As airlines move toward the “paperless cockpit,” Data Systems & Solutions (DS&S) is seeking to save operators money and time through real-time analysis of on-board information using its engine and aircraft health-monitoring (EHM and AHM) services. By collecting data via mobile devices and integrated systems, DS&S trend analysts can anticipate and advise on necessary short-, medium-, or long-term action,
McDonnell Douglas MD-80
The Comtran jet nozzle retrofit showing here on the Jetran Air MD-82 in the static display makes the airplane compliant with Stage 4 noise regulations, reduces fuel consumption by 1.5-2 percent and extends time between overhauls by lowering the exhaust gas temperature by 10 degrees. And the soon-to-be certified winglets sported by the Bucharest-based twinjet cut fuel consumption by a further 5 to 5.5 percent.
By just about anyone’s reckoning the FAA audit process known as the Air Transport Oversight System (ATOS) has turned into a horribly labor-intensive and time-consuming job. Now, as the agency’s flight standards office loses about 250 employees a year to budget cuts, the onus has fallen squarely on the nation’s regional airlines to pay the bill.
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