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What is Back to Birth Traceability?

Back to birth traceability

Back to birth traceability (or BtB) is necessary to determine the correct life time of a components. Even though it sounds simple, in many cases creating a BtB trace can be quite challenging and many people struggle with a very

Posted in Airworthiness, Airworthiness Management, Airworthiness of Aircraft, Airworthiness of components, Maintenance, Maintenance of Aircraft, Maintenance of Components

Aircraft Maintenance Certification – Certifying Staff, License Categories and Internal Authorizations

Aircraft Maintenance Certification – License Categories and Internal Authorizations

Some time ago, after I have sent my first newsletter to all the subscribers (thank you all for signing up!), I have received an email from one of my readers, Mr. Adam Jenkins, asking whether I could write something about

Posted in Aircraft Engineers and Mechanics, Aircraft Maintenance Management, Aircraft Maintenance Regulations, Maintenance, Maintenance of Aircraft, Maintenance of Components

Line Maintenance – Management and Main Challenges

Line Maintenance Challenges

Line maintenance plays a key role in the airworthiness of aircraft. Unlike base maintenance, which is planned ahead and organized sometimes months in advance, line maintenance must be available at any time and deal with most unforeseen situations. Line maintenance

Posted in Aircraft Maintenance Management, Maintenance, Maintenance of Aircraft

How to Create an Approved Aircraft Maintenance Program

Approved Maintenance Program

It is not possible to talk about airworthiness of aircraft without mentioning the aircraft’s Approved Maintenance Program (or AMP). This document is the basis for airworthiness management, it has to be available for every aircraft and it needs to be

Posted in Aircraft Maintenance Management, Airline Quality System, Airworthiness, Airworthiness Management, Airworthiness of Aircraft, Airworthiness Regulations, Maintenance, Quality and Safety

Compliance Management (Quality Management) in an Airline Environment

Aviation Compliance Management

Ever since the introduction of the Safety Management System (often referred to as the SMS), quality management in airlines and the aviation industry seems to have fallen second place with respect to safety assurance in general. It is now called

Posted in Aircraft Maintenance Management, Airline Business, Airline Operations Regulations, Airline Quality Audits, Airline Quality Reports, Airline Quality System, Airline Safety Management System, Airworthiness, Airworthiness Management, Airworthiness Regulations, Findings and Corrective Actions, Flight Operations, Maintenance, Quality and Safety

Approved Aircraft Modifications

Approved Aircraft Modifications

When an aircraft is originally delivered from its manufacturer, it is in full compliance with its type certificate. This means that the configuration of the aircraft fully complies with the design specifications and the aircraft itself is airworthy in that

Posted in Aircraft Maintenance Management, Aircraft Maintenance Regulations, Airworthiness, Airworthiness Management, Airworthiness of Aircraft, Airworthiness Regulations, Maintenance, Maintenance of Aircraft

Airworthiness Directives – what, why and how?

Airworthiness Directives

I’m sure you have come across the concept of airworthiness directives. Among all the various maintenance requirements for aircraft, airworthiness directives – or ADs, as they are often referred to – seem somehow most important. Many CAA inspectors or leasing

Posted in Airline Operations Regulations, Airworthiness, Airworthiness Management, Airworthiness of Aircraft, Airworthiness of components, Airworthiness Regulations, Flight Operations, Quality and Safety

What is ACMI leasing?

What is ACMI leasing

ACMI is something everyone, who deals with airline business, has come across at some point or another. It is a form of aircraft leasing. It helps airlines in distress but is also the most expensive and least cost effective form

Posted in Airline Business, Airline Business Models, Airline Business Plan, Airline Cost Analysis, Airline Operations Regulations, Flight Operations

Aviation Glossary – Acronyms and Abbreviations

Aviation Glossary

“AD c/w @ EOL w/ 12564:34 a/c FH and 8457 FC, TLB# 245372” – that and similar uses of aviation acronyms and abbreviations are pretty common in the technical aviation business. People who deal with aircraft transitions and airworthiness management

Posted in Aircraft Engineers and Mechanics, Aircraft Maintenance Management, Aircraft Maintenance Regulations, Airline Business, Airline Business Models, Airline Business Plan, Airline Cost Analysis, Airline Income Predictions, Airline Market Research, Airline Marketing Strategy, Airline Operations Regulations, Airline OPS Department, Airline OPS Software, Airline Pilot Training, Airline Quality Audits, Airline Quality Reports, Airline Quality Software, Airline Quality System, Airline Safety Management System, Airworthiness, Airworthiness Management, Airworthiness of Aircraft, Airworthiness of components, Airworthiness Regulations, Aiworthiness Software Systems, Cabin Crew Training, Engineering Careers, Findings and Corrective Actions, Flight Attendant Careers, Flight Operations, Flight Planning and Rostering, Ground Operations, Ground Ops Management, Ground Ops Requirements, Jobs and Training, Maintenance, Maintenance of Aircraft, Maintenance of Components, Maintenance Software Systems, Pilot Careers, Quality and Safety, Sales, SMS as a Management Tool, SMS Calculations, SMS Manuals and Procedures, SMS Requirements, SMS Software, Special Maintenance - NDT, etc.

Aircraft Documents INFOGRAPHIC

Aviation documents

“It’s papers that fly, not an aircraft” is what I used to hear during my early days with a small, regional airline struggling to make a living out of a few 18 seater turboprops. While this may not be entirely

Posted in Aircraft Maintenance Management, Airline Operations Regulations, Airworthiness, Airworthiness of Aircraft, Airworthiness Regulations, Flight Operations, Maintenance, Maintenance of Aircraft, Quality and Safety
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