Proper planning prevents poor performance. Cutting out the roof to extract a critical motor with a helicopter is not the definition of proper planning. Significant thought into maintenance considerations and failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) should be part of new project planning. A facility with proper maintenance and reliability planning stands a better chance of maximizing throughput and availability, making them more competitive in the marketplace.
 
To read an article discussing the cradle-to-grave reliability approach and world class maintenance strategies, go to:
http://www.pdma.com/pdfs/Articles/World_Class_Motor_Maint.pdf