The Chief Inspector is responsible for maintaining the requirements of this
inspection system. The Chief Inspector is certificated under CFR Part 65 and is
directly responsible to the Accountable Manager. The Chief Inspector will:
1. Ensure compliance with applicable Federal Aviation Regulations, 1 Vision
Aviation operating procedures, and the FAA-Approved procedures as
outlined in this Repair Station Manual.
2. Perform vendor and Repair Station inspections and audits as required.
3. Maintain records for aircraft, personnel, and vendors.
4. Review Airworthiness Directives for applicability and compliance.
5. Ensure tasks are accomplished in accordance with approved manufacturer’s
instructions or technical data, and data is available throughout the
performance of the task.
6. Verify that all aircraft component parts, hardware, and material have evidence
of inspection and proper identification.
7. Assist in the direction and planning of Repair Station tasks and ensure Repair
Station utilizes adequate inspection standards, methods, and procedures.
8. Ensure that Inspection personnel are trained, proficient, qualified, and
authorized to perform their assigned tasks.
9. Review work packages to ensure that all inspections have been properly
performed on all completed work and that the proper inspection records,
reports, and forms used by the Repair Station were properly executed prior to
releasing the product for return to service.
10. Make an Inspector available on all shifts. When an Inspector is not available
a mechanic with Delegate Inspector (DI) authority may be appointed as long
as the required inspection does not supersede their inspection scope of
11. Ensure the Preliminary, Hidden Damage, In-Progress, and Final inspection of all articles processed by the Repair Station are performed by inspectors with
the appropriate level of inspection authority and verify that all parties follow
protocol set to eliminate rework and record results as outlined in this manual.
12. Serve as the designated alternate to the DQC for the following programs
including, but not limited to:
- Use of current technical data
- Condemned Aircraft Parts and Materials
- Incoming and Receiving of Parts and Materials
- Malfunction or Defect Reports
- Auditing Rotable Shelf Life Limited Parts
- Shelf-Life Expendable Materials
- Suspected Unapproved Parts
- Tool and Equipment Calibration Control