The Top 3 Greases For Aircraft Wheel Bearings

The Top 3 Greases For Aircraft Wheel Bearings

How do you decide on the grease for aircraft wheel bearings?

I recently read an article about how some people, cough-cough, not you, were using automotive grease. From a cost standpoint, this was a great idea. It was cheap! But any old grease will not do.

You want something reliable.

Something that prolongs the use of your assets. And doesn’t cause "you know what" to hit the fan (it rhymes with fit). I’ve seen a lot of questions asking "what type of aircraft wheel bearing grease should maintenance teams use?", so here’s a quick little guide to help you.

5 Types Of Aircraft Grease That Covers 90% Of All Your Grease Needs

5 Types Of Aircraft Grease That Covers 90% Of All Your Grease Needs

Have you ever been AOG for grease?

You may be sitting across from this screen laughing, but I’ve seen it.  Seriously!
One of our team members get’s a frantic call. The client panicking.

We’re “AOG” for grease -he clamored. You could tell by his voice someone made a big mistake. He was having to pay for it. They ran out of aircraft grease and didn’t replenish. Whoops!

Learn How To Be An Effective Aircraft Material Buyer In 5 Minutes Or Less

Learn How To Be An Effective Aircraft Material Buyer In 5 Minutes Or Less

Do you purchase aircraft material like it was 1995?

You throw out an offer ($$$), cross your fingers, and hope for the best.

You say to yourself, I know it’s 5% of the quoted price but let’s give it a good ‘ole try.

And try you do...

How Ad-hoc Expendables Are Killing Your Biz...& You!

How Ad-hoc Expendables Are Killing Your Biz...& You!

It happened again.

Maintenance requested more expendables for a routine task card and yet again, you haven't dealt with the material since 1999.

Now, you have to go source and purchase this material. And more than likely, maintenance needed it yesterday.

TAP Portugal Supply Chain Planner breaks down his problem solving strategy.

TAP Portugal Supply Chain Planner breaks down his problem solving strategy.

At 18 years old, Anthony Grieco saw an opportunity to help companies save money in the expanding aviation industry through logistics.  

He earned his degree in Transport Management and Logistics and without wasting any time he immediately began working as a Supply Chain Planner for TAP Portugal.

The Easiest & Most Cost Effective Way To Manage Your Expendables

The Easiest & Most Cost Effective Way To Manage Your Expendables

Is processing your aircraft expendable orders like cleaning a toilet? 

It’s messy, time-consuming, and there are more productive things you could be doing. 

Likely!  

But whether you like it or not, these low value, high volume items are an important asset to your fleet. 

They’re crucial! 

Yet, they take up a ton of time. 

Why Are Expendables And Consumables So Hard To Manage?

Why Are Expendables And Consumables So Hard To Manage?

The email hits your inbox. 

You glance at the subject line and it reads “Need ASAP for XTY-123.” 

Maintenance is requesting material for this week’s project.

You anxiously open the document. 

It’s expendable and consumable material: 

  • 85 bolts
  • 950 pins
  • 247 o'rings
  • 5 switches
  • 6 quarts of sealant
  • An occasional rotable

The request is 100 line items. 

Some items you’ve never purchased, while others are high volume for you but your inventory level does not meet this maintenance need. 

And it’s not that you haven’t done this before. 

It’s just damn difficult. 

 

How Aeromar Airlines CEO, Andrés Fabre handles the challenges of leading an airline.

How Aeromar Airlines CEO, Andrés Fabre handles the challenges of leading an airline.

Andres Fabre had a vision. A vision of being the CEO of an airline.

But he wasn’t just born into the role. He had to work hard, create value and transform the people and operations around him.

He started his career in the heat, tossing luggage into carts.

After time, he noticed that wasn’t going to be enough. Not to be CEO. He had to create value for others. He had to WORK faster, harder, and longer.

Andres began to realize something…

29 Ways To Prepare For An Aircraft on Ground

29 Ways To Prepare For An Aircraft on Ground

When you hear the 3 letters, A-O-G, it makes you cringe

Your heart rate starts to race, your palms begin to sweat and you frantically think I-have-to-fix-this-now

AOG are stressful. But if you're prepared before the AOG, it’ll make your aviation life much easier.

The Undeniable Truth Of The QA Manual: It's Boring & Ineffective Alone

The Undeniable Truth Of The QA Manual:  It's Boring & Ineffective Alone

Quality Assurance manuals are boring. 

Most people skim or skip and don’t read it. And if they’re not reading it…it’s ineffective. 

The 100-page document is a snoozefest. A sleeper. A book that’ll knock you out from boredom in 5 seconds.

Care to dare this hypothesis? Test someone. See for yourself. 

It’s the cold hard truth. Yell and scream if you’d like. But the document itself isn’t engaging. It’s a sleeper. 

It needs help. It requires engaging training and coaching. We’ll dig into this in a minute. 

But right now…