Maintenance Management for Owner/Pilot & Pilot-Only Flight Departments
Most people assume that if they take an aircraft to a manufacturer or FAA certified Repair station that they do not have to worry because they are hiring the best. This is a common illusion. While there are some FAA-certified mechanics at the manufacturer service centers who are competent, these facilities are only required to have one FAA-certified mechanic per ten non-certified technicians who all operate under their oversight. Consequently, manufacturer service centers and 141 repair stations famously use this loophole to employ non FAA-certified, inexperienced or no experience “technicians” who will work for less to bring down their labor costs.
Now you know why your squawk resolution is taking far too long or taking multiple trips back and forth or why your guaranteed parts program was charged for replacing a whole system with new parts. Being a manufacturer technician may literally mean they were just promoted off the wash rack to troubleshoot your aircraft problems. We make certain the service center technicians assigned to your aircraft are competent and stay with the plane throughout its visit.
A typical aircraft coming out of service center maintenance may have multiple squawks as a result of disassembly and reassembly. Many brand new aircraft post production and going to delivery flight test have dozens of discrepancies to be resolved despite being new production. Accordingly, using Premier experienced flight test pilots eliminates your exposure to the inherent risks of these flights.
With Premier as your Director of Maintenance, you save valuable time and money by deploying our FAA-certified maintenance managers overseeing the care of your aircraft maximizing efficiencies, performing audits, operating with global maintenance reach and having long-term relationships with aircraft manufacturers. Our service is very reasonably priced and we definitely will make flying more enjoyable in many different ways:
Safety: Rigorous compliance and conformity to high standards by certified professionals with post maintenance inspection of your plane including flight test.
Peace of Mind: Independent audits insure maximum residual value retention and safety.
Saves Time: Our professional pilots can fly your aircraft to and from the Service Center. Maintenance is done right the first time with audited results which equals fewer return visits, less downtime and greater efficiency.
Saves Money: We routinely find wasted motion at the service centers and have saved clients hundreds of thousands of dollars in one service center visit. We will also ensure that all warranty work is performed and credited before it’s too late.
Global AOG Assistance: Premier works with Single Point Assist and their unique international AOG maintenance service that has qualified technicians at your international destination ready to respond to your call. Our technicians will come to your aircraft to assist your mechanic or take the lead on solving the problem.
24/7 Access: Access to our team of FAA and EASA-certified aviation experts when you need them most.
Maintains Aircraft Value: Buyers gain confidence when documentation is correct and FAA-certified maintenance and oversight becomes part of the aircraft’s permanent record.