Your TBO isn’t just about your safety; it is also about the resale value of your PT6A engine and aircraft. Your aircraft will not sell very quickly if your maintenance log books aren’t kept up to date. You want to have a reasonable amount of work done on your engine at all recommended intervals so that the next prospective owner knows that the airplane is in tip-top shape.
A light overhaul is a great way to keep your maintenance log books full without emptying your wallet. The light overhaul is different than a full overhaul because it focuses solely on the most important parts of the PT6A engine. This ensures the safety of your flight beyond TBO, extends the life of the aircraft and lets the aircraft retain the most resale value.
Covington Aircraft knows that maintaining a PT6A engine can be expensive. Sometimes that TBO sneaks up on you and hits you with an expensive overhaul. But that doesn’t need to be the case. You can choose a light overhaul because it costs roughly half of what a full overhaul costs. This can save you money if you currently can’t afford a full overhaul, or you can have a light overhaul done just before selling your craft so you don’t have to cover the entire cost of a regular overhaul.
At Covington Aircraft, we take great care in completing the light overhaul and in filling out your maintenance logs. We will make sure that every little detail of our work is logged into your maintenance record so that you can show your prospective buyers down the road. Nowhere in the log will it explicitly say “Light Overhaul”. Instead, we choose to focus on the work completed when filling out the books. Every single job, no matter how large or small, will be recorded and the work will stand for itself. A prospective buyer will be impressed with the quality of the work and the detail of the maintenance log.
Of course, a light overhaul is not just for people looking to sell an aircraft. The light overhaul will earn you another 2,500 of flight time beyond your TBO. That is a pretty impressive amount of airtime for such an affordable overhaul. This allows pilots to stay in the air and make more money. Later on down the road, a full overhaul can be purchased as the 2,500th hour approaches. This allows you to choose your business’s finance options throughout the year.
Perhaps you have expanded your fleet and need light overhauls to keep the entire fleet in the air. The light overhaul is a great option for the entire fleet. Your expanded fleet will make you more money as you work towards the 2,500-hour mark, allowing you to afford full overhauls for the entire fleet at a later date.
The light overhaul is just another way that Covington Aircraft keeps you in the air and making money. Contact us today to setup your aircraft’s light overhaul and get back to flying as soon as possible.