Frontier opts for Skywise Health Monitoring

Frontier Airlines has become the latest North American operator to adopt Skywise Health Monitoring as its key future fleet performance tool.

Denver, Colorado-based Frontier Airlines has signed a five year contract with Airbus, and will use Skywise Health Monitoring (SHM) with its 111-strong A320 Family fleet.

Launched in 2019, SHM gathers live diagnostic feeds from the aircraft through its ACARS (Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System) link to the airline’s information system. Airbus’ SHM will support the airline’s maintenance and engineering teams by enabling real-time management of aircraft events and troubleshooting. This will help the airline in identifying, prioritising, analysing and handling in-service events, enabling faster decision making and minimising aircraft-on-ground risks.

Via the Skywise aviation data platform, SHM collates and centralises the alerts, flight-deck effects, maintenance messages etc., prioritises them, correlates any faults with the relevant troubleshooting procedures, highlights operational impacts, and provides the maintenance history of the system (from the logbook and maintenance information system data collected through Skywise Core and stored in the data lake), allowing effective tracking of alerts.

SHM saves airlines time and reduces the cost of unscheduled maintenance. Natively interfaced with Skywise Predictive Maintenance (SPM) and Skywise Reliability (SR) to provide an integrated user experience, and also ready to harness the new on-board Flight Operations and Maintenance Exchanger (“FOMAX”) data router which can capture over 20,000 real-time aircraft parameters, SHM enables end-to-end unscheduled event management/fixes, for example by anticipating tools and parts’ availability closest to the aircraft.