On May 3 the FAA Office of the Chief Counsel issued a Legal Interpretation to address questions raised by the earlier legal interpretation on the definition of "Current" as it deals with aircraft maintenance programs. You will find the earlier Legal Interp here.
Some of the key points of this Legal Interpretation are:
- The new owner would have to select the most current program at the time of purchase. The new owner may not use the program that had been selected by the previous owner.
- "an operator need only adopt a manufacturer's inspection program that is 'current' as of the time he adopts it, .... " cannot be read to mean that the program an owner or operator adopts
could be the program that existed at the time the aircraft was manufactured.
The Legal Interpretation is attached