Quality Control

At Aero Recip, we take service and the quality of our work very seriously, which is why each is a critical part of our engine overhaul process from start to finish.

1. Receive Engine and Log Book
Shop floor

  • Mount Engine
  •  Take several photos to confirm all components and accessories received with the engine core
  • Confirm that log book matches serial number on data plate
  • Document all accessories and corresponding serial numbers

2. Create Work Order

  • Tracks engine throughout the overhaul or repair process
  • Custom specifications are documented
  • Raise accessory tags with corresponding serial numbers for traceability

3. Disassemble and Clean 

  • Each engine is dismantled and cleaned individually while maintaining traceability

4. NDT (Non-destructive testing)

  • Inspect all parts and accessories for cracks in both steel and aluminum
  • Aero Recip holds a Transport Canada Specialty Ratings in MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspection and LPI (Liquid Penetrant Inspection)
  • Each inspector is CGSB Level 2 rated, which mandates 1000 hours of training per discipline

5. Detailed Inspection

  • Our shop certified inspectors conduct a dimensional and visual inspection to determine the serviceability of the part
  • Ensure engine parts meet OEM’s specifications
  • Review of AD’s and service publications completed

6. Reworks

  • All parts that fail to meet OEM specifications are either reworked using approved processes or they are replaced with new or serviceable parts
  • Aero Recip holds numerous Repair Design Approvals that are unique to the company

7. Welding

  • Our AMO certificate allows welding of engine parts and components
  • Cylinder repair and overhaul capabilities on P&W, Continental and Lycomings.

8. Paint

  • Custom paint colors offered
  • Engine parts are painted prior to assembly

9. Final Assembly

  • All critical inspection points are thoroughly inspected by at least two technicians for quality control purposes
  • Engine is inspected and prepared for tests

10. Engine Test

  • Engine is tested on the Dyno Test Cell
  • Depending on engine model, engines are run from 1.5 to 3 hours
  • Extended test runs are optional

11. Final Inspection

  • Engine paper work is reviewed and Log Book is prepared
  • A final inspection is done by quality control
  • A thorough review is conducted to ensure compliance of customer specifications
  • Photos of completed engine are taken