What should A+Ps avoid doing

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  1. Cap'n Jack

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    I'd hope you would review the ADs for a plane that are due before working on the plane. If you didn't have the tools to do it, let the owner know, and discuss options. If I were the owner in question, I'd pay for the time spent reviewing the ADs if I chose to take the plane elsewhere to have the rest of the work done. I'd also hope you'd cooperate with whoever I chose to do the work you couldn't.
     
  2. JAWS

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    AD compliance seems to me to be an oddity in the US.

    The owner is deemed responsible for airworthiness in every area for his aircraft, including AD's. But then the IA performing the annual is also made responsible as well for AD's, due to certifying the aircraft "airworthy".

    What if Mr Owner doesn't want me to perform the seat rail AD on his 172?

    Every other time beyond annuals, you certify only what you did, nothing more or less. Why should it be different for annual inspections?

    Here in Canada, the annual is just another maintenance event that gets certified the same way: "The described maintenance has been performed in accordance with the applicable standards of airworthiness". Mr Owner wants the seat rail AD performed on his 172 at this time? OK, bang, done, added to the annual maintenance entry, same certification, but is a distinct separate item. Mr Owner does not want to perform the ignition switch AD? OK, bang, not done, not included in the entry.

    I don't worry too much about AD's here as it is legally not my responsibility as a maintenance provider.
     
  3. Bell206

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    The owner's AD responsibility and the IA's AD responsibility are two different regulatory tracks. Since ADs are released at any time throughout the year the owner is required to maintain the list. Then at each annual inspection in order for the IA to sign off an annual as airworthy vs. an annual with discrepancies, he is "legally" required to verify the status of all applicable ADs for that sign off only. The owner never delegates that responsibility.

    As others discussed above, if an AD was found due, like your 172 seat AD, then the IA has no choice but sign it off as an annual with discrepancies and add the seat AD to the official list. But none of the discrepancies or ADs are listed in the annual entry just on the discrepancy list given to the owner.
     
  4. JAWS

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    Know how many times an owner's eyes have glazed over while I try to explain to him what he is responsible for? Know how many AD's I have seen not complied with at annual? They just don't get it and/or don't care. Some are really good to work with, others ....!:rolleyes:
     
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