Airbus has launched first operations of a new Skywise service – Skywise Health Monitoring (SHM) – with Allegiant Air on its A320s. Dynamically coupled with Skywise Reliability Services (SRS) and Skywise Predictive Maintenance (SPM), SHM is hosted on Skywise, gathering live diagnostic feeds from the aircraft through its *ACARS link to the airline’s information system.
For all Airbus aircraft types, it is the CIDS (Cabin Intercommunication Data System) which is the key system for the aircraft cabin and enables management of cabin lighting, passenger service system functions, EVAC (evacuation) signals, cabin interphone and cabin system monitoring.
Digital data opens new horizons in the aerospace industry – and Airbus is leading the way with its Skywise platform, which improves aviation players’ operational performance and business results. In addition to the airlines already benefitting from Skywise, more carriers have signed agreements to use it on their fleets of Airbus-built aircraft.
Aircalin selected Airbus FHS Components whereby Airbus will handle components services including pool, on-site stock at main base, repairs and transportation. The 12 year agreement covers two A320neos and two A330neos. Aircalin becomes the first Pacific airline to choose Airbus FHS. Meanwhile, China Express has selected Airbus FHS Components for its A320 fleet. This agreement provides an extensive scope of A320 line replaceable units (LRUs), guaranteed spare parts availability through pool access service, on-site stock at customer main base and component repair.