Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes, 24910-24912 [2017-10977]

Download as PDF 24910 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 31, 2017 / Proposed Rules is specified in paragraph (n)(1) or (n)(2) of this AD. (1) A hinge pin that does not belong to the identified batch as listed in the applicable Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Service Bulletin specified in figure 1 to paragraphs (l) through (p) of this AD or figure 2 to paragraphs (l) through (p) of this AD, as applicable to the airplane model and MLG hinge part number. (2) A hinge pin that can be identified, through the MLG maintenance records, as having been inspected and reconditioned in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable MessierBugatti-Dowty Service Bulletin specified in figure 1 to paragraphs (l) through (p) of this AD or figure 2 to paragraphs (l) through (p) of this AD, as applicable to the airplane model and MLG hinge part number. (o) New MLG Hinge Pin Replacement Procedures If, during accomplishment of the MLG hinge pin replacement required by paragraph (m) of this AD, the applicable MessierBugatti-Dowty Service Bulletin specified in figure 1 to paragraphs (l) through (p) of this AD or figure 2 to paragraphs (l) through (p) of this AD does not specify the MLG hinge pin replacement procedure, do the MLG hinge pin replacement using a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or ATR–GIE ´ Avions de Transport Regional’s EASA DOA. Do the MLG hinge pin replacement at the applicable compliance time specified in paragraph (m) of this AD. Accomplishment of the actions required by this paragraph terminates the hinge pin replacement required by paragraphs (g), (i), and (k)(2) of this AD. nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with PROPOSALS (p) New Parts Installation Limitation As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install on any airplane an MLG hinge pin having a part number identified in figure 1 to paragraphs (l) through (p) of this AD or figure 2 to paragraphs (l) through (p) of this AD, and having a serial number defined in the applicable Messier-BugattiDowty Service Bulletin specified in figure 1 to paragraphs (l) through (p) of this AD or figure 2 to paragraphs (l) through (p) of this AD, as applicable to the airplane model and MLG hinge part number, unless the part can be conclusively identified, through the MLG maintenance records, as having been inspected and reconditioned in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Service Bulletin. (q) Credit for Previous Actions (1) This paragraph restates the credit provided in paragraph (l) of AD 2015–23–12, with no changes. This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before December 29, 2015 (the effective date of AD 2105–23–12), using Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Service Bulletin 631– 32–216, dated October 30, 2013, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (2) This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraphs (l) and (m) of this AD, if those actions were done before the VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:38 May 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 effective date of this AD using the applicable service information specified in paragraph (q)(2)(i) through (q)(2)(x) of this AD. (i) Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Service Bulletin 631–32–213, December 16, 2013, which was incorporated by reference on December 29, 2015 (80 FR 73096, November 24, 2015). (ii) Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Service Bulletin 631–32–213, Revision 1, dated December 8, 2014, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (iii) Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Service Bulletin 631–32–214, dated January 13, 2014, which was incorporated by reference on December 29, 2015 (80 FR 73096, November 24, 2015). (iv) Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Service Bulletin 631–32–215, dated January 13, 2014, which was incorporated by reference on December 29, 2015 (80 FR 73096, November 24, 2015). (v) Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Service Bulletin 631–32–216, dated October 30, 2013, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (vi) Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Service Bulletin 631–32–216, Revision 1, dated December 17, 201, which was incorporated by reference on December 29, 2015 (80 FR 73096, November 24, 2015). (vii) Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Service Bulletin 631–32–216, Revision 2, dated December 8, 2014, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (viii) Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Service Bulletin 631–32–219, dated March 3, 2014, which was incorporated by reference on December 29, 2015 (80 FR 73096, November 24, 2015). (ix) Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Service Bulletin 631–32–220, dated March 3, 2014, which was incorporated by reference on December 29, 2015 (80 FR 73096, November 24, 2015). (x) Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Service Bulletin 631–32–232, dated December 8, 2014, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (r) 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 manager of the International Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (s)(2) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. (i) 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. (ii) AMOCs approved previously for AD 2015–23–12 are approved as AMOCs for the corresponding provisions of this AD. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: As of the effective date of this AD, for any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 the Manager, International Branch, ANM– 116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the EASA; or ATR–GIE Avions de Transport ´ Regional’s EASA DOA. If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOAauthorized signature. (s) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA Airworthiness Directive 2016–0135, dated July 8, 2016, 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– 2017–0516. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Shahram Daneshmandi, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1112; fax 425–227–1149. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact ATR–GIE Avions de ´ ´ Transport Regional, 1, Allee Pierre Nadot, 31712 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 (0) 5 62 21 62 21; fax +33 (0) 5 62 21 67 18; email continued.airworthiness@atr.fr; Internet http://www.aerochain.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 May 19, 2017. Victor Wicklund, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–10978 Filed 5–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0502; Directorate Identifier 2016–NM–120–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 certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a discovery of noncompliant rivets in the flight deck upper skin. This proposed AD would require replacement of noncompliant rivets. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31MYP1.SGM 31MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 31, 2017 / Proposed Rules We must receive comments on this proposed AD by July 17, 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. DATES: 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– 0502; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office (telephone 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; 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–2017–0502; Directorate Identifier 2016–NM–120–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 Airworthiness Directive 2016–0124, dated June 22, 2016 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. The MCAI states: During an internal review of the manufacturing files, it was found that 20 rivets installed on the cockpit [(flight deck)] upper skin are not compliant with the original type design. Those 20 MGPL type rivets have a shank longer than necessary and, in case of a bird strike under maximum energy impact, the cockpit upper skin deformation would lead to interference between the rivet shank and the cockpit mounted overhead panel. This condition, if not corrected, could affect the functioning of essential flight control systems, possibly resulting in reduced control of the aeroplane. 24911 To address this potential unsafe condition, Dassault Aviation published Service Bulletin (SB) 7X–176, providing instructions for replacement of the [noncompliant] rivets. For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires removal of affected rivets and replacement with serviceable [solid-type] rivets compliant with original type design. 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– 0502. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Dassault Aviation has issued Service Bulletin 7X–176, dated February 3, 2016. The service information describes procedures for modifying the airplane by replacing certain blind rivets installed on the flight deck skin panel with solid-type rivets. 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 the same type design. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 25 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Labor cost Modification ..................................................... nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with PROPOSALS Action 81 work-hours × $85 per hour = $6,885 ........ 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:38 May 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 Parts cost 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: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 $48 Cost per product $6,933 Cost on U.S operators $173,325 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 E:\FR\FM\31MYP1.SGM 31MYP1 24912 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 31, 2017 / Proposed Rules 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): ■ nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with PROPOSALS Dassault Aviation: Docket No. FAA–2017– 0502; Directorate Identifier 2016–NM– 120–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by July 17, 2017. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes, certificated in any category, manufacturer serial numbers 15 through 89 inclusive, 92 through 94 VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:38 May 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 inclusive, 97 through 101 inclusive, 105, and 106. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 51, Structures. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a discovery of noncompliant rivets in the flight deck upper skin. We are issuing this AD to prevent interference between the rivet shank and the flight deck mounted overhead panel when the flight deck upper skin deforms due to impact (e.g., bird strike); a condition, that if not corrected, could affect the functioning of essential flight control systems, and result in reduced control of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Modification Before exceeding 99 months or 4,100 flight cycles, whichever occurs first since the date of issuance of the original airworthiness certificate or the date of issuance of the original export certificate of airworthiness, modify the airplane by replacing certain MGPL type rivets installed on the flight deck skin panel with solid type-rivets, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dassault Aviation Service Bulletin 7X–176, dated February 3, 2016. (h) 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 the attention of the person identified in paragraph (i)(2) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116-AMOCREQUESTS@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 EASA; or Dassault Aviation’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (i) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA AD 2016–0124, dated June 22, 2016, for related information. This MCAI may be found on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 searching for and locating Docket No. FAA– 2017–0502. (2) For more information about this AD, 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. (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. 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 May 18, 2017. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–10977 Filed 5–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Part 74 [Docket No. FDA–2017–C–2902] Glo Eyes, LLC; Filing of Color Additive Petition AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice of petition. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing that we have filed a petition, submitted by Glo Eyes, LLC, proposing that the color additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of D&C Yellow No. 8 as a color additive in contact lens solution. DATES: The color additive petition was filed on April 18, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Molly A. Harry, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20740, 240–402–1075. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 721(d)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 379e(d)(1)), we are giving notice that we have filed a color additive petition (CAP 7C0311), submitted by Glo Eyes, LLC, 5501 Highway 199, suite 202, Fort Worth, TX 76114. The petition proposes to amend the color additive regulations in 21 CFR part 74, Listing of Color Additives Subject To Certification, to provide for the safe use of D&C Yellow SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31MYP1.SGM 31MYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 103 (Wednesday, May 31, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 24910-24912]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-10977]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0502; Directorate Identifier 2016-NM-120-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 
certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This proposed AD 
was prompted by a discovery of noncompliant rivets in the flight deck 
upper skin. This proposed AD would require replacement of noncompliant 
rivets. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on 
these products.

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DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by July 17, 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-
0502; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments 
received, and other information. The street address for the Docket 
Operations office (telephone 800-647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. 
Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; 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-2017-0502; 
Directorate Identifier 2016-NM-120-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 
Airworthiness Directive 2016-0124, dated June 22, 2016 (referred to 
after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or 
``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Dassault 
Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. The MCAI states:

    During an internal review of the manufacturing files, it was 
found that 20 rivets installed on the cockpit [(flight deck)] upper 
skin are not compliant with the original type design. Those 20 MGPL 
type rivets have a shank longer than necessary and, in case of a 
bird strike under maximum energy impact, the cockpit upper skin 
deformation would lead to interference between the rivet shank and 
the cockpit mounted overhead panel.
    This condition, if not corrected, could affect the functioning 
of essential flight control systems, possibly resulting in reduced 
control of the aeroplane.
    To address this potential unsafe condition, Dassault Aviation 
published Service Bulletin (SB) 7X-176, providing instructions for 
replacement of the [noncompliant] rivets.
    For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires removal 
of affected rivets and replacement with serviceable [solid-type] 
rivets compliant with original type design.

    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-
0502.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Dassault Aviation has issued Service Bulletin 7X-176, dated 
February 3, 2016. The service information describes procedures for 
modifying the airplane by replacing certain blind rivets installed on 
the flight deck skin panel with solid-type rivets. 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 the same 
type design.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 25 airplanes of U.S. 
registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                     Cost per       Cost on U.S
                Action                         Labor cost           Parts cost        product        operators
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Modification..........................  81 work-hours x $85 per              $48          $6,933        $173,325
                                         hour = $6,885.
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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

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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-2017-0502; Directorate Identifier 
2016-NM-120-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by July 17, 2017.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes, 
certificated in any category, manufacturer serial numbers 15 through 
89 inclusive, 92 through 94 inclusive, 97 through 101 inclusive, 
105, and 106.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 51, Structures.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by a discovery of noncompliant rivets in 
the flight deck upper skin. We are issuing this AD to prevent 
interference between the rivet shank and the flight deck mounted 
overhead panel when the flight deck upper skin deforms due to impact 
(e.g., bird strike); a condition, that if not corrected, could 
affect the functioning of essential flight control systems, and 
result in reduced control of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Modification

    Before exceeding 99 months or 4,100 flight cycles, whichever 
occurs first since the date of issuance of the original 
airworthiness certificate or the date of issuance of the original 
export certificate of airworthiness, modify the airplane by 
replacing certain MGPL type rivets installed on the flight deck skin 
panel with solid type-rivets, in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Dassault Aviation Service Bulletin 7X-176, dated 
February 3, 2016.

(h) 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 the attention of 
the person identified in paragraph (i)(2) of this AD. 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 EASA; or 
Dassault Aviation's EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If 
approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized 
signature.

(i) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) EASA AD 2016-0124, dated June 22, 2016, for related 
information. This MCAI may be found on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-
2017-0502.
    (2) For more information about this AD, 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.
    (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. 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 May 18, 2017.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-10977 Filed 5-30-17; 8:45 am]
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