Transponder Inspection & Tests (91.413)
The Federal Aviation Regulation 91.413 requires all Transponder equipped aircraft to be inspected to verify the proper operation of the Transponder systems every 24 months.
We utilize state of the Art Digital Transponder test box during our inspections. Our box, the Viavi IFR 6000, is the industry gold standard that many OEM’s use and recommend within their service documents. This ensures that your inspection is held to the same standards that many manufacturers use. Our test box includes the ADS-B option that can verify that your ADS-B/UAT system is operating as it should.
FAR 43, Appendix F, describes the transponder inspection requirements, commonly referred to as the VFR Inspection within the flying community. The tests are fairly simple and can be performed in about 20 to 30 minutes using our automated test equipment.
Part 91 of the FAR’s apply to all certificated aircraft with transponders and also apply to experimental aircraft. A&J Aviation has the capability to perform these required inspections on any aircraft from a single engine general aviation plane to large corporate jets.
Pitot Static Inspection & Tests (91.411)
In addition to the VFR Inspection above, IFR aircraft are required to have a Pitot Static System Inspection and test performed every 24 months. FAR 91.411 requires that each altimeter, encoder and static system to be inspected and certified. These test are more involved and may even require the removal of the altimeter and altitude encoder for bench testing.
For these test we use the Laversab 6300 test box, again, the industry Gold standard and used by many OEM’s. This fully digital test box allows for use to utilize profiles set up for your specific aircraft and ensure that each test is performed in the exact manner specified by the FAA in FAR 43, Appendix E.
These Tests usually take 2 to 3 hours depending on the type of equipment and aircraft. This test set assists us in troubleshooting that requires simulating altitude and/or airspeed. Examples are autopilot hold problems, and airspeed or altimeter discrepancies. This box is extremely versatile and can be used on the smallest of general aviation aircraft to large corporate jets.
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