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AIRCRAFT LIFE-CYCLE MANAGEMENT

In-house and outsourced maintenance

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MRO companies collaborate with aircraft owners and operators to develop strategies and plans regarding post-warranty airworthiness, utility, and asset value management. By Don Van Dyke ATP/Helo/CFII, F28, Bell 222. Pro Pilot Canadian Technical Editor Although many business operations have been idled by the global pandemic, MROs continue to service aircraft to ensure their uninterrupted serviceability […]

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Direct operating costs of bizjets and TPs

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Among strategies to ensure aircraft airworthiness, minimize costs, and preserve aircraft value, it’s important to understand, monitor, and manage DOCs. Business aircraft operated in an operationally and financially sound manner contribute significantly to the continued fiscal health of any corporate aviation department. Clear understanding of related costs and their treatment is essential to taking full […]

Current Issue – August 2020

Predictive aircraft maintenance programs

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Predictive maintenance seeks to forecast time-to-failure to minimize downtime, and thereby maximize equipment lifetime. By Don Van Dyke ATP/Helo/CFII, F28, Bell 222. Pro Pilot Canadian Technical Editor Bombardier Global 7500 and Gulfstream G650ER typify the protections afforded by a portfolio of OEM warranties when aircraft are new and in their early operational life. As an […]

Cockpit automation

Hourly cost maintenance programs

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Bizjet owners, operators, and maintenance providers encourage pilot input to update airworthiness and asset value management strategies and plans. By Don Van Dyke ATP/Helo/CFII, F28, Bell 222 Pro Pilot Canadian Technical Editor Maintenance expenses for bizjets depend on aircraft age, size, and inspection cycles. Some certified centers offer jet owners priority access to their charter […]

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