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Seven more companies have joined the list of customers for data analytics services from Boeing AnalytX, bringing the total of contracts signed this year to 223.

Boeing AnalytX is part of the aircraft manufacturer’s drive to capitalize on the growing demand for after-market services ranging from maintenance to cost-saving efficiencies.

When Boeing Global Services was reorganized as a separate business unit last year, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said he was aiming to triple the company’s revenue from aviation services to $50 billion annually.

Launched with its new name in June, Boeing AnalytX aims to contribute to that revenue by helping customers take data-driven steps to address potential maintenance problems even before the occur, optimize flight plans, maximize fuel efficiency and minimize operational disruptions.

The analytics team draws upon the work of more than 800 experts across Boeing’s commercial, defense and services divisions.

“Analytics isn’t a magic idea that will deliver results sometime in the future,” David Longridge, Boeing Global Services vice president of sales and marketing, said today in a news release. “It’s real and it’s working, here and now. Boeing has been using analytics for years to improve our own operations. Today’s announcements underscore the vast amount of prescriptive, predictive and descriptive solutions Boeing AnalytX is already providing to customers today.”

The seven agreements announced today at the MRO Europe conference in London include pacts with:

  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines, which will use Boeing AnalytX’s Airplane Health Management service for its 777-300ER and 737-800 fleets.
  • Condor, which is signing on for crew optimization software from Jeppesen, a Boeing subsidiary.
  • Japan Airlines, which signed an agreement for Boeing’s Optimized Maintenance Program.
  • MTU Aero Engines, which will use AerData’s Engine Fleet Planning and Costing tool.
  • Qantas, which will add Airplane Health Management to its 787 fleet.
  • TUI Group, which is expanding its use of Airplane Health Management by signing a contract for predictive analytics alerts for its 737 MAX planes.
  • United Airlines, which is extending Airplane Health Mangement to cover its entire Boeing fleet of airplanes.
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