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WHY is it important to have qualified trained technicians working on your aircraft and engine?  The answer is simple: “SAFETY


What is an IRMT?

An IRMT is an Independent Rotax Maintenance Technician who has acquired specialized Rotax training.

Achieving IRMT status allows you to stand out from the crowd as someone who understands advanced aviation technology. Unlike conventional mechanics working on engines designed 60 year ago, you embrace new technology like the lightweight, compact Rotax engines that power almost all of the advanced LSA designs.

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What is an LSA (R) (I) (M)?
LSA Repairman Certification –LSA(R)
LSA Repairman Inspection Rating –LSA (I) 
LSA Repairman Maintenance Rating –LSA (M)


In the United States, the FAA has addressed concerns about who would maintain LSA after these aircraft were certificated. The solution was to issue a repairman (LSA) certificate, similar in function to the repairman certificate that is issued to the builder of an experimental amateur-built aircraft. This repairman (LSA) certificate complements certificates issued to Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanics and appropriately rated repair stations. 

Holders of a Light Sport Repairman certificate are qualified specialists for specific airframes in the Special Light Sport Aircraft and Experimental Light Sport Aircraft classes.   These specialists are FAA-certified to perform the maintenance, the annual condition inspection, and the 100 hour inspections (required on aircraft used for hire) on Special Light Sport Aircraft and Experimental Light Sport Aircraft. 

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What is a BMAA Inspector?

The British Microlight Aircraft Association inspectorate is a group of highly dedicated and experienced volunteers who act on behalf of the membership to ensure there is oversight of the BMAA microlight fleet.  Inspectors are appointed by the BMAA to carry out inspections of microlights.  This includes modifications as well as repairs and their associated documents. The inspection work is entirely for the benefit of BMAA members, helping them keep their aircraft airworthy at a reasonable cost.

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What is an LAA Inspector?

The Light Aircraft Association in the UK has an inspector division. Many LAA Inspectors are busy professionally-qualified licensed aircraft engineers and will quite properly charge a commercial rate. Others may be keen experienced builders and in the best LAA tradition might be reluctant to accept anything more than expenses. Not all inspectors are approved for all aircraft types, or for all situations. In particular, a few certain aircraft types are covered only by 'special' inspector approvals.

Owners and builders always take prime responsibility for the standard and condition of their project or aircraft. When embarking on a 'construction project' it is vital that a builder makes contact with a suitable inspector before work begins.

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What is a NMAI inspector?

The National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) executes an airworthiness scheme (approved by the Irish Aviation Authority) for the inspection and testing of Microlight aircraft by authorized persons for the purpose of issuing/renewal of Permit to Fly.

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What is an ASRA Technical Advisor?

Australian Sports Rotorcraft Association Inc (ASRA) is a national sport and recreational association, representing people with an interest in building and flying gyroplanes. Under Civil Aviation Safety Authority accreditation, ASRA administers sport gyroplanes through the certification of pilot and the registration of gyroplanes in Australia. ASRA is concerned with improving standards of safety, pilot training and aircraft. It aims to promote reasonable and responsible practices in a manner accepted as professional to other aviation bodies and the public, while retaining our own identity, reducing costs and minimising restrictions.

A technical advisor is a person nominated and approved by the Operations Manager, to advise on Gyroplane construction standards and other technical matters

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What is a DAR inspector?

A DAR is an individual appointed by the FAA (USA) in accordance with 14 CFR § 183.33 who may perform examination, inspection, and testing services necessary to the issuance of certificates. There are two types of DARs, manufacturing and maintenance.

  • Manufacturing DARs must possess aeronautical knowledge, experience, and meet the qualification requirements of Order 8000.95.
  • Maintenance DARs must hold:
    • a mechanic's certificate with an airframe and powerplant rating under 14 CFR part 65, Certification: Airmen Other Than Flight Crewmembers, or
    • a repairman certificate and be employed at a repair station certificated under 14 CFR part 145, or an air carrier operating certificate holder with an FAA-approved continuous airworthiness program, and must meet the qualification requirements of Order 8100.8, Chapter 14.

Specialized Experience – Amateur-Built and Light-Sport Aircraft DARs Both Manufacturing DARs and Maintenance DARs may be authorized to perform airworthiness certification of light-sport aircraft. DAR qualification criteria and selection procedures for amateur-built and light-sport aircraft airworthiness functions are provided in Order 8100.8 and Order 8000.95, as appropriate.


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What is a MD-RA inspector?

The MD-RA program was established to provide the Canadian aviation industry with a mechanism that allows qualified individuals, other than Civil Aviation Safety Inspectors (CASI’s), to inspect amateur-built aircraft and issue the initial special certificate of airworthiness – amateur-built.

The amateur-built aircraft inspection program is a Transport Canada Civil Aviation program, managed under the auspices of the Director, Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing Branch.

MD-RA Inspection Services performs the administrative functions associated with the amateur-built aircraft inspection program, including such functions as the receipt of all letters of intent and requests for inspections of amateur-built aircraft construction projects, the assignment of inspectors to conduct the inspections, and the safe-keeping of technical inspection documents and forms.


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What is the Office of POEA for Mexico ?

The OPOEA (OFFICE OF PRIVATE OPERATORS AND EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT) is an executive body that reports directly to the Chief of the General Aviation Section, its basic function being to inspect and supervise the technical and operational activities carried out by private operators, both Aircraft, Lightweight and Experimental Aircraft. The foregoing is framed in non-commercial aeronautics, which aims at non-profit flight activities, such as instruction, recreation or sport.

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The Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil, DGAC) is the government body responsible for regulating the civil aviation industry in Mexico. The DGAC certifies all aviation training schools in Mexico, and Mexican aviation mechanics, technicians, and engineers must hold a DGAC licence, which is re-certified every 24 months. The DGAC has a bilateral agreement with America (BASA), and the two countries have cooperated to bring FAA and DGAC standards into alignment. DGAC-certified facilities in the USA and other countries are approved to service Mexican-registered aircraft. There is currently no online registry of DGAC-certified service personnel or facilities. However, numerous DGAC-certified facilities in Mexico also hold FAA certifications. 

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