New manage/m® Tool enables Advanced Maintenance Interval Scheduling

    04 Oct 2012


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New manage/m® Tool enables Advanced Maintenance Interval Scheduling

Lufthansa Technik’s WebSuite manage/m® has been enhanced by a new function. Maintenance Schedule Condition Monitoring (MSCM) is a tool with which the findings and non-findings on an aircraft can be evaluated. The results serve to make interval scheduling more efficient.

Seamlessly integrated into the manage/m® WebSuite, MSCM enhances the module m/reliability, which provides information about the efficiency of the maintenance program, displaying details on the actual findings and non-findings of an aircraft. What m/reliability now offers its users is an even more extensive data base, with which the maintenance intervals of Maintenance Schedule Items can be evaluated and rated in a substantiated way. The new system, for example, shows if there are fewer findings than actually expected during the inspections of Maintenance Schedule Items in the Maintenance Program.

Within m/reliability’s new function, a number of charts give an insight into the actual efficiency of the maintenance program intervals. An automatic warning function informs the system engineer, if, for example, a Maintenance Schedule Item has had very little findings within an interval. In this case, an adjustment of the according maintenance interval may be a suitable option, enabling the operator to use the full potential of the component in question.

The new function can be easily used by all manage/m® customers whose entire scheduled maintenance process is handled by Lufthansa Technik , including the scanning and analyzing process of jobcards through m/archive. Therefore, MSCM gives operators and engineers a chance to recheck the intervals and adjust them according to the results. In the long run, it is expected to achieve substantial cost savings and to help keeping the airplane where it belongs – in the air.