|Oman Air 787. Photo: Boeing
[Avionics Today 07-14-2015] Oman Air has contracted Boeing for a suite of services to support the upcoming entry into service of the airline's 787 Dreamliners. Oman Air, the designated carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has six 787s on order. Boeing will support the airline’s 787s with its Component Services (formerly Rotables Exchange) program, Loadable Software Airplane Parts service and Airplane Health Management (AHM).
With the Component Services program, Oman Air will have access to Boeing’s pool of mission-critical parts, enabling the airline to reduce inventory management costs while improving component availability. The AHM technology will allow Oman Air to minimize maintenance delays and schedule disruptions by continuously monitoring airplane performance while the airplane is in flight, notifying ground crews in advance of potential maintenance issues. Through the Loadable Software Airplane Parts service, Boeing will handle software configuration and management tasks associated with operating the 787.
These services look to help Oman Air minimize the time and cost of maintenance while increasing airplane availability.