Airworthiness Directives; Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Model Falcon 10 Airplanes, 51161-51164 [E7-17288]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 172 / Thursday, September 6, 2007 / Rules and Regulations per line item entry during calendar year 2006. * * * * * I 4. Section 1205.27 is revised to read as follows: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES § 1205.27 period. Participation in the sign-up The sign-up period will be from September 4, 2007, through November 30, 2007. Those persons who favor the conduct of a continuance referendum and who wish to request that USDA conduct such a referendum may do so by submitting such request in accordance with this section. All requests must be received by the appropriate USDA office by November 30, 2007. (a) Before the sign-up period begins, FSA shall establish a list of known, eligible, Upland cotton producers in the country that it serves during the representative period, and AMS shall also establish a list of known, eligible Upland cotton importers. (b) Before the start of the sign-up period, AMS shall mail a request form to each known, eligible, cotton importer. Importers who wish to request a referendum and who do not receive a request form in the mail by September 4, 2007, may particiapte in the sign-up period by submitting a signed, written request for a continuance referendum, along with a copy of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection form 7501 showing payment of a cotton assessment for calendar year 2006. Importers must submit their requests and supporting documents to USDA, FSA, DAFO, Attention: Rick Pinkston, P.O. Box 23103, Washington, DC 20026–3103. All requests and supporting documents must be received by November 30, 2007. (c) Each person on the county FSA office lists may participate in the signup period. Eligible producers must date and sign their name on the ‘‘County FSA Office Sign-up Sheet.’’ A person whose name does not appear on the county FSA office list may participate in the sign-up period. Such person must be identified on FSA–578 during the representative period or provide documentation that demonstrates that the person was a cotton producer during the representative period. Cotton producers not listed on the FSA–578 shall submit at least one sales receipt for cotton they planted during the representative period. Cotton producers must make requests to the county FSA office where the producer’s farm is located. If the producer’s land is in more than one county, the producer shall make request at the county officer where FSA administratively maintains and VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Sep 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 processes the producer’s farm records. It is the responsibility of the person to provide the information need by the county FSA office to determine eligibility. It is not the responsibility of the county FSA office to obtain this information. If any person whose name does not appear on the county FSA office list fails to provide at least one sales receipt for the cotton they produced during the representative period, the county FSA office shall determine that such person is ineligible to participate in the sign-up period, and shall note ‘‘ineligible’’ in the remarks section next to the person’s name on the county FSA office sign-up sheet. In lieu of personally appearing at a county FSA office, eligible producers may request a sign-up form from the county FSA office where the producer’s farm is located. If the producer’s land is in more than one county, the producer shall make the request for the sign-up form at the county office where the FSA administratively maintains and processes the producer’s farm records. Such request must be accompanied by a copy of at least one sales receipt for cotton they produced during the representative period. The appropriate FSA office must receive all completed forms and supporting documentation by November 30, 2007. I 7. In § 1205.28, the first sentence is revised to read as follows: §1205.28 Counting. County FSA offices and FSA, Deputy Administrator for Field Operations (DAFO), shall begin counting requests no later than November 30, 2007. * * * I 8. Section 1205.29 is revised to read as follows: § 1205.29 Reporting results. (a) Each county FSA office shall prepare and transmit to the state FSA office by December 7, 2007, a written report of the number of eligible producers who requested the conduct of a referendum, and the number of ineligible persons who made requests. (b) DAFO shall prepare, by December 7, 2007, a written report of the number of eligible importers who requested the conduct of a referendum, and the number of ineligible persons who made requests. (c) Each state FSA office shall, by December 7, 2007, forward all county reports to DAFO. By December 14, 2007, DAFO shall forward its report of the total number of eligible producers and importers that requested a continuance referendum, through the sign-up period, to the Deputy Administrator, Cotton Program, AMS, Stop 0224, 1400 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 51161 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–0224. Dated: August 28, 2007. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 07–4312 Filed 9–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2007–27983; Directorate Identifier 2006–NM–192–AD; Amendment 39–15188; AD 2007–18–08] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Model Falcon 10 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Model Falcon 10 airplanes. That AD currently requires either revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) and installing a placard in the flight deck to prohibit flight into known or forecasted icing conditions, or repetitively inspecting for delamination of the flexible hoses in the wing (slat) anti-icing system and performing corrective actions if necessary. That AD also provides optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This new AD mandates the previously optional terminating action. This AD results from a report of in-service delamination of a flexible hose in the slat anti-icing system at a time earlier than previously reported. We are issuing this AD to prevent collapse of the flexible hoses in the slat anti-icing system, which could lead to insufficient anti-icing capability and, if icing is encountered in this situation, could result in reduced controllability of the airplane. This AD becomes effective October 11, 2007. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of Dassault Service Bulletin F10–313, Revision 1, dated May 10, 2006, as of October 11, 2007. On September 26, 2005 (70 FR 53540, September 9, 2005), the Director of the Federal Register approved the DATES: E:\FR\FM\06SER1.SGM 06SER1 51162 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 172 / Thursday, September 6, 2007 / Rules and Regulations incorporation by reference of Dassault Alert Service Bulletin F10–A312, Revision 1, dated June 27, 2005, including the Service Bulletins Compliance Card. On April 26, 2005 (70 FR 18282, April 11, 2005), the Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of Dassault Alert Service Bulletin F10–A312, dated February 25, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov or in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC. Contact Dassault Falcon Jet, P.O. Box 2000, South Hackensack, New Jersey 07606, for service information identified in this AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1137; fax (425) 227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: the West Building at the DOT street address stated in the ADDRESSES section. Discussion The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that supersedes AD 2005–18–14, amendment 39–14254 (70 FR 53540, September 9, 2005). The existing AD applies to all Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Model Falcon 10 airplanes. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on April 24, 2007 (72 FR 20293). That NPRM proposed to retain the existing requirements: Either revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) and installing a placard in the flight deck to prohibit flight into known or forecasted icing conditions, or repetitively inspecting for delamination of certain flexible hoses in the wing (slat) antiicing system and doing corrective actions if necessary. That NPRM also proposed to mandate the previously optional terminating action for the repetitive inspection requirements. Examining the Docket Comments We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the development of this AD. We have considered the comment that has been received on the NPRM. You may examine the airworthiness directive (AD) docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Operations office (telephone (800) 647– 5527) is located on the ground floor of Request To Revise Paragraph (l) of the NPRM The commenter, Dassault, notes an error in paragraph (l) of the NPRM. As proposed, paragraph (l) referred to credit allowed for a hose replaced before the effective date ‘‘of this service bulletin,’’ but should have referred to the effective date ‘‘of this AD.’’ We agree and have corrected this inadvertent error in this final rule. Additional Changes to Final Rule We have revised this action to clarify the appropriate procedure for notifying the principal inspector before using any approved alternative method of compliance (AMOC) on any airplane to which the AMOC applies. In retaining the language from the existing AD, we inadvertently also restated an error in Note 3, which referred to ‘‘paragraph (j)(1).’’ There is no subparagraph in paragraph (j). We have revised Note 3 in this final rule to refer to ‘‘paragraph (j).’’ The NPRM restated paragraphs (h) and (j) from AD 2005–18–14. References to the effective date of this AD should be the effective date of AD 2005–18–14. These references have been clarified in the final rule. Conclusion We have carefully reviewed the available data, including the comment that has been received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD with the changes described previously. We have determined that these changes will neither increase the economic burden on any operator nor increase the scope of the AD. Costs of Compliance The following table provides the estimated costs for U.S. operators to comply with this AD, at an average hourly labor rate of $80. ESTIMATED COSTS Action Work hours pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES AFM revision and placard installation (an option in AD 2005–18–14). Detailed inspection (an option in AD 2005– 18–14). Borescope inspection (an option in AD 2005–18–14). Hose replacement (new action) ................... Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Sep 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 Cost per airplane Parts Number of U.S.-registered airplanes Fleet cost 1 $0 $80 ........................... Up to 146 ................. Up to $11,680. 1 0 Up to 146 ................. 3 0 8 880 $80, per inspection cycle. $240, per inspection cycle. $1,520 ...................... Up to $11,680, per inspection cycle. Up to $35,040, per inspection cycle. Up to $221,920. ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Up to 146 ................. Up to 146 ................. Regulatory Findings We have determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: E:\FR\FM\06SER1.SGM 06SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 172 / Thursday, September 6, 2007 / Rules and Regulations (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and (3) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this AD and placed it in the AD docket. See the ADDRESSES section for a location to examine the regulatory evaluation. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: I PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 by removing amendment 39–14254 (70 FR 53540, September 9, 2005) and by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): I 2007–18–08 Avions Marcel DassaultBreguet Aviation (AMD/BA): Amendment 39–15188. Docket No. FAA–2007–27983; Directorate Identifier 2006–NM–192–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective October 11, 2007. Affected ADs (b) This AD supersedes AD 2005–18–14. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES Applicability (c) This AD applies to all Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Model Falcon 10 airplanes. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from a report of inservice delamination of a flexible hose in the slat anti-icing system at a time earlier than previously reported. We are issuing this AD to prevent collapse of the flexible hoses in the slat anti-icing system, which could lead to insufficient anti-icing capability and, if icing is encountered in this situation, could result in reduced controllability of the airplane. Compliance (e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Sep 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 the compliance times specified, unless the actions have already been done. Restatement of the Requirements of AD 2005–18–14 Repetitive Detailed Inspections, or Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) Revision and Placard Installation (f) Within 14 days after April 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005–07–23, which was superseded by AD 2005–18–14), perform the actions specified in either paragraph (f)(1) or (f)(2) of this AD: (1) Revise the Limitations section of the Dassault Aviation Falcon 10 AFM, and install a placard in the flight deck, to include the following information. ‘‘Flights into known or forecasted icing conditions are prohibited.’’ The AFM revision may be done by inserting a copy of this AD into the AFM. Install the placard on the pedestal in clear view of the pilot. (2) Determine the part number of each flexible hose installed in the slat anti-icing system, perform a detailed inspection of the internal walls of the hoses for delamination, and perform any applicable corrective action, by accomplishing all of the applicable actions specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Alert Service Bulletin F10–A312, dated February 25, 2005. If the part number for any hose cannot be determined, before further flight, replace that hose with a hose having part number (P/N) FAL1005D. Any corrective action must be done before further flight. Repeat the detailed inspection thereafter at intervals not to exceed 60 flight cycles or 3 months, whichever is first, until the actions required by paragraph (i) of this AD are accomplished. Note 1: When a statement identical to that in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD has been included in the general revision of the AFM, the general revision may be inserted into the AFM, and the copy of this AD may be removed from the AFM. Note 2: For the purposes of this AD, a detailed inspection is: ‘‘An intensive examination of a specific item, installation, or assembly to detect damage, failure, or irregularity. Available lighting is normally supplemented with a direct source of good lighting at an intensity deemed appropriate. Inspection aids such as mirror, magnifying lenses, etc., may be necessary. Surface cleaning and elaborate procedures may be required.’’ (g) For airplanes on which the actions described in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD are performed, doing the actions described in paragraph (f)(2) of this AD is terminating action for the requirements of paragraph (f)(1) of this AD. Once the initial detailed inspection specified in paragraph (f)(2) of this AD is performed, the AFM limitation and placard required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD may be removed. Borescope Inspections (h) For airplanes not operated under the limitation in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD: Before the next 10 flight cycles in which the slat anti-icing system is activated after September 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 51163 2005–18–14), do a borescope inspection of each flexible hose installed in the slat antiicing system. Do all the inspections and any applicable corrective action (including replacing the hose with a new hose having P/N FAL1005D), by accomplishing all of the applicable actions specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Alert Service Bulletin F10–A312, Revision 1, dated June 27, 2005. Any corrective action must be done before further flight. Repeat the inspection thereafter at intervals not to exceed 10 flight cycles in which the slat antiicing system is activated. Doing this inspection terminates the repetitive inspection requirements of paragraph (f)(2) of this AD. (i) For airplanes on which the actions described in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD are performed, doing the actions described in paragraph (h) of this AD is terminating action for the requirements of paragraph (f)(1) of this AD. Once the initial borescope inspection specified in paragraph (h) of this AD is performed, the AFM limitation and placard required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD may be removed. AFM Revision (j) For airplanes not operated under the limitation in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD: Before further flight after September 26, 2005, revise the Limitations section of the Dassault Aviation Falcon 10 AFM, to include the following information. ‘‘After each flight in which the slat anti-ice system is activated, inform maintenance.’’ The AFM revision may be done by inserting a copy of this AD into the AFM. Note 3: When a statement identical to that in paragraph (j) of this AD has been included in the general revision of the AFM, the general revision may be inserted into the AFM, and the copy of this AD may be removed from the AFM. New Requirements of This AD Hose Replacement (k) Within 330 flight hours or 7 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first: Replace the flexible hoses installed in the slat anti-icing system with new hoses having P/N FAL1007, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Service Bulletin F10–313, Revision 1, dated May 10, 2006. This replacement terminates the requirements of paragraphs (f) through (j) of this AD. For airplanes previously operated under the limitation in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD: When the hoses have been replaced, the AFM limitation and placard required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD may be removed. Repeat the hose replacement at intervals not to exceed 700 flight cycles. (l) Replacement of a hose before the effective date of this AD in accordance with Dassault Service Bulletin F10–313, dated August 10, 2005, is acceptable for compliance with the requirements of paragraph (k) of this AD. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (m)(1) The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, FAA, has the authority to approve E:\FR\FM\06SER1.SGM 06SER1 51164 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 172 / Thursday, September 6, 2007 / Rules and Regulations AMOCs for this AD, if requested in accordance with the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. (2) To request a different method of compliance or different compliance time for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR 39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. (3) An AMOC approved previously in accordance with AD 2005–18–14 is approved as an AMOC for the corresponding provisions of this AD. Related Information (n) European Aviation Safety Agency airworthiness directive 2006–0114, dated May 10, 2006, also addresses the subject of this AD. Material Incorporated by Reference (o) You must use the service bulletins identified in Table 1 of this AD to perform the actions that are required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of Dassault Service Bulletin F10–313, Revision 1, dated May 10, 2006, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) On September 26, 2005 (70 FR 53540, September 9, 2005), the Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of Dassault Alert Service Bulletin F10–A312, Revision 1, dated June 27, 2005, including the Service Bulletins Compliance Card. (3) On April 26, 2005 (70 FR 18282, April 11, 2005), the Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of Dassault Alert Service Bulletin F10–A312, dated February 25, 2005, including the Service Bulletins Compliance Card. (4) Contact Dassault Falcon Jet, P.O. Box 2000, South Hackensack, New Jersey 07606, for a copy of this service information. You may review copies at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington; or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federalregister/cfr/ibr-locations.html. TABLE 1.—SERVICE INFORMATION INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE Service Bulletin Revision level Date Dassault Alert Service Bulletin F10–A312, including the Service Bulletins Compliance Card .............. Dassault Alert Service Bulletin F10–A312, including the Service Bulletins Compliance Card .............. Dassault Service Bulletin F10–313 ......................................................................................................... Original .................. Revision 1 .............. Revision 1 .............. February 25, 2005. June 27, 2005. May 10, 2006. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 17, 2007. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–17288 Filed 9–5–07; 8:45 am] support, and corrective action if necessary; and a check of the NLG strut inflation pressure, and an adjustment if necessary. For some of these airplanes, the existing AD also requires a revision to the aircraft flight manual to incorporate an operating procedure to BILLING CODE 4910–13–P recover normal steering in the event of a steering failure. This new AD instead DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION requires repetitive inspections of the NLG upper support, and related Federal Aviation Administration investigative/corrective actions in accordance with new service 14 CFR Part 39 information; and removes the one-time inspection that was required by the [Docket No. FAA–2007–27776; Directorate existing AD. This new AD also provides Identifier 2006–NM–170–AD; Amendment an optional terminating action for the 39–15189; AD 2007–18–09] repetitive inspections. This AD results RIN 2120–AA64 from a report of an incident where an airplane landed with the NLG turned 90 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model degrees from centerline, and from A318, A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes additional reports of NLG upper support anti-rotation lugs rupturing in service. AGENCY: Federal Aviation We are issuing this AD to prevent Administration (FAA), Department of landings with the NLG turned 90 Transportation (DOT). degrees from centerline, which could ACTION: Final rule. result in reduced controllability of the airplane. SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), DATES: This AD becomes effective which applies to all Airbus Model October 11, 2007. The Director of the Federal Register A318–100, A319–100, A320–200, A321– 100, and A321–200 series airplanes, and approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD Model A320–111 airplanes. That AD as of October 11, 2007. currently requires an inspection to On November 30, 2005 (70 FR 70715, determine whether certain braking and November 23, 2005), the Director of the steering control units (BSCUs) are Federal Register approved the installed or have ever been installed. incorporation by reference of a certain For airplanes on which certain BSCUs are installed or have ever been installed, publication listed in the AD. the existing AD requires an inspection ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD of the nose landing gear (NLG) upper docket on the Internet at http:// VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Sep 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 dms.dot.gov or in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC. Contact Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France, for service information identified in this AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Dulin, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–2141; fax (425) 227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Examining the Docket You may examine the airworthiness directive (AD) docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Operations office (telephone (800) 647– 5527) is located on the ground floor of the West Building at the DOT street address stated in the ADDRESSES section. Discussion The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that supersedes AD 2005–24–06, amendment 39–14386 (70 FR 70715, November 23, 2005). The existing AD applies to all Airbus Model A318–100, A319–100, A320–200, A321–100, and A321–200 series airplanes, and Model A320–111 E:\FR\FM\06SER1.SGM 06SER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2007-27983; Directorate Identifier 2006-NM-192-AD; 
Amendment 39-15188; AD 2007-18-08]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Model 
Falcon 10 Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive 
(AD), which applies to all Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Model Falcon 
10 airplanes. That AD currently requires either revising the airplane 
flight manual (AFM) and installing a placard in the flight deck to 
prohibit flight into known or forecasted icing conditions, or 
repetitively inspecting for delamination of the flexible hoses in the 
wing (slat) anti-icing system and performing corrective actions if 
necessary. That AD also provides optional terminating action for the 
repetitive inspections. This new AD mandates the previously optional 
terminating action. This AD results from a report of in-service 
delamination of a flexible hose in the slat anti-icing system at a time 
earlier than previously reported. We are issuing this AD to prevent 
collapse of the flexible hoses in the slat anti-icing system, which 
could lead to insufficient anti-icing capability and, if icing is 
encountered in this situation, could result in reduced controllability 
of the airplane.

DATES: This AD becomes effective October 11, 2007.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of Dassault Service Bulletin F10-313, Revision 1, dated May 
10, 2006, as of October 11, 2007.
    On September 26, 2005 (70 FR 53540, September 9, 2005), the 
Director of the Federal Register approved the

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incorporation by reference of Dassault Alert Service Bulletin F10-A312, 
Revision 1, dated June 27, 2005, including the Service Bulletins 
Compliance Card.
    On April 26, 2005 (70 FR 18282, April 11, 2005), the Director of 
the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of 
Dassault Alert Service Bulletin F10-A312, dated February 25, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://
dms.dot.gov or in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 
Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC.
    Contact Dassault Falcon Jet, P.O. Box 2000, South Hackensack, New 
Jersey 07606, for service information identified in this AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 
1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057-3356; telephone (425) 
227-1137; fax (425) 227-1149.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Examining the Docket

    You may examine the airworthiness directive (AD) docket on the 
Internet at http://dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket Operations 
office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. The Docket Operations office (telephone (800) 647-5527) is 
located on the ground floor of the West Building at the DOT street 
address stated in the ADDRESSES section.

Discussion

    The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 
CFR part 39 to include an AD that supersedes AD 2005-18-14, amendment 
39-14254 (70 FR 53540, September 9, 2005). The existing AD applies to 
all Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Model Falcon 10 airplanes. That NPRM 
was published in the Federal Register on April 24, 2007 (72 FR 20293). 
That NPRM proposed to retain the existing requirements: Either revising 
the airplane flight manual (AFM) and installing a placard in the flight 
deck to prohibit flight into known or forecasted icing conditions, or 
repetitively inspecting for delamination of certain flexible hoses in 
the wing (slat) anti-icing system and doing corrective actions if 
necessary. That NPRM also proposed to mandate the previously optional 
terminating action for the repetitive inspection requirements.

Comments

    We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the 
development of this AD. We have considered the comment that has been 
received on the NPRM.

Request To Revise Paragraph (l) of the NPRM

    The commenter, Dassault, notes an error in paragraph (l) of the 
NPRM. As proposed, paragraph (l) referred to credit allowed for a hose 
replaced before the effective date ``of this service bulletin,'' but 
should have referred to the effective date ``of this AD.'' We agree and 
have corrected this inadvertent error in this final rule.

Additional Changes to Final Rule

    We have revised this action to clarify the appropriate procedure 
for notifying the principal inspector before using any approved 
alternative method of compliance (AMOC) on any airplane to which the 
AMOC applies.
    In retaining the language from the existing AD, we inadvertently 
also restated an error in Note 3, which referred to ``paragraph 
(j)(1).'' There is no subparagraph in paragraph (j). We have revised 
Note 3 in this final rule to refer to ``paragraph (j).''
    The NPRM restated paragraphs (h) and (j) from AD 2005-18-14. 
References to the effective date of this AD should be the effective 
date of AD 2005-18-14. These references have been clarified in the 
final rule.

Conclusion

    We have carefully reviewed the available data, including the 
comment that has been received, and determined that air safety and the 
public interest require adopting the AD with the changes described 
previously. We have determined that these changes will neither increase 
the economic burden on any operator nor increase the scope of the AD.

Costs of Compliance

    The following table provides the estimated costs for U.S. operators 
to comply with this AD, at an average hourly labor rate of $80.

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                              Number of U.S.-
            Action               Work hours     Parts     Cost per airplane      registered        Fleet cost
                                                                                 airplanes
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AFM revision and placard                  1           $0  $80..............  Up to 146........  Up to $11,680.
 installation (an option in AD
 2005-18-14).
Detailed inspection (an option            1            0  $80, per           Up to 146........  Up to $11,680,
 in AD 2005-18-14).                                        inspection cycle.                     per inspection
                                                                                                 cycle.
Borescope inspection (an                  3            0  $240, per          Up to 146........  Up to $35,040,
 option in AD 2005-18-14).                                 inspection cycle.                     per inspection
                                                                                                 cycle.
Hose replacement (new action).            8          880  $1,520...........  Up to 146........  Up to $221,920.
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Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, 
describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's authority.
    We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in 
Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, ``General 
requirements.'' Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with 
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing 
regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator 
finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within 
the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition 
that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this 
rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings

    We have determined that this AD will not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a 
substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between 
the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:

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    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866;
    (2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under DOT Regulatory Policies and 
Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
    (3) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
    We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to 
comply with this AD and placed it in the AD docket. See the ADDRESSES 
section for a location to examine the regulatory evaluation.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by 
reference, Safety.

Adoption of the Amendment

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Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, 
the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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2. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amends Sec.  39.13 by 
removing amendment 39-14254 (70 FR 53540, September 9, 2005) and by 
adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD):

2007-18-08 Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Aviation (AMD/BA): 
Amendment 39-15188. Docket No. FAA-2007-27983; Directorate 
Identifier 2006-NM-192-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This AD becomes effective October 11, 2007.

Affected ADs

    (b) This AD supersedes AD 2005-18-14.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to all Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Model 
Falcon 10 airplanes.

Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD results from a report of in-service delamination of 
a flexible hose in the slat anti-icing system at a time earlier than 
previously reported. We are issuing this AD to prevent collapse of 
the flexible hoses in the slat anti-icing system, which could lead 
to insufficient anti-icing capability and, if icing is encountered 
in this situation, could result in reduced controllability of the 
airplane.

Compliance

    (e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this 
AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the 
actions have already been done.

Restatement of the Requirements of AD 2005-18-14

Repetitive Detailed Inspections, or Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) 
Revision and Placard Installation

    (f) Within 14 days after April 26, 2005 (the effective date of 
AD 2005-07-23, which was superseded by AD 2005-18-14), perform the 
actions specified in either paragraph (f)(1) or (f)(2) of this AD:
    (1) Revise the Limitations section of the Dassault Aviation 
Falcon 10 AFM, and install a placard in the flight deck, to include 
the following information.
    ``Flights into known or forecasted icing conditions are 
prohibited.''
    The AFM revision may be done by inserting a copy of this AD into 
the AFM. Install the placard on the pedestal in clear view of the 
pilot.
    (2) Determine the part number of each flexible hose installed in 
the slat anti-icing system, perform a detailed inspection of the 
internal walls of the hoses for delamination, and perform any 
applicable corrective action, by accomplishing all of the applicable 
actions specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault 
Alert Service Bulletin F10-A312, dated February 25, 2005. If the 
part number for any hose cannot be determined, before further 
flight, replace that hose with a hose having part number (P/N) 
FAL1005D. Any corrective action must be done before further flight. 
Repeat the detailed inspection thereafter at intervals not to exceed 
60 flight cycles or 3 months, whichever is first, until the actions 
required by paragraph (i) of this AD are accomplished.

    Note 1: When a statement identical to that in paragraph (f)(1) 
of this AD has been included in the general revision of the AFM, the 
general revision may be inserted into the AFM, and the copy of this 
AD may be removed from the AFM.


    Note 2: For the purposes of this AD, a detailed inspection is: 
``An intensive examination of a specific item, installation, or 
assembly to detect damage, failure, or irregularity. Available 
lighting is normally supplemented with a direct source of good 
lighting at an intensity deemed appropriate. Inspection aids such as 
mirror, magnifying lenses, etc., may be necessary. Surface cleaning 
and elaborate procedures may be required.''

    (g) For airplanes on which the actions described in paragraph 
(f)(1) of this AD are performed, doing the actions described in 
paragraph (f)(2) of this AD is terminating action for the 
requirements of paragraph (f)(1) of this AD. Once the initial 
detailed inspection specified in paragraph (f)(2) of this AD is 
performed, the AFM limitation and placard required by paragraph 
(f)(1) of this AD may be removed.

Borescope Inspections

    (h) For airplanes not operated under the limitation in paragraph 
(f)(1) of this AD: Before the next 10 flight cycles in which the 
slat anti-icing system is activated after September 26, 2005 (the 
effective date of AD 2005-18-14), do a borescope inspection of each 
flexible hose installed in the slat anti-icing system. Do all the 
inspections and any applicable corrective action (including 
replacing the hose with a new hose having P/N FAL1005D), by 
accomplishing all of the applicable actions specified in the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Alert Service Bulletin F10-
A312, Revision 1, dated June 27, 2005. Any corrective action must be 
done before further flight. Repeat the inspection thereafter at 
intervals not to exceed 10 flight cycles in which the slat anti-
icing system is activated. Doing this inspection terminates the 
repetitive inspection requirements of paragraph (f)(2) of this AD.
    (i) For airplanes on which the actions described in paragraph 
(f)(1) of this AD are performed, doing the actions described in 
paragraph (h) of this AD is terminating action for the requirements 
of paragraph (f)(1) of this AD. Once the initial borescope 
inspection specified in paragraph (h) of this AD is performed, the 
AFM limitation and placard required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD 
may be removed.

AFM Revision

    (j) For airplanes not operated under the limitation in paragraph 
(f)(1) of this AD: Before further flight after September 26, 2005, 
revise the Limitations section of the Dassault Aviation Falcon 10 
AFM, to include the following information.

    ``After each flight in which the slat anti-ice system is 
activated, inform maintenance.''

The AFM revision may be done by inserting a copy of this AD into the 
AFM.

    Note 3: When a statement identical to that in paragraph (j) of 
this AD has been included in the general revision of the AFM, the 
general revision may be inserted into the AFM, and the copy of this 
AD may be removed from the AFM.

New Requirements of This AD

Hose Replacement

    (k) Within 330 flight hours or 7 months after the effective date 
of this AD, whichever occurs first: Replace the flexible hoses 
installed in the slat anti-icing system with new hoses having P/N 
FAL1007, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 
Dassault Service Bulletin F10-313, Revision 1, dated May 10, 2006. 
This replacement terminates the requirements of paragraphs (f) 
through (j) of this AD. For airplanes previously operated under the 
limitation in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD: When the hoses have been 
replaced, the AFM limitation and placard required by paragraph 
(f)(1) of this AD may be removed. Repeat the hose replacement at 
intervals not to exceed 700 flight cycles.
    (l) Replacement of a hose before the effective date of this AD 
in accordance with Dassault Service Bulletin F10-313, dated August 
10, 2005, is acceptable for compliance with the requirements of 
paragraph (k) of this AD.

Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (m)(1) The Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, FAA, has the 
authority to approve

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AMOCs for this AD, if requested in accordance with the procedures 
found in 14 CFR 39.19.
    (2) To request a different method of compliance or different 
compliance time for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR 39.19. 
Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC 
applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA 
Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local 
FSDO.
    (3) An AMOC approved previously in accordance with AD 2005-18-14 
is approved as an AMOC for the corresponding provisions of this AD.

Related Information

    (n) European Aviation Safety Agency airworthiness directive 
2006-0114, dated May 10, 2006, also addresses the subject of this 
AD.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (o) You must use the service bulletins identified in Table 1 of 
this AD to perform the actions that are required by this AD, unless 
the AD specifies otherwise.
    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference of Dassault Service Bulletin F10-313, 
Revision 1, dated May 10, 2006, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) 
and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) On September 26, 2005 (70 FR 53540, September 9, 2005), the 
Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of Dassault Alert Service Bulletin F10-A312, Revision 1, 
dated June 27, 2005, including the Service Bulletins Compliance 
Card.
    (3) On April 26, 2005 (70 FR 18282, April 11, 2005), the 
Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of Dassault Alert Service Bulletin F10-A312, dated 
February 25, 2005, including the Service Bulletins Compliance Card.
    (4) Contact Dassault Falcon Jet, P.O. Box 2000, South 
Hackensack, New Jersey 07606, for a copy of this service 
information. You may review copies at the FAA, Transport Airplane 
Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington; or at the 
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information 
on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or 
go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-
locations.html.

                             Table 1.--Service Information Incorporated by Reference
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            Service Bulletin                        Revision level                           Date
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Dassault Alert Service Bulletin F10-     Original...........................  February 25, 2005.
 A312, including the Service Bulletins
 Compliance Card.
Dassault Alert Service Bulletin F10-     Revision 1.........................  June 27, 2005.
 A312, including the Service Bulletins
 Compliance Card.
Dassault Service Bulletin F10-313......  Revision 1.........................  May 10, 2006.
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    Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 17, 2007.
Ali Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
 [FR Doc. E7-17288 Filed 9-5-07; 8:45 am]
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