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Implication of Digital Aviation for

Airlines and MRO

Students: Victor AGOPIAN Supervisors: Dr Ip-Shing FAN

Hatim NOURBAY Dr Zakwan SKAF


Patriot SILITONGA Mr Jim ANGUS
Daniel VILLANUEVA PEÓN

London, 5th September 2017


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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. MRO Business

2. Research methodology

3. Digital aviation involving MRO

4. Results

5. Conclusion
New Aircraft Generation

New Generation
Big Data
E-enabled Aircraft
Analysis

A350 XWB B787

Health Maintenance
Monitoring support control

ENB

In-Flight data
Flight deck transmission
Integration
B737 MAX
A320 Neo
Post flight data
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Opportunities and Challenges to MRO
Global Commercial Air Transport Fleet Forecast by Aircraft Vintage
by Decade of Platform Launch
• Shortage of qualified staff

• Upskilling current staff

• Systems designed for 20th


Century

• Implementation of Predictive
Maintenance

• New technological devices


(Wearables, Tablets, RFID…)
Source: Oliver Wyman 2017-2027 Fleet & MRO Forecast

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Communication Systems

VHF SATCOM

Voice
Voice VHF ACARS CPDLC
SatCom

Airline

ATC OEM, Aircraft


manufacturer…
MRO
Airport

Database for
Aircraft / Engine / Part maintenance
health Database Aircraft health
Database
Software
(AMOS…) Flight Safety Analysis
Reports
QAR Data
Software (Airman, MyBoeingFleet…)

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Communication Systems Update

WiFi

E-enabled aircraft
10x Data VHF SATCOM
LSAP Voice
Voice VHF ACARS CPDLC
SatCom
E-enabled organisations Airline

ATC OEM, Aircraft


manufacturer…
MRO
Airport

Cellular Database for


WiFi Aircraft / Engine / Part maintenance
health Database Aircraft health
Database
Software
(AMOS…) Flight Safety Analysis
Reports
QAR Data
Software (Airman, MyBoeingFleet…)

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MRO Business

Types of MRO

• Stand alone

• Part of airline group

• Partners with OEM

Source:
Adapted:http://www.adlittle.com/downloads/tx_adlreports/ADL_The_future_of_the_MRO_industry.pdf
http://www.adlittle.com/downloads/tx_adlreports/ADL_The_future_of_the_MRO_industry.pdf
• OEM Smith, A. et al., Aviation MROs - Delivering long-term value in a transformed aftermarket.

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Data Management Process

Data Gathering Data Storage Data Treatment and Data Consumption


Analysing

OEM Data
OEM Data Interface
Treatment
Storage Software
Solution
ACARS self-
Crew and aircraft Airline Data Maintenance
Data In-flight diagnostic Airline Interface
reports Treatment Reliability
generated in message Software
Operations Airline Data Solution Improvement
On-Ground
QAR
Manually
extraction
QAR Storage Operations and
(cellular,
data retrieval
Wi-Fi…) Software Provider Solution Crew
Outsourced Improvement
storage

MRO Data
Storage

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Impact Effort Diagram
Continuous
Reliability CRAWL WALK RUN
Tablets for Assessments Wireless
IP Com. On-
on
Inflight IP
Line Ground
Ground and
Comm
Maintenance enablement
Inflight
High

ETL
Augmented
(Electronic
Reality for
Technical
Maintenance
Logs)

Data Storage
RFID (Radio Infrastructure
Frequency
IMPACT

Identification Solutions (Internal and


Cloud
Device)
Solutions)

Maintenance
Software
Planning
Applications
with Health Integration
Data

Automated
Low

LSAP
MRO
Wireless
Documents Updates
IT Skills
Harmonisation
Training &
Development
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Difficult EASINESS OF IMPLEMENTATION


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Roadmap
2017 2022
Data Storage Infrastructure Tablet device Continuous
(Internal and Cloud implementation for line Reliability RFID
Solutions) maintenance Assessments

Automated MRO documents Inflight IP VR/AR assisted


harmonisation Communication MRO

Maintenance
On Ground Wireless / ETL (Electronic
Planning with
LSAP Wireless Updates Technical Log)
Health Data

Software Applications Integration

CRAWL
Regulatory compliance WALK RUN
• Data management Fleet reliability & availability Fleet life and cost optimisation
• Optimised RT Operations • Data analysis for Reliability
and Engineering Engineering
• Predictive maintenance

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Roadmap

Skills and Capability Framework

Airline MRO

Common
Common
• Aircraft - MRO Bid Information Integration
Crawl

Airline MRO
• Smart Inventory Management;
• Wireless LSAP Update Maintenance Planning and
• Training and Operations Organisation
Monitoring • Digitalised Operations Monitoring

• Provide Portable Devices To • Quality Control and


Crews Monitoring.
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Conclusion

Major MRO Challenges


Prepare IT Strategy Concerning The New Generation Aircraft
Exploitation of the New Data Generated

Necessary Investment
IT Infrastructure to Implemented New Digital Aviation Technology
Re-skill and Re-tool Deliver Workforce

Digital Aviation Opportunities


Serve Expanding Market of E-enabled Aircraft
Offer Higher Value Adding Services to New Fleet and New Operators
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