Saturday, September 1, 2012

Preventive Maintenance - Guidelines III


25. Cleaning of balloon burner pilot and main nozzles in accordance with the balloon manufacturer’s instructions.Comply with manufacturer’s recommendations.
26. Replacement or adjustment of nonstructural standard fasteners incidental to operations.You are permitted to remove and replace nonstructural standard fasteners, which also includes the removal and replacement of screws or rivets used to attach fasteners.
Remember that you must use the approved fasteners, screws, and rivets for your airplane.
If you are one of those mechanically gifted people, have at it ‘ drive those rivets. But if you like to put a square peg in a round hole, this may be a complex task for you.
27. The interchange of balloon baskets and burners on envelopes when the basket or burner is designated as interchangeable in the balloon type certificate data and the baskets and burners are specifically designed for quick removal and installation.You must comply with type certificate data sheet.
28. The installations of anti-misfueling devices to reduce the diameter of fuel tank filler openings provided the specific device has been made a part of the aircraft type certificate data by the aircraft manufacturer, the aircraft manufacturer has provided FAA-approved instructions for installation of the specific device, and installation does not involve the disassembly of the existing tank filler opening.Always comply with the FAA-approved instructions from the manufacturer when installing anti-misfueling devices on your airplane.
29. Removing, checking, and replacing magnetic chip detectors.Comply with the engine and airframe manufacturers’ recommendations when removing, checking, and replacing the magnetic chip detector.
30. The inspection and maintenance tasks prescribed and specifically identified as preventive maintenance in a primary category aircraft type certificate or supplemental type certificate holder’s approved special inspection and preventive maintenance program when accomplished on a primary category aircraft provided:
  1. They are performed by the holder of at least a private pilot certificate issued under part 61 who is the registered owner (including co-owners) of the affected aircraft and who holds a certificate of competency for the affected aircraft (1) issued by a school approved under 147.21(e) of this chapter; (2) issued by the holder of the production certificate for that primary category aircraft that has a special training program approved under 21.24 of this subchapter; or (3) issued by another entity that has a course approved by the Administrator; and
  2. The inspections and maintenance tasks are performed in accordance with instructions contained by the special inspection and preventive maintenance program approved as part of the aircraft’s type design or supplemental type design.

31. Removing and replacing self-contained, front instrument panel-mounted navigation and communication devices that employ tray-mounted connectors that connect the unit when the unit is installed into the instrument panel, (excluding automatic flight control systems, transponders, and microwave frequency distance measuring equipment (DME)). The approved unit must be designed to be readily and repeatedly removed and replaced, and pertinent instructions must be provided. Prior to the unit’s intended use, an operational check must be performed in accordance with the applicable sections of part 91.

32. Updating self-contained, front instrument panel-mounted Air Traffic Control (ATC) navigational software data bases (excluding those of automatic flight control systems, transponders, and microwave frequency distance measuring equipment (DME)) provided no disassembly of the unit is required and pertinent instructions are provided. Prior to the unit’s intended use, an operational check must be performed in accordance with applicable sections of part 91.

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