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Predictive aircraft maintenance tool to be presented at Paris


During the 2017 Paris Air Show, AFI KLM E&M will be presenting its predictive maintenance solutions. The applications are based on the gathering and analysis of technical data generated by aircraft fleets to improve maintenance operations by predicting possible failures and optimizing scheduled maintenance work for maximum client fleet availability.

Increased aircraft connectivity and the development of Big Data technologies mean that real-time processing and exploiting of data generated by aircraft and engine systems are now possible. The data are analyzed using specific algorithms to create alerts on the basis of pre-defined parameters.

Prognos for Aircraft, a performance monitoring and alert solution for critical aircraft systems, and Prognos for Engine, a dedicated engine data analysis and failure prediction system, are both already in use for the AIR FRANCE and KLM fleets as well as those of third-party airlines.

It is in use on A380s and Boeing 747/787s and is being developed for the A320/A330/A350 and Boeing 777, while engines solution is available for monitoring engines in the CFM56, GE90, CF6, PW4000, GEnx and GP7200 families, and will shortly take in the Trent XWB and Trent 1000. Close to 1,200 engines are currently being monitored using the product on behalf of around 30 client airlines.

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