What does an annual aircraft inspection include?

What does an annual aircraft inspection include?

1. Annual inspections provide a complete and comprehensive inspection of an aircraft. They are performed at least each 12 calendar-months by persons authorized under § 43.7. The inspection determines the condition of the aircraft and the maintenance required to return the aircraft to an Airworthy condition.

Can a 100 hour inspection be done in place of an annual inspection?

It’s important to remember that while an annual can serve as a 100-hour inspection, a 100-hour inspection will not substitute for an annual. Remember that for an annual, the period of 12 calendar months extends from any day of any month to the last day of the same month in the following year.

How often does a transponder need to be tested?

The transponder must be inspected every 24 calendar months. FAR 43 Appendix F, ATC Transponder Tests and Inspections, lists the items that must be checked. To use a transponder, it must be inspected every 24 calendar months.

What aircraft maintenance inspections are required?

There are two main aircraft maintenance inspections required for Part 91 aircraft: the annual and 100 hour inspections. Whether you do both or only one depends on if you carry any passengers for hire. Both inspections cover the same items.

What is the annual inspection?

More Definitions of Annual inspection Annual inspection means the official, first use, yearly inspection made by the commissioner or an inspector, for the purpose of determining if the amusement device is in safe operating condition for use in that calendar year.

What is the difference between an annual inspection and a 100-hour inspection?

The annual inspection is not much different than a 100-hour inspection. The only differences between them are when the inspection is accomplished (every 100 hours versus once a year) and who can perform the inspection.

Is a test flight required after an annual inspection?

In most cases an official test flight won’t be required unless a modification or alteration is a “one-of-a-kind” situation not previously tested or there are multiple modifications or alterations combined and applied to a flight control or flight control system that have not been previously tested.

How often does the pitot-static system need to be inspected?

Pitot Static Recertification—Required Every 2-years Our first concern is safety, just as it is for any aircraft operator, which is why every two years your aircraft’s Pitot Static, transponder and altimeter must be inspected, tested and recertified.

What is the difference between a 100-hour inspection and an annual inspection?

How long does annual inspection take?

A typical 100-hour or annual inspection for a small training aircraft can take about three days, but it may take longer depending on the aircraft and the steps the A&P or IA uses to accomplish the inspection.