Commercial aviation faces pressures from several fronts, including volatile gas prices, demands for low airfares, a global multi-echelon supply chain, and the need to keep the fleet flight-ready at all times. One of the key aircraft availability drivers is time spent in maintenance.
In order to move from part fulfillment metrics, which do not measure or contribute directly to fleet uptime and profitability, the aviation industry should continue to focus on optimizing its service supply chain in a way that maximizes operating hours and fleet availability.
By instituting a high-velocity maintenance program, airlines can streamline the MRO process to achieve maximum depot productivity. However, optimal maintenance can only be performed when a complete set of needs is satisfied, including part availability. Optimization of inventory across a network of globally distributed supplier requires a truly holistic view of market, landscape, and supply chain.
Join PTC’s General H. Brent Baker and an expert A&D team that has worked with Qantas Airlines, Embraer, and more to learn how a system view of parts forecasting leads to maximum fleet availability.