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An Aircraft Engine Buying Guide

An Aircraft Engine Buying GuideShopping for an aircraft engine isn’t quite the same as heading out and shopping for a new pair of shoes. It’s a complex decision, and one that could involve a wide range of factors. As such, you need to be careful when you start looking for your new engine. Luckily, there are a few things that can help make the process easier. Continue reading An Aircraft Engine Buying Guide

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How To Find The Best Source For A New Engine

How To Find The Best Source For A New Engine No matter if you’re in charge of a fleet of aircraft or only own a single plane, there may come a time when maintenance and repair just don’t cut it anymore. When you need to replace your engine entirely, you need to be able to find a source for the engine that you can trust – not only to give you a fair price, but also to give you a dependable aircraft engine and good service. Continue reading How To Find The Best Source For A New Engine

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Comparing The R-985 And The R-1340

Comparing The R-985 And The R-1340Pratt and Whitney has been around for almost a century, and have become one of the single most trusted names in the aviation industry. That’s thanks to their long list of excellent engines, and we’re proud to be an authorized Pratt and Whitney MRO facility. But there are plenty of engines in their line, and two that are often talked about in the same breath are the R-985 and the R-1340. This is most likely because they’re both a part of the Wasp series of engines, and while they have several similarities, they do have a few differences. Continue reading Comparing The R-985 And The R-1340

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The Ins And Outs Of Aircraft Engine Maintenance And Repair

The Ins And Outs Of Aircraft Engine Maintenance And RepairYour aircraft are a vital part of your life and your business, and as a result you need to keep them operating at their best. Just like any machine, they’ll work best when all the parts are cared for and respected. Aircraft engine maintenance and repair can seem like an expensive, time-consuming hassle, but it’s really just like any other kind of maintenance and repair situation when you really think about it. The key is learning the basics. Continue reading The Ins And Outs Of Aircraft Engine Maintenance And Repair

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The Most Important Things To Consider When Choosing An Engine

The Most Important Things To Consider When Choosing An EngineWhen your aircraft engine finally cranks for its last time, you don’t scrap the plane. Instead, you simply replace the engine. Your first decision will be whether to go with a refurbished and rebuilt engine or a brand new one – both of which have their pros and cons. Your next decision will be what brand, size, and type of engine to place in your aircraft.

From turbines to radials, you’ll have plenty of things to think about. But when you really get down to it, there are a few key elements that will really drive your ultimate decision. With that in mind, here are the top things to consider when you choose your new aircraft engine. Continue reading The Most Important Things To Consider When Choosing An Engine

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Understanding How A Turbine Engine Works

Understanding How A Turbine Engine WorksWhile plenty of smaller aircraft today are still equipped with the reliable radial engines, it’s turbine engines that have really changed the aircraft industry over the last few decades. These engines have become the standard for most aviation machines, and taking a few minutes to understand more about how they work is always a good idea if you own an aircraft equipped with one. Continue reading Understanding How A Turbine Engine Works

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The Big Benefits Of Using A Certified MRO

The Big Benefits Of Using A Certified MROYour aircraft are your lifeblood. No matter the industry you’re in, when you have to oversee and manage a fleet of any size, it’s important that they get taken care of the proper way and that you are able to keep your bottom line in the black instead of the red. Continue reading The Big Benefits Of Using A Certified MRO

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Just How Does A Radial Engine Work?

Just How Does A Radial Engine Work?In the aviation field, there are lots of different engines that drive our aircraft upwards and forwards. From the huge turboprops on jets to smaller turbine engines and beyond, there are many different types of engines out there. One of the most popular has been and remains the radial engine, and understanding more about it is important. Continue reading Just How Does A Radial Engine Work?

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The Basics Of Getting The Best Engine Replacement

The Basics Of Getting The Best Engine ReplacementNo, 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. Continue reading The Basics Of Getting The Best Engine Replacement

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Top Five Things To Think About When Looking For Aircraft Engines

Top Five Things To Think About When Looking For Aircraft EnginesWhen you finally decide that the time is right to buy a new aircraft engine – whether you need an upgrade or need to replace one that has broken down permanently, finding the right one is important. There are plenty of choices out there, and you’ll have a lot to think about. At Covington Aircraft, we know just how important getting the right engine for your needs is. With that in mind, here are some of the top things to keep in mind to make your decision a little easier.

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