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Cessna supplemental inspection documents
Cessna 100 SIDs compliance extension for private operators
Cessna 100 series aircraft owners have an extra two years to complete the special structural inspection program developed by Cessna.
The extension applies to the Supplemental Inspection Document - or SIDs - requirements for Cessna 100 series aircraft used in private operations.
Cessna 100 series aircraft SIDs must begin at the next annual/100 hourly inspection after 30 June 2016 and a compliance plan must be submitted to CASA as revised log book statement.
Aircraft principle structural elements must be inspected by a licensed engineer to ensure a satisfactory level of structural integrity is apparent in the airframe. This inspection either needs to have been done at the most recent periodic/100 hourly inspection or before 30 June 2016. If not completed by 30 June 2016 an inspection will be required before further flight after that date.
What are Cessna supplemental inspection documents (SIDs)?
Due to growing concern over the safety of their ageing fleet, Cessna and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) started work on the SIDs development program in the late 1990s.
The inspection documents aim to provide a regime that maintains the structural integrity of the airframe as the aircraft ages. This regime complements scheduled maintenance inspections.
See AWB 02-048 for more information.
Why are they mandatory?
Cessna SIDs are instructions for continuing airworthiness and must be complied with in accordance with CAR 42V.
See Aviation Ruling 1/2014 for more information including compliance dates.
Do I have to comply with all the SIDs?
No – we have issued Exemption EX98/16 exempting Australian operators from some of the SIDs requirements.
The Aviation Ruling is intended to ensure compliance with SBs related to Primary Structural Elements, so SIDs SBs related to landing gear are not considered mandatory by CASA as part of the SIDs program.
Where can I find more information?
- CASA Ruling 1/2014 - compliance with supplemental inspection documents
- AWB 02-048 Issue 5 - compliance with Cessna supplemental inspection documents
- CASA EX96/16 - exemption - Cessna 100 series aircraft operated in the private category - extension of Supplemental Inspection Document requirements
- CASA EX98/16 - exemption - Cessna Supplemental Inspection Document requirements
- Letter to Cessna 200 operators
- Letter to Cessna 100 operators
- SIDs for Cessna 100 and 200 series are available from Cessna support (free registration is required)
- CASAs responses to questions and comments on SIDs