Mainblades will be exhibiting at this years’ MRO Europe 2021 event. With Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) forecasting the European MRO market will be the largest in the world in the next 10 years and global vaccination roll outs ramping up; excitement continues to build up for a return of in-person events. As such, the MRO Europe…
Aircraft delivery can occur in two cases. The first case is when a new aircraft was built and is delivered to a customer for the first time. The second case is during lease transitions when an aircraft that was already in operations for some time gets redelivered to a new owner.
The delivery phase is spread over four or five days on average, dependent upon the aircraft programme. A standard delivery procedure takes place as follows:
Day 1: Ground checks: external surfaces, bays and cabin visual inspection, static aircraft system and cockpit checks, engine tests.
Day 2: Acceptance flight: checks during flight of all aircraft systems (including cabin systems) and aircraft behaviour in the whole flight envelope.
Day 3: Physical rework or provision of solutions for all technical and quality obstacles open in delivery.
Day 4: Completion of technical acceptance allowing the issuance of the Certificate of Airworthiness.
Day 5: The aircraft changes owner. Preparation of the aircraft for the ferry flight to its home base.