Boeing 737 MAX. Photo courtesy of Boeing
Boeing has signed agreements with seven customers for Boeing AnalytX, the manufacturer said. Boeing said it has now signed 223 analytics contracts this year.
Unveiled at the Paris Air Show in June, the AnalytX division “unites existing analytics services and products across Boeing's commercial, defense and services businesses, its research and information technology capabilities and its family of companies,” according to the company. Services can help customers decrease fuel costs, perform predictive maintenance and build “smarter” flight plans and crew schedules.
According to Boeing, new agreements include:
- Biman Bangladesh Airlines signed on for airplane health management. The service will be used for its 777-300ER and 737-800 fleets.
- Condor is set to use crew optimization software from Boeing’s Jeppesen. This includes crew pairing and rostering.
- Japan Airlines signed on for an optimized maintenance program. This can improve maintenance operations through customized maintenance programs using text analytics, parametric modeling and diagnostic analysis.
- MTU Aero Engines signed an agreement to use AerData's engine fleet planning and costing tool. This assists in optimizing engine maintenance planning, engine spares availability and budgets.
- Qantas signed a contract for airplane health management for its 787 fleet.
- TUI Group was alreadying using airplane health management, but has signed a contract to extend predictive analytics alerts to its forthcoming 737 MAX fleet.
- United Airlines has expanded use of airplane health management to cover its entire Boeing fleet of airplanes. The airline added coverage for its next-generation 737, 737 MAX, 757 and 767 fleets. It also renewed airplane health management for its 747, 777 and 787 fleets.