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ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1973 by SAE International in United States
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The question has been asked whether the airline industry is gaining or losing in the design of new aircraft for maintainability. The Lockheed L-1011 aircraft is examined by an operator resulting in two answers: yes-for routine maintenance; and no-for nonroutine maintenance.
Areas for investigation for further improvement, particularly in the wide-body aircraft, include the care of passenger cabin and associated appliances and amenities. The airlines have increased interior maintenance by brightening up the interiors-trading dark colors, which do not show abuse, for the lighter, more attractive colors.
The same principles and criteria need to be applied to cabin interior design as have been used to develop the reliable structures, systems, and powerplants now in operation.
CitationSpannuth, W., "L-1011 Upkeep," SAE Technical Paper 730883, 1973, https://doi.org/10.4271/730883.
- Meador B. M. Nemecek J. F. “Advance Airborne System for Maintenance Monitoring.” Paper 730955 presented at SAE National Aerospace Engineering and Manufacturing Meeting Los Angeles October 1973
- Enfield F. Don “Monitoring the ‘Health’ of L-1011 Structures and Systems.” Paper presented at Seventh Annual FAA International Aircraft Maintenance Symposium Oklahoma City Dec. 8 1971
- Mellon E. G. “Coping with Maintenance Complexities-A Manufacturers View.” Presentation at SAE-Montreal Section Montreal, Canada January 1973