ORLANDO--Boeing has bolstered its aftermarket services division by announcing a string of new products today ranging from data analytics platforms to repair capability additions.
The first is a data-focused capability called Self-Service Analytics by Boeing AnalytX, which allows subscribing customers of Boeing’s Airplane Health Management, Flight Planning, Fuel Dashboard and In-Service Data Program to access applications’ data through analytics tools from this month. The aircraft maker says the service provides millions of records and enables customers to find new insight and opportunities to meet business goals.
In addition, Boeing has also unveiled a new rapid response capability from a hangar in San Antonio, Texas allowing emergent parts and engineering modifications to be made quickly, which it says will deliver more affordable, fit-for-purpose modifications.
It also has announced a new interactive tool called the Service Bulletin Value Tool, running through the Boeing AnalytX platform, enabling aftermarket customers to better understand which of more than 1,000 service bulletins today should be implemented in their fleet, using their own cost and savings benefit parameters. The free tool is available to existing customers through myBoeingfleet.
Also announced, through its Jeppesen subsidiary, is new features to its Aviator software application allowing centralized access to a suite of airline electronic flight bag tools. The new capabilities include Briefing, allowing crews to reduce time spent on pre-flight procedures through paperless briefing and Weather, which increases situational awareness through access to the meteorological data operators need.
Finally, Boeing has also received regulatory approval to offer repair capabilities for 737 MAX Leap-1B inlets at its facility in North Charleston, South Carolina. According to the OEM, it is the first company in the world to offer the capability.
“These new service capabilities are driving lifecycle innovation in the form of faster flow times, lower operational costs, and enhanced end-to-end reliability,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, the aftermarket unit established in July 2017. “As these tools are introduced to fleets, platforms will become more efficient and less expensive to operate.”