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50, 100 & 150 Hour Checks

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:18 am
by michael747
Hi,

Does anyone know how much the above checks would be?
I suppose an engineer would be biggest expense!
On a small aircraft like a SR20 or DA40?

Whats done?

Clean sparkplugs....
Change oil....
Brake fluid......

Thanks in advance for your replies

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:23 pm
by stovepipe
Hi there
it's very difficult to give a fixed price for a routine check as there are always unintended/previously unknown items of works to be done, apart from the stuff on the maintenance schedule.Every GA engineer has tales of owners coming along after the aircraft is up on jacks and saying, "oh, yeah, the seat is cracked but it's grand.....will you check the--- as well?...the radio is u/s on the ground only...etc,etc" and there's always the "it's always been like that..it'll do!" or you'll find that an SB or a mandatory Mod is late/unaccomplished or there are large gaps in the logbooks,leading to lots of headscratching and apologies and begging letters to the IAA...apart from that, there are firms in the UK who will quote you a fixed price, eg; ?999 for the Annual for service items and ?30/hr for the rest.You can consume a lot of ?30/hr time on undoing corroded screws(neglect!) or seized bolts or filing down stone chips on props and so on.....the owner is invariably astonished at his bill and will argue the toss to the death, especially if he believes that an AD or SB is unnecessary or that something didn't have to be done.This is the same guy who won't bat an eyelid when a Dublin garage charges him E100/hr to service his Beemer or will drop a week's wages on a nag in the 2.30 at Kempton wthout batting an eye.These owners inevitably find reasons to delay payment, as if your mortgage can take a holiday at will...
Apart from that, there are, in the GA world, different ideas of how thorough a check really has to be.Some of the aircraft out there that allegedly have been thru a C of A would make a horse laugh.For anyone starting out in GA, I'd advise sticking to the Maintenance Schedule until the manufacturer or the IAA tell you other wise.
regards
S

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:19 am
by hum
Whats done is here - a lot more comprehensive than you'd think...

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP411.PDF

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:54 pm
by michael747
Thanks for your replies guys

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:52 pm
by cleared to land
Where is the best place to find out what AD's are required for light aircraft. I know it will mainly depend on what type.

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:58 pm
by michael747
stovepipe wrote:Hi there
it's very difficult to give a fixed price for a routine check as there are always unintended/previously unknown items of works to be done


Sorry for pulling up an old topic, But if the 50hr did all go to plan:
How much would it cost?
And how much is a mechanic per hour anyway?

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:07 pm
by stovepipe
The only way to find out is to go to the maintenance centres and ask them the same question.I think you'll find that the humans are the cheapest part of the equation.
regards
Stovepipe

Annual

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:29 pm
by fireblade900
Hi I just got a quote from an Aircraft Maintenance Comany in the UK, for 1600 Sterling.

I was told they would require the aircraft for two weeks min.
on avergae 4 hours per day = 40 hours.

When its broked down in to per hour, it does not seem to bad, but still to fork out 1600 Sterling plus vat isn't that close to 2,000 euros ?

I thinks thats a bit hefty for an annual on a little C150.

Has anyone got a better quote close to home ?

Cheers.

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:55 am
by bounce
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