Overseeing 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.
Fleet maintenance is a must for any business, and it has some very important repercussions. At Covington Aircraft, we take our job as overhaul, maintenance, and repair providers seriously. That means that we want our clients to understand just why maintenance is so important. Here’s a quick look at some of the key reasons you can’t afford to ignore aircraft maintenance.
- Safety is the obvious starting point. About 34% of all aircraft accidents are related to maintenance issues. Keeping your fleet in the best possible shape will mean keeping your pilots, crew, and passengers safe while they’re in the air.
- Compliance may play a role in your maintenance decisions as well. Most states have very strict regulations in place in terms of aircraft inspection and maintenance. Falling out of compliance could land you in hot water, so it’s important to keep your fleet compliant at all times.
- Preventative maintenance can help you avoid expensive repairs, too. Ignoring a problem until it becomes a major issue will mean that you have to pay much more in a repair than you would in maintenance. As a result, it’s better if you take the time to invest in maintenance.
- You’ll also save money by boosting your bottom line. When an aircraft is grounded due to an unforeseen repair issue, it can lead to a number of problems including canceled flights, scheduling rearranging, and more. This all means that you could be losing profit. With scheduled maintenance, you can plan ahead and prepare.
We believe in providing the best level of maintenance available to all of our clients. It’s important that you take the time to get regular maintenance on your radial or turbine engines, and we’re standing by to help you do just that. Contact us today to learn more about our services.