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Fleet Aviation releases computerized maintenance tracker

March 25, 2011, 09:33 pm

Fleet Aviation has developed a computerized maintenance tracking program catered specifically for piston aircraft , which will allow owners to keep adequate records for their planes, according to General Aviation News.

"We utilize the same system we employ for our FAA regulated Part 135 charter operations, which requires incredibly thorough and exact record-keeping," Fleet Aviation’s director of maintenance, Chris Szabo, told the source.

Centrally organized maintenance records are essential when selling aircraft. According to the source, 25 percent of a plane's resale value is based on the maintenance records, as buyers typically look to purchase well-maintained aircraft.

Small aircraft owners previously had to rely on paper records for what many aviation experts consider to be an essential task which could impact insurance rates and lead some to question aircraft safety, according to Fleet Aviation.

Having maintenance records for a plan is important for buyers. Poorly maintained aircraft can develop corrosion and other serious problems that may result in in-flight mechanical failures and lead to fatal accidents. For pilots unaware of an aircraft's maintenance information, precautions such as pilot insurance are important should a crash occur and result in terminal injuries.  

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