Design Considerations for Ease of Maintenance in Commuter Aircraft 820722
The commuter aircraft is subject to an unique operating environment compared to other air carrier aircraft. The small size of the aircraft, in conjunction with the small corporate size of the typical commuter air carrier, forces the aircraft into a critical role regarding the operator’s success. As as result, the effect of the aircraft design engineer’s ability to achieve a reliable, easily maintained aircraft is magnified in the commuter’s world.
Accessability, well documented maintenance and inspection techniques and the ability to correct malfunctions in the field are the keys to a commuter aircraft’s maintenance success.