Lee Ann Shay, Amsterdam
AZUR Air of Turkey plans to evaluate its maintenance programs with targets to increase efficiencies and decrease costs via fleet operational improvements.
Working with Boeing’s Optimized Maintenance Program service, the airline intends to reduce schedule maintenance costs, material costs and aircraft downtime for its 757 and 767 fleets.
Boeing’s optimized maintenance programs typically evaluate things such as maintenance intervals, specific maintenance tasks and lease return conditions, says Rick Anderson, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services VP sales and marketing.
After evaluating AZUR’s logbooks, scheduled maintenance data, component maintenance records and other sources, Boeing will recommend maintenance program changes tailored to the airline’s specific goals and operations.
Anderson says one 777 operator increased its revenue by 2% based on increased aircraft utilization, after undergoing Boeing’s optimization maintenance program service. He says that the airline also cut its maintenance costs by 11%.