Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has completed the airline industry´s first-ever trial with Cathay Pacific to demonstrate how advanced data analytics can improve operational availability of its A330 fleet, the company said.
Using existing datalinks, successful analysis of data from the equipment showed a 35% reduction in operational disruptions with a false positive rate of less than 1%, saving the airline several hundred thousand dollars in operations and maintenance costs on a single aircraft system.
As part of Honeywell´s Connected Aircraft Services, the GoDirect Maintenance Services program captures data that highlights the most critical faults to repair and shares that data with the airlines operations and maintenance centers.
GoDirect Maintenance Services delivers actionable recommendations before the failure occurs, reducing equipment downtime.
Following the successful test program, Cathay Pacific and Honeywell will explore launching the GoDirect Maintenance Services across the airline´s fleet of A330s and B777s.
Honeywell Aerospace develops solutions for more fuel-efficient automobiles and airplanes, more direct and on-time flights, safer flying and runway traffic, along with aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity services, logistics, and more.
Honeywell is a software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally.