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14 CFR--PART 43
View Printed Federal Register page 77 FR 71096 in PDF format.
Amendment(s) published November 29, 2012, in 77 FR 71096
Effective Dates: January 28, 2013
2. Amend §43.3 by adding new paragraph (k) to read as follows:
§43.3 Persons authorized to perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, and alterations.
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(k) Updates of databases in installed avionics meeting the conditions of this paragraph are not considered maintenance and may be performed by pilots provided:
(1) The database upload is:
(i) Initiated from the flight deck;
(ii) Performed without disassembling the avionics unit; and
(iii) Performed without the use of tools and/or special equipment.
(2) The pilot must comply with the certificate holder's procedures or the manufacturer's instructions.
(3) The holder of operating certificates must make available written procedures consistent with manufacturer's instructions to the pilot that describe how to:
(i) Perform the database update; and
(ii) Determine the status of the data upload.