Boeing has signed a contract with Indian freighter airline Blue Dart Aviation, under which Boeing Commercial Aviation Services will provide maintenance performance toolbox for the airline's Boeing 757-200 freighter fleet.
Toolbox is a software-based productivity tool designed to club an airline's maintenance data, thereby enhancing accessibility and providing 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," said Tulsi Nowlakha Mirchandaney, managing director, Blue Dart Aviation.
"Maintenance performance toolbox will help Blue Dart to streamline its documentation process, providing greater efficiency in maintenance and, ultimately, better service to its customers," said Dinesh Keskar, president, Boeing India.
"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," he added.
Toolbox enhances customer profitability by providing lifecycle business solutions, materials and engineering services, and 24/7 global customer support.
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 MyBoeingFleet.com, Boeing's Internet portal.
Blue Dart Aviation, India's first jetliner cargo carrier, currently operates four 757-200 freighters and three 737-200 freighters.