A Stop-Gap Solution to Increasing Costs for Ground Support Equipment Service Providers
Summary: GSE maintenance is unavoidable but can also have a significant amount of overhead.
At Start Pac, we understand how crucial investing in ground support equipment maintenance services is. However, there are also a variety of cost-saving factors that you should consider. A strong emphasis on both operational efficiency and equipment reliability should always be at the forefront of your decision-making.
Factory-Trained Technicians vs. General Support Technicians
Building your team requires a load of confidence and can be quite strenuous when it’s all said and done. Factory-trained technicians have become the norm in this industry and only the specifically skilled and trained ones should be hired, as opposed to the general support techs that work on all types of equipment. The positive side to this is that you won’t have a jack-of-all-trades type of person, but rather a specialist that can provide more efficiency to a specific area of maintenance. In addition to this, many support techs like to cost more due to the fact that they are “seasoned” in all areas of ground maintenance. Personally, we recommend do you do a bit of background research prior to saying yes at first sight.
Creating a Preventative Maintenance Schedule
After an extended period of time, maintenance surpasses simplicity – which essentially only lasts for a short term. Eventually, organizations will require extensive repairs where downtime becomes unavoidable. As a GSE service provider, you’ll want to stay up-to-date with preventative maintenance as it’s both a solid investment for your company and a beneficial rotational call for the organization receiving it. The goal of a GSE maintenance company is to maintain clientele, and, if you’re continuously monitoring an organization’s equipment, they will sign a contract with you that allows you to ensure that the life of the equipment is extended, certain aspects like turbine starting gear are cared for, and everything is running efficiently.