I have worked for many operators over the years and seen many different ways of how they deal with aircraft parts. I have encountered everything from small operator parts rooms where you just walk in and sign out your part, to massive operators where the internal system is so sluggish it takes you almost a day to get the part after filing your way through numerous TPS reports and parts requests. “Parts trace-ability” is a big word in aviation and in my mind very important.

Either way you want to go though, one thing I have learned is that it is never a good idea to let pilots in a parts room. Especially when you have Chuck as your pilot! 😉

Also, I really like the pink child gate Julio put on the door in 2004…