Setting up aircraft schedules -- Part 3
We continue from Part 2.
In part 2, we added an engine to N001, and added a 50-hour oil change schedule to the engine. In this part, we will turn the oil change into a "compound" schedule—one that is due every 50 tach hours or every 60 days, whichever comes first.
Add a 60-day oil change schedule to Engine #1
- Go to Aircraft -> Define Components / Inspections. Click Add Component.
- Choose type Compound Schedule from the "Type" drop-down.
- From the blank "Component contained in" drop-down, select N001.
- Another drop-down will appear next to N001. Select Engine #1.
- In the "Scheduled Inspections/Renewals" section:
- Select Days from the drop-down. (Hint: Select Days, not Date. "Date" is used only for items that have a hard expiration rather than a recurring schedule, such as an ELT battery that has a specific replacement date printed on it.)
- Select Service from the next drop-down.
- Enter 60 in the "at/every" field.
- Click "Save Aircraft Component".
We now have a total of two oil change schedules for Engine #1—one for 50 tach hours and one for 60 days. Whenever an oil change is performed on the engine, you'll select just the "primary" schedule from the Schedules drop-down on the Maintenance Entry screen. The system will automatically know that any compound schedules under the primary schedule have also been fulfilled.