Real-time aircraft predictive maintenance system from Boeing to go to Jade Cargo's fleet of 747-400 jets

SEATTLE, 6 June 2010. Six Boeing 747-400 cargo jumbo jets at an international air cargo company will receive a maintenance-based information system from the Boeing Co. in Seattle that will help the carrier with predictive maintenance on its fleet of cargo jets.

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SEATTLE, 6 June 2010. Six Boeing 747-400 cargo jumbo jets at an international air cargo company will receive a maintenance-based information system from the Boeing Co. in Seattle that will help the carrier with predictive maintenance on its fleet of cargo jets.

Jade Cargo International Co. Ltd. in Shenzhen, China, will use the Boeing Airplane Health Management (AHM) system to monitor Jade Cargo's fleet of six 747-400 freighter airplanes, under terms of an agreement announced on Friday.

AHM is a decision support system that uses real-time airplane data to provide fault forwarding, troubleshooting, and historical fix information to reduce schedule interruptions and enhance maintenance and operational efficiency by actionable information before, during, and after aircraft flights.

The AHM system, provided via the www.MyBoeingFleet.com portal, integrates the remote collection, monitoring and analysis of airplane data to determine the status of an airplane's current and future serviceability or performance. It converts the data into information to help air carriers make fix-or-fly decisions.

The system sends alerts and notifications to airline personnel through the Internet, fax, personal digital assistants, e-mail, and pager services. "I believe AHM can extremely improve efficiency and reliability in our flight operation," says Captain Kay Kratky, Jade Cargo International's chief executive officer.

Jade Cargo International was founded by Shenzhen Airlines Company Limited, Lufthansa Cargo AG and DEG - Deutsche Investitions - und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, a subsidiary of KfW-Bank Group.

For more information contact Boeing at www.boeing.com or Jade Cargo at www.jadecargo.com.

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