The Predictive Maintenance Edge for Improved Airline Operations
Finding the Competitive Edge
As little as two years ago, the focus for operational savings was on efficient fuel burn. The airline industry had been shocked four years previously when jet fuel prices had rapidly doubled in price to $2.90 per barrel, and stayed there. This had made fuel 30% to 40% of the operational costs, forcing operators to procure next generation aircraft with greater fuel efficiency and lower weight. Today, fuel-prices have dropped back down to below $1.50 per barrel, allowing airlines to postpone the retirement of their current generation aircraft, as these platforms are returning a healthy operational profit again.
With fuel costs no longer the main cost driver for airline operations, the focus has moved to the emerging predictive maintenance techniques which promises to reduce maintenance spend by 15%-20%. In this white paper we explore the problems Airline MROs are having with current monitoring approaches that do not always give the right information for prediction and suggest an approach which can deliver this.
Log in and download our white paper to explore the challenges and solutions for getting the data needed for effective predictive maintenance programs and learn more about:
- Aircraft Monitoring
- Predictive Maintenance
- Operational Savings