Too much salt is bad for your health. The same goes for your aircraft engine. Salt and other contaminants can react with compressor components to cause corrosion. In the long term, this will affect their performance.
Operating in harsh conditions, such as flying over hot desert terrain on a search-and-rescue mission, can be tough on an aircraft. Some of the main culprits are particles. Discover what they can do to your engine—and what you can do about it.
Your engine is designed for the cold. Like aircraft that fly at sub-zero, high-altitude temperatures, engines are also built to handle cold weather operations. Harsh, icy conditions can cause some difficulties for aircraft operators. Prepare the engine for cold can help.
In an aircraft engine, oil is much more than just a lubricant. It plays a number of other important roles, including cooling, cleaning and noise reduction. It’s therefore vital to monitor and analyze oil to ensure it’s doing its job properly.
One of the most cost-effective and beneficial ways to maintain your PW100 or PW150 aircraft engine is to wash it regularly, both inside and outside. Consider these important factors to ensure effective washing and optimal engine performance.