Advanced Preflight After Maintenance

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General Aviation Joint Steering Committee

Advanced Preflight after Maintenance

Outreach Guidance Document

2015/10/15-077 (I) PP

This outreach guidance is provided to all FAA and aviation industry groups that are participating in outreach efforts sponsored by the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC). It is important that all outreach on a given topic is coordinated and is free of conflicts. Therefore, all outreach products should be in alignment with the outline and concepts listed below for this topic.

Outreach Month: February 2016

Topic: Advanced Preflight after Maintenance (NTSB SA-040)

The FAA and industry will conduct a public education campaign on the benefits of conducting enhanced preflight inspections of aircraft that are being returned to service after maintenance.

Background:

The GAJSC and NTSB have determined that a significant number of general aviation fatalities could be avoided if pilots were to conduct more thorough preflight inspections of aircraft that have just been returned to service.

Teaching Points:

  • Discuss the consequences of inadequate preflight inspections of aircraft that are being returned to service after maintenance.
  • Discuss common problems that have led to accidents.
  • Encourage pilots to coordinate with mechanics before flying aircraft that have recently been maintained.
  • Encourage pilots pay particular attention to aircraft components that may have been affected by recent maintenance.

References:

  • Advanced Preflight After MaintenancePower Point & Presenter Notes
    • Available on the National FAASTeam Share Point site under Approved Presentations.
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