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How to prepare your aircraft for winter

2 October 2017   Aircraft Maintenance

Winter is on its way, and along with the fun of the festive season it’s also bringing sleet, snow and ice – none of which are great news for aircraft owners, pilots or charter companies! Prepping your aircraft and storing them correctly are key to making the most of this season as well as reducing repairs and maintenance.

Aircraft maintenance and storage tips from Monmouth Executive Airport 

  • Change your oil: Winter is the perfect time to change your oil, removing old oil that is filled with dirt and contaminants. When you do this, be sure to use a preservative oil mixture (one quart of preservative oil is recommended). After doing this, take a quick flight to make sure the engine becomes well-lubricated with the new mixture.
  • Check the sparkplugs: Remove your sparkplugs and spray the fitting with a preservative oil mixture before putting them back into place.
  • Fill your tanks: Even though you won’t be using your aircraft for a while, filling up your fuel tanks to capacity is a good idea. This reduces the moisture that can condense within your tank if it is only partially fuel, and minimizes cracking in flexible rubber tanks. The fuel will easily last the winter, as quality fuel is good for at least a year.
  • Remove your battery: If you’re not going to be flying much this winter, now’s a good time to remove your battery as it likely won’t hold charge while in storage. Store the battery in a safe location out of the cold. You can also hook up your battery to a trickle-charger every few weeks to maintain the charge and keep the battery in good working condition.
  • Critter-proofing: Mice, rats and other small animals will see your aircraft and hangar as a good place to hide out from the bad weather, and they can cause considerable mess and damage to your aircraft. No food should be left in the vicinity and all holes should be securely plugged. Pitot tube covers and vent covers are essential.

Hangar space keeps your aircraft in top condition – Available now 

Finding hangar space is a challenge anywhere in the country, but our offering of competitively priced custom aircraft hangars and aircraft storage options along with our central location, makes us a real alternative to the crowded airports of Teterboro and Morristown. Through our world-class amenities, aircraft maintenance, hangars and services, we offer private clients an exceptional flying experience.

For more information on our FBO services or custom hangar space in NJ, please visit our website today at https://monmouthjetcenter.com/ .

 

Aircraft maintenance with the convenience of a local, on-airport facility

Maintaining your fleet of charter aircraft is key to offering the high-quality services that private leisure and business travellers demand from the industry – but having to ground these aircraft can affect your bottom line. Fortunately, top private airports are now offering on-site maintenance services and support, providing your company with an efficient solution.

These services, carried out by highly trained and experienced mechanics and their teams, aim to:

  • Perform maintenance as quickly as possible without having to transport the aircraft off-site to a more distant location.
  • Save costs on aircraft maintenance by utilizing world-class on-site facilities.
  • Ensure that minor as well as major installations, refurbishments and repairs can be completed with minimal downtime and disruption to your services.
  • Provide highly flexible services as and when they are required, including pre-purchase inspections.
  • Ensure maximum convenience by keeping all repairs on-site and close to your aircraft’s hangar space.

What Monmouth Jet Center in New Jersey offers you

At Monmouth Jet Center, we offer a wide range of on-site aircraft maintenance services for single and twin-engine airplanes through the experienced mechanics of Marlboro Aircraft Services, LLC. These include:

  • General maintenance.
  • Inspections of aircraft.
  • Interior refurbishment and repairs.
  • Engine and airframe repairs.
  • Installation of aircraft modifications and instruments.
  • Pre-purchase inspections.
  • Aircraft restoration.
  • Exhaust system maintenance, repairs and modification.
  • Quote counseling.
  • In addition, we provide restoration and refurbishment services for vintage aircraft

For more information on utilizing the on-site aircraft mechanic services at Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey, please contact us or visit our website at www.monmouthjetcenter.com today.

Your guide to empty leg charter flights – what you need to know!

If you’re looking to book a charter flight for business or pleasure, you’ve probably come across the term “empty leg flight” a few times – but what are these flights and how can you use them to your benefit? Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey explains:

What is an “empty leg” charter flight? 

Essentially, this happens when a private airplane has to fly empty in order to reposition for its next flight – either because it needs to meet a client at a different airport or because it was chartered for a one-way flight and needs to return.

How is this type of charter flight beneficial to me?

Flying privately on chartered aircraft is a highly bespoke aviation service and companies are unlikely to find clients who are looking to fly at the particular time and day the aircraft needs to leave to meet its next commitment. As the aircraft has to make the trip regardless, the companies offer this otherwise empty leg of the journey on a first-come, first-served basis at a significant discount – often up to 75% of the regular rates, depending on the trip and operator.

Who can use empty leg flights?

These flights are ideal for clients who have highly flexible travel timetables and are looking to enjoy a private jet experience without the typical private jet price tag. While you compromise on your travel time, you will still have the benefits private jet travel including: customized meals, executive parking, rapid boarding and customs, luxury pet travel, privacy and access to uncongested, smaller airports.

One such airport is Monmouth Executive Airport, a small yet state-of-the-art facility just 20 minutes from New York City. Offering 24-hour airport services and amenities, including concierge services and catering as well as limousine and taxi airport transfers, we offer operators and their valued clients world-class service at every turn.

For more information about utilizing charter jets at Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey, please contact us or visit our website at www.monmouthjetcenter.com  today.