Major Challenges That Aircraft Maintenance Sector Need to Address

While some airlines, such as Lufthansa, Air France-KLM, and Delta, continue to do their own maintenance, there has been a significant increase in line maintenance outsourcing to third-party maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) providers.

 

Fremont, CA: Airlines are constantly confronted with aircraft maintenance challenges. The most prevalent of these difficult-to-resolve issues is a shortage of skilled labor among aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs). These challenges that are engulfing the aviation industry cannot be easily mitigated because they are associated with actual lines maintenance processes, such as tasks that exceed the turnaround time and unplanned work. Airlines have predictive maintenance solutions but are unable to implement them effectively. These solutions would aid in the reduction of significant repairs associated with downtime and costs while also facilitating improved maintenance planning, scheduling, and resource management. The majority of cutting-edge line maintenance solutions have proven to be invaluable in optimizing aircraft maintenance processes. Recognizing the flaws that persist in aircraft management allows solutions to be derived and used to alleviate the pain points in fleet maintenance.

 

Maintenance under Siege

 

There is no doubt that aircraft maintenance is undergoing a massive transformation, but it also does not approve of the situation in which the sector is in danger of flattening the issue curve. It stems from the dynamics of several industries, which have all come together to force airlines to take new measures. There has also been significant growth in the OEM aftermarket and aftermarket industry consolidation, both of which are to blame for rising prices. Aging fleets, as well as new and expanding fleets, have created a need for newer strategies.

 

There are several other prominent trends at work when it comes to line maintenance. While some airlines, such as Lufthansa, Air France-KLM, and Delta, continue to do their own maintenance, there has been a significant increase in line maintenance outsourcing to third-party maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) providers. Airlines are also utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to improve their processes and position themselves for growth. Airlines are using optimization software to streamline and improve their maintenance processes as a result of the challenges and new market dynamics.

 

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