Maintenance Check

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.

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.

CUT YOUR ROTABLE CYCLE TIMES IN HALF RIGHT NOW

CUT YOUR ROTABLE CYCLE TIMES IN HALF RIGHT NOW

You'll often hear small talk among your co-workers about how awful turn-around-times (TAT) are. They're a constant headache, almost as much as an AOG.

Believe me, you're not alone.

4 Shipping Tips To Cut Cost On Your Next Asset Repair

4 Shipping Tips To Cut Cost On Your Next Asset Repair

Let's face it, shipping aircraft parts to and from your facility is vital for your aircraft maintenance planning initiatives. But without a clear plan, money could be leaking out in unexpected places.

Who likes wasteful spending? Not me and I can bet you don't either.

Think about how much you spend and ask yourself how excited you would be if you could reduce this cost by 25%. Is that possible?

6 Quick Tips To Help You Choose The Right Repair Station

6 Quick Tips To Help You Choose The Right Repair Station

You have an aircraft part. You need it repaired. Despite your urgency, you dread having to send it to the MRO. 

They’re notorious for having high-cost work orders, their lead times are never right, and getting a reply from them is faster with a horse and carriage. 

You have hundreds of MRO options.

With a little bit of knowledge and a loan, your FAA repair station is off to the races. There are very little barriers to entry. 

When choosing a part 145 repair station it’s not just about the quality of their repairs, even though that’s important, it’s also about their business practices.

3 Painful Reasons To Re-Evaluate Your Aircraft Component Repair Strategy

3 Painful Reasons To Re-Evaluate Your Aircraft Component Repair Strategy

We've all been there when the dreaded phone begins to ring. You anxiously wait as you look at the caller id.

A brief thought comes to mind, should I pick it up? Or should I let it go to voice-mail?

You ponder the thought of ignoring it.

Instead, you cautiously pick up the phone.

“Hello."

It’s your boss, the VP of Maintenance and Engineering, and he’s unhappy about the current spending.

He’s beginning to feel the pressure from your CFO.

Repair costs have doubled and they're now taking more time to process, meaning more people must get involved.

5 Maintenance Check Blog Posts You Must Read Today

5 Maintenance Check Blog Posts You Must Read Today

Whether you're a newcomer to the industry or a seasoned professional,  you know that maintenance checks can be challenging.

But they don’t have to be.

There’s an easier way, a way you can make every maintenance check simpler and faster.

Keep reading and find out how you can save time and money while avoiding costly delays and managing unforeseen complications on your next maintenance check.

Check out Skylink’s top 5 blog post on maintenance check kitting.

5 HUGE REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO OUTSOURCE YOUR C-CHECK MATERIAL

5 HUGE REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO OUTSOURCE YOUR C-CHECK MATERIAL

Your aircraft is in the hangar. The clock is ticking. Tic. Toc. Tic. Toc.

Each second that passes, your stress builds. It’s a lot of pressure. From the 50 - 150 rotables, expendables, and consumables you need to sourcing, processing, chasing, and tracking. It’s all on you. What are you going to do about it?

Without a plan, you’ll be sure to waste time and money. And maybe from the experience, you’ll get a nice little ulcer as a trophy of how stressed you were.

MAINTENANCE CHECK KITTING: WHAT IT IS, THE BENEFITS, & HOW TO USE IT

MAINTENANCE CHECK KITTING: WHAT IT IS, THE BENEFITS, & HOW TO USE IT

If you’re not using maintenance check kits you’re missing out on a huge opportunity. An opportunity to save time, money, and even your sanity.

But it's quite possible you lost that a long time ago.

Whatever it is, let me show you how to use maintenance check kits to your advantage.

Why You Need A Pre-draw Kit With Your Next Aircraft Maintenance Project

Why You Need A Pre-draw Kit With Your Next Aircraft Maintenance Project

I’ve been fortunate to be a part of hundreds, if not thousands of maintenance check projects.

Over the years, I’ve noticed a trend. During the maintenance project, there’s always panicked emails and phone calls. Half of the calls are for material that should have been pre-planned.

It’s guaranteed. It’ll happen. Maybe even today.

Maintenance teams wait too long to purchase the material they need. So when they do purchase, they’re in a frantic rush.