AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE

Michael Town – Director of Operations

Our Director of Flight Operations has a unique history in aviation. From airshows to air racing Michael has gained the trust of airshow performers such as Melissa Pemberton, and Skip Stewart with the safety of their aircraft. Michael also has been very successful in air racing with teams such as Rare Bear and Precious Metal in the prestigious unlimited class at the Reno Air Races. He would become one of the youngest crew chiefs in the unlimited class in 2011 at the age of 38 on the highly modified P-51 Precious Metal. He now brings his skill, and mindset to XL Aviation. With input from the rest of the XL Aviation team we are reshaping how flight school maintenance is done. Safer, faster, and with less down time.

MAINTENANCE

Flatten and Reduce Aircraft Management Cost. 40% reduced Maintenance Cost and downtime. 

At XL Aviation we’ve taken a different approach to aircraft maintenance, and the long term health of your aircraft. Our maintenance programs are custom tailored towards continued preventative maintenance on a daily, and/or monthly basis to catch minor issues before before you reach your next Annual or 100 hour inspection. This allows our technicians to find small issues before they become major red flags. Therefore reducing your yearly maintenance cost and down time during major inspections. We offer three different levels of continued maintenance to suit each individual owners needs. Each Package starts with a normal monthly fee, and we cater a package to your aircraft type, and its yearly operating schedule. Each aircraft is assigned a crew chief that is responsible for your aircraft and it’s inspection and maintenance schedule. Giving your a better line of communication between owner/operator and their mechanic.

Scheduled Maintenance Programs

An annual is a huge dent in any private aircraft owner or operators flying budget. It causes a huge spike in the cost of maintenance once a year. With our scheduled maintenance program you can afford to have constant maintenance program you can afford  to have constant maintenance oversight that includes your yearly annual inspection. Why pay for your annual all at once? XL Aviation can come up with a monthly plan to make monthly payments on your annual inspection and preventive maintenance. This gives you as an owner/operator even on the smallest budget the opportunity to afford superior aircraft maintenance, and preventive maintenance without the sting of that “once a year” annual cost. We care for your aircraft throughout the year so we can catch minor issues before they become big one’s at annual time. 

BRONZE

$110/month* Includes basic 1 hour inspection of external airframe, powerpoint, and propellers. Items included, nut not limited to:

  • LANDING GEAR – Tires, brake pads, brake discs, brake fluid and tire condition.
  • WINGS – Control surfaces, external lights, flap tracks, hinges, etc.
  • FUSELAGE – Aircraft windows, exterior/interior lights, visible exterior structure/doors
  • PROPELLER – Blades and spinner
  • ENGINE – Oil level, remove cowlings, overall engine condition, engine controls and linkage, engine baffles, seals and gaskets for leaks, exhaust, engine electrical wiring, and general engine/accessory condition

SILVER

$165/month* Includes intermediate 1.5 hour inspection of internal and external airframe, powerplant, and propellers. Items included but not limited to:

  • LANDING GEAR – Tires, brake pads, brake discs, brake fluid and tire condition.
  • WINGS – Control surfaces, external lights, flap tracks, hinges, etc.
  • FUSELAGE – Aircraft windows, exterior/interior lights, visible exterior structure/doors
  • PROPELLER – Blades and spinner
  • ENGINE – Oil level, cowlings, and visible external exhaust components

GOLD

$220/month* Includes an in depth 2 hour inspection of internal and external airframe, powerplant, and propellers. Items included but not limited to:

  • LANDING GEAR – Tires, brake pads, brake discs, brake fluid and tire condition.
  • WINGS – Control surfaces, external lights, flap tracks, hinges, etc.
  • FUSELAGE – Aircraft windows, exterior/interior lights, visible exterior structure/doors
  • PROPELLER – Blades and spinner
  • ENGINE – Oil level, remove cowlings, overall engine condition, engine controls and linkage, engine baffles, seals and gaskets for leaks, exhaust, engine electrical wiring, and general engine/accessory condition, cylinder compression check, Anti ice system service (TKS)
  • Battery service/charge
  • Spark plug service

*Inspection only. Does not include labor or parts generated from squawks. All squawks will be billed at $100/hr shop rate plus cost of parts. 

ANNUAL INSPECTIONS, AND GENERAL MAINTENANCE $110/HR

At XL Aviation we also offer A la Cart inspections and maintenance to a variety of general aviation and speciality aircraft including aerobatic, vintage, and experimental aircraft. Call our maintenance department for a quote on your specific aircraft and needs. If we can’t do it in house we will find a subcontractor in our network that can.

 

Off airfield AOG (Aircraft On Ground) Service** $150/HR+ $.75/mile

Had a minor issue off your home airfield? We can help! Have a flat tire or something that just doesn’t feel right? Our technicians can travel to YOU. We will get you back home, or just give you peace of mind that your aircraft is safe to continue your destination.

**Offered at remote airports, or airports with less restrictive off airport maintenance regulations.

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