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Maintenance Cost Task Force

IATA's Maintenance Cost Task Force (MCTF) started in 1959 as Production Performance Measurement Working Group (PPMWG). It is the only airline volunteer group that gathers and analyzes maintenance cost.​​

IATA's Maintenance Cost Task Force (MCTF) is a volunteer work group dedicated to supporting Technical Operations (Maintenance and Engineering) in an environment where costs are ever increasing.​

About MCTF Benchmarking Conferences Agreement Downloads


Our mission is to be the focal point on commercial airline Maintenance Costs, including MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) cost strategies.


The MCTF is run by a Steering Committee (SC) made up of airlines, IATA, and OEMs representatives; up to 12 airlines can have seats on the Steering Committee. The SC meets twice a year, holds quarterly conference calls, and organizes the agenda for the annual Maintenance Cost Conference (MCC).

We offer a unique data collection and benchmark analysis with more than 50 airlines representing 25% of world fleet and maintenance expenses.

We also initiate industry surveys (e.g. aircraft depreciation and maintenance cost capitalization, paperless supply chain, MEL) and projects (e.g. maintenance agreement standardization, aircraft leasing and maintenance reserves) for the benefit of the airline community.

Download MCTF flyer (pdf)


Membership to the MCTF is open to all airlines, including cargo, charter and low cost carriers.

Participants in the IATAs Strategic Partnership Program can also attend the functions of the group upon request and approval from the SC. ​


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