Do You Know How Aircraft Engines Work?

Often people are curious to know how the engines of any aircraft really work. Though most of the time they will be flying in the air, during landing and before take-off they will also run on the ground like any other vehicle.

Therefore, often people who are familiar with driving any motor vehicle wonder whether aircraft too has gear and other transmission system like an ordinary car.

Aircraft is not completely gearless. Since aircraft needs to be slowed down after landing, there has to be certain gear mechanism to reduce the RPM of engine so that its propeller can operate at efficient RPM.

Most of the IC engine propeller driven aircraft will fly at a certain specific RPM during different stages of the flight. As an example, usually take-offs as well as departures are at certain designed maximum RPM.

During enroute, the engine usually is operated at slower speed and with more efficient RPM. Also, you can imagine the RPMs as a kind of gear that you are familiar in case of a car.

Few maintenance issues of aircrafts

Following are few parts of any aircraft, which are quite vulnerable where you need to use the best borescope for Williams Aviation engines to detect the fault during preventive maintenance of the aircraft.

  1. Fan blades of engine

Due to exposure to different harsh weather conditions, those are powerful agents for working against overall condition of fan blades.

As they are an integral part of the engine, keeping them in right condition with regular inspection will be essential and that can save significant cost.

  1. Contaminated A/C heat exchangers

Contamination of air conditioner heat exchangers is another concern as it can affect the cabin temperature of the aircraft whether your aircraft is in Middle East or even Northern Europe.

In Europe however, air-conditioning heat exchangers need fewer repairs and inspection as compared to aircraft that are based in the Middle East.

  1. Fuel tank contamination

Those aircrafts, which are based in very hot and humid climate environment you will experience lots of fuel tanks that are badly contaminated.

Therefore, it is recommended that owners must drain their fuel frequently and also undertake certain fuel sampling checks from fuel tank contamination more frequently.

  1. Aircraft parking procedures

Also, as people have experienced that obstructed/blocked pitot as well as static ports are a common problem that may lead to too much maintenance and cost.

All these costs can easily be avoided by installing required pitot static as well as engine covers while the aircraft remains parked, irrespective of whether it is inside or outside the hangar.

  1. Water draining during winter operations

Another maintenance problem may crop up if the water systems have not been properly drained and/or the aircraft owner does not follow the draining procedures in right manner.

This will result in leakage of water system due to cracked components like pipes, taps, heaters and fittings.

For proper operation of aircraft engine and also for its good performance, you need to give very high priority to regular preventive maintenance activities.

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