Airliners engine maintenance management under overall care model

Chin E. Lin, Wu Chang Huang

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With the advent of high fuel costs, it has become increasingly important for airlines to concentrate on their core business on maximizing operational capacity with minimizing costs and financial risk. While different operation models of maintenance strategy have been presented, the Overall Care Model operated by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) is closely developed for airline customers. This paper investigates the feasibility of applying Overall Care on domestic airline new fleet. TotalCare provides a single source solution which ensuring the lifetime support for the engine, from the time the engine is delivered to the customer until the engine goes out of service. The goal is achieved through sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience between airlines and OEM providers. The feasibility of TotalCare to newly formed fleet is surveyed to summarize some possible actions to new organization and management to meet the performance requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-198
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Aeronautics, Astronautics and Aviation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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