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Reliability Factors


Jan Amborski

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ECMS 2008 Proceedings

Edited by: Loucas S. Louca, Yiorgos Chrysanthou, Zuzana Oplatkova, Khalid Al-Begain


ISBN: 978-0-9553018-6-5

Doi: 10.7148/2008


22nd European Conference on Modelling and Simulation,

Nicosia, June 3-6, 2008


Citation format:

Amborski, J. (2008). Reliability Factors. ECMS 2008 Proceedings edited by: L. S. Louca, Y. Chrysanthou, Z. Oplatkova, K. Al-Begain (pp. 381-384). European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2008-0381



There are two ways of exploitation of an aircraft. The first one is called Hard Time exploitation, the second one is called On Condition exploitation. The only difference is what we have to do after in specified advance time. In first case you have to replace old part by a new one. It doesn’t matter if the old one is still working, if it looks nice, it also doesn’t matter if you can see any wear. You just have to replace it. Reliability analysis is analysing observed factors to predict maintenance before aircraft defect appear in the air, but depending on statistics which are continuously updated by every operator. The analysis of this statistics use some factors which answer questions important for operator, maintenance department, crew department and so on. The answers comes from statistics based simulation. After one simulates when some component will failed, one can replace the component by new one before failure.

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