Krutch Lindell attorneys have extensive experience handling maintenance related accidents. Aircraft have extensive regulations regarding maintenance, contained in a network of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA), Maintenance Manuals, Airworthiness Directives (AD), Mandatory Service Bulletins (MSB), Service Bulletins (SB), and Service Information Letters (SIL). In general maintenance is performed by FAA Certified Airframe and Powerplant mechanics (A&P) with certain inspections requiring an A&P with Inspection Authorization (A&P IA). Small aircraft require an annual inspection (called an “Annual”) and, depending on the use, an inspection every 100 hours of operation (the “100-hour”). Larger aircraft undergo progressive inspections under FAA-approved schemes. Krutch Lindell attorneys have litigated maintenance-related accidents of all sizes, up to-and including the maintenance errors on Alaska Airlines Flight 261.