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. 

Make This Small Tweak To Your Aircraft Part Sourcing Strategy & Watch your results take off

Make This Small Tweak To Your Aircraft Part Sourcing Strategy & Watch your results take off

If you spend more than an hour a day sourcing aircraft parts, you're going to want to read this. Don’t postpone it. Sit back, drink your favorite coffee and absorb what I’m about to share with you. 
Count the hours you spend sourcing aircraft parts. Is it an hour a day? Two? Over three hours? What if you could reduce it to 30 minutes a day? 

What's The Difference Between Time & Material And Fixed Rate Repairs?

What's The Difference Between Time & Material And Fixed Rate Repairs?

All of your success balances on the best type of repair. Overspend and you don't fly, underspend and you have parts falling from the sky.

Neither is a good scenario for you.

So what do you do? You focus a lot of your time and money on asset repairs. The most common repair pricing structures are time & material (T&M) and fixed rate.

MRO NETWORK: Purchasing Trends No One Is Talking About

MRO NETWORK:  Purchasing Trends No One Is Talking About

You hear about major trends every day—the trends that will have a lasting impact on your maintenance and material life.

But among the deep analytical thinking of the brightest minds, there lie what I call sleeping trends, ones that are less “glamorous” yet impact billions of dollars a year.

There are many of these sleeping trends, but here we’ll look at three within procurement. In our world, the procurement stakes are high...

GET RID OF INFLATED AIRCRAFT COMPONENT REPAIR PIECE PARTS ONCE AND FOR ALL

GET RID OF INFLATED AIRCRAFT COMPONENT REPAIR PIECE PARTS ONCE AND FOR ALL

Have you ever received an aircraft component repair work order and wondered, how in the world did the price get so high?

The repair facility quoted you an average overhaul cost, but for some reason, your work order quote is twice the average.

You review the work order thoroughly but to no surprise, there are no over and beyond parts.