Delta Air Lines has become the launch customer for Airbu"™ "Prognostics and Risk Management" solution following a successful year-long collaboration between the Airbus and the airline. The web-based application is part of the Smarter Fleet "˜big data"™ solutions platform developed by Airbus in partnership with IBM.
Jim Jackson, Manager of Predictive Maintenance Engineering at Delta Air Lines said: "With Prognostics and Risk Management, we will leverage the strong expertise of Airbu"™ design office to provide us with the most effective way to monitor our aircraft systems." He added: "Prognostic alerting will allow our Engineering and Maintenance teams to detect in advance failures on our components and systems to mitigate possible operational interruptions. PRM will also help us maximise our A330 aircraft turnaround and system"™ reliability and efficiency and move maintenance events from unscheduled to scheduled."
Didier Lux, Airbu"™ Head of Customer Services said: "This launch of Airbu"™ digital Prognostics and Risk-Management "˜big-data"™ solution is the result of great teamwork with Delta Air Lines and being fully aligned with their expectations." He added: "The early detection which it offers will enhance Delta"™s aircraft availability and reduce both operational costs and unscheduled maintenance."
Airbus is committed to predictive maintenance benefits and will expand the capabilities of Prognostics and Risk Management to the A320, A380 and A350 Families fleet, while concurrently studying complementary predictive techniques based on "˜big-data"™ analysis.