Aircraft Inspection, Maintenance and Repairs by Global Aero Maintenance at Tampa Executive Airport (KVDF)

Customer Satisfaction and Aircraft Airworthiness is our Number One Priority

We provide aircraft maintenance and repair for both turbine aircraft such as King Air, Pilatus, TBM Socata and piston multi engine and piston single engine aircraft manufactured by Cessna, Beechcraft and Piper.

We have the capability and capacity to manage aircraft for fractional ownership as well as provide maintenance management.

What does an Annual Inspection Cover?

Aircraft Annual Inspections ( FAR 91.409)

Most general aviation aircraft require an annual inspection. Aircraft that are excluded from annual inspection may cover those use an approved progressive inspection plan,  carry a special flight permit, carry a current experimental certificate or carry a provisional airworthiness certificate.

The annual must be completed and properly endorsed by a mechanic with an inspection authorization (IA) within the preceding 12 calendar months. For example, if the aircraft’s annual is endorsed on March 15, 2012, the next annual is due before April 1, 2013; otherwise the aircraft may not be flown without authorization (such as with a ferry permit).

A ferry permit is required to fly an aircraft that’s out of annual, such as in the case of flying to another airport for the inspection. Contact your local FSDO for instructions on applying for a ferry permit.

100-Hour Inspection ( FAR 91.409)

The 100-hour inspection is required for aircraft that carry any person (other than a crewmember) for hire or that are provided by any person giving flight instruction for hire.  The phrase “for hire” refers to the person, not the aircraft. An FAR Part 91 example of a person carried for hire is an aerial photography flight.

If a flight instructor provides an aircraft, or any operation that supplies both flight instruction and an aircraft, that aircraft is subject to the 100-hour inspection. An aircraft provided by the (student) pilot, who is receiving instruction, is not subject to the 100-hour inspection.

The 100-hour limit may be exceeded by 10 hours for the purposes of flying to a place where the inspection can be done. The excess time must be included in computing the next 100 hours of time in service.

Our well trained and experienced IAs and A&Ps provide aircraft maintenance services for Pilatus, Beechcraft, Cessna, Piper, Mooney and others.

Periodic inspections include the entire aircraft and aircraft components and includes inspecting for for things like

  • metal fatigue
  • signs of corrosion
  • and components that are either faulty or leaking
  • compliance with airworthiness directives
  • mandatory service bulletin compliance.

Intervals for inspections are based on the type of operation of the aircraft.  If you have questions about timelines, procedures and reservations, just give us a call. Some owners use a system of regular, total inspection on a yearly basis, others on an operational basis while some use a combination.

If you are a lessor or a lessee of aircraft, or if you’re intending to buy any aircraft, thorough inspections are of utmost importance to determine airworthiness of the aircraft.

When your aircraft is undergoing maintenance, it’s a good time to schedule other aircraft service such as upgrades, modifications, overhauls, aircraft avionics and other installations. Our technicians will provide written estimates of cost, updates and change orders; and we will get your work done efficiently.


Our fixed price annual inspection include labor for inspection, lubrication, and AD research including:

  • Spark plug cleaning and testing
  • Pre and post run up for systems check
  • Compression check
  • Battery servicing
  • Oil and filter change (oil and filter cost is extra)
  • Air and hydraulic filter change (filter cost is extra)
  • Lubrication of grease fittings
  • Magneto timing check
  • Landing gear retraction test
  • Removal and installation of cowlings, fairings and panels

Additional items that may be required for ELT Checks which is required every 12 months, IFR Certifications required every 24 months including Transponder tests.

Owner Participation in Annual Inspection and Aircraft Maintenance

After the inspection has been completed, the Aircraft owner is notified and all of the inspection findings are discussed.

Price includes: Labor for inspection, required service, one hour of AD research and completion of logbook entries.

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