By allowing operators to access key engine health data with just a few clicks, P&WC’s Oil Analysis
Technology is helping them better control maintenance, manage costs and maximize availability.
Giving Operators a Head Start on Maintenance
Analysis Technology is helping aircraft operators increase availability and move to planned
maintenance environments. This unique solution offers valuable insights into engine health by analyzing oil
samples taken without intrusive inspections. It can monitor components like bearings, gears and carbon
“We want to make engine maintenance more proactive and preventive,” FrédériqueRichard
Oil Analysis Technology Senior Manager, explained to Airtime. “This technology gives
operators a heads-up that they need to think about maintenance.”
Oil Analysis Technology identifies potential events as much as a year in advance, which allows
operators plenty of time to plan their maintenance both logistically and financially. They
can arrange to do it during scheduled downtime, to maximize their aircraft
- FRÉDÉRIQUE RICHARD, OIL ANALYSIS TECHNOLOGY SENIOR MANAGER,
How Oil Analysis Technology Works
Based on trace particles found in oil samples, Oil Analysis Technology compares an engine’s current condition
to the baseline profile or “signature” of a healthy engine, making it possible to identify
component-specific deterioration patterns. If the analysis shows that maintenance should be done, appropriate
actions will then be recommended.
Each engine model has a different healthy signature, which needs to be established before it is ready for
application of the technology. P&WC is currently working on developing signatures for each engine it
manufactures through an Oil
Analysis Technology trial being conducted with the help of operators around
the world, who send in samples for analysis.
To date, the team has received over 12,000 samples, enabling it to establish the healthy signature for PW306A,
PW617, PT6A-62, PT6A-67B and PT6A-67P engines. Once sufficient data has been collected, the aim is to roll out
the technology to all models.
Making Data Easily Accessible With Online Reports
P&WC is harnessing the online capabilities of its MyP&WCPower customer portal to make it easy for operators to view Oil Analysis Technology results,
interpret them and take action. Whenever a sample is received, the team runs an analysis, then inputs the results
into the customer’s online account. An automatic notification lets the customer know whenever new
information is available.
MyP&WC Power is designed to be a self-managed one-stop shop for all aftermarket services. It
gives customers control over what they see and provides actionable insight by making the
right data available to the right people at the right time.
- NELLY SIRIEIX, SENIOR MANAGER, DIGITAL COMMERCIAL SOLUTIONS, P&WC
Starting in June 2018, customers will be able to order and purchase their sampling kits online by logging in to
My P&WC Power. In July, to view analysis results, customers will simply need to log into their account and
call up their Oil Analysis Technology dashboard. This will provide a macro overview of their entire fleet.