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2022-27-05 DASSAULT AVIATION: Amendment 39-22290; Docket No. FAA-2022-1238; Project Identifier MCAI-2022-00741-T.
(a) EFFECTIVE DATE

    This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective February 3, 2023.

(b) AFFECTED ADS

    This AD replaces AD 2022-09-15,  Amendment 39-22035  (87 FR 29217, May
    13, 2022) (AD 2022-09-15).

(c) APPLICABILITY

    This AD applies to all Dassault Aviation  Model FALCON 2000 and FALCON
    2000EX airplanes, certificated in any category.

(d) SUBJECT

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

(e) UNSAFE CONDITION

    This AD was prompted by  a determination that replacing certain  brake
    servo-valves is necessary and reports of brake system failures  during
    landing.  The FAA is issuing this  AD to prevent  temporary failure of
    the  brake   servo-valves,  which   could  lead   to  reduced  braking
    performance during landing including degraded or dissymmetric braking,
    possibly  resulting  in  reduced  control  of  the  airplane,  lateral
    excursion of the runway, and consequent damage to the airplane.

(f) COMPLIANCE

    Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified,  unless al-
    ready done.

(g) REQUIREMENTS

    Except as specified in paragraphs (h) and (i) of this AD:  Comply with
    all required actions and compliance times specified in, and in accord-
    ance with,  European Union Aviation Safety Agency  (EASA) Emergency AD
    2022-0068-E, dated April 14, 2022 (EASA Emergency AD 2022-0068-E).

(h) EXCEPTIONS TO EASA EMERGENCY AD 2022-0068-E

(1) Where paragraphs (1) and (2) of EASA Emergency AD 2022-0068-E refer to
    its effective date, this AD requires using May 31, 2022 (the effective
    date of AD 2022-09-15).

(2) Where paragraph (4)  of  EASA  Emergency AD 2022-0068-E  refers to its
    effective date, this AD requires using the effective date of this AD.

(3) Where paragraph (2) of EASA Emergency AD 2022-0068-E specifies to "in-
    form all flight crews, and,  thereafter, operate the aeroplane accord-
    ingly," this AD does not require  those  actions  as those actions are
    already required  by  existing  FAA  operating regulations (see 14 CFR
    91.9, 91.505, and 121.137).

(4) This AD does not adopt the "Remarks" section of EASA Emergency AD 2022
    -0068-E.

(i) NO REPORTING OR RETURN OF PARTS

    Although the service information referenced in EASA Emergency AD 2022-
    0068-E specifies to submit certain information  and send removed parts
    to the manufacturer, this AD does not include that requirement.

(j) ADDITIONAL FAA AD PROVISIONS

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:

(1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs):  The Manager, International
    Validation Branch 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
    responsible Flight Standards Office, as appropriate. If sending infor-
    mation directly to the International Validation Branch, send it to the
    attention of the person identified in paragraph (k) of this AD. Infor-
    mation may be emailed to: 9-AVS-AIR-730-AMOC@faa.gov. Before using any
    approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking
    a principal inspector, the manager of the responsible Flight Standards
    Office.

(2) Contacting the Manufacturer:  For any requirement in this AD to obtain
    instructions from a manufacturer,  the  instructions  must  be  accom-
    plished using a method approved by the Manager,  International Valida-
    tion Branch, FAA; or EASA;  or Dassault Aviationís EASA Design Organi-
    zation Approval (DOA).  If approved by the DOA,  the approval must in-
    clude the DOA-authorized signature.

(k) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    For more information about this AD,  contact Tom Rodriguez,  Aerospace
    Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, FAA, International Validation Branch
    2200 South 216th St.,  Des Moines, WA 98198;  telephone  206-231-3226;
    email Tom.Rodriguez@faa.gov.

(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 the AD specifies otherwise.

(3) The following service information was approved for IBR on May 31, 2022
    (87 FR 29217, May 13, 2022).

(i) European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Emergency AD 2022-0068-E,
    dated April 14, 2022.

(ii) [Reserved]

(4) For EASA Emergency AD 2022-0068-E,  contact EASA, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer
    3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone +49 221 8999 000; email ADs@easa.
    europa.eu;  website easa.europa.eu.  You may find  this EASA AD on the
    EASA website at ad.easa.europa.eu.

(5) You may view this material at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section,
    Operational Safety Branch,  2200 South 216th St.,  Des Moines, WA. For
    information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206-
    231-3195.

(6) You may view this material  that is incorporated  by reference  at the
    National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).  For  information
    on the availability of this material at NARA, email fr.inspection@nara
    .gov,  or  go  to: www.archives.gov/federalregister/cfr/ibr-locations.
    html.

Issued on December 21, 2022. Christina Underwood, Acting Director, Compli-
ance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, Large
Aircraft Section,  FAA,  International Validation Branch, 2200 South 216th
St., Des Moines, WA 98198;  telephone: 206-231-3226; email: Tom.Rodriguez@
faa.gov.
PREAMBLE 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39


[Docket No. FAA-2022-1238; Project Identifier MCAI-2022-00741-T;
Amendment 39-22290; AD 2022-27-05]
RIN 2120-AA64

Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2022-09-
15, which applied to all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 and FALCON
2000EX airplanes. AD 2022-09-15 required relocating affected servo-
valves and revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to
provide temporary information necessary to operate airplanes fitted
with at least one affected brake servo-valve. AD 2022-09-15 also
limited or prohibited the installation of affected brake servo-valves.
This AD was prompted by a determination that replacing certain brake
servo-valves is necessary to address the unsafe condition. This AD
continues to require the actions in AD 2022-09-15, including the parts
installation limitation or prohibition, and also requires replacing an
affected part with a serviceable part, as specified in a European Union
Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference
(IBR). The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on
these products.

DATES: This AD is effective February 3, 2023.
The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of May 31, 2022
(87 FR 29217, May 13, 2022).

ADDRESSES:
AD Docket: You may examine the AD docket at regulations.gov under
Docket No. FAA-2022-1238; or in person at Docket Operations between 9
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD
docket contains this final rule, the mandatory continuing airworthiness
information (MCAI), any comments received, and other information. The
address for Docket Operations is U.S. Department of Transportation,
Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200
New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
Material Incorporated by Reference:

For EASA material incorporated by reference in this AD,
contact EASA, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone
+49 221 8999 000; email ADs@easa.europa.eu; website easa.europa.eu. You
may find this material on the EASA website at ad.easa.europa.eu.
You may view this service information at the FAA,
Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 2200 South
216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this
material at the FAA, call 206-231-3195. It is also available at
regulations.gov under Docket No. FAA-2022-1238.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer,
Large Aircraft Section, FAA, International Validation Branch, 2200
South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone: 206-231-3226; email:
Tom.Rodriguez@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14
CFR part 39 to supersede AD 2022-09-15, Amendment 39-22035 (87 FR
29217, May 13, 2022), (AD 2022-09-15). AD 2022-09-15 applied to all
Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 and FALCON 2000EX airplanes. AD
2022-09-15 required relocating affected servo-valves and revising the
existing AFM to provide temporary information necessary to operate
airplanes fitted with at least one affected brake servo-valve. AD 2022-
09-15 also limited or prohibited the installation of affected brake
servo-valves. The FAA issued AD 2022-09-15 to prevent temporary failure
of the brake servo-valves, which could lead to reduced braking
performance during landing including degraded or dissymmetric braking,
possibly resulting in reduced control of the airplane, lateral
excursion of the runway, and consequent damage to the airplane.
The NPRM published in the Federal Register on October 20, 2022 (87
FR 63706). The NPRM was prompted by Emergency AD 2022-0068-E, dated
April 14, 2022, issued by EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the
Member States of the European Union (EASA Emergency AD 2022-0068-E)
(referred to after this as the MCAI). The MCAI states that occurrences
were reported of brake system failure during landing. Subsequent
investigation determined the root cause to be a brake control-valve
failure which was a result of application of inappropriate oiling
during production and maintenance, affecting a specific batch of
affected parts. This condition, if not addressed, could lead to reduced
braking performance during landing, possibly resulting in reduced
control of, and consequent damage to, the airplane. The NPRM was also
prompted by a determination that replacing certain brake servo-valves
is necessary to address the unsafe condition. AD 2022-09-15 did not
require that replacement, because the planned compliance time for that
replacement would have allowed enough time to provide notice and
opportunity for prior public comment on the merits of the action. The
FAA determined that the replacement is needed, and is therefore issuing
this AD to require the replacement.
In the NPRM, the FAA proposed to retain all of the requirements of
AD 2022-09-15, including the parts installation limitation or
prohibition. The NPRM also proposed to require replacing affected brake
servo-valves, as specified in EASA Emergency AD 2022-0068-E.
You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket at regulations.gov under
Docket No. FAA-2022-1238.

Discussion of Final Airworthiness Directive

Comments

The FAA received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of
the cost to the public.

Conclusion

This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another
country and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to
the FAA's bilateral agreement with this State of Design Authority, it
has notified the FAA of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI
referenced above. The FAA reviewed the relevant data and determined
that air safety requires adopting this AD as proposed. Accordingly, the
FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on this product.
Except for minor editorial changes, this AD is adopted as proposed in
the NPRM. None of the changes will increase the economic burden on any
operator.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

This AD requires EASA Emergency AD 2022-0068-E, which the Director
of the Federal Register approved for incorporation by reference as of
May 31, 2022 (87 FR 29217, May 13, 2022). This material is reasonably
available because the interested parties have access to it through
their normal course of business or by the means identified in
ADDRESSES.

Costs of Compliance

The FAA estimates that this AD affects 441 airplanes of U.S.
registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD:

Estimated Costs

Action
Labor cost
Parts cost
Cost per product
Cost on U.S. operators
Relocation 10 work-hours x $85 per hour = $850
$0
$850
$374,850
AFM revision 1 work-hour x $85 per hour = $85
0
85
37,485
Replacement 10 work-hours x $85 per hour = $850
11,690
12,540
5,530,140

The FAA has included all known costs in its cost estimate.
According to the manufacturer, however, some or all of the costs of
this AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact
on affected operators.

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.
The FAA is 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

The FAA has 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) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and
(3) 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 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.

Sec. 39.13 [Amended]

2. The FAA amends Sec. 39.13 by:

a. Removing Airworthiness Directive 2022-09-15, Amendment 39-22035 (87
FR 29217, May 13, 2022); and

b. Adding the following new airworthiness directive: