Can an A&P sign off a D check (3000 hr/ 5 year) on a Bell 412? Is an IA required for the D check and subsequent export C of A? The aircraft in question was in a container for over a year, duly preserved, and has never flown under an N registration.
The owner wants the D check done, and transfer the aircraft to another country's registration before she starts flying.
Really appreciate the insights available in this forum.