This is a question some have asked.
Most just don’t want to do “social media”. You do get some like the “Avidyne blog” which looks nice. Obviously every word will be lawyer-checked but one would do that anyway with any social media participation.
So one gets loads of speculation and incorrect information on forums.
If they put a person in charge of posting helpful replies to questions, that company would get a lot of goodwill and thus a good bit of business.
I wonder why they don’t do it. Maybe they don’t want to appoint the necessary intelligent person to the job, because such a person is expensive and useful inside the company. Plus the legal backup to check everything that is written, before Submit is pressed.
Same goes for installers. They need to participate informatively too. I can see installers posting on some other forums but they mostly post deliberately brief replies to get their business name “up” without anything informative. We allow business participation provided the representative posts generally and informatively (i.e. in areas not purely related to their business). My view is that very often a business can give much better information because they work in the field all day.
I know: the sensible answer is “everything”!
But I’ll tell you something: I worry least about engine condition. The reason is because I can repair the engine (up to an overhaul) and then I’m done.
What worries me is problems that make expensive repairs irrelevant (like unrepairable airframe corrosion after an overhaul). What also worries me is avionics (the labor in figuring out what is wrong is unbelievable).
But most of all, it’s airframe. If the airframe is clean, your repairs (some day) will end. Your repairs have incremental value.
In looking at old planes, I have come to assume that an overhaul is required. I see that the avionics need to be replaced. But I only want to go to the trouble if the plane is clean when naked.
How many older planes are truly clean? If they are clean, are the immortal? Can they live to 100 years?
I am a obviously a member of a few aviation forums …