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Archive | November, 2007

Final Rule, affecting Mitsubishi MU-2B series airplanes

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 — David Evans

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21 August 2007 FR Doc E7-16288 – Docket No. FAA-2007-27191 – AD 2007-17-09 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Previous airworthiness directives (ADs) involved actions to reduce maximum elevator nose-down trim. This AD requires modification of the trim indicator scale dial to be consistent with the reduced elevator trim capability. As the final rule indicates: “AD 93-07-11 […]

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), Performance Requirements of ADS-B to Support Air Traffic Contr

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 — David Evans

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5 October 2007 FR Doc 07-4938 – Docket No. FAA-2007-29305 FAA This 32-page document lays out the FAA case for ADS-B, or at least a partial case, as it only addresses ‘ADS-B Out,’ that is messages broadcast from the aircraft, and does not address ‘ADS-B In,’ which is to say messages broadcast from air traffic […]

Final Rule, Engine Bird Ingestion Airworthiness Standards

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 — David Evans

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17 October 2007 FR Doc E7-20407 – Docket No. FAA-2006-25375 FAA Changes announced by the FAA better address the threat of flocking birds to turbine engine ingestion. The action also harmonizes U.S. standards with those of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The new standards, though, “do not go far enough,” according to the National […]

NPRM, Airworthiness Directive (AD) for Boeing 737-100 through 737-500 airplanes

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 — David Evans

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17 October 2007 FR Doc E7-20466 – Docket No.  FAA-2007-0046 FAA Proposed AD requires inspection of cockpit windows after two were damaged in flight, causing one plane to lose cabin pressure. The proposed AD follows similar AD action in July on all B747 jetliners after a cockpit window fell out, causing a loss of cabin […]

NPRM, Flight Simulators, Initial & Continuing Qualification

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 — David Evans

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22 October 2007 FR Doc 07-4884 – Docket No. FAA-2002-12461 FAA The notice announces changes that would (1) ensure the testing environment is realistic, (2) adds a new level of simulation for helicopter flight training devices, and (3) harmonizes with international standards for simulators. Other than certain visual scene requirements, which apply earlier, the ruling […]

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