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I've been shopping and looking up aircraft in the Civil Aviation Registry. I noticed some aircraft have an airworthiness date different than the year of manufacture. Does this mean they have been rebuilt, or is it simply the result of an STC being applied?
11-04-2003, 06:49 AM
Up until 1956 or 57 an aircraft was issued a new airworthiness certificate everyyear when the annual inspection was done. If you get the CD from the FAA you will find the applications for airworthiness with total limes and time since last inspaection. Helps to verify times in older A/C that the logbooks have been lost. Also if the A/C was exported like my L18C it will get an airworthiness certificate when it comes into the States and a condition inspection is done.
11-04-2003, 06:51 AM
Rebuild could be one of the reasons if it had to be issued a new Airworthiness Cert. for whatever reason.
It could also be because the airplane had been registered in another country and imported back here and issued a new one. or possably reissued under a different category Restricted or experimental back to normal for example.
I'm sure there could be some other cases as well but these are a couple I can think of.
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