Your 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.
If you’re looking for the right company to help you, consider the following tips to make sure you don’t choose incorrectly.
- First, make sure they actually handle your type of aircraft and engine. Engines are different, and working on a turbine engine is different from radial engine maintenance. As such, different maintenance teams may specialize in different types of engines and aircraft. Take a quick look to make sure that your company not only works on your engine, but is experienced in doing so.
- Look into their reputation and their history. The internet makes this easy, and with a quick online search you can learn more about how long a company has been operating and what kind of name they’ve built for themselves over the years.
- Make sure they’re authorized by the appropriate organizations. Companies that are certified by aircraft manufacturers will have the highest level of excellence possible, and deliver you the best results.
- Go with your gut. Sometimes, your first instincts are the right ones. If you visit a facility only to find that it operates out of someone’s backyard, with one employee who looks like he has barely ever seen the inside of a plane, it’s obvious that you may need to look elsewhere. You can tell a lot about a business based on your first impressions.
We know that your aircraft is a major part of your life, and we’re ready to help make sure that you get the kind of service you need. At Covington Aircraft, we specialize in maintenance, repair, and overhaul of a wide range of turbine and radial engine models. Contact us today to set up a visit or learn more about our services.