Copernicus Technology Ltd (CTL) undertook an in-depth, aerospace industry-wide survey of No Fault Found (NFF) issues during the period December 2011 to March 2012 and has now published the survey’s findings report. The report is an essential read for anyone affected by NFF. Not only that, it is extremely relevant to any technology sector suffering from NFF, in addition to aerospace.
The results show that No Fault Found (NFF) continues to occur in significant quantities, incurs major avoidable cost, and impacts on output and availability. Despite that fact, however, 67% of the survey participants could not quantify the cost impact or availability impact of NFF on their organisation. The survey findings also revealed that intermittent faults ranked highest by far as the leading root cause of NFFs.
The report also contains insights into the current methods used when dealing with NFF problems, but it also reveals that those methods are not in fact considered to be the most effective solutions with which to tackle NFF.