Over the last several months, we’ve covered a lot of different aircraft parts and functions as part of our goal to educate and inform pilots, mechanics, and aircraft owners about the importance of aircraft maintenance and keeping your systems in tiptop shape. In the next several articles, we’re going to take a deeper dive into all the airframes AAI supports. Whether your aircraft is Beechcraft, Bombardier Challenger, Cessna, Citation, King Air, or Piper AAI can help you get the parts you need better, faster, more affordable, and without losing quality. Regardless of what aircraft you own, AAI’s goal is to help you get access to hard-to-find parts without the headaches, long lead times, and high prices.
In this article, we’re going to look at King Air, as well as a few specific parts that AAI specializes in. As a pilot, mechanic, or aircraft owner, we understand how frustrating it is to have a grounded plane. When you partner with AAI for your exchange or overhaul, you have options and high-level technical experience you can’t get somewhere else. Keep reading to learn more about how you can get your King Air aircraft back in the air with AAI.
AAI Overhauls and Exchanges King Air Aircraft Parts
When it comes to your King Air aircraft, you want to know you’re getting the best service so you can get your plane back in the air with confidence and the security that comes with safe, certified, and tested parts. AAI services a lot of different King Air parts, including landing gear, actuators, blower controllers, fuel pumps, and more. In this article, we’re going to discuss landing gear overhaul and inspection, landing gear actuator maintenance, and landing gear actuator clevis hole inspection.
King Air Landing Gear Overhaul and Inspection
According to Beechcraft, King Air landing gear needs to be inspected every 8,000 flight hours or every six years. Whether any parts need to be overhauled will be determined during the inspection. If the inspection reveals additional parts to be replaced or need specialized surface repairs, these items should be handled by a shop with special repair capability to minimize downtime and keep overhaul cost affordable. There are a lot of reasons a landing gear could need overhaul, including:
- Corrosion damage
- Fatigue cracking found during non-destructive testing
- Tolerances worn beyond limits
- Chrome plating damage
Because landing gear takes so much abuse with each flight, it is important to stay up to date on inspections and necessary overhaul. If you’re interested in learning more about landing gear repair and overhaul, check out our blog covering aircraft landing gear repair and overhaul.
King Air Landing Gear Actuator Maintenance
When it comes to your King Air aircraft landing gear actuator, inspection requirements for end play check is 1,000 cycles or 30 calendar months. It is important to keep an eye on these parts, as small issues with the landing gear actuator can lead to big problems. In addition to end play inspection, AAI offers full overhaul mechanical landing gear actuators.
King Air Landing Gear Actuator Clevis Hole Inspection
Beechcraft also requires inspection of the landing gear actuator clevis hole to be inspected every 1000 hours. AAI offer clevis hole inspection and it is standard during the actuator overhaul or end play inspection when you send your parts in.
AAI Services a Variety of King Air Aircraft Models
AAI can help with maintenance services on a lot of different King Air models, including King Air 90 Series, King Air 100 Series, King Air 200 Series, King Air 300 Series, Beechcraft Airliner Series, and more. So, whether you’re flying aC90 or the 1900D Airliner, AAI will take care of your needs. AAI understands the frustration that comes with needing to repair or replace an airplane part, especially on a tight turn around.
AAI Will Help You Get Certified King Air Parts Fast
When you can’t find the parts you need, the problems multiply. You send in your plane for routine maintenance and expect to have it back in a week. But inspections turn up several parts that need to be replaced, which could take weeks or even months. What now?
The entire process of locating, ordering, and receiving certified aircraft accessories is a huge headache.
Uncertified, untested parts are all over the internet, but do you really want to risk your safety for convenience? Certified replacement parts can take a ridiculously long time to ship – sometimes months – and the cost can be absurdly high.
Unless you shop with AAI.
We’ll help you avoid the delays and headaches, and instead get certified, safe, and tested aircraft accessories so that you can fix your aircraft and get back to flying.
We make it easy for you to get the King Air parts you need:
1. Call AAI
2. Get a quote
3. Fix your plane and fly
Check out our certified parts and accessories for King Air Aircraft here.