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Old 26th Jun 2018, 12:43
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Originally Posted by etudiant View Post
Thank you for setting me straight.
It seems logical that the lessee be required to maintain the aircraft appropriately, but I am surprised that this would include AD responses as well. If I rent an apartment, I don't assume responsibility for repairs due to building code adjustments.
Aircraft leasing clearly has some pitfalls for the unwary....
For the aircraft to be airworthy they have to be AD compliant, same risk for an operator as an owned aircraft. Most lessors also insist on a non-discriminatory SB embodiment clause where the operator has a mixed owned/leased fleet i.e. they can't just mod the owned aircraft if the SB is recommended by the OEM.
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