Delta Air Lines Emerges as Launch Customer for Airbus Predictive Maintenance

By Juliet Van Wagenen | May 31, 2016
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Delta A321. Photo: Delta
Delta A321. Photo: Delta

[Avionics Today 05-31-2016] Delta Air Lines has become the launch customer for Airbus’ Prognostics and Risk Management (PRM) solution, following a year of collaboration between Airbus and the airline. The Web-based application is part of the Smarter Fleet Big Data solutions platform developed by Airbus in partnership with IBM.

“Prognostic alerting will allow our engineering and maintenance teams to detect in advance failures on our components and systems to mitigate possible operational interruptions. PRM will also help us maximize our A330 aircraft turnaround and systems’ reliability and efficiency and move maintenance events from unscheduled to scheduled,” said Jim Jackson, manager of predictive maintenance engineering at Delta Air Lines.

Airbus will expand the capabilities of PRM to the A320, A380 and A350 families fleet, while concurrently studying complementary predictive techniques based on Big Data analysis.

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