Aircraft Inspection Questions

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Annual Inspection Requirement for Export C of A 
A question similar to the one about Belize: I own an aircraft in the U.S. which is due an annual this month (October). Is it still necessary to have …

Altimeter Certification 
If an Altimeter that is not TSO'd meets all of the checks in the manual, that are the same checks as in FAR 43 Appendix E, can it be sent out of the shop …

Annual Inspection 
Does the transponder test have to be in date to sign off the annual inspection? ANSWER: The scope and detail of an annual inspection is outlined …

Definition of Airworthy 
Can you please give the FAA definition of airworthy? ANSWER: There are two conditions that must be met for an aircraft to be considered "Airworthy” …

CAMP Inspections 
Can an A&P carry out and sign off scheduled maintenance inspections, typically phase inspections on an aircraft maintained under a CAMP program operating …

Annual Inspection 
A single engine aircraft owner has asked me to perform and sign off an annual inspection. Can I with my A&P certificate complete and sign what he …

Repair Station Contract Maintenance 
An FAR 145 repair station sends out a GPS receiver to be repaired by another FAR 145 repair station as an approved function. The GPS receiver is repaired …

Transponder and Altimeter Checks 
I have an N registered light aircraft that I fly in Europe, mainly in France and England. Can I fy VFR outside of controlled airspace if the transponder …

FAR 43 Appendix D 
Why is there not a requirement to check for AD compliance on the list in FAR 43 Appendix D? This is required in the FARs, however should this not be …

Annual Inspections 
Can I, as an IA, perform an Annual Inspection on a King Air C90B? The Maintenance Manual calls out Phase Inspections; and states I must follow the …

EXPORT C. OF A. 
I am purchasing an aircraft in the U.S. Is it mandatory that I get an EXPORT C.OF A. before I fly it to Belize? ANSWER: It is not mandatory. You …

FAR 91.411, FAR 91.413, and FAR 43 in Australia 
I live in Sydney, Australia, where I fly my "N" registered Mooney on my FAA license. I've had no problems (from CASA or otherwise) operating this way. …

Relief from the requirements of FAR 91.411 and FAR 91.413 
These requirements need to be done every 24 Months, but is it possible to have a tolerance (1 month or 10 %) between each accomplishment? ANSWER …

Inspection Program Used By The Owner/Operator 
With reference to FAA, what does "inspection program used by the owner/operator" mean? ANSWER: The FAA uses this wording to identify a person who …

Various Inspection Program Questions 
1) What does MPD mean? ANSWER: Maintenance Planning Document. 2) Who issues an MPD? ANSWER: The manufacturer of the aircraft. 3) How …

Responsibility for Compliance with Airworthiness Directives 
1. Does a FAR 145 Repair Station have to confirm that all AD's have been complied with as part of an inspection performed under a FAR 91.409(f)(2) inspection, …

Aircraft Phase Inspections 
Can you explain phase inspections for a turbine aircraft? ANSWER: FAR 91.409(e) requires the owner/operator of a turbine-powered aircraft to select …

FAR 91.411(b)(3) 
Is it legal for an A&P, with a calibrated pitot/static test box, and no repair station certificate, to sign off the altimeter portion of the 91.411 IFR …

FAR's 91.411 and 91.413 
1. If a customer operating an Airbus A-320 is requested to comply with FAR 91-411 and FAR 91-413, is it necessary to test only the STBY altimeter system …



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