Many people nowadays have flown in an aircraft at some point in their life. They may gaze from their seat as the wings glide through the sky, see the engines spin fast during takeoff, or maybe watch a movie on a provided screen on the seat in front of them during their flight. Others may be fascinated by the many tools and electronics they see in the captain’s cockpit as they enter and exit the plane. All of these are things that make up the planes that we are familiar with, but there are actually millions of small and large aircraft parts that all come together to make these grand machines. And with all of these parts, the need to eventually repair or replace comes with time.
Just like a passenger car, aircraft often need maintenance and inspections on various parts to ensure that everything is running smoothly and is safe for use. With time, even the cosmetics of a plane may wear out, warranting replacement by being purchased and installed onto the plane during maintenance.
Aircraft interior parts may include those that we are familiar with, such as seats, carpets, bins, pull out tables, and more. While these may not serve any mechanical functionality the way engines do, these parts often wear out very quickly cosmetically and need to be replaced from time to time. Many commercial airlines keep thousands of replacement components for these issues and all can be swapped out on an as needed basis.
Exterior parts, including engines, wings, windshields, and aircraft propellers, often need replacement as well as they are subjected to weather and the elements during their use. These components are often replaced to meet minimum safety standards as well and during inspections, parts that are found to be in disrepair will cause airplanes to stay grounded until the part is repaired or replaced.
Other components are also replaced due simply to being outdated. Parts that are replaced for this reason can include audio panels, autopilots, radar altimeters, storm scopes, weather radars, HF radios, and more to ensure that everything is up to date and functions smoothly. Even the actual frames of the aircraft need to be replaced as well when needed.
When parts are ready to be replaced, the aircraft owner or commercial airline finds a parts dealer to supply them with necessary components for replacement. While commercial airlines keep the typically replaced parts they need, they still have to obtain these items by purchasing from parts dealers. Parts dealers range from small to very large, and depending on who one utilizes, they may specialize in one or two aspects of airplane components. Nevertheless, conducting general maintenance and inspections of aircraft components keeps aircraft running smoothly and safely at all times, and obtaining these needed parts is very important to airlines and aircraft owners.
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