Greetings from The Aero Experience Team


The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

EAA Webinar Gives Good Advice on How to Save on Aircraft Maintenance Without Reducing Safety

Tonight's EAA Seminar featured Mike Busch, President of Savvy Aircraft Maintenance Management and "EAA Sport Aviation" magazine columnist, gave his expert advice on how owners of general aviation aircraft can be more discerning about what maintenance to perform as a result of the annual inspection.  He emphasized reliability centered maintenance, which centers on item condition upon inspection and aircraft care as leading factors over manufacturer maintenance intervals alone.  Many components are redundant or designed for much longer lifespans, since manufacturers use worst-case scenarios to calculate maintenance intervals in a liabilty-intense environment, Busch said.  Cooperation between qualified inspectors and owners can reduce the annual maintenance costs by at least half in many cases, even though safety is not reduced in the process.

For more information and another chance to view this webinar, please visit:
EAA Sport Aviation site
Savvy Aircraft Maintenance Management site

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