E-Enabled Capabilities of the Boeing 747-8


The 747-8 is also fully e-Enabled, allowing it to use ground wireless systems to help airlines operate more efficiently. E-Enabling allows airlines to transfer data from the airplane for preventive and predictive maintenance and trending; stage loadable software airplane parts at the gate; and take advantage of maintenance and reliability information, including line-replaceable unit errors and maintenance messages. Wireless capability is basic to the airplane but not required to load data — the 747-8 is fully operational without the use of ground wireless systems