Ed Barnes, field engineer for aviation Lubricants at ExxonMobil, talks about the top reasons for unplanned generator reliability  issues and how HPC oils can help airlines overcome maintenance challenges. In the demanding, competitive aviation marketplace, fleets are constantly seeking ways to boost revenue and keep downtime to a minimum. if severe enough, a single maintenance issue has the potential to delay or ground a flight, creating a financial burden for airlines and frustrating passengers eager to get to their next location.

Generator failure (i.e., integrated drive generators (IDG), variable frequency generators and variable frequency starter generators) is one important maintenance challenge faced by airlines.

Not surprisingly, generator maintenance and unplanned removals can be incredibly costly; however, using the right high performance capability (HPC) turbine oil can help airlines ocercome these challenges.

On the link below you can find key causes for unplanned generator removals and maintenance. Also included are benefits of HPC oils, underscoring how they can help promote reliability of essential aircraft components.

Ed Barnes is an ExxonMobil Aviation lubrication engineer and has supported the business for more than 17 years through various technical and sales roles. He is a Certified Lubrication Specialist by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).


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