Today's components are almost twice as reliable as their direct predecessors, but with operators and airlines striving for 99% to 100% availability, there always is room for improvement.
If there's one thing airlines and operators the world over are more than happy to pay for, it's aircraft availability. Even the lowest of low-cost airline models recognizes availability as a key contributor to operational profitability, prompting strict penalty clauses in contracts with maintenance providers. Often, that availability hinges on component reliability. It's a matter of record that the overall reliability of airframes, engines and systems has improved dramatically with ...
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