Austrian Airlines has finalized an agreement
with Boeing to enhance maintenance efficiency on Austrian
777-200ERs, 767-300ERs and Next-Generation 737s with the Boeing
Maintenance Performance Toolbox.
Austrian Airlines' 737, 767 and 777 fleets
will be equipped with two Toolbox modules – the Library and
Authoring modules – which operate through MyBoeingFleet.com,
Boeing's customer Internet portal.
"Our aim is to
implement the latest available technology that enhances our
productivity and fleet reliability. We are very excited to
initiate Toolbox to improve the efficiency and quality in our
maintenance processes," said Austrian Airlines Vice President
Technical Dr. Burkard Wigger. "The enhancement of maintenance
information accuracy and delivery to our maintenance team will
provide benefits to our entire operation."
module allows the airline to store and access current,
consolidated manufacturer and customer maintenance data, as well
as flight information. Included is information from multiple
airplane manuals provided by Boeing, which can be linked to
customer data and provide search and retrieval capability.
The Authoring module builds on the Library module by allowing the
airline to edit and customize the Boeing maintenance information
within Toolbox and add supplemental data.
Austrian 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 computer equipment.
Toolbox also will
operate in concert with the Boeing Airplane Health Management
(AHM) system, already in place on Austrian Airlines' 777 fleet.
The AHM Real-Time module deployed by Austrian provides in-flight
information to ground stations for diagnosis and real-time
operational decisions to initiate any needed maintenance
operations and deploy the necessary people, parts and equipment. This advance notification provides a critical edge for
Austrian Airlines on its long-range, international routes.
Toolbox is available via an Internet browser as a secured, hosted
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