Applying Airbus innovation for better efficiency and performance in spares management

21 November 2013 Feature story

Airbus Managed Inventory (AMI) service is demonstrating its advantages for a growing international customer base, providing better performance in the handling and stocking of spares – thereby significantly improving the on-shelf availability of parts while markedly decreasing overall inventory stock levels.

The latest customer for AMI solutions is Emirates Airline, which signed an agreement at this week’s Dubai Airshow to implement a structured trial of the AMI service in a step that subsequently is expected to lead to a wider implementation.

AMI is part of Airbus’ innovative strategy to offering customized services, and it continuously ensures automatic replenishment of high-usage and non-repairable parts at customers’ facilities.

“AMI is progressing very well within the airline industry – as the concept is now better understood, and it is generating increased interest among airlines,” said Didier Lux, the Airbus Executive Vice President of Customer Service.  “They are seeing the added-value this service brings by decreasing their inventories and increasing the performance of spare parts management – while also enhancing Airbus’ view of customers’ support needs.”

Lux added that the scope of spare parts covered by the AMI solution today includes Airbus proprietary parts, standard hardware and vendor expendables – and will be widened in the near future.