Commercial

GoDirect Could Save Money for Cathay Pacific’s A330 Fleet

By S.L. Fuller | May 17, 2017

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A successful Honeywell GoDirect trial showed Cathay Pacific that the airline could save hundreds of thousands of dollars in operations and maintenance costs across its fleet of Airbus A330s, Honeywell said.

This was Cathay Pacific’s first-ever trial to explore the use of advanced data analytics for improved operational availability. Honeywell said it used existing data links to show a 35% reduction in operations disruptions with a false positive rate of less than 1%.

"Managing unscheduled maintenance events can be both costly and time-consuming for an airline, causing potential delays that put its on-time performance record at risk," said Honeywell's VP of airlines in Asia Pacific, Brian Davis. "The success of this trial program supports the power of Honeywell's Connected Aircraft Services and demonstrates to airlines that being connected is more than just streaming video to passengers — it's about making sure the entire aircraft is a comprehensive and agile platform of interconnected products and services that make flying safer, more efficient and more cost-effective."

The GoDirect Maintenance Services program is part of Honeywell’s Connected Aircraft Services. GoDirect captures data that highlights faults to repair and shares the data with the airline’s operations and maintenance centers. With this trial, Honeywell said Cathay Pacific improved its first-time fix rate and reduced man hours of its technical services team and frontline support.

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