Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes, 41882-41886 [2013-15952]

Download as PDF 41882 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 134 / Friday, July 12, 2013 / Proposed Rules (5) The actions required by paragraphs (f)(1)(i)(A) and (f)(2)(iii) of this AD may be performed by the owner/operator (pilot) holding at least a private pilot certificate and must be entered into the aircraft records showing compliance with this AD in accordance with 14 CFR 43.9 (a)(1)–(4) and 91.417(a)(2)(v). This record must be maintained as required by 14 CFR 91.417, 121.380, or 135.439. (g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Safety Management Group, FAA, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Send your proposal to: Sharon Miles, Aviation Safety Engineer, Regulations and Policy Group, Rotorcraft Directorate, FAA, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76137; telephone (817) 222–5110; email sharon.y.miles@faa.gov. (2) For operations conducted under a 14 CFR part 119 operating certificate or under 14 CFR part 91, subpart K, we suggest that you notify your principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office or certificate holding district office before operating any aircraft complying with this AD through an AMOC. (h) Additional Information The subject of this AD is addressed in Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) AD No. CF–2008–04, dated January 11, 2008. You may view the TCCA AD on the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FAA–2013–0574. (i) Subject Joint Aircraft Service Component (JASC) Code is 5300: Rotorcraft Tail Boom, and 5302: Middle Section. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 12, 2013. Kim Smith, Directorate Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–16727 Filed 7–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive operational tests, repetitive measurements, and repetitive replacement of certain jackscrews. Since we issued that AD, the manufacturer revised the airplane maintenance manual (AMM) maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance program to incorporate new or revised maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to prevent reduced controllability of the airplane. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by August 26, 2013. 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 W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Dassault Falcon Jet, P.O. Box 2000, South Hackensack, NJ 07606; telephone 201– 440–6700; Internet https:// www.dassaultfalcon.com. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Examining the AD Docket Federal Aviation Administration 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 proposed 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, 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0466; Directorate Identifier 2012–NM–156–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2002–23– 19, which applies to all Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 2000 series SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:58 Jul 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Washington 98057–3356; phone: 425– 227–1137; fax: 425–227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2013–0466; Directorate Identifier 2012–NM–156–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD based on those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. Discussion On November 19, 2002, we issued AD 2002–23–19, Amendment 39–12963 (67 FR 71452, December 2, 2002), for all Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 2000 airplanes. (That AD superseded AD 99– 14–07, Amendment 39–11218 (64 FR 36561, July 7, 1999)). AD 2002–23–19 requires repetitive operational tests of the flap asymmetry detection system, repetitive replacement of the inboard flap jackscrews, and repetitive measurement of the screw/nut play of the jackscrews on the inboard and outboard flaps. Since we issued AD 2002–23–19, we have determined that existing maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are inadequate and additional inspections are necessary to address the identified unsafe condition. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2012– 0156, dated August 23, 2012 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: The airworthiness limitations and maintenance requirements for the Falcon 2000 type design are included in Dassault Aviation Falcon 2000 (F2000) Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) chapter 5–40 and are approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). EASA issued AD 2008–0221 to require accomplishment of the maintenance tasks, and implementation of the airworthiness limitations, as specified in E:\FR\FM\12JYP1.SGM 12JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 134 / Friday, July 12, 2013 / Proposed Rules Dassault Aviation F2000 AMM chapter 5–40 at revision 12. Since that [EASA] AD was issued, Dassault Aviation have issued F2000 AMM chapter 5– 40 at revision 17, which introduces new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations. Dassault Aviation AMM chapter 5–40 revision 17 contains among other changes the following requirements: —Inspection and test of horizontal stabilizer jackscrew; —Operational test of voltage monitoring circuits; —Upgrade of screwjack of flap actuators from the older to the latest -3 version; —Revised Time Between Overhaul for screwjack of flap actuators -3 version; —Revised interval for checking the screw/nut play on screwjack of flap actuators -3 version; —Removal of service life limit for screwjack of flap actuators; —Test of flap asymmetry protection system. Compliance with the flap asymmetry test is ´ ´ required by DGAC [Direction Generale de l’Aviation Civile] France AD F–1999–038– 008(B)R1. F2000 AMM chapter 5–40 at revision 17 introduces extended inspection interval; —Inspection procedures of fuselage and wings; —Check of overpressure tightness on pressurization control regulating valves. Compliance with this check is required by EASA AD 2008–0072. F2000 AMM chapter 5–40 at revision 17 introduces extended inspection interval. The maintenance tasks and airworthiness limitations, as specified in the F2000 AMM chapter 5–40, have been identified as mandatory actions for continued airworthiness of the F2000 type design. Failure to comply with AMM chapter 5–40 at revision 17 might constitute an unsafe condition. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS * * * * * The required action is revising the maintenance program to incorporate all airworthiness limitations and maintenance tasks specified in Chapter 5–40, Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 18, dated July 2012, of Chapter 5, Maintenance Planning Document, of the Dassualt Falcon 2000 Maintenance Manual. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Explanation of Change to Applicability We have revised the applicability of AD 2002–23–19 in this proposed AD to clarify that only Dassault Model Falcon 2000 airplanes are affected by this proposed AD and not Model Falcon 2000EX airplanes. The applicability of AD 2002–23–19 states that the AD is applicable to Dassault Model Falcon 2000 series airplanes, which includes Model Falcon 2000EX airplanes, but it was not the FAA’s intent to include Model Falcon 2000EX airplanes in the applicability of that AD. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:58 Jul 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 Change to Existing AD (67 FR 71452, December 2, 2002) This proposed AD would retain all requirements of AD 2002–23–19. Since AD 2002–23–19 was issued, the AD format has been revised, and certain paragraphs have been rearranged. As a result, the corresponding paragraph identifiers have changed in this proposed AD, as listed in the following table: REVISED PARAGRAPH IDENTIFIERS Requirement in AD 2002–23–19, Amendment 39–12963 (67 FR 71452, December 2, 2002) paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) Corresponding requirement in this proposed AD paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph (g) (h)(1) (h)(2) (h)(3) (h)(4) (i)(1) (i)(2) (i)(3) Relevant Service Information Dassault has issued Chapter 5–40, Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 18, dated July 2012, of Chapter 5, Maintenance Planning Document, of the Dassualt Falcon 2000 Maintenance Manual. The actions described in this service information are intended to correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all pertinent information and determined an unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. This proposed AD would require revisions to certain operator maintenance documents to include new actions (e.g., inspections). Compliance with these actions is required by 14 CFR 91.403(c). For airplanes that have been previously modified, altered, or repaired in the areas addressed by this proposed AD, the operator may not be able to accomplish the actions described in the revisions. In this situation, to comply with 14 CFR 91.403(c), the operator must request approval for an alternative method of compliance according to PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 41883 paragraph (m) of this proposed AD. The request should include a description of changes to the required inspections that will ensure the continued operational safety of the airplane. Costs of Compliance Based on the service information, we estimate that this proposed AD would affect about 229 products of U.S. registry. The actions that are required by AD 2002–23–19, and retained in this proposed AD, take about 17 work-hours per product, per test/replacement cycle, at an average labor rate of $85 per work hour. Required parts cost about $21,680 per product, per replacement cycle. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the currently required actions is $23,125 per product, per test/ replacement cycle. We estimate that it would take about 1 work-hour per product to comply with the new basic requirements of this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $19,465, 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 proposed 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 proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 proposed regulation: E:\FR\FM\12JYP1.SGM 12JYP1 41884 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 134 / Friday, July 12, 2013 / Proposed Rules 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); 3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; 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. We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this proposed AD and placed it in the AD docket. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 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 removing airworthiness directive (AD) 2002–23–19, Amendment 39–12963 (67 FR 71452, December 2, 2002), and adding the following new AD: ■ Dassault Aviation: Docket No. FAA–2013– 0466; Directorate Identifier 2012–NM– 156–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by August 26, 2013. (b) Affected ADs This AD supersedes AD 2002–23–19, Amendment 39–12963 (67 FR 71452, December 2, 2002). Certain requirements of this AD terminate certain requirements of AD 2010–26–05, Amendment 39–16544 (75 FR 79952). wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (c) Applicability This AD applies to Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 airplanes, certificated in any category, all serial numbers. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 05, Time limits and maintenance checks. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by manufacturer revisions to the airplane maintenance manual (AMM) that introduces new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:58 Jul 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced controllability of the airplane. (f) Compliance 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) Retained Requirement: Repetitive Operational Test This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (a) of AD 2002–23–19, Amendment 39–12963 (67 FR 71452, December 2, 2002), with revised repair approval. Within 5 flight cycles after August 11, 1999 (the effective date of AD 99–14–07, Amendment 39–11218 (64 FR 36561, July 7, 1999)): Perform an operational test of the flap asymmetry detection system to ensure that the system is functioning correctly, in accordance with the procedures specified in Dassault Falcon 2000 Airplane Maintenance Manual (AMM) 27–502, dated November 1995. Prior to further flight, repair any discrepancy detected, in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate; the Direction ´ ´ Generale de l’Aviation Civile (or its delegated agent); or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) (or its delegated agent). Repeat the operational test thereafter at intervals not to exceed 330 flight hours or 7 months, whichever occurs first, until the maintenance program revision required by paragraph (j) of this AD is accomplished. (h) Retained Requirement: Repetitive Replacement This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraphs (b), (c), (d), and (e) of AD 2002– 23–19, Amendment 39–12963 (67 FR 71452, December 2, 2002), with terminating action. (1) Prior to the accumulation of 1,000 total flight cycles on the inboard jackscrew located on the inboard flap in the inboard position, or within 25 flight cycles after August 11, 1999 (the effective date of AD 99–14–07, Amendment 39–11218 (64 FR 36561, July 7, 1999)), whichever occurs later: Replace each jackscrew having part number (P/N) 5318–1 or 5318–1 Amdt A, which is located on the inboard flap in the inboard position, in accordance with Dassault Falcon 2000 AMM 27–510, dated November 1995. The replacement jackscrew may be new or may have been reconditioned in accordance with paragraph (h)(2) of this AD. Repeat the replacement of a jackscrew having P/N 5318– 1 or 5318–1 Amdt A thereafter at intervals not to exceed 1,000 flight cycles on the jackscrew located on the inboard flap in the inboard position, until the maintenance program revision required by paragraph (j) of this AD is accomplished. (2) A jackscrew having P/N 5318–1 and located on the inboard flap in the inboard position may be replaced by a reconditioned jackscrew having P/N 5318–1 Amdt A, provided that all of the conditions specified in paragraphs (h)(1) and (h)(2) of this AD are met. (i) The jackscrew has been reconditioned and reidentified as P/N 5318–1 Amdt A, in accordance with Dassault Service Bulletin PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 AVIAC 5318–27–01, dated September 16, 1999. (ii) The jackscrew has been reconditioned only one time. (3) Prior to the accumulation of 2,200 total flight cycles on the middle jackscrew located on the inboard flap and in the outboard position, or within 25 flight cycles after August 11, 1999 (the effective date of AD 99– 14–07, Amendment 39–11218 (64 FR 36561, July 7, 1999)), whichever occurs later: Replace each jackscrew having P/N 5318–1 or 5318–1 Amdt A on the inboard flap and in the outboard position, in accordance with Dassault Falcon 2000 AMM 27–510, dated November 1995. The replacement jackscrew may be new or may have been reconditioned in accordance with paragraph (h)(4) of this AD. Repeat the replacement of a jackscrew having P/N 5318–1 or 5318–1 Amdt A thereafter at intervals not to exceed 2,200 flight cycles on the jackscrew located on the inboard flap and in the outboard position, until the maintenance program revision required by paragraph (j) of this AD is accomplished. (4) A jackscrew having P/N 5318–1 and located on the inboard flap and in the outboard position may be replaced by a reconditioned jackscrew having P/N 5318–1 Amdt A, provided that all of the conditions specified in paragraphs (h)(4)(i) and (h)(4)(ii) of this AD are met. (i) The jackscrew has been reconditioned and reidentified as P/N 5318–1 Amdt A, in accordance with Dassault Service Bulletin AVIAC 5318–27–01, dated September 16, 1999. (ii) The jackscrew has been reconditioned only one time. (i) Retained Requirement: Repetitive Measurements This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraphs (f), (g), and (h) of AD 2002–23– 19, Amendment 39–12963 (67 FR 71452, December 2, 2002), with terminating action added. (1) Prior to the accumulation of 1,000 total flight cycles on the outboard jackscrews located on the outboard flaps, or within 25 flight cycles after August 11, 199 (the effective date of AD 99–14–07, Amendment 39–11218 (64 FR 36561, July 7, 1999)), whichever occurs later: Measure the screw/ nut play of the jackscrews having P/N 1– 5319–1 or 1–5319–1 Amdt A (on the left wing) and P/N 2–5319–1 or 2–5319–1 Amdt A (on the right wing) on the outboard flaps, in accordance with the procedures specified in Dassault Falcon 2000 AMM Temporary Revision (TR) 27–504, dated October 1998. Repeat the measurement as specified in paragraph (i)(1) of this AD until the maintenance program revision required by paragraph (j) of this AD is accomplished. Note 1 to paragraph (i)(1) of this AD: Jackscrews having P/N 1–5319–1 or 2–5319– 1 may be reconditioned in accordance with Dassault Service Bulletin AVIAC 5319–27– 01, dated September 16, 1999. These jackscrews may be reconditioned and reused more than one time. (i) If the initial measurement is equal to or less than 0.014 inch: Repeat the measurement thereafter at intervals not to exceed 330 flight E:\FR\FM\12JYP1.SGM 12JYP1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 134 / Friday, July 12, 2013 / Proposed Rules hours or 7 months, whichever occurs first. If any repetitive measurement detects a nut/ screw play greater than 0.014 inch, perform the actions required by paragraph (i)(1)(ii) of this AD. (ii) If the initial measurement is greater than 0.014 inch: Perform the actions required by paragraphs (i)(1)(ii)(A) and (i)(1)(ii)(B) of this AD. (A) Prior to further flight, replace the jackscrew with a new or reconditioned jackscrew, in accordance with Dassault Falcon 2000 AMM 27–510, dated November 1995. (B) Prior to the accumulation of 1,000 total flight cycles on the new or reconditioned jackscrew, perform a follow-on measurement of the screw/nut play, in accordance with the procedures specified in Dassault Falcon 2000 AMM TR 27–504, dated October 1998. (C) If any follow-on measurement required by paragraph (i)(1)(ii)(B) of this AD detects a nut/screw play equal to or less than 0.014 inch, perform the actions required by paragraph (i)(1) of this AD. If any follow-on measurement required by paragraph (i)(1)(ii)(B) of this AD detects a nut/screw play greater than 0.014 inch, perform the actions required by paragraphs (i)(1)(ii)(A) and (i)(1)(ii)(B) of this AD. (2) Prior to the accumulation of 750 total flight cycles on the jackscrew located on the inboard flap in the inboard position, or within 25 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later: Measure the screw/nut play of the jackscrew having P/ N 5318–1 or 1–5318–1 Amdt A, which is located on the inboard flap in the inboard position, to detect discrepancies, in accordance with the procedures specified in Dassault Falcon 2000 AMM TR 27–504, dated October 1998. If the measurement is greater than 0.014 inch, prior to further flight, replace the discrepant jackscrew with a new or reconditioned jackscrew, in accordance with Dassault Falcon 2000 AMM 27–510, dated November 1995. (3) Prior to the accumulation of 1,000 total flight cycles on the jackscrew located on the inboard flap in the outboard position, or within 25 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later: Measure the screw/nut play of the jackscrew having P/ N 5318–1 or 5318–1 Amdt A, which is located on the inboard flap in the outboard position, in accordance with the procedures specified in Dassault Falcon 2000 AMM TR 27–504, dated October 1998. (i) If the initial measurement is equal to or less than 0.014 inch: Repeat the measurements thereafter at intervals not to exceed 330 flight hours or 7 months, whichever occurs first. If repetitive measurement detects a nut/screw play greater than 0.014 inch, perform the actions required by paragraph (i)(3)(ii)(B) of this AD. (ii) If the initial measurement is greater than 0.014 inch: Perform the actions required by paragraphs (i)(3)(ii)(A) and (i)(3)(ii)(B) of this AD. (A) Prior to further flight, replace the jackscrew with a new or reconditioned jackscrew, in accordance with Dassault Falcon 2000 AMM 27–510, dated November 1995. (B) Prior to the accumulation of 1,000 total flight cycles on the new or reconditioned VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:58 Jul 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 41885 jackscrew, perform a follow-on measurement of the screw/nut play, in accordance with the procedures specified in Dassault Falcon 2000 AMM TR 27–504, dated October 1998. (C) If any follow-on measurement required by paragraph (i)(3)(ii)(B) of this AD detects a nut/screw play equal to or less than 0.014 inch, perform the actions required by paragraph (i)(3)(i) of this AD. If any followon measurement required by paragraph (i)(3)(ii)(B) of this AD detects a nut/screw play greater than 0.014 inch, perform the actions required by paragraphs (i)(3)(ii)(A) and (i)(3)(ii)(B) of this AD. 26–05, Amendment 39–16544 (75 FR 79952, December 21, 2010), for all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 airplanes. (j) New Requirement of This AD: Revision of the Maintenance Program Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the maintenance program to incorporate the information specified in Chapter 5–40, Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 18, dated July 2012, of Chapter 5, Maintenance Planning Document, of the Dassault Falcon 2000 Maintenance Manual. The initial compliance time for the tasks are at the applicable times specified in Chapter 5–40, Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 18, dated July 2012, of Chapter 5, Maintenance Planning Document, of the Dassault Falcon 2000 Maintenance Manual, or within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later. Accomplishing the requirements of this paragraph terminates the applicable requirements of paragraphs (g), (h), and (i) of this AD. Clarification of compliance time terminology used in the tables in the service information is provided in paragraphs (j)(1) through (j)(5) of this AD. (1) The term ‘‘landings’’ in the ‘‘First Inspection’’ column of any table in the service information specified in paragraph (j) of this AD means total airplane landings. (2) The term ‘‘flight hours’’ in the ‘‘First Inspection’’ column of any table in the service information specified in paragraph (j) of this AD means total flight hours. (3) The term ‘‘flight cycles’’ in the ‘‘First Inspection’’ column of any table in the service information specified in paragraph (j) of this AD means total flight cycles. (4) For Task 30–11–09–350–801 30–103 identified in the service information specified in paragraph (j) of this AD, the initial compliance time is prior to the accumulation of 2,400 total flight hours or 2,000 total flight cycles, or within 2,400 flight hours or 2,000 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first; or within 30 days after the effective date of this AD; whichever occurs later. (5) For Task 52–20–00–610–801–01 52–205 identified in the service information specified in paragraph (j) of this AD, the initial compliance time is 24 months after the effective date of this AD. (6) The limited service life of part number F2MA721512100 is 3,750 total flight cycles on the part or 6 years since the manufacturing date of the part, whichever occurs first. (m) Other FAA AD Provisions (k) Terminating Action for a Certain AD Accomplishment of the actions required by paragraph (j) of this AD terminates the requirements of paragraph (g) of AD 2010– PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (l) No Alternative Actions or Intervals After accomplishing the revision required by paragraph (j) of this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections) or intervals may be used unless the actions or intervals are approved as an alternative method of compliance in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (m)(1) of this AD. 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. 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 International Branch, send it 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– 1137. Information may be emailed to: 9ANM-116-AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. 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. (n) Related Information (1) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency Airworthiness Directive 2012– 0156, dated August 23, 2012; and Chapter 5– 40, Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 18, dated July 2012, of Chapter 5, Maintenance Planning Document, of the Dassualt Falcon 2000 Maintenance Manual; for related information. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Dassault Falcon Jet, P.O. Box 2000, South Hackensack, NJ 07606; telephone 201–440–6700; Internet https:// www.dassaultfalcon.com. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. E:\FR\FM\12JYP1.SGM 12JYP1 41886 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 134 / Friday, July 12, 2013 / Proposed Rules Issued in Renton, Washington, on June 14, 2013. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–15952 Filed 7–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0603; Directorate Identifier 2009–SW–079–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Helicopters Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain serial-numbered Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (BHTC) Model 206L, 206L–1, 206L–3, and 206L–4 helicopters with a certain tailboom upper left attachment fitting (fitting). This proposed AD would require inspecting the fitting for a crack and other conditions. This proposed AD is prompted by the manufacturer revising and extending the 100 hour time-inservice (TIS) inspection requirements for the fitting. The proposed actions are intended to detect a crack, loose rivet, corrosion, or any other damage, which could lead to loss of the tailboom and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. SUMMARY: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by September 10, 2013. DATES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Docket: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Send comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to the ‘‘Mail’’ address between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:58 Jul 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 Examining the AD Docket Discussion 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 proposed AD, the economic 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 service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited, 12,800 Rue de l’Avenir, Mirabel, Quebec J7J1R4, telephone (450) 437–2862 or (800) 363–8023, fax (450) 433–0272, or at https://www.bellcustomer.com/files/. You may review the referenced service information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Room 663, Fort Worth, Texas 76137. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Miles, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Regulations and Policy Group, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76137; telephone: (817) 222–5110; email: sharon.y.miles@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Transport Canada (TC), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued AD No. CF–2009–41, dated November 16, 2009 (AD CF–2009–41), to correct an unsafe condition for BHTC Model 206L series helicopters, specifically: Model 206L, serial number (S/N) 45004 through 45153, and 46601 through 46617; Model 206L–1, S/N 45154 through 45790; Model 206L–3, S/ N 51001 through 51612; and Model 206L–4, all S/Ns. TC AD No. CF–2009– 41 was prompted by a new airworthiness limitation for the fitting that requires an inspection of fitting part number 203–032–409–001 at each 100hour or annual inspection. The TC AD requires inspecting the fitting, and replacing or repairing it if necessary, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of BHTC Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) 206L–09–158, Revision A, dated August 31, 2009 (ASB 206L– 09–158 Revision A). TC further states that incorporating this inspection into the applicable maintenance manual revision constitutes terminating action to TC AD No. CF–2009–41. The actions in TC AD No. CF–2009–41 are intended to detect a crack in a tailboom attachment fitting, which could result in loss of the tailboom and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. Comments Invited We invite you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting written comments, data, or views. We also invite comments relating to the economic, environmental, energy, or federalism impacts that might result from adopting the proposals in this document. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the proposal, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. To ensure the docket does not contain duplicate comments, commenters should send only one copy of written comments, or if comments are filed electronically, commenters should submit only one time. We will file in the docket all comments that we receive, as well as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerning this proposed rulemaking. Before acting on this proposal, we will consider all comments we receive on or before the closing date for comments. We will consider comments filed after the comment period has closed if it is possible to do so without incurring expense or delay. We may change this proposal in light of the comments we receive. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 FAA’s Determination These helicopters have been approved by the aviation authority of Canada and are approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with Canada, TC, its technical representative, has notified us of the unsafe condition described in its AD. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all known relevant information and determined that an unsafe condition is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. Related Service Information We reviewed ASB 206L–09–158 Revision A for certain serial-numbered Model 206L, L–1, L–3, and L–4 helicopters with certain tailboom assemblies installed. That ASB requires an inspection of the fitting for a crack, loose rivets, corrosion, and damage at each 100-hour or annual inspection. If there is a crack, the ASB specifies replacing the fitting with an airworthy fitting. If there is a loose rivet, the ASB specifies replacing the rivet with an airworthy rivet. If the fitting has corrosion or mechanical damage, the ASB specifies determining if the corrosion or mechanical damage is within acceptable limits. If the corrosion E:\FR\FM\12JYP1.SGM 12JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 134 (Friday, July 12, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 41882-41886]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15952]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0466; Directorate Identifier 2012-NM-156-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2002-23-
19, which applies to all Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 2000 series 
airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive operational tests, 
repetitive measurements, and repetitive replacement of certain 
jackscrews. Since we issued that AD, the manufacturer revised the 
airplane maintenance manual (AMM) maintenance requirements and 
airworthiness limitations. This proposed AD would require revising the 
maintenance program to incorporate new or revised maintenance 
requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to 
prevent reduced controllability of the airplane.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by August 26, 2013.

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 W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact 
Dassault Falcon Jet, P.O. Box 2000, South Hackensack, NJ 07606; 
telephone 201-440-6700; Internet https://www.dassaultfalcon.com. You may 
review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425-
227-1221.

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 proposed 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; phone: 425-227-
1137; fax: 425-227-1149.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2013-0466; 
Directorate Identifier 2012-NM-156-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We 
will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend 
this proposed AD based on those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this proposed AD.

Discussion

    On November 19, 2002, we issued AD 2002-23-19, Amendment 39-12963 
(67 FR 71452, December 2, 2002), for all Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 
2000 airplanes. (That AD superseded AD 99-14-07, Amendment 39-11218 (64 
FR 36561, July 7, 1999)). AD 2002-23-19 requires repetitive operational 
tests of the flap asymmetry detection system, repetitive replacement of 
the inboard flap jackscrews, and repetitive measurement of the screw/
nut play of the jackscrews on the inboard and outboard flaps.
    Since we issued AD 2002-23-19, we have determined that existing 
maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are inadequate 
and additional inspections are necessary to address the identified 
unsafe condition. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is 
the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, 
has issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2012-0156, dated August 23, 
2012 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness 
Information, or ``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for the 
specified products. The MCAI states:

    The airworthiness limitations and maintenance requirements for 
the Falcon 2000 type design are included in Dassault Aviation Falcon 
2000 (F2000) Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) chapter 5-40 and are 
approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). EASA issued 
AD 2008-0221 to require accomplishment of the maintenance tasks, and 
implementation of the airworthiness limitations, as specified in

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Dassault Aviation F2000 AMM chapter 5-40 at revision 12.
    Since that [EASA] AD was issued, Dassault Aviation have issued 
F2000 AMM chapter 5-40 at revision 17, which introduces new or more 
restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness 
limitations.
    Dassault Aviation AMM chapter 5-40 revision 17 contains among 
other changes the following requirements:

--Inspection and test of horizontal stabilizer jackscrew;
--Operational test of voltage monitoring circuits;
--Upgrade of screwjack of flap actuators from the older to the 
latest -3 version;
--Revised Time Between Overhaul for screwjack of flap actuators -3 
version;
--Revised interval for checking the screw/nut play on screwjack of 
flap actuators -3 version;
--Removal of service life limit for screwjack of flap actuators;
--Test of flap asymmetry protection system. Compliance with the flap 
asymmetry test is required by DGAC [Direction G[eacute]n[eacute]rale 
de l'Aviation Civile] France AD F-1999-038-008(B)R1. F2000 AMM 
chapter 5-40 at revision 17 introduces extended inspection interval;
--Inspection procedures of fuselage and wings;
--Check of overpressure tightness on pressurization control 
regulating valves. Compliance with this check is required by EASA AD 
2008-0072. F2000 AMM chapter 5-40 at revision 17 introduces extended 
inspection interval.

    The maintenance tasks and airworthiness limitations, as 
specified in the F2000 AMM chapter 5-40, have been identified as 
mandatory actions for continued airworthiness of the F2000 type 
design. Failure to comply with AMM chapter 5-40 at revision 17 might 
constitute an unsafe condition.
* * * * *

The required action is revising the maintenance program to incorporate 
all airworthiness limitations and maintenance tasks specified in 
Chapter 5-40, Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 18, dated July 2012, 
of Chapter 5, Maintenance Planning Document, of the Dassualt Falcon 
2000 Maintenance Manual. You may obtain further information by 
examining the MCAI in the AD docket.

Explanation of Change to Applicability

    We have revised the applicability of AD 2002-23-19 in this proposed 
AD to clarify that only Dassault Model Falcon 2000 airplanes are 
affected by this proposed AD and not Model Falcon 2000EX airplanes. The 
applicability of AD 2002-23-19 states that the AD is applicable to 
Dassault Model Falcon 2000 series airplanes, which includes Model 
Falcon 2000EX airplanes, but it was not the FAA's intent to include 
Model Falcon 2000EX airplanes in the applicability of that AD.

Change to Existing AD (67 FR 71452, December 2, 2002)

    This proposed AD would retain all requirements of AD 2002-23-19. 
Since AD 2002-23-19 was issued, the AD format has been revised, and 
certain paragraphs have been rearranged. As a result, the corresponding 
paragraph identifiers have changed in this proposed AD, as listed in 
the following table:

                      Revised Paragraph Identifiers
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  Requirement in  AD 2002-23-19,
 Amendment 39-12963  (67 FR 71452,   Corresponding  requirement in this
         December 2, 2002)                       proposed AD
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 paragraph (a)                       paragraph (g)
 paragraph (b)                       paragraph (h)(1)
 paragraph (c)                       paragraph (h)(2)
 paragraph (d)                       paragraph (h)(3)
 paragraph (e)                       paragraph (h)(4)
 paragraph (f)                       paragraph (i)(1)
 paragraph (g)                       paragraph (i)(2)
 paragraph (h)                       paragraph (i)(3)
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Relevant Service Information

    Dassault has issued Chapter 5-40, Airworthiness Limitations, 
Revision 18, dated July 2012, of Chapter 5, Maintenance Planning 
Document, of the Dassualt Falcon 2000 Maintenance Manual. The actions 
described in this service information are intended to correct the 
unsafe condition identified in the MCAI.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another 
country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have 
been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service 
information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we 
evaluated all pertinent information and determined an unsafe condition 
exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same 
type design.
    This proposed AD would require revisions to certain operator 
maintenance documents to include new actions (e.g., inspections). 
Compliance with these actions is required by 14 CFR 91.403(c). For 
airplanes that have been previously modified, altered, or repaired in 
the areas addressed by this proposed AD, the operator may not be able 
to accomplish the actions described in the revisions. In this 
situation, to comply with 14 CFR 91.403(c), the operator must request 
approval for an alternative method of compliance according to paragraph 
(m) of this proposed AD. The request should include a description of 
changes to the required inspections that will ensure the continued 
operational safety of the airplane.

Costs of Compliance

    Based on the service information, we estimate that this proposed AD 
would affect about 229 products of U.S. registry.
    The actions that are required by AD 2002-23-19, and retained in 
this proposed AD, take about 17 work-hours per product, per test/
replacement cycle, at an average labor rate of $85 per work hour. 
Required parts cost about $21,680 per product, per replacement cycle. 
Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the currently required 
actions is $23,125 per product, per test/replacement cycle.
    We estimate that it would take about 1 work-hour per product to 
comply with the new basic requirements of this proposed AD. The average 
labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate 
the cost of the proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $19,465, 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 proposed 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 proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 proposed 
regulation:

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    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);
    3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; 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.
    We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to 
comply with this proposed AD and placed it in the AD docket.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Proposed Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

0
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 removing airworthiness directive (AD) 
2002-23-19, Amendment 39-12963 (67 FR 71452, December 2, 2002), and 
adding the following new AD:

Dassault Aviation: Docket No. FAA-2013-0466; Directorate Identifier 
2012-NM-156-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by August 26, 2013.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD supersedes AD 2002-23-19, Amendment 39-12963 (67 FR 
71452, December 2, 2002). Certain requirements of this AD terminate 
certain requirements of AD 2010-26-05, Amendment 39-16544 (75 FR 
79952).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 
airplanes, certificated in any category, all serial numbers.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 05, Time limits 
and maintenance checks.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by manufacturer revisions to the airplane 
maintenance manual (AMM) that introduces new or more restrictive 
maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are 
issuing this AD to prevent reduced controllability of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

    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) Retained Requirement: Repetitive Operational Test

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (a) of AD 
2002-23-19, Amendment 39-12963 (67 FR 71452, December 2, 2002), with 
revised repair approval. Within 5 flight cycles after August 11, 
1999 (the effective date of AD 99-14-07, Amendment 39-11218 (64 FR 
36561, July 7, 1999)): Perform an operational test of the flap 
asymmetry detection system to ensure that the system is functioning 
correctly, in accordance with the procedures specified in Dassault 
Falcon 2000 Airplane Maintenance Manual (AMM) 27-502, dated November 
1995. Prior to further flight, repair any discrepancy detected, in 
accordance with a method approved by the Manager, International 
Branch, ANM-116, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate; the Direction 
G[eacute]n[eacute]rale de l'Aviation Civile (or its delegated 
agent); or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) (or its 
delegated agent). Repeat the operational test thereafter at 
intervals not to exceed 330 flight hours or 7 months, whichever 
occurs first, until the maintenance program revision required by 
paragraph (j) of this AD is accomplished.

(h) Retained Requirement: Repetitive Replacement

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraphs (b), (c), 
(d), and (e) of AD 2002-23-19, Amendment 39-12963 (67 FR 71452, 
December 2, 2002), with terminating action.
    (1) Prior to the accumulation of 1,000 total flight cycles on 
the inboard jackscrew located on the inboard flap in the inboard 
position, or within 25 flight cycles after August 11, 1999 (the 
effective date of AD 99-14-07, Amendment 39-11218 (64 FR 36561, July 
7, 1999)), whichever occurs later: Replace each jackscrew having 
part number (P/N) 5318-1 or 5318-1 Amdt A, which is located on the 
inboard flap in the inboard position, in accordance with Dassault 
Falcon 2000 AMM 27-510, dated November 1995. The replacement 
jackscrew may be new or may have been reconditioned in accordance 
with paragraph (h)(2) of this AD. Repeat the replacement of a 
jackscrew having P/N 5318-1 or 5318-1 Amdt A thereafter at intervals 
not to exceed 1,000 flight cycles on the jackscrew located on the 
inboard flap in the inboard position, until the maintenance program 
revision required by paragraph (j) of this AD is accomplished.
    (2) A jackscrew having P/N 5318-1 and located on the inboard 
flap in the inboard position may be replaced by a reconditioned 
jackscrew having P/N 5318-1 Amdt A, provided that all of the 
conditions specified in paragraphs (h)(1) and (h)(2) of this AD are 
met.
    (i) The jackscrew has been reconditioned and reidentified as P/N 
5318-1 Amdt A, in accordance with Dassault Service Bulletin AVIAC 
5318-27-01, dated September 16, 1999.
    (ii) The jackscrew has been reconditioned only one time.
    (3) Prior to the accumulation of 2,200 total flight cycles on 
the middle jackscrew located on the inboard flap and in the outboard 
position, or within 25 flight cycles after August 11, 1999 (the 
effective date of AD 99-14-07, Amendment 39-11218 (64 FR 36561, July 
7, 1999)), whichever occurs later: Replace each jackscrew having P/N 
5318-1 or 5318-1 Amdt A on the inboard flap and in the outboard 
position, in accordance with Dassault Falcon 2000 AMM 27-510, dated 
November 1995. The replacement jackscrew may be new or may have been 
reconditioned in accordance with paragraph (h)(4) of this AD. Repeat 
the replacement of a jackscrew having P/N 5318-1 or 5318-1 Amdt A 
thereafter at intervals not to exceed 2,200 flight cycles on the 
jackscrew located on the inboard flap and in the outboard position, 
until the maintenance program revision required by paragraph (j) of 
this AD is accomplished.
    (4) A jackscrew having P/N 5318-1 and located on the inboard 
flap and in the outboard position may be replaced by a reconditioned 
jackscrew having P/N 5318-1 Amdt A, provided that all of the 
conditions specified in paragraphs (h)(4)(i) and (h)(4)(ii) of this 
AD are met.
    (i) The jackscrew has been reconditioned and reidentified as P/N 
5318-1 Amdt A, in accordance with Dassault Service Bulletin AVIAC 
5318-27-01, dated September 16, 1999.
    (ii) The jackscrew has been reconditioned only one time.

(i) Retained Requirement: Repetitive Measurements

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraphs (f), (g), 
and (h) of AD 2002-23-19, Amendment 39-12963 (67 FR 71452, December 
2, 2002), with terminating action added.
    (1) Prior to the accumulation of 1,000 total flight cycles on 
the outboard jackscrews located on the outboard flaps, or within 25 
flight cycles after August 11, 199 (the effective date of AD 99-14-
07, Amendment 39-11218 (64 FR 36561, July 7, 1999)), whichever 
occurs later: Measure the screw/nut play of the jackscrews having P/
N 1-5319-1 or 1-5319-1 Amdt A (on the left wing) and P/N 2-5319-1 or 
2-5319-1 Amdt A (on the right wing) on the outboard flaps, in 
accordance with the procedures specified in Dassault Falcon 2000 AMM 
Temporary Revision (TR) 27-504, dated October 1998. Repeat the 
measurement as specified in paragraph (i)(1) of this AD until the 
maintenance program revision required by paragraph (j) of this AD is 
accomplished.

    Note 1 to paragraph (i)(1) of this AD:  Jackscrews having P/N 1-
5319-1 or 2-5319-1 may be reconditioned in accordance with Dassault 
Service Bulletin AVIAC 5319-27-01, dated September 16, 1999. These 
jackscrews may be reconditioned and reused more than one time.

    (i) If the initial measurement is equal to or less than 0.014 
inch: Repeat the measurement thereafter at intervals not to exceed 
330 flight

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hours or 7 months, whichever occurs first. If any repetitive 
measurement detects a nut/screw play greater than 0.014 inch, 
perform the actions required by paragraph (i)(1)(ii) of this AD.
    (ii) If the initial measurement is greater than 0.014 inch: 
Perform the actions required by paragraphs (i)(1)(ii)(A) and 
(i)(1)(ii)(B) of this AD.
    (A) Prior to further flight, replace the jackscrew with a new or 
reconditioned jackscrew, in accordance with Dassault Falcon 2000 AMM 
27-510, dated November 1995.
    (B) Prior to the accumulation of 1,000 total flight cycles on 
the new or reconditioned jackscrew, perform a follow-on measurement 
of the screw/nut play, in accordance with the procedures specified 
in Dassault Falcon 2000 AMM TR 27-504, dated October 1998.
    (C) If any follow-on measurement required by paragraph 
(i)(1)(ii)(B) of this AD detects a nut/screw play equal to or less 
than 0.014 inch, perform the actions required by paragraph (i)(1) of 
this AD. If any follow-on measurement required by paragraph 
(i)(1)(ii)(B) of this AD detects a nut/screw play greater than 0.014 
inch, perform the actions required by paragraphs (i)(1)(ii)(A) and 
(i)(1)(ii)(B) of this AD.
    (2) Prior to the accumulation of 750 total flight cycles on the 
jackscrew located on the inboard flap in the inboard position, or 
within 25 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, 
whichever occurs later: Measure the screw/nut play of the jackscrew 
having P/N 5318-1 or 1-5318-1 Amdt A, which is located on the 
inboard flap in the inboard position, to detect discrepancies, in 
accordance with the procedures specified in Dassault Falcon 2000 AMM 
TR 27-504, dated October 1998. If the measurement is greater than 
0.014 inch, prior to further flight, replace the discrepant 
jackscrew with a new or reconditioned jackscrew, in accordance with 
Dassault Falcon 2000 AMM 27-510, dated November 1995.
    (3) Prior to the accumulation of 1,000 total flight cycles on 
the jackscrew located on the inboard flap in the outboard position, 
or within 25 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, 
whichever occurs later: Measure the screw/nut play of the jackscrew 
having P/N 5318-1 or 5318-1 Amdt A, which is located on the inboard 
flap in the outboard position, in accordance with the procedures 
specified in Dassault Falcon 2000 AMM TR 27-504, dated October 1998.
    (i) If the initial measurement is equal to or less than 0.014 
inch: Repeat the measurements thereafter at intervals not to exceed 
330 flight hours or 7 months, whichever occurs first. If repetitive 
measurement detects a nut/screw play greater than 0.014 inch, 
perform the actions required by paragraph (i)(3)(ii)(B) of this AD.
    (ii) If the initial measurement is greater than 0.014 inch: 
Perform the actions required by paragraphs (i)(3)(ii)(A) and 
(i)(3)(ii)(B) of this AD.
    (A) Prior to further flight, replace the jackscrew with a new or 
reconditioned jackscrew, in accordance with Dassault Falcon 2000 AMM 
27-510, dated November 1995.
    (B) Prior to the accumulation of 1,000 total flight cycles on 
the new or reconditioned jackscrew, perform a follow-on measurement 
of the screw/nut play, in accordance with the procedures specified 
in Dassault Falcon 2000 AMM TR 27-504, dated October 1998.
    (C) If any follow-on measurement required by paragraph 
(i)(3)(ii)(B) of this AD detects a nut/screw play equal to or less 
than 0.014 inch, perform the actions required by paragraph (i)(3)(i) 
of this AD. If any follow-on measurement required by paragraph 
(i)(3)(ii)(B) of this AD detects a nut/screw play greater than 0.014 
inch, perform the actions required by paragraphs (i)(3)(ii)(A) and 
(i)(3)(ii)(B) of this AD.

(j) New Requirement of This AD: Revision of the Maintenance Program

    Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the 
maintenance program to incorporate the information specified in 
Chapter 5-40, Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 18, dated July 
2012, of Chapter 5, Maintenance Planning Document, of the Dassault 
Falcon 2000 Maintenance Manual. The initial compliance time for the 
tasks are at the applicable times specified in Chapter 5-40, 
Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 18, dated July 2012, of Chapter 
5, Maintenance Planning Document, of the Dassault Falcon 2000 
Maintenance Manual, or within 30 days after the effective date of 
this AD, whichever occurs later. Accomplishing the requirements of 
this paragraph terminates the applicable requirements of paragraphs 
(g), (h), and (i) of this AD. Clarification of compliance time 
terminology used in the tables in the service information is 
provided in paragraphs (j)(1) through (j)(5) of this AD.
    (1) The term ``landings'' in the ``First Inspection'' column of 
any table in the service information specified in paragraph (j) of 
this AD means total airplane landings.
    (2) The term ``flight hours'' in the ``First Inspection'' column 
of any table in the service information specified in paragraph (j) 
of this AD means total flight hours.
    (3) The term ``flight cycles'' in the ``First Inspection'' 
column of any table in the service information specified in 
paragraph (j) of this AD means total flight cycles.
    (4) For Task 30-11-09-350-801 30-103 identified in the service 
information specified in paragraph (j) of this AD, the initial 
compliance time is prior to the accumulation of 2,400 total flight 
hours or 2,000 total flight cycles, or within 2,400 flight hours or 
2,000 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, whichever 
occurs first; or within 30 days after the effective date of this AD; 
whichever occurs later.
    (5) For Task 52-20-00-610-801-01 52-205 identified in the 
service information specified in paragraph (j) of this AD, the 
initial compliance time is 24 months after the effective date of 
this AD.
    (6) The limited service life of part number F2MA721512100 is 
3,750 total flight cycles on the part or 6 years since the 
manufacturing date of the part, whichever occurs first.

(k) Terminating Action for a Certain AD

    Accomplishment of the actions required by paragraph (j) of this 
AD terminates the requirements of paragraph (g) of AD 2010-26-05, 
Amendment 39-16544 (75 FR 79952, December 21, 2010), for all 
Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 airplanes.

(l) No Alternative Actions or Intervals

    After accomplishing the revision required by paragraph (j) of 
this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections) or intervals may 
be used unless the actions or intervals are approved as an 
alternative method of compliance in accordance with the procedures 
specified in paragraph (m)(1) of this AD.

(m) Other FAA AD Provisions

    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. 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 International Branch, send it 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 425-227-1137. 
Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116-AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. 
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.

(n) Related Information

    (1) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency Airworthiness 
Directive 2012-0156, dated August 23, 2012; and Chapter 5-40, 
Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 18, dated July 2012, of Chapter 
5, Maintenance Planning Document, of the Dassualt Falcon 2000 
Maintenance Manual; for related information.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Dassault Falcon Jet, P.O. Box 2000, South Hackensack, NJ 07606; 
telephone 201-440-6700; Internet https://www.dassaultfalcon.com. You 
may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. 
For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, 
call 425-227-1221.


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    Issued in Renton, Washington, on June 14, 2013.
Ali Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-15952 Filed 7-11-13; 8:45 am]
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