CAVU Café: Royboy’s Prose & Cons
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
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
When I hear popular culture terms, I tend to borrow the lingo so I don’t seem remote and out of touch. A term I’ve heard bandied-about is ‘TMI’, or Too Much Information. ‘TMI’ might be uttered by you following a conversation with an acquaintance who shared information that was socially awkward, over-the-top, or just plain overwhelming. But this is the age of information, which reportedly is the new gold standard. If so, when is information too much?
Having information or data does not necessa...
Posted By Roy Resto | 12/1/2016 10:34:59 AM
As I outlined this blog, my first thought was to make this a straight forward presentation of the issues devoid of any colorful flairs of expression…but then it would not be a Royboy blog. So permit me to quickly and plainly articulate some of the pains you may inflict upon yourself with some consignments:
Unmarketable junk: you may get some.
Inaccuracies in inventory listing: uh-huh.
Misrepresented condition: yep.
Improper packaging: likely.
Untracked shelf life parts: don’t be surprised.
Posted By Roy Resto | 10/4/2016 4:59:43 PM
For those of you who read my blog below, this is a major update, and indeed a reversal of the position I posited in the blog. It is based on information that was forwarded to me from an FAA Employee of AFS-340. Before I share that, you need to know who AFS-340 is. They are an FAA Headquarters branch of the Aircraft Maintenance Division; The Repair Station Branch. According to their web site:
“The Repair Station Branch is the principal element in the division for all repair station maintenance...
Posted By Roy Resto | 8/29/2016 9:36:20 AM