Hosted by Aviation Week: Service Parts Management Strategy for Aviation

Written By: Miriam Schwartz

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.

Learn About:

  • Streamlining the MRO process: Advantages of a holistic view of high-velocity aircraft maintenance.
  • Advanced Service Parts forecasting. Learn how to eliminate the most frequent source of work stoppages and missed targets.
  • Improving business outcomes with innovative service parts management strategy.
  • How the new approach to parts management helped Embraer get a $26M profit increase and $50M+ in cost savings.

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About the Author

Miriam Schwartz Miriam is an agile and versatile writer with experience in news and lifestyle journalism, social content strategy, and community management creating engaging, actionable thought leadership. As part of the PTC Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) Software marketing team, she is responsible for planning, creating and executing short and long-form foundational assets, ranging from white papers, to case studies and blogs. She is also at the help of the SLM team’s social media presence. Customer focused with a knack for stories, words, and data, Miriam is a curious thinker and tinkerer, taking industry and customer insights and turning them into consumable content.