Boeing to Provide India's Blue Dart Aviation With Maintenance Productivity Tool

SEATTLE, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Blue Dart Aviation, India's largest and only dedicated domestic freighter airline, today announced that Boeing Commercial Aviation Services will provide Maintenance Performance Toolbox for the airline's Boeing 757-200 Freighter fleet.

Toolbox, a key Boeing Lifecycle Solution element, is a software-based productivity tool designed to unify an airline's maintenance data, enhancing accessibility and providing greater efficiency in maintenance and engineering operations.

"Our Maintenance Performance Toolbox selection is a significant capital investment for Blue Dart, which will help us remain competitive and add value for our customers," said Tulsi Nowlakha Mirchandaney, managing director, Blue Dart Aviation.

"Maintenance Performance Toolbox will help Blue Dart to streamline its documentation process, providing greater efficiency in maintenance and, ultimately, better service to its customers," said Dinesh Keskar, president, Boeing India. "Blue Dart's decision to implement Toolbox, coupled with the airline's status as an all-Boeing operator, provides a strong foundation for our collective future."

Toolbox enhances customer profitability by providing lifecycle business solutions, materials and engineering services, and 24/7 global customer support.

Boeing was awarded a "Breakthrough Technology Award" by Aviation Week magazine when Toolbox was introduced in October 2005. To date, 66 customers are signed to use the tool.

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

Blue Dart Aviation began service in 1996 as India's first jetliner cargo carrier, and currently operates four 757-200 Freighters and three 737-200 Freighters.


Bob Saling
Commercial Aviation Services Communications
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Swati Rangachari
Boeing India Communications
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