James Elliott, director for MRO for aviation and defense at IFS, argues that both airlines and shops need much more granular insight into every part of every aircraft as new models become pervasive in commercial aircraft maintenance. The shift from the old, rigid A, B, C, D checks, with batches of maintenance tasks done at specific intervals, to the more flexible MSG-3, which packages tasks at airline discretion, is the big driver. “New generation aircraft, such as the Boeing 787 or ...

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