Most folks are forgetting the 7 year limit to repeat the Aging Aircraft inspection and Records Review which started in Dec. 2007. This inspection must be performed by an FAA Aviation Safety Inspector (ASI) or authorized FAA DAR (Designated Airworthiness Representative). As we are approaching 2014, affected air carriers should properly plan this inspection during a heavy maintenance in 2013 or 2014, to meet the 7 year re-inspection requirements of applicable FAR’s.
The applicable regulations mandating this inspection are:
FAR 121.1105 for DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS
FAR 129.105 for FOREIGN OPERATORS OF U.S.-REGISTERED AIRCRAFT ENGAGED IN COMMON CARRIAGE
FAR 135.422 for COMMUTER AND ON-DEMAND OPERATIONS