Boeing, flydubai in maintenance deal
Dubai, February 4, 2014
Boeing has signed a deal to implement its suite of mobile maintenance applications with flydubai.
The airline will deploy ‘Maintenance Turn Time’, ‘Toolbox Mobile Library’ and ‘Toolbox Mobile Parts’ - solutions that provide real-time access to the information technicians need to quickly resolve maintenance issues, said a statement at the MRO Middle East, which began today (February 4) in Dubai.
It worked as a co-operative partner with Boeing to finalise the functionality and operability of the mobile maintenance products, which will be integrated with the airline's maintenance planning systems.
The technicians will have mobile access to technical manuals, part numbers and parts inventory availability, maintenance history and other information needed to support time-critical maintenance tasks.
Its two-way collaboration capabilities will enable technicians to rapidly share documents, photos and other information needed to troubleshoot issues, support operations decisions and improve maintenance turn times.
Ken Gile, flydubai chief operating officer, said: "We are pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate directly with Boeing to develop these solutions to support our needs in a fast-paced and rapidly changing maintenance environment."
"By making these maintenance efficiency improvements, we will be better positioned to effectively manage our operations to scale more easily and accommodate our planned fleet growth."
John Maggiore, director of Fleet and Maintenance Solutions, Boeing Digital Aviation, said: "Our team worked closely with flydubai to identify their specific maintenance operations challenges and discovered that the transit time involved with engineers going back and forth between the airplane and the maintenance base to retrieve information could be optimised."
"This integrated and streamlined mobile access to information at the airplane via mobile devices will enable the maintenance and engineering teams at flydubai to accommodate the high utilisation rates and tight operations schedules for the fleet." - TradeArabia News Service