100 Hour Inspections
100 hour inspections are more common among Part 135 operations who fly for hire because of the number of hours flown; however, they do apply to private aircraft owners under Part 91. 100 hour inspections cover the same ground as an annual inspection, just on an hourly basis, rather than a calendar year.
100 hour inspections do not take the place of an annual inspection; rather they work in conjunction to ensure that the aircraft continues to operate in an airworthy condition. An A&P can do 100 hour inspections, but only an A&P with an Inspection Authorization (IA) can do the annual and Aircraft Alaska is well-equipped with both A&P and IA mechanics.
A Pre-Buy Inspection is an important part of the decision-making process when purchasing a used aircraft. Aviation in Alaska can be rough on aircraft and it’s important to know the condition of the plane before purchase.
We conduct a Pre-Buy Inspection similar to an Annual Inspection, paying attention to the engine, structure and covering of the aircraft, as well as a review of its paperwork and logbooks. Additional items may also be inspected based on the known history of the plane.
A Pre-Buy Inspection takes approximately 8-10 hours to complete and if the customer purchases the plane in a reasonable amount of time, we will credit that time towards a completed Annual Inspection for that aircraft. Any repair work for items found during the inspection will be discussed with the new owner and charged at the normal labor rate.