Reducing Delays Caused by Unscheduled Maintenance and Cabin Reconfiguration
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Aircraft System Technologies, 2009 / [ed] Otto von Estorff and Frank Thielecke, Shaker Verlag, 2009, 109-119 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
With respect to future trends in cabin design, this paper takes a close look at two problem areas that produce delays and reduce the time an aircraft is in the air. The first is related to unscheduled maintenance and the second is related to necessary cabin reconfigurations. Each of the two problem areas are analyzed for time consumption and costs. The research project PAHMIR (Preventive Aircraft Health Monitoring for Integrated Reconfiguration, a cooperation project between Airbus Germany and Hamburg University of Applied Sciences) ads “intelligence” to aircraft components and novel technologies to the aircraft system. These measures will be able to reduce time consumption and costs for unscheduled maintenance caused by the air conditioning system in the order of 8 %. These measures will be able to reduce time consumption for cabin reconfiguration by about 36+%. The upper price limit for economic intelligent quick fasteners seems to be around 500 USD.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Shaker Verlag, 2009. 109-119 p.
Aircraft Delays, Cost Reduction, A340, Condition Monitoring, Reconfiguration
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-105836ISBN: 978-3-8322-8071-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-105836DiVA: diva2:711171
2nd International Workshop on Aircraft System Technologies (AST 2009) March 26-27, 2013, Hamburg, Germany