Flight Data Analytics suite of solutions receives multiple enhancements

The Boeing Flight Data Analytics suite comprises multiple advanced analytics solutions to enhance operator insights. Explore our most recent enhancements across tools such as Self-Service Analytics, Emissions Reporter, Flight Operational Quality Assurance/ Flight Data Monitoring, and more.  
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Aircraft Condition Monitoring System (ACMS): Addition Enhances Self-Service Analytics

Airlines face a range of challenges when processing and managing large amounts of data. Boeing Self-Service Analytics (SSA) puts the power of big data into the hands of our customers. SSA enables maintenance planners, reliability engineers, technical service engineers, and aircraft operation center users to easily and securely monitor aircraft service trends, identify performance anomalies, investigate root cause, and perform custom analysis – by parameter, tail, data collection group, flight phase, and issue group.

Offering airlines the ability to perform advanced analysis on a vast array of equipment sensors and operational data, SSA enables detailed historical investigation for fleet situational awareness. Specifically, SSA provides:

  • Investigation-ready data from integrated datasets from both airline and airplane data sources
  • Access to the largest Boeing airplane data warehouse for benchmarking analysis
  • A robust library of built-in dashboards and visualizations.

In-Service Data Program (ISDP) and Airplane Health Maintenance (AHM) customers can leverage SSA to access core ISDP datasets, such as Aircraft Statistics, Component Removal, Logbook Maintenance, Schedule Interruption, and AHM Faults, along with access to the MLOC index (Maintenance Lifecycle Operating Cost) comparative analysis.

Most recently, SSA has incorporated Aircraft Condition Monitoring System (ACMS) and Snapshot Data into the solution. ACMS is a predictive maintenance tool with massive flight and physical data acquisition capabilities. ACMS samples, monitors, and records data parameters from significant aircraft systems and components. This information allows operators to identify the type of fault and the instant when a defect appears in a particular component to plan maintenance activities in real-time and avoid potential failures and their consequences.

There are several advantages to an ACMS, including enhanced safety and minimized unscheduled downtime and other impacts to an operation such as overtime costs by being able to schedule the repair or component replacement.

ACMS/Snapshot Data provides ISDP customers with access to 31+ data fields for custom analysis and 36 months of data for all Boeing models that report to AHM, including 787, 777, 737 Max and 747-8. Additionally, the data will be refreshed in SSA hourly after making it available in AHM.

To learn more about this new feature and find out how your airline can employ SSA, please contact your Electronic Access Focal or click here.

Non-CO2 Emissions Tracking Coming Soon To Boeing Emissions Reporter

While carbon dioxide is the single greatest type of emissions from aircraft by volume, and one which the aviation industry is tackling on every front – from being more fuel efficient to utilizing new fuels such as Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), hydrogen, or electrification – there is a much bigger emission picture we must also consider.

Additional functionality is under development to support Emission Reporter’s ability to help airlines understand non-CO2 emissions. Other emissions, collectively referred to as non-CO2, include NOx (a generic term for the nitrogen oxides), SOx (sulfur oxides, including sulfur dioxide (SO2) and methane (CH4), along with contrails causing water vapor – are also important to consider.

Emissions Reporter (ER) is the most comprehensive tool available to airlines to report carbon emissions. It is used by airlines worldwide to accurately collect and report carbon emissions data for EU-ETS, CH-ETS, the new UK-ETS, and CORSIA.

We look forward to sharing this important update to our solution in the months to come – and taking this next step in supporting our airline customers on the journey to sustainability.
March 31, 2022 marked the deadline for operators to submit their verified annual emissions reports for the 2021 scheme year, including EU/CH-ETS. This was also the first year for the new UK-ETS reports along with changes to the EU-ETS scheme prompted by Brexit. All of these changes resulted in an increase in the number and complexity of individual reports that airlines are required to submit. Explore Emissions Reporter if your airline experienced a rise in reporting demands and you would like to learn more.

Flight Animation and Usability Enhancements Added to FOQA/FDM

The development team for the Flight Operational Quality Assurance/ Flight Data Monitoring solution (FOQA/FDM) has added new and improved features based on customer feedback. In May 2022, significant enhancements to the flight animation playback, including improved aircraft rotation/de-rotation path smoothing for take-off and landing and aircraft vertical path smoothing during flight, were released. These enhancements provide pilots with better visualization of the aircraft model to configure event thresholds in flight. In addition, enhancements of gear door visualization and the increased fixed time for gear extension and retraction will allow customers to monitor gear operation parameters closely. The release also includes usability enhancements that allow customers to sort event lists by status using tags: when adding a tag, users will now see a list of already existing tags, making it easier to reuse status tags for consistency.
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Pilot Insight: Environmental Footprint with CO2 Savings

Pilot Insight – Environmental Footprint Addition

Pilots will soon be able to monitor the environmental footprint of their flights in the Pilot Insight app. In the June 2022 release, Pilot Insight will display the total CO2 emitted and saved on individual flights, alongside fuel consumption data.

This dashboard will provide pilots with an easy-to-access snapshot of the positive environmental impact of fuel savings activities and their direct contribution to climate goals, including reducing the amount of additional fuel loaded, adopting more sustainable flying practices and SOPs, or shutting off unnecessary engines while taxiing.

This new environmental footprint feature will be displayed on the My Savings page of Pilot Insight, as seen in the simulator screenshot to the right of an iPad Pro.

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