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Airlines face a constant battle to win more passengers, reach new destinations and grow profits. But as new, often lower-cost carriers enter the market and disruptive technologies continue to break new ground, the best way for existing carriers to ensure competitiveness is not just to splash cash on luxury services or drive down fares –…

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Aircraft maintenance workers servicing airplane engine

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Creativity & Innovation

Augmented and virtual reality seem to have existed as buzzwords in lots of industries over recent years—but real-life business use cases have been relatively slow to emerge. Sure, they have proved popular for gamers across the world, but the technology has now taken a step out of the living room and onto the tarmac in…

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aircraft in hanger receiving efficient maintenance

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Service Management

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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Q&A: Why the increased interest in performance-based logistics and Power-by-the-Hour contracts

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Research, Strategy

Performance-based logistics and Power-by-the-Hour contracts bring great opportunity to commercial and military aircraft operators. In this industry expert Q&A, Graham Grose, Vice President and Industry Director at IFS, talks about aviation’s increased interest in performance-based logistics (PBL) and Power-by-the-Hour contracts. Graham is responsible for supporting all IFS business development within the aviation and defense industry,…

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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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