We are pleased to offer the Progressive Care Programme for all light, fixed-wing aircraft. Our Progressive Care Programme avoids the need for an annual inspection (which is legally required every 100 hours or 12 months) and consequently the associated downtime.
As part of the Progressive Care Programme, we first carry out a complete annual inspection of the aircraft to assess its general health. We then create a starting point for the new maintenance regime. The programme is comprised of four ‘event inspections’ which are carried out at 50-hour intervals. These are not the usual Light Aircraft Maintenance Programme (LAMP) 50-hour inspections. Event inspection includes an overall check of the aircraft with a detailed focus on a specific area. The aircraft is divided into the following four areas, with each getting a thorough examination as part of the appropriate event inspection: the engine, fuselage, left wing and right wing.
What are the benefits?
Convenience: managing your engineering needs over a 12-month period allows us to become more familiar with your aircraft and schedule your maintenance according to your requirements and availability.
Reduced downtime: with an aircraft such as a Cessna 152 or Piper PA28, for example, defect inspection can take just two days. Over a 12-month period, this equates to only eight days (assuming utilisation of the 200 hours per year and no major defects).*
*The only proviso to this programme is that all four events must take place in a 12-month period in order to fulfil the EASA minimum inspection requirement.
Customers that have completed the Progressive Care Programme with us become eligible for our fixed-price maintenance plan. This is a great solution for those that want to be able to budget for their inspections and have the peace of mind of an established, experienced aviation maintenance team covering all their aircraft servicing needs.
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