Comtek Sets New Industry Standard for Aircraft Repair
Comtek has reduced their turn-around times to an average of 15 calendar days in the first quarter of 2012
Comtek Advanced Structures implements new processes and improved customer management to further reduce aircraft part repair turn-around times to better serve their customers.
The industry standard for aircraft part repairs is 21 calendar days and often much longer yet Comtek has reduced their turn-around times to an average of 15 calendar days in the first quarter of 2012 while maintaining the highest quality repairs.
The new turn-around times are extremely important because it reduces the number of spare parts an airline has to inventory and the shorter turn-around time supports the Operators C-Check Schedule (aircraft maintenance). “If your plane is down for maintenance for 14 days, but it takes 20 days for the repair, you need to have a spare part on the shelf. If you are doing 5 aircraft at a time you need 5 spares. That builds up fast” says Charlene Ridley, Repairs Product Line Manager at Comtek.
Ultimately, Comtek’s new and improved turn-around times will save the operators money by reducing the amount of time the aircraft needs to be grounded and the number of spare parts that need to be in inventory.
Comtek Advanced Structures (a subsidiary of Avcorp Industries) is a composites manufacturing company located in Burlington, ON, Canada. Founded as a small composites repair facility in 1994, Comtek has continuously expanded its knowledge and expertise, and now offers many types of products and services to leverage this know-how for the composites industry.
Comtek employs roughly 100 people between two facilities in Burlington, ON. We service airlines, aerospace manufacturing firms, and other high tech companies worldwide.
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