The Duncan Download Blog: Business Aviation Advice & Observations

The Final Delivery Checklist for Aircraft Maintenance

Posted by Diane Heiserman on Wed, Apr 13, 2011 @ 11:56 AM

Contributed by Janet Beazley, Project Manager


What is on your MRO’s Final Delivery Checklist?

There is a lot of activity that continues to surround a project   after the aircraft maintenance or inspection is completed. It is during those final days and hours just before it is cleared to fly that a dedicated maintenance team will pull together to deliver the aircraft back to the operator, in most cases, in better condition than when it arrived.

Every aircraft Maintenance Repair Organization (MRO) has a checklist of activities they perform before handing the keys back to the operator. Below is what you might find on the Duncan Aviation Delivery Checklist.

The Final Delivery Checklist

  • Meetings at the aircraft with all team members
  • System function checks in the hangar
  • Pressurization of the aircraft
  • Pitot status checks
  • Weighing of the aircraft
  • Airframe and engine runs
  • Compass swings
  • Test flight
  • Paint touch up
  • Aircraft interior and exterior cleaning
  • Paperwork complete
  • Maintenance entries complete

No matter how you look at it, the delivery of the aircraft is an important part of each project. For the customer it can feel like a brand new aircraft, for the maintenance team it represents a huge sense of accomplishment and for the Project Manager, it’s all in a days work. It is all about Customer Service.

What's on your aircraft MRO's checklist?

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Janet Beazley is a Project Manager at Duncan Aviation's Lincoln, Nebr. facility, serving as the main point of contact for her customers' projects ensuring overall project quality and timely aircraft delivery. Her aviation career began in 1988.

Tags: Customer Service, Maintenance Event Planning


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