Embraer welcomes Tianjin Airlines, the first E190 Chinese operator and the largest E-Jets carrier in Asia, as the launch user for E-Jets AHEAD-PRO (Aircraft Health Analysis and Diagnosis – PROgnosis) system in China. The system will be installed in all Tianjin Airlines fleet of 50 E-Jets.
“We are glad to have Tianjin Airlines as the first Chinese carrier adopting the Embraer’s AHEAD-PRO system, representing a new milestone in our long-term successful partnership,” said Siu Ying Yeung, Chief Operating Officer of Embraer China, “As the state-of-the-art maintenance diagnostic management tool, the system leads to corrective and preventive maintenance planning management optimization and had been well recognized by customers worldwide. Predict the unpredictable to make our aircraft always more available, is our customer support innovation driver.”
This system is the backbone of the future smart and fully integrated services that Embraer is currently developing in order to provide our operators with the most complete solution.
“Embraer AHEAD-PRO system offers us all functionalities to optimize the health monitoring process, from data acquisition to time-to-failure prognosis. It has been well proved that the system brings great benefits to our line maintenance operation and significantly increase aircraft dispatch reliability, which ultimately boosts our operation profitability,” said Hu Jianfeng, Vice President of Tianjin Airlines.
AHEAD-PRO is a computational web-based platform that enables airlines to continuously monitor the health of an aircraft while it is in flight, through the automatic and real-time transmission of alert and maintenance messages from the aircraft systems to a ground base which will be received and used to generate fault identification reports. Troubleshooting and maintenance resources planning occur even before aircraft arrival to its destination, optimizing the turn-around-time between flights.
Inaugurated as the first true regional airline in China back in 2009, Tianjin Airlines is now the 8th largest carrier in China in terms of fleet size and 11th in terms of market share. As of today, the carrier owns a fleet of over 80 jets, serving more than 90 domestic and international cities and carrying over 8 million travelers in 2013. In 2011, it was awarded the distinction of “Best Regional Aviation Airline in China”and “Global Four-star Airlines” by Skytrax consultancy for its outstanding achievements.