Falcon Wing Tank Mods By StandardAero

 - January 20, 2010, 11:04 AM

StandardAero is the first authorized independent service center in North America approved and 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. According to the company, it’s anticipated that both the EASA and the FAA will release Airworthiness Directives in this year’s first quarter. Scott Taylor, senior v-p of business aviation, told AIN 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. “StandardAero is capable of performing dry bay mods at any of its facilities,” Taylor said. “Warranty-covered modifications can be performed at StandardAero Los Angeles, Augusta or Houston.”