Aerospace & Defense: Commercial Aviation

Key Challenge: Increasingly Complicated Airline Inventory Planning

  • Synchronized maintenance and materials so aircraft are not grounded due to lack of parts
  • Lowest cost per-flight-hour including gate fees, AOG charges, and rescheduling costs
  • Lack of adequate operational data and analysis
  • Redundant layers of inventory: extra aircraft or expensive components carried to hedge against maintenance delays
  • Constantly evolving aircraft, challenging current and complete configuration, and technical information
  • Missed flight schedules and decreased customer satisfaction

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PTC: Synchronized Maintenance and Materials to Maximize Efficiency and Minimize Costs

  • Increased aircraft availability and flight schedule adherence
    • Optimized inventory by location
    • Increased maintenance productivity and throughput resulting in reduced cycle times
    • Dramatically reduced work stoppages
    • Increased revenue
  • Targeted service levels achieved at the lowest possible cost-per-flight-hour
    • Optimized inventory tuned to fleet activity to achieve a finely tuned, end-to-end aviation service supply chain
    • Optimized use of rotables and repairables
    • Strategic understanding of the material impact of strategic changes
      • E.g., fleet composition, routing, outsourcing maintenance and network strategies
  • Visibility to crucial areas
    • E.g., parts availability, flight operations impact, current and projected inventory levels, expected spend on repair and purchase orders, planner activity and many other role-based metrics
  • Single source to synchronize flights, maintenance and materials

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Additive Manufacturing Is an Important Tool

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Leaders Rely on PTC FA&D Experience and Results

Leading airlines, defense agencies, DoD OEMs, and MROs use PTC solutions to harmonize inventory planning and optimize the Service Supply Chain. Consult with an Aerospace and Defense Supply Chain Expert.