by Rene Ariel Romero
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 requested?
ANSWER: No. An airframe and powerplant mechanic (A&P) cannot perform or sign off an annual inspection unless that person also holds an Inspection Authorization (IA).
If the aircraft is not a U.S. registered aircraft, then the person performing the inspection would have to meet the requirements of the country of registration.