EasyJet and Airbus have partnered up to improve predictive maintenance programmes. The low-cost carrier, which operates the world’s fourth largest A320-family fleet, is to share data from its in-service aircraft with Airbus as part of the “co-innovation project”.
The data on fleet performance will be pooled with that collated by Airbus from other carriers and studied for ways to improve prognostic tools – which predict when parts should be removed and identify actions to boost fleet performance.
The aim of the project is to advance predictive maintenance tools and decrease maintenance costs.
Ian Davies, head of engineering for easyJet, said: “Through this proof-of-concept we aim to enhance capabilities of modern prognostic systems with the objective to further improve our Airbus fleet’s operational efficiency.”