Maintenance and regular services are essential for all types of vehicles. These processes ensure that the vehicle enjoys an extended lifespan, safer operations, and will also save money in the long run on expensive replacements and repairs, or even just on fuel consumption. When it comes to aircraft, there is no difference; servicing and maintenance may actually be even more important. This is because aircraft safety should always be a pilot or owner’s top priority; and if that is not enough, the cost of replacing just about any component on a plane would best be avoided, and the best way to do that is to have their upkeep seen to on a regular basis. But there are many different types of aircraft maintenance that you will need to opt for at some point. So to keep you prepared, here is a little bit more about these integral services.
Lead Acid Battery Services
Lead acid batteries generally last for around 5 years when they are looked after properly, though it is wise to have a professional look at their condition and to maintain them as often as possible. During this service, technicians will ensure that your battery plates are submerged in electrolytes, and that the battery is filled with deionised water. This service is necessary to keep your on-board electronic equipment functioning, amongst many others.
Craft balance is essential for ensuring a comfortable and safe flight, and as such should be considered a top priority for craft owners. This service is necessary for both float and land planes, and should always be done with an avionics expert with the experience and equipment to do it properly.
Working with Floats
Many craft make use of floats, particularly those that operate around coastal regions or around rivers and lakes. These floats need to undergo routine maintenance and inspections as well to ensure that they are being used safely. These services may include removals, installations, inspections or repairs on amphibious craft floats.
As with any type of vehicle, annual upkeep and maintenance should be undertaken whether there are signs of trouble or not. During these services crucial work is done on the engine, filter and equipment in your craft so that it can be replaced if need be, ensuring that your plane can be piloted safely and reliably for longer periods of time.
Contact Century Avionics for Details
If you would like to know more about how our team of avionics experts can help you keep your aircraft and its components in top condition for years to come, contact a representative from Century Avionics today, or visit our website for further details.