An aircraft should be designed with maintenance in mind. This is not the case with many systems of today’s general aviation aircraft — one has to be a contortionist to maintain many light aircraft! In contrast, all areas of the Stratos 714 that require periodic inspections and/or maintenance will be easily accessible. The instrument panel will be hinged for comfortable access by technicians. Access panels will be large enough to comfortably perform the work. Systems will be installed on trays and as much as possible be modular. A maintenance management system will be integrated with the avionics suite to track and alert for required maintenance.
Further contributing to low maintenance is the carbon fiber airframe. Properly designed composite airframes will not corrode. There is a large fleet of composite airframes in service today, and the repair procedures of damaged composite structures are becoming standardized. All major airframe components of the Stratos are replaceable.
The maintenance requirements of modern turbine engines are low especially compared to piston engines. Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5 offers several programs to assist in the maintenance of your engine. Pro Pilot Magazine’s power-plant survey has ranked Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5 number one in product support ten years in a row.
Easy access to the engine is ensured through a large access panels below the engine. The engine can also be easily removed and lowered through the access panels for major servicing. The Total Assurance Program through Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5 offers power by the hour for carefree engine maintenance.