What to Expect From your MechanicPresentation Transcript
Presented to:By:Date:Federal AviationAdministrationOwner/OperatorsWhat To Expect FromYour Mechanic
Federal AviationAdministration2What To Expect From Your MechanicDateObjectivesTo give owner/operators information on• Who’s responsible for the airworthiness of your aircraft• What you should expect to see• What mechanics should be doingto your aircraft duringannual/condition inspection• What parts and materials shouldbe installed on your aircraft
Federal AviationAdministration3What To Expect From Your MechanicDateObjectivesTo give owner/operators information on• What to ask your mechanic, ie… certification,calibrated/correct tooling, training, current/approveddata• What your logbook entry MUST contain• What your logbook SHOULD contain• How your mechanic should be documentingcompliance with AD’s
Federal AviationAdministration4What To Expect From Your MechanicDateWho’s Responsible?• 14 CFR Part 91.403(a) says theowner/operator is primarilyresponsible for maintainingtheir aircraft in anairworthycondition toinclude ADcompliance
Federal AviationAdministration5What To Expect From Your MechanicDateWhat You Should Expect To See• A clean, neat and organized shop area• Proper storage of materials and parts• Adequate lighting• Adequate toolingand equipment
Federal AviationAdministration6What To Expect From Your MechanicDateWhat You Should Expect To See
Federal AviationAdministration7What To Expect From Your MechanicDateWhat You Should NOT Expect To See
Federal AviationAdministration8What To Expect From Your MechanicDateWhat You Should NOT Expect To See
Federal AviationAdministration9What To Expect From Your MechanicDateApproved Parts and Materials• Does he/she use approved parts andmaterials?– FAA Form 8130-3– Return To Service Tags (RTS)– Are Shelf Life Items within expiration dates?– Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA)• Are the PMA Parts approvedfor your make/model•Approved for Return toService.• Repair Station LGFR1243Joe Mechanic
Federal AviationAdministration10What To Expect From Your MechanicDateWhat your mechanic must doIn accordance with 14 CFR Section 43.15during annual/100 hour he/she must:• Perform the inspection to determinewhether the aircraft meets all applicableairworthiness requirements.– Type Certificate Data Sheets (TCDS)– Supplemental Type Certificates (STC)– Airworthiness Certificate (Parts 21, 43, and 91)– Manufacturers Airworthiness Limitations (Time Life)
Federal AviationAdministration11What To Expect From Your MechanicDateWhat your mechanic must do• Use a checklist. Either the manufacturer’s or oneof their own composing however either mustinclude the scope and detail of Part 43 Appendix D– Including Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) frommodifications (STC, Field Approvals etc..)• Run reciprocating engine aircraft to insuresatisfactory engine performance. This includespower output (static and idle rpm), magnetos, fueland oil pressures, and cylinder and oiltemperatures IAW manufacturer’srecommendations
Federal AviationAdministration12What To Expect From Your MechanicDateWhat your mechanic must do• Run turbine engine aircraft to insuresatisfactory engine performance IAWmanufacturer’s recommendations.
Federal AviationAdministration13What To Expect From Your MechanicDateWhat to ask your mechanic• Are they a certificated A&P mechanic withInspection Authorization (show certificates)• Have they met the qualifications for renewalof their I.A. during the non-renewal year
Federal AviationAdministration14What To Expect From Your MechanicDateWhat to ask your mechanic• Does he/she have calibrated Tools?– Torque wrenches,cable tensiometers, micrometersetc…
Federal AviationAdministration15What To Expect From Your MechanicDateWhat to ask your mechanic• Does he/she have proper tools for the job?– Aircraft jacks, power supply (12 or 24 volt),compression tester (calibrated) etc…
Federal AviationAdministration16What To Expect From Your MechanicDateWhat to ask your mechanic• Does he/she have adequate training for yourtype of aircraft or equipment installed?• Does he/she have the consumable items(cleaners, greases and lubricants) requiredby the manufacturer of your aircraft or arethey just using what they have on hand?
Federal AviationAdministration17What To Expect From Your MechanicDateWhat to ask your mechanic• Does he/she have current, relevant andapproved data?– Current- Manuals from 30 years ago will probably beunacceptable– Relevant- Do the manuals apply to your exact Make,Model and Serial Number of aircraft?– Approved- Is the alteration data approved forinstallation on your Make, Model and Serial Numberof aircraft? Did you get permission from the STCHolder? Section 91.403(d) eff.10/02/2006
Federal AviationAdministration18What To Expect From Your MechanicDateWhat your Logbook Entry must contain14 CFR Section 43.9(a) says for maintenance otherthan inspections:(1) A description of work performed.(2) The date of completion of the work performed.(3) The name of the person performing the work ifother than the person approving for return toservice(4) The signature, certificate number and type ofcertificate held by the person approving the work.The signature constitutes the approval for returnto service only for the work performed.
Federal AviationAdministration19What To Expect From Your MechanicDateWhat your Logbook Entry must contain14 CFR Section 43.11(a) says for inspections:(1) The type of Inspection(2) The date of the inspection and aircraft totaltime in service (not necessarily tach time)(3) The signature, certificatenumber, kind of certificateheld by the person approvingor disapproving for return toservice
Federal AviationAdministration20What To Expect From Your MechanicDateWhat your Logbook Entry must contain(4) If approved for return to service…similarly wordedstatement- “I certify that this aircraft has beeninspected in accordance with (insert type)inspection was determined to be in airworthycondition”(5) If not approved for return to service…similarlyworded statement- “I certify that this aircraft hasbeen inspected in accordance with (insert type)inspection and a list of discrepancies andunairworthy items dated (date) has been providedto the aircraft owner or operator
Federal AviationAdministration21What To Expect From Your MechanicDateWhat your Logbook Entry should contain• Part numbers taken off and installed on• Serial numbers taken off and installed on• Specific reference to approved data used toperform a task• Reference to approval documents for partsinstalled (FAA Form 8130-3 or RTS Tags)• Pertinent AD’s whether they apply or not• Any other comments deemed important bythe mechanic (never too much information)
Federal AviationAdministration22What To Expect From Your MechanicDateHow AD’s Must Be Signed OffONE TIME AD’s• AD number includingrevision date• Method of ComplianceRECURRING AD’s• Everything above plus• Time and/or Date when thenext action is required
Federal AviationAdministration23What To Expect From Your MechanicDateQuestion?• Does your mechanic have to perform ADresearch every time your aircraft comes infor annual inspection?• Is a “One Time” ADreally a One Time AD?
Federal AviationAdministration24What To Expect From Your MechanicDateDoes Your Mechanic Have a PositiveSafety Culture• A Clean, Neat, Well Lighted Shop• Adequate, Calibrated and Organized Tools• Current, Relevant and Approved Data• Use of Approved and Traceable Parts• Are they Properly Certificatedand Current• Proper Log Book Entriesto Include AD’s
Federal AviationAdministration25What To Expect From Your MechanicDateAs with most things in life“You Get What You Pay For”Cracked andCrumblinghoses
Federal AviationAdministration26What To Expect From Your MechanicDate• You are primarily responsible for theairworthiness of your aircraft•But more importantly, you areresponsible for the safety of yourselfand your passengers• Don’t leave your aircraft in the handsof anyone unless you’re sure they are aprofessional in every wayPlease Remember!!!
Federal AviationAdministration27What To Expect From Your MechanicDateThank You and Be Safe!Safety Is Not ExpensiveIt’s Priceless!Any comments you may have on servicesprovided are appreciated. To leave customerfeedback, please visit the following website:http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/afs/qms