Sunday, April 17, 2016

Line maintenance

               Line maintenance means any maintenance that is carried out before flight to ensure
that the aircraft is fit for the intended flight. It may include:
            trouble shooting;
            defect rectification;
            component replacement with the use of external test equipment, if required. Component replacement may include components such as engines and propellers;
            scheduled maintenance and/or checks including visual inspections that will detect
obvious unsatisfactory conditions/discrepancies but do not require extensive indepth
inspection. It may also include internal structure, systems and powerplant
items which are visible through quick opening access panels/doors;
            minor repairs and modifications which do not require extensive disassembly and
can be accomplished by simple means;
            for temporary or occasional cases (Airworthiness Directives, hereinafter AD; service bulletins, hereinafter SB) the quality manager may accept base maintenance
tasks to be performed by a line maintenance organisation provided all requirements
are fulfilled. The DGCA will prescribe the conditions under which these tasks
may be performed.

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