A major repair and maintenance organisation (MRO) in Asia identified that their current procedure to meet the requirements to test samples for fuel contamination within 24 hours, often required workers to come in at weekends. his was greatly inconvenient for workers and a high salary cost for the MRO.
The samples were taken in the aircraft hangars and sent at high cost to the central workshop. Samples taken on Thursday, Friday and Saturday were often a huge problem.
The MRO was also frustrated that results were taking several days and that the central workshop, used for many purposes, could represent a source of cross contamination raising doubt into the integrity of the results.
FUELSTAT® testing kits were introduced as the solution and offered several instant benefits;
FUELSTAT® tests were able to be carried out instantly by non-skilled workers in the hangar meaning that the central laboratory was now not required to do this testing. This eliminated the weekend working situation and resulting costs and freed up resource for more skilled and valuable work.
FUELSTAT® utilising Bioscience technology at the forefront of current knowledge cannot be cross contaminated even in the harshest, dirtiest environments which means that risk of wrong results was also eliminated.
FUELSTAT® has made a significant contribution to the MRO from a technical, commercial and human resource standpoint whilst improving its safety position.
FUELSTAT® gives easy to interpret results (Green/Amber/Red traffic light system) in 10 minutes in the hangar freeing up an estimated 1000 man hours of resource in the central workshop and meaning that potentially contaminated aircraft were not flying awaiting results – an outcome that the management were very happy with.
Best Wishes from all of us at Conidia Bioscience
In the New Year,
we wish you the best year you’ve ever had,
and that each New Year
will be better than the last.
May you realize your fondest dreams
and take time to recognize and enjoy
each and every blessing.
Happy New Year,
And many more!
By Joanna Fuchs
Reminder to order your FUELSTAT® Plus testing kits before the busy holiday period. The last shipping dates for all orders will be Thursday 21st December 2017.
George Tippett and David Mitchell are attending the 75th Aviation Fuel Forum:-
November 14 – November 16
Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Downtown Vancouver Canada
Both George and David will be available during coffee and lunch breaks in the Conidia Booth, to discuss FUELSTAT Plus and our new app FUELSTAT Result, Accurate Fuel Test Results made simple.