Airworthiness Directives; Dassault-Aviation Model FALCON 7X Airplanes, 71528-71530 [2010-28938]

Download as PDF 71528 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 24, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Government Appropriations Act, 1999, Public Law 105–277, 112 Stat. 2681 (1998). List of Subjects in 12 CFR Part 704 Credit unions, Corporate credit unions, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. By the National Credit Union Administration Board on November 18, 2010. Mary F. Rupp, Secretary of the Board. For the reasons stated in the preamble, the National Credit Union Administration amends 12 CFR part 704 as set forth below: ■ PART 704—CORPORATE CREDIT UNIONS 1. The authority citation for part 704 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1762, 1766(a), 1772a, 1781, 1789, and 1795e. 2. Revise the definition of ‘‘collateralized debt obligation’’ in § 704.2 to read as follows: ■ § 704.2 Definitions. * * * * * Collateralized debt obligation (CDO) means a debt security collateralized by mortgage-backed securities, other assetbacked securities, or corporate obligations in the form of nonmortgage loans or debt. For purposes of part 704, the term CDO does not include: (1) Senior tranches of Re-REMIC’s consisting of senior mortgage-and assetbacked securities; (2) Any security that is fully guaranteed as to principal and interest by the U.S. Government or its agencies or its sponsored enterprises; or (3) Any security collateralized by other securities where all the underlying securities are fully guaranteed as to principal and interest by the U.S. Government or its agencies or its sponsored enterprises. * * * * * ■ 3. Effective October 20, 2011, revise the definition of ‘‘collateralized debt obligation’’ in § 704.2 to read as follows: § 704.2 Definitions. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with RULES * * * * * Collateralized debt obligation (CDO) means a debt security collateralized by mortgage-backed securities, other assetbacked securities, or corporate obligations in the form of nonmortgage loans or debt. For purposes of Part 704, the term CDO does not include: (1) Senior tranches of Re-REMIC’s consisting of senior mortgage-and assetbacked securities; (2) Any security that is fully guaranteed as to principal and interest VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Nov 23, 2010 Jkt 223001 by the U.S. Government or its agencies or its sponsored enterprises; or (3) Any security collateralized by other securities where all the underlying securities are fully guaranteed as to principal and interest by the U.S. Government or its agencies or its sponsored enterprises. * * * * * DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 4. Revise paragraph (b) in § 704.6 to read as follows: Airworthiness Directives; DassaultAviation Model FALCON 7X Airplanes § 704.6 AGENCY: ■ Credit risk management. * * * * * (b) Exemption. The limitations and requirements of this section do not apply to certain assets, whether or not considered investments under this part, including fixed assets, individual loans and loan participation interests, investments in CUSOs, investments that are issued or fully guaranteed as to principal and interest by the U.S. government or its agencies or its sponsored enterprises (but not exempting, for purposes of paragraph (d) of this section, mortgage backed securities), investments that are fully insured or guaranteed (including accumulated dividends and interest) by the NCUSIF or the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and settlement funds in federally insured depository institutions. * * * * * 5. Revise the introductory note in Model Form H, Appendix A, to read as follows: ■ Appendix A to Part 704—Capital Prioritization and Model Forms * * * * * Model Form H Note: This form is for use on or after October 20, 2011 in the circumstances where the credit union has determined that it will give newly issued capital priority over older capital as described in Part I of this Appendix. Also, capital previously issued under the nomenclature ‘‘paid-in capital’’ is considered perpetual contributed capital. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2010–29547 Filed 11–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7535–01–P PO 00000 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2010–0760; Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–086–AD; Amendment 39–16520; AD 2010–24–02] RIN 2120–AA64 Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Final rule. 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: SUMMARY: A design review has shown that the Lightning Sensor System (LSS) antenna which is optionally installed on certain Falcon 7X aeroplanes might, in the event of belly or gear-up landing, puncture the rear fuel tank, which could result in fuel leakage and post-landing fire. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD becomes effective December 29, 2010. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of December 29, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at https:// www.regulations.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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1137; fax (425) 227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on August 5, 2010 (75 FR Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\24NOR1.SGM 24NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 24, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 47247). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: A design review has shown that the Lightning Sensor System (LSS) antenna which is optionally installed on certain Falcon 7X aeroplanes might, in the event of belly or gear-up landing, puncture the rear fuel tank, which could result in fuel leakage and post-landing fire. This AD requires the reinforcement of the rear fuel tank by bonding a titanium shield plate on the tank structure above the LSS antenna connector. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed. Differences Between This AD and the MCAI or Service Information We have reviewed the MCAI and related service information and, in general, agree with their substance. But we might have found it necessary to use different words from those in the MCAI to ensure the AD is clear for U.S. operators and is enforceable. In making these changes, we do not intend to differ substantively from the information provided in the MCAI and related service information. We might also have required different actions in this AD from those in the MCAI in order to follow our FAA policies. Any such differences are highlighted in a Note within the AD. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with RULES Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect 5 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 10 workhours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $384 per product. Where the service information lists required parts costs that are covered under warranty, we have assumed that there will be no charge for these parts. As we do not control warranty coverage for affected parties, some parties may incur costs higher than estimated here. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD to the U.S. operators to be $6,170, or $1,234 per product. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Nov 23, 2010 Jkt 223001 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 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 this AD: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the 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. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at https:// www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains the NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 71529 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: ■ PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: ■ 2010–24–02 Dassault-Aviation: Amendment 39–16520. Docket No. FAA–2010–0760; Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–086–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective December 29, 2010. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Dassault-Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes, certificated in any category, all serial numbers, on which Dassault Modification M–OPT 5 has been incorporated, except those on which Dassault Modification M–OPT 511 has also been incorporated. Subject (d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 53: Fuselage. Reason (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) states: A design review has shown that the Lightning Sensor System (LSS) antenna which is optionally installed on certain Falcon 7X aeroplanes might, in the event of belly or gear-up landing, puncture the rear fuel tank, which could result in fuel leakage and post-landing fire. Compliance (f) You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the actions have already been done. Actions (g) Within 25 months after the effective date of this AD, install a shield plate on the rear fuel tank structure, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X–104, dated October 30, 2009. FAA AD Differences Note 1: This AD differs from the MCAI and/or service information as follows: No differences. E:\FR\FM\24NOR1.SGM 24NOR1 71530 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 24, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Other FAA AD Provisions (h) The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1137; fax (425) 227–1149. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your principal maintenance inspector (PMI) or principal avionics inspector (PAI), as appropriate, or lacking a principal inspector, your local Flight Standards District Office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAAapproved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (3) Reporting Requirements: A Federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2120–0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave, SW., Washington, DC 20591, Attn: Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES–200. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with RULES Related Information (i) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Airworthiness Directive 2010–0032, dated March 3, 2010; and Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X–104, dated October 30, 2009; for related information. Material Incorporated by Reference (j) You must use Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X–104, dated October 30, 2009, to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this service information under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Dassault Falcon Jet, P.O. Box 2000, South Hackensack, New Jersey 07606; VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Nov 23, 2010 Jkt 223001 telephone 201–440–6700; Internet https:// www.dassaultfalcon.com. (3) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (4) You may also review copies of the service information that is incorporated by reference 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: https://www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 5, 2010. Jeffrey E. Duven, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2010–28938 Filed 11–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2010–1155; Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–238–AD; Amendment 39–16527; AD 2010–24–08] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; DASSAULT AVIATION Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: 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: SUMMARY: ` On two occurrences on Mystere-Falcon 50 aeroplanes in service, it was detected that two pipes of the emergency brake system #2 located near the nose landing gear bearing were swapped. The swapping of these two pipes implies that when the Left Hand (LH) brake pedal is depressed, the Right Hand (RH) brake unit is activated, and conversely, when the RH brake pedal is depressed, the LH brake unit is actuated. This constitutes an unsafe condition, which may go unnoticed as the condition is latent until the emergency brake system #2 is used. This condition, if not PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 corrected, could ultimately lead to a runway excursion of the aeroplane. * * * * * This AD requires actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI. DATES: This AD becomes effective December 9, 2010. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of December 9, 2010. We must receive comments on this AD by January 10, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–40, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at https:// www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1137; fax (425) 227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA Emergency Airworthiness Directive 2010–0208–E, dated October 12, 2010 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: ` On two occurrences on Mystere-Falcon 50 aeroplanes in service, it was detected that E:\FR\FM\24NOR1.SGM 24NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 226 (Wednesday, November 24, 2010)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 71528-71530]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-28938]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2010-0760; Directorate Identifier 2010-NM-086-AD; 
Amendment 39-16520; AD 2010-24-02]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Dassault-Aviation Model FALCON 7X 
Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: 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:

    A design review has shown that the Lightning Sensor System (LSS) 
antenna which is optionally installed on certain Falcon 7X 
aeroplanes might, in the event of belly or gear-up landing, puncture 
the rear fuel tank, which could result in fuel leakage and post-
landing fire.

We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe 
condition on these products.

DATES: This AD becomes effective December 29, 2010.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of December 29, 
2010.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at https://www.regulations.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.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. 
That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on August 5, 2010 (75 
FR

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47247). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the 
specified products. The MCAI states:

    A design review has shown that the Lightning Sensor System (LSS) 
antenna which is optionally installed on certain Falcon 7X 
aeroplanes might, in the event of belly or gear-up landing, puncture 
the rear fuel tank, which could result in fuel leakage and post-
landing fire.
    This AD requires the reinforcement of the rear fuel tank by 
bonding a titanium shield plate on the tank structure above the LSS 
antenna connector.

You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD 
docket.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of 
the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and 
the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed.

Differences Between This AD and the MCAI or Service Information

    We have reviewed the MCAI and related service information and, in 
general, agree with their substance. But we might have found it 
necessary to use different words from those in the MCAI to ensure the 
AD is clear for U.S. operators and is enforceable. In making these 
changes, we do not intend to differ substantively from the information 
provided in the MCAI and related service information.
    We might also have required different actions in this AD from those 
in the MCAI in order to follow our FAA policies. Any such differences 
are highlighted in a Note within the AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD will affect 5 products of U.S. registry. 
We also estimate that it will take about 10 work-hours per product to 
comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate 
is $85 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $384 per product. 
Where the service information lists required parts costs that are 
covered under warranty, we have assumed that there will be no charge 
for these parts. As we do not control warranty coverage for affected 
parties, some parties may incur costs higher than estimated here. Based 
on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD to the U.S. operators 
to be $6,170, or $1,234 per product.

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 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 this AD:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Is not a ``significant rule'' under the 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.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Operations office 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. The AD docket contains the NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, 
any comments received, and other information. The street address for 
the Docket Operations office (telephone (800) 647-5527) is in the 
ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly 
after receipt.

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 FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new AD:

2010-24-02 Dassault-Aviation: Amendment 39-16520. Docket No. FAA-
2010-0760; Directorate Identifier 2010-NM-086-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective December 
29, 2010.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Dassault-Aviation Model FALCON 7X 
airplanes, certificated in any category, all serial numbers, on 
which Dassault Modification M-OPT 5 has been incorporated, except 
those on which Dassault Modification M-OPT 511 has also been 
incorporated.

Subject

    (d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 53: 
Fuselage.

Reason

    (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 
states:
    A design review has shown that the Lightning Sensor System (LSS) 
antenna which is optionally installed on certain Falcon 7X 
aeroplanes might, in the event of belly or gear-up landing, puncture 
the rear fuel tank, which could result in fuel leakage and post-
landing fire.

Compliance

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

Actions

    (g) Within 25 months after the effective date of this AD, 
install a shield plate on the rear fuel tank structure, in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault 
Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X-104, dated October 30, 2009.

FAA AD Differences

    Note 1:  This AD differs from the MCAI and/or service 
information as follows: No differences.


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Other FAA AD Provisions

    (h) The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using 
the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: Tom 
Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM-116, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, 
Washington 98057-3356; telephone (425) 227-1137; fax (425) 227-1149. 
Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC 
applies, notify your principal maintenance inspector (PMI) or 
principal avionics inspector (PAI), as appropriate, or lacking a 
principal inspector, your local Flight Standards District Office. 
The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD.
    (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain 
corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these 
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered 
FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority 
(or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product 
is airworthy before it is returned to service.
    (3) Reporting Requirements: A Federal agency may not conduct or 
sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a 
person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a 
collection of information subject to the requirements of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information 
displays a current valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number 
for this information collection is 2120-0056. Public reporting for 
this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 5 
minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, 
completing and reviewing the collection of information. All 
responses to this collection of information are mandatory. Comments 
concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing 
the burden should be directed to the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave, 
SW., Washington, DC 20591, Attn: Information Collection Clearance 
Officer, AES-200.

Related Information

    (i) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) 
Airworthiness Directive 2010-0032, dated March 3, 2010; and Dassault 
Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X-104, dated October 30, 2009; for 
related information.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (j) You must use Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X-104, 
dated October 30, 2009, to do the actions required by this AD, 
unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference of this service information under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Dassault Falcon Jet, P.O. Box 2000, South Hackensack, New Jersey 
07606; telephone 201-440-6700; Internet https://www.dassaultfalcon.com.
    (3) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, 
Washington. For information on the availability of this material at 
the FAA, call 425-227-1221.
    (4) You may also review copies of the service information that 
is incorporated by reference 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: https://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 5, 2010.
Jeffrey E. Duven,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-28938 Filed 11-23-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P