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ATA 10 – PARKING, MOORING, STORAGE & RTS
- Aircraft Protection Equipment
- Wheel Chocks
- There are 4 parking or storage protections (Preservation steps)
- Parking period of not more than 1 month in flight-ready condition
- Parking period of more than 1 month in flight-ready condition
- Storage period of not more than 1 year
- Storage period of more than 1 year
- Parking Periodic Ground Checks
- Storage Periodic Ground Checks
- RTS after Parking period
- RTS after Storage period
Aircraft Protection Equipment
- Do not apply adhesive tape on the probes, ducts, or sensors (Static, Pitot, TAT, AOA).
- Use only the specified tools for the protection of the aircraft.
- Removal/Installation – AMM
- Use chocks that agree with the SAE AIR4905 standard.
- Approach the a/c after the beacon light is off.
- There must be a small distance between the tires and the chocks.
- Weight changes can have an effect on the wheelbase, which can cause the tires to catch the chocks.
- If the aircraft is parked on a slope, Make sure that the down-slope chocks touch the wheels and that the up-slope chocks do not touch the wheels.
- On slippery surfaces, or in strong wind conditions, It is recommended to apply the parking brake. The parking brake has sufficient pressure for 12 hours.
- Number of chocks requirements – Local regulations/AMM
- Aircraft in Flight Ready Condition with
- Wind Speed less than 25 KTS : Both outer main wheels – Front & Behind
- Wind Speed more than 25 KTS : All wheels – Front & Behind
- Aircraft in Parking or Storage condition
- All wheels – Front & Behind
- The purpose of mooring is to prevent damage to the aircraft on the ground in high wind conditions.
- For wind speeds less than 50 knots – Mooring is not necessary.
- For more than 50 knots – Do the mooring as per AMM.