Key MRO Themes: Asset Utilization, Costs

By Lee Ann Tegtmeier
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology

•The bottom line for FAA staffing and sequestration affects: FAA's priority will be maintaining safety of the current system, and other services such as certification will slow dramatically—John Hickey, FAA deputy associate administrator for aviation safety.

•Customers and logistics suppliers “need skin in the game, but not too much skin,” and goals must be measurable and linked to actions within each party's control—John Holmes, group vice president, aviation supply chain, AAR.

So perhaps there is a common theme: costs (driven by efficiencies) and asset utilization unite innovators like you. Our event brings people together to learn and network, which in turn drives more efficiencies and business (and, ideally, helps break down big silos and convert them to collaboration).

Time is money, so let me know what tactical information you need to do your job.

—Lee Ann Tegtmeier

Chief Editor MRO

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