Aircraft Storage: How to expedite the re-entry into service process

COVID, Solutions and services | May 28, 2020 | By Satair | 2 min read

With the current state of the airline industry, there is an elephant in the room that can no longer be ignored. Many aircraft are grounded, and many of them could be in that state for extended periods of time.

To add even further insult to injury, many airlines are now needing to divert time and resources of their operators, or reallocate funds to external MROs toward researching, sourcing and procuring the parts that an aircraft needs to maintain airworthiness during longer-term storage and eventual return to service.

With an influx of Aircraft storage, will there be an increased strain on parts supply?

However, we’ve recognised that there is a service that we could provide to help the airline expedite the process. Based on our product knowledge, we’ve diverted some of our resources toward researching and collecting a comprehensive list of parts that you will need for you to prepare your aircraft for re-entry into service efficiently.

This re-entry into service parts list will cover:

  • Consumable Material
  • Expendables
  • Tools & GSE, incl. Service Management

Secure your parts supply

There is no way to predict for sure whether the demand for aircraft storage maintenance parts will outpace the supply, but it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to having the parts that you need when you need them. There are more and more aircraft entering into long term storage by the day. And according to the website International SOS which tracks the daily status of travel restrictions, there are still more restrictions being put in place than there are being lifted.

There will likely be a longer pause in traditional aircraft operations than many of us in the aerospace industry are comfortable with. That's why is it essential that operators and MROs have the supplies they need both for the insurgence of long term storage, as well as the eventual resurgence of all those aircraft into service.

If you’re looking for the most expedient way to enter your aircraft back into service, without the hassle of compiling a parts list on your own, then contact us to speak with a Satair representative directly. We will get back to you with the solutions you need to make the process as effortless as possible.