One of the more vital roles of the Federal Aviation Administration is its flight check program. Not to be confused with check rides or check pilots, the FAA flight check, or Flight Inspection Operations Group, are a group of pilots and NAVAID technicians tasked with ensuring all NAVAIDS in North America operate within their established parameters. The flight inspection team does some amazing work. They inspect over 5,500 facilities annually and fly over 20,000 flight hours in the process. The FAA has an impressive fleet of aircraft that they use for flight checks, which include Bombardier Challenger 601s, 604s, and 605s, Beechcraft BE-300 King Airs, and Lear 60s. They operate a fleet of over thirty aircraft, which involves a lot of planned and unplanned maintenance. When you are supporting a fleet of multiple aircraft types, you need to know that your parts procurement specialists know what they are doing. You don’t have time for unnecessary delays, especially when something as important as inspecting America’s NAVAIDS is on the line.
King Airs are a natural fit for this type of work. With good range and cruising speed, they can access much of the Midwest from their Oklahoma City home base within a couple of hours, and they have no problems flying into the smallest airports out there while staying in the mix with major airports, no problem. Challengers are great light business-class jets. One of the first business jets to be fitted with a supercritical wing, Challengers can form short runways while operating efficiently at high flight levels. This makes them a great asset to the flight check department, as they can fly from OKC to either coast fairly quickly and anywhere between. While the FAA is phasing out the Lear 60s, they are still a popular business aircraft used by scores of operators.
The best hedge of defense against unplanned delays from the aircraft comes in a readily available supply of parts so that you can get them when you need them. Instead of wasting your time sourcing the parts and jumping through hoops to get it, let Greenwood Aerospace take care of it.
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