Atlanta Air Charter is now a full-service maintenance department for all of your aircraft maintenance needs. Our IA certified mechanics have decades of experience maintaining a wide variety of piston, turbo-propeller, and turbine powered aircraft. Safety and quality are guaranteed when you have your aircraft serviced with us. When your aircraft arrives we provide an itemized quote for all work to be performed, as well as an expected completion date. Our staff is available 24/7 for inquires about the progress of your repairs and updates can be provided daily. When your aircraft maintenance is complete, it will be cleaned and ready for pickup. All logbook entries are delivered with the aircraft at time of completion. Please feel free to call us for a quote or come by and visit our shop to talk to one of our highly trained technicians. We look forward to your visit.
What is an IA?
To begin with, people often ask, "What is an IA?" An IA is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licensed Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic with authorization to do inspections. The FAA term is Inspection Authorization, and this specialty code is added to the FAA mechanic's license. A mechanic with this addition or designation on his FAA mechanic's license is commonly called an “IA.” The FAA initiated the issuance of the Inspection Authorization (IA) more than 35 years ago. This system of allowing qualified mechanics the privilege of performing certain inspections has served well in the maintenance of aircraft, and the IA designation greatly enhances the privileges and responsibilities of the aircraft mechanic. It permits the Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic with the Inspection Authorization designation to perform a greater variety of maintenance and alterations than any other single maintenance entity.
Additionally, FAA Licensed Airframe and Powerplant mechanics, also known as Aviation Maintenance Technicians, may acquire an Inspection Authorization, which is an additional rating added to their Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Certificate, after a minimum of three years working in their field. These AMTs are allowed to perform annual inspections on aircraft and conduct sign offs for return to service on major repairs and alterations in the "required block" of the FAA form 337.