Connectivity

Cathay Chooses Honeywell Predictive Analytics for APUs

By S.L. Fuller | June 20, 2017

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Cathay Pacific is set to use Honeywell’s GoDirect Connected Maintenance program on its fleet of Airbus A330s, Honeywell said at the Paris Air Show. The auxiliary power unit solution is to be put on more than 60 of Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon’s A330s.

During a trial with Cathay Pacific, the product demonstrated that it can reduce inoperative systems by up to 35%, Honeywell said. This directly reduces maintenance and aircraft downtime.

"Cathay Pacific is a leader in this shift to predictive flying. The aviation industry is going through a digital transformation sparked by the use of big data analytics and the Internet of Things. Honeywell is combining its mechanical heritage with access to better connectivity to help airlines achieve more predictive maintenance operations," said Brian Davis, VP of airlines of Asia Pacific for Honeywell Aerospace. "During the trial, Honeywell's GoDirect Connected Maintenance saved Cathay Pacific several-hundred-thousand dollars in operational and reactive maintenance costs per aircraft and reduced APU-related delay minutes by 51%."

Honeywell said that Cathay Pacific is considering extending the program to its fleet of Boeing B777s.

The GoDirect Connected Maintenance program provides predictive fault analyses that have a false positive rate of less than 1%, according to Honeywell. The company said it looks to expand the program beyond APUs, to include wheels, brakes and environmental control systems.

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