CAVU Café: Royboy’s Prose & Cons

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CAVU Café: Royboy’s Prose & Cons

Things People & Firms Say They Do in Our Industry but…

Ok, time to wax cynical and poke fun at some non-performers in the aerospace and aviation industry. Ah, the tyranny of the ‘but’ word. ‘But’ is a conjunction used to introduce something contrasting with what has been already mentioned. Anticipation of the ‘but’ word most of the time makes us cringe. For example, ‘Joe you’re a good worker but…’ oh no, here it comes, the compliment- criticism strategy. Really now, is it worth anything at all to the listener to hear that compliment? Probably not...

Posted By Roy Resto | 10/2/2017 12:23:18 PM


If a tree falls in the forest and the wife does not hear it, is the husband still wrong? Of course he is, or will be! So, if reporting or notifications of certain events appear to be waning, does that infer those events are correspondingly declining? Regarding Counterfeit Parts, consider the following:Regarding Counterfeit Parts, consider the following: Your initial impression of this graph might lead you to conclude that Counterfeit parts are on the decline...unless of course there ar...

Posted By Roy Resto | 8/4/2017 11:19:54 AM


Some documents, as Rodney Dangerfield might say, ‘’’…get no respect.” That is of course, until the mud hits the fan. So it is with the supposedly lowly tear-down report. Day in and day out we routinely check for the presence of these documents, checkoff a box on our receiving checklist, then add them to the scan/file pile. Done. There are situations however, when those reports are going to demand a lot of attention, which is the focus of this blog. Tear-down reports may go by many names such ...

Posted By Roy Resto | 6/6/2017 12:17:36 PM

AFTERMARKET TAGS: Overhauled vs Repaired vs 2 Years

Time to stir the pot again I continue to hear moans about the issues we’re about to discuss, so I dusted off and updated this classic prose which will address the purchasing of aftermarket spares (other than new condition). Many of you have shared privately with me that you forwarded links to the older blog to your customers, and this too prompted this update. In this blog we’ll review the following: OVERHAULED vs. REPAIRED or INSPECTED Reliability study Lack of Overhaul instructions for many p...

Posted By Roy Resto | 4/4/2017 1:42:45 PM


Would you like me to gift-wrap this for you? We wish that packaging of aircraft parts was as easy as adding a satin bow and ribbons to make it look pretty. The fact is that proper packing and preparation for shipment of aircraft parts requires a degree of know-how, and in some cases knowledge of some fairly specialized processes or procedures. Consider some of these topics, applicable as required: HAZMAT marking in accordance with applicable regulations. Posting of certain documents on the out...

Posted By Roy Resto | 2/1/2017 10:19:33 AM


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