End of life support
When it is time to phase out a system or a product there are many areas to be considered in order to achieve a cost efficient, safe and acceptable result. Using Saab’s end of life management expertise, we can provide smart and cost efficient solutions to help you phase-out, archive, recycle and dispose of the affected products or systems.
Proper execution of the end of life phase brings substantial benefits with regards to cost, compliance and availability.
- Cost savings
Ability to achieve cost savings through efficient and optimised execution of the end-of-life phase.
Ensure compliance with legal, regulatory and environmental requirements.
Secure operational availability throughout the end of life phase while driving down costs.
- Your partner for success
During our over 75 year long history as a supplier, Saab has successfully completed end-of-life management for a variety of systems and products. Saab has world leading expertise and unique methods for optimising the end-of-life phase, that gives you the edge.
Saab offers a complete range of services ensuring full completion of end-of-life management from an integrated logistic support perspective. Our ability covers the entire process from analysis to execution and close down.
- Ground Support Equipment
- Information Solutions
- Logistics Engineering and Management
- Supply Chain Logistics
- Operations and Maintenance Follow-Up
- Technical Information
- Environmental Compliance
Case Study: Viggen Fighter Jet
The Swedish Armed Forces used the Saab Viggen fighter jet (A/C 37) between 1972 and 2007. Over 300 aircraft were manufactured, both as a single and two-seat configuration, in 5 versions covering different needs: from training, to attack and reconnaissance.
To phase out Viggen as cost efficiently as possible meanwhile securing maintenance capacity and operational availability for remaining use.
Use of Saab's End-of-Life Management services for optimisation resulted in savings of over 14 million USD (102 million SEK).
This was accomplished by applying Saab's expertise and unique methodology for Part-out-Based Spares Optimisation (PBSO), for identifying when to stop carrying out maintenance of parts and instead discard them, considering the planned system end-of-life and remaining operational profile. Use of Saab's PBSO methodology led to identification of over 4 400 Line Replaceable Units for which excessive maintenance was replaced with discarding.