Maintenance Matters

December 2012 Issue

Boot Replacement: Minimal Competition

Stick with an experienced shop. A little homework can keep your price down as discounts vary in a competitive market.

When your airplane’s in annual, you probably monitor the caller ID with dread, living in fear of a call from your A&P that portends something expensive. If your airplane has de-ice boots—approved for known icing or not—they could easily be this year’s money hole. A full-up replacement set can cost, installed, anywhere from $11,000 for a single to $20,000 for twins. …

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