Turbomeca announced the entry into service of BOOST, its new online engine maintenance management service at the HAI Heli-Expo in Louisville, USA on March 1st. A highly secured, web-based application developed in association with IBM, BOOST (Bank Of Online Services & Technologies) will allow Turbomeca-powered helicopter operators will access real-time, personalized engine data for their own fleet maintenance management, with the direct support of Turbomeca teams, 24/7.
“Turbomeca is first aero engine manufacturer to propose such high level of features integration in an online engine support application. The engine logbook is like a health record. Having it online, fully integrated with the technical publication and the configuration manager will help to manage engine maintenance more efficiently. It brings significant value-added benefits to Turbomeca engine operators”, said Turbomeca Executive Vice President Support and Services, Franck Saudo. Later in June this year, will be the first milestone for the new offering, when the launch customer will go 100% paperless and fully manage their engines through BOOST solely with the e-engine logbook. Bristow Helicopters Ltd will also join the program this year.
BOOST offers the full integration of three key features: The Electronic Engine Logbook, Electronic Technical Publications, Electronic Configuration Manager. The Electronic Engine Logbook is directly linked to the Interactive Electronic Technical Publications tailored to the configuration of each customer’s engines and an Electronic Configuration Manager to track technical upgrades and modifications.The Online Engine Maintenance Management Service has been selected and is being deployed by several customers such as Heli-Union, HeliDax, Helicopters Italia and Advanced Helicopter Services. The new online service contributes to the airworthiness and availability requirements of helicopter fleets, says Turbomeca.