Fair Use: "AHM provides real-time maintenance information to airlines that can address potential problems before they force airplanes out of service and impact an airline's customers - and its own bottom line. The tool will monitor Air France's 777 and 747 fleets. Air France has 42 777s in service and 13 to be delivered; it has 21 747-400s in service...
...The cooperative relationship between Boeing and Air France has grown significantly with Air France's AHM decision. Air France was a developmental partner for the original AHM release, and it is the first Europe-based AHM customer."
*AHM = Airplane Health Management
Air France and Boeing have really become close over the last few years...with this and a/c sales too.
[Edited 2006-12-13 18:16:30]
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PanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4052 posts, RR: 91 Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4881 times:
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Quoting DIA (Thread starter): "AHM provides real-time maintenance information to airlines that can address potential problems before they force airplanes out of service and impact an airline's customers - and its own bottom line.
Interesting link thank you. Does lead me to ask a few questions though;
1: What are the major benefits of AHM compared to what AF currently use?
2: What impact on AFs Productivity will the AHM have?
3: How exactly does AHM work to improve their Productivity? "real-time"?
4: What impact has the introduction of the Class 3 EFP had and have AF reported any notable bottom line benefits since it's introduction? or, have they yet to commence installing them?
Pihero From France, joined Jan 2005, 3811 posts, RR: 73 Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2988 times:
Very good questions that show your familiarity with aviation.
Yes, AF along with a few airlines already uses maintenace programs which allow the airplane to communicate with base engineering its systems parameters and/or failures . The transmission is either automatic,depending on the flight phase, a failure or an out-of-tolerance datum, or following a base query.(Sorry can't go into more details, obviously).
Now your questions :
-1/- A finer diagnosis of the systems and pointers toward the DDL
-2/-and 3/- It will allow a monitoring of a diverging parameter, giving an idea on a repair / replacement delay. (We know that this part will eventually fail, so we plan its replacement in 25 hours when the a/c comes back to base).
-4/- Too soon to tell.
So, you see, it's just an improvement of what already exists, not a revolution.