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Insights into European airlines' maintenance

Al-Kaabi, H., Potter, Andrew Thomas ORCID: and Naim, Mohamed Mohamed ORCID: 2006. Insights into European airlines' maintenance. Presented at: 2006 Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Nagoya, Japan, 26-28 May 2006.

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In this paper, the authors determine significant variables that impact on European airlines' decisions to outsource their maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) function. The relationship between the variables, the degree of outsourcing, and the impact these variables have on 2 criteria is established, with the criteria being: MRO costs and airline punctuality. Analysis indicates that fleet size, fleet mix, percentage of leased aircraft, and the airline business model impact decision making. In general, Line Maintenance is retained as a critical in-house activity, while Engine Maintenance and Spares and Rotables are outsourced. While relative costs of the MRO activity will increase, this is outweighed by improvements in technical punctuality.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
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