Minimizing aircraft downtime is a mantra of MRO, but UK LCC easyJet is finding that as some of its Airbus aircraft get older, the ground-breaking maintenance program that it started using in 2004 to break up big maintenance checks into smaller overnight packages is not working. “The program has worked well up to a six-year point, but as we keep aircraft longer, the program becomes burdensome,” easyJet director of engineering & maintenance Brendan McConnellogue said. This is ...

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