There can be thousands of parts and integrated electrical and software systems that all have to work together perfectly for a plane's normal operations to be carried out. Yet, despite this complexity, they still run efficiently.
Line maintenance includes preflight checks, daily inspections (before each flight), fluid replacement and failure rectification, and minor scheduled tasks like grease patches or quick tune-ups that keep everything running smoothly. This may include:
Base or Heavy Maintenance
Base maintenance is often called heavy (or depth) for a good reason. It consists of more profound and long-lasting tasks than those listed above and is performed regularly and less frequently. An MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) company provides these maintenance services since they have extensive facilities, equipment, and staff with specific skill sets to complete the base maintenance. Many aircraft owners like to outsource this service. The different activities may include:
When removed from aircraft, maintenance on components is often called "workshop" or just shop maintenance. This includes engine repairs, APU servicing, and seat adjustments in different organizations depending upon what needs doing, but unique companies sometimes carry out these tasks separately from the base maintenance operation.
An inspection after maintenance is key to ensuring your aircraft's safety. All parts must be examined for any abnormalities that may have developed while serviced, repaired, or maintained by a professional mechanic. It is also important when installing new components in the plane and checking up on things like loose material/coatings.
The maintenance and inspection regime on a plane is crucial to its safe operation. However, flying an aircraft is risky without proper monitoring, especially if it has not been touched in a while. Even the most tolerant of parts will eventually fail due to deterioration or chance events, like tire bursts and structural overloads. Luckily for you, ASAP AOG is ready to help you!
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