Dear blog readers,

As I am totally fascinated by airplanes, I asked our Warehouse supervisor if he could take me on a trip to the gates. I had the chance to walk on the apron right next to airplanes and I also saw an A380.

A380

A380

In front of an A320 VRD with CSM Thilo

In front of an A320 VRD with CSM Thilo

For giving you also a short impression of one of my tasks more related to logistics and MRO, I’ll explain you the evaluation of NFF (“No Fault Found”). For all the units that are removed from an aircraft, an ident tag is created which states the reason of removal. In addition to the ident tag a workshop report is created which mentions the removal reason and either confirms this or not and lists explicit findings about the dysfunction of the unit. The NFF report lists units whose removal was unscheduled and no fault was found. Thus this unit was removed without any reason.
Virgin America is allowed by contract to have a certain percentage of NFFs with an unscheduled removal. However, if the NFFs exceed this limit, Virgin America has to pay a fine.

In my following blog entry I’ll take you with me to our customer Virgin America – don’t miss out! :)
Cheers, Julia