Big Data helps UTC Aerospace Systems monitor health and position of aircraft in flight
Jun 14, 2015, 12:05 ET
PARIS AIR SHOW, Paris, June 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems uses data from systems onboard aircraft to monitor operating conditions and track position while aircraft are in route. UTC Aerospace Systems' Aircraft Data Management (ADM) system uses the tremendous amount of data that current aircraft generate for crew awareness of flight operations and allows that to be shared with ground-based teams at locations maintained by the operator. Combining the aircraft health information with positioning information allows operators to maintain a clear view of their entire fleet in-flight at any given time. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The aircraft's health and position reporting integrates with a variety of communications providers including SATCOM or standard ACARS. The system is based on UTC Aerospace Systems' Aircraft Interface Device (AID) which pairs the onboard systems with the communications portal during flight. A key element of the system automatically increases the frequency of data sent to the ground teams should any anomalous information be detected, allowing additional time to mitigate any safety concerns.
Brian Sartain, director of Business Development, Sensors and Integrated Systems said, "UTC Aerospace Systems maintains safety as its top priority and by utilizing data generated by any aircraft; we aim to increase the safety and efficiency of our customers' entire fleet."
UTC Aerospace Systems' ADM solutions include the proven technologies of the AID, Tablet Interface Module (TIM™) and Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) systems. Currently, over 500 aircraft flying today have UTC Aerospace Systems' ADM systems.
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit the website at www.utc.com or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.
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