Appendix A - Pilot maintenance prescribed repairs, replacements and adjustments

43. A.1 Applicability

This Appendix describes the privileges of the holder of a valid pilot’s licence granted or rendered valid by the Governor who is also the owner or operator of an aircraft to perform maintenance tasks on that aircraft in accordance with paragraph 43.51(b).

43. A.3 Records

A pilot carrying out repairs or replacements shall keep in the aircraft logbook a record which identifies the repairs or replacement and shall sign and date the entries.

43. A.5 Materials and Parts

Any materials and parts used in performing maintenance shall be acceptable to the Governor as specified in OTAR Part 21 Subpart K.

43. A.7 Prescribed repairs or replacements

The following repairs or replacements are specified:

(1) Replacement of landing gear tyres, landing skids or skid shoes;

(2) Replacement of elastic shock absorber cord units on landing gear where special tools are not required;

(3) Replacement of defective safety wiring or split pins excluding those in engine, transmission, flight control and rotor systems;

(4) Patch repairs to fabric not requiring rib stitching or the removal of structural parts or control surfaces, if the repairs do not cover up structural damage and do not include repairs to rotor blades;

(5) Repairs to upholstery and decorative furnishing of the cabin or cockpit interior when the repair does not require dismantling of any structure or operating system or interfere with an operating system or affect the structure of the aircraft;

(6) Repairs, not requiring welding, to fairings, non-structural cover plates and cowlings;

(7) Replacement of side windows where that work does not interfere with the structure or with any operating system;

(8) Replacement of safety belts or safety harness;

(9) Replacement of seat parts not involving dismantling of any structure or of any operating system;

(10) Replacement of bulbs, reflectors, glasses, lenses or lights;

(11) Replacement of any cowling not requiring removal of the propeller, rotors, or disconnection of engine or flight controls;

(12) Replacement of unserviceable sparking plugs;

(13) Replacement of batteries;

(14) Replacement of wings and tail surfaces and controls, the attachment of which are designed to provide for assembly immediately before each flight and dismantling after each flight;

(15) Replacement of generator and fan belts designed for removal where special tools are not required;

(16) Replacement of VHF communication equipment, being equipment which is not combined with navigation equipment.


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  6. Sixth Issue January 2015
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