David Roberts wrote:Clarification will appear in the NPA, and essentially a mandatory requirement has to be in the form of, e.g. an AD or life limit for a part.
Good for the <1,200 crowd. Small step in the right direction for everyone else. The 10 years on seatbelts are a life limit, the 5 years on magnetos and 6 years for prop overhaul and 12 years on engines are all life limits. Unless it allows inspection-and-repair-as-neccessary (IRAN) at these life limits, the EASA regulation will remain detrimental to safety. Many parts have significant infant mortality (many who has ever replaced a vac pump or an alternator can attest to this, and engines fail a lot more in the first 100 or so hours after new or overhaul).