Advisory Circulars

The AD Toolbox lists Advisory Circulars.

Here’s how to locate them:

  1. From the main Member Dashboard, locate the navigation panel on the left side of your screen.
  2. Scroll down until you see Advisory Circulars.  Click on it to open list.
  3. From drop-down list, click Advisory Circulars.
4. There you will see all the ACs. Scroll down until you see the AC number you’re looking for.
*A quick TIP:  use the “Filter Search” towards the upper right side of the list.  Type in the AC #, like this (43.13) to narrow the list down.

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Logbook Entry with Company Name & Logo Option

LOGBOOK Entries are one of the most popular tools within our service.  A recent improvement is the addition of the option to include Company Name and Logo when printing.

Here at Zook Aviation, we tend to call the Logbook Entries by the shortcut of LSSR, meaning Logbook Service Sticker Record.  Whatever you call your Logbook Entries, here’s how to create a new one:

  1. Open an Aircraft Profile (or create a new one):

2. Click Create LSSR button:

3. Once you’ve created and filled out your new Logbook entry (or LSSR), be sure to click the green SAVE button before printing!

4. When you’re ready to Print, select any option you like.  Below, we’re highlighting the new option of including Company Name and Logo on the 8-1/2 x 11″ sheet:

As you can see in the sample below, the Company Name and Logo are included on the print outs:

Some folks cut off the blank portion of the paper and adhere it to the logbook by whatever means they choose, typically glue or tape.

Also, a number of our customers save two copies.  One for the customer, and one for themselves.  You can download and save the PDF to your computer, if you’d rather not have paper around.  But, if you prefer paper, consider using a 3-ring binder.  We’ve heard this is a popular method, as opposed to the small logbooks.

Give it a try and let us know what you think.  Your feedback is appreciated!

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Print Multiple Logbook Entries at the same time

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Multi-User List Added to Invoicing

If you have a Multi-User account, then you may have noticed that throughout the program, the list of your User names will appear in certain places, such as:

      • Logbook Record
      • AD Reports
      • ICA Forms
      • W&B Forms
      • W&B Rev Forms
      • Weight with CG
      • 337
      • Work Orders

Now, you will also see the User List available in the Invoices.  The selected name appears on the Invoice under “Written By”:

This feature can be helpful to larger shops with an “Admin” person assigned to creating Invoices.

To change that User, open the Invoice, click Edit Invoice:

Click the drop-down list under “Invoice Written By“, and select the name you want from the list.  Be sure to click SAVE!

We hope you find this new option useful.  Let us know your thoughts.

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Parts List: Enter Amounts in Correct Format

We’ve had a number of questions for Parts that fall under a $1.00 amount.

If you’re only listing the Part as a few cents, be sure to always include a zero (0) ahead of decimal point (.) so your end result appears something like this:

0.25

0.50

0.75

Always put a zero before the decimal point, and the amounts should work for you without any trouble.  For example:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you don’t, you will see errors, like these:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hours Fields Added to Work Orders

Due to popular Customer Request, we’ve improved the HOURS fields in the Work Orders.

Previously, the HOURS line was just a text field, where you manually entered the title and times in by hand.

Now, the titles are all set up, and you just have to type in the times.

 

For printing, you have the option to include the hours, or print without hours.  You will see a few different buttons at the top of the Work Order.

Here is a printed Work Order that includes the HOURS:

We hope you find this new option useful.  Let us know your thoughts!

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P-Ponk Conversions

We’re often asked:  “What ADs apply to a P-Ponk engine conversion”?

Since it is not TCD’d, we do not list the O-470-50 (for example).

Here’s a note from PPonk’s website:

“Super Eagle Engine Conversion 1990 – 2019

We have sold our Super Eagle O-470-50 STCs which will now be provided through NorthPoint Aviation of Brainerd MN.  In the future, you will see the engine marketed as the NorthPoint XP470.  For STCs and additional information including currently authorized engine builders, please contact Joe Birkemeyer at NorthPoint:  218 829-3398 joeb@northpointaviation.net”

Check out PPonk’s website for detailed info:  https://pponk.com/engines/

We contacted Joe Birkemeyer (of NorthPoint) about it, some time ago, and this is what he told us:

“We do not have any AD’s issued specific to the O-470-50.  I would revert to the engine model that was used for the conversion to the Continental O-470-50 for the AD listing.  For example, if they used an O-470-R to convert, use AD’s pertinent to that model or if they used an IO-520-D for the conversion, use AD’s pertinent to that model.
 
Thank you.

Joe Birkemeyer”

Visit NorthPoint’s Website:  http://northpointaviation.net/

There’s some online chatter about the conversions.  Here’s one article on the subject:

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“My Aircraft” Re-Named as “Aircraft Profiles”

Due to popular Customer Request, the “My Aircraft” portions of the service have been re-named as “Aircraft Profiles“.

You may notice that the URLs (web address) will remain the same, but the user interface, and navigation buttons will now say “Aircraft Profiles“.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aircraft Profiles List Page:

 

Here, you will see Aircraft Profiles in the “Customize My Dashboard” page:

We hope you find these changes easy to adjust to, and we welcome your feedback.   Please let us know if you need help, or have any questions.

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Changes to the Member Dashboard

Change is rarely a welcomed thing, but is necessary at times.

  1. Your Account PROFILE has been moved. It used to be on the right side of the Dashboard, and now it will be a small link in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  2. WHAT’S NEW has also moved, from the top to the Dashboard over to the right side.  These are the multi-colored tiles that list the New ADs, SBs, FARs, TCDs, and ACs.
  3. Customizable Dashboard (to some extent).  Choose what you want to see most.  For example: if you use Work Orders, but not Invoices, you can remove that panel from your Dashboard.

To Customize your Dashboard:

Click the link at the top right that says “Show/Hide/Order“.

This take you to the Customize My Dashboard page.  It allows you to move the center display sections around in whatever order you like.

What are the sections?  My Aircraft, My Reports, My Forms, My Work Orders, My Invoices.

You are accustom to seeing “My AD Compliance Reports” as the top section.  Now, at the top with the new Dashboard changes, “My Aircraft” is at the top by default, but you can change that, and put “My AD Compliance Reports” back to the top if you like.

For Example:  you can mark My Reports as number 1, and move My Aircraft to number 2, if you like.

Check the boxes to remove any section you do not want to see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope you find these changes easy to adjust to, and we welcome your feedback.   Please let us know if you need help, or have any questions.

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IA Renewals – FAA Requirements

Inspection Authorization – IA

Inspection authorization (IA), FAA requirements

Sec. 65.91
 

Inspection authorization.

(a) An application for an inspection authorization is made on a form and in a manner prescribed by the Administrator.

(b) An applicant who meets the requirements of this section is entitled to an inspection authorization.

(c) To be eligible for an inspection authorization, an applicant must—

(1) Hold a currently effective mechanic certificate with both an airframe rating and a powerplant rating, each of which is currently effective and has been in effect for a total of at least 3 years;

(2) Have been actively engaged, for at least the 2-year period before the date he applies, in maintaining aircraft certificated and maintained in accordance with this chapter;

(3) Have a fixed base of operations at which he may be located in person or by telephone during a normal working week but it need not be the place where he will exercise his inspection authority;

(4) Have available to him the equipment, facilities, and inspection data necessary to properly inspect airframes, powerplants, propellers, or any related part or appliance; and

(5) Pass a written test on his ability to inspect according to safety standards for returning aircraft to service after major repairs and major alterations and annual and progressive inspections performed under part 43 of this chapter.

An applicant who fails the test prescribed in paragraph (c)(5) of this section may not apply for retesting until at least 90 days after the date he failed the test.

 

Sec. 65.92

Inspection authorization: Duration.

(a) Each inspection authorization expires on March 31 of each odd-numbered year. However, the holder may exercise the privileges of that authorization only while he holds a currently effective mechanic certificate with both a currently effective airframe rating and a currently effective powerplant rating.

(b) An inspection authorization ceases to be effective whenever any of the following occurs:

(1) The authorization is surrendered, suspended, or revoked.

(2) The holder no longer has a fixed base of operation.

(3) The holder no longer has the equipment, facilities, and inspection data required by §65.91(c) (3) and (4) for issuance of his authorization.

(c) The holder of an inspection authorization that is suspended or revoked shall, upon the Administrator’s request, return it to the Administrator.

 

Sec. 65.93

Inspection authorization: Renewal.

(a) To be eligible for renewal of an inspection authorization for a 2-year period an applicant must present evidence during the month of March of each odd-numbered year, at an FAA Flight Standards District Office or an International Field Office, that the applicant still meets the requirements of §65.91(c) (1) through (4). In addition, during the time the applicant held the inspection authorization, the applicant must show completion of one of the activities in §65.93(a) (1) through (5) below by March 31 of the first year of the 2-year inspection authorization period, and completion of one of the five activities during the second year of the 2-year period:

(1) Performed at least one annual inspection for each 90 days that the applicant held the current authority; or

(2) Performed at least two major repairs or major alterations for each 90 days that the applicant held the current authority; or

(3) Performed or supervised and approved at least one progressive inspection in accordance with standards prescribed by the Administrator; or

(4) Attended and successfully completed a refresher course, acceptable to the Administrator, of not less than 8 hours of instruction; or

(5) Passed an oral test by an FAA inspector to determine that the applicant’s knowledge of applicable regulations and standards is current.

(b) The holder of an inspection authorization that has been in effect:

(1) for less than 90 days before the expiration date need not comply with paragraphs (a)(1) through (5) of this section.

(2) for less than 90 days before March 31 of an even-numbered year need not comply with paragraphs (a)(1) through (5) of this section for the first year of the 2-year inspection authorization period.

(c) An inspection authorization holder who does not complete one of the activities set forth in §65.93(a) (1) through (5) of this section by March 31 of the first year of the 2-year inspection authorization period may not exercise inspection authorization privileges after March 31 of the first year. The inspection authorization holder may resume exercising inspection authorization privileges after passing an oral test from an FAA inspector to determine that the applicant’s knowledge of the applicable regulations and standards is current. An inspection authorization holder who passes this oral test is deemed to have completed the requirements of §65.93(a) (1) through (5) by March 31 of the first year.

 

Sec. 65.95

Inspection authorization: Privileges and limitations.

(a) The holder of an inspection authorization may—

(1) Inspect and approve for return to service any aircraft or related part or appliance (except any aircraft maintained in accordance with a continuous airworthiness program under part 121 of this chapter) after a major repair or major alteration to it in accordance with part 43 [New] of this chapter, if the work was done in accordance with technical data approved by the Administrator; and

(2) Perform an annual, or perform or supervise a progressive inspection according to §§43.13 and 43.15 of this chapter.

(b) When he exercises the privileges of an inspection authorization the holder shall keep it available for inspection by the aircraft owner, the mechanic submitting the aircraft, repair, or alteration for approval (if any), and shall present it upon the request of the Administrator or an authorized representative of the National Transportation Safety Board, or of any Federal, State, or local law enforcement officer.

(c) If the holder of an inspection authorization changes his fixed base of operation, he may not exercise the privileges of the authorization until he has notified the FAA Flight Standards District Office or International Field Office for the area in which the new base is located, in writing, of the change.

Source:  Airframe and Powerplant.com

Related Links: IA Activity Report (for Evidence of Work Performed)

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Piper AD 20-26-16 Wing Separation by Main Spar Cap Fatigue Cracking

If you missed it, here’s another Piper AD that is getting some attention, AD 20-26-16:

Subject:  Wing Separation by Main Spar Cap Fatigue Cracking

Models Affected:

Model Serial numbers
PA-28-151 All serial numbers
PA-28-161 l serial numbers except 2842006
PA-28-181 All serial numbers
PA-28-235 All serial numbers
PA-28R-180 All serial numbers
PA-28R-200 All serial numbers except 28R-7235151
PA-28R-201 All serial numbers except 2844029, 2844030, 2844081, 2844125, 2844136, 2844147 through 2844151, 28R-7737078, 28R-7737142, 28R-7837108, 28R-7837125, and 28R-7837257
PA-28R-201T All serial numbers
PA-28RT-201 All serial numbers
PA-28RT-201T All serial numbers
PA-32-260 All serial numbers
PA-32-300 All serial numbers
PA-32R-300 All serial numbers
PA-32RT-300 All serial numbers except 32R-7985004
PA-32RT-300T All serial numbers

There is a Form attached to the AD that requires submission:

Appendix 1:  Inspection Results Form

This is a long AD with a lot of reading.   To Login and view the AD, click here:

https://www.airworthinessdirectives.com/Members/AD/ViewAD/20-26-16

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