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Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering

ISSN: 1355-2511

Online from: 1995

Subject Area: Managing Quality

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New trends in aircraft reliability and maintenance measures


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Title:New trends in aircraft reliability and maintenance measures
Author(s):U. Dinesh Kumar, (Centre MIRCE, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK)
Citation:U. Dinesh Kumar, (1999) "New trends in aircraft reliability and maintenance measures", Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Vol. 5 Iss: 4, pp.287 - 295
Keywords:Aircraft industry, Maintenance, Measurement, Reliability
Article type:Research Paper
DOI:10.1108/13552519910298046 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Discusses two measures, namely, maintenance free operating period (MFOP) and failure free operating period (FFOP) that are seen as the future reliability and maintenance measures. The concept of MFOP is a new reliability metric driven by the Ministry of Defence, UK, which is becoming popular among projects such as future offensive aircraft systems (FOAS), joint strike fighter (JSF) and ultra reliable aircraft (URA) etc. Analyses how these two measures can change the whole operation of military and commercial aircraft operations.



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