Frequently Asked Questions - Maintenance and Services
Why does Crown Aviation schedule a whole week for
Many annuals are completed in less then a week. But
doing an annual is more that just inspecting your
aircraft once every year. It involves doing a
comprehensive search of all Airworthiness Directives and
Service Bulletins, and then comparing this with the log
books to check for compliance. We keep this compliance
record as a part of your paper work to show, in a single
document, that all the AD's and SB’s are up to date.
This can be a great aid when selling or buying an
aircraft, and should the need arise for your insurance
You make it sound like many shops do not do this
It has been our experience to find items missed by other
shops or individual technicians, even though the log
book states that “All AD’s have been complied with. This
can be a result of assumptions on the part of the
inspector that the aircraft was airworthy the last time
someone else signed off the log book.
What does it mean that Crown Aviation is a Cessna
A Cessna Service Center is a shop authorized by
Cessna to sell Cessna parts. It also means that we carry
a significant number of parts in stock at all times.
Cessna, like many other suppliers and manufacturers,
will not sell to directly to individuals or shops that
are not a Cessna Service Center.
Does that mean that Crown Aviation has a monopoly on
No. Local shops are not required to buy from any
particular Service Center. They have a choice of buying
from any Cessna Service Center, and make that choice
based on knowledge and service.
Can Crown Aviation get parts for aircraft other than
Crown had been providing service for over 30 years
for every make and model of light aircraft. As the fleet
of general aviation aircraft gets older, many parts are
becoming more difficult to find. We have been locating
these hard to find parts for a long time.