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April 2018

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EASYJET GOES FOR PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE bookmark

Airbus has signed a five year agreement with easyJet to provide Predictive Maintenance services for its entire fleet approaching 300 aircraft. The technology relies on Airbus’ Skywise data platform which will allow easyJet’s engineers to intervene early and replace parts before the component’s failure, thereby preventing passengers from experiencing delays and cancellations.


The new technology builds on extensive trials of the Skywise platform allowing easyJet to remove components before faults occur, thus enabling more flights to operate on schedule. Skywise can now analyse data from other components on easyJet’s aircraft thanks to the installation of Airbus’ newly released flight operations and maintenance exchanger FOMAX – which collects 60 times more data than existing systems. The new equipment will be fitted on easyJet’s fleet by summer 2019.


Airbus launched the Skywise aviation data platform at the 2017 Paris Air Show, in collaboration with Palantir Technologies – pioneers in big-data integration and advanced analytics. Building on the announcement in February 2018 that some 1,000 aircraft were to be connected, Skywise aims to become the platform of reference used by all major aviation players to improve their operational performance and business results and to support their own digital transformation.

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EME GETS LAND IN POLAND bookmark

EME Aero (Engine Maintenance Europe), a joint venture of Lufthansa Technik and MTU Aero Engines, has officially acquired the building site for the planned maintenance shop in Jasionka (province of Subcarpathia), in Poland’s Aviation Valley near Rzeszów airport. The two parties to the joint venture will invest a total amount of around €50 million in the region by 2020.


EME Aero will have a workforce of around 800 employees in the future and is slated to be up and running in 2020. The planned annual capacity is over 400 shop visits of PW1000G-series geared turbofan engines, which power the Airbus A320neo family of aircraft and other airliners.


Both partners are already involved in MTU Aero Engines Polska, a subsidiary of MTU Aero Engines, opened shop in 2009 in Rzeszów, while, for Lufthansa Technik, the foundation stone was laid in ?roda ?l?ska in September 2017 for its joint venture company with GE Aviation that will overhaul GEnx-2B engines and, later, GE9X engines.

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