Leading Edge Aircraft Engineering was formed with the requirement for more flexible servicing in the West of Scotland.
Schedules for simple routine servicing including 50-hour checks and rectification can be difficult to predict due to weather and other factors. Without complete flexibility, the flying school could not maximise the availability of aircraft.
It is also essential we have the confidence that given timescales are accurate and not subject to unreasonable changes.
And when the unexpected happens, we need the support to get us back operational as quickly as possible.
The cost was another factor that required better control and transparency. In addition to the time charged for maintenance, the additional positioning of aircraft was also taken into consideration. This could escalate when unavoidable delays meant slots were missed causing time delays.
Furthermore, clarity of work completed and parts fitted was another major concern.
ABOUT OUR FACILITIES
We are currently able to complete 50-hour services and rectification work. We work alongside RS Aero Engineering based at Eshott who facilitate 100 hour and Annual checks. They also provide paint-shop services.
We will progress to ensure our flying school has the engineering required and based aircraft have access to excellent support.
We have no immediate plans to take on more in-depth servicing as the relationship with RS Aero Engineering is convenient and cost-effective.
Our partnership with RS Aero Engineering provides us with a cost-effective solution for our Flying School Aircraft. This has helped quickly establish line maintenance with minimal investment. Our experienced engineers have worked with RS Aero Engineering to ensure standardisation of working practices.