Aircraft on ground

Aircraft on ground

"Aircraft on Ground" (AOG) is a term in aviation maintenance indicating that a problem is serious enough to prevent an aircraft from flying. Generally there is a rush to acquire the parts to put the aircraft (A/C) back into service, and prevent further delays or cancellations of the planned itinerary. AOG applies to any aviation materials or spare parts that are needed immediately for an aircraft to return to service. AOG suppliers refer qualified personnel, and dispatch the parts required to repair the aircraft for an immediate return to service. AOG also is used to describe critical shipments for parts or materials for aircraft "out of service" or OTS at a location.

Mitigation of AOG status:When an aircraft "goes AOG" and materials required are not on hand, parts and personnel must be driven, flown, or sailed to the location of the "grounded A/C". Usually the problem is escalated through an internal AOG Desk, then the Manufacturer's AOG Desk, and finally competitor's AOG desks. All major air carriers have an "AOG DESK". This desk is manned 24/7 by personnel trained in purchasing, hazardous materials shipping, and parts manufacturing / acquisition processes.

AOG personnel are trained to "loan" or "borrow" spare parts from other air carriers, per FAA regulations. AOG personnel work in conjunction with their carriers maintenance operations department, supporting aircraft maintenance with all parts or material requests at a moments notice.


Manufacturer AOG Desks

Aircraft Batteries:

[ Concorde Aircraft Batteries]

Aircraft Engines:

[ GE Aircraft Engines]

[ Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engines]

Aircraft Manufacturers:


Piper, Cessna, Lockheed, and Learjet had no AOG info posted at this time on their sites.----

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Aircraft On Ground — Der Begriff Flugunfähigkeit bzw. Aircraft On Ground (AOG) stammt aus der Fliegersprache und beschreibt den Zustand, dass ein Flugzeug aus technischen Gründen nicht flugbereit ist, also am Boden bleiben muss. Derartige Vorfälle führen meist zu… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Aircraft On Ground — Понятие Aircraft On Ground (AOG) состояние, когда по техническим причинам самолёт не готов к взлету. Такие ситуации ведут к опозданиям и сбоям в графике и как следствие убыткам авиакомпаний. Простои самолётов как правило связанны с большими… …   Википедия

  • Ground-attack aircraft — An A 10 Thunderbolt II firing an AGM 65 Ground attack aircraft are military aircraft with primary role of attacking targets on the ground with greater precision than bombers and prepared to face stronger low level air defense …   Wikipedia

  • Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System — Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (or ACARS) is a digital datalink system for transmission of small messages between aircraft and ground stations via radio or satellite. The protocol, which was designed by ARINC to replace… …   Wikipedia

  • Ground support equipment — (GSE) is found at an airport, usually on the ramp, the servicing area by the terminal. This equipment is used to service the aircraft between flights. As its name implies, GSE is there to support the operations of aircraft on the ground. The… …   Wikipedia

  • ground control — ground′ control n. aer. an airport facility that supervises the movement of aircraft and ground vehicles on ramps and taxiways • Etymology: 1930–35 ground′ control ler, n …   From formal English to slang

  • ground control — ground controller. an airport facility that supervises the movement of aircraft and ground vehicles on ramps and taxiways. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • ground controlled approach — ground controlled approach, an approach and landing by an aircraft under ground control, due to poor visibility. Abbr: GCA (no periods) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ground effect in cars — For another similarly named effect relating to aircraft, see Ground effect in aircraft. Ground effect is term applied to a series of aerodynamic effects used in car design, which has been exploited to create downforce, particularly in racing cars …   Wikipedia

  • aircraft identification — A group of letters, figures or a combination thereof which is either identical to, or the coded equivalent of, the aircraft call sign to be used in air to ground communications, and which is used to identify the aircraft in ground to ground air… …   Aviation dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”