Boeing recently announced new agreements with seven customers for Boeing AnalytX solutions. This brings the total amount of analytics contracts signed this year to 223.
Boeing AnalytX focuses on transforming data into actionable insights and customer capabilities, services and products, the company says. Launched in June, Boeing says AnalytX helps their customers make data-informed decisions to reduce fuel costs, perform predictive maintenance, build flight plans and crew schedules and minimize unpredictable disruptions.
“Analytics isn’t a magic idea that will deliver results sometime in the future,” said David Longridge, Boeing Global Services vice president of sales and marketing. “It’s real and it’s working, here and now. Boeing has been using analytics for years to improve our own operations. Today’s announcements underscore the vast amount of prescriptive, predictive and descriptive solutions Boeing AnalytX is already providing to customers today.”
The companies include with the new agreements include Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Condor, Japan Airlines, MTU Aero Engines, Qantas and others.
Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has been given approval to add the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to its MRO capability.
The new aircraft type has been added to the EASA Part 145 approval, allowing MAEL to provide line maintenance support for the Boeing 737 MAX 8. Initial services will be offered at Edinburgh Airport, supporting operators as part of the Boeing Global Fleet Care Program, formerly known as GoldCare. During Paris Airshow, Boeing and Monarch announced an order for 15 additional Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, a Global Fleet Care service agreement and an MRO supply agreement.
David Doherty, head of commercial at MAEL said: “Adding the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to our Part 145 certificate is not only strategic to our relationship with Boeing but expands our airframe capabilities and shows our commitment to support third party customers operating the next generation of aircraft.”
STG Aerospace has won a major new contract to supply Boeing with its next generation photoluminescent floor path marking system, saf-Tglo SuperSeal UltraLite (SSUL), for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
STG Aerospace has been supplying the photoluminescent floor path marking system to Boeing for the Next-Generation 737 for more than 16 years.
As a line fit option on the 787 Dreamliner fleet, saf-Tglo SSUL certified by EASA and the FAA for virtually every Boeing, Airbus and Embraer airplane model and enables the operators of multiple aircraft type fleets to have a common supplier for its emergency egress marking system. SSUL is 17 percent brighter and 70 percent lighter than the previous SSL system.
SSUL’s reduced profile also makes it an optimal match for modern lightweight carpets and with over 300 colour options, and unique blue-glowing and carpet PatternMatch options available, airlines are able to co-ordinate the system with their cabin colour scheme and corporate branding.
Marcus Williams, global sales and marketing director for STG Aerospace, commented: “This new contract to supply the production line for the 787 Dreamliner is another significant OEM contract win for us in recent months.”
STG Aerospace has been a supplier to Boeing since 2000 and over the years has won a number of supplier awards in recognition of its high performance aircraft cabin lighting technologies. This year, STG Aerospace has won its eighth consecutive Boeing Performance Excellence Award.