Kuwait Airways Selects GE’s XL Go for Remote Visual Inspection

Dépèche transmise le 16 novembre 2009 par Business Wire

Kuwait Airways Selects GE’s XL Go for Remote Visual Inspection

Kuwait Airways Selects GE’s XL Go for Remote Visual Inspection

DUBAI, UAE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kuwait Airways Corporation has selected GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies’ XL Go videoborescope to support its rigorous aircraft inspection regime. The extremely portable XL Go has advanced image handling and data transfer capabilities, elevating the airline’s productivity and efficiency while complying with global aviation safety regulations.

Kuwait Airways prides itself on its culture of safety, a key component of which is regular and comprehensive inspection of aircraft structures, engines and components. Remote visual inspection is an essential task in any routine maintenance programme for aircraft engines. The XL Go is the most portable, lightweight, high-resolution video borescope on the market to tackle inspections in small, hard to reach places.

“The XL Go is truly portable and ideal for on-wing inspections, weighing only 3.8 lbs and requiring no cable connection,” said Adel Khalfaraj, Engineer at Kuwait Airways. “We are impressed by the fact that we can now store data in jpeg, bitmap or Mpeg format in a large on-board memory and easily transfer data via flash memory stick. The ease-of-use of the instrument has meant that training is fast and minimal and our inspectors are now productively using the instrument operationally.”

The airline was originally founded in 1954 as Kuwait Airways Company, serving a limited Middle East network. Today it operates a fleet of 17 aircraft, reaching 46 countries around the globe. It has a firm commitment to providing the finest service and comfort to passengers, while continuing to rank safety as one of its highest priorities. This commitment to safety is demonstrated by its certification by the American Federal Control Board for meeting safety conditions, as well as its certification by the European Community Group for Rules & Regulations. Its safety philosophy was formally recognised with the Air Safety Award 2000, which was based on Kuwait Airways consistency in meeting all important international safety standards, such as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s International Safety Assessment Program (IASA), in which the company was ranked in Category 1.

Download a photo of XL Go here: http://www.geinspectiontechnologies.com/en/aboutus/press/press_photos.html

About GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies

GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies is part of GE Enterprise Solutions, a $5 billion business helping customers compete and win in a changing global environment by combining the power of GE’s unique expertise and intelligent technology to elevate customers’ productivity. GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies is a leading innovator in advanced measurement, sensor-based and inspection solutions that deliver accuracy, productivity and safety to its customers. Its products are used in a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, power generation, aerospace, transportation and healthcare. The company has more than 40 facilities in 25 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.gesensinginspection.com.

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