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Annual Inspection
Annual Inspection
A complete inspection of an aircraft and engine, required by the Code of Federal Regulations, to be accomplished every 12 calendar months on all certificated aircraft. Only an A&P technician holding an Inspection Authorization can conduct an annual inspection.
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source: FAA Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-3A)

An inspection required by the FAA once every 12 calendar months if other suitable inspections do not occur within that time frame. An A&P technician with inspection authorization must perform this inspection.
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source: FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician General Handbook (FAA-H-8083-30)

A complete inspection of the air-frame and powerplant required for FAA-certificated aircraft operating under 14 CFR part 91 General Operating and Flight Rules, and not on one of the authorized special inspection programs. An annual inspection must be conducted every 12 calendar months, and it must be conducted by an aviation maintenance technician who holds an Airframe and Powerplant rating and an Inspection Authorization. The scope of an annual inspection is the same as that of a 100-hour inspection.
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source: FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Powerplant Handbook (FAA-H-8083-32)

A maintenance term directed by 14 CFR part 91, section 91.409, which states that “no person may operate an aircraft unless, within the preceding 12 calendar months, it has had—(1) an annual inspection…and has been approved for return to service…”
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source: FAA Balloon Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-11)

A complete inspection of an aircraft and engine, required by the Code of Federal Regulations, to be accomplished every 12 calendar months on all certificated aircraft. Only an Airframe and Powerplant technician holding an Inspection Authorization can conduct an annual inspection.
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source: FAA Weight Shift Control Handbook (FAA-H-8083-5)


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