Sorry about the play on words, I couldn’t resist it! The subject; TBO or Time Between Overhaul, is a really fascinating subject when considered for flight operations under FAA Regulations 14 CFR, Subchapter F, Air Traffic and General Operating Rules, Part 91(not for hire ). No, operations running under Part 91 do not have to follow manufacturer’s recommendations for TBO. TBO stands for Time Between Overhaul and means having to overhaul an engine at the manufacturer’s recommended times or an approved TBO extension time.
Being an aircraft maintenance technician (AMT) is a trade that is rapidly growing in demand. The need for trained and educated staff is always important to us at Covington Aircraft, and we invite interested people to explore this exciting and upwardly mobile position. Continue reading Becoming An Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Within the aviation industry, regulations play a large part in maintaining safety and standards for operation. This not only extends to FAA regulations that can affect MRO services, but also the extent of services that can be performed by a facility. As a result, manufacturers can also require specific designations for facilities in order to expand that range of service and to become recognized as an authorized handler.Continue reading The Meaning Of Designation
Ministry Spotlight: Banyan Air Services & Top Aviation Executives Team up to Rebuild Nigerian Hospitals
In that light, we wanted to introduce a new monthly series we call “Ministry Spotlight” where we will feature some of the great work done by those in the aviation community in the name of Christ. This includes using time, effort, and the Word of God, to spread a message of love, hope, and redemption. In this first “Ministry Spotlight,” we will cover the rebuilding of a Nigerian hospital with the Banyan Air Services team. Continue reading Monthly Ministry Spotlight
You may be familiar with the term “spring cleaning” for your home, your car, or your office, but this concept is just as important for your aircraft as well. In order to keep your aircraft and all of its components in safe working condition, there are some maintenance steps you should take during the tail end of winter and before the spring, and these are done in order to prepare your aircraft for safe flying in the seasons ahead. Continue reading Aircraft Maintenance For Spring
FAA safety regulations have continued to advance as flight becomes a more common form of travel. Although this is obviously seen with changes in commercial aircraft operation, it also applies to private pilots and even home built aircraft. Although there is some more legal leeway for private operators, the push to utilize maintenance schedule adherence as a preventive from of safety does still apply. Continue reading Flight Safety As A Precaution In Thinking Ahead
As private aircraft piloting is becoming more accessible to a number of population segments, advances in experimental designs that support sustainable flying have also become more prominent. This is largely due to the fact that existing turbines and radial engines can not only be obtained to be modified, but they can also be combined with better body designs and alternative power sources to propel the engines. Continue reading The Sky Is No Longer The Limit
Throughout the United States, there is a new spirit of hope out there that’s the result of something very important: The “discovery” of parents, the media, and college-aged students of “STEM” careers in science, technology, education, and math.
Needless to say, aviation is one of the most exciting and attractive areas of STEM. Since the Bureau of Labor Statistics published its recent studies indicating that aviation will most likely remain a solid area of employment for the next decade, the news has really gotten around. Continue reading More People Are Seeking Careers In Aviation And Aircraft Engine Maintenance
It’s been a long, slow time in the world of commercial aviation over the last few years. Aviation as a whole has been recovering from a number of factors that put a drag on growth — and more than one small fleet has been grounded as a result.
If you’re still flying, though, there’s good news — the big turnaround may be on its way. Continue reading More People In The U.S. Will Be Taking To The Skies In 2015
Everyone knows that maintenance is critical. And maintenance, like other areas of aviation, needs to evolve to remain relevant and provide your customers with the highest degree of safety. Continue reading Now’s As Good A Time As Ever To Conduct A Review Of Your Maintenance Policies