(a) The manufacturer shall maintain at his factory, for each product type certificated under a delegation option authorization, current records containing the following:
(1) For the duration of the manufacturing operating under the delegation option authorization—
(i) A technical data file that includes the type design drawings, specifications, reports on tests prescribed by this part, and the original type inspection report and amendments to that report;
(ii) The data (including amendments) required to be submitted with the original application for each production certificate; and
(iii) A record of any rebuilding and alteration performed by the manufacturer on products manufactured under the delegation option authorization.
(2) For 2 years—
(i) A complete inspection record for each product manufactured, by serial number, and data covering the processes and tests to which materials and parts are subjected; and
(ii) A record of reported service difficulties.
(b) The records and data specified in paragraph (a) of this section shall be—
(1) Made available, upon the Administrator's request, for examination by the Administrator at any time; and
(2) Identified and sent to the Administrator as soon as the manufacturer no longer operates under the delegation option procedures.