Boeing announces digital agreements with Asia-Pacific airlines

Boeing has disclosed numerous agreements with Asia-Pacific airlines that will allow the implementation of digital solutions to increase operational efficiencies and safety.

The orders and agreements include:

– Vistara, an Indian operator, has signed an agreement to support their entry into service of new 787-9 aircraft, including Boeing Maintenance Performance Toolbox and Airplane Health Management tools. Powered by Boeing AnalytX, Boeing says that these provide real-time, custom alerting, fleet data to enhance maintenance capabilities. Vistara has also signed a new five-year agreement to receive Jeppesen Crew Rostering and Boeing Alertness Model tools.

– Air Tahiti Nui has signed a multi-year agreement to use Boeing Airplane Health Management. This allows the operator access to real-time maintenance and engineering data for its 787 fleet.

– Bamboo Airways will support its new 787 fleet via new agreements for Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB), Electronic Document Browser and Onboard Performance Tool capabilities. These enable flight crews to perform real-time weight and balance and takeoff and landing calculations to reduce maintenance costs and determine optimal payloads.

– Sichuan Airlines has signed for Jeppesen JetPlanner Pro services to enhance flight planning capabilities.

– Last, Virgin Australia Group has opted for Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) and digital navigation chart services, to increase operational efficiency.

“We continue to work closely with our Asia-Pacific airline customers to understand their unique operating requirements, as they continue to expand in this dynamic region of the world,” said Ted Colbert, president and CEO, Boeing Global Services. “Our digital services enhance efficiency across all phases of flight, eliminate paper-based flight materials and create operational bottom-line advantages for our customers in a highly competitive business environment.”