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Title: [-] Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: ukatlantic on September 18, 2009, 01:55:18 PM
Is it possible to set up a better engineering system for aircraft so when you order aircraft and they arrive you can effectively pre schedule their C&D checks? - I dont know- maybe have like a slot system similar to what you have for ordering new aircraft but where you can allocate your aircraft for C or D Check maintance allowing the scheduling sytem to run like a diary for the duration of the game.

This will then allow you to schedule new aircraft as they arrive at your base to pre-schedule it for engineering at a future date.

I find the current system frustrating when your running a large fleet and if you can preschedule it - I'm sure life would be alot easier.
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: RisteMakedonski on September 18, 2009, 08:38:56 PM
I propose a maintenance calendar.
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: NorgeFly on September 18, 2009, 08:55:06 PM
I like this idea a lot!
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: Gaius Marius on September 18, 2009, 11:26:39 PM
I'd still like to be able to schedule an a/c (of the same type) to cover the routes of the a/c's in c & d check (along with the proposed maintenance calendar).  Maybe this a/c could be let out as a charter plane when not busy or give it secondary priority routes when it isn't covering maintenance.

GM
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: ukatlantic on September 19, 2009, 09:22:34 AM
Im just talking about getting the aircraft in C/D Check to start off with - I have 170 odd aircraft currently with about another 100 arriving and its messy - but if you have a diary typoe system where you can allocate each fleet type to certain days/weeks/months then it surely will make things better and then you can have some spare charter aircraft to take the slack especially when dreaded D check time arrive and an a/c is out for a quarter of the year!
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: RisteMakedonski on September 20, 2009, 12:12:04 AM
I have been thinking of the calendar idea for MONTHS now. I was just to lazy to explain my idea.  :P

The calendar would be like a regular one except that the boxes with a C or D check would be filled with a color. Yellow for C, and red for D. If there is a C and D check on the same day, the box would be half yellow and half red. You can hover over the boxes to see which airplane will go into maintenance. The checks are automatically put on the calendar as soon as an a/c arrives. You may wish to change the date but only earlier.

Ex: One of your a/c is due for a C check on April 24, 2002. That is the latest date you can perform the check. You can move it back to let's say...March 25, 2002 because the old date may be too close to another C check. (This would help for financial reasons.)

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t236/Riste5/AWSCalendar.jpg)

I don't feel like explaining anymore so I'll let you guys elaborate.  8)
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: Kazari on September 20, 2009, 12:50:23 AM
I like the idea of scheduling C checks, no matter how it is arrived at.
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: ukatlantic on September 20, 2009, 09:13:23 PM
I have been thinking of the calendar idea for MONTHS now. I was just to lazy to explain my idea.  :P

The calendar would be like a regular one except that the boxes with a C or D check would be filled with a color. Yellow for C, and red for D. If there is a C and D check on the same day, the box would be half yellow and half red. You can hover over the boxes to see which airplane will go into maintenance. The checks are automatically put on the calendar as soon as an a/c arrives. You may wish to change the date but only earlier.

Ex: One of your a/c is due for a C check on April 24, 2002. That is the latest date you can perform the check. You can move it back to let's say...March 25, 2002 because the old date may be too close to another C check. (This would help for financial reasons.)

I don't feel like explaining anymore so I'll let you guys elaborate.  8)
Thats Exactly the type of thing I was thinking!  ;D
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: Yb on September 24, 2009, 09:14:49 AM
I have been thinking of the calendar idea for MONTHS now. I was just to lazy to explain my idea.  :P

The calendar would be like a regular one except that the boxes with a C or D check would be filled with a color. Yellow for C, and red for D. If there is a C and D check on the same day, the box would be half yellow and half red. You can hover over the boxes to see which airplane will go into maintenance. The checks are automatically put on the calendar as soon as an a/c arrives. You may wish to change the date but only earlier.

Ex: One of your a/c is due for a C check on April 24, 2002. That is the latest date you can perform the check. You can move it back to let's say...March 25, 2002 because the old date may be too close to another C check. (This would help for financial reasons.)

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t236/Riste5/AWSCalendar.jpg)

I don't feel like explaining anymore so I'll let you guys elaborate.  8)

I like this idea but I would allow players to put the C check to later place even if it means danger. It should say something like: "Warning, are you sure you want to put C check on later than suggested date?" or something :)
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: Riger on September 24, 2009, 10:35:50 AM
I agree with YB.

Additionally I think it would be more practical to show about 3, 4 months or more at once, possibly with weekly frequency, showing the duration of the checks, not only the starting point.  This will allow one to see a "gant chart" type view which will improve the visual interpretation of the checks/events. (Not unlike the scheduling page view).

Best Regards
Richard
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: RisteMakedonski on September 27, 2009, 07:36:51 PM
Sami, what do you think about this?
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: Lamantijn84 on October 25, 2009, 07:28:24 PM
It's a great idea, but you can plan your C checks by doing them earlier and in that way change the date of it.
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: powi on October 27, 2009, 10:11:43 AM
If this is done, I would likd to see the following too:

Maintenance department:
Buy hangar (small/medium/large)
Buy ability to perform c and/or d check for a fleet group or engine

One hangar = one aircraft in maintenance at the same time.

OR buy the check from another company (cpu/player?)   
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: Branmuffin on October 27, 2009, 03:51:16 PM
If this is done, I would likd to see the following too:

Maintenance department:
Buy hangar (small/medium/large)
Buy ability to perform c and/or d check for a fleet group or engine

One hangar = one aircraft in maintenance at the same time.

OR buy the check from another company (cpu/player?)   

oooooh.. now THAT is a cool idea.

The maintenance calendar is also a good idea.  Instead of having a specific calendar for each airplane, I think there should be a 'master calendar' that contains information for an entire fleet group/aircraft type (or maybe there should be an option on the 'airline settings' page to display the entire fleet on one calendar.. for people with smaller airlines and few planes)

In this master calendar, the tail numbers scheduled for maintenance on a specific day would be listed in that day's square, with colored text or icons indicating which type of maintenance is being performed on each.
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: JJP on October 27, 2009, 11:20:38 PM
Absolutely outstanding!  Great suggestions by everyone.
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: Achilles on November 14, 2009, 01:20:37 AM
I agree with this. I like to lease an aicraft to cover my c/d checks, and its hard to always be at the computer to swap aircraft around so youre schedule is not in limbo while an aircraft is in maintenance!

Aeolus
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: RisteMakedonski on December 24, 2010, 08:11:53 PM
I think this is a very useful feature but it was never given a hyphen or "ok". A visual representation of when our a/c are going into maintenance would be very helpful in the game.
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: MichaelG on January 07, 2011, 01:21:05 AM
I agree i have been thinking about something like this as well lately. would make it  a lot easier to build and enact a mtce sked when your working or sleeping.
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: Bgdhl on January 07, 2011, 02:34:29 AM
A nice feature would also be to have stand-by aircrafts that will automaticly "jump in" during checks, making routes beeing flown even tough the aircraft which normally operates the route is at maintenence.
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: COUGAR on May 08, 2015, 04:15:33 AM
^^ Would love to see the above idea implemented.

I am keeping a C-Check spare for each aircraft type in operation but have to manually cycle through the schedules each time. Requires constant attention!

would be nice if an aircraft could be marked as "Maintenance Spare" and used to cycle the C/D Checks.
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: Ligo on May 25, 2015, 09:17:07 PM
And what bother You guys to just perform an extra C or D check in the time You find it appropriate? Or even to make a plan of c-checks sequence in excel? You know the C-check date when You buy or lease the a/с. In this way after a year or little more You will have well planned sequense of c-checks for your aircrafts.
I don't know if it is trolling in this thread or not, but several weeks ago I was the same like all of you unless I was told about this possibility to solve the problem and it reallly works. Moreover, as far as I can see there is the same topic here: https://www.airwaysim.com/forum/index.php/topic,11170.0.html
Title: Re: Better Engineering C&D Maintenance Scheduling
Post by: Sami on May 27, 2015, 11:18:17 AM
Duplicate thread

https://www.airwaysim.com/forum/index.php/topic,11170.0.html