Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X Airplanes, 16239-16241 [2014-06492]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 57 / Tuesday, March 25, 2014 / Proposed Rules encourages responders to submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt. All submissions must include the RIN for this rulemaking, RIN 1994–AA02. For additional information and instructions on submitting comments, see the ‘‘Public Comment Procedures’’ heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of the SNOPR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Goorevich, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Nonproliferation and International Security, NA–24, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, telephone 202– 586–0589; Janet Barsy, Office of the General Counsel, GC–53, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, telephone 202–586–3429; or Katie Strangis, National Nuclear Security Administration, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, telephone 202–586–8623. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Extension of Comment Period tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS I. Background II. Extension of Comment Period Due to the nature of the comments received, including a recommendation 18:31 Mar 24, 2014 Issued in Washington, DC, on March 18, 2014. Richard Goorevich, Senior Policy Advisor. [FR Doc. 2014–06547 Filed 3–24–14; 8:45 am] On September 7, 2011, DOE issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to propose the first comprehensive updating of regulations concerning Assistance to Foreign Atomic Energy Activities since 1986. (76 FR 55278) The NOPR reflected a need to make the regulations consistent with current global civil nuclear trade practices and nonproliferation norms, and to update the activities and technologies subject to the Secretary of Energy’s specific authorization and DOE reporting requirements. It also identified destinations with respect to which most assistance would be generally authorized and destinations that would require a specific authorization by the Secretary of Energy. After careful consideration of all comments received, DOE published a SNOPR on August 2, 2013, to respond to those comments, propose new or revised rule changes, and afford interested parties a second opportunity to comment. (78 FR 46829). The comment period on the SNOPR was originally to close on October 31, 2013, but was extended until November 30, 2013. By this notice, DOE is reopening the comment period on the SNOPR. The comment period will close on April 2, 2014. VerDate Mar<15>2010 to withdraw the SNOPR, the Department has determined to re-open the comment period to April 2, 2014, as a means to afford additional time for the public to review and comment on the SNOPR and comments of other parties. Any comment received between November 30, 2013 and the publication of today’s notice will be deemed timely, filed, and considered to be part of the record and will be considered together with all comments submitted within the re-opened comment period. As provided in the SNOPR, if you submit information that you believe to be exempt by law from public disclosure, you should submit one complete copy, as well as one copy from which the information claimed to be exempt by law from public disclosure has been deleted. DOE is responsible for the final determination with regard to disclosure or nondisclosure of the information and for treating it accordingly under the DOE Freedom of Information regulations at 10 CFR 1004.11. Jkt 232001 BILLING CODE 6450–01–P 16239 collapse of the MLG during take-off or landing. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by May 9, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://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 http:// www.dassaultfalcon.com. You may view this 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 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0145; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–183–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that the pintle pins installed on a certain number of airplanes may be incorrectly protected against corrosion. This proposed AD would require replacing certain pintle pins on the left- and right-hand main landing gear (MLG) with a serviceable part. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct pintle pins that have been incorrectly corrosion-protected, which could cause the pintle pins to shear under normal load and lead to the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014– 0145; or in person at the Docket Management Facility 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, WA 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–2014–0145; Directorate Identifier E:\FR\FM\25MRP1.SGM 25MRP1 16240 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 57 / Tuesday, March 25, 2014 / Proposed Rules 2013–NM–183–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 http:// 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 The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2013–0162, dated July 24, 2013 (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: Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, the manufacturer of the landing gears of the Falcon 7X aeroplanes, has advised that pintle pins Part Number (P/N) 55–2355007–01 being installed on a certain number of aeroplanes may be incorrectly protected against corrosion. These pins are designed to shear in case of excessive loads on the main landing gears so that structural damage would be contained after a landing gear collapse. The cadmiumcoating inside the bore of suspect pins may not be compliant to the original thickness specifications. Inspection of a few removed parts in service revealed that traces of limited corrosion can be found on an unstressed area of the pins. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty identified a list of potentially affected pintle pins and subsequently, Dassault Aviation identified on which aeroplanes those pintle pins were installed. This condition, if not corrected, may lead to corrosion of the pins and ultimately cause them to shear under normal load. This could result in landing gear collapse during take-off or landing. To address this condition, Dassault Aviation, with the support of MessierBugatti-Dowty, developed Service Bulletin (SB) F7X–182 to provide instructions for removal of potentially affected pintle pins and replacement with serviceable parts. For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires replacement of pintle pins on affected airplanes. This [EASA] AD also prohibits installation of a potentially affected part on an aeroplane. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA– 2014–0145. Relevant Service Information Dassault Aviation has issued Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X–182, Revision 4, dated July 18, 2013. 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. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 42 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators Replacement ...................................................... 20 work-hours × $85 per hour = $1,700 ........... $17,000 $18,700 $785,400 Authority for This Rulemaking tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Action Regulatory Findings List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 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. 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: 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. Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Mar 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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. Amend § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ Dassault Aviation: Docket No. FAA–2014– 0145; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM– 183–AD. E:\FR\FM\25MRP1.SGM 25MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 57 / Tuesday, March 25, 2014 / Proposed Rules (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by May 9, 2014. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes, certificated in any category. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 32, Main Landing Gear. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports that the pintle pins installed on a certain number of airplanes may be incorrectly protected against corrosion. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct pintle pins that have been incorrectly corrosion-protected, which could cause the pintle pins to shear under normal load and lead to the collapse of the MLG during take-off or landing. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (g) Replacement For airplanes having serial numbers 4 through 6 inclusive; 9, 12, 19, 21 through 25 inclusive; 29, 32, 33, 37, 39 through 42 inclusive; 45, 49 through 53 inclusive; 55, 56, 62, 63, 65, 67 through 69 inclusive; and 81, 82, 84, and 120: Within 2 months after the effective date of this AD, replace the pintle pins having part number (P/N) 55–2355007– 01 on the left- and right-hand MLG with a serviceable part, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Aviation Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X–182, Revision 4, dated July 18, 2013. (h) Parts Installation Prohibition As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install a pintle pin having P/N 55–2355007–01, with the following serial numbers, on any airplane: EXC–0001, EXC– 0003, EXC–0008, EXC–0009, EXC–0010, EXC–0015, EXC–0017, EXC–0018, EXC– 0019, EXC–0020, EXC–0022, EXC–0023, EXC–0024, EXC–0025, EXC–0026, EXC– 0027, EXC–0029, EXC–0030, EXC–0031, EXC–0033, EXC–0037, EXC–0038, EXC– 0040, EXC–0041, EXC–0043, EXC–0044, EXC–0045, EXC–0046, EXC–0047, EXC– 0050, EXC–0051, EXC–0052, EXC–0053, EXC–0054, EXC–0057, EXC–0059, EXC– 0060, EXC–0061, EXC–0062, EXC–0063, EXC–0064, EXC–0065, EXC–0067, EXC– 0069, EXC–0072, EXC–0074, EXC–0075, EXC–0076, EXC–0077, EXC–0078, EXC– 0084, EXC–0091, EXC–0092, EXC–0093, EXC–0096, EXC–0098, EXC–0099, EXC– 0101, EXC–0102, EXC–0103, EXC–0106, EXC–0107, EXC–0108, EXC–0109, EXC– 0110, EXC–0111, EXC–0114, EXC–0115, EXC–0117, EXC–0119, EXC–0120, EXC– 0121, EXC–0122, EXC–0123, EXC–0124, EXC–0125, EXC–0126, EXC–0127, EXC– 0128, EXC–0129, EXC–0130, EXC–0131, EXC–0132, EXC–0133, EXC–0134, EXC– 0135, EXC–0136, EXC–0137, EXC–0138, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Mar 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 EXC–0139, EXC–0143, EXC–0144, EXC– 0147, EXC–0148, EXC–0149, EXC–0150, EXC–0152, EXC–0153, EXC–0154, EXC– 0155, EXC–0158, EXC–0162, EXC–0163, EXC–0164, EXC–0167, EXC–0168, EXC– 0170, EXC–0172, EXC–0173, EXC–0175, EXC–0177, EXC–0178, EXC–0183, EXC– 0184, EXC–0190, EXC–0192, EXC–0193, EXC–0194, EXC–0197, EXC–0198. (i) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using the following service information: (1) Dassault Aviation Service Bulletin 7X– 182, dated December 17, 2010. (2) Dassault Aviation Service Bulletin 7X– 182, Revision 1, dated December 7, 2011. (3) Dassault Aviation Service Bulletin 7X– 182, Revision 2, dated June 1, 2012. (4) Dassault Aviation Service Bulletin 7X– 182, Revision 3, dated February 26, 2013. (j) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, 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, WA 98057–3356; phone: (425) 227–1137; fax: (425) 227–1149. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116AMOC-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, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they were approved by the State of Design Authority (or its delegated agent, or by the DAH with a State of Design Authority’s design organization approval). For a repair method to be approved, the repair approval must specifically refer to this AD. You are required to ensure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (k) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2013–0162, dated July 24, 2013, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2014–0145. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Dassault Falcon Jet, P.O. Box 2000, South Hackensack, NJ 07606; PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 16241 telephone 201–440–6700; Internet http:// www.dassaultfalcon.com. You may view this 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. Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 17, 2014. Dionne Palermo, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–06492 Filed 3–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0170; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–169–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005–13– 05, which applies to certain Boeing Model 747–400F series airplanes. AD 2005–13–05 currently requires inspections for cracking of the web, upper chord, and upper chord strap of the upper deck floor beams, and repair of any cracking. AD 2005–13–05 also requires a preventive modification of the upper deck floor beams, and repetitive inspections for cracking after accomplishing the modification. Since we issued AD 2005–13–05, the upper chords of the upper deck floor beams at certain stations have been determined to be structures that are susceptible to widespread fatigue damage, and certain airplanes with an initial modification require a second modification for the airplane to meet its limit of validity (LOV). This proposed AD would require that second modification and repetitive inspections for cracking and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking in certain upper chords of the upper deck floor beam, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane and rapid decompression or reduced controllability of the airplane. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by May 9, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25MRP1.SGM 25MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 57 (Tuesday, March 25, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 16239-16241]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06492]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0145; Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-183-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X 
Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 
Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This proposed AD was 
prompted by reports that the pintle pins installed on a certain number 
of airplanes may be incorrectly protected against corrosion. This 
proposed AD would require replacing certain pintle pins on the left- 
and right-hand main landing gear (MLG) with a serviceable part. We are 
proposing this AD to detect and correct pintle pins that have been 
incorrectly corrosion-protected, which could cause the pintle pins to 
shear under normal load and lead to the collapse of the MLG during 
take-off or landing.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by May 9, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://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 http://www.dassaultfalcon.com. You may 
view this 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 http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2014-
0145; or in person at the Docket Management Facility 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, WA 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-2014-0145; 
Directorate Identifier

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2013-NM-183-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 http://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

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA 
Airworthiness Directive 2013-0162, dated July 24, 2013 (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:
    Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, the manufacturer of the landing gears of 
the Falcon 7X aeroplanes, has advised that pintle pins Part Number 
(P/N) 55-2355007-01 being installed on a certain number of 
aeroplanes may be incorrectly protected against corrosion. These 
pins are designed to shear in case of excessive loads on the main 
landing gears so that structural damage would be contained after a 
landing gear collapse. The cadmium-coating inside the bore of 
suspect pins may not be compliant to the original thickness 
specifications. Inspection of a few removed parts in service 
revealed that traces of limited corrosion can be found on an 
unstressed area of the pins. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty identified a list 
of potentially affected pintle pins and subsequently, Dassault 
Aviation identified on which aeroplanes those pintle pins were 
installed.
    This condition, if not corrected, may lead to corrosion of the 
pins and ultimately cause them to shear under normal load. This 
could result in landing gear collapse during take-off or landing.
    To address this condition, Dassault Aviation, with the support 
of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, developed Service Bulletin (SB) F7X-182 to 
provide instructions for removal of potentially affected pintle pins 
and replacement with serviceable parts.
    For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires 
replacement of pintle pins on affected airplanes. This [EASA] AD 
also prohibits installation of a potentially affected part on an 
aeroplane.

You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA-
2014-0145.

Relevant Service Information

    Dassault Aviation has issued Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X-182, 
Revision 4, dated July 18, 2013. 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.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 42 airplanes of U.S. 
registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                     Cost per      Cost on U.S.
                Action                         Labor cost           Parts cost        product        operators
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Replacement...........................  20 work-hours x $85 per         $17,000         $18,700        $785,400
                                         hour = $1,700.
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Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

    We 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:
    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.

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. Amend Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

Dassault Aviation: Docket No. FAA-2014-0145; Directorate Identifier 
2013-NM-183-AD.

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(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by May 9, 2014.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X 
airplanes, certificated in any category.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 32, Main Landing 
Gear.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports that the pintle pins installed 
on a certain number of airplanes may be incorrectly protected 
against corrosion. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct 
pintle pins that have been incorrectly corrosion-protected, which 
could cause the pintle pins to shear under normal load and lead to 
the collapse of the MLG during take-off or landing.

(f) Compliance

    Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, 
unless already done.

(g) Replacement

    For airplanes having serial numbers 4 through 6 inclusive; 9, 
12, 19, 21 through 25 inclusive; 29, 32, 33, 37, 39 through 42 
inclusive; 45, 49 through 53 inclusive; 55, 56, 62, 63, 65, 67 
through 69 inclusive; and 81, 82, 84, and 120: Within 2 months after 
the effective date of this AD, replace the pintle pins having part 
number (P/N) 55-2355007-01 on the left- and right-hand MLG with a 
serviceable part, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions 
of Dassault Aviation Mandatory Service Bulletin 7X-182, Revision 4, 
dated July 18, 2013.

(h) Parts Installation Prohibition

    As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install a 
pintle pin having P/N 55-2355007-01, with the following serial 
numbers, on any airplane: EXC-0001, EXC-0003, EXC-0008, EXC-0009, 
EXC-0010, EXC-0015, EXC-0017, EXC-0018, EXC-0019, EXC-0020, EXC-
0022, EXC-0023, EXC-0024, EXC-0025, EXC-0026, EXC-0027, EXC-0029, 
EXC-0030, EXC-0031, EXC-0033, EXC-0037, EXC-0038, EXC-0040, EXC-
0041, EXC-0043, EXC-0044, EXC-0045, EXC-0046, EXC-0047, EXC-0050, 
EXC-0051, EXC-0052, EXC-0053, EXC-0054, EXC-0057, EXC-0059, EXC-
0060, EXC-0061, EXC-0062, EXC-0063, EXC-0064, EXC-0065, EXC-0067, 
EXC-0069, EXC-0072, EXC-0074, EXC-0075, EXC-0076, EXC-0077, EXC-
0078, EXC-0084, EXC-0091, EXC-0092, EXC-0093, EXC-0096, EXC-0098, 
EXC-0099, EXC-0101, EXC-0102, EXC-0103, EXC-0106, EXC-0107, EXC-
0108, EXC-0109, EXC-0110, EXC-0111, EXC-0114, EXC-0115, EXC-0117, 
EXC-0119, EXC-0120, EXC-0121, EXC-0122, EXC-0123, EXC-0124, EXC-
0125, EXC-0126, EXC-0127, EXC-0128, EXC-0129, EXC-0130, EXC-0131, 
EXC-0132, EXC-0133, EXC-0134, EXC-0135, EXC-0136, EXC-0137, EXC-
0138, EXC-0139, EXC-0143, EXC-0144, EXC-0147, EXC-0148, EXC-0149, 
EXC-0150, EXC-0152, EXC-0153, EXC-0154, EXC-0155, EXC-0158, EXC-
0162, EXC-0163, EXC-0164, EXC-0167, EXC-0168, EXC-0170, EXC-0172, 
EXC-0173, EXC-0175, EXC-0177, EXC-0178, EXC-0183, EXC-0184, EXC-
0190, EXC-0192, EXC-0193, EXC-0194, EXC-0197, EXC-0198.

(i) Credit for Previous Actions

    This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph 
(g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective 
date of this AD using the following service information:
    (1) Dassault Aviation Service Bulletin 7X-182, dated December 
17, 2010.
    (2) Dassault Aviation Service Bulletin 7X-182, Revision 1, dated 
December 7, 2011.
    (3) Dassault Aviation Service Bulletin 7X-182, Revision 2, dated 
June 1, 2012.
    (4) Dassault Aviation Service Bulletin 7X-182, Revision 3, dated 
February 26, 2013.

(j) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
International Branch, ANM-116, 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, WA 98057-3356; phone: (425) 227-1137; 
fax: (425) 227-1149. 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, use these actions if they 
are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if 
they were approved by the State of Design Authority (or its 
delegated agent, or by the DAH with a State of Design Authority's 
design organization approval). For a repair method to be approved, 
the repair approval must specifically refer to this AD. You are 
required to ensure the product is airworthy before it is returned to 
service.

(k) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2013-0162, dated July 24, 
2013, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD 
docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching 
for and locating it in Docket No. FAA-2014-0145.
    (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 http://www.dassaultfalcon.com. You 
may view this 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.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 17, 2014.
Dionne Palermo,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-06492 Filed 3-24-14; 8:45 am]
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