Airlines Changing MRO Supplier Clauses
By Paul Seidenman, David J. Spanovich
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
The emerging policy at JetBlue is the use of more PMA (parts manufacturer approval) components, Highlander adds. In fact, he says the airline has already exceeded its full-year goal for 2012 of saving $1.5 million by using PMA.
“Right now, we are using PMA with cabin maintenance, including set parts, window shades, tray tables and seat covers,” he says. “We continue to use OEM parts for component maintenance, but as vendor contracts expire, we will look at PMA on a case-by-case basis.”