IATA anticipates a return to profitability in the latter stages of 2023 or early 2024, despite the fact that Africa has recovered to 93% of pre-pandemic levels.

The pandemic significantly impacted the aviation industry, costing airlines, freight forwarders, and cargo carriers $168 billion in lost revenue in 2020. Factors like fluctuating fuel prices, economic downturns, airport negotiating power, environmental concerns, and aging technology infrastructure contributed to these losses.

With 44.6 million jobs in the aviation industry at risk, Africa is in a similar situation. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) anticipates a return to profitability in the latter stages of 2023 or early 2024, despite the fact that Africa has recovered to 93% of pre-pandemic levels.

The ability of the sector to adapt quickly to both internal and external events is essential. Aviation maintenance organisations must concentrate on standard, lean, and predictable maintenance if they want to maximise revenue.

In order to efficiently complete scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, minimise disruptions, improve dispatch reliability, and maintain cross-fleet airworthiness, the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) function needs an intelligent network of information and processes. Critical business and regulatory compliance must be met here.

While it’s safe to say that paper-based maintenance schedules are a thing of the past, the industry is still plagued by other problems like staff shortages and information silos.

The need for digital solutions that support controlled workflow, automated maintenance and materials planning, point-of-maintenance access to real-time aircraft information, paperless execution and compliance is greater than ever for the aviation value chain.

Aviation authorities and participants can rely on their systems to help fill the human gaps with careful planning and execution. Delivering efficient and in-the-moment maintenance operations, integrating materials management, optimising line and heavy maintenance, advanced maintenance planning, and —most importantly — centralised governance are all included in this.

One thing that successful aviation companies have nailed is having a connected workforce. This is relevant to businesses that value data and ensure that the appropriate individuals always have access to pertinent data.

Faster fault repair and aircraft release are made possible by direct communication with line technicians and real-time status views, which simplify decision-making and troubleshooting. Collaborative deferral management is made possible by digital tools and a centralised platform, allowing for quick, accurate, and recorded decision-making.

This improves the effectiveness of deferral management by getting rid of paper-based tasks like double entries and transcription mistakes.

The connected workforce permeates every level of the company. everything from the pilot to the technician, the ground staff to the office staff, maintenance to service, and preparation for takeoff.

The proper MRO IT solution—one that can manage complex multidimensional maintenance processes, is monitored and changed to improve operational efficiency, and ensures things get done as planned—is essential to achieving this ideal state.

More than 432 million passengers travel annually on aircraft maintained with IFS solutions to destinations around the world.

Working with clients all over the African continent, Technodyn is aware of how crucial it is to deliver tested technological solutions to the aviation sector and its value chain and to carry out real-time validation of aircraft configuration prior to maintenance release to increase compliance.