Real Time BLEED health monitoring for A320
EasyJet, UK’s largest airline, selected FlightWatching for its preventive maintenance solution applied to Airbus A320 BLEED systems.
Aircraft were monitored during flight, collecting in real time ACARS and ADS-B. Alerts were set up to indicate abnormal trends and detection of bleed leaks. Results were presented by easyJet at an international press conference in 2014. Real Time Bleed Health Monitoring: WILCO monitors the BLEED system behavior using ACARS and AMOS data. Automatic detection of deterioration is detected before the pilot observes a Warning in the cockpit. WILCO avoids NFF, reduces PIREPS and increases aircraft dispatch reliability.