Follow up checks may have many names. They may be known as Required Inspection, Follow-up Inspection, Independent Inspection, and Secondary Check. The list is long and is as varied as the number of operators in this industry. The intent is to provide a second look at the maintenance, which is being performed. Not to lay blame for an error, but to catch the error before the aircraft is placed into service. In some organizations it may not be their policy, in others it is a required part of the maintenance activity.
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