation, which could result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-26225
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-20
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 767-200, -300, and -300F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-26224
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections for fatigue cracking and corrosion of the upper link fuse pin of the nacelle struts, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. The existing AD also provides terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD revises certain criteria for the terminating action. This AD was prompted by two reports of cracked upper link fuse pins. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking or corrosion of the upper link fuse pin, which could result in failure of the fuse pin and consequent reduced structural integrity of the nacelle strut and possible separation of the strut and engine from the airplane during flight.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for Chicago Executive Airport, Prospect Heights and Wheeling, IL
Document Number: 2010-26324
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program (NCP) submitted by the Chicago Executive Airport Board of Directors for Chicago Executive Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, herein referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150. On March 1, 2010, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by Chicago Executive Airport Board of Directors for Chicago Executive Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements. On September 30, 2010, the FAA approved the Chicago Executive Airport noise compatibility program. Twenty-one of the twenty-seven recommendations of the program were approved.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 336, 337, 337A (USAF 02B), 337B, M337B (USAF 02A), T337B, 337C, T337C, 337D, T337D, 337E, T337E, 337F, T337F, 337G, T337G, 337H, P337H, T337H, T337H-SP, F337E, FT337E, F337F, FT337F, F337G, FT337GP, F337H, and FT337HP Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-25434
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD requires inspecting the wings for internal and external damage, repairing any damage found, installing an operational limitation placard in the cockpit, adding limitations to the flight manual supplement, and reporting the results of the inspection to the FAA if damage is found. This AD was prompted by a wing overload failure and by reports of cracks in the upper wing skins on certain Cessna airplanes that are or have ever been modified by Aviation Enterprises Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA02055AT, SA02056AT, SA02307AT, or SA02308AT. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damage in the wings and to prevent overload failure of the wing due to the installation of the STCs. Damage in the wing or overload failure of the wing could result in structural failure of the wing, which could result in loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-524 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-26115
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain RR RB211-524 series turbofan engines. That proposal would have required initial and repetitive borescope inspections of the head section and meterpanel assembly of the combustion liner, and replacement if necessary with serviceable parts. That proposal was prompted by an inquiry submitted by an operator, which resulted in RR performing a complete review of the affected front combustion liner part numbers (P/Ns). This action revises the proposed rule by clarifying the applicability paragraph (c) of the proposed AD. We are proposing this AD to prevent deterioration of the engine combustion liner, which can result in combustion liner breakup, case burn-through, engine fire, and damage to the airplane.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Panguitch, UT
Document Number: 2010-26096
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking would expand controlled Class E airspace to include a portion extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Panguitch Municipal Airport, Panguitch, UT. In an NPRM published in the Federal Register June 28, 2010, the FAA proposed to establish controlled airspace from 700 feet above the surface. The FAA has reassessed the proposal to include Class E airspace 700 feet and 1,200 feet above the surface to further the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Kalaupapa, HI
Document Number: 2010-26095
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace at Kalaupapa, HI, to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Kalaupapa Airport. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Revocation of Class C Airspace, Establishment of Class D Airspace, and Modification of Class E Airspace; Columbus, GA
Document Number: 2010-26094
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes the Columbus, GA, Class C airspace area; establishes Class D airspace to replace the Class C airspace; and amends the existing Class E surface area and 700 foot Class E airspace at Columbus, GA. The FAA is taking this action because Columbus Metropolitan Airport no longer meets the criteria required to qualify for a Class C airspace designation. Reconfiguring the airspace facilitates more efficient use of airspace in the Columbus, GA area. A minor correction to the geographic coordinates for Lawson Army Airfield (AAF) also will be made.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Klamath Falls, OR
Document Number: 2010-26091
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will amend Class D and Class E airspace at Klamath Falls, OR. Decommissioning of the Merrill Non-Directional Radio Beacon (NDB) at Klamath Falls Airport has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also will adjust the geographic coordinates of the airport and a navigation aid, and will change the name of the airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-25842
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-18
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: 2010-25834
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-18
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.
Flightcrew Member Duty and Rest Requirements
Document Number: 2010-26142
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on September 14, 2010, to amend its existing flight, duty and rest regulations applicable to certificate holders and their flightcrew members. The FAA has received several requests from stakeholders to extend the comment period for filing comments to the proposed rule. This notice provides the FAA's response to those requests.
Seventh Meeting-Special Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services
Document Number: 2010-25981
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services.
Request for Public Comment, Morgantown Municipal Airport, Morgantown, WV
Document Number: 2010-25980
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on the proposed release of 46.53 acres of land currently owned by the City of Morgantown, Sponsor for the Morgantown Municipal Airport, Morgantown, West Virginia. The parcel is located within the Sixth Ward District of the City of Morgantown, Morgantown, West Virginia. The site is a 47.00 acre portion of the larger Morgantown Municipal Airport property. The land is currently being used as a cross wind runway. It has been determined that this runway is no longer needed for safety or capacity. The property is not a vital part of, or necessary for the Sponsor's operation and development of the Morgantown Airport. Once released, the land will change to a non-aeronautical use and will be transferred to the West Virginia Army National Guard (``AR- WVARNG''). Thereafter, AR-WVARNG will construct or cause the construction of and operate a West Virginia Army National Guard Readiness Center on the property. The development of this property will also bring the construction of a roadway and utilities that will be needed for subsequent development of aviation facilities on a part of the airport that is now remote and without utilities or access. The airport land being released is not needed for airport development as shown on the Airport Layout Plan. Fair Market Value has been determined based upon an appraisal of the Property.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. Model EMB-500 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-25924
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-15
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 BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-25921
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-15
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:
Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-25838
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee (ATPAC) will be held to review present air traffic control procedures and practices for standardization, revision, clarification, and upgrading of terminology and procedures.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Clifton/Morenci, AZ
Document Number: 2010-25835
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace at Greenlee County Airport, Clifton/Morenci, AZ, to accommodate aircraft using new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Greenlee County Airport. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Inc. Model 45 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-25599
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD requires 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 AD was prompted by 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 issuing 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.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LIMITED Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-25469
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-14
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-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-25458
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-14
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; Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-25449
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-14
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: * * * * * Recently, a brake fire was reported which was caused by a ruptured brake piston. The fire was quickly extinguished but caused damage to the paint and hydraulic/electrical harness and its components. Detailed investigation showed that a hydraulic lock must have been present close to the affected brake creating enough internal pressure to rupture the piston. The most probable scenario for the hydraulic lock is a loosened (not necessarily disconnected) brake QD [quick-disconnect] coupling. Further investigation of the service experience files at Fokker Services showed that more brake fires have occurred on aeroplanes in a pre-mod SBF100-32-127 configuration. * * * * * The unsafe condition is loss of braking capability and possible brake fires, which could reduce the ability of the flightcrew to safely land the airplane. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
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: 2010-25442
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD requires 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 AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer, as well as reports that the fuel quantity system was affected by lightning-induced transients. We are issuing 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; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-25440
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. That AD currently requires modifying the auxiliary hydraulic power system (including doing all applicable related investigative and corrective actions). This new AD requires these same actions, using corrected service information. This AD was prompted by 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 issuing 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 issuing 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.
Airworthiness Directives; PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A Model PIAGGIO P-180 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-25284
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-14
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; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-500 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-25283
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-14
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 (Eurocopter) Model AS350B, BA, B1, B2, B3, D, AS355E, F, F1, F2, and N Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-25273
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter model helicopters. This 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 the AD is issued following a report of a crack discovered in the area of the center cross-member at station X 2325, at the attachment point of the yaw channel ball-type control sheath stop, of a Model AS355N helicopter fitted with the collective-to-yaw control coupling. Investigations revealed that the helicopter did not have the structural doublers, which are combined with the collective-to-yaw control coupling installation. Repetitive loads on the non-modified cross- member may cause it to crack. A crack can reduce the yaw control travel. This AD requires actions that are intended to prevent reduced yaw control and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France (ECF) Model AS350B3 and EC130 B4 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-25270
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Eurocopter France Model AS350B3 and EC130 B4 helicopters. This amendment is prompted by 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.
Airworthiness Directives; PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Model PIAGGIO P-180 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-25217
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-14
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; PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A Model PIAGGIO P-180 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-25215
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-14
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; Pacific Aerospace Limited Model FU24-954 and FU24A-954 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-25700
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would supersede two existing ADs. 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:
Flightcrew Member Duty and Rest Requirements
Document Number: 2010-25678
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA published a proposed rule on September 14, 2010, to amend its existing flight, duty and rest regulations applicable to certificate holders and their flightcrew members. The FAA has received requests from stakeholders to provide a forum during the comment period where they can pose clarifying questions and receive answers to them. In response to these requests, the FAA is issuing this notice, which includes the procedures for handling clarifying questions to the proposed rule.
Notice of Cancellation of Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement for the Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Pima County, AZ
Document Number: 2010-25483
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it has decided to discontinue preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed relocation of Runway 11R/29L and associated development at Tucson International Airport. The FAA's decision to discontinue preparation of the EIS is based upon the results from a planning effort completed by the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA), the owner and operator of the airport. This planning effort reveled the project purpose and need has changed significantly. As a result, FAA has determined the new runway proposal at Tucson International Airport is not ripe for decision at this time.
Revocation and Establishment of Class E Airspace; St. George, UT
Document Number: 2010-25482
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will remove Class E airspace at St. George, UT, as the airport will be closing, eliminating the need for controlled airspace. This action will establish Class E airspace for the new St. George Municipal Airport located to the south of the original airport. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS), VHF Omni- Directional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME), Localizer Type Directional Aid/Distance Measuring Equipment (LDA/DME) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at the new airport. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Revocation and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Northeast Alaska, AK
Document Number: 2010-25481
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes redundant Class E airspace in Northeast Alaska and establishes Class E airspace near Eagle, Alaska. The recent removal of a Colored Federal Airway near Kaktovik, AK, duplication of controlled airspace near Mentasta Lake, AK, and the establishment of one Special Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Eagle Airport, AK, have made these actions necessary to enhance safety by ensuring that sufficient airspace exists for the management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Tanana, AK
Document Number: 2010-25480
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Tanana, AK. The amendment of Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Ralph M. Calhoun Memorial Airport has made this action necessary to enhance safety by ensuring that sufficient airspace exists for air traffic management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Port Clarence, AK
Document Number: 2010-25479
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Port Clarence Coast Guard Station (CGS), AK. The United States Coast Guard operates this airstrip and has developed a military-use instrument approach procedure. This instrument approach procedure at the Port Clarence CGS Airport has made this action necessary to enhance safety by establishing Class E airspace for air traffic management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Unalakleet, AK
Document Number: 2010-25478
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Unalakleet, AK. The amendment and development of two (each) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), and the development of one Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) at the Unalakleet Airport have made this action necessary to enhance safety by ensuring that sufficient Class E airspace exists for air traffic management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.