It’s not the price you pay, how business savvy you are, or how excellent your negotiation skills are. This is the MOST IMPORTANT skill you need when purchasing aircraft parts.
It’s best practice to know how much shelf life remaining your o-rings have as you purchase them. To do this, you need to know the type of elastomer used in the gaskets. Once you have that, you can then quickly determine the o-rings shelf life.
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?
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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?
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