Scheduling regular maintenance can make management of aircraft downtime easier with standard service timelines. But what if your provider was able to significantly reduce maintenance turn times and get your aircraft back in the air much sooner than anticipated? Would that give you the flexibility to be more productive in your flight planning?

N1’s inventory management practices have saved their customers time and money through active maintenance of a rotable pool of high value assemblies. To build this inventory, the team follows a series of innovative steps to identify opportunities and pull together the valuable assets that are needed to reduce turnaround times.

  1. N1’s maintenance team actively scans the marketplace for viable engines to purchase
  2. Once procured, the engine is put through an extensive inspection and tear down process to identify those parts that are eligible for inventory
  3. When parts are determined for eligibility, the N1 team goes through a detailed process to recertify each part for future use

Having inventory on hand can make a major impact, especially for parts that can cause extensive time off-wing like the HTF7000 series High Pressure Turbine (HPT). When a customer’s HPT case assembly came in with significant damage to the first stage shrouds, N1’s maintenance team was able to jump into action as they had proactively stocked the necessary inventory to turn the repairs faster. While standard service timelines typically allot 30 days or more to repair this particular case, N1 is able to complete these repairs in only 11 days, saving the customer over 2 weeks of aircraft downtime.

To learn more about this specific example, check out N1’s latest infographic available here.