Special Conditions: Dassault Model Falcon 900EX Airplane; Electronic System-Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access, 68107-68108 [2014-26819]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 220 / Friday, November 14, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1823(c)); or (3) A covered acquisition that would result in an increase in the liabilities of the financial company that does not exceed $2 billion, when aggregated with all other acquisitions by the financial company made pursuant to this paragraph (a)(3) during the twelve months preceding the projected date of the acquisition. (b) Prior written consent—(1) General. Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, a financial company must request that the Board provide prior written consent before the financial company consummates a transaction described in paragraph (a) of this section. (2) Contents of request. (i) A request for prior written consent under paragraph (a) of this section must contain: (A) A description of the covered acquisition; (B) The projected increase in the company’s liabilities resulting from the acquisition; (C) If the request is made pursuant to paragraph (a)(3) of this section, the projected aggregate increase in the company’s liabilities from acquisitions during the twelve months preceding the projected date of the acquisition; and (D) Any additional information requested by the Board. (ii) A financial company may satisfy the requirements of this paragraph (b) if: (A) The proposed transaction otherwise requires approval by, or prior notice to, the Board under the Change in Bank Control Act, Bank Holding Company Act, Home Owners’ Loan Act, International Banking Act, or any other applicable statute, and any regulation thereunder; and (B) The financial company includes the information required in paragraph (b)(2) of this section in the notice or request for prior approval described in paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(A) of this section. (3) Procedures for providing written consent. (i) The Board will act on a request for prior written consent filed under this paragraph (b) within 90 calendar days after the receipt of a complete request, unless that time period is extended by the Board. To the extent that a proposed transaction otherwise requires approval from, or prior notice to, the Board under another provision of law, the Board will act on that request for prior written consent concurrently with its action on the request for approval or notice. (ii) In acting on a request under this paragraph (b), the Board will consider whether the consummation of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Nov 13, 2014 Jkt 235001 covered acquisition could pose a threat to financial stability. (c) General consent. The Board grants prior written consent for a covered acquisition that would result in an increase in the liabilities of the financial company that does not exceed $100 million, when aggregated with all other covered acquisitions by the financial company made pursuant to this paragraph (c) during the twelve months preceding the date of the acquisition. A financial company that relies on prior written consent pursuant to this paragraph (c) must provide a notice to the Board within 10 days after consummating the covered acquisition that describes the covered acquisition, the increase in the company’s liabilities resulting from the acquisition, and the aggregate increase in the company’s liabilities from covered acquisitions during the twelve months preceding the date of the acquisition. § 251.5 No evasion. A financial company may not organize or operate its business or structure any acquisition of or merger or consolidation with another company in such a manner that results in evasion of the concentration limit established by section 14 of the Bank Holding Company Act or this part. § 251.6 Reporting requirements. By March 31 of each year: (a) A U.S. financial company (other than a U.S. financial company that is required to file the Bank Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report), the Consolidated Financial Statements for Holding Companies (FR Y–9C), the Parent Company Only Financial Statements for Small Holding Companies (FR Y–9SP), or the Parent Company Only Financial Statements for Large Holding Companies (FR Y–9LP), or is required to report consolidated total liabilities on the Quarterly Savings and Loan Holding Company Report (FR 2320)) must report to the Board its consolidated liabilities as of the previous calendar year-end in the manner and form prescribed by the Board; and (b) A foreign financial company (other than a foreign financial company that is required to file a FR Y–7) must report to the Board its U.S. liabilities as of the previous calendar year-end in the manner and form prescribed by the Board. By order of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 4, 2014. Robert deV. Frierson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2014–26747 Filed 11–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 68107 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 25 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0564; Special Conditions No. 25–XXX–SC] Special Conditions: Dassault Model Falcon 900EX Airplane; Electronic System-Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final special conditions, request for comments. AGENCY: These special conditions are issued for Dassault Model Falcon 900EX airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with electronic systemsecurity protection from unauthorized external access. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. DATES: Effective December 15, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Varun Khanna, FAA, Airplane and Flightcrew Interface Branch, ANM–111, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington, 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1298; facsimile (425) 227–1320. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background On March 20, 2013, Dassault Aircraft Services applied for a type certificate for their new Model 900EX airplane. The Dassault Falcon 900EX is a business jet with seating for up to 19 passengers. Three Allied Signal TFE 731–60–1C engines power the airplane, which has a maximum takeoff weight of 49,000 pounds. Contemporary transport-category airplanes have both safety-related and non-safety-related electronic system networks for many operational functions. However, electronic systemnetwork-security considerations and functions have played a relatively minor role in the certification of such systems because of the isolation, protection mechanisms, and limited connectivity between the different networks. Comments Invited We invite interested people to take part in this rulemaking by sending E:\FR\FM\14NOR1.SGM 14NOR1 68108 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 220 / Friday, November 14, 2014 / Rules and Regulations written comments, data, or views. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the special conditions, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. We will consider all comments we receive by the closing date for comments. We may change these special conditions based on the comments we receive. Type Certification Basis Under Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 21.17, Dassault must show that the Model Falcon 900EX airplane meets the applicable provisions of 14 CFR part 25, as amended by Amendments 25–1 through 25–129. If the Administrator finds that the applicable airworthiness regulations (i.e., 14 CFR part 25) do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the Model Falcon 900EX airplane because of a novel or unusual design feature, special conditions are prescribed under § 21.16. Special conditions are initially applicable to the model for which they are issued. Should the type certificate for that model be amended later to include any other model that incorporates the same novel or unusual design feature, the special conditions would also apply to the other model under § 21.101. In addition to the applicable airworthiness regulations and special conditions, the Model Falcon 900EX airplane must comply with the fuel-vent and exhaust-emission requirements of 14 CFR part 34, and the noisecertification requirements of 14 CFR part 36. The FAA must issue a finding of regulatory adequacy under section 611 of Public Law 92–574, the ‘‘Noise Control Act of 1972.’’ The FAA issues special conditions, as defined in 14 CFR 11.19, under § 11.38, and they become part of the typecertification basis under § 21.17(a)(2). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Novel or Unusual Design Features The Dassault Model Falcon 900EX airplane will incorporate the following novel or unusual design feature: The digital systems architecture for the Dassault Model Falcon 900EX airplane is composed of several connected networks. This network architecture is used for a diverse set of functions, providing data connectivity between systems, including: 1. Airplane control, communication, display, monitoring and navigation systems, 2. Operator business and administrative support systems, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Nov 13, 2014 Jkt 235001 3. Passenger entertainment systems, and 4. Access by systems external to the airplane. Discussion List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 25 Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. The authority citation for these special conditions is as follows: The Dassault Model Falcon 900EX airplane network architecture and configuration may allow increased connectivity to, and access from, external network sources, and operator operations and maintenance networks to the airplane control domain and operator-information-services domain. The airplane-control domain and operator-information-services domain perform functions required for the safe operation and maintenance of the airplane. Previously, these domains had very limited connectivity with external network sources. The network architecture and configuration may allow the exploitation of networksecurity vulnerabilities resulting in intentional or unintentional destruction, disruption, degradation, or exploitation of data, systems, and networks critical to the safety and maintenance of the airplane. The existing regulations and guidance material did not anticipate these types of airplane system architectures. Furthermore, 14 CFR regulations and current system-safety assessment policy and techniques do not address potential security vulnerabilities, which could be exploited by unauthorized access to airplane networks, data buses, and servers. Therefore, these special conditions are to ensure that unauthorized wired or wireless electronic connections do not compromise the security (i.e., confidentiality, integrity, and availability) of airplane systems. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701, 44702, 44704. Applicability [Docket No. FAA–2014–0337; Directorate Identifier 2013–SW–029–AD; Amendment 39–18008; AD 2014–22–03] As discussed above, these special conditions apply to the Dassault Model Falcon 900EX airplane. Should Dassault apply later for a change to the type certificate to include another model incorporating the same novel or unusual design feature, the special conditions would apply to that model as well. Conclusion This action affects only certain novel or unusual design features on the Dassault Model Falcon 900EX airplane. It is not a rule of general applicability. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The Special Conditions Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the following special conditions are issued as part of the typecertification basis for Dassault Model Falcon 900EX airplanes. 1. The applicant must ensure airplane electronic system-security protection from access by unauthorized sources external to the airplane, including those possibly caused by maintenance activity. 2. The applicant must ensure that electronic system-security threats are identified and assessed, and that effective electronic system-security protection strategies are implemented to protect the airplane from all adverse impacts on safety, functionality, and continued airworthiness. 3. The applicant must establish appropriate procedures to allow the operator to ensure that continued airworthiness of the airplane is maintained, including all post-typecertification modifications that may have an impact on the approved electronic system-security safeguards. Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 5, 2014. Jeffrey E. Duven, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–26819 Filed 11–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Various Restricted Category Helicopters Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012–14– 11 for Arrow Falcon Exporters, Inc. (AFE), Rotorcraft Development SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14NOR1.SGM 14NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 25

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0564; Special Conditions No. 25-XXX-SC]


Special Conditions: Dassault Model Falcon 900EX Airplane; 
Electronic System-Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final special conditions, request for comments.

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SUMMARY: These special conditions are issued for Dassault Model Falcon 
900EX airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design 
feature associated with electronic system-security protection from 
unauthorized external access. The applicable airworthiness regulations 
do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design 
feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety 
standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a 
level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing 
airworthiness standards.

DATES: Effective December 15, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Varun Khanna, FAA, Airplane and 
Flightcrew Interface Branch, ANM-111, Transport Airplane Directorate, 
Aircraft Certification Service, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, 
Washington, 98057-3356; telephone (425) 227-1298; facsimile (425) 227-
1320.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 20, 2013, Dassault Aircraft Services applied for a type 
certificate for their new Model 900EX airplane.
    The Dassault Falcon 900EX is a business jet with seating for up to 
19 passengers. Three Allied Signal TFE 731-60-1C engines power the 
airplane, which has a maximum takeoff weight of 49,000 pounds.
    Contemporary transport-category airplanes have both safety-related 
and non-safety-related electronic system networks for many operational 
functions. However, electronic system-network-security considerations 
and functions have played a relatively minor role in the certification 
of such systems because of the isolation, protection mechanisms, and 
limited connectivity between the different networks.

Comments Invited

    We invite interested people to take part in this rulemaking by 
sending

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written comments, data, or views. The most helpful comments reference a 
specific portion of the special conditions, explain the reason for any 
recommended change, and include supporting data.
    We will consider all comments we receive by the closing date for 
comments. We may change these special conditions based on the comments 
we receive.

Type Certification Basis

    Under Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 21.17, 
Dassault must show that the Model Falcon 900EX airplane meets the 
applicable provisions of 14 CFR part 25, as amended by Amendments 25-1 
through 25-129.
    If the Administrator finds that the applicable airworthiness 
regulations (i.e., 14 CFR part 25) do not contain adequate or 
appropriate safety standards for the Model Falcon 900EX airplane 
because of a novel or unusual design feature, special conditions are 
prescribed under Sec.  21.16.
    Special conditions are initially applicable to the model for which 
they are issued. Should the type certificate for that model be amended 
later to include any other model that incorporates the same novel or 
unusual design feature, the special conditions would also apply to the 
other model under Sec.  21.101.
    In addition to the applicable airworthiness regulations and special 
conditions, the Model Falcon 900EX airplane must comply with the fuel-
vent and exhaust-emission requirements of 14 CFR part 34, and the 
noise-certification requirements of 14 CFR part 36. The FAA must issue 
a finding of regulatory adequacy under section 611 of Public Law 92-
574, the ``Noise Control Act of 1972.''
    The FAA issues special conditions, as defined in 14 CFR 11.19, 
under Sec.  11.38, and they become part of the type-certification basis 
under Sec.  21.17(a)(2).

Novel or Unusual Design Features

    The Dassault Model Falcon 900EX airplane will incorporate the 
following novel or unusual design feature:
    The digital systems architecture for the Dassault Model Falcon 
900EX airplane is composed of several connected networks. This network 
architecture is used for a diverse set of functions, providing data 
connectivity between systems, including:
    1. Airplane control, communication, display, monitoring and 
navigation systems,
    2. Operator business and administrative support systems,
    3. Passenger entertainment systems, and
    4. Access by systems external to the airplane.

Discussion

    The Dassault Model Falcon 900EX airplane network architecture and 
configuration may allow increased connectivity to, and access from, 
external network sources, and operator operations and maintenance 
networks to the airplane control domain and operator-information-
services domain. The airplane-control domain and operator-information-
services domain perform functions required for the safe operation and 
maintenance of the airplane. Previously, these domains had very limited 
connectivity with external network sources. The network architecture 
and configuration may allow the exploitation of network-security 
vulnerabilities resulting in intentional or unintentional destruction, 
disruption, degradation, or exploitation of data, systems, and networks 
critical to the safety and maintenance of the airplane.
    The existing regulations and guidance material did not anticipate 
these types of airplane system architectures. Furthermore, 14 CFR 
regulations and current system-safety assessment policy and techniques 
do not address potential security vulnerabilities, which could be 
exploited by unauthorized access to airplane networks, data buses, and 
servers. Therefore, these special conditions are to ensure that 
unauthorized wired or wireless electronic connections do not compromise 
the security (i.e., confidentiality, integrity, and availability) of 
airplane systems.
    These special conditions contain the additional safety standards 
that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of 
safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness 
standards.

Applicability

    As discussed above, these special conditions apply to the Dassault 
Model Falcon 900EX airplane. Should Dassault apply later for a change 
to the type certificate to include another model incorporating the same 
novel or unusual design feature, the special conditions would apply to 
that model as well.

Conclusion

    This action affects only certain novel or unusual design features 
on the Dassault Model Falcon 900EX airplane. It is not a rule of 
general applicability.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 25

    Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

    The authority citation for these special conditions is as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701, 44702, 44704.

The Special Conditions

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the following special conditions are issued as part of 
the type-certification basis for Dassault Model Falcon 900EX airplanes.
    1. The applicant must ensure airplane electronic system-security 
protection from access by unauthorized sources external to the 
airplane, including those possibly caused by maintenance activity.
    2. The applicant must ensure that electronic system-security 
threats are identified and assessed, and that effective electronic 
system-security protection strategies are implemented to protect the 
airplane from all adverse impacts on safety, functionality, and 
continued airworthiness.
    3. The applicant must establish appropriate procedures to allow the 
operator to ensure that continued airworthiness of the airplane is 
maintained, including all post-type-certification modifications that 
may have an impact on the approved electronic system-security 
safeguards.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 5, 2014.
Jeffrey E. Duven,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-26819 Filed 11-13-14; 8:45 am]
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