PPRuNe Forums - View Single Post - VIRGIN AUSTRALIA MAINTENANCE
View Single Post
Old 4th Jan 2014, 02:38
  #7 (permalink)  
Perspective
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 98
Heavy Maint.

Hi 600,
You mentioned, "The 'critical mass' doesn't exist" , and
"without having the capability in place to do multiple lines of heavy maintenance at once",
I was wondering, what no. Of aircraft do you believe would be required of a particular type to justify Heavy Maint. Here.
We had about 80 737's and more often than not 2-3 lines in H/M at one
Time, "multiple lines" etc, plus wide body capability... Didn't help.
Also, we have a family friend that works for Goodrich, said to me you need minimum 25-30 aircraft to justify having your own in house overhaul shop for landing gears, then above that number, cost more to outsource, but that's what happened anyways.. I personally think ultimately the reasons for offshoring are purely employee, OH&s, workplace relations reasons, less so money.
Cheers

Last edited by Perspective; 4th Jan 2014 at 03:18.
Perspective is offline