Airworthiness Directives; DASSAULT AVIATION Model Falcon 10 Airplanes; Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G Airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 Airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 Airplanes; Model FALCON 2000 and FALCON 2000EX Airplanes; and Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 and MYSTERE-FALCON 900 Airplanes, and FALCON 900EX Airplanes, 79952-79955 [2010-31896]

Download as PDF 79952 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 21, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Unsafe Condition DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (d) This AD was prompted by an accident and the subsequent discovery of cracks in the main rotor blade (blade) spars. We are issuing this AD to prevent blade failure and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. Compliance (e) Before further flight, unless already done: (1) Revise the Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness by establishing a life limit of 8,000 hours timein-service (TIS) for each blade set Remove each blade set with 8,000 or more hours TIS. (2) Replace each specified serial-numbered blade set with an airworthy blade set in accordance with the following table: Blade-set Serial No. 101, 403, 408, 409, 411, and 415. 417 and 419 .............. 405 ............................ Replace within 400 hours TIS. 700 hours TIS. 1000 hours TIS. (f) Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code: 6210 Main Rotor Blades. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (g) The Manager, Boston Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in the ‘‘Additional Information’’ section of this AD. Note: Before using any approved AMOC, we request that you notify your principal inspector or if you have no principal inspector, your local Flight Standards District Office. Additional Information (h) For more information about this AD, contact Nicholas Faust, Aerospace Engineer, Boston Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, 12 New England Executive Park; telephone: 781–283–7763; fax: 781–238–7170; e-mail: nicholas.faust@faa.gov. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with RULES Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on December 14, 2010. Bruce Cain, Acting Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:26 Dec 20, 2010 Jkt 223001 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2009–0864; Directorate Identifier 2008–NM–202–AD; Amendment 39–16544; AD 2010–26–05] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; DASSAULT AVIATION Model Falcon 10 Airplanes; Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G Airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 Airplanes; Model MYSTEREFALCON 20–C5, 20–D5, 20–E5, and 20– F5 Airplanes; Model FALCON 2000 and FALCON 2000EX Airplanes; and Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 and MYSTEREFALCON 900 Airplanes, and FALCON 900EX Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: Subject [FR Doc. 2010–31960 Filed 12–20–10; 8:45 am] Federal Aviation Administration 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: During maintenance on one aircraft, it was discovered that the overpressure capsules were broken on both pressurization valves. Failure of the pressurization control regulating valve (overpressure capsule) will affect the aircraft’s overpressure protection * * *. * * * * * The unsafe condition is overpressurization, which can result in injury to the occupants and possible structural failure leading to loss of control of the airplane. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD becomes effective January 25, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// 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, PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1137; fax (425) 227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. That supplemental NPRM was published in the Federal Register on July 27, 2010 (75 FR 43878). That supplemental NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: During maintenance on one aircraft, it was discovered that the overpressure capsules were broken on both pressurization valves. Failure of the pressurization control regulating valve (overpressure capsule) will affect the aircraft’s overpressure protection, possibly resulting in a structural failure in case of combination with another pressurization system failure. Consequently, Dassault Aviation has developed a repetitive check of this outflow valve capsule, which has already been introduced into the Maintenance of Components section (chapter 5–20) of the relevant Aircraft Maintenance Manuals (AMMs). For the reason described above, this EASA [European Aviation Safety Agency] Airworthiness Directive (AD) requires a repetitive check of the outflow valve overpressure capsule, as it will also be introduced into the Airworthiness Limitations section (chapter 5–40) of the respective AMMs. The unsafe condition is overpressurization, which can result in injury to the occupants and possible structural failure leading to loss of control of the airplane. Required actions include repetitive inspections for overpressure tightness on both regulating valves, and replacing the affected valve with a serviceable unit if necessary. 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 considered the comment received. Request for Certain Airplanes To Be Included in the Time Extension Dassault Aviation requested that we revise the supplemental NPRM to extend the time interval for Model Mystere-Falcon 50 airplanes, for the overpressure tightness check that was specified in the supplemental NPRM. The extension of the time interval specified in the supplemental NPRM was from 1,630 flight hours to 1,640 flight hours for other models. We agree to extend the time interval for Model Mystere-Falcon 50 airplanes E:\FR\FM\21DER1.SGM 21DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 21, 2010 / Rules and Regulations in the final rule. The original NPRM defined a time interval for Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50, MYSTEREFALCON 900, FALCON 900EX, FALCON 2000, and FALCON 2000EX airplanes. The supplemental NPRM extended the time interval for Model MYSTERE-FALCON 900, FALCON 900EX, FALCON 2000, and FALCON 2000EX airplanes. The extended interval for Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 airplanes from 1,630 flight hours to 1,640 flight hours was coordinated with EASA. We have revised Table 1 of paragraph (g)(1) of the final rule accordingly. Request for Inclusion of the Latest Procedure Dassault Aviation requested that we revise the supplemental NPRM to refer to the most current version of Dassault Maintenance Procedure 21–160, of the Dassault Falcon 50/50EX Maintenance Manual. Dassault Aviation explains that the referenced maintenance procedure has been updated with a new picture and that the procedure is now dated January 2010. We agree for the reasons stated by the commenter. We have revised Table 2 of the final rule to refer to Dassault Maintenance Procedure 21–160, dated January 2010, as a source of guidance on inspecting for overpress tightness on both valves for Model MYSTEREFALCON 50 airplanes. Conclusion We reviewed the available data, including the comment received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD with the changes described previously. We determined that these changes will not increase the economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of the AD. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with RULES 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:26 Dec 20, 2010 Jkt 223001 79953 Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect 1,082 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 1 workhour per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD to the U.S. operators to be $91,970, or $85 per product. 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. 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. Adoption of the Amendment 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 http:// 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 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Safety. 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: ■ 2010–26–05 DASSAULT AVIATION: Amendment 39–16544. Docket No. FAA–2009–0864; Directorate Identifier 2008–NM–202–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective January 25, 2011. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to the airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) of this AD, certificated in any category. (1) DASSAULT AVIATION Model Falcon 10 airplanes, Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes, and Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20–C5, 20–D5, 20–E5, and 20–F5 airplanes; all serial numbers, equipped with Liebherr or ABG-Semca pressurization outflow valves. (2) DASSAULT AVIATION Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes, Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 and MYSTERE-FALCON 900, and FALCON 900EX airplanes, and Model FALCON 2000 and FALCON 2000EX airplanes; all serial numbers. Subject (d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 21: Air Conditioning. Reason (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) states: During maintenance on one aircraft, it was discovered that the overpressure capsules were broken on both pressurization valves. Failure of the pressurization control regulating valve (overpressure capsule) will affect the aircraft’s overpressure protection * * *. * E:\FR\FM\21DER1.SGM * * 21DER1 * * 79954 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 21, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Inspection and Replacement The unsafe condition is overpressurization, which can result in injury to the occupants and possible structural failure leading to loss of control of the airplane. 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. (g) Unless already done, do the following actions. (1) Within 6 months after the effective date of this AD, or before reaching the applicable time in the ‘‘Inspection Threshold’’ column specified in Table 1 of this AD, whichever occurs later, and thereafter at intervals not to exceed the applicable time in the ‘‘Inspection Interval’’ column specified in Table 1 of this AD: Inspect for overpressure tightness on both regulating valves using a method approved by either the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) (or its delegated agent). TABLE 1—COMPLIANCE TIMES Affected airplanes Inspection threshold (whichever occurs later) Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes, and Model MYSTEREFALCON 20-C5, 20–D5, 20–E5, and 20–F5 airplanes equipped with Liebherr or ABG-Semca valves part number (P/N) 209xx0xxx0x; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes; Model Falcon 10 airplanes, equipped with Liebherr or ABG-Semca valves P/N 209xx0xxx0x. Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 airplanes, Model MYSTERE-FALCON 900, FALCON 900EX (including ‘‘F900EX–EASy’’ and ‘‘F900DX’’), Model FALCON 2000, and FALCON 2000EX (including ‘‘F2000EX– EASy’’ and ‘‘F2000DX’’) airplanes. Note 1: Guidance on inspecting for overpressure tightness on both regulating valves can be found in the applicable Inspection interval Prior to the accumulation of 1,250 total flight hours on the regulating valve since new. Within 1,250 flight hours after the valve was cleaned in accordance with this AD. 1,250 flight hours. Prior to the accumulation of 1,640 total flight hours on the regulating valve since new. Within 1,640 flight hours after the valve was cleaned in accordance with this AD. 1,640 flight hours. airplane maintenance manual identified in Table 2 of this AD. TABLE 2—MAINTENANCE MANUAL GUIDANCE For affected airplanes— See Dassault maintenance procedure— In maintenance manual— Model Falcon 10 airplanes, equipped with Liebherr or ABG– Semca valves P/N 209xx0xxx0x. Model FALCON 900EX (including ‘‘F900EX–EASy’’ and ‘‘F900DX’’) airplanes. Model FALCON 2000 and FALCON 2000EX (including ‘‘F2000EX–EASy’’) airplanes. Model FALCON F2000DX airplanes ....................................... 21–32–01, dated July 2009 .................. Dassault Falcon 10 Maintenance Manual. Dassault Falcon 900EX–EASy Maintenance Manual. Dassault Falcon 2000 Maintenance Manual. Dassault Falcon 2000DX Maintenance Manual. Dassault Fan Jet Falcon Maintenance Manual. 21–314, dated September 2008 ........... 21–314, dated November 2008 ............ 21–314, dated November 2008 ............ 21–160, dated January 2010 ................ Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes .............................. 051.0, dated December 2008 ............... Model MYSTERE-FALCON 900 airplanes .............................. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with RULES Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes, MYSTERE-FALCON 20–C5, 20– D5, 20–E5, and 20–F5 airplanes; equipped with Liebherr or ABG-Semca valves part number (P/N) 209xx0xxx0x. Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 airplanes ................................ 21–308, dated October 2008 ................ (2) If any leak is found during any inspection required by paragraph (g)(1) of this AD, before further flight, replace the affected valve with a serviceable unit, using a method approved by either the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA (or its delegated agent). Note 2: Guidance on replacing regulating valves can be found in the applicable airplane maintenance manual identified in Table 2 of this AD. VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:26 Dec 20, 2010 Jkt 223001 21–31–10, dated October 2008 ............ FAA AD Differences Note 3: This AD differs from the MCAI as follows: Although paragraph (3) of the compliance section of the MCAI allows flight in accordance with the master minimum equipment list (MMEL) provisions after leaks are found, paragraph (g)(2) of this AD requires replacing affected valves before further flight. Other FAA AD Provisions (h) The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Dassault Falcon 50/50EX Maintenance Manual. Dassault Falcon 200 Maintenance Manual. Dassault Falcon 900 Maintenance Manual. 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. E:\FR\FM\21DER1.SGM 21DER1 79955 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 21, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 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 EASA Airworthiness Directive 2008–0072, dated April 18, 2008, for related information. Material Incorporated by Reference (j) None. Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 10, 2010. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. changed its address to 556 Morris Ave., Summit, NJ 07901. Accordingly, the Agency is amending the regulations in 21 CFR 510.600 to reflect this change. This rule does not meet the definition of ‘‘rule’’ in 5 U.S.C. 804(3)(A) because it is a rule of ‘‘particular applicability.’’ Therefore, it is not subject to the congressional review requirements in 5 U.S.C. 801–808. [FR Doc. 2010–31896 Filed 12–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 510 Administrative practice and procedure, Animal drugs, Labeling, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Part 510 [Docket No. FDA–2010–N–0002] AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and redelegated to the Center for Veterinary Medicine, 21 CFR part 510 is amended as follows: ■ New Animal Drugs; Change of Sponsor’s Address Final rule. PART 510—NEW ANIMAL DRUGS The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect a change of address for Intervet, Inc., a sponsor of approved new animal drug applications. SUMMARY: 1. The authority citation for 21 CFR part 510 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321, 331, 351, 352, 353, 360b, 371, 379e. This rule is effective December 21, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven D. Vaughn, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV–100), Food and Drug Administration, 7520 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240–276–8300, e-mail: steven.vaughn@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Intervet, Inc., 56 Livingston Ave., Roseland, NJ 07068 has informed FDA that it has DATES: 2. In § 510.600, in the table in paragraph (c)(1), revise the entry for ‘‘Intervet, Inc.’’; and in the table in paragraph (c)(2), revise the entry for ‘‘000061’’ to read as follows: ■ § 510.600 Names, addresses, and drug labeler codes of sponsors of approved applications. * * * (c) * * * (1) * * * Firm name and address * * Drug labeler code * * * * Intervet, Inc., 556 Morris Ave., Summit, NJ 07901 ................................................. * * * * * * * 000061 * * * (2) * * * Drug labeler code Firm name and address * * * * 000061 ..................................................................................................................... jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with RULES * VerDate Mar<15>2010 * 22:26 Dec 20, 2010 * Jkt 223001 PO 00000 * Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 * * * Intervet, Inc., 556 Morris Ave., Summit, NJ 07901. * Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\21DER1.SGM * 21DER1 *

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2009-0864; Directorate Identifier 2008-NM-202-AD; 
Amendment 39-16544; AD 2010-26-05]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; DASSAULT AVIATION Model Falcon 10 
Airplanes; Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and 
G Airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 Airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 
20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 Airplanes; Model FALCON 2000 and FALCON 
2000EX Airplanes; and Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 and MYSTERE-FALCON 900 
Airplanes, and FALCON 900EX Airplanes

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

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:

    During maintenance on one aircraft, it was discovered that the 
overpressure capsules were broken on both pressurization valves. 
Failure of the pressurization control regulating valve (overpressure 
capsule) will affect the aircraft's overpressure protection * * *.

* * * * *
    The unsafe condition is overpressurization, which can result in 
injury to the occupants and possible structural failure leading to loss 
of control of the airplane. We are issuing this AD to require actions 
to correct the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD becomes effective January 25, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://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 supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to 
amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified 
products. That supplemental NPRM was published in the Federal Register 
on July 27, 2010 (75 FR 43878). That supplemental NPRM proposed to 
correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI 
states:

    During maintenance on one aircraft, it was discovered that the 
overpressure capsules were broken on both pressurization valves. 
Failure of the pressurization control regulating valve (overpressure 
capsule) will affect the aircraft's overpressure protection, 
possibly resulting in a structural failure in case of combination 
with another pressurization system failure. Consequently, Dassault 
Aviation has developed a repetitive check of this outflow valve 
capsule, which has already been introduced into the Maintenance of 
Components section (chapter 5-20) of the relevant Aircraft 
Maintenance Manuals (AMMs).
    For the reason described above, this EASA [European Aviation 
Safety Agency] Airworthiness Directive (AD) requires a repetitive 
check of the outflow valve overpressure capsule, as it will also be 
introduced into the Airworthiness Limitations section (chapter 5-40) 
of the respective AMMs.

The unsafe condition is overpressurization, which can result in injury 
to the occupants and possible structural failure leading to loss of 
control of the airplane. Required actions include repetitive 
inspections for overpressure tightness on both regulating valves, and 
replacing the affected valve with a serviceable unit if necessary. 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 considered the comment received.

Request for Certain Airplanes To Be Included in the Time Extension

    Dassault Aviation requested that we revise the supplemental NPRM to 
extend the time interval for Model Mystere-Falcon 50 airplanes, for the 
overpressure tightness check that was specified in the supplemental 
NPRM. The extension of the time interval specified in the supplemental 
NPRM was from 1,630 flight hours to 1,640 flight hours for other 
models.
    We agree to extend the time interval for Model Mystere-Falcon 50 
airplanes

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in the final rule. The original NPRM defined a time interval for Model 
MYSTERE-FALCON 50, MYSTERE-FALCON 900, FALCON 900EX, FALCON 2000, and 
FALCON 2000EX airplanes. The supplemental NPRM extended the time 
interval for Model MYSTERE-FALCON 900, FALCON 900EX, FALCON 2000, and 
FALCON 2000EX airplanes. The extended interval for Model MYSTERE-FALCON 
50 airplanes from 1,630 flight hours to 1,640 flight hours was 
coordinated with EASA. We have revised Table 1 of paragraph (g)(1) of 
the final rule accordingly.

Request for Inclusion of the Latest Procedure

    Dassault Aviation requested that we revise the supplemental NPRM to 
refer to the most current version of Dassault Maintenance Procedure 21-
160, of the Dassault Falcon 50/50EX Maintenance Manual. Dassault 
Aviation explains that the referenced maintenance procedure has been 
updated with a new picture and that the procedure is now dated January 
2010.
    We agree for the reasons stated by the commenter. We have revised 
Table 2 of the final rule to refer to Dassault Maintenance Procedure 
21-160, dated January 2010, as a source of guidance on inspecting for 
overpress tightness on both valves for Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 
airplanes.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the available data, including the comment received, and 
determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the 
AD with the changes described previously. We determined that these 
changes will not increase the economic burden on any operator or 
increase the scope of the AD.

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 1,082 products of U.S. 
registry. We also estimate that it will take about 1 work-hour per 
product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average 
labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate 
the cost of this AD to the U.S. operators to be $91,970, or $85 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 http://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, 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:

2010-26-05 DASSAULT AVIATION: Amendment 39-16544. Docket No. FAA-
2009-0864; Directorate Identifier 2008-NM-202-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective January 
25, 2011.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to the airplanes identified in paragraphs 
(c)(1) and (c)(2) of this AD, certificated in any category.
    (1) DASSAULT AVIATION Model Falcon 10 airplanes, Model FAN JET 
FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes, and Model 
MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 airplanes; all serial 
numbers, equipped with Liebherr or ABG-Semca pressurization outflow 
valves.
    (2) DASSAULT AVIATION Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes,
    Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 and MYSTERE-FALCON 900, and FALCON 900EX 
airplanes, and Model FALCON 2000 and FALCON 2000EX airplanes; all 
serial numbers.

Subject

    (d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 21: Air 
Conditioning.

Reason

    (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 
states:
    During maintenance on one aircraft, it was discovered that the 
overpressure capsules were broken on both pressurization valves. 
Failure of the pressurization control regulating valve (overpressure 
capsule) will affect the aircraft's overpressure protection * * *.
* * * * *

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The unsafe condition is overpressurization, which can result in 
injury to the occupants and possible structural failure leading to 
loss of control of the airplane.

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.

Inspection and Replacement

    (g) Unless already done, do the following actions.
    (1) Within 6 months after the effective date of this AD, or 
before reaching the applicable time in the ``Inspection Threshold'' 
column specified in Table 1 of this AD, whichever occurs later, and 
thereafter at intervals not to exceed the applicable time in the 
``Inspection Interval'' column specified in Table 1 of this AD: 
Inspect for overpressure tightness on both regulating valves using a 
method approved by either the Manager, International Branch, ANM-
116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the European Aviation 
Safety Agency (EASA) (or its delegated agent).

                                            Table 1--Compliance Times
          Affected airplanes             Inspection threshold (whichever occurs later)     Inspection interval
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Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON   Prior to the             Within 1,250 flight      1,250 flight hours.
 SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes,    accumulation of 1,250    hours after the valve
 and Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20[dash]C5,   total flight hours on    was cleaned in
 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 airplanes      the regulating valve     accordance with this
 equipped with Liebherr or ABG-Semca    since new.               AD.
 valves part number (P/N)
 209xx0xxx0x;
Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes;..
Model Falcon 10 airplanes, equipped
 with Liebherr or ABG-Semca valves P/
 N 209xx0xxx0x..
Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 airplanes,     Prior to the             Within 1,640 flight      1,640 flight hours.
 Model MYSTERE-FALCON 900, FALCON       accumulation of 1,640    hours after the valve
 900EX (including ``F900EX-EASy'' and   total flight hours on    was cleaned in
 ``F900DX''), Model FALCON 2000, and    the regulating valve     accordance with this
 FALCON 2000EX (including ``F2000EX-    since new.               AD.
 EASy'' and ``F2000DX'') airplanes.
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    Note 1: Guidance on inspecting for overpressure tightness on 
both regulating valves can be found in the applicable airplane 
maintenance manual identified in Table 2 of this AD.


                                      Table 2--Maintenance Manual Guidance
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                                                  See Dassault maintenance
          For affected airplanes--                      procedure--                  In maintenance manual--
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Model Falcon 10 airplanes, equipped with     21-32-01, dated July 2009........  Dassault Falcon 10 Maintenance
 Liebherr or ABG-Semca valves P/N                                                Manual.
 209xx0xxx0x.
Model FALCON 900EX (including ``F900EX-      21-314, dated September 2008.....  Dassault Falcon 900EX-EASy
 EASy'' and ``F900DX'') airplanes.                                               Maintenance Manual.
Model FALCON 2000 and FALCON 2000EX          21-314, dated November 2008......  Dassault Falcon 2000 Maintenance
 (including ``F2000EX-EASy'') airplanes.                                         Manual.
Model FALCON F2000DX airplanes.............  21-314, dated November 2008......  Dassault Falcon 2000DX
                                                                                 Maintenance Manual.
Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES  21-31-10, dated October 2008.....  Dassault Fan Jet Falcon
 C, D, E, F, and G airplanes, MYSTERE-                                           Maintenance Manual.
 FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5
 airplanes; equipped with Liebherr or ABG-
 Semca valves part number (P/N) 209xx0xxx0x.
Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 airplanes..........  21-160, dated January 2010.......  Dassault Falcon 50/50EX
                                                                                 Maintenance Manual.
Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes.........  051.0, dated December 2008.......  Dassault Falcon 200 Maintenance
                                                                                 Manual.
Model MYSTERE-FALCON 900 airplanes.........  21-308, dated October 2008.......  Dassault Falcon 900 Maintenance
                                                                                 Manual.
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    (2) If any leak is found during any inspection required by 
paragraph (g)(1) of this AD, before further flight, replace the 
affected valve with a serviceable unit, using a method approved by 
either the Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA (or its delegated agent).

    Note 2: Guidance on replacing regulating valves can be found in 
the applicable airplane maintenance manual identified in Table 2 of 
this AD.

FAA AD Differences

    Note 3: This AD differs from the MCAI as follows: Although 
paragraph (3) of the compliance section of the MCAI allows flight in 
accordance with the master minimum equipment list (MMEL) provisions 
after leaks are found, paragraph (g)(2) of this AD requires 
replacing affected valves before further flight.

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.

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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 EASA Airworthiness Directive 2008-0072, dated 
April 18, 2008, for related information.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (j) None.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 10, 2010.
Ali Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-31896 Filed 12-20-10; 8:45 am]
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