Connected APU represents the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) at its best by helping airlines avoid costs by reducing delays and cancellations and decrease unscheduled downtime of the APU, which keeps the cabin cooled on ground, provides electrical power and starts the main engine.
If the APU or the associated LRUs fail, operators scramble to troubleshoot the APU and identify the faulty component. Managing unscheduled maintenance events can be both costly and time-consuming, putting the airline’s on-time performance record at risk. At the very least, operators have to order ground power equipment and start carts, which can be expensive if it’s even available.
All that hassle can be avoided, costs can be managed and the APU can be maintained in tip-top condition thanks to today’s technology. With Connected APU, airlines provide Honeywell with access to data already being generated on the aircraft. We use sophisticated analytical tools to examine and analyze the information in almost real time and provide predictive maintenance alerts before the failure occurs.