FAQ

 

  • Aircraft Management
  • Avionics
  • Engine
  • Maintenance
  • Parts

Why consider Aircraft Management?

Winner Aviation has all the resources in place to manage your aircraft. Aircraft ownership is no simple task- acquisition, maintenance, crewing, hangar, insurance, scheduling, accounting, and paperwork requirements are among the responsibilities Winner Aviation can offer in supporting your aircraft. Think of Winner Aviation as Your Flight Department working for You.

Why “Manage” a Private (Part 91) Aircraft?

Winner Aviation is a full service general aviation facility. We have the fuel farm, the hangar space, mechanics, and pilots to support your operations. For aircraft owner’s who prefer a professional department to support their operations, Winner Aviation is your solution.

What is Operational Control?

Operational control is the exercise of authority over initiating, conducting, or terminating a flight. FAA guidelines require each Air Carrier to have a system in place to assure operational control. Winner Aviation maintains Operational Control on all Part 135 Flights. In most Part 91 Operations, the operational control rests with the aircraft owner.

What is the Winner Flight Department Advantage?

Winner Aviation Flight Department Aircraft are subject to special savings. When you join our team, we take the extra step to support you and offer exclusive rates on hangar, fuel, maintenance, pilot services, and more.

What is WAAS?

WAAS stands for Wide Area Augmentation System. WAAS is a system of satellites that provides GPS signal corrections, offering up to 5 times better position precision than GPS.

Is the 406 ELT required in the United States?

The FAA has no requirement at this time, but they highly recommend that each aircraft has the 406 ELT installed. As of February 2009, the 121.5 and 243 MHz ELT frequencies have been terminated and replaced with the 406 ELT Frequency.

What services does Winner Aviation’s Avionics department offer?

Radio Repair, New Installations, Auto-Pilot, Troubleshooting & Repair, Radar Troubleshooting & Repairs, ADF Troubleshooting & Repairs, Transpoder-DME Systems, 2-Year Pitot/Static Certification, Flight Management Systems (GPS), Ground Proximity Warning Systems (EGPWS), Traffic Collision & Avoidance Systems (TCAS), Stormscope, Communications Systems, Navigation Systems, Cabin Phone Systems, Cabin Entertainment Systems, and Cabin Flight Information Systems.

What is ADS-B?

Per FAA, the FAA’s Surveillance and Broadcast Services program office was formed in 2005. The program office will change the nation’s air traffic control system from one that relies on radar technology to a system that uses precise location data from the global satellite network.

Enabling this evolution is a proven technology called Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). ADS-B is a crucial component of the nation’s Next-Generation Air Transportation System, and its implementation over the next 20 years will turn the NextGen vision into a reality.  With ADS-B, both pilots and controllers will see radar-like displays with highly accurate traffic data from satellites-displays that update in real time and don’t degrade with distance or terrain. The system will also give pilots access to weather services, terrain maps and flight information services. The improved situational awareness will mean that pilots will be able to fly at safe distances from one another with less assistance from air traffic controllers.

The gains in safety, capacity, and efficiency as a result of moving to a satellite-based system will enable the FAA to meet the tremendous growth in air traffic predicted in coming decades.

Which engines is Winner Aviation FAA approved to provide services to?

Honeywell TPE331,Honeywell TFE731, Line; Pratt & Whitney JT-15D, including Hot Section Inspection; Pratt & Whitney PT-6A, including Hot Section Inspection; General Electric CJ-610, including Hot Section Inspection; Textron Lycoming 200,300,400,500 Series; and Teledyne Continental 200,300,400,500 Series

What types of engine services does Winner Aviation perform?

Hot Section Inspections and Repair Cost Management, Gear Box Inspections, Gear Box Repairs, Compressor Repair, Cylinder Repair and Engine Vibration Survey, Engine Rigging, Routine and Unscheduled Repair, Lebow Calibration, Recompensation, Clean and Check Fuel Nozzles, Fuel Nozzle Flow Bench, Dynamic Prop Balancing, Vibration / Spectrum Analysis, Oil Analysis (S.O.A.P.), Boroscope Analysis, Output Housing, TBO Extensions, MSP Program (TPE331/731), ESP Program (PT6), Unscheduled Repairs – lightning strikes, bird ingestion, prop strikes, AOG Field Service, and engine overhauls

Who is Winner Aviation?

Winner Aviation is a full service Fixed Based Operator at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna, Ohio. We offer charter services, as well as line services and maintenance operations within our 70,000 square foot facility. Our line services handle the day to day needs of our based, transient and commercial customers. From the time an aircraft lands to the time it leaves, we are there to assist the crew and passengers, and provide any necessary services to the aircraft. Our maintenance facility is made up of piston and turbine service centers along with avionics repair and installation shops. Our facility has been at this location nearly 65 years, and our expertise with aviation is well-grounded in experienced employees and their dedication to providing quality services.

Can Winner Aviation handle large commercial airliners?

Yes, Winner handles MD80’s and 737’s on a weekly basis. In the past we have provided total ground handling support for aircraft ranging from regional jets to L1011’s.

Does Winner Aviation have contract fuel?

Yes, we can provide contract fuel through AvFuel and World Fuel. All we need is a fuel release faxed from them.

Can Winner Aviation handle cargo operations?

Yes, we have loaded and unloaded aircraft ranging from a Cessna 340 to a DC8.

Does Winner have both Type I and IV deicing capabilities?

Yes, we have a brand new deicing unit that carries 1800 gallons of Type I and 500 gallons of Type IV.

What is a Part 145 Repair Station?

An aircraft facility that has met the government established criteria to qualify as a part 145 repair station.

Why is a Part 145 Repair Station better than a non- Part 145 Repair Station?

Designation as a Part 145 repair station provides significant benefits, primarily by allowing your facility to be open to government inspection. A Part 145 repair station must comply with the highest levels of conduct, documentation, and credentials to back it.

Why is going to a service center better than going to a non-service center?

A service center has better trained mechanics, cheaper prices on parts, close relationships with manufacturers and support by those manufacturers, enhanced tooling to support the service of a customer’s aircraft at a higher level while minimizing downtime.

Are you Factory Authorized to work on certain aircraft?

We are factory authorized to work on Hawker Beechraft, Cessna, Diamond, Mitsubishi and Twin Commander Aircraft.

What types of aircraft can you work on?

We have the following aircraft on our repair station: Falcon 10 and 20, Cessna 500 & 550, Beechjet 400 & 400A, Hawker 700 & 800, Westwind, and all aircraft under 12,500 pounds gross weight.

What is your customer referral program?

With Winner Aviation’s customer referral program, if you refer a customer to us and you will receive 5% off your labor charges during any one visit at Winner Aviation!

What is Winner Aviation’s Airframe Class Rating?

Winner Aviation is a Full Service FAA Repair Station with an Airframe Class III rating.

What is Winner Aviation’s Radio Class Rating?

Winner Aviation is a Full Service FAA Repair Station with Radio Class I, II, and III ratings.

How does a factory authorization affect me?

As a factory authorized parts distributor we receive parts pricing discount which means lower parts prices for our customers. It also allows us to deliver parts from stock saving you shipping charges and down time on your aircraft.

Is there same day shipment?

Yes, Winner Aviation offers same day shipment on parts.