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Adnan Bilgin, aircraft systems engineer for AZUR Aviation, and Rick Anderson, Bo Lee Ann Shay

AZUR Air Targets Cost Cuts

AZUR Air of Turkey plans to evaluate its maintenance programs, with targets to increase efficiencies and decrease costs via fleet operational improvements.

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 Boeing 757 and 767 fleets.

Boeing’s optimized maintenance programs typically evaluate things such as maintenance intervals, specific maintenance tasks and lease-return conditions, said Rick Anderson, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services vice president of 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 said one 777 operator increased its revenue 2%, based on increased aircraft utilization after undergoing Boeing’s optimization maintenance program service. He said the airline also cut its maintenance costs by 11%.

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