Aircraft Reliability Program

The purpose of an aircraft reliability program is to ensure that the aircraft maintenance program tasks are effective, and their intervals are acceptable. This through combining the collection of information and data with their statistical analysis. Escalation, deletion or addition of a maintenance task may be the result of a reliability program. These changes would indicate the malfunction of component or system lacks. As a result, early control or replacement during the utilization of the aircraft. The program of reliability monitoring serves as a supplement to the standard maintenance program of a particular aircraft in order to maintain its continuous airworthiness.

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Ensure that all aircraft maintenance program tasks are effective and that the periodic tasks are performed adequately with access to real-time information in several dashboards. No need for manual reporting. Corrective actions can be taken immediately, and the outcome of these actions monitored easily. From dispatch reliability, repeated defect analysis, findings per ATA chapter, optimal fleet utilization till downloading the aircraft reliability report with one click.

Aircraft Reliability Report

The Reliability Report is required by aviation authorities from every operator. For European countries authority is the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) and for USA it is the FAA (Federal Aviation Agency). Reports in most cases reach authorities every month, for every aircraft, from every operator. Reports differ between each other depending on type of aircraft, number of aircrafts operated in company, number of hours flown, tape of missions and so on. What form and kind of data will appear in report is written in Reliability Programs accepted by aviation authorities and created by operators, but in every report there are such data as hours flown by each aircraft, number of landings, number of defects and accidents, schedule interruptions, delays, cancellations, air turn backs, and diversions and reporting. 

Having a reliability monitoring program is one of the duties empowered on a Continued Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO) by means of the aviation regulations (EASA Part-M). The main purpose of such reliability program is to ensure that the aircraft maintenance program tasks are effective and that the periodic tasks are performed adequately (see Acceptable Means of Compliance to EASA Part-M). Generally, this is embodied within a CAMO...

Within aviation Excel is still widely used for reliability analysis; For data and tech savvy’s it might be surprising for people working longer in aviation it is less. With more data available aircraft data management gets much more complex, hence Excel might not be the right tool anymore to use for reliability management. Read the blog - Reliability Analysis - 5 Things Excel can't do