Investigating Imperfect Inspection of Avionics System and its Relationship with Availability Percentage
System maintenance is necessary to prolong the operational life of a system. There are four types of maintenance policies which are corrective, preventive, scheduled and predictive (conditioning based maintenance). However, this paper focuses on preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance policies. In general, the goal of preventive maintenance is to retain the system at its good operating conditions before the occurrence of any failure while corrective maintenance is done as a result of the system’s operating failure. This paper investigates the effects of maintenance activities for Engine Indication and Flight Instruments subsystems of the avionics system of a general aircraft. The simulation of the maintenance process is done using Monte Carlo and Discrete Event simulation methods for different preventive maintenance interval (PMI).
R. Varatharajoo, E. J. Abdullah, D. L. Majid, F. I. Romli, A. S. Mohd Rafie and K. A. Ahmad
A. R. Mahayudin et al., "Investigating Imperfect Inspection of Avionics System and its Relationship with Availability Percentage", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 225, pp. 534-539, 2012