Inspection Interval Increased for Premier I/IA

 - September 21, 2011, 10:09 AM

Hawker Beechcraft has increased the Premier I/IA inspection time from a 200-hour core interval to a 600-hour interval. The extended inspection period applies to all new and in-service Premier I/IAs. The new schedule requires an “A” inspection every 600 hours and an “A and B” inspection every 1,200 hours. The company has reformatted Chapter 12 for the aircraft to align with the change and removed all previous inspection guides. The new Hawker 200 will also benefit from this improved inspection schedule. A spokesman for Hawker Beechcraft told AIN, “Based on customer requests we did an extensive review of the data collected from our Support Plus and warranty programs. Initially we targeted a 400-hour increase, but after evaluation it made sense to move it to 600 hours.” Although the core inspection items are set at 600-hour intervals, according to the company, minor items will require action every 200 hours, including engine inspections, some lubrication items and Chapter 4 requirements. The time required for these items is minimal, allowing a quick return to service, said Hawker Beechcraft.