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Profile Update

A plea from me to you. If you haven’t been into your profile yet to add your contact information please do so at your earliest possible convenience. I can’t call you if you don’t include your phone number. Access your profile through the right side bar menu. And don’t forget to hit the “update” button on your way out!

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Piper PA31-325, S/N 31-7712034

Please see the following request from the FAA Special Emphasis Investigations Team (SEIT). The information has also been posted in the Aircraft & Article Alerts located on the right side bar. A Piper Navajo, model PA-31-325, S/N 31-7712034, formerly registered as N685DG, was exported to Brazil in 2011. This aircraft may be in the process of being re-registered in the US, and individuals may be attempting to obtain an airworthiness...

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Aircraft Recurrent Certification – Heads Up!

Today I am in Northern Maine, yes you can get heah from theah,  working on the exporting of a Cessna 185 to my favorite country, Brazil. It should have been a fairly straight forward event since the aircraft had just gone through a thorough maintenance event and was subsequently issued a Standard Airworthiness Certificate by a fellow DAR a few short months ago after its delivery from Canada, where it had been “C” registered...

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Export C of A issued in error

It happens, head becomes lodged in the up and locked position and we discover that we’ve recorded the wrong information on the FAA Form 8130-4 Export Certificate of Airworhintess. I hate that when it happens because the Order is so darned parochial in that regard. In chapter 5 of Order 8130.2G it states; “The U.S. Export C of A may not be amended, reissued, or revalidated after original issuance.” Yes, yours truly has...

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Article Export to Canada

I recently exported a few articles to Canada from a Production Approval Holders (PAH) facility. Since I hadn’t been asked in a while to export new articles I started at square one by breaking out the Special Requirements and the Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness (IPAs) and prepared myself for BASA induced befuddlement. I was surprised, well not really, to find that the Canadian Special Requirements (AC 21.2) haven’t...

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