CAVU Café: Royboy’s Prose & Cons

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CAVU Café: Royboy’s Prose & Cons


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


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


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