Airworthiness Directives: it’s enough to make your heart race, and even ground the aircraft if you’re not on top of it. But AD Notes are only part of an aircraft’s continuing improvement program of Service Bulletins, Service Changes, and modifications which every A&P Technician, and in some cases, the aircraft owner or operator, should understand.

How to properly look-up and evaluate to see if the bulletin or modification not only applies, but would make a valuable contribution to the aircraft’s operation or maintenance program is extremely important for the on-going operation of the aircraft.


The objective of this course is to better understand Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins, and other directives and modifications; where to find AD Note information and how to determine if your aircraft is affected; how to look up and evaluate Service Bulletins and Service Changes; and how to properly record, display, and keep AD, SB, ASC and information in the aircraft’s record..


This course will benefit A&P Technicians and Students and anyone needing a better understanding of the directives that affect an aircraft’s maintenance and operation for the life of the aircraft.

Course Instructor

Bruce Spaulding Author

Bruce is a twenty-year veteran of the US Armed Forces where he worked on various military and civilian aircraft, eventually earning his Airframe and Powerplant License. Upon retiring from the military, Bruce began instructing at a well-known Aviation School teaching various courses on aircraft documentation, records management, and logbook discipline. While working in the US Military, and even after-words as an A&P Instructor, Bruce continues to consult with various Part 91, 125 and 135 Operators on the proper management and administration of aircraft records and documentation. With a drive to teach both beginning and seasoned aircraft maintenance professionals in the care and handling of the important documents we use every day in business aviation, Bruce joined The Foundation for Business Aircraft Records Excellence as its primary Instructor for BAR’s Educational Courses on Business Aircraft Documentation and Recordkeeping.

AD Notes, SBs, ASCs, and Modifications Course

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