“Current” Inspection Program Guidance Issued
December 05, 2008
In a recent letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), ARSA suggested the agency adopt guidance on the use of a “current inspection program recommended by the manufacturer” under Title 14 CFR § 91.409(f)(3). In response the FAA issued an Information for Operators (InFO) Which clarifies that an operator must properly adopt a program under 14 CFR section 91.409(e) that is “current” at that time (the time of the adoption). While some may claim that the INFO carries no “weight”, the fact that it clearly defines the regulatory requirement that was not addressed in the interpretation of section 91.409(f) makes it valid and applicable.
When a proper selection or identification is not made the maintenance provider is required to use the program recommended by the manufacturer at the time of the inspection. Further the InFO states that owner/operators cannot retroactively select an inspection program and must provide maintenance facilities with properly selected programs that are different from the program recommended by the manufacturer at the time of the inspection.
A copy of the InFO guidance may be found here.
More from ARSA
International markets mean expanded business opportunities that require an expansive regulatory understanding.
Want your regulatory knowledge to travel well? Click here to purchase “Going Global” sessions together and save.
On Sept. 13, ARSA joined 27 organizations including ally trade associations, labor unions, and business advocates in urging Congress to provide “permanent leadership and clear direction” for the American aviation…Read More
ARSA has partnered with several industry allies in conducting an aviation digitalization survey. Member companies are encouraged to participate.
The survey seeks feedback from maintainers, manufacturers, operators, lessors, and others…Read More
On Sept. 5, ARSA commented on a petition for exemption from the qualifications for a mechanic’s certificate defined in part 65 subpart D. The association applauded the petitioner’s commitment to…Read More
September 05, 2023 | Categories:
, ARSA News & Updates
The hotline – ARSA’s premier member newsletter – contains news, editorial content, analysis and resources for the aviation maintenance community. All members should ensure they receive their edition the first…Read More