Hot section: Falcon wing tank mod approval goes to StandardWero

 - January 28, 2010, 4:53 AM

StandardAero has become 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.

The modification requirement, outlined in recent Service Bulletin Advisories issued by Dassault, is mandatory for all Falcon 50, 900 and 2000 operators and it’s anticipated that both the EASA and the FAA will issue Airworthiness Directives in this year’s first quarter. The modification incorporates a sealed boundary area between ribs four and five in front of the rear spar, therefore reducing the risk of a fuel spill in the event of a main landing gear failure due to overloading.
The modification is estimated to take approximately three weeks and is recommended for completion during a C check or in conjunction with installation of winglets.