|Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft during a test flight. Photo: Bombardier
[Avionics Today 05-12-2015] Bombardier has teamed up with Pratt & Whitney to develop and implement a data management service for the CSeries aircraft family. The service is part of the overall Bombardier Aircraft Health Management System (AHMS), capable of transmitting real-time and recorded data from the aircraft, and will facilitate remote troubleshooting and deliver efficient diagnostics to maintenance and flight crews.
Under this agreement, Pratt & Whitney's eFAST AHMS system will be the infrastructure unit used to perform data transmissions from the CSeries aircraft's on-board Health Management Unit (HMU) to the ground. Along with Bombardier, they will make up the data acquisition structure, which will automatically download, process and store data that will be available for upload to respective customer portals.
"CSeries operators will be able to immediately review the performance of their aircraft, allowing them to make smarter business decisions related to their PurePower engine fleet. This is truly revolutionary and will enable operators to maximize their fleet performance, while optimizing their maintenance and reliability expenditures," said Graham Webb, vice president of Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines.