Safran introduces B.SIde®, a new engine borescope inspection consulting service
Today at the MRO Americas conference, Safran Aircraft Engines announced the commercial launch of B.Side®, its new service to provide remote borescope inspection recommendations in real time.
This innovative service is designed to help airlines technicians speed up decisions during the borescope inspection of engines, to keep their aircraft grounded for as short a time as possible. The company's B.SIde® service also offers complementary distance learning modules to enhance the skills of customers' borescope inspectors.
Customers calling on B.SIde® will receive a turnkey service package that includes the following:
- a briefcase containing the accessories needed to share borescope images;
- access to an interactive Web platform and to an app available on IOS;
- an automated checklist and inspection report generation tool, to ensure that all actions needed for the borescope inspection have been carried out;
- access to a secure cloud address to store and share inspection reports;
- contact with a borescope inspection expert from Safran Aircraft Engines.
"B.SIde® is an integral part of our new line of support services," said François Planaud, Safran Aircraft Engines Services Commercial Engines Services and MRO, Executive Vice President. "Our long experience and proven expertise in MRO and customer support mean that we can help improve our customers' skills and also monitor their fleets, enabling them to increase operational efficiency and lower costs."
B.SIde® is now being offered to operators and repair firms for civil aircraft engines developed by Safran Aircraft Engines, alone or in partnership.
 The Web platform is based on a conferencing tool marketed by the company Apizee.
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
Safran Aircraft Engines designs, produces, sells, alone or in partnership, commercial and military aircraft engines offering world-class performance, reliability and environmental-friendliness. Through CFM International*, Safran Aircraft Engines is the world's leading supplier of engines for short and medium-haul commercial jets.
*CFM is a 50/50 joint company between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE
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