Boeing provides Blue Dart with maintenance productivity tool


New Delhi : Boeing would provide a software-based productivity tool for Blue Dart Aviation, India’s largest and only dedicated domestic freighter airline, it was announced here Tuesday.

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The Maintenance Performance Toolbox, a key Boeing life cycle solution element, is designed to unify an airline’s maintenance data, enhance accessibility and provide greater efficiency in maintenance and engineering operations.

“Our Maintenance Performance Toolbox selection is a significant capital investment for Blue Dart, which will help us remain competitive and add value for our customers,” Tulsi Nowlakha Mirchandaney, managing director of Blue Dart Aviation, said in a statement.

“Maintenance Performance Toolbox will help Blue Dart to streamline its documentation process, providing greater efficiency in maintenance and, ultimately, better service to its cusmomers,” Boeing India president Dinesh Keskar said.

“Blue Dart’s decision to implement Toolbox, coupled with the airline’s status as an all-Boeing operator, provides a strong foundation for our collective future,” Keskar added.

Toolbox enhances customer profitability by providing life cycle business solutions, materials and engineering services, and 24×7 global customer support, the statement said.

Boeing was awarded a Breakthrough Technology Award by Aviation Week magazine when Toolbox was introduced in October 2005. To date, 66 customers are signed to use the tool.

Available via an Internet browser as a secured, hosted service, Toolbox provides reliable access to all of its tools through, Boeing’s Internet portal.

Blue Dart Aviation began service in 1996 as India’s first jetliner cargo carrier, and currently operates four B-757-200 freighters and three B-737-200 freighters.