Ensuring flight safety takes priority above all else when owning and operating an aircraft. In order to provide safe flights for passengers and everyone else on board -regular maintenance must take place. Aircrafts are sophisticated vehicles containing many moving parts that needs to be monitored and inspected frequently to allow good performance. Aircraft maintenance is an essential part and function of ownership and operation. There are many overhead expenses that comes with ownership and often, new owners get blind-sided by the cost of maintenance. Aircraft maintenance should be well understood when being around aviation.
Unlike automobiles, an aircraft cannot simply pull-over to the side of the road when there is a malfunction with the vehicle, that is why aircraft maintenance is highly regulated and taken with great importance. There are usually two main components when it comes to aircraft project management and that is the planner and scheduler. The two parties must work together to complete routine maintenance.
Before every flight, the maintenance team and the aircrew perform a pre-flight inspection to ensure everything is working appropriately on the aircraft as it should. Any vital part of the aircraft that is not working up to standard, the flight will be cancelled until the part can be fixed or replaced. Throughout the aviation industry, there are times when flights are delayed due to maintenance and the scheduled take-off time will differ than the actual take-off time. Aircraft maintenance will remain a vital function of the aviation industry for the years to come.