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Exhausting maintenance

Aircraft Maintenance | 2015, 01 05

An in-depth exhaust system inspection should be done as part of the aircraft's annual inspection.

Exhausting maintenance

Aircraft Maintenance | 2014, 12 23

Exhaust systems are one of the few systems in our aircraft where a single point of failure can be catastrophic. Here are tips for inspecting the system for safety during every preflight. This is one area in which catching an issue on the ground can make all the difference in the world.

Breaking up is hard to do: Switching maintenance shops

Aircraft Maintenance | 2014, 12 11

You should stick with someone you trust for the long-term maintenance of your aircraft assuming he or she is skilled and thorough. That said, there is significant value to getting a fresh pair of eyes on your airplane every so often.

Aircraft maintenance: Heater health for your twin

Aircraft Maintenance | 2014, 11 24

All aircraft heating systems should be inspected prior to seasonal use. Learn considerations specific to the combustion-based heater systems found in most twin-engine aircraft.

Aircraft maintenance: Heater health for your single

Aircraft Maintenance | 2014, 11 12

The No. 1 concern with any aircraft cabin heating system is safety. In the muffler-based heating systems found in single-engine aircraft, the primary danger comes from carbon monoxide. Here are tips for inspecting your heating system to make sure it’s safe.

Aircraft Maintenance: Major vs minor alterations, part 2

Aircraft Maintenance | 2014, 10 22

Find out how to determine if an alteration you want to make to your aircraft is major or minor and how to build a case for any modification you are considering.

Aircraft maintenance: Major vs. minor alterations

Aircraft Maintenance | 2014, 10 08

The most important place to start with any repair or alteration is with an assessment of whether it is a major or minor alteration. This is critical because the approval and documentation requirements for major vs. minor alterations are significantly different and, in fact, can be the difference between a simple logbook entry and a complex FAA approval process.

Aircraft maintenance: Mystery upgrades and opportunities

Aircraft Maintenance | 2014, 09 11

What’s legal when it comes to modifying older aircraft? The starting point in any analysis of a potential aircraft modification is to answer the question: Is this a major alteration or a minor alteration?

How to handle aircraft maintenance when traveling

Aircraft Maintenance | 2014, 08 18

Having to deal with any form of aircraft maintenance when you're far from home isn't fun. Your resources are limited, you don't necessarily know the local fixed-base operator, and your options may be very limited. When you're away from home, it's in your best interest to become your own maintenance manager and advocate.

Summer vacation flying: Packing for your trip

Aircraft Maintenance | 2014, 08 04

Before taking off on a trip where you’ll be gone for an extended period of time or flying in remote areas, gather some spare parts and tools to take along in case a maintenance issue arises along the way.