Embraer Signs First Ahead-Pro User in China

 - August 4, 2014, 1:15 AM

Embraer has signed Tianjin Airlines, the first E190 Chinese operator and the largest E-Jet carrier in Asia, as the launch user in China for the manufacturer’s Ahead-Pro (Aircraft Health Analysis and Diagnosis-Prognosis) system. The contract calls for Embraer to install the system in all 50 of Tianjin Airlines’ E-Jets.

Promoted by Embraer as “the state-of-the-art maintenance diagnostic management tool,” the web-based platform lets airlines continuously monitor the health of an aircraft in flight through the automatic and real-time transmission of alert and maintenance messages to a ground base. The system then generates fault identification reports, allowing maintenance crews to troubleshoot the problem and plan corrective work before the airplane arrives at its destination, for shorter turnaround times.