Component Health Management
Under a five-year contract, ST Engineering will provide full integrated component support starting in September 2021 to the entire fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft belonging to Japan Airlines and its low-cost subsidiary, ZIPAIR Tokyo. This adds to an ongoing Boeing 737-800 component MBH™ programme that the Group has with the airline.
As part of a customised solution for Japan Airlines and a growing trend in leveraging digital technologies to derive valuable insights for MRO, ST Engineering will introduce an on-wing component health and reliability management programme. The programme uses an in-house developed software to provide diagnostics and prescriptive advisory by detecting anomalies and predicting components’ remaining useful life.
The new contract with JAL and Zipair is among the first applications of Component Health Management, which will help reduced defect-related delays and cancellations, thus avoiding revenue losses. In addition, turning unscheduled maintenance into scheduled maintenance, the service could eventually reduce MRO costs by up to 60%.