• Question: What is the most common plane fault that u have had 2 deal with??

    Asked by KatnissEverdeen#LOL to Pete on 18 Mar 2015.
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      Pete Symons answered on 18 Mar 2015:

      Hi KatnissEverdeen#LOL,

      LOL at the name!

      The most common fault on aircraft is usually software, material science and structures are pretty well known, so it’s usually software. The second most common faults are usually within the engines, they are usually quite complicated, especially on modern aircraft so you tend to find a fair few faults on the engine. The most common fault on the aircraft I’m working on at the moment are all to do with the oxygen system! It takes up many hours of my day looking at the potential causes and what the MOD can do in the mean time until a root cause can be identified.

      Hope this helps