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Don’t Get Caught With Your Parka Down 16 pages. [PDF 66K]
A key point in several winter awareness programs is establishing a checklist of items to be reviewed and accomplished well in advance of the onset of winter. Each area of responsibility
should have its own checklist; however, for this discussion, we will focus only on the maintenance aspects of getting ready for winter.
Put Some Ears in Your Toolbox 16 pages. [PDF 46K]
Passive detectors of sounds outside of the human hearing range can provide the aviation technician with another means of locating “mystery” leaks and noises.
Cooperative education is well-accepted in other fields and could be a tremendous benefit to the aviation community. In order to accommodate this concept, FAR Part 147 may need revision to include the concept of cooperative training in lieu of practical experience within the training agency shops and hangars. The aviation community can help promote the development of such new concepts and
innovative methods of providing meaningful and useful training for tomorrow’s technicians, and can help ensure that any new regulation provide for such options.
How to Practice Good Tire Sense 16 pages. [PDF 58K]
Catastrophic tire failures can be minimized by proper attention to storage, maintenance and operational practices.
Continued Airworthiness of Aging Corporate Aircraft 16 pages. [PDF 43K]
Those who maintain older business aircraft may face similar inspection and life-extension challenges as those who keep the air carrier fleet flying.
Borescopes Help Solve Inspection and Maintenance Problems in Aviation 17 pages. [PDF 46K]
If you can look at something, you can better understand it; if you cannot see it, then understanding is more difficult, and reckoning enters the picture. In our world of inspection and maintenance, there are many instances of a technician not being able to see clearly the object to be inspected. Often it is hidden out of sight, within a closed system, down a piping run, inside a chamber, or inside a vessel containing dangerous materials. When inspection itself becomes difficult, we must guard against failure to properly perform inspections. Otherwise the
results could be disastrous. Enter the “inside look” of the borescope.