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14 CFR Ch. I (1–1–18 Edition) 

§ 125.248 

(c) No person may be used to perform 

the inspections required by this part 
unless that person is authorized to per-
form maintenance under part 43 of this 

(d) No person may operate an air-

plane subject to this part unless— 

(1) The installed engines have been 

maintained in accordance with the 
overhaul periods recommended by the 
manufacturer or a program approved 
by the Administrator; and 

(2) The engine overhaul periods are 

specified in the inspection programs re-
quired by § 125.247(a)(3). 

(e) Inspection programs which may 

be approved for use under this part in-
clude, but are not limited to— 

(1) A continuous inspection program 

which is a part of a current continuous 
airworthiness program approved for 
use by a certificate holder under part 
121 or part 135 of this chapter; 

(2) Inspection programs currently 

recommended by the manufacturer of 
the airplane, aircraft engines, propel-
lers, appliances, or survival and emer-
gency equipment; or 

(3) An inspection program developed 

by a certificate holder under this part. 

[Doc. No. 19779, 45 FR 67235, Oct. 9, 1980, as 
amended by Amdt. 125–2, 46 FR 24409, Apr. 30, 

§ 125.248


§ 125.249

Maintenance manual require-


(a) Each certificate holder’s manual 

required by § 125.71 of this part shall 
contain, in addition to the items re-
quired by § 125.73 of this part, at least 
the following: 

(1) A description of the certificate 

holders maintenance organization, 
when the certificate holder has such an 

(2) A list of those persons with whom 

the certificate holder has arranged for 
performance of inspections under this 
part. The list shall include the persons’ 
names and addresses. 

(3) The inspection programs required 

by § 125.247 of this part to be followed in 
the performance of inspections under 
this part including— 

(i) The method of performing routine 

and nonroutine inspections (other than 
required inspections); 

(ii) The designation of the items that 

must be inspected (required inspec-
tions), including at least those which if 
improperly accomplished could result 
in a failure, malfunction, or defect en-
dangering the safe operation of the air-

(iii) The method of performing re-

quired inspections; 

(iv) Procedures for the inspection of 

work performed under previously re-
quired inspection findings (‘‘buy-back 

(v) Procedures, standards, and limits 

necessary for required inspections and 
acceptance or rejection of the items re-
quired to be inspected; 

(vi) Instructions to prevent any per-

son who performs any item of work 
from performing any required inspec-
tion of that work; and 

(vii) Procedures to ensure that work 

interruptions do not adversely affect 
required inspections and to ensure re-
quired inspections are properly com-
pleted before the airplane is released to 

(b) In addition, each certificate hold-

er’s manual shall contain a suitable 
system which may include a coded sys-
tem that provides for the retention of 
the following: 

(1) A description (or reference to data 

acceptable to the Administrator) of the 
work performed. 

(2) The name of the person per-

forming the work and the person’s cer-
tificate type and number. 

(3) The name of the person approving 

the work and the person’s certificate 
type and number. 

§ 125.251

Required inspection per-


(a) No person may use any person to 

perform required inspections unless the 
person performing the inspection is ap-
propriately certificated, properly 
trained, qualified, and authorized to do 

(b) No person may perform a required 

inspection if that person performed the 
item of work required to be inspected. 

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