EasyJet has announced the successful deployment of a maintenance planning platform delivered by Aerogility, designed to enhance aircraft utilisation and cost efficiency for maintenance.
EasyJet has announced the successful deployment of a maintenance planning platform delivered by Aerogility. The carrier says that Aerogility’s AI-based multi-agent software will enhance aircraft utilisation and cost efficiency for maintenance. EasyJet partnered with Aerogility in 2017.
The airline also has a maintenance agreement with Airbus. In March, easyJet signed a five-year agreement with the European airframer to provide predictive maintenance services relying on Airbus’ Skywise data platform which is designed to allow engineers to intervene early and replace parts before failure, thereby reducing the risk of delays and cancellations.
With the integration of Aerogility’s new platforms, easyJet states that it is now able to simulate flying its fleet over future years as well as the operation of its maintenance and engineering organisation, predicting when maintenance events should occur. These predictive maintenance forecasts include the analysis of systems such as engines, landing gear and airframes.
EasyJet explains that Aerogility automatically generates optimised schedules which the airline can analyse and edit to maximise the number of aircraft flying and the number of seats available for customers. This allows the airline’s planning team to present alternative strategies and potential solutions.
According to Swaran Sidhu, Head of Fleet Technical Management, easyJet, the airline will have the ability to look into the long-term fleet maintenance planning with the capability to not only make a late change to the plan but at the same time understand the impact of that decision operationally and economically.