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Aviation News Data Analytics: the battle between OEMs and MROs set to intensify

Data Analytics: the battle between OEMs and MROs set to intensify

Romain Guillot
25 APR 2019 | 329 words
Data Analytics: the battle between OEMs and MROs set to intensify
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If there were one topic on which everyone could agree at the latest MRO Americas show in Atlanta it's that predictive algorithms are starting to come into their own and that they will quite simply revolutionise the maintenance sector over the next few years.

For aircraft manufacturers, engine manufacturers, equipment providers and maintenance companies whether attached to an airline or not, Data Analytics was everywhere, with numerous AHM (Aircraft Health Monitoring) solutions and predictive tools. Airlines weren't slow either in providing examples to illustrate what these technologies provide to improve their operations, from the largest to the smallest, regardless of the age of their fleet.

And this is just the start, first of all because predictive tools will quite logically develop towards prescriptive tools, significantly improving maintenance task decision-making processes while optimising their costs, and also because the volume of data available will simply explode with the increase in the share of new generation planes in the worldwide fleet. One particularly significant example came from Eva Azoulay, VP Commercial Aftermarket at Pratt & Whitney who explained that a single Geared Turbofan engine (GTF) powering an A220 transmitted twice as much data in one flight than the entire fleet of the engine manufacturer's previous generations of engines.

Of course, the eternal debate around data ownership resurfaced again and it is clear that the large MRO companies are the ones that could have the most to lose to OEM, who now have an extremely powerful weapon: knowledge of the changes in their products across their entire life cycle, knowledge which until now was only held by the operators themselves as well as by affiliated maintenance companies.

For the moment, airlines are not yet using this criterion to choose their MRO service providers, but many of them are planning to take advantage of these new tools to improve their operations in the very near future. The battle is sure to heat up.
Romain Guillot
Chief editor
Cofounder of Journal de l'Aviation and Alertavia


 
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