Most people experience these phenomena with a car. You want to overhaul your car and its engine, you buy an aftermarket part and it just doesn’t fit right. You bought the right part but it doesn’t quite fit like the manufacturer’s OEM part. This is called fit and finish. Third-party part makers are only guessing at the vehicle’s dimensions, so the part they make may not work quite right. Even being off by a small margin can affect the performance of the vehicle. Continue reading What Are Aircraft Engine OEM Approvals & Why Is This Important In An Overhaul?
Your TBO isn’t just about your safety; it is also about the resale value of your PT6A engine and aircraft. Your aircraft will not sell very quickly if your maintenance log books aren’t kept up to date. You want to have a reasonable amount of work done on your engine at all recommended intervals so that the next prospective owner knows that the airplane is in tip-top shape. Continue reading What Is An Aircraft Engine Light Overhaul?
As aircraft companies continue seeking affordable alternatives to manage costs, many are considering reclaimed aircraft engine parts as a way to get the best value. Reclaimed aircraft engine parts are lower cost alternatives, yet they provide the same performance as new parts. In addition, aircraft companies using reclaimed aircraft engine parts help reduce their environmental impact.
Reclaimed Aircraft Engine Parts Offer Same Quality
All reclaimed aircraft engine parts must be inspected and tagged with an FAA 8130 dual release tag indicating that the overhauled or repaired part meets the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). In all cases, the parts are inspected before being overhauled or repaired, and then re-inspected after servicing. Only after they have been tagged as acceptable can they be returned to inventory.
Reclaimed Engine Parts Cost Less
Aircraft engine parts are made of rare metals that are becoming increasingly more difficult to find, which is causing the cost of new engine parts to rise considerably. During major engine inspections, many of the parts that are replaced can be refurbished and reused. In addition, because reclaimed aircraft engine parts cost less, older engines can remain in service longer, increasing aircraft life.
Green Initiative with Reclaimed Engine Parts
Metal alloys such titanium, Hastelloy, Waspaloy and Inconel can withstand the high heat generated by aircraft engines, but these metals are extremely rare. By using reclaimed aircraft engine parts, companies reintroduce these valuable metals back into service, so metals are not removed from the earth. In many cases, minimal machining or chemical applications are necessary to return these parts to service in another aircraft engine, further reducing the environmental impact.
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Here at Covington Aircraft, we don’t just provide aircraft engine overhaul and maintenance, but we install and test engines in our state-of-the-art facilities. We keep up an extensive inventory of aircraft engine parts and accessories so that you aren’t waiting. What makes us different from other companies is that we treat every single engine as though it were our own, demanding the highest level of quality and service.
Did you know that you can come to our facility and personally watch your engine being repaired and overhauled? We can also come to you to perform commercial aircraft maintenance and repair or personal aircraft maintenance and repair.
In order to maintain our commitment to quality service, we perform Non-Destructive Testing to ensure the integrity of key components before use and utilize computer-controlled machinery for any grinding or balancing before assembling. We retain a Quality Control Inspector on site to document the overhaul and maintenance process, and then we complete the process with engine testing of the strictest caliber.
Need parts to keep up your airplane maintenance? We keep all parts, manuals, and accessories in stock for 1340 and 985 engines. Contact Don Black at 918-756-8320 or email email@example.com.
Do you need to adjust the valves on your Pratt & Whitney R-1340 engine or change the oil in your R-985 radial engine and need some advice. Well, email or call us, and we’ll help you through it!
It’s our goal to accompany you every step of the way, whether you’re the private owner of one plane or CEO of a large commercial fleet and everything in between. We’ll help track engine information and help you come up with a plan to keep your engine and aircraft maintained for optimal efficiency and safety.
Covington Aircraft offers a warranty that ensures the work is done through us. We also recognize the Pratt & Whitney Canada Warranty and are authorized to make decisions regarding those issues. We’re in your corner to help you get the best service possible.
Whatever work you need done, our goal is to help you get those aircrafts off the ground and back in the air as fast and safely as possible. If time is of essence, we sell engines and rent engines, so you don’t have to spend time on the ground while your engine is being overhauled. We offer a 24-hour, worldwide AOG service to get you back in the air as soon as possible at 1-800-324-8320.
At Covington Aircraft, we take pride in our work, and we’re in the business of making relationships. Don’t trust just anyone with your aircraft overhaul and maintenance.
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