IBM Maximo for Aviation product overview

With Maximo® for Aviation, aviation companies can efficiently schedule and manage aircraft maintenance to maintain regulatory compliance and minimize periods when an aircraft is grounded.

The efficient maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) of aircraft increases flight availability and extends the life of airframes, engines, and other components of an aircraft. Airlines can manage MRO services internally, purchase some or all of these services from MRO providers, and offer MRO services to other airlines.

Plan and organize maintenance

Maintenance planning involves monitoring the condition of aircraft or equipment and scheduling work at suitable repair locations where the necessary tools, materials, and labor skills are available.

Task cards and master task cards specify regular maintenance work that is required for aircraft or equipment, including frequency intervals when work becomes due that are based on meter readings, calendar dates, or both. Learn more about task cards.

You associate task cards with job cards, work orders, and work packages that provide a detailed description of the work that is required. Work packages group related work orders and task cards. Learn more about managing maintenance work.

Configure MRO locations to define the physical location, classification, and capabilities and to associate work packages with the location. Perform capacity planning to schedule aircraft or equipment to MRO locations for the full estimated duration of required work, for months or years in advance. Graphically assign work orders to labor within a hangar for a period of time, such as 2 weeks. Learn more about MRO locations.

Manage regulatory compliance

Configure maintenance steering group (MSG-3) inspection programs and progressive inspection programs. Build a maintenance task library for use with maintenance planning documents and operator maintenance programs. In technical records, you can record the maintenance actions taken in response to airworthiness directives. Learn more about regulatory compliance.

Configure aircraft and equipment

Define engineering models for aircraft and aircraft subassemblies that have build positions that are associated with configuration-managed (CM) parts. Models can include mechanical, electrical, electronic, and software equipment. Learn more about defining models for aircraft.

When you create configuration-managed aircraft or equipment and aircraft or equipment assemblies, and associate them with CM parts, the configuration rules for the model apply to them. When an aircraft is operational, changes to the aircraft or equipment are validated against the rules that are defined in the engineering model. This validation is important for aircraft that contain field-loadable software equipment. Learn more about managing aircraft and equipment.

Manage customers and suppliers

Manage customer agreements, service delivery, customer billing, and supplier contracts. You can manage aircraft or equipment and services for external customers or manage aircraft or equipment and services within an enterprise and bill for those services internally. Learn more about managing customers.

Create and manage purchase requests, receive and inspect purchased goods, and manage the qualifications, certifications, and capabilities of vendors and repair locations. Learn more about managing procurement.

Manage warranties for aircraft, equipment, and parts and create warranty claims. Learn more about warranties.

Mobile work management

The product package includes the IBM® Maximo Anywhere Work Execution for Complex Assets app that supports mobile work management, including searching for aircraft or equipment to install, remove, or replace. You can install and deploy the IBM Maximo Anywhere Work Execution for Complex Assets app on IBM Maximo Anywhere, version 7.5.2.

Learn more about installing the app.