Aircraft Maintenance: The Art and Science of Keeping by Bruce R. Aubin

By Bruce R. Aubin

Because the starting place of flight, the most objective of airplane upkeep has been to successfully right defects and forestall disasters. From the unique days of manned or unmanned flight, the members and their approaches to fix, adjust, retain, and repair the cars that have been used to upward thrust above the floor have mostly been unsung.
Aircraft upkeep is a complete executive-summary-style file written for enterprise professions, engineers, mechanics, technicians, educators, and scholars that covers every little thing from historical past, evolution, evaluate and the longer term. writer Bruce R. Aubin examines and explains the tactics and structures of plane upkeep that have been constructed to make sure the standard, viability, and protection of the folk and machines devoted to flight.

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Used parts that have been manufactured by any of the preceding categories and have been maintained by a repair station approved by the FAA in the United States or in another country. military [MIL] specifications, SAE specifications), which are published to enable any qualified party 67 to manufacture the parts. Parts in this category are general hardware, seals, and so forth. These are parts not considered acceptable for installation on aircraft. If installed, the aircraft can be classified as not airworthy and not in a legal operating condition.

However, the same comments apply to powerplant and component overhaul and repair facilities. In addition, the production areas may have equipment dedicated to only the overhaul of one type of powerplant or component, and not be equipped to handle all types of powerplants and components. For that reason, many independent repair and overhaul agencies are qualified to repair only very specific aircraft, powerplants, and components. 55 Chapter Seven Materiel M ateriel acquisition, shipping, storing, and issuing has evolved over time to inventory control, material and stores handling, purchasing and supply and finally supply chain management in the computerized "B2B world.

The users may also have the opportunity to buy or lease the component. Spare Parts Suppliers Many new agencies and companies that have come into existence over the last two decades have a sole function of warehousing and selling or leasing spare parts. One of the oldest of these is the Inventory Locator Service. The function of the company is to make available from its stock the parts that it has acquired either from the manufacturer or as surplus from airlines or other sources, to ensure that each part is serviceable in accordance with the regulatory legal requirements, and to sell or lease the requested part to a customer.

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