Aircraft Maintenance Standards
For the past two decades Trade Winds Aviation has been dedicated to providing the best quality product and service by maintaining the highest standard of excellence. It is this standard that makes Trade Winds Aviation a reputable industry recognized maintenance facility. We follow strict guidelines as set forth by the FAA, and have our own in house quality assurance program. What that means to our customer is we will provide you with a safe, well maintained aircraft, for a reasonable price, and in airworthy condition.
What does airworthy mean to us?
- As defined by the FAA, "airworthy in the simplest terms means when an aircraft or one of its components or parts meets its type design and is in a condition for safe operation" (Reference: 43.13-1B, Appendix 1, Glossary).
- In regard to a Standard Airworthiness Certificate - Form 8100-2:
- Block 5 states:
- "This air worthiness certificate is issued pursuant to the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 and certifies that, as of the date of issuance the aircraft to which issued has been inspected and found to conform to the type certificate therefore, to be in condition for safe operation, and has been shown to meet requirements of the applicable comprehensive and detailed airworthiness code as provided by Annex 8 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, except as noted herein.
- Block 6 states:
- "Unless sooner surrendered, suspended, revoked, or termination date is otherwise established by the Administration, this airworthiness certificate is effective as long as maintenance, preventive maintenance and alterations are performed in accordance with Parts 21, 43 and 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations, as appropriate, and the aircraft is registered in the United States.
FAR part 91, subpart E, (91.403) is clear: "No person may operate an aircraft for which a manufacturer's maintenance manual or instructions for continued airworthiness has been issued that contains an airworthiness limitations sections unless the mandatory replacement times, inspection intervals, and related procedures specified in that section..." We do everything possible to assist the aircraft owner/operator adhere to this rule by using current data when performing maintenance on their aircraft.