Cebu Pacific Eyes Further MRO Digitalization
Cebu Pacific is following the trend of airlines going more digital across their MRO processes by aiming to make the release of MRO records from its line maintenance business to the regulator paperless.
Shevantha Weerasekera, vice president of engineering maintenance at Cebu Pacific, says that the airline side of the business has run on Swiss-AS' AMOS software system, among other platforms, for some time, but its target now is to run the engineering and maintenance division solely off an AMOS platform.
Weerasekera says Cebu started rolling it out to the MRO side of the business in late 2020 when it acquired a majority share of the Aviation Partnership Philippines Corporation maintenance joint venture it previously operated in a 50-50 partnership with Singapore-based SIA Engineering.
“This means we can operate on one platform. We don’t have any other IT solutions, and everything runs on AMOS including supply chain, logistics, engineering, maintenance and the sign off of work cards," says Weerasekera.
The only exception is the final release documents, which he says the local regulator requests to be done through paper documents. However, this could soon change and Weerasekera says plans to digitalize this process are in the pipeline.
“The target for the second quarter of next year  is that line maintenance and A check work will be signed off via AMOS,” he says.
Cebu carries out all domestic line maintenance on its fleet in-house while international line maintenance is carried out by other service providers.
Cebu Pacific operates a fleet of 53 Airbus aircraft comprised of seven A321neos, seven A321ceos, five A320neos, 26 A320s, seven A330s and one A330 freighter.
In addition, it also flies 21 ATR turboprop aircraft consisting of six 72-500s, 13 ATR 72-600s and two ATR freighters.
A Q&A with Shevantha Weerasekera will be featured in the September issue of Inside MRO. He will also be speaking at Aviation Week Network’s upcoming MRO Asia-Pacific event in Singapore, which takes place Sept. 20-22.