Maintenance includes the installation or removal of a component from an aircraft or aircraft subassembly, but does not include: elementary work, servicing or any work done on an aircraft as part of the manufacturing process.
Which of the following is the most extensive maintenance check to be performed on an aircraft?
The most extensive check to be performed on an aircraft is D-check, which occurs approximately every 5–6 years. A D-check basically takes the entire airplane apart for inspection and overhaul. Such a check can take up to 8 weeks to complete.
CAMP refers to the Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program. Such a program includes both detailed and routine inspections of an aircraft. All commercial aircraft operators follow and plan such a program.
The continuous inspection program for commercial aircraft in India, is approved by which of the following authorities?
Airlines and other commercial operators of large or turbine-powered aircraft follow a continuous inspection program approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India or by other airworthiness authorities such as Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), in the USA or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), in Europe.
Aircraft Maintenance personnel are also known as __________
The pilot in command of an aircraft is responsible to review the airworthiness certiﬁcate, maintenance records, and other required paperwork to assess and verify that the aircraft is airworthy. The pilot also conducts a preflight inspection of the aircraft to check for external damages.
Which is the most expensive maintenance check of all?
The heavier checks require tremendous amount of man hours and can take up to 8 weeks to complete. They also require the most space of all maintenance checks, and as such must be performed at a suitable MRO site.
A D-check is also referred to as Heavy Maintenance Visit and it requires the most space of all maintenance checks. Due to the extensive amount of work done in D-checks, it requires up to 40,000 man hours.
Military aircraft normally follow speciﬁc maintenance programs which may or may not be similar to the commercial/civil operators.
Aircraft maintenance checks are periodic checks that are performed on all aircraft after a certain amount of time/flying hours, to ensure that they are airworthy. Military aircraft may or may not follow maintenance programs similar to commercial aircraft operators. This is due to different roles performed by the aircraft and thus having different requirements.
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