Application for Inspection Authorization (IA)


This service allows airmen who carry GACA authorized mechanic certificates, to request for inspection authorization to perform maintenance activities on aircrafts in accordance with GACA Regulations.

(a) An application for an inspection authorization is made on a form and manner prescribed by the President.

(b) An applicant who meets the requirements of this section is eligible for an inspection authorization.
(c) To be eligible for an inspection authorization, an applicant must:-
  1. Hold a currently effective mechanic certificate with airframe and powerplant ratings which has been in effect for a total of at least 3 years;
  2. Have been actively engaged, for at least the 2 years before the date he applies, in maintaining aircraft certificated and maintained in accordance with the GACAR;
  3. Have a fixed base of operations at which he may be located in person or by telephone during a normal working week; it need not be the place where he will exercise his inspection authority;
  4. Have available to him the equipment, facilities, and inspection data necessary to properly inspect airframes, powerplants, propellers, avionics, or any related part or appliance; and
  5. Pass a written test on his ability to inspect according to safety standards for returning aircraft to service after major repairs and major alterations and annual and progressive inspections performed under GACAR Part 43.
(d) An applicant who fails the test prescribed in paragraph (c)(5) of this section may not apply for retesting until at least 90 days after the date he failed the test.
Required Documents
1.Copy of valid passport
2.Copy of valid ID
3.Copy of valid and current GACA Certificate
4.Training record (including mandatory courses).
5.Records of experience.
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