Ground Support Worldwide

APR 2013

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additives on all fuel trucks. He can also create ad-hoc WOs when necessary. "We now have fewer emergency repairs and lower costs for flters and all replacement parts," Elizondo said. REDUCING REPAIR COSTS According to Elizondo, the maintenance department has nine PMs per vehicle, which are triggered based on accumulated operating time between servicing. This preventative approach has enabled Bradley Pacifc to signifcantly reduce labor time for repairs. The software's ease of use and reporting capabilities have also cut the time employees spend on paperwork and fling, not to mention his travel time and expenses. "We're able to get more work done without adding employees," he says. "Each technician can see his own WOs and close them out when the work is done. We don't need to have clerks manually transfer this information, which saves everyone time and helps minimize data errors and inaccuracies." Finding and obtaining parts for some of Bradley Pacifc's older vehicles was challenging and costly, since almost all came from the mainland. Now CMMS reports can pull vehicle maintenance history from WOs to show the cumulative costs of repairs. One report showed the company that purchasing a new hydrant truck even with a price tag $160,000 was still more cost-effective than continuing frequent repairs. Maintenance history is also mandatory for each piece of equipment and must be documented for at least two years. The CMMS automatically generates detailed records to show FAA regulators that necessary repairs have been made, and that its maintenance program meets all requirements. Bradley Pacifc Aviation also uses the CMMS to track equipment warranties Computerized maintenance management software helps Bradley Pacifc Aviation's fuel delivery equipment of nearly 50 hydrant and tanker trucks comply with a variety of state and federal regulations, as well as industry standards. PHOTO: Bradly Pacifc Aviation. and assign WOs to contractors. In the future, the company plans to use the software to more accurately estimate projected equipment costs. APRIL 2013 • 19

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