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Annual Inspection

Every year your private aircraft requires an Annual Inspection.(Aircraft Maintenance Schedule). The Maintenance Schedule should be noted in the front of the Aircraft Journey Logbook. CARs REG 605.86 For Certified Aircraft, this inspection is performed and released by an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) or by an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO). CARs REG 571.11 For Amateur Built / Owner Maintenance Aircraft, the Annual Inspection is performed and released by the Aircraft Owner. AEROSISU provides support and helpful guidance to the Amateur / Owner Maintenance category aircraft Owner. Following the inspection, your AME/AMO will have a report of aircraft “snags” which is supplied to you for authorization to repair. NOTE: You as the Aircraft Owner has final say as to what “snags” are to be repaired. Technical Tips My Annual was due on the 5th, it is now the 21st, can I still fly my airplane or will I be in trouble with Transport? The Annual expires on the last day of the 12th month follwing the last Annual. Simply put, if your Annual is performed on May 5th, it is next due the following year before May 31st (the expiry date). not expiring before May 31. CARs STD 625.86

Elementary Maintenance

As the Aircraft Owner you are allowed to work on your airplane. Wow! Not everything has to be done by the AME/AMO which costs money! CARs STD 625.85 Even though you are servicing your aircraft, you are responsible to write this service in the Journey and Technical Logs. Print the Date, a brief Explanation, list Parts Removed, list Parts Installed (with serial numbers) and Sign the entry in the logbooks. Don’t forget to lockwire and leak check your work! CARs STD 571.03 Technical Tips Can I change my oil / spark plugs? Can I change the tire? Oil changes, spark plug inspection and tire changes are classed as Elementary Maintenance. You are allowed to perform these tasks as long as you have the current Manufacturer’s Service Manual (eg.-Airframe/Engine), proper tooling (eg.-torque wrench) along with proper documented training. Your local AME/AMO can teach you how to perform Elementary Tasks and have this documented somewhere. Now you can perform these tasks on your own! CARs STD 571.02

Dual Inspection

When maintenance performed on your airplane disturbes engine or flight controls a Dual Inspection has to be performed. It includes things like a carburetor change, propellor governor change, elevator change, adjusting cable tension, trim indicator, trim system work and so on. CARs STD 571 - Types of Work (d) The purpose of the Dual Inspection or Independent Check is to have at least 2 sets of eyes verify the following: That the system has been inspected for correct assembly and correct locking of any parts disturbed by the maintenance performed, including an operational check for proper sense and range of motion of the engine or flight controls has been accomplished, by at least two persons, and the technical record contains the signatures of both persons. Technical Tips I’m a pilot, not a mechanic. I can’t sign a dual inspection? AEROSISU enjoys teaching the pilot owner about their airplane. Yes you are able to sign when we teach you about safety techniques and correct locking procedures. We prefer to show you the system so you can see how safe the controls are. We will go with you on the next flight! We like flying also! Airworthiness Notice - C010 Aviation Safety Letter TP-185

Repairs and Modifications

Repairs and Modifications have standards to follow. Acceptable Data (Manufacturer Manuals / Transport Canada Advisory Docs / AC4313 Manual, Approved Data (Type Certificate / STC / TSO, etc.) Specified Data (Drawings & Methods of AWDs / Manufacturer- TC Holder Mod-Engineering Orders, Service Bulletins-SB, Structural Repair Manual-SRM, Major Repair - means a repair to an aeronautical product in respect of which a type certificate has been issued, that causes the aeronautical product to deviate from the type design defined by the type certificate, where the deviation from the type design has other than a negligible effect on the weight and centre-of- gravity limits, structural strength, performance, power plant operation, flight characteristics or other qualities affecting the aeronautical product's airworthiness or environmental characteristics. Major Modification - means an alteration to the type design of an aeronautical product in respect of which a type certificate has been issued that has other than a negligible effect on the weight and centre-of-gravity limits, structural strength, performance, power plant operation, flight characteristics or other qualities affecting its airworthiness or environmental characteristics; CARs STD 571.06 Major Repairs and Modifications use Approved or Specified Data . A Report is filed with Transport Canada following the work. CARs STD 571-Appendix L-Major Repair Modification Form All other Repairs and Modifications use Acceptable Data. Technical Tips How do I know if it’s a major or not? CARs STD 571-Appendix A-Criteria for Classification
Transport Canada deems Training as an extremely relevant process in Aircraft Maintenance. AEROSISU wants to assist you in your learning. The CANADIAN AVIATION REGULATIONS (CARs) has much information. Finding this information can be a daunting task. (CARs) REGULATIONS are found at the Government of Canada - Justice Laws Website SOR/96-433 . (CARs STD) STANDARDS are found at Transport Canada - Acts/Regulations/Standards Easily put, the CARs have a Regulation (CARs REG) with a coinciding Standard (CARs STD) Regulations are identified by the 2nd digit being “0”, Standards are identified by the 2nd digit being a “2”. All this is true except for chapter 5 (V), the Maintenance chapter, which still contains a Regulation and a Standard that follow the older Airworthiness Manual numbering system. Below you can TAP the logo or More Info for PDF information
TRAINING

WHMIS / MSDS

Workplace Hazardous Material Information System. Did you ever stop and think about this…Products I use can be harmful? How do these chemicals affect me? Simple commercial products have hazardous properties. Super Clean, Acetone, Varsol, AVGas Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are prepared by the manufacturer to help you understand their product. FREE Online WHMIS Training Technical Tips Can I use “Windex” to clean my airplane windows? No. Do not even try it! Most household window cleaners contain Amonia, which attacks Acrylic Plastic (Airplane window material). You may get away with it quickly, but regular use will cause crazing and fogging of your airplane windows. We recommend dish soap and water or Acrylic Cleaner (eg.-PRIST) to clean your windows. Where can I find MSDS information? Many MSDS information sheets can be found online. Other ways are to contact the supplier you purchased the product from or contact the product manufacturer.

Ideas to come!

AEROSISU is attempting to consistently update you with relevant Safety and Training information. We are sure this webpage will increase in size with your help. Do you have ideas that you would like us to add to this website. Please send us a message with your ideas!
More Info
© AEROSISU 2019

Annual Inspection

Every year your private aircraft requires an Annual Inspection.(Aircraft Maintenance Schedule). The Maintenance Schedule should be noted in the front of the Aircraft Journey Logbook. CARs REG 605.86 For Certified Aircraft, this inspection is performed and released by an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) or by an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO). CARs REG 571.11 For Amateur Built / Owner Maintenance Aircraft, the Annual Inspection is performed and released by the Aircraft Owner. AEROSISU provides support and helpful guidance to the Amateur / Owner Maintenance category aircraft Owner. Following the inspection, your AME/AMO will have a report of aircraft “snags” which is supplied to you for authorization to repair. NOTE: You as the Aircraft Owner has final say as to what “snags” are to be repaired. Technical Tips My Annual was due on the 5th, it is now the 21st, can I still fly my airplane or will I be in trouble with Transport? The Annual expires on the last day of the 12th month follwing the last Annual. Simply put, if your Annual is performed on May 5th, it is next due the following year before May 31st (the expiry date). not expiring before May 31. CARs STD 625.86

Elementary Maintenance

As the Aircraft Owner you are allowed to work on your airplane. Wow! Not everything has to be done by the AME/AMO which costs money! CARs STD 625.85 Even though you are servicing your aircraft, you are responsible to write this service in the Journey and Technical Logs. Print the Date, a brief Explanation, list Parts Removed, list Parts Installed (with serial numbers) and Sign the entry in the logbooks. Don’t forget to lockwire and leak check your work! CARs STD 571.03 Technical Tips Can I change my oil / spark plugs? Can I change the tire? Oil changes, spark plug inspection and tire changes are classed as Elementary Maintenance. You are allowed to perform these tasks as long as you have the current Manufacturer’s Service Manual (eg.-Airframe/Engine), proper tooling (eg.- torque wrench) along with proper documented training. Your local AME/AMO can teach you how to perform Elementary Tasks and have this documented somewhere. Now you can perform these tasks on your own! CARs STD 571.02
Transport Canada deems Training as an extremely relevant process in Aircraft Maintenance. AEROSISU wants to assist you in your learning. The CANADIAN AVIATION REGULATIONS (CARs) has much information. Finding this information can be a daunting task. (CARs) REGULATIONS are found at the Government of Canada - Justice Laws Website SOR/96-433 . (CARs STD) STANDARDS are found at Transport Canada - Acts/Regulations/Standards Easily put, the CARs have a Regulation (CARs REG) with a coinciding Standard (CARs STD) Regulations are identified by the 2nd digit being “0”, Standards are identified by the 2nd digit being a “2”. All this is true except for chapter 5 (V), the Maintenance chapter, which still contains a Regulation and a Standard that follow the older Airworthiness Manual numbering system. Below you can TAP the logo or More Info for PDF information
TRAINING

Dual Inspection

When maintenance performed on your airplane disturbes engine or flight controls a Dual Inspection has to be performed. It includes things like a carburetor change, propellor governor change, elevator change, adjusting cable tension, trim indicator, trim system work and so on. CARs STD 571 - Types of Work (d) The purpose of the Dual Inspection or Independent Check is to have at least 2 sets of eyes verify the following: That the system has been inspected for correct assembly and correct locking of any parts disturbed by the maintenance performed, including an operational check for proper sense and range of motion of the engine or flight controls has been accomplished, by at least two persons, and the technical record contains the signatures of both persons. Technical Tips I’m a pilot, not a mechanic. I can’t sign a dual inspection? AEROSISU enjoys teaching the pilot owner about their airplane. Yes you are able to sign when we teach you about safety techniques and correct locking procedures. We prefer to show you the system so you can see how safe the controls are. We will go with you on the next flight! We like flying also! Airworthiness Notice - C010 Aviation Safety Letter TP-185

Repairs and Modifications

Repairs and Modifications have standards to follow. Acceptable Data (Manufacturer Manuals / Transport Canada Advisory Docs / AC4313 Manual, Approved Data (Type Certificate / STC / TSO, etc.) Specified Data (Drawings & Methods of AWDs / Manufacturer-TC Holder Mod- Engineering Orders, Service Bulletins-SB, Structural Repair Manual-SRM, Major Repair - means a repair to an aeronautical product in respect of which a type certificate has been issued, that causes the aeronautical product to deviate from the type design defined by the type certificate, where the deviation from the type design has other than a negligible effect on the weight and centre-of-gravity limits, structural strength, performance, power plant operation, flight characteristics or other qualities affecting the aeronautical product's airworthiness or environmental characteristics. Major Modification - means an alteration to the type design of an aeronautical product in respect of which a type certificate has been issued that has other than a negligible effect on the weight and centre-of-gravity limits, structural strength, performance, power plant operation, flight characteristics or other qualities affecting its airworthiness or environmental characteristics; CARs STD 571.06 Major Repairs and Modifications use Approved or Specified Data . A Report is filed with Transport Canada following the work. CARs STD 571-Appendix L-Major Repair Modification Form All other Repairs and Modifications use Acceptable Data. Technical Tips How do I know if it’s a major or not? CARs STD 571-Appendix A-Criteria for Classification

Ideas to come!

AEROSISU is attempting to consistently update you with relevant Safety and Training information. We are sure this webpage will increase in size with your help. Do you have ideas that you would like us to add to this website. Please send us a message with your ideas!
More Info

WHMIS / MSDS

Workplace Hazardous Material Information System. Did you ever stop and think about this…Products I use can be harmful? How do these chemicals affect me? Simple commercial products have hazardous properties. Super Clean, Acetone, Varsol, AVGas Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are prepared by the manufacturer to help you understand their product. FREE Online WHMIS Training Technical Tips Can I use “Windex” to clean my airplane windows? No. Do not even try it! Most household window cleaners contain Amonia, which attacks Acrylic Plastic (Airplane window material). You may get away with it quickly, but regular use will cause crazing and fogging of your airplane windows. We recommend dish soap and water or Acrylic Cleaner (eg.-PRIST) to clean your windows. Where can I find MSDS information? Many MSDS information sheets can be found online. Other ways are to contact the supplier you purchased the product from or contact the product manufacturer.