In the context of ReMAP’s project, we are analysing the areas in aircraft maintenance where condition-based maintenance (CBM) improves Fleet Earning Potential.
Fleet earning potential (FEP), i.e., the amount of earning that a fleet is capable of generating, depends on three elements:
Number of flights an airline is capable of scheduling given the aircraft planned ground time (impacted by fuelling, passenger onboarding, maintenance…)
Airline’s ability to operate those flights (impacted by weather, air-traffic control, technical state of the aircraft…)
Cost of operations (fuel, personnel costs, maintenance…)
Number of maintenance tasks that need to be performed
|Fewer preventive tasks are needed due to continuous real-time condition monitoring|
Possibility to perform maintenance tasks in parallel
|Shorter ground-slots can be realised because in-flight condition-monitoring eliminates need for troubleshooting on ground|
Possibility to execute maintenance tasks in non-commercial time
|Anticipation of faults enable scheduling maintenance in a more convenient maintenance slot|
This analysis is part of an ongoing work dedicated to the integration, validation and demonstration of ReMAP’s technologies.
During the next months, we will share with our stakeholders our findings and strategies towards the implementation of CBM. Don’t miss our videos, whitepapers and join us in our webinar on the 4th of November at the Aircraft IT platform! More information coming soon!
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