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Boeing has announced that Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has signed agreements for several Boeing solutions to increase efficiency and streamline maintenance performance tasks across the airline’s global operations. The tools from Boeing – Airplane Health Management, Maintenance Performance Toolbox and Loadable Software Airplane Part Services (LSAP) – will leverage real-time information to optimise SWISS aircraft maintenance performance operations. SWISS will implement these Boeing fleet and maintenance tools with its new fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft.


The Maintenance Performance Toolbox modules chosen by SWISS will both reduce the time needed to access aircraft-specific technical information and establish digital maintenance record keeping, eliminating paper-based materials. The Toolbox solutions also establish a searchable library of fleet-wide maintenance data, including customised maintenance documents created by SWISS, to meet their specific operational needs.


SWISS will be the first airline to integrate Boeing Software Distribution Tools – a component of LSAP Services – with 777s. SWISS will now be able to efficiently and securely manage and exchange aircraft operational data and software wirelessly or manually. This will provide SWISS with increased operational flexibility and streamlined processes. The airline will also be able to enhance verification of essential data.


FLYdocs has been awarded a 10-year contract by Cathay Pacific to continue to supply its aircraft data and records management software. Cathay was one of the industry’s early adopters in going paperless when they initially selected FLYdocs as their platform in 2012. Cathay uses FLYdocs to provide a central source for all the data required for the redelivery of aircraft, available remotely and securely to all parties involved in the process. The first aircraft returned using the FLYdocs system in 2013 was the first on-time return in Cathay history. Since then another nine aircraft have been returned on time, paper free.


Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Flight Acquisition, Storage and Transmission (FAST) solution is now in service on 580 aircraft, including 20 regional airlines. FAST solution captures, analyses and sends full flight data intelligence to customers within minutes of landing, enabling them to maximise aircraft availability, optimise maintenance planning, reduce operating costs and avoid delays and cancellations. 


Unlike many avionics systems that still require manual intervention to off-load data from the aircraft, the FAST solution enables wireless transmission after each flight and the ability to capture complete mission data – from engine start to shut down. P&WC is able to analyse more than 80 distinct engine and aircraft parameters related to speed, pressure and temperature and share it with customers and maintenance crews.


On average, P&WC’s Diagnostics, Prognostics and Health Management (DPHM) team processes more than 90,000 full flight data records every month for regional airlines, individual aircraft owners and operators globally. This number represents more than 830,000 engine flight hours each year and is growing rapidly.


Ramco Systems has partnered with Aeroxchange to allow customers using Ramco’s Aviation enterprise software to purchase components and repair services on Aeroxchange’s platform. Under the agreement, both parties will mutually support and develop a standardised connection between their respective software in order to enable Ramco customers to manage their supply chain transactions electronically, via AeroRepair and AeroBuy, Aeroxchange’s e-commerce communication solutions.


Swiss AviationSoftware has been selected by Small Planet Airlines of Lithuania to provide its AMOS Essential MRO software to support its fleet of 18 Airbus A320 aircraft. Go live is expected at the end of June 2016.

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