It is obvious that the purpose of repair of an airplane or its particular systems is not just making it look saleable, but rather to bring the whole plane to airworthy condition, complying with design documentation of its manufacturer, when the plane can be operated within the stated range of characteristics with proper level of flight safety.
Of course, the beauty should not be forgotten as well. Appearance of an aircraft is also very important. Final step of any repair or production operation should be having appearance of the aircraft brought to compliance with requirements of manufacturing plant or with wishes of its customer (operator).
The main purpose of aircraft repair, however, is to identify any defects or malfunctions, fix them and bring the plane to fully airworthy condition with no risk to human lives.
Some examples of parts received for repair
The following parts were damaged:
We repaired the wing
The following parts were fixed:
Repair time: 2 weeks.
We repaired the wing.
The following parts were fixed:
Repair time: 30 business days.
Tooling for airplane wings manufacture and repair
Hidden defects are the most insidious in an aircraft repair.
Hidden defect is a defect which cannot be identified visually or by means of standard inspection or diagnostic ways, but found during maintenance or with special diagnostic means.
The definition of a hidden defect shows expressly that in order to find such defects not only thorough inspection must be performed, but what is more important, you must know product design and its manufacturing process, have knowledge and skills to work with the products which have been used in different operational conditions.
It greatly stands for structural and carrying elements of an aircraft (body, structure, landing gears, wings, etc.), as well as for its controls and flight control surfaces (ailerons, trailing edge flaps, rudders, elevating rudders, fins, etc.)
Therefore, making aircraft repair without due knowledge, skills, experience and documentation may result in FAILURE to find certain defects and, consequently, in FAILURE to eliminated them. This way, an airplane may be admitted to flights with in faulty condition, which may lead to air accident or crash.
So, when choosing a company to repair your airplane, it is crucial to take into account not only financial part of their offer, by also to consider how responsible their approach is in assessment of their own capabilities and in fulfillment of commitments they undertake.
Cracks in working surfaces of aircraft flight-control surfaces. It is absolutely unknown for how long the plane would work in such condition. Repair is needed.
Condition of airplane flight-control surfaces must be like this.
Time of work completion under the agreement - 5 business days.
Silver Wings Ltd., located in Samara city, is a manufacturer of Corvette and Cicada airplanes, it performs repairs, retrofitting and maintenance of airplanes.
Our company performs these work having the following:
- knowledge of aircraft design specifics, strength properties and safety margin of structural elements,
- technologies used in aircraft manufacture,
- production tooling used in aircraft manufacture,
- testing tooling for try-out and adjustment of aircraft systems and units,
- skilled staff.
After repair is completed, validation tests, including flight trials, are performed as necessary. Records of repair and validation tests are entered into aircraft log-book based on test results.
The work is performed under a business contract with relevant warranty obligations for the work.