Aircraft Maintenance Personnel
Aircraft Maintenance Personnel keeps and maintains aircraft (airplane/helicopter) in airworthy (fit to fly) condition through proper inspections, maintenance, and repair. Aircraft Maintenance Engineers are licensed engineers must meet some specific training and certification requirements mandate by Regulatory authority.
Why Log Books are Mandatory for Aircraft Maintenance Personnel ?
The aviation regulators in each countries make mandatory to record the Work Carried out ( Certified, Associated, Supervised or Performed ) in the Personal Log Books designed for Aircraft Maintenance Personnel.
The Part 66 Licensing System describes ” The experience should be documented in an individual log book or in any other recording system (which may be an automated one)”.
Other than the Part 66, In India, Rule 67AA of The Aircraft Rules 1937 states that
“Every person holding an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence or in the process of qualifying for such licence under these rules shall maintain a personal log book, in the form and manner as specified by the Director General and record aircraft maintenance work carried out or supervised by him in such log book“.
Information To Be Recorded under Log Books as per Part 66
The minimum information to be recorded are
(a) Date and time;
(b) Aircraft type;
(c) Aircraft identification i.e. registration;
(d) ATA chapter;
(e) Operation performed i.e. 100 FH check, MLG wheel change, engine oil check and
complement, SB embodiment, trouble shooting, structural repair, STC
(f) Type of maintenance i.e. base, line;
(g) Type of activity i.e. perform, supervise, release;
(h) Category used A, B1, B2, B3 or C.
(i) Duration in days or partial-days.