Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies CorporationUTX , is teaming up with Bombardier to develop and implement a data management service for the CSeries aircraft.
The service will be a part of the overall Bombardier Aircraft Health Management System (AHMS), which will be capable of transmitting real-time and recorded data from the aircraft. The AHMS will enable remote troubleshooting and provide resourceful and accurate diagnostics for maintenance and flight crews.
Per the agreement, Pratt & Whitney's eFAST system will act as the infrastructure unit for performing data transmissions from the CSeries aircraft's on-board Health Management Unit (HMU) to the ground. The data acquisition structure which they will make will be able to automatically download, process and store data that can then be uploaded to respective customer portals.
Through this technology, CSeries operators can immediately evaluate the performance of their aircraft, thus enabling them to make more informed business decisions concerning their PurePower engine fleet. Thus, fleet performance will be maximized, while maintenance and reliability expenditures will be optimized.
Apart from providing real-time monitoring of all critical aircraft systems, optimizing flight operations and lowering maintenance costs, this sophisticated tool has the capacity to transform how airline maintenance crews manage their activities, thus reducing mechanical delays and enabling superior dispatch reliability. This system can provide long-term benefits to customers' operations throughout the entire product lifecycle.
Pratt & Whitney also supplies PurePower Geared Turbofan engines for the CSeries aircraft. The CSeries aircraft operators will be the first to gain from the AHMS. Bombardier is considering the feasibility of equipping other in-development and in-service aircraft models with this advanced tool.
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