At the same time, fleet managers are seeking out ways to achieve greater levels of efficiency. Efficiency means shorter maintenance procedures that are nonetheless just as effective, or even more effective than average, bringing aircraft back to peak condition faster.
Luckily, the latest trends in aircraft maintenance are supportive of both sets of goals.
What can we expect in the near future of aircraft maintenance?
More Proactive Maintenance Through On-Board Sensors
The future of maintenance is arriving in the form of more effective on-board sensors. In just a few years, the aircraft will be able to alert you more proactively than ever to potential issues so that maintenance can be targeted and adjusted.
More Effective Methods Of Reducing Metal Fatigue And Part Degradation
Anywhere there’s a moving part, there’s always going to be the possibility of damage. This is true for an aircraft just as it is for an automobile. With new methods of effectively cleaning out engines and other parts, however, long-term damage can be avoided more easily.
Better Fuel Efficiency For Longer Flights Between Refueling
The development of the radial engine went a long way toward improving fuel efficiency, but that isn’t the end of the story. In the future, new engine configurations will combine with new fuel mixes to enhance efficiency far beyond what we know today.
Maintenance is one of the biggest ongoing costs of maintaining a commercial air fleet. However, there are experts working every day to reduce the investment required. With better methods, it will become easier to achieve higher levels of safety even for large fleets.
At Covington Aircraft, we are always monitoring the latest trends in maintenance!
The More Things Change, The More Things Stay The Same In The World Of Maintenance
No matter what the future of aircraft engine maintenance might hold, it’s important that you have the best companies and the best components on your side. In order to maximize the flight time and safety of your fleet, work with Covington Aircraft.
The team at Covington Aircraft understands what it takes to keep your turbine and radial engines working in peak condition. We are an authorized Pratt & Whitney MRO with years of expertise to help you with virtually any kind of aircraft maintenance issue.
Call or email us to learn more. We look forward to helping you.