Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes, 3320-3323 [2016-00629]

Download as PDF 3320 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 13 / Thursday, January 21, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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. 2016–01–19 MD Helicopters Inc.: Amendment 39–18379; Docket No. FAA–2015–1998; Directorate Identifier 2014–SW–035–AD. Regulatory Findings (c) Effective Date This AD becomes effective February 25, 2016. 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 DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska to the extent that it justifies making a regulatory distinction; and (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We prepared an economic evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this AD and placed it in the AD docket. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. 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: jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Jan 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 (a) Applicability This AD applies to MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) Model 500N with a rotating cone assembly part number (P/N) 500N3740–81 installed, and Model 600N helicopters with a rotating cone assembly P/N 500N3740–71 installed, certificated in any category. (b) Unsafe Condition This AD defines the unsafe condition as a rotating cone assembly remaining in service beyond its fatigue life. This condition could result in failure of the rotating cone assembly and loss of control of the helicopter. (d) Compliance You are responsible for performing each action required by this AD within the specified compliance time unless it has already been accomplished prior to that time. (e) Required Actions (1) Within 1 year or at the next annual inspection, whichever comes later: (i) Create a component history card or equivalent record for each rotating cone assembly, P/N 500N3740–81 and P/N 500N3740–71, and record a life limit of 10,000 hours time-in-service (TIS). (ii) Revise the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the applicable maintenance manual or Instructions for Continued Airworthiness by establishing a new retirement life of 10,000 hours TIS for each rotating cone assembly, P/N 500N3740–81 and P/N 500N3740–71, by making pen-andink changes or by inserting a copy of this AD into the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the maintenance manual or the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness. (iii) Remove from service any rotating cone assembly, P/N 500N3740–81 and P/N 500N3740–71, that has 10,000 or more hours TIS. (2) Do not install a rotating cone assembly, P/N 500N3740–81 or P/N 500N3740–71, on any helicopter unless you have complied with the requirements of this AD. (f) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Send your proposal to: Galib Abumeri, Aerospace Engineer, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 3960 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, California 90712, telephone 562–627–5324; email 9ANM-LAACO–AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. (2) For operations conducted under a 14 CFR part 119 operating certificate or under 14 CFR part 91, subpart K, we suggest that you notify your principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office or certificate holding district office before operating any aircraft complying with this AD through an AMOC. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (g) Additional Information MD Helicopters Inc. Service Bulletin SB500N–046/SB600N–054, dated July 9, 2012, which is not incorporated by reference, contains additional information about the subject of this AD. For service information identified in this AD, contact MD Helicopters, Inc., Attn: Customer Support Division, 4555 E. McDowell Rd., Mail Stop M615, Mesa, AZ 85215–9734; telephone 1– 800–388–3378; fax 480–346–6813; or at http://www.mdhelicopters.com. You may review a copy of this service information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy, Room 6N–321, Fort Worth, TX 76177. (h) Subject Joint Aircraft Service Component (JASC) Code: 5302, Rotorcraft Tail Boom. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 8, 2016. Lance T. Gant, Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–00945 Filed 1–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–2967; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–072–AD; Amendment 39–18376; AD 2016–01–16] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2002–23– 20, for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX and MYSTEREFALCON 900 airplanes. AD 2002–23–20 required repetitive operational tests of the flap asymmetry detection system to verify proper functioning, and repair if necessary; repetitive replacement of the inboard flap jackscrews with new or reconditioned jackscrews; and repetitive measurement of the screw/nut play of the jackscrews on the inboard and outboard flaps to detect discrepancies, and corrective action if necessary. AD 2002–23–20 also required a revision of the airplane flight manual. Since we issued AD 2002–23–20, the maintenance manual has been revised. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include the maintenance tasks and airworthiness limitations SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21JAR1.SGM 21JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 13 / Thursday, January 21, 2016 / Rules and Regulations jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES specified in the Airworthiness Limitations section of the airplane maintenance manual. This AD also removes the Model FALCON 900EX airplanes from the applicability. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the airplane. DATES: This AD becomes effective February 25, 2016. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of February 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;015-2967; or in person at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 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 Corporation, Teterboro Airport, 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.It is also available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 2967. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 425–227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to supersede AD 2002–23–20, Amendment 39–12964 (67 FR 71098, November 29, 2002); corrected May 4, 2010 (75 FR 23579). AD 2002–23–20 applied to certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX and MYSTERE– FALCON 900 airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on August 3, 2015 (80 FR 45902). The NPRM was prompted by a revision to the maintenance manual. The NPRM proposed to require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include the maintenance tasks and airworthiness limitations specified in the Airworthiness Limitations section of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Jan 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 3321 airplane maintenance manual. The NPRM also proposed to remove the Model FALCON 900EX airplanes from the applicability of the existing AD. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the airplane. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2013–0053, dated March 4, 2013 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for all MYSTEREFALCON 900 airplanes. The MCAI states: chapter 5–40, have been identified as mandatory actions for continued airworthiness of the F900 type design. Failure to comply with AMM chapter 5–40 at revision 20 may result in an unsafe condition [reduced structural integrity of the airplane]. For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires the implementation of the maintenance tasks and airworthiness limitations, as specified in the Dassault Aviation F900 AMM chapter 5–40 DGT 113873 at revision 20. The airworthiness limitations and ` maintenance requirements for the Mystere -Falcon 900 type design are included in Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) chapter 5–40 and are approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). EASA issued AD 2008–0221 [http:// ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/easa_ad_2008_0221_ Corrected.pdf/AD_2008-0221_1] to require accomplishment of the maintenance tasks, and implementation of the airworthiness limitations, as specified in Dassault Aviation F900 AMM chapter 5–40 referenced DGT 113873 at revision 16. Since that [EASA] AD was issued, Dassault Aviation issued revision 20 of F900 AMM chapter 5–40 which contains new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations and introduces, among others, the following changes: —Tasks renumbering; —Introduction of a Corrosion Prevention Control Program (CPCP); —Upgrade of screwjack of flap actuators from the older to the latest –3 version; —Revised Time Between Overhaul for screwjack of flap actuators –3 version; —Revised interval for checking the screw/nut play on screwjack of flap actuators –3 version; —Removal of calendar limit for checking the screw/nut play on screwjack of external flap actuators –1 and –2 versions; —Removal of service life limit for screwjack of flap actuators; —Test of flap asymmetry protection system. Compliance with this test is required by [a certain AD] * * *, but F900 AMM chapter 5–40 at revision 20 introduces an extended inspection interval; —Inspection procedures of fuselage and wings; —Check of overpressure tightness on pressurization control regulating valves. Compliance with this check is required by EASA AD 2008–0072 [http:// ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/easa_ad_2008_ 0072.pdf/AD_2008-0072_1] [which corresponds to FAA AD 2010–26–05, Amendment 39–16544 (75 FR 79952, December 21, 2010], but F900 AMM chapter 5–40 at revision 20 introduces an extended inspection interval; —Check of overpressure relief valve vacuum supply lines. The maintenance tasks and airworthiness limitations, as specified in the F900 AMM Comments PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!document Detail;D=FAA-2015-2967-0002. We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (80 FR 45902, August 3, 2015) or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed, except for minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM (80 FR 45902, August 3, 2015) for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM (80 FR 45902, August 3, 2015). Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Dassault Aviation issued Chapter 5– 40, Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 20, dated October 2012, of the Dassault Aviation Falcon 900 Maintenance Manual. This service information describes procedures, maintenance tasks, and airworthiness limitations specified in the Airworthiness Limitations section of the AMM. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 112 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate that it will take about 1 work-hour per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $9,520, or $85 per product. E:\FR\FM\21JAR1.SGM 21JAR1 3322 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 13 / Thursday, January 21, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES 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. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=FAA-2015-2967; 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Jan 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2002–23–20, Amendment 39–12964 (67 FR 71098, November 29, 2002); corrected May 4, 2010 (75 FR 23579); and adding the following new AD: ■ 2016–01–16 Dassault Aviation: Amendment 39–18376. Docket No. FAA–2015–2967; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–072–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD becomes effective February 25, 2016. (b) Affected ADs This AD replaces AD 2002–23–20, Amendment 39–12964 (67 FR 71098, November 29, 2002); corrected May 4, 2010 (75 FR 23579). This AD also affects AD 2010– 26–05, Amendment 39–16544 (75 FR 79952, December 21, 2010). (c) Applicability This AD applies to all DASSAULT AVIATION Model MYSTERE-FALCON 900 airplanes, certificated in any category. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 05, Time Limits/Maintenance Checks. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by our determination of the need for a revision to the airplane airworthiness limitations to introduce a corrosion prevention control program, among other changes, to the maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Revision of Maintenance or Inspection Program Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the information specified in Chapter 5–40, Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 20, dated October 2012, of the Dassault Aviation Falcon 900 Maintenance Manual. The initial compliance time for accomplishing the actions specified in Chapter 5–40, Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 20, PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 dated October 2012, of the Dassault Aviation Falcon 900 Maintenance Manual, is within the applicable times specified in the maintenance manual or within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later, except as provided by paragraphs (g)(1) through (g)(4) of this AD. (1) The term ‘‘LDG’’ in the ‘‘First Inspection’’ column of any table in the service information means total airplane landings. (2) The term ‘‘FH’’ in the ‘‘First Inspection’’ column of any table in the service information means total flight hours. (3) The term ‘‘FC’’ in the ‘‘First Inspection’’ column of any table in the service information means total flight cycles. (4) The term ‘‘M’’ in the ‘‘First Inspection’’ column of any table in the service information means months. (h) Terminating Action Accomplishing paragraph (g) of this AD terminates the requirements of paragraph (g)(1) of AD 2010–26–05, Amendment 39– 16544 (75 FR 79952, December 21, 2010), for DASSAULT AVIATION Model MYSTEREFALCON 900 airplanes. (i) No Alternative Actions and Intervals After accomplishing the revision required by paragraph (g) of this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections) or intervals may be used unless the actions or intervals are approved as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (j)(1) of this AD. (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, 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 425–227–1149. 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) 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 European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Dassault Aviation’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. E:\FR\FM\21JAR1.SGM 21JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 13 / Thursday, January 21, 2016 / Rules and Regulations (k) Related Information Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA Airworthiness Directive 2013–0053, dated March 4, 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 Docket No. FAA– 2015–2967. (l) 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) Chapter 5–40, Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 20, dated October 2012, of the Dassault Aviation Falcon 900 Maintenance Manual. (ii) Reserved. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation, Teterboro Airport, 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 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 January 6, 2016. Victor Wicklund, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–00629 Filed 1–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2014–1074; Airspace Docket No. 14–ASW–10] Amendment of Class E Airspace; El Paso, TX Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES AGENCY: This action amends Class E airspace at El Paso, TX. Closure of West Texas Airport has made this action necessary for continued safety and management within the National Airspace System. Additionally, the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Jan 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 geographic coordinates for El Paso International Airport and Biggs Army Airfield (AAF), are adjusted correctly noted in the Rule section of this document. This does not affect the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, March 31, 2016. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed on line at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 29591; telephone: 202– 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.9Z at NARA, call 202– 741–6030, or go to http:// www.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 CONTACT: Rebecca Shelby, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone: 817–222– 5857. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part, A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it removes Class E airspace at West Texas Airport, El Paso, TX. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 3323 History On June 18, 2015, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at West Texas Airport, El Paso, TX, as the airport is now closed (80 FR 34855) Docket No. FAA–2014–1074. Additionally, the FAA identified an error in the geographical coordinates for El Paso International Airport, would be changed from (lat. 31°50′59″ N., long. 106°22′40″ W.) in the proposal to (lat. 31°48′26″ N., long. 106°22′35″ W.) (80 FR 34855). The FAA found the NPRM incorrectly listed the geographic coordinates for Biggs AAF and El Paso International Airport under the Proposal section, but was correctly noted in the airspace designation. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9Z, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015. FAA Order 7400.9Z is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.9Z lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This action amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), Part 71 by removing Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at West Texas Airport, El Paso, TX. This action is necessary due to the closure of the airport; therefore controlled airspace is no longer needed. Also, the geographic coordinates for El Paso International Airport, are changed to (lat. 31°48′26″ N., long. 106°22′35″ W.), and the coordinates for Biggs AAF are changed to (lat. 31°50′58″ N., long. 106°22′48″ W.), to coincide with the FAAs aeronautical data base. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established E:\FR\FM\21JAR1.SGM 21JAR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2015-2967; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-072-AD; 
Amendment 39-18376; AD 2016-01-16]
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 superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2002-23-20, 
for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX and MYSTERE-FALCON 900 
airplanes. AD 2002-23-20 required repetitive operational tests of the 
flap asymmetry detection system to verify proper functioning, and 
repair if necessary; repetitive replacement of the inboard flap 
jackscrews with new or reconditioned jackscrews; and repetitive 
measurement of the screw/nut play of the jackscrews on the inboard and 
outboard flaps to detect discrepancies, and corrective action if 
necessary. AD 2002-23-20 also required a revision of the airplane 
flight manual. Since we issued AD 2002-23-20, the maintenance manual 
has been revised. This AD requires revising the maintenance or 
inspection program, as applicable, to include the maintenance tasks and 
airworthiness limitations

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specified in the Airworthiness Limitations section of the airplane 
maintenance manual. This AD also removes the Model FALCON 900EX 
airplanes from the applicability. We are issuing this AD to prevent 
reduced structural integrity of the airplane.

DATES: This AD becomes effective February 25, 2016.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of February 25, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;015-2967; or in person at the Docket 
Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, 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 Corporation, Teterboro Airport, 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.It is also available on the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating 
Docket No. FAA-2015-2967.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 425-227-1149.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to supersede AD 2002-23-20, Amendment 39-12964 (67 FR 71098, 
November 29, 2002); corrected May 4, 2010 (75 FR 23579). AD 2002-23-20 
applied to certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX and MYSTERE-
FALCON 900 airplanes.
    The NPRM published in the Federal Register on August 3, 2015 (80 FR 
45902). The NPRM was prompted by a revision to the maintenance manual. 
The NPRM proposed to require revising the maintenance or inspection 
program, as applicable, to include the maintenance tasks and 
airworthiness limitations specified in the Airworthiness Limitations 
section of the airplane maintenance manual. The NPRM also proposed to 
remove the Model FALCON 900EX airplanes from the applicability of the 
existing AD. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced structural 
integrity of the airplane.
    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA 
Airworthiness Directive 2013-0053, dated March 4, 2013 (referred to 
after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or 
``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for all MYSTERE-FALCON 
900 airplanes. The MCAI states:

    The airworthiness limitations and maintenance requirements for 
the Myst[egrave]re -Falcon 900 type design are included in Aircraft 
Maintenance Manual (AMM) chapter 5-40 and are approved by the 
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). EASA issued AD 2008-0221 
[http://ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/easa_ad_2008_0221_Corrected.pdf/AD_2008-0221_1] to require accomplishment of the maintenance tasks, 
and implementation of the airworthiness limitations, as specified in 
Dassault Aviation F900 AMM chapter 5-40 referenced DGT 113873 at 
revision 16.
    Since that [EASA] AD was issued, Dassault Aviation issued 
revision 20 of F900 AMM chapter 5-40 which contains new or more 
restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness 
limitations and introduces, among others, the following changes:

--Tasks renumbering;
--Introduction of a Corrosion Prevention Control Program (CPCP);
--Upgrade of screwjack of flap actuators from the older to the 
latest -3 version;
--Revised Time Between Overhaul for screwjack of flap actuators -3 
version;
--Revised interval for checking the screw/nut play on screwjack of 
flap actuators -3 version;
--Removal of calendar limit for checking the screw/nut play on 
screwjack of external flap actuators -1 and -2 versions;
--Removal of service life limit for screwjack of flap actuators;
--Test of flap asymmetry protection system. Compliance with this 
test is required by [a certain AD] * * *, but F900 AMM chapter 5-40 
at revision 20 introduces an extended inspection interval;
--Inspection procedures of fuselage and wings;
--Check of overpressure tightness on pressurization control 
regulating valves. Compliance with this check is required by EASA AD 
2008-0072 [http://ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/easa_ad_2008_0072.pdf/AD_2008-0072_1] [which corresponds to FAA AD 2010-26-05, Amendment 
39-16544 (75 FR 79952, December 21, 2010], but F900 AMM chapter 5-40 
at revision 20 introduces an extended inspection interval;
--Check of overpressure relief valve vacuum supply lines.

    The maintenance tasks and airworthiness limitations, as 
specified in the F900 AMM chapter 5-40, have been identified as 
mandatory actions for continued airworthiness of the F900 type 
design. Failure to comply with AMM chapter 5-40 at revision 20 may 
result in an unsafe condition [reduced structural integrity of the 
airplane].
    For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires the 
implementation of the maintenance tasks and airworthiness 
limitations, as specified in the Dassault Aviation F900 AMM chapter 
5-40 DGT 113873 at revision 20.

    You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2015-2967-0002.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (80 FR 45902, August 3, 
2015) or on the determination of the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and 
the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed, except for 
minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM (80 FR 45902, August 3, 2015) for correcting the unsafe condition; 
and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM (80 FR 45902, August 3, 2015).

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Dassault Aviation issued Chapter 5-40, Airworthiness Limitations, 
Revision 20, dated October 2012, of the Dassault Aviation Falcon 900 
Maintenance Manual. This service information describes procedures, 
maintenance tasks, and airworthiness limitations specified in the 
Airworthiness Limitations section of the AMM. This service information 
is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to 
it through their normal course of business or by the means identified 
in the ADDRESSES section.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 112 airplanes of U.S. registry. We 
estimate that it will take about 1 work-hour per product to comply with 
the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per 
work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on 
U.S. operators to be $9,520, or $85 per product.

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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 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.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FAA-2015-2967; 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]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 
2002-23-20, Amendment 39-12964 (67 FR 71098, November 29, 2002); 
corrected May 4, 2010 (75 FR 23579); and adding the following new AD:

2016-01-16 Dassault Aviation: Amendment 39-18376. Docket No. FAA-
2015-2967; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-072-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD becomes effective February 25, 2016.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD replaces AD 2002-23-20, Amendment 39-12964 (67 FR 71098, 
November 29, 2002); corrected May 4, 2010 (75 FR 23579). This AD 
also affects AD 2010-26-05, Amendment 39-16544 (75 FR 79952, 
December 21, 2010).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to all DASSAULT AVIATION Model MYSTERE-FALCON 
900 airplanes, certificated in any category.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 05, Time Limits/
Maintenance Checks.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by our determination of the need for a 
revision to the airplane airworthiness limitations to introduce a 
corrosion prevention control program, among other changes, to the 
maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are 
issuing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the 
airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Revision of Maintenance or Inspection Program

    Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the 
maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the 
information specified in Chapter 5-40, Airworthiness Limitations, 
Revision 20, dated October 2012, of the Dassault Aviation Falcon 900 
Maintenance Manual. The initial compliance time for accomplishing 
the actions specified in Chapter 5-40, Airworthiness Limitations, 
Revision 20, dated October 2012, of the Dassault Aviation Falcon 900 
Maintenance Manual, is within the applicable times specified in the 
maintenance manual or within 30 days after the effective date of 
this AD, whichever occurs later, except as provided by paragraphs 
(g)(1) through (g)(4) of this AD.
    (1) The term ``LDG'' in the ``First Inspection'' column of any 
table in the service information means total airplane landings.
    (2) The term ``FH'' in the ``First Inspection'' column of any 
table in the service information means total flight hours.
    (3) The term ``FC'' in the ``First Inspection'' column of any 
table in the service information means total flight cycles.
    (4) The term ``M'' in the ``First Inspection'' column of any 
table in the service information means months.

(h) Terminating Action

    Accomplishing paragraph (g) of this AD terminates the 
requirements of paragraph (g)(1) of AD 2010-26-05, Amendment 39-
16544 (75 FR 79952, December 21, 2010), for DASSAULT AVIATION Model 
MYSTERE-FALCON 900 airplanes.

(i) No Alternative Actions and Intervals

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

(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, 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 425-227-1149. 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) 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 
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Dassault Aviation's EASA 
Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the 
approval must include the DOA-authorized signature.

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(k) Related Information

    Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) 
EASA Airworthiness Directive 2013-0053, dated March 4, 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 
Docket No. FAA-2015-2967.

(l) 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) Chapter 5-40, Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 20, dated 
October 2012, of the Dassault Aviation Falcon 900 Maintenance 
Manual.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation, Teterboro Airport, 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 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 January 6, 2016.
Victor Wicklund,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-00629 Filed 1-20-16; 8:45 am]
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