DASSAULT AVIATIONFalcon 2000

ID: 17-136
Issue date: 2017-10-05
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Time Limits / Maintenance Checks – Airworthiness Limitations Section – Amendment send comment

EASA PAD No.: 17-136


Notification of a Proposal to issue
an Airworthiness Directive
PAD No.: 17-136
Issued: 05 October 2017
Note: This Proposed Airworthiness Directive (PAD) is issued by EASA, acting in accordance with
Regulation (EC) 216/2008 on behalf of the European Union, its Member States and of the
European third countries that participate in the activities of EASA under Article 66 of that
Regulation.

In accordance with the EASA Continuing Airworthiness Procedures, the Executive Director is proposing the issuance of an EASA Airworthiness Directive
(AD), applicable to the aeronautical product(s) identified below.
All interested persons may send their comments, referencing the PAD Number above, to the e-mail address specified in the ‘Remarks’ section, prior to
the consultation date indicated.


Design Approval Holder’s Name: Type/Model designation(s):
DASSAULT AVIATION Falcon 2000EX aeroplanes

Effective Date:
[TBD - standard: 14 days after AD issue date]
TCDS Number(s): EASA.A.008
Foreign AD: Not applicable
Supersedure: This AD supersedes EASA AD 2012-0157 dated 23 August 2012.


ATA 05 – Time Limits / Maintenance Checks – Airworthiness Limitations Section –
Amendment


Manufacturer(s):

Dassault Aviation (Dassault)

Applicability:

Falcon 2000EX aeroplanes, all serial numbers.

Reason:

The airworthiness limitations for Dassault Falcon 2000EX aeroplanes, which are approved by EASA,
are currently defined and published in Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) Airworthiness
Limitations Section (ALS) Chapter 5-40. These instructions have been identified as mandatory for
continued airworthiness.

Failure to accomplish these instructions could result in an unsafe condition.

EASA previously issued AD 2012-0157, requiring the actions described in Dassault Falcon 2000EX
AMM Chapter 5-40 (DGT 113877) at Revision 7.



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Since that AD was issued, Dassault published Revision 10 of Dassault Falcon 2000EX AMM Chapter
5-40 (DGT 113877), containing new and/or more restrictive maintenance tasks and introducing
(among other changes) an operational test for Cursor Control Device.

For the reason described above, this AD retains the requirements of EASA AD 2012-0157, which is
superseded, and requires accomplishment of the actions specified in the Dassault Falcon 2000EX
AMM Chapter 5-40 (DGT 113877) at Revision 10 (hereafter referred to as ‘the ALS’ in this AD).

Required Action(s) and Compliance Time(s):

Required as indicated, unless accomplished previously:

Maintenance Tasks and Replacement of Life Limited Parts:
(1) From the effective date of this AD, accomplish the actions, as specified in the ALS, as applicable
to aeroplane model and depending on aeroplane configuration, as required by paragraphs (1.1)
and (1.2) of this AD.

(1.1) Replace each component before exceeding the applicable life limit.

(1.2) Within the thresholds and intervals (see Note 1 of this AD), accomplish all applicable
maintenance tasks.

Note 1: For the purpose of this AD, the thresholds and intervals as defined in the ‘Compliance Time’
pages of the ALS include specific compliance times for certain tasks.

Corrective Action(s):
(2) In case of finding discrepancies (as defined in the ALS) during accomplishment of any task as
required by paragraph (1) of this AD, within the compliance time specified in the ALS,
accomplish the applicable corrective action(s) in accordance with the approved Dassault
maintenance documentation. If no compliance time is identified in the ALS, accomplish the
applicable corrective action(s) before next flight. If a detected discrepancy is not identified in
the ALS, before next flight, contact Dassault for approved instructions and accomplish those
instructions accordingly.

Aircraft Maintenance Programme (AMP) Revision:
(3) Within 12 months after the effective date of this AD, revise the approved AMP, on the basis of
which the operator or the owner ensures the continuing airworthiness of each operated
aeroplane, by incorporating the limitations, tasks and associated thresholds and intervals
described in the ALS, as applicable to aeroplane model and depending on aeroplane
configuration.

Credit:
(4) For an AMP that, on the effective date of this AD, is already updated to incorporate the
maintenance tasks and life limitations as specified in Dassault Falcon 2000EX AMM Chapter 5-
40 (DGT 113877) at Revision 09, that action ensures (see Note 2 of this AD) the continued
accomplishment of those tasks and limitations.




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Consequently, for an aeroplane to which that AMP applies, it is acceptable to accomplish the
new and more restrictive tasks and limitations, as applicable to aeroplane model and depending
on aeroplane configuration, as defined in, and within the compliance times (see Note 1 of this
AD) as specified in, the ALS, to comply with paragraph (1) of this AD.

For that AMP, it is acceptable to incorporate the new and more restrictive tasks and limitations,
as applicable to aeroplane model and depending on aeroplane configuration, as defined in the
ALS, into the AMP to comply with paragraph (3) of this AD.

Recording AD compliance:
(5) When the AMP of an aeroplane has been revised as required by paragraph (3) or (4) of this AD,
as applicable, that action ensures (see Note 2 of this AD) continued accomplishment of the
tasks as required by paragraphs (1) and (2) of this AD for that aeroplane. Consequently, after
revising the AMP, as required by paragraph (3) or (4) of this AD, as applicable, it is not necessary
that accomplishment of individual action is recorded for demonstration of AD compliance on a
continued basis.

Note 2: For affected Falcon 2000EX aeroplanes registered in Europe, complying with the approved
AMP, as specified in paragraph (3) or (4) of this AD, as applicable, is required by Commission
Regulation (EU) 1321/2014, Part M.A.301, paragraph 3.

Ref. Publications:

Falcon 2000 AMM Chapter 5-40 (DGT 113877) at Revision 10 dated December 2016.

The use of later approved revisions of this document is acceptable for compliance with the
requirements of this AD.

Remarks:
1. This Proposed AD will be closed for consultation on 02 November 2017.

2. Enquiries regarding this PAD should be referred to the EASA Safety Information Section,
Certification Directorate. E-mail: ADs@easa.europa.eu.

3. For any question concerning the technical content of the requirements in this PAD, please
contact your Dassault Falcon Technical Assistance:
 For Europe, Middle East and Africa based operators: Hot Line: (33) 1 47 11 37 37
 For USA, Canada and Mexico based operators: Help Desk: (1) 800-2FALCON (2325266)
 For all other areas: Help Desk: (1) 201 541 4747.




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