Is AD compliance log required each year?

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  1. rookie1255

    rookie1255 Pre-Flight

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    For a new to me airplane in the aircraft logs I found the most recent annual. However the most recent AD compliance sheets I found were from 3 years ago. Would this be acceptable or is the IA supposed to create an updated compliance log every year in case a new AD came out?

    If no new ADs have come out is that possibly why there isn’t a newer AD summary sheet?
     
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    Crashnburn Line Up and Wait

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    Not close to an expert, but a complete pre-buy should include a search of all ADs applicable to the year, make, and model of the plane you are considering, a search through the logs to verify they are documented, and as far as practicable, an inspection of the plane to verify they were actually done. I’m not sure who does what. The owner can do the initial research, and comb through the logs, but I would think it’s up to the IA to verify the logs weren’t pencil-whipped. And, I think it would be good practice to search for new ADs before each annual.
     
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    It's possible, but..... remember it's your responsibility to ensure the AD record is current per the requirement below. It is also up to you how that record is maintained. If you know the IA who signed off the last annual sit down with him and ask these questions. If not, question a local mechanic and figure out where your specific aircraft stands. Once you determine the status of your ADs, develop a system you understand or buy one like AD-Log so you keep track of your ADs and other records per 91.417. Good luck.

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    The FAA does not specify how part 39 must complied with, they simply require airworthiness is shown.
    how that is done is up to the certified individual.
     
  5. Let'sgoflying!

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    AC 43.9C with change 2:
    9. MAINTENANCE RECORDS FOR AD COMPLIANCE. This subject is covered in
    AC 39-7, Airworthiness Directives. A separate AD record may be kept for the airframe and each engine, propeller, rotor, and appliance, but is not required. This would facilitate record searches when inspection is needed, and when an engine, propeller, rotor, or appliance is removed, the record may be transferred with it. Such records may also be used as a schedule for recurring inspections. The format, shown in Appendix 1, is a suggested one, and adherence is not mandatory. Owners should be aware that they may be responsible for non-compliance with ADs when their aircraft are leased to foreign operators. They should, therefore, ensure that leases should be drafted to deal with this subject.
    https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_43-9C_CHG_2.pdf


    b. Other Inspections. Maintenance persons may also have direct responsibility for AD compliance, aside from the times when AD compliance is the specific work contracted by the owner or operator. When a 100-hour, annual, progressive, or any other inspection required under 14 CFR part 91, 121, 125, or 135 is accomplished, § 43.15(a) requires the person performing the inspection to determine that all applicable airworthiness requirements are met, including compliance with ADs.
    (no mention of recording annually)
    https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC 39-7D.pdf

    However, the owner/operator must keep....
    § 91.417 Maintenance records.
    (a) Except for work performed in accordance with §§ 91.411 and 91.413, each registered owner or operator shall keep the following records for the periods specified in paragraph (b) of this section:.....
    .....(v) The current status of applicable airworthiness directives (AD) and safety directives including, for each, the method of compliance, the AD or safety directive number and revision date. If the AD or safety directive involves recurring action, the time and date when the next action is required.
     
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    not required....but it makes it easier for the new guy to find all the ADs and to verify compliance.
     
  7. Let'sgoflying!

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    I wonder if it’s not required, simply as a motivation for the next guy to do all the research de novo; relying on the last guy to have done it right has proven to have serious shortcomings!
     
  8. Tom-D

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    The FAA does require compliance with part 39, but does not give the method.
    you can use any method, that gets the job done.
    I use - ADlog.
     
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    FAR 43/91 is separate from 39 In as much record keeping.
     
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