Sec. 145.51 - Privileges of certificates.

A certificated domestic repair station may --

(a) Maintain or alter any airframe, powerplant, propeller, instrument, radio, or accessory, or part thereof, for which it is rated;

(b) Approve for return to service any article for which it is rated after it has been maintained or altered;

(c) In the case of a station with an airframe rating, perform 100-hour, annual or progressive inspections, and return the aircraft to service; and

(d) Maintain or alter any article for which it is rated at a place other than the repair station, if --

(1) The function would be performed in the same manner as when performed at the repair station and in accordance with 145.57 to 145.61;

(2) All necessary personnel, equipment, material, and technical data is available at the place where the work is to be done; and

(3) The inspection procedures manual of the station sets forth approved procedures governing work to be performed at a place other than the repair station.

However, a certificated repair station may not approve for return to service any aircraft, airframe, aircraft engine, propeller, or appliance after major repair or major alteration unless the work was done in accordance with technical data approved by the Administrator.

[Doc. No. 1157, 27 FR 6662, July 13, 1962, as amended by Amdt. 145-2, 29 FR 5451, Apr. 23, 1964]