Maintenance taking into consideration the operating environment

Club technical officers and tug masters have been reminded that both UK Part-ML (for certified aircraft) and BCAR A3-7 (for Permit to Fly aircraft) include requirements for owners, operators, and organisations managing aircraft to review and assess both mandatory and recommended instructions for continuing airworthiness within the Aircraft Maintenance Programme to assess its effectiveness of the maintenance tasks considering the use of the aircraft and operational environment.

The aircraft maintenance programme provides an opportunity to ensure that a tug aircraft’s unique operating environment, which for example includes a relatively high number of take-offs and landings per flying hour, is taken into consideration during maintenance.