Aircraft Material

6 Quick Tips To Help You Choose The Right Repair Station

6 Quick Tips To Help You Choose The Right Repair Station

You have an aircraft part. You need it repaired. Despite your urgency, you dread having to send it to the MRO. 

They’re notorious for having high-cost work orders, their lead times are never right, and getting a reply from them is faster with a horse and carriage. 

You have hundreds of MRO options.

With a little bit of knowledge and a loan, your FAA repair station is off to the races. There are very little barriers to entry. 

When choosing a part 145 repair station it’s not just about the quality of their repairs, even though that’s important, it’s also about their business practices.

3 Painful Reasons To Re-Evaluate Your Aircraft Component Repair Strategy

3 Painful Reasons To Re-Evaluate Your Aircraft Component Repair Strategy

We've all been there when the dreaded phone begins to ring. You anxiously wait as you look at the caller id.

A brief thought comes to mind, should I pick it up? Or should I let it go to voice-mail?

You ponder the thought of ignoring it.

Instead, you cautiously pick up the phone.

“Hello."

It’s your boss, the VP of Maintenance and Engineering, and he’s unhappy about the current spending.

He’s beginning to feel the pressure from your CFO.

Repair costs have doubled and they're now taking more time to process, meaning more people must get involved.

5 Maintenance Check Blog Posts You Must Read Today

5 Maintenance Check Blog Posts You Must Read Today

Whether you're a newcomer to the industry or a seasoned professional,  you know that maintenance checks can be challenging.

But they don’t have to be.

There’s an easier way, a way you can make every maintenance check simpler and faster.

Keep reading and find out how you can save time and money while avoiding costly delays and managing unforeseen complications on your next maintenance check.

Check out Skylink’s top 5 blog post on maintenance check kitting.

5 HUGE REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO OUTSOURCE YOUR C-CHECK MATERIAL

5 HUGE REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO OUTSOURCE YOUR C-CHECK MATERIAL

Your aircraft is in the hangar. The clock is ticking. Tic. Toc. Tic. Toc.

Each second that passes, your stress builds. It’s a lot of pressure. From the 50 - 150 rotables, expendables, and consumables you need to sourcing, processing, chasing, and tracking. It’s all on you. What are you going to do about it?

Without a plan, you’ll be sure to waste time and money. And maybe from the experience, you’ll get a nice little ulcer as a trophy of how stressed you were.

MAINTENANCE CHECK KITTING: WHAT IT IS, THE BENEFITS, & HOW TO USE IT

MAINTENANCE CHECK KITTING: WHAT IT IS, THE BENEFITS, & HOW TO USE IT

If you’re not using maintenance check kits you’re missing out on a huge opportunity. An opportunity to save time, money, and even your sanity.

But it's quite possible you lost that a long time ago.

Whatever it is, let me show you how to use maintenance check kits to your advantage.

4 Common mistakes in HAZMAT Shipping

 4 Common mistakes in HAZMAT Shipping

Will there ever be a day where you and HAZMAT get along? Maybe.

Actually, it’s completely possible. If you learn how to stay compliant with it.  

You’ll be shocked how easy it is to fall out of compliance, or maybe you’ve already dealt with the hassle of it.

We’re all human and mistakes happen, but if you’re aware of them beforehand you’ll have less of a chance to make them.

5 Aircraft Parts That Are Dangerous Goods In Disguise

5 Aircraft Parts That Are Dangerous Goods In Disguise

Dealing with HAZMAT is a pain. I’m sure you’re even rolling your eyes thinking about it. But you know what’s worse?

Finding out that you have an AOG because one of your cargo items was mislabeled. Even worse than that?

You didn’t even know it was a HAZMAT material to begin with.

Now both time and money is being wasted.

But this happens all the time, and even the most experienced shippers can overlook dangerous goods because they’re just so damn sneaky.

Luckily there’s a solution.

All you have to do is know what to look for and how to tackle it.

The Painful Material Lessons of a Growing Fleet

The Painful Material Lessons of a Growing Fleet

Is your fleet growing? Do you feel prepared?

Scrambling to resolve AOGs, running out of money, and not having enough time to do everything are clear signs, you're having growing pains.

It's those pains you feel deep in your chest. Like a 2-ton brick pressing down on your core.

On one hand, it's great your fleet is growing. On another, it's causing you tension. I like to think of as a puzzle. You need to scope the landscape and then begin laying down your puzzle pieces.

7 Aircraft Consumable Secrets Every Buyer Should Know

7 Aircraft Consumable Secrets Every Buyer Should Know

Have you been AOG for bolts? What about bearings and wire?

You live in a world where fast paced and stress is how you get things done.

And since your product is flying close to the speed of sound, fast paced is an understatement.

Grounded aircraft and poor planning are a sure shot to lose money.

5 HAZMAT Tips When Purchasing Aircraft Material

5 HAZMAT Tips When Purchasing Aircraft Material

Do you often purchase aircraft material that's dangerous goods?

Have you ever experienced a delay? An issue? Or even working with others who can't ship HAZMAT?

Maybe you even received HAZMAT material that shipped with the wrong paperwork, had poor packaging, the cargo carrier bumped your shipment, or you had no idea it was HAZMAT.

The list of potential problems is endless. But more importantly...