Chapter 12. Publications, Forms, & Records
§43.15 Additional Performance Rules for Inspections
This section presents a general comment concerning the responsibility of conducting an inspection and then provides details of three separate conditions.
Any inspection work that is conducted away from the normal work location must be performed as if it were occurring at the maintenance facility, including using the same forms and procedures.
§43.16 Airworthiness limitations
The technician performing inspection or maintenance actions on an aircraft must be certain he/she has all appropriate data available. This includes manufacturers’ maintenance manuals, operations specifications approved by the FAA under part 121, 123, or 135, or an inspection program approved under §91.409. Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, as required by §21.50 must also be consulted when available. (Since 1998 the FAA has required ICAs to be generated for all major alterations which are accomplished by the field approval process.) This section specifies that the technician is responsible to perform inspection or maintenance in accordance with all the preceding instructions.
§43.17 Maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations performed on U.S. aeronautical products by certain Canadian persons
This section was significantly revised in 2005 as the result of a Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) between the United States and Canada. The two countries have enjoyed a long and professional relationship with respect to reciprocal aviation maintenance activity. This section of part 43 both defines some terms and gives specific limitations as to what an Aviation Maintenance Engineer (AME is the Canadian equivalent to the U.S. A&P) may do to maintain U.S.- registered aircraft located in Canada. It also provides similar limitations for an Approved Maintenance Organization. (AMO is the Canadian equivalent to the U.S.-certified repair stations.)
Appendix A — Major Alterations, Major Repairs, and Preventive Maintenance
This appendix provides a comprehensive, but not exclusive, list of the subjects stated. Paragraph (a) is titled Major Alteration, and is further subdivided as follows:
That same subdivision is used in paragraph (b), which is titled Major Repairs.
Paragraph (c) is titled Preventive Maintenance and identifies those maintenance actions, which are defined as preventive maintenance (provided the maintenance does not involve complex assembly operations). Preventive maintenance work may be accomplished by the holder of at least a private pilot certificate provided he or she is the owner or operator of that aircraft, and it is not operated under part 121, 129, or 135.
|©AvStop Online Magazine Contact Us Return To Books|
Grab this Headline Animator