AirAsia Group’s A320 and A330 fleets to be powered by Skywise Predictive Maintenance Services

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com February 13, 2018 17:59

AirAsia Group’s A320 and A330 fleets to be powered by Skywise Predictive Maintenance Services

AirAsia Group has confirmed that its existing and future A320 and A330 fleet will be powered by Airbus’ Skywise Predictive Maintenance services. The scope encompasses AirAsia and AirAsia X’s fleets across all of the subsidiaries in Malaysia, Thailand, India, Japan, Philippines and Indonesia. This is complemented with an order backlog of around 470 Airbus aircraft – which includes 66 A330neos and over 400 A320/A321neos yet to be delivered. All of these aircraft will become Skywise-enabled.

In addition to this new predictive maintenance service, AirAsia continues to benefit from Skywise Core – a cloud-based environment which offers visibility into its fleet operations.

Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia, commented: “We eagerly look forward to unleashing the power of Airbus’ Skywise big-data analytics and predictive technology to obtain superior operational advantage for AirAsia Group’s entire A320 and A330 Family fleets. Skywise will enable us to reach new insights into the operation of our aircraft, optimise our maintenance, engineering and flight operations decision-making and reduce our costs.”

Marc Fontaine, Airbus Digital Transformation Officer, commented: “We are honoured to work with AirAsia with their forward-thinking approach and for helping to shape our vision together in this digital adventure. As the aircraft ‘architect’ and integrator, we naturally thrive in our role of building digital continuity across the aviation ecosystem.”

Airbus launched its new aviation data platform Skywise in collaboration with Palantir Technologies during the Paris Air Show in July 2017, after experimenting substantial benefits when applying its technologies to its own internal processes for two years.

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com February 13, 2018 17:59