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Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-20463
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-18
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.
Special Conditions: Cirrus Design Corporation Model SF50 Airplane; Function and Reliability Testing
Document Number: 2010-20416
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Cirrus Design Corporation SF50 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the complex design and performance features consistent with larger airplanes. 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: AeroMech, Incorporated; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, Model B200 and Other Aircraft Listed in Table 1, Approved Model List (AML); Installation of MD835 Lithium Ion Battery
Document Number: 2010-20413
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the AeroMech, Incorporated; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, model B200 and other part 23 aircraft listed on the AML. These airplanes as modified by AeroMech, Incorporated will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with installation of the Mid-Continent Instruments MD835 Lithium Ion (Li-ion) battery. 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kokomo, IN
Document Number: 2010-20411
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Kokomo, IN. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Kokomo Municipal Airport. Minor adjustments to geographic coordinates also would be made. This action also would change the name of Logansport Municipal 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; Kennett, MO
Document Number: 2010-20404
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Kennett, MO. Decommissioning of the Kennett non-directional beacon (NDB) at Kennett Memorial Airport has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211-524C2 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-20353
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-18
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; Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7, -7A, -7B, -9, -9A, -11, -15, -15A, -17, -17A, -17R, and -17AR Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-20351
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT8D-1, -1A, -1B, -7, -7A, -7B,
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney JT8D-209, -217, -217A, -217C, and -219 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-20350
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT8D-209, -217, -217A, -217C, and -219 turbofan engines. That AD currently requires revisions to the engine manufacturer's time limits section (TLS) to include enhanced inspection of selected critical life-limited parts at each piece-part opportunity. This AD requires modifying the TLS of the manufacturer's engine manual and an air carrier's approved continuous airworthiness maintenance program to incorporate additional inspection requirements. Pratt & Whitney has developed and the FAA has approved improved inspection procedures for the critical life-limited parts. The mandatory inspections are needed to identify those critical rotating parts with conditions, which if allowed to continue in service, could result in uncontained failures. We are issuing this AD to prevent critical life- limited rotating engine part failure, which could result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 2010-20228
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Airworthiness Directives; Various Aircraft Equipped With Rotax Aircraft Engines 912 A Series Engines
Document Number: 2010-19840
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-18
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; Airbus Model A330-223, -321, -322, and -323 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19839
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-18
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; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-12/47E Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19821
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-18
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, C, D, and D1 Helicopters and Model AS355E, F, F1, F2, and N Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-19818
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-11-51, which was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of the specified Eurocopter model helicopters by individual letters. This AD requires visually inspecting the tail gearbox (TGB) control lever for a crack. If a crack is found, this AD also requires replacing the cracked TGB control lever with an airworthy TGB control lever. Optional terminating actions for the inspection requirements of this AD can be done by either replacing a TGB control lever with an airworthy TGB control lever that is marked with an ``X'' near the part number or stripping the rework area and dye-penetrant inspecting that area for a crack, and if no crack is found, reworking and marking the TGB control lever. If a crack is found, removing and replacing the cracked TGB control lever with an airworthy TGB control lever is required. This AD is prompted by several reports of cracking in a TGB control lever. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent failure of the TGB control lever, loss of tail rotor control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Model A119 and AW119 MKII Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-19816
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, 14 Cfr Part 39
This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-15-51, which was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A119 and AW119 MKII helicopters by individual letters. This AD requires, within 5 hours time-in-service (TIS), and thereafter at intervals not to exceed 50 hours TIS, removing the cover of each pilot and co-pilot control box assembly (control box) and inspecting each rotary variable differential transformer (RVDT) control gear locking pin (locking pin) for proper position. If a locking pin is recessed, extended, or missing, this AD requires replacing the control box before further flight. This amendment is prompted by a report that an RVDT locking pin that was installed on a Model AW119 MKII helicopter moved from its proper position, resulting in loss of connectivity of the pilot and co-pilot throttle controls. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent the RVDT locking pin from moving from its proper position, which could lead to loss of manual engine throttle control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A380-800 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19723
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-18
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 767-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19707
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 767-300 series airplanes. This AD requires replacing a wire bundle clamp and installing a tetrafluoroethylene (TFE 2X) sleeve. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing of a wiring bundle, which could result in a high-energy short and, consequently, a possible ignition source in the center auxiliary fuel tank.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-201, -202, -203, -223, -243, -301, -302, -303, -321, -322, -323, -341, -342, and -343 Airplanes, Model A340-211, -212, -213, -311, -312, and -313 Airplanes, and Model A340-541 and -642 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19701
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-18
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 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19696
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This AD requires replacement of the power control relays in the P91 and P92 power distribution panels for the fuel boost and override pumps with new, improved relays having a ground fault interrupter (GFI) feature, or installation and maintenance of universal fault interrupters (UFIs) using a certain supplemental type certificate. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent pump housing burn-through due to electrical arcing, which could create a potential ignition source inside a 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; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model MD-90-30 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19328
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model MD-90-30 airplanes. This AD requires inspecting for corrosion of the retract cylinder support fitting for the main landing gear (MLG) and the mating bore for the support fitting in the MLG trunnion fitting, performing corrective actions if necessary, and replacing cadmium-plated retract cylinder support bushings and bearings. This AD results from reports of the retract cylinder support fitting for the MLG failing during gear extension and subsequently damaging the hydraulic system. We are issuing this AD to prevent corrosion and damage that could compromise the integrity of the retract cylinder support fitting for the MLG, which could adversely affect the airplane's safe landing.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Astoria, OR
Document Number: 2010-20215
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will amend Class E airspace at Astoria, OR, to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Astoria Regional Airport. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also will correct the airport name from Port of Astoria Airport, and makes minor adjustments to the legal description of the airspace.
Special Conditions: Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated S-64E and S-64F Rotorcraft
Document Number: 2010-19921
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (Erickson Air-Crane) model S-64E and S-64F rotorcraft. These rotorcraft have novel or unusual design features associated with being transport category rotorcraft designed only for use in heavy external-load operations. At the time of original type certification, a special condition was issued for each model helicopter because the applicable airworthiness regulations did not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for turbine-engine rotorcraft or for rotorcraft with a maximum gross weight over 20,000 pounds that were designed solely to perform external load-operations. At the request of Erickson Air-Crane, the current type certificate (TC) holder for these helicopter models, the following will resolve reported difficulty in applying the existing special conditions and eliminate any confusion that has occurred in Erickson's dealings with a foreign authority. Specifically, we are consolidating the separate special conditions for each model helicopter into one special condition to clarify and more specifically reference certain special condition requirements to the regulatory requirements, to add an inadvertently omitted fire protection requirement, to recognize that occupants may be permitted in the two observer seats and the rear-facing operator seat during other than external-load operations, and to clarify the requirements relating to operations within 5 minutes of a suitable landing area. 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Klamath Falls, OR
Document Number: 2010-20214
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to 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 would adjust the geographic coordinates of the airport and a navigation aid, and would change the name of the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Kalaupapa, HI
Document Number: 2010-20213
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Kalaupapa, HI, to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Kalaupapa Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Maneuvering Speed Limitation Statement
Document Number: 2010-20195
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration amends the airworthiness standards applicable to transport category airplanes to clarify that flying at or below the design maneuvering speed does not allow a pilot to make multiple large control inputs in one airplane axis or single full control inputs in more than one airplane axis at a time without endangering the airplane's structure. The FAA is issuing this final rule to prevent pilots from misunderstanding the meaning of an airplane's maneuvering speed, which could cause or contribute to a future accident.
Extension of Comment Period; Airplane and Engine Certification Requirements in Supercooled Large Drop, Mixed Phase, and Ice Crystal Icing Conditions
Document Number: 2010-20155
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the comment period for an NPRM that was published on June 29, 2010. In that document, the FAA proposed to amend the airworthiness standards applicable to certain transport category airplanes certified for flight in icing conditions and the icing airworthiness standards applicable to certain aircraft engines. The
Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Record of Decision (ROD) for Actions Related to Environmental Assessment for the Expansion of the Wallops Flight Facility Launch Range
Document Number: 2010-19994
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347 (as amended), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 1500 to 1508), and FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, the FAA is announcing the availability of a FONSI/ROD, based on the analysis and findings of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) August 2009 Environmental Assessment for the Expansion of the Wallops Flight Facility Launch Range (the EA). The FAA (Office of Commercial Space Transportation) participated as a cooperating agency with NASA in the preparation of the EA, which evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the proposed expansion of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Wallops Flight Facility (WFF). As the MARS expansion would require Federal actions (as defined in 40 CFR Section 1508.18) involving both NASA and the FAA, the EA was prepared to satisfy the NEPA obligations of both agencies. NASA, as the WFF property owner and lead agency, is responsible for ensuring overall compliance with applicable environmental statutes, including NEPA. The FAA served as a cooperating agency in the preparation of the EA because of its role in (1) licensing the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (VCSFA) which operates MARS as a commercial launch site and (2) issuing licenses or permits to operate commercial launch and reentry vehicles at MARS. The FAA has formally adopted the EA and is using the FONSI/ROD to support the modification or renewal of VCSFA's Launch Site Operator License and issuance of licenses or experimental permits for commercial launch and reentry vehicles at MARS.
Fifth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 219: Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS)
Document Number: 2010-19991
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 219: Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS).
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model Avro 146-RJ and BAe 146 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19340
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 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; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146-100A and -200A Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19329
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 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 A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 series airplanes); and A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19327
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 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 777-200LR and -300ER Series Airplanes Equipped with GE90-100 Series Engines
Document Number: 2010-19293
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 777-200LR and -300ER series airplanes equipped with GE90-100 series engines. This AD requires replacing the insulation blanket fasteners of the lower aft cowl of the thrust reverser. This AD also requires inspecting the oil scavenge tube on the turbine rear frame of the engine for damage, and replacement if necessary. This AD results from a determination of insufficient clearance and subsequent interference between the oil scavenge tube on the turbine rear frame of the engine and the bolt on the aft cowl insulation blanket of the thrust reverser. We are issuing this AD to prevent damage and possible puncture of the oil scavenge tube and consequent oil loss, which could result in an in-flight shutdown of the engine.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 900 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-18730
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Notice of Public Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) Signed August 2, 2010, for the Evaluation of the Potential Environmental Impacts Associated With the Proposed Relocation of the Bowman County Airport (Airport) in Bowman County, ND.
Document Number: 2010-19920
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA has made available the final EA and FONSI/ROD for the proposed relocation of the Bowman County Airport. The EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, FAA Orders 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures'' and FAA Order 5050.4B, ``NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions.''
Inclusion of Reference to Manual Requirements
Document Number: 2010-19912
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making a minor technical change to a final rule published in the Federal Register on October 16, 2009. That final rule established new requirements for the certification of products and articles. In that final rule, the FAA inadvertently did not change an affected regulatory reference in one section. The FAA is issuing this technical amendment to correct that oversight.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19834
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing two warning level indicator lights on the P2-2 center instrument panel in the flight compartment for certain airplanes. For a certain other airplane, this proposed AD would require activating the cabin altitude warning and takeoff configuration warning lights. For all airplanes, this proposed AD also would require revising the airplane flight manual to remove certain requirements included by previous AD actions, to require new pressure altitude limitations for certain airplanes, and to advise the flightcrew of the following changes: revised emergency procedures to use when a cabin altitude warning or rapid depressurization occurs, and revised cabin pressurization procedures for normal operations. This proposed AD results from a design change in the cabin altitude warning
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 767-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19832
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 767-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracks in the fuselage skin and backup structure at the lower very high frequency (VHF) antenna cutout at station 1197 + 99 between stringers 39L and 39R, and corrective actions if necessary. Certain repairs would terminate certain inspection requirements. This proposed AD results from reports of cracking found in the section 46 fuselage lower skin around the periphery of the VHF antenna baseplate at station 1197 + 99. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks in the fuselage skin and internal backup structure, which could result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, and SA-365N1 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-19823
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France model helicopters. This proposed AD would require replacing the aluminum tail rotor (T/R) blade pitch control shaft with a steel T/R blade pitch control shaft. This proposed AD is prompted by an incident involving a Eurocopter France Model AS-365N2 helicopter on which there was a loss of control of the T/R due to a broken shaft. The actions specified by this proposed AD are intended to prevent failure of the T/R blade pitch control shaft, loss of T/R control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (ECD) Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-19817
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for ECD Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopters. This proposed AD results from a mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) AD issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community. The MCAI AD states there was an in-flight incident in which a dynamic weight broke off the control lever leading to considerable vibrations. A visual inspection revealed that the threaded bolt of the control lever had broken off. The proposed actions are intended to prevent separation of dynamic weights, severe vibration, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France (ECF) Model AS350B3 and EC130 B4 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-19814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified ECF model helicopters. This proposed AD results from a mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) AD issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community. The MCAI AD states that a dormant failure of one of the two contactors 53Ka or 53Kb can occur following certain modifications. Failure of a contactor can prevent switching from ``IDLE'' mode to ``FLIGHT'' mode during autorotation training making it impossible to execute a power recovery and compelling the pilot to continue the autorotation to the ground. This condition, if not corrected, can lead to an unintended touchdown to the ground during a practice autorotation at a flight-idle power setting, damage to the helicopter, and injury to the occupants.
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Performance Requirements To Support Air Traffic Control (ATC) Service; OMB Approval of Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-19809
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document notifies the public of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) approval of the information collection requirement contained in the FAA's final rule, ``Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Performance Requirements To Support Air Traffic Control (ATC) Service,'' which was published on May 28, 2010.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pine Mountain, GA
Document Number: 2010-19584
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Pine Mountain, GA, to accommodate the Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) developed for Harris County Airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Williamson, WV
Document Number: 2010-19582
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Williamson, WV, to accommodate the additional airspace needed for the Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) developed for Mingo County Regional. This action also makes a minor adjustment to the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-900ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19695
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 737-900ER series airplanes. This proposed AD would require doing a one-time general visual inspection for a keyway in two fuel tank access door cutouts, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of cracks emanating from the keyway of the fuel tank access hole. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such cracking, which could result in the loss of the lower wing skin load path and consequent structural failure of the wing.
Noise Compatibility Program Notice; Fort Worth Alliance Airport, Fort Worth, TX
Document Number: 2010-19480
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Fort Worth Alliance Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR Part 150 by the city of Fort Worth, Texas. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR Part 150 for Fort Worth Alliance Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective May 5, 2009, and published in the Federal Register on May 14, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 92, Page 22802). The proposed noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before January 25, 2011.
Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-19478
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Fifty-Sixth Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 135: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
Document Number: 2010-19613
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 135: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment.
Noise Exposure Map Notice, T.F.Green Airport, Warwick, RI
Document Number: 2010-19611
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps for T.F.Green Airport as submitted by the Rhode Island Airport Corporation under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96-193) and 14 CFR part 150, are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace, Establishment of Class E Airspace; Patuxent River, MD
Document Number: 2010-19583
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D and E airspace at Patuxent River Naval Air Station (NAS), Patuxent River, MD, to reflect the part-time operating status of the control tower and establish Class E airspace designated as surface areas to accommodate the additional airspace needed for the Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) developed for the airport. This action would enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Patuxent River NAS, Patuxent, MD.
Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Model PIAGGIO P-180 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-19551
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Notice of Intent to Rule on Request to Release Airport Property at the Dubois Regional Airport, Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2010-19535
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Dubois Regional Airport, Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania under the provisions of Section 47125(a) of Title 49 United States Code (U.S.C.).