Engine Assurance Defers Minimum Flight Hours Requirements During COVID-19 Crisis
Engine Assurance Program (EAP), an alternative to traditional hourly engine maintenance programs, will defer its minimum flight hour requirement of 75 hours for the program until 2021. The procedure was changed to assist operators who may be flying fewer hours due to the coronavirus pandemic. EAP will waive flight hour minimums for 2020 if operators fly 150 hours by the end of 2021.
Piedmont Propulsion Offers Support For Model 568F Propeller On ATR Turboprops
Piedmont Propulsion Systems (PPS), a subsidiary of First Aviation Services, has added complete major inspection support for the Model 568F propeller installed on the Next-Gen ATR family of turboprop aircraft. This includes the removal and re-application of the blade compression wrap, which are available to all operators, either as part of a PPS propeller maintenance contract or on an ad hoc basis. The company worked with the FAA to pursue the release of the process which was previously restricted to OEM-licensed facilities.