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Cost Of Maintenance Checks  
User currently offlineNycbjr From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 447 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4054 times:

What does a A, B, C, and D check cost an airline?

I imagine that with in house maintenance its less than if it has to be farmed out to a 3rd party. I see some airlines choose to retire aircraft as they head to D check.

I also realize this varies by aircraft type, I'm curious mainly about older aircraft such as the DC/MD series, and the 737/757/767/777.

Apologize if this has been discussed b4!

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User currently offlineNycbjr From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4057 times:

I just realized this should be in tech ops... sorry its ok to move or just plain delete it and I'll ask the question at a later date.

My Bad, its early in the morning here still lol

Cheers!


User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

Aircraft type, Lockheed L1011.
A 'C' check will cost in the vicinity of $350,000, without defect rectification.
CPCP is a large part of the cost.

How do I know?
My company just paid the bill.


User currently offlineFr8Mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5452 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

Quoting Nycbjr (Thread starter):
imagine that with in house maintenance its less than if it has to be farmed out to a 3rd party

No, it tends to be cheaper to send the check to an MRO facility. Hence, the explosion in MRO services and slow but steady draw down of legacy check lines.



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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

Quoting 411A (Reply 2):
CPCP is a large part of the cost

What is CPCP?


User currently offlineAvioniker From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1109 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

There are varying levels of C check as well. For instance on a 747 prior to the MSG 1,2,3 format there were typically 6 levels of check done with the C3 and C6 being very "heavy" affairs taking up to six weeks.
At brand X checks were costing around $78 to $84 per man hour in 2002.
At a repair station where I repped an MD83 the check was billed out at $49 per manhour in 2004. ( I have to say that it took more hours than the airline but they claimed to have saved over 25% compared to the cost of doing it in house.)
Current belief by the "bean counters" is that third party is a lot cheaper than in-house. Especially when you can get the check done in China, Costa Rica, Peru, or Indonesia for around $30 an hour or better.
At those prices even the down time after the plane gets home to fix the bugs is paid for.
 Smile



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User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

This has been discussed many times.

It is usually cheaper to farm out maintenance to a specialist Maintenance Repair Organisation (MRO ) as their overhead costs are cheaper. The major cost of maintenance is down to the man-hour rate. They pay much lower wages in places like China or Eastern Europe so for a large check, it is cheaper to send the aircraft half way round the world to get it done.

Unless the aircraft is on an equalised check programme (ie all the checks take the same amount of time) C Checks are different and can take from a week to several months to carry out. in addition, the older the aircraft, the more work is involved,


User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3794 times:

CPCP...Corrosion Prevention Control Program

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