Aircraft Safety Inspections: An Inside Look at the AME’s Role
Posted on : 3 February, 2023 1:00 pm
As an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME), ensuring the safety and airworthiness of aircraft is a crucial part of your job. One of the ways you do this is by conducting regular safety inspections of aircraft. In this blog post, we will take an inside look at the role of an AME in conducting safety inspections of aircraft.
The first step in conducting a safety inspection is to perform a thorough visual inspection of the aircraft. This includes checking the exterior of the aircraft for any damage or signs of wear and tear. AMEs will also inspect the interior of the aircraft, including the cockpit, passenger cabin, and cargo hold. During this inspection, AMEs will be looking for any signs of damage, leaks, or other issues that may affect the safety of the aircraft.
Next, AMEs will conduct a detailed inspection of the aircraft’s systems. This includes checking the engines, landing gear, and other mechanical systems to ensure that they are operating correctly. AMEs will also inspect the electrical systems, including the avionics, to ensure that they are functioning properly. During this phase of the inspection, AMEs will be looking for any signs of wear, damage, or other issues that may affect the safety of the aircraft.
After the inspection is completed, AMEs will create a detailed report of their findings. This report will include a list of any issues that were identified during the inspection, along with recommendations for how to address them. The report will also include a list of any parts or components that need to be replaced or repaired. This report will be submitted to the aircraft owner, operator, or regulatory authorities for review and approval.
If any issues are found during the inspection, AMEs will take the necessary steps to address them. This may involve performing repairs or replacing parts or components. AMEs must have a thorough understanding of the aircraft systems they are working on and must be able to work with precision and accuracy to make repairs.
In conclusion, conducting safety inspections is a critical part of an AME’s job. By performing regular inspections of aircraft, AMEs play a vital role in ensuring the safety and airworthiness of aircraft. Through their detailed inspections, and the subsequent repairs, they help in guaranteeing the safety of passengers and crew members. They also help in maintaining the aircraft’s airworthiness and continuing the safe operation of the aircraft.