Airline Maintenance Operations and Programs 961310
This paper has been written to put in perspective the airline maintenance environment for the benefit of those individuals who are unfamiliar with its workings. The paper will discuss the various factors that effect airline maintenance, the impact of delays and cancellations and the cost of maintenance operations. The paper will also provide a general overview of airline maintenance programs and goes on to illustrate the role that condition monitoring plays in those programs. The paper will conclude with a discussion of the role of the maintenance community in airline safety.