DUBAI, U.A.E., 7 Feb. 2014. Officials at flydubai continue to position the airline for significant fleet growth with the adoption of Boeing’s [NYSE:BA] suite of mobile maintenance applications, including Maintenance Turn Time, Toolbox Mobile Librarym and Toolbox Mobile Parts that provide real-time access to the information technicians need to resolve maintenance issues.
The mobile maintenance applications provide technicians with real-time, mobile access to technical manuals, part numbers and parts inventory availability, maintenance history, and other information needed to support time-critical maintenance tasks. Two-way collaboration capabilities enable technicians to rapidly share documents, photos and other information needed to troubleshoot issues, support operations decisions, and improve maintenance turn times.
As a cooperative partner, flydubai worked closely with Boeing to finalize the functionality and operability of the mobile maintenance products, which will be integrated with the airline's maintenance planning systems.
Boeing’s solutions “support our needs in a fast-paced and rapidly changing maintenance environment," says Ken Gile, flydubai chief operating officer. "By making these maintenance efficiency improvements, we will be better positioned to effectively manage our operations to scale more easily and accommodate our planned fleet growth."
"Our team worked closely with flydubai to identify their specific maintenance operations challenges and discovered that the transit time involved with engineers going back and forth between the airplane and the maintenance base to retrieve information could be optimized," explains John Maggiore, director of Fleet and Maintenance Solutions, Boeing Digital Aviation. "This integrated and streamlined mobile access to information at the airplane via mobile devices will enable the maintenance and engineering teams at flydubai to accommodate the high utilization rates and tight operations schedules for the fleet."
In January, flydubai finalized an order for 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, 11 additional Next-Generation 737-800 airliners, and purchase rights for 25 more Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, representing the largest single-aisle airplane order in the Middle East for Boeing.
Boeing offers a portfolio of commercial aviation services, collectively known as the Boeing Edge. Boeing Digital Aviation is the business unit that delivers the Boeing Edge through integrated offerings in software, applications, information solutions and advanced training to drive optimized performance, efficiency, and safety across customer operations.