CFB can produce, maintain and revise your manuals according to your requirements and approvals. We initate production of manuals after detailed arrangements with customers in order to identify appropriate means and needs according to approval(s) held or required. CFB can maintain the currency of your manuals by revising them according to your proposed amendment and requirements. CFB can also propose necessary amendments of your manuals in case of any regulations' changes. All revisions will be electronically delivered directly to the person responsible for handling such revisions.
We can produce manuals such as
- Quality Manual (General, STD, OPS 1 & 3, FTO / TRTO)
- Procedures Manual
- Maintenance Organization Exposition Manual
- Flight Operations Manuals (OPS 1 & 3)
Part A, B, C, D
- Ground Operations
The rite of the "Pre-Purchase" or "Pre-Buy" inspection has become customary when buying any plane (it wasn't always so). If all goes well, and there are no surprises for buyer or seller, it is customary to accept delivery and pay for the aircraft at this time.
But it is a rare pre-purchase inspection that does not reveal some discrepancies, and the wise buyer (and seller) expects some. Here's a few of the questions we see over and over regarding this procedure, along with the answers:
"Where should I get the pre-buy done?"
First: While it may seem obvious, it happens often enough that we need to state it: Never, Never have the pre-buy done by the shop that maintained it! If the sale includes a "Fresh Annual/ Fresh C Check", a good examination by a totally different shop is even more important.
Second:Get the aircraft away from its home base. Even if you just fly to the very next airport, you'll always get a more objective result if the inspection is performed by someone who doesn't know either the aircraft or the owner.
But how to manage that if you don’t know where the next qualified maintenance facility is or if the next qualified maintenance facility is too fare away?
CFB aircraft has a team of qualified DER and EASA Class C inspectors for nearly all aircraft available ready to travel anywhere within the world in doing the inspection at any airfield you like us to be at. Such does include General Aviation Aircraft, Rotary Wing Aircraft, Jet, Military Aircraft and Corporate and any Commercial aircraft.We also do Inspections and Appraisals on Experimental build aircraft and Oldtimer
- Important Things to Consider in an Inspection
- Pre-Purchase Inspection
- Off-Lease Inspection
- Preliminary Pre-Purchase Inspection
- Collateral Inspection
- Appraisal Inspection
- Note about Inspections
- An Aircraft Audit
- Common Reasons for Performing an Aircraft Audit
- Collateral Audit
- Technical Audit
- Operational Audit
- General Business Audit
- Aircraft records
- Aircraft inspection status
- Service Bulletin compliance
- Component tracing
- Regulatory compliance
- Operational status of the aircraft's systems
- Structural integrity
- Damage history
The work scope associated with this type of inspection is very comprehensive. The content of the purchase offer or purchase and sale agreement generally drive the scope. This inspection involves a thorough technical inspection of all pertinent primary and secondary airframe structures, an inspection of all major aircraft systems, and a complete and thorough review of all of the aircraft records. The pre-purchase inspection also focuses on component traceability and compliance with all the pertinent inspection criteria and all applicable limitations as set forth in the specified aircraft's maintenance manual. This type of inspection should also include an incoming and outgoing maintenance test flight, and a complete check of all ground and flight systems.
The off-lease inspection is quite similar in scope to the pre-purchase inspection; the work scope is equally comprehensive. The scope of this inspection can be driven by the covenants contained in the lease documentation, and/or the content of a purchase offer or purchase and sale agreement. This inspection involves a thorough technical inspection of all pertinent primary and secondary airframe structures, an inspection of all major aircraft systems, and a complete and thorough review of all of the aircraft records. The off-lease inspection also focuses on component traceability and compliance with all pertinent inspection criteria and applicable limitations as set forth in the specified aircraft's maintenance manual. This inspection also should include an incoming and outgoing maintenance test flight, and a complete check of all ground and flight systems.
The scope of this inspection is designed to qualify an aircraft as a candidate for a formal pre-purchase inspection. The cost in money and time to perform a formal pre-purchase inspection is high; therefore, it is prudent to conduct preliminary inspections to qualify the aircraft prior to incurring the greater expense. The inspection process typically takes anywhere from one to three days, exclusive of travel time. This inspection involves a very thorough physical investigation of the known problem areas of the particular aircraft model. A thorough review of the aircraft records is conducted with an eye toward detecting damage history and identifying questions or anomalies associated with the aircraft records.
The "collateral inspection" involves a cursory physical inspection of an aircraft and the verification of the existence of the aircraft logbooks and records. This inspection typically takes between four and eight hours, exclusive of travel time. The collateral inspection is designed to assess the general condition of the aircraft and associated records and to identify any obvious anomalies. A "collateral inspection" does not involve any in-depth representations of the maintenance or inspection status of an aircraft. While certain circumstances may result in our rendering a conditional opinion of the general airworthiness of the aircraft, this type of inspection is not designed to conclusively establish the aircraft's airworthiness.
The scope of an "appraisal inspection" is similar to that of a "collateral inspection," however, the degree of examination is somewhat more extensive. This inspection consists of a preliminary inspection and review of the aircraft and records. The inspection process typically takes one to two days, exclusive of travel time. In some cases it may take more time, based on the age of the aircraft and the condition and completeness of the records. Although this inspection does not involve an in-depth review and verification of the maintenance and inspection status of the aircraft, there is an emphasis on identifying whether or not the aircraft has sustained any damage and whether any records are missing. Obvious anomalies are identified and a conditional opinion is rendered as to the general airworthiness of the aircraft as indicated by the owner's representations.
The collateral, appraisal, and preliminary pre-purchase inspections are not considered adequate for the purposes of acquiring an aircraft, obtaining a certificate of airworthiness, or conclusively establishing regulatory compliance. These inspections are designed to identify general conditions, as opposed to specific conditions. While they may reveal some initial indicators or specific circumstances associated with an aircraft and its records, we highly recommend that in all instances where we render a conditional opinion that a more formal and thorough inspection be performed to confirm any findings revealed by these inspections.
When a comprehensive aircraft inspection is not practical or warranted, an audit can often suffice.
An Aircraft Audit:
- Consists primarily of a physical inspection of the aircraft and all associated logbooks and records
- Is generally driven by collateral, technical, operational or business issues
Common Reasons for Performing and Aircraft Audit
- Asset or collateral verification
- Portfolio evaluation or assessment
- Aircraft or equipment appraisal
- Regulatory compliance
- Preliminary pre-purchase inspection
- A cursory inspection which is typically employed to verify the general condition of the aircraft or equipment
- Often utilized as the basis for conducting an appraisal of an aircraft or equipment
- A thorough inspection of the aircraft and associated records
- Generally employed for verifying compliance with business, regulatory, maintenance and /or operating covenants
- A very thorough audit with an emphasis on safety issues
- Generally employed for verifying a specified safety compliance, the overall veracity of general operating procedures, and/or to determine the general integrity of the collateral
General Business Audit
- A very comprehensive audit involving a complete review of a company's management, operational, and financial activities
- Generally encompasses the work scope associated with the other audits
We have done already various technical services for different major companies as well as small ones around the world. This below list is giving you some references of aircraft we have done inspections or even general asset management on: