The airworthiness and availability of all Swissair aircraft is the responsibility of the Engineering and Maintenance Department at Zurich. The extensive facilities available are utilized to undertake all manner of work on the airline's equipment and at the same time be prepared to carry out allotted tasks within the agreement of the KSSU group of airlines (KLM, SAS, Swissair and UTA). In addition, "third party work" can be performed for these or other operators. The Engineering Maintenance Department at Zurich is so organized that there are separate hangars for DC-8, DC-9 and Boeing 747/DC-10 maintenance as well as another hanger for overhauls. Also provided are engine shops and test cells, sheetmetal, hydraulic, electrical, electronic and instrument shops, as well as other facilities which include non-destructive testing (NDT), support shops, ground equipment maintenance and engineering and purchasing organizations. Based on experience within Swissair regarding computer programs developed for particular tasks, e.g. the scheduling of engine and landing gear overhaul, it was decided in 1972 to adopt further automation in the technical department in the form of the "integrated" Maintenance Control System. This involves single data collection, storage in a central data bank, and the use of modern electronic data processing equipment, for real time updating of data and data retrieval.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bunhill Publications Limited

    4 Ludgate Circus
    London EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Ford, T
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 7-10
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197091
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM