US aircraft engine manufacturer to use SITA’s e-AircraftDataHub for big data analytics
Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and IT provider SITA recently signed an agreement for full flight data retrieval and processing in support of predictive maintenance of aircraft engines. Many airlines will benefit from the new data-driven alignment between the two companies, a press communique indicated.
Rapidly available and actionable data about aircraft performance plays a crucial role in continuously improving airline operations. SITA’s cloud-based data-brokering platform e-Aircraft® DataHub collects, transforms, and distributes full flight data collected from hundreds of sensors on the aircraft measuring, for example, engine section temperatures and pressures.
This data shared with Pratt & Whitney facilitates Pratt & Whitney in providing its EngineWise Insights Plus engine health monitoring services to airlines.
Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp. and a world leader in the design, manufacture, and service of aircraft and helicopter engines, is the first Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) in the U.S. to join SITA’s e-Aircraft DataHub for big data analytics.
“More customers are able to benefit from our engineers’ and technicians’ expertise and data-driven insights leading to proactive, preventative maintenance,” noted Joe Sylvestro, Senior Vice President, Aftermarket & Sustainment Operations, Pratt & Whitney.
As the air transport industry’s neutral and open data-sharing platform, SITA’s e-Aircraft DataHub enables secure and easy data exchange between airlines and their operating partners such as Pratt & Whitney.
Through advanced data processing, the platform provides structured, cleaned, filtered, coherent, and consistent output data across airlines and aircraft types without the need to add or modify aircraft equipment, the press note concluded.