Frontier Airlines Selects Airbus Skywise Health Monitoring as Future Fleet Performance Tool
Frontier Airlines has become the latest North American Operator to select Skywise Health Monitoring as a key future fleet performance tool covering 111 single-aisle aircraft over five years.
On Thursday (October 14, 2021), Airbus announced the Frontier Airlines has become the latest North American carrier to adopt Skywise Health Monitoring (SHM), as a key future performance tool under a five year contract covering 111 single-aisle aircraft. Frontier will use the solution for their A320 Family fleet and Airbus’ SHM will support the carrier’s maintenance and engineering teams by enabling real-time management of aircraft events and troubleshooting. This will help Frontier in identifying, prioritizing, analyzing and handling in-service events, facilitating decision-making and minimizing aircraft on ground (AOG) risks. Airbus’ SHM tool was launched in 2019 and gathers live diagnostic feeds from the aircraft through its ACARS link to the aircraft’s information system.
Using the power of the Skywise aviation data platform, SHM collates and centralizes alerts, flight-deck effects, maintenance messages and other data. Next, the tool prioritizes them, correlates any faults with the relevant troubleshooting procedures, highlights operational impacts, and provides the maintenance history of the system. The history is obtained from the logbook and Maintenance information system (MIS) information collected through Skywise Core and stored in the data lake, allowing effective tracking of alerts.
Skywise Health Monitoring saves airlines time and decreases the cost of unscheduled maintenance. The tool is natively interfaced with Skywise Predictive maintenance (SPM) and Skywise Reliability (SR) to provide an integrated user experience. SHM is also ready to harness the new onboard Flight Operations and Maintenance Exchanger (FOMAX) data router which can capture over 20,000 real-time aircraft parameters.