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Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Martinsville, IN
Document Number: 2010-28097
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Martinsville, IN, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) for the Morgan Hospital Heliport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the heliport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; New Hampton, IA
Document Number: 2010-28096
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at New Hampton, IA, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) for the Mercy Medical Center Heliport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Muncie, IN
Document Number: 2010-28095
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Muncie, IN to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) for the Ball Memorial Hospital Heliport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review for Kona International Airport at Keahole, Keahole, North Kona, HI
Document Number: 2010-28093
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-08
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 Kona International Airport at Keahole 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 State of Hawaii, Department of TransportationAirports Division. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for Kona International Airport at Keahole were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective January 12, 2010 (Federal Register/Volume 75/Number 15/Page 3959/January 25, 2010/Notices). The proposed noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before April 24, 2011.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F; Model MD-10-10F, MD-10-30F, MD-11, and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-28092
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10- 10F, MD-10-30F, MD-11, and MD-11F airplanes. The existing AD currently requires an inspection to determine if a certain fuel pump housing electrical connector is installed. The existing AD also requires a revision to the FAA-approved airplane flight manual (AFM) to advise the flightcrew of the appropriate procedures for disabling certain fuel pump electrical circuits following failure of a fuel pump housing electrical connector if applicable. The existing AD also requires the deactivation of certain fuel tanks or fuel pumps and the installation of placards if applicable. The existing AD allows the optional replacement of the fuel pump housing electrical connectors with new, improved parts, which would terminate the AFM revisions, deactivation of certain fuel tanks and fuel pumps, and placard installation. This proposed AD would instead require replacing the fuel pump housing electrical connector assembly with a new part and doing repetitive inspections for continuity, resistance, and insulation resistance, and doing corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of failures of a certain fuel pump housing electrical connector. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct insulation resistance degradation and arcing in the potted backside of the electrical connector assembly of the fuel boost/transfer pump housing, which could compromise its performance and cause an ignition source in the fuel tank, resulting in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-28080
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model MD-90-30 airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing new fire handle shutoff system wiring. This proposed AD was prompted by a possible latent failure in the fire handle shutoff relay circuit due to a lack of separation between engine wires. We are proposing this AD to minimize the possibility of a multiple engine shutdown due to single fire handle activation.
Crewmember Requirements When Passengers are Onboard
Document Number: 2010-28056
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Currently, during passenger boarding and deplaning, all flight attendants are required to be on board the airplane. This final rule will allow one required flight attendant to deplane during passenger boarding, to conduct safety-related duties, as long as certain conditions are met. In addition, this rule will allow a pilot or flight engineer not assigned to the flight to substitute for a flight attendant when that flight attendant does not remain within the immediate vicinity of the door through which passengers are boarding. This rule will also allow a reduction of flight attendants remaining on board the airplane during passenger deplaning, as long as certain conditions are met. The FAA has determined that these revisions to current regulations can be made as a result of recent safety enhancements to airplane equipment and procedures. These changes have mitigated the risks to passengers during ground operations that previously required all flight attendants to be on board the airplane during passenger boarding and deplaning.
Safety Management Systems for Part 121 Certificate Holders
Document Number: 2010-28050
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to require each certificate holder operating under 14 CFR part 121 to develop and implement a safety management system (SMS) to improve the safety of their aviation related activities. A safety management system is a comprehensive, process- oriented approach to managing safety throughout an organization. An SMS includes an organization-wide safety policy; formal methods for identifying hazards, controlling, and continually assessing risk; and promotion of a safety culture. SMS stresses not only compliance with technical standards but increased emphasis on the overall safety performance of the organization.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2, and AS 365 N3 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-27972
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter model helicopters. This action requires amending the Limitations section of the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) to limit the never-exceed velocity (VNE) to 150 Knots Indicated Air Speed (KIAS) and to add a 1,500 ft/minute rate of descent (R/D) limitation beyond 140 KIAS. This action also requires installing one or more placards on the cockpit instrument panel in full view of the pilot and co-pilot. This amendment is prompted by failures of the horizontal stabilizers on recently delivered Model AS 365 N3 helicopters. Tests indicate that the failures were due to a vibration phenomenon that may arise during the descent flight phases at high speed regardless of the stabilizer installed. The actions specified in this AD are intended to restrict the VNE, to prevent failure of the horizontal stabilizer, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Policy Clarifying Definition of “Actively Engaged” for Purposes of Inspector Authorization
Document Number: 2010-27834
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to clarify the term ``actively engaged'' for the purposes of application for and renewal of an inspection authorization. This proposal would amend the Flight Standards Management System Order 8900.1.
Airworthiness Directives; EADS CASA (Type Certificate Previously Held by Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Model CN-235, CN-235-100, CN-235-200, and CN-235-300 Airplanes, and Model C-295 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-27615
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-05
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) 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 A318, A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-27614
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-05
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; Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-27611
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-05
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; The Boeing Company Model 757 and 767 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-27610
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD requires repetitive testing for correct functioning of the engine indication and crew alerting system (EICAS) to ensure that it receives both the LOW FUEL and FUEL CONFIG discrete signals from the fuel quantity processor unit, and alerts the flightcrew of a low fuel situation, and if the test fails, troubleshooting to find wire faults and damaged equipment, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by a report that the EICAS failed to alert the flightcrew of an improper fuel system configuration during flight. Later in that flight, the EICAS failed to alert the flightcrew that the fuel in the left- and right-hand main tanks was depleted below the minimum of 2,200 pounds. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct a single latent failure of the FUEL CONFIG discrete signal, which disables both the FUEL CONFIG and LOW FUEL messages. Such failure, combined with a flightcrew error in configuring the fuel system, could lead to depletion of the fuel in the main tanks and possible flame out of both engines. A dual engine flame out could result in inaccessibility of the remaining fuel in the center tank due to loss of electrical power to the pumps, consequent unrecoverable dual engine shutdown, and forced landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Austro Engine GmbH Model E4 Diesel Piston Engines
Document Number: 2010-27609
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-05
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; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Model PIAGGIO P-180 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-27456
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-05
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:
Airport Privatization Pilot Program
Document Number: 2010-27896
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed its review of Hendry County and Airglades Airport's 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 October 6, 2010. Hendry 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. 49 U.S.C. Section 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 Airglades Airport preliminary application is available for public review at http:// www.regulations.gov. The docket number is FAA Docket Number 2010-1052.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Louisville International Airport, Louisville, KY
Document Number: 2010-27893
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on request by the Louisville Regional Airport Authority to change a portion of airport property from aeronautical to non- aeronautical use at the Louisville International Airport, Louisville, Kentucky. The request consists approximately of 1.773 acres of fee simple release. This action is taken under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Membership Availability in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee To Represent Environmental Concerns
Document Number: 2010-27833
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as required by the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, established the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) in March 2001. The NPOAG was formed to provide continuing advice and counsel with respect to commercial air tour operations over and near national parks. This notice informs the public of two vacancies (due to completion of membership on May 30, 2011) on the NPOAG (now the NPOAG Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) for a member representing environmental concerns and invites interested persons to apply to fill the vacancy.
Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-27832
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a new charter has been issued for the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee (ATPAC). The duties of this advisory committee include: 1. To make recommendations for standardizing, clarifying, and upgrading terminology and procedures, as a result of its review of present ATC procedures and practices. 2. To provide advice and make recommendations concerning: a. New or significantly revised ATC procedural concepts. b. The adequacy of charts, diagrams, and illustrations used to convey information concerning the application of ATC procedures and their relevance to current, revised, or proposed ATC procedures and concepts. c. Aviation regulations that have an impact on present, new, or significantly revised ATC procedures and concepts. 3. To act solely in an advisory capacity to accomplish its duties.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2010-27647
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Charleston, SC, by removing the East Cooper Airport from the airspace description. The East Cooper Airport has been renamed Mt. Pleasant Regional Airport- Faison Field, Mt. Pleasant, SC, and established under separate rulemaking. This amendment is necessary for the safe navigation of our National Airspace System.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Jeannette, PA
Document Number: 2010-27644
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Jeannette, PA. Jeannette District Hospital will no longer be using the heliport therefore reference to the Jeannette District Hospital Heliport in the legal description is being removed. The boundaries, altitudes and operating requirements will not change.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-700, -700C, -800, and -900ER Series Airplanes, Model 747-400F Series Airplanes, and Model 767-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-27745
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 737-700, -700C, -800, and -900ER series airplanes, Model 747-400F series airplanes, and Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require an inspection for affected serial numbers of the crew oxygen mask stowage box units; and replacement of the crew oxygen mask stowage box unit with a new crew oxygen mask stowage unit, if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports indicating that certain crew oxygen mask stowage box units were possibly delivered with a burr in the inlet fitting. The burr may break loose during test or operation and may pose an ignition source or cause an inlet valve to jam. We are proposing this AD to prevent an ignition source, which could result in an oxygen-fed fire; or could cause an inlet valve to jam in a crew oxygen mask stowage box unit, which could result in restricted flow of oxygen.
Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A Model PIAGGIO P-180 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-27723
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-03
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:
Airworthiness Directives; McCauley Propeller Systems Five-Blade Propeller Assemblies
Document Number: 2010-27608
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. That AD currently requires removing certain propeller hubs from service at new, reduced life limits and eddy current inspections (ECIs) of the propeller hub. This new AD requires removing certain propeller hubs from service before they exceed 6,000 hours time-since-new (TSN). This AD was prompted by a report of a crack in a propeller hub. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracked propeller hubs, which could cause failure of the propeller hub, blade separation, and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co. KG. (RRD) Models Tay 650-15 and Tay 651-54 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-27486
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD revision results from the need to correct the applicability paragraph of that AD, and 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:
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-27654
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Eighth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 221: Aircraft Secondary Barriers and Alternative Flight Deck Security Procedures
Document Number: 2010-27643
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 221: Aircraft Secondary Barriers and Alternative Flight Deck Security Procedures
Flightcrew Alerting
Document Number: 2010-27629
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is amending the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes concerning flightcrew alerting. These standards update definitions, prioritization, color requirements, and performance for flightcrew alerting to reflect changes in technology and functionality. This amendment adds additional alerting functions, and consolidates and standardizes definitions and regulations for flightcrew warning, caution, and advisory alerting systems. This action will result in harmonized standards between the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney (PW) Models PW4074 and PW4077 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-27607
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for PW PW4074 and PW4077 turbofan engines with 15th stage high-pressure compressor (HPC) disks, part number (P/N) 55H615, installed. This proposed AD would require removing the 15th stage HPC disk within 12,000 cycles since new (CSN) or, for any disks that exceed 12,000 CSN after the effective date of this AD using a drawdown plan that includes a borescope inspection (BSI) or eddy current inspection (ECI) of the rim for cracks. This proposed AD results from multiple shop findings of cracked 15th stage HPC disks. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracks from propagating into the bolt hole, which could result in a failure of the 15th stage HPC disk, uncontained engine failure, and damage to the airplane.