Use this tag for questions pertaining to the maintenance of aircraft, including owner-performed maintenance and required inspections (annual, 100-hour, etc.)
Aircraft maintenance refers to the routine (and not-so-routine) work required to keep an aircraft in an operable and airworthy condition.
Aircraft maintenance questions can include questions about:
- Work performed by aircraft maintenance technicians, mechanics, and repair shops
Things like as pitot-static system tests, annual inspections, and engine overhauls)
- Specialty shop work
Interior refits and aircraft painting
- Preventive maintenance
Typically items covered under FAR 43 Appendix A and can be performed by a mechanic or a certificated pilot under 91
- Authorized owner-performed maintenance
Such as what can be done on a Light-Sport aircraft with a repairman's certificate, an experimental aircraft by the builder, or work on a Canadian aircraft registered as "Owner Maintenance".