Aircraft Maintenance

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Aircraft maintenance: Tips for cleaning your aircraft's interior

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 07 17

When it’s time to clean your airplane’s interior, start with a clean slate—empty out all of those flashlights, batteries, pens, paper charts, and foggles that are stuffed everywhere and put them in a box—and then get to work.

Aircraft maintenance: Tips to clean your engine compartment

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 07 06

Serious problems can arise when attempting to clean an aircraft engine and cowl if proper care isn't taken.

Aircraft maintenance: Tips for refinishing, protecting your bird

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 06 22

Depending on the condition of your aircraft's paint, you may want to remove the oxidation and stained paint that lies close to the surface of the paint layer.

How to clean an airplane, part 1

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 06 11

Keeping your aircraft clean has significant benefits to its performance and long-term health.

Aircraft maintenance: 10 tips to protect aircraft tires

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 05 21

Aircraft tires are extremely resilient and reliable, but they're also critically important to safe takeoffs and landings. Here are 10 tips that can help you get the most from your tires, fly as safely as possible, and take good care of those round rubber friends.

Explore the beauty of aircraft maintenance, restoration

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 05 06

Understanding our aircraft ultimately makes us safer pilots, builds confidence, and reinforces the need to preserve the fleet of general aviation aircraft.

Repair tips for failed fuel injection system components

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 04 22

Find out what components of the Continental continuous-flow fuel injection system can fail and how best to proceed with maintenance and repair if any of the parts do fail.

Fuel injection maintenance a must

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 04 09

Fuel injection systems are designed to be fairly bulletproof with few moving parts. The result is outstanding reliability, but it also can lead to complacency.

Fuel injection systems: You still need to maintain them

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 03 25

If you are flying behind a fuel-injected aircraft engine, it pays to thoroughly understand how it works, how to maintain it, and what typically goes wrong when you encounter a problem.

Aircraft Maintenance: Lonely airplanes, problems that come with them

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 03 12

Airplanes and pets have a lot in common: They like activity. Being left alone for extended periods of time can generate some undesired behaviors in both.