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APR-MAY 2018

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COMMERCIAL MRO WHY A 'LOCAL FIRST' APPROACH TO COMPONENT MRO MAY COST MORE Airlines and manufacturers are realising that there are a range of 'hidden costs' that can be avoided by taking a more strategic and international approach to their parts maintenance By Christopher Whiteside 'GO LOCAL' IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON — and potentially costly myths — influencing the way operators manage their component MRO. It may seem logical that an airline requiring a component repair in Kuala Lumpur should seek help in Singapore, rather than Montreal, but in fact the numbers seldom stack up. IT'S A SMALL WORLD Firstly, there is the misconception that component MRO is all about the time it takes to process and service a part. In reality, parts are rarely repaired while the aircraft waits, so the 'wing-to-shelf' time between the part being removed and replaced is the metric that really matters. For example, an AJW's MRO Network 32 APRIL/MAY 2018 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY

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