With Airbus’ new Skywise geospatial app, airlines can now tag their grounded aircraft, and virtually park them into airports/stations (hangar, gate, taxiway, etc.) – using the Skywise open data platform.
With the app, airlines can rapidly extract contextual data such as an aircraft’s age, latest and next checks, last major assembly overhaul, and more. This allows them to efficiently decide where to store each individual aircraft, and in what order.
The app was developed in the frame if the COVID‐ 19 circumstances which has forced airlines to ground much of their fleets. The app eases the task of tracking down and knowing which of their aircraft are stored in which location, and which maintenance tasks needs to be carried out to uphold airworthiness.
Furthermore, once passenger demand returns, airlines will need to identify the optimal aircraft to bring back into service and generate a checklist of the necessary maintenance tasks – another challenge which this app makes much easier for airlines solve.
Airbus introduces Skywise Reliability Premium
Airbus is deploying Skywise Reliability Premium, a set of additional capabilities which supplement those of Skywise Reliability already available and offered with Skwise Core.
Skywise Reliability Premium allows airlines to identify and prioritize technical issues across the fleet to save time by getting access to the right first time solution, and easily assess solution effectiveness. It also complements other solutions in Airbus’ wider fleet performance package – including Skywise Predictive Maintenance and Skywise Health Monitoring.
Skywise Reliability Premium can help airlines in the current pandemic situation in particular by: reducing engineering analysis time (from three weeks to three clicks); by implementing directly the right service bulletin (SB) during aircraft downtime; by focusing on issues having the biggest cost impact; and by identifying root cause and taking relevant maintenance action.