Most of the aircraft that "visit" us for their A-check land in the early morning shortly after 6 am. A team of two to three aircraft engineers is waiting at the stand to start immediately with some smaller entry tests and preparation tasks for the upcoming A-check. Additionally it is a very good opportunity to talk to the flight and cabin crew. If they have a complaint about some cabin items or other systems they can supply us with their observations and first hand information. Those could be incredible precious for us to confirm and rectify the complaint efficiently.
In autumn and winter time, thick fog is quite usual for the area around Zurich. If the visibility drops below a certain range, it is mandatory that one of us is in the cockpit during the towing of the aircraft. Exterior lights must be switched on for a better recognizability and you must be ready to brake the aircraft. This procedure is called low visibility procedure "LVP". 🔧 David