Maintenance Ratio of newly leased aircraft

Hi All,

Perhaps some of you may be able to shed some light on this…

I recently leased an old B767 from the Aircraft Market. The condition was at 49%. It has been three days where the aircraft has been sitting at my hub, and this has not improved. My first flight on this aircraft is in a few hours.

How/when does the maintenance ratio change?



Maintenance ratio will change at time of first take off. Don’t worry - that’s normal. Wait and see…

… Condition is not to be confused with maintenance ratio. As long as your aircraft’s maintenance ratio is sufficient (thumb’s rule: >100% + regular maintenance at least every other day), condition will on average be “green”.

however, your image suffers when you operate your aircrafts at a rather low condition