Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes, 14832-14835 [2017-05235]

Download as PDF 14832 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 55 Thursday, March 23, 2017 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 51 [Doc. No. AMS–SC–16–0005] U.S. Standards for Grades of Shelled Walnuts and Walnuts in the Shell Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Reopening of comment period. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is reopening the comment period on the proposed rule that invited comments on the revision of the U.S. Standards for Grades of Shelled Walnuts and U.S. Standards for Grades of Walnuts in the Shell published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2016. The comment period for this proposed rule closed on January 24, 2017. The changes are intended to modernize the standards, and meet consumer demands by providing greater marketing flexibility. DATES: Comments on the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2016 (81 FR 85164) must be received by April 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on the proposed rule via the Internet at: http:// www.regulations.gov. Comments may also be submitted to Standardization Branch, Specialty Crops Inspection Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, Training and Development Center, 100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406; or via fax (540) 361–1199. All comments should reference the document number and the dates and page numbers of this issue, and the November 25, 2016, issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be posted online without change, including any personal information provided, and will be made available for public inspection at the above physical address during regular business hours. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Mar 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David G. Horner at the address above, telephone: (540) 361–1120, fax: (540) 361–1199, or email: Dave.Horner@ ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2016 (81 FR 85164) that would revise the grade standards to permit certification of red colored walnuts. Such a change would facilitate the marketing of increasingly popular red varieties of walnuts in both domestic and export markets. The 60-day comment period provided in the proposed rule closed January 24, 2017. The comment period for the proposed rule is reopened until April 24, 2017. AMS is reopening the public comment period for 30 days to ensure that interested persons have sufficient time to review and comment on the proposed rule. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 601–674. Dated: March 7, 2017. Bruce Summers, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2017–04805 Filed 3–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0130; Directorate Identifier 2016–NM–058–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE– FALCON 50 airplanes and FALCON 2000 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that during ground maintenance, a Model FALCON 2000 airplane experienced a loss of hydraulic pressure affecting both hydraulic systems due to damage to both brake hoses on the main landing SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 gear (MLG). This proposed AD would require an inspection for certain brake hoses, installation of protective wraps or installation of certain brake hoses, and replacement of certain brake hoses. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by May 8, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this NPRM, 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. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017– 0130; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office (telephone: 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA E:\FR\FM\23MRP1.SGM 23MRP1 14833 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 55 / Thursday, March 23, 2017 / Proposed Rules 98057–3356; telephone: 425–227–1137; fax: 425–227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2017–0130; Directorate Identifier 2016–NM–058–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD based on those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. During ground maintenance, a Falcon 2000 aeroplane experienced a loss of hydraulic pressure, affecting both hydraulic systems. The investigation results revealed that this event was due to damage to both brake hoses on the same main landing gear (MLG), which chafed against the torque link assembly during MLG extension/retraction cycle. The Part Numbers (P/N) of the affected brake hoses are P/N AE705317–1 and P/N 00–200– 1268, which are made of a braided stainless steel sleeve. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to loss of braking during landing or a rejected take-off, possibly resulting in a runway excursion. In addition, there is a risk of fire if the leaking brake hydraulic fluid reaches hot parts. For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires a one-time inspection of the brake hoses to identify the P/N and determine the presence of protection against chafing and, depending on findings, installation of protective wraps or replacement of the brake hoses with serviceable parts that have a Dacron sleeve protection. Discussion You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017– 0130. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 2013–0255, dated October 23, 2013 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for all Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE–FALCON 50 airplanes and FALCON 2000 airplanes. The MCAI states: Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Dassault has issued the following service information: • Dassault Service Bulletin F50–510, Revision 2, dated December 20, 2012; and Dassault Service Bulletin F2000– 382, Revision 2, dated May 12, 2011. This service information describes procedures for an inspection of the brake hoses to identify whether brake hoses having certain part numbers are installed, and installation of protective wraps on the brake hoses or installation of certain brake hoses that are fitted with Dacron sleeves. These documents are distinct since they apply to different airplane models. • Dassault Service Bulletin F50–518, dated April 14, 2011; and Dassault Service Bulletin F2000–368, dated May 29, 2009. This service information describes replacement of certain brake hoses. These documents are distinct since they apply to different airplane models. 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. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all pertinent information and determined an unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of these same type designs. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 302 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Inspection ...... 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 ............................................................................... We estimate the following costs to do any necessary installations and replacements that would be required Parts cost based on the results of the proposed inspection. We have no way of determining the number of airplanes $0 Cost per product $85 Cost on U.S. operators $25,670 that might need these installations and replacements: ON-CONDITION COSTS sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS Action Labor cost Installation of brake hose ................... Installation of protective wraps ........... Replacement ...................................... 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 ................................................................. 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 ................................................................. 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 ................................................................. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Mar 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 Parts cost rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 $340 340 340 Cost per product $425 425 425 Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. E:\FR\FM\23MRP1.SGM 23MRP1 14834 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 55 / Thursday, March 23, 2017 / Proposed Rules We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed regulation: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); 3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and 4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 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 airworthiness directive (AD): ■ Dassault Aviation: Docket No. FAA–2017– 0130; Directorate Identifier 2016–NM– 058–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by May 8, 2017. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE–FALCON 50 airplanes and FALCON 2000 airplanes, certificated in any category, all serial numbers. installed. A review of airplane maintenance records is acceptable in lieu of this inspection if the part number of the brake hose can be conclusively determined from that review. (h) Installation If, during the inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD, it is determined that any brake hose having P/N AE705317–1 or P/ N 00–200–1268 is installed, do the actions specified in paragraph (h)(1) or (h)(2) of this AD. (1) Install protective wraps on the brake hoses, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Service Bulletin F50–510, Revision 2, dated December 20, 2012; or Dassault Service Bulletin F2000–382, Revision 2, dated May 12, 2011; as applicable. (2) Install brake hoses having P/N 00–200– 1534 that are fitted with Dacron sleeves, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Service Bulletin F50–518, dated April 14, 2011; or Dassault Service Bulletin F2000–368, dated May 29, 2009; as applicable. (i) Replacement (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 32, Landing gear. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a report indicating that during ground maintenance, a Model FALCON 2000 airplane experienced a loss of hydraulic pressure affecting both hydraulic systems due to damage to both brake hoses on the main landing gear (MLG). We are issuing this AD to detect and correct unprotected brake hoses, which could lead to loss of braking during landing or a rejected take-off, and result in a runway excursion and a risk of fire if the leaking brake hydraulic fluid reaches hot parts. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Inspection Within 9 months after the effective date of this AD, inspect the brake hoses to identify whether any brake hose having part number (P/N) AE705317–1 or P/N 00–200–1268 is Within 6,000 flight cycles, or within 149 months, whichever occurs first after the effective date of this AD: Replace brake hoses having P/N AE705317–1 and P/N 00–200– 1268 with brake hoses having P/N 00–200– 1534 that are fitted with Dacron sleeves, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Service Bulletin F50–518, dated April 14, 2011; or Dassault Service Bulletin F2000–368, dated May 29, 2009; as applicable. Once brake hoses having P/N 00–200–1534 are fitted in an MLG leg, no further action is required for that MLG leg, as specified in paragraph (j) of this AD. (j) Provisions for Unaffected MLG Leg Assemblies If, during the inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD, it is determined that the airplane is equipped with an MLG leg assembly with a part number specified in table 1 to paragraph (j) of this AD, the requirement of paragraph (h) of this AD is not applicable, provided that the MLG leg assembly has not been modified in service after its installation on an airplane. TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (j) OF THIS AD—MLG LEG ASSEMBLY NOT AFFECTED sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS Model MLG leg position MYSTERE-FALCON 50 airplanes .......................................................................... MYSTERE-FALCON 50 airplanes .......................................................................... FALCON 2000 ......................................................................................................... FALCON 2000 ......................................................................................................... Left Hand (LH) ....... Right Hand (RH) .... LH .......................... RH ......................... Note 1 to paragraph (j) of this AD: The parts specified in table 1 to paragraph (j) of this AD are known to be delivered with brake hoses having P/N 00–200–1534 that are fitted with Dacron sleeves. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Mar 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 (k) Parts Installation Limitation As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install a brake hose having P/N AE705317–1 or P/N 00–200–1268 on any airplane, unless the brake hose has been inspected to verify that protective wraps are PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Part No. C23791–1009 C23792–1009 D23345000–7 D23346000–7 amdt amdt amdt amdt F. F. B. B. installed on the hose, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Service Bulletin F50–510, Revision 2, dated December 20, 2012; or Dassault Service Bulletin F2000–382, Revision 2, dated May 12, 2011; as applicable. E:\FR\FM\23MRP1.SGM 23MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 55 / Thursday, March 23, 2017 / Proposed Rules (l) Parts Installation Prohibition As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, on any airplane, a brake hose having P/N AE705317–1 or P/N 00– 200–1268, or an MLG leg or shock absorber equipped with a brake hose having P/N AE705317–1 or P/N 00–200–1268, after the actions in paragraphs (h)(2) or (i) of this AD are done. Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 8, 2017. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. (m) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraphs (h)(1) and (k) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Dassault Service Bulletin F50–510, Revision 1, dated December 15, 2010; or Dassault Service Bulletin F2000–382, Revision 1, dated December 15, 2010. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS (n) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the International Branch, send it to ATTN: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone: 425–227–1137; fax: 425–227– 1149. Information may be emailed to: 9ANM-116-AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (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. (o) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA AD 2013–0255, dated October 23, 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–2017–0130. (2) 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 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Mar 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 [FR Doc. 2017–05235 Filed 3–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0131; Directorate Identifier 2016–NM–186–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737–300, –400, and –500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of fatigue cracking found in a certain fuselage frame common to the water tank support intercostal clip located between certain stringers. This proposed AD would require inspections for any cracking of a certain fuselage frame, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by May 8, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this NPRM, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data Services (C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110–SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740–5600; telephone 562–797–1717; Internet https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view this referenced service information at SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 14835 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–2017– 0131. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017– 0131; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Galib Abumeri, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712–4137; phone: 562–627–5324; fax: 562–627–5210; email: galib.abumeri@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA– 2017–0131; Directorate Identifier 2016– NM–186–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. Discussion We have received a report of fatigue cracking found in a certain fuselage frame, Station (STA) 947.5 on the right side, common to the water tank support intercostal clip located between certain stringers, S–24R and S–25R. Ten cracks were reported on airplanes having line E:\FR\FM\23MRP1.SGM 23MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 55 (Thursday, March 23, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0130; Directorate Identifier 2016-NM-058-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 
Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 airplanes and FALCON 2000 
airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that 
during ground maintenance, a Model FALCON 2000 airplane experienced a 
loss of hydraulic pressure affecting both hydraulic systems due to 
damage to both brake hoses on the main landing gear (MLG). This 
proposed AD would require an inspection for certain brake hoses, 
installation of protective wraps or installation of certain brake 
hoses, and replacement of certain brake hoses. We are proposing this AD 
to address the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by May 8, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this NPRM, 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.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2017-
0130; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments 
received, and other information. The street address for the Docket 
Operations office (telephone: 800-647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES 
section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after 
receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA

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98057-3356; telephone: 425-227-1137; fax: 425-227-1149.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2017-0130; 
Directorate Identifier 2016-NM-058-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We 
will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend 
this proposed AD based on those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this proposed AD.

Discussion

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 
2013-0255, dated October 23, 2013 (referred to after this as the 
Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), to 
correct an unsafe condition for all Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-
FALCON 50 airplanes and FALCON 2000 airplanes. The MCAI states:

    During ground maintenance, a Falcon 2000 aeroplane experienced a 
loss of hydraulic pressure, affecting both hydraulic systems.
    The investigation results revealed that this event was due to 
damage to both brake hoses on the same main landing gear (MLG), 
which chafed against the torque link assembly during MLG extension/
retraction cycle. The Part Numbers (P/N) of the affected brake hoses 
are P/N AE705317-1 and P/N 00-200-1268, which are made of a braided 
stainless steel sleeve.
    This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to 
loss of braking during landing or a rejected take-off, possibly 
resulting in a runway excursion. In addition, there is a risk of 
fire if the leaking brake hydraulic fluid reaches hot parts.
    For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires a one-
time inspection of the brake hoses to identify the P/N and determine 
the presence of protection against chafing and, depending on 
findings, installation of protective wraps or replacement of the 
brake hoses with serviceable parts that have a Dacron sleeve 
protection.

    You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2017-
0130.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Dassault has issued the following service information:
     Dassault Service Bulletin F50-510, Revision 2, dated 
December 20, 2012; and Dassault Service Bulletin F2000-382, Revision 2, 
dated May 12, 2011. This service information describes procedures for 
an inspection of the brake hoses to identify whether brake hoses having 
certain part numbers are installed, and installation of protective 
wraps on the brake hoses or installation of certain brake hoses that 
are fitted with Dacron sleeves. These documents are distinct since they 
apply to different airplane models.
     Dassault Service Bulletin F50-518, dated April 14, 2011; 
and Dassault Service Bulletin F2000-368, dated May 29, 2009. This 
service information describes replacement of certain brake hoses. These 
documents are distinct since they apply to different airplane models.
    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.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another 
country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have 
been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service 
information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we 
evaluated all pertinent information and determined an unsafe condition 
exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of these 
same type designs.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 302 airplanes of U.S. 
registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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              Action                              Labor cost                Parts cost    Cost per       U.S.
                                                                                          product     operators
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Inspection........................  1 work-hour x $85 per hour = $85.....           $0          $85      $25,670
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    We estimate the following costs to do any necessary installations 
and replacements that would be required based on the results of the 
proposed inspection. We have no way of determining the number of 
airplanes that might need these installations and replacements:

                           On-Condition Costs
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Cost per
            Action                Labor cost     Parts cost    product
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Installation of brake hose...  1 work-hour x           $340         $425
                                $85 per hour =
                                $85.
Installation of protective     1 work-hour x            340          425
 wraps.                         $85 per hour =
                                $85.
Replacement..................  1 work-hour x            340          425
                                $85 per hour =
                                $85.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

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

Regulatory Findings

    We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not 
have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship 
between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution 
of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed 
regulation:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Is not a ``significant rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979);
    3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and
    4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Proposed Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

0
1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

Dassault Aviation: Docket No. FAA-2017-0130; Directorate Identifier 
2016-NM-058-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by May 8, 2017.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 
airplanes and FALCON 2000 airplanes, certificated in any category, 
all serial numbers.

(d) Subject

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

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by a report indicating that during ground 
maintenance, a Model FALCON 2000 airplane experienced a loss of 
hydraulic pressure affecting both hydraulic systems due to damage to 
both brake hoses on the main landing gear (MLG). We are issuing this 
AD to detect and correct unprotected brake hoses, which could lead 
to loss of braking during landing or a rejected take-off, and result 
in a runway excursion and a risk of fire if the leaking brake 
hydraulic fluid reaches hot parts.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Inspection

    Within 9 months after the effective date of this AD, inspect the 
brake hoses to identify whether any brake hose having part number 
(P/N) AE705317-1 or P/N 00-200-1268 is installed. A review of 
airplane maintenance records is acceptable in lieu of this 
inspection if the part number of the brake hose can be conclusively 
determined from that review.

(h) Installation

    If, during the inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD, 
it is determined that any brake hose having P/N AE705317-1 or P/N 
00-200-1268 is installed, do the actions specified in paragraph 
(h)(1) or (h)(2) of this AD.
    (1) Install protective wraps on the brake hoses, in accordance 
with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Service Bulletin 
F50-510, Revision 2, dated December 20, 2012; or Dassault Service 
Bulletin F2000-382, Revision 2, dated May 12, 2011; as applicable.
    (2) Install brake hoses having P/N 00-200-1534 that are fitted 
with Dacron sleeves, in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Dassault Service Bulletin F50-518, dated April 14, 
2011; or Dassault Service Bulletin F2000-368, dated May 29, 2009; as 
applicable.

(i) Replacement

    Within 6,000 flight cycles, or within 149 months, whichever 
occurs first after the effective date of this AD: Replace brake 
hoses having P/N AE705317-1 and P/N 00-200-1268 with brake hoses 
having P/N 00-200-1534 that are fitted with Dacron sleeves, in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Service 
Bulletin F50-518, dated April 14, 2011; or Dassault Service Bulletin 
F2000-368, dated May 29, 2009; as applicable. Once brake hoses 
having P/N 00-200-1534 are fitted in an MLG leg, no further action 
is required for that MLG leg, as specified in paragraph (j) of this 
AD.

(j) Provisions for Unaffected MLG Leg Assemblies

    If, during the inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD, 
it is determined that the airplane is equipped with an MLG leg 
assembly with a part number specified in table 1 to paragraph (j) of 
this AD, the requirement of paragraph (h) of this AD is not 
applicable, provided that the MLG leg assembly has not been modified 
in service after its installation on an airplane.

   Table 1 to Paragraph (j) of This AD--MLG Leg Assembly Not Affected
------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Model                MLG leg position        Part No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MYSTERE-FALCON 50 airplanes.....  Left Hand (LH)....  C23791-1009 amdt
                                                       F.
MYSTERE-FALCON 50 airplanes.....  Right Hand (RH)...  C23792-1009 amdt
                                                       F.
FALCON 2000.....................  LH................  D23345000-7 amdt
                                                       B.
FALCON 2000.....................  RH................  D23346000-7 amdt
                                                       B.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Note 1 to paragraph (j) of this AD:  The parts specified in 
table 1 to paragraph (j) of this AD are known to be delivered with 
brake hoses having P/N 00-200-1534 that are fitted with Dacron 
sleeves.

(k) Parts Installation Limitation

    As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install a 
brake hose having P/N AE705317-1 or P/N 00-200-1268 on any airplane, 
unless the brake hose has been inspected to verify that protective 
wraps are installed on the hose, in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Service Bulletin F50-510, 
Revision 2, dated December 20, 2012; or Dassault Service Bulletin 
F2000-382, Revision 2, dated May 12, 2011; as applicable.

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(l) Parts Installation Prohibition

    As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, on 
any airplane, a brake hose having P/N AE705317-1 or P/N 00-200-1268, 
or an MLG leg or shock absorber equipped with a brake hose having P/
N AE705317-1 or P/N 00-200-1268, after the actions in paragraphs 
(h)(2) or (i) of this AD are done.

(m) Credit for Previous Actions

    This paragraph provides credit for actions required by 
paragraphs (h)(1) and (k) of this AD, if those actions were 
performed before the effective date of this AD using Dassault 
Service Bulletin F50-510, Revision 1, dated December 15, 2010; or 
Dassault Service Bulletin F2000-382, Revision 1, dated December 15, 
2010.

(n) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
International Branch, ANM-116, FAA, has the authority to approve 
AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your 
principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as 
appropriate. If sending information directly to the International 
Branch, send it to ATTN: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; 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.
    (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.

(o) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) EASA AD 2013-0255, dated October 23, 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-2017-0130.
    (2) 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 service information 
at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., 
Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at 
the FAA, call 425-227-1221.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 8, 2017.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-05235 Filed 3-22-17; 8:45 am]
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