Boeing Helps Singapore Airlines e-Enable for the Future
Feb. 25, 2008, Seattle - Boeing has announced that Singapore Airlines is the first customer to operate multiple e-Enabled maintenance and performance software products in its fleet of Boeing 777s.
February 25, 2008 By Carey Fredericks
Feb. 25, 2008, Seattle – Boeing has announced that Singapore Airlines is the first customer to operate multiple e-Enabled maintenance and performance software products in its fleet of Boeing 777s.
The airline recently completed the evaluation of the first Electronic Logbook (ELB) that is part of Boeing's Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) on Singapore Airlines' entire fleet of new and existing 777s. Using the ELB means that the airline can log in a fault and the system automatically identifies the appropriate maintenance actions required to resolve the problem. The ELB, which consists of both a technical logbook and a cabin logbook, supports Singapore Airlines' continuous improvements in aircraft efficiency, reliability and availability.
In addition, Singapore Airlines is the first customer to use Airplane Health Management (AHM) Service Monitoring, which is a new module of Boeing's AHM. The module provides a better way of managing airplane data related to systems which require regular servicing or replenishment, such as tire pressure, oxygen pressure and hydraulic oil. AHM tracks consumption trends of these systems to facilitate maintenance planning and calculate optimal servicing intervals.
The powerful combination of ELB and AHM software creates a link between the aircraft and the support systems. With this link, coupled with the software applications on the ground and in the EFB, Singapore Airlines will be able to position people and equipment in the right place at the right time. "The Boeing Class 3 EFB, married with the ELB and AHM applications, continues to demonstrate our commitment to Singapore Airlines to implement products and services that increase their operational efficiency and reduce their costs," said Lou Mancini, vice president and general manager of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services.
Singapore Airlines currently has the largest 777 fleet in operation, with 69 777s in service and an additional eight 777-300ER's scheduled for delivery this year. The carrier is the first airline in the world to operate multiple e-Enabled Boeing maintenance and performance products on the same fleet of airplanes.
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