Posted on: 07 February 2019 by Kimberley Young
easyJet is upgrading with Aerogility to add new capabilities to its MRO forecasting solution – engine shop visits and landing gear overhauls.
Aerogility says its multi-agent software provides easyJet with a platform to perform extensive whole-aircraft MRO forecasting.
Alejandro Lopez Ruesca, head of powerplant at easyJet, says: “Using Aerogility in our engine shop visit programme has significantly helped to simplify the process of producing our engine shop visit plan.”
“It is brilliant to see easyJet extending its use of Aerogility across several departments,” said Phil Cole, business manager – Civil Aviation Aerogility. He added: “We are proud that no other products compare to Aerogility in terms of component scheduling. We often have prospective clients, who currently only use spreadsheets, interested in being able to forecast the maintenance requirements for not only their heavy-base maintenance, but also their landing gear overhauls and engine shop visits.”
easyJet rolled out the engine maintenance component output in December 2018. Aerogility said the engine maintenance planning is particularly complex as there is a mixture of leased and owned engines. Leased engines are sent in for maintenance as close to the due date as possible, and also have to be reinstalled on their titled aircraft when it retires, which requires a high level of organisation and planning.
Aerogility said that with the platform, easyJet will be able to identify and evaluate the impact of one department against another, helping interdepartmental communication throughout the MRO process, and allowing the airline to compare the effect each department has on the successful running of the airline over the next two years.