Owning any aircraft can be an expensive investment. Not only is the initial purchase price very steep, but keeping it in the air will obviously cost you some money as well. But it’s vital that you don’t skimp on regular maintenance for every part of the aircraft – especially the engine. Turbine engine maintenance is a must for your aircraft, and ignoring the importance of it could be tremendously costly.
At Covington Aircraft, we are proud to be an official distributor of Pratt and Whitney turbine engines. But we also specialize not just in the sale of engines, but in repair, overhaul, and maintenance. And while we can help with any aspect of your aircraft’s engine, we believe in making sure that you understand just why regular maintenance is too important to ignore.
There are two main areas that stand out when it comes to the importance of turbine engine maintenance – costs and safety. Taking a quick look at them both will help highlight why you need to ensure your aircraft is always taken care of.
On the safety side of the equation, a recent study found that maintenance accounted for more than 34 percent of all accidents in the aviation world. Malfunctions during takeoff or flight can put yourself at risk if you’re the pilot, or put your employees at risk if they are flying for you. Something as minor as a damaged washer can be catastrophic. In a field where safety should always be first, nothing helps improve overall safety as much as regular routine turbine engine maintenance.
Costs are the other big thing to consider, and it can’t be stressed enough that getting regular maintenance will save you a considerable amount of money. If you’ve ever had to completely replace a turbine engine, you already know that the cost can be incredibly high. Regular maintenance could help avoid the need for a new engine entirely. And regular maintenance will still likely be lower than any repair job is going to cost.
Plus, keeping your fleet of aircraft maintained properly means that there is no sudden, unexpected downtime. When a plane is grounded, it often means that a loss of profit is going on. If the plane can’t fly, it can’t help earn you money, and the longer it sits unused the worse your bottom line is likely to be. In other words, keeping it maintained and working properly is instrumental in earning you money, not just saving you money on replacements.
Keeping your engine maintained will keep you and your team safe and also help save you money on a constant basis. If you’re serious about your aircraft, your safety, and your cash, don’t hesitate to contact us and find out more about how our professional team can help keep your turbine engine up to good working order at all times.