100-hour inspections are required under Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR’s) to ensure the safety and airworthiness of an aircraft. Use a digital checklist to ensure the safety of an airplane in a much more efficient and effective way than through paper-based methods.
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The 100-hour assessment checklist guides inspectors in evaluating the safety of the plane. Use the checklist as your guide to making your plane compliant with Federal Aviation Administration or FAA laws.
The basis of the checklist is the inspection procedures for a CESSNA 172. It covers only the first set of CESSNA 172 operations.
Here is the content of the checklist:
Some people think that the 100 hour inspection is the same as the annual inspection. Yet, they are different. Under the 100 hour assessment, the airplane undergoes evaluation every time it flies 100-hours. This could occur several times a year. The interval must not exceed 100- hours. In the annual assessment, the airplane undergoes inspection once a year.
The purpose of an inspection is to make sure that the aircraft is safe and fit to fly. Here are the things to do before a 100-hour inspection.
1. Remove or open all necessary access doors, inspection plates, fairing and cowling. Must clean both the aircraft and the engine.
2. Inspect the following parts of the fuselage and hull group when necessary:
3. Inspect the following components of the cabin and cockpit group for:
4. Batteries for improper installation and charge.
5. All systems for poor general condition, improper installation, obvious defects, and insecure attachments.
6. Inspect engine and nacelle group:
7. Components of the landing gear group:
Other groups to inspect are:
Checking all these before the inspection will result in safe and fit flights.
Wearing down of an aircraft occurs after years of operation. This makes maintenance vital in keeping an aircraft in top condition.
There are five attritions that can affect an aircraft:
Weather plays an important role in aircraft operations. Heavy rain, fog, and low clouds can hinder visibility in the airport. Landing or taking off of aircraft becomes dangerous when visibility is limited.
An aircraft in top condition may withstand bad weather conditions. Yet, it will be wise to wait until the weather improves. Some studies reveal that almost two-thirds of weather-related plane crashes were fatal.
The kind of friction that affects an airplane is friction drag. It is the resistance of the wind on the surfaces of the airplane. Friction drag can slow down a plane.
When there is a weather system or turbulence, the friction's drag increases. Bigger aircraft may find flying more difficult.
Overloading an airplane increases the risk of an accident. Small planes like a cessna 172 can easily climb even with one engine throbbing. Yet, overloading it can cause it to fly low and slow. When a plane flies below the minimum control airspeed, it can roll over and dive.
Heat can adversely affect flights. Extremely hot temperature reduces air density. It can cause many problems that make flying difficult and dangerous.
For instance, thin air reduces lift. An aircraft needs more air beneath it to generate pressure. The pressure must be high enough to hold the plane up. Low pressure beneath it can cause it to fall.
Vibrations are common in an airplane. The vibration may come for the propellers. Or there might be a problem with the bearing. Some passengers are scared of these vibrations. They think that this can cause the plane to crash.
Flying through turbulence can cause severe shaking of the plane. Too much vibration may call for an emergency landing.
Awareness of the different aircraft attritions can decrease the possibility of accidents .Stay on the ground when there is a storm or when temperature is very high. Avoid overloading. Check sources of vibration and the extent of damage immediately.
Most importantly, do not disregard the 100-hour inspection. It will keep your aircraft safe and fit to fly.
With a digital tool, you can easily perform your 100-hour inspections, report problems in an instant, and quickly assign corrective actions. The easy communication with all team members and third-party providers enables you to improve internal processes, minimize and resolve incidents up to four times faster.
In addition, you comply more easily with the ever-increasing legal requirements for the documentation of processes by documenting with the mobile app via smartphone or tablet and being guided by the system through all documentation processes. Clean, transparent documentation helps you avoid high fines.
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