Annual Inspections

Annual aircraft inspections are a necessary part of the aircraft owner’s life. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that an inspection of the aircraft be completed once every twelve months. This inspection includes all of the aircraft systems, such as the engine, fuselage, propellor, landing gear, hydraulic and brake systems, etc. These systems must be inspected according to the Federal Aviation Regulations (“The annual inspection shall be performed in accordance with FAR 43.15(c)”) and the manufacturers established guidelines.

Airworthiness Directives

Also included in the annual inspection is mandatory Airworthiness Directive (AD) compliance. These directives are written by the FAA and are designed to correct identified issues within aircraft systems. Aviation mechanics are required to review the ADs applicable to the particular aircraft and confirm that they have been complied with.