Flashcards in Maintenance Publications Deck (60)
In what information provided by the FAA can a mechanic find a list of the engines that are approved for a specific FAA certificated airplane?
In the Type Certificate Data Sheets (TCDS) for the aircraft.
When must a manufacturer's service bulletin be complied with?
When it is required by airworthiness directives or is listed in the aircraft TCDS and/or aircraft specifications.
What type of information is issued by the manufacturer of an aircraft or engine that allows the mechanic to properly maintain the aircraft or engine?
FAA-approved service manuals.
How would you find the categories a plane is approved in?
Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS).
What is the purpose of an Airworthiness Directive?
An Airworthiness Directive is issued by the FAA to warn the owner or operator of an aircraft of a condition that has been discovered that renders the aircraft, engine or component unairworthy.
What publication corrects unsafe conditions?
Airworthiness Directive (AD).
When must AD's be complied with?
As directed in the AD.
What publication is used by aircraft manufacturers to notify aircraft owners of design defects and product improvements?
Service bulletins, service letters, and service instructions.
What publication is used to determine dimensional serviceability of a specific engine part?
Engine manufacturer's overhaul manual.
What publication describes an aircrafts type design and sets forth the limitations?
Aircraft specifications or TCDS.
What regulation prescribed the requirements for the issue of type certificates?
FAR Part 21.
In what part of the regulations can a mechanic find the airworthiness standards for transport category aircraft?
FAR Part 25.
What are Advisory Circulars?
Non-regulatory material of interest to the aviation public.
When is the summary of airworthiness directives published?
Every other year.
Are AD's issued to certificated mechanics?
Who is responsible for ensuring that only the most current information is used when performing any maintenance on an aircraft?
The mechanic performing the maintenance.
On older aircraft for which manuals are not available, what publications could be used to inspect and maintain these aircraft?
Use Advisory Circular 43.13-1B/2B
In what part of the regulations can a mechanic find a list of items that must be inspected on an annual or 100-hour inspection?
FAR Part 43, Appendix D.
Where can you find the classification for major repairs or alterations?
FAR Part 43 Appendix A.
How do subscribers to the Summary of Airworthiness Directives receive AD updates?
Through biweekly supplements.
What is an FAA Advisory Circular?
A publication put out by the FAA for information, rather than for regulation.
What is a Federal Aviation Regulation?
The actual law regarding the conduct of aviation activities.
Where can a mechanic find specific instructions for the maintenance of a particular aircraft?
In the FAA-approved maintenance manual produced by the manufacturer of the aircraft.
How does a mechanic record the compliance with an Airworthiness Directive?
An entry must be made in the aircraft maintenance records stating that the AD has been complied with. This entry must include the AD number and revision date, the date of compliance, the aircraft total time in service, the method of compliance and whether or not this is a recurring AD. If it is a recurring AD, the time of next compliance must be noted.
Where can a mechanic find a list of major alterations that have been made and approved for FAA certificated aircraft?
In the Summary of Supplemental Type Certificates (STC).
In what part of the regulations can a mechanic find the airworthiness standards for normal, utility and acrobatic category aircraft?
FAR Part 23.
In what part of the regulations can a mechanic find the airworthiness standards for normal category rotorcraft?
FAR Part 27.
In what part of the regulations can a mechanic find the specifications for the identification numbers that must be displayed on an aircraft?
FAR Part 45.
How does the manufacturer of an aircraft or engine keep the mechanics in the field aware of changes that affect the safety and performance of the aircraft or engines?
By the issuance of service bulletins.