17 June 2014
Boeing (NYSE: BA) said that Southwest Airlines has selected Boeing Airplane Health Management to enhance operational efficiency in its maintenance and engineering operations.
Southwest Airlines said it will use Airplane Health Management to collect and evaluate airplane operations data while the airplane is in flight. This real-time data is used to signal ground operations crews of any potential maintenance issues before the airplane lands, minimizing flight schedule disruptions and maintenance-related delays.
“In our trials with Airplane Health Management, we clearly saw how we would be able to reduce and even avoid unscheduled maintenance and ground time for our fleet,” said Jim Sokol, vice president of maintenance operations, Southwest Airlines.
Airplane Health Management is part of an integrated suite of aviation services marketed as the Boeing Edge. These include parts, training, engineering, maintenance and software solutions that increase the efficiency and profitability of airlines and leasing companies.