Proper Aircraft Maintenance

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As the development of aviation industry grows, more and more aircraft crashes occur. There are many reasons that lead to aircraft crashes, but one of them, is because of improper aircraft maintenance. Why is proper aircraft maintenance so important? Proper aircraft maintenance is critical in order to keep the aircraft can function properly, every aircraft part is in good condition and ensure the safety of pilots and passengers. Proper maintenance has many parts. The most common part is inspections, which pilots do them every day; the main part is overhaul and repair of an aircraft; and maintenance documentation is another important part of aircraft maintenance which improper maintenance documentation has caused many incidents. Aircrafts undergo a variety of stresses, strains, vibrations, and detrimental environments. It is important to inspect the aircraft regularly in order to keep the aircraft operable, which inspections of the aircraft is a big part of proper maintenance. There are many types of inspection; the most common one is pre-flight inspection and post-flight inspection. Under the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs), a pre-flight inspection is mandatory for Pilot Proficiency Check. During a pre-flight inspection, the pilot should use the pre-flight checklist to perform an inspection on the exterior and interior of the aircraft. It is a chance for the pilot to check any defects on the aircraft that may cause a problem, and the readability of the radio signals. (The order of a pre-flight inspection) Usually, the order of pre-flight inspection starts at the cabin, to the empennage, then right wing trailing edge, right wing, next nose, and left wing, left wing leading edge, last left wing trailing edge. Only the aircra... ... middle of paper ... ...p., n.d. Web. 1 Jan. 2014. . "PREFLIGHT INSPECTION ." 172RG POH. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Jan. 2014. . "Proper Documentation Means Better Aircraft Maintenance – Documents Aircraft Owners Should Have |." Proper Documentation Means Better Aircraft Maintenance – Documents Aircraft Owners Should Have. Jason Blair, 18 Aug. 2013. Web. 3 Jan. 2014. . "The Basics Of Aircraft Maintenance."The Basics Of Aircraft Maintenance. SBI, n.d. Web. 3 Jan. 2014. . "Why Is Plane Maintenance So Important? -." Why Is Plane Maintenance So Important?. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Dec. 2013. .
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