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February 27, 2019
At the Dubai-based carrier Emirates, engineers used to be in the habit of taking planes out of service every 400 to 600 flight hours for a routine checkup — a process that helped maintain a fleet of healthy jets, but at times involved grounding planes that were perfectly fine to fly. On the flip side, planes sometimes had to be grounded when a surprise maintenance issue popped up. But with the help of GE’s Analytics Based Maintenance software, or ABM, Emirates engineers have been able to become smarter fixer-uppers: ABM uses data gathered from many sensors fitted onto each plane to monitor engine health and predict potential problems before they become real.