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MH 370, Aviation and Rogue Elements

Zafar Anjum | July 14, 2014
In this interview, Ranganathan Jagannathan (Ranga), Vice President and Head of Aviation IT of Ramco Systems, explains one of the key issues in airline safety, “rogue components", among other things

Will these increased safety concerns lead to higher costs? If so, how can airlines strike the balance between improving safety and profitability?

Airlines understand that even as they want to increase profitability, there has to be a balance between yield and safety. Increased safety concerns need not necessarily lead to higher costs. Advanced technology can come to the aid of improving safety with smarter investment of money and resources. Advanced analytics can help on-ground mechanics to leverage on data and retrieve information that can help with increasing productivity and efficiency. Smart Applications can help to comply with regulations while still hitting utilization maximization. Operators must ensure reduced AOG or Flight Delays/Cancellations while still performing adequate maintenance, through assessment of Aircraft without extensive disassembly/reassembly. AOG can be reduced through a surgical replacement, instead of tearing the whole plane apart to check for a single rogue component. Simple surveillance and resolution processes with the help of inbuilt Analytical and Advanced Planning tools in Ramco's solution can help with higher Return on Investment.

How are you helping Malaysian airlines in securing its fleet of aircrafts?

Malaysia Airlines is looking to manage its fleet more intelligently in an integrated environment with better configuration control and aircraft records, through Ramco Aviation Suite. The productivity improvement tools like Advanced Planning and Optimization, Aviation Analytics along with Aviation ERP modules will provide Malaysia Airlines (MAS) visibility, monitoring and alerts on key Operational controls. The system is currently under implementation at Malaysia Airlines and upon going live, we expect MAS to have significant benefits realization in Maintenance operations and overall process improvements.

 

 

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