Boeing [NYSE: BA] and TUI Travel PLC today announced the carrier’s purchase of Boeing’s Maintenance Performance Toolbox to greatly enhance maintenance efficiency on TUI Travel’s entire Boeing fleet, including 737-800s, 737 Classics, 757-200s, 767-300ERs and 747-400s.
The announcement is just prior to the annual MRO Americas aviation maintenance conference.
Boeing’s Maintenance Performance Toolbox will allow TUI Travel’s airline subsidiaries – Arkefly, Corsair, Jetairfly, Thomson Airways and TUIfly Nordic in Europe and its joint venture Sunwing Airlines in Canada – to improve their dispatch reliability through the use of e-enabled technologies that run on the system. TUI Travel will operate Toolbox under a five-year subscription which covers the Library, Systems, Authoring and Tasks modules. Toolbox is accessed through MyBoeingFleet.com, Boeing's popular customer support Internet portal.
“We anticipate improving our maintenance operation efficiencies through better tracking of line maintenance records and up-to-the-moment technical information,” said Jason Mahoney, technical director, Thomson Airways. “This will benefit our entire operation with improved reliability and performance from our airlines.”
”TUI Travel has made a strong commitment to efficiently manage its maintenance practices and provide the latest, most accurate information to its maintenance and engineering teams,” said Dennis Floyd, vice president of Fleet Services for Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. “Toolbox has a strong track record of delivering this essential information faster and more reliably than current systems.”
TUI Travel’s airlines also will be able to access some Toolbox capabilities remotely, where conditions may not allow the maintenance team to access the online Toolbox, by hosting Toolbox data on airline-provided infrastructure.
Source: The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA)
Date: Apr 3, 2012