Maintenance Planning plays an essential role in the overall aircraft/ fleet operation and management. Nowadays, maintaining an aircraft/ fleet airworthy possesses significant challenges for a business in term of achieving the multiple and sometimes conflicting goals relating to maintenance and operation costs and desired service levels, including safety. (Knotts,1999;Wu et al., 2004)
Let`s face it- planning and scheduling of an aircraft maintenance can be demanding, especially in the business aviation sector. It is a fine balance between the aircraft operator`s needs to meet the optimal levels of aircraft performance and MRO/ spare-parts availability at decreased downtime. Having so many variables in the equation is calling for not only a reliable computerised maintenance management system but also an experienced team to ensure the most effective implementation of the maintenance programme. This is moreover needed considering that studies into industry practices show that only half of the overall maintenance workload come about as a scheduled maintenance and findings during aircraft lay-up are a common reason for the overall delay of the aircraft release. Having a trustworthy partner with the necessary knowledge and experience to react in such a situation is essential in the highly competitive business aviation sector.
We, at AP-Malta, believe in the high efficiency of our maintenance planning that fits our client`s operation. Having spent almost a decade in the business and closely collaborating with a number of Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Organisations on and outside the island (including M.C.M. Group), we have built a network of partners and trusted associates. Our Computerized Maintenance Management System allows us to effectively track, schedule, plan and manage the maintenance activities of our customers` aircraft/ fleet while our team of highly trained engineers is ensuring the smooth proceeding of the carried out works.
Our maintenance tracking includes the tracking of:
-Upcoming maintenance / Service Bulletins /Airworthiness directives as they approach due date
-Preparation of work packages based on aircraft operation
-Liaison with maintenance facility during a layover
-Verification of Part 145 work package post completion
-Suggested maintenance actions to stabilise trends