As MRO Management Magazine explores the challenges presented with maintaining hydraulic and pneumatic systems, our colleague Mehmet Cetin, Product Owner Mechanical Systems at Fokker Services, reveals more about our solutions.
Read the full MRO Management Magazine article on pages 44-48 and extracts below.
Mehmet Cetin, product owner, mechanical systems at Fokker Services, explains the main factors to consider when repairing these systems. "In general, pneumatic components are susceptible to dirt and corrosion, which can lead to bleed air components getting stuck in a certain position," he says. "Typical faults that we see for hydraulic components are leakages, which result in pressure losses within the system, or the contamination of fluid, which can cause wear and tear within (sub)components."
Moving on to how the repair of these systems has developed and will continue to develop, Cetin remarks: "Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, aircraft around the world were placed into storage. While in storage, the environmental conditions impacted the pneumatic bleed air system of some of these aircraft. Operators are now faced with valves that are stuck or that have seized up due to corrosion. This is more likely to be seen in aircraft stored outside with high temperatures or humidity. In extreme cases, operators could face more intense corrosion."