Turbine Engine Management
Is your next turbine engine overhaul or repair getting closer? PlaneTorque Australia has the experience necessary to control costs without sacrificing quality or performance.
- Highly cost effective results
- Your key staff can remain focused on normal mission critical business
- You remain in control of your companies assets not the supplier *
- Warranty not affected
- Commercially and technically astute control by PlaneTorque
Engineering Control and Liaison The service includes regular updates on production status, test cell performance and delivery schedule for engines undergoing overhaul or repair at a contracted facility.
Inspection of Engines After Disassembly In conjunction with the selected facility a “dirty condition report” is developed for the purpose of advising the internal condition and the effects of maintenance practices and operating environment on shop visit costs. Additionally, post measurement and inspection a detailed “On Site” review is carried out to ensure no parts have been inadvertently rejected and repair schemes are reviewed to return those parts to service.
Modification Review Coordination of engine modification packages with assurance that the modification specification is tailored to the needs of the operator and that no unauthorised work is performed.
Estimate Reviews Cost estimates are reviewed to identify additional opportunities for cost reduction.
Uncontrolled maintenance costs will eventually come to the attention of the owners. This can prove to be very stressful and challenging for line management! (Tell me about it, I was that manager) Managers today must constantly struggle with the issues of controlling costs without compromising quality. You demand high quality, good in service performance and dispatch reliability but the challenge is to achieve this in as cost effective way as possible. Engine maintenance is a critical issue to consider when addressing aircraft direct operating costs.
There are four key areas that will affect engine maintenance costs.
- Geographical Environment
- Operational handling
- Line maintenance activities
- “Off Wing” repairs and Overhauls
Whilst each area can have a dramatic affect on engine costs we will focus on the “Off Wing” shop visits here.
Consider the following: How can you be assured that your interests will be protected when the overhaul facilities objective is to increase profits? Which is in itself only logical, they are after all running a business for profit not love? Have you negotiated for the most favourable pricing? Do you have the time and/or expertise in this area to protect your companies interests and achieve considerable reductions? Can you determine when it’s cost effective to exchange a part as against repairing it? Are you up to date with the latest repair schemes, coating processes, etc? Are you taking advantage of the inventory of serviceable parts that are available in the industry today? Are you reducing your hourly operating costs by taking full advantage of continuous maintenance programs and factory approved TBO extensions. Are you up to date with AD’s, SB’s, the latest problem areas and product updates with all your components? You may be missing out on a tremendous opportunity to reduce your maintenance costs and not be aware of it. PTA is an aviation consulting firm that has the ability to provide the solution to these issues.