British Airways has confirmed it is to make use
of Boeing’s Airplane Health Management (AHM) system to monitor the
in-flight condition of more than 100 Boeing twin-aisle jetliners.
AHM will be used on the airline's current 777 and 747-400 fleets
and future deliveries, including
Through the system, British Airways will be able
to track in-flight faults and make real-time operational decisions
regarding maintenance, in order to deploy the necessary people,
parts and equipment to address the issue before the airplane
arrives at the gate.
“We are always looking for the most innovative
and effective tools for improving our management and maintenance
of BA’s fleet,” said Garry Copeland, engineering director, British
Airways. “The Boeing AHM system will allow us to continuously
improve aircraft downtime, minimize delays and analyse aircraft
performance trends. The system has proved very effective during
our testing, so we are pleased to be rolling it out across the
British Airways operates a wide range of Boeing
jetliner models, including 747-400s, 777s, 767s, 757s and 737s,
and has 24 787s on order.
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