AeroFix Aviation's Terms and Conditions!


Issue 2. Effective from 1st June 2012.

i. Indemnity. The Customer shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless AeroFix Aviation, its officers, employees, agents, distributors and dealers from and against any and all liability, loss, damage, expense, costs (including, without limitation, costs and fees of litigation) of every nature arising out of or in connection with customer's failure to comply with any of its obligations herein contained, except for such loss or damage which was caused by the sole negligence or willful misconduct of AeroFix Aviation, its officers, employees, agents, distributors or dealers, provided however, that the AeroFix Aviation shall nevertheless have the right, if it so elects and notifies the customer, to participate at the AeroFix Aviations expense in the defence of any such suit or suits in which it may be a party, without relieving customer of the obligation to defend the same.

ii. WARNING. All air sports can be dangerous even when practised under ideal circumstances. Pilot error, component failure, adverse meteorological conditions or sheer bad luck can in all aviation result in injury or death. Every customer purchasing goods or services whether directly or indirectly from AeroFix Aviation is warned that microlight, ultralight, hang glider and powered hang glider, paramotor and hovercraft flying and similar air sports are not controlled as are other forms of aviation. As a result components and related equipment are manufactured from commercially available materials and components and some of these materials and components are not designed specifically for aviation use. Engine and aircraft parts supplied, services and technical advice, are intended for use in permit and de-regulated aircraft, by definition the aircraft must be operated in a manor where a safe landing can be made at all times and an engine failure will not affect flight safety. Every purchaser must ensure that he inspects fully every purchased item upon delivery and before every flight thereafter and he must make himself aware of all trends or changes which may make a particular item unsuitable for the use for which it was originally purchased. He must also satisfy himself totally that a purchased item is suitable for the use to which he intends to employ it. AeroFix Aviation can offer advice but the final responsibility for the use of the goods purchased rests solely with the purchaser (whether direct or indirect) or other user who employs such goods at his own risk. This warning applies to every part item, service or any technical advice offered by AeroFix Aviation and acceptance of or payment for goods is an implicit acceptance of this warning.

iii. Amendments - We reserve the right to amend these Terms & Conditions from time to time. When we make a change we will update this page of the Website. If we do so, the updated version will be effective as soon as it is uploaded on to this Website. The date of the last revision to these Terms is provided at the end of the Terms. We recommend that you visit this page each time you visit the Website to ensure that you are aware of and are complying with any changes that we have made to these Terms. If you continue to use the Website you will be deemed to have accepted those changes from the point at which these changes come into effect.

1. Conditions - All orders are accepted by AeroFix Aviation subject to and in accordance with these Conditions. These Conditions override and exclude any terms or conditions in or referred to in any negotiations or course of dealing between AeroFix Aviation and the Customer or set out in the Customer's standard terms and conditions. Together with any terms accepted by AeroFix Aviation in connection with an order, these Conditions constitute the entire agreement between AeroFix Aviation and the Customer in relation to the Supplies ordered. No variation to these Conditions is permitted unless expressly authorised in writing by a director of AeroFix Aviation.

2. Prices - Prices for Supplies are in £sterling, inclusive of UK VAT (if applicable) (prices in other currencies are for information only). AeroFix Aviation reserves the right to change its prices or withdrawn an item from sale without notice at any time. Prices charged will be those prevailing when an order is accepted.

3. Payment - Payment is due in advance of dispatch of the goods, by any of the payment methods specified on the AeroFix Aviation online shop website, or by cheque drawn on a UK bank by special arrangement or by bank transfer for orders of value over £100.00 and by special arrangement only, bank transfers from outside the UK will be subject to a bank transfer fee of £10.00. We will accept payment from third parties, however the contract is considered to be with the person who placed the order.

4. Orders - AeroFix Aviation reserves the right to decline to trade with any company or person.

5. Delivery - AeroFix Aviation will use all reasonable endeavours to dispatch Goods as quickly as possible after the order is placed, however please allow up to 28 days for delivery. Delivery will be made to the address specified by the Customer. AeroFix Aviation may use any method of delivery available to it. AeroFix Aviation will use reasonable endeavours to meet delivery and/or performance estimates but except as set out in 6 below, in no circumstances shall it be liable to compensate the Customer for non-delivery, non-performance or late delivery or performance. AeroFix Aviation reserves the right to specify that large or expensive items may not be available for delivery, in these circumstances, goods will be available for collection from AeroFix Aviation premises by arrangement and at the customers expense and liability.

6. Inspection, defects and non delivery - The customer or their representative must not accept for delivery any goods in damaged packaging. Any goods signed as having been delivered will be considered to have arrived in good condition.

The Customer must inspect the Supplies as soon as is reasonably practicable after delivery and, except as set out in 11 below, the Company shall not be liable for any defect in the Supplies unless written notice is given to AeroFix Aviation within 10 days of such date. AeroFix Aviation does not write software comprised in the Goods and it is the Customer's responsibility to check for the presence of computer viruses before the Goods are used. The quantity of any consignment of Goods, as recorded by AeroFix Aviation upon despatch from AeroFix Aviation's place of business, shall be conclusive evidence of the quantity received by the Customer on delivery, unless the Customer can provide conclusive evidence to the contrary. AeroFix Aviation will not be liable for any non -delivery of Goods unless written notice is given to AeroFix Aviation within 10 days of the date when Goods should have been delivered in the ordinary course of events. Any liability of AeroFix Aviation for non-delivery or non performance or for Goods notified as defective on delivery in accordance with this Condition 6 will be limited to replacing the Goods within a reasonable time or to refunding the price then paid in respect of such Supplies.

7. Returns - Goods returned because they are unwanted or incorrectly ordered, will be returned at the Customer's risk and expense, for receipt by AeroFix Aviation within 7 days from the day after the goods are received and must be undamaged and in original packaging. The Customer is responsible for returning Goods to the Company and for providing proof of delivery of such return. Any Goods returned in this way may be accepted at the discretion of the Company but will be subject to a restocking fee of 40% of the invoice value of the Goods (subject to a minimum charge of £10). Please note that our suppliers Conair Sports levy a 30% restocking charge on AeroFix Aviation and we add only 10% as an additional levy on to top of that to cover P and P back to them). Any goods supplied in cut lengths or that have been made specifically to a customers specification, such as propellers, will be subject to a restocking fee of 80% of the invoice value of the Goods.

8. Description - All specifications, drawings, illustrations, descriptions and particulars of weights, dimensions, capacity or other details contained on this website are intended to give a general idea of the Supplies, but will not form part of any Contract. AeroFix Aviation shall take all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of details relating to Supplies (including, without limitation, statements regarding compliance with legislation or regulation), but accepts no liability in contract or tort or under statute or otherwise for any error or omission in such detail whether caused by AeroFix Aviation's negligence or otherwise. AeroFix Aviation may make changes to the Supplies as part of a continuous programme of improvement or to comply with legislation.

9. Risk and ownership - The risk of damage to or loss of Goods will pass to the Customer when the Goods are dispatched from AeroFix Aviation. Ownership of the Goods shall not pass to the Customer until AeroFix Aviation has received in full (in cash or cleared funds) all sums due from the Customer to AeroFix Aviation on any account whatsoever. Until ownership passes to the Customer, the Customer must hold the Goods on a fiduciary basis as AeroFix Aviation's bailee.

10. Performance and fitness for purpose - Unless any performance figures, tolerances, characteristics or compliance with legislation or regulation have been specifically and expressly warranted by a director of AeroFix Aviation in writing, AeroFix Aviation accepts no liability for any failure of the Supplies to comply with such criteria, whether attributable to AeroFix Aviation 's negligence or otherwise. The responsibility for ensuring that Supplies are sufficient and suitable for a particular purpose is the Customer's, unless specifically stated in writing by a director of AeroFix Aviation. Any advice or recommendation given by an employee of AeroFix Aviation which is not confirmed in writing by a director of AeroFix Aviation is acted on entirely at the Customer's risk and AeroFix Aviation shall not be liable for any such advice or recommendation which is not so confirmed. The liability of AeroFix Aviation to the Customer, should any warranty, statement, advice or recommendation confirmed in accordance with this Condition 10 prove to be incorrect, inaccurate or misleading, will be limited to the refund of the price paid for the Supplies or, at AeroFix Aviation's option, the supply of replacement Supplies which are sufficient and suitable.

11. Warranty/Guarantee - AeroFix Aviation is only liable to provide warranty for items supplied by AeroFix Aviation to the original customer to which the company supplied goods.

AeroFix Aviation will endeavour to transfer to the Customer the benefit of any warranty or guarantee given by the manufacturer of Goods. Warrantable goods are to be returned to AeroFix Aviation at the customers expense. Upon receipt of warrantable goods, AeroFix Aviation will, free of charge, repair or, at AeroFix Aviation's option, replace Goods which are proved to the reasonable satisfaction of AeroFix Aviation to be damaged or defective due to faulty materials, workmanship or design. This obligation will not apply:

  • if the defect arises because the Customer has altered or repaired such Goods without the written consent of AeroFix Aviation;
  • because the Customer did not follow the manufacturers' instructions for storage, usage, installation, use or maintenance of the Goods;
  • if the Customer has failed to notify AeroFix Aviation of any defect in accordance with Condition 7 where the defect should have been reasonably apparent on reasonable inspection; or
  • if the Customer fails to notify AeroFix Aviation of the defect within 12 months (or such other period as the Company shall specify at the time of acceptance of the order for the Supplies, which in some cases may be a number of hours of operation) of the date of dispatch of the Goods.
  • If the item or its components have fallen or been dropped.
  • If there is corrosion as a result of poor storage or inadequate preparation for storage.
  • If there is miss-assembly of parts or components not assembled by the manufacturer or AeroFix Aviation and supplied disassembled for packing and transport purposes.
  • If there is corrosion emanating from stone chips or any other impact or abnormal stress damage.
  • If work other than the maintenance set out in the product manual has been carried out by anyone other than the manufacturer, AeroFix Aviation or an engineer designated in writing by the manufacturer or AeroFix Aviation.
  • If there is incidental or consequential loss or damage.
  • If service bulletins from the manufacturer or AeroFix Aviation have not been adhered to.
  • If there have been any occurrences of overheating or seizure of engines due to prolonged high speed running of the engine, running with excessive loads, running with inadequate loads or running with insufficient or inappropriate oil.
  • If there is dirt, sand or foreign bodies in the engine or consumables used.
  • If an engine has been run without suitable air, oil or fuel filtration.

Postage or carriage to return a repaired/replaced item to the customer will be at the customers expense.

It should be noted that time before overhaul (T.B.O.) does not imply any warranty conditions or life expectancy but is a maximum permissible service life.

All warranty work to be carried out at AeroFix Aviations workshop or other facility designated by AeroFix Aviation. Warrantable goods to be returned to AeroFix Aviation at the customers expense.

Any replacement Supplies made or Goods repaired under this Condition 11 will be guaranteed on these terms for any un-expired portion of the period of guarantee given on the original Supplies. Any Goods which have been replaced will belong to AeroFix Aviation.

The Customer grants to AeroFix Aviation and its employees, agents and representatives a right to enter onto its premises to effect any repair or replacement under this Condition 11. The Customer shall ensure that AeroFix Aviation's employees agents and representatives are provided with a safe and secure working environment while at its premises and the Customer shall be responsible for isolating any computers or processors requiring repair or replacement from its network and for making back-up copies of any information on such computers or processors before AeroFix Aviation's arrival on site.

This Condition is AeroFix Aviation 's sole obligation and the Customer's sole remedy for defective Supplies and is accepted by the Customer in substitution for all express or implied representations, conditions or warranties, statutory or otherwise, as to the satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose or performance of the Goods (or any materials used in connection therewith) or the standard of workmanship of the Services and all such representations, conditions and warranties are excluded.

Rotax products supplied by AeroFix Aviation are manufactured for use on Rotax engines in Ultralight Aircraft, and as such any use in any other application invalidates the warranty.

If we supply goods or services under warranty, and we subsequently discover that one of the conditions above was not met or that the fault was the customers fault or was not warrantable for any reason, AeroFix Aviation reserve the right to charge the customer for the goods or services supplied for a period of up to12 months after the supply of goods or services. WARNING - electrical and electronic items are often damaged by an outside influence such as another faulty component, static electricity, incorrect wiring etc.

11.A Second Hand Goods - Second hand items are occasionally supplied in order to provide a cost or labour saving for the customer. Second hand good are only supplied after discussion and agreement with the customer. As such no warranty shall be given for second hand goods supplied.

11.B Right to Re-call - AeroFix Aviation reserve the right to re-call any product. Liability will be limited to that given by our supplier. In the event of a product recall the product may be replaced with an equivalent item, or the price paid may be refunded, or a pro-rata offer may be made, provided that the product is returned within the time limits of the recall. AeroFix Aviation will not be responsible for any consequential loss or any related costs including labour. AeroFix Aviation will make reasonable endeavours to contact the original purchaser of the product, it is the customers responsibility to pass on information if the product has subsequently been re-sold. In the event that a product is not returned within the time limits of the product recall, and there is subsequent failure of the product, AeroFix Aviation will not be under any obligation to the customer.

12. Intellectual property rights - Any supplies from AeroFix Aviation may be subject to the intellectual and industrial property rights including patents, know how, trademarks, copyright, design rights, utility rights, database rights and or other rights of third parties. No right or licence is granted to the Customer, except the right to use the Supplies or re-sell the Goods in the Customer's ordinary course of business. AeroFix Aviation shall have no liability whatsoever in the event of any claim of infringement of any such rights howsoever arising.

13. Force majeure - AeroFix Aviation shall not be liable to the Customer in any manner or be deemed to be in breach of these Conditions because of any delay in performing or any failure to perform any of AeroFix Aviation 's obligations under these Conditions if the delay or failure was due to any cause beyond AeroFix Aviation 's reasonable control (which shall include, but not be limited to government actions, war, fire, explosion, flood, import or export regulations or embargoes, labour disputes or inability to obtain or a delay in obtaining supplies of Goods or labour). AeroFix Aviation may, at its option, delay the performance of, or cancel the whole or any part of a Contract.

14. Legal construction - All Contracts shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and the Customer submits to the jurisdiction of the English Courts, but AeroFix Aviation may enforce such Contract in any court of competent jurisdiction.

15. General - Any provision of these Conditions of Supply which is held by any competent authority to be invalid, void, voidable, unenforceable or unreasonable (in whole or in part) shall to the extent of such invalidity, voidness, voidability, unenforceability or unreasonableness be deemed severable and the other provisions of these Conditions of Supply and the remainder of such provision shall not be affected. Failure by AeroFix Aviation to enforce or partially enforce any provision of these Conditions of Supply will not be constrained as a waiver of any rights under these Conditions of Supply. AeroFix Aviation must be given the opportunity to put right any failure of service and will not cover the costs of any third parties contracted by the customer in respect of any dispute or expert investigations regarding such matters.

Additional Terms & Conditions for Technical Advice Given

16. Basis of Advice - Any advice given by AeroFix Aviation or any employee of AeroFix Aviation is based on information given by the customer and is given without prejudice. AeroFix Aviation will use reasonable skill and care in providing any technical support. The customer takes on any responsibility for any actions taken as a result of any advice or guidance given by AeroFix Aviation, this is because AeroFix Aviation are unable to verify information given by the customer or to ensure that all relevant details have been disseminated; AeroFix Aviation are unable to ensure correct interpretation of advice by the customer or verify the ability of the customer to carry out any procedures suggested. It is the customers responsibility to ensure that they stay within all rules, regulations and laws applicable and/or in force at all times.

17. Availability of Service - AeroFix Aviation will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that this service is available to you, however, AeroFix Aviation cannot not guarantee uninterrupted availability of technical support.

18. Liability - AeroFix Aviation shall not be liable for any of the following type of loss or damage arising out of or in connection with any technical advice given by us, either verbally or in writing:

  • Any damage to components, products or parts fitted (or to anything they are fitted in)
  • Any loss of profits, loss of earnings, loss of anticipated savings, goodwill or revenue;
  • Any loss or corruption of data;
  • Any indirect or consequential loss;
  • Any death or personal injury.

Additional Terms & Conditions for Job Bookings

29. Confirmation of booking - All bookings with AeroFix Aviation for Service Work to be carried out are considered to be confirmed bookings, we do not accept provisional bookings.

30. Booking information - We require the following information: Name, address, telephone number, engine type, engine serial number, aircraft type, location for work to be carried out, nature of work to be carried out. This information should preferably be given at the time of booking. In the event that this information is not received by AeroFix Aviation at least 7 days before the date of the job booking, this could result in the wrong work being carried out or the worng parts being supplied.

31. Job Details - We will give an approximate time of arrival of our engineer on site, if applicable. If an estimate is required for the cost of the work, ask at the time of booking, and we will endeavour to provide an estimate within 7 days of the job booking.

32. Workshop booking - If the work is to be carried out at our workshop, we will expect the engine/aircraft to arrive by 9am on the day of the booking for the work to commence. We will charge from 9.30 unless otherwise agreed. We do not expect you to stay on site unless by prior arrangement.

33. Cancellation - In the event of a cancellation with less than 96 hours notice there is a cancellation fee of £50 per day + costs i.e. if we get any parts in specifically or have travelled to site.

Additional Terms and Conditions of Service Work on 2 stroke Engines

34. - Bookings - Booking in your engine for service work with AeroFix Aviation constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions for this and all subsequent service work carried out on your behalf.

35. Price - The price for the service will be as listed or estimated unless further work is found to be required during the course of the service. If no limit has been specified by the customer, the budget will be considered to be unlimited.

36. Cancellations - Any cancellations with less than 96 hours notice will be subject to a cancellation fee that may include travelling charges. Any items that AeroFix Aviation has purchased specifically for any cancelled work will be charged at full retail price.

37. Service Bulletins/Modifications - As it would greatly increase the cost of every job to investigate compliance to all relevant service bulletins and modifications, AeroFix Aviation will only implement bulletins or modifications as requested by the customer. It is the owners responsibility to ensure that all relevant documentation is completed and registered with the relevant authority.

38. Engine installations in aircraft - It is the purchaser's responsibility to ensure that any work carried out or any items fitted or installed by AeroFix Aviation are in accordance with the aircraft manufacturers or approval requirements. AeroFix Aviation is unable to investigate all variants of installations of Rotax engines, and will generally follow instructions issued by the engine manufacturer.

39. Service checklist - Not all items listed in the Service Checklist are included in all services. For example changing of the cross gear lubricant is included as part of a 100 hour service but not in a 50 hour service, and some items are particular only to certain engines.

40. Non engine service items - Please note that, due to the variation in systems used between aircraft types, the following items that appear in the Rotax service schedule are not included as part of our normal service work as it would not be economical for us to do so: a) Lubricate control cables; b) Balance and track propeller; c) Clean and oil air filter(s); d) Check fuel filter.

41. Following all service work involving the removal of the cylinder head(s) and exhaust manifold(s), where new gaskets have been fitted, the cylinder head and exhaust manifold nuts should be checked for correct torque after the first 2 hours running. Where the engine is installed in a manner giving access to these nuts, then we recommend the procedure is carried out. Some installations require major dismantling work to gain access to these nuts and in these circumstances it is not practical to complete the check. Without the check, it is possible for an oil leak to develop, although a minor seep of oil from the exhaust manifold gasket is not significant to the state of airworthiness of the aircraft. A larger leak from the exhaust manifold or a leak from the cylinder head must be dealt with.

42. Following service work involving the renewal of gearbox components (other than shims or ring halves) the gearbox oil must be changed after 10 hours running time.

43. Following renewal of contact breaker sets the contact breaker gaps and ignition timing should be checked, and where necessary adjusted, after 10 hours running time.

44. Re-connection of controls - If the engine is re-installed on the aircraft by others, then particular attention must be paid to the throttle controls, to ensure correct assembly at the carburettors. Twin carburettors must be synchronised at idle and throughout their full operating movement. Idle adjustment is carried out with the idle screw(s), cable adjusters are used to synchronise the slides or butterflies. Carburettor security, rubber manifold security and cable grommets must be checked. Carburettors must be fitted at 90 to the engine in plan view and in vertical alignment with the cylinder. If the carburettors were not supplied with the engine for service, they must be checked for wear.

45. Dual control inspection - It is a legal requirement to carry out a dual inspection prior to flight, of any aircraft primary control system (including throttle controls) after disconnection and re-assembly. The inspection can be completed and signed off by yourself (as PPL licence holder) and your local inspector (all our services involve disconnection and reconnection of the throttle controls).

46. After service ground run - Following service work and prior to running the engine, a thorough inspection must be carried out. We recommend that the Rotax service information sheet 3.UL.91.E �Daily inspection and pre-flight Checks� is followed for the inspection of 2-stroke engines. Also consult the latest edition of the Operator's Manual and any Service Information and Service Bulletins for the engine type. The engine must be ground run, over the full range of power settings, for a minimum period of 20 minutes prior to flight. Where it is not possible or it would cause damage to the aircraft or engine if it were to be run over the full range, consult your AeroFix Aviation service engineer for further advice. During this running period, checks should be made for: abnormal temperatures, excessive vibration, correct full throttle RPM, cable/fuel hose abrasion, unusual noises and abnormal mag drop (dual ignition units). Afterwards the engine and mounts must be thoroughly checked for loose fixings and signs of abrasion of harnesses, hoses, controls and bolt on accessories. Following work involving honing, re-boring cylinders or crankshaft removal, the full Rotax running in procedure must be carried out. Engines must be run within 14 days of service work being carried out in order to distribute the lubricants thoroughly. Where this may not be possible you should consult AeroFix Aviation for further advice. If you know that the engine is not going to be run for at least 14 days after the service work has been carried out, inform the service engineer so that the necessary actions can be taken to protect the engine. Where AeroFix Aviation engineers are required to carry out ground running, the aircraft should be provided sufficiently fuelled (with the correct fuel) for all necessary running. If the aircraft is required to be empty, an engineer will request that the aircraft be emptied of fuel in advance.

47. Log Books - It is the engine owners responsibility to ensure that the engine log book is updated for all work carried out to the engine.

48. Regular engine runs and corrosion inhibition - To prevent corrosion within the engine and serious reduction in engine life the engine should be run, until normal operating temperatures are reached, at least once every two weeks. If this is not possible, then we recommend the use of an oil with good inhibiting properties and the propeller should at least be turned through a few revolutions every couple of weeks. If it is anticipated that the engine will not be run for a period of more than a month, then full corrosion inhibition treatment must be followed as per your engine manual.

49. On going maintenance - For continued reliability of your engine, it is necessary for periodic maintenance to be conducted. The latest engine manufacturer's maintenance schedule, daily inspection and pre-flight checks should be followed. For 2-stroke engines it is also essential that conrod bearing clearance measurements are carried out and recorded every 10 hours in order to be able to predict big end bearing failure. If you are unsure how to carry out conrod bearing clearance checks please consult a AeroFix Aviation engineer.

50. Work carried out on site - Site work may be carried out by request. It shall be the customers' responsibility to ensure adequate access and that the work can be completed without interference from other trades. Site work will be charged in accordance with the special rates in force at the time; any waiting time incurred through events out of our service engineers control, shall be charged extra at the current site rate. It shall be the customers' responsibility to ensure that adequate public liability insurance is in force to cover our service engineers working on the site, or to arrange for the site to be secured from access by any persons during the work or subsequent test running of engines.

51. Warranty - Service work on Rotax engines is warranted against defective parts or workmanship by AeroFix Aviation, for a period of 3 months or 50 hours engine operation. Liability shall be limited to that given by the engine manufacturer. AeroFix Aviation shall not be liable if the engine is installed or operated in a manner other than that specified by the engine manufacturer. A completed engine operation log must be presented with any claim for warranty by the purchaser of the service work. AeroFix Aviation's liability in respect of any defect or faulty workmanship is limited to making good by replacement or repair, at its option, the defective item(s). Warranty work will be carried out in our workshop, carriage paid by the purchaser. If warranty work is carried out on site, the purchaser will be responsible for payment of travelling charges at the current rate. The engine presented to AeroFix Aviation for a warranty claim must be in the same form as presented for the original job (e.g. removed from the airframe) unless agreed beforehand with the AeroFix Aviation service engineer in order to demonstrate a particular problem. Warranty claims shall not be considered by AeroFix Aviation unless and until full payment for the services has been made.

52. Free issue components - Free issue items must be supplied to AeroFix Aviation fit for purpose and with all necessary fitting instructions (if no fitting instructions are supplied, AeroFix Aviation will fit the components to the best of their ability and knowledge). AeroFix Aviation shall not under any circumstances be held liable for any free issue items supplied by the purchaser of the work or any third party, in respect of failure of components, whether due to faulty goods or poor workmanship by our personnel or our contractors. The purchaser shall be responsible for all payments to make good any damage relating to free issue items. AeroFix Aviation not commenting on the suitability of free issue parts does not mean that they are suitable.

53. Consequential loss - AeroFix Aviation shall not under any circumstances be held liable for loss, injury or damages to the purchaser or any third party or their property in respect of any claims arising from work carried out by the company. This includes any parts fitted by AeroFix Aviation that were 'free issue' from the purchaser or any third party. Engine service work is only accepted by AeroFix Aviation on the basis that the aircraft to which the engine is fitted is of a type suitable to land safely without damage in the event of an engine failure, and that a forced landing site is available through all stages of flight.

54. Privacy - AeroFix Aviation shall not, under any circumstances, be held liable for any claim resulting in the release of any information to a third party, relating to work carried out by AeroFix Aviation.

Additional Terms and Conditions for Service Work on 4 Stroke Engines

55. Bookings - Booking in your engine for service work with AeroFix Aviation constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions for this and all subsequent service work carried out on your behalf.

56. Price - The price for the service will be as listed or estimated unless further work is found to be required during the course of the service. If no limit has been specified by the customer, the budget will be considered to be unlimited.

57. Cancellations - Any cancellations with less than 96 hours notice will be subject to a cancellation fee that may include travelling charges. Any items that AeroFix Aviation has purchased specifically for any cancelled work will be charged at full retail price.

58. Service Bulletins/Modifications - As it would greatly increase the cost of every job to investigate compliance to all relevant service bulletins and modifications, AeroFix Aviation will only implement bulletins or modifications as requested by the customer. It is the owners responsibility to ensure that all relevant documentation is completed and registered with the relevant authority.

59. Engine installations in aircraft - It is the purchaser's responsibility to ensure that any work carried out or any items fitted or installed by AeroFix Aviation are in accordance with the aircraft manufacturers or approval requirements. AeroFix Aviation is unable to investigate all variants of installations of Rotax engines, and will generally follow instructions issued by the engine manufacturer.

60. Service checklist - Not all items listed in the Service Checklist are included in all services. For example a compression check is included as part of a 200 hour service but not in a 100 hour service, and some items are particular only to certain engines.

61. Non engine service items - Please note that, due to the variation in systems used between aircraft types, the following items that appear in the Rotax service schedule are not included as part of our normal service work as it would not be economical for us to do so: a) Lubricate control cables; b) Balance and track propeller; c) Clean and oil air filter(s); d) Change fuel filter. It may be possible for these to be carried out, but adequate advance warning must be given and additional charges will apply.

62. Checks after engine service - Following service work involving the renewal of gearbox components (other than shims or ring halves) the engine oil must be changed after 25 hours running time.

63. Re-connection of controls - If the engine is re-installed on the aircraft by others, then particular attention must be paid to the throttle controls, to ensure correct assembly at the carburettors. Carburettor security, rubber manifold security and cable grommets must be checked. Carburettors must be fitted at 90 to the engine in plan view and in vertical alignment with the cylinder. If the carburettors were not supplied with the engine for service, they must be checked for wear. The carburettors must be pneumatically balanced by an experienced engineer.

64. Dual control inspection - It is a legal requirement to carry out a dual inspection prior to flight, of any aircraft primary control system (including throttle controls) after disconnection and re-assembly. The inspection can be completed and signed off by yourself (as PPL licence holder) and your local inspector (all our services involve disconnection and reconnection of the throttle controls).

65. After service ground run - Following service work and prior to running the engine, a thorough inspection must be carried out. For 4-stoke engines consult Service Bulletins, Service Letters, Service Instructions and the latest edition of the Operator's Manual for the engine type. The engine must be ground run, over the full range of power settings, for a minimum period of 20 minutes prior to flight. Where it is not possible or it would cause damage to the aircraft or engine if it were to be run over the full range, consult your AeroFix Aviation service engineer for further advice. During this running period, checks should be made for: abnormal temperatures, excessive vibration, correct full throttle RPM, cable/fuel hose abrasion, unusual noises and abnormal mag drop (dual ignition units). Afterwards the engine and mounts must be thoroughly checked for loose fixings and signs of abrasion of harnesses, hoses, controls and bolt on accessories. Following work involving honing, re-boring cylinders or crankshaft removal, the full Rotax running in procedure must be carried out. Engines must be run within 14 days of service work being carried out in order to distribute the lubricants thoroughly. Where this may not be possible you should consult AeroFix Aviation for further advice. If you know that the engine is not going to be run for at least 14 days after the service work has been carried out, inform the service engineer so that the necessary actions can be taken to protect the engine. Where AeroFix Aviation engineers are required to carry out ground running, the aircraft should be provided sufficiently fuelled (with the correct fuel) for all necessary running. If the aircraft is required to be empty, an engineer will request that the aircraft be emptied of fuel in advance, or the additional work will be charged accordingly.

66. Log Books - It is the engine owners responsibility to ensure that the engine log book is updated for all work carried out to the engine.

67. Regular engine runs and corrosion inhibition - To prevent corrosion within the engine and serious reduction in engine life the engine should be run, until normal operating temperatures are reached, at least once every two weeks. If this is not possible, then we recommend the use of an oil with good inhibiting properties and the propeller should at least be turned through a few revolutions every couple of weeks. If it is anticipated that the engine will not be run for a period of more than a month, then full corrosion inhibition treatment must be followed as per your engine manual.

68. On going maintenance - For continued reliability of your engine, it is necessary for periodic maintenance to be conducted. The latest engine manufacturer's maintenance schedule, daily inspection and pre-flight checks should be followed.

69. Work carried out on site - Site work may be carried out by request. It shall be the customers' responsibility to ensure adequate access and that the work can be completed without interference from other trades. Site work will be charged in accordance with the special rates in force at the time; any waiting time incurred through events out of our service engineers control, shall be charged extra at the current site rate. It shall be the customers' responsibility to ensure that adequate public liability insurance is in force to cover our service engineers working on the site, or to arrange for the site to be secured from access by any persons during the work or subsequent test running of engines.

70. Warranty - Service work on Rotax engines is warranted against defective parts or workmanship by AeroFix Aviation, for a period of 3 months or 50 hours engine operation. Liability shall be limited to that given by the engine manufacturer. AeroFix Aviation shall not be liable if the engine is installed or operated in a manner other than that specified by the engine manufacturer. A completed engine operation log must be presented with any claim for warranty by the purchaser of the service work. AeroFix Aviation's liability in respect of any defect or faulty workmanship is limited to making good by replacement or repair, at its option, the defective item(s). Warranty work will be carried out in our workshop, carriage paid by the purchaser. If warranty work is carried out on site, the purchaser will be responsible for payment of travelling charges at the current rate. The engine presented to AeroFix Aviation for a warranty claim must be in the same form as presented for the original job (e.g. removed from the airframe) unless agreed beforehand with the AeroFix Aviation service engineer in order to demonstrate a particular problem. Warranty claims shall not be considered by AeroFix Aviation unless and until full payment for the services has been made.

71. Free issue components - Free issue items must be supplied to AeroFix Aviation fit for purpose and with all necessary fitting instructions (if no fitting instructions are supplied, AeroFix Aviation will fit the components to the best of their ability and knowledge). AeroFix Aviation shall not under any circumstances be held liable for any free issue items supplied by the purchaser of the work or any third party, in respect of failure of components, whether due to faulty goods or poor workmanship by our personnel or our contractors. The purchaser shall be responsible for all payments to make good any damage relating to free issue items. AeroFix Aviation not commenting on the suitability of free issue parts does not mean that they are suitable.

72. Consequential loss - AeroFix Aviation shall not under any circumstances be held liable for loss, injury or damages to the purchaser or any third party or their property in respect of any claims arising from work carried out by the company. This includes any parts fitted by AeroFix Aviation that were 'free issue' from the purchaser or any third party. Engine service work is only accepted by AeroFix Aviation on the basis that the aircraft to which the engine is fitted is of a type suitable to land safely without damage in the event of an engine failure, and that a forced landing site is available through all stages of flight.

73. Privacy - AeroFix Aviation shall not, under any circumstances, be held liable for any claim resulting in the release of any information to a third party, relating to work carried out by AeroFix Aviation

Additional Terms and Conditions for Website Usage

74. AeroFix Aviation Website(s) - AeroFix Aviation websites or AeroFix Aviation websites refers to www.AeroFixAviation.co.uk and any other websites belonging to and administered by AeroFix Aviation, which are identifiable from AeroFix Aviation branding.

75. Content - The content of AeroFix Aviation website pages is for your general information and use only. The content of AeroFix Aviation website pages is subject to change without notice.

Neither AeroFix Aviation nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on the AeroFix Aviation websites for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

76. Use of Information - Your use of any information or materials on AeroFix Aviation websites is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through the AeroFix Aviation websites meet your specific requirements. The AeroFix Aviation website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions. Unauthorised use of the AeroFix Aviation websites may give to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

77. Link to Other Websites - From time to time the AeroFix Aviation websites may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

78. Use of Website - Your use of the AeroFix Aviation websites and any dispute arising out of such use of the websites is subject to the laws of the UK. AeroFix Aviation reserves the right to remove any information deemed inappropriate or infraction of these terms of use at its sole discretion. AeroFix Aviation also reserves the right to terminate the access of any person to our services without notice, at any time, for any reason.

79. Cookies and Privacy - The AeroFix Aviation website(s) may use some unobtrusive cookies to collect visitor data and analyze traffic on our site. This information helps us understand customer interests and helps us improve our website. When you visit our site, the pages that you look at, and a short text file called a cookie, may be downloaded to your computer. A cookie is used to store small amounts of information - this information is collected for traffic analysis only and does not contain personal details. Depending on the browser that you use, you can set your preferences to block or refuse cookies, and or notify you before they are placed. Other information is gathered by you specifically choosing to provide the information to us (such as emails sent via links from the website(s), signing up to our mailing list, providing information for online shop purchases etc

We do not share your information with third parties.

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