Today we will talk about Most important thing in aviation yes it’s airworthiness meaning Aircraft is fit to fly or not ?
So let’s dig more about it starting with Definition
” Airworthiness has a number of aspects which relate to the legal and physical state of an aircraft. “
Yes it’s related with state of an Aircraft in terms of legal way i.e it must be according to National & International Regulations and documentations
Additionally, an aircraft must be operated within the limits laid down in the Flight Manual; an aircraft which exceeds any limit may compromise its airworthiness. In service, an aircraft must also be maintained according to its Approved Maintenance Schedule for it to remain airworthy; through-life maintenance would be included in the term Continuing Airworthiness.
What actually is Airworthiness ?
The connection between airworthiness and flight safety is an obvious but complex one. The design activity, besides meeting the applicable certification code, often seeks to improve the aircraft’s economics and cost benefit to both the manufacturer and the operator. Certification authorities will therefore examine all aspects of the design and construction of an aircraft, even when there is apparent improvement to minimum standards. When an aircraft type is first judged to meet all the certification requirements it will be issued with a Type Certificate (TC).
Deficiencies in airworthiness may be indicated following an in-service incident or accident.
These may relate to unknown failures, errors or limitations of the Type design and/or failure to meet the conditions for safe operation.
How to keep Aircraft Airworthy ?
The Organisation operating that Aircraft must carry out maintenance according to APPROVED MAINTENANCE PROGRAM (AMP) and Also any Unscheduled maintenance required after abnormal events occurred during flight.
We have already made a video on schedule maintenance and Maintenance Checks carried out on Aircraft.
A,B,C & D Maintenance Checks carried out on Aircraft :-
So by reading these blogs I think you got clear idea about Importance of Airworthiness in aviation industry.
See you soon till than keep learning…