Boeing [NYSE:BA] today announced Xiamen Airlines has selected Boeing’s Airplane Health Management (AHM) system to enhance efficiency in its maintenance and engineering operations. The agreement includes implementation of AHM for the current Xiamen Airlines fleet of 94 Next-Generation 737s and six 787 Dreamliners on order.
Xiamen Airlines will use AHM 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.
“We were very impressed by the capabilities of Boeing’s Airplane Health Management system, and believe it will become an essential tool for our maintenance and engineering operations as we continue to expand our fleet and our international route network,” said Tang Jianqi, general manager for engineering and maintenance, Xiamen Airlines. “With our recent commitments to grow our all-Boeing airplane fleet, we know that we can rely on Boeing as a trusted partner to also deliver the highest quality technology solutions and services to help improve efficiency in our operations.”
Xiamen Airlines is Boeing’s 65th customer for Airplane Health Management.
“We are proud to team with Xiamen Airlines as they expand their implementation of Boeing Digital Aviation Fleet and Maintenance solutions,” said Per Norén, vice president, Customer Solutions, Boeing Digital Aviation, a business unit of Commercial Aviation Services. “Airplane Health Management, seamlessly integrated with other digital solutions such as Maintenance Performance Toolbox, will greatly enhance operational efficiency across the Xiamen fleet.”
Xiamen Airlines is China’s only all-Boeing carrier. In November 2013, the airline took delivery of its 100th Boeing airplane, a Next-Generation 737-800. Xiamen Airlines has six 787s on order and will establish new long-haul routes beginning this summer from the Fujian province to Europe, North America and Australia.
Source: The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA)
Date: May 5, 2014