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VOLUME 2 AIR OPERATOR AND AIR AGENCY CERTIFICATION AND APPLICATION PROCESS

CHAPTER 9 CERTIFICATION OF A PART 141 PILOT SCHOOL

Section 2 Introduction to Part 141 Airworthiness Related Tasks

2-1101. GENERAL. Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 141 prescribes rules governing the operation of pilot schools.

A. Importance of Maintaining Training Aircraft. Training aircraft are subject to greater wear and deterioration because of frequent takeoffs and landings. This is particularly true in aircraft with retractable gear. Engines are also very vulnerable to overheating and rapid cooling damage under these conditions.

B. Airworthiness Inspector’s Role in 14 CFR Part 141 Tasks.

1) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airworthiness inspector will concentrate primarily on the continued airworthiness of the training aircraft. The inspector’s responsibilities will only be with the aircraft in certification and surveillance situations. Student records and other related matters are of little concern to the airworthiness inspector.
2) Airworthiness inspectors may occasionally find themselves functioning as the Certification Project Managers on certification teams. Should this be the case, they should closely coordinate with operations inspectors assigned to the team for those activities that are inherently operations oriented.

2-1102. INSTRUMENT TRAINING. Some certificated schools use aircraft for instrument flight training. The equipment installed for radio navigation and instrument training must comply with the requirements set forth in 14 CFR part 91.

RESERVED. Paragraphs 2-1103 through 2-1120.