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What federal aviation regulation prescribes the requirements for issuance of a type certificate?

(14 CFR) FAR Part 21

Certification Procedures for Products and Parts


What part of the FARs describes the airworthiness standards for Transport Category Airplanes?


FAR Part 25 

Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Airplanes


What part of the Fars describes the performance characteristics that a small aircraft must demonstrate in order to be airworthy?

14 CFR Part 23

Airworthiness Standards: Normal, Utility, Acrobatic and Commuter Airplanes


Who is responsible for ensuring that only the most current information is used when performing maintenance on an aircraft?

The person performing the maintenance


Why are Airworthiness Directives issued?

To correct unsafe conditions found in aircraft, engines, propellers, or appliances


How does the FAA notify aircraft owners of unsafe conditions that must be corrected?

By issuing Airworthiness Directives


How do you determine the timeframe within which AD compliance is required

The AD contains the compliance time or period for completing the corrective action


If a mechanic wishes to develop a checklist for an annual or 100-hour inspection, what publication contains the guidelines for the required inspection items?

FAR Part 43  

Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration,

Appendix D

contains the scope and detail of an inspection checklist



How can you determine if the repair of damage is a major or minor repair?

Part 43

Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration

Appendix A

defines major and minor repairs as well as preventive maintenance


What publication might you consult for guidance when maintaining an old aircraft for which no maintenance manual exists?

AC 43.13-1B or its latest revision


What are Advisory Circulars?

Non Regulatory information of interest to the aviation public


What publication would you consult to determine an aircraft's (or engine's, or propeller's) type design and its limitations?

The Type Certificate Data Sheet and/or Aircraft Specifications


In what FAA publication could you find a list of engines approved for use in a specific make and model of airplane?

TCDS or Aircraft specs


What reference material can be used to determine if an aircraft is certificated in more than one category?

TCDS, Ac specs

(Type certificate data sheet or Advisory circular specs)


What is the name of the manual that the manufacturer provides to technicians who normally perform work on the systems and components of an aircraft?

The aircraft maintenance manual


Under what circumstances is compliance with a manufacturer's service bulletin mandatory?

When the service bulletin is incorporated into an AD (or other approved data)


What kinds of publications are used by aircraft manufacturers to notify owners of design defects and product improvements?

Service bulletins, service letters, and service instructions


If you need to determine the serviceable dimensional limits for an engine part, what publication would you consult?

The current engine manufacturer's overhaul manual


How often is the summary of ADs published?

Every two years


As a certificated mechanic, will you automatically receive all ADs?

No, ADs are automatically sent only to registered aircraft owners


How are AD updates issued to subscribers to the Summary of Airworthiness Directives?

Through bi-weekly supplements


Where do you find the maximum scope and detail requirements that a 100-hour inspection checklist must contain?

FAR part 43

Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration

appendix D


Records of a major alteration must be made in what two places?

An FAA form 337, and

the aircraft maintenance records


When completion of FAA form 337 is required, how many copies are normally prepared and what is their distribution?

Two signed copies,

one is given to the aircraft owner and

one is sent to the local FAA flight Standards District Office (FSDO)

within 48 hours of the approval or return to service


When an aircraft is sold, what do the regulations require regarding the disposition of records that contain the current status of Airworthiness Directives?

The seller must transfer the records to the buyer at the time of sale


For what period of time must an aircraft owner maintain the records of a 100-hour inspection?

Until the work is superseded or

for one year after the inspection


In what publication may a mechanic find an example of a maintenance record entry for a 100-hour inspection?

FAR part 43.11

Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration


Where should a 100-hour inspection be recorded?

In the appropriate maintenance record for the airframe, power-plant, propeller or appliance


What items must be entered into the aircraft records after maintenance is performed?

1) A description of the work performed and/or reference to acceptable data

2) The date the work was completed

3) The signature, certificate number, and type of certificate of the person approving the aircraft for return to service


What person makes the final maintenance record entry after a 100-hour inspection is completed?

The person approving the aircraft for return to service


What documents must be prepared when a required inspection is performed and defects are found which render the aircraft or engine un-airworthy?

The required maintenance entries must be made and a list of discrepancies and un-airworthy items must be furnished to the owner


What maintenance record entries are required to contain the aircraft total time in service?

Only records of inspections require the total time


What regulation authorizes a certificated mechanic who holds an Inspection Authorization to approve or disapprove a major repair or alteration?

FAR 65.95

Certification: Airmen Other Than Flight Crewmembers


Who has the authority to rebuild an aircraft engine and return the operating time to zero?

Only the engine manufacturer or an overhaul facility approved by the manufacturer


Are there any circumstances when more than two copies of Form 337s are required, and if so, when?

Yes, three copies are required when a fuel tank is installed in the passenger or baggage compartment, the third copy must be kept aboard the aircraft.


How do the regulations define "time in service" in regard to maintenance record entries?

With respect to maintenance entries, "time in service" is from when the aircraft leaves the surface of the earth until it touches down at the next landing


What are the penalties for making fraudulent or intentionally false entries in any required record or report?

The applicable airmen certificate(s) can be suspended or revoked.


What persons are authorized to make the required maintenance entry approving the return to service after a progressive inspection is performed at a location other than the aircraft's home base?

An applicable certificated mechanic,

an appropriately rated repair station,

the aircraft manufacturer


What is the difference between the terms "overhaul" and "rebuilding" as they pertain to aircraft engine maintenance records?

"Overhauled" engines must be tested to approved or acceptable current standards and technical data.

"Rebuilt" engines must be tested to the same tolerance and limits as a new engine.


When performing an inspection required by FAR part 91, what rotorcraft systems must be inspected in accordance with the manufacturer's maintenance manual or instructions for continued airworthiness?

The drive shafts or similar systems,

the main rotor transmission gearbox for obvious defects,

the main rotor and center section,

the auxiliary rotor on helicopters.


How can you determine that an aircraft part or appliance you receive is serviceable?

By an approval for return to service in the maintenance record for the part or appliance, or with a completed Form 337.