The vast potential of condition monitoring airplane systems is being realized today through the innovative use of available airplane data. These advances have been fostered through the team efforts of Boeing and commercial operators. This journey continues, with ample areas for new applications and new directions. For more information, please contact John Maggiore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TO MINIMIZE FLIGHT
In one instance, a flight experienced a weather radar condition en route. The required part was identified via AHM, ordered, and sent to the arrival airport. As a result of AHM’s in-flight notification, the part was replaced immediately after landing, substantially reducing the delay.
In another case, an exhaust gas temperature problem was encountered en route. The crew began an air turnback, but after AHM interrogated the central maintenance computer and investigated the airplane’s history, the operator determine that the flight could continue.
In one more example of AHM in use, an airplane experienced an engine control fault en route. Via AHM, which reports engine and engine accessory fault messages, the needed part was identified and sent on a subsequent flight to the airplane’s destination airport. The flight departed with minimal delay compared to what it could have been had initial fault notification occurred after landing.