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Airworthiness Records

A Guide for Owners & Pilots

Part 1: Maintenance and Airworthiness

Learn more about maintenance and airworthiness, the differences between aircraft records vs. maintenance records, the ARROW documents, and PIC (Owner) responsibilities. Valuable insights for renters, owners, operators, and maintainers.;

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Part 2: Renter (borrower) Responsibilities

Learn about renter (borrower) responsibilities and Type Certificate Data Sheets (TCDS).

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Part 3: Airworthiness Directives (ADs) and Service Bulletins (SBs)

Learn how Airworthiness Directives (ADs) and Service Bulletins (SBs) play an important role in the maintenance and safe operation of aircraft.

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Part 4: Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs)

Learn more about Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and other aircraft records.

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