AHM (Airplane Health Management) is Boeing’s software system that monitors, collects and analyses aircraft data for maintenance. Japan Airlines has ordered AHM in 35 787 Boeings ordered. The system will also be running on its 777s.
The system transmits in-flight info to ground services for diagnosis and operational decisions.
Airplane Health Management prognostics uses real-time airplane data to provide enhanced fault forwarding, troubleshooting and historical fix information to reduce schedule interruptions and increase maintenance and operational efficiency. It delivers valuable information when and where it’s needed. When an airplane arrives at the gate, maintenance crews can be ready with the parts and information to quickly make any necessary repairs. AHM also enables operators to identify recurring faults and trends, allowing airlines to proactively plan future maintenance. The primary benefit provided by AHM is the opportunity to substantially reduce schedule interruption costs such as delays, cancellations, air turnbacks, and diversions.