zones involved, and proximity of the airport to the market served Figure 1 shows the framework for the schedule development process. These include internal and external factors taken into consideration by the scheduling department. 2
BSAB 415 – Airline Management Figure 1 . Framework for the schedule development process. Equipment maintenance The primary purpose of the maintenance organization of an airline is to provide a safe, salable aircraft for every schedule striving for a number of maintenance efficiency goals: minimize aircraft out-of-service time, use up time allowable on aircraft and parts between overhauls, seek optimum utilization of personnel and even workload and maximize utilization of facilities ( Wensveen & Wells, 2011, pg. 346 - 348) . Safety can never be sacrificed to meet a schedule. Schedule planners must take into account the maintenance department’s plans and systems for efficiency. When the maintenance organization makes certain changes in the way it 3
BSAB 415 – Airline Management does things, this, too, can affect the scheduling department. Therefore, the maintenance people and the scheduling planners in any airline maintain a close relationship for work efficiency.
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