aircraft maintenance

How You Can Save Time And Money Using These Five Maintenance Check Kits

How You Can Save Time And Money Using These Five Maintenance Check Kits

There’s a secret to keeping your sanity when dealing with maintenance issues.

Ready for it?

Maintenance kits! Typically, the maintenance process looks something like this:

We need 3 c-checks completed. It’s a mad dash through crazy land to get it done (remember that thing about sanity?).

From us to our clients and everyone in between, there was a mass scramble to have the right parts in the right place at the right time.

Everything… and I mean everything… was handled at the very last minute.

The ironic thing is that almost all of this scramble could have been avoided with some foresight in planning and a pre-draw kit.

4 Shipping Tips To Save You Money On Aircraft Maintenance Planning

4 Shipping Tips To Save You Money On Aircraft Maintenance Planning

If you could start saving 25% of your maintenance costs right now, don’t you think you’d implement a change to make that happen?

Well, look no further, because I have a solution for you to reduce your wasteful spending around your aircraft maintenance planning initiatives.

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.

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?

5 Types Of Aircraft Grease That Covers 90% Of All Your Grease Needs

5 Types Of Aircraft Grease That Covers 90% Of All Your Grease Needs

Have you ever been AOG for grease?

You may be sitting across from this screen laughing, but I’ve seen it.  Seriously!
One of our team members get’s a frantic call. The client panicking.

We’re “AOG” for grease -he clamored. You could tell by his voice someone made a big mistake. He was having to pay for it. They ran out of aircraft grease and didn’t replenish. Whoops!

A Priceless Way To Increase Your Chance Of An On Time C-Check

A Priceless Way To Increase Your Chance Of An On Time C-Check

In a few day's your bird will hit the hangar and begin its c-check.

You feel your heartbeat beginning to race. Thump-thump. Thump-thump-thump. Thump-thump. 

Your blood pressure is rising. You have no idea of what issues are going to arise or how you'll resolve them.

For now, you just have to wait. 

How To Overcome Your Asset Repair Issues & Kickstart A Better Repair Strategy

How To Overcome Your Asset Repair Issues & Kickstart A Better Repair Strategy

Do you feel overwhelmed having to manage your aircraft component repair process? 

You deal with hundreds of assets, dozens of MROs and the logistics that has to happen to and from your MRO partners. 

And that’s just the beginning. You then have to approve, deny, or cry over the work order quotes you receive. Hoping. Pleading, that nothing was overlooked. 

It’s a complicated process. You have to notice all the small details, ask questions, and trust the partners you’re working with. 

And maybe this situation sounds all too familiar to you...

3 Signs You Should Be Using Aircraft Maintenance Kits

3 Signs You Should Be Using Aircraft Maintenance Kits

Do you want things to be easier? Of course, you do. Don't we all. After a recent conversation with a purchasing professional from Air Arabia, she stated it beautifully..."We live and work in the most complex supply chain in the world." And that sums it up. We all get so caught up in the day that we forget to take a step back. To step back and look at the position and area we work in. To work on ways to eliminate redundancy and increase efficiency.