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Airbus launches Skywise Health Monitoring
Allegiant Air is the first to adopt SHM. © Airbus

Airbus launches Skywise Health Monitoring

Airbus has launched first operations of a new Skywise service designed to enable real-time management of aircraft events and troubleshooting.

Airbus has launched first operations of a new Skywise service – Skywise Health Monitoring (SHM) – with Allegiant Air on its A320s. Dynamically coupled with Skywise Reliability Services (SRS) and Skywise Predictive Maintenance (SPM), SHM is hosted on Skywise, gathering live diagnostic feeds from the aircraft through its Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) link to the airline’s information system.

Using the Skywise aviation data platform, SHM collates and centralises the alerts, flight-deck effects, maintenance messages etc., prioritises them, correlates any faults with the relevant troubleshooting procedures, highlights operational impacts, provides the maintenance history of the system (from the logbook and Maintenance Information System data collected through Skywise Core and stored in the data lake), allowing effective tracking of the alerts.

When fully deployed, and following the in-service feedback from Allegiant Air and other “early adopters,” SHM will support airlines’ Maintenance Control Centers, Line Maintenance and Engineering departments in identifying, prioritising, analysing and handling in-service events, enabling quicker decision-making and preparation of the optimal solution to ensure aircraft on-time dispatch and minimising AOG risks.

The overall goal with SHM, Airbus says, is to save time and decrease the cost of unscheduled maintenance. SHM is ready to harness the new on-board Flight Operations and Maintenance Exchanger (“FOMAX”) data router which can capture over 20,000 real-time aircraft parameters.

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