CAMO / Aircraft Leasing – Aircraft Storage – Physical Inspection

CAMO / Aircraft Leasing – Reactivation of Aircraft from Storage – Physical Inspection

Following on from our last post on the Long-Term Storage of aircraft, we are looking for your feedback on compiling a checklist of problematic areas that you would look for on a Physical Inspection of the aircraft and its engines during the reactivation process.

Once we have the definitive checklist, we will put it all together and share with our followers.

It is important to note that many tasks will be called in to inspect and test the aircraft to ensure airworthiness and that associated paperwork will be raised and certified to demonstrate this.
Our checklist is guidance material only.

Some items that we would recommend that you focus on during the physical walkaround are:

Ø Inspection of pitot/static ports
Ø Exposed plugs
Ø Exposed flight control cables Leading and Trailing Edges
Ø Lower wing around drains
Ø Upper wings and flight control surface for hail damage (similar to example in our photo)
Ø Flight deck windows for moisture
Ø Cabin and in particular seats for mould
Ø Weather radar scan
Ø Vacuum generators
Ø Water compressor
Ø On Engines the attrition liners for bulging
Ø Exposed metal for corrosion
Ø Air Conditioning Packs ceased.
Ø Arrange steps access for a detailed review of all doors, passenger, service, cargo and MEC.
Ø During Engine/APU running check for fumes issues in the cabin
Ø Check for bleed air issues (PRSOV’s)
Ø Computer failures

We look forward to your contributions so please start in the comments section below and it would also be good to get some Flight Crew comments.

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