The One Aircraft Maintenance Check Problem That Makes You Want To Scream

The One Aircraft Maintenance Check Problem That Makes You Want To Scream

You clench your fists. You squeeze your lips, and you...

POP!

Why is it on every aircraft maintenance check project you’re involved with, there’s always an issue?

Always the last minute rush.

It happens to every airline. Every aircraft maintenance facility. Unforeseen issues and problems.

Just between you and me, it happens here at Skylink as well.

It's a key reason we’ve built in “be willing to accept and solve problems” as one of our living core values.

Fleets Need $4,059,422,121 Worth of Aircraft APUs: Here’s How To Buy Your Next One

Fleets Need $4,059,422,121 Worth of Aircraft APUs: Here’s How To Buy Your Next One

You’re leaving time and money on the table if you only focus on the technical details and price, here’s why…

If you have an aircraft or do maintenance on one, there’s one thing for sure; you’ll need an APU.

According to Aviation Week, the world fleets will need $4,059,422,121 worth of total MRO demand for all APUs in 2018.

That’s a 4 with a B. Billion!

At Skylink, we’ve seen an increase in aircraft APU replacement and repairs for our clients. Maybe you too have an upcoming APU need.

Why Operators Spend 1.5% Of Their Total MRO Demand On Hydraulics & What You Can Do About It

Why Operators Spend 1.5% Of Their Total MRO Demand On Hydraulics & What You Can Do About It

A simple way to improve your aircraft hydraulic maintenance costs in less than 30 days. Do you know how much your operation spends on ATA29? If not, I’ll give you the answer. The total world MRO demand for 2018 and 2019 is $184 billion. Of that $184 billion, ATA29 takes up $2.9 billion. That’s 1.57% of the total world demand!

Quick Relief For Aircraft Hydraulic Leaks

Quick Relief For Aircraft Hydraulic Leaks

Don’t let leaks waste your time or money. Do this instead. Hydraulic leaks.They’re a pesky issue that happens to the best of us. The worst part about them? The unknown! You can’t predict where the leak will occur. What areas it’ll effect and when it’ll happen. The unknown is scary. Costly!

Here’s How Much Your B737 C-Check Costs Per Flight Hour (Plus How You Can Reduce The Maintenance Cost)

Here’s How Much Your B737 C-Check Costs Per Flight Hour (Plus How You Can Reduce The Maintenance Cost)

A good material game plan will have you reaping the rewards. Here’s how…

The average Boeing 737 c-check costs $32.18 per flight hour, according to Aviation Week benchmarks.

Keep in mind; there’s a wide cost range between models. Older models are nearly double the costs at $52.82 per flight hour.

With an average annual aircraft utilization of 2,742, the math is simple.

The Number One Reason Purchasers Fail When Buying Aircraft Material

The Number One Reason Purchasers Fail When Buying Aircraft Material

If the price is your only game, it’s a shame. Here's why.

Do you purchase aircraft material on a daily basis? 

If so, you may have a habit costing you hundreds of hours of your own personal time and thousands of your operations dollars every single year. 

This habit is what I call price over cost syndrome.

Part Two: 8 Things Everyone Should Know About Supply Chain Management and Aircraft Line Maintenance

Part Two: 8 Things Everyone Should Know About Supply Chain Management and Aircraft Line Maintenance

In my last blog, I looked at the impact of information sharing on supply chain management and how the changing requirements of airline operators will need to be met through adaptable aircraft line maintenance processes in the future.

It considered how new flights, such as Qantas’ Perth to London route, will raise questions over appropriate build and maintenance planning for buyers and suppliers. This was further identified by a recent Boeing article discussing the future of Dreamliner construction and the rise of technology.

3 Direct Ways to Reduce Aircraft Line Maintenance Material Costs

3 Direct Ways to Reduce Aircraft Line Maintenance Material Costs

Getting the best price and product for your supply chain requirements

The aviation industry is experiencing tough market conditions. Many Official Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are finding themselves in a position where their gross margins have plateaued while suppliers are experiencing the opposite: gross margin increase.

This imbalance creates risk and disruption in the supply chain and organizations are now looking at best-practice solutions in reducing their aircraft line maintenance purchasing costs.

Part One: 8 Things Everyone Should Know About Aircraft Maintenance Supply Chain Management

Part One: 8 Things Everyone Should Know About Aircraft Maintenance Supply Chain Management

The non-stop flight by Qantas from Perth to London was an aviation game changer in more ways than one. While the feat itself is testament to the ongoing transformation of engineering in the airline industry, you need to look beyond the flight itself and ask: What does this mean for the future of aviation across all areas of its supply chain?

If You've Ever Lost Money Because of A New Supplier, Read This...

If You've Ever Lost Money Because of A New Supplier, Read This...

So, I remember when I needed to buy an INU for an aircraft maintenance project. But, I had a problem…
The d!@$ supplier never answered my call, my email, or my threats. Go figure. It was after we wired them the money. He disappeared. Gone. Vanished.