Ground time is detrimental to an aircraft Operator.
In order to gain highest return on investment, an operator aims to keep their fleet flying. Flight time and profit are directly related, after all an aircraft will only render money while it is flying.
Operators dream of an ideal aircraft that keeps flying to satisfy the entire operation demands round the clock. However, in reality, an aircraft is a complex machine demanding regular attention and maintenance.
Co-ordination and support involve planning, scheduling, record keeping and continuing airworthiness compliance requiring meticulous dedication and extensive time. The proper execution of continuing airworthiness compliance and support is valued when considering the consequences and financial impact of poor coordination and poor planning. Careful Maintenance Planning and cautious Continuing Airworthiness Management contribute to the achievement of high standard goals.
3PLEX AERO has a spotless track record of offering our support to emerging aircraft operators with limited resources and adding our expertise in Maintenance Planning and Continuing Airworthiness Management.
Our aim is to offer cost effective solutions to Operators by providing support in maintenance management projects.
Aviation is an industry that constantly strives to improve safety. Engine & part manufacturer’s regularly send updates to airplane operators about newly discovered issues that need to be addressed through maintenance. These Airworthiness Directives (AD) are sent to all operators and third-party agencies by regulatory bodies such as EASA. Such safety notifications on the airframe, engine and appliances are received on a regular basis – and thus every affected operator/s is obliged to adjust their maintenance programs accordingly.
Custom Built AMP to Minimise Ground-time
The simplest solution to this sheer amount of planning is to create a highly refined Aircraft Maintenance Program (AMP); AMPs define and schedule the necessary maintenance that an operator must perform in order to ensure their craft’s continued airworthiness.
All aircraft need to have an AMP, but the quality and thoroughness of the document can vary. It’s important to keep a few factors in mind when dealing with the creation of AMP’s:
- How cost-effective is the program?
- Does it minimise ground-time?
- What is the AMP creator’s level of expertise?
- Is it considering all relevant AD’s?
For a smaller aircraft operator, or private individuals with single aircraft – finding an AMP specialist that focuses on efficiency can be a challenge. This is why third-party aviation organisations exist, to help ease the pressure off of operators in an efficient and affordable manner.
Work with 3PLEX AERO
If you’re an aircraft operator in Europe and need assistance keeping your overhead costs to a minimum, get in contact with 3PLEX AERO today. Our team offer a number of consultancy services drawn from over 50 years of experience in the industry. We are experts in the creation of custom AMP, as well as any asset management or records-keeping you require.