Comparing Alternative Strategies of Aircraft Maintenance

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dc.contributor.author Muchiri, A.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-26T10:00:19Z
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-19T07:43:13Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-26T10:00:19Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-19T07:43:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://elearning.jkuat.ac.ke/journals/ojs/index.php/sri/article/view/249/351
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1566
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/742
dc.description An article presented in Sustainable Research and Innovation Proceedings 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract The global economic downturn has significantly affected many industries, and the airline industry has not been left out. This has resulted in airlines looking for ways to reduce their cost of operation in order to make profits. The industry requires significant capital investment, but the returns do not match up in most cases. Optimization of maintenance provides an airline with a good opportunity to reduce on costs, and especially direct maintenance costs, since these normally account for 11% of the total operating cost. Most airlines utilize the preventive maintenance strategy, with different airlines having different approaches to the same. Very few airlines venture into the condition monitoring strategy. Most research work on maintenance optimization also centers around preventive maintenance. Further, very few attempts have been made to combine multiple maintenance strategies. This paper makes an attempt to combine two strategies, Preventive maintenance and condition monitoring. A simulation model has been developed to predict the maintenance requirement of aircraft in an airline operating under known conditions. This demand has then been subjected to both maintenance strategies, and the cost of applying each strategy has been determined. It can be concluded that by selectively applying and optimizing a combination of maintenance strategies, significant reductions in the cost of direct maintenance can be achieved. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher JKUAT en_US
dc.subject aircraft en_US
dc.subject maintenance planning en_US
dc.subject maintenance strategies en_US
dc.title Comparing Alternative Strategies of Aircraft Maintenance en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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