V2500 aero engine repair capability optimization
Thesis DisciplineEngineering Management
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Engineering in Management
The Christchurch Engine Centre (CHCEC) provides maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the IAE V2500 commercial jet engine. CHCEC is being driven to reduce engine shop visit (ESV) prices to satisfy customer demand and offer competitive prices. The reduction in ESV price is reducing profit margins and internal cost reduction is not a sustainable solution. Historical repair ESV data was reviewed and analyzed to identify major cost drivers and opportunities for overall shop visit cost reduction. It was found that CHCEC can reduce ESV prices through introducing recommended third party repairs which increases the savings to the customer and should allow CHCEC to secure more engines from customers.