Aug 03, 2017: Air Canada, the flag carrier and largest airline of Canada has expanded its Boeing Maintenance Performance Toolbox contract to support the airline’s entire fleet, including Boeing and non-Boeing airplanes.
The Maintenance Performance Toolbox suite delivers immediate access to the maintenance documents engineers and mechanics need to quickly troubleshoot and resolve airplane maintenance issues. For Air Canada, the expanded contract will help them rely on a single document management system for the online delivery of airplane maintenance information, despite of the airplane manufacturer.
“At Air Canada, we pride ourselves in being early adopters of technology that proves efficient and effective for the airline,” said Rich Steer, vice president, Maintenance and Engineering, Air Canada. “Our aircraft maintenance engineers have seen the efficiencies Toolbox brings to maintaining our Boeing fleet and are excited to integrate it across all platforms.”
Air Canada started using Boeing Toolbox since 2014, primarily contracting the service to support the airline’s Boeing 767, 777, 787 and future 737 MAX fleet. The airline later added Boeing Toolbox Authoring and Job Card Manager Modules, which permit Air Canada engineering to directly customise maintenance data.
Air Canada created kiosks that let their mechanics to check out a tablet loaded with the Toolbox application and maintenance data as they would check out other tools.
“Boeing is proud to support Air Canada’s integrated systems efforts to ensure that mechanics for any of their airplanes have the right data at the right time,” said David Longridge, vice president of Sales and Marketing, Boeing Global Services. “Boeing Toolbox’s compatibility with the airline’s maintenance and engineering planning system completes the end-to-end value stream of maintenance data, delivering on core strengths with simplicity. This is a prime example of how the Toolbox application offers an operational advantage for airlines seeking integrated solutions.”
More than 200 commercial operator customers at present use Boeing’s Maintenance Performance Toolbox suite.