Advances in Operations Research / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Aircraft Scheduled Airframe Maintenance and Downtime Integrated Cost Model

Table 1

Typical maintenance checks, adapted from Eurocontrol [4].


LineAt gateDaily (before the first flight or when in transit). Visual inspection; fluid levels; tires and brakes; emergency equipment~1 hour

AAt gateRoutine light maintenance; engine inspection~10 hours

BAt gateSimilar to A check but with different tasks (may occur between consecutive A checks)~10 hours to ~1 day

CHangarStructural inspection of airframe, opening access panels; routine and nonroutine maintenance; run-in tests~3 days to ~1 week

DHangarMajor structural inspection of the airframe after paint removal; engines, landing gear, and flaps removed; instruments, electronic and electrical equipment removed; interior fittings removed; hydraulic and pneumatic components removed~1 month

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