Maximo Aviation | An Effective Industrial Solution For Aviation Companies
As long-term users of IBM Maximo know (regardless if users have installed Maximo 8 or not), IBM Maximo contains industry specific solutions that are immensely beneficial for users within those industries. For example, Maximo Oil & Gas is purposefully designed for – you guessed it – users who operate in the oil and gas industry.
For aviation companies, Maximo for Aviation serves as their specific add-on. Using Maximo for Aviation brings immense benefits for aviation companies – including an enhanced ability to maintain regulatory compliance and being able to manage aircraft maintenance with even greater ease.
We will discuss the features and benefits of Maximo for Aviation shortly. But first, let’s discuss what IBM Maximo for Aviation is exactly.
What is IBM Maximo for Aviation?
As mentioned, IBM Maximo for Aviation serves as the add-on for aviation companies. Of course, aviation companies still have access to other key Maximo applications, but this add-on is still essential for overall maintenance management!
Thus, Maximo for Aviation can be used by aviation organizations to efficiently schedule and manage maintenance operations for their aircraft. In theory, while maintenance and capacity planning might sound simple in theory, nothing could be further from the truth.
When companies schedule and manage aircraft for maintenance operations, significant planning is needed. This is where Maximo for Aviation comes in. Effectively, aviation companies can use Maximo for Aviation to schedule, organize, and coordinate the necessary components of maintenance operations.
For example, maintenance planning first involves monitoring the condition of the aircraft or equipment. After it is deemed that the aircraft requires maintenance, IBM Maximo for Aviation can be used to schedule work at suitable repair locations. At these maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) locations, the required skilled labor, materials, and tools needed for maintenance can also be organized with the help of Maximo for Aviation.
Of course, the central purpose of Maximo for Aviation is to assist aviation organizations in maintaining and prolonging the existence of their airplane assets and equipment. Closely related to this, Maximo for Aviation is also essential for improving the performance of airplanes and to minimize periods of aircraft non-availability.
We can now discuss some of the features of Maximo for Aviation that support the fulfillment of these aims.
Key Features of Maximo Aviation
Maintain Regulatory Compliance
Unsurprisingly, given the paramount need for safety, the aviation industry is characterized by a high number of regulations. With Maximo for Aviation, your company can maintain regulatory compliance by configuring Maintenance Steering Group (MSG-3) inspection programs and progressive inspection programs.
Additionally, IBM Maximo for Aviation can be used to build a maintenance task library that contains important maintenance planning documents and operator maintenance programs.
It goes without saying that falling short of regulatory compliance is extremely costly for your company. Thankfully, with IBM Maximo for Aviation, your company stays on the correct side of regulatory compliance.
Plan and Manage Aircraft Maintenance
Planning and performing regular maintenance work is, of course, a central feature of Maximo for Aviation. Again, companies can use task cards and master task cards to assist with maintenance efforts. For example, companies can associate task cards with job cards, work orders, and work orders. This way, you can schedule maintenance at the appropriate MRO locations where the available labor, materials, and tools will be available.
Configure Aircraft and Equipment
With IBM Maximo for Aviation, it is possible to configure aircraft and equipment. Essentially, when your company creates engineering models for your aircraft, you can also configure parts and build positions to the aircraft. Thus, when MRO services are required, it is easy for MRO providers to know which parts are required and how to equip them onto the aircraft.
Create Operator Maintenance Programs
With Maximo for Aviation, aircraft organizations can create and define operator maintenance programs (OMPs) for each aircraft in their fleet. Essentially, once OMPs are activated by the company, they serve as the ‘controlling document’ for maintenance efforts.
Implement Engineering Models
As with configuring aircraft and equipment, aviation organizations can formulate and implement engineering models for their aircraft. Remember, have equipment define engineering models as well in order to complete the engineering models. With detailed models of aircraft and aircraft subassemblies, it is possible to perform efficient maintenance at the desired intervals.
Plan Flight Schedule
A large part of efficient maintenance is scheduling aircraft for MRO services at the correct time. With Aviation for Maximo, users can easily plan maintenance for aircraft at designated schedules. Of course, maintenance on aircraft has to be scheduled carefully in order to noy disrupt business operations. With this Maximo for Aviation feature, this problem is far less prominent.
Efficient Inventory and Warranty Management
Maximo for Aviation has excellent features for managing supplier contracts; users can also create warranty claims and manage warranties with the application. When companies manage warranties, they can specify warranty claims and parameters for the entire aircraft and parts of the aircraft, too, thereby giving users plenty of flexibility.
As part of managing supplier contracts, aviation organizations can create purchase requests, configure and manage vendors/suppliers, manage the shipment of parts, and manage certifications and qualifications when using Maximo for Aviation! This way, you’ll never lose track of important spare parts and materials.
Effective Management of Invoices
In addition to being able to create warranty claims and manage supplier contracts, users of Maximo for Aviation can also manage customer invoices and customer billing. For example, users can utilize this feature to associate customers with customer agreements and their specific requests; this feature can also be used to resolve billing issues and payment terms/periods.
Exceptional Customer Service
Additional features of IBM Maximo for Aviation guarantee that customers will receive excellent service from your company. Aviation enterprises can create customer agreements, specify terms and conditions, and revise previous agreements with Maximo for Aviation. Given the ease of all this, being able to manage customers has never been easier!
Real-time Risk Assessment and Failure Reporting
Finally, Maximo for Aviation enables users to report asset failure and provide risk assessments in real-time. Better still, as many users can simultaneously use Maximo for Aviation, they are able to inform the appropriate members at the company of any risks or asset failure.
Benefits of Opting for IBM Maximo Aviation
Now that we have discussed the features of Maximo for Aviation, let’s speak about how aviation enterprises can benefit from using Maximo for Aviation.
Enhanced Reliability and Availability
As we have seen, using Maximo for Aviation is essential for scheduling and executing efficient maintenance/repair of aircraft. These maintenance actions at regular intervals performed on aircraft increases flight availability, and can minimize periods of aircraft downtime. With enhanced reliability and availability, companies can see big savings by increasing the life of airframes, engines, and subassemblies.
Real-time Tracking of Assets
As mentioned earlier, the maintenance of aircraft begins with tracking the condition of aircraft in real-time. This is the first stage of maintenance operations.
Moreover, no matter if a company elects to manage MRO services internally or externally, it is possible to track the performance of maintenance in real-time. As Maximo for Aviation offers users an integrated experience, everyone at the company will know the status of assets in real-time.
Effective Planning and Execution of Maintenance Strategies
Executing maintenance, of course, requires extensive planning to succeed. With Maximo for Aviation, your company benefits from the planning and scheduling features of the application. Thus, maintenance work orders specify the physical location, as well as the tools, material, and labor skills needed to execute the work order. Thus, Maximo for Aviation also supports mobile work management – as maintenance workers will have access to the details of the work order via a tablet or other electronic device.
Enhanced Safety Compliance and Reduced Capital Expense
Not only does Maximo for Aviation (as well as mobile work management) help reduce capital expenditures, your business can also stay on the right side of importance. Of course, your company needs to perform regular maintenance to maintain regulatory and safety compliance. With Maximo for Aviation, this becomes far simpler due to the support provided to users.
Seamless Reporting and Analysis
As mentioned, Maximo for Aviation is an integrated platform which enables users to provide real-time reports and vital analysis to other users. These reports can contain technical records and the maintenance history of previous records.
Provides Accurate Performance History
The first step of maintenance consists of monitoring aviation assets in real-time, and having the means to provide an accurate performance history. With Maximo for Aviation, users can upload data onto a centralized platform. This data includes previous performance history that users can utilize for maintenance efforts.
While Maximo for Aviation is immensely beneficial for aviation enterprises, it is a complicated application that requires professional guidance in order for your company to truly experience its benefits. This is why you should consult with Banetti, a Maximo Consulting Service with years of valuable experience. No matter if you are just starting out with Maximo, or are looking to improve your understanding of using IBM Maximo, be sure to contact Banetti today!