S7 Airlines has entered into an agreement with Pratt & Whitney for the engine OEM’s EngineWise fleet management program, a digital data-driven MRO service.
The contract, which will run for 12 years, covers the Russian carrier’s fleet of PW1100-GM engines which power 30 of its Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft.
S7 took delivery of its first A320neo in July 2017, with the aircraft operating from Moscow Domodedovo airport to the southern city of Novosibirsk.
As of December 2017, it operates four of the narrowbody aircraft.
“This agreement will allow S7 Airlines to manage our fleet more efficiently through Pratt & Whitney's EngineWise services portfolio, including the use of real-time data analytics,” said Vladimir Obyedkov, S7 Airlines’ CEO.
Pratt unveiled EngineWise in April of this year, with the offering designed to provide more predictive and responsive solutions to customers according to Eva Azoulay, the company’s vice president for engine services.
The engine maker has high hopes for the EngineWise service as it looks to expand its aftermarket footprint.
In July, Robert Leduc, Pratt & Whitney’s president told reporters at the company’s annual media day in New York that the offering’s data-driven diagnostics “can be a game-changer for us.”