Fractional private jet provider Flexjet has adopted GE Digital’s Maintenance Insight software solution for its fleet operations.
The GE Digital Maintenance Insight solution detects aircraft and component degradation before scheduled maintenance would catch it.
The programme also generates analytics that can be used to help optimise performance and decrease inefficiencies that lead to excess fuel burn and carbon emissions, allowing Flexjet to reduce its carbon footprint while operating the aircraft.
Megan Wolf, Flexjet’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “We began using GE wireless flight data transmission across the Flexjet fleet in 2019 and are pleased to become the first to adopt this new maintenance innovation as well. Flexjet owns, operates and maintains our own aircraft, and Maintenance Insight’s powerful analytics will give our award-winning maintenance team even more tools to keep our aircraft in top shape.”
Maintenance Insight works by extracting full-flight data from each aircraft’s sensors. By generating data from every flight, operators can identify problems that otherwise might not be caught until scheduled routine maintenance, avoiding unplanned downtime. This also enables aircraft to be serviced at Flexjet maintenance stations rather than at third-party service stations, so-called “out-station events,” further reducing costs and delays.
“With the ability to also optimise performance and decrease fuel inefficiencies, this software will help us to maintain our industry leadership in this critical field, improving aircraft reliability and efficiency, protecting the natural environment and controlling operating and maintenance costs,” added Wolf.