LYNNWOOD, Wash., 19 July 2016.Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR), is providing its SmartStem Wireless Tire Pressure Monitoring System for the retrofit of Japan Airlines’ (JAL’s) fleet of 50 Boeing 737NG and 42 Boeing 767 aircraft. With the SmartStem system, Japan Airlines personnel gain the ability to check tire pressure quickly and accurately, improve dispatch times, enhance safety, and track tire life performance.
The SmartStem system includes: high-accuracy SmartStem tire pressure sensors, which replace the existing standard wheel fill stems, and a handheld reader, which electronically reads and stores tire pressure and temperature.
SmartStem is certified for retrofit on a number of large commercial and regional aircraft as well as many business aircraft. Commercial certifications include the Boeing 737NG, 747-400, 767, 777, and 787, and the Bombardier CRJ and DHC-8 aircraft.
“Japan Airlines is our launch customer for retrofitting a large commercial fleet with SmartStem,” explains Rick Jones, senior vice president of Crane Aerospace & Electronics. “JAL’s maintenance team is very strong and well-respected, and they thoroughly evaluated SmartStem’s capability to generate cost savings from improved dispatch times before selecting us. That makes the selection all the more significant.”
“We are looking forward to the reliability and convenience of using the handheld wireless reader,” says Yasuo Yoshida, vice president of the aircraft maintenance division in Japan Airlines. “It is sure to save time for our maintenance crews, and improve efficiency of maintenance work related to tire pressure checks.”
Crane Aerospace & Electronics delivers systems, components, and power solutions that excel in tough environments, from engines and landing gear to satellites, missiles, and electronic countermeasure devices. Products and services are organized into six integrated solutions for aerospace and defense applications, including sensing components & systems, fluid management, power components & subsystems, landing gear systems, cabin systems, and microwave components & integrated systems.
Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. Founded in 1855, Crane employs more than 11,000 people at over 150 locations in 26 countries.
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