aircraft in hanger receiving efficient maintenance

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The global aviation market may have just experienced its most profitable period ever. Yet, with mega airline mergers and acquisitions and the increased proliferation of low-cost carriers on both short- and long-haul flights, airlines are now having to focus their efforts on their bottom line – and that means their core business processes. One of…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

With maintenance a major operational cost area for all airlines – according to the International Civil Aviation Organization maintenance now costs more than fuel or crew expenses – there is no escaping the fact that containing maintenance costs is central to unlocking greater profitability in a fiercely competitive market. Effective planning across multiple horizons –…

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Q&A: How commercial aviation companies can overcome today’s MRO challenges

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy, Transform Your Business

In this Q&A with industry expert Graham Grose, Vice President and Industry Director at IFS, he answers questions on how commercial aviation companies can overcome today’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) challenges. Graham is responsible for supporting all IFS business development within the aviation and defense industry, together with associated industry marketing and overall product…

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The key to customer satisfaction and profitability for third-party MROs

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Business Technology, Research, Strategy

Effective maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and resource management are key to customer satisfaction and profitability for third-party MROs. The cost of through-life MRO now outstrips the cost of aircraft acquisition, and as such, airlines are signaling their intent to outsource maintenance – including airframe, engine, component and even line maintenance. In fact, today more…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

Charles E. Taylor may not be a household name, but to those in the A&D industry he is known as the father of aviation maintenance. Taylor was the mechanical mastermind behind some of the Wright brothers’ most famous triumphs back in the early 1900s and was a vital contributor to the building and maintaining of…

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L’aviation civile, première industrie sur les projets de transformation digitale et d’innovation

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Research, Service Management, Strategy

The fundamental shift from selling products to guaranteed outcomes has been aided by exponential technological growth over the last ten years. The concept of “Power-by-the-Hour” was invented by Rolls-Royce in 1962, which means it has been in play in the commercial aviation industry for more than 50 years. This program has reshaped the relationship between…

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The new reality: Can augmented reality solve the military MRO labor shortage?

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Business Technology, Service Management, Strategy

The virtual and augmented reality (AR) business is booming – one report predicts the market for the technologies will be worth over $165bn by 2024. Once seen as a gaming technology, augmented reality is now starting to enter the defense sector with big potential – witness the Dismounted Soldier Training System, the first ever fully…

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MRO, Engine MRO

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

For a civil aviation MRO engineer, working in confined spaces is a common occurrence. These cramped conditions and uncomfortable climates or environmental conditions are often aggravated by aspects such as poor lighting or having to wear protective apparatus. So overloading MRO engineers with full information system (IS) solution functionality, while working with their hands on a…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

3D printing is becoming a ‘must have’ for manufacturers rather than a luxury R&D project. Simplifying the process can cause pain for traditional ERP. Top commercial aircraft builder Airbus recently printed 1,000 parts to meet delivery deadlines. With demand for air travel showing no signs of slowing down, civil aviation organizations must ensure aircraft remain airworthy…

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