Aircraft maintenance checks form the backbone of comprehensive fleet management. Highly dynamic and regulated, these processes directly contribute to multiple factors that govern successful aircraft operations, including curbing lost travel time, ensuring fleet serviceability and performance, optimizing passenger safety, extending aircraft life, and arresting costs in the long run.

The COVID-19 pandemic has leveled great damage to the aviation industry, and fleet owners and managers must focus on preventing further damage from incurring. Optimizing maintenance checks is one of the best ways to do this, as aircraft maintenance can reportedly account for as much as 35% of the annual operating budget of an aircraft. Lowering this amount will not only free up resources for your organization, it will also ensure better serviceability and safety in your operations.

The Role of Digital MRO in Enhancing Aircraft Maintenance

The digitization of Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul services presents a plethora of opportunities for improving cost management and service efficiency in aviation. According to the Digital MRO Market 2030 report, digital MRO is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 11.6% from 2020 to 2030, with global demand expected to recover fully by as early as 2023.

The driver for this projected growth is mostly traced to the need for improved predictive, prescriptive, and condition-based maintenance. Harnessing and analyzing data shared by connected aircrafts helps airlines focus on operations, instead of personally manning their MRO processes. By connecting to ground stations, aircrafts dispense information to your entire aviation ecosystem, and prepare MRO service providers for fast and efficient decision-making and service deployments.

Get Started with Digital MRO

Evolving technologies have packed digital MRO software with various tools and resources geared at transforming typical MRO services. These include augmented reality, the Internet of Things, blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data. Several airlines have already moved to this digital way of doing things, such as in the case of Lufthansa Technik establishing a digitized platform that integrates all their stakeholders through a connected infrastructure of IoT sensors and more.

You can also get started today. With EmpowerMX’s digital MRO software suite, you get access to modular Cloud-based and mobile solutions that allow you to integrate and analyze maintenance activity in your operations, and thus quickly understand and resolve critical items affecting the timely and cost-effective delivery of aircraft to your customers. These cover:

  • Contract Management
  • Manpower Planning
  • Heavy Maintenance
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Support Shops
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Customer Dashboard
  • Aircraft Records; and
  • Digital Data Connect

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EmpowerMX delivers a software suite dedicated to help airlines and MROs plan, execute, and optimize their operations. We’ll be glad to assist you and discuss how you can benefit from our solutions.