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NEPALESE CIVIL AIRWORTHINESS REQUIREMENTS

SECTION C
MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER C.7 ISSUE 1
SEPTEMBER 1982

DUPLICATE INSPECTION OF FLYING CONTROLS


1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 The procedures prescribed in this Requirement apply to control systems, and
components of control systems, the failure of which could endanger an aircraft.
The control systems to be inspected in duplicate include the flight, engine,
propeller and/ or rotor controls and their associated operating mechanisms.

2. DEFINITIONS

2.1 Control System: A system by which the flight path, attitude or propulsive force
of an aircraft is changed.

2.2 Flying Control Systems: The systems by which the attitude, direction of flight or
aerodynamic characteristics of an aircraft may be changed; this includes all
associated components, whether mechanical, electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic.
For fixed wing aircraft, the systems include the attachments of the primary control
surfaces, tabs, air brakes and flaps and the means of actuating them; for
rotorcraft, the systems include the attachments of all rotary control surfaces and
the means of operating collective pitch, cyclic pitch and yaw control.

2.3 Duplicate Inspection: An inspection which is first made and certified by one
appropriately licenced or approved person and is subsequently repeated and
certified by another appropriately licenced or approved person.

3. DUPLICATE INSPECTION PROCEDURES

3.1 A duplicate inspection shall be made after assembly, disturbance or adjustment of


any part of a control system. The duplicate inspection shall apply to all parts of
the system which have been affected by the assembly, disturbance or adjustment.

3.2 Each certifying person shall verify that:

a) All parts of the system which have been disturbed are free from such defects
as incorrect locking or the possibility of fouling or jamming.
b) For the complete system the controls function freely, in the correct sense,
without excessive backlash and with the correct static friction, throughout
their range of travel in each mode and with each alternative means of
actuation.
3.3 A duplicate inspection for freedom from defects and assembly errors shall be
made prior to the concealment of any parts of a control system component during
assembly, and a duplicate inspection shall be made for correct functioning of the
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complete unit after the completion of assembly and, if correct functioning cannot
be proved when installed, before installation.

3.4 During installation of control system components, all system components which
will not be accessible for inspection after completion of aircraft assembly shall be
inspected in duplicate before concealment.

3.5 After initial assembly of a new aircraft or the reassembly of an aircraft after
maintenance, duplicate inspection shall be completed as the final operation on the
control systems prior to the issue of a Maintenance Release.

4. CERTIFICATION OF DUPLICATE INSPECTION

4.1 Certification of a duplicate inspection constitutes a Certificate of Compliance and


must be entered in the appropriate log book or on an approved maintenance
record. The certificate shall be issued in the Form C.7.1 as shown in Appendix-1
of this Chapter.

4.2 The first inspection of a duplicate inspection shall be made by:

a) A person holding Licence in Category 'A' or Category 'C' with a rating for the
aircraft or engine concerned or a person holding approval issued by the Director
General to do so.

The second inspection of a duplicate inspection shall be made by:

a) A person holding Licence in Category 'A' or Category 'C' with a rating for the
aircraft or engine concerned or a person holding approval issued by the Director
General to do so,
b) If the aircraft is not at base, and provided the dissembly or adjustments have
been minor, a pilot or flight engineer licensed for the type of aircraft concerned.

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

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Form C.7.1 Appendix-1

We hereby certify that in making the duplicate inspection of the control system
or component specified below we have complied with all the conditions and
requirements of Chapter C.7 of Nepalese Civil Airworthiness Requirements:

Aircraft Registration .... Systems

Component Identify . Serial No. .

FIRST INSPECTION

Signed: .... Licence or Approval No.

Date : ...

SECOND INSPECTION

Signed: Licence or Approval No. .

Date:

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