A first of many
Honeywell concludes first-ever advanced airline data analytics trial with Cathay Pacific.
Honeywell recently concluded the first advanced data analytics trial for the airline industry with Cathay Pacific. The trial was to demonstrate how the use of advanced data analytics could significantly improve operational availability of its A330 fleet.
“Managing unscheduled maintenance events can be both costly and time-consuming for an airline, causing potential delays that put its on-time performance record at risk,” Brian Davis, Vice President, Airlines, Asia Pacific, Honeywell Aerospace, said. “The success of this trial program supports the power of Honeywell’s Connected Aircraft Services and demonstrates to airlines that being connected is more than just streaming video to passengers — it’s about making sure the entire aircraft is a comprehensive and agile platform of interconnected products and services that make flying safer, more efficient and more cost effective.”
Honeywell’s trial with its GoDirect Maintenance Services was conducted using existing datalinks within Cathay Pacific’s system. Ultimately, the trial yielded a 35-percent reduction in operational disruptions, with a false positive rate of less than one percent. This meant that the Hong Kong-based airline was able to save several hundred thousand dollars in operations and maintenance costs on a single aircraft system.
“We are committed to providing our customers with a comfortable travel experience and record ontime performance,” commented Christopher Gibbs, Engineering Director, Cathay Pacific. “Honeywell’s GoDirect
Maintenance Services offering helps us maintain this commitment by reducing the number of auxiliary power unit downtime events and improving our first-time fix rate. We plan to explore how to expand the offering to additional aircraft systems.”