Originally Posted by maniago
Maybe I'm wrong on this, but my understanding is that operational limitations for the life of the plane are set by the DAR at the airworthiness inspection and cant be changed. If I'm wrong, please guide me as I'm in learning mode.
If I can change the opslims myself later, then I get it, this is moot. Just dont know this part.
The DAR does not "set" this requirement. The requirement is a part of the Operating Limitations stipulated in FAA Order 8130.2j. The DAR may add additional requirements if it is determined to be a safety issue, but may NOT change or remove any requirements from the original document.
The requirement clearly states that meeting the requirement is up to the owner/operator.
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