Three Asian Carriers Sign for Boeing's Innovative Maintenance Solution

Boeing [NYSE: BA] will supply its innovative, Web-based maintenance tool, Maintenance Performance Toolbox, to three Asian carriers. The carriers, Air China, India's Jet Airways and Nippon Cargo Airlines of Japan, together herald strong momentum for the product going into the last quarter of the year.

"It is exciting to see airlines around the world - and several now in Asia - embracing Maintenance Performance Toolbox," said Dan da Silva, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. "These are three highly visible and respected airlines in Asia recognizing what a strong solution Toolbox represents to help improve their maintenance processes. These orders are a significant validation of Boeing's commitment to help airlines improve their operations in specific, concrete ways and help enhance performance."

Toolbox is an award-winning suite of software solutions that represents the industry's first set of productivity tools designed to unify an airline's maintenance and engineering operations from start to finish.

All three airlines acquired popular capabilities of Toolbox that give airlines quick access to critical maintenance information and the ability to streamline the potentially cumbersome process of customizing online maintenance manuals. In addition, Jet Airways also signed up for tools that will help it generate and automatically track task cards, labor-intensive documents required for a wide range of airplane maintenance activities.

Available via an Internet browser as a secured, hosted service, Toolbox provides reliable access to all of its tools through, Boeing's Internet portal.

In all, Toolbox today comprises five different tools in one easy-to-use suite of software products that airlines can employ to tailor an efficient solution to their specific needs. The product was honored last year as a "breakthrough technology" by Aviation Week magazine.

Toolbox is a key element in Boeing's efforts to help airlines gather and use precise, practical and timely information through the use of multiple digital solutions. The solutions, which include products such as Airplane Health Management and the Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag, are designed to integrate seamlessly to offer comprehensive solutions to airlines' maintenance needs.

For further information:
Tim Healy
Boeing Commercial Aviation Services
Vicki Ray
Boeing Commercial Aviation Services
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