19 Jun 2013 07:00
Le Bourget, FRANCE – June 19, 2013 - Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has entered into an agreement with global technology company Taleris to launch groundbreaking new technology which can help predict potential maintenance faults and recommend preventive action.
prognostics service, part of its Intelligent Operations offering, is a first
for the commercial airline industry and will be used to monitorEtihad Airways’
fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft. The
prognostics technology will leverage the Industrial Internet to increase the
airline’s overall operational efficiency.*
It is expected to deliver
significant financial savings forEtihad Airways and improved reliability for
passengers and freight customers as the technology continuously analyses data
from multiple sensors on aircraft components and systems, and warns of imminent
The expected benefits
include a reduction of unscheduled maintenance, fewer delays and cancellations,
increased aircraft availability, enhanced on-time performance, increased
maintenance efficiency, reduction in maintenance costs and reduction in lost
service also can reduce the requirement to store expensive spare parts, which
are typically stocked in case of failure.
Norm Baker, president and CEO
of Taleris, said: “Around the world, airlines are seeking ways to manage their
maintenance and flight operations more efficiently and Taleris is proud to work
with Etihad Airways as we launch our new Intelligent
benefits can be realized through our predictive analytics technologies which
leverage an aircraft’s data within the context of the operations so one can address
an issue before it occurs.”
The new Taleris-developed prognostics
use unique data analytics based on the already established global Probabilistic
Diagnostic and Prognostic System (ProDaPS) technology standard which monitors
engineering systems anomalies and overall systems health.
Werner Rothenbaecher, Senior
Vice President Technical at Etihad Airways, said: “This represents a leap
forward in maintenance prognostics technology and we look forward to realizing
the benefits of this deal with Taleris.
“The advanced capabilities
of the service will help Etihad Airways to make rapid and informed decisions in
relation to maintenance, while gaining technology leadership in diagnostic and
prognostic health monitoring.With Taleris’ prognostics, we will be able to predict
future faults and take proactive measures which result in less unscheduled
disruption to our global operations.”
* The Industrial
Internet is a robust network of computers, machines and sensors that combines
connectivity with advanced software analytics.