Aircraft Material

5 Simple Hacks To Reduce Your Total APU Cost

5 Simple Hacks To Reduce Your Total APU Cost

A failure to properly purchase your APU can cost you thousands of dollars and hours of your time.

Between the financials, the POs, the chasing, the follow-up and all of the small details, there’s a lot to processing your APU purchases.

So what’s the best way to process your next APU?

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!

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.

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?

7 Ways Repair Management Can Simplify Your Life

7 Ways Repair Management Can Simplify Your Life

Dealing with the repair of your aircraft spare components can be in large, a waste of your time.

If you suffer from exhaustion because the communication between you and the 20+ repair shops you deal with is poor, you're not alone.

Manpower and time are scarce, so why go chasing the world for a simple update? You need communication, delegation, and deliberation. It's difficult to achieve this alone.

I have good news for you.

Repair management is one of the best

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.