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Subject: Annual with expired components?
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01/22/2013 1:52 PM  
Can an aircraft be annualed with expired components? Thanks
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01/22/2013 6:12 PM  
yes, you can sign off the annual with the statement that the annual has been completed but that there are unairworthy components installed and a list has been provided to the owner.

When the owner has those components replaced the aircraft can be returned to service.
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01/23/2013 8:02 AM  
Thanks I ask because I've bought a couple of aircraft that had timed out components installed in some cases for a few hundred hours and the annuals were completed without mentioning those items just like they had time remaining. It made me wonder if there was an exclusion, I didn't think so but hey the longer I live the more I understand about my ignorance.

My original question should have included (and flown) because that's what happened in both cases.
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01/23/2013 10:47 AM  
I hear you. Legally it cannot be flown... but many a private owner feels the aircraft is perfectly safe and will continue to fly as long as they wish... or they will forge the records to show time remaining so the mechanic thinks the components are still good to go.. I sold an aircraft to a guy 10 years ago that had about 100 hours remaining on one of the blades... 10 years later he keeps saying "I have lots of time left on those blades.. I think one of them has about 100 hours to go or so". No suprise
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01/23/2013 5:02 PM  
Ahh the everlasting rotor blade if only it were true.

I guess TBOs are recommended as in running an engine past TBO where as a retirement time is set in stone I assume it depends upon the operation of the aircraft also say part 91 vs part 135 etc. but maybe not?
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01/31/2013 1:19 PM  
retirement times are set in stone ... doesn't matter 91 or 135... recommended tbo's (like engine) are required under part 135.
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02/08/2013 3:12 PM  
Thanks for the reply.
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