EU Wings line maintenance is understood as any maintenance action carried out before any flight to ensure that the aircraft is fit for the intended flight. This activity relates the aircraft and includes:
• trouble shooting;
• defect rectification;
• component replacement with use of external test equipment and component replacement, which may include components such as engines and propellers;
• scheduled maintenance and/or checks such as visual inspections, including borescope inspections, that shall detect obvious unsatisfactory conditions/discrepancies but do not require extensive in depth inspection. This includes the internal structure, systems and engine parts which are visible through quick opening access panels/doors;
• minor repairs and modifications which do not require extensive disassembly and may be accomplished by simple means.
EU Wings is thus able to:
• maintain any aircraft and/or component for which it is approved at the locations identified in its approval certificate;
• arrange for maintenance of any aircraft or component for which it is approved at another organisation that is working under its quality system;
• issue certificates of release to service in respect of completion of maintenance in accordance with EASA 145.A.50.