Delta Air Lines becomes launch customer of Airbus’ digital Prognostics and Risk-Management solution

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore May 31, 2016 16:17

Delta Air Lines becomes launch customer of Airbus’ digital Prognostics and Risk-Management solution

Delta Air Lines has become the launch customer for Airbus’ “Prognostics and Risk Management” solution following a successful year-long collaboration between the Airbus and the airline. The web-based application is part of the Smarter Fleet ‘big data’ solutions platform developed by Airbus in partnership with IBM.

Jim Jackson, Manager of Predictive Maintenance Engineering at Delta Air Lines said: “With Prognostics and Risk Management, we will leverage the strong expertise of Airbus’ design office to provide us with the most effective way to monitor our aircraft systems.” He added: “Prognostic alerting will allow our Engineering and Maintenance teams to detect in advance failures on our components and systems to mitigate possible operational interruptions. PRM will also help us maximise our A330 aircraft turnaround and systems’ reliability and efficiency and move maintenance events from unscheduled to scheduled.”

Didier Lux, Airbus’ Head of Customer Services said: “This launch of Airbus’ digital Prognostics and Risk-Management ‘big-data’ solution is the result of great teamwork with Delta Air Lines and being fully aligned with their expectations.” He added: “The early detection which it offers will enhance Delta’s aircraft availability and reduce both operational costs and unscheduled maintenance.”

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore May 31, 2016 16:17