Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X Airplanes, 39256-39259 [2011-16057]

Download as PDF 39256 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 129 / Wednesday, July 6, 2011 / Rules and Regulations For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: (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), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska to the extent that it justifies making any regulatory distinctions, and (4) 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. 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 Part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 39) as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES Special Flight Permit (g) Special flight permits will not be issued. 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: ■ 2011–12–16 Schweizer Aircraft Corporation (Schweizer): Amendment 39–16723; Docket No. FAA–2011–0593; Directorate Identifier 2011–SW–002–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD is effective July 21, 2011. Affected ADs (b) This AD supersedes Emergency AD 2011–01–52, issued December 20, 2010; Directorate Identifier 2010–SW–111–AD. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Applicability (c) Schweizer Model 269A, A–1, B, C helicopters (serial number (S/N) 1846 and larger); C–1 helicopters (S/N 0156 and larger); and TH–55 series helicopters with an Aft Cluster Fitting Modification Kit, part number (P/N) SA–269K–106, installed; certificated in any category. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD was prompted by a locknut working loose on the tailboom aft cluster fitting strut because the locknut installed on one expandable bolt did not have the proper threads. This AD contains terminating action to require modifying each expandable bolt to allow installing a cotter pin to prevent the strut and driveshaft separating from the helicopter and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Jul 05, 2011 Jkt 223001 Compliance (e) Required as indicated, unless already done. (1) Before further flight, remove both the left-hand and right-hand locknuts, P/N MS21043–3. Reinstall the locknuts while determining the locknut drag torque. If the drag torque is a minimum of 2 in-lbs., retorque the locknut to 23 in-lbs. If the drag torque is not at least 2 in-lbs, replace the locknut with an airworthy locknut. (2) Within 10 hours time-in-service, modify each expandable bolt, P/N ADB221–1A, torque locknut, P/N MS21043–3, and install cotter pin, P/N MS24665–132 or MS24665– 151, in accordance with the Procedure Section, Part II, of Schweizer Service Bulletin (SB) No. B–295, dated December 21, 2010, for Model 269A, A–1, B, C, and TH–55 series helicopters or SB No. C1B–032, dated December 21, 2010, for Model 269C–1 helicopters. (3) Before installing an expandable bolt, P/N ADB221–1A, to secure the tailboom support strut to the tailboom aft cluster fitting, modify the expandable bolt in accordance with paragraph (e)(2) of this AD. (f) Modifying both expandable bolts by torquing the locknuts and installing the cotter pins as required by this AD is terminating action for the requirements of paragraph (e)(1) and (e)(2) of this AD. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (h) The Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office (NYACO), 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 NYACO, send it to the attention of the Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety. Note: Before using any approved AMOC, we request that you notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office or certificate holding district office. Related Information (i) For more information about this AD, contact Stephen Kowalski, Aviation Safety Engineer, FAA, Airframe and Propulsion Branch, ANE–171, 1600 Stewart Ave., Suite 410, Westbury, New York 11590, telephone (516) 228–7327, fax (516) 794–5531. Subject (j) Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 5302: Rotorcraft Tailboom. Material Incorporated by Reference (k) You must use the specified portions of the service information contained in Schweizer Service Bulletins B–295 or C1B– 032, both dated December 21, 2010, for your model helicopter to do the actions required by this AD. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Schweizer Aircraft Corporation, Elmira/Corning Regional Airport, 1250 Schweizer Road, Horseheads, NY 14845, telephone (607) 739–3821, fax: (607) 796–2488, e-mail address schweizer@sacusa.com, or at http:// www.sacusa.com/support. (3) You may also review copies of the service information that is incorporated by reference at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Room 663, Fort Worth, Texas, or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at an NARA facility, call 202– 741–6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 3, 2011. Kim Smith, Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2011–16571 Filed 7–5–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0152; Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–079–AD; Amendment 39–16739; AD 2011–14–04] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. 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 some Falcon 7X aeroplanes, it has been determined potential low clearance between electrical wiring or hydraulic pipe and nearby structure. Although no in service incident has been reported, there is no certainty that the minimum clearances would be maintained over time. In the worst case, interference or contact with structure might occur and lead to electrical short circuits or fluid leakage, potentially resulting in loss of several functions essential for safe flight. * E:\FR\FM\06JYR1.SGM * 06JYR1 * * * Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 129 / Wednesday, July 6, 2011 / Rules and Regulations We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD becomes effective August 10, 2011. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of August 10, 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: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 March 8, 2011 (76 FR 12624). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: On some Falcon 7X aeroplanes, it has been determined potential low clearance between electrical wiring or hydraulic pipe and nearby structure. Although no in service incident has been reported, there is no certainty that the minimum clearances would be maintained over time. In the worst case, interference or contact with structure might occur and lead to electrical short circuits or fluid leakage, potentially resulting in loss of several functions essential for safe flight. Dassault Aviation has developed two Service Bulletins (SB) that provide corrective actions to ensure the minimum required clearance, as well as adequate protection between hydraulic pipe (SB n° 0 92) and electrical wiring (SB n° 006) and the aeroplane structure. This [European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)] AD requires the implementation of both SBs on the affected aeroplanes. Since issuance of EASA AD 2010–0029, Dassault Aviation has developed modifications M1036 and M1037. M1036 is equivalent to M1007 while M1037 is equivalent to M1020. These modifications are embodied during production on new aeroplanes. This [EASA] AD has been revised to exclude from the AD applicability the aeroplanes on which those modifications are embodied. Required actions include general visual inspections for damage of wiring VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Jul 05, 2011 Jkt 223001 bundles and feeders. Damage includes, but is not limited to: Signs of overheat, discoloration, or damaged and cut strands on the cables and insulating sleeves. Corrective actions for damage of wiring bundles and feeders include repairing damage. Other required actions include modifying the applicable wiring and layout, a general visual inspection for absence of marks of the rear tank wall at the contact area, installing a protective plate on the rear tank wall, and installing a hydraulic pipe if necessary. If contact marks are found, required actions include an eddy current inspection or a penetrant inspection for cracks, and repair 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 received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Editorial Change We have made a minor editorial change to paragraph (g)(3)(ii)(A) of this AD. Conclusion We reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD with the change described previously. We determined that this change 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 21 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 65 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 $0 per PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 39257 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 $116,025, or $5,525 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, E:\FR\FM\06JYR1.SGM 06JYR1 39258 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 129 / Wednesday, July 6, 2011 / Rules and Regulations 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 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: ■ 2011–14–04 Dassault Aviation: Amendment 39–16739. Docket No. FAA–2011–0152; Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–079–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective August 10, 2011. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes, certificated in any category; having serial numbers 2 through 22 inclusive, 24 through 26 inclusive, 29, 30, 32 and subsequent; except those on which modifications M964, M937, M976, M1007 or M1036, M1020 or M1037, and M1022 have all been implemented. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Subject (d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 20: Air Frame Wiring; and ATA Code 29: Hydraulic Power. Reason (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) states: On some Falcon 7X aeroplanes, it has been determined potential low clearance between electrical wiring or hydraulic pipe and nearby structure. Although no in service incident has been reported, there is no certainty that the minimum clearances would be maintained over time. In the worst case, interference or contact with structure might occur and lead to electrical short circuits or fluid leakage, potentially resulting in loss of several functions essential for safe flight. * * * VerDate Mar<15>2010 * * 17:43 Jul 05, 2011 Jkt 223001 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. Inspections and Modification of Wiring and Rear Fuel Tank Panel (g) Within 10 months or 650 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, do the actions specified in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), and (g)(3) of this AD. (1) Do a general visual inspection for damage of wiring bundles and feeders, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X–006, Revision 1, dated March 3, 2010. If any damage is found, before further flight, repair, in accordance with Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X–006, Revision 1, dated March 3, 2010. (2) Modify the applicable wiring and layout, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X–006, Revision 1, dated March 3, 2010. (3) Do a general visual inspection for absence of marks on the rear tank wall at the contact area, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X–092, Revision 1, dated January 4, 2010. (i) If no contact marks are found during the inspection required by paragraph (g)(3) of this AD, before further flight, modify the protective plate, and install a hydraulic pipe as applicable, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X–092, Revision 1, dated January 4, 2010. (ii) If any contact marks are found during the inspection required by paragraph (g)(3) of this AD, before further flight, do either an eddy current inspection for cracks or a penetrant inspection for cracks, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X–092, Revision 1, dated January 4, 2010. (A) If no crack is detected during any inspection required by paragraph (g)(3)(ii) of this AD, before further flight, do the actions specified in paragraph (g)(3)(i) of this AD. (B) If any crack is detected during any inspection required in paragraph (g)(3)(ii) of this AD, before further flight, repair the crack 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); and modify the protective plate, and install a hydraulic pipe as applicable, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X–092, Revision 1, dated January 4, 2010. Credit for Actions Accomplished in Accordance With Previous Service Information (h) Doing a general visual inspection for damage, repairing wiring bundles and feeders, and modifying the applicable wiring and layout, in accordance with Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X–006, dated December 18, 2009; and doing a general PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 visual inspection for absence of marks on the rear tank wall at the contact area, modifying the protective plate, installing a hydraulic pipe as applicable, and doing either an eddy current inspection for cracks or a penetrant inspection for cracks, in accordance with Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X–092, dated July 17, 2009; before the effective date of this AD is acceptable for compliance with the corresponding actions required by paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), and (g)(3) of this AD. FAA AD Differences Note 1: This AD differs from the MCAI and/or service information as follows: No differences. Other FAA AD Provisions (i) 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, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding 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. Related Information (j) Refer to MCAI EASA Airworthiness Directive 2010–0029R1, dated November 25, 2010; Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X–006, Revision 1, dated March 3, 2010; and Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X– 092, Revision 1, dated January 4, 2010; for related information. Material Incorporated by Reference (k) You must use Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X–006, Revision 1, dated March 3, 2010; and Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X–092, Revision 1, dated January 4, 2010; as applicable; 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 http:// www.dassaultfalcon.com. (3) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane E:\FR\FM\06JYR1.SGM 06JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 129 / Wednesday, July 6, 2011 / Rules and Regulations 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: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on June 17, 2011. Kalene C. Yanamura, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2011–16057 Filed 7–5–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0116; Airspace Docket No. 11–ANE–1] Establishment of Class E Airspace; Brunswick, ME Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; correction. AGENCY: This action corrects the effective date of a final rule that was published in the Federal Register on June 22, 2011, that establishes Class E airspace at Brunswick Executive Airport, Brunswick, ME. DATES: The effective date is moved from 0901 UTC, August 25, 2011, to 0901 UTC, July 28, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: History Federal Register Docket No. FAA– 2011–0116, Airspace Docket No. 11– ANE–1, published on June 22, 2011 (76 FR 36285), establishes Class E airspace at Brunswick Executive Airport, Brunswick, ME. This action will move up the effective date of this rulemaking, as the new approach procedures are to be published July 28, 2011. The original August 25, 2011, effective date was an oversight by the FAA. The FAA has determined good cause exists to have an effective date less than 30 days after the publication of this final rule because of the financial hardship the airport and its VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Jul 05, 2011 Jkt 223001 employees would incur with a delay of this magnitude. The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore, (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) does not warrant preparation of a Regulatory Evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. 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. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part, A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it establishes Class E airspace at Brunswick Executive Airport, Brunswick, ME. Correction to Final Rule In final rule FR Doc 2011–15305, on page 36285 in the Federal Register of June 22, 2011 (76 FR 36285), make the following correction: On page 36285, in the third column, in the DATES section, remove the date August 28, 2011, and replace with the date July 25, 2011. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 28, 2011. Rebecca B. MacPherson, Assistant Chief Counsel for Regulations. [FR Doc. 2011–16783 Filed 7–5–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 39259 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 91 [Docket No. FAA–2001–11133; Amendment No. 91–323] Manual Requirements Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making a minor technical change to a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 27, 2004. This final rule established new requirements for the certification, operation, and maintenance of lightsport aircraft under several regulations. In the final rule, the FAA inadvertently did not change an affected regulatory reference in one section. The FAA is issuing this technical amendment to correct that oversight. DATES: Effective Dates: This rule becomes effective on August 5, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Barnette, Flight Standards Service, Aircraft Maintenance Division, AFS– 300, Federal Aviation Administration, 950 L’Enfant Plaza North, SW., Washington, DC 20024; telephone (202) 385–6403; facsimile (202) 385–6474; email Kim.A.Barnette@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA published a final rule entitled ‘‘Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of Light-Sport Aircraft,’’ in the Federal Register on July 27, 2004 (69 FR 44772). That final rule established new requirements for the certification, operation, and maintenance of light-sport aircraft. That final rule also redesignated the concluding text of § 43.9(a) as § 43.9(d) but did not revise a cross-reference in § 91.417(a)(2)(vi) to reflect the redesignation of that text. This technical amendment will correct § 91.417(a)(2)(vi) to reference the redesignated text in § 43.9(d). SUMMARY: List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 91 Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Accordingly, Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 91 is amended as follows: The Amendment PART 91—GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES 1. The authority citation for part 91 continues to read as follows: ■ E:\FR\FM\06JYR1.SGM 06JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 129 (Wednesday, July 6, 2011)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-16057]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0152; Directorate Identifier 2010-NM-079-AD; 
Amendment 39-16739; AD 2011-14-04]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X 
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:

    On some Falcon 7X aeroplanes, it has been determined potential 
low clearance between electrical wiring or hydraulic pipe and nearby 
structure.
    Although no in service incident has been reported, there is no 
certainty that the minimum clearances would be maintained over time. 
In the worst case, interference or contact with structure might 
occur and lead to electrical short circuits or fluid leakage, 
potentially resulting in loss of several functions essential for 
safe flight.
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    We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe 
condition on these products.

DATES: This AD becomes effective August 10, 2011.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of August 10, 
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 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 March 8, 2011 (76 FR 
12624). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the 
specified products. The MCAI states:

    On some Falcon 7X aeroplanes, it has been determined potential 
low clearance between electrical wiring or hydraulic pipe and nearby 
structure.
    Although no in service incident has been reported, there is no 
certainty that the minimum clearances would be maintained over time. 
In the worst case, interference or contact with structure might 
occur and lead to electrical short circuits or fluid leakage, 
potentially resulting in loss of several functions essential for 
safe flight.
    Dassault Aviation has developed two Service Bulletins (SB) that 
provide corrective actions to ensure the minimum required clearance, 
as well as adequate protection between hydraulic pipe (SB n[deg] 0 
92) and electrical wiring (SB n[deg] 006) and the aeroplane 
structure.
    This [European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)] AD requires the 
implementation of both SBs on the affected aeroplanes.
    Since issuance of EASA AD 2010-0029, Dassault Aviation has 
developed modifications M1036 and M1037. M1036 is equivalent to 
M1007 while M1037 is equivalent to M1020. These modifications are 
embodied during production on new aeroplanes.
    This [EASA] AD has been revised to exclude from the AD 
applicability the aeroplanes on which those modifications are 
embodied.

    Required actions include general visual inspections for damage of 
wiring bundles and feeders. Damage includes, but is not limited to: 
Signs of overheat, discoloration, or damaged and cut strands on the 
cables and insulating sleeves. Corrective actions for damage of wiring 
bundles and feeders include repairing damage. Other required actions 
include modifying the applicable wiring and layout, a general visual 
inspection for absence of marks of the rear tank wall at the contact 
area, installing a protective plate on the rear tank wall, and 
installing a hydraulic pipe if necessary. If contact marks are found, 
required actions include an eddy current inspection or a penetrant 
inspection for cracks, and repair 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 received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of 
the cost to the public.

Editorial Change

    We have made a minor editorial change to paragraph (g)(3)(ii)(A) of 
this AD.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and 
the public interest require adopting the AD with the change described 
previously. We determined that this change 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 21 products of U.S. registry. 
We also estimate that it will take about 65 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 $0 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 $116,025, or $5,525 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,

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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

    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:

2011-14-04 Dassault Aviation: Amendment 39-16739. Docket No. FAA-
2011-0152; Directorate Identifier 2010-NM-079-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective August 
10, 2011.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X 
airplanes, certificated in any category; having serial numbers 2 
through 22 inclusive, 24 through 26 inclusive, 29, 30, 32 and 
subsequent; except those on which modifications M964, M937, M976, 
M1007 or M1036, M1020 or M1037, and M1022 have all been implemented.

Subject

    (d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 20: Air 
Frame Wiring; and ATA Code 29: Hydraulic Power.

Reason

    (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 
states:
    On some Falcon 7X aeroplanes, it has been determined potential 
low clearance between electrical wiring or hydraulic pipe and nearby 
structure.
    Although no in service incident has been reported, there is no 
certainty that the minimum clearances would be maintained over time. 
In the worst case, interference or contact with structure might 
occur and lead to electrical short circuits or fluid leakage, 
potentially resulting in loss of several functions essential for 
safe flight.
* * * * *

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.

Inspections and Modification of Wiring and Rear Fuel Tank Panel

    (g) Within 10 months or 650 flight hours after the effective 
date of this AD, whichever occurs first, do the actions specified in 
paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), and (g)(3) of this AD.
    (1) Do a general visual inspection for damage of wiring bundles 
and feeders, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 
Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X-006, Revision 1, dated March 
3, 2010. If any damage is found, before further flight, repair, in 
accordance with Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X-006, Revision 
1, dated March 3, 2010.
    (2) Modify the applicable wiring and layout, in accordance with 
the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Mandatory Service 
Bulletin 7X-006, Revision 1, dated March 3, 2010.
    (3) Do a general visual inspection for absence of marks on the 
rear tank wall at the contact area, in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 
7X-092, Revision 1, dated January 4, 2010.
    (i) If no contact marks are found during the inspection required 
by paragraph (g)(3) of this AD, before further flight, modify the 
protective plate, and install a hydraulic pipe as applicable, in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault 
Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X-092, Revision 1, dated January 4, 
2010.
    (ii) If any contact marks are found during the inspection 
required by paragraph (g)(3) of this AD, before further flight, do 
either an eddy current inspection for cracks or a penetrant 
inspection for cracks, in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X-092, Revision 
1, dated January 4, 2010.
    (A) If no crack is detected during any inspection required by 
paragraph (g)(3)(ii) of this AD, before further flight, do the 
actions specified in paragraph (g)(3)(i) of this AD.
    (B) If any crack is detected during any inspection required in 
paragraph (g)(3)(ii) of this AD, before further flight, repair the 
crack 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); and 
modify the protective plate, and install a hydraulic pipe as 
applicable, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 
Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X-092, Revision 1, dated 
January 4, 2010.

Credit for Actions Accomplished in Accordance With Previous Service 
Information

    (h) Doing a general visual inspection for damage, repairing 
wiring bundles and feeders, and modifying the applicable wiring and 
layout, in accordance with Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X-
006, dated December 18, 2009; and doing a general visual inspection 
for absence of marks on the rear tank wall at the contact area, 
modifying the protective plate, installing a hydraulic pipe as 
applicable, and doing either an eddy current inspection for cracks 
or a penetrant inspection for cracks, in accordance with Dassault 
Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X-092, dated July 17, 2009; before the 
effective date of this AD is acceptable for compliance with the 
corresponding actions required by paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), and 
(g)(3) of this AD.

FAA AD Differences

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

Other FAA AD Provisions

    (i) 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, notify your appropriate principal 
inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the 
local flight standards district office/certificate holding 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.

Related Information

    (j) Refer to MCAI EASA Airworthiness Directive 2010-0029R1, 
dated November 25, 2010; Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X-006, 
Revision 1, dated March 3, 2010; and Dassault Mandatory Service 
Bulletin 7X-092, Revision 1, dated January 4, 2010; for related 
information.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (k) You must use Dassault Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X-006, 
Revision 1, dated March 3, 2010; and Dassault Mandatory Service 
Bulletin 7X-092, Revision 1, dated January 4, 2010; as applicable; 
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 http://www.dassaultfalcon.com.
    (3) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, 
Transport Airplane

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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: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on June 17, 2011.
Kalene C. Yanamura,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-16057 Filed 7-5-11; 8:45 am]
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