The right Pay per Hour (PpH) maintenance program can add millions to the value of your aircraft, experts say. In this article, find out the key considerations when shopping for a PpH plan.
Maintenance of an aircraft engine has a significant impact on overall operating costs.
Many aircraft owners and operators choose to enrol their engines in a Pay per Hour (PpH) maintenance program. In this arrangement, an hourly fee is paid for every hour flown on a monthly basis so maintenance costs are fully budgeted and there are no surprises.
To understand the full potential of a PpH maintenance program owners/operators should ask a number of questions to ensure what they’re signing for is what they actually need.
Different PPH Plans for Different Needs
“Flexibility is perhaps the most significant factor to consider when selecting a PpH program,” says Laura Babbitt, Pph Product Manager, P&WC, based in Little Rock, Arkansas.
She says that for a PpH plan to be effective, the supplier must be willing to assume the risk, based on their knowledge of the engine and its performance. The last thing you want is to have your PpH supplier ask for more money when something unexpected happens to the engine.
Stéfanie Corriveau is Customer Service Marketing Manager at P&WC located in Longueuil, Quebec. She is also an expert on PpH programs. “Beyond the type of missions flown, which destinations you fly to is also important ” she advises. “If you have long-range capabilities that might take you to far-flung regions, you need a PpH supplier who can provide AOG relief anywhere in the world, including remote locales.”