Here's a good article by Mac MacClellan about light airplane maintenance in the US. The rules in Canada aren't much different.
The rules for airliners are different, but unfortunately there's often not much guidance for inspectors as to what's serviceable and what's not. It points out the need for experienced and dedicated aircraft maintenance engineers to maintain the airplanes on which you fly, and makes me wonder why there's not more of a protest against maintenance outsourcing to other countries. Of course, I'm a bit biased in this area. But if you fly, maybe you should be, too.
Maintenance Regulations—There Aren’t Many
By J. Mac MacClellan
I had a chance to meet Mike Busch, the Savvy Aviator, a couple of weeks ago when people who write for Sport Aviation magazine got together to chat in Oshkosh. I really loved talking to Mike because he and I have written a lot about how badly most piston airplane owners misunderstand the FAA regulations governing maintenance of their airplanes. There just aren’t a lot of rules.
Read the rest here: http://bit.ly/ixHMSi.
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