Falcon 50 CPCP Life Extension
Falcon 50 and 50EX owners want to continue operating their aircraft past its 30 year in-service life limit.
The StandardAero Solution
StandardAero performs a thorough review of aircraft documentation in support of Dassault Aviation Falcon 50 Service Bulletin 460-R1 to maintain aircraft airworthiness regarding corrosion damage.
The Dassault Corrosion Protection and Control Program (CPCP) entails a systematic review of aircraft records in support of Dassault Aviation Falcon 50 Service Bulletin 460. This provides Falcon 50 owners with documentation to present to their local airworthiness authority enabling them to maintain aircraft airworthiness past the 30 year in-service life.
The Corrosion Protection and Control Program is designed and intended to monitor corrosion in the airplane’s primary structure in order to control any structural loss due to corrosion in order to maintain airworthiness.
CPCP is part of the Falcon 50 and 50EX life extension program. Compliance with Service Bulletin F50-460 consists in determining whether the aircraft is in “STANDARD” or “NON STANDARD” condition by establishing a Justification File based on the requirements of this Service Bulletin. Dassault defines corrosion classifications in 05-40/00 page 6.
As authorized service centers, StandardAero facilities have more experience with Falcon inspections, resulting in lower down time and better work quality. In fact, SA Springfield is one of the largest Falcon Authorized Service Centers.
How CPCP Works
CPCP works in conjunction with the Supplemental Structural Inspection Program (SSIP) which extends the life of these aircraft past 20,000 cycles / 30,000 hours.
- This program is specifically designed for the “STANDARD” aircraft, those aircraft which comply with the following conditions:
- 1) Compliant with Dassault Aviation’s type definition at aircraft delivery.
- Which can be supplemented by any optional or recommended DASSAULT AVIATION Service Bulletins.
- Which must have incorporated the applicable Mandatory Service Bulletins.
- An aircraft cannot be considered as a standard aircraft if its primary structure has been changed by an STC or repaired through a definition not reviewed by DASSAULT AVIATION in the frame of the applicability of these instructions.
- 2) Operated according to the conditions and assumptions which were selected to define the fatigue spectrum. This spectrum corresponds to public or private transport defined by short, middle and long distance flights and used for the type certification.
- 3) Maintained according to the maintenance program recommended by DASSAULT AVIATION, or according to an equivalent program approved by the certification authorities of the country where the aircraft is registered, provided such equivalent program ensures the same level of airworthiness.
- 4) Repaired in accordance with the Maintenance and Repair Instructions (MRI), and per DASSAULT AVIATION approved Principal Structural Elements (PSE) repairs.
- PSE (Principal Structure Element) is an element that contributes significantly to carrying flight, ground, and pressurization loads, and whose failure could result in catastrophic failure of the airplane.
- StandardAero will analyze aircraft structure and records to determine conformity to Standard Aircraft definition.
- Consult with local authorities for acceptance of CPCP, or
- Begin justification process.
- Inspections, SB incorporation and compliance of non-standard items can be planned and timed with “natural” aircraft down time.