Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has announced that it has launched new data analytics capabilities for its V2500 engines as a result of achieving a supplemental type certificate for the Airbus A321 aircraft powered by the V2500 engine, the company said.
As a result of the supplemental type certificate, Pratt & Whitney will be better able to develop Aftermarket services catered to customer´s needs and respond faster and better to incidents in the field utilizing the eFASTâ¢ data ecosystem on these aircraft.
Under the EngineWise services brand, Pratt & Whitney is investing in data acquisition and predictive analytics tools that enable both operators and Pratt & Whitney to make recommendations that reduce operational disruptions and increase aircraft utilization.
eFAST has the ability to capture thousands of engine and aircraft data parameters throughout the full flight cycle instead of snapshots at takeoff and cruise, allowing for better monitoring of engine performance, minimizing disruptions and predicting future maintenance visits. Operators can then use Pratt & Whitney´s suite of engine health management tools for better visibility into their fleet and overall operations.
The V2500 engine is offered through IAE International Aero Engines AG, a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation; Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH; Japanese Aero Engines Corporation; and MTU Aero Engines GmbH.
Pratt & Whitney is a world provider of the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.