JetBlue becomes launch customer of Airbus’ Scheduled Maintenance Optimizer solution

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 22, 2016 18:37

JetBlue becomes launch customer of Airbus’ Scheduled Maintenance Optimizer solution

JetBlue has become the launch customer for the first module of Airbus’ “Scheduled Maintenance Optimizer”, following a successful prototyping and demonstration of value. This application, focusing on Long Term Planning, is part of the Airbus Smarter Fleet solutions.

The Long Term Planning module will help decrease maintenance costs through the optimization of scheduled maintenance events at fleet, aircraft and single task level. Thanks to world class optimization algorithms, JetBlue planners will be able to instantly compute the best schedules for a fleet of 200+ aircraft over a 5 year horizon, while targeting strategic business objectives.

Tony Lowery, Vice President of Technical Operations for JetBlue, said: “Our transformation to a planning-led organization requires state-of-the-art technology and tools. Airbus Smarter Fleet places us at the leading edge in planning technology, allowing JetBlue to manage one of our biggest cost drivers on a longer horizon with greater fidelity. I could not be more pleased with our partnership with Airbus and this product.

Airbus is committed to Scheduled Maintenance Optimizer’s benefits and will progressively expand to additional modules for scheduled maintenance processes, leveraging increasing Airbus Smarter Fleet platform capabilities.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 22, 2016 18:37