Making AOG a thing of the past?
Prognos® for Aircraft, for example, draws upon maintenance technical logs and Aircraft Operational Data (AOD) generated during flights by various on-board sensors. By applying homemade Prognos® algorithms to this data, it becomes possible to establish prognostics for future technical issues. The ensuing predictive maintenance operations can drastically reduce the incidence of AOG situations, identifying components before failure and replacing them during scheduled maintenance visits (rather than during an unscheduled grounding). Prognos® for Engine, meanwhile, enables a prognostics model to be automatically established and updated for a given engine, while Prognos® for APU applies a similar principle to auxiliary power units. This makes the tool capable of detecting even the slightest anomaly in an engine’s behavior, in order to predict the occurrence of a technical issue and notify the operator via the early warning system. At present, AFI KLM E&M teams are monitoring the status of over 1,300 engines using Prognos®, for multiple families of both older and new-generation engines, including the LEAP-1A and the Trent XWB.