Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-01-2978
2003-09-08

An Efficiency Analysis of Aircraft Maintenance Programs 2003-01-2978

This paper considers the schedule reliability of commercial aircraft and how reliability relates to aircraft maintenance. The approach uses Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to develop an empirical efficiency frontier for the maintenance – reliability relationship. Using data from Systems Difficulty Reports, efficiency indices are computed for aircraft maintenance for the major carriers in North America.

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