Aircraft Maintenance


At Three Wing Aviation We Partner with Aircraft Owners, Tailoring Our Services to Meet Their Needs.

We’ve been fixing aircraft for over thirty years and have experience working on everything from ultralights to light jets. We are a Cessna and Diamond Aircraft licensed service center and also have extensive experience and expertise with Piper, Beechcraft, Cirrus and Mooney aircraft.

We have always put safety first at Three Wing but we understand the importance of keeping costs down as well. All of our inspections are flat fee so you know what to expect before you bring your airplane in for service. Then we will discuss with you in detail the cost behind any repairs we make before we proceed further.

Many of the airplanes we service are over twenty years old and we understand that our customers intend to keep flying their airplanes for many years to come. We work with our customers to develop a maintenance plan for their airplane that keeps their aircraft in good working order and helps extend the life of that aircraft so that it will continue to serve its owner will into the future.

Our goal isn’t to fix “broke” but do everything we can to keep your airplane from breaking. We believe that good maintenance consists of a strong working relationship between the aircraft owner and the inspector.

If you would like to discuss having Three Wing work on your aircraft or schedule an appointment, please contact or CEO Jared Gowlis at (203) 375-5795 or Jared@threewing.com.

There are a lot of mechanics out there claiming they can do an annual “on the cheap”, but keep in mind it’s not an annual unless it complies with the following FAA regulation:

FAR Part 43 Appendix D
Scope and detail of items (as applicable to the particular aircraft) to be included in annual and 100-hour inspections.

43xD.a

Each person performing an annual or 100 hour inspection shall, before that inspection, remove or open all necessary inspection plates, access doors, fairing, and cowling. He shall thoroughly clean the aircraft and aircraft engine.

43xD.b

Each person performing an annual or 100 hour inspection shall inspect (where applicable) the following components of the fuselage and hull group:

(1) Fabric and skin – for deterioration, distortion, other evidence of failure, and defective or insecure attachment of fittings.

(2) Systems and components – for improper installation, apparent defects, and unsatisfactory operation.

(3) Envelope, gas bags, ballast tanks, and related parts – for poor condition.

43xD.c

Each person performing an annual or 100 hour inspection shall inspect (where applicable) the following components of the cabin and cockpit group:

(1) Generally – for uncleanliness and loose equipment that might foul the controls.

(2) Seats and safety belts – for poor condition and apparent defects.

(3) Windows and windshields – for deterioration and breakage.

(4) Instruments – for poor condition, mounting, marking, and (where practicable) improper operation.

(5) Flight and engine controls – for improper installation and improper operation.

(6) Batteries – for improper installation and improper charge.

(7) All systems – for improper installation, poor general condition, apparent and obvious defects, and insecurity of attachment.

43xD.d

Each person performing an annual or 100 hour inspection shall inspect (where applicable) components of the engine and nacelle group as follows:

(1) Engine section – for visual evidence of excessive oil, fuel, or hydraulic leaks, and sources of such leaks.

(2) Studs and nuts – for improper torquing and obvious defects.

(3) Internal engine – for cylinder compression and for metal particles or foreign matter on screens and sump drain plugs. If there is weak cylinder compression, for improper internal condition and improper internal tolerances.

(4) Engine mount – for cracks, looseness of mounting, and looseness of engine to mount.

(5) Flexible vibration dampeners – for poor condition and deterioration.

(6) Engine controls – for defects, improper travel, and improper safetying.

(7) Lines, hoses, and clamps – for leaks, improper condition and looseness.

(8) Exhaust stacks – for cracks, defects, and improper attachment.

(9) Accessories – for apparent defects in security of mounting.

(10) All systems – for improper installation, poor general condition, defects, and insecure attachment.

(11) Cowling – for cracks, and defects.

43xD.e

Each person performing an annual or 100 hour inspection shall inspect (where applicable) the following components of the landing gear group:

(1) All units – for poor condition and insecurity of attachment.

(2) Shock absorbing devices – for improper oleo fluid level.

(3) Linkages, trusses, and members – for undue or excessive wear fatigue, and distortion.

(4) Retracting and locking mechanism – for improper operation.

(5) Hydraulic lines – for leakage.

(6) Electrical system – for chafing and improper operation of switches.

(7) Wheels – for cracks, defects, and condition of bearings.

(8) Tires – for wear and cuts.

(9) Brakes – for improper adjustment.

(10) Floats and skis – for insecure attachment and obvious or apparent defects.

43xD.f

Each person performing an annual or 100 hour inspection shall inspect (where applicable) all components of the wing and center section assembly for poor general condition, fabric or skin deterioration, distortion, evidence of failure, and insecurity of attachment.

43xD.g

Each person performing an annual or 100 hour inspection shall inspect (where applicable) all components and systems that make up the complete empennage assembly for poor general condition, fabric or skin deterioration, distortion, evidence of failure, insecure attachment, improper component installation, and improper component operation.

43xD.h

Each person performing an annual or 100 hour inspection shall inspect (where applicable) the following components of the propeller group:

(1) Propeller assembly – for cracks, nicks, binds, and oil leakage.

(2) Bolts – for improper torquing and lack of safetying.

(3) Anti-icing devices – for improper operations and obvious defects.

(4) Control mechanisms – for improper operation, insecure mounting, and restricted travel.

43xD.i

Each person performing an annual or 100 hour inspection shall inspect (where applicable) the following components of the radio group:

(1) Radio and electronic equipment – for improper installation and insecure mounting.

(2) Wiring and conduits – for improper routing, insecure mounting, and obvious defects.

(3) Bonding and shielding – for improper installation and poor condition.

(4) Antenna including trailing antenna – for poor condition, insecure mounting, and improper operation.

43xD.j

Each person performing an annual or 100 hour inspection shall inspect (where applicable) each installed miscellaneous item that is not otherwise covered by this listing for improper installation and improper operation.