No, this blog isn’t going to talk you through the specific steps a mechanic uses when replacing an engine entirely. But instead, we’re going to discuss just what steps you need to take leading up to and following the actual procedure. Much like a doctor explaining pre and post operation care to a patient, it’s important that aircraft owners understand the specifics of getting the best results from a replacement.
With that in mind, here’s a quick rundown of the key points to remember.
• For starters, be sure you actually need a replacement, or at least that you want one. Reasons for a total replacement range from wanting increased power to simply having a totally broken down, unrepairable engine. Don’t just assume that total replacement is your only option, but take a minute to decide whether or not it’s the best option for you.
• Find a replacement service. Chances are that your facility just isn’t equipped to remove and replace an engine completely, and that your mechanic team can’t handle the job properly. Look for a trustworthy, experienced, certified overhaul center to help you with all of the remaining steps. We can help, and offer a full replacement service that is backed by a guarantee.
• Decide on the replacement. This is often the trickiest part. Not all engines work with all aircraft, and it’s important that you take the time to find one that delivers the right combination of power, performance, and reliability when you choose yours. This is where the replacement service mentioned above can help – the experts on staff can help you pick out the right engine for the situation with ease.
• After the replacement is completed, be sure to pay close attention to the way the engine is operating to notice if anything seems ‘off’. Also learn the key maintenance steps so your mechanics will understand how to keep your engine running at its best.
If you’ll remember these simple points, getting the best engine replacement for your aircraft won’t be difficult at all.