Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes, 54897-54901 [2014-21772]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 178 / Monday, September 15, 2014 / Rules and Regulations telephone: (816) 329–4165; fax: (816) 329– 4090; email: jim.rutherford@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC on any glider to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. (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. (h) Related Information Refer to MCAI EASA AD No.: 2013– 0217R1, dated May 5, 2014, for related information. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at: http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2013-0929-0003. (i) Material Incorporated by Reference rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES2 (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Solo Kleinmotoren GmbH Technische Mitteilung Service Bulletin Nr. 4603–14, dated April 28, 2014. (ii) Reserved. (3) For Solo Kleinmotoren GmbH service information identified in this AD, contact Solo Kleinmotoren GmbH, Postfach 60 01 52, D 71050 Sindelfingen, Germany; telephone: +49 07031–301–0; fax: +49 07031–301–136; email: aircraft@solo-germany.com; Internet: http://aircraft.solo-online.com. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on September 5, 2014. Earl Lawrence, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–21761 Filed 9–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:35 Sep 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0423; Directorate Identifier 2012–NM–176–AD; Amendment 39–17714; AD 2013–26–05] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; Model MYSTERE–FALCON 200 airplanes; and Model MYSTERE–FALCON 20–C5, 20– D5, 20–E5, and 20–F5 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of a manufacturing defect in the charge indicator on fire extinguisher bottles. This AD requires repetitive weighing of fire extinguisher bottles having a certain part number, and eventual replacement of those bottles to terminate the repetitive weighing. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct a dormant failure in the fire suppression system, which could result in the inability to put out a fire in an engine, auxiliary power unit, or rear compartment. DATES: This AD becomes effective October 20, 2014. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of October 20, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=FAA-2013-0423; or in person at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC. 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 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 54897 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: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to all Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; Model MYSTERE–FALCON 200 airplanes; and Model MYSTERE– FALCON 20–C5, 20–D5, 20–E5, and 20– F5 airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on May 21, 2013 (78 FR 29669). The NPRM was prompted by reports of a manufacturing defect in the charge indicator on fire extinguisher bottles. The NPRM proposed to require repetitive weighing of fire extinguisher bottles having a certain part number, and eventual replacement of those bottles to terminate the repetitive weighing. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct a dormant failure in the fire suppression system, which could result in the inability to put out a fire in an engine, auxiliary power unit, or rear compartment. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2012–0189, dated September 24, 2012 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for all Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; Model MYSTERE–FALCON 200 airplanes; and Model MYSTERE– FALCON 20–C5, 20–D5, 20–E5, and 20– F5 airplanes. The MCAI states: A manufacturing defect of the charge indicator of fire extinguisher bottles has been reported on Dassault Aviation Fan Jet Falcon ` and Mystere-Falcon 20 series aeroplanes. The results of the investigations concluded that this defect may lead to corrosion of the charge indicator, causing improper indication of loss of pressure inside the bottle. In addition, the Part Numbers (P/N) of the fire extinguishers and batch numbers of the affected charge indicators have been identified. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could constitute a dormant failure that might impact the capability to extinguish a fire, either in an engine or the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) or the rear compartment, possibly resulting in damage to the aeroplane and injury to the occupants. E:\FR\FM\15SER1.SGM 15SER1 54898 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 178 / Monday, September 15, 2014 / Rules and Regulations For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires repetitive weighing of the affected fire extinguishers bottles and, ultimately replacement of the affected bottles with serviceable bottles. In addition, this [EASA] AD prohibits installation of an affected fire extinguisher bottle. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2013-04230003. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES2 Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (78 FR 29669, May 21, 2013) or on the determination of the cost to the public. ‘‘Contacting the Manufacturer’’ Paragraph in This AD Since late 2006, we have included a standard paragraph titled ‘‘Airworthy Product’’ in all MCAI ADs in which the FAA develops an AD based on a foreign authority’s AD. We have become aware that some operators have misunderstood or misinterpreted the Airworthy Product paragraph to allow the owner/operator to use messages provided by the manufacturer as approval of deviations during the accomplishment of an ADmandated action. The Airworthy Product paragraph does not approve messages or other information provided by the manufacturer for deviations to the requirements of the AD-mandated actions. The Airworthy Product paragraph only addresses the requirement to contact the manufacturer for corrective actions for the identified unsafe condition and does not cover deviations from other AD requirements. However, deviations to AD-required actions are addressed in 14 CFR 39.17, and anyone may request the approval for an alternative method of compliance to the AD-required actions using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. To address this misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the Airworthy Product paragraph, we have changed the paragraph and retitled it ‘‘Contacting the Manufacturer.’’ This paragraph now clarifies that for any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the actions must be accomplished using a method approved by the FAA, EASA, or Dassault Aviation’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). The Contacting the Manufacturer paragraph also clarifies that, if approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. The DOA signature indicates that the data and information contained in the document VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:35 Sep 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 are EASA-approved, which is also FAAapproved. Messages and other information provided by the manufacturer that do not contain the DOA-authorized signature approval are not EASA-approved, unless EASA directly approves the manufacturer’s message or other information. This clarification does not remove flexibility previously afforded by the Airworthy Product paragraph. Consistent with long-standing FAA policy, such flexibility was never intended for required actions. This is also consistent with the recommendation of the Airworthiness Directive Implementation Aviation Rulemaking Committee to increase flexibility in complying with ADs by identifying those actions in manufacturers’ service instructions that are ‘‘Required for Compliance’’ with ADs. We continue to work with manufacturers to implement this recommendation. But once we determine that an action is required, any deviation from the requirement must be approved as an alternative method of compliance. We also have decided not to include a generic reference to either the ‘‘delegated agent’’ or ‘‘design approval holder (DAH) with State of Design Authority design organization approval,’’ but instead we have provided the specific delegation approval granted by the State of Design Authority for the DAH. Explanation of Changes to This AD Paragraphs (h)(2), (h)(2)(i), (h)(2)(iii), (h)(2)(iv), (i), (i)(1), (i)(3), (i)(4), (j)(1), (j)(3), and (j)(4) of this AD were revised to state that required actions must be done in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus’s EASA DOA. The service information previously referenced in those paragraphs is now referenced as guidance material in notes to the applicable paragraphs. Conclusion We reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD with the changes described previously and minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM (78 FR 29669, May 21, 2013) for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM (78 FR 29669, May 21, 2013). PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 We also determined that these changes will not increase the economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 185 airplanes of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 4 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $6,400 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be up to $1,246,900, or $6,740 per product. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator.‘‘Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); 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. E:\FR\FM\15SER1.SGM 15SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 178 / Monday, September 15, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=FAA-2013-0423; 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 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. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Definitions For the purposes of this AD, the following definitions apply. (1) An affected fire extinguisher bottle is any fire extinguisher bottle having a part number (P/N) included in table 1 to paragraph (h) of this AD and having a manufacturing batch number 168 through 200 inclusive on the data plate of the charge indicator. (2) A serviceable fire extinguisher bottle is any fire extinguisher bottle having a manufacturing batch number lower than 168 or higher than 200 on the data plate of the charge indicator. (h) Determining Charge Indicator Batch Number Within 30 days or 100 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first: Determine the manufacturing batch number for the charge indicator installed on each engine and APU fire extinguisher bottle having a part number included in table 1 to the introductory text of paragraph (h) of this AD, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Service Bulletin F20–785, also referred to as 785, dated June 11, 2012 (for Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; and Model MYSTERE–FALCON 20–C5, 20–D5, 20–E5, and 20–F5 airplanes); or Dassault Service Bulletin F200–131, also referred to as 131, dated June 11, 2012 (for Model MYSTERE–FALCON 200 airplanes). ■ 2013–26–05 Dassault Aviation: Amendment 39–17714. Docket No. FAA–2013–0423; Directorate Identifier 2012–NM–176–AD. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective October 20, 2014. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; Model MYSTERE–FALCON 200 airplanes; and Model MYSTERE–FALCON 20–C5, 20–D5, 20–E5, and 20–F5 airplanes, certificated in any category, all serial numbers. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES2 (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 26, Fire Protection. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of a manufacturing defect in the charge indicator on fire extinguisher bottles. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct a dormant failure in the fire suppression system, which could result in the inability to put out a fire in an engine, auxiliary power unit (APU), or rear compartment. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Sep 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 TABLE 1 TO THE INTRODUCTORY TEXT OF PARAGRAPH (H) OF THIS AD— PART NUMBERS OF AFFECTED FIRE EXTINGUISHER BOTTLES Type of bottle— Part number— Engine Fire Extinguisher Bottle. Engine Fire Extinguisher Bottle. Engine Fire Extinguisher Bottle. APU Fire Extinguisher Bottle. APU Fire Extinguisher Bottle. 111–1555–324–12A 811456 111–355–32142A 111–011–324–12A 811475 (1) For fire extinguisher bottles with part numbers that are not included in table 1 to the introductory text of paragraph (h) of this AD, no further action is required by this paragraph. (2) For any affected charge indicator, as identified in paragraph (g)(1) of this AD: Before further flight, weigh each affected fire extinguisher bottle, in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Airbus’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). Weigh the fire extinguishers thereafter at intervals not to exceed 12 months until the PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 54899 applicable replacement specified in paragraph (h)(2)(i), (h)(2)(ii), (h)(2)(iii), (h)(2)(iv), or (j) of this AD is accomplished. If it is determined that the fire extinguisher weighs less than the lowest weight limit indicated on the fire extinguisher’s data plate, before further flight, replace any affected fire extinguisher bottle and charge indicator cartridge with a serviceable part, in accordance with the applicable method specified in paragraph (h)(2)(i), (h)(2)(ii), (h)(2)(iii), or (h)(2)(iv) of this AD. Note 1 to paragraph (h)(2) of this AD: The instructions specified in Dassault Maintenance Procedure, ‘‘Weighing of Engine Freon Fire Extinguishers,’’ (page 601, ‘‘Inspection/Check’’) of Subject 26–20–2, ‘‘Extinguishing System—Description and Operation, of Chapter 26, ‘‘Fire Protection,’’ in Book 2 of the Dassault Falcon 20 Maintenance Manual, Phase 50, dated October 2011 (for Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; and Model MYSTERE–FALCON 20–C5, 20–D5, 20–E5, and 20–F5 airplanes); or Procedure 2, ‘‘Engine and Rear Compartment Extinguisher (14W1–14W2): Weighing’’ of Falcon 200 Maintenance Requirement Card 171.0, Revised December 2011, of Chapter 26, ‘‘Fire Protection,’’ in Book 1, ‘‘Work Cards,’’ of the Dassault Falcon 200 Maintenance Manual, Revision 30, dated December 2011 (for Model MYSTERE– FALCON 200 airplanes); provide additional guidance for weighing affected fire extinguisher bottles. This service information is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (i) For Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; and Model MYSTERE–FALCON 20–C5, 20– D5, 20–E5, and 20–F5 airplanes: Replace the charge indicator cartridge with a serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM– 116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or EASA; or Airbus’s EASA DOA. Note 2 to paragraphs (h)(2)(i), (i), (i)(1), and (j)(1) of this AD: The instructions specified in Dassault Maintenance Procedure, ‘‘Removal of Pyrotechnical Cartridge for Check/Replacement’’ (pages 401–403, ‘‘Removal/Installation’’), of Subject 26–20–2 ‘‘Extinguishing System—Description and Operation,’’ of Chapter 26, ‘‘Fire Protection,’’ in Book 2 of the Dassault Falcon 20 Maintenance Manual, Phase 50, dated October 2011, are a source of guidance for the actions specified in paragraphs (h)(2)(i), (i), (i)(1), and (j)(1) of this AD. This service information is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (ii) For Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; and Model MYSTERE–FALCON 20–C5, 20– D5, 20–E5, and 20–F5 airplanes: Replace the fire extinguisher bottle with a serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM– 116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus’s EASA DOA. (iii) For Model MYSTERE–FALCON 200 airplanes: Replace the charge indicator cartridge with a serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved by the E:\FR\FM\15SER1.SGM 15SER1 54900 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 178 / Monday, September 15, 2014 / Rules and Regulations rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES2 Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus’s EASA DOA. Note 3 to paragraphs (h)(2)(iii), (i), (i)(3), and (j)(3) of this AD: Procedure 3, ‘‘Engine and Rear Compartment Extinguisher (14W1– 14W2): Check/Replacement of Percussion Cartridge,’’ of Falcon 200 Maintenance Requirement Card 171.0, Revised December 2011, of Chapter 26, ‘‘Fire Protection’’, in Book 1, ‘‘Work Cards,’’ of the Dassault Falcon 200 Maintenance Manual, Revision 30, dated December 2011, is a source of guidance for paragraphs (h)(2)(iii), (i), (i)(3), and (j)(3) of this AD. This service information is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (iv) For Model MYSTERE–FALCON 200 airplanes: Replace the fire extinguisher bottle with a serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus’s EASA DOA. Note 4 to paragraphs (h)(2)(iv), (i)(4), and (j)(4) of this AD: Procedure 1, ‘‘Removal/ Installation,’’ of Falcon 200 Maintenance Requirement Card 171.0, Revised December 2011, of Chapter 26, ‘‘Fire Protection’’, in Book 1, ‘‘Work Cards,’’ of the Dassault Falcon 200 Maintenance Manual, Revision 30, dated December 2011, is a source of guidance for replacing the fire extinguisher bottle. This service information is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (i) Repetitive Inspections To Determine if Charge Indicator Cartridge Was Fired Within 6 months after the effective date of this AD: Do an inspection to determine if the charge indicator cartridge installed on each engine and APU fire extinguisher bottle, as identified in table 1 to the introductory text of paragraph (h) of this AD, was fired, in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus’s EASA DOA. Repeat the inspection thereafter at intervals not to exceed 6 months until the replacement specified in paragraph (i)(1), (i)(2), (i)(3), (i)(4), or (j) of this AD is accomplished. If it is determined that any charge indicator cartridge was fired, before further flight, replace the affected fire extinguisher bottle and charge indicator cartridge with a serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus’s EASA DOA. (1) For Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; and Model MYSTERE–FALCON 20–C5, 2– D5, 20–E5, and 20–F5 airplanes: Replace the charge indicator cartridge with a serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM– 116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus’s EASA DOA. (2) For Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; and Model MYSTERE–FALCON 20–C5, 20– D5, 20–E5, and 20–F5 airplanes: Replace the fire extinguisher bottle with a serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:35 Sep 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 by the Manager, International Branch, ANM– 116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus’s EASA DOA. (3) For Model MYSTERE–FALCON 200 airplanes: Replace the charge indicator cartridge with a serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus’s EASA DOA. (4) For Model MYSTERE–FALCON 200 airplanes: Replace the fire extinguisher bottle with a serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus’s EASA DOA. (j) Replacement of Fire Extinguisher Bottle and Charge Indicator Cartridge Unless previously accomplished as specified in paragraph (h) or (i) of this AD: Within 60 months after the effective date of this AD, replace any affected fire extinguisher bottle and charge indicator cartridge, as specified in paragraph (g)(1) of this AD, with a serviceable part, in accordance with the method specified in paragraph (j)(1), (j)(2), (j)(3), or (j)(4) of this AD, as applicable. Replacement of any affected fire extinguisher bottle and charge indicator cartridge with a serviceable part terminates the repetitive actions specified in paragraphs (h) and (i) of this AD. (1) For Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; and Model MYSTERE–FALCON 20–C5, 20– D5, 20–E5, and 20–F5 airplanes: Replace the charge indicator cartridge with a serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM– 116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus’s EASA DOA. (2) For Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; and Model MYSTERE–FALCON 20–C5, 20– D5, 20–E5, and 20–F5 airplanes: Replace the fire extinguisher bottle with a serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM– 116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus’s EASA DOA. (3) For Model MYSTERE–FALCON 200 airplanes: Replace the charge indicator cartridge with a serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus’s EASA DOA. (4) For Model MYSTERE–FALCON 200 airplanes: Replace the fire extinguisher bottle with a serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus’s EASA DOA. (k) Parts Installation Prohibition As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, on any airplane, a fire extinguisher bottle having a part number included in table 1 to the introductory text of paragraph (h) of this AD, fitted with a charge indicator having a manufacturing batch number on the data plate of 168 through 200 inclusive. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (l) 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, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1137; fax 425–227–1137. 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) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM– 116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus’s EASA DOA. If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (m) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA Airworthiness Directive 2012–0189, dated September 24, 2012, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2013-0423-0003. (2) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in paragraphs (n)(3) and (n)(4) of this AD. (n) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise. (i) Dassault Service Bulletin F20–785, also referred to as 785, dated June 11, 2012. (ii) Dassault Service Bulletin F200–131, also referred to as 131, dated June 11, 2012. (3) 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. (4) 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. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the E:\FR\FM\15SER1.SGM 15SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 178 / Monday, September 15, 2014 / Rules and Regulations National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 29, 2014. Jeffrey E. Duven, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–21772 Filed 9–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 Docket No. FAA–2014–0273; Airspace Docket No. 14–ANE–2 RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Northeast ME Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies VOR Federal airways V–93, V–314, and V– 471; and RNAV route T–295 in northeastern Maine due to the scheduled decommissioning of the Princeton, ME, VOR facility. In addition, an analysis of the airway structure in that area found that some segments of the affected routes are rarely utilized and are therefore being removed. SUMMARY: Effective date 0901 UTC, November 13, 2014. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/ air_traffic/publications/. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030 or go to http://archives.gov/federal_ register/code_of_federal-regulations/ibr_ locations.html. FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy and Regulations Group, Federal Aviation rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES2 DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:35 Sep 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202–267–8783. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Gallant, Airspace Policy and Regulations Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History The FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend three VOR Federal airways and one area navigation route in northeastern Maine (79 FR 29138, May 21, 2014). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received. The Rule This action amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by modifying the descriptions of VOR Federal airways V–93, V–314, V–471 and RNAV route T–295 due to the planned decommissioning of the Princeton VOR in Maine. An analysis of the airway structure in northeastern Maine found that some segments of the affected routes airways are rarely utilized. After coordination with Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center, Bangor Airport Traffic Control Tower, and Moncton Center (Canada), the FAA is removing the underutilized segments of the affected routes. The changes are described below. V–93 extends between Patuxent River, MD, and the intersection of the Princeton, ME, 157° radial and the United States/Canadian border. The FAA is terminating the route at the Bangor, ME, VORTAC (BGR), eliminating the route segments between BGR and the United States/Canadian border. V–314 extends from Quebec, PQ, Canada, through United States airspace, to St. John, NB, Canada. This action terminates the route at Millinocket, ME, and eliminates the segments between Millinocket, Princeton, ME, and St. John, NB, Canada. V–471 extends between the intersection of the Princeton, ME, 208° and the Bangor, ME, 132° radials (i.e., the charted BARHA fix) and the intersection of the Houlton, ME, 085° radial and the United States/Canadian border. This action removes the route segment between the Bangor VORTAC and the BARHA fix. T–295 extends between the LOUIE, MD, fix and the Princeton, ME, VOR. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 54901 The amended route terminates at Bangor, ME, eliminating the segment between Bangor and Princeton, ME. VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a); and low altitude RNAV routes are published in paragraph 6011, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9X dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The VOR Federal airways and area navigation route listed in this document will be subsequently published in the Order. The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. Therefore, this regulation: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation because the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of the airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it modifies the route structure as required to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic in northeastern Maine. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 311a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist E:\FR\FM\15SER1.SGM 15SER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0423; Directorate Identifier 2012-NM-176-AD; 
Amendment 39-17714; AD 2013-26-05]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 
Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, 
F, and G airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes; and Model 
MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 airplanes. This AD was 
prompted by reports of a manufacturing defect in the charge indicator 
on fire extinguisher bottles. This AD requires repetitive weighing of 
fire extinguisher bottles having a certain part number, and eventual 
replacement of those bottles to terminate the repetitive weighing. We 
are issuing this AD to detect and correct a dormant failure in the fire 
suppression system, which could result in the inability to put out a 
fire in an engine, auxiliary power unit, or rear compartment.

DATES: This AD becomes effective October 20, 2014.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of October 20, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FAA-2013-0423; or in person at the 
Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, M-30, 
West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC.
    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 
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.

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: 

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to all Dassault Aviation Model 
FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; 
Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes; and Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-
D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal 
Register on May 21, 2013 (78 FR 29669). The NPRM was prompted by 
reports of a manufacturing defect in the charge indicator on fire 
extinguisher bottles. The NPRM proposed to require repetitive weighing 
of fire extinguisher bottles having a certain part number, and eventual 
replacement of those bottles to terminate the repetitive weighing. We 
are issuing this AD to detect and correct a dormant failure in the fire 
suppression system, which could result in the inability to put out a 
fire in an engine, auxiliary power unit, or rear compartment.
    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA 
Airworthiness Directive 2012-0189, dated September 24, 2012 (referred 
to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or 
``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for all Dassault Aviation 
Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G 
airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes; and Model MYSTERE-FALCON 
20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 airplanes. The MCAI states:

    A manufacturing defect of the charge indicator of fire 
extinguisher bottles has been reported on Dassault Aviation Fan Jet 
Falcon and Myst[egrave]re-Falcon 20 series aeroplanes.
    The results of the investigations concluded that this defect may 
lead to corrosion of the charge indicator, causing improper 
indication of loss of pressure inside the bottle. In addition, the 
Part Numbers (P/N) of the fire extinguishers and batch numbers of 
the affected charge indicators have been identified.
    This condition, if not detected and corrected, could constitute 
a dormant failure that might impact the capability to extinguish a 
fire, either in an engine or the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) or the 
rear compartment, possibly resulting in damage to the aeroplane and 
injury to the occupants.

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    For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires 
repetitive weighing of the affected fire extinguishers bottles and, 
ultimately replacement of the affected bottles with serviceable 
bottles. In addition, this [EASA] AD prohibits installation of an 
affected fire extinguisher bottle.

    You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2013-0423-0003.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (78 FR 29669, May 21, 
2013) or on the determination of the cost to the public.

``Contacting the Manufacturer'' Paragraph in This AD

    Since late 2006, we have included a standard paragraph titled 
``Airworthy Product'' in all MCAI ADs in which the FAA develops an AD 
based on a foreign authority's AD.
    We have become aware that some operators have misunderstood or 
misinterpreted the Airworthy Product paragraph to allow the owner/
operator to use messages provided by the manufacturer as approval of 
deviations during the accomplishment of an AD-mandated action. The 
Airworthy Product paragraph does not approve messages or other 
information provided by the manufacturer for deviations to the 
requirements of the AD-mandated actions. The Airworthy Product 
paragraph only addresses the requirement to contact the manufacturer 
for corrective actions for the identified unsafe condition and does not 
cover deviations from other AD requirements. However, deviations to AD-
required actions are addressed in 14 CFR 39.17, and anyone may request 
the approval for an alternative method of compliance to the AD-required 
actions using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.
    To address this misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the 
Airworthy Product paragraph, we have changed the paragraph and retitled 
it ``Contacting the Manufacturer.'' This paragraph now clarifies that 
for any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a 
manufacturer, the actions must be accomplished using a method approved 
by the FAA, EASA, or Dassault Aviation's EASA Design Organization 
Approval (DOA).
    The Contacting the Manufacturer paragraph also clarifies that, if 
approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized 
signature. The DOA signature indicates that the data and information 
contained in the document are EASA-approved, which is also FAA-
approved. Messages and other information provided by the manufacturer 
that do not contain the DOA-authorized signature approval are not EASA-
approved, unless EASA directly approves the manufacturer's message or 
other information.
    This clarification does not remove flexibility previously afforded 
by the Airworthy Product paragraph. Consistent with long-standing FAA 
policy, such flexibility was never intended for required actions. This 
is also consistent with the recommendation of the Airworthiness 
Directive Implementation Aviation Rulemaking Committee to increase 
flexibility in complying with ADs by identifying those actions in 
manufacturers' service instructions that are ``Required for 
Compliance'' with ADs. We continue to work with manufacturers to 
implement this recommendation. But once we determine that an action is 
required, any deviation from the requirement must be approved as an 
alternative method of compliance.
    We also have decided not to include a generic reference to either 
the ``delegated agent'' or ``design approval holder (DAH) with State of 
Design Authority design organization approval,'' but instead we have 
provided the specific delegation approval granted by the State of 
Design Authority for the DAH.

Explanation of Changes to This AD

    Paragraphs (h)(2), (h)(2)(i), (h)(2)(iii), (h)(2)(iv), (i), (i)(1), 
(i)(3), (i)(4), (j)(1), (j)(3), and (j)(4) of this AD were revised to 
state that required actions must be done in accordance with a method 
approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus's EASA DOA. The 
service information previously referenced in those paragraphs is now 
referenced as guidance material in notes to the applicable paragraphs.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and 
the public interest require adopting this AD with the changes described 
previously and minor editorial changes. We have determined that these 
minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM (78 FR 29669, May 21, 2013) for correcting the unsafe condition; 
and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM (78 FR 29669, May 21, 2013).
    We also determined that these changes will not increase the 
economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 185 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We also estimate that it will take about 4 work-hours per product 
to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor 
rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $6,400 per 
product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on 
U.S. operators to be up to $1,246,900, or $6,740 per product.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

    We determined that this AD will not have federalism implications 
under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct 
effect on the States, on the relationship between the national 
government and the States, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Is not a ``significant rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979);
    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.

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Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FAA-2013-0423; 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 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.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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 adding the following new AD:

2013-26-05 Dassault Aviation: Amendment 39-17714. Docket No. FAA-
2013-0423; Directorate Identifier 2012-NM-176-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective October 20, 
2014.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN 
JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 
200 airplanes; and Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-
F5 airplanes, certificated in any category, all serial numbers.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 26, Fire 
Protection.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of a manufacturing defect in the 
charge indicator on fire extinguisher bottles. We are issuing this 
AD to detect and correct a dormant failure in the fire suppression 
system, which could result in the inability to put out a fire in an 
engine, auxiliary power unit (APU), or rear compartment.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Definitions

    For the purposes of this AD, the following definitions apply.
    (1) An affected fire extinguisher bottle is any fire 
extinguisher bottle having a part number (P/N) included in table 1 
to paragraph (h) of this AD and having a manufacturing batch number 
168 through 200 inclusive on the data plate of the charge indicator.
    (2) A serviceable fire extinguisher bottle is any fire 
extinguisher bottle having a manufacturing batch number lower than 
168 or higher than 200 on the data plate of the charge indicator.

(h) Determining Charge Indicator Batch Number

    Within 30 days or 100 flight hours after the effective date of 
this AD, whichever occurs first: Determine the manufacturing batch 
number for the charge indicator installed on each engine and APU 
fire extinguisher bottle having a part number included in table 1 to 
the introductory text of paragraph (h) of this AD, in accordance 
with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Service Bulletin 
F20-785, also referred to as 785, dated June 11, 2012 (for Model FAN 
JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; and 
Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 airplanes); or 
Dassault Service Bulletin F200-131, also referred to as 131, dated 
June 11, 2012 (for Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes).

   Table 1 to the Introductory Text of Paragraph (h) of This AD--Part
              Numbers of Affected Fire Extinguisher Bottles
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           Type of bottle--                      Part number--
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Engine Fire Extinguisher Bottle......  111-1555-324-12A
Engine Fire Extinguisher Bottle......  811456
Engine Fire Extinguisher Bottle......  111-355-32142A
APU Fire Extinguisher Bottle.........  111-011-324-12A
APU Fire Extinguisher Bottle.........  811475
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    (1) For fire extinguisher bottles with part numbers that are not 
included in table 1 to the introductory text of paragraph (h) of 
this AD, no further action is required by this paragraph.
    (2) For any affected charge indicator, as identified in 
paragraph (g)(1) of this AD: Before further flight, weigh each 
affected fire extinguisher bottle, in accordance with a method 
approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency 
(EASA); or Airbus's EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). Weigh 
the fire extinguishers thereafter at intervals not to exceed 12 
months until the applicable replacement specified in paragraph 
(h)(2)(i), (h)(2)(ii), (h)(2)(iii), (h)(2)(iv), or (j) of this AD is 
accomplished. If it is determined that the fire extinguisher weighs 
less than the lowest weight limit indicated on the fire 
extinguisher's data plate, before further flight, replace any 
affected fire extinguisher bottle and charge indicator cartridge 
with a serviceable part, in accordance with the applicable method 
specified in paragraph (h)(2)(i), (h)(2)(ii), (h)(2)(iii), or 
(h)(2)(iv) of this AD.

    Note 1 to paragraph (h)(2) of this AD: The instructions 
specified in Dassault Maintenance Procedure, ``Weighing of Engine 
Freon Fire Extinguishers,'' (page 601, ``Inspection/Check'') of 
Subject 26-20-2, ``Extinguishing System--Description and Operation, 
of Chapter 26, ``Fire Protection,'' in Book 2 of the Dassault Falcon 
20 Maintenance Manual, Phase 50, dated October 2011 (for Model FAN 
JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; and 
Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 airplanes); or 
Procedure 2, ``Engine and Rear Compartment Extinguisher (14W1-14W2): 
Weighing'' of Falcon 200 Maintenance Requirement Card 171.0, Revised 
December 2011, of Chapter 26, ``Fire Protection,'' in Book 1, ``Work 
Cards,'' of the Dassault Falcon 200 Maintenance Manual, Revision 30, 
dated December 2011 (for Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes); 
provide additional guidance for weighing affected fire extinguisher 
bottles. This service information is not incorporated by reference 
in this AD.

    (i) For Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, 
and G airplanes; and Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 
20-F5 airplanes: Replace the charge indicator cartridge with a 
serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved by the 
Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane 
Directorate, FAA; or EASA; or Airbus's EASA DOA.

    Note 2 to paragraphs (h)(2)(i), (i), (i)(1), and (j)(1) of this 
AD: The instructions specified in Dassault Maintenance Procedure, 
``Removal of Pyrotechnical Cartridge for Check/Replacement'' (pages 
401-403, ``Removal/Installation''), of Subject 26-20-2 
``Extinguishing System--Description and Operation,'' of Chapter 26, 
``Fire Protection,'' in Book 2 of the Dassault Falcon 20 Maintenance 
Manual, Phase 50, dated October 2011, are a source of guidance for 
the actions specified in paragraphs (h)(2)(i), (i), (i)(1), and 
(j)(1) of this AD. This service information is not incorporated by 
reference in this AD.

    (ii) For Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, 
and G airplanes; and Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 
20-F5 airplanes: Replace the fire extinguisher bottle with a 
serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved by the 
Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane 
Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus's EASA DOA.
    (iii) For Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes: Replace the charge 
indicator cartridge with a serviceable part, in accordance with a 
method approved by the

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Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane 
Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus's EASA DOA.

    Note 3 to paragraphs (h)(2)(iii), (i), (i)(3), and (j)(3) of 
this AD: Procedure 3, ``Engine and Rear Compartment Extinguisher 
(14W1-14W2): Check/Replacement of Percussion Cartridge,'' of Falcon 
200 Maintenance Requirement Card 171.0, Revised December 2011, of 
Chapter 26, ``Fire Protection'', in Book 1, ``Work Cards,'' of the 
Dassault Falcon 200 Maintenance Manual, Revision 30, dated December 
2011, is a source of guidance for paragraphs (h)(2)(iii), (i), 
(i)(3), and (j)(3) of this AD. This service information is not 
incorporated by reference in this AD.

    (iv) For Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes: Replace the fire 
extinguisher bottle with a serviceable part, in accordance with a 
method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus's EASA 
DOA.

    Note 4 to paragraphs (h)(2)(iv), (i)(4), and (j)(4) of this AD: 
Procedure 1, ``Removal/Installation,'' of Falcon 200 Maintenance 
Requirement Card 171.0, Revised December 2011, of Chapter 26, ``Fire 
Protection'', in Book 1, ``Work Cards,'' of the Dassault Falcon 200 
Maintenance Manual, Revision 30, dated December 2011, is a source of 
guidance for replacing the fire extinguisher bottle. This service 
information is not incorporated by reference in this AD.

(i) Repetitive Inspections To Determine if Charge Indicator Cartridge 
Was Fired

    Within 6 months after the effective date of this AD: Do an 
inspection to determine if the charge indicator cartridge installed 
on each engine and APU fire extinguisher bottle, as identified in 
table 1 to the introductory text of paragraph (h) of this AD, was 
fired, in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; 
or the EASA; or Airbus's EASA DOA. Repeat the inspection thereafter 
at intervals not to exceed 6 months until the replacement specified 
in paragraph (i)(1), (i)(2), (i)(3), (i)(4), or (j) of this AD is 
accomplished. If it is determined that any charge indicator 
cartridge was fired, before further flight, replace the affected 
fire extinguisher bottle and charge indicator cartridge with a 
serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved by the 
Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane 
Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus's EASA DOA.
    (1) For Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, 
and G airplanes; and Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 2-D5, 20-E5, and 
20-F5 airplanes: Replace the charge indicator cartridge with a 
serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved by the 
Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane 
Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus's EASA DOA.
    (2) For Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, 
and G airplanes; and Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 
20-F5 airplanes: Replace the fire extinguisher bottle with a 
serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved by the 
Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane 
Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus's EASA DOA.
    (3) For Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes: Replace the charge 
indicator cartridge with a serviceable part, in accordance with a 
method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus's EASA 
DOA.
    (4) For Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes: Replace the fire 
extinguisher bottle with a serviceable part, in accordance with a 
method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus's EASA 
DOA.

(j) Replacement of Fire Extinguisher Bottle and Charge Indicator 
Cartridge

    Unless previously accomplished as specified in paragraph (h) or 
(i) of this AD: Within 60 months after the effective date of this 
AD, replace any affected fire extinguisher bottle and charge 
indicator cartridge, as specified in paragraph (g)(1) of this AD, 
with a serviceable part, in accordance with the method specified in 
paragraph (j)(1), (j)(2), (j)(3), or (j)(4) of this AD, as 
applicable. Replacement of any affected fire extinguisher bottle and 
charge indicator cartridge with a serviceable part terminates the 
repetitive actions specified in paragraphs (h) and (i) of this AD.
    (1) For Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, 
and G airplanes; and Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 
20-F5 airplanes: Replace the charge indicator cartridge with a 
serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved by the 
Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane 
Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus's EASA DOA.
    (2) For Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, 
and G airplanes; and Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 
20-F5 airplanes: Replace the fire extinguisher bottle with a 
serviceable part, in accordance with a method approved by the 
Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane 
Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus's EASA DOA.
    (3) For Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes: Replace the charge 
indicator cartridge with a serviceable part, in accordance with a 
method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus's EASA 
DOA.
    (4) For Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes: Replace the fire 
extinguisher bottle with a serviceable part, in accordance with a 
method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or Airbus's EASA 
DOA.

(k) Parts Installation Prohibition

    As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, on 
any airplane, a fire extinguisher bottle having a part number 
included in table 1 to the introductory text of paragraph (h) of 
this AD, fitted with a charge indicator having a manufacturing batch 
number on the data plate of 168 through 200 inclusive.

(l) 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, 
WA 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) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD 
to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be 
accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International 
Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; 
or Airbus's EASA DOA. If approved by the DOA, the approval must 
include the DOA-authorized signature.

(m) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) EASA Airworthiness Directive 2012-0189, dated September 24, 
2012, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD 
docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2013-0423-0003.
    (2) Service information identified in this AD that is not 
incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in 
paragraphs (n)(3) and (n)(4) of this AD.

(n) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Dassault Service Bulletin F20-785, also referred to as 785, 
dated June 11, 2012.
    (ii) Dassault Service Bulletin F200-131, also referred to as 
131, dated June 11, 2012.
    (3) 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.
    (4) 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.
    (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the

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National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information 
on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or 
go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 29, 2014.
Jeffrey E. Duven,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-21772 Filed 9-12-14; 8:45 am]
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