Wing Tank Safety Modification
Dassault has elected to modify Falcon wing design, to provide the safest business jets available. This safety improvement is currently installed on in-production aircraft. Dassault has a retrofit solution that has been developed via Service Bulletin (SB) F50-496, F2000-358, F2000EX-171, F900-388 and F900EX-329. It is anticipated that an airworthiness directive will be issued by the EASA in the first quarter of 2010 to mandate compliance with these Service Bulletin’s (FAA is also expected to issue an A.D. at a later date).
The StandardAero Solution
StandardAero became the first authorized independent service center in North America trained to perform wing tank (dry bay) modifications on the Dassault Falcon 50, 900 and 2000 aircraft.
StandardAero’s Dassault Authorized Service Centers are factory-trained, equipped and proficient at performing this complex structural rework activity. To date, StandardAero has successfully completed 8 Wing Tank Modifications. StandardAero is a Falcon Total Care Service Center – This modification can be completed along with any scheduled airframe or engine inspection, or in conjunction with an engine, airframe, avionics, paint or interior upgrade.
- Applies to over 1,100 aircraft worldwide.
- All four StandardAero Business Aviation MRO facilities are authorized, trained and equipped to perform this modification.
- This modification is covered under warranty as a no charge item for aircraft under 10 years/10,000 hours.
- This modification takes 640 hours (2-3 weeks) to complete and is best done during a C check or multiple, or combined with a winglets installation.