Alan Butterfield, Air Canada's VP maintenance and engineering since 2007, previously was VP airframe and line maintenance for United. He talks with Lee Ann Tegtmeier about implementing Trax and further integrating the airline's aftermarket supply chain. Edited for length and clarity.
Air Canada posted higher maintenance costs recently. What are the reasons? Butterfield: Costs are going up based on cyclical costs and a couple of contracts that were structured in a manner where you paid more on the back half than you did on the front half. So, it is true, but we have some mitigating plans that we are going to employ over the next year that can change that as we go forward. Can you describe your plans? Butterfield: I am in contract negotiations with ...
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