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How to make managing aviation assets easier

November 1, 2019

No matter what equipment your business operates, a simple and cost-effective way to gain insight is worth its weight in […]

No matter what equipment your business operates, a simple and cost-effective way to gain insight is worth its weight in gold.

Airbus may have announced it is ending production of its A380 superjumbo, but that doesn’t mean the largest passenger airliner ever to take to the air will be disappearing from the skies anytime soon. Far from it.

Emirates Airlines, the world’s biggest A380 operator, will be keeping plenty of these behemoths in its fleet until the mid 2030s, and other carriers also appear keen to keep theirs flying. That makes the challenge of looking after these expensive assets – each of which comprises about four million individual parts produced by 1,500 companies in 30 countries around the world – tougher than ever.

The A380 is just the tip of the iceberg for the global aviation industry. Understanding the details of each and every asset – from seat capacity to storage locations – is a critical consideration. For instance, staying ahead of scheduled maintenance periods, or understanding what may have caused or led to problems with specific aircraft, can improve efficiency and reduce the risk of encountering future problems.

The big question is how to go about it?

Just finding assets isn’t always easy

One of the problems with managing aviation assets is they are always on the move. For many, the answer to that is to use Cirium Workbooks for your asset intelligence.

Workbooks can be a simple and cost-effective way to gain insight into, and efficiently manage widely distributed assets. They enable organizations – such as MROs, OEMs and lessors worldwide – to accurately assess aircraft and fleet utilization with custom dashboards.

If you want to know the location of a specific aircraft, how often it flew, or even the equipment or engine type associated with the tail number, Cirium Asset Intelligence Workbooks make it possible. More importantly, they unlock value in a host of different ways, such as by invoicing more accurately for flights-by-flight-hour contracts.

It’s time to find new answers to the same challenging problems. Some may be looking to corroborate the information being reported by airlines with a neutral, third-party data source. Others need to monitor an entire fleet or individual aircraft to view movement, utilization and equipment type. These workbooks offer rapid access to a collection of compelling visualizations powered by the world’s most trusted source of flight status and schedule information.

Intelligence makes a strategic difference

Customers access Cirium Workbooks via a single login to a hosted Tableau environment. Key insights are easy to export to Excel, PDF or PowerPoint, or can be manipulated within your own system.

As well as protecting assets, these premium workbooks free organizations up to think strategically. So they can do things like gain intelligence on how competitors’ aircraft are performing or identify underutilized aircraft or when flying too much. Some customers are even proactively exchanging aircraft based on usage.

Whether you are focused on the fate of the world’s fleet of A380s, or managing a mix of aircraft types with differing block times and cycles, the Cirium Asset Intelligence Workbook is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to gain insight into your assets.


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