DASSAULT AVIATIONFalcon 2000

ID: 17-162
Issue date: 2017-12-05
Source: EASA
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EASA PAD No.: 17-162


Notification of a Proposal to issue
an Airworthiness Directive
PAD No.: 17-162
Issued: 05 December 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 2000 and Falcon 2000EX aeroplanes

Effective Date:
[TBD - standard: 14 days after AD issue date]
TCDS Number(s): EASA.A.008
Foreign AD: Not applicable
Supersedure: None


ATA 30 – Ice and Rain Protection – Wing Anti-Ice System / Anti-Ice Pipe – Inspection
/ Replacement


Manufacturer(s):

Dassault Aviation (Dassault)

Applicability:

Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX aeroplanes, all serial numbers, if equipped with wing anti-ice pipe
P/N F2MA724561A1 or P/N F2MA724561A2, except those on which Dassault modification (mod)
M5000 or Dassault mod M5001 has been embodied in production.

Reason:

Occurrences were reported on Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX aeroplanes, where metallic debris
was found in slat piccolo tubes. The technical investigation revealed that debris originated from the
flow guide of the ball joint located downstream of the wing anti-ice valve. It was also determined
that small debris gathers at the end of the piccolo tube but larger pieces of debris may stop before,
in the distribution piping, restricting the airflow and potentially leading to undetected insufficient
wing anti-ice capability.

This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to undetected significant ice accretion on
the wing, possibly resulting in loss of control of the aeroplane.

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To address this potential unsafe condition, Dassault Aviation issued Service Bulletin (SB) F2000EX-
413 for Falcon 2000EX and SB F2000-441 for Falcon 2000, providing applicable instructions.

For the reasons described above, this AD requires repetitive inspections of the affected ball joint
and, depending on findings, accomplishment of applicable corrective actions and inspections of
wing anti-ice pipes.

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

Required as indicated, unless accomplished previously:

Note 1: Dassault SB F2000EX-413 and SB F2000-441 are collectively referred to as ‘the applicable SB’
in this AD.

Repetitive Inspection:
(1) Within 25 months after the effective date of this AD and, thereafter, at intervals not to exceed
25 months, inspect the ball joint downstream of the wing anti-ice valve in accordance with the
instructions of the applicable SB.

Corrective action(s):
(2) If, during any inspection as required by paragraph (1) of this AD, any discrepancy is detected,
before next flight, accomplish the applicable corrective actions (including additional
inspections) as defined in, and in accordance with the instructions of, the applicable SB.

Terminating Action:
(3) None.

Ref. Publications:

Dassault Aviation SB F2000-441 original issue, dated 20 June 2017.

Dassault Aviation SB F2000EX-413 original issue, dated 10 July 2017.

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

Remarks:
1. This Proposed AD will be closed for consultation 02 January 2018.

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 Center:
 For Europe, Middle East and Africa based operators:
Hot Line: (33) 1 47 11 37 37 / Fax: (33) 1 47 11 89 49




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 For USA, Canada and Mexico based operators:
Help Desk: (1) 800-2FALCON (2325266)
 All other areas:
(1) 201 541 4747




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