Breaking Down the Aircraft Inspection Process— January 23, 2017
Aircraft maintenance involves an in-depth inspection that involves numerous tasks.
There are numerous essential components when it comes to aircraft maintenance: inspecting, modifying, replacing, repairing, and overhauling are only some of the activities that the maintenance process includes. Engineers and aircraft specialists work tirelessly to ensure that the aircraft is up-to-date on the latest safety measures as well as primed for flight. And, with the vast amount of airplanes that are constantly coming in and out of an airport, you can only imagine the endless amounts of work that they do.
The Inspection Process
A pivotal part of the maintenance process, the airplane inspection component includes checking the mechanical parts for any moving pieces or engine malfunctions – which is an extremely important process for both the safety of the passengers and the crew members. If an aircraft has surpassed a certain amount of flight hours, then you’ll likely see it be subjected to a routine maintenance inspection. This involves altering the gas turbine start up process, removing the engine, replacing old parts, essentially making the plane look brand new.
Some other less complex tasks include refueling the engine, washing the windows, cleaning the interior, maintaining a portable power unit on stand by, and more. After all the work is completed, there will be one final inspection performed to ensure that the maintenance team has done its job, and the plane will be ready for flight. This process occurs every so often to keep each aircraft in the airport optimal for flight.