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Old 08-09-2012, 17:13   #1
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ELT annual inspection ?

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Been doing some research, but cannot find the answer I'm looking for. What certifications / credentials must an avionics shop have in order to perform annual ELT inspections? Here in Canada the company must be an AMO (Approved Maintenance Organization) in order to perform these annual inspections. Is there an equivalent certification in the United States? Any insight would be appreciated, thank you!
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Old 08-09-2012, 18:53   #2
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An A&P can do it, or a Repair station in the U.S.
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Old 08-09-2012, 22:23   #3
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Thank you teg916!
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:10   #4
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Out here adequately qualified Avionics personnell and a shop having the needed approval to work on that particular part is needed.
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Old 08-15-2012, 00:04   #5
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It is often said, "an A&P can do it" here in the US. That is a generalization. Here is what an A&P can legally do:

65.81 General privileges and limitations.
(a) A certificated mechanic may perform or supervise the maintenance, preventive maintenance or alteration of an aircraft or appliance, or a part thereof, for which he is rated (but excluding major repairs to, and major alterations of, propellers, and any repair to, or alteration of, instruments), and may perform additional duties in accordance with 65.85, 65.87, and 65.95. However, he may not supervise the maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alteration of, or approve and return to service, any aircraft or appliance, or part thereof, for which he is rated unless he has satisfactorily performed the work concerned at an earlier date. If he has not so performed that work at an earlier date, he may show his ability to do it by performing it to the satisfaction of the Administrator or under the direct supervision of a certificated and appropriately rated mechanic, or a certificated repairman, who has had previous experience in the specific operation concerned.
(b) A certificated mechanic may not exercise the privileges of his certificate and rating unless he understands the current instructions of the manufacturer, and the maintenance manuals, for the specific operation concerned.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:11   #6
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A&P can not do annual inspections. Only an IA can do annual inspections.
As far as removing/installing the ELT, an A&P can do the job as long as he is only removing and installing the ELT. (for example he sent the ELT to an authorized shop for repair or certification and the unit came back with an FAA 8130-3 tag from the shop)
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:53   #7
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Title 14: Aeronautics and Space
PART 91 - General perating and Flight Rules
Subpart C - Equipment, Instrument, and Certificate Requirements
91.207 Emergency locator transmitters.
(d) Each emergency locator transmitter required by paragraph (a) of this section must be inspected within 12 calendar months after the last inspection for—
(1) Proper installation;
(2) Battery corrosion;
(3) Operation of the controls and crash sensor; and
(4) The presence of a sufficient signal radiated from its antenna.

I was taught that "Annual Inspections" were titled that "Annual Inspections" anything titled something other than, is simply, other than. Such as "12 calendar month inspection" is not an "Annual Inspection".

So, I don't believe it requires an IA.

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Old 08-27-2012, 07:17   #8
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You are correct G159. The ELT inspection is required by FAR 91.207. The inspection is not listed under part 43 appendix D which covers the required scope of an annual inspection. Maybe the confusion stems from the practice of inspecting the ELT during an annual inspection because it is easier to line the 2 inspections up rather than having them come due at separate times. http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text....14.55&idno=14
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:05   #9
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Yes, and the ELT and Annual Inspections should have separate log book entries.
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Old 08-27-2012, 18:08   #10
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I think the bottom line on this one is that an A&P can do the inspection per 91.207. But, since an IA will also be required to Inspect the ELT at annual/100 hour, they normally incorporate the 91.207 inspection into it.

You can see from the checklist in the link (below) that this particular mx facility incorporates the 91.207 inspection into the annual/100 hr. But they are obviously separate inspections.

http://www.rainbowaviation.com/far_43_appd_d.htm

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