Fleet Services

Performance Upgrades

Airframe, Propulsion, and Systems Modifications

Expert integrated modifications for enhanced profitability. Boeing offers engineering design packages, kits, and technical consulting to improve the performance of in-service commercial airplanes. These offerings cover the entire airplane and include a wide range of airframe, propulsion, performance, and system upgrades.

Our team will oversee all aspects of the design, integration, validation, certification, and project management. We can supply a value analysis to show how a proposed modification can affect our customers' revenue, maintenance costs, and resale value. Because our engineers are modification specialists with unsurpassed expertise on Boeing jetliners, we can provide retrofit solutions that offer higher value at lower risk.

Whether it's a matter of keeping up with changing market conditions by modifying one airplane or an entire fleet, we will support our customers in every way with integrated, one-stop lifecycle solutions.

Increased performance capability. Increase capacity and revenue through increased payload and range capability. Boeing can offer a variety of solutions -- from airplane flight manual revisions to kits for modifications. Our team has helped many customers become more profitable by optimizing airplane performance. We will be glad to analyze the situation and identify specific opportunities that can boost profits.

Propulsion modifications. Engine intermix thrust-rating changes and modifications increase engine on-wing life. Engine upgrades can also optimize performance. Engine intermix installation retrofit kits increase operational flexibility and enhance airplane resale value. Customers can increase operational flexibility with thrust-rating change retrofit kits. We also support advanced diagnoses and prognoses, upgrades, and modifications to increase engine on-wing life.

Performance UpgradesETOPS upgrades. ETOPS retrofits are effective for over-water operational flexibility. ETOPS operations may include various modifications -- dependent on airplane model -- such as addition of a hydraulic motor generator and fire extinguisher bottles. As with all our modifications, we work with our customers every step of the way, including assistance with certification.

We offer a full range of products and services:

  • Operations and performance
  • Operating weights (MTOW, MLW, MZFW)
  • Environmental control systems
  • Electrical
  • Fire protection
  • Fuel system
  • Hydraulics
  • Ice and rain
  • Landing gear, wheels, and brakes
  • Lighting
  • Emergency oxygen
  • FAR 36/ICAO Annex 16 noise certification
  • Structures
  • Cargo handling systems
  • Propulsion

For more information, please contact:
E-mail: TheBoeingEdge@boeing.com