From entry into service through bridging, Oliver Wyman CAVOK optimizes operator maintenance programs through each phase of the fleet’s life cycle.
We influence the profit margins, fleet performance, and reliability for the top air carriers in the global market by optimizing the maintenance program efficiency and effectiveness.
A key function of Continuing Analysis Surveillance System (CASS) is to determine the effectiveness of scheduled maintenance through analysis of the operational and discrepancy data.
Oliver Wyman CAVOK standardized processes and proprietary applications positively complement the administration of an air carrier’s Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program (CAMP) functions: initial program development, program updates, enterprise resource planning system support, program assessment, check package optimization, gap analysis, acquisitions, bridging, and work instruction management.
Increasing the maintenance program effectiveness and efficiency results in significant cost savings, increases aircraft availability, while also managing compliance, safety, and removing unnecessary work.
Oliver Wyman CAVOK has adapted these proven aviation Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) philosophies to rail assets to enable data analysis-based adjustments to the maintenance programs for locomotives and other assets that optimize their availability.
Fortune 500 Airline
A major US-based Part 121 domestic and international air carrier fell behind incorporating (OEM) revisions into their maintenance program. The carrier was in the process of introducing a new aircraft type and needed to simultaneously realize corporate objectives (maintenance program evolution) without adversely impacting the new aircraft type Entry-Into-Service (EIS).
Oliver Wyman CAVOK employed machine-learning tools to provide two principal deliverables: (1) A gap analysis of the carrier’s existing maintenance program against the most recent iteration of the OEM’s maintenance program guidance. (2) An evaluation, evolution (interval escalation) of the carrier’s existing maintenance program, and imposition of a standard check array for a particular aircraft fleet. Oliver Wyman CAVOK’s Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) collaborated with a broad spectrum of the carrier’s stakeholders to concurrently achieve two objectives: (1) Explicit comprehension of the evolution's impact on the operation (2) Implicit “buy-in (ownership)” of the provided turn-key outputs Oliver Wyman CAVOK presented the deliverables to the carrier ahead of schedule to enable expedited regulatory approval of the maintenance program evolution.
FAA submission was completed ahead of schedule and positioned the client for future success.
The carrier was able to realize a 50 percent increase in its Line (A-check) and HMV (C-check) intervals based on OEM data and the carrier’s operational experience. Line check task packaging and span time were reduced enabling Maintenance personnel to address deferred maintenance or accomplish out-of-phase tasking. Maintenance events were reduced by 50 percent over the life cycle of the 300 aircraft fleet enabling significant maintenance cost avoidance.
Oliver Wyman CAVOK's structure and approach to the project was very good. We could tell quickly that this wasn't their "first rodeo". It gave us confidence in the deliverables and conclusions.Maintenance Program Manager U.S. Private Equity Fund