Aviation: On Active Service
Aircraft maintenance costs are high at the best of times, but they can be astronomical if disputes occur between the operator and service centre. Humphrey Dawson says great care must be taken when drawing up contracts for safety checks and repair
When your car goes in for its next service, spare a thought for the airline maintenance manager – often responsible for multiple aircraft operating on very tight margins – who knows that a service could result in a vital income-earning asset standing idle for the best part of a month.
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