MPP: A Smart Protection Plan for your Investment

December 14, 2015 | Author: Lindsay Norman

It is safe to assume, most of us living in urban cities own one or more cars. An example would be living in the city of Phoenix. It’s a grid-designed, fast-paced metropolis and while public transportation is accessible in certain regions, a vehicle is a necessity for most to navigate the expanse between work, home, school etc. Much like your car, aircraft require regular maintenance and repairs, and as they age this process is even more important. For a business aviation operation it is critical to provide optimal comfort and on-time arrivals for the clients they serve. From single pilots to corporate executives, any traveler should take comfort in knowing the aircraft they are aboard is well-maintained. 

The Mechanical Protection Plan (MPP) is a maintenance program designed by Honeywell to reduce the stress and costs associated with untimely repairs Whether the customer is an individual operator or fleet management company, domestic or international, a solution is available. If there is a busy time of year, an operator can plan by scheduling maintenance ahead of time. And if the worst occurs, MPP includes 24/7 emergency service and no-charge loaners.  

I personally wanted to learn more about this comprehensive service, so I went straight to the source and discussed the program with a few people on the front lines of marketing, service and sales.
Rachana Vaishampayan, a Business and General Aviation marketing manager supporting the aftermarket sales team, works closely with sales, strategic marketing and engineering to determine how a program like MPP should be designed and what improvements can be made. In some cases this is a moving target, and customers will help determine what adjustments need to be made such as asking for additional coverage on critical parts.  

According to another Honeywell expert who specializes in MPP, Karen Martinez with the sales team, elaborated by explaining, 

“Customers realize that the mechanical parts included in MPP are highly reliable; however, the cost to replace these parts should they fail, are very high. MPP provides the avenue for the customers to plan at a budgeted price.”  

The MPP team was able to share some good news recently at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) trade show in Las Vegas this past November. The announcement was the inclusion of two new platforms: the Gulfstream®G200 and Bombardier®CL-604 and CL-605. Honeywell continues to explore new platforms to include in the portfolio, allowing customers to take full advantage of the array of service options.

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Another interesting feature of MPP is that the coverage is fully transferable. Operators can rest assured that their investment will not be lost if the fleet or single aircraft should need to be resold. Customers can also choose between one and three year agreements, making this a flexible and reasonable choice for maintenance protection.    

The lesson I learned after discovering MPP and the various maintenance programs offered by Honeywell, is that protection and planning are worth their weight in gold. If reduced stress and peace of mind are on your holiday wish list this year, then a service plan like MPP will deliver exactly that. 

Lindsay Norman

Lindsay Takemoto

Lindsay Takemoto is a Senior Specialist in the Marcom division of Honeywell Aerospace. She joined Honeywell in August of 2015 and has a background in communications, digital marketing and social media. Previous roles include destination marketing and healthcare communications. She studied at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University.

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