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Aircraft maintenance: Gyro repair leads to failed vacuum system

Any time preventive or repair maintenance is performed on an aircraft, there's a risk of introducing a maintenance-induced failure. In this case study, A&P Jeff Simon explains how unnecessary work on an artificial horizon led to a vacuum system failure.

Feb 08, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

New certification standards for mechanics in the works

A group chaired by AOPA has been tasked with developing new certification standards, handbooks, and test development guidance for aircraft mechanics.

Feb 04, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA endorses draft FAA policy on safety equipment

AOPA is endorsing a draft FAA policy that would make it easier to install non-required safety enhancing equipment in existing general aviation aircraft.

Feb 04, 2016 | comments
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Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft Maintenance: Evaluating aircraft handling

You may think of evaluating the handling qualities of an aircraft as entirely subjective, but there is more science behind it that you might imagine.

Dec 09, 2015 | comments

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You want a jet, but can you get a loan?

Banks got a scare when Fifth Third Bank took a $30 million hit on mid- and large-cabin jets this year. Can you still get a loan for a jet?

Nov 16, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Budget Buy

Bang for the buck with a Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Nov 05, 2015
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Selling

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Answers for Pilots: Selling an Aircraft

Tips to help the aircraft sales process proceed smoothly.

Sep 16, 2015

Article

No-fly map for drones

With consumer-grade unmanned aircraft selling like hotcakes, a California firm released a free online tool to help operators steer clear of trouble.

Jun 03, 2015 | comments

Article

Consider a flexible aviation loan for your next aircraft purchase

Traditional aircraft loans are secured by an aircraft; that’s what buyers are used to. But a flexible aviation loan may be a better option for you. Before you make that decision, you need to know the differences.

Apr 20, 2015
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Maintenance

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: Gyro repair leads to failed vacuum system

Any time preventive or repair maintenance is performed on an aircraft, there's a risk of introducing a maintenance-induced failure. In this case study, A&P Jeff Simon explains how unnecessary work on an artificial horizon led to a vacuum system failure.

Feb 08, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

New certification standards for mechanics in the works

A group chaired by AOPA has been tasked with developing new certification standards, handbooks, and test development guidance for aircraft mechanics.

Feb 04, 2016 | comments

Article

Textron streamlines turbine service

Textron Aviation has created a call center for owners of Beechcraft, Citation, and Hawker brand jets and turboprops who need unscheduled maintenance.

Jan 27, 2016
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