Federal Aviation Administration November 16, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Brunswick Malcolm-McKinnon Airport, GA
Document Number: 2010-28761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Brunswick, GA, as the McKinnon NDB Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have been developed at Malcolm-McKinnon Airport. The geographic coordinates for the airport also would be adjusted. Also, reference to the Glynco Jetport would be removed from the airspace designation. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Notice of Release From Federal Grant Assurance Obligations for Tucson International Airport, Tucson, AZ
Document Number: 2010-28760
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a release of approximately 2,000 square feet of airport property at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, from all conditions contained in the Grant Assurances since the parcel of land is not needed for airport purposes. The property will be sold for its fair market value and the proceeds deposited in the airport account. The reuse of the land for commercial purposes represents a compatible land use that will not interfere with the airport or its operation. The interest of civil aviation continues to be served by the release.
Consensus Standards, Light-Sport Aircraft
Document Number: 2010-28759
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of seven revised consensus standards to previously accepted consensus standards relating to the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule issued July 16, 2004, and effective September 1, 2004. ASTM International Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft developed the revised standards with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) participation. By this notice, the FAA finds the revised standards acceptable for certification of the specified aircraft under the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) 172, 175, 177, 180, 182, 185, 206, 207, 208, 210, 303, 336, and 337 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-28579
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to the products listed above. In the Information Heading and in the SUMMARY section of the published AD, we incorrectly included Cessna 188 series airplanes. In the Unsafe Condition section, we incorrectly designated that paragraph as (e) instead of (d). Also in the Compliance section, paragraph (f)(2), and in Figure 1, we incorrectly stated the mailing address for the report. We are issuing this document to help eliminate any confusion that this AD may have created in the Information Heading and in the SUMMARY and Unsafe Condition sections. This document corrects those errors. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Model 206L, 206L-1, and 206L-3 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-28470
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment revises an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) Model 206L, 206L-1, and 206L-3 helicopters with a certain part numbered tailboom installed, that currently requires a visual inspection of the tailboom skin in the areas around the nutplates and in the areas of the tailboom drive shaft cover retention clips for cracks and corrosion using a 10-power or higher magnifying glass until the tailboom is replaced with an airworthy tailboom. This action requires the same actions as the existing AD, but allows a longer interval for the repetitive inspections if the tailboom is modified to increase its structural integrity. Replacement with an airworthy tailboom other than a part- numbered tailboom affected by this amendment constitutes a terminating action for the requirements of this AD. This amendment is prompted by an accident and several reports of fatigue cracks in the tailboom skin in the areas around the nutplates for the tail rotor fairing and in the areas of the tail rotor drive shaft cover retention clips. The actions required by this AD are intended to prevent failure of the tailboom and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc. Model MD900 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-28456
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-18-52 which was sent previously to all known owners and operators of MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Model MD900 helicopters by individual letters. This AD requires visually inspecting the main rotor hub (hub) for a crack. If a crack is found, this AD requires, before further flight, replacing the unairworthy hub with an airworthy hub. Additionally, if a cracked hub is found, this AD requires reporting the finding to the Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office within 10 days of finding the crack. This AD is prompted by two reports of cracks detected in the hub in the area near the flex beam bolt hole locations during maintenance on two MDHI Model MD900 helicopters. The actions specified by this AD are intended to detect a crack in the hub and prevent failure of the hub and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS332L2 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-28452
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Eurocopter Model AS332L2 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 a hard landing occurred during in-flight engine failure (one engine inoperative (OEI)) training. An examination revealed the failure of the right-hand main reduction gear module (module) freewheel unit due to excessive wear on some of its components. The MCAI AD prohibits engine failure OEI training with helicopters on which certain main gearbox (MGB) modules with certain freewheel shafts are installed and mandates the replacement of those modules. The actions are intended to prevent failure of certain freewheel units, loss of power to the main rotor system, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Modification of Class B Airspace; Charlotte, NC
Document Number: 2010-28399
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Charlotte, NC, Class B airspace area to ensure the containment of aircraft, accommodate the implementation of area navigation (RNAV) departure procedures, and support operations of the third parallel runway at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport. The FAA is taking this action to improve the flow of air traffic, enhance safety, and reduce the potential for midair collision in the Charlotte, NC, terminal area.