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Establishment of Class E Airspace; Nahunta, GA
Document Number: 2011-26470
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Nahunta, GA, to accommodate the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures serving Brantley County Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. This action also makes a minor adjustment to the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; New Market, VA
Document Number: 2011-26469
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at New Market, VA, to accommodate the new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures serving New Market Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. This action also makes a minor adjustment to the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Palmyra, PA
Document Number: 2011-26467
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Palmyra, PA, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Reigle Field. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also makes a minor adjustment to the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-15AG, -27, -28, -34, -34AG, -34B, and -36 Series Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2011-26840
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-15AG, -27, -28, -34, -34AG, -34B, and -36 series turboprop engines. This emergency AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these engines. This AD requires the removal of affected part manufacturer approval (PMA) replacement Timken Alcor Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (TAATI) first stage reduction sun gears and the interacting planet gears, from the propeller reduction gearbox assembly. This AD was prompted by failures of certain PMA replacement first stage reduction sun gears, manufactured by TAATI. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; CPAC, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-26806
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all CPAC, Inc. (type certificate formerly held by Commander Aircraft Corporation, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, and Rockwell International) Models 112, 112B, 112TC, 112TCA, 114, 114A, 114B, and 114TC airplanes. The existing AD currently requires a one- time inspection of the elevator spar for cracks and, if any crack is found, either replace with a serviceable elevator spar that is found free of cracks or repair/modify the elevator spar with an FAA-approved method. That AD also requires reporting to the FAA the results of the inspection. Since we issued that AD, using the data collected through the reporting requirement, we have determined there is a need for continued inspections. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the elevator spar for cracks and, if any crack is found, either replace with a serviceable elevator spar that is free of any cracks and/or corrosion or repair/modify the elevator spar with an FAA- approved procedure. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Application 10-16-U-00-OAK To Use PFC Revenue, Collected at Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA
Document Number: 2011-26792
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to use PFC revenue collected at Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, 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 (Title 14 CFR part 158).
Amendment of Time of Designation for Restricted Areas R-5314A, B, C, D, E, F, H, and J; Dare County, NC
Document Number: 2011-26785
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the time of designation for restricted areas R-5314A, B, C, D, E, F, H, and J in Dare County, NC, by removing the specific published times on Saturday and Sunday. This change reflects current utilization of the restricted areas and provides increased public access to the area on weekends.
Submission Deadline for Schedule Information for San Francisco International Airport for the Summer 2012 Scheduling Season
Document Number: 2011-26774
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under this notice, the FAA announces the designation of San Francisco International Airport (SFO) as a Level 2 airport under the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Worldwide Slot Guidelines (WSG) effective for the Summer 2012 scheduling season. The FAA has determined this designation is necessary based primarily on runway capacity, existing congestion and delays, and expected increased congestion due to a multi-year airport construction project. The FAA announces a deadline of October 20, 2011, for carriers to submit to the FAA schedule information for all planned operations at SFO between the hours of 0600 and 2259, Pacific time, (1300 and 0559 UTC). This deadline is a week later than the IATA deadline due to late notice of the Level 2 designation. The FAA will grant an additional short extension if a carrier requires additional time to complete its initial submission, provided that extension would not impede preparations for the IATA Schedules Conference in November 2011.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Laurinburg-Maxton Airport, Maxton, NC
Document Number: 2011-26759
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
Under the provisions of title 49, U.S.C. Section 47153(c), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Laurinburg-Maxton Airport Commission to waive the requirement that approximately 20.26 acres of airport property, located at the Laurinburg-Maxton Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Show Low, AZ
Document Number: 2011-26753
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Show Low Regional Airport, Show Low, AZ. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Show Low Regional Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; WYTWORNIA SPRZETU KOMUNIKACYJNEGO (WSK) “PZL-RZESZOW”-SPOLKA AKCYJNA (SA) PZL-10W Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2011-26274
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to the products listed above. The effective date in paragraph (a) of the Amended section of the AD is incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2011-26268
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2011-26246
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Fifty-Fifth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)
Document Number: 2011-26621
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 186: Automatic Dependent SurveillanceBroadcast (ADS-B).
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace LP (GALP) Model G280 Airplane, Limit Engine Torque Loads for Sudden Engine Stoppage
Document Number: 2011-26557
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream Aerospace LP (GALP) model G280 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with engine torque loads imposed by sudden engine stoppage. 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: Gulfstream Aerospace LP (GALP) Model G280 Airplane Pilot-Compartment View-Hydrophobic Coatings in Lieu of Windshield Wipers
Document Number: 2011-26556
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream Aerospace LP (GALP) Model G280 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the pilot-compartment view through a hydrophobic windshield coating, in lieu of windshield wipers. 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: Learjet Inc., Model LJ-200-1A10 Airplane, Pilot-Compartment View Through Hydrophobic Windshield Coatings In Lieu of Windshield Wipers
Document Number: 2011-26555
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Learjet Model LJ-200-1A10 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with hydrophobic windshield coatings in lieu of windshield wipers. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. 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.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 767-400ER Series Airplanes; Seats With Inflatable Lapbelts
Document Number: 2011-26554
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 767- 400ER series airplane. These airplanes, as modified by Continental Airlines, will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with seats with inflatable lapbelts. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. Airplanes Equipped With Pratt & Whitney Canada, Corp. PW610F-A Engines
Document Number: 2011-26478
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to revise an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. Model EA500 airplanes equipped with Pratt & Whitney Canada, Corp. (P&WC) Model PW610F-A engines. The existing AD currently requires incorporating an operating limitation of a maximum operating altitude of 30,000 feet into Section 2, Limitations, of the airplane flight manual (AFM). Since we issued that AD, P&WC has developed a design change for the combustion chamber liner assembly. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of the current AD, clarify the engine applicability, and allow the option of incorporating the design change to terminate the current operating limitation and restore the original certificated maximum operating altitude of 41,000 feet. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Waiver of the Terms of the Order Limiting Scheduled Operations at LaGuardia Airport
Document Number: 2011-26465
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are granting the joint waiver request of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Delta) and US Airways, Inc. (US Airways) (together, the Joint Applicants or the carriers) from the prohibition on purchasing operating authorizations (slots) at LaGuardia Airport (LGA). The waiver permits the carriers to consummate a transaction in which US Airways would transfer to Delta 132 slot pairs (265 slots) at LGA. In exchange, Delta would transfer to US Airways 42 slot pairs (84 slots) at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), convey route authority to operate certain flights to S[atilde]o Paulo, Brazil, and make a cash payment to US Airways. The waiver is subject to a number of conditions, including that the carriers dispose of 16 slots at DCA and 32 slots at LGA to eligible new entrant and limited incumbent carriers, pursuant to procedures set out in this Notice, and achieve a mutually satisfactory agreement regarding gates and associated facilities with any such purchaser.
Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C129a, Airborne Supplemental Navigation Equipment Using the Global Positioning System (GPS)
Document Number: 2011-26449
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the FAA's cancellation of TSO-C129a, Airborne Supplemental Navigation Equipment Using the Global Positioning System (GPS) effective October 21, 2011. TSO cancellation will not affect production according to an existing TSO authorization (TSOA). Articles produced under an existing TSOA can still be installed according to existing airworthiness approvals and applications for new airworthiness approvals will still be processed. The effect of the cancelled TSO will result in no new TSO-C129a design or production approvals. However, we will accept applications for new TSO-C129a TSO Authorizations (TSOA) until October 21, 2012 if we know that you were working toward a TSO-C129a approval prior to October 21, 2011.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2011-26329
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-12
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 petitions or their final disposition.
Environmental Impact Statement: Igor Sikorsky Memorial Airport, Stratford, Connecticut
Document Number: 2011-26267
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Record of Decision (ROD), resulting from an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Re-evaluation has been prepared for Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, Connecticut.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; The Dalles, OR
Document Number: 2011-26266
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at The Dalles, OR. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Columbia Gorge Regional/The Dalles Municipal Airport, The Dalles, OR. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action also changes the airport name.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-26242
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-12
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 an automatic shutoff system for the center and auxiliary tank fuel boost pumps, as applicable, and installing a placard in the airplane flight deck if necessary; replacing the P5-2 fuel system module assembly; and installing the un-commanded on (UCO) protection system for the center and auxiliary tank fuel boost pumps, as applicable. This proposed AD would also require 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 automatic shutoff system. This proposed AD would also require revising the maintenance program by incorporating new airworthiness limitations for fuel tank systems to satisfy Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 88 requirements. This proposed AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent operation of the center and auxiliary tank fuel boost pumps 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 and auxiliary fuel tanks. These conditions, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Pilot in Command Proficiency Check and Other Changes to the Pilot and Pilot School Certification Rules; Correction
Document Number: 2011-26229
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a final rule published on August 31, 2011 (76 FR 54095). In that rule, the FAA amended its regulations to revise the pilot, flight instructor, and pilot school certification requirements. In particular, the FAA expanded the obligation for a pilot-in-command (PIC) proficiency check to pilots of all turbojet- powered aircraft. This expansion included single-pilot turbojet-powered aircraft and, with some exceptions, also included turbojet-powered experimental aircraft. The FAA intended, and those that commented on the proposed rule expected, a period that would allow pilots of these aircraft sufficient time to come into compliance with the new PIC requirement. This document corrects the final rule to establish this period for initial compliance.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airplanes With Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA03674AT
Document Number: 2011-26001
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model (Diamond) DA 40 airplanes equipped with cabin air conditioning vapor cycle system (VCS) installed per STC SA03674AT held by Premier Aircraft Services (originally held by DER Services, Inc.) following DER Services Master Document List MDL-2006- 020-1, Revision C, dated February 3, 2009; Revision D, dated April 22, 2009; Revision E, dated May 12, 2010; or Revision F, dated July 6, 2010. This AD was prompted by reports of damage around the VCS compressor mounting areas found during maintenance inspections. This AD requires deactivation of the VCS, removal of the compressor and bracket, and revision to the airplane weight and balance. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Aviointeriors S.p.A. Passenger Seat 12M Series, Installed on But Not Limited to ATR Model ATR42 Airplanes and Model ATR72 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-25800
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-12
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 A330-243F Airplanes Equipped With Rolls Royce Trent 700 Series Engines
Document Number: 2011-25778
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Inc. Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and -315 Airplanes; Equipped With Certain Cockpit Door Installations
Document Number: 2011-25770
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-12
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; Fokker Services B.V. Model F.27 Mark 050, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 Airplanes; and Model F.28 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-25768
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-12
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 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-25754
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD requires installing foreign object debris (FOD) rubber shields over the primary and secondary external power connectors for certain airplanes, and wrapping silicone tape around the hydraulic tube for certain other airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a fire in the main equipment center due to failure of an external power connector, which caused high-temperature arcing and subsequent splatter of molten copper on an adjacent hydraulic tube, creating a hole in the tube and spraying hydraulic fluid into the power connector, resulting in a fire. In addition there were several reports of overheating or arcing of external power connectors, and one report of a fire due to arcing caused by FOD. We are issuing this AD to prevent FOD from entering the primary and secondary external power connectors, which could result in overheating or arcing and consequent fire in the main equipment center.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-25618
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Model 767 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive detailed and high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the station (STA) 1809.5 bulkhead for cracking, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD expands the inspection area to include the vertical inner chord at STA 1809.5. This AD results from reported fatigue cracking in the vertical inner chord and the forward outer chord while doing the detailed inspection of the horizontal inner chord at STA 1809.5. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking in the bulkhead structure at STA 1809.5 and the vertical inner chord at STA 1809.5, which could result in failure of the bulkhead structure for carrying the flight loads of the horizontal stabilizer, and consequent loss of controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2-1C, A300 B2-203, A300 B2K-3C, A300-B4-103, A300 B4-203, and A300 B4-2C Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-25617
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-12
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; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-26113
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD), for certain Airbus Model A300 B2-1C, B2K-3C, B2-203, B4-2C, B4-103, and B4- 203 airplanes and Model A300 B4-601, B4-603, B4-620, B4-622, B4-605R, B4-622R, and F4-605R airplanes, 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:
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-26112
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-11
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: 2011-26111
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-11
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; Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Model 340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-26110
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-11
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:
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 767-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-26109
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 767-200 and 767-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing cargo bulkhead supports, ceiling supports, secondary dam support, drainage tubing, and ceiling panels to the forward lower lobe in the forward cargo compartment. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of water accumulation in the forward lower lobe of the forward cargo compartment. We are proposing this AD to prevent water from accumulating in the forward lower lobe of the forward cargo compartment and entering the adjacent electronic equipment bay, which could result in an electrical short and the potential loss of several functions essential for safe flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Model F.27 Mark 050 and F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-26108
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-11
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 767 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-26107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for all Model 767 airplanes. That NPRM proposed repetitive inspections to detect fatigue cracking in the wing skin, and corrective actions if necessary. That NPRM was prompted by reports of cracking in the upper wing skin at the fastener holes common to the inboard and outboard pitch load fittings of the front spar which could result in the loss of the strut-to-wing upper link load path and possible separation of a strut and engine from the airplane during flight. This action revises that NPRM by reducing compliance times. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to correct the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-26106
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-11
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:
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-26105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of water leaking into electrical and electronic equipment in the main equipment center, which could result in an electrical short and potential loss of several functions essential for safe flight. This proposed AD would require modifying the floor panels, removing drains; installing floor supports, floor drain trough doublers, drain troughs, and drains; and sealing and taping the floor panels. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-26104
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. That second supplemental NPRM proposed a one-time inspection to determine the part numbers of the aero/fire seals of the blocker doors on the thrust reverser torque boxes on the engines, and replacing affected aero/fire seals with new, improved aero/fire seals. That second supplemental NPRM was prompted by a report that the top 3 inches of the aero/fire seals of the blocker doors on the thrust reverser torque boxes are not fireproof. This action revises the second supplemental NPRM by prohibiting installation of certain non-fireproof thrust reverser seals. We are proposing this third supplemental NPRM to prevent a fire in the fan compartment (a fire zone) from migrating through the seal to a flammable fluid in the thrust reverser actuator compartment (a flammable fluid leakage zone), which could result in an uncontrolled fire. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the second supplemental NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Model DHC-3 (Otter) Airplanes With Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA 09866SC
Document Number: 2011-26002
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to Viking Air Limited Model DHC-3 (Otter) airplanes equipped with a Honeywell TPE331- 10 or -12JR turboprop engine installed per STC SA09866SC (Texas Turbines Conversions, Inc.). The wording on how the AD is justified and the wording of the temporary placard need clarification. The clarification does not affect the actions of the AD. This document makes this clarification. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company, Model 747-8; Upper Deck Occupancy
Document Number: 2011-25504
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 747-8 airplane. These airplanes will have novel or unusual design features associated with upper deck occupancy. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems (ACSS) Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) Units
Document Number: 2011-26084
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems (ACSS) traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) units installed on but not limited to various transport and small airplanes. That NPRM proposed to require upgrading software. That NPRM was prompted by reports of anomalies with TCAS units during a flight test over a high density airport. The TCAS units dropped several reduced surveillance aircraft tracks because of interference limiting. This action revises that NPRM by proposing to require new updated software for certain TCAS units. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to correct the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Policy Statement: Inappropriate Design Approval Holder (DAH) Restrictions on the Use and Availability of Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA)
Document Number: 2011-25883
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the availability of and request for public comments on the proposed policy statement addressing the action taken by some Design Approval Holders (DAH) restricting the availability, distribution, and use of Instructions (ICA) through contractual agreements or restrictive language in the actual ICA.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company (GE) CT7-8, CT7-8A, CT7-8A1, CT7-8E, and CT7-8F5 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2011-25654
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD was prompted by four reports of unrecoverable engine stalls, during hover in a left-roll attitude. This AD requires the installation of an accessory gearbox (AGB) axis-A oil slinger nut to the axis-A shaft assembly. We are issuing this AD to prevent an unrecoverable engine stall, leading to a helicopter forced landing or accident.