Determining Required Maintenance Even Before The Aircraft Arrives

An aircraft’s airworthiness depends on regular inspections, maintenance, and service aimed at minimizing potential problems. These inspections entail regular manual checks and visual examinations that are critical in maintaining the aircraft’s optimal conditions to prevent all sorts of failure that can lead to accidents.

During inspections, the aircraft’s pilot and maintenance technician are responsible for ensuring that all checks are undertaken based on FAA rules and regulations. The pilot’s operating manual provides a checklist for pre-, during, and post-flight inspections. It includes a walk-around check before a flight to ascertain the aircraft’s airworthiness. Then during flight, flight crews constantly monitor the aircraft’s system performance while maintenance personnel monitor operating data remotely with the aid of onboard diagnostics and system health monitoring systems . After these, another inspection is due post-flight to check for any discrepancies requiring a maintenance action.

These types of inspections require entries into the aircraft log. It is critical for pilots, technicians, and mechanics to make full use of aircraft logbooks to record all inspections, discrepancies, maintenance steps performed, and parts removed and replaced, including the dates and details of each of the actions. Logbooks, as the primary proof of inspection, are vital when securing flight permits, as well as ensuring that all FAA requirements are met. The quality and completeness of these records have a direct impact on the resale value of the aircraft.

Aircraft operators know that even though the necessary inspections and preventive  maintenance actions were accomplished, some parts in an aircraft will have to be replaced as they exceed a certain wear limits, tolerances or when they simply become inoperative. This can only mean one thing: an out-of-service time to address these issues. Therefore, leveraging solutions that can determine what maintenance will be required even before the aircraft arrives is crucial. 

EmpowerMX offers multiple solutions that can help minimize out-of-service time and get your fleet back in the air.

Electronic Logbook

By using an Electronic Logbook to link your aircraft with your maintenance system, you can see real-time data entries and alerts for discrepancies as they happen. It lets you diagnose issues quickly with direct feedback from crews, and focus your troubleshooting and repair efforts efficiently so you can reduce out-of-service time.

Line Manager Module

Remotely assign crews to meet and work on inbound aircraft, giving them advance visibility of incoming issues, scheduled tasks, and parts and tooling requirements. Once the aircraft arrives, troubleshooting and corrective action start immediately, allowing you to monitor requests and progress through real-time dashboards with built-in time tracking to ensure you have accurate return to service information. Crews can work directly from the aircraft to access electronic task cards, digitally sign work, review aircraft defects and deferrals, and access reference materials right from the worksite. When crews are finished, they update work packages, and aircraft airworthiness and readiness all before they leave the aircraft.

Getting the proper service for your aircraft to get off the ground and back in the air is paramount. Let EmpowerMX help you reach your important objectives such as safety, airworthiness, and high availability. 

To take advantage of these solutions and learn more, speak with our experts today.