Simplifying Your Aircraft Engine Maintenance

Simplifying Your Aircraft Engine MaintenanceYour aircraft is a major investment, and keeping it in top working order is important not only for your finances but for safety. Regular maintenance will help you avoid the higher costs of repairs, and with about 34 percent of aircraft accidents related to improper maintenance, it’s vital that you take steps to keep your aircraft in top shape. But it can be complex at times, and even expensive. This is especially true if you manage a fleet of aircraft, but even those with a single plane will still want to keep a few tips in mind that will greatly simplify the process of maintaining your engine.

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A Closer Look At The R985

A Closer Look At The R985Your aircraft’s engine is the most important part of its construction, and at Covington Aircraft we feel that taking the time to understand just a little more about it is a good idea whether you’re a pilot, a fleet manager, a mechanic, or just an owner of a single plane. There are numerous engines in the industry, but one of the most popular is the R985 from Pratt and Whitney. This radial engine is versatile, delivers good power, and is very reliable.

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Why The Right Maintenance Decisions Are Vital For Your Fleet

Why The Right Maintenance Decisions Are Vital For Your FleetOverseeing a single aircraft and making sure it operates at its best is hard work. But when you’re in charge of a fleet of aircraft – no matter how large or small – it can be even more stressful. Assigning the aircraft to the right pilot or job, making sure they meet inspections, and keeping the schedules in order are all important aspects of the job. But one of the most vital things you’ll have to do is make sure that your fleet’s maintenance is kept up properly.

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The Key Steps To Great Engine Repair

The Key Steps To Great Engine Repair Humans have been flying for more than a century, ever since the Wright brothers took that first historic flight in 1909. Things have changed a lot since then, but one thing that remains the same is that any aircraft will need routine maintenance and repair from time to time. When something goes wrong with your aircraft, it’s easy to panic. There are numerous aspects that may need to be considered, and getting help from a professional company that specializes in repairs is usually a must.

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Things To Consider When Choosing Your Aircraft Maintenance Company

Things To Consider When Choosing Your Aircraft Maintenance CompanyYour aircraft will be one of the most important investments in your business or personal life. When you rely on one or more aircraft to earn money, keeping them working properly is vital for your bottom line. Keeping them in top shape is also a must for your safety, no matter if you use them for personal or professional use. But just as they’re a major investment, it can also be a serious investment of time, money, and energy just to keep them in top shape. Around 80 percent of all maintenance is outsourced, and unless you have a team of pros on your staff you’ll need help as well. That’s why finding the best possible aircraft maintenance provider is so important.

 

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Is It Time For An Engine Upgrade?

Is It Time For An Engine Upgrade?If you’ve had your aircraft for a few years – or longer, in most cases – there will likely come a moment when you start to realize that it isn’t really what it once was. Repair and maintenance are two expenses that are necessary within the aviation field, but for many, a moment may arise when the time has come for a totally new engine. Your aircraft body may be in great shape, but sometimes a new engine is something you need. It’s not always easy to figure that out, however, and at Covington Aircraft we want our clients to make the right decision for their needs. That means figuring out whether or not an upgrade is the right call for them.

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The Simple Secret Tips Of Aircraft Engine Maintenance

The Simple Secret Tips Of Aircraft Engine MaintenanceDid you know that about 34 percent of all the accidents that occur in the aviation world each year are related to poor maintenance or improper installation? It’s true, and the number may actually be higher according to some studies. While flying is still statistically safer than driving, the fact remains that keeping your aircraft working properly is vital. And the only way to do so is to keep your aircraft maintained properly.

There’s another reason that maintenance is so important – money. Anyone who has ever paid for a major aircraft engine repair knows that the process of repair can be far, far more expensive than regular maintenance will ever be. 

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A Look At The History Of The PT6 Engine

A Look At The History Of The PT6 EngineHere at Covington Aircraft, we are able to deliver work on a wide range of engines. But we all have our favorites, and for many of us the PT6 engine remains one of our all-time favorite engines. It delivers power, reliability, and much more and as a result it’s remained a constant figure throughout the history of aviation.  Whether you’re looking for a new engine or just want to learn a little more about your PT6A, here’s a quick look at the long and interesting history of this engine. Continue reading

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The Differences Between Radial And Turbine Engines

The Differences Between Radial And Turbine EnginesThe field of aviation has changed tremendously over the last century. Today, many aircraft owners have decided to purchase the smaller ‘mini-jets’ that are on the market. But a huge number of aviation enthusiasts still appreciate what older style turbine or radial engines can offer to them. These two types of engines have evolved over the years as well, and today’s engines offer great reliability, power, performance, and fuel efficiency and can hold their own with pretty much any engine out there.

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