Getting aircraft on ground flying again

June 29, 2022
When an aircraft on ground (AOG) experience occurs, suddenly an operator must handle an unforeseen situation with normally very high stakes, Mario Pierobon reports for Aircraft Maintenance Technology.

FORT ATKINSON, Wisc., - When an aircraft on ground (AOG) experience occurs, suddenly an operator must handle an unforeseen situation with normally very high stakes. Over the years the providers of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services have developed dedicated packages of services for mobile response maintenance that serve for a return to normal operations. In this article we have reached out to industry experts to discuss best practices and latest trends in the domain of mobile response maintenance, Mario Pierobon reports for Aircraft Maintenance TechnologyContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

29 June 2022 - According to FEAM, how often maintenance that goes beyond the capabilities of line maintenance providers is needed depends very much on the maintenance providers and their capabilities.

“In 2021 we responded to our customers' AOG requests 385 times. FEAM AOG performed avionics repairs, structural repairs, rigged flight controls, resealed main landing gear, changed flight controls and performed engine changes,” says FEAM.

Jörg Speri, Senior Director Network Sales & Customer Service - Aircraft Maintenance Services at Lufthansa Technik, observes that AOGs, by their very nature, cannot be planned.

“This is also why a broad range of events can occur, such as structural defects, defects on engines or landing gears, and other system failures. Some weeks it happens nearly every day and then there are times when we hardly see any request for support. Some of these events are of such nature that they require specific tooling and infrastructure that normally go beyond a line maintenance provider’s capability,” he says. “This is where the strength of our recently established ‘Aircraft Maintenance Services’ product segment – which is a merger of former line- and base maintenance segments – comes into play. Whenever the limits of classic line maintenance are reached, we can provide a solution out of one hand.”

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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