Among aircraft owners, it is common knowledge that aircraft records make up 25% of the value of a plane at resale, yet until now the most advanced systems for record keeping have only been available to owners of jets and turboprops. As part of its comprehensive maintenance program, Fleet Aviation now provides a Computerized Maintenance Tracking Program specifically for piston aircraft.
Previously, small aircraft owners were left to personally track the maintenance of their aircraft through the coordinating of reams of papers and binders of logs – documentation that is crucial to confirming the condition of a plane, according to company officials, who note that missing data affects resale value, can impact insurance rates, and can create troublesome questions regarding the safety of the aircraft.
Owners who join Fleet’s program will have all of their aircraft records centrally organized. Remote access enables tracking and transcribing of aircraft management and maintenance, eliminating the insecurity of manual pen-and-paper tracking and increasing confidence in safety, officials said.
“We utilize the same system we employ for our FAA regulated Part 135 charter operations, which requires incredibly thorough and exact record-keeping,” Fleet Aviation’s Director of Maintenance Chris Szabo elaborates.
Based at New York’s Westchester County Airport (HPN), Fleet Aviation is a Limited Cirrus Service Center offering airframe and powerplant services and inspections for all piston engine aircraft, with a specialization in TCM and Lycoming engine maintenance. Additionally, Fleet offers Aircraft on Ground (AOG) and on-call emergency aircraft maintenance services around the clock.
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