Airworthiness News

Maintenance Events

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Pilot-Owner Maintenance Part-M Light simplifies existing maintenance rules and offers a less prescriptive and burdensome approach to maintenance than the previous Part M requirements. It also provides more maintenance privileges for pilots and owners. BGA pilot-owner maintenance seminars provide helpful guidance to help pilot-owner to become familiar with the requirements,…

Becoming a BGA Inspector

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BGA inspectors form an important part of club and private owner aircraft maintenance support. Maintenance standards are a crucially important part of safety management.  The requirements for becoming a BGA inspector are essentially unchanged from the past. The mix of experience available within a gliding environment coupled with self-study can…

Becoming a BGA Inspector

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BGA inspectors form an important part of club and private owner aircraft maintenance support. Maintenance standards are a crucially important part of safety management.  The requirements for becoming a BGA inspector are essentially unchanged from the past. The mix of experience available within a gliding environment coupled with self-study can…

New AMP - Independent / Duplicate inspections

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An inspection to verify correct connection and adjustment of a critical part following maintenance is known as an independent inspection. In non-Part 21 aircraft parlance, this is also known as a duplicate inspection. A BGA AMP ‘Independent / Duplicate Inspections of Critical Tasks’ has been published.

100LL AVGAS

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AVGAS is a gasoline containing tetra-ethyl lead (TEL), which gives it a high octane number. This allows the fuel to be used in engines with higher compression ratios without detonating, which can damage the structure of the combustion chamber. The EU has put the additive Tetraethyllead (TEL) on the REACH…

Maintenance taking into consideration the operating environment

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Club technical officers and tug masters have been reminded that both UK Part-ML (for certified aircraft) and BCAR A3-7 (for Permit to Fly aircraft) include requirements for owners, operators, and organisations managing aircraft to review and assess both mandatory and recommended instructions for continuing airworthiness within the Aircraft Maintenance Programme…

Ethanol in fuel

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Aircraft owners are advised to ensure that they are using the correct fuel as directed by the type certificate holder. As previously reported, the Government has mandated that all regular unleaded petrol will increase ethanol content up to 10%. This change will result in reduced CO2 emissions. While the car…