Your 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.
Here are a few things to think about if you want to simplify your maintenance.
• Regular Means Regular! – Yes, regular could mean ‘once every five years’, but when it comes to aircraft you need to be on a much tighter schedule. Inspections should be almost constant, and if an issue is spotted it should be dealt with immediately. Larger maintenance visits need to be scheduled frequently. By doing so, you’ll reduce the chances that larger issues arise and make each maintenance process much easier.
• Inspections Matter – As mentioned above, inspections should be automatic. Anything – a loose bolt, a slight leak, cracks, and more should all be treated seriously in order to avoid them becoming a major problem.
• Find the Right Partner – Even if you have a regular mechanic on staff, it’s good to find a company that you can trust to help with your maintenance needs. A licensed, trustworthy aircraft engine specialist will be able to offset the larger workloads that could come up, help with repairs or maintenance tasks that are too large or problematic, and much more. As such, making sure you have a company you can trust is vital for simplifying the process of aircraft engine maintenance.
• Don’t Overuse – Overuse could mean a variety of things, but it really just comes down to making sure that you don’t abuse your aircraft and its engine. From things like constant flights without checks to overloading a plane, misusing the engine can have serious consequences.
If you need assistance with your aircraft engine maintenance, and want to ensure that it remains as simple as possible, keep the four points above in mind. And when you need assistance with repairs or maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Covington Aircraft to find out more about how our team can help.