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

Proposed Modification of the Salt Lake City, UT, Class B Airspace Area; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2010-30091
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces three fact-finding informal airspace meetings to solicit information from airspace users and others concerning a proposal to revise the Class B airspace area at Salt Lake City, UT. The purpose of these meetings is to provide interested parties an opportunity to present views, recommendations, and comments on the proposal. All comments received during these meetings will be considered prior to any revision or issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking.
Proposed Modification of the Philadelphia, PA Class B Airspace Area; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2010-30085
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces six fact-finding informal airspace meetings to solicit information from airspace users and others, concerning a proposal to revise the Class B airspace area at Philadelphia, PA. The purpose of these meetings is to provide interested parties an opportunity to present views, recommendations, and comments on the proposal. All comments received during these meetings will be considered prior to any issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking.
Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2010-29922
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee.
Notice of Public Meeting: Updating the Flight Instructor Renewal Process To Enhance Safety of Flight
Document Number: 2010-29921
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces a public meeting to receive industry input as to how to improve the Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) biennial renewal process to enhance the safety of flight in the General Aviation (GA) community. This is an information gathering meeting.
Revisions to the Civil Penalty Inflation Adjustment Tables
Document Number: 2010-29920
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule adjusts for inflation the minimum and maximum civil monetary penalty amounts the FAA may impose for violations of the statutes and regulations it enforces in order to continue the deterrent effect of these penalties. The adjustments are made following a formula provided by Congress.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification: Mechanics, Repairmen, and Parachute Riggers, FAR 65
Document Number: 2010-29900
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on August 27, 2010, vol. 75, no. 166, page 52802. FAR part 65 prescribes requirements for mechanics, repairmen, parachute riggers, and inspection authorizations. The information collected shows applicant eligibility for certification.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Newport, VT
Document Number: 2010-29898
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Newport, VT, as the Newport Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have been developed at Newport State Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Kenbridge, VA
Document Number: 2010-29897
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Kenbridge, VA, to accommodate the additional airspace needed for the Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) developed for Lunenburg County Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Portland, OR
Document Number: 2010-29737
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will modify existing Class E airspace at Portland, OR, to accommodate aircraft using the Localizer/Distance Measuring Equipment (LOC/DME) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Portland International Airport. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would adjust the geographic coordinates for the airports and the Corvallis VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME).
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-29411
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-29
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: High Density Traffic Airports; Slot Allocation and Transfer Methods
Document Number: 2010-29742
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on August 27, 2010, vol. 75, no. 166, page 52802-52803. This information collection is used to allocate slots and maintain accurate records of slot transfers at High Density Traffic Airports. The information is provided by air carriers and commuter operators, or other persons holding a slot at High Density Airports.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Physiological Training
Document Number: 2010-29741
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on August 27, 2010, vol. 75, no. 166, page 52803-52804. This report is necessary to establish qualifications of eligibility to receive voluntary physiological training with the U.S. Air Force and will be used as proper evidence of training. The information is collected from pilots and crewmembers for application to receive voluntary training.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PW305A and PW305B Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2010-29599
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-26
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:
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-29613
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
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.
Second Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 224: Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 2010-29544
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 224: Airport Security Access Control Systems.
Airworthiness Directives; DASSAULT AVIATION Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-29458
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-24
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:
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee-Public Teleconference
Document Number: 2010-29413
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a teleconference of the Space Transportation Operations Working Group (STOWG) of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The teleconference will take place on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, starting at 11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Individuals who plan to participate should contact Susan Lender, DFO, (the Contact Person listed below) by phone or e-mail for the teleconference call in number. The proposed agenda for this teleconference is to continue the discussion started during the October 6, 2010, working group meeting. This discussion will include looking at the orbital debris questions asked by the FAA; continuing the group's review of the Concept of Operation for Global Space Vehicle Debris Threat Management Report, and updating the list of top issues that should require the working group's attention. Interested members of the public may submit relevant written statements for the COMSTAC working group members to consider under the advisory process. Statements may concern the issues and agenda items mentioned above or additional issues that may be relevant for the U.S. commercial space transportation industry. Interested parties wishing to submit written statements should contact Susan Lender, DFO, (the Contact Person listed below) in writing (mail or e- mail) by December 1, 2010, so that the information can be made available to COMSTAC members for their review and consideration before the December 8, 2010, teleconference. Written statements should be supplied in the following formats: One hard copy with original signature or one electronic copy via e-mail. An agenda will be posted on the FAA Web site at http://www.faa.gov/ go/ast. Individuals who plan to participate and need special assistance should inform the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.
Airworthiness Directives; Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) Model R22, R22 Alpha, R22 Beta, and R22 Mariner Helicopters, and Model R44, and R44 II Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-29203
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Robinson Model R22, R22 Alpha, R22 Beta, and R22 Mariner helicopters, and Model R44 and R44 II helicopters. This AD requires visually inspecting each tail rotor (T/R) control pedal bearing block support (support) for a crack, measuring the thickness of each support, installing support safety tabs on certain supports, and replacing supports of a certain thickness during the next 2,200 hour overhaul. This amendment is prompted by two reports of Model R22 helicopters experiencing broken supports during flight, which resulted in the T/R control pedals becoming jammed. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent the supports from breaking, which can bind the T/R control pedals, resulting in a reduction of yaw control and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Model 222, 222B, 222U, 230, and 430 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-29199
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-19-51, which was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of the specified model Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (Bell) helicopters by individual letters. This AD requires inspecting parts of the main rotor hydraulic servo actuator (servo actuator) for certain conditions and replacing any unairworthy parts before further flight. This AD is prompted by a collective servo actuator malfunction and a subsequent investigation that revealed the output piston rod assembly (piston rod) had fractured at the threaded end because of stress corrosion cracking. Also, during the investigation of that servo actuator malfunction, a nonconforming grind relief was discovered on a separate piston rod. The actions specified by this AD are intended to detect corrosion or a nonconforming piston rod that, if not detected and corrected, could result in failure of the piston rod, failure of the servo actuator, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault-Aviation Model FALCON 7X Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-28938
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-900ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-28936
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD requires 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 AD was prompted by reports of cracks emanating from the keyway of the fuel tank access hole. We are issuing 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.
Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-28612
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-24
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 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 A340-500 and A340-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-28591
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-24
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; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Various Models MU-2B Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-29463
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that has published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to the products listed above. The reissue date of September 24, 1986, of the MU-2B-60 airplane flight manual (AFM) in table 3 of the Compliance section (e)(1)(i) is incorrect, in that it is ``September 24, 1985,'' instead of ``September 24, 1986.'' This document corrects this error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney PW4000 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-29451
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD requires a one-time visual inspection of the No. 3 bearing oil pressure tube, part number (P/N) 51J041-01, P/N 50J604-01, or P/N 50J924-01. Tubes that are found cracked or repaired must be removed from service. This AD also prohibits repaired tubes from being installed. This AD results from one report of a repaired No. 3 bearing oil tube that caused an engine in-flight shutdown, seven reports of repaired No. 3 bearing oil pressure tubes found cracked that led to unscheduled engine removals, and one report of a test cell event from a repaired tube that cracked. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracking of No. 3 bearing oil pressure tubes, which could result in internal oil fire, failure of the high-pressure turbine (HPT) disks, uncontained engine failure, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines V2500-A1, V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2525-D5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2528-D5, V2530-A5, and V2533-A5 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-29450
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500-A1, V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2525-D5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2528-D5, V2530-A5, and V2533-A5 turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive 360[deg] borescope inspections of high-pressure turbine (HPT) stage 1 blade outer air seal segments for evidence of certain distress conditions. This proposed AD would also require incorporation of improved durability stage 1 blade outer air seal segments at the next exposure to the HPT module subassembly, as terminating action to the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD results from three reports received of HPT case burn-through events, numerous shop reports of loss of stage 1 blade outer air seal segments, and HPT case bulging. We are proposing this AD to prevent HPT case burn-through, uncontrolled under- cowl engine fire, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH Models TAE 125-01, TAE 125-02-99, and TAE 125-02-114 Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2010-29449
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-23
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; Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, -315, -401, and -402 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-29448
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-23
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:
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Lightning Protection of Fuel Tank Structure To Prevent Fuel Tank Vapor Ignition
Document Number: 2010-29409
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 787-8 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The Boeing Model 787-8 airplane will incorporate a fuel tank nitrogen generation system (NGS) that actively reduces flammability exposure within the main fuel tanks significantly below that required by the fuel tank flammability regulations. Among other benefits, this significantly reduces the potential for fuel vapor ignition caused by lightning strikes. 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-29377
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
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.
23rd Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206: EUROCAE WG 76 Plenary: AIS and MET Data Link Services
Document Number: 2010-29297
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 206: EUROCAE WG 76 Plenary: AIS and MET Data Link Services.
Twelfth Meeting: Joint RTCA Special Committee 213: EUROCAE WG-79: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS)
Document Number: 2010-29296
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Joint RTCA Special Committee 213: EUROCAE WG-79: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS).
RTCA Program Management Committee
Document Number: 2010-29295
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the RTCA Program Management Committee.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Barrow, AK
Document Number: 2010-29294
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Wiley Post/ Will Rogers Memorial Airport in Barrow, AK, in order to accommodate the amendment of five Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), and one Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) and to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
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: 2010-29236
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for damage of the electrical terminal at the left and right flightdeck window 1, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also allow for replacing the flightdeck window 1 with a new improved flightdeck window equipped with different electrical connections, which would terminate the repetitive inspections for that flightdeck window 1. This proposed AD was prompted by several reports of electrical arcs at the terminal blocks of the electrically heated flightdeck window 1. We are proposing this AD to prevent smoke and fire in the cockpit, which could lead to loss of visibility, and injuries to or incapacitation of the flightcrew.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-29231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 747 airplanes. The original NPRM would have required measuring the electrical bond resistance between the motor operated valve (MOV) actuators and airplane structure for the main, center, auxiliary, and horizontal stabilizer fuel tanks, as applicable, and corrective action if necessary. The original NPRM also would have required a revision to the maintenance program to incorporate airworthiness limitation (AWL) No. 28-AWL-21 or AWL No. 28-AWL-27, as applicable. The original NPRM resulted from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This supplemental NPRM would revise the original NPRM by adding airplanes to the applicability, and would require replacing production-installed laminate phenolic spacers with metallic spacers between the fuel jettison MOV and the airplane structure, as applicable. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent electrical current from flowing through an MOV actuator into a fuel tank, which could create a potential ignition source inside the fuel tank. This condition, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0100, 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-29228
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-19
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; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-29201
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Model S-92A helicopters that currently requires cleaning and inspecting each main gearbox (MGB) assembly mounting foot pad and rib for a crack and corrosion. If you do not find a crack, the AD requires applying a corrosion preventive compound. If you find a crack, the AD requires replacing the MGB before further flight. If you find corrosion, bubbled paint, or paint discoloration, the AD requires you to repair the MGB before further flight. This amendment retains the current requirements and expands the applicability to include another part-numbered MGB assembly and MGB housing. This amendment is prompted by the need to expand the applicability to include another MGB assembly and MGB housing that is prone to the same cracks and corrosion as the MGB listed in the current AD. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent the loss of the MGB and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-29196
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-29195
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
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.
Harmonization of Various Airworthiness Standards for Transport Category Airplanes-Flight Rules
Document Number: 2010-29193
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend various airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This action would harmonize the requirements for takeoff speeds, static lateral-directional stability, speed increase and recovery characteristics, and the stall warning margin for the landing configuration in icing conditions with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification standards. When airplanes are type certificated to both sets of standards, differences between the standards can result in additional costs to manufacturers and operators. Adopting this proposal would harmonize regulatory differences for the items noted above between United States (U.S.) and EASA airworthiness standards.
Photo Requirements for Pilot Certificates
Document Number: 2010-29192
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action would require a person to carry a pilot certificate with photo to exercise the privileges of the pilot certificate. This proposal responds to section 4022 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA). The FAA previously required all pilots to obtain a plastic certificate (excepting temporary certificates and student pilot certificates). This proposal furthers the fulfillment of IRTPA by requiring a photo of the pilot to be on all pilot certificates. The FAA also proposes to require student pilots to obtain a plastic certificate with photo. Student pilot certificates would also have the same duration as other pilot certificates. Additionally, because of the new photo requirements, this proposal modifies the application process and the fee structure for pilot certificates.
Airworthiness Directives; DORNIER LUFTFAHRT GmbH Models Dornier 228-100, Dornier 228-101, Dornier 228-200, Dornier 228-201, Dornier 228-202, and Dornier 228-212 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-29110
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-18
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:
Special Conditions: Bombardier Inc. Model CL-600-2E25 Airplane, Interaction of Systems and Structures
Document Number: 2010-28999
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. Model CL-600-2E25 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the rudder-traveler limiting system controlling the command-by-wire (CBW) rudder. This system can serve to alleviate loads in the airframe but, in a failure state, can create loads in the airframe. 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: Bombardier Inc. Model CL-600-2E25 Airplane, Operation Without Normal Electrical Power
Document Number: 2010-28998
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. Model CL-600-2E25 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with a command-by-wire (CBW) rudder-control system, which requires a source of continuous electrical power to operate the control system. The current 14 CFR part 25.1351(d), ``Operation without normal electrical power,'' requires safe operation in VFR conditions for at least five minutes with inoperative normal electrical power. 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; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model MD-11 and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-28937
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. That NPRM proposed a one-time inspection to detect damage of the wire assemblies of the tail tank fuel system, a wiring change, and corrective actions if necessary. That NPRM was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This action revises that NPRM by adding, for certain airplanes, a general visual inspection for correct installation of the self- adhering, high-temperature electrical insulation tape; installation of a wire assembly support bracket and routing wire assembly; changing wire supports; and installation of a wire protection bracket. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to detect and correct a potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable vapors, could result in a fuel tank fire or explosion, and consequent loss of the airplane.
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee; Renewal
Document Number: 2010-28885
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to Section 14(a)(2)(A) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), and 5 USC552b (c), and in accordance with Sec. 102-3.65, Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) has been renewed for a 2- year period beginning November 17, 2010. The primary purpose of the Committee is to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on matters concerning the U.S. commercial space transportation industry. The primary goals of the Committee are to evaluate economic, technological, and institutional developments relating to the industry; to provide a forum for the discussion of problems involving the relationship between industry activities and government requirements; and to make recommendations to DOT on issues and approaches for Federal policies and programs regarding the industry. The Committee will operate in accordance with the rules of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Department of Transportation, FAA Committee Management Order (1110.30C).
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-70A and S-70C Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-28458
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Sikorsky Model S-70A and S-70C helicopters. This AD requires an ultrasonic test (UT) inspection of the tail gearbox output bevel gear (gear) for a crack. If you find a crack, replacing the gear with an airworthy gear is required before further flight. This AD is prompted by three gear cracking incidents, one of which resulted in the tail rotor separating from the helicopter. The actions specified by this AD are intended to detect a crack in the gear to prevent a tail rotor separating, loss of tail rotor control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France (ECF) Model SA330F, G, and J; and AS332C, L, L1, and L2 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-28455
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified ECF 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 EASA received a report of a rear hinged door on a Model AS332L1 helicopter opening in flight without loss of the door. Examinations revealed incorrect positioning of a door catch that resulted in incorrect locking and uncontrolled opening of the door. This condition, if not detected and corrected, can lead to the loss of the hinged door in flight, damage to the main or tail rotor blades, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company (GE) CT7-9C and -9C3 Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2010-28449
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD requires inspecting certain serial number (S/N) gas generator turbine (GGT) shafts for nonconforming land balance-cuts, and if found, removing the shaft from service. This AD was prompted by reports of a manufacturing quality problem. We are issuing this AD to detect nonconforming GGT shaft land balance-cuts, which could result in the shaft failing before its published life limit, and which could result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.