What’s Airworthy? Conditions of Airworthiness Certificate Conforms to Type Design In a condition for safe operation Airworthy condition means the condition of an aircraft, including its components, fuel, and other materials and substances essential to the manufacture and operation of the aircraft, that complies with all the requirements prescribed by the Civil Aviation Rules relating to design, manufacture, maintenance, modification, repair, and safety: Review the Paperwork Inspect the aircraft
Aircraft Certification Life Cycle Aircraft Design & Production To applicable airworthiness (design) standard e.g. FAR 23, FAR 27 First of Type into NZ To airworthiness & data requirements, Part 26, and bring into NZ system Individual S/N o onto NZ Register To type acceptance, and additional requirements e.g. Part 26, 39, 47, 91, mods/repairs & maintenance history Rev 4-May 09 Maintenance Programme to ensure ‘continued airworthiness’ Maintenance Programme to ensure ‘continued airworthiness’ App. G - ICAs App. G - ICAs ICAs incorporated PIC - Pre-flight Inspection to ensure ‘airworthy condition’ PIC - Pre-flight Inspection to ensure ‘airworthy condition’ Basis for programme Tech Log to record airworthiness status Tech Log to record airworthiness status
Wrap Up The Pilot is the final decision maker when it comes to deciding if the aircraft is Airworthy
Wrap Up What’s “Airworthy” will be defined by what you teach student pilots right from the start of their careers Ask that you think about introducing dedicated ground training on Airworthiness
Wrap Up Lets set the standard high Thanks for your time Any Questions? My Question - Are the Prop & T/R Blade Airworthy?