Airbus has launched first operations of a new
Skywise service – Skywise Health Monitoring (SHM) – with Allegiant
Air on its A320s.
Dynamically coupled with Skywise Reliability
Services (SRS) and Skywise Predictive Maintenance (SPM), SHM is
hosted on Skywise, gathering live diagnostic feeds from the
aircraft through its ACARS link to the airline’s information
SHM collates and centralises the alerts, flight-deck
effects, maintenance messages etc., prioritises them, correlates
any faults with the relevant troubleshooting procedures, highlights operational impacts, provides the maintenance history
of the system (from the logbook and MIS information collected
through Skywise Core and stored in the data lake), allowing
effective tracking of the alerts.
When fully deployed, and
following the in-service feedback from Allegiant Air and other
“early adopters”, SHM will support airlines’ Maintenance Control
Centers, Line Maintenance and Engineering departments in
identifying, prioritising, analysing and handling in-service
events, enabling quicker decision-making and preparation of the
optimal solution to ensure aircraft on-time dispatch and minimising AOG risks.
Overall, SHM saves airlines time and
decreases the cost of unscheduled maintenance. Natively interfaced
with SPM and SRS to provide an integrated user experience, and
also ready to harness the new on-board Flight Operations and
Maintenance Exchanger (FOMAX) data router which can capture over
20,000 real-time aircraft parameters, SHM enables end-to-end
unscheduled event management/fixes, for example by anticipating
tools and parts’ availability closest to the aircraft.
adopters will join in the months to come to pilot SHM for other
Airbus aircraft, including the A330, A350 and A380.