Federal Aviation Administration January 3, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kipnuk, AK
Document Number: 2011-33570
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Kipnuk, AK. The revision of two standard instrument approach procedures at the Kipnuk Airport has made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-33569
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes equipped with certain ram air turbine (RAT) transformer rectifier units (TRUs). This AD was prompted by a report of incorrect design of the TRU part of the RAT system. This AD requires replacing any affected RAT TRU with a modified RAT TRU. We are issuing this AD to prevent loose internal wiring in the RAT generator, which could result in degraded direct current power to essential airplane systems while the RAT is deployed, which could adversely affect continued safe flight and landing of the airplane.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Galbraith Lake, AK
Document Number: 2011-33567
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Galbraith Lake, AK. The creation of two standard instrument approach procedures at the Galbraith Lake Airport has made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kwigillingok, AK
Document Number: 2011-33566
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Kwigillingok, AK. The revision of two standard instrument approach procedures at the Kwigillingok Airport has made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-33565
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for all Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Model 340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B airplanes. That AD currently requires an inspection of the main landing gear (MLG) separation bolt harness for broken wires and corroded connectors, and corrective actions if necessary; and for certain airplanes, a modification of the MLG separation bolt's electrical harness. This new AD requires replacement of the separation bolt harness. This AD was prompted by reports of broken wires and corroded connectors in the SAAB 340 MLG emergency release system. We are issuing this AD to prevent improper release of the MLG during an emergency situation, possibly resulting in damage to the airplane during landing and injury to the occupants.