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Monday, August 13, 2012

Indian Air Force [IAF] maintainer's challenge in keeping ageing Aircrafts flight-worthy [Wiring Systems]

Challenges faced in maintaining wiring systems in aircrafts having prolonged operation in service.

Compulsions that necessitate prolonging the operational life of Aircrafts, much beyond what its designers had originally envisaged, is a major "fact of life" for the Indian Air Force [IAF]. Being the fourth largest Air Force in the world, the scale of this fact, too, is just as large.


As explained in this article, below, IAF's aircraft maintainers are, therefore, engaged in a constant battle against those signs of ageing on the aircraft [and helicopters too, I assume] which, if left unaddressed, could lead to fatality. This article, that focuses on the critical wiring systems on-board the birds, appeared in the July 2012 edition of the 'Aerospace Safety' magazine.



Related: On-Condition Maintenance of Aircrafts: An overview