Engineering Planning provides comprehensive planning services to the highest standards ensuring efficient scheduling, administration, monitoring and control of all maintenance activities.
IT Systems provide functional support of all applications in use within Emirates Engineering department and ensures that new systems are implemented to provide efficient and effective support of the engineering process.
Engineering Planning & IT Systems consists of the following five departments:
Maintenance Planning is divided in the following areas:
Asset Life Cycle Management divided in:
The Operational Planning section consists of Aircraft Scheduling, Line Planning, Line Support Planning, Base Operations Planning, Base Heavy Planning and Projects teams.
Operational Planning are responsible for ensuring available aircraft ground-time in direct coordination with work scoping, planning functions and processes, packaging control and reporting compliance accomplishment for all scheduled maintenance ground-time for its maintenance teams in Line Maintenance, Line Support Maintenance, Base Operations and Base Heavy Maintenance with the major functions:
The main purpose of the Emirates Reliability Program is to establish and continuously monitor the maintenance program effectiveness for the fleet of Emirates aircraft and through continual monitoring provides case evidence to trigger investigations in adverse trends and/or support the effectiveness of the maintenance program during escalation or de-escalation investigations by maintenance planning.
Technical and Reliability data pertaining to aircraft operations is gathered, analysed and periodically presented in consolidated Reliability Reports enabling technical decisions to improve aircraft safety, reliability and to reduce maintenance cost.
The basic objective of the Data Integrity, Standards & Governance (DISG) section is to conduct periodic reviews and analysis of various data sets related to the maintenance program and the aircraft configuration. Inconsistencies or errors detected is highlighted to business heads for taking corrective and preventive actions
To meet this objective the team periodically collects and analyses data sets pertaining to aircraft maintenance program and configuration alongside Airworthiness directives and Engineering Orders. The teams review data sets for inconsistencies / errors based on regulations, procedure and data standards. Such inconsistencies and errors are highlighted via workflows to business process heads. The team additionally conducts specific root-cause analysis for the said inconsistencies and errors in data sets related to processes, standards or system requirements as the case may be.
Emirates Engineering operates an organisation-wide, standardised technical environment, which is managed and maintained by the Engineering IT Systems section. It provides information systems and enables function integration, resource optimisation and improvements in technical reliability to all Engineering departments. Using a common architecture, the shared network provides enhanced user systems, including ACARS, to improve fleet dispatch reliability and performance.
Ongoing investment in improving these information systems ensures world-class information support to all Emirates Engineering departments, as well as providing many additional benefits that include: