Maintenance efficiency involves minimization of aircraft out-of-service time, maximization of aircraft and components lifespan, optimization of personnel and workload and maximization of usage facilities. There are four types of maintenance scheduling personnels must take note. Firstly, the A check. This is a light check usually overnight carried out monthly. Secondly, the B check, a light check carried out every 3-5 months.
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. Problem definition and model formulation. In order to highlight the anomalies in flight line maintenance planning we use a medium size south Asian airline as an example and we call it airline “S” for documentation purposes henceforward. Airline “S”s flight line maintenance demand fluctuates throughout the day with significant peaks and off-peaks. At present, it has no fixed number of members in a job squad and different squads comprise members with different maintenance certifications.
Aerospace is the accumulation of many fields brought together with the sole purpose of flight. There are two main paths of aerospace and here the Bureau of Labor Statistics describes it perfectly “ Aeronautical engineers work with aircraft. They are involved primarily in designing aircraft and propulsion systems and in studying the aerodynamic performance of aircraft and construction materials. They work with the theory, technology, and practice of flight within the Earth’s atmosphere. Astronautical engineers work with the science and technology of spacecraft and how they perform inside and outside the Earth’s atmosphere.
Airline flight operations can be broken down into three subsets and these subsets would help the airline fulfil its responsibility to sell the seats to the passengers by operating and maintaining all of the equipment used to bring success to the airline. The three subsets are ground operations, flight operations and maintenance and engineering. Firstly, the responsibility of the ground operation is to administrate the stations, ground facilities, and support equipment. This includes passenger check-in and boarding. Next, the responsibility of flight operations is
The contractor as an employer must ensure that their staff are working safely, have the correct equipment and are properly trained. 1.6. Types of Maintenance systems The types of maintenance are preventive, predictive, correctives, breakdown, monitoring, periodic, etc. Reactive Maintenance (RM) or Breakdown Maintenance (BM) or Repair or Fix-When-Fail or Run-To-Failure (RTF) Reactive maintenance this is basically to run the equipment or machine till it breakdown. No actions or efforts are taken to maintain the equipment as the designer originally intended to ensure design life is reached.
The main supplier for airline industry is airplane manufacturers. The top two manufacturers in the world currently are Boeing and Airbus. It is hardly for airline industry to switch their supplier since suitable substitute products are not available and the switching costs is high. Most of the airline companies have long term contracts with their suppliers since aircraft are high capital products and airline companies probably have more favourable credit terms if they are not switching their supplier. Therefore, airline industry does not have bargaining power on their manufacturers as US airline companies must depend on these two companies for buying and leasing planes.
The significance of the study The anticipated results of this study are to: • To attract the attention of young researchers to start focussing on management science related research topics such as crew scheduling and satisfaction. • To assist the crew planning departments in Airline companies, particularly South African Airways, to continue auditing and benchmarking their scheduling systems against other airline companies. • Furthermore, the outcome of this study will assist planning departments in South African Airways to improve their services offered to the
For inbound travelers, an airport contributes to their first impression of a city or country, and for outbound travel, particularly on short-haul journeys, passengers may spend as much, or even more, time at the airport as they do in the air. Figure 5 Aviation value chain analysis 1.2. Airport Business Models A business model describes the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers, and captures value. It is critical that
Contrasted with preventive maintenance. When the corrective maintenance is done, the equipment should be inspected to identify the reason for the failure and to allow action to be taken to eliminate or reduce the similar failures Reactive maintenance Reactive maintenance are repairs that are done when equipment has already broken down. Reactive maintenance focuses on restoring or repairing the equipment to its normal operating condition. The broken down equipment is returned to working within service specifications by replacing or repairing faulty parts and components. Emergency repairs cost 3 to 9 times more than planned repairs, so maintenance plans that rely on reactive maintenance are generally the most expensive.