|43.11 Content, form, and disposition of records for inspections of
(a) Maintenance record entries. The person approving or disapproving for return to service an
aircraft, airframe, aircraft engine, propeller, appliance, or component part after any inspection
performed in accordance with part 91, 125, 135.411(a)(1), or 135.419 shall make an entry in the
maintenance record of that equipment containing the following information:
(b) Listing of discrepancies and placards. If the person performing any inspection
required by part 91, 125 or 135.411(a)(1) of this chapter finds that the aircraft is unairworthy or
does not meet the applicable type certificate data, airworthiness directives, or other approved data
upon which its airworthiness depends, that persons must give the owner or lessee a signed and
dated list of those discrepancies. For those items permitted to be inoperative under 91.213(d)(2)
of this chapter, that person shall place a placard, that meets the aircraft's airworthiness certification
regulations, on each inoperative instrument and the cockpit control of each item of inoperative
equipment, marking it “Inoperative,” and shall add the items to the signed and dated list of
discrepancies given to the owner or lessee.
|Explanation and notes below the regulatory section.
|Most "approval for return to service" inspection records are adequate but the history of
discrepancies is usuallly lost.
The regulatory sequence is:
The reality is that discrepancies are usually repaired as found and the aircraft is signed off
as airworthy. The end result is the same and fine with me except for the discrepancy
information is usually lost.
Using a Discrepancy Management Process will add discrepancy records as a Maintenance
This a very good
read for owners.