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Aircraft maintenance: Gyro repair leads to failed vacuum system

Aircraft Maintenance | Feb 08, 2016

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.

New certification standards for mechanics in the works

Advocacy | Feb 04, 2016

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

Textron streamlines turbine service

Article | Jan 27, 2016

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

Aircraft Maintenance: 'First, do no harm'

Aircraft Maintenance | Jan 20, 2016

Pilot and A&P Jeff Simon explains the importance of looking at inspection and preventive maintenance situations with a critical eye.

Aircraft Maintenance: Addressing control system issues

Aircraft Maintenance | Jan 04, 2016

Rigging and control system issues are often discovered during a test flight. Here are some tips to repair or adjust the rigging and control system to get the aircraft back in line with the manufacturer's design.

Aircraft Maintenance: Evaluating control issues

Aircraft Maintenance | Dec 18, 2015

Learn how to spot rigging and other control system issues while you fly.

AOPA, FAA host GA Engine Summit

Advocacy | Dec 17, 2015

AOPA and the FAA recently hosted a two-day GA Engine Summit to discuss ways for the industry and government to work more effectively together.

FAA issues SAIBs for Cessna, Piper wing spars

Advocacy | Dec 17, 2015

The owners of a number of Cessna and Piper models are being advised about possible wing spar problems under two recent special airworthiness information bulletins.

Aircraft Maintenance: Evaluating aircraft handling

Aircraft Maintenance | Dec 09, 2015

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.

Tax-law changes spur Missouri’s aviation economy

Advocacy | Dec 08, 2015

Missouri’s aviation sector is seeing a surge in activity driven by two tax-law changes.