Signs that Your Aircraft Landing System Needs Service

It’s one of those weird quirks that only Americans seem to do and get made fun of on the internet for: clapping when the plane lands. It seems silly and completely unnecessary. But when you really think about how many things go into making sure the plane flies and lands smoothly, clapping because your plane landed safely and smoothly is not that ridiculous. There’s a lot of ways that a plane’s landing system can be damaged. Fortunately, there’s also a lot of ways that the pilot and mechanics can check the landing systems. Here are the 3 easiest ways to know if the landing systems are compromised.

If the wheels are wobbling, it’s highly likely that the wheels and tires need to be re-balanced. If there are signs of severe wear and tear on the outside or inside edge of the tire, it may be a good time to have the alignment checked and the tires serviced or replaced.

If there are leaks in the hydraulic fluid system, that usually means that there’s going to be a problem with the aircraft braking system. Hydraulic fluid leaks can be both internal and external, so it’s important to know which section of the hose system the source of the leak could be.

And most importantly, if there is any indication from the cockpit, pilots should bring them to their mechanic’s attention immediately. Modern technology allows the cockpit to communicate any problems the aircraft may have to the pilot well before they become a dire problem. Another warning the pilot can feel in the cockpit is if the aircraft pulls to one side or the other.

Routinely checking your aircraft landing systems can make all the difference between passengers clapping for seemingly no reason and passengers complaining about the bad landing. Little problems here and there can become dire if they are ignored. But, finding that there’s a problem is only half the battle. Different aircraft need different brands and types of landing system components. And sometimes, that means hunting down an obsolete or hard-to-find part. Luckily, we, at ASAP Aviation Procurement, make finding even the most obsolete and hard-to-find components easy and quick. To find out more about landing systems or to get a quick quote, just call us at +1-702-919-1616, or email us at sales@asap-aviationprocurement.com.


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