The last thing you want is your aircraft having problems in the air. That is why it is important to keep your planes properly maintained. Sure, they are made to withstand extreme weather conditions, but leaving them without any type of maintenance can easily make them rusty and unsafe to use.
Make sure to follow these tips on proper aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul:
Clean it thoroughly
Cleaning a huge aircraft takes a lot of time and energy, but it must always be done. Both the exterior and the interior of the plane must be inspected. First, begin by washing the exterior of the aircraft. Remove debris such as bugs and oil. Use a cleaner that is a hundred percent safe for aluminium. Next, protect it by painting it with a wax or polymer sealant. Make sure to give the windows and glass a good scrub as well.
For the aircraft’s interior, make sure to clean any dirt and debris. You can use a vacuum to clean the floor as well as the seats thoroughly.
Inspect the aircraft
You should inspect the aircraft right before every use. Look for signs of leakage, corrosion, and mechanical issues. Another thing to check is the fuel hoses and injectors. If there is some blue staining around it, then make sure to have a professional take care of it immediately.
Inspecting an aircraft is a lot more technical though, so make sure to call a professional and have them take a look at your plane instead.
Keeping an aircraft properly maintained is definitely a hundred times harder than keeping your car in its best shape. You can clean your plane and take a look at it before it takes off and right after it lands, but calling a professional to have it maintained and looked at would be your best bet.