Running head: AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS AND MAINTENANCE1Module 4: Aircraft Systems and Maintenance - Importance to ManagementEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University18 April 2020MGMT 2034.3 Review Questions
AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS AND MAINTENANCE2Module 4: Aircraft Systems and Maintenance - Importance to Management1.What are the 100 hour and annual inspections, the scope and detail of each, individual authority levels to sign off, and 14 CFR Part 91 and Part 43 requirements?The 100-hour inspection provides that aircraft below 12,500 pounds with the exemption of turbojet that are used in carrying passengers need to receive inspection after every 100 hours of the service time, which is offered for the return to service. Also, the aircraft's hired for flight instructions must receive the 100-hour assessment. FAA, "eCFR - Code of Federal Regulations part 91.409" (2020) connotes that the exercise ought to be provided by an FAA-certified Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic who is rated by an aircraft manufacturer or Federal Aviation Administration-certified repair station.On the other hand, an annual inspection provides that any single-engine turbojet or reciprocating engine for small aircraft weighing 12,500 pounds or below and flying for pleasure or business but not for hire should be inspected on an annual basis. The service must be provided by a certified A&P mechanic holding an inspection endorsement or any certified and rated repair station. The aircraft should not operate unless the assessment is performed within the preceding one year. However, such aircraft can fly under special flight permits granted by FAA when flying to the location where the inspection services are offered. The provision by 14 CFR part 91 states that it is the primary responsibility of the operator or the owner to maintain an aircraft in good condition. It requires specific inspections to be performed and have the defects corrected within the stipulated time. Aircraft must be inspected within 100 hours or 12 months' time intervals depending on their purpose and inspection system (FAA, "eCFR - Code of Federal Regulations part 91.409," 2020).