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Things You Need To Know Before Buying An Aircraft.

The purchase of an aircraft represents a major commitment that should be approached carefully and cautiously, especially when buying a used aircraft. For many aircraft owners, it represents the largest single lifetime investment next to buying a home. Quite often, the purchase price of an aircraft approximates or exceeds the price of a new home. Particularly when buying a used aircraft, it is wise to have the selected aircraft inspected by a qualified person or facilities before [...]

By |2020-09-18T17:55:41+00:00August 19th, 2020|Education|

Airworthiness Directives (AD)

How Do AD’s Effect your Aircraft Operation? An Airworthiness Directive (AD) is an important tool used by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to communicate unsafe operating conditions relating to aircraft and aircraft equipment to aircraft owners. A primary safety function of the FAA is to require the correction of unsafe conditions found in an aircraft, aircraft engine, propeller, rotor, or appliance when such conditions exist or are likely to exist or develop in other products of the [...]

By |2020-08-19T16:31:36+00:00August 19th, 2020|Education|

What are the Benefits of Hourly Cost Maintenance Programs?

Question: Why should an owner/operator consider an Hourly Cost Maintenance Program (HCMP) Answer: An HCMP has many different benefits depending on the owner/operators needs. In all cases an HCMP for the airframe and powerplant remains as one of the more savvy investments that helps plan for budget when confronting a major maintenance event. An HCMP evens out maintenance costs for routine, regular and preventative maintenance requirements that all owner/operators may have. There are various HCMPs to consider; [...]

By |2020-09-18T17:57:08+00:00August 11th, 2020|Education|

Aircraft Maintenance, what every aircraft owner needs to know.

Maintenance means the preservation, inspection, overhaul, and repair of aircraft, including the replacement of parts. The purpose of maintenance is to ensure that the aircraft remains airworthy throughout its operational life. A properly maintained aircraft is a safe aircraft. Although maintenance requirements vary for different types of aircraft, experience shows that most aircraft need some type of preventive maintenance every 25 hours or less of flying time, and minor maintenance at least every 100 hours. This is [...]

By |2020-09-18T17:58:12+00:00August 11th, 2020|Education|

Aircraft Engine Preservation

Corrosion can be a devastating enemy of aircraft engines, particularly those in planes that are flown infrequently or placed in storage for an extended period of time. New engines or those with new or freshly honed cylinders after a top or major overhaul are of special concern. In areas of high humidity, these have been instances where corrosion has been found in such cylinders after an inactive period of only a few days. Once these cylinders have [...]

By |2020-08-17T17:27:39+00:00August 11th, 2020|Education|

US Congress 2020 Cares Act

US Congress 2020 Cares Act creates “special tax refund from prior years” window of opportunity for purchases of business aircraft during 2020. The Covid 19 pandemic presents challenges for businesses trying to navigate the economic contraction caused by it. However, for those considering purchasing an aircraft for business purposes, Congress placed a special stimulus provision in the CARES Act to encourage such purposes be made before year end 2020. The Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security Act [...]

By |2023-01-26T18:21:40+00:00July 17th, 2020|Education|

Business Aviation Advisor – Hourly Cost Maintenance Programs Offer Unexpected Benefits

Business Aviation Advisor Article - January 1, 2020 As OEMs sought to expand aircraft deliveries to Business and General Aviation (B&GA) during the early ’80s, they encountered two hurdles. One was the perceived, if not real, inability of certain engines to achieve their published maintenance intervals, thereby increasing operating costs. The other was operator perception that certain airframes and engines were more expensive to maintain than advertised. Read the article...

By |2023-01-26T18:21:48+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Article Reprint|

Mooney Announces Partnership with PistonPower™

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mooney International Corporation announces the “Mooney Airframe and Engine Hourly Cost Maintenance Program” in partnership with PistonPower™ Kerrville, TX/EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Wisconsin July 22, 2019Mooney International Corporation is proud to announce their partnership with PistonPower™ to offer the Mooney Airframe and Engine Programon all new M20 Acclaim Ultra and M20 Ovation Ultra aircraft, as well as ALL in-service Mooney aircraft, through their Authorized Dealers and Authorized Service Centers, worldwide. The Mooney Airframe and Engine [...]

By |2023-01-26T18:21:30+00:00August 5th, 2019|Press Release|

TECNAM U.S. Announces Partnership with PistonPower™

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TECNAM U.S. announces the “Tecnam Airframe and Engine Hourly Cost Maintenance Program” in partnership with PistonPower™ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sebring, TECNAM U.S., Inc. is proud to announce their partnership with PistonPower™ to offer the Tecnam Airframe and Engine Program on ALL new delivered aircraft, as well as ALL in-service Tecnam aircraft, through their Authorized Dealers and Authorized Service Centers in US & Canada.  The Tecnam Airframe and Engine Program is an hourly cost program [...]

By |2023-01-26T18:21:58+00:00August 5th, 2019|Press Release|

Mooney Expands Customer Service Offerings

PistonPower to provide predictable maintenance costs for an hourly fee. By Pia Bergqvist April 4, 2019 Mooney Acclaim Ultra owners will soon be able to purchase a service that keeps maintenance costs more predictable. Courtesy Mooney International Kerrville, Texas-based Mooney Aircraft announced at Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland, Florida, that is expanding its Mooney Factory Service Centers and customer support offerings. The company is working on an hourly cost program for engine service for the two models it [...]

By |2023-01-26T18:22:09+00:00April 8th, 2019|Article Reprint|
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