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

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aviation & 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 Aviation & 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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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

In my first blog on the transformation facing military in-service support, I looked at how next generation defense equipment – ranging from simple assets to the more complex – is changing the way military support is delivered and managed. But carefully structured support models will be essential to meet the unique demands of different forces…

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

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & 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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2018 defense industry trends

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Strategy

Availability and reliability are key if military forces are to reach their objectives. But to achieve this, military forces and those supporting them are increasingly having to battle to stay on top on three fronts – procurement and support tactics, political changes across the globe and technical developments – to maintain their effectiveness. Shifts in…

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2018 commercial aviation trends

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Research, Strategy

2017 saw another positive year in commercial aviation with a surge in air passenger numbers and new aircraft orders as well as reports of being the safest year in commercial aviation history. Yet despite these positives, airlines continue to strive for improvement in the costly area of maintenance, where airlines spend more money than on…

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Playing the supporting role: military in-service support moves forward with next-generation equipment

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Strategy

Introducing a new asset into a military force used to be simple. Manufacturers made the equipment, the military bought and maintained it and, when it became obsolete, they invested in a new asset. But today, many military organizations don’t maintain their own equipment. Instead, they are choosing to outsource equipment maintenance to OEMs or third-party…

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Staying ahead in aviation and defense asset management

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Digital Transformation

In the fast-paced aviation and defense industry, effective enterprise asset management (EAM) can be the difference between success and failure. A lot can happen in nine years. In the defense arena the F-35 has moved from testing into production and been procured by over ten countries, and the USS Ford went from initial order, through…

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Commercial aviation industry expert podcast

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, IFS Radio Network, Research, Strategy

IFS Radio Network podcast: how airlines can use technology to increase profits and efficiency. The commercial aviation industry is more competitive and complex than it has ever been. Technology has brought a variety of new challenges to airlines. For example, rising customer demand, more complex aircraft programs and skill shortages. To rise above the competition,…

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Revolutionizing the commercial aviation industry is possible

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Research, Strategy

How increasing your digital footprint will help your organization take flight. Every innovative and successful business around the globe focuses on harnessing potential and maximizing efficiencies for sustainable differentiation and business growth. In the competitive and complex world of commercial aviation, this is the priority, along with safety, compliance and customer satisfaction. But can your…

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