Built to work with aircraft actual usage data from any maintenance information system, the IFS Maintenix Fleet Planner uses criteria such as yield and location capability to model the most efficient plan for your maintenance operation. It automatically generates a maintenance plan that considers the requirements for each aircraft visit and the variables that reflect the capability of each maintenance facility in your network. This could include the number of shifts across different days of the week.
Using IFS Maintenix Fleet Planner, planners can quickly and easily compare available options such as the cost of doing the same work in a different location or shift. It can also allow the block out of routine maintenance during holiday periods or busy seasons.
Once you've built different plans you can easily compare them.
Some planners prefer to take a side by side approach using a Gantt chart. Others are more data driven and want to see the plans evaluated against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as Cost of Plan, Plan Yield, Check Yield or Track Utilization. Savvy planners, of course, will do both, using the Gantt to visualize what is going on, and then the KPI reporting to confirm.
And that's the power of planning with Fleet Planner. A combination of automation and human oversight backed by metrics, combining to build the best plan for your operation.