A&A News – 2021.04.07

How Are Insects Affecting
Parked Aircraft Pitot Tubes?

For parked aircraft, there is a potential and real issue related to static and pitot source contamination from insects. What inspection and maintenance is required to ensure air data sources are functioning properly as the COVID-19 pandemic eases and more aircraft are returned to service?

Boeing’s advice? “Most aircraft require a flushing at return to service, and others may have a conditional flushing” if foreign object damage or contamination is found, the company says.

Source: https://aviationweek.com/



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