Glossary of Terms
How to Add an Item to Maintenance
In this video, I will show you how to Add Maintenance Items to your aircraft.
The maintenance items are the items that need to be inspected regularly on your aircraft. You can create triggers based on hours, dates, and cycles.
If you select the setting, you can also prevent bookings and / or dispatch when an item is due.
Let's get started.
**ADD AN ITEM:** (0:22)
To add an item:
1. Go to the Aircraft Module.
2. Select the aircraft.
3. Click on the Maintenance tab.
4. Click on the “New item” button at the bottom, left-hand corner of the page.
5. Enter a name, for example, “50h Inspection”, and select a category, in this case this is an inspection.
6. Then you need to set up the triggers. A trigger is an interval at which a specific item will be set to be maintained recurrently. You can set up one or several triggers for each item.
- You can set up a Date Trigger, for items that have a limited lifespan in terms of time, for example, 1 year.
- You can set up an Hours Trigger, for items that have to be maintained every number of hours, for example, a 50h maintenance. You can choose the type of hours you want to use (total, block, airtime, hobbs or tach).
As a reminder, here are the definitions of the different times:
-“Start/Stop” is from the Start time to the Stop time of the flight. This is also called Total Time.
-“Off block” is from the Taxi time to the Stop time. This is also called Block Time.
-“Air time” is from the Takeoff time to the Landing time. This is also called Airborne Time.
-“Hobbs” and “Tach” use the decimal numbers entered in the flights.
For more information on the types of times, please watch the video Techbook Times and Settings.
- You can also set up a Cycles Trigger. A cycle is a full stop landing, or a touch and go.
- The Allows Dispatch button is an option that allows you to dispatch a flight even if this item is overdue. It will not prevent overbooking even if the item is overdue. Note that to the setting "Prevent dispatch when maintenance item overdue" is also needed to enforce that constraint, in Settings / Dispatch / Aircraft constraints.
7. Next, you can include other information if you require it, such as the estimated hours to complete this item, the estimated hourly operating cost burden for this item, or any additional comments.
8. Once you are done, don't forget to save.
You can also quickly add items you have already created from another aircraft. Click on the “Existing items” button. Here you will be able to select the items from another aircraft you want to duplicate for this aircraft and save them.
To learn how to Initialize/Update an item, please watch the tutorial How to Initialize/Update a Maintenance Item.