Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) and Collins Aerospace announced a 10-year FlightSense agreement for Saudia Airlines’ entire A320, A330 and Boeing 787 fleet. Collins will provide SAEI with asset pooling support and services for aircraft. The relationship has potential to expand as SAEI extends its client base to additional airline operators.
The SAEI roadmap for growth uses digitalization and predictive maintenance to elevate performance and reliability. To this end the collaboration includes Collins Aerospace’s fully integrated ASCENTIA Performance Health Monitoring (PHM) system, providing a 24/7 fleet monitoring team to SAEI. The PHM system, which uses advanced analytics and human experience, will provide SAEI and Saudia Airlines with advanced maintenance recommendations to reduce fleet downtime.
“SAEI, as a modern MRO entity, is focused on technology-enabled solutions to improve forecasting and planning accuracy and reduce inefficiency. The implementation of FlightSense and the maintenance services with Collins aligns with these objectives,” commented Fahd H. Cynndy, Chief Executive Officer for SAEI.
“Collins Aerospace is a significant provider of pooling and MRO services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and this new agreement is a key milestone expanding our presence in the country in support of the Saudi Vision 2030,” said Colin Mahoney, president, Customer and Account Management at Collins Aerospace. “Our FlightSense solutions will provide intelligent prognostics to make smart maintenance decisions, reducing aircraft downtime and schedule interruptions.”