Aircraft Annual Inspection Checklist

Utilize Lumiform's free aircraft annual inspection checklist to successfully conduct and protocoll regular checks.

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Cessna 172 Aircraft Inspection

This checklist can be used by Cessna 172 pilots to perform checks from pre-flight to securing the aircraft.

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Preflight Checklist

Utilize this preflight checklist for safety inspections.

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What is an Aircraft annual inspection checklist?


Aircraft maintenance is one of the most important safety inspections par excellence. Different inspections are carried out at different intervals. Airworthiness and safety are the main focus of these inspections.



This article deals with the following topics:


1) 3 types of an Aircraft inspection
2) 4 typical aircraft maintenance checks
3) Lumiform: Your App & Software for an Aircraft annual inspection checklist


The various maintenance inspections


Pre-flight inspection is a complex and continuous process which must be fully documented and carried out with the highest precision. According to HAW Hamburg, a distinction is made between three maintenance principles: Driving to failure, condition-based and predictive maintenance. These three types are broken down below:


  1. Use until break:
    Parts are used until they are defective. This method is only used for aircraft parts that are not essential for flight safety.

  2. Preventive maintenance:
    During this pre-flight inspection, parts are checked according to the guidelines of the aviation authorities or airline. This takes place at different intervals, which are determined according to the component and the probability of failure. During the last maintenance before a possible failure, the component will be replaced as a precautionary measure.

  3. Condition-based maintenance:
    Condition-based maintenance is carried out at fixed intervals, which are determined according to the condition of the component concerned. Since this condition analysis is a complex and demanding process, this maintenance method has been used sporadically up to now.


The typical aircraft maintenance checks


In addition to the three different maintenance principles already mentioned, there are also regular checks. The periods may be subject to deviations, but there are generally the following check intervals:


  • A-check - every 2 months

  • B check - every 4 months

  • C-check - every 16 months

  • D-check - every 8 years


  • Lumiform: Your App & Software for an Aircraft annual inspection checklist


    With Lumiform's mobile app, you can easily perform any type of quality and safety inspection using a tablet or smartphone - online or offline. With the desktop software you can create checklists and evaluate the data collected in the field. This significantly reduces the risk of quality loss, accidents at work, documentation errors and damage to your reputation.


    Digitize checklists and internal processes with Lumiform:


    • The flexible checklist builder from Lumiform helps you to convert any individual paper list into a digital checklist without much effort.

    • In addition, we offer more than 9,000 ready-made templates to help companies get started digitally in no time.

    • Using the super intuitive mobile App, you and your teammates conduct check in the field with ease and in no time.

    • All results, images and comments are automatically bundled in a digital report.

    • Comprehensive analyses help you to identify inefficient areas in your company more quickly and thus to continuously improve your auditing and inspection processes.