It is difficult to avoid a hot topic currently permeating the aviation supply chain.
The issues surrounding big data and aircraft health monitoring (AHM), data
ownership, access, and management are increasingly discussed in industry
forums, publications, conferences, and boardrooms. Yet, the benefits and
challenges for airlines, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), maintenance,
repair, and operations (MRO), and lessors continue to be debated, as does the
role of each player in the AHM market.
The arrival of highly connected aircraft such as the 787, A350XWB, and CSeries
now allow for the measurement, storage, and transmission of more data from
aircraft engines, airframes, and systems than ever before. E-enablement
presents numerous opportunities both in the short and the long term.