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Material planning

With material planning, Airbus supports its customers during the complete lifecycle of their aircraft, regardless of age

Getting ready

Getting ready

Before the Entry-Into-Service, Airbus’ material readiness support offers full technical expertise, spare parts data and provisioning support. Helping customers to make decisions including: how much to spend, which parts are necessary and how many of each needs to be procured.

A comprehensive Material Readiness Roadmap helps prepare a smooth service entry by identifying in advance the spares needed from initial provisioning up to heavy maintenance events.

Airbus provides comprehensive spare parts lists customized to the operators’ fleets, schedules, operations and maintenance plans.

The power of experience

Airbus on-site support managers are skilled in managing the procurement process at customer facilities, and familiarize operators with Airbus spares engineering-related documentation. The wide range of Airbus material planning products can be tailored to operational requirements and budget – with Material Readiness Support making it easier to use inventory and budget more effectively.

Forecasting service for maintenance material – anticipating the spares needs

For the operation of in-service fleets, Airbus offers a variety of planning services to enhance material availability for maintenance events. 

This combines the elements of resource planning, logistical requirements, real consumption data analysis and in-service provisioning in new mathematical models to provide accurate material consumption trends and customised forecasting recommendations. 

Airbus ensures that for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, customers have all material required without jeopardizing flight and maintenance schedules.

Did you know?

Airbus offers a huge variety of parts and tools to serve the customer’s needs. The size of a spare part can range from 5 mm to 12 m – the length of a vertical stabilizer for a long range aircraft.


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