Digital Alliance Increases Analysis of Engine Data

A strategic digital alliance partnership agreement between Teledyne Controls and GE Aviation will see GE’s Predix platform used to apply data and analytics on continuous flight data to improve engine health monitoring.


Willie Cecil, director of business development, Wireless and Data Automation Solutions discussed the effect on predictive maintenance for aircraft: “Until now, health monitoring has been limited because it has been performed using only a few hundred bytes of data sent from the aircraft via ACARS, which is fairly expensive and has limited bandwidth.


“Using Teledyne’s GroundLink, which leverages higher bandwidth and less expensive cellular wireless networks, several megabytes per flight hour of continuous data can be made available for engine analytics.”


John Nelson, data product manager for GE Aviation, stated that there was a flow of richer, continuous data which provides insights into asset condition not previously possible: “Applying physics and data science expertise together, on continuous data, is the recipe to create analytics that enable increased detection lead time, reduce maintenance burden and improve asset availability.”

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