Usage Button for Parts Inventory Tracking

Would you ever like to know where, and of what quantity, a specific Part has gone to?

Was the part used in a Work Order or Invoice?
With the Usage Button, you can see exactly where that Part went.

*Please Note:  This only works if you have Parts Inventory Tracking Turned ON in your Profile.

Here’s how to view a Parts Usage:

1. Open your Parts List.
2. Locate the Part in your list that you want to investigate.
3. Click the Usage button:

4. The next page will show you where that particular Part was applied.
Click the Work Order or Invoice NUMBER to view the document:

If the Part has NOT yet been applied to a Work Order or Invoice, you will receive this message:
This part currently is not used in any Work Order or Invoice“.

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Inventory Tracking

Invoice Parts Summary List

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Account Locked? Don’t Panic

Is your Account LOCKED?

If there were too many attempts to access your account, our security tools will view it as a threat, and shut down access for one (1) minute. You will receive this message on screen:————
Account Locked.
Your account was locked out due to too many invalid log in attempts. Please note that passwords are case sensitive.
Don’t worry, the account will automatically be unlocked in 1 minute. Please try again after that time has passed.
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Why does this happen? 

1) Email OR Password OR both were typed in, incorrectly, numerous times. (Some of our customers call this “fat finger”).

2) Your Browser auto-fill saved incorrect information, so auto-fill will load incorrect information each time you try to log in.  You will need to go into your browser’s Password section and make the correction there.

3) The most unlikely (but possible) reason is someone else attempted to login without your permission.  We have never heard of this happening with our customers, but it is possible.

In any case, give it one (1) minute to reset, and try again.

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FAA AD BiWeekly

Looking for the FAA Biweekly number and date range?

There are two places to find it:

1) On the main Member Dashboard:

If you’re on a computer, scroll your screen down a bit, and look on the right hand side.  There you will see a section titled “Last Updated“.  In that section, you will see:  Small Aircraft, FAA Bi-Weekly with number and date range.

If you’re on a tablet or phone, scroll quite a bit until you see the section titled “Last Updated“.  There, you will see:  Small Aircraft, FAA Bi-Weekly with number and date range.

2) If you need to PRINT these dates, you can go to FORMS > FAA / Custom Forms.  At the top of the page, there is a section titled Required Technical Library Form:

3) Click the white Print Form button.  This will create a PDF, which you can either Print directly, or Download and Save to your computer, which will look like this:

Click HERE to download an entirely blank form.

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Frank Robinson of Robinson Helicopter Passed Away

Frank Robinson, the legendary designer and leader of Robinson Helicopter, passed away November 12 at his California home.

Frank Robinson, founder of Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC),  resigned as President and Chairman of the Board on August 10, 2010.  That same day, Frank’s son, Kurt Robinson was elected by the Board of Directors to assume the positions of his father.

He enjoyed 12 full years of retirement, before passing away at age 92.

Read more about Frank’s history here:  https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/helicopter-pioneer-frank-robinson-passes-301676334.html

How to VOID an Invoice or Quote

A recent customer question was “How do I void a Quote”?

Currently there is no button to Void out a Quote, or Invoice.  Here’s a simple work-around:

1. Click the Edit Invoice screen, and write “VOID” in the Status, Terms, and Maintenance Release fields. (This will help quickly identify the voided quote when you search for it in your list).

2. While in the Edit Invoice screen, you can uncheck the Quote box (that will remove the “Quote” watermark/stamp from the print view).  

3. Another place to type “VOID” to would be the Misc section of the Quote/Invoice, if you like.

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NTSB Issues Urgent Aviation Safety Recommendation

NTSB Issues Urgent Aviation Safety Recommendation

NTSB Issues Urgent Aviation Safety Recommendation

10/27/2022

​​WASHINGTON (Oct. 27, 2022) — The National Transportation Safety Board today issued an urgent safety recommendation to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada, acting upon the NTSB’s findings into the ongoing investigation of the Sept. 4, 2022, crash of a De Havilland Canada DHC-3 in Mutiny Bay, Washington.

The NTSB urgently recommends the FAA and Transport Canada require all operators of De Havilland Canada DHC-3 airplanes to conduct an immediate one-time inspection of the horizontal stabilizer actuator lock ring in accordance with the instructions in the Viking Air Limited service letter and report their findings to the FAA and Transport Canada, respectively.

“Immediate action needs to be taken to inspect the actuator of DHC-3 airplanes, of which 40% operate in the United States, to prevent a similar tragedy from happening,” said NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy. “NTSB is issuing this urgent recommendation as a result of a significant finding made by NTSB investigators.”

​​Viking Air Limited, the current certificate holder for the DHC-3 airplane, yesterday published a service letter recommending DHC-3 airplane operators “visually confirm that the stabilizer actuator lock ring is present, correctly seated in the groove in the upper housing…and the lock ring tang is engaged in the clamp nut.” Viking Air Limited stated that this action was to be performed upon receiving this service letter, “regardless of when the most recent maintenance was completed.”

During the examination of the airplane wreckage, the NTSB found that the clamp nut that attaches the top eye end and bearing assembly of the horizontal stabilizer actuator to the actuator barrel had unscrewed from the barrel. The examination also found that the circular wire lock ring, which was designed to prevent the clamp nut from unscrewing, was not present. If the actuator barrel and the clamp nut are not secured together and become separated, the actuator would not be able to control the position of the horizontal stabilizer, resulting in a reduction or loss of pitch control.

The Aviation Investigation Report​ ​is available online.​      ​​

To report an incident/accident or if you are a public safety agency, please call 1-844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290 to speak to a Watch Officer at the NTSB Response Operations Center (ROC) in Washington, DC (24/7).

Re-published from:  https://www.ntsb.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/NR20221027.aspx

Piper Wing Spar Fatigue Cracks SAIB 2022-20

A new SAIB has come to our attention.  The subject is Piper Wing Spar Fatigue Cracks

Below are the details and the document.  Please read through to see if your aircraft is affected:

  • SAIB Number: 2022-20
  • Document Type: Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins (SAIB)
  • Subject: Wing Spar
  • Status: Current
  • Issue Date: 10/19/2022
  • Make: Piper Aircraft Inc.
  • Model/Series: PA-28-140 | PA-28-150 | PA-28-151 | PA-28-160 | PA-28-161 | PA-28-180 | PA-28-181 | PA-28-201T | PA-28-235 | PA-28-236 | PA-28R-180 | PA-28R-200 | PA-28R-201 | PA-28R-201T | PA-28RT-201 | PA-28RT-201T | PA-28S-160 | PA-28S-180 | PA-32-260 | PA-32-300 | PA-32-301 | PA-32-301FT | PA-32-301T | PA-32-301XTC | PA-32R-300 | PA-32R-301 (HP) | PA-32R-301 (SP) | PA-32R-301T | PA-32RT-300 | PA-32RT-300T | PA-32S-300Show less
  • Product Type: Aircraft
  • Product Subtype: Small Airplane
  • Office of Primary Responsibility: AIR-720: Operational Safety Branch
  • CFR Part Reference: Part 39
  • CFR Subpart/Appendix Reference:
  • CFR Section Reference:
  • Revision Number: 0

Click HERE to View SAIB 2022-20 (PDF File)

If you’d like to review the referenced AD, LOGIN to the AD Toolbox and view AD 2020-26-16.

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Including Discrepancies on Invoices

Do you need to include Work Order Discrepancies on your Invoices?

With a few clicks, you can transfer the Discrepancies from a Work Order to  an Invoice.  Here’s how:

Open the Work Order & click the orange “Select Discrepancies” button:

1st-Check the boxes beside the Discrepancies you want to transfer over to your Invoice & 2nd-click the blue Convert to Invoice button:

You will see on the Invoice that the Corrective Action displays on the Invoice, but when you click the white Print Line Item Details button, the Discrepancies appear on that print out:

Both Discrepancies and Corrective Actions appear on the print out:

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Need a Basic AD List?

Though we offer Serial Number Specific AD Reports, we also offer the most basic AD Lists.

They’re easy to create, and there are TWO METHODS, here’s how:

METHOD ONE:

Either open an existing, or create a new Aircraft Profile.  From within that Profile, locate the AD list on the far right side of the screen.  Click the Print AD List button:

Your List will appear as a PDF, on screen. You can print from here, or Download/Save it to your computer:

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METHOD TWO:

1) On the LEFT panel, click AD & TCD Search, then click Airframe AD & TCD:

2) In the Model field, type in your Model Number and click the Search button. For this example, we’ll use R182:

3) From the Results List, locate your Model, and click on the View AD List (_):

4) Your AD List will appear.

5) Click the white PRINT AD LIST button towards the top, to display a PDF page that you can save or print:

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