Long-term success in the management and operation of commercial aircraft depends heavily on the repair and maintenance of the electronic and navigation system of the aircraft. This knowledge of the design of the system and its components together with the maintaining of the system is known collectively as avionics maintenance. Over the years avionic maintenance has become necessary to promote reliability of an aircraft company, to ensure the safety of a flight and to reduce the economic cost of operating an aircraft.
As the airline industry grows more certified technicians are needed to do tasks such as;
� Keeping the navigation and aircraft instruments in proper working order.
� Repair instruments used to control primary flight operating systems.
� Replace malfunctioning electrical and mechanical components of a plane
� Replacing aircraft parts.
� Installing, testing, aligning the aircraft electrical system
Such tasks are not difficult; however, they can be easily forgotten or ignored. To ensure long-term success in the management of an aircraft, certain standardized maintenance concepts must be practiced by technicians. Here are some tips for avionic technicians who want to be at the top of their game.
1. Regular Inspections.
It is wise to carry out regular pre-flight inspections. This is preventive maintenance. Inspections help to spot any issues before they become disasters.
2. Keep A Log.
Making a record of all maintenance helps to show clearly what has been recently installed and what components are due for replacement. This helps to organize the entire aircraft into sections such as checked, due for a check and damaged or faulty. Logs allow the technician to never forget any component whether a navigational or electrical component of the aircraft.
3. Approved Supplies.
In order to ensure the standard of the aircraft it is important to avoid purchasing components that are not approved by the authorizing aviation agency. Remember to keep to approved supplies; it is just the safer option.
4. Clean The Aircraft.
This is also a technical job because unlike other things that are cleaned with soap and water an aircraft is different. The body must be cleaned with special solvents that prevent rusting due to oxidation. The technicians deal with this a swell. It is significant to ensure that the cleaning tools and equipment are stored safe and well to promote their durability and to save the cost of purchasing these solvents regularly.
Avionic conferences are held regularly and these promote standardized maintenance solutions for all technicians around the world. Engaging in such events will help a technician remain current and learn the more trending system designs and components. Avionic maintenance conferences help to improve on maintenance concepts and improve support techniques through the exchange of technical information.
6. Safety First.
Safety of an avionics technician is fundamental. A technician should operate in a calm environment and wear protective clothing at all times to prevent any accidents that may occur while inspecting, installing, replacing or testing the navigation instruments or the electrical components of an aircraft.
In conclusion a lot goes into keeping an aircraft fully operational.