Maintainance control

EC Aviation Maintenance Control services give operators the opportunity to outsource this part of their operation to create economies of scale.

EC Aviation  provides the following services:

  1. Forecasting & Planning
  2. Cost Analysis
  3. Control
  4. Import & Export C of A’s
  5. Coordination

Forecasting & Planning

Maintain planning / record systems to monitor all aircraft hours, call-out of lifed components, special requirements and inspections as specified in the Aircraft Maintenance Program and update following any maintenance activities
Provide short and medium period maintenance forecasting to complement operational availability of fleet
Ensure availability of future component / spare requirements to reduce aircraft down-time
Assist with any technical queries relating to the fleet.
Ensure sufficient back-up systems available for electronic planning systems in use

Cost Analysis

Provide maintenance inputs required during budgetary exercises

Control

Responsible for the overall control and directing of maintenance matters on the allocated fleet
Liaise with contracting maintenance firms
Ensure that procedures are complied with by all persons associated with the maintenance of the fleet
Ensure the helicopter fleet meets regulatory requirements for instruments and equipment, according to the Minimum Equipment List per helicopter type
Issue Technical Directives to Maintenance Providers on maintenance required and finalise applicable maintenance documentation on completion thereof
Update helicopter fleet logbooks based on flying activities and coordinate / report all defects to the maintenance provider
Ensure retention of all maintenance documentation IAW CAA/Manufacturer requirements

Import & Export Certificates of Airworthiness (C of A’s)

Liaise with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on maintenance, inspections and general airworthiness related matters
Ensure helicopter fleet is maintained in an airworthiness condition
Ensure periodic Annual reviews of Airworthiness, Maintenance reviews, mandatory replacement times, and Periodic inspections as detailed in the Maintenance Program for each aircraft are carried out as they fall due
Liaise with Maintenance Contractor to ensure that all information contained in Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins, Service Letters and similar documents are assessed and complied with
Maintain a current subscription of Airworthiness Directives per helicopter type to ensure timely receipt thereof

Coordination

Ensure Maintenance Manuals are kept on latest revision status and relevant to Companies maintenance requirements
Ensure revision service for Flight Manuals are maintained and revisions received forwarded to the Operator
Coordinate appropriate maintenance arrangements or advise the pilot-in-command of appropriate actions required during maintenance activities away from the maintenance base
Ensure appropriate actions are followed for aircraft being hired as per official agreement
Continuous review of maintenance related legislation to ensure appropriate action is taken IAW Manual Amendment Procedures
Regular liaison with involved sub-contractors to enhance TAT period on repairs
Monitor transfer process of components removed to repair stations
Ensure reportable accident / incident / defect procedures to CAA are followed