When things break, the natural solution is to replace bad parts with good ones. Unfortunately, parts can be scarce for one reason or another. The solution? A “wonderful” maintenance action called “cannibalization”, which is exactly as it sounds, taking parts from one plane to fix another. The problem is when one plane becomes the “CANN bird”, it is almost expected that it will stay the CANN bird for a while and slowly becomes a dilapidated husk of its former self.
From the creators of the Cancelled for Maintenance Podcast comes a series where we take a comedic, behind-the-scenes look into the gritty, non-glamorous life of aircraft maintenance.
Aircraft maintenance is an extremely rewarding, but very taxing profession. It takes a very driven person to take up this career and excel in it. It has its very low points but has its very high ones as well. Follow along with our three main mechanics and their friends as they deal with the highs and lows to keep planes flying.