P&WC's FAST Trend Monitoring Solution Certified For Regional Aircraft | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 09.29.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.29.14**
** Airborne 09.26.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.26.14 **
** Airborne 09.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.24.14 **

Wed, Jul 11, 2012

P&WC's FAST Trend Monitoring Solution Certified For Regional Aircraft

Technology Offers A Solution To Enhance Aircraft Reliability And Minimize Aircraft Down Time

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has received FAA supplemental type certification (STC) for its FAST (Flight Data Acquisition Storage and Transmission System) engine diagnostic solution aboard the Bombardier Q400 regional aircraft (pictured in Bombardier photo) which is powered by PW150A engines. FAST is unique in that it goes beyond traditional diagnostics, prognostics and trend monitoring; the product can also acquire, store and transmit data from the Flight Data Recorder thus allowing for customer review of full Flight Operations Quality Analysis (FOQA) information.

FAST is the latest innovation in P&WC's suite of advanced diagnostic solutions that automatically acquires, stores and transmits engine and aircraft data. Stored engine data is readily available for review and transmission to the customer the moment it is required.
 
This one-stop application for managing all aircraft performance data is a competitive advantage for operators such as regional airlines.
 
"There are more than 400 Bombardier Q400 regional turboprops and thousands of PW100-powered aircraft in service around the world. Securing FAA certification for our FAST solution aboard an aircraft is an important milestone for us," said Raffaele Virgili, Vice-President, Customer Service, P&WC. "Regional airlines place great emphasis on dispatch reliability. At P&WC we are working toward offering our customers a planned operating environment where maintenance is synchronized with the airline's schedule and downtime is kept to an absolute minimum."
 
Because FAST integrates all performance metrics into a single hardware/software solution, it has additional appeal in the regional airline industry as it eliminates the need for scheduled manual downloads, saving both time and money. FAST allows regional airlines and other operators to plan their maintenance sessions in advance, taking advantage of overnight layovers, for example. Because the system provides early detection of minor issues, preventative maintenance can be conducted before these minor issues affect dispatch availability. It also provides timely post-flight fault code/event review which enables determination of an aircraft's immediate availability.
 
"Whether the goal is asset protection, on-condition maintenance or regulatory compliance, P&WC's FAST solution will meet any operator's needs and provides for a planned maintenance environment," said Virgili.
 
FAST has also been certified for the Bombardier Learjet 60 and the Dassault Falcon 7X.

FMI: www.pwc.ca

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 09.29.14: Young Eagle Tragedy, Overdue Hoover Honors, Paperplane Record

Also: Low-Flying F16, UAVs For The Movie, Aerobatic Pilot Bails Out, Bombardier Safety Stand Down, MVP Takes On The World We are sad to report that a Young Eagle flight went down o>[...]

Airborne 09.29.14: Young Eagle Tragedy, Overdue Hoover Honors, Paperplane Record

Also: Low-Flying F16, UAVs For The Movie, Aerobatic Pilot Bails Out, Bombardier Safety Stand Down, MVP Takes On The World We are sad to report that a Young Eagle flight went down o>[...]

Airborne 09.26.14: A320neo First Flight, Aspen ESV Trial, Garmin Flies G5000

Also: Sea Lynx Grounding, AEA's Ric Peri On FAR 145, Union v Allegiant, Wingboarding--Anyone? Things went off as planned in Toulouse, France yesterday morning when the A320neo made>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.30.14)

DOT Rule for Passengers Traveling with Lithium Batteries The issue has come to the forefront as more people may soon begin traveling with small UAVs, most of which are powered by t>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.30.14): Filed En Route Delay

Any of the following preplanned delays at points/areas along the route of flight which require special flight plan filing and handling techniques.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC