The Maintenance Training Industry Is Ripe For Disruption
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“The maintenance training industry is ripe for disruption. Tools like these [VR] need to be incorporated now. The technology is available and it will really disrupt the whole training industry,” Jonathan Berger, vice president, ICF International.
Who Owns Data?
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"My advice on data is, first of all, we have to collaborate as an industry. There are too many disputes going on about who owns data, and not enough focus on unlocking the power of data for the benefit of our customers. My advice is: collaborate on the data, unlock the power to create value for our customers,” Stan Deal, SVP of commercial aviation services for Boeing.
It’s Probably Made Us Slightly More Competitive.
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“From an engineering perspective, it’s probably made us slightly more competitive.” Chris Dare, managing director of Monarch Aircraft Engineering and CIO of Monarch Airlines, on how the weakened pound resulting from June’s Brexit vote has effected business.
Predictive Maintenance Is Becoming A Buzzword.
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“Like big data, predictive maintenance is becoming a buzzword. We’re changing this by having condition monitoring integrated with predictive to show the state of an aircraft and its future state,” says Jan Stoevesand, head of analytics and data intelligence in information management, Lufthansa Technik, on the launch of its Condition Analytics offering.
We Prefer To Repair Parts Rather Than Replace Them
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“To remain competitive in the engine market, whether it be services for CFM or GE engines, we prefer to repair parts rather replace them with new ones because the cost for airlines will be lower,” Fabrice Defrance, senior vice president commercial, AFI KLM E&M on its expansion in the component repair segment.
We Are Investing Heavily Into Data Analytics
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“We are investing heavily into data analytics to proactively identify component failure rates and modes which will allow us, through our OEM and AJW Technique partnerships, to better define workscoping of component repairs and piece part reliability,” Dave Lewis, CTO for AJW on the company’s investment priorities.
Why Wouldn’t You Explore Joint Ventures?
“It’s important to have relationships with technical companies developing repairs. When you have a $4 billion engine spend over 10 years, why wouldn’t you explore joint ventures?” Amanda Gower, senior manager, powerplant supply chain, Southwest Airlines.
This is a collection of some of the thought-provoking and controversial quotes from MRO Europe 2016 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 18 - 20.