Federal Aviation Administration August 26, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Greenfield, IA
Document Number: 2011-21920
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Greenfield, IA. Decommissioning of the Greenfield non-directional beacon (NDB) at Greenfield Municipal Airport, Greenfield, IA, has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Greenfield Municipal Airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Centerville, IA
Document Number: 2011-21919
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Centerville, IA. Decommissioning of the Centerville non directional beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approach at Centerville Municipal Airport, as well as the addition of a new COPTER RNAV standard instrument approach procedure (SIAP) at Mercy Medical Center-Centerville Heliport, have made this action necessary to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Stuart, IA
Document Number: 2011-21918
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Stuart, IA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Copter RNAV Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at the city of Stuart Helistop. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the heliport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Carroll, IA
Document Number: 2011-21915
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Carroll, IA. Decommissioning of the Carroll non-directional beacon (NDB) at Arthur N. Neu Airport, Carroll, IA, has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Revocation and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Olathe, KS
Document Number: 2011-21914
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D, and amend Class E airspace at Olathe, KS. Decommissioning of the Johnson County VHF Omni-directional Range/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) at Johnson County Executive Airport, Olathe, KS, has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Johnson County Executive Airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Alice, TX
Document Number: 2011-21913
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace in the Alice, TX, area. Cancellation of all standard instrument approach procedures at Old Hoppe Place Airport, Agua Dulce, TX, has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations in the Alice, TX, area.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Nashville, AR
Document Number: 2011-21912
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Nashville, AR. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Howard 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.
Government/Industry Aeronautical Charting Forum Meeting
Document Number: 2011-21909
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the bi-annual meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aeronautical Charting Forum (ACF) to discuss informational content and design of aeronautical charts and related products, as well as instrument flight procedures development policy and design criteria.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), DC-9-87 (MD-87), and MD-88 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-21853
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
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 high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracking of the left and right rib hinge bearing lugs of the aft face of the center section of the horizontal stabilizer; measuring crack length and blending out cracks; and replacing the horizontal stabilizer center section rib, if necessary. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks of the hinge bearing lugs of the center section ribs of the horizontal stabilizer. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the hinge bearing lugs of the horizontal stabilizer center section ribs, which would result in failure of the lugs, and consequent inability of the horizontal stabilizer to sustain the required limit loads and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE SYSTEMS (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 Airplanes and Model Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-21851
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
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: * * * * * * * * BAE Systems (Operations) Limited has amended the AMM [aircraft maintenance manual] to remove the life limits on shock absorber assemblies, but not the individual shock absorber components, and amend the life limits on the different standards of Main Landing Gear (MLG) Up-Locks and MLG Door Up-Locks in sub- chapter 05-10-15. In addition BAE Systems has amended Chapter 05-10- 15 of the AMM to introduce and amend life limits on MLG components. * * * * * The unsafe condition is fatigue cracking of certain structural elements which could adversely affect the structural integrity of these airplanes. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Malfunction or Defect Report
Document Number: 2011-21835
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
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 for 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 June 21, 2011, vol. 76, no. 119, page 36170-36171. The information collected allows the FAA to evaluate its certification standards, maintenance programs, and regulatory requirements. It is also the basis for issuance of Airworthiness Directives designed to prevent unsafe conditions and accidents.
Airspace Designations; Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2011-21832
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 relating to airspace designations to reflect the approval by the Director of the Federal Register of the incorporation by reference of FAA Order 7400.9V, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points. This action also explains the procedures the FAA will use to amend the listings of Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas; air traffic service routes; and reporting points incorporated by reference.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ardmore, OK
Document Number: 2011-21809
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Ardmore, OK, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) created by the decommissioning of the Arbuckle non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approach at Ardmore Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Winters, TX
Document Number: 2011-21782
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Winters, TX. Decommissioning of the Winters RBN and cancellation of the non- directional radio beacon (NDB) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP), as well as the addition of new area navigation (RNAV) SIAPs, have made this action necessary to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Winters Municipal Airport.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Advanced Qualification Program (AQP)
Document Number: 2011-21778
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
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 for 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 June 21, 2011, vol. 76, no. 119, page 36169. The Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) incorporates data driven quality control processes for validating and maintaining the effectiveness of air carrier training program curriculum content.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Reporting of Laser Illumination of Aircraft
Document Number: 2011-21775
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
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 for 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 June 21, 2011, vol. 76, no. 119, page 36169-36170. This collection covers the reporting of unauthorized illumination of aircraft by lasers.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Protection of Voluntarily Submitted Information
Document Number: 2011-21768
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
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 for 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 June 21, 2011, vol. 76, no. 119, pages 36168-36169. One of the ways to have an information program designated as protected under Section 40123 is for an air carrier or other person to submit an application for an individual program. The FAA evaluates the application and either publishes a designation based on the application for public comment or denies the application.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Aircraft Registration
Document Number: 2011-21766
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
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 for 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 June 21, 2011, vol. 76, no. 119, page 36167. The information collected is used by the FAA to register aircraft or hold an aircraft in trust. The information required to register and prove ownership of an aircraft is required by any person wishing to register an aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-21625
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
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) 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: * * * * * The airworthiness limitations applicable to the Safe Life Airworthiness Limitation Items (SL ALI) are given in Airbus A330 ALS Part 1 and A340 ALS Part 1, which are approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The revision 05 of Airbus A340 ALS Part 1 introduces more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations. Failure to comply with this revision constitutes an unsafe condition. For A330 aeroplanes, this EASA AD retains the requirements of EASA AD 2010-0131, which it supersedes. For A340 aeroplanes, this EASA AD supersedes EASA AD 2009-0192, and requires the implementation of the new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations as specified in Airbus A340 ALS Part 1, revision 05.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-21623
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to 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; Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Model SAAB 2000 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-21621
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
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) 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: 2011-21617
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD requires installation of an automatic shutoff system for the center tank fuel boost pumps, and installation of a placard in the airplane flight deck if necessary. This AD also requires revisions to the Limitations and Normal Procedures sections of the airplane flight manual to advise the flightcrew of certain operating restrictions for airplanes equipped with an automated center tank fuel pump shutoff control. This AD further requires installation of a secondary control relay for the electrical control circuit of each of the two center tank fuel boost pumps. Additionally, this AD requires a revision to the maintenance program to incorporate Airworthiness Limitation (AWL) No. 28-AWL-23. This AD also provides an option of installation and maintenance of universal fault interrupters using a certain supplemental type certificate, which terminates certain requirements of this AD. This AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent center tank fuel pump operation with continuous low pressure, which could lead to friction sparks or overheating in the fuel pump inlet that could create a potential ignition source inside the center fuel tank. These conditions, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a center fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model SA-365N and SA-365N1 Helicopters
Document Number: 2011-21477
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) model helicopters. This action requires you to disconnect the high level fuel switches in the fuel tanks on the affected helicopters. In addition, for helicopters without a crossfeed between the fuel filler necks, you must install a placard on or near the center console fuel panel that specifies fuel transfer limitations. This amendment is prompted by a report that a high level fuel switch probe unit installed on a Model SA-365N helicopter in the rear (right-hand) auxiliary fuel tank group separated, causing damage to the insulation of the electrical wires which supply electrical power to the high level indicator light on the fuel control panel during a fuel transfer. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to exposure of the electrical wires, which could lead to a short circuit and activation of the indicator light without the high fuel level actually being reached. Additionally, a short circuit could become an ignition source inside the fuel tank, and result in a fuel tank explosion and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Model A109A, A109A II, A109C, and A109K2 Helicopters
Document Number: 2011-21476
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment supersedes an existing emergency airworthiness directive (EAD) for the specified Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) model helicopters. That EAD currently requires inspecting the main rotor scissor fitting assembly to determine if there are 2 washers installed under the head of each main rotor scissor fitting assembly fixing bolt (fixing bolt). If there are not 2 washers installed under the head of each fixing bolt, that EAD requires replacing each fixing bolt and installing 2 washers under the head of each fixing bolt. This superseding airworthiness directive (AD) is prompted by the determination that a wrong part number (P/N) for the main rotor scissor fitting assembly was listed in the EAD. This AD retains the requirements of the EAD and corrects a P/N for the main rotor scissor fitting assembly. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent a crack in a fixing bolt, failure of a fixing bolt, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Model A109A and A109AII Helicopters
Document Number: 2011-21475
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) helicopters with a certain tail rotor special hub plug (hub plug) installed. This action requires a one-time inspection to determine the tightening torque value of the hub plug, and depending on the inspection results, replacing certain parts or disassembling the tail rotor hub and blades assembly and inspecting for damage. If the tightening torque value is between 600 kgcm and 700 kgcm, the lock washer and o-ring must be replaced with airworthy parts, and no further action is required. If the tightening torque value is greater than 700 kgcm, the hub plug must be replaced with an airworthy part. Torque the new hub plug to the specified tightening torque between 600 and 700 kgcm. If the tightening torque value of the hub plug is less than 600 kgcm, the tail rotor hub and blades assembly must be disassembled and inspected for damage. If a part is found that is outside allowable damage tolerances, that part must be replaced with an airworthy part. This amendment is prompted by the discovery that a wrong tightening torque value for the hub plug was contained in a revision to the helicopter maintenance manual. The actions specified in this AD are intended to detect an improperly torqued hub plug that could lead to tail rotor failure and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France (ECF) Model EC120B Helicopters
Document Number: 2011-21473
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for ECF Model EC120B helicopters. This action requires inserting an emergency procedure appendix from an ECF Emergency Alert Service Bulletin into the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM). This action also requires modifying the emergency switch electrical wiring and performing tests to ensure correct operation of the emergency switch. This action also requires removing the emergency procedure appendix from the RFM after modifying the emergency switch electrical wiring and performing tests to ensure correct operation. This amendment is prompted by the discovery that simultaneously setting the emergency switch to the low position ``CUT-OFF'' and the generator (GENE) pushbutton to ``OFF'' position caused the starter-generator to restart. Investigation revealed that cross-wiring at the emergency switch caused this malfunction. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to the inability to isolate electrical equipment during an emergency, creating the risk of an uncontrolled electrical fire and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-21210
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 150F, 150G, 150H, 150J, 150K, 150L, 150M, A150K, A150L, A150M, F150F, F150G, F150H, F150J, F150K, F150L, F150M, FA150K, FA150L, FRA150L, FA150M, FRA150M, 152, A152, F152, and FA152 airplanes. That AD currently requires either installing a placard prohibiting spins and other acrobatic maneuvers in the airplane or replacing the rudder stop, the rudder stop bumper, and the attachment hardware with a rudder stop modification kit. This new AD requires a change to the modification kit and removal of a small amount of material from the rudder horn assembly for those that have not yet complied with the existing AD or for those who can not comply with the existing AD (because they were unable to obtain full rudder travel with the existing kits). This AD was prompted by operators who have reported difficulty in obtaining full rudder travel with the existing modification kit. We are issuing this AD to revise the kits to use longer rivets and allow a small amount of material to be removed from the rudder horn assembly, which allows operators to obtain full rudder travel.