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Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-32055
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-22
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.
Proposed Modification of the Philadelphia, PA, Class B Airspace Area; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2010-32048
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an error in the notice of meetings published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, concerning a proposal to revise Class B airspace at Philadelphia, PA. The name and phone number of the person to contact for further information has changed from that published in the notice.
Proposed Amendment of Restricted Areas R-2907A and R-2907B, Lake George, FL; and R-2910, Pinecastle, FL
Document Number: 2010-32046
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to expand the lateral and vertical limits of restricted areas R-2907A and R-2907B, Lake George, FL; and restricted area R-2910, Pinecastle, FL. The U.S. Navy requested this action to provide the additional airspace needed to contain laser operations and other hazardous activities and to permit realistic training in current tactics. This action would enhance the margin of safety for air traffic in the Lake George and Pinecastle, FL, areas.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Air Carriers and Commercial Operators Certification
Document Number: 2010-32045
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-22
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 September 22, 2010, vol. 75, no. 183, page 57829. The respondents to this information collection are CFR Part 135 and Part 121 operators. The FAA uses the information to ensure compliance and adherence to the regulations.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-32043
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-22
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 the 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection(s): Aviation Maintenance Technical Schools
Document Number: 2010-32042
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-22
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 September 22, 2010, vol. 75, no. 183, pages 57827-57828. The information collected is needed to determine applicant eligibility and compliance for certification of Civil Aviation mechanics and operation of aviation mechanic schools.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS 350 B, BA, B1, B2, B3, and D, and Model AS355 E, F, F1, F2, and N Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-31964
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to the specified model helicopters. Table 1 of the AD has two part numbers that do not contain the ``SC'' prefix. This document adds the prefix and corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; B-N Group Ltd. Model BN-2, BN-2A, BN-2A-2, BN-2A-3, BN-2A-6, BN-2A-8, BN-2A-9, BN-2A-20, BN-2A-21, BN-2A-26, BN-2A-27, BN-2B-20, BN-2B-21, BN-2B-26, BN-2B-27, BN-2T, and BN-2T-4R Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-31983
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-100-1A10 (Challenger 300) Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-31972
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would supersede an existing AD. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-31966
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-21
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS350B, B1, B2, B3, BA, and EC130 B4 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-31963
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (ECF) 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 superseding MCAI AD states that several engine flameouts have involved failure of the 41-tooth pinion in the engine accessory gearbox. Each affected helicopter had a starter-generator manufactured by one company. Investigation revealed the torque damping system of the starter- generator was inoperative due to incorrect adjustment and caused bending stresses on the 41-tooth pinion. Failure of the pinion causes the engine fuel pump to stop operating and results in an engine flameout. The EASA AD requires a new adjustment procedure to optimize the performance of the specified starter-generator damping assembly. These proposed AD actions are intended to prevent failure of a pinion and a fuel pump, engine flameout, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Kaman Aerospace Corporation (Kaman) Model K-1200 Helicopters
Document Number: 2010-31960
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Kaman Model K-1200 helicopters. This AD requires revising the Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) by establishing a life limit of 8,000 hours time-in-service (TIS) for each main rotor blade (blade) set. Also, this AD requires removing each blade set from service if it has accumulated 8,000 or more hours time-in-service (TIS). This AD also requires replacing certain blade sets with airworthy blade sets at specified intervals based on the blade set serial number (S/N). This AD was prompted by an accident and the subsequent discovery of cracks in multiple blade spars. We are issuing this AD to prevent blade failure and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2010-31958
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-21
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.
Airworthiness Directives; DASSAULT AVIATION Model Falcon 10 Airplanes; Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G Airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 Airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 Airplanes; Model FALCON 2000 and FALCON 2000EX Airplanes; and Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 and MYSTERE-FALCON 900 Airplanes, and FALCON 900EX Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-31896
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-21
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:
Special Conditions: Eurocopter France (ECF) Model EC225LP Helicopter, Installation of a Search and Rescue (SAR) Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS)
Document Number: 2010-31867
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes amended special conditions for the ECF model EC225LP helicopter. This helicopter, as modified by ECF, will have novel or unusual design features associated with installing an optional SAR AFCS. Special conditions No. 29-022-SC, published in the Federal Register on November 6, 2008 (73 FR 65968), addressed these issues. The proposed amendment revises the original final special conditions to address comments and to clarify the intent of some requirements. The applicable airworthiness standards do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to show a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Notification of Proposed Delegation Programs and Request for Comment
Document Number: 2010-31861
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and request for public comments on the proposed new delegation programs (2) that will allow organizations to perform additional functions under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) program. These two proposed ODA programs will provide: (1) Certification functions for rotorcraft-external load operator certificates under 14 CFR part 133 and (2) the delivery of written airman knowledge tests.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-31828
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to the products listed above. The existing AD currently 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. Since we issued that AD, we have determined that we need to clarify which relays may be replaced by installation of UFIs. This proposed AD would continue to require the actions of the existing AD and also specify which relays may be replaced by GFIs or UFIs. We are proposing 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.
Amendment and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Vero Beach, FL
Document Number: 2010-31768
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E surface airspace, and airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D surface area at Vero Beach Municipal Airport, Vero Beach, FL. The Vero Beach Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have been developed for the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the St. Lucie County International Airport to aid in the navigation of our National Airspace System.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Henderson, KY
Document Number: 2010-31765
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Henderson, KY. The Geneva Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have been developed for Henderson City-County Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Crewe, VA
Document Number: 2010-31762
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Crewe, VA, to accommodate the additional airspace needed for the Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) developed for Crewe Municipal Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: C1-2010-27614
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International LTS101 Series Turboshaft Engines and LTP101 Series Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2010-31782
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This supplemental NPRM revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), for Honeywell International LTS101-600A series and LTS101-700D-2 turboshaft engines, and LTP101-600A-1A and LTP101-700A-1A turboprop engines with power turbine blades, part number (P/N) 4-141-084-06, installed. That proposed AD would have required removing power turbine blades, P/N 4-141-084-06 from service, using a drawdown schedule specified in that proposed AD. That proposal was prompted by reports of fatigue cracks in the airfoil of the power turbine blade. This action revises the proposed rule by expanding and clarifying the applicability to include more engine models and power turbine blade P/Ns that could have the unsafe condition, and by clarifying the applicability by specifying power turbine rotor P/Ns instead of the blade P/Ns. The actions specified by this proposed AD are intended to prevent fracture of the power turbine blade airfoil, which could result in sudden loss of engine power and prevent continued safe flight or safe landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney PW4000 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-31723
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pratt & Whitney PW4000 series turbofan engines. This AD requires initial and repetitive borescope inspections (BSI) or fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPI) for cracks in the anti-vortex tube (AVT) shelf slots on the 10th stage disk of the high-pressure compressor (HPC) drum rotor disk assembly. This AD results from 47 reports received since 2007 of HPC 10th stage disks found cracked in the AVT shelf slots during shop visit inspections. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HPC 10th stage disk, uncontained engine failure, and damage to the airplane.
Notice of Intent to Rule on Request to Release Airport Property at New Century AirCenter, New Century, Kansas
Document Number: 2010-31515
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at New Century AirCenter under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 2010-31514
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
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.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kenton, OH
Document Number: 2010-31615
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Kenton, OH. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Hardin County Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Airport Improvement Program: Proposed Changes to Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) Threshold
Document Number: 2010-31614
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this Notice to advise that FAA has developed draft guidance modifying its policy requiring benefit cost analyses (BCA) for capacity projects when applying for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants for capacity projects at the discretion of the Secretary of Transportation. This modification proposes to raise the threshold at which BCAs are required, from $5 million to $10 million in AIP Discretionary funds. FAA invites airport sponsors and other interested parties to comment on the draft guidance. FAA will consider these comments in promulgating final BCA guidance for airport sponsors.
Noise Compatibility Program Notice, Fort Worth Alliance Airport, Fort Worth, TX
Document Number: 2010-31510
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the city of Fort Worth, Texas under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR Part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On September 7, 2006, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the city of Fort Worth, Texas under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. Subsequent to this determination, the future condition noise exposure map was revised to reflect additional military operations proposed by the Department of Defense. This revision delayed acceptance of the future condition noise exposure map until May 5, 2009. On December 1, 2010, the FAA approved the Fort Worth Alliance Airport noise compatibility program. Most of the recommendations of the program were approved. No program elements relating to new or revised flight procedures for noise abatement were proposed by the city of Fort Worth.
Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Models B200, B200GT, B300, and B300C Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-31438
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. That AD currently requires fabricating and installing a placard incorporating information that limits operation when there is known or forecast icing and requires replacing a section of the pneumatic supply tube for the tail deice system with a new tube of a different material. This AD requires fabricating and installing a placard incorporating information that limits operation when there is known or forecast icing and requires replacing the entire length of the pneumatic supply tube for the tail deice system with a new tube of a different material. This AD was prompted by reports of two failures of the pneumatic supply tube for the tail deice system outside the area covered by AD 2008-07-10. We are issuing this AD to prevent collapsed pneumatic supply tubes, which could result in failure of the tail deice boots to operate. This failure could lead to loss of control in icing conditions.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Model FU24-954 and FU24A-954 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-31429
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-16
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; The Boeing Company Model 777-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-31384
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 777-200 series airplanes. This AD requires installing a new insulation blanket on the latch beam firewall of each thrust reverser (T/R) half. This AD results from an in-flight shutdown due to an engine fire indication; an under-cowl engine fire was extinguished after landing. The cause of the fire was uncontained failure of the starter in the engine core compartment; the fire progressed into the latch beam cavity and was fueled by oil from a damaged integrated drive generator oil line. We are issuing this AD to prevent a fire from entering the cowl or strut area, which could weaken T/R parts and result in reduced structural integrity of the T/R, possible separation of T/R parts during flight, and consequent damage to the airplane and injury to people or damage to property on the ground.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-30612
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD requires adding two new indicator lights on a certain panel to inform the captain and first officer of a low pressure condition in the left and right override/jettison pumps of the center wing tanks. This AD also requires replacing the left and right override/jettison switches on the M154 fuel control module on the P4 panel with improved switches and doing the associated wiring changes. This AD also requires, for certain airplanes, installation of a mounting bracket for the new indicator lights. This AD also requires a revision to the maintenance program to incorporate airworthiness limitation No. 28-AWL-22. This AD also requires a revision to the airplane flight manual to advise the flightcrew what to do in the event that the pump low pressure light on the flight engineer's panel does not illuminate when the pump is selected off. This AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncommanded operation of the override/jettison pumps of the center wing tanks, and failure to manually shut off the override/ jettison pumps at the correct time, either of which could lead to an ignition source inside the center wing tank. This condition, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a center fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -300, and -300ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-30606
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 777-200, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. This AD requires installing Teflon sleeving under the clamps of certain wire bundles routed along the fuel tank boundary structure, and cap sealing certain penetrating fasteners of the main and center fuel tanks. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent electrical arcing on the fuel tank boundary structure or inside the fuel tanks, which could result in a fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model 172 Airplanes Modified by Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA01303WI
Document Number: 2010-31428
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD would require installing a full authority digital engine control (FADEC) backup battery, replacing the supplement pilot's operating handbook and FAA approved airplane flight manual, and replacing the FADEC backup battery every 12 calendar months. This proposed AD was prompted by an incident where an airplane experienced an in-flight engine shutdown caused by a momentary loss of electrical power to the FADEC. We are proposing this AD to prevent interruption of electrical power to the FADEC, which could result in an uncommanded engine shutdown. This failure could lead to a loss of engine power.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Model SAAB 2000 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-31378
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-14
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; The Boeing Company Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-31375
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Model 747 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect damage of the sleeving and wire bundles of the boost pumps of the numbers 1 and 4 main fuel tanks, and of the auxiliary tank jettison pumps (if installed); replacement of any damaged sleeving with new sleeving; and repair or replacement of any damaged wires with new wires. For airplanes on which any burned wires are found, the existing AD also requires an inspection to detect damage of the conduit, and replacement of any damaged conduit with a serviceable conduit. This proposed AD would reduce the initial compliance time and repetitive inspection interval in the existing AD. This proposed AD results from fleet information indicating that the repetitive inspection interval in the existing AD is too long because excessive chafing of the sleeving continues to occur much earlier than expected between scheduled inspections. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct abrasion of the Teflon sleeving and wires in the bundles of the fuel boost pumps for the numbers 1 and 4 main fuel tanks and of the auxiliary tank jettison pumps (if installed), which could result in electrical arcing between the wires and aluminum conduit and consequent fire or explosion of the fuel tank.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 767 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-31371
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Model 767 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect discrepancies of the wiring and surrounding Teflon sleeves of the fuel tank boost pumps and override/jettison pumps; replacement of the sleeves with new sleeves, for certain airplanes; and repair or replacement of the wiring and sleeves with new parts, as necessary. This proposed AD would reduce the initial compliance time and repetitive inspection interval in the existing AD. This proposed AD results from fleet information indicating that the repetitive inspection interval in the existing AD is too long because excessive chafing of the sleeving continues to occur much earlier than expected between scheduled inspections. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct chafing of the fuel pump wire insulation and consequent exposure of the electrical conductor, which could result in electrical arcing between the wires and conduit and consequent fire or explosion of the fuel tank.
Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From Federal Obligations
Document Number: 2010-31179
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release certain airport properties 2.71 acres at the Orlando Executive Airport, Orlando, FL from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a Quitclaim Deed agreement between the FAA and the City of Orlando, dated September 30, 1955. The release of property will allow the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority to dispose of the property for other than aeronautical purposes. The property is located adjacent to Crystal Lake Drive in Orange County, Florida. The parcel is currently designated as non-aeronautical use. The property will be released of its federal obligations to swap the land for another City-owned parcel. The 1.71 acre parcels to be acquired is also located adjacent to Crystal Lake Drive in Orange County, Florida. This parcel is adjacent to airport property. The fair market value of the airport-obligated parcels has been determined by appraisal to be 1,843,400. The fair market value of the non-obligated parcels has been determined by appraisal to be 2,155,110. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the offices of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at Orlando International Airport, and the FAA Airports District Office.
Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From Federal Obligations
Document Number: 2010-31176
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release certain airport properties on 23.45 acres at the Orlando International Airport, Orlando, FL from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a Quitclaim Deed agreement between the United States Government and the City of Orlando, dated September 28, 2000. The release of property will allow the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority to dispose of the property for other than aeronautical purposes. The property is located on the northwest portion of airport property, near the corner of Avenue C and Binnacle Way in Orange County, Florida. The parcel is currently designated as non-aeronautical use. The property will be released of its Federal obligations to swap the land for another City-owned parcel. The 12.3 acre parcel to be acquired is located at the corner of Daetwyler Drive and Jetport Drive in Orange County, Florida. The fair market value of the Binnacle Way parcels has been determined by appraisal to be $3,115,900. The fair market value of the Jetport Drive parcel has been determined by appraisal to be $3,215,000. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Orlando International Airport and the FAA Airports District Office.
Special Conditions: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-92A Helicopter; Installation of a Search and Rescue (SAR) Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS)
Document Number: 2010-31188
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) model S-92A helicopter. This helicopter, as modified by Sikorsky, will have novel or unusual design features associated with installing an optional SAR AFCS. The applicable airworthiness standards do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to show a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Shungnak, AK
Document Number: 2010-31186
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Shungnak, AK. The amendment of Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at the Shungnak Airport have made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Platinum AK
Document Number: 2010-31185
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Platinum AK. The creation of a new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at the Platinum Airport has made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Savoonga, AK
Document Number: 2010-31184
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Savoonga, AK. The amendment of three Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) plus the creation of one new SIAP at the Savoonga Airport have made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Manchester, NH
Document Number: 2010-31178
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps for Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, as submitted by the City of Manchester, New Hampshire, 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.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model GVI Airplane; Electronic Flight Control System Mode Annunciation
Document Number: 2010-31177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Gulfstream GVI 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. These design features include an electronic flight control system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These proposed 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; General Electric Company CF6 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2010-31172
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric (GE) CF6-45/-50 series and CF6-80A series turbofan engines with certain part number (P/N) side links of the five-link forward mount assembly installed. That AD currently requires an initial and repetitive visual inspection of the side links for cracks, and stripping and reapplying the Sermetel W coating on the side link at every exposure of the side link. That AD also requires replacing the side links and pylon attachment bolts, and inspecting the fail-safe bolt and platform lug if the side links are cracked. This proposed AD would continue to require those same inspections and stripping and reapplying the Sermetel W coating, and would add two part numbers to the applicability. This proposed AD results from a review of the inspection program, which revealed that GE had omitted two affected part numbers from the applicability. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the side links and possible engine separation from the airplane.
Safety Management System for Certificated Airports; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2010-31094
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the comment period for an NPRM that was published on October 7, 2010. In that document, the FAA proposed to require each certificate holder to establish a safety management system (SMS) for its entire airfield environment (including movement and non- movement areas) to improve safety at airports hosting air carrier operations. Several associations representing airports and other aviation industry segments have requested that the FAA extend the comment period closing date to allow time to adequately analyze the NPRM and prepare comments.
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 Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2010-31040
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-10
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:
Modification of Class D and E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Flagstaff, AZ
Document Number: 2010-30980
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will modify Class D and E airspace at Flagstaff, AZ, to accommodate aircraft departing and arriving under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) at Flagstaff Pulliam Airport. This action also removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or E surface area at Flagstaff Pulliam Airport. This action, initiated by the biennial review of the Flagstaff airspace area, will enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action also makes minor adjustments to the legal description of the airspace.
Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Western United States
Document Number: 2010-31002
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish six High Altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) routes in the Western United States (U.S.). These new routes would provide pilots and air traffic controllers with efficient direct routes enhancing safety and improving the efficient use of the National Airspace System (NAS).