[Avionics Today May 6, 2014] Chinese carrier Xiamen Airlines has a new agreement to add Boeing's Airplane Health Management (AHM) system to a fleet of 737s and 787s that it currently has on order.
The agreement will add AHM to 94 Next-Generation 737s and six 787 Dreamliners currently on order. AHM uses real-time in-flight data transmitted from the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) to signal an airline's ground-based engineering team of potential maintenance issues before the aircraft lands.
The ground team can access the data in real-time on the MyBoeingFleet web portal. Xiamen, China's only all-Boeing carrier, is the 65th customer to add AHM.
“We were very impressed by the capabilities of Boeing’s Airplane Health Management system, and believe it will become an essential tool for our maintenance and engineering operations as we continue to expand our fleet and our international route network,” said Tang Jianqi, general manager for engineering and maintenance, Xiamen Airlines.