Capability

Fleet Management & Aircraft Transactions

In many ways, success in the aviation industry is driven through effective management of the airline fleets and other vast arrays of assets.

As an established provider of worldwide airline and MRO technical services, CAVOK has the staff with the knowledge and expertise in fleet management, aircraft transactions, aircraft configuration control, and maintenance program management to deliver a customized turnkey result. In short, we help make aircraft acquisitions a stress-free process.

In supporting fleet management and aircraft transactions, CAVOK offers a full menu of services, including aircraft Entry-Into-Service, technical records management, asset/maintenance cost optimization, and aircraft redelivery to lessor (retirement). CAVOK’s team of nearly 50 transaction specialists, engineers and technical representatives are based in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia to support clients worldwide.

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The Situation

The client is an established North American airline and one of the largest players in the US market.

With fleet expansion, the client asked CAVOK to:

  • Replace a CAVOK competitor to assist with aircraft records support specific to its 737-700 aircraft acquisition, integration and conformity initiative.
  • With no turnover from the previous provider, CAVOK assumed responsibility for acquiring 45 aircraft from 2016 through 2018.
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Approach

CAVOK developed a detailed project plan and process guide that included all major milestones agreed upon with the client.

Audited historical records to ensure that delivery conditions and regulatory requirements were met.

Supported changes to the maintenance requirements with a real-time records research and review during the conversion.

Prepared a final conformity package that included reports for Airworthiness Directives, Time Limited Items, Major Repairs, Alterations, and Supplemental Type Certificates.

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Results

CAVOK successfully transferred 45 aircraft onto the client’s Operational Specification.

CAVOK developed and provided processes and procedures to ensure future transactions will be successful.

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results

Bottom Line

Sixty-six percent of the planes came into service AHEAD of schedule, including delays beyond our control.

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AIRCRAFT INTO SERVICE AHEAD
OF SCHEDULE:

66%

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