Owning your own aircraft is certainly a joyful and freeing experience. It can also be a painfully expensive one, especially when unexpected problems arise and threaten to take a large bite out of your wallet. The new Piston Engine Service Program (PESP) is like Kevlar for your finances, protecting both your investment and your wallet from the unpredictable.
AeroEngine Protection Corp. (AEPC) offers the only PESP available in the general aviation industry. Professionals from AEPC used data from large fleet overhauls and more than 4,000 piston-aircraft overhauls over a 20-year period before designing the different programs they offer.
Owners of piston aircraft are now able to manage the risk of costly unplanned expenses through PESP. This engine maintenance program not only protects current owners of an aircraft, but it is transferrable to a new owner should the aircraft have time left on the program when sold.
What is Covered Under the PESP?
The list of what is covered under the PESP is impressive, starting with 100% parts and labor for all unscheduled maintenance of the engine’s covered components. Enrollment can be done at any time, with agreements for both new and used aircraft up to seven years, and options to renew. It is fully transferrable.
Under the program, unscheduled maintenance can be performed by any FAA-approved owner/operator and a broad list of engine components are covered, including loaners and ground freight. If you are grounded more than five days waiting for parts, you will be paid for loss of use, up to $500 and if away from your base airport, you will be paid up to $300 for trip interruption expenses.
With the two top-tiered programs, PESP Plus and PESP Care, 100% parts and labor coverage for engine accessories is covered, and the top-of-the-line program also covers scheduled service such as the annual inspections/overhaul.
Engines that are covered by the PESP plans include the Lycoming O-320, IO-360, O-360 and IO-540 and the Continental IO-360 and IO-550.
Benefits of a PESP
Benefits include increased aircraft value that will appear in the Aircraft Blue Book, coverage and risk transfer beyond the warranty period, a fixed budget for all unscheduled maintenance, and increased aircraft dispatch availability.
This fleet of programs comes at just the right time in an industry that is seeing costs and maintenance requirements on the rise. Providing an alternative to the norm of simply dealing with problems as they arise and hoping the resulting bill is affordable, the minimization of risk and stabilization of unscheduled service bills is a huge opportunity for piston aircraft owners.
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Partnering with AEPC lets J.A. Air Center offer our clients the predictability, protection, and peace of mind that owners of turbine engines have enjoyed for decades. Be sure to give us a call for more information on how this program can save you money.
We are committed to offering valuable services we believe will make a difference for our clients, whether it’s a chance to minimize financial risk, to have top-quality repairs, to have well-timed and timely inspections done, or any of the many services we offer at our luxurious and well-appointed FBO in Aurora, Illinois, just west of Chicago.