Jun 16, 2017: AFI KLM E&M, a major multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) provider is presenting its Prognos product range comprising two dedicated predictive maintenance solutions, Prognos for Engine and Prognos for Aircraft at the 2017 Paris Air Show held at Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Centre from 23-25 June 2017.
The Prognos applications are a result of the gathering and analysis of technical data generated by aircraft fleets to further enhance maintenance operations. The main objective is to foresee failures and optimize scheduled maintenance work for maximum client fleet availability.
With its exclusive Prognos solutions, AFI KLM E&M now includes a predictive maintenance component in its MRO capabilities. Increased aircraft connectivity and the growth of Big Data technologies mean that real-time processing and exploiting of data generated by aircraft and engine systems are now possible. The data are analyzed using specific algorithms to produce alerts on the basis of pre-defined parameters.
Prognos for Aircraft, a performance monitoring and alert solution for significant aircraft systems, and Prognos for Engine, a dedicated engine data analysis and failure prediction system, are both already in use for the AIR FRANCE and KLM fleets as well as those of third-party airlines.They have already proven their effectiveness, as the first issues covered by Prognos for Aircraftare no longer among the five most common causes of flight delays and cancellations, as previously.
Prognos for Aircraft is already in use on A380s and Boeing 747/787s and is being developed for the A320/A330/A350 and Boeing 777, while Prognos for Enginesis available for monitoring engines in the CFM56, GE90, CF6, PW4000, GEnx and GP7200 families, and will shortly take in the Trent XWB and Trent 1000. Close to 1,200 engines are presently being monitored using Prognos for Engine on behalf of around 30 client airlines.
As Rodolphe Parisot, Vice President Digital & Innovation AFI KLM E&M, explains, “Prognos-supported aircraft offer improved efficiency and availability at the same time as unscheduled maintenance is significantly reduced, with a knock-on positive impact on airlines’ Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).”
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